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01-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Brighton Argus say they can confirm we have bid 750,000 for him

01-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Claret4ver. Is this new news or an old report from the last transfer window.

Do you have a link?

01-01-2014, 06:47 PM
It is in todays argus and it is an improved offer just type brighton argus into your search engine.

01-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Sorry should have posted the link - view external link (http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/10907954._/?)

01-01-2014, 06:52 PM
It's gash trying to reply on here tonight.
If this post with a link manages to get through it will be at the 5th attempt. - view external link (http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/10907954.January_transfer_window_latest__Burnley_b ack_in_for_Barnes_but_Albion_keen_to_keep_squad_)

02-01-2014, 08:20 AM
This has all the hallmarks of a long running saga...ending with him signing an improved contract with BHA in the last week of Jan..

02-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Why are we trying to sign a non scoring striker in the Nik Bendtener mould. This guy averages four goals a season.we have defenders who can manage this

02-01-2014, 09:09 AM
'...with free-scoring Danny Ings seemingly bound for the Premier League...'

that makes depressing reading! :(

...unless they mean 'bound for the Premier League'

with Burnley! :D

02-01-2014, 09:56 AM
I have read something about this on twitter - apparently during the last window, our 500k bid was knocked back, so we have increased to 750k.

I have also read reports linking us with Andy Keogh from Millwall, but no fee is mentioned there.

Either way, it seems as though we are looking to strengthen, which may well give Vokesy a rest.

02-01-2014, 11:07 AM
If we dont sign Barnes then we will go for Leon Clarke at coventry for around the same money

02-01-2014, 11:15 AM
Leon clarke lmfao..
Good 1

02-01-2014, 11:41 AM
We could also be in for Emmanuel Frimpong from Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season

02-01-2014, 12:04 PM
What kind of striker is Barnes ?

Targetman, smaller and trickier, penalty-box poacher, Blake-esque schemer ?

02-01-2014, 12:21 PM
From what I can see - somewhere between Ings and Vokes - 6ft, reasonable pace and touch, scores a wide variety of goals. Likely that he could play with either striker.

02-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Yes, as Papabendi has said I think.

I suppose the closest equivalent we've had in recent times would be Nugent - biggish unit, but also mobile. Can play wide or through the middle which would be a big bonus and raise the possibility of us using all 3 together on some occasions.

I do have some sympathy with the cynical view that we could be played as pawns here by a player looking to extract a better outcome from his contract negotiations.

02-01-2014, 12:32 PM
Have read that elsewhere too.

I think we need to be prepared to move on quickly from this if it gets protracted - we have set our stall out with the offer on the 1st. Believe there are other irons in the fire.

02-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Agree with that. Inevitably you've got to be patient - Brighton will presumably want to get a bit of an auction going if he's genuinely refusing to sign a new deal, but we need to play a canny game in terms of knowing when to pull out and refocus on other targets.

02-01-2014, 01:37 PM
Not sure where the idea he is a 4 goal a season man comes from but I'd rather we looked at loaning players for 6 months. If we do go up, we'll be looking to bring in better than him I'd hope.

02-01-2014, 04:24 PM
"Not sure where the idea he is a 4 goal a season man comes from"

Me neither - so I took a look at his record since signing for Brighton.

He's made 114 starts and 35 sub appearances for them in the league and scored 46 goals.

02-01-2014, 04:40 PM
I think his goalscoring was better at league one level, but he is certainly no four goal a season man.

02-01-2014, 04:53 PM
"I think his goalscoring was better at league one level, but he is certainly no four goal a season man"

Good point, his Championship record at Brighton is 79 starts, 20 sub appearances and 25 goals which is still considerably better than 4 per season.

02-01-2014, 05:19 PM
Or to put it another way, from a quick look on Wikipedia his career goalscoring record looks much healthier overall than someone 9 days older than him who goes by the of Sam Vokes, particularly given that he's been used out wide quite a lot.

I'd be perfectly happy with Barnes. Interesting that the bid hasn't been rejected out of hand by Albion - I think from memory they clarified last time that they'd turned us down pretty sharpish.

02-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Barnes was offered a new deal at the beginning of the season and still hasn't signed it.

Am I right in thinking that he can sign a pre-contract agreement now and walk for nothing in the summer?

One thing worth noting though is his list of previous clubs : Plymouth, Salisbury, Eastbourne, Torquay and Brighton. The furthest North he's played was a 3 game loan spell at Oxford.

