AFC Bournemouth: Grabban saga still unresolved

Bournemouth Echo: STRIKER: Lewis Grabban STRIKER: Lewis Grabban

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe is expected to leave his team selection for tomorrow’s clash against Watford until the last minute due to the ongoing situation surrounding Lewis Grabban.

Striker Grabban has spent the past two days pondering his future after a bid from Championship rivals Brighton triggered a release clause in his contract.

The £1.1million offer was tabled late on Wednesday and came after a couple of days of intense speculation had indicated the Seagulls were preparing to swoop.

Leading goalscorer Grabban, who has netted 10 times in 24 league games this season, was informed about the bid and expressed a desire to speak to Brighton.

The 26-year-old was yesterday understood to have met Brighton officials in Cobham to discuss personal terms and to set the wheels in motion for a medical.

However, as no agreement was reached following lengthy discussions, Grabban was believed to have returned to Dorset with the deal remaining in the balance.

Since news of his release clause was made public, a host of other Championship clubs have been linked with Grabban including Leicester, Nottingham Forest, QPR and Reading.

Grabban, who joined Cherries in a £300,000 move from Rotherham in July 2012, was rewarded for his exploits with an improved contract just nine weeks ago.

The south Londoner, who extended his deal until June 2016, has been a pivotal figure for Cherries this season and has been starring in recent weeks as a lone frontman.

He has netted three times in Cherries’ past seven league games – including a penalty in a 1-1 draw at Brighton on New Year’s Day – and turned in a series of indefatigable displays.

Grabban, who came off the bench during Cherries’ FA Cup win over Burton on Tuesday, would have been a certain starter against the Hornets but for the transfer saga.

But having not trained for the past two days and with his future still up in the air, it remains to be seen whether Grabban will be involved against Watford at Dean Court.

When contacted by the Daily Echo just before going to press tonight, Cherries boss Howe confirmed he would be reviewing the situation ahead of kick-off.

Meanwhile, reports suggesting Cherries have tabled a bid for Cardiff City striker Joe Mason are understood to be wide of the mark.

The highly-rated 22-year-old, who was linked with a loan move to Dean Court in the summer, has been attracting interest from Brighton.

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8:05pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Oakdale12 says...

No agreement has been reached yet and the player is believed to have returned to Bournemouth for the time being amid speculation that Reading are also now interested.

A number of other Championship clubs, including Leicester, Nottingham Forest and QPR, are also understood to be monitoring developments but The Argus understands Albion remain Grabban's preferred destination.
No agreement has been reached yet and the player is believed to have returned to Bournemouth for the time being amid speculation that Reading are also now interested. A number of other Championship clubs, including Leicester, Nottingham Forest and QPR, are also understood to be monitoring developments but The Argus understands Albion remain Grabban's preferred destination. Oakdale12

8:14pm Fri 17 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

So many clubs interested, he doesn't have to move now. Can wait till summer. Hope Lewis stays!!!! Quality player and a really nice chap.
So many clubs interested, he doesn't have to move now. Can wait till summer. Hope Lewis stays!!!! Quality player and a really nice chap. YafcbY

8:14pm Fri 17 Jan 14

N Smith says...

Don't want to see Grabbs in a red and black shirt again , hurry up and sod off and let us get on with it.
Don't want to see Grabbs in a red and black shirt again , hurry up and sod off and let us get on with it. N Smith

8:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Catwhiskers says...

I will be disappointed if Grabban is in the squad tomorrow. He's clearly shown his hand. Can't blame him for wanting to better his career, earn more money and be closer to his family, but to include him tomorrow would be an insult to the other team members. His departure will obviously see us very thin upfront. Maybe Toronto FC would loan us Defoe until their season starts in the summer???!! Mind you, at £90,000 a week, he may be a little beyond our means!!
I will be disappointed if Grabban is in the squad tomorrow. He's clearly shown his hand. Can't blame him for wanting to better his career, earn more money and be closer to his family, but to include him tomorrow would be an insult to the other team members. His departure will obviously see us very thin upfront. Maybe Toronto FC would loan us Defoe until their season starts in the summer???!! Mind you, at £90,000 a week, he may be a little beyond our means!! Catwhiskers

8:21pm Fri 17 Jan 14

West moors 1 says...

