Norwich City midfielder Andrew Crofts has rejoined Brighton on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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The 28-year-old has returned to the Championship club two years after leaving for Carrow Road.

Crofts told The Brighton Argus: “As soon as I heard about the interest from Brighton it was one that really took my fancy.

“I wanted to come back and be part of what the club is looking to do.

“Ever since I moved I have kept in contact wih a lot of people at Brighton.

As soon as my game at Norwich had finished I was straight on the text to see how Brighton were getting on.”

Brighton manager Gus Poyet told the club’s official website: “When we knew about the possibility to bring him back we worked very hard to do that, and it took a few weeks, but we are very pleased to have him.

“We respected his career and helped him when there was interest from Norwich two years ago, and he went on to become a very good Championship player, as well as proving himself in the Premier League.

“Now I am delighted to have him back and he is going to be a very important player for us. We were always looking to bring experienced players who know this division and the Premiership, and Crofty has all of that.

“He is coming back to a club that he knows and he was happy to come back - that shows his commitment. I know how much he cares about winning football games. He leads by example and we want players like that on the pitch.”

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  • With game chips?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 6, 2012

  • It was when I taught you how to do the acute accent on the "e" (é) by using the Alt key at the right hand end of the space bar + "e" at the same time. Incidentally, to answer an earlier query of yours, to do the euro sign (€), use the same Alt key and the "4 - $ - €" at the same time.

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    The Crab

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Trouble is Scrim, I`m a computer dunce! Just typing & posting is my limit. All this cutting & pasting and suchlike is beyond my ken! Gizza clue......

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • enough of this beach volleyball on at the olympics and its not the boys and i dont care who wins

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • I wish him all the best. He has been an important player for us for the last 2 years but he was always going to be a likely candidate to be sold on to make way for a revised midfield. Good luck Crofty.

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    CovCanary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Micro chips! :D

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

  • Another I would term a true professional did what was asked of him an never complained when not in the team. Thanks for the memories and I wish him all the best.

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    Jakarta Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I used to have a similar with my email. If I composed one, often when I pressed send I would lose the entire thing. It was pretty much because if I spent longer than X amount of minutes, windows explorer would refresh automatically before "sending". I just thought that because you commonly have such a problem with ether, and you don't cuss, it could be something similar.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • That`s a lot simpler, Scrimmage! I`ll give that a try next time I anticipate "sweetoifofvitriolification". ie about 50% of attempts! Do I resubmit after`control v`?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Can`t cope with microchips; they give me the Hall Effect.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

  • Good energetic player who worked hard for the team and really a Championship level player. Tried hard in the Prem. but didn't quite have the quality. A very sensible move on his part getting a 3 year contract. Thanks Crofty and good luck.

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    goldie

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Unbelievably ethered! Hey Ar-chant, it was only a short piece telling another contributor how to use his keyboard! Nothing Rude,or Abusive (or Other)! I will try again MB, in one way or another.

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    The Crab

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • When I worked at Elm Farm, Shipdham, the lunchtime conversation in the tractor shed over dockies and cold tea often wandered to the subject of fornication, which was always referred to as "that other". Perhaps "other" is a euphemism here as well.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

  • Wayyyyyy too over complicated. Here is Scrims patented method. Type your message. Press 'ctrl a'. Press 'ctrl c'. Then submit your message. If it appears happy days, if it is sweet oil of vitrioled, click in the comments window where you type and press 'ctrl v'. Voila!

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Aha - here's one of them - just to make the last one look silly. The other one hasn't arrived yet, but since it was a complaint to our lords and masters, it probably won't! :-?

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    The Crab

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • A move that suits all, Cheers Crofty and all the best

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    Cannock Canary

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • good luck to Crofts. I see Rhoads is less and less likely, 6m to Blackburn looks on.

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    MBA Marine

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • I don`t know anything about Systems & Browsers, Scrim! I have BT Yahoo. Is that a system or browser?? Windows internet explorer? BTW, I don`t do swearing, furious or otherwise. I DO do sardonic, sarcastic & ever so slightly scurrilous remarks occasionally, usually directed @ the Ar-chant "journos". Which might explain a lot.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Sorry to see him go, but as everyone has said our midfield was starting to look a bit crowded !

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    Timbo

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Oh and never fry your hard drive, tastes much better roasted or grilled with a side salad. Healthier too!

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Monday, August 6, 2012

  • ö, look at that! €:-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

  • If you would like to hear the story behind me learning this technique, please press 1.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Crofts played a big part in getting us to the Premier League, and didn't let down last year. We should be forever grateful. Wish him all the best!

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    canarydownunder

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • OMG! Why do I bother?? Goodnight.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Crofts was a solid performer throughout the Championship campaign and put in 100% in every Premier League game he played in last season. He did what we needed, when we needed it. I'm sure he'll continue to do so back at Brighton and I wish him further success there.