He wasn't even part of Wolves promotion season so I'm not sure what Dyche sees in him.

02-01-2014, 05:47 PM
I live in Brighton and have been an admirer of Barnes for a while. A couple of points:

1. His scoring record is better when you consider that a lot of the time he's played for Brighton on the left of the front three.

2. He's a bit of everything in terms of playing style, a good mix of target man but mobile who can play others in.

3. Brighton have Ward on loan from Wolves, who are apparently also after him. Thoughts are that he could go to them as part of a swap deal.

I've got several Brighton mates, some of which are quite well connected, so I'll send a few texts and see what the story is.

02-01-2014, 05:55 PM
Sure we'd like to conclude a deal before the cup on Saturday...lower league players will already be cup tied.

02-01-2014, 07:06 PM
"One thing worth noting though is his list of previous clubs : Plymouth, Salisbury, Eastbourne, Torquay and Brighton. The furthest North he's played was a 3 game loan spell at Oxford."

Further north than Mr Ings. Furthest north he made was as a schoolboy at Southampton. Turned out ok!

02-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Brighton fans seem to rate him... - view external link (www.northstandchat.com/showthread.php?292650-Should-we-cash-in-on-Barnes-for-750k-to-1-million)

03-01-2014, 08:39 AM
he's quite a divisive player from what my Albion mates think, in that fans either really rate him or think he's over-rated.

Texted a few last night, a deal seems quite possible. He's not signed a contract he was offered in the summer (his current deal runs out this summer) and with Ulloa and CMS returning to the side it doesn't bode well for him. Albion have more specialist wingers now so he'd be unlikely to return to the flanks either.

Personally I think he'd be a great signing.

The Bedlington Terrier
03-01-2014, 09:24 AM
Leon Clarke from Coventry would also be ideal - let's have them both?

05-01-2014, 05:22 PM
Reading the more recent articles on our interest, it seems clear that Brighton are very keen to hold onto him. He's also been a regular in their starting line up this season.

Unless he's very keen to join us, I can see any pursuit going the same way it did in August.

Hopefully we have other options we can move on to.

05-01-2014, 06:11 PM
This strikes me as another "Shotton" which dragged on for months with neither player or selling club keen on the deal.Also Barnes started yesterdays cup game-that says they are not interested and that talks are not advanced

05-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Shotton joined Wigan Athletic (2 September 2013) on loan until 2 January 2014

05-01-2014, 06:56 PM
If Barnes is indeed our main target then you can only assume we do have a Plan B or C. Hopefully that doesn't involve signing a journeyman like Leon Clarke - I thought those days had gone ?
Dyche needs to find an Ings or an Austin - a realisable, long term asset. No pressure, Sean..

05-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Clarke, another random thrown into the hat. Shotton was a reference from when Howe was here not Dyche.

05-01-2014, 07:12 PM
Clarke has been rumoured before this week, nothing "random" about it. It's a good a rumour as any as, lets face it, rumours are all we have to date.

05-01-2014, 07:14 PM
I don't think Clarke is a good one, and it is nothing that has even made the papers (what I have seen)

05-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Fair enough, but my point still stands. Younger players with a potential sell on value is the way to go. Howe was spot on with that, I accept he signed some real shockers but the fees for Austin and, at some point, Ings (Trippier ?) obviously dwarf the outlay on such as O'Neil and Porter.

05-01-2014, 09:52 PM
over 10,000 views for this thread

...he must sign now - surely! ;D

06-01-2014, 03:17 PM
He'll be at Turf Moor by 28th Jan. ;D

07-01-2014, 11:06 AM
In today's Daily Mirror it says that we look set to sign Ashley Barnes for 450,000 + 150,000 promotion bonus and Brighton will sign Joe Mason from Cardiff for 600,000 as Barnes' replacement.

07-01-2014, 12:39 PM
450k + 150k. Seems a bit weird when we have already had a 750k bid turned down apparently ?

Would love the mirror to be right for once.

07-01-2014, 05:33 PM
Any more news on this?

08-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Nothing in the papers today.

08-01-2014, 12:11 PM
if anything is likely to happen with this, i doubt it would be before we play them at the end of the month.

08-01-2014, 12:16 PM
Liam Bridcutt has handed in a transfer request to force through his transfer from Brighton to Sunderland so maybe Ashley Barnes will do likewise to sign for Burnley.

