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Gordon Greer deal agreed

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posted Jul 10, 2010

Gordon Greer will sighn Monday for 250k, what great news well done moreglaze I was just behind you with this great news. in gus we trustbiggrinbiggrin

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posted Jul 10, 2010

Strange one this - first of all the positives (for you!) you have signed a great leader who is very good with the ball at his feet. Also 29 I think is about peak age for a centre back.
The negatives are that he started to look completely out of sorts towards the end of the season, and commits needless fouls in and around the penalty area which cost us many a goal last year!
At 250k I think you have got a good deal, I would of expected more like 400k. Why he is moved is what gets me, all I can presume is that you offered him a big wage increase which at the age of 29 he couldnt refuse!

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comment by Tom (U10746337)

posted Jul 10, 2010

He was in his last yar of his contract...he's been given 3 yr deal...good for his security maybe if wages are big. But i think Wilson and him fell out maybe over that tackle, which actually helped us get to wembley cause it enable us to take off Paynter who should never played in the play offs due to not being fit and his head was in Leeds by then. But 250 for i say an average centre back. he would struggle in the champ, with his needless fouls, slow pace, turn takes him too long and most of all lumbing the ball upfield so we just give them another attack. I'm sure the club will buy some1 who fits the bill. But we shall see.

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posted Jul 10, 2010

Haven't really seen much of him other than the playoffs where he didnt look that great tbh. I trust Gus' opinion though, so hopefully he'll do well for us. He sounds like the sort of player we needed though in terms of experience and leadership. The 4 centre backs currently at the club are all under 22 apart from El Abd who is 25. So having someone of Greer's experience alongside one of them could be a great partnership.

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posted Jul 10, 2010

It's a great signing for our club and will make for an interesting race between Swindon and Brighton for the playoff spot( I am being realistic here).

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posted Jul 10, 2010

swindon_BD

" Why he is moved is what gets me, all I can presume is that you offered him a big wage increase which at the age of 29 he couldnt refuse! "

Yes that is your problem i think, you are not as big a club as you think you are, Poyet,Falmer,Ambition may have a little something to do with it.

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posted Jul 10, 2010

more likely the 3 yr deal and the sound of the sea..

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posted Jul 10, 2010

Having read the Swindon 'Town End' message board I must say I'm a little confused about Greer. Prior to him signing (if he actually has, since its not been confirmed anywhere except in a local newspaper) he was Swindon's 'captain fantastic', defensive leader and an integral part of their run to the playoffs. However since he's 'come' to Brighton he's turned into a lumbering oaf of a player who is disruptive, old, gives away too many fouls and is worse than the centrebacks that remain at Swindon.

looks like Swindon have done a GREAT bit of business winkeye

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posted Jul 10, 2010

Is Greer a good player at Div 1 status; Yes but is a good player at this level worth 250k (if that is what was paid) for a striker (we paid 50k for Austin), yes but for a centre back IMO no. Wish him well and hopefully he has negotiated a great deal with you which may have a negative effect on the funds available to secure other players after January when hopefully STFC are pushing for the playoffs again. Who knows with the funds we have reportably have received it may just provide funds for D Wilson to sign some more great acquisitions like he did last season at a fraction of the price you have paid for our former captain.If thats the case is an automatic spot within our reach or am I dreaming?

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posted Jul 10, 2010

Captain?

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posted Jul 10, 2010

Brighton are getting stronger and stronger each time i look, High hopes next season then!

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posted Jul 11, 2010

"Yes that is your problem i think, you are not as big a club as you think you are"

Pot, Kettle, Black springs to mind! doh

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posted Jul 11, 2010

No-one has confirmed the fee at 250000..a short while back the figure needed to conclude a deal according to the STFC Chairman was 450000. I suspect the real figure is in between the two. It is assumed, from a local news report that cannot be verified as accurate.

As for the deal itself...for someone who was signed on a free 12 months ago, it is a massive turnaround in fortune....only time will tell whether it is a a good one for the buying club or not..

Yes he had a good season in most parts, but the dips came in patches of two or three games.

