AFC Bournemouth: Grabban in talks with Brighton (updated)

LEADING SCORER: Lewis Grabban

LEADING SCORER: Lewis Grabban

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LEWIS Grabban is tonight locked in talks with Brighton after the Seagulls swooped for the Cherries striker.

Leading scorer Grabban could be poised to complete a move to the Amex after negotiations with Albion officials.

Cherries this morning confirmed that their Championship rivals had submitted a formal offer for Grabban, triggering a release clause in his contract.

The bid, which was understood to have been in the region of £1.1million, came after speculation that Brighton were preparing to move for Cherries’ ace marksman.

As per the terms of his Cherries contract, Grabban was told of Brighton’s interest and he was asked if he wished to meet for discussions with the Seagulls.

Grabban was understood to have expressed his desire to sit down with representatives from Brighton and those talks are ongoing.

Grabban had this week emerged on the Seagulls’ wish-list of attacking targets to replace recent Burnley recruit Ashley Barnes.

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-Crystal Palace man is contracted to Cherries until June 2016 after putting pen to paper on an improved deal in November.

However, having only joined Cherries from Rotherham in summer 2012, he now looks set to quit the club in favour of Brighton.

Should Grabban exit Dean Court, Tokelo Rantie, Brett Pitman and Josh McQuoid would be the senior strikers left in Eddie Howe’s squad.

Wes Thomas this week completed a permanent move to Rotherham and fellow forward Matt Tubbs extended his loan at Crawley until the end of the season.

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10:56am Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

That's good business for AFCB. Grabban is good, but not that good, and always felt we needed a striker of more quality, so it will be interesting to see who, if, Eddie brings in. I suspect he has someone in mind... Certainly Lewis goes with my best wishes for the future, except against us of cause... UTCIAD
That's good business for AFCB. Grabban is good, but not that good, and always felt we needed a striker of more quality, so it will be interesting to see who, if, Eddie brings in. I suspect he has someone in mind... Certainly Lewis goes with my best wishes for the future, except against us of cause... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 11

10:59am Thu 16 Jan 14

LeGod says...

So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.
So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality. LeGod
  • Score: -83

11:00am Thu 16 Jan 14

ChilledCherry says...

I think it will be a real shame to lose him, although that kind of money might soften the blow a bit. Surely though we need to keep our best players as Eddie said only this week?
I think it will be a real shame to lose him, although that kind of money might soften the blow a bit. Surely though we need to keep our best players as Eddie said only this week? ChilledCherry
  • Score: 15

11:00am Thu 16 Jan 14

In Absentia says...

This is a bit of a pain with only 2 weeks of the window left, do we have time to recruit a long term target or will it be a loan deal of some sort?
This is a bit of a pain with only 2 weeks of the window left, do we have time to recruit a long term target or will it be a loan deal of some sort? In Absentia
  • Score: 4

11:05am Thu 16 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

For the last two days the Brighton fans have been all over the Brighton Argos (paper, not the store) salivating over the prospect of this. Yet when they visited Dean court Earle in the season all they could do was boo him because of his Crystal palace connections.

How fickle we football fans are !

UTCIAD
For the last two days the Brighton fans have been all over the Brighton Argos (paper, not the store) salivating over the prospect of this. Yet when they visited Dean court Earle in the season all they could do was boo him because of his Crystal palace connections. How fickle we football fans are ! UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 10

11:07am Thu 16 Jan 14

molbol says...

Afcbpete wrote:
That's good business for AFCB. Grabban is good, but not that good, and always felt we needed a striker of more quality, so it will be interesting to see who, if, Eddie brings in. I suspect he has someone in mind... Certainly Lewis goes with my best wishes for the future, except against us of cause... UTCIAD
Totally agree - He's been a good player for us of that there is no doubt. If he goes then i wish him well but the positives for us are that £1.1 million for him is very good money indeed, especially when he's not one for settling too long anywhere. I suspect this is why he had the sell on clause put in his contract in the first place.

The shame for me is what i heard on Tuesday night that this has all been started/stirred up by his agent. I hope Lewis isn't just doing it for the money because as we've seen with a few ex-cherries of late (Marvin Bartley particularly springs to mind) the grass isn't always greener......

Still, this might not happen yet - Brighton must be prepared to pay him some big money as his recently signed contract with us; and that won't have been for peanuts, that's for sure.

I'm hoping that this is all leading to Eddie pulling a rabbit or two out of the hat; he did that last night with Roach and Baby Fletch; hopefully his next move will be even bigger.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: That's good business for AFCB. Grabban is good, but not that good, and always felt we needed a striker of more quality, so it will be interesting to see who, if, Eddie brings in. I suspect he has someone in mind... Certainly Lewis goes with my best wishes for the future, except against us of cause... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Totally agree - He's been a good player for us of that there is no doubt. If he goes then i wish him well but the positives for us are that £1.1 million for him is very good money indeed, especially when he's not one for settling too long anywhere. I suspect this is why he had the sell on clause put in his contract in the first place. The shame for me is what i heard on Tuesday night that this has all been started/stirred up by his agent. I hope Lewis isn't just doing it for the money because as we've seen with a few ex-cherries of late (Marvin Bartley particularly springs to mind) the grass isn't always greener...... Still, this might not happen yet - Brighton must be prepared to pay him some big money as his recently signed contract with us; and that won't have been for peanuts, that's for sure. I'm hoping that this is all leading to Eddie pulling a rabbit or two out of the hat; he did that last night with Roach and Baby Fletch; hopefully his next move will be even bigger. molbol
  • Score: 24

11:10am Thu 16 Jan 14

molbol says...

LeGod wrote:
So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.
Berk - It's called triggering a release clause. If you drag your knuckles over the first paragraph again you might grasp that.

At least we are getting an inflated price for him - Helps to pay for the over the top price we paid for some bloke called Matt Ritchie.............
........... :)
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.[/p][/quote]Berk - It's called triggering a release clause. If you drag your knuckles over the first paragraph again you might grasp that. At least we are getting an inflated price for him - Helps to pay for the over the top price we paid for some bloke called Matt Ritchie............. ........... :) molbol
  • Score: 22

11:15am Thu 16 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

LeGod wrote:
So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.
Personally I don`t believe in god.

Perhaps we may now rescue a couple of scummers who want to leave the sinking ship - I`ll take Lambert and the hot dog sales man.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.[/p][/quote]Personally I don`t believe in god. Perhaps we may now rescue a couple of scummers who want to leave the sinking ship - I`ll take Lambert and the hot dog sales man. boyerboy
  • Score: 8

11:15am Thu 16 Jan 14

devon fan says...

why does a club the size of Bournemouth agree to buy out clauses, the career of Lewis so far indicates he does not stay anywhere very long, it is a shame because with a young family he should settle down
why does a club the size of Bournemouth agree to buy out clauses, the career of Lewis so far indicates he does not stay anywhere very long, it is a shame because with a young family he should settle down devon fan
  • Score: 8

11:17am Thu 16 Jan 14

swanagecherrie says...

molbol wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
That's good business for AFCB. Grabban is good, but not that good, and always felt we needed a striker of more quality, so it will be interesting to see who, if, Eddie brings in. I suspect he has someone in mind... Certainly Lewis goes with my best wishes for the future, except against us of cause... UTCIAD
Totally agree - He's been a good player for us of that there is no doubt. If he goes then i wish him well but the positives for us are that £1.1 million for him is very good money indeed, especially when he's not one for settling too long anywhere. I suspect this is why he had the sell on clause put in his contract in the first place.

The shame for me is what i heard on Tuesday night that this has all been started/stirred up by his agent. I hope Lewis isn't just doing it for the money because as we've seen with a few ex-cherries of late (Marvin Bartley particularly springs to mind) the grass isn't always greener......

Still, this might not happen yet - Brighton must be prepared to pay him some big money as his recently signed contract with us; and that won't have been for peanuts, that's for sure.

I'm hoping that this is all leading to Eddie pulling a rabbit or two out of the hat; he did that last night with Roach and Baby Fletch; hopefully his next move will be even bigger.
Totally agree Lewis is a good striker but that good ??? we have all seen him miss quite a few sitters. Football is a business every one has a price, We will see if he does go how committed afcb really are and how good Eddie is (and i'm sure Eddie is good). A few surprises in store I think.
[quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: That's good business for AFCB. Grabban is good, but not that good, and always felt we needed a striker of more quality, so it will be interesting to see who, if, Eddie brings in. I suspect he has someone in mind... Certainly Lewis goes with my best wishes for the future, except against us of cause... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Totally agree - He's been a good player for us of that there is no doubt. If he goes then i wish him well but the positives for us are that £1.1 million for him is very good money indeed, especially when he's not one for settling too long anywhere. I suspect this is why he had the sell on clause put in his contract in the first place. The shame for me is what i heard on Tuesday night that this has all been started/stirred up by his agent. I hope Lewis isn't just doing it for the money because as we've seen with a few ex-cherries of late (Marvin Bartley particularly springs to mind) the grass isn't always greener...... Still, this might not happen yet - Brighton must be prepared to pay him some big money as his recently signed contract with us; and that won't have been for peanuts, that's for sure. I'm hoping that this is all leading to Eddie pulling a rabbit or two out of the hat; he did that last night with Roach and Baby Fletch; hopefully his next move will be even bigger.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Lewis is a good striker but that good ??? we have all seen him miss quite a few sitters. Football is a business every one has a price, We will see if he does go how committed afcb really are and how good Eddie is (and i'm sure Eddie is good). A few surprises in store I think. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 9

11:25am Thu 16 Jan 14

N Smith says...

1.1 million is a very good price for a average player problem is what we are left with . To get the best out of Brett we now need a target man asap
1.1 million is a very good price for a average player problem is what we are left with . To get the best out of Brett we now need a target man asap N Smith
  • Score: 4

11:31am Thu 16 Jan 14

Catwhiskers says...