08-01-2014, 12:17 PM
Hard to know what to believe.
There is a report today that we have turned our attentions to Jutkiewicz because we had had a bid of 450000 for Ashley Barnes turned down because Brighton value him at 750000.
It also reported that our bid for Jutkiewicz has been rejected.

08-01-2014, 12:26 PM
I don't get a good vibe about Barnes. It has the hallmarks of turning into a saga and if the player really wanted to come he could have effectively forced the issue.

I really hope we get players to help us in January, rather than at the last minute on the 31st.

08-01-2014, 02:15 PM
The good thing I suppose is we've been linked with 3 forwards, all with a bit in common in terms of style - Barnes, big Lukas and Davies from Bolton - and all with a bit of pedigree. All those deals seem fairly credible.

I certainly wouldn't expect us to conclude any permanent transfers for at least another week though. All of those 3 deals have too many other variables at play.

08-01-2014, 02:22 PM
Barnes is a funny one, we must have had some encouragement from somewhere for us to keep plugging away without really improving the offer. Perhaps his agent? But on the other hand, Brighton really need to sell unless they're confident he's going to sign a new deal. I hope I'm wrong, but I can see another club pipping us on price; he's worth more than 500,000 on a long contract. Whatever happens here, please let it happen before the last week in January so we can move on or have him in the squad for a few games this month.

Davies might represent the best value. Clearly not rated by Freedman and they must be desperate to sell just about anyone they can get a fee for.

08-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Wigan are now rumoured to be showing an interest in Ashley Barnes.

08-01-2014, 05:43 PM
We are in 2nd place in the Championship, had a good game against Southampton, with virtually same team we have used week in week out since the start of the season, Leicester, Derby and I believe Poopr have all made some form of signings whether loans or full and we have as far as most people can see done nothing, will January 31st come and there be a message from the club, well we had a fews on our list, but every time we rang them they had already signed for? or I got better deal staying here than what you can offer me up North, stone cold houses and crap weather, well can only wait and see and hope the boys working cloak and dagger behind the scenes have a couple of real crackers lined up, or I could see a few of our lads burnt out by February, hoping for the best in the New Year :D

08-01-2014, 05:49 PM
CnBtruntru, if we don't bring in 2-3 players, what they say on the 31st doesn't really matter. We won't be going up.

08-01-2014, 07:23 PM
Could Brighton's new striker signing pave the way for us to sign Ashley Barnes?

See link - view external link (http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/albion/10923057.Transfer_window_watch__Albion_sign_Obika/)

08-01-2014, 07:26 PM
Good misleading quote of needing him in addition to Barnes then?

08-01-2014, 07:30 PM
Brighton could just be saying that and still be trying to sign their supposed transfer target in Joe Mason and then let Barnes join us,but who knows.

08-01-2014, 07:38 PM
Is he any good? no seriously I'm not convinced that he's worth ?750k

09-01-2014, 07:55 AM
Rumours getting stronger that we have had our bid for him accepted...

09-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Done deal... allegedly :D

09-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Lets get him in for the weekend or am I asking too much? A new signing especially one of good quality really does give everyone a little extra boost from players to fans.

09-01-2014, 09:00 AM
dyche has said ashley barnes is 'in process' whatever that means and that there are 3 or 4 others they're after.

that he'sd barnes would perhaps suggest its close.

09-01-2014, 09:07 AM
So do you guys think we've signed him to replace Ings, or as a backup 3rd forward - or for someone to push for a pretty much immediate starting place ahead of Vokes to partner Ings?

09-01-2014, 09:16 AM
I don't believe for one minute that Danny Ings will be sold in January!

The board now must be in real belief that we could actually win promotion with extra bodies.

They aren't that silly to do that and i don't believe anyone wonder offer over ?6 million for him as hes unproven in EPL still.

Also they know now, back SD and ?90 million could come our way!!

09-01-2014, 09:20 AM
SSN Transfer Centre 0913h:

We are hearing that Burnley have agreed a fee with Brighton for striker Ashley Barnes. He has netted six goals in all competitions this season and will help to complement Sam Vokes and Danny Ings at Turf Moor should a deal be completed.