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    Robin Hood

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Thanks, zebbee. I type my comments straight onto the "board" and I haven`t noticed "browsers" & stuff. Honestly, I really am an utter dunce with PCs. I`ll try a dummy run. Dummy being the operative word! I don`t have Word or Excel, just a freebie WP programme which I`ve never used! OpenOffice. You tried to educate me once before, didn`t you Zeb? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • After 'ctrl v' your post will magically reappear as it was when you first submitted it. From there you can either edit out the furious swearing or attempt resubmitting it on the off chance it might magically go through without any changes. I imagine 9 out of 10 times if it is vitrioled it will need adjustment before it will get through the net.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Wow, I did not see that one coming, though it was obvious that someone was going to have to go in midfield. He was really good in the Championship but seemed to get less play time as the Premier League season wore on. Good to see us helping Brighton and Gus Poyet out. They have been cooperative with us. I guess that we have changed feeder clubs now.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Oh look - the other one finally arrived! Well, can anybody tell me why any of them needed to be withheld? Presumably for checking whether they were Duplicate, Abusive, Offensive or Other! None of the above Ar-chant - and mine never are!

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    The Crab

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Must be due to the particular electric field the potatoes were grown in...

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

  • Oh wise old Crab, thankyou! I`ve been ethered 11 times today. Including 2 "offensives". Beyond belief what those children @ Ar-chant deem to be offensive. Humour is clearly verboten. I fear they may be "dumm" in Germanic speak.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • That "Rhodes to Blackburn" item is reported in the Grauniad. I still find it difficult to believe. Why would he join a Championship outfit when some Prem ones must be interested in him? Maybe it`s another smokescreen to buy a bit of time for Steve Kean, who doesn`t seem to be on anybody`s Xmas card list up there. Blackburn have already lost Junior Hoillet. Yes, Rhodes was on 1p5wich`s Youth books. They couldn`t spot talent at any range these days! Allegedly they`re interested in borrowing Conor Wickham back, but can`t afford the wages. Big Benno`s another example of one that escaped Portaloo Rd. No more on the Vaughan loan rumours?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • bye Crofty thanks for all you've done and good luck back in brighton

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Pretty sure you just download it from google homepage or search it. It is free. Alternatively just make sure you copy your posts before you press submit to avoid that infuriating experience of losing everything you typed.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Monday, August 6, 2012

  • Pretty sure you just download it from google homepage or search it. It is free. Alternatively just make sure you copy your posts before you press submit to avoid that infuriating experience of losing everything you typed.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Monday, August 6, 2012

  • Reference Rhodes. Only just found out that Huddersfield signed him from 1p5wich who will get a large slice of any sell on fee apparently. Perhaps better that someone else does sign him then...!!

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    zebbee

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • OMG! Again. Good morning. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Having thought about it, there is a possibility that your computer set up might increase your chances of getting ethered. What system and browser do you use?

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • I'm sure others will join me in wishing him all the very best. Looked a little 'leggy' in a rare outing towards the end of last season. Performed tremendously well in the Chumpionship for us, and I am sure he will prove an excellent acquisition for the Seagulls. Surprised there was no 'Crofts Flies the Nest to Roost at Seaside' headline.

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    Soglio Star

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Can't say I'm surprised as he hasn't been able to hold down a regular place in the team and our new signings will increase competition in the middle of the park. It's a good move all round.

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • All the best to Crofts, it was a good move for him meaning he will get more 1st team action.

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    ImDrunky

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Predictable. It`ll be a good move for him, specially if he can help get Brighton into the Prem. Great team player. I wish him all the best.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Good luck Crofty. Wonder goal at Barnsley was worth the trip to Yorkshire.

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    Pondlife

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Not allowed to reply Crab. Twice.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Exactly what canarydownunder said! Mad Brewer, have you though of copying your posts before pressing submit? Then at least you can edit them or rephrase without having to type the whole lot again..

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • You could try updating your internet explorer, or perhaps upgrading to google chrome. Doing that and also 'ctrl a' and 'ctrl c'-ing should fix your problem...

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • I did have Google Chrome but lost it along with everything else when I fried my hard drive. Only trying to "de-frag" whatever that means. Is G Chrome down-loadable or do you have to buy it? I am totally useless with PCs!

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 6, 2012

  • Mine are sometimes deemed "offensive", Crab. Which offends me. I thought they were merely whimsical. My right-side "Alt" key actually has "Alt Gr" on it. Is that the correct button to press? The left-side one just bears "Alt". You exhibit admirable persistence, Crab! ;-) €! é! Yee hah!! No umlaut option though.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

  • Any way you can let me have some means of contacting you, MB, other than through these boards? Sometimes it's quite silly what they prevent you saying. I've just had 2 perfectly reasonable posts sent into space, from which they may or may not return later. Probably not. But it would be nice to be able to let you know my thoughts when they are relevant, and not at some future date when the subject is well out of date, and the story has long disappeared from the index list on the front page!

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    The Crab

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Brings back memories of the Physics Lab @ Warwick University........

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

  • Glad to see some fat taken off the midfield options, sometimes having TOO many options can cause players morale to dip. He done well @ championship level but the step up was a step too far. Good luck Crofty im sure youll get more game time next season now

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    Penfold

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • MB. Just type in your comment as normal. Then ensure the cursor is at the vey top before your first word. Hold down the control key and move the cursor to the very end. (All words should be highlighted). Then either (a) click on edit (on top menu of your browsers) then copy or (b) press control and 'c' (for copy) at the same.time. Then go into word or excel, open a new file and paste it (again either using edit then paste option within that program - or press control and ' v ' . (Why not control and p you may ask - cos thats to print!!). Trust this helps. Zebb.

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    zebbee

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Damnation! Should have tried it on that one! D`oh. Yer a good ol` boi, Scrim!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • No - that was me MB!

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    The Crab

    Friday, August 3, 2012

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