Nathan Jones and his former Albion boss still the best of friends ahead of FA Cup clash

The Argus: Micky Adams is delighted by the coaching success of Nathan Jones Micky Adams is delighted by the coaching success of Nathan Jones

Micky Adams says he has no axe to grind with Nathan Jones as they go head-to-head in the FA Cup.

The Port Vale chief had a spat with Albion assistant Jones during his second spell in charge of the Seagulls when the Welshman was playing for Yeovil.

Adams interrupted his post-match interview to accuse Jones of play-acting to get Joe Anyinsah sent-off but the incident has long since been forgotten by the Yorkshireman attempting to plot the Seagulls' fourth round downfall at Vale Park tomorrow.

Adams said: "Do you think I would think about that more than the part Nathan Jones played in our back-to-back Championship seasons? He's one of my old boys, like Watto is and Dodge (Rogers, the commercial manager) and Danny Cullip (Albion In The Community).

"I am proud of them all, I think they have done great. I'm pleased that Nathan is the assistant. He has done fantastically well forging a career as a coach. I'd like to think he has learned a bit off me."

Adams also reveals in an exclusive in-depth interview inside today's Argus that he should never have come back to Albion and that he has never been to The Amex after rejecting an invitation to the opening.

He said: "The second time I think I let my heart rule my head. I should have turned it down. I wasn't aware of certain things that were happening. And if I had known the full facts I wouldn't have come back.

"I haven't seen the new stadium. I don't even know what it looks like. When I first came to Brighton many years ago the dream was sold to me that we were going to be in a new stadium.

"What a struggle that was to achieve and unfortunately for me I never got to manage in it.

"I got an invite to the first ever game there (Spurs). I've got to be honest I was a bit peeved because they just invited me - they didn't invite my missus or the kids. I declined the invitation. I thought it was a bit disrespectful."

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8:48am Fri 24 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Oh well Argus not ground breaking news that we so desparately need here before close of Transfer Window. Mickey Adams a nice bloke but not really worth that amount of coverage o here--I guess just making up paper space? Hope we thrash them Sat---but who knows the cup is a funny competition!!
Oh well Argus not ground breaking news that we so desparately need here before close of Transfer Window. Mickey Adams a nice bloke but not really worth that amount of coverage o here--I guess just making up paper space? Hope we thrash them Sat---but who knows the cup is a funny competition!! mikeygit

2:10pm Fri 24 Jan 14

superseagulls says...

Mickey you might have forgiven him I havent. His behaviour that day was disgraceful
Mickey you might have forgiven him I havent. His behaviour that day was disgraceful superseagulls

4:10pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

If the incident is long since forgotten why has the argus mentioned it.
Another non story to try and stir things up.
Mickey will be bursting to win tomorrow so we had better be on our toes because anything less than 100% from the Albion will be punished. We don't want to be another FA Cup giant killing victim. UTA
If the incident is long since forgotten why has the argus mentioned it. Another non story to try and stir things up. Mickey will be bursting to win tomorrow so we had better be on our toes because anything less than 100% from the Albion will be punished. We don't want to be another FA Cup giant killing victim. UTA Joel'sGrandad

7:19pm Fri 24 Jan 14

EastWorthingExocetMissile says...

What a loyal brighton Man Mickey Adams is. He walked out on the club when we top of the league after we plucked him from nowhere. His managerial career hie over following his resignation at Leicester following the Malaga scandal and Leicestershire subsequent relegation. Then gets picked out of nowhere again by the club when he was Stoke city's reserve team coach I believe and then does a terrible job. He has then got the cheek to complain that he and his family were Not given enough free tickets to come and watch albions first game at their new stadium.

Poor old millionaire Mickey, not being given enough free tickets and of course he then snubbed the cub again and didn't come. One of the most loyal brighton managers we have ever had.
What a loyal brighton Man Mickey Adams is. He walked out on the club when we top of the league after we plucked him from nowhere. His managerial career hie over following his resignation at Leicester following the Malaga scandal and Leicestershire subsequent relegation. Then gets picked out of nowhere again by the club when he was Stoke city's reserve team coach I believe and then does a terrible job. He has then got the cheek to complain that he and his family were Not given enough free tickets to come and watch albions first game at their new stadium. Poor old millionaire Mickey, not being given enough free tickets and of course he then snubbed the cub again and didn't come. One of the most loyal brighton managers we have ever had. EastWorthingExocetMissile

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