09-01-2014, 09:40 AM
"So do you guys think we've signed him to replace Ings, or as a backup 3rd forward - or for someone to push for a pretty much immediate starting place ahead of Vokes to partner Ings?"

we haven't signed him yet muchacho but he would be to provide competition for both ings and vokes.

09-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Fee agreed, and S.Geldard from the telegraph is wrong about the other one.

09-01-2014, 09:55 AM
The reason Barnes has always made sense on paper is that style wise you could see him playing with either Vokes or Ings. So it gives us 3 complimentary strikers. You could even change the shape a bit sometimes, especially away, and play all 3 - Barnes and Ings wide of Vokes, and push Arfield centrally, or even just deploy Barnes or Ings wide in a 4-4-2.

Its 3 complimentary front players, which is the bare minimum you need.

09-01-2014, 10:04 AM
claretspice, I think most of us know that.

Which is why I imagine we went for him, due to simply not having the funds to go for the common 2+2 (and perhaps 1 youngster as the 5th forward in the squad).

09-01-2014, 10:17 AM
Reading the Brighton fans views is that they rate Barnes&he sounds like a Pato that he is grafter n chases after everything,just the type of player clarets fans like,let's just hope he can chip in with a few goals 2 help vings out! U.t.c

09-01-2014, 10:20 AM
As said earlier, we may end up with more than Ings, Vokes, Barnes.

That would give us a very healthy 4.

09-01-2014, 10:21 AM
edit: wrong thread.

09-01-2014, 10:23 AM
But it seems to me that the answer to your earlier question is that he's not been bought to replace Ings - although that may be the long-term plan if we don't get promoted - or to replace Vokes, but to be a different option to either of them. I imagine that between now and the end of the season, if all 3 stay fit, he'll start about 6 or 7 games and be on the bench for the majority.

09-01-2014, 10:55 AM
This isn't in the bag, despite what Nixon is saying.

Leeds are in for him - and they will offer him more money and probably more of a guarantee of first choice football.

I am hopeful however.

09-01-2014, 11:01 AM
"This isn't in the bag, despite what Nixon is saying."

From the info I got from last night I would say that's spot on, although things could have changed one way or the other this morning.

09-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Just had a reply from Nixon, things have moved on significantly, terms could be agreed today.

09-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Is Nixon negotiating the deal?

09-01-2014, 11:13 AM
Ha, wouldn't have thought so would you? He was spot on with the Jones signing and probably has more contacts than you or I.

09-01-2014, 11:16 AM
"Leeds are in for him - and they will offer him more money and probably more of a guarantee of first choice football."

But a less guarantee of a Premier League experience, which will swing the deal in our favour.

09-01-2014, 11:17 AM
Whether its liked on here or not, Nixon does know a fair bit.

I hope he's right on this one

09-01-2014, 11:18 AM
Clearly, I'd like him to sign...never did get a shirt when Paul was here! ;D

09-01-2014, 11:22 AM
Nixon knows plenty (more than me), but what he probably doesn't know is that Leeds are in for him as of around an hour ago (when news of our offer being accepted became public knowledge).

McDermott is a big, big fan and has already wrapped up Jimmy Kebe from Palace today, they have quite a bit of cash.

09-01-2014, 11:25 AM
How do you know that news within the hour Jedi?

09-01-2014, 11:26 AM
"McDermott is a big, big fan and has already wrapped up Jimmy Kebe from Palace today, they have quite a bit of cash."

And Cameron Stewart from Hull which is quite funny. :)

09-01-2014, 11:27 AM
"He was spot on with the Jones signing and probably has more contacts than you or I."

I'm sure he has a lot more contacts than us, and I'd expect him to, but as for him getting Jones right - he was a long way behind on that one and didn't he say that Barnes was a done deal in August?

09-01-2014, 11:29 AM
"And Cameron Stewart from Hull which is quite funny."

What's even funnier is the BBC reporting of it. Jordan Stewart??? - view external link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25620951)

09-01-2014, 11:30 AM
I hope we sign him. I'd love to see the headline "We've signed Ashley...I say, we've signed Ashley" pasted onto a picture of Fred Elliot.XD

09-01-2014, 11:30 AM
I know a Leeds fan with just about as good a source as you could wish for from that Godforsaken club.

They are 100% in for him, not doubting we have had a bid accepted (and seen as Barnes has been aware of our interest since August, we probably have personal terms agreed in advance, off the record) but Leeds are a new problem.

