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Albion legend: This is still a top job

The Argus: Brian Horton Brian Horton

Club legend Brian Horton today described the Albion job as one of the most attractive around – as the wait for a new manager continued.

Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke is the latest bookies’ favourite to replace Oscar Garcia, who resigned almost three weeks ago.

Albion spoke to candidates last week and former Seagulls skipper and manager Horton reckons the chosen man will have a great job – and strong backing.

Horton told The Argus: “I wish I was young enough to be considered!

“If I had the pick of jobs around now that would be my first choice because I know them and know what a fantastic football club it is.

“With the stadium, the backing you get from the Bloom family and support from the fans down there, it is a very attractive proposition.”

The new man will be Albion’s third manager in little more than year but Horton said that should not worry contenders.

The current assistant boss at Doncaster added: “I’m really surprised about that because of the backing you get from the Bloom family and the fans.

“It would be great to see someone replace me as the last man to captain Brighton into the top flight.

“That was one of my most fantastic times in football.”

Clarke, who has coaching experience at Liverpool and Chelsea, could see a drop to the Championship as a chance to relaunch a managerial career which initially looked set for big things at the Hawthorns.

Meanwhile Oscar has been speculatively linked with vacant managerial posts at Southampton and Celtic.

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6:21am Sat 31 May 14

namgo49 says...

Not Steve Clarke please. Personality not right for the club, another Oscar! McDermott now available but I wouldn't want him either.
Not Steve Clarke please. Personality not right for the club, another Oscar! McDermott now available but I wouldn't want him either. namgo49
  • Score: -18

6:55am Sat 31 May 14

OzzieGull says...

namgo49 wrote:
Not Steve Clarke please. Personality not right for the club, another Oscar! McDermott now available but I wouldn't want him either.
I think Steve Clarke was considered for the manager's job at my local A-League club, Newcastle Jets - but for whatever reason another appointment was made. If indeed he failed to gain this position I would have to wonder at his suitability to manage the Albion
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Not Steve Clarke please. Personality not right for the club, another Oscar! McDermott now available but I wouldn't want him either.[/p][/quote]I think Steve Clarke was considered for the manager's job at my local A-League club, Newcastle Jets - but for whatever reason another appointment was made. If indeed he failed to gain this position I would have to wonder at his suitability to manage the Albion OzzieGull
  • Score: -15

7:25am Sat 31 May 14

john newman says...

Nick Clegg a must signing. Able to blindly follow orders. Willing to do anything to please management. Willing to bring back the glory days by lowering the gate and league position but concerned about about his PR with the younger supporter especially students! He is soon to be available for work and very keen on getting the club into Europe. Clegg what a manager he has all the credentials.
Nick Clegg a must signing. Able to blindly follow orders. Willing to do anything to please management. Willing to bring back the glory days by lowering the gate and league position but concerned about about his PR with the younger supporter especially students! He is soon to be available for work and very keen on getting the club into Europe. Clegg what a manager he has all the credentials. john newman
  • Score: 20

7:37am Sat 31 May 14

dave from bexill says...

Brian Horton...Legend
Brian Horton...Legend dave from bexill
  • Score: 22

7:39am Sat 31 May 14

spidergull says...

Clarke would be an excellent candidate - he played a huge part of a very successful set up at Chelsea under arguably the best manager in the world. He also worked under Kenny Dalglish (again a very successful manager in English football) In my opinion he was harshly treated at West Brom. Do the doubters not think of the experience/contacts/ knowledge of youth system that the Clarkes and Hughtons of this world have? As for those personality readers it's nice to know you all have access to the changing room , the training ground and the board room.( Many football people come across bland in front of a cam. )
Clarke would be an excellent candidate - he played a huge part of a very successful set up at Chelsea under arguably the best manager in the world. He also worked under Kenny Dalglish (again a very successful manager in English football) In my opinion he was harshly treated at West Brom. Do the doubters not think of the experience/contacts/ knowledge of youth system that the Clarkes and Hughtons of this world have? As for those personality readers it's nice to know you all have access to the changing room , the training ground and the board room.( Many football people come across bland in front of a cam. ) spidergull
  • Score: 19

7:49am Sat 31 May 14

ringtone says...

Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job.

He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions.

And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke.

UTA
Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job. He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions. And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke. UTA ringtone
  • Score: -34

7:52am Sat 31 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

spidergull wrote:
Clarke would be an excellent candidate - he played a huge part of a very successful set up at Chelsea under arguably the best manager in the world. He also worked under Kenny Dalglish (again a very successful manager in English football) In my opinion he was harshly treated at West Brom. Do the doubters not think of the experience/contacts/ knowledge of youth system that the Clarkes and Hughtons of this world have? As for those personality readers it's nice to know you all have access to the changing room , the training ground and the board room.( Many football people come across bland in front of a cam. )
Agree on your last point. For example, Nathan Jones, who may or may not stay long-term, is vilified on here because of his demeanour on the touchline.
Many have the opinion that because he wears a hoodie, is slightly built and looks more like an academy player than an assistant manager, he's obviously useless. But in general terms we have no idea of his level of influence, knowledge or popularity on a day to day basis.
I have confidence in TB to see the process through properly because he has access to information we don't, although I do wish he'd hurry up.
[quote][p][bold]spidergull[/bold] wrote: Clarke would be an excellent candidate - he played a huge part of a very successful set up at Chelsea under arguably the best manager in the world. He also worked under Kenny Dalglish (again a very successful manager in English football) In my opinion he was harshly treated at West Brom. Do the doubters not think of the experience/contacts/ knowledge of youth system that the Clarkes and Hughtons of this world have? As for those personality readers it's nice to know you all have access to the changing room , the training ground and the board room.( Many football people come across bland in front of a cam. )[/p][/quote]Agree on your last point. For example, Nathan Jones, who may or may not stay long-term, is vilified on here because of his demeanour on the touchline. Many have the opinion that because he wears a hoodie, is slightly built and looks more like an academy player than an assistant manager, he's obviously useless. But in general terms we have no idea of his level of influence, knowledge or popularity on a day to day basis. I have confidence in TB to see the process through properly because he has access to information we don't, although I do wish he'd hurry up. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 12

8:07am Sat 31 May 14

Bha1901ch says...

Tim Sherwood please,
We must aim for the top, i month until pre season, no Manager and a huge task of rebuilding the squad hopefully so they can all report for work on July 1st , giving them the maximum time to gel before our campagn starts to becoming championship champions 2015.
Come on Mr Bloom give the new Manager the resourses he requires so BHAFC are a club to be feared next season,
I will always remember the days when Danny Cullip was club captain you would always hear him shouting to his troops LETS HAVE A WINNER !
Led by en example, true grit,
Tim Sherwood please, We must aim for the top, i month until pre season, no Manager and a huge task of rebuilding the squad hopefully so they can all report for work on July 1st , giving them the maximum time to gel before our campagn starts to becoming championship champions 2015. Come on Mr Bloom give the new Manager the resourses he requires so BHAFC are a club to be feared next season, I will always remember the days when Danny Cullip was club captain you would always hear him shouting to his troops LETS HAVE A WINNER ! Led by en example, true grit, Bha1901ch
  • Score: 19

8:32am Sat 31 May 14

namgo49 says...

spidergull wrote:
Clarke would be an excellent candidate - he played a huge part of a very successful set up at Chelsea under arguably the best manager in the world. He also worked under Kenny Dalglish (again a very successful manager in English football) In my opinion he was harshly treated at West Brom. Do the doubters not think of the experience/contacts/ knowledge of youth system that the Clarkes and Hughtons of this world have? As for those personality readers it's nice to know you all have access to the changing room , the training ground and the board room.( Many football people come across bland in front of a cam. )
Just because they have worked with successful managers doesn't mean they have the ability to be the main man. I could run off a string of assistant managers who have been hopeless at being the Numero Uno.

The only way is Sherwood.
[quote][p][bold]spidergull[/bold] wrote: Clarke would be an excellent candidate - he played a huge part of a very successful set up at Chelsea under arguably the best manager in the world. He also worked under Kenny Dalglish (again a very successful manager in English football) In my opinion he was harshly treated at West Brom. Do the doubters not think of the experience/contacts/ knowledge of youth system that the Clarkes and Hughtons of this world have? As for those personality readers it's nice to know you all have access to the changing room , the training ground and the board room.( Many football people come across bland in front of a cam. )[/p][/quote]Just because they have worked with successful managers doesn't mean they have the ability to be the main man. I could run off a string of assistant managers who have been hopeless at being the Numero Uno. The only way is Sherwood. namgo49
  • Score: -8

8:42am Sat 31 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

namgo49 wrote:
spidergull wrote:
Clarke would be an excellent candidate - he played a huge part of a very successful set up at Chelsea under arguably the best manager in the world. He also worked under Kenny Dalglish (again a very successful manager in English football) In my opinion he was harshly treated at West Brom. Do the doubters not think of the experience/contacts/ knowledge of youth system that the Clarkes and Hughtons of this world have? As for those personality readers it's nice to know you all have access to the changing room , the training ground and the board room.( Many football people come across bland in front of a cam. )
Just because they have worked with successful managers doesn't mean they have the ability to be the main man. I could run off a string of assistant managers who have been hopeless at being the Numero Uno.

The only way is Sherwood.
Not saying you're choice is wrong, but why?
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spidergull[/bold] wrote: Clarke would be an excellent candidate - he played a huge part of a very successful set up at Chelsea under arguably the best manager in the world. He also worked under Kenny Dalglish (again a very successful manager in English football) In my opinion he was harshly treated at West Brom. Do the doubters not think of the experience/contacts/ knowledge of youth system that the Clarkes and Hughtons of this world have? As for those personality readers it's nice to know you all have access to the changing room , the training ground and the board room.( Many football people come across bland in front of a cam. )[/p][/quote]Just because they have worked with successful managers doesn't mean they have the ability to be the main man. I could run off a string of assistant managers who have been hopeless at being the Numero Uno. The only way is Sherwood.[/p][/quote]Not saying you're choice is wrong, but why? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

8:46am Sat 31 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning boys,

Brian Horton legend first off all, who ever we appoint I hope we make it sooner rather than later, Leeds are looking for a manager and all our candidates would consider that vacancy no doubt, just hope we don't miss out because we take to long to get the right guy in and dirty Leeds poach him,
Up the Albion!!!!
Morning boys, Brian Horton legend first off all, who ever we appoint I hope we make it sooner rather than later, Leeds are looking for a manager and all our candidates would consider that vacancy no doubt, just hope we don't miss out because we take to long to get the right guy in and dirty Leeds poach him, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 7

8:50am Sat 31 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Morning boys,

Brian Horton legend first off all, who ever we appoint I hope we make it sooner rather than later, Leeds are looking for a manager and all our candidates would consider that vacancy no doubt, just hope we don't miss out because we take to long to get the right guy in and dirty Leeds poach him,
Up the Albion!!!!
Don't think that'll happen. It looks like it's all been set up for Carbone to take full control of the playing side. Not an issue in my book...
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning boys, Brian Horton legend first off all, who ever we appoint I hope we make it sooner rather than later, Leeds are looking for a manager and all our candidates would consider that vacancy no doubt, just hope we don't miss out because we take to long to get the right guy in and dirty Leeds poach him, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Don't think that'll happen. It looks like it's all been set up for Carbone to take full control of the playing side. Not an issue in my book... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

8:54am Sat 31 May 14

Conelli98 says...

I've given up caring already today! What will be will be 💤💤💤💤💤
I've given up caring already today! What will be will be 💤💤💤💤💤 Conelli98
  • Score: 5

9:06am Sat 31 May 14

9 of us says...

Brian Horton you will always be welcome at Brighton. Great captain and true players leader.
Newcastle May '79 springs to mind
UTA
Brian Horton you will always be welcome at Brighton. Great captain and true players leader. Newcastle May '79 springs to mind UTA 9 of us
  • Score: 12

9:38am Sat 31 May 14

Ontheline says...

Given the recent history with managers, it will have to be a very strong individual who takes up the mantel, not many of them on the market IMHO
Given the recent history with managers, it will have to be a very strong individual who takes up the mantel, not many of them on the market IMHO Ontheline
  • Score: 6

10:25am Sat 31 May 14

pjwilk says...

Brian Horton top player top man he is 100%. If McDermott is available he is the manager we should have,get him.
Brian Horton top player top man he is 100%. If McDermott is available he is the manager we should have,get him. pjwilk
  • Score: -11

10:28am Sat 31 May 14

Hampshire Gull says...

Conelli98 wrote:
I've given up caring already today! What will be will be 💤💤💤💤💤
I agree. Talk about procrastination! No wonder we lose out on transfer targets if the club takes this long to make a decision. At this point I don't really care who the manager is - please just get on with it!!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: I've given up caring already today! What will be will be 💤💤💤💤💤[/p][/quote]I agree. Talk about procrastination! No wonder we lose out on transfer targets if the club takes this long to make a decision. At this point I don't really care who the manager is - please just get on with it!! Hampshire Gull
  • Score: 0

10:32am Sat 31 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning boys,

Brian Horton legend first off all, who ever we appoint I hope we make it sooner rather than later, Leeds are looking for a manager and all our candidates would consider that vacancy no doubt, just hope we don't miss out because we take to long to get the right guy in and dirty Leeds poach him,
Up the Albion!!!!
Don't think that'll happen. It looks like it's all been set up for Carbone to take full control of the playing side. Not an issue in my book...
Think you could be right about Carbone, just hoping we've got our guy in place this coming week,
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning boys, Brian Horton legend first off all, who ever we appoint I hope we make it sooner rather than later, Leeds are looking for a manager and all our candidates would consider that vacancy no doubt, just hope we don't miss out because we take to long to get the right guy in and dirty Leeds poach him, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Don't think that'll happen. It looks like it's all been set up for Carbone to take full control of the playing side. Not an issue in my book...[/p][/quote]Think you could be right about Carbone, just hoping we've got our guy in place this coming week, JeffLomer
  • Score: -3

10:59am Sat 31 May 14

tinker111 says...

ringtone wrote:
Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job.

