Poyet stays with Albion

Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet

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Gus Poyet is set to continue as Albion manager.

The Seagulls boss will end two days of speculation by confirming he will stay at The Amex.

Reading reportedly wanted to hand Poyet a short cut to the Premier League and the promise of a large transfer budget this summer in the likely event of them going down.

But he is pledging his allegiance to Albion and their push for the play-offs.

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8:22pm Thu 21 Mar 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

Good on yer Gus!
Good on yer Gus! weststandupperlacostearmy
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8:22pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Grendel says...

You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense. Grendel
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8:23pm Thu 21 Mar 13

WestStander17 says...

Woohoo!!! Well done Gus! Enjoy the rest of your trip! Lets get to the Prem together!
Woohoo!!! Well done Gus! Enjoy the rest of your trip! Lets get to the Prem together! WestStander17
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8:25pm Thu 21 Mar 13

jazzgrove says...

Take us to prem gus. You're a legend if you leave or us not- even more so if you promote us!
Take us to prem gus. You're a legend if you leave or us not- even more so if you promote us! jazzgrove
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8:26pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

I'm awaiting Freeloaders to state he was 100% right about this all the time (in retrospect, after it was confirmed, obviously), because he's a proper football person.
I'm awaiting Freeloaders to state he was 100% right about this all the time (in retrospect, after it was confirmed, obviously), because he's a proper football person. Old Scrote of the Amex
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8:26pm Thu 21 Mar 13

nkwbtn says...

Great News!
Great News! nkwbtn
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8:27pm Thu 21 Mar 13

SamPeters93 says...

This is great news :D well done Poyet on staying, you got a better chance of being in the Prem with us :)
This is great news :D well done Poyet on staying, you got a better chance of being in the Prem with us :) SamPeters93
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8:28pm Thu 21 Mar 13

fairweathersupporter says...

I had this weird dream... or was it a nightmare? Anyway i'm okay now.
I had this weird dream... or was it a nightmare? Anyway i'm okay now. fairweathersupporter
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8:28pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Far gull says...

Hope prospective candidates got this news before jumping on flights for interviews for the job, Vegas,Albion fans in Germany ,France etc... Only joking ;-)
Hope prospective candidates got this news before jumping on flights for interviews for the job, Vegas,Albion fans in Germany ,France etc... Only joking ;-) Far gull
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8:28pm Thu 21 Mar 13

VegasSeagull says...

I guess common sense prevailed.
I guess common sense prevailed. VegasSeagull
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8:30pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Dr Wombleface says...

TFFT.
TFFT. Dr Wombleface
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8:31pm Thu 21 Mar 13

ClorsonSeagull says...

Get in!!!
Get in!!! ClorsonSeagull
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8:32pm Thu 21 Mar 13

tug509 says...

Well thats 2 days of feeling crap we all could of done without!......but im happy with the end result,now about that promotion Gus!. UTA
Well thats 2 days of feeling crap we all could of done without!......but im happy with the end result,now about that promotion Gus!. UTA tug509
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8:35pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Claude Back says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
I'm awaiting Freeloaders to state he was 100% right about this all the time (in retrospect, after it was confirmed, obviously), because he's a proper football person.
With his own brain too, don't forget. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: I'm awaiting Freeloaders to state he was 100% right about this all the time (in retrospect, after it was confirmed, obviously), because he's a proper football person.[/p][/quote]With his own brain too, don't forget. :-) Claude Back
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8:35pm Thu 21 Mar 13

championshipgull says...

Gus Poyet, Master of the Amex, Slayer of the Eagles
Gus Poyet, Master of the Amex, Slayer of the Eagles championshipgull
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8:36pm Thu 21 Mar 13

kevbha says...

TFFT. we can now push for the prem and maybe take second spot
TFFT. we can now push for the prem and maybe take second spot kevbha
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8:36pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pablobrowno says...

Fantastic. Maybe he is an Albion fan after all!! Must have negotiated a better budget etc to stay.

Let's give him a majorly warm welcome next home game, and those coming to forest!!!! What a great thing for the team. Unlucky reading!!!!
Fantastic. Maybe he is an Albion fan after all!! Must have negotiated a better budget etc to stay. Let's give him a majorly warm welcome next home game, and those coming to forest!!!! What a great thing for the team. Unlucky reading!!!! pablobrowno
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8:37pm Thu 21 Mar 13

2ndCitySeagull says...

Hallelouya, nice one Gus and thanks for the reality check!
Hallelouya, nice one Gus and thanks for the reality check! 2ndCitySeagull
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8:38pm Thu 21 Mar 13

B.W. says...

Gus - you have made the right choice. Reading have downward momentum. Ours is upward. Brighton is your project, and a fantastic one at that. Thank you for staying to, I'm sure, bring it to a successful conclusion.
Gus - you have made the right choice. Reading have downward momentum. Ours is upward. Brighton is your project, and a fantastic one at that. Thank you for staying to, I'm sure, bring it to a successful conclusion. B.W.
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8:39pm Thu 21 Mar 13

saraman says...

Yippee. What the hell was that all about over the last two days? Welcome home Gus. As Del Boy would say ''You know it makes sense''
Yippee. What the hell was that all about over the last two days? Welcome home Gus. As Del Boy would say ''You know it makes sense'' saraman
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8:40pm Thu 21 Mar 13

sarahjp says...

FANTASTIC!! Knew he would stay...never doubted it! ;-))
FANTASTIC!! Knew he would stay...never doubted it! ;-)) sarahjp
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8:42pm Thu 21 Mar 13

lordenglandofsussex says...

Gus Poyet's heart is in the Albion and the supporter's hearts are with Gus. Together the Albion can go onto greater things.
Gus Poyet's heart is in the Albion and the supporter's hearts are with Gus. Together the Albion can go onto greater things. lordenglandofsussex
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8:43pm Thu 21 Mar 13

fairweathersupporter says...

To be fair to the Argus, this piece of news does appear to be an 'exclusive'.
To be fair to the Argus, this piece of news does appear to be an 'exclusive'. fairweathersupporter
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8:44pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Claude Back wrote:
Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
I'm awaiting Freeloaders to state he was 100% right about this all the time (in retrospect, after it was confirmed, obviously), because he's a proper football person.
With his own brain too, don't forget. :-)
I forgot, what a vile, freeloading, brain-dead mug! lol
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: I'm awaiting Freeloaders to state he was 100% right about this all the time (in retrospect, after it was confirmed, obviously), because he's a proper football person.[/p][/quote]With his own brain too, don't forget. :-)[/p][/quote]I forgot, what a vile, freeloading, brain-dead mug! lol Old Scrote of the Amex
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8:45pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Manoli says...

Gus you have made alot of Brighton supports very very happy, and im sure the players and staff are too. Lets really go for and get ourselfs in the playoffs. This is a project that you have started and im sure it will end with a successfull conclusion.
Gus you have made alot of Brighton supports very very happy, and im sure the players and staff are too. Lets really go for and get ourselfs in the playoffs. This is a project that you have started and im sure it will end with a successfull conclusion. Manoli
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8:45pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Carter_Cooldancer says...

YES! Thank you betfair for my easy £30!

I think it was my threat to invoice Gus for the £51 (that I would lose to betfair if he took the job at Reading) that persuaded him to stay!

Now lets get to Wembley and the Premiership!
YES! Thank you betfair for my easy £30! I think it was my threat to invoice Gus for the £51 (that I would lose to betfair if he took the job at Reading) that persuaded him to stay! Now lets get to Wembley and the Premiership! Carter_Cooldancer
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8:46pm Thu 21 Mar 13

WiseOldSeagull says...

Thank goodness. It must have been tempting but now it's done and dusted. Premier league here we come!
Thank goodness. It must have been tempting but now it's done and dusted. Premier league here we come! WiseOldSeagull
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8:46pm Thu 21 Mar 13

bruce beckett says...

fairweathersupporter says...
8:43pm Thu 21 Mar 13

To be fair to the Argus, this piece of news does appear to be an 'exclusive'.

Having criticised them earlier for their lack of updates, well done Andy and The Argus for breaking the one story we all wanted to read.
fairweathersupporter says... 8:43pm Thu 21 Mar 13 To be fair to the Argus, this piece of news does appear to be an 'exclusive'. Having criticised them earlier for their lack of updates, well done Andy and The Argus for breaking the one story we all wanted to read. bruce beckett
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8:47pm Thu 21 Mar 13

DougRouvie says...

Phew!! That was close!!! Good Man!!!
Phew!! That was close!!! Good Man!!! DougRouvie
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8:48pm Thu 21 Mar 13

micklin says...

BRAVO GUSTAVO!!!!
BRAVO GUSTAVO!!!! micklin
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8:50pm Thu 21 Mar 13

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I guess common sense prevailed.
Absolutely VegasSeagull !
Now Poyet can get that striker in on Loan. Make that 2 strikers as you and I agree Vegas.
I think the club come out of this rather well. They didn't stand in Poyet's way and kept to the spirit of their agreement with him. The club also kept its own counsel and I am sure that message will have been noted by other Managers and players (+ their agents) as well.
Poyet too seems to have behaved properly. He listened to what Reading had to say, deliberated and made a fairly quick decision thus letting both clubs know where they stood with him.
A satisfactory result. I am relieved Poyet is still with us.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I guess common sense prevailed.[/p][/quote]Absolutely VegasSeagull ! Now Poyet can get that striker in on Loan. Make that 2 strikers as you and I agree Vegas. I think the club come out of this rather well. They didn't stand in Poyet's way and kept to the spirit of their agreement with him. The club also kept its own counsel and I am sure that message will have been noted by other Managers and players (+ their agents) as well. Poyet too seems to have behaved properly. He listened to what Reading had to say, deliberated and made a fairly quick decision thus letting both clubs know where they stood with him. A satisfactory result. I am relieved Poyet is still with us. ballantrrae
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8:50pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Alan G Skinner says...

Gus Poyet. Albion legend. Let's make sure his loyalty is repaid by the Club and supporters alike.

How far we have come, and how far we are yet to go,
Gus Poyet. Albion legend. Let's make sure his loyalty is repaid by the Club and supporters alike. How far we have come, and how far we are yet to go, Alan G Skinner
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8:51pm Thu 21 Mar 13

GermanSeagull says...

And I think it speaks for Gus that he took his time to think carefully about it. Shows that he is a analytic and deliberate person.
And I think it speaks for Gus that he took his time to think carefully about it. Shows that he is a analytic and deliberate person. GermanSeagull
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8:53pm Thu 21 Mar 13

fratsomrover says...

Great news. I'll shelve my application then !!
Great news. I'll shelve my application then !! fratsomrover
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8:53pm Thu 21 Mar 13

The Phantom says...

Great news. Not much content in the story but looks definite. Odds have all changed now on the betting exchanges. Nigel Atkins now clear favourite. Well done on the exclusive, Argus.
Great news. Not much content in the story but looks definite. Odds have all changed now on the betting exchanges. Nigel Atkins now clear favourite. Well done on the exclusive, Argus. The Phantom
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8:54pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Andy Structible says...

Gus : I love you. Clearly different from other managers who would have jumped at the opportunity to have a wage increase.

I repeat Gus: I love you and what you've done for the club.
Gus : I love you. Clearly different from other managers who would have jumped at the opportunity to have a wage increase. I repeat Gus: I love you and what you've done for the club. Andy Structible
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8:54pm Thu 21 Mar 13

fairweathersupporter says...

Cure for PTSD.
Alcohol, watch last Sunday's game and smile.
Repeat until sleepy.
Cure for PTSD. Alcohol, watch last Sunday's game and smile. Repeat until sleepy. fairweathersupporter
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8:56pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Seagulls over Thanet says...