His price would indicate that he is half as good as Rantie. If Ranties' price is the benchmark, then Brighton should have paid alot more for Grabban.
His price would indicate that he is half as good as Rantie. If Ranties' price is the benchmark, then Brighton should have paid alot more for Grabban. Catwhiskers
  • Score: 16

11:33am Thu 16 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

We will now see the extent of the Club's ambition, Arsenal met Saurez's option price, Liverpool refused to deal, it's down to the Club and their valuation of his worth. They clearly don't need to sell! It would be far more expensive to return to Div 1 problem too is that strikers are like gold dust, noy many available and the price, particularly when you are in need inflated.
We will now see the extent of the Club's ambition, Arsenal met Saurez's option price, Liverpool refused to deal, it's down to the Club and their valuation of his worth. They clearly don't need to sell! It would be far more expensive to return to Div 1 problem too is that strikers are like gold dust, noy many available and the price, particularly when you are in need inflated. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 2

11:36am Thu 16 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Very disappointed to see this seeing as he is our clubs top scorer this season,however a 800k profit good business
Very disappointed to see this seeing as he is our clubs top scorer this season,however a 800k profit good business alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

11:37am Thu 16 Jan 14

N Smith says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
We will now see the extent of the Club's ambition, Arsenal met Saurez's option price, Liverpool refused to deal, it's down to the Club and their valuation of his worth. They clearly don't need to sell! It would be far more expensive to return to Div 1 problem too is that strikers are like gold dust, noy many available and the price, particularly when you are in need inflated.
Suarez was worth going the extra mile for is Grabban though, Eddie might already think that he is already on a excellent contract.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: We will now see the extent of the Club's ambition, Arsenal met Saurez's option price, Liverpool refused to deal, it's down to the Club and their valuation of his worth. They clearly don't need to sell! It would be far more expensive to return to Div 1 problem too is that strikers are like gold dust, noy many available and the price, particularly when you are in need inflated.[/p][/quote]Suarez was worth going the extra mile for is Grabban though, Eddie might already think that he is already on a excellent contract. N Smith
  • Score: 1

11:38am Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

Catwhiskers wrote:
His price would indicate that he is half as good as Rantie. If Ranties' price is the benchmark, then Brighton should have paid alot more for Grabban.
Rantie's price being more like £1.5mil, he has gone for a similar price, & we haven't used TK properly yet, so not seen the best out of him. No comparison!!
[quote][p][bold]Catwhiskers[/bold] wrote: His price would indicate that he is half as good as Rantie. If Ranties' price is the benchmark, then Brighton should have paid alot more for Grabban.[/p][/quote]Rantie's price being more like £1.5mil, he has gone for a similar price, & we haven't used TK properly yet, so not seen the best out of him. No comparison!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 10

11:50am Thu 16 Jan 14

In Absentia says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
We will now see the extent of the Club's ambition, Arsenal met Saurez's option price, Liverpool refused to deal, it's down to the Club and their valuation of his worth. They clearly don't need to sell! It would be far more expensive to return to Div 1 problem too is that strikers are like gold dust, noy many available and the price, particularly when you are in need inflated.
Arsenal only met the release clause price for Suarez after that clause had expeired in his contract. That's why Liverpool were able to refuse to deal and Arsenal were made to look stupid. This case is different.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: We will now see the extent of the Club's ambition, Arsenal met Saurez's option price, Liverpool refused to deal, it's down to the Club and their valuation of his worth. They clearly don't need to sell! It would be far more expensive to return to Div 1 problem too is that strikers are like gold dust, noy many available and the price, particularly when you are in need inflated.[/p][/quote]Arsenal only met the release clause price for Suarez after that clause had expeired in his contract. That's why Liverpool were able to refuse to deal and Arsenal were made to look stupid. This case is different. In Absentia
  • Score: 3

11:55am Thu 16 Jan 14

ianbthomson says...

Grabban is a good Championship winger, that has obviously chipped in with some very valuable goals this season. However, in my opinion he is not an "out and out" striker and so hopefully this money, along with the revenue from the FA Cup will be used to get an out and out striker.

I will still be interested in Leon Clarke, who has put in a transfer request at Coventry.
Grabban is a good Championship winger, that has obviously chipped in with some very valuable goals this season. However, in my opinion he is not an "out and out" striker and so hopefully this money, along with the revenue from the FA Cup will be used to get an out and out striker. I will still be interested in Leon Clarke, who has put in a transfer request at Coventry. ianbthomson
  • Score: 9

11:58am Thu 16 Jan 14

mark.s says...

Not the best timing unfortunately, but the price is a great deal. Don't think a good couple of months makes you worth over £1M. Had we been offered that in the summer, I'd have accepted right away.

For the money, I think we could get better. In fact we could get two players.

All the best to Grabban, at some point in his career he needs to settle somewhere for a few years rather than club hopping as he has done.
Not the best timing unfortunately, but the price is a great deal. Don't think a good couple of months makes you worth over £1M. Had we been offered that in the summer, I'd have accepted right away. For the money, I think we could get better. In fact we could get two players. All the best to Grabban, at some point in his career he needs to settle somewhere for a few years rather than club hopping as he has done. mark.s
  • Score: 8

11:59am Thu 16 Jan 14

mark.s says...

Also if it gives Ranite or Pitman a run of games whilst w get in a player or two, it could be just the thing to get them firing and used to our new system.
Also if it gives Ranite or Pitman a run of games whilst w get in a player or two, it could be just the thing to get them firing and used to our new system. mark.s
  • Score: 11

12:03pm Thu 16 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

In Absentia wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
We will now see the extent of the Club's ambition, Arsenal met Saurez's option price, Liverpool refused to deal, it's down to the Club and their valuation of his worth. They clearly don't need to sell! It would be far more expensive to return to Div 1 problem too is that strikers are like gold dust, noy many available and the price, particularly when you are in need inflated.
Arsenal only met the release clause price for Suarez after that clause had expeired in his contract. That's why Liverpool were able to refuse to deal and Arsenal were made to look stupid. This case is different.
Wording in Suarez contract was different.
Liverpool had to inform the player of any bid that triggered his release clause, however they were not obliged to sell at that price.
If Grabbon's release clause is written in his contract, there is nothing the club can do, it's upto the player.
[quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: We will now see the extent of the Club's ambition, Arsenal met Saurez's option price, Liverpool refused to deal, it's down to the Club and their valuation of his worth. They clearly don't need to sell! It would be far more expensive to return to Div 1 problem too is that strikers are like gold dust, noy many available and the price, particularly when you are in need inflated.[/p][/quote]Arsenal only met the release clause price for Suarez after that clause had expeired in his contract. That's why Liverpool were able to refuse to deal and Arsenal were made to look stupid. This case is different.[/p][/quote]Wording in Suarez contract was different. Liverpool had to inform the player of any bid that triggered his release clause, however they were not obliged to sell at that price. If Grabbon's release clause is written in his contract, there is nothing the club can do, it's upto the player. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 6

12:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mossy 1 says...

Perhaps someone can clarify something;-do AFCB have to accept the1.1m bid or can we ask for a lot more,I was on the understanding that the release clause stipulated that 1.1m was the minimum bid in order just to have the opportunity to talk to the player.
Perhaps someone can clarify something;-do AFCB have to accept the1.1m bid or can we ask for a lot more,I was on the understanding that the release clause stipulated that 1.1m was the minimum bid in order just to have the opportunity to talk to the player. mossy 1
  • Score: 2

12:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

LeGod wrote:
So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.
T0sser!!! You can bet the first sniff of negative news for ages bring the sad, bitter, slime-balls out to play! How’s life in League 1 LeGod, not properly sniffing a play-off spot yet despite being a “big” club – eh LeGob? Matt sends his regards and says what a pr1ck you are and how he misses the trailer parks up there!

For me disappointing news about Grabbs, sounds like he is on his way, just hoping Eddie is one step ahead with this.

While we await the outcome I note it is raining again, hope there’s plenty of it in Wiltshire and Swindon is turned into an inland lake with lots of caravans floating on it!
Dis-regards
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.[/p][/quote]T0sser!!! You can bet the first sniff of negative news for ages bring the sad, bitter, slime-balls out to play! How’s life in League 1 LeGod, not properly sniffing a play-off spot yet despite being a “big” club – eh LeGob? Matt sends his regards and says what a pr1ck you are and how he misses the trailer parks up there! For me disappointing news about Grabbs, sounds like he is on his way, just hoping Eddie is one step ahead with this. While we await the outcome I note it is raining again, hope there’s plenty of it in Wiltshire and Swindon is turned into an inland lake with lots of caravans floating on it! Dis-regards TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 13

12:09pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mark.s says...

I imagine we have to accept the offer, otherwise we'd probably have negotiated a bit like any club would, rather than just accept the first bid.

The one up side that no one has mentioned, is that when the fee is a stated set fee, that's what it is so the money is in one lump sum, rather than attached to various clauses and future fees that may or may not happen as with many 'normal' transfers.

So Eddie will get the money shortly and be able to use it as he sees fit.
I imagine we have to accept the offer, otherwise we'd probably have negotiated a bit like any club would, rather than just accept the first bid. The one up side that no one has mentioned, is that when the fee is a stated set fee, that's what it is so the money is in one lump sum, rather than attached to various clauses and future fees that may or may not happen as with many 'normal' transfers. So Eddie will get the money shortly and be able to use it as he sees fit. mark.s
  • Score: 7

12:10pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Lowe-Ryder says...

I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.
I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers. Lowe-Ryder
  • Score: 11

12:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

mossy 1 wrote:
Perhaps someone can clarify something;-do AFCB have to accept the1.1m bid or can we ask for a lot more,I was on the understanding that the release clause stipulated that 1.1m was the minimum bid in order just to have the opportunity to talk to the player.
A club is hardly likely to want to pay more than the stipulated amount. It certainly sounds as though his agent had this all in mind when his contract was drawn up.
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: Perhaps someone can clarify something;-do AFCB have to accept the1.1m bid or can we ask for a lot more,I was on the understanding that the release clause stipulated that 1.1m was the minimum bid in order just to have the opportunity to talk to the player.[/p][/quote]A club is hardly likely to want to pay more than the stipulated amount. It certainly sounds as though his agent had this all in mind when his contract was drawn up. Afcbpete
  • Score: 8

12:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ben611 says...

all we need know is to sell TK and bring in Vokes and Ings and maybe Le Fondre
all we need know is to sell TK and bring in Vokes and Ings and maybe Le Fondre ben611
  • Score: -19

12:23pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cherrybakewell says...

If Grabban has a get-out clause and want's to go then Eddie can do nothing about it surely, so not wanting to sell him has been taken out of the Clubs hands.Eddie will have made provision for this just in-case it happened.
In Eddie we trust.
If Grabban has a get-out clause and want's to go then Eddie can do nothing about it surely, so not wanting to sell him has been taken out of the Clubs hands.Eddie will have made provision for this just in-case it happened. In Eddie we trust. cherrybakewell
  • Score: 3

12:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Catwhiskers says...

Lowe-Ryder wrote:
I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.
Don't forget that we call always recall Jayden Stockley from Torquay!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lowe-Ryder[/bold] wrote: I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.[/p][/quote]Don't forget that we call always recall Jayden Stockley from Torquay!!! Catwhiskers
  • Score: -3

12:37pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ChilledCherry says...

Catwhiskers wrote:
Lowe-Ryder wrote: I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.
Don't forget that we call always recall Jayden Stockley from Torquay!!!
I'm not sure if you're joking but I would say at least he scores goals. In my humble opinion he's done his time on loan and needs to be given a chance in and around the first team - perhaps a sub role to give him the opportunity to prove himself.
[quote][p][bold]Catwhiskers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lowe-Ryder[/bold] wrote: I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.[/p][/quote]Don't forget that we call always recall Jayden Stockley from Torquay!!![/p][/quote]I'm not sure if you're joking but I would say at least he scores goals. In my humble opinion he's done his time on loan and needs to be given a chance in and around the first team - perhaps a sub role to give him the opportunity to prove himself. ChilledCherry
  • Score: 3

12:41pm Thu 16 Jan 14

RED on tour says...

LeGod wrote:
So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.
Hey dude hope you have a parachute as you will have need of it as you free fall. We will wave as you go past.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.[/p][/quote]Hey dude hope you have a parachute as you will have need of it as you free fall. We will wave as you go past. RED on tour
  • Score: 5

12:46pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ben611 says...

ChilledCherry wrote:
Catwhiskers wrote:
Lowe-Ryder wrote: I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.
Don't forget that we call always recall Jayden Stockley from Torquay!!!
I'm not sure if you're joking but I would say at least he scores goals. In my humble opinion he's done his time on loan and needs to be given a chance in and around the first team - perhaps a sub role to give him the opportunity to prove himself.
your having a laugh!!! we want to stay up this year! he is conference standard!
[quote][p][bold]ChilledCherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Catwhiskers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lowe-Ryder[/bold] wrote: I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.[/p][/quote]Don't forget that we call always recall Jayden Stockley from Torquay!!![/p][/quote]I'm not sure if you're joking but I would say at least he scores goals. In my humble opinion he's done his time on loan and needs to be given a chance in and around the first team - perhaps a sub role to give him the opportunity to prove himself.[/p][/quote]your having a laugh!!! we want to stay up this year! he is conference standard! ben611
  • Score: -1

12:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

countrycherry says...

