Vital Football

Latest BHA FC News

Albion Bring In O'Grady

Albion Bring In O'Grady

Brighton have completed the signing of Chris O'Grady from Barnsley, with his arrival announced on Friday evening.

His signing for an undisclosed fee was one that Sami Hyypia has spoken glowingly about on the official website with him having all the attributes that he said he was looking for and offers us something different to what we have and yet will get.

'This is an area we want to strengthen and Chris is a good start. He is a strong, physical presence and gives us something different to the other strikers we already have here at the club.

'You need that option in the squad of a forward with power and strength, and Chris can give us that - as well as scoring goals. We still want some extra attacking additions, and in other areas of the team, but I'm pleased we have another one of our targets.'

The 28 year old hasn't always necessarily been overly prolific over the years but is a definite physical presence and has contributed a fair amount of goals in a struggling Barnsley side over the past 18 months or so and I might have been a little unfair with thoughts shared earlier this week.

He's also vastly experienced, not only at Championship level.

Selling Leo Ulloa for over £8m (for a fee of up to £10m in the end perhaps) and bringing in someone for a fraction of this amount doesn't mean that he isn't going to deliver does it with the combination he can work with the other forwards and what he can add to the squad being of most importance with, as Hyypia said, this a good a good start.

O'Grady has come to Albion on a three year contract.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSeagull
Date:Saturday July 19 2014
Time: 10:09AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

March Looking For Premier League Improvement

Solly March was obviously delighted to win this season's Young Player of the Year award but next season he's hoping to be more in contention for the senior award.

Sidwell Looking For New Brighton Deal

Midfielder Steve Sidwell has been speaking about how he hopes he has earned a new contract at Brighton following his performances this year.

Knockaert Takes Top Brighton Award

Yesterday evening Brighton hosted the annual Players' Awards Dinner night at the Amex Stadium and French winger Anthony Knockaert took the Player of the Season award...

Brighton Line Up Arsenal's Campbell?

Brighton are being linked with Arsenal's Joel Campbell, who has been mentioned in connection with Galatasaray but is currently on loan with Sporting Lisbon.

Archived Vital BHA Articles

Vital BHA articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital BHA
Write For Vital BHA
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stockdale58%
Bruno0%
Hunemeier28%
Dunk0%
Pocognoli0%
Knockaert0%
Norwood0%
Sidwell0%
March0%
Murphy0%
Murray0%
Sub - Hemed0%
Sub - Stephens0%
Sub - Akpom14%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Results (view all)

Brighton & Hove Albion Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 5:30PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Andy Horton3
The Vital Football Members League