As for pace one thing is for certain in the third season of this contract he won't be quicker than he was during the last season.

If it is a short term success Brighton will feel vindicated....if it's not next season, it'll likely be money written off for nothing and a lengthy contract to out on too.

The only guaranteed winner in this is Greer, who has a nice long term contract to those aged over 23, with little real need to perform until season 3 ... I mean who in the correct mind commits 3 year contracts these days to all except world class players ... Greer is certainly not in that class.

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posted Jul 11, 2010

Initially I was extremely dissapointed with the sale of Greer. I still am, but having reflected on his past season it's not as bad as I first thought.

Good points to his game - Good leader, will always give you 100% and pretty decent in the air. He will never hide away in times of difficulty either, will always throw his head in where it hurts for the sake of the team. You'll never find him bottling a tackle which is what you want from a defender.

Bad points to his game - He's not getting any younger and that is evident when you see how slow he is. His lack of pace was exposed a number of times last season. He gives away alot of fouls in and around the box and sometimes see's the red mist and takes the man instead of the ball. He also has a frustrating tendancy to hoof the ball when he could simply build from the back and pass it instead.

Overall, as frustrating as it is to lose your club captain, I guess a 250k-450k deal for a 30 something centre back isn't as bad as I first thought. Hope he does well though. Good luck for the season and see you on the opening day ok

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posted Jul 11, 2010

i'll miss greer good cap't but asked any swindon fan how meny times he got turned over only for the oppo to hit the woodwork.
quite a few by the way.
im not bad mouthing him he was great for us but free 12 months ago to 250k now good deal

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posted Jul 11, 2010

Been reading more about him and he sounds a great signing, exactly what we needed in terms of experience. We lost our captain to Norwich for 300,000+, so its great to sign another captain with money left over.
He's only 29, its almost unheard of that a footballer retires before the age of 32 or 33 at least these days. 28-29 is when a footballer is in his absolute prime, particularly for a centre back.

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posted Jul 12, 2010

Good signing. It certainly shows that under GP & TB that as a club we now have the ability to prise quality players away from our rivals.This hasn't been the case for many a year now, and i for one am excited, not just for this season,but the years ahead. I'm not saying that were be in the Prem in 5 years, but i firmly believe we can put the dark days of Archer & Bellotti behind us for good! Now lets see that high profile striker signing, to send a REAL message out to the rest of the league!

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posted Jul 12, 2010

Was a good player for us, was sad to see him go. You're signing a solid defender, good luck for the season.

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comment by swin61 (U14548519)

posted Jul 12, 2010

I am gutted about Greer leaving us.
The resurgence at Swindon last season was mainly down to our captain ,his reading of the game and his ability to bring the best out of players around him was fantastic,i have never seen him give less than 100% for the team.
Fair play to you Gulls these things happen in football just glad greer is not facing us first game of the season.
I have got a horrible feeling we may be battling it out with you for a play off place.

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posted Jul 13, 2010

Swin61 i think you are right my guess is it will be us, you, southampton and wednesday the main contenders for playoffs an that

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posted Jul 13, 2010

Greer is a solid defender that will keep a side in league one, which is why we signed him. Doncaster were right by saying he's not quick enough or strong enough for the championship - his legs are like spindles lol. He gets away with it in league one as he has a very good football brain. 250k+ profit for a 29yr old is good business.
Hope Brighton do alright this year, you're a good club, but beware of the Huddersfield syndrome - you have to play your way out of this league, rarely can you buy out.

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posted Jul 13, 2010

I wasn't that dissapointed to see Greer leave and it sounds like we got good money for him.

He is very slow and forever pushing and shoving around his own box giving free kicks away that has cost us a few points last season.

However he is experienced and reads the game very well kinda making up for his lack of pace. When he plays well he plays very well.

Good luck Gordon and good luck Brighton.

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posted Jul 14, 2010

I think it is a good signing for you guys and a loss for us...whatever the fee and the opinion on his ability (I happen to think he was solid for 90 of games last term) the dela has gone thru so all I can do is wish him and Brighton luck (except against us!) and I think the seagulls are good shout for weekly treble the way they are shaping up...?

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