09-01-2014, 11:37 AM
Bloody Leeds! :-(

09-01-2014, 11:42 AM
Leeds interest now being reported at the Brighton end

09-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Leeds could well make the playoffs if they make good signings now. Kebe is an excellent player at this level...no idea why they've gone for Stewart though.

It all depends on how much Barnes is motivated by the dollar i suspect. It might be that the fact we've been after him for so long might make him want to work for SD? That and our current position in the league...

09-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Leeds are signing kevin phillips today so barnes also ????? i dont think so

09-01-2014, 11:53 AM
"no idea why they've gone for Stewart though"

It's an interesting one but league leaders Leicester had gone back in for him.

09-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Hopefully it brings things to a head either way and we get him or we move on...this has been going on too long.

09-01-2014, 12:52 PM
I think he will go Leeds then,bigger wages n bigger club. Oh well on to the next target then.

09-01-2014, 12:54 PM
At Burnley he would get game time. Elsewhere, not guaranteed.

09-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Hahahaha! Good one claretdj!

09-01-2014, 01:13 PM
Nicko reporting the deal is very close.

09-01-2014, 01:22 PM
Having a medical now

09-01-2014, 01:23 PM
Having medical as we speak!!!

09-01-2014, 01:29 PM
Where do you find the news from Nixon?

09-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Official Clarets twitter feed

09-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Great news!!

Just get the nakker in now!

09-01-2014, 01:37 PM

Lancaster, thank you!

09-01-2014, 01:45 PM
It is also quoting Dyche as saying this is true on BBC Sportsday feed on their main sports page.
Can't provide link, I am at work... :blue:

09-01-2014, 01:50 PM
I'd assume that it's done deal then if medical is being done.

09-01-2014, 01:58 PM
Update from Chris Boden

"Barnes here for medical/terms. Fee agreed undisclosed"

09-01-2014, 02:01 PM
This is brilliant. Now for a midfielder. UTC

09-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Didn't Charlie's deal to Ipswich fall through on personal terms and his deal at Hull because of his knee?

I'll beleive it's a done deal when I see a picture of him holding a Burnley shirt or a scarf.

09-01-2014, 02:12 PM
I always assume the terms have been agreed before the medical but the Austin move shows how things can still go wrong on that score.

09-01-2014, 02:21 PM
If this comes off it will make for one happy wellernut

09-01-2014, 02:27 PM
"I'll beleive it's a done deal when I see a picture of him holding a Burnley shirt or a scarf."

You mean like Mark Patterson?

09-01-2014, 02:28 PM
How long does a medical take? Its feeling like waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle against Huddersfield. UTC

09-01-2014, 02:34 PM
"How long does a medical take?" Depends on how many good knees he has - Charlie's medical didn't take long at Hull - apparently.

09-01-2014, 02:34 PM
'...How long does a medical take? Its feeling like waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle against Huddersfield...'

6 mins then donz! :D

09-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Looking good but not counting my Venkys until he actually signs. Add Barnes and a fit Ross Wallace to the squad and suddenly we look so much stronger in depth. Not sure I believe the Wells link but it would be awesome if we got him. I see we are still favourites to sign Billy Mckay from Inverness as well. Well done the Board if we get Barnes plus 1 other.

09-01-2014, 02:48 PM
If he is having a medical, I would definitely take it for granted that he is coming.

Reason I say that is, he would be on his way to Elland Road to discuss terms if he hadn't accepted what we had offered him upon arriving (Leeds have definitely had a bid accepted as well for him, so this makes sense).

I hope I am right in that assumption...will be a very good signing because he is almost an 'in-between' of Ings and Vokes, will be able to play with either and has played a lot of his football on the left wing also, which may be an option for us when wanting to 'throw the kitchen sink'.

09-01-2014, 02:56 PM
"I think he will go Leeds then,bigger wages n bigger club"

A very good friend of mine is a Leeds fan and good for un-bias opinions and comments.
He has been telling me for years that Leeds are skint and have a wage structure not much different to our own. They do not pay outrageous salaries to their players.

Testament is the number of good players they have been forced to move on over the past few seasons, as in half of Norwich City FC.

I think Barnes will be ours today, if he is fit enough!

09-01-2014, 03:03 PM
Not being pessimistic or owt, but maybe Leeds are waiting to see how the medical goes, then jump in at the last minute?