He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions.

And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke.

UTA
Best post so far well said my day feels better now had to get over the thought of Clarke
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job. He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions. And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke. UTA[/p][/quote]Best post so far well said my day feels better now had to get over the thought of Clarke tinker111
  • Score: 0

11:16am Sat 31 May 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

If Brian McDermott could rediscover his ability he had at Reading then he is the manager for us, however his Leeds experience may have tarnished him, better with a safe choice like Hughton who has a lot to offer and will be fired by a desire to prove the Norwich doubters wrong methinks.
If Brian McDermott could rediscover his ability he had at Reading then he is the manager for us, however his Leeds experience may have tarnished him, better with a safe choice like Hughton who has a lot to offer and will be fired by a desire to prove the Norwich doubters wrong methinks. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -2

11:20am Sat 31 May 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

ringtone wrote:
Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job.

He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions.

And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke.

UTA
Eriksson is past his sell by date, and besides he only goes where he is given a stack of money to spend, employing the swede will get us into a right stew.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job. He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions. And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke. UTA[/p][/quote]Eriksson is past his sell by date, and besides he only goes where he is given a stack of money to spend, employing the swede will get us into a right stew. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 11

11:28am Sat 31 May 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Without a Doubt Sherwood has to be top of the list, however as stated before the senior managment at the club collectively, have driven two excellent managers out, in just two seasons, their are going to be a few good managers who either directly or through there agents will want some questions answered before sitting around the table.
We need a top manager in and now, last season when Oscar joined we had a team less two or three required in the squad, this year is different in that we need at least seven or eight or more, I fear that despite Barbers hype we are struggling to attract anyone that is of the quality that BHA fans need and deserve, also one wonders where the source for this article came from? more Barber spin?
Without a Doubt Sherwood has to be top of the list, however as stated before the senior managment at the club collectively, have driven two excellent managers out, in just two seasons, their are going to be a few good managers who either directly or through there agents will want some questions answered before sitting around the table. We need a top manager in and now, last season when Oscar joined we had a team less two or three required in the squad, this year is different in that we need at least seven or eight or more, I fear that despite Barbers hype we are struggling to attract anyone that is of the quality that BHA fans need and deserve, also one wonders where the source for this article came from? more Barber spin? Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -7

12:06pm Sat 31 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

tinker111 wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job.

He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions.

And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke.

UTA
Best post so far well said my day feels better now had to get over the thought of Clarke
Oh dear!
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job. He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions. And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke. UTA[/p][/quote]Best post so far well said my day feels better now had to get over the thought of Clarke[/p][/quote]Oh dear! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Sat 31 May 14

Marky24 says...

Sherwood or McDermott
Sherwood or McDermott Marky24
  • Score: -3

1:07pm Sat 31 May 14

pte says...

if you read his words carefully, Brian is saying that while he may be considered too old by some, if he was offered it he would take it. I don't think he is saying he's too old and past it but that he might be too old to be considered. He is offering himself in a very self effacing way

Peter Taylor said something similar about being a manager and ended up as manager of Gillingham.

Brian would take the job if offered and it wouldn't worry me if he did. I think his experience might be what BHA need
if you read his words carefully, Brian is saying that while he may be considered too old by some, if he was offered it he would take it. I don't think he is saying he's too old and past it but that he might be too old to be considered. He is offering himself in a very self effacing way Peter Taylor said something similar about being a manager and ended up as manager of Gillingham. Brian would take the job if offered and it wouldn't worry me if he did. I think his experience might be what BHA need pte
  • Score: -3

1:24pm Sat 31 May 14

Conelli98 says...

I know earlier I said that I've given up caring well I've had a 🚿 and 👣the 🐶, had a 🍺🍔🍟 so I'm now back in the land of the living! please please let it be Sherwood as the guy oozes passion and let's be honest we loved that with Gus and he certainly got the fans going. The Amex was very flat in atmosphere last season although Oscar was a decent chap he hardly got pulses racing!
Ps Leeds job is worse than ours and the pressure there would be HUGE. Who is Dave Hockaday?
I know earlier I said that I've given up caring well I've had a 🚿 and 👣the 🐶, had a 🍺🍔🍟 so I'm now back in the land of the living! please please let it be Sherwood as the guy oozes passion and let's be honest we loved that with Gus and he certainly got the fans going. The Amex was very flat in atmosphere last season although Oscar was a decent chap he hardly got pulses racing! Ps Leeds job is worse than ours and the pressure there would be HUGE. Who is Dave Hockaday? Conelli98
  • Score: 8

1:29pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour.

Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.
Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour. Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

1:37pm Sat 31 May 14

Howie2 says...

I would still prefer Malky Mackay. He has the drive and determination to push this club to where they belong, and he has a proven track record as well. Tony Bloom please make him an offer he can't refuse !!
I would still prefer Malky Mackay. He has the drive and determination to push this club to where they belong, and he has a proven track record as well. Tony Bloom please make him an offer he can't refuse !! Howie2
  • Score: 3

1:45pm Sat 31 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

We definitely need a manager for the long haul and therefore Steve Clarke or Chris Hughton are top of my list. Tim Sherwood would always be looking upwards at more lucrative jobs I feel. Brian McDermott is now in the pot and would do a good job but his confidence may be harmed by his Leeds experience. It's one of those four although I still expect the unexpected. UTA
We definitely need a manager for the long haul and therefore Steve Clarke or Chris Hughton are top of my list. Tim Sherwood would always be looking upwards at more lucrative jobs I feel. Brian McDermott is now in the pot and would do a good job but his confidence may be harmed by his Leeds experience. It's one of those four although I still expect the unexpected. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: -2

1:48pm Sat 31 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Sorry, forgot to mention, Nobby Horton a true Albion legend and the best skipper and mid field driving force we ever had. Whoever we get as manager would do well to look at Nobby as his assistant. UTA
Sorry, forgot to mention, Nobby Horton a true Albion legend and the best skipper and mid field driving force we ever had. Whoever we get as manager would do well to look at Nobby as his assistant. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 4

1:49pm Sat 31 May 14

Albion Fan says...

I don't think his age is a factor against Horton getting this job. More likely factors are that his career isn't exactly on an upward trajectory right now and also the fact he dumped us as soon as the Vale job became available. I still have my "Horton's Heroes" car sticker which I had JUST brought ... Grrrrrrr!
I don't think his age is a factor against Horton getting this job. More likely factors are that his career isn't exactly on an upward trajectory right now and also the fact he dumped us as soon as the Vale job became available. I still have my "Horton's Heroes" car sticker which I had JUST brought ... Grrrrrrr! Albion Fan
  • Score: 1

1:50pm Sat 31 May 14

Conelli98 says...

Howie2 wrote:
I would still prefer Malky Mackay. He has the drive and determination to push this club to where they belong, and he has a proven track record as well. Tony Bloom please make him an offer he can't refuse !!
You make a good case for Malkay and he would of been my first choice until his agent put his oar in!
[quote][p][bold]Howie2[/bold] wrote: I would still prefer Malky Mackay. He has the drive and determination to push this club to where they belong, and he has a proven track record as well. Tony Bloom please make him an offer he can't refuse !![/p][/quote]You make a good case for Malkay and he would of been my first choice until his agent put his oar in! Conelli98
  • Score: 2

1:51pm Sat 31 May 14

gordongull says...

Hopefully we have been monitoring the Leeds situation, and the timing could be just right. Is McDermott be a late runner? Like Hughton, he has the necessary experience and success at this level.
Sherwood will be seen as too High profile for this Club.and the power base he would bring would not be welcomed by those in charge.
They want a candidate who will quietly get on with the job.
Nothing against foreign managers, in fact I wish that all of our 23 rivals had a foreign Manager. We would then be certainties for automatic promotion with McDermott or Hughton.
Hopefully we have been monitoring the Leeds situation, and the timing could be just right. Is McDermott be a late runner? Like Hughton, he has the necessary experience and success at this level. Sherwood will be seen as too High profile for this Club.and the power base he would bring would not be welcomed by those in charge. They want a candidate who will quietly get on with the job. Nothing against foreign managers, in fact I wish that all of our 23 rivals had a foreign Manager. We would then be certainties for automatic promotion with McDermott or Hughton. gordongull
  • Score: -7

1:59pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Howie2 wrote:
I would still prefer Malky Mackay. He has the drive and determination to push this club to where they belong, and he has a proven track record as well. Tony Bloom please make him an offer he can't refuse !!
You make a good case for Malkay and he would of been my first choice until his agent put his oar in!
I guess that we could be in for a three fold announcement, when ever the day comes. The name of the new manager, the appearance of our new shirt and the telling of who it is that has bought the naming rights to our new facility.

Oddly enough the two latter announcements could have a huge baring on who our new manager will be, it just might be that their money will form the basis of our transfer budget.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howie2[/bold] wrote: I would still prefer Malky Mackay. He has the drive and determination to push this club to where they belong, and he has a proven track record as well. Tony Bloom please make him an offer he can't refuse !![/p][/quote]You make a good case for Malkay and he would of been my first choice until his agent put his oar in![/p][/quote]I guess that we could be in for a three fold announcement, when ever the day comes. The name of the new manager, the appearance of our new shirt and the telling of who it is that has bought the naming rights to our new facility. Oddly enough the two latter announcements could have a huge baring on who our new manager will be, it just might be that their money will form the basis of our transfer budget. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Sat 31 May 14

Conelli98 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour.

Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.
As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour. Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.[/p][/quote]As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot. Conelli98
  • Score: 3

2:04pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Conelli98 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour.

Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.
As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.
but surely yu are not saying that it would be ok for us to be searching for a new guy again this time next year are you, or heaven forbid, sooner?
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour. Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.[/p][/quote]As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.[/p][/quote]but surely yu are not saying that it would be ok for us to be searching for a new guy again this time next year are you, or heaven forbid, sooner? VegasSeagull
  • Score: -6

2:12pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?
Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them? VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

2:20pm Sat 31 May 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour.

Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.
As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.
but surely yu are not saying that it would be ok for us to be searching for a new guy again this time next year are you, or heaven forbid, sooner?
I think it is all about drive and ambition, Vegas.
The type of individual we need to get us promoted is probably the type who will not miss an opportunity to advance his own career.
If promotion is not a priority, and given the financial constraints, that is entirely possible, then building a team based on emerging young players over a period of time would require a different type of Manager.
As I commented a few weeks ago, we will soon know what the priorities are, promotion or continuity.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour. Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.[/p][/quote]As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.[/p][/quote]but surely yu are not saying that it would be ok for us to be searching for a new guy again this time next year are you, or heaven forbid, sooner?[/p][/quote]I think it is all about drive and ambition, Vegas. The type of individual we need to get us promoted is probably the type who will not miss an opportunity to advance his own career. If promotion is not a priority, and given the financial constraints, that is entirely possible, then building a team based on emerging young players over a period of time would require a different type of Manager. As I commented a few weeks ago, we will soon know what the priorities are, promotion or continuity. gordongull
  • Score: -1

2:27pm Sat 31 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?
Very interesting.
We may have a good chance of landing him because we are practically French. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?[/p][/quote]Very interesting. We may have a good chance of landing him because we are practically French. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: -1

2:33pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Gordon you are right, we do need a manager with drive and passion, we won't get promoted without such a person, but that person must buy into what is, the Brighton plan.
Any good manager can buy good players if he is given a good budget, but we need a good manager who is prepared to build over a couple of seasons rather than trying to buy a promotion team in just one, and then buggers off if he doesn't get the money he wants to spend.

Two full seasons, buy now and buy next year, two seasons done we buy again and challenge in his third season. I think that sort of time line would fit into the club's plan better than one (a manager) who wants it all now, stickability is the key.
Gordon you are right, we do need a manager with drive and passion, we won't get promoted without such a person, but that person must buy into what is, the Brighton plan. Any good manager can buy good players if he is given a good budget, but we need a good manager who is prepared to build over a couple of seasons rather than trying to buy a promotion team in just one, and then buggers off if he doesn't get the money he wants to spend. Two full seasons, buy now and buy next year, two seasons done we buy again and challenge in his third season. I think that sort of time line would fit into the club's plan better than one (a manager) who wants it all now, stickability is the key. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

2:35pm Sat 31 May 14

Conelli98 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour.

Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.
As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.
but surely yu are not saying that it would be ok for us to be searching for a new guy again this time next year are you, or heaven forbid, sooner?
If any manager was too take us too the promised land or move us forward Vegas, it's only human nature that bigger clubs will come sniffing. Unfortunately that's the nature of the beast. Benitez won Chelsea The champions league...where was their loyalty to him?
On another one of your points and this is slightly 👅 in cheek, if we bring back Zamora we would sell a bundle more of the new shirts! Squad player at best though!! UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour. Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.[/p][/quote]As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.[/p][/quote]but surely yu are not saying that it would be ok for us to be searching for a new guy again this time next year are you, or heaven forbid, sooner?[/p][/quote]If any manager was too take us too the promised land or move us forward Vegas, it's only human nature that bigger clubs will come sniffing. Unfortunately that's the nature of the beast. Benitez won Chelsea The champions league...where was their loyalty to him? On another one of your points and this is slightly 👅 in cheek, if we bring back Zamora we would sell a bundle more of the new shirts! Squad player at best though!! UTA Conelli98
  • Score: 1

2:35pm Sat 31 May 14

bIsleybill says...

In the end it's the track record of those selecting and appointing the manager that counts for most. In that regard , not at all bad. Still can't relax though!
In the end it's the track record of those selecting and appointing the manager that counts for most. In that regard , not at all bad. Still can't relax though! bIsleybill
  • Score: 1

2:36pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?
Very interesting.
We may have a good chance of landing him because we are practically French. UTA
:-)), I took a look at his history, nothing there to suggest that he is anything special but clearly some clubs think he is worth a punt. His age is good and he won't cost a lot.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?[/p][/quote]Very interesting. We may have a good chance of landing him because we are practically French. UTA[/p][/quote]:-)), I took a look at his history, nothing there to suggest that he is anything special but clearly some clubs think he is worth a punt. His age is good and he won't cost a lot. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

2:40pm Sat 31 May 14

Neville says...

Hi Vegas
The PL is expected to be achieved within 5 years,that has always been the plan for the future and has not changed. If we don't achieve next season then the season after is the deadline.
I see Mc Dermott is back in contention,may not be a bad shout ,did well with Reading and cannot really blame him for Leeds demise.There was rumour that there was an announcement to be made today,possibly re the kit,academy naming rights,new manager but nothing so far.
Hi Vegas The PL is expected to be achieved within 5 years,that has always been the plan for the future and has not changed. If we don't achieve next season then the season after is the deadline. I see Mc Dermott is back in contention,may not be a bad shout ,did well with Reading and cannot really blame him for Leeds demise.There was rumour that there was an announcement to be made today,possibly re the kit,academy naming rights,new manager but nothing so far. Neville
  • Score: -2

2:41pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Conelli98 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour.

Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.
As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.
but surely yu are not saying that it would be ok for us to be searching for a new guy again this time next year are you, or heaven forbid, sooner?
If any manager was too take us too the promised land or move us forward Vegas, it's only human nature that bigger clubs will come sniffing. Unfortunately that's the nature of the beast. Benitez won Chelsea The champions league...where was their loyalty to him?
On another one of your points and this is slightly 👅 in cheek, if we bring back Zamora we would sell a bundle more of the new shirts! Squad player at best though!! UTA
Zamora, yeah I get your quip, but he would be very low on my list of replacements. I wouldn't see signing him as a step forward.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Sherwood might have all the right credentials but my fear would be that he turns out to be a Poyet, a manager more interested in his own ambitions rather than those of the club. To be honest I am not sure why I think this, perhaps it's because he looks, 'too good.' Come December, two or three prem clubs fearing the drop and Sherwood doing well with us, do you not think that Sherwood's name will crop up as a possible saviour. Again I am not sure why, just a gut feeling, but for me Hughton looks a better fit for us, maybe for no other reason than he has more to prove than Sherwood. I think Hugton has the right credentials for the job, just as Sherwood does, but I am not so sure that he would top the list of of suitable managers for a prem team fearing relegation. We have to have a manager that will stick around long enough to build a squad that can challenge for the top, and in my opinion that will take at least two full seasons.[/p][/quote]As someone said yesterday Vegas,managers and players come and go. Wenger is a one off, he has been at Arsenal since 1996 and the next longest serving manager is the guy at Exeter with Slade and Karl Robinson not far behind with 4years service! I have no problem with individuals using our club as a stepping stone as long as they leave saying they gave it there best shot.[/p][/quote]but surely yu are not saying that it would be ok for us to be searching for a new guy again this time next year are you, or heaven forbid, sooner?[/p][/quote]If any manager was too take us too the promised land or move us forward Vegas, it's only human nature that bigger clubs will come sniffing. Unfortunately that's the nature of the beast. Benitez won Chelsea The champions league...where was their loyalty to him? On another one of your points and this is slightly 👅 in cheek, if we bring back Zamora we would sell a bundle more of the new shirts! Squad player at best though!! UTA[/p][/quote]Zamora, yeah I get your quip, but he would be very low on my list of replacements. I wouldn't see signing him as a step forward. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

2:53pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Neville wrote:
Hi Vegas
The PL is expected to be achieved within 5 years,that has always been the plan for the future and has not changed. If we don't achieve next season then the season after is the deadline.
I see Mc Dermott is back in contention,may not be a bad shout ,did well with Reading and cannot really blame him for Leeds demise.There was rumour that there was an announcement to be made today,possibly re the kit,academy naming rights,new manager but nothing so far.
Hi Neville.
Yep I saw that rumour re announcement, but I guess there are plenty of rumours and very few of them carry any weight.

The five year plan might become the six year plan if we keep changing managers. When it comes to building the squad I am not sure how best that works when two or three managers all have a hand in it.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Hi Vegas The PL is expected to be achieved within 5 years,that has always been the plan for the future and has not changed. If we don't achieve next season then the season after is the deadline. I see Mc Dermott is back in contention,may not be a bad shout ,did well with Reading and cannot really blame him for Leeds demise.There was rumour that there was an announcement to be made today,possibly re the kit,academy naming rights,new manager but nothing so far.[/p][/quote]Hi Neville. Yep I saw that rumour re announcement, but I guess there are plenty of rumours and very few of them carry any weight. The five year plan might become the six year plan if we keep changing managers. When it comes to building the squad I am not sure how best that works when two or three managers all have a hand in it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

3:21pm Sat 31 May 14

tug509 says...

ringtone wrote:
Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job.

He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions.

And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke.

UTA
Ha ha very good ,but you know carrots are for the eye`s and cabbage for the brain ,so it`s safe to say ,these two have never had their 5 a day !.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Why has nobody mentioned Sven-Goran Erikssons name with the job. He began the Leicester rebuilding which led to them being champions. And who knows, maybe a swede would provide good balance to those two turnips Barber and Burke. UTA[/p][/quote]Ha ha very good ,but you know carrots are for the eye`s and cabbage for the brain ,so it`s safe to say ,these two have never had their 5 a day !. tug509
  • Score: 3

3:52pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Hi Tug.
I wonder if Leicester will try to get another bid in for Ulloa before we name our new manager.

Hughton over Sherwood for me, if these are the main two contenders.

Your thoughts?
Hi Tug. I wonder if Leicester will try to get another bid in for Ulloa before we name our new manager. Hughton over Sherwood for me, if these are the main two contenders. Your thoughts? VegasSeagull
  • Score: -9

4:08pm Sat 31 May 14

Mark Dixon says...

I was listening to Talk Sport this morning.......

They asked what manager would take over Southampton with most of there star players being sold, ok the Saints are a bigger club than the Albion with more funds to play with.

Looks like the same applies to the Albion.

Sherwood for me and please let him or whoever it is get on with the re-building not the suits in their ivory tower.
I was listening to Talk Sport this morning....... They asked what manager would take over Southampton with most of there star players being sold, ok the Saints are a bigger club than the Albion with more funds to play with. Looks like the same applies to the Albion. Sherwood for me and please let him or whoever it is get on with the re-building not the suits in their ivory tower. Mark Dixon
  • Score: 2

4:09pm Sat 31 May 14

pjwilk says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Hi Tug.
I wonder if Leicester will try to get another bid in for Ulloa before we name our new manager.

Hughton over Sherwood for me, if these are the main two contenders.

Your thoughts?
I make it Brian McDermott,best man for the job,he loves attacking football and he knows how to get good players,could get a few from Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Hi Tug. I wonder if Leicester will try to get another bid in for Ulloa before we name our new manager. Hughton over Sherwood for me, if these are the main two contenders. Your thoughts?[/p][/quote]I make it Brian McDermott,best man for the job,he loves attacking football and he knows how to get good players,could get a few from Leeds. pjwilk
  • Score: -12

4:19pm Sat 31 May 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?
Personally I doubt it.Do we need a defensive midfielder? New signing Toko or Rohan would easily fit in that role. (I also doubt we'll be looking to bring back Andrews who filled that role). Also not that brilliant a CV for Zola on Wikipedia.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?[/p][/quote]Personally I doubt it.Do we need a defensive midfielder? New signing Toko or Rohan would easily fit in that role. (I also doubt we'll be looking to bring back Andrews who filled that role). Also not that brilliant a CV for Zola on Wikipedia. SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: -1

4:22pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?
Personally I doubt it.Do we need a defensive midfielder? New signing Toko or Rohan would easily fit in that role. (I also doubt we'll be looking to bring back Andrews who filled that role). Also not that brilliant a CV for Zola on Wikipedia.
agreed
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Apparently a number of Champ Div clubs are in the chase to sign L Havre's defensive mid-fielder Distel Zola, could we be one of them?[/p][/quote]Personally I doubt it.Do we need a defensive midfielder? New signing Toko or Rohan would easily fit in that role. (I also doubt we'll be looking to bring back Andrews who filled that role). Also not that brilliant a CV for Zola on Wikipedia.[/p][/quote]agreed VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

4:36pm Sat 31 May 14

Bye bye bres says...

Hammer the book makers,good source,it's steve Clarke.
Hammer the book makers,good source,it's steve Clarke. Bye bye bres
  • Score: -2

4:40pm Sat 31 May 14

Marko uta says...

We are still a very prestigious club, with time very much on our side, we just need a manager with some form of managerial experience in he English league to be appointed so we can make signings. We must do this sooner rather than later in order to get the best possible players for our price range or they will be snapped up. Sherwood, hughton, McDermott, Neville are all very much worthy managers for this club because they all have experience in this country

UTA
We are still a very prestigious club, with time very much on our side, we just need a manager with some form of managerial experience in he English league to be appointed so we can make signings. We must do this sooner rather than later in order to get the best possible players for our price range or they will be snapped up. Sherwood, hughton, McDermott, Neville are all very much worthy managers for this club because they all have experience in this country UTA Marko uta
  • Score: 2

4:51pm Sat 31 May 14

ringtone says...

Whoever said "No news is good news".

Probably Barber.
Whoever said "No news is good news". Probably Barber. ringtone
  • Score: 9

4:56pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Who ever is left in the race to get the job now knows what to expect, and what is expected of them. Transfer budgets would have been discussed, and any that didn't like the figures would have dropped out by now. My guess is that we are down to fine tuning our options, applicant contract details ect.
We could hear something today, but I doubt it, tomorrow or monday is my bet.
Who ever is left in the race to get the job now knows what to expect, and what is expected of them. Transfer budgets would have been discussed, and any that didn't like the figures would have dropped out by now. My guess is that we are down to fine tuning our options, applicant contract details ect. We could hear something today, but I doubt it, tomorrow or monday is my bet. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

4:59pm Sat 31 May 14

dave from bexill says...

Hello Vegas.
Whilst I understand your sentiment regarding bringing in a manager who won't run off as soon as a premiership club comes in for him, surely for this to happen means the manager is being successful and therefore so is the club. I want our new manager not only to be excellent at his job and ambitious for both himself and the club, but for him to know he can meet his own ambitions at the Albion. Of course, Albion (probably) won't ever be a top six side, but I'd like to think that short of that, a good manager can reach a very high league placing and fulfil his ambitions and hopefully those of the executive and supporters by staying.
By the way, I still fancy Sherwood, but think it more likely Hughton will get the job, or even someone none of us has thought of yet. I also liked the look of Clements, but that seem to be a no, no.
Hello Vegas. Whilst I understand your sentiment regarding bringing in a manager who won't run off as soon as a premiership club comes in for him, surely for this to happen means the manager is being successful and therefore so is the club. I want our new manager not only to be excellent at his job and ambitious for both himself and the club, but for him to know he can meet his own ambitions at the Albion. Of course, Albion (probably) won't ever be a top six side, but I'd like to think that short of that, a good manager can reach a very high league placing and fulfil his ambitions and hopefully those of the executive and supporters by staying. By the way, I still fancy Sherwood, but think it more likely Hughton will get the job, or even someone none of us has thought of yet. I also liked the look of Clements, but that seem to be a no, no. dave from bexill
  • Score: 0

5:02pm Sat 31 May 14

Bye bye bres says...

Get your money on steve Clarke,quickly
Get your money on steve Clarke,quickly Bye bye bres
  • Score: -1

5:07pm Sat 31 May 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Who ever is left in the race to get the job now knows what to expect, and what is expected of them. Transfer budgets would have been discussed, and any that didn't like the figures would have dropped out by now. My guess is that we are down to fine tuning our options, applicant contract details ect.
We could hear something today, but I doubt it, tomorrow or monday is my bet.
But as you have told us, your not a betting man.

So your not a betting man who lives in the gambling capital of the world.

Come clean Vegas, i bet,lol, you live in Rustington.