£1.1 million isn't going to buy much if Rantie is anything to go by .
£1.1 million isn't going to buy much if Rantie is anything to go by . countrycherry
  • Score: 5

12:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure.
To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.
Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks. eaststandman
  • Score: 11

1:03pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Bpl333 says...

ChilledCherry wrote:
Catwhiskers wrote:
Lowe-Ryder wrote: I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.
Don't forget that we call always recall Jayden Stockley from Torquay!!!
I'm not sure if you're joking but I would say at least he scores goals. In my humble opinion he's done his time on loan and needs to be given a chance in and around the first team - perhaps a sub role to give him the opportunity to prove himself.
Im sorry he doesnt score goals and i can guarantee he is not the answer at all...
[quote][p][bold]ChilledCherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Catwhiskers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lowe-Ryder[/bold] wrote: I assume that Eddie must have somebody else lined up. With Thomas gone, Tubbs' loan being extended to the end of the season and, by the look of it, Grabban on the way out as well, I really can't think he's expecting to get through the rest of the season with only two strikers.[/p][/quote]Don't forget that we call always recall Jayden Stockley from Torquay!!![/p][/quote]I'm not sure if you're joking but I would say at least he scores goals. In my humble opinion he's done his time on loan and needs to be given a chance in and around the first team - perhaps a sub role to give him the opportunity to prove himself.[/p][/quote]Im sorry he doesnt score goals and i can guarantee he is not the answer at all... Bpl333
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

RED on tour wrote:
LeGod wrote:
So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.
Hey dude hope you have a parachute as you will have need of it as you free fall. We will wave as you go past.
You will find that he/she is a Swindon supporter so I hope the 'waving' will not apply the other way round.

As for Grabbon. No one is or should be considered bigger than the rest of the team so whilst I am happy to wish him well and thank him for the work he has put in at AFCB, I am sure that the squad can and will survive should he go to Brighton.

Lets face it EH must have other avenues open to him and as it has already been stated there are players in the squad that could do equally as good job.
[quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.[/p][/quote]Hey dude hope you have a parachute as you will have need of it as you free fall. We will wave as you go past.[/p][/quote]You will find that he/she is a Swindon supporter so I hope the 'waving' will not apply the other way round. As for Grabbon. No one is or should be considered bigger than the rest of the team so whilst I am happy to wish him well and thank him for the work he has put in at AFCB, I am sure that the squad can and will survive should he go to Brighton. Lets face it EH must have other avenues open to him and as it has already been stated there are players in the squad that could do equally as good job. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 2

1:12pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ben611 says...

eaststandman wrote:
Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.
agreed he was brilliant! I highly rated him was sad to see him go...lets hope joshy will re discover his form....pitman mcquoid up top? like old times?
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.[/p][/quote]agreed he was brilliant! I highly rated him was sad to see him go...lets hope joshy will re discover his form....pitman mcquoid up top? like old times? ben611
  • Score: 4

1:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

afcb-mark says...

Grabban is ok but he misses far more than he scores. I agree with the person who said he is a winger more than an out and out striker. A good old fashioned centre forward is the only player the team is lacking, if Grabban goes perhaps Eddie will find a gem. Pitman did well on Tuesday, but that was against a div 2 team, I don't think he is good enough for the Championship. Rantie will be with the right player alongside him. Just my opinion.
Grabban is ok but he misses far more than he scores. I agree with the person who said he is a winger more than an out and out striker. A good old fashioned centre forward is the only player the team is lacking, if Grabban goes perhaps Eddie will find a gem. Pitman did well on Tuesday, but that was against a div 2 team, I don't think he is good enough for the Championship. Rantie will be with the right player alongside him. Just my opinion. afcb-mark
  • Score: 5

1:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

swanagecherrie says...

Where has everyone said we have been lacking this season ???? getting goals. Lets face it we create loads of chances and do not put them away so maybe a change in the strike force is what we need. I think listening to Eddies post match reports he has thought this for a while to. I like Grabbs but hes not irreplaceable by any means.
Where has everyone said we have been lacking this season ???? getting goals. Lets face it we create loads of chances and do not put them away so maybe a change in the strike force is what we need. I think listening to Eddies post match reports he has thought this for a while to. I like Grabbs but hes not irreplaceable by any means. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 7

1:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

ben611 wrote:
eaststandman wrote: Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.
agreed he was brilliant! I highly rated him was sad to see him go...lets hope joshy will re discover his form....pitman mcquoid up top? like old times?
In my haste to chastise LeSwindler I totally forgot about Josh! He’s never been played up front (to my knowledge) since returning from Millwall so perhaps now is the time.

Whatever the solution is I’m sure Eddie is watching this forum for a bit of divine intervention from Smhinto before taking his making his next move ;-}
[quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.[/p][/quote]agreed he was brilliant! I highly rated him was sad to see him go...lets hope joshy will re discover his form....pitman mcquoid up top? like old times?[/p][/quote]In my haste to chastise LeSwindler I totally forgot about Josh! He’s never been played up front (to my knowledge) since returning from Millwall so perhaps now is the time. Whatever the solution is I’m sure Eddie is watching this forum for a bit of divine intervention from Smhinto before taking his making his next move ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 1

1:37pm Thu 16 Jan 14

dustbindanny says...

I wonder what is going through Eddie,s mind at the moment with the prospect of losing one of his star players? Will this unsettle him in his own position at the club after saying Bournemouth was!nt a selling club anymore?My personal view is that we are going too miss Lewis , must mean that Josh macquoid will replace him? I think also he is worth more than the 1.1million on offer!
I wonder what is going through Eddie,s mind at the moment with the prospect of losing one of his star players? Will this unsettle him in his own position at the club after saying Bournemouth was!nt a selling club anymore?My personal view is that we are going too miss Lewis , must mean that Josh macquoid will replace him? I think also he is worth more than the 1.1million on offer! dustbindanny
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

afcb-mark wrote:
Grabban is ok but he misses far more than he scores. I agree with the person who said he is a winger more than an out and out striker. A good old fashioned centre forward is the only player the team is lacking, if Grabban goes perhaps Eddie will find a gem. Pitman did well on Tuesday, but that was against a div 2 team, I don't think he is good enough for the Championship. Rantie will be with the right player alongside him. Just my opinion.
An opinion I for one agree with. Also, IF Maxim is serious about mounting a promotion challenge in the next how ever long, we require players, forwards or not, who are potential Premiership quality, otherwise I see little point in bringing in players so we just tread water. If we are to only tread water, then that's fine by me, I'm just delighted to be in this league... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: Grabban is ok but he misses far more than he scores. I agree with the person who said he is a winger more than an out and out striker. A good old fashioned centre forward is the only player the team is lacking, if Grabban goes perhaps Eddie will find a gem. Pitman did well on Tuesday, but that was against a div 2 team, I don't think he is good enough for the Championship. Rantie will be with the right player alongside him. Just my opinion.[/p][/quote]An opinion I for one agree with. Also, IF Maxim is serious about mounting a promotion challenge in the next how ever long, we require players, forwards or not, who are potential Premiership quality, otherwise I see little point in bringing in players so we just tread water. If we are to only tread water, then that's fine by me, I'm just delighted to be in this league... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 13

1:39pm Thu 16 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ben611 wrote:
eaststandman wrote: Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.
agreed he was brilliant! I highly rated him was sad to see him go...lets hope joshy will re discover his form....pitman mcquoid up top? like old times?
In my haste to chastise LeSwindler I totally forgot about Josh! He’s never been played up front (to my knowledge) since returning from Millwall so perhaps now is the time.

Whatever the solution is I’m sure Eddie is watching this forum for a bit of divine intervention from Smhinto before taking his making his next move ;-}
Ted let sleeping dogs lie !!!!

Apart from one time waster the majority of the comments are from people with their heads screwed firmly in the right place. We are much better off left to our our devices!! Up the mighty Cerries
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.[/p][/quote]agreed he was brilliant! I highly rated him was sad to see him go...lets hope joshy will re discover his form....pitman mcquoid up top? like old times?[/p][/quote]In my haste to chastise LeSwindler I totally forgot about Josh! He’s never been played up front (to my knowledge) since returning from Millwall so perhaps now is the time. Whatever the solution is I’m sure Eddie is watching this forum for a bit of divine intervention from Smhinto before taking his making his next move ;-}[/p][/quote]Ted let sleeping dogs lie !!!! Apart from one time waster the majority of the comments are from people with their heads screwed firmly in the right place. We are much better off left to our our devices!! Up the mighty Cerries nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Thu 16 Jan 14

LeGod says...

TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets.
You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you.
The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!
TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets. You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you. The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! LeGod
  • Score: -32

1:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Phil McG (Italy) says...

So Brighton have triggered the release clause and it's up to Grabban. We're not selling him because we need to but his contract states that he muct be allowed to speak to whichever club makes the required offer if he so wishes, which he seemingly does.
If he agrees terms then that's a nice profit for us off the pitch and, as others have mentioned, Lewis is not irreplaceable on it. He's done alright for us and good luck to him.
The Lincoln Based Prophet must really be scratching his head and considering a career change at this moment in time!

I have every faith in Eddie that he will have alternatives lined up.

UP THE CHERRIES!
So Brighton have triggered the release clause and it's up to Grabban. We're not selling him because we need to but his contract states that he muct be allowed to speak to whichever club makes the required offer if he so wishes, which he seemingly does. If he agrees terms then that's a nice profit for us off the pitch and, as others have mentioned, Lewis is not irreplaceable on it. He's done alright for us and good luck to him. The Lincoln Based Prophet must really be scratching his head and considering a career change at this moment in time! I have every faith in Eddie that he will have alternatives lined up. UP THE CHERRIES! Phil McG (Italy)
  • Score: 6

1:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bobsworthforever says...

lWill have to be very careful if we have to replace Grabban particularly in view of the Rantie signing need to be a proven Championship or ex Premiership not going to be cheap
lWill have to be very careful if we have to replace Grabban particularly in view of the Rantie signing need to be a proven Championship or ex Premiership not going to be cheap bobsworthforever
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
lWill have to be very careful if we have to replace Grabban particularly in view of the Rantie signing need to be a proven Championship or ex Premiership not going to be cheap
Rantie will prove to be far better than Grabban!!
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: lWill have to be very careful if we have to replace Grabban particularly in view of the Rantie signing need to be a proven Championship or ex Premiership not going to be cheap[/p][/quote]Rantie will prove to be far better than Grabban!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 11

2:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

dustbindanny wrote:
I wonder what is going through Eddie,s mind at the moment with the prospect of losing one of his star players? Will this unsettle him in his own position at the club after saying Bournemouth was!nt a selling club anymore?My personal view is that we are going too miss Lewis , must mean that Josh macquoid will replace him? I think also he is worth more than the 1.1million on offer!
There's nothing unusual about players coming and going during a transfer window. Even Man City are selling players !
We'll buy someone else from a "selling club".
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: I wonder what is going through Eddie,s mind at the moment with the prospect of losing one of his star players? Will this unsettle him in his own position at the club after saying Bournemouth was!nt a selling club anymore?My personal view is that we are going too miss Lewis , must mean that Josh macquoid will replace him? I think also he is worth more than the 1.1million on offer![/p][/quote]There's nothing unusual about players coming and going during a transfer window. Even Man City are selling players ! We'll buy someone else from a "selling club". eaststandman
  • Score: 2

2:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

babyduck says...