09-01-2014, 03:06 PM
"Not being pessimistic or owt, but maybe Leeds are waiting to see how the medical goes, then jump in at the last minute?"

From what I believe the deal is now only subject to the medical so it looks as though Barnes, if indeed he did have a choice, has decided where to go.

09-01-2014, 03:08 PM
Looks more like Leeds have come in too late but we do need that medical being positive.

09-01-2014, 03:09 PM
Leeds being so huge! I expect he will just go there for the honour of it... no remuneration required.

09-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Back in the summer there was a table in one of the papers showing player wages as a percentage of income. Leeds had a very low figure - less than 60%.

In the short term their fans may be unhappy - but in the long term you might think that they are building sensibly.

No axe to grind for Leeds btw - I absolutely loathe them. More than the chicken farmers in fact.

09-01-2014, 03:16 PM
If the deal is confirmed lets go with a three pronged attack on Saturday of Ings, Vokes and Barnes and really show some intent!

09-01-2014, 03:21 PM
I think at this moment in time if i were Ashley Barnes, as long as he passes the medical i think he would prefer to tel Mr McDermot where to go than Mr Dyche, I would ;D

09-01-2014, 03:25 PM
its fair to say barnes and noble would be a textbook strikeforce.

09-01-2014, 03:38 PM
I just hope Ashley is aware that the standard set for Burnley players with the surname Barnes is 5 goals a game...


09-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Edit - wrong!

09-01-2014, 04:24 PM
If you have a couple of hours to spare, this thread, at almost 600 posts, makes a good read

edited to shorten the url, though the thread length remains enormous - view external link (http://tinyurl.com/l9os2lb)

09-01-2014, 04:39 PM
Re: the Leeds thing - I would guess Brighton are more willing to sell to us than they are to Leeds. We're 11 points clear of Brighton and that's a big gap to close up. Leeds are level on points with them on the fringe on the play-offs and so are far more immediate competition.

09-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Good point spice and as for comments by one or two that surely Barnes having a medical with us means that he'll be joining us didn't Willian pass a medical with Spurs and then join Chelsea?

09-01-2014, 04:51 PM
That's a good point Spice. I really couldn't understand why Bolton and Millwall were supposedly reluctant to lend us players with the suggestion being we were "rivals" when we were already streets ahead of them. Jealousy or delusions of grandeur maybe? :D

09-01-2014, 04:51 PM
Oh its not a done deal yet I wouldn't have thought. I have to say I'm surprised, for that reason, that the club went with the big splash at lunchtime, although one hopes that symptomatic that everything is agreed, just pending completion of paperwork and completion of the medical.

09-01-2014, 05:04 PM
"its fair to say barnes and noble would be a textbook strikeforce"

groan...;D :D

09-01-2014, 05:11 PM
Lot of disgruntled Leeds fans on Twitter! ;D

09-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Leeds fans are always disgruntled. When are they ever gruntled?

09-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Barnes & Wallace attacking with bouncing bombs!


09-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Barnes Wallace had a better strike rate
Let's get these two out wide as soon as poss.

09-01-2014, 05:18 PM
Dyche seems confident enough that the deal will be going through.

Said in his interview: "We are bringing Ashley in to not just to support and to challenge but to make sure we have that real challenge up front and we are hopeful as long as it goes through that he'll supply that and over time prove himself to be a worthwhile acquisition."

09-01-2014, 05:22 PM
"Barnes Wallace had a better strike rate" made me smile

reminded me of our Heath Robinson strike force in the mid 90s:D :D

09-01-2014, 05:28 PM
Like for todclaret

09-01-2014, 05:40 PM
Hot on the news that Ross Wallace is on the way back from injury Sky Sports understands that Burnley have declared an interest in signing Austrian international Jonny Grommit.

Manager Shaun Dyche said "We are on the look out for a quality midfielder, but this one is mainly for the amusement of our fans".

09-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Isn't one Austrian international enough for one day?

09-01-2014, 05:59 PM
"Jonny Grommit"

Please tell me that's a made-up ;D

09-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Dyche at lunchtime:

'...so ita??s now down to the medial and tying up personal terms...'

personal terms...oh ohhhh! :s

09-01-2014, 06:18 PM
Didn't Barnes receive a red card for tripping up a referee lst year? A bad lad but I still hope we sign him. He should add options up front.

09-01-2014, 06:21 PM
I do hope we sine that we is true about signing Grommit as we would have a Wallace and Gromit!!!!!!

