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Oscar on shortlist to be top boss

The Argus: Oscar enjoys the win at Leicester last month Oscar enjoys the win at Leicester last month

Oscar Garcia could go into his team’s last-day decider as an award winner.

Albion’s head coach is on a four-man shortlist for the divisional manager of the month prize for April.

He is joined by promoted duo Sean Dyche (Burnley) and Nigel Pearson (Leicester) plus Ian Holloway of Millwall.

Albion went seven games undefeated last month, including the 4-1 win at Leicester, to move into the thick of the play-off race.

Dyche took the Clarets to 13 points from six games en route to promotion while Holloway led the Lions to an unbeaten month and some great away results.

Pearson is perhaps a more surprising nomination, even though the Foxes secured the title during the month.

Dave Bassett heads a panel of judges which incudes Don Goodman, who worked as summariser for Sky Sports at Albion's 2-0 win over Yeovil last Friday.

The winner will be announced tomorrow on the eve of the last round of fixtures.

Oscar was named top boss for November – and led his side to a fabulous 3-1 win over would-be champions Leicester the following day.

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7:43am Thu 1 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Be great if Oscar won the award, be even better if we beat Forest nice double on the cards!!
up the Albion!!!!
Be great if Oscar won the award, be even better if we beat Forest nice double on the cards!! up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 14

7:50am Thu 1 May 14

Norfolk and way says...

Oscar has achieved absolutely nothing, it makes a mockery of all the managers who have done well if he is even considered. He should have secured promotion and unless the final day goes well and then gets through the play offs he has failed. The football world has gone bonkers.
Oscar has achieved absolutely nothing, it makes a mockery of all the managers who have done well if he is even considered. He should have secured promotion and unless the final day goes well and then gets through the play offs he has failed. The football world has gone bonkers. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -44

8:02am Thu 1 May 14

TheWerewolf says...

Really hope OG does it but realistically must go to dyche. Surprised holloway on list would think Bournemouth have over performed more. If millall have succeeded just by staying up I feel sorry for them. Taking a big contingent up to forest on sat. Buzzing.....
Really hope OG does it but realistically must go to dyche. Surprised holloway on list would think Bournemouth have over performed more. If millall have succeeded just by staying up I feel sorry for them. Taking a big contingent up to forest on sat. Buzzing..... TheWerewolf
  • Score: 2

8:17am Thu 1 May 14

Clean Sheet says...

Bournemouth and Burnley are the over achievers this year, but this award is for the month not the season. OG has also done a fantastic job this season, keeping us in the hunt despite the injuries.
Bournemouth and Burnley are the over achievers this year, but this award is for the month not the season. OG has also done a fantastic job this season, keeping us in the hunt despite the injuries. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 12

8:22am Thu 1 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Bournemouth and Burnley are the over achievers this year, but this award is for the month not the season. OG has also done a fantastic job this season, keeping us in the hunt despite the injuries.
He has done well this season, next year will be the test of him, I don't think we will be going up , however the changes to style , lack of creativity and the various players out of contract will be the real test .
Being a half full type, I wonder where we would be had we signed grabban? Player of the year at Bournemouth ? Or kept Barnes ? Lots of if and buts,
OG has done well with Gus squad.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth and Burnley are the over achievers this year, but this award is for the month not the season. OG has also done a fantastic job this season, keeping us in the hunt despite the injuries.[/p][/quote]He has done well this season, next year will be the test of him, I don't think we will be going up , however the changes to style , lack of creativity and the various players out of contract will be the real test . Being a half full type, I wonder where we would be had we signed grabban? Player of the year at Bournemouth ? Or kept Barnes ? Lots of if and buts, OG has done well with Gus squad. mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

8:55am Thu 1 May 14

brightonup says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Bournemouth and Burnley are the over achievers this year, but this award is for the month not the season. OG has also done a fantastic job this season, keeping us in the hunt despite the injuries.
He has done well this season, next year will be the test of him, I don't think we will be going up , however the changes to style , lack of creativity and the various players out of contract will be the real test .
Being a half full type, I wonder where we would be had we signed grabban? Player of the year at Bournemouth ? Or kept Barnes ? Lots of if and buts,
OG has done well with Gus squad.
I am not sure you can realistically describe yourself as a 'half full type' judging by the stream of negativity you have posted throughout the season.

Next year will be a test for every manager, so no news there.

We will never know how we would have fared had we signed Grabban, or kept Barnes so that's fairly pointless speculation.