I thought tues night after Eddies post match interview that this would be on the cards. It's what he didn't say that interests me . I think he knew grabs was off and has someone lined up...hopefully a big man for Rantie to feed off. Rantie has great ability , he just needs a foil. Looking fwd to Sat to see who comes in. Good luck to Lewis although we have seen many a good player for cherries chase the money and end up on the scrap heap . It's usually because Ed isn't there to work his magic with them. Grass always greener .
I thought tues night after Eddies post match interview that this would be on the cards. It's what he didn't say that interests me . I think he knew grabs was off and has someone lined up...hopefully a big man for Rantie to feed off. Rantie has great ability , he just needs a foil. Looking fwd to Sat to see who comes in. Good luck to Lewis although we have seen many a good player for cherries chase the money and end up on the scrap heap . It's usually because Ed isn't there to work his magic with them. Grass always greener . babyduck
  • Score: 16

2:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Deejaycee says...

LeGod wrote:
TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets.
You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you.
The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!
Wow! Sour grapes.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets. You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you. The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !![/p][/quote]Wow! Sour grapes. Deejaycee
  • Score: 9

2:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

countrycherry wrote:
£1.1 million isn't going to buy much if Rantie is anything to go by .
Surely we should start looking way over this 1million poohed mark when we sell, Ings went for £1 million unproven really, look what a bargain he turned out to be, surely we should be looking at 1.5 - 2 million for grabs, if Richie goes at any point up the price again
[quote][p][bold]countrycherry[/bold] wrote: £1.1 million isn't going to buy much if Rantie is anything to go by .[/p][/quote]Surely we should start looking way over this 1million poohed mark when we sell, Ings went for £1 million unproven really, look what a bargain he turned out to be, surely we should be looking at 1.5 - 2 million for grabs, if Richie goes at any point up the price again cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ben611 wrote:
eaststandman wrote: Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.
agreed he was brilliant! I highly rated him was sad to see him go...lets hope joshy will re discover his form....pitman mcquoid up top? like old times?
In my haste to chastise LeSwindler I totally forgot about Josh! He’s never been played up front (to my knowledge) since returning from Millwall so perhaps now is the time. Whatever the solution is I’m sure Eddie is watching this forum for a bit of divine intervention from Smhinto before taking his making his next move ;-}
He has already under the pseudonym ianbthomson (11.55) and surprise, surprise he's recommending Leon Clarke. Amazing really after what he said about drink etc when using smhinto as his name. Maybe he's trying to amend for the previous post, which I am told, is being looked into. You trolls can't hide behind hot mail addresses forever.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Grabbs is good but not amazing.....EH will have someone lined up for sure. To be honest, McQuoid could do it just as well. Anyone remember where he played before going to millwall? He had a couple of tidy hat-tricks.[/p][/quote]agreed he was brilliant! I highly rated him was sad to see him go...lets hope joshy will re discover his form....pitman mcquoid up top? like old times?[/p][/quote]In my haste to chastise LeSwindler I totally forgot about Josh! He’s never been played up front (to my knowledge) since returning from Millwall so perhaps now is the time. Whatever the solution is I’m sure Eddie is watching this forum for a bit of divine intervention from Smhinto before taking his making his next move ;-}[/p][/quote]He has already under the pseudonym ianbthomson (11.55) and surprise, surprise he's recommending Leon Clarke. Amazing really after what he said about drink etc when using smhinto as his name. Maybe he's trying to amend for the previous post, which I am told, is being looked into. You trolls can't hide behind hot mail addresses forever. a real supporter
  • Score: 2

2:22pm Thu 16 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

LeGod wrote:
TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets.
You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you.
The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!
Yawn................
....
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets. You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you. The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !![/p][/quote]Yawn................ .... canfordcherry
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

LeGod wrote:
TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets. You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you. The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
Your tick-tick ticking surprises me as I didn’t realise you lot could tell the time and just stole watches ‘cos they had shiny bits on them.

We never claim to be a big club, we are a small and slowly growing club that punches above our weight and are doing the best out of all the newly promoted clubs in the Championship as you well know.

Also we know we’re as vulnerable as the next club if our investor moves on, so no revelations there Einstein!

There is a rumour doing the rounds that we didn’t actually buy Matt Ritchie, just loaned him the cash so he could get away from Swindle!!!

Anyway enough of this playful banter so it's a good afternoon to you and you can kiss my TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants goodbye Loser! X
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets. You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you. The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !![/p][/quote]Your tick-tick ticking surprises me as I didn’t realise you lot could tell the time and just stole watches ‘cos they had shiny bits on them. We never claim to be a big club, we are a small and slowly growing club that punches above our weight and are doing the best out of all the newly promoted clubs in the Championship as you well know. Also we know we’re as vulnerable as the next club if our investor moves on, so no revelations there Einstein! There is a rumour doing the rounds that we didn’t actually buy Matt Ritchie, just loaned him the cash so he could get away from Swindle!!! Anyway enough of this playful banter so it's a good afternoon to you and you can kiss my TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants goodbye Loser! X TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 8

2:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Blackandred says...

LeGod wrote:
So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.
Could you repost please? Most of us here speak English as a first language and therefore haven't got a clue what you are talking about. Apologies in advance if you've already tried your best but are hampered by generations of inbreeding in your family.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: So the mighty Cherries not a selling club so forst offer and one is off. Be very aware also that your chairman also doesnt do what is happenning down the road soon which will bring you lot back to reality.[/p][/quote]Could you repost please? Most of us here speak English as a first language and therefore haven't got a clue what you are talking about. Apologies in advance if you've already tried your best but are hampered by generations of inbreeding in your family. Blackandred
  • Score: 17

2:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

LeGod wrote:
TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets.
You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you.
The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!
Told you so many times now LeGob, if you have nothing useful to contribute, stay on your own site with the other likeminded, green with envy fools, or is there a news blackout there or summit.??
Shouldn't you be more concerned about your own impending administration at Swindon very soon.??
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: TerryMacwith skidsinyourpants - Its a matter of time before the Russian gets fed up you keep believing all is rosy as when the first brick gets taken from the bottom things will start to crumble and you will be back to how you used to be going round the town scrounging for pennies with your buckets. You have short memories but now you lot are the such a massive club with a massive 10k crowds we all look up to you. The clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !![/p][/quote]Told you so many times now LeGob, if you have nothing useful to contribute, stay on your own site with the other likeminded, green with envy fools, or is there a news blackout there or summit.?? Shouldn't you be more concerned about your own impending administration at Swindon very soon.?? STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 8

2:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbives says...

I seriously don't understand why we have release clause in their contracts bout to lose top scorer oh eddie you better bring someone good
I seriously don't understand why we have release clause in their contracts bout to lose top scorer oh eddie you better bring someone good Afcbives
  • Score: 0

3:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Cherryfan says...

I'm worried if Grabben goes. Our away form which is likely to be our saviour this season depends on 1 up front which utlilises Grabben's skills and is very effective. I am scepticle we will find a replacement we can afford in the window. The thought of our depending on the likes of Pitman and McQuoid chills me to the bone. Hope the Brighton talks break down!
I'm worried if Grabben goes. Our away form which is likely to be our saviour this season depends on 1 up front which utlilises Grabben's skills and is very effective. I am scepticle we will find a replacement we can afford in the window. The thought of our depending on the likes of Pitman and McQuoid chills me to the bone. Hope the Brighton talks break down! Cherryfan
  • Score: 10

3:29pm Thu 16 Jan 14

colzieboy says...

Afcbpete wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
Grabban is ok but he misses far more than he scores. I agree with the person who said he is a winger more than an out and out striker. A good old fashioned centre forward is the only player the team is lacking, if Grabban goes perhaps Eddie will find a gem. Pitman did well on Tuesday, but that was against a div 2 team, I don't think he is good enough for the Championship. Rantie will be with the right player alongside him. Just my opinion.
An opinion I for one agree with. Also, IF Maxim is serious about mounting a promotion challenge in the next how ever long, we require players, forwards or not, who are potential Premiership quality, otherwise I see little point in bringing in players so we just tread water. If we are to only tread water, then that's fine by me, I'm just delighted to be in this league... UTCIAD
I think what everyone is missing when they discuss Eddie is that this bid has hit his release clause. Eddie has no control and wasnt he the one who negotiated his contract renewal? Just think a few years ago when our best players were going for peanuts. At least Grabban has given us his best, moved on for higher money and we for once have enough to buy an equivalent, if not someone superior with better finishing. I'll miss his pace, but he's not a natural goalscorer.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: Grabban is ok but he misses far more than he scores. I agree with the person who said he is a winger more than an out and out striker. A good old fashioned centre forward is the only player the team is lacking, if Grabban goes perhaps Eddie will find a gem. Pitman did well on Tuesday, but that was against a div 2 team, I don't think he is good enough for the Championship. Rantie will be with the right player alongside him. Just my opinion.[/p][/quote]An opinion I for one agree with. Also, IF Maxim is serious about mounting a promotion challenge in the next how ever long, we require players, forwards or not, who are potential Premiership quality, otherwise I see little point in bringing in players so we just tread water. If we are to only tread water, then that's fine by me, I'm just delighted to be in this league... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I think what everyone is missing when they discuss Eddie is that this bid has hit his release clause. Eddie has no control and wasnt he the one who negotiated his contract renewal? Just think a few years ago when our best players were going for peanuts. At least Grabban has given us his best, moved on for higher money and we for once have enough to buy an equivalent, if not someone superior with better finishing. I'll miss his pace, but he's not a natural goalscorer. colzieboy
  • Score: 5

3:29pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cherrychris75 says...

Dont think its a bad deal. I am one of them that believes TK will come good also, just needs that elusive Dean Court goal!! How about Le Fondre? Still cant get a regular start and he knows where the net is?
Dont think its a bad deal. I am one of them that believes TK will come good also, just needs that elusive Dean Court goal!! How about Le Fondre? Still cant get a regular start and he knows where the net is? cherrychris75
  • Score: 7

3:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cherrychris75 says...

We'll have more money to spend once Lallana jumps the sinking ship up the road also
We'll have more money to spend once Lallana jumps the sinking ship up the road also cherrychris75
  • Score: 5

3:36pm Thu 16 Jan 14

hotdog350 says...