Vegas, Baby!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Who ever is left in the race to get the job now knows what to expect, and what is expected of them. Transfer budgets would have been discussed, and any that didn't like the figures would have dropped out by now. My guess is that we are down to fine tuning our options, applicant contract details ect. We could hear something today, but I doubt it, tomorrow or monday is my bet.[/p][/quote]But as you have told us, your not a betting man. So your not a betting man who lives in the gambling capital of the world. Come clean Vegas, i bet,lol, you live in Rustington. Vegas, Baby! ringtone
  • Score: 7

5:10pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Hello Vegas.
Whilst I understand your sentiment regarding bringing in a manager who won't run off as soon as a premiership club comes in for him, surely for this to happen means the manager is being successful and therefore so is the club. I want our new manager not only to be excellent at his job and ambitious for both himself and the club, but for him to know he can meet his own ambitions at the Albion. Of course, Albion (probably) won't ever be a top six side, but I'd like to think that short of that, a good manager can reach a very high league placing and fulfil his ambitions and hopefully those of the executive and supporters by staying.
By the way, I still fancy Sherwood, but think it more likely Hughton will get the job, or even someone none of us has thought of yet. I also liked the look of Clements, but that seem to be a no, no.
Dave I agree, we do want a top man for the job, but we need to keep him if only for two years. If Sherwood gets it and then runs off it won't matter to me how well we are doing this coming season as we will be back to square one. If Sherwood is the man, then tie him up in a contract so tight that it would hurt him to not fulfill his term, starting with a full refund of all monies paid to him.

Hughton for me, and yep, Clement would have been acceptable too.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Hello Vegas. Whilst I understand your sentiment regarding bringing in a manager who won't run off as soon as a premiership club comes in for him, surely for this to happen means the manager is being successful and therefore so is the club. I want our new manager not only to be excellent at his job and ambitious for both himself and the club, but for him to know he can meet his own ambitions at the Albion. Of course, Albion (probably) won't ever be a top six side, but I'd like to think that short of that, a good manager can reach a very high league placing and fulfil his ambitions and hopefully those of the executive and supporters by staying. By the way, I still fancy Sherwood, but think it more likely Hughton will get the job, or even someone none of us has thought of yet. I also liked the look of Clements, but that seem to be a no, no.[/p][/quote]Dave I agree, we do want a top man for the job, but we need to keep him if only for two years. If Sherwood gets it and then runs off it won't matter to me how well we are doing this coming season as we will be back to square one. If Sherwood is the man, then tie him up in a contract so tight that it would hurt him to not fulfill his term, starting with a full refund of all monies paid to him. Hughton for me, and yep, Clement would have been acceptable too. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

5:23pm Sat 31 May 14

gordongull says...

pjwilk wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Hi Tug.
I wonder if Leicester will try to get another bid in for Ulloa before we name our new manager.

Hughton over Sherwood for me, if these are the main two contenders.

Your thoughts?
I make it Brian McDermott,best man for the job,he loves attacking football and he knows how to get good players,could get a few from Leeds.
McDermott for me too, now that he is available, with Hughton not far behind.
12 days ago it was reported that Sherwood had not spoken to the Club.Is there any reason to believe that this has changed?
I can't see him being offered the job, or being interested.

Regarding your suggestion that the new Manager could be unveiled on the same day as the new shirt, and the naming rights, Vegas, this will happen if the appointment is likely to be underwhelming.
A popular choice will get a day all to himself.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Hi Tug. I wonder if Leicester will try to get another bid in for Ulloa before we name our new manager. Hughton over Sherwood for me, if these are the main two contenders. Your thoughts?[/p][/quote]I make it Brian McDermott,best man for the job,he loves attacking football and he knows how to get good players,could get a few from Leeds.[/p][/quote]McDermott for me too, now that he is available, with Hughton not far behind. 12 days ago it was reported that Sherwood had not spoken to the Club.Is there any reason to believe that this has changed? I can't see him being offered the job, or being interested. Regarding your suggestion that the new Manager could be unveiled on the same day as the new shirt, and the naming rights, Vegas, this will happen if the appointment is likely to be underwhelming. A popular choice will get a day all to himself. gordongull
  • Score: -1

5:54pm Sat 31 May 14

Conelli98 says...

Steve Clarke it is then Bres!!!💷💷💷
💷
Steve Clarke it is then Bres!!!💷💷💷 💷 Conelli98
  • Score: -2

6:02pm Sat 31 May 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Hi Tug.
I wonder if Leicester will try to get another bid in for Ulloa before we name our new manager.

Hughton over Sherwood for me, if these are the main two contenders.

Your thoughts?
Hey Vegas how you doing ,i think Leicester are trying to upset Leo ,if they were serious ,they would have made a serious bid ,they know what the situation FFP wise is in our league ,so the only alternative is that Pearson is a tool ,and taking the mikky ,with the hope of creating an unhappy player wanting a move imho .

Would love Sherwood ,but think his aims are in the Prem ,not sure about Houghton ,with a good squad and money ,he did well at Newcastle ,but similarly did not so well at Norwich (ringtone gimme six ) Steve Clarke may well end up with the job ,as a certain person is promoting ,but we are BHAFC ,so my money would be anywhere but the obvious ,in other words ,i aint got a clue mate ! all the best . UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Hi Tug. I wonder if Leicester will try to get another bid in for Ulloa before we name our new manager. Hughton over Sherwood for me, if these are the main two contenders. Your thoughts?[/p][/quote]Hey Vegas how you doing ,i think Leicester are trying to upset Leo ,if they were serious ,they would have made a serious bid ,they know what the situation FFP wise is in our league ,so the only alternative is that Pearson is a tool ,and taking the mikky ,with the hope of creating an unhappy player wanting a move imho . Would love Sherwood ,but think his aims are in the Prem ,not sure about Houghton ,with a good squad and money ,he did well at Newcastle ,but similarly did not so well at Norwich (ringtone gimme six ) Steve Clarke may well end up with the job ,as a certain person is promoting ,but we are BHAFC ,so my money would be anywhere but the obvious ,in other words ,i aint got a clue mate ! all the best . UTA tug509
  • Score: 4

6:08pm Sat 31 May 14

gordongull says...

I've just spotted your post on the 'rule out remi' thread Vegas, and have replied to it.
I've just spotted your post on the 'rule out remi' thread Vegas, and have replied to it. gordongull
  • Score: -3

6:40pm Sat 31 May 14

daughter-of-manag says...

First choice Sherwood, followed by Laudrup, and the Houghton. Don't want another Garcia, and can't see why he's being so chased after by PL clubs (if the gossip in the media is true). Shocked that Celtic are even considering Field Marshall Keen, so any kind of football reasoning goes out of the window.

Fruitless argument discussing loyalties - if a manager does well in the Championship - he will be tempted to join a PL bunch, just like a good player with an attractive goal scoring record.
First choice Sherwood, followed by Laudrup, and the Houghton. Don't want another Garcia, and can't see why he's being so chased after by PL clubs (if the gossip in the media is true). Shocked that Celtic are even considering Field Marshall Keen, so any kind of football reasoning goes out of the window. Fruitless argument discussing loyalties - if a manager does well in the Championship - he will be tempted to join a PL bunch, just like a good player with an attractive goal scoring record. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 7

7:37pm Sat 31 May 14

tug509 says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
First choice Sherwood, followed by Laudrup, and the Houghton. Don't want another Garcia, and can't see why he's being so chased after by PL clubs (if the gossip in the media is true). Shocked that Celtic are even considering Field Marshall Keen, so any kind of football reasoning goes out of the window.

Fruitless argument discussing loyalties - if a manager does well in the Championship - he will be tempted to join a PL bunch, just like a good player with an attractive goal scoring record.
Love it ,so almost from Lennon to Lennin ....sorry !.
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: First choice Sherwood, followed by Laudrup, and the Houghton. Don't want another Garcia, and can't see why he's being so chased after by PL clubs (if the gossip in the media is true). Shocked that Celtic are even considering Field Marshall Keen, so any kind of football reasoning goes out of the window. Fruitless argument discussing loyalties - if a manager does well in the Championship - he will be tempted to join a PL bunch, just like a good player with an attractive goal scoring record.[/p][/quote]Love it ,so almost from Lennon to Lennin ....sorry !. tug509
  • Score: 0

7:51pm Sat 31 May 14

ballantrrae says...

I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job.
Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special.
For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position
Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach.
TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days.
I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.
I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job. Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special. For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach. TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days. I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: -2

8:07pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
First choice Sherwood, followed by Laudrup, and the Houghton. Don't want another Garcia, and can't see why he's being so chased after by PL clubs (if the gossip in the media is true). Shocked that Celtic are even considering Field Marshall Keen, so any kind of football reasoning goes out of the window.

Fruitless argument discussing loyalties - if a manager does well in the Championship - he will be tempted to join a PL bunch, just like a good player with an attractive goal scoring record.
agreed, I just think that Sherwood might get an offer earlier than we might want him to, like half way thru our season.
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: First choice Sherwood, followed by Laudrup, and the Houghton. Don't want another Garcia, and can't see why he's being so chased after by PL clubs (if the gossip in the media is true). Shocked that Celtic are even considering Field Marshall Keen, so any kind of football reasoning goes out of the window. Fruitless argument discussing loyalties - if a manager does well in the Championship - he will be tempted to join a PL bunch, just like a good player with an attractive goal scoring record.[/p][/quote]agreed, I just think that Sherwood might get an offer earlier than we might want him to, like half way thru our season. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

8:18pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.
Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Sat 31 May 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.
Mad dogs and Englishmen where you are at the moment mate !.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.[/p][/quote]Mad dogs and Englishmen where you are at the moment mate !. tug509
  • Score: 0

9:46pm Sat 31 May 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

ballantrrae wrote:
I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job.
Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special.
For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position
Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach.
TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days.
I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.
You can rule out the following:
Mackay.He/his agent has ruled himself out.
Phil Neville.He said publicly on BBC Breakfast that he was taking up a position with Man.U after the World Cup.
Clement.I believe he wished to remain at Real .
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job. Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special. For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach. TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days. I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.[/p][/quote]You can rule out the following: Mackay.He/his agent has ruled himself out. Phil Neville.He said publicly on BBC Breakfast that he was taking up a position with Man.U after the World Cup. Clement.I believe he wished to remain at Real . SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 2

9:48pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.
Mad dogs and Englishmen where you are at the moment mate !.
Well as I reply I am at home in Vegas, had to go out earlier to meet a new client. Will shortly be going out for a beer, sports bar just down the road from my house.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.[/p][/quote]Mad dogs and Englishmen where you are at the moment mate !.[/p][/quote]Well as I reply I am at home in Vegas, had to go out earlier to meet a new client. Will shortly be going out for a beer, sports bar just down the road from my house. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

10:25pm Sat 31 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

I've got a feeling that it will be either Chris Hughton or Steve Clarke.
Both are highly experienced and neither would jump ship just because a PL club came in for them.
My preference would be Steve Clarke but it's a close thing and don't ask me why. And like everyone else on here I haven't got a clue. Just gut instinct.
However, I still expect the unexpected. UTA
I've got a feeling that it will be either Chris Hughton or Steve Clarke. Both are highly experienced and neither would jump ship just because a PL club came in for them. My preference would be Steve Clarke but it's a close thing and don't ask me why. And like everyone else on here I haven't got a clue. Just gut instinct. However, I still expect the unexpected. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 1

10:26pm Sat 31 May 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.
Mad dogs and Englishmen where you are at the moment mate !.
Well as I reply I am at home in Vegas, had to go out earlier to meet a new client. Will shortly be going out for a beer, sports bar just down the road from my house.
Seeing as technically tomorrow is the first day of summer ,you`ll understand when i describe the sky in the West country as the old Black away kit , i think it was 2004 (yes that one ,nuff said ) yesterday was more the ITS sky blue away kit ,becoming more the traditional ,and much loved Blue & White stripes ,recently we have had a short burst of Yellow away shirt ,ending with a bit of Red away shirt at sunset ,but what the F**k that red and blue **** was the other day ,heaven only knows !. ....UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.[/p][/quote]Mad dogs and Englishmen where you are at the moment mate !.[/p][/quote]Well as I reply I am at home in Vegas, had to go out earlier to meet a new client. Will shortly be going out for a beer, sports bar just down the road from my house.[/p][/quote]Seeing as technically tomorrow is the first day of summer ,you`ll understand when i describe the sky in the West country as the old Black away kit , i think it was 2004 (yes that one ,nuff said ) yesterday was more the ITS sky blue away kit ,becoming more the traditional ,and much loved Blue & White stripes ,recently we have had a short burst of Yellow away shirt ,ending with a bit of Red away shirt at sunset ,but what the F**k that red and blue **** was the other day ,heaven only knows !. ....UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

10:50pm Sat 31 May 14

gordongull says...

gordongull wrote:
I've just spotted your post on the 'rule out remi' thread Vegas, and have replied to it.
Apologies, Vegas, that was for Albion In Staffs.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: I've just spotted your post on the 'rule out remi' thread Vegas, and have replied to it.[/p][/quote]Apologies, Vegas, that was for Albion In Staffs. gordongull
  • Score: -1