Get your Forest tickets and let's rock the place GUS POYET'S BLUE AND WHITE ARMY
Get your Forest tickets and let's rock the place GUS POYET'S BLUE AND WHITE ARMY Seagulls over Thanet
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8:56pm Thu 21 Mar 13

bikerjimbo says...

My immediate thought was the same as a couple of others TFFT but I thought if I posted I would be removed. Can't help thinking that the Argus were scaremongering but the nightmare is over ....for now. Hope the boys play their socks off at the week end to show their appreciation. UTA
My immediate thought was the same as a couple of others TFFT but I thought if I posted I would be removed. Can't help thinking that the Argus were scaremongering but the nightmare is over ....for now. Hope the boys play their socks off at the week end to show their appreciation. UTA bikerjimbo
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8:58pm Thu 21 Mar 13

cheese rolls ! says...

It's only good news if we go on an finish strongly now, hopefully this will give the players an extra boost for the run in.
Same team that battered Palace for the Forest game please Gus !!
It's only good news if we go on an finish strongly now, hopefully this will give the players an extra boost for the run in. Same team that battered Palace for the Forest game please Gus !! cheese rolls !
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9:00pm Thu 21 Mar 13

WiseOldSeagull says...

That's got to give the players a boost going into the final stretch. The message is that Gus believes in the squad and is going to see the job through.
That's got to give the players a boost going into the final stretch. The message is that Gus believes in the squad and is going to see the job through. WiseOldSeagull
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9:00pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS) says...

Happy Christmas everybody!!!!!!!
Happy Christmas everybody!!!!!!! Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS)
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9:01pm Thu 21 Mar 13

fanxtony says...

Michael Owen til end of season would be interesting lol
Michael Owen til end of season would be interesting lol fanxtony
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9:05pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Phewwwwweeee
Muchas Gracias
Phewwwwweeee Muchas Gracias Bucket feet Duffy
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9:05pm Thu 21 Mar 13

marcotardelli says...

Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman.
It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club.
No one can blame Gus for his ambition
but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers
I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a
proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?
Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman. It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club. No one can blame Gus for his ambition but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask? marcotardelli
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9:07pm Thu 21 Mar 13

MalcolmPosketttucking himselfin says...

Wonderful! Pathetic I know it may sound but tears are welling!!! We've come a long long way together - Up the Albion!
Wonderful! Pathetic I know it may sound but tears are welling!!! We've come a long long way together - Up the Albion! MalcolmPosketttucking himselfin
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9:08pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

WiseOldSeagull wrote:
That's got to give the players a boost going into the final stretch. The message is that Gus believes in the squad and is going to see the job through.
Pathetic post marcotardelli
[quote][p][bold]WiseOldSeagull[/bold] wrote: That's got to give the players a boost going into the final stretch. The message is that Gus believes in the squad and is going to see the job through.[/p][/quote]Pathetic post marcotardelli Hovite
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9:09pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Sorry for the quote WOS
Sorry for the quote WOS Hovite
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9:11pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

WiseOldSeagull wrote:
That's got to give the players a boost going into the final stretch. The message is that Gus believes in the squad and is going to see the job through.
I was going to say the players knew he wasn't leaving so there will be no boost as such.
[quote][p][bold]WiseOldSeagull[/bold] wrote: That's got to give the players a boost going into the final stretch. The message is that Gus believes in the squad and is going to see the job through.[/p][/quote]I was going to say the players knew he wasn't leaving so there will be no boost as such. Hovite
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9:12pm Thu 21 Mar 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

It's all just completely laughable !

I was looking forward to us getting Ole Gunner Solksjaer.

I guess Reading have to put up with 2nd choice Adkins, the tangerine dream man. Poor sods!
It's all just completely laughable ! I was looking forward to us getting Ole Gunner Solksjaer. I guess Reading have to put up with 2nd choice Adkins, the tangerine dream man. Poor sods! PressBoxTeaBoy
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9:14pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Where's all the anti- Poyet posts now!!! All crawled under a stone again. Well done Gus!!
Where's all the anti- Poyet posts now!!! All crawled under a stone again. Well done Gus!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
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9:14pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

marcotardelli wrote:
Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman.
It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club.
No one can blame Gus for his ambition
but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers
I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a
proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?
Can we wait to see Gus's statement first please before making accusations regarding his loyalty to the club Reading made an approach and he spoke to them, end of, he might just be cranking things up to push the back room boys to generate some income to buy more or better players we are or should be in the same boat with exception of parachute payments, but then they have still got to pay premiership wages!
[quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman. It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club. No one can blame Gus for his ambition but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?[/p][/quote]Can we wait to see Gus's statement first please before making accusations regarding his loyalty to the club Reading made an approach and he spoke to them, end of, he might just be cranking things up to push the back room boys to generate some income to buy more or better players we are or should be in the same boat with exception of parachute payments, but then they have still got to pay premiership wages! Bucket feet Duffy
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9:14pm Thu 21 Mar 13

fairweathersupporter says...

marcotardelli wrote:
Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman.
It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club.
No one can blame Gus for his ambition
but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers
I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a
proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?
Must try harder...
[quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman. It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club. No one can blame Gus for his ambition but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?[/p][/quote]Must try harder... fairweathersupporter
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9:15pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Joel'sGrandad says...

Absolutely delighted.
Never thought it would happen, but in football you never know.
9 out of 10 managers might have gone for the money but Gus is not your average football man.
His blood is clearly blue and white by now.
What a top bloke
Thank you Gus. UTA
Absolutely delighted. Never thought it would happen, but in football you never know. 9 out of 10 managers might have gone for the money but Gus is not your average football man. His blood is clearly blue and white by now. What a top bloke Thank you Gus. UTA Joel'sGrandad
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9:20pm Thu 21 Mar 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Have say,egg on the face at Sky Sports, who are at this very moment still spouting the headline that Gus is favourite to go.

When Andy Naylor beats Sky Sports news to the mark the world is changing.

Well done Andy.
Have say,egg on the face at Sky Sports, who are at this very moment still spouting the headline that Gus is favourite to go. When Andy Naylor beats Sky Sports news to the mark the world is changing. Well done Andy. PressBoxTeaBoy
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9:25pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Withdean-er says...

Great news. His possible departure highlighted to me that there was no stand out candidate (who'd want Championship football), to replace Gus, and match the energy, buzz about the place, class, and long term plan .... that he has given us.

This is bad news for the noisy minority who yearn for Tony Pulis tactics of territory and get that lofted ball in the box.

A great day.
Great news. His possible departure highlighted to me that there was no stand out candidate (who'd want Championship football), to replace Gus, and match the energy, buzz about the place, class, and long term plan .... that he has given us. This is bad news for the noisy minority who yearn for Tony Pulis tactics of territory and get that lofted ball in the box. A great day. Withdean-er
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9:27pm Thu 21 Mar 13

marcotardelli says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman.
It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club.
No one can blame Gus for his ambition
but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers
I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a
proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?
Must try harder...
Sorry. Are we all supposed to tow the line? He was fishing for a better deal and prepared to leave us in the lurch. I'd be
interested to know if you're capable of stringing more than a few words together
in response.
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman. It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club. No one can blame Gus for his ambition but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?[/p][/quote]Must try harder...[/p][/quote]Sorry. Are we all supposed to tow the line? He was fishing for a better deal and prepared to leave us in the lurch. I'd be interested to know if you're capable of stringing more than a few words together in response. marcotardelli
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9:27pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Withdean-er says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
Have say,egg on the face at Sky Sports, who are at this very moment still spouting the headline that Gus is favourite to go.

When Andy Naylor beats Sky Sports news to the mark the world is changing.

Well done Andy.
Agreed. For all his critical trolls, Andy Naylor has come out very well and the bringer of good new is always popular. Good work and/or contacts, unlike SSN!
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: Have say,egg on the face at Sky Sports, who are at this very moment still spouting the headline that Gus is favourite to go. When Andy Naylor beats Sky Sports news to the mark the world is changing. Well done Andy.[/p][/quote]Agreed. For all his critical trolls, Andy Naylor has come out very well and the bringer of good new is always popular. Good work and/or contacts, unlike SSN! Withdean-er
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9:27pm Thu 21 Mar 13

rolivan says...

I just got the same feeling as when I went to the Amex for the first time silly old B::::::::r that I am
I just got the same feeling as when I went to the Amex for the first time silly old B::::::::r that I am rolivan
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9:29pm Thu 21 Mar 13

CornishSeagulls says...

Thank you Argus for this breaking news!

I like the above comment about bad dream and it certainly makes you appreciate Gus EVEN more!

It is a great relief...Start looking forward to long drive for Charlton again now!
Thank you Argus for this breaking news! I like the above comment about bad dream and it certainly makes you appreciate Gus EVEN more! It is a great relief...Start looking forward to long drive for Charlton again now! CornishSeagulls
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9:30pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pjwilk says...

Well done Gus,good news for Brighton.Whatever happens this season we know with Gus we will be a Premiership team before very long.
Well done Gus,good news for Brighton.Whatever happens this season we know with Gus we will be a Premiership team before very long. pjwilk
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9:35pm Thu 21 Mar 13

rolivan says...

Please give credit where it is due Briqn Owen not Andy Naylor
Please give credit where it is due Briqn Owen not Andy Naylor rolivan
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9:36pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pte says...

This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he pte
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9:38pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
get over yourself
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]get over yourself Hovite
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9:38pm Thu 21 Mar 13

mikeygit says...

Now go and get us that striker on loan and get us to the Premiership Wonderful news and worth an extra 5000 season tickets. Whopeeeeee!!!!
Now go and get us that striker on loan and get us to the Premiership Wonderful news and worth an extra 5000 season tickets. Whopeeeeee!!!! mikeygit
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9:39pm Thu 21 Mar 13

marcotardelli says...

pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best. marcotardelli
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9:39pm Thu 21 Mar 13

mickagull says...

Fab news, Guss we now know for sure your not mad. Lets all pull together and finish the job, on and up up up. You have dug the footing, layed the foundations, the brickwork is done, windows are in, now lets raise the roof together. But we must all remember Guss is our scaffolding and without him the roof won't go on and if he goes many of our tradesmen will go. In Guss I trust. 100%
Fab news, Guss we now know for sure your not mad. Lets all pull together and finish the job, on and up up up. You have dug the footing, layed the foundations, the brickwork is done, windows are in, now lets raise the roof together. But we must all remember Guss is our scaffolding and without him the roof won't go on and if he goes many of our tradesmen will go. In Guss I trust. 100% mickagull
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9:40pm Thu 21 Mar 13

mikewardontv says...

Waitrose will never let him darken their door again
Waitrose will never let him darken their door again mikewardontv
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9:40pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Hovite wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
get over yourself
You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]get over yourself[/p][/quote]You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common. Hovite
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9:50pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Dr Wombleface says...

No matter how well you get on with your boss, there's no harm in letting him know that you have options elsewhere. Who wouldn't do this if it came along as a opportunity to strengthen their current position.

I don't think we should read any more into this. Let's face it, with Reading he could have had 2 months managing a premiership club, as opposed to his current position where he could, I repeat COULD, have all of next season, and hopefully beyond.

Keep the faith. He hasn't gone, and we'll probably never know the full truth, but that's no reason to doubt him and assume the worst.