If Grabbon is still ours, play him. He will do his best for us and continue to work hard. If he goes, then I wish him all the best and hope we sign someone as good. Possibly a great loss but I hope not. Hoping the rain doesn't stop play tomorrow! Up the cherries!!
If Grabbon is still ours, play him. He will do his best for us and continue to work hard. If he goes, then I wish him all the best and hope we sign someone as good. Possibly a great loss but I hope not. Hoping the rain doesn't stop play tomorrow! Up the cherries!! West moors 1

8:30pm Fri 17 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

If you read the Argus fan comments, some of their fans are now turning on Grabs as he did not bite their hand off in accepting the Brighton offer, which would make his life at the Amex a little bit more tricky..............
hear our `Arry is sniffing around now.................
....................
If you read the Argus fan comments, some of their fans are now turning on Grabs as he did not bite their hand off in accepting the Brighton offer, which would make his life at the Amex a little bit more tricky.............. hear our `Arry is sniffing around now................. .................... boyerboy

8:36pm Fri 17 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

The problem is he or his agent has shown he is willing to move if the price is right,clubs that where respecting eddie howes hands off our players are going nowhere warning have now seen they can actually make a move for grabban as I said if the price is right for him and his agent he will go to the best offer
The problem is he or his agent has shown he is willing to move if the price is right,clubs that where respecting eddie howes hands off our players are going nowhere warning have now seen they can actually make a move for grabban as I said if the price is right for him and his agent he will go to the best offer alasdair1967

8:38pm Fri 17 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

And as the last two sentences may suggest Brighton maybe more interested in joe mason rather than Lewis especially if masons personal terms are better
And as the last two sentences may suggest Brighton maybe more interested in joe mason rather than Lewis especially if masons personal terms are better alasdair1967

8:39pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bigfatsteve says...

Every player has the prerogative to take the step up to the next level in their career. Even Eddie did when Harry came calling in the premiership with Pompey. At this moment in time Brighton are in a better position than Boscombe. If Lewis's contract allows him to negotiate a better deal personally, he would be crazy not to look at what's on offer. I hope he stays as I think he will get even better in the forthcoming years. Whatever he decides he's served the club well.
Every player has the prerogative to take the step up to the next level in their career. Even Eddie did when Harry came calling in the premiership with Pompey. At this moment in time Brighton are in a better position than Boscombe. If Lewis's contract allows him to negotiate a better deal personally, he would be crazy not to look at what's on offer. I hope he stays as I think he will get even better in the forthcoming years. Whatever he decides he's served the club well. bigfatsteve

8:39pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Cherryfan says...

No way should he play for us tomorrow if he wants away so badly. In fact he should not appear for us again and I would laugh if he blows it expecting a bidding war for his services.
No way should he play for us tomorrow if he wants away so badly. In fact he should not appear for us again and I would laugh if he blows it expecting a bidding war for his services. Cherryfan

8:43pm Fri 17 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Must say whoever put in the buy out clause in Lewis contract is a genius minimum of 800k profit not bad business for the cherries
Must say whoever put in the buy out clause in Lewis contract is a genius minimum of 800k profit not bad business for the cherries alasdair1967

8:45pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
The problem is he or his agent has shown he is willing to move if the price is right,clubs that where respecting eddie howes hands off our players are going nowhere warning have now seen they can actually make a move for grabban as I said if the price is right for him and his agent he will go to the best offer
I've heard that we have accepted a bid from reading for grabs , I'm really worried about our forward situation . Without grabs I just don't know what will happen . Eddie said in an interview today , that if grabs goes it will give someone else a chance to step into his boots .. NEED I SAY MORE ....
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: The problem is he or his agent has shown he is willing to move if the price is right,clubs that where respecting eddie howes hands off our players are going nowhere warning have now seen they can actually make a move for grabban as I said if the price is right for him and his agent he will go to the best offer[/p][/quote]I've heard that we have accepted a bid from reading for grabs , I'm really worried about our forward situation . Without grabs I just don't know what will happen . Eddie said in an interview today , that if grabs goes it will give someone else a chance to step into his boots .. NEED I SAY MORE .... Nat1234

8:47pm Fri 17 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Let grabban go,like thomas,shown his true colours.
Let grabban go,like thomas,shown his true colours. pete woodley

9:06pm Fri 17 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I wouldn't play him on Saturday, we wouldn't get 100% as he would not want to risk injury! sorry but dropping him will suit all
I wouldn't play him on Saturday, we wouldn't get 100% as he would not want to risk injury! sorry but dropping him will suit all cheeriedriteup

9:31pm Fri 17 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

No matter what happens he has damaged his respect amongst the supporters,if he was content at afcb he would not have allowed any approach from any club ,and in my opinion regardless of him being our top scorer he has slapped the supporters and the club firmly in the face for even considering a move to any of our championship rivals
No matter what happens he has damaged his respect amongst the supporters,if he was content at afcb he would not have allowed any approach from any club ,and in my opinion regardless of him being our top scorer he has slapped the supporters and the club firmly in the face for even considering a move to any of our championship rivals alasdair1967

9:49pm Fri 17 Jan 14

raybren says...