11:07pm Sat 31 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.
Mad dogs and Englishmen where you are at the moment mate !.
Well as I reply I am at home in Vegas, had to go out earlier to meet a new client. Will shortly be going out for a beer, sports bar just down the road from my house.
Seeing as technically tomorrow is the first day of summer ,you`ll understand when i describe the sky in the West country as the old Black away kit , i think it was 2004 (yes that one ,nuff said ) yesterday was more the ITS sky blue away kit ,becoming more the traditional ,and much loved Blue & White stripes ,recently we have had a short burst of Yellow away shirt ,ending with a bit of Red away shirt at sunset ,but what the F**k that red and blue **** was the other day ,heaven only knows !. ....UTA
:-)))
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well as your day nears it's end no news from the club, sadly, but also no news of a new Leicester bid for Ulloa, so not a totally bad end to the day.[/p][/quote]Mad dogs and Englishmen where you are at the moment mate !.[/p][/quote]Well as I reply I am at home in Vegas, had to go out earlier to meet a new client. Will shortly be going out for a beer, sports bar just down the road from my house.[/p][/quote]Seeing as technically tomorrow is the first day of summer ,you`ll understand when i describe the sky in the West country as the old Black away kit , i think it was 2004 (yes that one ,nuff said ) yesterday was more the ITS sky blue away kit ,becoming more the traditional ,and much loved Blue & White stripes ,recently we have had a short burst of Yellow away shirt ,ending with a bit of Red away shirt at sunset ,but what the F**k that red and blue **** was the other day ,heaven only knows !. ....UTA[/p][/quote]:-))) VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

11:12pm Sat 31 May 14

gordongull says...

ballantrrae wrote:
I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job.
Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special.
For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position
Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach.
TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days.
I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.
I wouldn't mind a bit of Hughton's mixed success, Ballantrrrae.
He got Newcastle promoted with over 100 points, and took Birmingham to fourth, in the Championship.
He also finished eleventh in his first Premier League season with Norwich.
He likes to play 4-4-2 with a big striker alongside one with a bit of pace. Width is important from the full-backs and there is plenty of passion demanded.
I wouldn't mind a bit of that either.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job. Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special. For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach. TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days. I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't mind a bit of Hughton's mixed success, Ballantrrrae. He got Newcastle promoted with over 100 points, and took Birmingham to fourth, in the Championship. He also finished eleventh in his first Premier League season with Norwich. He likes to play 4-4-2 with a big striker alongside one with a bit of pace. Width is important from the full-backs and there is plenty of passion demanded. I wouldn't mind a bit of that either. gordongull
  • Score: 2

8:48am Sun 1 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

gordongull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
I've just spotted your post on the 'rule out remi' thread Vegas, and have replied to it.
Apologies, Vegas, that was for Albion In Staffs.
And I, i turn have replied to your reply!
Good idea to keep it on the other thread. By now, no-one else will be interested!
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: I've just spotted your post on the 'rule out remi' thread Vegas, and have replied to it.[/p][/quote]Apologies, Vegas, that was for Albion In Staffs.[/p][/quote]And I, i turn have replied to your reply! Good idea to keep it on the other thread. By now, no-one else will be interested! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

10:20am Sun 1 Jun 14

blue-eyed-boy says...

As Vivienne (Young Ones) said "Bored, bored, bored!"
As Vivienne (Young Ones) said "Bored, bored, bored!" blue-eyed-boy
  • Score: 0

11:05am Sun 1 Jun 14

SonnyJim55 says...

Don't think we will be bored of this for too much longer, announcement apparently due either today or tomorrow.
Don't think we will be bored of this for too much longer, announcement apparently due either today or tomorrow. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 2

11:54am Sun 1 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

gordongull wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job.
Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special.
For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position
Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach.
TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days.
I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.
I wouldn't mind a bit of Hughton's mixed success, Ballantrrrae.
He got Newcastle promoted with over 100 points, and took Birmingham to fourth, in the Championship.
He also finished eleventh in his first Premier League season with Norwich.
He likes to play 4-4-2 with a big striker alongside one with a bit of pace. Width is important from the full-backs and there is plenty of passion demanded.
I wouldn't mind a bit of that either.
Well made point Gordongull which I've taken on board. I wasn't saying I was against Hughton just that I was not as excited by the prospect of him being appointed as I might be by say Sherwood. Actually I think Hughton has an excellent chance of becoming our next Manager.
I forgot to include Lennon in my list of potential candidates yesterday who I feel is worthy of TB's consideration if interested in the position.
Finally I see in today's People that they say Clarke (a) has been interviewed for the BHA job and (b) that he is in the mix for the Celtic one as well.
I am sure that whoever TB finally appoints will get the full support of all fans and posters. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job. Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special. For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach. TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days. I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't mind a bit of Hughton's mixed success, Ballantrrrae. He got Newcastle promoted with over 100 points, and took Birmingham to fourth, in the Championship. He also finished eleventh in his first Premier League season with Norwich. He likes to play 4-4-2 with a big striker alongside one with a bit of pace. Width is important from the full-backs and there is plenty of passion demanded. I wouldn't mind a bit of that either.[/p][/quote]Well made point Gordongull which I've taken on board. I wasn't saying I was against Hughton just that I was not as excited by the prospect of him being appointed as I might be by say Sherwood. Actually I think Hughton has an excellent chance of becoming our next Manager. I forgot to include Lennon in my list of potential candidates yesterday who I feel is worthy of TB's consideration if interested in the position. Finally I see in today's People that they say Clarke (a) has been interviewed for the BHA job and (b) that he is in the mix for the Celtic one as well. I am sure that whoever TB finally appoints will get the full support of all fans and posters. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 4

12:10pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

If all this is getting a bit boring, Google Blair Valentine paper aeroplane and see a fantastic shot from high in the Wembley stands right onto the head of a Peruvian defender. If things aren't very exciting at the Amex next season perhaps we could start a paper aeroplane league to liven things up. UTA
If all this is getting a bit boring, Google Blair Valentine paper aeroplane and see a fantastic shot from high in the Wembley stands right onto the head of a Peruvian defender. If things aren't very exciting at the Amex next season perhaps we could start a paper aeroplane league to liven things up. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

It seems that the Argus, along with us that offer comments, are all played out, nothing left to say that hasn't already been said so and now we just wait. A tad frustrating isn't it, but it has to be endured.

Beckham is having a tough time getting planning permission for his new stadium in Florida's dockland area, the unions oppose the development.

Las Vegas will soon be breaking ground on a spanking new purpous bult soccer stadium, the MLS expansion program is moving ahead.

I see Lampard is on his way to New York.

Klinsman has left Landon Donovan out of the USA World Cup squad, that has not gone down well over here.

Oh well, time for my second cup of coffee of the day.
It seems that the Argus, along with us that offer comments, are all played out, nothing left to say that hasn't already been said so and now we just wait. A tad frustrating isn't it, but it has to be endured. Beckham is having a tough time getting planning permission for his new stadium in Florida's dockland area, the unions oppose the development. Las Vegas will soon be breaking ground on a spanking new purpous bult soccer stadium, the MLS expansion program is moving ahead. I see Lampard is on his way to New York. Klinsman has left Landon Donovan out of the USA World Cup squad, that has not gone down well over here. Oh well, time for my second cup of coffee of the day. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

12:23pm Sun 1 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

SonnyJim55 wrote:
Don't think we will be bored of this for too much longer, announcement apparently due either today or tomorrow.
Will he be a Manager or a Puppet ,or maybe a Muppet.
[quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Don't think we will be bored of this for too much longer, announcement apparently due either today or tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Will he be a Manager or a Puppet ,or maybe a Muppet. pjwilk
  • Score: 2

12:29pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.
Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.
Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.[/p][/quote]Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

12:42pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.
Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.
Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.[/p][/quote]Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.[/p][/quote]Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

12:43pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.
Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.
Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)
Just to add, Clarke seems to be an outsider for the Celtic job with Roy Keane odds-on. Rather them than us...
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.[/p][/quote]Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.[/p][/quote]Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)[/p][/quote]Just to add, Clarke seems to be an outsider for the Celtic job with Roy Keane odds-on. Rather them than us... Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.
Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.
Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)
I just read on Sky Sports that Craig Gordon, ex Sunderland keeper, is mulling over three offers of a return to football, I ownder if we are one of them. He says he is fitter than ever so I guess his knee issues have been sorted.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.[/p][/quote]Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.[/p][/quote]Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)[/p][/quote]I just read on Sky Sports that Craig Gordon, ex Sunderland keeper, is mulling over three offers of a return to football, I ownder if we are one of them. He says he is fitter than ever so I guess his knee issues have been sorted. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:04pm Sun 1 Jun 14

namgo49 says...

So no news then...........surel
y someone has seen someone with TB & PB at the Pease Pottage Services having a Costa and a croissant?!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
So no news then...........surel y someone has seen someone with TB & PB at the Pease Pottage Services having a Costa and a croissant?!!!!!!!!!! !!!! namgo49
  • Score: 1

1:04pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.
Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.
Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)
I just read on Sky Sports that Craig Gordon, ex Sunderland keeper, is mulling over three offers of a return to football, I ownder if we are one of them. He says he is fitter than ever so I guess his knee issues have been sorted.
He was a great keeper before the injuries. Would be a great signing if he is up to it. Worth a punt.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.[/p][/quote]Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.[/p][/quote]Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)[/p][/quote]I just read on Sky Sports that Craig Gordon, ex Sunderland keeper, is mulling over three offers of a return to football, I ownder if we are one of them. He says he is fitter than ever so I guess his knee issues have been sorted.[/p][/quote]He was a great keeper before the injuries. Would be a great signing if he is up to it. Worth a punt. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.
Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.
Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)
I just read on Sky Sports that Craig Gordon, ex Sunderland keeper, is mulling over three offers of a return to football, I ownder if we are one of them. He says he is fitter than ever so I guess his knee issues have been sorted.
He was a great keeper before the injuries. Would be a great signing if he is up to it. Worth a punt.
yep I htink so too, and he is on a free, or what passes for a, 'free.'
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Oddschecker shows Steve Clarke as favourite - that'll do me.[/p][/quote]Clarke is reported to have all ready met with the owner of Celtic last week, are we waiting for that decision to be made? The betting odds change so often that I don't think they have any real value in the sense of being informative. Even guys that have said, not happening, still get quoted a price to get the job, and their odds are shorter than a few that would possibly want to fill the vacancy.[/p][/quote]Oh I know they can be safely ignored, I was just reminding myself of who had been mentioned and decided not to go below the first name in the list :-)[/p][/quote]I just read on Sky Sports that Craig Gordon, ex Sunderland keeper, is mulling over three offers of a return to football, I ownder if we are one of them. He says he is fitter than ever so I guess his knee issues have been sorted.[/p][/quote]He was a great keeper before the injuries. Would be a great signing if he is up to it. Worth a punt.[/p][/quote]yep I htink so too, and he is on a free, or what passes for a, 'free.' VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Sun 1 Jun 14

dave from bexill says...

I don't suppose we'll ever find out, but I wonder if who ever finally gets the Albion job, will be Tony Bloom and Paul Barber's first choice and if they are waiting on that person to get back to them in view of the other vacancies around. It's obviously a two way thing and any favoured candidate will have to look at whats on offer, regarding salary, and money put aside for strengthening, as well as agreement on coaching staff etc and of course, who has the final say regarding transfers in and out (or do we already know the answer to that last bit)
I don't suppose we'll ever find out, but I wonder if who ever finally gets the Albion job, will be Tony Bloom and Paul Barber's first choice and if they are waiting on that person to get back to them in view of the other vacancies around. It's obviously a two way thing and any favoured candidate will have to look at whats on offer, regarding salary, and money put aside for strengthening, as well as agreement on coaching staff etc and of course, who has the final say regarding transfers in and out (or do we already know the answer to that last bit) dave from bexill
  • Score: 2

1:28pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

dave from bexill wrote:
I don't suppose we'll ever find out, but I wonder if who ever finally gets the Albion job, will be Tony Bloom and Paul Barber's first choice and if they are waiting on that person to get back to them in view of the other vacancies around. It's obviously a two way thing and any favoured candidate will have to look at whats on offer, regarding salary, and money put aside for strengthening, as well as agreement on coaching staff etc and of course, who has the final say regarding transfers in and out (or do we already know the answer to that last bit)
Hi Dave.
The way I see it is that it's a bit of a catch 22 situation. If no other club wants our new manager, then why would we, but if they do want him, then surely we should too.
Clarke might be seen as right for us but also right for Celtic, Hughton on the other hand, might look right for us but maybe Celtic think no, should that put us off Hughton.