In Gus we STILL trust. If you don't, maybe your loyalty should be questioned?
No matter how well you get on with your boss, there's no harm in letting him know that you have options elsewhere. Who wouldn't do this if it came along as a opportunity to strengthen their current position. I don't think we should read any more into this. Let's face it, with Reading he could have had 2 months managing a premiership club, as opposed to his current position where he could, I repeat COULD, have all of next season, and hopefully beyond. Keep the faith. He hasn't gone, and we'll probably never know the full truth, but that's no reason to doubt him and assume the worst. In Gus we STILL trust. If you don't, maybe your loyalty should be questioned? Dr Wombleface
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9:51pm Thu 21 Mar 13

GovindaTim says...

Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence
Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence GovindaTim
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9:55pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Sussex J says...

Brilliant news
Brilliant news Sussex J
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9:55pm Thu 21 Mar 13

eastlondonseagull says...

Ha ha! Poor old Brian Owen breaks the story, but Andy Naylor gets the credit.

Great news, whoever got there first!
Ha ha! Poor old Brian Owen breaks the story, but Andy Naylor gets the credit. Great news, whoever got there first! eastlondonseagull
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9:56pm Thu 21 Mar 13

saraman says...

Andy Naylor and co, have a word with Gus and ask him to read the comments on this sight and realise just how much he is revered ( bar the 0.01% trolls that is). He doesn't realise just how much hell he has put us through during the past two days. How many managers in the entire English football league have fans that are as passionate about him as us. I believe you realised that Gus at the eleventh hour.
Andy Naylor and co, have a word with Gus and ask him to read the comments on this sight and realise just how much he is revered ( bar the 0.01% trolls that is). He doesn't realise just how much hell he has put us through during the past two days. How many managers in the entire English football league have fans that are as passionate about him as us. I believe you realised that Gus at the eleventh hour. saraman
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9:57pm Thu 21 Mar 13

marcotardelli says...

Hovite wrote:
Hovite wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
get over yourself
You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.
OK Hoveite let's try and put this in simple terms. You're in a job, not just any old job you understand, but an important one, the sort of job that has required a huge input from a lot of dedicated people. There's not an endless amount of money available but you've all pulled together to make it work to the best of you ability. You're just weeks from completing the task which has the potential to be a real winner. Suddenly the main man, your boss, starts having a look at what else is on offer. What other projects are around and will they pay me more?
You and the rest of the workers look askance. Couldn't he have waited until we'd reached completion, no one would have blamed him if he went to pastures new once the task,for which he signed up, was complete. Instead he comes back from the brink and tells you (wait for the press conference) that he couldn't possibly leave you when the job's not finished. You of course Hoveite would rejoice at this.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]get over yourself[/p][/quote]You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.[/p][/quote]OK Hoveite let's try and put this in simple terms. You're in a job, not just any old job you understand, but an important one, the sort of job that has required a huge input from a lot of dedicated people. There's not an endless amount of money available but you've all pulled together to make it work to the best of you ability. You're just weeks from completing the task which has the potential to be a real winner. Suddenly the main man, your boss, starts having a look at what else is on offer. What other projects are around and will they pay me more? You and the rest of the workers look askance. Couldn't he have waited until we'd reached completion, no one would have blamed him if he went to pastures new once the task,for which he signed up, was complete. Instead he comes back from the brink and tells you (wait for the press conference) that he couldn't possibly leave you when the job's not finished. You of course Hoveite would rejoice at this. marcotardelli
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9:59pm Thu 21 Mar 13

brightonup says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
I'm awaiting Freeloaders to state he was 100% right about this all the time (in retrospect, after it was confirmed, obviously), because he's a proper football person.
Indeed, he knows everything.

He's got mates in the football world y'know!
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: I'm awaiting Freeloaders to state he was 100% right about this all the time (in retrospect, after it was confirmed, obviously), because he's a proper football person.[/p][/quote]Indeed, he knows everything. He's got mates in the football world y'know! brightonup
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9:59pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pte says...

marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
Why can't people see it? Must be a lack of brain cells.

If I was employing someone I wouldn't put up with the public statements he has made or the way he has positioned himself courting managerial offers as a way of pressurising the board. Don't forget the guy has the biggest job outside the Prem, is well paid and still not satisfied. What does that tell you?

The board are biding their time. They can't do anything now at this critical stage. But at the end of the season regardless of which division we are in he'll be gone. The Board will make the assessment that the 2m to pay off his contract will be well worth paying to ensure the long term stability of the club. They may assume that they won't have to pay the 2m because some other club will take him on.

Will Poyet apologize for all this? Probably not
[quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]Why can't people see it? Must be a lack of brain cells. If I was employing someone I wouldn't put up with the public statements he has made or the way he has positioned himself courting managerial offers as a way of pressurising the board. Don't forget the guy has the biggest job outside the Prem, is well paid and still not satisfied. What does that tell you? The board are biding their time. They can't do anything now at this critical stage. But at the end of the season regardless of which division we are in he'll be gone. The Board will make the assessment that the 2m to pay off his contract will be well worth paying to ensure the long term stability of the club. They may assume that they won't have to pay the 2m because some other club will take him on. Will Poyet apologize for all this? Probably not pte
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10:02pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

saraman wrote:
Andy Naylor and co, have a word with Gus and ask him to read the comments on this sight and realise just how much he is revered ( bar the 0.01% trolls that is). He doesn't realise just how much hell he has put us through during the past two days. How many managers in the entire English football league have fans that are as passionate about him as us. I believe you realised that Gus at the eleventh hour.
No don’t Andy all but a few of the comments have been an embarrassment.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Andy Naylor and co, have a word with Gus and ask him to read the comments on this sight and realise just how much he is revered ( bar the 0.01% trolls that is). He doesn't realise just how much hell he has put us through during the past two days. How many managers in the entire English football league have fans that are as passionate about him as us. I believe you realised that Gus at the eleventh hour.[/p][/quote]No don’t Andy all but a few of the comments have been an embarrassment. Hovite
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10:02pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pte says...

By the way most of the posters don't have a job so don't realise that in the real world you can't show this amount of open disrespect to your employer
By the way most of the posters don't have a job so don't realise that in the real world you can't show this amount of open disrespect to your employer pte
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10:03pm Thu 21 Mar 13

VegasSeagull says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: I guess common sense prevailed.
Absolutely VegasSeagull ! Now Poyet can get that striker in on Loan. Make that 2 strikers as you and I agree Vegas. I think the club come out of this rather well. They didn't stand in Poyet's way and kept to the spirit of their agreement with him. The club also kept its own counsel and I am sure that message will have been noted by other Managers and players (+ their agents) as well. Poyet too seems to have behaved properly. He listened to what Reading had to say, deliberated and made a fairly quick decision thus letting both clubs know where they stood with him. A satisfactory result. I am relieved Poyet is still with us.
Yes Ballantrrae the next step is the loan striker, and I think that has already been done. As we agree, two strikers would make sense but I am certain that at least one has already been secured.

Whilst the silence was so annoying regarding Gus and Reading, you are of course right in that this was the correct way to handle things.

This day will come again, there will be other suiters but Gus has set a bottom line that must be crossed for him to go. That bottom line would not inlcude a club in dire trouble.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I guess common sense prevailed.[/p][/quote]Absolutely VegasSeagull ! Now Poyet can get that striker in on Loan. Make that 2 strikers as you and I agree Vegas. I think the club come out of this rather well. They didn't stand in Poyet's way and kept to the spirit of their agreement with him. The club also kept its own counsel and I am sure that message will have been noted by other Managers and players (+ their agents) as well. Poyet too seems to have behaved properly. He listened to what Reading had to say, deliberated and made a fairly quick decision thus letting both clubs know where they stood with him. A satisfactory result. I am relieved Poyet is still with us.[/p][/quote]Yes Ballantrrae the next step is the loan striker, and I think that has already been done. As we agree, two strikers would make sense but I am certain that at least one has already been secured. Whilst the silence was so annoying regarding Gus and Reading, you are of course right in that this was the correct way to handle things. This day will come again, there will be other suiters but Gus has set a bottom line that must be crossed for him to go. That bottom line would not inlcude a club in dire trouble. VegasSeagull
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10:06pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Claude Back says...

marcotardelli wrote:
Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman.
It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club.
No one can blame Gus for his ambition
but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers
I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a
proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?
I don't know if you are some sort of artist but you certainly cannot draw a conclusion. Reading approached Gus, not vice versa. All he did was listen to their offer. Surely anyone would do the same? Not many people would repudiate an offer without knowing what it was.
[quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: Does raise rather awkward questions about loyalty. Gus has demonstrated, IF the reports are to be believed, that he was ready to walk away at a defining time in the club's season and possibly the club's history. This was to do with ambition which outweighed his respect for the club and his chairman. It's a situation that will be difficult if not impossible to repair. TB will be looking over his shoulder constantly wondering if GP is the man to entrust with his millions given he's likely (apparently) to be seduced by the faintest sniff from a richer club. No one can blame Gus for his ambition but he has demonstrated (apparently) he's willing to pursue it at any cost to his employers I doubt if the trust will ever be there again. As I said in a previous post Gus owes his team's loyal supporters a proper explanation and more pertinently, the Argus need to ask some searching questions instead of ****-footing around and publishing the usual half-baked, "don't rock the boat" stories. Why is it that football journalists are such a callow breed, afraid to put the sort of points that every fan wants to ask?[/p][/quote]I don't know if you are some sort of artist but you certainly cannot draw a conclusion. Reading approached Gus, not vice versa. All he did was listen to their offer. Surely anyone would do the same? Not many people would repudiate an offer without knowing what it was. Claude Back
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10:08pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

pte; are you sure you are not freeloaders using a spell and grammar check?
pte; are you sure you are not freeloaders using a spell and grammar check? Hovite
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10:08pm Thu 21 Mar 13

marcotardelli says...

GovindaTim wrote:
Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence
This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.
[quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence[/p][/quote]This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty. marcotardelli
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10:09pm Thu 21 Mar 13

brightonup says...

marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......
[quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'...... brightonup
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10:14pm Thu 21 Mar 13

oksouthstander says...

oksouthstander says...
8:49pm Wed 20 Mar 13
As I Said

History will not repeat itself,,we are blooming with Bloom and Gus is not for the Reading Bus..
oksouthstander says... 8:49pm Wed 20 Mar 13 As I Said History will not repeat itself,,we are blooming with Bloom and Gus is not for the Reading Bus.. oksouthstander
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10:17pm Thu 21 Mar 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

Hovite wrote:
Hovite wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
get over yourself
You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.
Yes, it's called a brain!
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]get over yourself[/p][/quote]You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.[/p][/quote]Yes, it's called a brain! WisdomSpeaks
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10:18pm Thu 21 Mar 13

marcotardelli says...

brightonup wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......
I refer you to http://www.unbecomin
glevity.com/2008/11/
10/hear-hear-or-here
-here/

"Hear Hear or Here Here?
Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer
So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier.

I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google:

“hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits

“here here” = 3,880,000 hits

“hear here” = 307,000 hits

“here hear” = 334,000 hits
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......[/p][/quote]I refer you to http://www.unbecomin glevity.com/2008/11/ 10/hear-hear-or-here -here/ "Hear Hear or Here Here? Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier. I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google: “hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits “here here” = 3,880,000 hits “hear here” = 307,000 hits “here hear” = 334,000 hits marcotardelli
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10:25pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pte says...

Wonder what odds the bookies are giving on whether Poyet will still be at the Amex next season
Wonder what odds the bookies are giving on whether Poyet will still be at the Amex next season pte
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10:25pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

I'm surprised, thought he would actually go. At least there will be stability until the end ofthe season. I do think there will be a lot of dust to settle, and the landscape may have changed forever. The language and tone in the next few days/weeks will be interesting. I don't suppose the club has appreciated the situation it found itself in at such a crucial time.
I'm surprised, thought he would actually go. At least there will be stability until the end ofthe season. I do think there will be a lot of dust to settle, and the landscape may have changed forever. The language and tone in the next few days/weeks will be interesting. I don't suppose the club has appreciated the situation it found itself in at such a crucial time. Willie, Willie Irvine
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10:30pm Thu 21 Mar 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

marcotardelli wrote:
GovindaTim wrote:
Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence
This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.
Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club.