Grabban is good but he isnt that good and I agree if we get a good price for him then let him go.
However we are now left with Pitman and Rantie and thats the problem. We have a game at home in 2 days with a team that will eat us alive if we are not ready for them.
Pitman was great on tuesday because he is a great league 1 player and he proved it. Its why Bristol let him go for peanuts,
Rantie had great pace but his finishing was poor and thats why Eddie has him sitting on the bench most of the time and when he pulled him off and put Grabban on, it stepped the game plan up.
Rantie at the moment is not the answer and if he plays a whole match on saturday , you will see why. He is not ready for the Championship and if we had more strikers I would loan him out.
I tell it as I see it and some supporters need to come back down to earth. Tuesday was a great win but there were times in the first half when we were poor. My fear is that we will take a massive kicking against Liverpool on live TV shown around the world and the Russians wont take that well. Finally regarding Leon Clarke be careful, very careful what you wish for
Grabban is good but he isnt that good and I agree if we get a good price for him then let him go. However we are now left with Pitman and Rantie and thats the problem. We have a game at home in 2 days with a team that will eat us alive if we are not ready for them. Pitman was great on tuesday because he is a great league 1 player and he proved it. Its why Bristol let him go for peanuts, Rantie had great pace but his finishing was poor and thats why Eddie has him sitting on the bench most of the time and when he pulled him off and put Grabban on, it stepped the game plan up. Rantie at the moment is not the answer and if he plays a whole match on saturday , you will see why. He is not ready for the Championship and if we had more strikers I would loan him out. I tell it as I see it and some supporters need to come back down to earth. Tuesday was a great win but there were times in the first half when we were poor. My fear is that we will take a massive kicking against Liverpool on live TV shown around the world and the Russians wont take that well. Finally regarding Leon Clarke be careful, very careful what you wish for hotdog350
  • Score: -2

3:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Alan Duffy says...

Monday night when the news first broke you lot were up in arms at the thought of losing Grabban, now you don't rate him, make your mind up boys. Incidentally he's your top scorer and better than anybody else you have, so if the deal goes through, then....er good luck for rest of season.
Monday night when the news first broke you lot were up in arms at the thought of losing Grabban, now you don't rate him, make your mind up boys. Incidentally he's your top scorer and better than anybody else you have, so if the deal goes through, then....er good luck for rest of season. Alan Duffy
  • Score: -17

3:46pm Thu 16 Jan 14

jontee says...

Afcbives wrote:
I seriously don't understand why we have release clause in their contracts bout to lose top scorer oh eddie you better bring someone good
It's a question of negotiation. Grabban obviously wanted the clause in and not at a silly figure. And it’s good for the club too, because any interested club knows they’ve got to meet that price to stand a chance. IMHO it’s about 1.5 times to twice his value.
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Glad to see others recognise that Grabban is not really a striker but a winger who has scored a few. I think he has had a honeymoon Championship start, and would fall off anyway as he gets sussed out. What does surprise me is that Brighton see him as a replacement for Barnes, a totally different player.
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I do hope Eddie gets a replacement, and a proper centre forward at that, rather than using another wide player like McQuoid. Otherwise we will be stuck with Rante. It’s no good comparing the price tag. Rantie was a big,big mistake. He doesn’t look like scoring, and can’t read the game. He doesn’t even get into scoring positions. We have to accept that and move on.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: I seriously don't understand why we have release clause in their contracts bout to lose top scorer oh eddie you better bring someone good[/p][/quote]It's a question of negotiation. Grabban obviously wanted the clause in and not at a silly figure. And it’s good for the club too, because any interested club knows they’ve got to meet that price to stand a chance. IMHO it’s about 1.5 times to twice his value. . Glad to see others recognise that Grabban is not really a striker but a winger who has scored a few. I think he has had a honeymoon Championship start, and would fall off anyway as he gets sussed out. What does surprise me is that Brighton see him as a replacement for Barnes, a totally different player. . I do hope Eddie gets a replacement, and a proper centre forward at that, rather than using another wide player like McQuoid. Otherwise we will be stuck with Rante. It’s no good comparing the price tag. Rantie was a big,big mistake. He doesn’t look like scoring, and can’t read the game. He doesn’t even get into scoring positions. We have to accept that and move on. jontee
  • Score: -21

4:09pm Thu 16 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

Alan Duffy wrote:
Monday night when the news first broke you lot were up in arms at the thought of losing Grabban, now you don't rate him, make your mind up boys. Incidentally he's your top scorer and better than anybody else you have, so if the deal goes through, then....er good luck for rest of season.
Better than anyone else we have - at the moment.......
[quote][p][bold]Alan Duffy[/bold] wrote: Monday night when the news first broke you lot were up in arms at the thought of losing Grabban, now you don't rate him, make your mind up boys. Incidentally he's your top scorer and better than anybody else you have, so if the deal goes through, then....er good luck for rest of season.[/p][/quote]Better than anyone else we have - at the moment....... eaststandman
  • Score: -3

4:50pm Thu 16 Jan 14

WHYNOT says...

our leader might try 2 up front at home again now (hopefully)
our leader might try 2 up front at home again now (hopefully) WHYNOT
  • Score: 3

5:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

Who needs Grabbs,
Da Da, Da Da, Da Da Da Da,
We love you Pitman etc.........
Who needs Grabbs, Da Da, Da Da, Da Da Da Da, We love you Pitman etc......... canfordcherry
  • Score: -3

5:03pm Thu 16 Jan 14

raybren says...

Sky reporting interest in loaning John Brayford from Cardiff . No he ' s not a striker but a right back , where we really do need cover . I think a new front man will be arriving soon or my name ' s not SMHINTO !
Sky reporting interest in loaning John Brayford from Cardiff . No he ' s not a striker but a right back , where we really do need cover . I think a new front man will be arriving soon or my name ' s not SMHINTO ! raybren
  • Score: -2

5:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

mark.s wrote:
Also if it gives Ranite or Pitman a run of games whilst w get in a player or two, it could be just the thing to get them firing and used to our new system.
I hope your right . Because on there performances so far this season , it doesn't look good for us . I think Eddie should be working 24/7 now to bring in 2 more strikers ...
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Also if it gives Ranite or Pitman a run of games whilst w get in a player or two, it could be just the thing to get them firing and used to our new system.[/p][/quote]I hope your right . Because on there performances so far this season , it doesn't look good for us . I think Eddie should be working 24/7 now to bring in 2 more strikers ... Nat1234
  • Score: -2

5:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

I'm throwing the name of Ricky Lambert in the ring. Southampton have stated they are not selling any players so a loan until the end of the season would work well for everybody. He doesn’t need to move home and would score shed loads for us as he would have so many chances. This would help him get his profile up & mojo back for a possible England world cup place. Just imagine him up front for us. Besides, why would he go to West Ham who we will be playing next year. Come on Ricky/Eddie/Max you know it makes sense!! UTC
I'm throwing the name of Ricky Lambert in the ring. Southampton have stated they are not selling any players so a loan until the end of the season would work well for everybody. He doesn’t need to move home and would score shed loads for us as he would have so many chances. This would help him get his profile up & mojo back for a possible England world cup place. Just imagine him up front for us. Besides, why would he go to West Ham who we will be playing next year. Come on Ricky/Eddie/Max you know it makes sense!! UTC a real supporter
  • Score: -1

5:36pm Thu 16 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

Alan Duffy wrote:
Monday night when the news first broke you lot were up in arms at the thought of losing Grabban, now you don't rate him, make your mind up boys. Incidentally he's your top scorer and better than anybody else you have, so if the deal goes through, then....er good luck for rest of season.
He is right you now, I was surpised how many think he is replaceable.
I also dont think Ritchie has done much the last few games. He seems tired.
Anyway lets hope we keep Grabben. We need him, the team needs players who understand each other.
[quote][p][bold]Alan Duffy[/bold] wrote: Monday night when the news first broke you lot were up in arms at the thought of losing Grabban, now you don't rate him, make your mind up boys. Incidentally he's your top scorer and better than anybody else you have, so if the deal goes through, then....er good luck for rest of season.[/p][/quote]He is right you now, I was surpised how many think he is replaceable. I also dont think Ritchie has done much the last few games. He seems tired. Anyway lets hope we keep Grabben. We need him, the team needs players who understand each other. golfer33
  • Score: 5

5:39pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Bpl333 says...

Rantie will come good...

Remember with range his season started in march and has playing since... Add to the fact a new league, new country etc...
Rantie will come good... Remember with range his season started in march and has playing since... Add to the fact a new league, new country etc... Bpl333
  • Score: 1

5:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

countrycherry says...

Bpl333 wrote:
Rantie will come good...

Remember with range his season started in march and has playing since... Add to the fact a new league, new country etc...
Someone please translate !!
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: Rantie will come good... Remember with range his season started in march and has playing since... Add to the fact a new league, new country etc...[/p][/quote]Someone please translate !! countrycherry
  • Score: 3

6:10pm Thu 16 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

golfer33 wrote:
Alan Duffy wrote:
Monday night when the news first broke you lot were up in arms at the thought of losing Grabban, now you don't rate him, make your mind up boys. Incidentally he's your top scorer and better than anybody else you have, so if the deal goes through, then....er good luck for rest of season.
He is right you now, I was surpised how many think he is replaceable.
I also dont think Ritchie has done much the last few games. He seems tired.
Anyway lets hope we keep Grabben. We need him, the team needs players who understand each other.
In defense of of Ritchie the opposition has soused his ability and as a result he has been very closely marked. When he first came back he was given acres of space however during the last couple games that I have seen play he's had at least two players around him and very tightly at that as a result he has been passing the ball back rather than forward. Only an observation!!
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan Duffy[/bold] wrote: Monday night when the news first broke you lot were up in arms at the thought of losing Grabban, now you don't rate him, make your mind up boys. Incidentally he's your top scorer and better than anybody else you have, so if the deal goes through, then....er good luck for rest of season.[/p][/quote]He is right you now, I was surpised how many think he is replaceable. I also dont think Ritchie has done much the last few games. He seems tired. Anyway lets hope we keep Grabben. We need him, the team needs players who understand each other.[/p][/quote]In defense of of Ritchie the opposition has soused his ability and as a result he has been very closely marked. When he first came back he was given acres of space however during the last couple games that I have seen play he's had at least two players around him and very tightly at that as a result he has been passing the ball back rather than forward. Only an observation!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 3

6:32pm Thu 16 Jan 14

sea poole says...

afcb-mark; Grabban misses more than he scores? Now let's see -oh yes, our valued striker Rantie...what's his ration of misses to goals...?
afcb-mark; Grabban misses more than he scores? Now let's see -oh yes, our valued striker Rantie...what's his ration of misses to goals...? sea poole
  • Score: 2

6:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

sea poole says...