I suppose it's possible that Brighton having to compete with other clubs for a manager might actually force the club to increase it's transfer budget, if that is thought to be the main stumbling block. Would Clarke choose Brighton over Celtic, if he has to work with a restricted budget, would anyone worth having do so.
Success in the Scotish Prem is not that hard to come by for the likes of Celtic, getting us in the playoffs is a bigger ask, and the play-offs will once again be our minimum goal.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: I don't suppose we'll ever find out, but I wonder if who ever finally gets the Albion job, will be Tony Bloom and Paul Barber's first choice and if they are waiting on that person to get back to them in view of the other vacancies around. It's obviously a two way thing and any favoured candidate will have to look at whats on offer, regarding salary, and money put aside for strengthening, as well as agreement on coaching staff etc and of course, who has the final say regarding transfers in and out (or do we already know the answer to that last bit)[/p][/quote]Hi Dave. The way I see it is that it's a bit of a catch 22 situation. If no other club wants our new manager, then why would we, but if they do want him, then surely we should too. Clarke might be seen as right for us but also right for Celtic, Hughton on the other hand, might look right for us but maybe Celtic think no, should that put us off Hughton. I suppose it's possible that Brighton having to compete with other clubs for a manager might actually force the club to increase it's transfer budget, if that is thought to be the main stumbling block. Would Clarke choose Brighton over Celtic, if he has to work with a restricted budget, would anyone worth having do so. Success in the Scotish Prem is not that hard to come by for the likes of Celtic, getting us in the playoffs is a bigger ask, and the play-offs will once again be our minimum goal. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

1:41pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Thinking of Brighton and getting in some new money, I wonder, do the club, 'own,' the design of the Amex?
With Beckham looking to build a new stadium, and another being built here in Vegas, could we sell them the drawings and all the other info it will take to build both stadiums.
Who ever carried out the QS work on the Amex will know exactly what materials will be needed, right down to the last nut and bolt, and the same goes for our new facility, could be a few million in it for us if we do indeed own the designs.
Thinking of Brighton and getting in some new money, I wonder, do the club, 'own,' the design of the Amex? With Beckham looking to build a new stadium, and another being built here in Vegas, could we sell them the drawings and all the other info it will take to build both stadiums. Who ever carried out the QS work on the Amex will know exactly what materials will be needed, right down to the last nut and bolt, and the same goes for our new facility, could be a few million in it for us if we do indeed own the designs. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

2:28pm Sun 1 Jun 14

mark5 says...

gordongull wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job.
Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special.
For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position
Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach.
TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days.
I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.
I wouldn't mind a bit of Hughton's mixed success, Ballantrrrae.
He got Newcastle promoted with over 100 points, and took Birmingham to fourth, in the Championship.
He also finished eleventh in his first Premier League season with Norwich.
He likes to play 4-4-2 with a big striker alongside one with a bit of pace. Width is important from the full-backs and there is plenty of passion demanded.
I wouldn't mind a bit of that either.
Neither would I. For me, Hughton is the one, has good solid experience in the Championship with some notable success's as mentioned. He also is well respected, will have some useful contacts and will be fully motivated to put the Norwich experience behind him and prove his detractors wrong. He also has a humble attitude, which means he will accept what he has to work with and will not be perrennially spouting frustration over "glass ceilings"! Steve Clarke would be my second choice for similar reasons.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: I think Brian Horton is absolutely right and that t5e Albion Manager's position is a top job. Now that TB has built up the infrastructure (new stadium, state of the art new training/academy facility, 27,000 fans on average attending Home games) whoever is appointed has a rare opportunity to achieve something special. For that reason I hope that whoever the successful candidate is, that it is someone who recognises that. Someone who wants to commit to the club long-tem and who doesn't just see the appointment as a step in their career but as an end in itself. In other words a Manager who is hungry for the position Assuming the above applies to those potential candidates whose names have been mentioned in the press, I personally lean towards Sherwood, Mackay or Clarke but would not rule out, Phil Neville, Paul Clements or Hyypia. I would be less excited by someone like Hughton who has managed a number of clubs with mixed success. I expect that young up and coming Managers like Karl Robinson will not be perceived as having enough 'higher league' experience. There was one name I saw mentioned in the Argus yesterday which surprised me - Martin Wieghorst the Swansea No 2 and former Danish U21 coach. TB obviously has a difficult and important decision to make. I am sure he appreciates and understands more than any of us what a pivotal one it is in the club's development. Clearly it will have a considerable impact on the fan base and on recruiting both established players and youngsters for the Academy. Whilst I am pleased that he has taken time to fully consider his options I hope he announces his decision in the next 4 - 5 days. I am confident that TB will appoint the right person. Someone who is capable of bringing some stability to the playing side of the club, something that I notice a lot of posters have said we need - a viewpoint with which I concur. UTA.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't mind a bit of Hughton's mixed success, Ballantrrrae. He got Newcastle promoted with over 100 points, and took Birmingham to fourth, in the Championship. He also finished eleventh in his first Premier League season with Norwich. He likes to play 4-4-2 with a big striker alongside one with a bit of pace. Width is important from the full-backs and there is plenty of passion demanded. I wouldn't mind a bit of that either.[/p][/quote]Neither would I. For me, Hughton is the one, has good solid experience in the Championship with some notable success's as mentioned. He also is well respected, will have some useful contacts and will be fully motivated to put the Norwich experience behind him and prove his detractors wrong. He also has a humble attitude, which means he will accept what he has to work with and will not be perrennially spouting frustration over "glass ceilings"! Steve Clarke would be my second choice for similar reasons. mark5
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Sun 1 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

namgo49 wrote:
So no news then...........surel

y someone has seen someone with TB & PB at the Pease Pottage Services having a Costa and a croissant?!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!
Yes rumoured sightings of Alan Curbishley at pease pottage grabbing a whopper meal with onion rings. Apparently he then tried a tenner in the fruit machines before taking a dump and heading down the M23 in the Brighton direction.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: So no news then...........surel y someone has seen someone with TB & PB at the Pease Pottage Services having a Costa and a croissant?!!!!!!!!!! !!!![/p][/quote]Yes rumoured sightings of Alan Curbishley at pease pottage grabbing a whopper meal with onion rings. Apparently he then tried a tenner in the fruit machines before taking a dump and heading down the M23 in the Brighton direction. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -4

4:08pm Sun 1 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

Just back from holiday, one with no gadgets or tv and was expecting some news regarding a new manager and some player news! Should have known better!
Same names are still being touted around, names that I feel will not commit to the Albion for obvious reasons (lack of control and budget) plus the World Cup is around the corner which will mean managers reluctant to commit to any club outside the prem imo, they will wait until the cup finishes when country's look to change managers, putting a lot of talented managers out there, prem clubs might want a change and available managers will know that and wait!
Players will adopt the same attitude, big names are still playing and not thinking about changing clubs until the Cup is over, once they move others will become available, so for me I fear that we will not see anyone until the end of the month, this will still get us a manager before pre season kicks off but will leave us light in players and with little time to build a squad! or, TB could push the boat out surprise us all with a big name manager, but my money is on the waiting game.
Just back from holiday, one with no gadgets or tv and was expecting some news regarding a new manager and some player news! Should have known better! Same names are still being touted around, names that I feel will not commit to the Albion for obvious reasons (lack of control and budget) plus the World Cup is around the corner which will mean managers reluctant to commit to any club outside the prem imo, they will wait until the cup finishes when country's look to change managers, putting a lot of talented managers out there, prem clubs might want a change and available managers will know that and wait! Players will adopt the same attitude, big names are still playing and not thinking about changing clubs until the Cup is over, once they move others will become available, so for me I fear that we will not see anyone until the end of the month, this will still get us a manager before pre season kicks off but will leave us light in players and with little time to build a squad! or, TB could push the boat out surprise us all with a big name manager, but my money is on the waiting game. To baldly go
  • Score: -2

4:16pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

To baldly go wrote:
Just back from holiday, one with no gadgets or tv and was expecting some news regarding a new manager and some player news! Should have known better!
Same names are still being touted around, names that I feel will not commit to the Albion for obvious reasons (lack of control and budget) plus the World Cup is around the corner which will mean managers reluctant to commit to any club outside the prem imo, they will wait until the cup finishes when country's look to change managers, putting a lot of talented managers out there, prem clubs might want a change and available managers will know that and wait!
Players will adopt the same attitude, big names are still playing and not thinking about changing clubs until the Cup is over, once they move others will become available, so for me I fear that we will not see anyone until the end of the month, this will still get us a manager before pre season kicks off but will leave us light in players and with little time to build a squad! or, TB could push the boat out surprise us all with a big name manager, but my money is on the waiting game.
just to clarify, you mean that you think that we will have a manager but few new players until the end of the month, yes?
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Just back from holiday, one with no gadgets or tv and was expecting some news regarding a new manager and some player news! Should have known better! Same names are still being touted around, names that I feel will not commit to the Albion for obvious reasons (lack of control and budget) plus the World Cup is around the corner which will mean managers reluctant to commit to any club outside the prem imo, they will wait until the cup finishes when country's look to change managers, putting a lot of talented managers out there, prem clubs might want a change and available managers will know that and wait! Players will adopt the same attitude, big names are still playing and not thinking about changing clubs until the Cup is over, once they move others will become available, so for me I fear that we will not see anyone until the end of the month, this will still get us a manager before pre season kicks off but will leave us light in players and with little time to build a squad! or, TB could push the boat out surprise us all with a big name manager, but my money is on the waiting game.[/p][/quote]just to clarify, you mean that you think that we will have a manager but few new players until the end of the month, yes? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Sun 1 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Apparently, based on statistical anayisis, football is an 'O-ring' process whereby the “weakest link” is more important than the best player.
In the Championship, it is much more important to put out a side with no real weaknesses in each of the forty six games played, than it is to spend money on two or three star players. Clubs that understand this will have an advantage over those that do not.
Apparently, based on statistical anayisis, football is an 'O-ring' process whereby the “weakest link” is more important than the best player. In the Championship, it is much more important to put out a side with no real weaknesses in each of the forty six games played, than it is to spend money on two or three star players. Clubs that understand this will have an advantage over those that do not. gordongull
  • Score: 2

4:45pm Sun 1 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
Just back from holiday, one with no gadgets or tv and was expecting some news regarding a new manager and some player news! Should have known better!
Same names are still being touted around, names that I feel will not commit to the Albion for obvious reasons (lack of control and budget) plus the World Cup is around the corner which will mean managers reluctant to commit to any club outside the prem imo, they will wait until the cup finishes when country's look to change managers, putting a lot of talented managers out there, prem clubs might want a change and available managers will know that and wait!
Players will adopt the same attitude, big names are still playing and not thinking about changing clubs until the Cup is over, once they move others will become available, so for me I fear that we will not see anyone until the end of the month, this will still get us a manager before pre season kicks off but will leave us light in players and with little time to build a squad! or, TB could push the boat out surprise us all with a big name manager, but my money is on the waiting game.
just to clarify, you mean that you think that we will have a manager but few new players until the end of the month, yes?
Hi Vegas, yes, I think interviews etc will have been done and offers made, but until things settle down, there will be no commitment imo! We are the biggest club outside the prem but have restraints in place (control and budget) which will put off the known names imo. Once WC group stages are finished things will move on and then we will see who is our manager. Player wise, I think our wage policy will be the stumbling block, as has already been shown in a few deals that have not worked out! Ulloa will go, hopefully for a good price to give us money for 3-4 quality players plus a few others, who? I don't know, because again it will come down to wage structure/policy. For me, the squad Poyet built has failed at the last hurdle twice and has now disbanded, we restart the 5 yr plan again and use young talent coming through the ranks etc to get us to the prem, I hope I am wrong and we fight again next season for promotion but with 10-12 teams now receiving parachute payments in this division it is going to be even more difficult. Looks like another muddled start to the season, but then again, TB could have an ace up his sleeve and surprise us all! UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Just back from holiday, one with no gadgets or tv and was expecting some news regarding a new manager and some player news! Should have known better! Same names are still being touted around, names that I feel will not commit to the Albion for obvious reasons (lack of control and budget) plus the World Cup is around the corner which will mean managers reluctant to commit to any club outside the prem imo, they will wait until the cup finishes when country's look to change managers, putting a lot of talented managers out there, prem clubs might want a change and available managers will know that and wait! Players will adopt the same attitude, big names are still playing and not thinking about changing clubs until the Cup is over, once they move others will become available, so for me I fear that we will not see anyone until the end of the month, this will still get us a manager before pre season kicks off but will leave us light in players and with little time to build a squad! or, TB could push the boat out surprise us all with a big name manager, but my money is on the waiting game.[/p][/quote]just to clarify, you mean that you think that we will have a manager but few new players until the end of the month, yes?[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, yes, I think interviews etc will have been done and offers made, but until things settle down, there will be no commitment imo! We are the biggest club outside the prem but have restraints in place (control and budget) which will put off the known names imo. Once WC group stages are finished things will move on and then we will see who is our manager. Player wise, I think our wage policy will be the stumbling block, as has already been shown in a few deals that have not worked out! Ulloa will go, hopefully for a good price to give us money for 3-4 quality players plus a few others, who? I don't know, because again it will come down to wage structure/policy. For me, the squad Poyet built has failed at the last hurdle twice and has now disbanded, we restart the 5 yr plan again and use young talent coming through the ranks etc to get us to the prem, I hope I am wrong and we fight again next season for promotion but with 10-12 teams now receiving parachute payments in this division it is going to be even more difficult. Looks like another muddled start to the season, but then again, TB could have an ace up his sleeve and surprise us all! UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 0

4:46pm Sun 1 Jun 14

gordongull says...