I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way.

The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon.

Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season.

Over to you Hovite!
[quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence[/p][/quote]This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.[/p][/quote]Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite! WisdomSpeaks
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10:31pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Hovite wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
get over yourself
You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.
Yes, it's called a brain!
Great idea, get all three of you together, you know what they say; three brain cells are better than one.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]get over yourself[/p][/quote]You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.[/p][/quote]Yes, it's called a brain![/p][/quote]Great idea, get all three of you together, you know what they say; three brain cells are better than one. Hovite
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10:31pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Sussex J says...

Offered a £1.5m bonus if he kept Reading up according to the Independent
Offered a £1.5m bonus if he kept Reading up according to the Independent Sussex J
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10:33pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Spike Milligan's old piano legs says...

pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Utter tripe in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Utter tripe in my opinion. Spike Milligan's old piano legs
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10:36pm Thu 21 Mar 13

mr punch says...

when reading announce a new manager (that isnt Gus) I will feel a lot better.
when reading announce a new manager (that isnt Gus) I will feel a lot better. mr punch
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10:39pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Godstone Gull says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
GovindaTim wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence
This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.
Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite!
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people. -Thomas Carlyle
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence[/p][/quote]This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.[/p][/quote]Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite![/p][/quote]No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people. -Thomas Carlyle Godstone Gull
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10:40pm Thu 21 Mar 13

brightonup says...

marcotardelli wrote:
brightonup wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......
I refer you to http://www.unbecomin

glevity.com/2008/11/

10/hear-hear-or-here

-here/

"Hear Hear or Here Here?
Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer
So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier.

I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google:

“hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits

“here here” = 3,880,000 hits

“hear here” = 307,000 hits

“here hear” = 334,000 hits
Hear, hear vs. here, here

Hear, hear (usually with a comma and set apart as a self-contained sentence) is the conventional spelling of the colloquial exclamation used to express approval for a speaker or sentiment. It’s essentially short for hear him, hear him or hear this, hear this, where these phrases are a sort of cheer.

Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong.
[quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......[/p][/quote]I refer you to http://www.unbecomin glevity.com/2008/11/ 10/hear-hear-or-here -here/ "Hear Hear or Here Here? Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier. I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google: “hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits “here here” = 3,880,000 hits “hear here” = 307,000 hits “here hear” = 334,000 hits[/p][/quote]Hear, hear vs. here, here Hear, hear (usually with a comma and set apart as a self-contained sentence) is the conventional spelling of the colloquial exclamation used to express approval for a speaker or sentiment. It’s essentially short for hear him, hear him or hear this, hear this, where these phrases are a sort of cheer. Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong. brightonup
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10:42pm Thu 21 Mar 13

GovindaTim says...

pte wrote:
Wonder what odds the bookies are giving on whether Poyet will still be at the Amex next season
Who, apart from you, cares.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: Wonder what odds the bookies are giving on whether Poyet will still be at the Amex next season[/p][/quote]Who, apart from you, cares. GovindaTim
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10:42pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Dingbat99 says...

eastlondonseagull wrote:
Ha ha! Poor old Brian Owen breaks the story, but Andy Naylor gets the credit.

Great news, whoever got there first!
Andy Naylor tweeted the news and then Brian Owen ran the story.
[quote][p][bold]eastlondonseagull[/bold] wrote: Ha ha! Poor old Brian Owen breaks the story, but Andy Naylor gets the credit. Great news, whoever got there first![/p][/quote]Andy Naylor tweeted the news and then Brian Owen ran the story. Dingbat99
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10:45pm Thu 21 Mar 13

B-hove says...

For anyone who wants more detail tonight, try his article in the Indpendent:
http://www.independe
nt.co.uk/sport/footb
all/premier-league/g
us-poyet-turns-down-
reading-job-8544928.
html
For anyone who wants more detail tonight, try his article in the Indpendent: http://www.independe nt.co.uk/sport/footb all/premier-league/g us-poyet-turns-down- reading-job-8544928. html B-hove
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10:46pm Thu 21 Mar 13

BobbyLaverick says...

brightonup wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
brightonup wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......
I refer you to http://www.unbecomin


glevity.com/2008/11/


10/hear-hear-or-here


-here/

"Hear Hear or Here Here?
Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer
So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier.

I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google:

“hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits

“here here” = 3,880,000 hits

“hear here” = 307,000 hits

“here hear” = 334,000 hits
Hear, hear vs. here, here

Hear, hear (usually with a comma and set apart as a self-contained sentence) is the conventional spelling of the colloquial exclamation used to express approval for a speaker or sentiment. It’s essentially short for hear him, hear him or hear this, hear this, where these phrases are a sort of cheer.

Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong.
Heer, heer
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......[/p][/quote]I refer you to http://www.unbecomin glevity.com/2008/11/ 10/hear-hear-or-here -here/ "Hear Hear or Here Here? Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier. I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google: “hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits “here here” = 3,880,000 hits “hear here” = 307,000 hits “here hear” = 334,000 hits[/p][/quote]Hear, hear vs. here, here Hear, hear (usually with a comma and set apart as a self-contained sentence) is the conventional spelling of the colloquial exclamation used to express approval for a speaker or sentiment. It’s essentially short for hear him, hear him or hear this, hear this, where these phrases are a sort of cheer. Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong.[/p][/quote]Heer, heer BobbyLaverick
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10:47pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pte says...

Here's a thought. Reading are definitely going down so any new manager will have to work in the Championship next season. So if Reading want Poyet so badly it doesn't matter if they take him now or wait until next season.

So the deal may be that Poyet stays until the end of the season but there is a contract in place that he goes to Reading next season when the bulk of his work can begin. After all he can't save them and he can't sign any new players until next season.

That way even if Brighton go up, Poyet can't change his mind
Here's a thought. Reading are definitely going down so any new manager will have to work in the Championship next season. So if Reading want Poyet so badly it doesn't matter if they take him now or wait until next season. So the deal may be that Poyet stays until the end of the season but there is a contract in place that he goes to Reading next season when the bulk of his work can begin. After all he can't save them and he can't sign any new players until next season. That way even if Brighton go up, Poyet can't change his mind pte
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10:47pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Wayne Collins says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
GovindaTim wrote:
Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence
This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.
Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club.

I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way.

The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon.

Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season.

Over to you Hovite!
You are so spot on its scary.

You need to ignore the idiots who cannot string more than one line together, because some of them would have a bad word to say about Poyet if he stole their teddy bear.

I think it was a case of Poyet keeping his options wide open, as unless he gets us in the play offs this season, he'll be getting his P45 in the summer.

I think if any other premiership club other than Reading or Wigan came in for him, he'd be gone. He's under a lot of pressure to deliver here, and I'm not sure he is capable. He certainly hasn't proved it this season.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence[/p][/quote]This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.[/p][/quote]Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite![/p][/quote]You are so spot on its scary. You need to ignore the idiots who cannot string more than one line together, because some of them would have a bad word to say about Poyet if he stole their teddy bear. I think it was a case of Poyet keeping his options wide open, as unless he gets us in the play offs this season, he'll be getting his P45 in the summer. I think if any other premiership club other than Reading or Wigan came in for him, he'd be gone. He's under a lot of pressure to deliver here, and I'm not sure he is capable. He certainly hasn't proved it this season. Wayne Collins
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10:49pm Thu 21 Mar 13

BobbyLaverick says...

Reading (oops!) between the lines, it was always going to be a no-brainer!
Reading (oops!) between the lines, it was always going to be a no-brainer! BobbyLaverick
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10:55pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Alfie T says...

Great end to the day, made my beers and Pizza taste even better tonight. I wonder if TB will give Gus the proceeds from his latest wager!
Great end to the day, made my beers and Pizza taste even better tonight. I wonder if TB will give Gus the proceeds from his latest wager! Alfie T
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10:55pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pte says...

According to the Independent Poyet doesn't have a good relationship with the Board. Now there's a surprise
According to the Independent Poyet doesn't have a good relationship with the Board. Now there's a surprise pte
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11:00pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

No it doesn't say that at all
No it doesn't say that at all Hovite
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11:06pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

pte wrote:
According to the Independent Poyet doesn't have a good relationship with the Board. Now there's a surprise
No, I don't see the board and Gus getting together in a group hug session any time soon... GP has possibly painted himself into a corner, with only promotion this season earning him his ticket to safety.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: According to the Independent Poyet doesn't have a good relationship with the Board. Now there's a surprise[/p][/quote]No, I don't see the board and Gus getting together in a group hug session any time soon... GP has possibly painted himself into a corner, with only promotion this season earning him his ticket to safety. Willie, Willie Irvine
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11:08pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Godstone Gull says...

Wayne Collins wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
GovindaTim wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence
This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.
Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite!
You are so spot on its scary. You need to ignore the idiots who cannot string more than one line together, because some of them would have a bad word to say about Poyet if he stole their teddy bear. I think it was a case of Poyet keeping his options wide open, as unless he gets us in the play offs this season, he'll be getting his P45 in the summer. I think if any other premiership club other than Reading or Wigan came in for him, he'd be gone. He's under a lot of pressure to deliver here, and I'm not sure he is capable. He certainly hasn't proved it this season.
How many user names have you got? Talking to yourself is the first sign of madness.
[quote][p][bold]Wayne Collins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence[/p][/quote]This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.[/p][/quote]Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite![/p][/quote]You are so spot on its scary. You need to ignore the idiots who cannot string more than one line together, because some of them would have a bad word to say about Poyet if he stole their teddy bear. I think it was a case of Poyet keeping his options wide open, as unless he gets us in the play offs this season, he'll be getting his P45 in the summer. I think if any other premiership club other than Reading or Wigan came in for him, he'd be gone. He's under a lot of pressure to deliver here, and I'm not sure he is capable. He certainly hasn't proved it this season.[/p][/quote]How many user names have you got? Talking to yourself is the first sign of madness. Godstone Gull
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11:11pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Withdean-er says...

Wayne Collins wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
GovindaTim wrote:
Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence
This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.
Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club.

I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way.

The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon.

Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season.

Over to you Hovite!
You are so spot on its scary.

You need to ignore the idiots who cannot string more than one line together, because some of them would have a bad word to say about Poyet if he stole their teddy bear.

I think it was a case of Poyet keeping his options wide open, as unless he gets us in the play offs this season, he'll be getting his P45 in the summer.

I think if any other premiership club other than Reading or Wigan came in for him, he'd be gone. He's under a lot of pressure to deliver here, and I'm not sure he is capable. He certainly hasn't proved it this season.
Pressure from many of us greedy fans, but not from long term strategist TB. This storm, has made me appreciate Gus much more. The candidates being mentioned like Wilkins, Adkins were completely underwhelming. Gus and the Albion are a great match.
[quote][p][bold]Wayne Collins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence[/p][/quote]This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.[/p][/quote]Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite![/p][/quote]You are so spot on its scary. You need to ignore the idiots who cannot string more than one line together, because some of them would have a bad word to say about Poyet if he stole their teddy bear. I think it was a case of Poyet keeping his options wide open, as unless he gets us in the play offs this season, he'll be getting his P45 in the summer. I think if any other premiership club other than Reading or Wigan came in for him, he'd be gone. He's under a lot of pressure to deliver here, and I'm not sure he is capable. He certainly hasn't proved it this season.[/p][/quote]Pressure from many of us greedy fans, but not from long term strategist TB. This storm, has made me appreciate Gus much more. The candidates being mentioned like Wilkins, Adkins were completely underwhelming. Gus and the Albion are a great match. Withdean-er
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11:12pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Alfie T says...