When posts comment that Grabban isn't that good, who have we got who can surpass him in the number of goals scored? Pitman? Rantie? McQuoid? I guess Elphick is getting closer to becoming the top scorer. I can't believe that 'fans' are so dismissive of Grabban. It's all about opinions, but I genuinely believe that he's the one player we have who can effectively change a game if we're struggling. Can anyone honestly believe the other strikers have the capacity to do this? I'm hacked off with comments about giving Rantie time. How much time does he need? How much time can we afford to give him? He's an international player. he didn't need a huge amount of time to develop his goal scoring ability in Sweden!
When posts comment that Grabban isn't that good, who have we got who can surpass him in the number of goals scored? Pitman? Rantie? McQuoid? I guess Elphick is getting closer to becoming the top scorer. I can't believe that 'fans' are so dismissive of Grabban. It's all about opinions, but I genuinely believe that he's the one player we have who can effectively change a game if we're struggling. Can anyone honestly believe the other strikers have the capacity to do this? I'm hacked off with comments about giving Rantie time. How much time does he need? How much time can we afford to give him? He's an international player. he didn't need a huge amount of time to develop his goal scoring ability in Sweden! sea poole
  • Score: 1

6:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

Like a few others I think TK will come good but I don't see him being up front on his own, not enough physicality, so 4-5-1 has to become 4-4-2 which will be major tactical change or EH gets a direct replacement. Where to get Grabs Mk 2 for 1.1 million? I reckon EH is wishing the get out clause was a lot more.
Like a few others I think TK will come good but I don't see him being up front on his own, not enough physicality, so 4-5-1 has to become 4-4-2 which will be major tactical change or EH gets a direct replacement. Where to get Grabs Mk 2 for 1.1 million? I reckon EH is wishing the get out clause was a lot more. bmthtillidie
  • Score: 3

7:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lockandload says...

sea poole wrote:
When posts comment that Grabban isn't that good, who have we got who can surpass him in the number of goals scored? Pitman? Rantie? McQuoid? I guess Elphick is getting closer to becoming the top scorer. I can't believe that 'fans' are so dismissive of Grabban. It's all about opinions, but I genuinely believe that he's the one player we have who can effectively change a game if we're struggling. Can anyone honestly believe the other strikers have the capacity to do this? I'm hacked off with comments about giving Rantie time. How much time does he need? How much time can we afford to give him? He's an international player. he didn't need a huge amount of time to develop his goal scoring ability in Sweden!
Spot on. Rantie at the moment is very poor as was proved on Tuesday evening. Rantie has had enough time and it hasn't happened even against a league 2 team. We my friend are in the Poo. We need 2 strikers and pleaseeeee don't say Leon Carke. If Eddie goes for the cheap option and brings him in then him and McDermott will have a great time in town every night
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: When posts comment that Grabban isn't that good, who have we got who can surpass him in the number of goals scored? Pitman? Rantie? McQuoid? I guess Elphick is getting closer to becoming the top scorer. I can't believe that 'fans' are so dismissive of Grabban. It's all about opinions, but I genuinely believe that he's the one player we have who can effectively change a game if we're struggling. Can anyone honestly believe the other strikers have the capacity to do this? I'm hacked off with comments about giving Rantie time. How much time does he need? How much time can we afford to give him? He's an international player. he didn't need a huge amount of time to develop his goal scoring ability in Sweden![/p][/quote]Spot on. Rantie at the moment is very poor as was proved on Tuesday evening. Rantie has had enough time and it hasn't happened even against a league 2 team. We my friend are in the Poo. We need 2 strikers and pleaseeeee don't say Leon Carke. If Eddie goes for the cheap option and brings him in then him and McDermott will have a great time in town every night lockandload
  • Score: -13

7:57pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Put it in the mixer says...

I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?
I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in? Put it in the mixer
  • Score: 14

8:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

Put it in the mixer wrote:
I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?
I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :)
There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!!
[quote][p][bold]Put it in the mixer[/bold] wrote: I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?[/p][/quote]I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :) There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 9

8:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

oxoncherry says...

The delights of a player being tapped up. Funny how Brighton knew the terms of the contract Lewis has just signed. A nice signing on fee plus a cut of the transfer fee, and a rise in wages. Not bent at all....
The delights of a player being tapped up. Funny how Brighton knew the terms of the contract Lewis has just signed. A nice signing on fee plus a cut of the transfer fee, and a rise in wages. Not bent at all.... oxoncherry
  • Score: 0

8:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

oxoncherry wrote:
The delights of a player being tapped up. Funny how Brighton knew the terms of the contract Lewis has just signed. A nice signing on fee plus a cut of the transfer fee, and a rise in wages. Not bent at all....
or his Agent!!
[quote][p][bold]oxoncherry[/bold] wrote: The delights of a player being tapped up. Funny how Brighton knew the terms of the contract Lewis has just signed. A nice signing on fee plus a cut of the transfer fee, and a rise in wages. Not bent at all....[/p][/quote]or his Agent!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 4

8:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

Please don't go Lewis!!!!!!!!!
Please don't go Lewis!!!!!!!!! YafcbY
  • Score: 3

8:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

CC C-siders says...

IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP!
Pathetic.
IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP! Pathetic. CC C-siders
  • Score: -14

8:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

horsted says...

Grabban could have said no to the interest, its the players that rule, not the clubs
Grabban could have said no to the interest, its the players that rule, not the clubs horsted
  • Score: 6

8:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

horsted says...

CC C-siders wrote:
IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP!
Pathetic.
how can the club stop a player if he wants to go, as he had a buyout clause its up to him, not the club
[quote][p][bold]CC C-siders[/bold] wrote: IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP! Pathetic.[/p][/quote]how can the club stop a player if he wants to go, as he had a buyout clause its up to him, not the club horsted
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lockandload says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Put it in the mixer wrote:
I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?
I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :)
There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!!
How many goals has Rantie scored for us????
His finish is dreadful and bottles it and prefers to pass it while in the box.
No doubt he has to play on Saturday and lets see what you say afterwards. also remember we were playing a league 2 team on Tuesday.
So why does Eddie have him sitting on the bench at the start of most recent matches. He is presently crap and might need a season on loan to get him up to championship level. I am no expert but I know quality and he is not worth what we paid
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Put it in the mixer[/bold] wrote: I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?[/p][/quote]I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :) There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!![/p][/quote]How many goals has Rantie scored for us???? His finish is dreadful and bottles it and prefers to pass it while in the box. No doubt he has to play on Saturday and lets see what you say afterwards. also remember we were playing a league 2 team on Tuesday. So why does Eddie have him sitting on the bench at the start of most recent matches. He is presently crap and might need a season on loan to get him up to championship level. I am no expert but I know quality and he is not worth what we paid lockandload
  • Score: -1

8:57pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bmth-till-i-die says...

Leigh Griffiths from Wolves + Leon Clarke from Coventry
Leigh Griffiths from Wolves + Leon Clarke from Coventry bmth-till-i-die
  • Score: 1

9:09pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

lockandload wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Put it in the mixer wrote:
I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?
I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :)
There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!!
How many goals has Rantie scored for us????
His finish is dreadful and bottles it and prefers to pass it while in the box.
No doubt he has to play on Saturday and lets see what you say afterwards. also remember we were playing a league 2 team on Tuesday.
So why does Eddie have him sitting on the bench at the start of most recent matches. He is presently crap and might need a season on loan to get him up to championship level. I am no expert but I know quality and he is not worth what we paid
If that's what you think then fine, it's your view and you're entitled to it. Personally I think your talking utter twaddle, but it's just my observation :)
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Put it in the mixer[/bold] wrote: I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?[/p][/quote]I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :) There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!![/p][/quote]How many goals has Rantie scored for us???? His finish is dreadful and bottles it and prefers to pass it while in the box. No doubt he has to play on Saturday and lets see what you say afterwards. also remember we were playing a league 2 team on Tuesday. So why does Eddie have him sitting on the bench at the start of most recent matches. He is presently crap and might need a season on loan to get him up to championship level. I am no expert but I know quality and he is not worth what we paid[/p][/quote]If that's what you think then fine, it's your view and you're entitled to it. Personally I think your talking utter twaddle, but it's just my observation :) Afcbpete
  • Score: 5

9:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Put it in the mixer says...

I don't want to get in to a bickering contest, and agree we all have a view, but I cannot agree that Rantie is 'crap'. He scored freely for Malmo who obviously have a different style of play. Why else would we pay £1.5m?? I hope we start slotting him in a few more times as I'm certain he would score more, and get his confidence up. Different topic, after watching Arsenal and Chelsea and Man City attack with 4 up quite often, with 1 always replacing another to keep 4 on the opposition back line, does anyone feel we could do this with current squad? I have really enjoyed our style of play this season (a few more passes in the channel for Rantie the only exception to that...) and just wonder if we could benefit by being a bit more attack minded, especially at home?
I don't want to get in to a bickering contest, and agree we all have a view, but I cannot agree that Rantie is 'crap'. He scored freely for Malmo who obviously have a different style of play. Why else would we pay £1.5m?? I hope we start slotting him in a few more times as I'm certain he would score more, and get his confidence up. Different topic, after watching Arsenal and Chelsea and Man City attack with 4 up quite often, with 1 always replacing another to keep 4 on the opposition back line, does anyone feel we could do this with current squad? I have really enjoyed our style of play this season (a few more passes in the channel for Rantie the only exception to that...) and just wonder if we could benefit by being a bit more attack minded, especially at home? Put it in the mixer
  • Score: 3

10:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

CC C-siders wrote:
IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP!
Pathetic.
Everyone of our players have an ambition to play in the Premiership , if Grabs thinks there is more chance with Brighton then that's what he will do, I also assume that these other clubs will pay a higher weekly wage . It's footballing life, there will always be movement and to be honest it would be stale and boring if the wasn't, if good players didn't move about we would never have got Ritchie.
On a personal note Brighton are only 9 points clear of us there is still a realistic chance of play offs
[quote][p][bold]CC C-siders[/bold] wrote: IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP! Pathetic.[/p][/quote]Everyone of our players have an ambition to play in the Premiership , if Grabs thinks there is more chance with Brighton then that's what he will do, I also assume that these other clubs will pay a higher weekly wage . It's footballing life, there will always be movement and to be honest it would be stale and boring if the wasn't, if good players didn't move about we would never have got Ritchie. On a personal note Brighton are only 9 points clear of us there is still a realistic chance of play offs cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 1

10:03pm Thu 16 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

lockandload wrote:
sea poole wrote:
When posts comment that Grabban isn't that good, who have we got who can surpass him in the number of goals scored? Pitman? Rantie? McQuoid? I guess Elphick is getting closer to becoming the top scorer. I can't believe that 'fans' are so dismissive of Grabban. It's all about opinions, but I genuinely believe that he's the one player we have who can effectively change a game if we're struggling. Can anyone honestly believe the other strikers have the capacity to do this? I'm hacked off with comments about giving Rantie time. How much time does he need? How much time can we afford to give him? He's an international player. he didn't need a huge amount of time to develop his goal scoring ability in Sweden!
Spot on. Rantie at the moment is very poor as was proved on Tuesday evening. Rantie has had enough time and it hasn't happened even against a league 2 team. We my friend are in the Poo. We need 2 strikers and pleaseeeee don't say Leon Carke. If Eddie goes for the cheap option and brings him in then him and McDermott will have a great time in town every night
you do write a load of rubbish. dont you.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: When posts comment that Grabban isn't that good, who have we got who can surpass him in the number of goals scored? Pitman? Rantie? McQuoid? I guess Elphick is getting closer to becoming the top scorer. I can't believe that 'fans' are so dismissive of Grabban. It's all about opinions, but I genuinely believe that he's the one player we have who can effectively change a game if we're struggling. Can anyone honestly believe the other strikers have the capacity to do this? I'm hacked off with comments about giving Rantie time. How much time does he need? How much time can we afford to give him? He's an international player. he didn't need a huge amount of time to develop his goal scoring ability in Sweden![/p][/quote]Spot on. Rantie at the moment is very poor as was proved on Tuesday evening. Rantie has had enough time and it hasn't happened even against a league 2 team. We my friend are in the Poo. We need 2 strikers and pleaseeeee don't say Leon Carke. If Eddie goes for the cheap option and brings him in then him and McDermott will have a great time in town every night[/p][/quote]you do write a load of rubbish. dont you. golfer33
  • Score: 5