A request for further clarification on the 'Remi' thread, Albion in Staffs. (Apologies to those for whom FFP does not have any relevance).
A request for further clarification on the 'Remi' thread, Albion in Staffs. (Apologies to those for whom FFP does not have any relevance). gordongull
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
Apparently, based on statistical anayisis, football is an 'O-ring' process whereby the “weakest link” is more important than the best player.
In the Championship, it is much more important to put out a side with no real weaknesses in each of the forty six games played, than it is to spend money on two or three star players. Clubs that understand this will have an advantage over those that do not.
makes sense as it implies that a team without an obvious weakness can't have that perceived weakness exploited. A star can be shut out of the game, or might be a defender who helps you not lose rather than helping to win. TK, Upson and Ulloa, three stars but only one of which is likely to get you a win, two will help you not lose. A solid team, devoid of stars, might have their skills more evenly spread across the park.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Apparently, based on statistical anayisis, football is an 'O-ring' process whereby the “weakest link” is more important than the best player. In the Championship, it is much more important to put out a side with no real weaknesses in each of the forty six games played, than it is to spend money on two or three star players. Clubs that understand this will have an advantage over those that do not.[/p][/quote]makes sense as it implies that a team without an obvious weakness can't have that perceived weakness exploited. A star can be shut out of the game, or might be a defender who helps you not lose rather than helping to win. TK, Upson and Ulloa, three stars but only one of which is likely to get you a win, two will help you not lose. A solid team, devoid of stars, might have their skills more evenly spread across the park. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

5:20pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
Just back from holiday, one with no gadgets or tv and was expecting some news regarding a new manager and some player news! Should have known better!
Same names are still being touted around, names that I feel will not commit to the Albion for obvious reasons (lack of control and budget) plus the World Cup is around the corner which will mean managers reluctant to commit to any club outside the prem imo, they will wait until the cup finishes when country's look to change managers, putting a lot of talented managers out there, prem clubs might want a change and available managers will know that and wait!
Players will adopt the same attitude, big names are still playing and not thinking about changing clubs until the Cup is over, once they move others will become available, so for me I fear that we will not see anyone until the end of the month, this will still get us a manager before pre season kicks off but will leave us light in players and with little time to build a squad! or, TB could push the boat out surprise us all with a big name manager, but my money is on the waiting game.
just to clarify, you mean that you think that we will have a manager but few new players until the end of the month, yes?
Hi Vegas, yes, I think interviews etc will have been done and offers made, but until things settle down, there will be no commitment imo! We are the biggest club outside the prem but have restraints in place (control and budget) which will put off the known names imo. Once WC group stages are finished things will move on and then we will see who is our manager. Player wise, I think our wage policy will be the stumbling block, as has already been shown in a few deals that have not worked out! Ulloa will go, hopefully for a good price to give us money for 3-4 quality players plus a few others, who? I don't know, because again it will come down to wage structure/policy. For me, the squad Poyet built has failed at the last hurdle twice and has now disbanded, we restart the 5 yr plan again and use young talent coming through the ranks etc to get us to the prem, I hope I am wrong and we fight again next season for promotion but with 10-12 teams now receiving parachute payments in this division it is going to be even more difficult. Looks like another muddled start to the season, but then again, TB could have an ace up his sleeve and surprise us all! UTA
I can see player recruitment starting at a slow pace even when we do get a new manager, world cup and all that jazz, but I firmly believe that our new manager is very close to being appointed, very close.

There are a few names that might be in the running for others jobs along with ours, but my guess is that Bloom would have put a deadline on how long they can hold out before saying yes or no. I guess it's also possible that Bllom has delayed the decision simply because McDemott is now available, perhaps Bloom wants to sound him out.

I can see the world cup, 'possibly,' having some baring on new players, mainly in the loan department, but I don't see it affecting our manager options too much. I remain hopeful, along with a certain amount of expectation, that our new guy will be installed by the middle of the week, maybe even tomorrow. Bloom has spoken to the candidates, he has had the weekend to mull things over, now is the time to decide.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Just back from holiday, one with no gadgets or tv and was expecting some news regarding a new manager and some player news! Should have known better! Same names are still being touted around, names that I feel will not commit to the Albion for obvious reasons (lack of control and budget) plus the World Cup is around the corner which will mean managers reluctant to commit to any club outside the prem imo, they will wait until the cup finishes when country's look to change managers, putting a lot of talented managers out there, prem clubs might want a change and available managers will know that and wait! Players will adopt the same attitude, big names are still playing and not thinking about changing clubs until the Cup is over, once they move others will become available, so for me I fear that we will not see anyone until the end of the month, this will still get us a manager before pre season kicks off but will leave us light in players and with little time to build a squad! or, TB could push the boat out surprise us all with a big name manager, but my money is on the waiting game.[/p][/quote]just to clarify, you mean that you think that we will have a manager but few new players until the end of the month, yes?[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, yes, I think interviews etc will have been done and offers made, but until things settle down, there will be no commitment imo! We are the biggest club outside the prem but have restraints in place (control and budget) which will put off the known names imo. Once WC group stages are finished things will move on and then we will see who is our manager. Player wise, I think our wage policy will be the stumbling block, as has already been shown in a few deals that have not worked out! Ulloa will go, hopefully for a good price to give us money for 3-4 quality players plus a few others, who? I don't know, because again it will come down to wage structure/policy. For me, the squad Poyet built has failed at the last hurdle twice and has now disbanded, we restart the 5 yr plan again and use young talent coming through the ranks etc to get us to the prem, I hope I am wrong and we fight again next season for promotion but with 10-12 teams now receiving parachute payments in this division it is going to be even more difficult. Looks like another muddled start to the season, but then again, TB could have an ace up his sleeve and surprise us all! UTA[/p][/quote]I can see player recruitment starting at a slow pace even when we do get a new manager, world cup and all that jazz, but I firmly believe that our new manager is very close to being appointed, very close. There are a few names that might be in the running for others jobs along with ours, but my guess is that Bloom would have put a deadline on how long they can hold out before saying yes or no. I guess it's also possible that Bllom has delayed the decision simply because McDemott is now available, perhaps Bloom wants to sound him out. I can see the world cup, 'possibly,' having some baring on new players, mainly in the loan department, but I don't see it affecting our manager options too much. I remain hopeful, along with a certain amount of expectation, that our new guy will be installed by the middle of the week, maybe even tomorrow. Bloom has spoken to the candidates, he has had the weekend to mull things over, now is the time to decide. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

5:37pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

gordongull wrote:
A request for further clarification on the 'Remi' thread, Albion in Staffs. (Apologies to those for whom FFP does not have any relevance).
GG... Boom!
You get the drift......
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: A request for further clarification on the 'Remi' thread, Albion in Staffs. (Apologies to those for whom FFP does not have any relevance).[/p][/quote]GG... Boom! You get the drift...... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

5:54pm Sun 1 Jun 14

dave from bexill says...

To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.
To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is. dave from bexill
  • Score: 2

6:14pm Sun 1 Jun 14

graham w says...

Im surprised this hasnt been sorted ive been away 3 weeks
Tony said that they had some top notch applicants 3 weeks ago.so thier must be problem's salary not big enough and limited budget to spend...so it wont be a high flyer then...
Im surprised this hasnt been sorted ive been away 3 weeks Tony said that they had some top notch applicants 3 weeks ago.so thier must be problem's salary not big enough and limited budget to spend...so it wont be a high flyer then... graham w
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Sun 1 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

dave from bexill wrote:
To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.
For me, it's not the past, (Leeds, Wolves, Derby etc) but the future, and I see Albion with its infrastructure now almost ALL in place, with almost a full house every home game and big name sponsors on board showing us to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest in this division, with only bigger things to come. Frustrating as it is at the moment, with our wage policy etc, in a few seasons we will all be glad we stuck to our guns and are running a viable club pushing the big guns in the prem.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.[/p][/quote]For me, it's not the past, (Leeds, Wolves, Derby etc) but the future, and I see Albion with its infrastructure now almost ALL in place, with almost a full house every home game and big name sponsors on board showing us to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest in this division, with only bigger things to come. Frustrating as it is at the moment, with our wage policy etc, in a few seasons we will all be glad we stuck to our guns and are running a viable club pushing the big guns in the prem. To baldly go
  • Score: 2

6:25pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ringtone says...

dave from bexill wrote:
To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.
It is this sad individuals justification of his life.

Although we are the biggest club outside the prem but have restraints in place (control and budget) which will put off the known names, iho ,contradicts this theory no matter.

It has become a fact in his subconcious mind and therefore impossible to remove.

Best ignore.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.[/p][/quote]It is this sad individuals justification of his life. Although we are the biggest club outside the prem but have restraints in place (control and budget) which will put off the known names, iho ,contradicts this theory no matter. It has become a fact in his subconcious mind and therefore impossible to remove. Best ignore. ringtone
  • Score: -1

6:28pm Sun 1 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

graham w wrote:
Im surprised this hasnt been sorted ive been away 3 weeks
Tony said that they had some top notch applicants 3 weeks ago.so thier must be problem's salary not big enough and limited budget to spend...so it wont be a high flyer then...
My thoughts also GW, but it's easy for us to want this and that, but in the cold light of day we will get the best we can afford and not endanger all the hard work that's been put in.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: Im surprised this hasnt been sorted ive been away 3 weeks Tony said that they had some top notch applicants 3 weeks ago.so thier must be problem's salary not big enough and limited budget to spend...so it wont be a high flyer then...[/p][/quote]My thoughts also GW, but it's easy for us to want this and that, but in the cold light of day we will get the best we can afford and not endanger all the hard work that's been put in. To baldly go
  • Score: 2

6:52pm Sun 1 Jun 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Thinking of Brighton and getting in some new money, I wonder, do the club, 'own,' the design of the Amex?
With Beckham looking to build a new stadium, and another being built here in Vegas, could we sell them the drawings and all the other info it will take to build both stadiums.
Who ever carried out the QS work on the Amex will know exactly what materials will be needed, right down to the last nut and bolt, and the same goes for our new facility, could be a few million in it for us if we do indeed own the designs.
If we drop a couple of Divisions, we could just ship it out to them.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Thinking of Brighton and getting in some new money, I wonder, do the club, 'own,' the design of the Amex? With Beckham looking to build a new stadium, and another being built here in Vegas, could we sell them the drawings and all the other info it will take to build both stadiums. Who ever carried out the QS work on the Amex will know exactly what materials will be needed, right down to the last nut and bolt, and the same goes for our new facility, could be a few million in it for us if we do indeed own the designs.[/p][/quote]If we drop a couple of Divisions, we could just ship it out to them. gordongull
  • Score: 0

6:59pm Sun 1 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

ringtone wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.
It is this sad individuals justification of his life.

Although we are the biggest club outside the prem but have restraints in place (control and budget) which will put off the known names, iho ,contradicts this theory no matter.

It has become a fact in his subconcious mind and therefore impossible to remove.

Best ignore.
Early for you to be on here RINGPIECE! Mum told you to have an early night and be ready for school tomorrow!
What's your take on a big club then, one that spends itself into debt, living beyond its means? S****** on its supporters in the process when it goes wrong, just to please it's owners ego!
A £50m fine for the prem winners this season, what will happen when Sheikh Mansour gets bored with his toy and leaves them in the proverbial!
We all want the Messi's and Ronaldo's of the world in our team but that comes at a price, get the finances right then who knows, but blow it all in one go and your here today gone tomorrow!
Hopefully you will be gone tomorrow! You sad little mug, lol, hahaha!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.[/p][/quote]It is this sad individuals justification of his life. Although we are the biggest club outside the prem but have restraints in place (control and budget) which will put off the known names, iho ,contradicts this theory no matter. It has become a fact in his subconcious mind and therefore impossible to remove. Best ignore.[/p][/quote]Early for you to be on here RINGPIECE! Mum told you to have an early night and be ready for school tomorrow! What's your take on a big club then, one that spends itself into debt, living beyond its means? S****** on its supporters in the process when it goes wrong, just to please it's owners ego! A £50m fine for the prem winners this season, what will happen when Sheikh Mansour gets bored with his toy and leaves them in the proverbial! We all want the Messi's and Ronaldo's of the world in our team but that comes at a price, get the finances right then who knows, but blow it all in one go and your here today gone tomorrow! Hopefully you will be gone tomorrow! You sad little mug, lol, hahaha! To baldly go
  • Score: 2

7:37pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

graham w wrote:
Im surprised this hasnt been sorted ive been away 3 weeks
Tony said that they had some top notch applicants 3 weeks ago.so thier must be problem's salary not big enough and limited budget to spend...so it wont be a high flyer then...
Not sure how you come to the conclusions that you do. The best of those available might well be sougt after by others, it is very possible that they are weighting up their options just as we are ours.
The terms of contract Bloom offers will measure up to what is the standard for our division, and possibly better.Talks with those on the short list only took place this past week.
Keep your glass half full Graham, none of us knows anything so just as easy to positive as it is to be negative as right now we are all guessing.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: Im surprised this hasnt been sorted ive been away 3 weeks Tony said that they had some top notch applicants 3 weeks ago.so thier must be problem's salary not big enough and limited budget to spend...so it wont be a high flyer then...[/p][/quote]Not sure how you come to the conclusions that you do. The best of those available might well be sougt after by others, it is very possible that they are weighting up their options just as we are ours. The terms of contract Bloom offers will measure up to what is the standard for our division, and possibly better.Talks with those on the short list only took place this past week. Keep your glass half full Graham, none of us knows anything so just as easy to positive as it is to be negative as right now we are all guessing. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

7:44pm Sun 1 Jun 14

gordongull says...

dave from bexill wrote:
To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.
It would be difficult to draw up a list that didn't include Nottingham Forest and Leeds in the top three.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.[/p][/quote]It would be difficult to draw up a list that didn't include Nottingham Forest and Leeds in the top three. gordongull
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Sun 1 Jun 14

gordongull says...