Dr Wombleface wrote:
TFFT.
Best post of the night!
[quote][p][bold]Dr Wombleface[/bold] wrote: TFFT.[/p][/quote]Best post of the night! Alfie T
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11:15pm Thu 21 Mar 13

rolivan says...

Sussex J wrote:
Offered a £1.5m bonus if he kept Reading up according to the Independent
Not a very good deal when you think next year Premiership clubs will get about a £100M and parachute payment for relegated clubs £23M So he would get £1.5 for increasing the clubs revenue by at least £77M for creating a miracle
[quote][p][bold]Sussex J[/bold] wrote: Offered a £1.5m bonus if he kept Reading up according to the Independent[/p][/quote]Not a very good deal when you think next year Premiership clubs will get about a £100M and parachute payment for relegated clubs £23M So he would get £1.5 for increasing the clubs revenue by at least £77M for creating a miracle rolivan
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11:17pm Thu 21 Mar 13

brightonup says...

BobbyLaverick wrote:
brightonup wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
brightonup wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......
I refer you to http://www.unbecomin



glevity.com/2008/11/



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-here/

"Hear Hear or Here Here?
Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer
So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier.

I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google:

“hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits

“here here” = 3,880,000 hits

“hear here” = 307,000 hits

“here hear” = 334,000 hits
Hear, hear vs. here, here

Hear, hear (usually with a comma and set apart as a self-contained sentence) is the conventional spelling of the colloquial exclamation used to express approval for a speaker or sentiment. It’s essentially short for hear him, hear him or hear this, hear this, where these phrases are a sort of cheer.

Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong.
Heer, heer
Nice one!

I must say that I find it hilarious that people treat football managers as if they should be supporters! Most people I know have had to make hard decisions in their working life to achieve a balance of work fulfilment, financial reward, esteem , influence and the freedom to make future choices. Why would football managers be any different? Surely Poyet should be allowed to assess the best option for himself in terms of prospects in all the above. In order to make an assessment, he has to speak with his suitors. To suggest otherwise is malicious mischief!
[quote][p][bold]BobbyLaverick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......[/p][/quote]I refer you to http://www.unbecomin glevity.com/2008/11/ 10/hear-hear-or-here -here/ "Hear Hear or Here Here? Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier. I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google: “hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits “here here” = 3,880,000 hits “hear here” = 307,000 hits “here hear” = 334,000 hits[/p][/quote]Hear, hear vs. here, here Hear, hear (usually with a comma and set apart as a self-contained sentence) is the conventional spelling of the colloquial exclamation used to express approval for a speaker or sentiment. It’s essentially short for hear him, hear him or hear this, hear this, where these phrases are a sort of cheer. Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong.[/p][/quote]Heer, heer[/p][/quote]Nice one! I must say that I find it hilarious that people treat football managers as if they should be supporters! Most people I know have had to make hard decisions in their working life to achieve a balance of work fulfilment, financial reward, esteem , influence and the freedom to make future choices. Why would football managers be any different? Surely Poyet should be allowed to assess the best option for himself in terms of prospects in all the above. In order to make an assessment, he has to speak with his suitors. To suggest otherwise is malicious mischief! brightonup
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11:23pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Hovite wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
get over yourself
You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.
Yes, it's called a brain!
I am struggling to see that one, I myself would rather take the view that I am glad he has stayed with us!
Also before I make any accusations that Gus has been disloyal, listen to what he has to say first, it seems the press got it wrong from the start and we all know that they like to stretch their imagination try waiting and listening before engaging that superior brain of yours, unless you are TB in which case I apologise.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]get over yourself[/p][/quote]You and marcotardelli should meet up, I am sure you have lots in common.[/p][/quote]Yes, it's called a brain![/p][/quote]I am struggling to see that one, I myself would rather take the view that I am glad he has stayed with us! Also before I make any accusations that Gus has been disloyal, listen to what he has to say first, it seems the press got it wrong from the start and we all know that they like to stretch their imagination try waiting and listening before engaging that superior brain of yours, unless you are TB in which case I apologise. Bucket feet Duffy
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11:24pm Thu 21 Mar 13

ANDSPIVE13 says...

Gus, & whole team
Respect for your work at Brighton- fantastic -good football, love it.
Better with Brighton than Reading.
But remember there is a massive project awaiting you- at Leeds United.
Always remember this.
The K.O.P needs you to walk out as manager.
Please come back & awake a sleeping giant, you are the man.
M.O.T.
Gus, & whole team Respect for your work at Brighton- fantastic -good football, love it. Better with Brighton than Reading. But remember there is a massive project awaiting you- at Leeds United. Always remember this. The K.O.P needs you to walk out as manager. Please come back & awake a sleeping giant, you are the man. M.O.T. ANDSPIVE13
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11:27pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Godstone Gull says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
pte wrote: According to the Independent Poyet doesn't have a good relationship with the Board. Now there's a surprise
No, I don't see the board and Gus getting together in a group hug session any time soon... GP has possibly painted himself into a corner, with only promotion this season earning him his ticket to safety.
Albion chief executive Paul Barber has underlined the strength of the club’s relationship with Poyet.

Speaking when Poyet’s name was first mentioned as a possible successor to McDermott last week, Barber told The Argus he was ready for speculation.

He said: “Gus is our manager. He is doing a great job, he is under a good contract and we are delighted to have him here so long may it continue.

“It is inevitable when you have got a top manager, a popular manager, someone who has got a huge amount of respect in the game, whenever there is a vacancy at a club at the next level it is inevitable that there are going to be links.

“It is something we are used to, it is something Gus is used to.

“We have a great relationship between Gus, myself the chairman.

“We speak openly about these things and there is no issue whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: According to the Independent Poyet doesn't have a good relationship with the Board. Now there's a surprise[/p][/quote]No, I don't see the board and Gus getting together in a group hug session any time soon... GP has possibly painted himself into a corner, with only promotion this season earning him his ticket to safety.[/p][/quote]Albion chief executive Paul Barber has underlined the strength of the club’s relationship with Poyet. Speaking when Poyet’s name was first mentioned as a possible successor to McDermott last week, Barber told The Argus he was ready for speculation. He said: “Gus is our manager. He is doing a great job, he is under a good contract and we are delighted to have him here so long may it continue. “It is inevitable when you have got a top manager, a popular manager, someone who has got a huge amount of respect in the game, whenever there is a vacancy at a club at the next level it is inevitable that there are going to be links. “It is something we are used to, it is something Gus is used to. “We have a great relationship between Gus, myself the chairman. “We speak openly about these things and there is no issue whatsoever. Godstone Gull
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11:29pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pte says...

brightonup wrote:
BobbyLaverick wrote:
brightonup wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
brightonup wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......
I refer you to http://www.unbecomin




glevity.com/2008/11/




10/hear-hear-or-here




-here/

"Hear Hear or Here Here?
Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer
So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier.

I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google:

“hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits

“here here” = 3,880,000 hits

“hear here” = 307,000 hits

“here hear” = 334,000 hits
Hear, hear vs. here, here

Hear, hear (usually with a comma and set apart as a self-contained sentence) is the conventional spelling of the colloquial exclamation used to express approval for a speaker or sentiment. It’s essentially short for hear him, hear him or hear this, hear this, where these phrases are a sort of cheer.

Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong.
Heer, heer
Nice one!

I must say that I find it hilarious that people treat football managers as if they should be supporters! Most people I know have had to make hard decisions in their working life to achieve a balance of work fulfilment, financial reward, esteem , influence and the freedom to make future choices. Why would football managers be any different? Surely Poyet should be allowed to assess the best option for himself in terms of prospects in all the above. In order to make an assessment, he has to speak with his suitors. To suggest otherwise is malicious mischief!
Yes, he's free to do look elsewhere but if he does people shouldn't be deluded and think that everything's rosy in the Amex garden.

Moreover, in the same way the club are free to find a manager that not only makes veiled threats and criticisms of the board but also prepared to leave everyone in the lurch at a critical time.

Poyet was quick enough to throw his toys out the pram when Forster did similar and when Calderon nearly went to Southampton so what's sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BobbyLaverick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]... must be Freeloader using an alias. He can't spell 'hear'......[/p][/quote]I refer you to http://www.unbecomin glevity.com/2008/11/ 10/hear-hear-or-here -here/ "Hear Hear or Here Here? Posted on November 10, 2008 by Abacquer So today I found myself agreeing with someone online and went to type “hear hear” but then remembered seeing someone else type “here here” a couple days earlier. I was pretty sure the correct phrase was “hear hear” as opposed to the other variants I'd seen (“here here”, “hear here”, “here hear”) but I'd never actually looked it up. So I decided to check popular internet usage using Google: “hear hear” = 1,740,000 hits “here here” = 3,880,000 hits “hear here” = 307,000 hits “here hear” = 334,000 hits[/p][/quote]Hear, hear vs. here, here Hear, hear (usually with a comma and set apart as a self-contained sentence) is the conventional spelling of the colloquial exclamation used to express approval for a speaker or sentiment. It’s essentially short for hear him, hear him or hear this, hear this, where these phrases are a sort of cheer. Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong.[/p][/quote]Heer, heer[/p][/quote]Nice one! I must say that I find it hilarious that people treat football managers as if they should be supporters! Most people I know have had to make hard decisions in their working life to achieve a balance of work fulfilment, financial reward, esteem , influence and the freedom to make future choices. Why would football managers be any different? Surely Poyet should be allowed to assess the best option for himself in terms of prospects in all the above. In order to make an assessment, he has to speak with his suitors. To suggest otherwise is malicious mischief![/p][/quote]Yes, he's free to do look elsewhere but if he does people shouldn't be deluded and think that everything's rosy in the Amex garden. Moreover, in the same way the club are free to find a manager that not only makes veiled threats and criticisms of the board but also prepared to leave everyone in the lurch at a critical time. Poyet was quick enough to throw his toys out the pram when Forster did similar and when Calderon nearly went to Southampton so what's sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander pte
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11:32pm Thu 21 Mar 13

pte says...

Sorry that should read, find a replacement for a manager that.....etc
Sorry that should read, find a replacement for a manager that.....etc pte
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11:34pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Hovite says...

But everything is rosy at the Amex, maybe it’s not in your mind, but that’s your problem not ours.

You are fully entitled to be a miserable git, but don't waste your time with all this end of the world is nigh rubbish on here, it's pathetic.
But everything is rosy at the Amex, maybe it’s not in your mind, but that’s your problem not ours. You are fully entitled to be a miserable git, but don't waste your time with all this end of the world is nigh rubbish on here, it's pathetic. Hovite
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11:36pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Sorry should have been apparent superior brain.
Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do!
Sorry should have been apparent superior brain. Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do! Bucket feet Duffy
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11:38pm Thu 21 Mar 13

challster says...

Great News! Nice one Gus. I think BHA's prospects are looking good. A great team of players with a boss who's spent a lot of time developing this team - the best is yet to come I reckon.. Even better than the Palace Win - which was (of course) sublime! Not to mention the fact we're already beating Prem teams!
Great News! Nice one Gus. I think BHA's prospects are looking good. A great team of players with a boss who's spent a lot of time developing this team - the best is yet to come I reckon.. Even better than the Palace Win - which was (of course) sublime! Not to mention the fact we're already beating Prem teams! challster
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11:59pm Thu 21 Mar 13

sherrinned says...