10:32pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

golfer33 wrote:
lockandload wrote:
sea poole wrote:
When posts comment that Grabban isn't that good, who have we got who can surpass him in the number of goals scored? Pitman? Rantie? McQuoid? I guess Elphick is getting closer to becoming the top scorer. I can't believe that 'fans' are so dismissive of Grabban. It's all about opinions, but I genuinely believe that he's the one player we have who can effectively change a game if we're struggling. Can anyone honestly believe the other strikers have the capacity to do this? I'm hacked off with comments about giving Rantie time. How much time does he need? How much time can we afford to give him? He's an international player. he didn't need a huge amount of time to develop his goal scoring ability in Sweden!
Spot on. Rantie at the moment is very poor as was proved on Tuesday evening. Rantie has had enough time and it hasn't happened even against a league 2 team. We my friend are in the Poo. We need 2 strikers and pleaseeeee don't say Leon Carke. If Eddie goes for the cheap option and brings him in then him and McDermott will have a great time in town every night
you do write a load of rubbish. dont you.
Rantie was poor on Tuesday night? I am guessing you didn't actually see the game them, the only reason he didn't score because their keeper should have been man of the match.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: When posts comment that Grabban isn't that good, who have we got who can surpass him in the number of goals scored? Pitman? Rantie? McQuoid? I guess Elphick is getting closer to becoming the top scorer. I can't believe that 'fans' are so dismissive of Grabban. It's all about opinions, but I genuinely believe that he's the one player we have who can effectively change a game if we're struggling. Can anyone honestly believe the other strikers have the capacity to do this? I'm hacked off with comments about giving Rantie time. How much time does he need? How much time can we afford to give him? He's an international player. he didn't need a huge amount of time to develop his goal scoring ability in Sweden![/p][/quote]Spot on. Rantie at the moment is very poor as was proved on Tuesday evening. Rantie has had enough time and it hasn't happened even against a league 2 team. We my friend are in the Poo. We need 2 strikers and pleaseeeee don't say Leon Carke. If Eddie goes for the cheap option and brings him in then him and McDermott will have a great time in town every night[/p][/quote]you do write a load of rubbish. dont you.[/p][/quote]Rantie was poor on Tuesday night? I am guessing you didn't actually see the game them, the only reason he didn't score because their keeper should have been man of the match. cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 4

10:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Looking back over the posts on here tonight there are some different user names talking the same garbage. WE WILL NEVER GET A PREMIERSHIP STRIKER ON CHAMPIONSHIP / LEAGUE ONE WAGES, a fact I think. Also Grabs is the seventh highest goalscorer in the championship currently but the posts on here say he is not up to it. I suppose the are two sets of fans on here, those who sit and watch all aspects of a game and those who watch around the 90 minute mark just to discuss the end result.
Looking back over the posts on here tonight there are some different user names talking the same garbage. WE WILL NEVER GET A PREMIERSHIP STRIKER ON CHAMPIONSHIP / LEAGUE ONE WAGES, a fact I think. Also Grabs is the seventh highest goalscorer in the championship currently but the posts on here say he is not up to it. I suppose the are two sets of fans on here, those who sit and watch all aspects of a game and those who watch around the 90 minute mark just to discuss the end result. cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 3

10:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

sea poole says...

Let's get one thing clear -Rantie has brilliant skills. What he hasn't managed to do is turn those skills into goals. Ultimately, that's what he was signed for. Those of you informing that he needs time to adjust, none of you have come up with a time frame for Rantie to 'adjust.' There's a great deal of 'ifs'..but 'ifs' aren't reality. The end product is simply...goals for a striker and Rantie's return is lamentable...to date. We've almost lost Grabban- Tubbs and Stockley are on loan -it leaves the front line rather thin, should injuries, suspensions come into play. I do feel for EH in respect of searching for a proven striker, but time must be running out for Rantie to deliver. I hope to God he does, but bench-warming or being subbed can't have done his confidence much good
Let's get one thing clear -Rantie has brilliant skills. What he hasn't managed to do is turn those skills into goals. Ultimately, that's what he was signed for. Those of you informing that he needs time to adjust, none of you have come up with a time frame for Rantie to 'adjust.' There's a great deal of 'ifs'..but 'ifs' aren't reality. The end product is simply...goals for a striker and Rantie's return is lamentable...to date. We've almost lost Grabban- Tubbs and Stockley are on loan -it leaves the front line rather thin, should injuries, suspensions come into play. I do feel for EH in respect of searching for a proven striker, but time must be running out for Rantie to deliver. I hope to God he does, but bench-warming or being subbed can't have done his confidence much good sea poole
  • Score: 4

11:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mossy 1 says...

lockandload wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Put it in the mixer wrote:
I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?
I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :)
There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!!
How many goals has Rantie scored for us????
His finish is dreadful and bottles it and prefers to pass it while in the box.
No doubt he has to play on Saturday and lets see what you say afterwards. also remember we were playing a league 2 team on Tuesday.
So why does Eddie have him sitting on the bench at the start of most recent matches. He is presently crap and might need a season on loan to get him up to championship level. I am no expert but I know quality and he is not worth what we paid
Watching the highlights of the game what surprised me was TK`s positioning.For our first goal,after laying off(just) to MR(who then made BP`s goal)he then proceeded to run away from goal ending up in the `D`.Surely in this situation he should be in the area attacking the cross.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Put it in the mixer[/bold] wrote: I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?[/p][/quote]I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :) There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!![/p][/quote]How many goals has Rantie scored for us???? His finish is dreadful and bottles it and prefers to pass it while in the box. No doubt he has to play on Saturday and lets see what you say afterwards. also remember we were playing a league 2 team on Tuesday. So why does Eddie have him sitting on the bench at the start of most recent matches. He is presently crap and might need a season on loan to get him up to championship level. I am no expert but I know quality and he is not worth what we paid[/p][/quote]Watching the highlights of the game what surprised me was TK`s positioning.For our first goal,after laying off(just) to MR(who then made BP`s goal)he then proceeded to run away from goal ending up in the `D`.Surely in this situation he should be in the area attacking the cross. mossy 1
  • Score: 0

11:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

sea poole wrote:
Let's get one thing clear -Rantie has brilliant skills. What he hasn't managed to do is turn those skills into goals. Ultimately, that's what he was signed for. Those of you informing that he needs time to adjust, none of you have come up with a time frame for Rantie to 'adjust.' There's a great deal of 'ifs'..but 'ifs' aren't reality. The end product is simply...goals for a striker and Rantie's return is lamentable...to date. We've almost lost Grabban- Tubbs and Stockley are on loan -it leaves the front line rather thin, should injuries, suspensions come into play. I do feel for EH in respect of searching for a proven striker, but time must be running out for Rantie to deliver. I hope to God he does, but bench-warming or being subbed can't have done his confidence much good
With Grabban looking almost as certain as gone, this will force something else to happen, at this point only EH and JT will know what this is, Grabs had an excellent work rate on and off the ball, and scored goals, a simple adjustment can be made, TK has excellent work rate on and off the ball ( not as good as Grabs off the ball it has to be said ) and Pitman with less work rate can score goals, there could be the solution, and we still have Mcquid, Tubbs and Stockley can be recalled if needed, I think we will cope without him and I still feel a greater concern is at the other end !
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Let's get one thing clear -Rantie has brilliant skills. What he hasn't managed to do is turn those skills into goals. Ultimately, that's what he was signed for. Those of you informing that he needs time to adjust, none of you have come up with a time frame for Rantie to 'adjust.' There's a great deal of 'ifs'..but 'ifs' aren't reality. The end product is simply...goals for a striker and Rantie's return is lamentable...to date. We've almost lost Grabban- Tubbs and Stockley are on loan -it leaves the front line rather thin, should injuries, suspensions come into play. I do feel for EH in respect of searching for a proven striker, but time must be running out for Rantie to deliver. I hope to God he does, but bench-warming or being subbed can't have done his confidence much good[/p][/quote]With Grabban looking almost as certain as gone, this will force something else to happen, at this point only EH and JT will know what this is, Grabs had an excellent work rate on and off the ball, and scored goals, a simple adjustment can be made, TK has excellent work rate on and off the ball ( not as good as Grabs off the ball it has to be said ) and Pitman with less work rate can score goals, there could be the solution, and we still have Mcquid, Tubbs and Stockley can be recalled if needed, I think we will cope without him and I still feel a greater concern is at the other end ! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

11:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Dukecherry says...

It is surprising how our top scorer and best player of the first season so far is vilified by some of the posts. A bit more objectivity and thinking on the part of serious fans will go a long way.
This brings me to how the club has messed up again with its man-management and contract situations, not to mention buying and investing in the wrong positions. Lewis can probably see where the club is heading and an opportunity to prove himself elsewhere is worth a go. He cannot be blamed. Some of the comments about Brighton and their stadium are laughable.
If Lewis had a clause in his contract, the club could have initiated negotiations with him to improve his terms, especially when he was playing well, to encourage him to stay or to make him accept a higher buy-out clause. All this did not seem to have happened. Instead, we have paid silly money for an unproven striker who was not seen playing by the manager and brought players in other departments unnecessarily.
Agents were referred to in some of the posts. It would be worthwhile for some of the fans who come on here lavishing praise and making excuses for players who have not delivered to check who their agents are.
It is surprising how our top scorer and best player of the first season so far is vilified by some of the posts. A bit more objectivity and thinking on the part of serious fans will go a long way. This brings me to how the club has messed up again with its man-management and contract situations, not to mention buying and investing in the wrong positions. Lewis can probably see where the club is heading and an opportunity to prove himself elsewhere is worth a go. He cannot be blamed. Some of the comments about Brighton and their stadium are laughable. If Lewis had a clause in his contract, the club could have initiated negotiations with him to improve his terms, especially when he was playing well, to encourage him to stay or to make him accept a higher buy-out clause. All this did not seem to have happened. Instead, we have paid silly money for an unproven striker who was not seen playing by the manager and brought players in other departments unnecessarily. Agents were referred to in some of the posts. It would be worthwhile for some of the fans who come on here lavishing praise and making excuses for players who have not delivered to check who their agents are. Dukecherry
  • Score: 3

11:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

mossy 1 wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Put it in the mixer wrote:
I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?
I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :)
There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!!
How many goals has Rantie scored for us????
His finish is dreadful and bottles it and prefers to pass it while in the box.
No doubt he has to play on Saturday and lets see what you say afterwards. also remember we were playing a league 2 team on Tuesday.
So why does Eddie have him sitting on the bench at the start of most recent matches. He is presently crap and might need a season on loan to get him up to championship level. I am no expert but I know quality and he is not worth what we paid
Watching the highlights of the game what surprised me was TK`s positioning.For our first goal,after laying off(just) to MR(who then made BP`s goal)he then proceeded to run away from goal ending up in the `D`.Surely in this situation he should be in the area attacking the cross.
Do you not think that he is to short to win anything from a cross so he backs off into the d waiting for the loose ball to pounce on,
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Put it in the mixer[/bold] wrote: I disagree lockandload, and a with a few others regarding Rantie. On Tuesday and every other time I've seen him play, he makes numerous runs off the shoulders of clearly slower defenders into the channels and NEVER gets the pass his runs deserve. Any decent pundit watching will tell you these are trademark runs by a good forward. Maybe it's our midfielders who need upskilling to spot them?! Or its just our style of play doesn't suit him, I.e. pass sideways until it reaches Francis or Daniels or Pugh or Fraser to put a cross in?[/p][/quote]I knew if I waited long enough, someone with common sense would post again :) There are some who wouldn't know quality if it kicked them between the legs!![/p][/quote]How many goals has Rantie scored for us???? His finish is dreadful and bottles it and prefers to pass it while in the box. No doubt he has to play on Saturday and lets see what you say afterwards. also remember we were playing a league 2 team on Tuesday. So why does Eddie have him sitting on the bench at the start of most recent matches. He is presently crap and might need a season on loan to get him up to championship level. I am no expert but I know quality and he is not worth what we paid[/p][/quote]Watching the highlights of the game what surprised me was TK`s positioning.For our first goal,after laying off(just) to MR(who then made BP`s goal)he then proceeded to run away from goal ending up in the `D`.Surely in this situation he should be in the area attacking the cross.[/p][/quote]Do you not think that he is to short to win anything from a cross so he backs off into the d waiting for the loose ball to pounce on, cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 1

12:52am Fri 17 Jan 14

dekayedcherry says...

