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Alex Pritchard

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by markysimmo, 11 May 2014.

  1. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

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    That is because Poch is building a team and a system and most importantly things appear to be working on the pitch. Because of it he has earned that trust so far. If things start to go wrong on the pitch then murmurs of discontent will resurface soon enough. Still gutted about Pritch and Bentaleb, both of whom I believe are more naturally talented than Ryan Mason or Tom Carroll.
     
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  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    I'm with you about Pricthard and in a way I hope it does bite us on the Arse as all I've ever seen from him is class ... But I'm 400% behind Poch and as far as I'm concerned he gets what he wants and has a free reign from me
     
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  3. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Simon Davies

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    It's the "system" that I think is key here.
    There's a quote (tried a quick google, couldn't find it, so a very heavy dose of paraphrasing coming up) from Alf Ramsey in 1966, where when picking Jackie Charlton to play, Ramsey told him 'you are not the best player, you are not even the best player for that position, but you are the best player in that position for my system".
    Maybe that's what is happening with the likes of Pritchard and Bentaleb - they are clearly very talented, but just don't fit the mould of what Poch needs. And being so clearly talented, it is natural they would want - and need - to play somewhere where they can be part of a first eleven rather than having to warm a bench in the hope of an injury or a run in a domestic cup competition giving them a breakthrough.
    I feel very sorry that injury interrupted what could have been Pritchard's breakthrough season last year but that, unfortunately, is the nature of football.
     
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  4. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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    Gazza Dazzla Chris Armstrong

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    He feels like a Bournemouth signing to me!
     
  6. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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  7. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Wonder what happened at Palace after he was a guest at their match the other day?

    Levy doing a favour for his Paul Barber and Chris Hughton?
     
  8. indianspur

    indianspur Guest

    I heard he went to watch a mate playing in the Palace match.
     
  9. metalgear

    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    gotta ask if he is that good why aren't the better teams making bids
     
  10. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Because he's not that good, but if Jordon Ibe can fetch 15 million...
     
  11. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Possibly - it was a friendly away to Dulwich Hamlet I think with a skeleton squad so not much of a glamour tie to invite a potential signing to
     
  12. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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  13. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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  14. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Simon Davies

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    Maybe he just went to see Andros? Academy mates and all that?
     
  15. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Justin Edinburgh

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    About the right fee for him I would say. I think he will end up being a PL player (either through promotion with Brighton or a move after a decent season or two for them).
     
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    Charliedup Allan Nielsen

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    fudging shame. He's a good squad member imo
     
  17. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Hopefully there will be a buy back clause and/or a sell on clause
     
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  18. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I thought it was their match vs Wimbledon?
     
  19. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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    Sam Cunningham ‏@samcunningham 7m7 minutes ago
    Brighton have agreed a fee with Tottenham for Alex Pritchard. It's understood it could rise to £8m. Full story @MailSport.

    Up front £3m
    Additional fees - £1m if Brighton go up, £1m if he plays for England, £1m if he is on the first manned mission to Mars, £1m if Jeremy Corbyn ever becomes PM and £1m if GB ever agrees Mason is bang average.
     
  20. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Seems a little on the cheap side in today's market, but then Paul Barber is Levy's bestie.
     

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