09-01-2014, 06:22 PM
Barnes & Wallace up front would give us a great tune (Dam Busters March) to hum whenever they attacked.

09-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Looks imminent - media managers of the two clubs now communicating

09-01-2014, 06:30 PM
According to Brighton Argus, Barnes has passed his medical and terms have been agreed. They are saying announcement tomorrow morning. Next please

09-01-2014, 06:39 PM
I'm being told it is likely tomorrow. Everything was done apart from medical but looks as though that's been no problem.

Barnes should be a Burnley player sometime tomorrow. If it goes through in time he can call and see his mum and dad on Saturday, they are only about 40 miles from Yeovil.

09-01-2014, 06:40 PM
Beat you by 9 seconds !

09-01-2014, 06:53 PM
I read the link from NRC and the way most Brighton fans speak about him we are on to a winner. He also sounds as though his style is perfect for the way SD has the Clarets playing. If Sean can get the best out of him we could have a real bargain in our side.


09-01-2014, 07:01 PM
did it take you the 2 hours I suggested Colburn?

09-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Not when you skip 10 pages at a time ;)

Mind they must have one busy forum going.

09-01-2014, 08:01 PM
I can see us playing Ashley Barnes in a Jay Rod type role out wide with Scott Arfield on the other side with Marney and Jones in central midfield and Ings and Vokes up front with our usual back four and keeper giving us an even stronger starting 11.

With Barnes signing and Wallace coming back I would not be surprised if we let one or two of our wingers go either out on loan or sold.

09-01-2014, 08:03 PM
Sean got in to Brian McDermott's head when he was talking about Ashley Barnes today! Got him running scared!!


09-01-2014, 08:04 PM
I like this comment from a Brighton fan about Ashley Barnes that I saw in the Argus newspaper.

"Shrewd Burnley have got themselves a good player who scores key goals, but more importantly has a great work ethic and attitude about digging in wherever the team needs him.

Anyway, good luck to Barnes (but not when playing against us!) ... the quiet majority of fans, especially those who saw his efforts throughout at both Withdean & the Amex, appreciated his contribution to the Albion".

09-01-2014, 08:39 PM
It does sound like we've got a good player, assuming we have. Will Kightly start or the new boy?

The Bedlington Terrier
09-01-2014, 08:40 PM
This looks like another SD shrewd deal (SD) - get it? Anyway great news!

09-01-2014, 08:47 PM
We have been closing in for a log time now!

No news posted on the main board for hours.

09-01-2014, 10:54 PM
At least this proposed move has given me the biggest laugh of the day (so much so that I've run out of underpants).

A Brighton fan on a Plymouth messageboard...

'As a brighton fan we will miss him, he has done a good job for us but money talks again,Burnley trying to buy promotion we having got the funds to compete'


09-01-2014, 11:01 PM
It must be awful for Brighton struggling along on gates of 26000+

09-01-2014, 11:49 PM
We're tearing the FFP book up DiBranchio and throwing the brass about like confetti.

Vokes' contract extension and possibly Barnes coming in for between 600 and 800 thousand pounds tells me that QPR are financial lightweights.

Just waiting for that midfielder from Leyton Orient to sign and we're properly taking the Michael in this division.

10-01-2014, 12:10 AM
Midfielder from Leyton Orient B_O_T?
Pray tell.

10-01-2014, 12:16 AM
I do apologise DiBranchio but I just picked a position and club at random.

I suppose that I should start going on twitter with this and get the ball rolling. ;D

10-01-2014, 07:08 AM
'As a brighton fan we will miss him, he has done a good job for us but money talks again,Burnley trying to buy promotion we having got the funds to compete'

What ? I mean really... 'trying to buy promotion', I'm fec kin speechless.

Anyway, back in the real world, I really hope we can get this player - hopefully another clever signing from Mr Dyche.

10-01-2014, 09:08 AM
2 hours since last post! :O

this deal must be dead in the water :s

10-01-2014, 09:19 AM
According to Brian Mcdermott at 8.50am this morning on Talksport Leeds have missed out on their third target after Stewart and Kebe which I can only assume was Ashley Barnes. Looks pretty positive to me we will be signing him and he really appears to be a classic Dyche signing who together with the return of Wallace will significantly strengthen us.

10-01-2014, 10:22 AM

will wear number 30.