I think if he hasn ' t signed for anybody , Eddie will put him on the bench tomorrow as we might well need him in the later stages of the game . Am off shortly to camp out for cup ticket . CHECK ; Brolly , waterproofs , chair , blanket , flask , sandwiches , blood pressure machine , tablets , whisky ...oh no that ' s in the flask , debit card , crossword , torch etc . . Hope it 's all worth it , how about Cherries 2 - Liverbirds 1 !
I think if he hasn ' t signed for anybody , Eddie will put him on the bench tomorrow as we might well need him in the later stages of the game . Am off shortly to camp out for cup ticket . CHECK ; Brolly , waterproofs , chair , blanket , flask , sandwiches , blood pressure machine , tablets , whisky ...oh no that ' s in the flask , debit card , crossword , torch etc . . Hope it 's all worth it , how about Cherries 2 - Liverbirds 1 ! raybren

9:52pm Fri 17 Jan 14

cherrychris75 says...

Sell him to reading and get le fondre as part of the deal
Sell him to reading and get le fondre as part of the deal cherrychris75

10:05pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
I wouldn't play him on Saturday, we wouldn't get 100% as he would not want to risk injury! sorry but dropping him will suit all
Quite agree!!
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't play him on Saturday, we wouldn't get 100% as he would not want to risk injury! sorry but dropping him will suit all[/p][/quote]Quite agree!! Afcbpete

10:16pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bigfatsteve says...

Yep, people queuing for tickets at Dean Court already. Good luck you lot make sure you wrap up. Another advantage of getting a season ticket even if you can't make every game.
Yep, people queuing for tickets at Dean Court already. Good luck you lot make sure you wrap up. Another advantage of getting a season ticket even if you can't make every game. bigfatsteve

10:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

bigfatsteve wrote:
Yep, people queuing for tickets at Dean Court already. Good luck you lot make sure you wrap up. Another advantage of getting a season ticket even if you can't make every game.
Sheesh, that's determination , considering the forecast
[quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: Yep, people queuing for tickets at Dean Court already. Good luck you lot make sure you wrap up. Another advantage of getting a season ticket even if you can't make every game.[/p][/quote]Sheesh, that's determination , considering the forecast cheeriedriteup

10:54pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

cherrychris75 wrote:
Sell him to reading and get le fondre as part of the deal
I was thinking the same cherrychris75.
[quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: Sell him to reading and get le fondre as part of the deal[/p][/quote]I was thinking the same cherrychris75. Yorkie Cherry

11:23pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ondulado says...

go to the Bic for your ickets. No queue there
go to the Bic for your ickets. No queue there ondulado

11:38pm Fri 17 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

ondulado wrote:
go to the Bic for your ickets. No queue there
The weather is hot, think i will watch the match on telly at the local bar.
[quote][p][bold]ondulado[/bold] wrote: go to the Bic for your ickets. No queue there[/p][/quote]The weather is hot, think i will watch the match on telly at the local bar. golfer33

11:48pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Court Side says...

Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.
Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on. Court Side

6:56am Sat 18 Jan 14

Fanfor45 says...

Court Side wrote:
Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.
This is the comment I generally agree with most. .Just because you work for one employer does not stop your wishing to look for an “upgrade” in life. Show me the person who wouldn’t. That doesn’t stop the desire to be happy with all connected with the present job and try as hard as you can to deliver. It just means you want to move on to different challenges. I think in football, belonging to a “club” has a sense of hidden meaning that is perceived as being disloyal if someone chooses to leave. Mere mortals who just go to work are not perceived like this perhaps. Grabban is just going to work- perhaps for a different company. That’s all. Good luck to him.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.[/p][/quote]This is the comment I generally agree with most. .Just because you work for one employer does not stop your wishing to look for an “upgrade” in life. Show me the person who wouldn’t. That doesn’t stop the desire to be happy with all connected with the present job and try as hard as you can to deliver. It just means you want to move on to different challenges. I think in football, belonging to a “club” has a sense of hidden meaning that is perceived as being disloyal if someone chooses to leave. Mere mortals who just go to work are not perceived like this perhaps. Grabban is just going to work- perhaps for a different company. That’s all. Good luck to him. Fanfor45

7:33am Sat 18 Jan 14

kentcherry says...