graham w wrote:
Im surprised this hasnt been sorted ive been away 3 weeks
Tony said that they had some top notch applicants 3 weeks ago.so thier must be problem's salary not big enough and limited budget to spend...so it wont be a high flyer then...
Depends how you define 'high flying', Graham W. Sven and AVB are busy, so we will have to set our sights a little lower.
Some might consider Tim Sherwood to be a high flyer, but apart from Mackay and Garde who appear to have ruled themselves out, everyone else looks like a realistic possibility. For me, there are two outstanding candidates, (I hope), and they are Brian McDermott and Chris Hughton. Yesterday I rated McDermott higher, but maybe that was just enthusiasm at his sudden availability. Now, I can't separate the two, but would be delighted if either of them are appointed.
Any of the other candidates whose names have been circulating will induce varying levels of disappointment.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: Im surprised this hasnt been sorted ive been away 3 weeks Tony said that they had some top notch applicants 3 weeks ago.so thier must be problem's salary not big enough and limited budget to spend...so it wont be a high flyer then...[/p][/quote]Depends how you define 'high flying', Graham W. Sven and AVB are busy, so we will have to set our sights a little lower. Some might consider Tim Sherwood to be a high flyer, but apart from Mackay and Garde who appear to have ruled themselves out, everyone else looks like a realistic possibility. For me, there are two outstanding candidates, (I hope), and they are Brian McDermott and Chris Hughton. Yesterday I rated McDermott higher, but maybe that was just enthusiasm at his sudden availability. Now, I can't separate the two, but would be delighted if either of them are appointed. Any of the other candidates whose names have been circulating will induce varying levels of disappointment. gordongull
  • Score: 1

8:56pm Sun 1 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

Haven't you lot got homes to go to! Christian Walton on his way to Arsenal.
Haven't you lot got homes to go to! Christian Walton on his way to Arsenal. AlfieT
  • Score: 1

9:47pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

AlfieT wrote:
Haven't you lot got homes to go to! Christian Walton on his way to Arsenal.
Is that fact yet, or just what The Mirror reckons? He'd be a fool to go just yet.
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: Haven't you lot got homes to go to! Christian Walton on his way to Arsenal.[/p][/quote]Is that fact yet, or just what The Mirror reckons? He'd be a fool to go just yet. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

10:46pm Sun 1 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

AlfieT wrote:
Haven't you lot got homes to go to! Christian Walton on his way to Arsenal.
and you got this snippet from where?
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: Haven't you lot got homes to go to! Christian Walton on his way to Arsenal.[/p][/quote]and you got this snippet from where? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

10:51pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ringtone says...

gordongull wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.
It would be difficult to draw up a list that didn't include Nottingham Forest and Leeds in the top three.
Also Derby and Wolves have a bigger and more loyal fan base.

Oh yes and a better HISTORY.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.[/p][/quote]It would be difficult to draw up a list that didn't include Nottingham Forest and Leeds in the top three.[/p][/quote]Also Derby and Wolves have a bigger and more loyal fan base. Oh yes and a better HISTORY. ringtone
  • Score: -1

10:57pm Sun 1 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Who would you rather spend the evening with in a pub, David Burke or Ian Holloway?
Players, and especially the younger and more impressionable ones need to be sold a vision of where the Club is going, and to be shown why they will be an integral part of a successful future.
While there is no Manager, there seems to be little direction or leadership, and someone needs to be appointed soon, who can provide that for the team
Does anyone doubt that if the roles of Burke and Holloway had been reversed, Shaun Williams would now be playing for Brighton and Hove Albion?
Who would you rather spend the evening with in a pub, David Burke or Ian Holloway? Players, and especially the younger and more impressionable ones need to be sold a vision of where the Club is going, and to be shown why they will be an integral part of a successful future. While there is no Manager, there seems to be little direction or leadership, and someone needs to be appointed soon, who can provide that for the team Does anyone doubt that if the roles of Burke and Holloway had been reversed, Shaun Williams would now be playing for Brighton and Hove Albion? gordongull
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ringtone says...

To baldly go wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.
For me, it's not the past, (Leeds, Wolves, Derby etc) but the future, and I see Albion with its infrastructure now almost ALL in place, with almost a full house every home game and big name sponsors on board showing us to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest in this division, with only bigger things to come. Frustrating as it is at the moment, with our wage policy etc, in a few seasons we will all be glad we stuck to our guns and are running a viable club pushing the big guns in the prem.
Face it we are just a selling club.

Which wouldnt be so bad if we didnt give our best players away for knock down fees.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: To baldly go, I'm always interested to know how one defines who "the biggest club outside the premier" is.[/p][/quote]For me, it's not the past, (Leeds, Wolves, Derby etc) but the future, and I see Albion with its infrastructure now almost ALL in place, with almost a full house every home game and big name sponsors on board showing us to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest in this division, with only bigger things to come. Frustrating as it is at the moment, with our wage policy etc, in a few seasons we will all be glad we stuck to our guns and are running a viable club pushing the big guns in the prem.[/p][/quote]Face it we are just a selling club. Which wouldnt be so bad if we didnt give our best players away for knock down fees. ringtone
  • Score: -1

11:05pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ringtone says...

gordongull wrote:
Who would you rather spend the evening with in a pub, David Burke or Ian Holloway?
Players, and especially the younger and more impressionable ones need to be sold a vision of where the Club is going, and to be shown why they will be an integral part of a successful future.
While there is no Manager, there seems to be little direction or leadership, and someone needs to be appointed soon, who can provide that for the team
Does anyone doubt that if the roles of Burke and Holloway had been reversed, Shaun Williams would now be playing for Brighton and Hove Albion?
Shaun Williams, good example.

Why? for the love of god did he choose Millwall over the biggest club outside of the premiership.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Who would you rather spend the evening with in a pub, David Burke or Ian Holloway? Players, and especially the younger and more impressionable ones need to be sold a vision of where the Club is going, and to be shown why they will be an integral part of a successful future. While there is no Manager, there seems to be little direction or leadership, and someone needs to be appointed soon, who can provide that for the team Does anyone doubt that if the roles of Burke and Holloway had been reversed, Shaun Williams would now be playing for Brighton and Hove Albion?[/p][/quote]Shaun Williams, good example. Why? for the love of god did he choose Millwall over the biggest club outside of the premiership. ringtone
  • Score: -1

11:10pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

gordongull wrote:
Who would you rather spend the evening with in a pub, David Burke or Ian Holloway?
Players, and especially the younger and more impressionable ones need to be sold a vision of where the Club is going, and to be shown why they will be an integral part of a successful future.
While there is no Manager, there seems to be little direction or leadership, and someone needs to be appointed soon, who can provide that for the team
Does anyone doubt that if the roles of Burke and Holloway had been reversed, Shaun Williams would now be playing for Brighton and Hove Albion?
Firstly, whether or not someone is good to go to the pub with is surely no reason to join their club, is it? My kid bro is a great laugh at the pub but he knows nothing about football.

Secondly, isn't it a matter of record that Williams went to Millwall because they promised they'd play him in his preferred position, a promise the Albion weren't prepared to make?
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Who would you rather spend the evening with in a pub, David Burke or Ian Holloway? Players, and especially the younger and more impressionable ones need to be sold a vision of where the Club is going, and to be shown why they will be an integral part of a successful future. While there is no Manager, there seems to be little direction or leadership, and someone needs to be appointed soon, who can provide that for the team Does anyone doubt that if the roles of Burke and Holloway had been reversed, Shaun Williams would now be playing for Brighton and Hove Albion?[/p][/quote]Firstly, whether or not someone is good to go to the pub with is surely no reason to join their club, is it? My kid bro is a great laugh at the pub but he knows nothing about football. Secondly, isn't it a matter of record that Williams went to Millwall because they promised they'd play him in his preferred position, a promise the Albion weren't prepared to make? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

11:23pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
gordongull wrote:
Who would you rather spend the evening with in a pub, David Burke or Ian Holloway?
Players, and especially the younger and more impressionable ones need to be sold a vision of where the Club is going, and to be shown why they will be an integral part of a successful future.
While there is no Manager, there seems to be little direction or leadership, and someone needs to be appointed soon, who can provide that for the team
Does anyone doubt that if the roles of Burke and Holloway had been reversed, Shaun Williams would now be playing for Brighton and Hove Albion?
Firstly, whether or not someone is good to go to the pub with is surely no reason to join their club, is it? My kid bro is a great laugh at the pub but he knows nothing about football.

Secondly, isn't it a matter of record that Williams went to Millwall because they promised they'd play him in his preferred position, a promise the Albion weren't prepared to make?
How come your boy gets to play in his preferred position?
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Who would you rather spend the evening with in a pub, David Burke or Ian Holloway? Players, and especially the younger and more impressionable ones need to be sold a vision of where the Club is going, and to be shown why they will be an integral part of a successful future. While there is no Manager, there seems to be little direction or leadership, and someone needs to be appointed soon, who can provide that for the team Does anyone doubt that if the roles of Burke and Holloway had been reversed, Shaun Williams would now be playing for Brighton and Hove Albion?[/p][/quote]Firstly, whether or not someone is good to go to the pub with is surely no reason to join their club, is it? My kid bro is a great laugh at the pub but he knows nothing about football. Secondly, isn't it a matter of record that Williams went to Millwall because they promised they'd play him in his preferred position, a promise the Albion weren't prepared to make?[/p][/quote]How come your boy gets to play in his preferred position? ringtone
  • Score: -1

11:48pm Sun 1 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AlfieT wrote:
Haven't you lot got homes to go to! Christian Walton on his way to Arsenal.
and you got this snippet from where?
Sportsmole and the Mirror on line, via NSC
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: Haven't you lot got homes to go to! Christian Walton on his way to Arsenal.[/p][/quote]and you got this snippet from where?[/p][/quote]Sportsmole and the Mirror on line, via NSC AlfieT
  • Score: 1

11:48pm Sun 1 Jun 14

gordongull says...

I think that the personality, and status in the game of the person in charge of the team plays a vital part in attracting players, and also in keeping the ones you've already got.

Is that in Williams' contract that he will only play in his preferred position at Millwall?
I think that the personality, and status in the game of the person in charge of the team plays a vital part in attracting players, and also in keeping the ones you've already got. Is that in Williams' contract that he will only play in his preferred position at Millwall? gordongull
  • Score: 0

11:50pm Sun 1 Jun 14

gordongull says...

To avoid confusion, last comment is directed at Ex-pat Arnie.
To avoid confusion, last comment is directed at Ex-pat Arnie. gordongull
  • Score: 0

12:03am Mon 2 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Having a respected manager can, and possibly does in some cases, influence who a club can sign, especially if the player is younger rather than older.
Oscar would have had appeal to a younger player, his pedigree of working with the youth is there for all to see.
I think with Poyet it was more about his readiness to get the board to pay reasonably high wages, high for the division we are in. Today Poyet's stock has risen, his good work with us has been followed by saving Sunderland from what looked like the inevitable drop. Today I think players have more respect for him.

Our new manager will need to have a mix of both Poyet and Oscar, someone that can and will bring on our young players, those we have and those we will get. He will also need to be of a type that new players believe in. I am thinking that there will be a new appointee to take over the running of our new facility, our new manager will have to be of a simillar mind to that person too, on the same wave length.

Who it will be I have no idea but my hope is for Hughton, and as crazy as this might sound, I would consider bringing Vicente back for the new facility job.
Having a respected manager can, and possibly does in some cases, influence who a club can sign, especially if the player is younger rather than older. Oscar would have had appeal to a younger player, his pedigree of working with the youth is there for all to see. I think with Poyet it was more about his readiness to get the board to pay reasonably high wages, high for the division we are in. Today Poyet's stock has risen, his good work with us has been followed by saving Sunderland from what looked like the inevitable drop. Today I think players have more respect for him. Our new manager will need to have a mix of both Poyet and Oscar, someone that can and will bring on our young players, those we have and those we will get. He will also need to be of a type that new players believe in. I am thinking that there will be a new appointee to take over the running of our new facility, our new manager will have to be of a simillar mind to that person too, on the same wave length. Who it will be I have no idea but my hope is for Hughton, and as crazy as this might sound, I would consider bringing Vicente back for the new facility job. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

10:43am Mon 2 Jun 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

gordongull wrote:
I think that the personality, and status in the game of the person in charge of the team plays a vital part in attracting players, and also in keeping the ones you've already got.

Is that in Williams' contract that he will only play in his preferred position at Millwall?
I doubt it, but if you sign a player with a gentlemen's agreement that he will be played in his strongest/preferred position, he's going to be disaffected if he's told to play elsewhere.

Personally, I'd only want players who are happy to play anywhere just so long as they get a game. Glad we didn't get him.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: I think that the personality, and status in the game of the person in charge of the team plays a vital part in attracting players, and also in keeping the ones you've already got. Is that in Williams' contract that he will only play in his preferred position at Millwall?[/p][/quote]I doubt it, but if you sign a player with a gentlemen's agreement that he will be played in his strongest/preferred position, he's going to be disaffected if he's told to play elsewhere. Personally, I'd only want players who are happy to play anywhere just so long as they get a game. Glad we didn't get him. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

4:54pm Mon 2 Jun 14

SonnyJim55 says...

looks like Steve Clarke is going to Celtic
looks like Steve Clarke is going to Celtic SonnyJim55
  • Score: 0

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