As yet no confirmation that Grabban has gone to Brighton and is still a " Cherries" player until we hear further. However if he does sign for them , we will have a further £ 1.1 million in the transfer "chest" for Eddie to find a replacement(s)
In the short term we will be down to Pitman & Rantie (fact ,so get over it) as our striking force. An alternative could be to revert McCoid back to a frontline striker than a wideman or midfielder. Another senario could be to play Coulibaly again as a frontman but in a Thierry Henry kind of role as he has pace like Rantie but is taller and good on the ball. With the total football style of play EH is developing IMO it would be a backward step to go to a long ball game up to a big striker in the "Supa" mould. Yes it worked in Div 1&2 to a degree but our football was more fluent when Eddie came back from Burnley. Unless the " big forward" is very mobile ( not many outside the Premiership are ?) We need to get a " natural goalscorer" more in the Ted McDougall mould who was not great outside the box but lethal in it. He was only 5 ft 10" tall but good in the "air" mainly at the near post get across his man to head in or with both feet in the penalty box. So some food for thought. UTC.
As yet no confirmation that Grabban has gone to Brighton and is still a " Cherries" player until we hear further. However if he does sign for them , we will have a further £ 1.1 million in the transfer "chest" for Eddie to find a replacement(s) In the short term we will be down to Pitman & Rantie (fact ,so get over it) as our striking force. An alternative could be to revert McCoid back to a frontline striker than a wideman or midfielder. Another senario could be to play Coulibaly again as a frontman but in a Thierry Henry kind of role as he has pace like Rantie but is taller and good on the ball. With the total football style of play EH is developing IMO it would be a backward step to go to a long ball game up to a big striker in the "Supa" mould. Yes it worked in Div 1&2 to a degree but our football was more fluent when Eddie came back from Burnley. Unless the " big forward" is very mobile ( not many outside the Premiership are ?) We need to get a " natural goalscorer" more in the Ted McDougall mould who was not great outside the box but lethal in it. He was only 5 ft 10" tall but good in the "air" mainly at the near post get across his man to head in or with both feet in the penalty box. So some food for thought. UTC. dekayedcherry
  • Score: 0

6:38am Fri 17 Jan 14

CC C-siders says...

horsted wrote:
CC C-siders wrote:
IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP!
Pathetic.
how can the club stop a player if he wants to go, as he had a buyout clause its up to him, not the club
Doh - we motivate him to stay- money, the managements ambitious plans, whatever it takes !!!
- do you seriously believe £1.1m is the right figure for a player of his quality?
Look at Rantie at £2m+ : decent player but half the player Gabb is. Could we hope to buy a player of that Championship/Premier
ship quality for £1.1m?
Brighton could sign him for £1.1m and sell him on for 2x/3x that in the summer, assuming he continues to perform.
This is a real test of the clubs commitment, do you not agree?
[quote][p][bold]horsted[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CC C-siders[/bold] wrote: IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP! Pathetic.[/p][/quote]how can the club stop a player if he wants to go, as he had a buyout clause its up to him, not the club[/p][/quote]Doh - we motivate him to stay- money, the managements ambitious plans, whatever it takes !!! - do you seriously believe £1.1m is the right figure for a player of his quality? Look at Rantie at £2m+ : decent player but half the player Gabb is. Could we hope to buy a player of that Championship/Premier ship quality for £1.1m? Brighton could sign him for £1.1m and sell him on for 2x/3x that in the summer, assuming he continues to perform. This is a real test of the clubs commitment, do you not agree? CC C-siders
  • Score: 3

6:41am Fri 17 Jan 14

CC C-siders says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
countrycherry wrote:
£1.1 million isn't going to buy much if Rantie is anything to go by .
Surely we should start looking way over this 1million poohed mark when we sell, Ings went for £1 million unproven really, look what a bargain he turned out to be, surely we should be looking at 1.5 - 2 million for grabs, if Richie goes at any point up the price again
Exactly - £1.1m - what could we get for that?
Better and cheaper to invest in keeping OUR OWN players!!
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]countrycherry[/bold] wrote: £1.1 million isn't going to buy much if Rantie is anything to go by .[/p][/quote]Surely we should start looking way over this 1million poohed mark when we sell, Ings went for £1 million unproven really, look what a bargain he turned out to be, surely we should be looking at 1.5 - 2 million for grabs, if Richie goes at any point up the price again[/p][/quote]Exactly - £1.1m - what could we get for that? Better and cheaper to invest in keeping OUR OWN players!! CC C-siders
  • Score: 4

6:42am Fri 17 Jan 14

CC C-siders says...

N Smith wrote:
1.1 million is a very good price for a average player problem is what we are left with . To get the best out of Brett we now need a target man asap
Try coming along to a game!
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: 1.1 million is a very good price for a average player problem is what we are left with . To get the best out of Brett we now need a target man asap[/p][/quote]Try coming along to a game! CC C-siders
  • Score: 3

6:50am Fri 17 Jan 14

CC C-siders says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
CC C-siders wrote:
IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP!
Pathetic.
Everyone of our players have an ambition to play in the Premiership , if Grabs thinks there is more chance with Brighton then that's what he will do, I also assume that these other clubs will pay a higher weekly wage . It's footballing life, there will always be movement and to be honest it would be stale and boring if the wasn't, if good players didn't move about we would never have got Ritchie.
On a personal note Brighton are only 9 points clear of us there is still a realistic chance of play offs
I don't blame the player. AFCB must have ambition, and they must demonstrate (not talk) that they CAN retain quality players. Otherwise we are just watching a shop window.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CC C-siders[/bold] wrote: IF THE OWNERS & MANAGEMENT CAN'T KEEP OUR STAR PLAYER FROM GOING TO AN AVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB WE DON'T DESERVE TO STAY UP! Pathetic.[/p][/quote]Everyone of our players have an ambition to play in the Premiership , if Grabs thinks there is more chance with Brighton then that's what he will do, I also assume that these other clubs will pay a higher weekly wage . It's footballing life, there will always be movement and to be honest it would be stale and boring if the wasn't, if good players didn't move about we would never have got Ritchie. On a personal note Brighton are only 9 points clear of us there is still a realistic chance of play offs[/p][/quote]I don't blame the player. AFCB must have ambition, and they must demonstrate (not talk) that they CAN retain quality players. Otherwise we are just watching a shop window. CC C-siders
  • Score: 2

9:41am Fri 17 Jan 14

Phil McG (Italy) says...

It would appear that the stumbling block over Grabban's proposed moves are agreeing the personal terms which possibly include guaranteed playing time. Considering he is practically guaranteed a start for us but at Brighton he'd be a replacement for Ashley Barnes, who was a bit of a bench warmer. In addition they've got Craig Mackell-Smith to come back from injury. He might earn a bit more at Brighton but play less.

Those that say Grabban's not so clinical are probably saying so to numb the pain and disappointment at the prospect of losing him. He is our top scorer and that's a fact. Nonetheless, he's not irreplaceable and I have faith in our manager to resolve the situation, what ever it may be.

Those that say we need an 'out and out goal scorer' need to realise that every football club in existance is looking for that particular player. In our case, that player also needs to fit in with our style and the management's ethics. Leon Clarke has scored consistently for Coventry but he also has a reputation off the pitch. Also, remember the spat he had with Di Canio while at Swindon. Admittedly, a lot of people have had run ins with Di Canio but it gave an insight into Clarke's temperament.

Up the Cherries!!
It would appear that the stumbling block over Grabban's proposed moves are agreeing the personal terms which possibly include guaranteed playing time. Considering he is practically guaranteed a start for us but at Brighton he'd be a replacement for Ashley Barnes, who was a bit of a bench warmer. In addition they've got Craig Mackell-Smith to come back from injury. He might earn a bit more at Brighton but play less. Those that say Grabban's not so clinical are probably saying so to numb the pain and disappointment at the prospect of losing him. He is our top scorer and that's a fact. Nonetheless, he's not irreplaceable and I have faith in our manager to resolve the situation, what ever it may be. Those that say we need an 'out and out goal scorer' need to realise that every football club in existance is looking for that particular player. In our case, that player also needs to fit in with our style and the management's ethics. Leon Clarke has scored consistently for Coventry but he also has a reputation off the pitch. Also, remember the spat he had with Di Canio while at Swindon. Admittedly, a lot of people have had run ins with Di Canio but it gave an insight into Clarke's temperament. Up the Cherries!! Phil McG (Italy)
  • Score: 0

11:29am Fri 17 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Looking back over the posts on here tonight there are some different user names talking the same garbage. WE WILL NEVER GET A PREMIERSHIP STRIKER ON CHAMPIONSHIP / LEAGUE ONE WAGES, a fact I think. Also Grabs is the seventh highest goalscorer in the championship currently but the posts on here say he is not up to it. I suppose the are two sets of fans on here, those who sit and watch all aspects of a game and those who watch around the 90 minute mark just to discuss the end result.
Just a little insight for you in the way football loans work .- Players may be loaned out to other clubs for several reasons. Most commonly, young players will be loaned to a club in a lower league in order to gain valuable first team experience. In this instance, the parent club will continue to pay the player's wages in full. A club may take a player on loan if they are short on transfer funds but can still pay wages, or as temporary cover for injuries or suspensions. The parent club might demand a fee and/or that the loaning club pays some or all of the player's wages during the loan period. So we don't have to pay all of a premier league players wages even if we paid half it would save the parent club money. Not garbage at all but a basic football knowledge.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: Looking back over the posts on here tonight there are some different user names talking the same garbage. WE WILL NEVER GET A PREMIERSHIP STRIKER ON CHAMPIONSHIP / LEAGUE ONE WAGES, a fact I think. Also Grabs is the seventh highest goalscorer in the championship currently but the posts on here say he is not up to it. I suppose the are two sets of fans on here, those who sit and watch all aspects of a game and those who watch around the 90 minute mark just to discuss the end result.[/p][/quote]Just a little insight for you in the way football loans work .- Players may be loaned out to other clubs for several reasons. Most commonly, young players will be loaned to a club in a lower league in order to gain valuable first team experience. In this instance, the parent club will continue to pay the player's wages in full. A club may take a player on loan if they are short on transfer funds but can still pay wages, or as temporary cover for injuries or suspensions. The parent club might demand a fee and/or that the loaning club pays some or all of the player's wages during the loan period. So we don't have to pay all of a premier league players wages even if we paid half it would save the parent club money. Not garbage at all but a basic football knowledge. a real supporter
  • Score: -1

6:59pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Cherryfan says...

I was wondering why Lewis wanted to leave for another Championship club? I wonder if he was fed up with his soul destroying role as the loan striker with little support? Perhaps he got disillusioned with the club's poor scouting and wasting money with the signing of Rantie for a lot of money and proving to be mistake?
I was wondering why Lewis wanted to leave for another Championship club? I wonder if he was fed up with his soul destroying role as the loan striker with little support? Perhaps he got disillusioned with the club's poor scouting and wasting money with the signing of Rantie for a lot of money and proving to be mistake? Cherryfan
  • Score: -3

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