Thank-you Gus. The one thing a team needs is consistency, which no-one seems to have noticed is what GP has always said he will give. The one thing I've noticed is that long term managers lead to success. Kindest regs to all and just an observation
Thank-you Gus. The one thing a team needs is consistency, which no-one seems to have noticed is what GP has always said he will give. The one thing I've noticed is that long term managers lead to success. Kindest regs to all and just an observation sherrinned
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12:08am Fri 22 Mar 13

Baldseagull says...

I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant.
Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute.

I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem.
There is no problem between Gus and the Directors.
Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him.
A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus.

He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.
I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant. Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute. I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem. There is no problem between Gus and the Directors. Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him. A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus. He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS. Baldseagull
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12:16am Fri 22 Mar 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Baldseagull wrote:
I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant.
Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute.

I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem.
There is no problem between Gus and the Directors.
Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him.
A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus.

He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.
Ah, now dont get all upset.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant. Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute. I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem. There is no problem between Gus and the Directors. Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him. A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus. He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.[/p][/quote]Ah, now dont get all upset. PressBoxTeaBoy
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12:18am Fri 22 Mar 13

bikerjimbo says...

I'm amazed that there are any negative comments after receiving this excellent news. I can only guess that these comments are made by non Albion fans/supporters who were against the Amex being built. The football this season, apart from the odd game, has been brilliant and enjoyable to watch. The atmosphere in the stadium last Sunday epitomised the all round support the lads and Gus have. To all those with anti Gus comments can I suggest you go and support Palace that way you might, just might, see what Gus has achieved. To all you real fans out there I think the future looks bright not 'orange'. UTA
I'm amazed that there are any negative comments after receiving this excellent news. I can only guess that these comments are made by non Albion fans/supporters who were against the Amex being built. The football this season, apart from the odd game, has been brilliant and enjoyable to watch. The atmosphere in the stadium last Sunday epitomised the all round support the lads and Gus have. To all those with anti Gus comments can I suggest you go and support Palace that way you might, just might, see what Gus has achieved. To all you real fans out there I think the future looks bright not 'orange'. UTA bikerjimbo
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12:33am Fri 22 Mar 13

northstand4 says...

Baldseagull wrote:
I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant.
Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute.

I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem.
There is no problem between Gus and the Directors.
Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him.
A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus.

He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.
Spot on Baldseagull!
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant. Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute. I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem. There is no problem between Gus and the Directors. Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him. A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus. He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.[/p][/quote]Spot on Baldseagull! northstand4
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1:18am Fri 22 Mar 13

Vince says...

Wayne Collins wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
GovindaTim wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence
This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.
Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite!
You are so spot on its scary. You need to ignore the idiots who cannot string more than one line together, because some of them would have a bad word to say about Poyet if he stole their teddy bear. I think it was a case of Poyet keeping his options wide open, as unless he gets us in the play offs this season, he'll be getting his P45 in the summer. I think if any other premiership club other than Reading or Wigan came in for him, he'd be gone. He's under a lot of pressure to deliver here, and I'm not sure he is capable. He certainly hasn't proved it this season.
I think Gus would jump at the chance to go to Wigan especially if they were still in the premier at the end of the season. Gus is an admirer of Martinez and the way he has set his teams up to play.
[quote][p][bold]Wayne Collins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: Have to say apart from pte and marcotardelli, the retards are conspicuous by their absence[/p][/quote]This is hard work but I'll repeat the question I asked earlier in a slightly different way....is it a crime to be in a minority and question GP's long-term loyalty? I refer you to the example I gave to Hoveite and would expand by agreeing that it's good news that there will be an apparent show of continuity until the end of the season but the fact remains that the manager was looking around for a new opportunity at a time that was crucial to the club's future. You don't know , neither do I, why he changed his mind but I think you'd struggle to argue it was through loyalty.[/p][/quote]Marcotardelli do not question your perception - you are spot on and just because Hovite and a couple of others are so up Gus' backside doesn't mean that we can't see through the smokescreen. Gus has had his feelers out for ages. He has little respect for how the club is being run and Has an inflated opinion of himself and couldn't care less about this club. I actually don't have a problem with any of that but please Gus don't take us for idiots. We see your body language and hear your comments especially when you don't get your own way. The number of staff that have left since you were appointed is staggering. Your 'it's me or him' attitude has finally caught up with you and you will be history soon. Prove your worth with three points away from home for a change and an attacking formation. Please don't repeat your disgraceful team selection v WHU last year at the same stage of the season. Over to you Hovite![/p][/quote]You are so spot on its scary. You need to ignore the idiots who cannot string more than one line together, because some of them would have a bad word to say about Poyet if he stole their teddy bear. I think it was a case of Poyet keeping his options wide open, as unless he gets us in the play offs this season, he'll be getting his P45 in the summer. I think if any other premiership club other than Reading or Wigan came in for him, he'd be gone. He's under a lot of pressure to deliver here, and I'm not sure he is capable. He certainly hasn't proved it this season.[/p][/quote]I think Gus would jump at the chance to go to Wigan especially if they were still in the premier at the end of the season. Gus is an admirer of Martinez and the way he has set his teams up to play. Vince
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3:56am Fri 22 Mar 13

old codger75 says...

Don't understand these comments about the Board's possible attitude. Gus is under contract to the Albion. If he's been speaking to Reading, as far as I'm aware, he could only do so after an 'official' approach from Reading and with the consent of the Albion Board.
Nothing underhand - and also I believe the Board have always said if a Premiership Club wanted to speak to him they wouldn't stand in his way - but they were probably reasonably relaxed about Reading's approach as it was not likely to be 'big' enough to attract Gus
Don't understand these comments about the Board's possible attitude. Gus is under contract to the Albion. If he's been speaking to Reading, as far as I'm aware, he could only do so after an 'official' approach from Reading and with the consent of the Albion Board. Nothing underhand - and also I believe the Board have always said if a Premiership Club wanted to speak to him they wouldn't stand in his way - but they were probably reasonably relaxed about Reading's approach as it was not likely to be 'big' enough to attract Gus old codger75
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5:44am Fri 22 Mar 13

pebble counter says...

old codger75 wrote:
Don't understand these comments about the Board's possible attitude. Gus is under contract to the Albion. If he's been speaking to Reading, as far as I'm aware, he could only do so after an 'official' approach from Reading and with the consent of the Albion Board. Nothing underhand - and also I believe the Board have always said if a Premiership Club wanted to speak to him they wouldn't stand in his way - but they were probably reasonably relaxed about Reading's approach as it was not likely to be 'big' enough to attract Gus
Wise words mate. But when the betting he would go reached 10 -1 on we were all a bit worried he might have thought Reading were big enough. Thankfully though, you are spot on.
[quote][p][bold]old codger75[/bold] wrote: Don't understand these comments about the Board's possible attitude. Gus is under contract to the Albion. If he's been speaking to Reading, as far as I'm aware, he could only do so after an 'official' approach from Reading and with the consent of the Albion Board. Nothing underhand - and also I believe the Board have always said if a Premiership Club wanted to speak to him they wouldn't stand in his way - but they were probably reasonably relaxed about Reading's approach as it was not likely to be 'big' enough to attract Gus[/p][/quote]Wise words mate. But when the betting he would go reached 10 -1 on we were all a bit worried he might have thought Reading were big enough. Thankfully though, you are spot on. pebble counter
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6:20am Fri 22 Mar 13

Downlander says...

Thrilled Gus is staying! Right now he is such an integral part of the ‘new’ Brighton project that the whole stability of the club could have been temporarily damaged.

I would be delighted and proud if at some time in the future, Gus manages a ‘super’ club. Hopefully, by then he would have, with others, completed the task of hoisting this club up by its boot straps from the depth of the football league, into a fabulously well run, sustainable, highly respected and admired football club
Thrilled Gus is staying! Right now he is such an integral part of the ‘new’ Brighton project that the whole stability of the club could have been temporarily damaged. I would be delighted and proud if at some time in the future, Gus manages a ‘super’ club. Hopefully, by then he would have, with others, completed the task of hoisting this club up by its boot straps from the depth of the football league, into a fabulously well run, sustainable, highly respected and admired football club Downlander
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6:40am Fri 22 Mar 13

JollyRoger says...

Great news. C'mon Gus, there's unfinished business at the Amex. Get us into the Premiership!
Great news. C'mon Gus, there's unfinished business at the Amex. Get us into the Premiership! JollyRoger
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6:57am Fri 22 Mar 13

taman says...

TOP MAN
TOP MAN taman
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7:20am Fri 22 Mar 13

Dr Wombleface says...

Look at it this way. If last Monday morning, someone had said to you 'we can either keep Gus or he can go to a Premiership club right now', which would you have chosen? The fact is he's still here, and for that we should be grateful. You can speculate all you want about his relationship with the board. What hasn't changed is that he is still our manager and that's what we want at the moment, so quit your whinging all you so called Albion fans.

(Sorry, I seem to have missed the sign saying 'DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!)
Look at it this way. If last Monday morning, someone had said to you 'we can either keep Gus or he can go to a Premiership club right now', which would you have chosen? The fact is he's still here, and for that we should be grateful. You can speculate all you want about his relationship with the board. What hasn't changed is that he is still our manager and that's what we want at the moment, so quit your whinging all you so called Albion fans. (Sorry, I seem to have missed the sign saying 'DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!) Dr Wombleface
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7:32am Fri 22 Mar 13

bbb1969 says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Great news. His possible departure highlighted to me that there was no stand out candidate (who'd want Championship football), to replace Gus, and match the energy, buzz about the place, class, and long term plan .... that he has given us.

This is bad news for the noisy minority who yearn for Tony Pulis tactics of territory and get that lofted ball in the box.

A great day.
I thought most of ulloas goal have come from crosses or started with a high ball crossed into the box. We don't need the wingers then. Football is about tactics and the more you can inter change your play then the more you become unpredicable.
We need to have high balls and be more direct sometimes. Not an advocate of pullis but Gus can see how changing how we play can benefit.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Great news. His possible departure highlighted to me that there was no stand out candidate (who'd want Championship football), to replace Gus, and match the energy, buzz about the place, class, and long term plan .... that he has given us. This is bad news for the noisy minority who yearn for Tony Pulis tactics of territory and get that lofted ball in the box. A great day.[/p][/quote]I thought most of ulloas goal have come from crosses or started with a high ball crossed into the box. We don't need the wingers then. Football is about tactics and the more you can inter change your play then the more you become unpredicable. We need to have high balls and be more direct sometimes. Not an advocate of pullis but Gus can see how changing how we play can benefit. bbb1969
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7:39am Fri 22 Mar 13

Withdean-er says...

Dr Wombleface wrote:
Look at it this way. If last Monday morning, someone had said to you 'we can either keep Gus or he can go to a Premiership club right now', which would you have chosen? The fact is he's still here, and for that we should be grateful. You can speculate all you want about his relationship with the board. What hasn't changed is that he is still our manager and that's what we want at the moment, so quit your whinging all you so called Albion fans.

(Sorry, I seem to have missed the sign saying 'DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!)
This.

The Board as you would expect with TB as Chairman took the mature approach and allowed Gus an initial meeting with Reading to see what they had to offer. Far better than speculation lasting days and weeks. Gus weighed it up and decided not to pursue it. All nipped in the bud very quickly, and in the open.