Probably best to just give Garcia some credit, and consign the rest to the bin!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth and Burnley are the over achievers this year, but this award is for the month not the season. OG has also done a fantastic job this season, keeping us in the hunt despite the injuries.[/p][/quote]He has done well this season, next year will be the test of him, I don't think we will be going up , however the changes to style , lack of creativity and the various players out of contract will be the real test . Being a half full type, I wonder where we would be had we signed grabban? Player of the year at Bournemouth ? Or kept Barnes ? Lots of if and buts, OG has done well with Gus squad.[/p][/quote]I am not sure you can realistically describe yourself as a 'half full type' judging by the stream of negativity you have posted throughout the season. Next year will be a test for every manager, so no news there. We will never know how we would have fared had we signed Grabban, or kept Barnes so that's fairly pointless speculation. Probably best to just give Garcia some credit, and consign the rest to the bin! brightonup
  • Score: 17

8:55am Thu 1 May 14

raymondo999 says...

Can't believe that Uwe Rosler is not nominated. Stand out manager of the division.
Can't believe that Uwe Rosler is not nominated. Stand out manager of the division. raymondo999
  • Score: -7

9:04am Thu 1 May 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Could be a welcome ego boost..UTA!!!!!!
Could be a welcome ego boost..UTA!!!!!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 3

9:11am Thu 1 May 14

TheWerewolf says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Bournemouth and Burnley are the over achievers this year, but this award is for the month not the season. OG has also done a fantastic job this season, keeping us in the hunt despite the injuries.
yes, misread the thread initially for Season rather than April

In April
Leicester win 4, draw 2, lose 1
Burnley win 4, draw 1, lose 1
Brighton win 3, draw 3, lose none
Millwall win 3, draw 3, lose none

On that basis you give it to Holloway given his squad i'd think
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth and Burnley are the over achievers this year, but this award is for the month not the season. OG has also done a fantastic job this season, keeping us in the hunt despite the injuries.[/p][/quote]yes, misread the thread initially for Season rather than April In April Leicester win 4, draw 2, lose 1 Burnley win 4, draw 1, lose 1 Brighton win 3, draw 3, lose none Millwall win 3, draw 3, lose none On that basis you give it to Holloway given his squad i'd think TheWerewolf
  • Score: 5

9:12am Thu 1 May 14

gilbertthecat says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Can't believe that Uwe Rosler is not nominated. Stand out manager of the division.
Since he took over at Wigan he has done really well but this award is for this month and they've slipped up a few times recently which may have seen him off the list. Wonder who would get Champ Div manager of the year? Suppose it would have to be Pearson ....................
..
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Can't believe that Uwe Rosler is not nominated. Stand out manager of the division.[/p][/quote]Since he took over at Wigan he has done really well but this award is for this month and they've slipped up a few times recently which may have seen him off the list. Wonder who would get Champ Div manager of the year? Suppose it would have to be Pearson .................... .. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 0

9:54am Thu 1 May 14

Piglet1 says...

Norfolk and way wrote:
Oscar has achieved absolutely nothing, it makes a mockery of all the managers who have done well if he is even considered. He should have secured promotion and unless the final day goes well and then gets through the play offs he has failed. The football world has gone bonkers.
You are bonkers.
[quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: Oscar has achieved absolutely nothing, it makes a mockery of all the managers who have done well if he is even considered. He should have secured promotion and unless the final day goes well and then gets through the play offs he has failed. The football world has gone bonkers.[/p][/quote]You are bonkers. Piglet1
  • Score: 11

9:58am Thu 1 May 14

lenward says...

Oscar nominated for manager of the month, a win at Forest on saturday could see us in the playoffs, a season that as been a bit up and down, it's never boring being an Albion supporter.
No matter what happens on saturday , although a trip to wembley would be nice. Sorry got a bit ahead of myself, as I said no matter what happens on saturday , I for one can not want for next season to start. only three months to want. suppose we will have to all those jobs in the garden we have all been putting off. Anyway good luck at Forest to all the traveling fans, just sorry I can't be they, but I know you cheering them to victory. UTA.
Oscar nominated for manager of the month, a win at Forest on saturday could see us in the playoffs, a season that as been a bit up and down, it's never boring being an Albion supporter. No matter what happens on saturday , although a trip to wembley would be nice. Sorry got a bit ahead of myself, as I said no matter what happens on saturday , I for one can not want for next season to start. only three months to want. suppose we will have to all those jobs in the garden we have all been putting off. Anyway good luck at Forest to all the traveling fans, just sorry I can't be they, but I know you cheering them to victory. UTA. lenward
  • Score: 4

10:45am Thu 1 May 14

ringtone says...