Sensible and mature comments from court side and fanfor45. Good luck Grabs whatever you decide to do.
Sensible and mature comments from court side and fanfor45. Good luck Grabs whatever you decide to do. kentcherry

7:35am Sat 18 Jan 14

pokesdown1 says...

Sounds like everybodys` at it in this little saga.

Rotherham Utd must be chuckling.He will probably end up going back there eventually.
Sounds like everybodys` at it in this little saga. Rotherham Utd must be chuckling.He will probably end up going back there eventually. pokesdown1

8:14am Sat 18 Jan 14

Solentcherry says...

Was probably going nowhere until his agent decided to pick up the phone and inform clubs of the contract clause that his agent had probably put in there in the first place. January transfer window = payday for agents.
Was probably going nowhere until his agent decided to pick up the phone and inform clubs of the contract clause that his agent had probably put in there in the first place. January transfer window = payday for agents. Solentcherry

8:21am Sat 18 Jan 14

swanagecherrie says...

Totally agree if I was offered a better payed job I would certainly look into it. we have to remember footballers are not fans its there job and a short one at that. However play him I'm not sure of that I think he is a committed hard working player but he is a professional and will not want to get injured to jepodise these job offers.
Totally agree if I was offered a better payed job I would certainly look into it. we have to remember footballers are not fans its there job and a short one at that. However play him I'm not sure of that I think he is a committed hard working player but he is a professional and will not want to get injured to jepodise these job offers. swanagecherrie

8:31am Sat 18 Jan 14

rogthedodge123 says...

I think its clear that Grabban is not going too Brighton but you cannot blame
him for possiby considering a move to premiership bound QPR and It must be a difficult decision,I hope he stays with us but if not then thankyou for helping us to get where we are today and good luck
I think its clear that Grabban is not going too Brighton but you cannot blame him for possiby considering a move to premiership bound QPR and It must be a difficult decision,I hope he stays with us but if not then thankyou for helping us to get where we are today and good luck rogthedodge123

8:32am Sat 18 Jan 14

easthoweafcb. says...

I think Eddie should play him and tell him to give him 100% because after all at this moment he is still a Bournemouth player and like anyone any where has to work a period of notice any where grabber should understand that it was actually us who have given him the chance to play at a higher level and must show us some respect if this is finally his last game!
I think Eddie should play him and tell him to give him 100% because after all at this moment he is still a Bournemouth player and like anyone any where has to work a period of notice any where grabber should understand that it was actually us who have given him the chance to play at a higher level and must show us some respect if this is finally his last game! easthoweafcb.

9:07am Sat 18 Jan 14

bigfatsteve says...

ondulado wrote:
go to the Bic for your ickets. No queue there
You'll have a long wait as tickets only on sale over the phones at the BIC.
[quote][p][bold]ondulado[/bold] wrote: go to the Bic for your ickets. No queue there[/p][/quote]You'll have a long wait as tickets only on sale over the phones at the BIC. bigfatsteve

9:28am Sat 18 Jan 14

bobsworthforever says...

cherrychris75 wrote:
Sell him to reading and get le fondre as part of the deal
Asolutely 600k and LeFondre top deal
[quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: Sell him to reading and get le fondre as part of the deal[/p][/quote]Asolutely 600k and LeFondre top deal bobsworthforever

10:11am Sat 18 Jan 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

rogthedodge123 wrote:
I think its clear that Grabban is not going too Brighton but you cannot blame
him for possiby considering a move to premiership bound QPR and It must be a difficult decision,I hope he stays with us but if not then thankyou for helping us to get where we are today and good luck
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: I think its clear that Grabban is not going too Brighton but you cannot blame him for possiby considering a move to premiership bound QPR and It must be a difficult decision,I hope he stays with us but if not then thankyou for helping us to get where we are today and good luck[/p][/quote]Totally agree Yorkie Cherry