The Albion win, and many of us will appreciate Gus a little bit more. This won't of course please the noisy minority who now believe Gus to be tainted.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Wombleface[/bold] wrote: Look at it this way. If last Monday morning, someone had said to you 'we can either keep Gus or he can go to a Premiership club right now', which would you have chosen? The fact is he's still here, and for that we should be grateful. You can speculate all you want about his relationship with the board. What hasn't changed is that he is still our manager and that's what we want at the moment, so quit your whinging all you so called Albion fans. (Sorry, I seem to have missed the sign saying 'DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!)[/p][/quote]This. The Board as you would expect with TB as Chairman took the mature approach and allowed Gus an initial meeting with Reading to see what they had to offer. Far better than speculation lasting days and weeks. Gus weighed it up and decided not to pursue it. All nipped in the bud very quickly, and in the open. The Albion win, and many of us will appreciate Gus a little bit more. This won't of course please the noisy minority who now believe Gus to be tainted. Withdean-er
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7:52am Fri 22 Mar 13

mikeygit says...

On the subject of the press--Sky were very quick to give the story headlines and stirred everything up--The Independent suggesting it was a done deal--NOT GOOD journalism. But I look on Sky this morning and they STILL have a headline Gus due for talks with Reading--What do they know. Proves the press in the UK, in parts, still 'makes things up'. Many did not believe it would happen and this just proves the press hyped this up and got a lot of people worried, however although many were convinced Gus would not go there are always thoses doubts in the mind. WELL DONE GUS-- MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. I hope you get a standing ovasion at the Amex!!
On the subject of the press--Sky were very quick to give the story headlines and stirred everything up--The Independent suggesting it was a done deal--NOT GOOD journalism. But I look on Sky this morning and they STILL have a headline Gus due for talks with Reading--What do they know. Proves the press in the UK, in parts, still 'makes things up'. Many did not believe it would happen and this just proves the press hyped this up and got a lot of people worried, however although many were convinced Gus would not go there are always thoses doubts in the mind. WELL DONE GUS-- MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. I hope you get a standing ovasion at the Amex!! mikeygit
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8:38am Fri 22 Mar 13

Neville says...

Well,firstly I am really pleased that Gus has decided to stay,lets support him fully now and try and get into the playoffs at least.
I do not blame him for wanting to better himself and he has always said it would take something special to take him away,well Reading was not special,in my opinion,maybe the money was.
I believe the whole episode was badly handled by the club,media and even Gus himself and it would seem that all is not right in board relationships,it is no doubt frustrating for Poyet re money here but he knew the situation when he signed initially and then extended his contract,which protects both parties.
It did show disrespect to the current players,and fans no matter how people like to view it and the timing was particularly bad,in fact could not have been worse.
Hopefully everyone has learned some lessons from this episode and we can all move on now,me included.
I guess we can expect more of the same next season.
Well,firstly I am really pleased that Gus has decided to stay,lets support him fully now and try and get into the playoffs at least. I do not blame him for wanting to better himself and he has always said it would take something special to take him away,well Reading was not special,in my opinion,maybe the money was. I believe the whole episode was badly handled by the club,media and even Gus himself and it would seem that all is not right in board relationships,it is no doubt frustrating for Poyet re money here but he knew the situation when he signed initially and then extended his contract,which protects both parties. It did show disrespect to the current players,and fans no matter how people like to view it and the timing was particularly bad,in fact could not have been worse. Hopefully everyone has learned some lessons from this episode and we can all move on now,me included. I guess we can expect more of the same next season. Neville
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8:43am Fri 22 Mar 13

Cap'n Pugwash says...

pte wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
Why can't people see it? Must be a lack of brain cells.

If I was employing someone I wouldn't put up with the public statements he has made or the way he has positioned himself courting managerial offers as a way of pressurising the board. Don't forget the guy has the biggest job outside the Prem, is well paid and still not satisfied. What does that tell you?

The board are biding their time. They can't do anything now at this critical stage. But at the end of the season regardless of which division we are in he'll be gone. The Board will make the assessment that the 2m to pay off his contract will be well worth paying to ensure the long term stability of the club. They may assume that they won't have to pay the 2m because some other club will take him on.

Will Poyet apologize for all this? Probably not
What the hell has he got to apologize for?

He was approached by another club-not the other way around so to suggest, like you and your oh so insightful buddy marcoretardelli, that he went looking is, frankly, ridiculous.

Gus was offered a £1.5 MILLION bonus if he kept Reading up-who on here wouldn't need a moment or two to consider that? Especially if one was working in an industry like professional football.

Do you seriously believe that TB and Barber will pay out £2 Million to Gus to get rid of him because he was approached by a club in the Premier League? Unbelievable. Seriously! Unbelievable.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]Why can't people see it? Must be a lack of brain cells. If I was employing someone I wouldn't put up with the public statements he has made or the way he has positioned himself courting managerial offers as a way of pressurising the board. Don't forget the guy has the biggest job outside the Prem, is well paid and still not satisfied. What does that tell you? The board are biding their time. They can't do anything now at this critical stage. But at the end of the season regardless of which division we are in he'll be gone. The Board will make the assessment that the 2m to pay off his contract will be well worth paying to ensure the long term stability of the club. They may assume that they won't have to pay the 2m because some other club will take him on. Will Poyet apologize for all this? Probably not[/p][/quote]What the hell has he got to apologize for? He was approached by another club-not the other way around so to suggest, like you and your oh so insightful buddy marcoretardelli, that he went looking is, frankly, ridiculous. Gus was offered a £1.5 MILLION bonus if he kept Reading up-who on here wouldn't need a moment or two to consider that? Especially if one was working in an industry like professional football. Do you seriously believe that TB and Barber will pay out £2 Million to Gus to get rid of him because he was approached by a club in the Premier League? Unbelievable. Seriously! Unbelievable. Cap'n Pugwash
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8:46am Fri 22 Mar 13

Cap'n Pugwash says...

pte wrote:
Here's a thought. Reading are definitely going down so any new manager will have to work in the Championship next season. So if Reading want Poyet so badly it doesn't matter if they take him now or wait until next season.

So the deal may be that Poyet stays until the end of the season but there is a contract in place that he goes to Reading next season when the bulk of his work can begin. After all he can't save them and he can't sign any new players until next season.

That way even if Brighton go up, Poyet can't change his mind
It must be nice living in your little world-what's the weather like in La La Land?
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: Here's a thought. Reading are definitely going down so any new manager will have to work in the Championship next season. So if Reading want Poyet so badly it doesn't matter if they take him now or wait until next season. So the deal may be that Poyet stays until the end of the season but there is a contract in place that he goes to Reading next season when the bulk of his work can begin. After all he can't save them and he can't sign any new players until next season. That way even if Brighton go up, Poyet can't change his mind[/p][/quote]It must be nice living in your little world-what's the weather like in La La Land? Cap'n Pugwash
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8:48am Fri 22 Mar 13

Lawro was God says...

Baldseagull wrote:
I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant.
Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute.

I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem.
There is no problem between Gus and the Directors.
Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him.
A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus.

He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.
Couldn't have put it better myself Baldseagull.He has done nothing than most rational people wouldn't have done in that position.This club may not have been in the position it is now without Gustavo Poyet . Of course we will never really know. What we do know is we have a real chance of promotion to the top flight for the first time in over 30 years. It's all about tomorrow not yesterday!
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant. Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute. I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem. There is no problem between Gus and the Directors. Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him. A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus. He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.[/p][/quote]Couldn't have put it better myself Baldseagull.He has done nothing than most rational people wouldn't have done in that position.This club may not have been in the position it is now without Gustavo Poyet . Of course we will never really know. What we do know is we have a real chance of promotion to the top flight for the first time in over 30 years. It's all about tomorrow not yesterday! Lawro was God
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8:55am Fri 22 Mar 13

Cap'n Pugwash says...

Baldseagull wrote:
I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant.
Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute.

I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem.
There is no problem between Gus and the Directors.
Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him.
A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus.

He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.
It's not difficult to understand is it?

Although for 3 idiots on here it clearly is...

As the saying goes:

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: I've read some right **** on here tonight, and in that article from The Independant. Some people are reading far too much into what has happened, and one journalist is trying to make their earlier half cocked story look like it was only incorrect because Poyet changed his mind at the last minute. I love Brighton but managing us is not the biggest job outside the Prem. There is no problem between Gus and the Directors. Gus did not go looking for a new position, one came looking for him. A compensation package would have been agreed before Reading could talk to Gus, so it is not an indication of negotiations having gone a long way with Gus. He got a job offer, thought about it for a day, and turned it down FFS.[/p][/quote]It's not difficult to understand is it? Although for 3 idiots on here it clearly is... As the saying goes: Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege Cap'n Pugwash
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9:08am Fri 22 Mar 13

raymondo999 says...

Well I was wrong. I thought he would go as this seemed to be a good career move for him. He has decided otherwise. Why? We will never know, but as pointed out above he is a manager not a supporter and so claims of loyalty etc can be discounted. Except...he is clearly a very emotional guy and even in business sometimes the heart rules the head, usually with disaster outs results.
Well I was wrong. I thought he would go as this seemed to be a good career move for him. He has decided otherwise. Why? We will never know, but as pointed out above he is a manager not a supporter and so claims of loyalty etc can be discounted. Except...he is clearly a very emotional guy and even in business sometimes the heart rules the head, usually with disaster outs results. raymondo999
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9:20am Fri 22 Mar 13

tug509 says...

saraman wrote:
Andy Naylor and co, have a word with Gus and ask him to read the comments on this sight and realise just how much he is revered ( bar the 0.01% trolls that is). He doesn't realise just how much hell he has put us through during the past two days. How many managers in the entire English football league have fans that are as passionate about him as us. I believe you realised that Gus at the eleventh hour.
I hope he does Saraman,i know i slept a lot better last night,than the previous two. The away end at the City ground will never have seen anything like it ,im sure. Thank You Gus. UTA
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Andy Naylor and co, have a word with Gus and ask him to read the comments on this sight and realise just how much he is revered ( bar the 0.01% trolls that is). He doesn't realise just how much hell he has put us through during the past two days. How many managers in the entire English football league have fans that are as passionate about him as us. I believe you realised that Gus at the eleventh hour.[/p][/quote]I hope he does Saraman,i know i slept a lot better last night,than the previous two. The away end at the City ground will never have seen anything like it ,im sure. Thank You Gus. UTA tug509
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9:20am Fri 22 Mar 13

franckiep en france says...

I for ONE like one liners.
I for ONE like one liners. franckiep en france
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9:30am Fri 22 Mar 13

south1919 says...

Until a bigger club comes in
Until a bigger club comes in south1919
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9:39am Fri 22 Mar 13

pte says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
pte wrote:
marcotardelli wrote:
pte wrote:
This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board.

At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager.

Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he
Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through.
Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.
Why can't people see it? Must be a lack of brain cells.

If I was employing someone I wouldn't put up with the public statements he has made or the way he has positioned himself courting managerial offers as a way of pressurising the board. Don't forget the guy has the biggest job outside the Prem, is well paid and still not satisfied. What does that tell you?

The board are biding their time. They can't do anything now at this critical stage. But at the end of the season regardless of which division we are in he'll be gone. The Board will make the assessment that the 2m to pay off his contract will be well worth paying to ensure the long term stability of the club. They may assume that they won't have to pay the 2m because some other club will take him on.

Will Poyet apologize for all this? Probably not
What the hell has he got to apologize for?

He was approached by another club-not the other way around so to suggest, like you and your oh so insightful buddy marcoretardelli, that he went looking is, frankly, ridiculous.

Gus was offered a £1.5 MILLION bonus if he kept Reading up-who on here wouldn't need a moment or two to consider that? Especially if one was working in an industry like professional football.

Do you seriously believe that TB and Barber will pay out £2 Million to Gus to get rid of him because he was approached by a club in the Premier League? Unbelievable. Seriously! Unbelievable.
Well you can blame the press for creating "speculation" but who stoked it up with constant bleating about budget restraints? It was your hero Poyet!