I dont think Burnley will show up at Reading and am not convinced we will win at Forest.

If we do get into the playoffs some will fancy our chances on a supposed "one off game" situation, but its not, the play off semis are two legs.

UTA
I dont think Burnley will show up at Reading and am not convinced we will win at Forest. If we do get into the playoffs some will fancy our chances on a supposed "one off game" situation, but its not, the play off semis are two legs. UTA ringtone
  • Score: -7

10:54am Thu 1 May 14

graham w says...

I for one will be at forrest, and hope they win in a good game, its all down to luck the rest of it, they let it slip from them deciding there own fate, i think it will take another two seasons, to get to the position leicester where in this season..WILL the 28,500 fans stay the coarse with us, i have my doubts, yes 8500 will the hard core , we have a lots of fickle hangers on..who will drop away......no disresect to loyal fans ........
I for one will be at forrest, and hope they win in a good game, its all down to luck the rest of it, they let it slip from them deciding there own fate, i think it will take another two seasons, to get to the position leicester where in this season..WILL the 28,500 fans stay the coarse with us, i have my doubts, yes 8500 will the hard core , we have a lots of fickle hangers on..who will drop away......no disresect to loyal fans ........ graham w
  • Score: -3

10:59am Thu 1 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Got to be between Oscar and Ian Holloway with Dyche as manager of season although I expect Pearson to get it. Good luck on Saturday everyone. I'm going down the allotment. UTA
Got to be between Oscar and Ian Holloway with Dyche as manager of season although I expect Pearson to get it. Good luck on Saturday everyone. I'm going down the allotment. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

11:05am Thu 1 May 14

albionfan33 says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Can't believe that Uwe Rosler is not nominated. Stand out manager of the division.
Since he took over at Wigan he has done really well but this award is for this month and they've slipped up a few times recently which may have seen him off the list. Wonder who would get Champ Div manager of the year? Suppose it would have to be Pearson ....................

..
id be surprised if dyche didnt get it
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Can't believe that Uwe Rosler is not nominated. Stand out manager of the division.[/p][/quote]Since he took over at Wigan he has done really well but this award is for this month and they've slipped up a few times recently which may have seen him off the list. Wonder who would get Champ Div manager of the year? Suppose it would have to be Pearson .................... ..[/p][/quote]id be surprised if dyche didnt get it albionfan33
  • Score: 1

11:18am Thu 1 May 14

OldGull says...

Norfolk and way wrote:
Oscar has achieved absolutely nothing, it makes a mockery of all the managers who have done well if he is even considered. He should have secured promotion and unless the final day goes well and then gets through the play offs he has failed. The football world has gone bonkers.
whereas some from East Anglia already were
[quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: Oscar has achieved absolutely nothing, it makes a mockery of all the managers who have done well if he is even considered. He should have secured promotion and unless the final day goes well and then gets through the play offs he has failed. The football world has gone bonkers.[/p][/quote]whereas some from East Anglia already were OldGull
  • Score: 3

4:21pm Thu 1 May 14

Gee Jay says...

graham w wrote:
I for one will be at forrest, and hope they win in a good game, its all down to luck the rest of it, they let it slip from them deciding there own fate, i think it will take another two seasons, to get to the position leicester where in this season..WILL the 28,500 fans stay the coarse with us, i have my doubts, yes 8500 will the hard core , we have a lots of fickle hangers on..who will drop away......no disresect to loyal fans ........
You're a cheerful soul. Always look on the bright side Eh!
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: I for one will be at forrest, and hope they win in a good game, its all down to luck the rest of it, they let it slip from them deciding there own fate, i think it will take another two seasons, to get to the position leicester where in this season..WILL the 28,500 fans stay the coarse with us, i have my doubts, yes 8500 will the hard core , we have a lots of fickle hangers on..who will drop away......no disresect to loyal fans ........[/p][/quote]You're a cheerful soul. Always look on the bright side Eh! Gee Jay
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Thu 1 May 14

Gee Jay says...

ringtone wrote:
I dont think Burnley will show up at Reading and am not convinced we will win at Forest. If we do get into the playoffs some will fancy our chances on a supposed "one off game" situation, but its not, the play off semis are two legs. UTA
Glass half full again. Just enjoy, whatever happens!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: I dont think Burnley will show up at Reading and am not convinced we will win at Forest. If we do get into the playoffs some will fancy our chances on a supposed "one off game" situation, but its not, the play off semis are two legs. UTA[/p][/quote]Glass half full again. Just enjoy, whatever happens! Gee Jay
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Thu 1 May 14

gilbertthecat says...

albionfan33 wrote:
gilbertthecat wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Can't believe that Uwe Rosler is not nominated. Stand out manager of the division.
Since he took over at Wigan he has done really well but this award is for this month and they've slipped up a few times recently which may have seen him off the list. Wonder who would get Champ Div manager of the year? Suppose it would have to be Pearson ....................