10:50am Sat 18 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Court Side wrote: Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.
This is the comment I generally agree with most. .Just because you work for one employer does not stop your wishing to look for an “upgrade” in life. Show me the person who wouldn’t. That doesn’t stop the desire to be happy with all connected with the present job and try as hard as you can to deliver. It just means you want to move on to different challenges. I think in football, belonging to a “club” has a sense of hidden meaning that is perceived as being disloyal if someone chooses to leave. Mere mortals who just go to work are not perceived like this perhaps. Grabban is just going to work- perhaps for a different company. That’s all. Good luck to him.
I agree with you both, its not as if he agitated for a move, Brighton approached the Club and given the short career span of any professional sportsman who wouldn't explore the possibilities. I hope that he stays, at least for the rest of this Season, if not good luck to him.
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.[/p][/quote]This is the comment I generally agree with most. .Just because you work for one employer does not stop your wishing to look for an “upgrade” in life. Show me the person who wouldn’t. That doesn’t stop the desire to be happy with all connected with the present job and try as hard as you can to deliver. It just means you want to move on to different challenges. I think in football, belonging to a “club” has a sense of hidden meaning that is perceived as being disloyal if someone chooses to leave. Mere mortals who just go to work are not perceived like this perhaps. Grabban is just going to work- perhaps for a different company. That’s all. Good luck to him.[/p][/quote]I agree with you both, its not as if he agitated for a move, Brighton approached the Club and given the short career span of any professional sportsman who wouldn't explore the possibilities. I hope that he stays, at least for the rest of this Season, if not good luck to him. Square Old Codger

11:01am Sat 18 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Court Side wrote:
Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.
Fully agree with you CourtSide and don't particularly blame Grabbs for this situation.

However what I REALLY don't like is, if the Seagulls can't make a deal with him is the way that some of the bigger clubs in the league are circling like vultures! i.e. If Reading or QPR buy him will they actually play him much or bench him for most of the time thus depriving us of a player. This seems to be the way the way some Premiership clubs operate, food for thought for Lewis.

Finally if Lewis is on the pitch today ad gives his usual100% he will have my full support.
UTC
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.[/p][/quote]Fully agree with you CourtSide and don't particularly blame Grabbs for this situation. However what I REALLY don't like is, if the Seagulls can't make a deal with him is the way that some of the bigger clubs in the league are circling like vultures! i.e. If Reading or QPR buy him will they actually play him much or bench him for most of the time thus depriving us of a player. This seems to be the way the way some Premiership clubs operate, food for thought for Lewis. Finally if Lewis is on the pitch today ad gives his usual100% he will have my full support. UTC TedMacsCherryPants

11:18am Sat 18 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

N Smith wrote:
Don't want to see Grabbs in a red and black shirt again , hurry up and sod off and let us get on with it.
Grow up
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: Don't want to see Grabbs in a red and black shirt again , hurry up and sod off and let us get on with it.[/p][/quote]Grow up rednblack37

11:37am Sat 18 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Court Side wrote:
Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.
Fully agree with you CourtSide and don't particularly blame Grabbs for this situation.

However what I REALLY don't like is, if the Seagulls can't make a deal with him is the way that some of the bigger clubs in the league are circling like vultures! i.e. If Reading or QPR buy him will they actually play him much or bench him for most of the time thus depriving us of a player. This seems to be the way the way some Premiership clubs operate, food for thought for Lewis.

Finally if Lewis is on the pitch today ad gives his usual100% he will have my full support.
UTC
Agree 100% no one can blame him . My only concern is , if Eddie doesn't replace him in the near future , we will fall into the drop zone .
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Until Lewis goes to another club he is still AFCB's employee, therefore i would expect him to either start or be on the bench tomorrow as Eddie see's fit. He will still get my full support until he no longer wears the clubs colours and i have no fears that he won't put in a shift while still here. With the clubs mentioned that are supposedly interested in him you can hardly blame him if he wants to talk to them and maybe move on, he is not an AFCB fan he's a professional footballer and he is currently employed by us, if he can get more money and realise his dream of playing in the top division quicker with another club then that's his prerogative, it is a short career after all. Personally i like the lad, think he's come a long way since he joined us and always puts in an honest shift in but if he goes so be it, that's the way it is. Eddie will bring someone else in and life at Dean Court will carry on.[/p][/quote]Fully agree with you CourtSide and don't particularly blame Grabbs for this situation. However what I REALLY don't like is, if the Seagulls can't make a deal with him is the way that some of the bigger clubs in the league are circling like vultures! i.e. If Reading or QPR buy him will they actually play him much or bench him for most of the time thus depriving us of a player. This seems to be the way the way some Premiership clubs operate, food for thought for Lewis. Finally if Lewis is on the pitch today ad gives his usual100% he will have my full support. UTC[/p][/quote]Agree 100% no one can blame him . My only concern is , if Eddie doesn't replace him in the near future , we will fall into the drop zone . Nat1234

12:14pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Cherrybear86 says...

Give it to grabban !!!
Give it to grabban !!! Cherrybear86

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