Where did the Independent get the idea that Poyet was upset over losing Noone? Noone was sold some time ago and unless someone specifically mentioned it to the Independent, the paper wouldnt even know who Noone was.

Now all this aggro blows up on the eve of Albion's big push and is the result of Poyet being unable to keep his big trap shut over the budget.

Even if we get promoted Poyet won't be here next season because no club especially not one in the Premiership can afford to have this sort of speculation going on all the time.

What other manager acts like this? I don't know one manager. There was Mourihno but he got the sack at Chelsea and Poyet hasnt achieved a tenth of what he had

The logic on this site reminds me of the comic on Live at the Appollo who recounts the story about the person who thinks the main ingedient to pie is pie. It's probably on utube
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcotardelli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: This must leave a sour taste in the mouth with the board. At this critical time the board has no choice to put up with the situation but next season we'll have a new manager. Tony Bloom has invested a lot of money in the club and he has his pride. He won't put up with it and nor should he[/p][/quote]Here, here. My sentiments exactly. You trust a manager to see the job through. Gus was sorely tempted and now he sets his sights on renewed promotion push as second best.[/p][/quote]Why can't people see it? Must be a lack of brain cells. If I was employing someone I wouldn't put up with the public statements he has made or the way he has positioned himself courting managerial offers as a way of pressurising the board. Don't forget the guy has the biggest job outside the Prem, is well paid and still not satisfied. What does that tell you? The board are biding their time. They can't do anything now at this critical stage. But at the end of the season regardless of which division we are in he'll be gone. The Board will make the assessment that the 2m to pay off his contract will be well worth paying to ensure the long term stability of the club. They may assume that they won't have to pay the 2m because some other club will take him on. Will Poyet apologize for all this? Probably not[/p][/quote]What the hell has he got to apologize for? He was approached by another club-not the other way around so to suggest, like you and your oh so insightful buddy marcoretardelli, that he went looking is, frankly, ridiculous. Gus was offered a £1.5 MILLION bonus if he kept Reading up-who on here wouldn't need a moment or two to consider that? Especially if one was working in an industry like professional football. Do you seriously believe that TB and Barber will pay out £2 Million to Gus to get rid of him because he was approached by a club in the Premier League? Unbelievable. Seriously! Unbelievable.[/p][/quote]Well you can blame the press for creating "speculation" but who stoked it up with constant bleating about budget restraints? It was your hero Poyet! Where did the Independent get the idea that Poyet was upset over losing Noone? Noone was sold some time ago and unless someone specifically mentioned it to the Independent, the paper wouldnt even know who Noone was. Now all this aggro blows up on the eve of Albion's big push and is the result of Poyet being unable to keep his big trap shut over the budget. Even if we get promoted Poyet won't be here next season because no club especially not one in the Premiership can afford to have this sort of speculation going on all the time. What other manager acts like this? I don't know one manager. There was Mourihno but he got the sack at Chelsea and Poyet hasnt achieved a tenth of what he had The logic on this site reminds me of the comic on Live at the Appollo who recounts the story about the person who thinks the main ingedient to pie is pie. It's probably on utube pte
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9:40am Fri 22 Mar 13

mikeygit says...

Been there myself--had offers of jobs within the industry I was in--went, heard what they had to say, listen to their promises, thought about it and then said NO--exactly what Gus has done--and which he is entitled to. We should respect him for that and now give him and the Team even MORE support. He is still OUR manager and no one elses. Move on--this is now yesterdays news.
Been there myself--had offers of jobs within the industry I was in--went, heard what they had to say, listen to their promises, thought about it and then said NO--exactly what Gus has done--and which he is entitled to. We should respect him for that and now give him and the Team even MORE support. He is still OUR manager and no one elses. Move on--this is now yesterdays news. mikeygit
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9:45am Fri 22 Mar 13

mikeygit says...

Pte--shut it--entitled to your opinion, but enough is enough--do you REALLY support Brighton?? If so get behind everyone including Gus. It is football, always speculation and managers will move on as Gus will no doubt at some stage--unless he gets BHA in the top half of the Premiership. I am sure there is rumour at some stage with all clubs but because we are at Brighton we hear about Brighton not other clubs.
Pte--shut it--entitled to your opinion, but enough is enough--do you REALLY support Brighton?? If so get behind everyone including Gus. It is football, always speculation and managers will move on as Gus will no doubt at some stage--unless he gets BHA in the top half of the Premiership. I am sure there is rumour at some stage with all clubs but because we are at Brighton we hear about Brighton not other clubs. mikeygit
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9:56am Fri 22 Mar 13

pte says...

By the way if the board decide to sack Poyet at the end of the season it won't cost the club 2m if he finds alternative employment. If no one wants an unemployed manager he can always get work on Talk Sport
By the way if the board decide to sack Poyet at the end of the season it won't cost the club 2m if he finds alternative employment. If no one wants an unemployed manager he can always get work on Talk Sport pte
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10:14am Fri 22 Mar 13

GovindaTim says...

pte wrote:
By the way if the board decide to sack Poyet at the end of the season it won't cost the club 2m if he finds alternative employment. If no one wants an unemployed manager he can always get work on Talk Sport
Must be awful having to eat Sooooo much humble pie in one go. The main ingredient by the way is Humble. Crawl back under your stone and enjoy it!!
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: By the way if the board decide to sack Poyet at the end of the season it won't cost the club 2m if he finds alternative employment. If no one wants an unemployed manager he can always get work on Talk Sport[/p][/quote]Must be awful having to eat Sooooo much humble pie in one go. The main ingredient by the way is Humble. Crawl back under your stone and enjoy it!! GovindaTim
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11:10am Fri 22 Mar 13

pte says...

mikeygit wrote:
Pte--shut it--entitled to your opinion, but enough is enough--do you REALLY support Brighton?? If so get behind everyone including Gus. It is football, always speculation and managers will move on as Gus will no doubt at some stage--unless he gets BHA in the top half of the Premiership. I am sure there is rumour at some stage with all clubs but because we are at Brighton we hear about Brighton not other clubs.
Mike you're right.

We all love you Gus and are so glad you saw sense.

We know that one day you will lead Real Madrid or Barcelona one day and when that day comes our hearts will burst with pride that our club was once led by El Gus
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Pte--shut it--entitled to your opinion, but enough is enough--do you REALLY support Brighton?? If so get behind everyone including Gus. It is football, always speculation and managers will move on as Gus will no doubt at some stage--unless he gets BHA in the top half of the Premiership. I am sure there is rumour at some stage with all clubs but because we are at Brighton we hear about Brighton not other clubs.[/p][/quote]Mike you're right. We all love you Gus and are so glad you saw sense. We know that one day you will lead Real Madrid or Barcelona one day and when that day comes our hearts will burst with pride that our club was once led by El Gus pte
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11:25am Fri 22 Mar 13

Cap'n Pugwash says...

pte wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
Pte--shut it--entitled to your opinion, but enough is enough--do you REALLY support Brighton?? If so get behind everyone including Gus. It is football, always speculation and managers will move on as Gus will no doubt at some stage--unless he gets BHA in the top half of the Premiership. I am sure there is rumour at some stage with all clubs but because we are at Brighton we hear about Brighton not other clubs.
Mike you're right.

We all love you Gus and are so glad you saw sense.

We know that one day you will lead Real Madrid or Barcelona one day and when that day comes our hearts will burst with pride that our club was once led by El Gus
You really are quite stupid aren't you?

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Pte--shut it--entitled to your opinion, but enough is enough--do you REALLY support Brighton?? If so get behind everyone including Gus. It is football, always speculation and managers will move on as Gus will no doubt at some stage--unless he gets BHA in the top half of the Premiership. I am sure there is rumour at some stage with all clubs but because we are at Brighton we hear about Brighton not other clubs.[/p][/quote]Mike you're right. We all love you Gus and are so glad you saw sense. We know that one day you will lead Real Madrid or Barcelona one day and when that day comes our hearts will burst with pride that our club was once led by El Gus[/p][/quote]You really are quite stupid aren't you? Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Cap'n Pugwash
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11:33am Fri 22 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Ah and now you are resorting to sarcasm pte. Pathetic.

For what it's worth, I do not "love" Gus, but I have a lot of respect for the him and I understand the project in hand.

If you want drama pte, go watch Eastenders, this forum is for Brighton football supporters, not sly little toads.
Ah and now you are resorting to sarcasm pte. Pathetic. For what it's worth, I do not "love" Gus, but I have a lot of respect for the him and I understand the project in hand. If you want drama pte, go watch Eastenders, this forum is for Brighton football supporters, not sly little toads. Hovite
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11:40am Fri 22 Mar 13

Cap'n Pugwash says...

pte wrote:
By the way if the board decide to sack Poyet at the end of the season it won't cost the club 2m if he finds alternative employment. If no one wants an unemployed manager he can always get work on Talk Sport
Please try engaging your brain before posting such sh1te. If the club get rid of Poyet at the end of the season (remind us for what reason exactly-being approached by another club?) of course they will have to pay up his contract-even if he finds other employment.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

I have a feeling Abraham Lincoln's quote will be getting a good workout today (at least all the while you and marcoretardelli are about).
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: By the way if the board decide to sack Poyet at the end of the season it won't cost the club 2m if he finds alternative employment. If no one wants an unemployed manager he can always get work on Talk Sport[/p][/quote]Please try engaging your brain before posting such sh1te. If the club get rid of Poyet at the end of the season (remind us for what reason exactly-being approached by another club?) of course they will have to pay up his contract-even if he finds other employment. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. I have a feeling Abraham Lincoln's quote will be getting a good workout today (at least all the while you and marcoretardelli are about). Cap'n Pugwash
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11:57am Fri 22 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Great quote Cap'n
Great quote Cap'n Hovite
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12:11pm Fri 22 Mar 13

BobbyLaverick says...

Hovite wrote:
Great quote Cap'n
Hear, hear Hovite! The Cap'n once again scuppers an abject attempt at intelligence!
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Great quote Cap'n[/p][/quote]Hear, hear Hovite! The Cap'n once again scuppers an abject attempt at intelligence! BobbyLaverick
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1:10pm Fri 22 Mar 13

ANDSPIVE13 says...

Good luck Albion
Good luck Albion ANDSPIVE13
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1:12pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Cap'n Pugwash says...

BobbyLaverick wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Great quote Cap'n
Hear, hear Hovite! The Cap'n once again scuppers an abject attempt at intelligence!
I'm here all month me hearties. arrrrrh.
[quote][p][bold]BobbyLaverick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Great quote Cap'n[/p][/quote]Hear, hear Hovite! The Cap'n once again scuppers an abject attempt at intelligence![/p][/quote]I'm here all month me hearties. arrrrrh. Cap'n Pugwash
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10:19pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Spike Milligan's old piano legs says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
BobbyLaverick wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Great quote Cap'n
Hear, hear Hovite! The Cap'n once again scuppers an abject attempt at intelligence!
I'm here all month me hearties. arrrrrh.
The times of day that regulars post comments on here suggest that they are mostly lonely, oldmand retired with nothing interesting to fill their boring lives apart from jump on anyone who disagrees with them. Pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BobbyLaverick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Great quote Cap'n[/p][/quote]Hear, hear Hovite! The Cap'n once again scuppers an abject attempt at intelligence![/p][/quote]I'm here all month me hearties. arrrrrh.[/p][/quote]The times of day that regulars post comments on here suggest that they are mostly lonely, oldmand retired with nothing interesting to fill their boring lives apart from jump on anyone who disagrees with them. Pathetic. Spike Milligan's old piano legs
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