..
id be surprised if dyche didnt get it
He'd be the other realistic option and if Leicester hadn't run away with it quite so convincingly I'd have gone for Dyche as well.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Can't believe that Uwe Rosler is not nominated. Stand out manager of the division.[/p][/quote]Since he took over at Wigan he has done really well but this award is for this month and they've slipped up a few times recently which may have seen him off the list. Wonder who would get Champ Div manager of the year? Suppose it would have to be Pearson .................... ..[/p][/quote]id be surprised if dyche didnt get it[/p][/quote]He'd be the other realistic option and if Leicester hadn't run away with it quite so convincingly I'd have gone for Dyche as well. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 1

5:18pm Thu 1 May 14

tinker111 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Be great if Oscar won the award, be even better if we beat Forest nice double on the cards!!
up the Albion!!!!
Sorry but OG NO WAY THAT MAKES GUS " GUS THE GREATEST" not just yet OG BOTTOM OF PILE
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Be great if Oscar won the award, be even better if we beat Forest nice double on the cards!! up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Sorry but OG NO WAY THAT MAKES GUS " GUS THE GREATEST" not just yet OG BOTTOM OF PILE tinker111
  • Score: -2

7:41pm Thu 1 May 14

JeffLomer says...

tinker111 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Be great if Oscar won the award, be even better if we beat Forest nice double on the cards!!
up the Albion!!!!
Sorry but OG NO WAY THAT MAKES GUS " GUS THE GREATEST" not just yet OG BOTTOM OF PILE
Dear o Dear!!!!
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Be great if Oscar won the award, be even better if we beat Forest nice double on the cards!! up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Sorry but OG NO WAY THAT MAKES GUS " GUS THE GREATEST" not just yet OG BOTTOM OF PILE[/p][/quote]Dear o Dear!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

5:58am Fri 2 May 14

Hugothepug says...

graham w wrote:
I for one will be at forrest, and hope they win in a good game, its all down to luck the rest of it, they let it slip from them deciding there own fate, i think it will take another two seasons, to get to the position leicester where in this season..WILL the 28,500 fans stay the coarse with us, i have my doubts, yes 8500 will the hard core , we have a lots of fickle hangers on..who will drop away......no disresect to loyal fans ........
It's all relative mate, just be grateful we have a new generation that has the opportunity to support our great club. If people slide away then fine, we'll still have others that fill the spaces and eventually we will have a must bigger 'hard core' - which it's ultimately the aim game of Mr Bloom and the fantastic community club we represent (along with prem football of course).

Kinds regards,

A 'loyal fan' = goldstone season ticket holder - one of the 200 Prestfield STHs - 10 year Withdean STH - Amex STH

This is tongue in cheek btw. Just abit fed up of numpties talking about fickle/loyal/hardcor
e fans. It's as if they feel the need to state their credentials to prove their bonifide allegence to the club. It's like they're jealous of new comers or something - surely we should just be glad and proud that our great club is being exposed to the masses.

See you Saturday - Sing up Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: I for one will be at forrest, and hope they win in a good game, its all down to luck the rest of it, they let it slip from them deciding there own fate, i think it will take another two seasons, to get to the position leicester where in this season..WILL the 28,500 fans stay the coarse with us, i have my doubts, yes 8500 will the hard core , we have a lots of fickle hangers on..who will drop away......no disresect to loyal fans ........[/p][/quote]It's all relative mate, just be grateful we have a new generation that has the opportunity to support our great club. If people slide away then fine, we'll still have others that fill the spaces and eventually we will have a must bigger 'hard core' - which it's ultimately the aim game of Mr Bloom and the fantastic community club we represent (along with prem football of course). Kinds regards, A 'loyal fan' = goldstone season ticket holder - one of the 200 Prestfield STHs - 10 year Withdean STH - Amex STH This is tongue in cheek btw. Just abit fed up of numpties talking about fickle/loyal/hardcor e fans. It's as if they feel the need to state their credentials to prove their bonifide allegence to the club. It's like they're jealous of new comers or something - surely we should just be glad and proud that our great club is being exposed to the masses. See you Saturday - Sing up Albion!! Hugothepug
  • Score: 2

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