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[Albion] Kamari Doyle



Bozza

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Jul 4, 2003
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Back in Sussex
I thought we signed him earlier in the year but he couldn't officially join us until January?
We agreed to sign him previously, and signed him recently.

The key bits of the press releases...

14th July 2023

The club has reached an agreement with FCV Farul Constanta to sign Romanian winger Adrian Mazilu in the January transfer window.​
The transfer will be concluded once the window opens in January and will be subject to all regulatory approvals.​

22nd January 2024

Adrian Mazilu has completed his transfer to Brighton & Hove Albion, and subsequently joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan for the rest of the season.​
The Romania under-21 international had previously agreed to join Albion in this window from FCV Farul last summer, and continued to play in Romania for the first half of the season.​
 






amexer

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Aug 8, 2011
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Dont blame Martin for saying that. Mighty frustrating to lose a 17 y.o Especially if he said was leaving to get more 1st team games. We lost an Academy player to Chelsea which must have been for more money and here we are doing the same. Dont know what can be done but does seem wrong 17 year olds tempted away
 


cjd

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Jun 22, 2006
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La Rochelle
Dont blame Martin for saying that. Mighty frustrating to lose a 17 y.o Especially if he said was leaving to get more 1st team games. We lost an Academy player to Chelsea which must have been for more money and here we are doing the same. Dont know what can be done but does seem wrong 17 year olds tempted away
He had advisors etc etc. He...and probably his team of advisors felt his prospects would be better at Brighton than Southampton. Our record does show that too. I'm not aware our Brighton manager made a public statement criticising Chelsea for signing one of our prospects.

I'm also not sure how many millions Chelsea promised to inflate our lads salary, but i doubt comparing Brighton ,s salary with Southampton,s was such a substantial difference.
 






martin tyler

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Jan 25, 2013
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Dont blame Martin for saying that. Mighty frustrating to lose a 17 y.o Especially if he said was leaving to get more 1st team games. We lost an Academy player to Chelsea which must have been for more money and here we are doing the same. Dont know what can be done but does seem wrong 17 year olds tempted away
You have to draw the line somewhere though with the age for transfers. Otherwise we will be selling the u8s next.
It’s frustrating for sure we have all had it done to us as a club but the comments from Martin are a bit bitter.
To suggest Brighton is a bad place to go to develop is petty from him and reeks of bitterness. I’d understand if it were palace for example who have played hardly any u21 this season but here there is a clear pathway if your good enough.
 


GT49er

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Feb 1, 2009
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Gloucester
Dont blame Martin for saying that. Mighty frustrating to lose a 17 y.o Especially if he said was leaving to get more 1st team games. We lost an Academy player to Chelsea which must have been for more money and here we are doing the same. Dont know what can be done but does seem wrong 17 year olds tempted away
Is there any evidence that we are paying him more money, or much more money? Wages-wise I wouldn't have thought us and Southampton were worlds apart. Maybe it is actually for footballing/career reasons.

Just possibly, like..........
 


brighton_tom

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Jul 23, 2008
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Hope they stay in the Championship. Bitter and twisted fool…..


Yeah that just sounds bitter. Of course he’s initially going to spend a bit of time with the u21s and work his way up. Not like we’re just going to throw him into the starting 11 vs Luton. We have a tried and tested plan for youngsters, which Doyle obviously liked the sound of, and Martin just sounds bitter that they couldn’t persuade the lad to stay.
 




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Mar 16, 2005
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Dont blame Martin for saying that. Mighty frustrating to lose a 17 y.o Especially if he said was leaving to get more 1st team games. We lost an Academy player to Chelsea which must have been for more money and here we are doing the same. Dont know what can be done but does seem wrong 17 year olds tempted away
He’s not 17 though, or a youth player. He’s 18 (19 in August) and a full professional, who we have paid money for, after reaching an agreement with his former club.

That’s very, very different from Chelsea tempting away FOURTEEN year old Shim Mhueka, with promises of riches.
 


Baldseagull

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Jan 26, 2012
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Hope they stay in the Championship. Bitter and twisted fool…..


"I dont think there is much more we could have done as a club." Well, except play the lad a bit, as you are such a big fan of his.
I have no idea if he will get any minutes with the first team this season or not, but as he was an unused sub just twice this season in the Championship for Saints, if he gets a minute on the pitch for us he will have had more of a chance here.
 






BevBHA

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He’s not 17 though, or a youth player. He’s 18 (19 in August) and a full professional, who we have paid money for, after reaching an agreement with his former club.

That’s very, very different from Chelsea tempting away FOURTEEN year old Shim Mhueka, with promises of riches.
And Zak Sturge. Chelsea have been hoarding kids from everyone else’s academies for years.
 


Rookie

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Feb 8, 2005
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And Zak Sturge. Chelsea have been hoarding kids from everyone else’s academies for years.
And while Shim seems to be progressing very well I wonder how Zak feels about the move.
 






CHAPPERS

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Jul 5, 2003
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"I dont think there is much more we could have done as a club." Well, except play the lad a bit, as you are such a big fan of his.
I have no idea if he will get any minutes with the first team this season or not, but as he was an unused sub just twice this season in the Championship for Saints, if he gets a minute on the pitch for us he will have had more of a chance here.

Director of Football Jason Wilcox said: “Kami is another success story from our Academy and someone who we were keen to continue to help develop. However, with our position and ambitions in the league, as well as the strong competition within the team, including from other youngsters, we were unable to guarantee the first-team minutes that Kami and his representatives wanted.

“Kami had made it clear he did not wish to sign an extension to his contract with us, so we are pleased to have been able to secure a deal at an appropriate level for him. We wish him well for the future.”

So he wasn't going to get any minutes. May as well move somewhere that puts faith in youth, if good enough, or moves them on loan to create a pathway.
 


Super Steve Earle

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Feb 23, 2009
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I might have this wrong in which case apologies to Russell Martin, but isn't this the same Russell Martin who didn't make it with Brighton's youth academy? Sounds a bit like a long held grudge against the Albion saying ' If you are going to say you are leaving for first-team minutes or you are frustrated, don't go to Brighton.” Sounds more like he is still resentful of his departure from the club and the comment relates as much to his own experience with the club decades ago.
 


Bring back Bryan wade!!

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Jun 28, 2010
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He’s not 17 though, or a youth player. He’s 18 (19 in August) and a full professional, who we have paid money for, after reaching an agreement with his former club.

That’s very, very different from Chelsea tempting away FOURTEEN year old Shim Mhueka, with promises of riches.
Absolutely spot on, you can’t compare the two scenarios. I get the frustration from Martin but they currently sit in the Championship, albeit with a decent shout of promotion. We are top half in the Prem and in Europe. We have a proven track record of developing young players and giving them first team football (Hinshelwood, Ferguson etc) Put yourself in the lads shoes, of course his head would be turned.
 


Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
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GOSBTS
I might have this wrong in which case apologies to Russell Martin, but isn't this the same Russell Martin who didn't make it with Brighton's youth academy? Sounds a bit like a long held grudge against the Albion saying ' If you are going to say you are leaving for first-team minutes or you are frustrated, don't go to Brighton.” Sounds more like he is still resentful of his departure from the club and the comment relates as much to his own experience with the club decades ago.
I did think that - but when you think about it he actually had a better playing career than where Brighton were during his playing days so I’m not sure why he’d be that bitter
 








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