Albion coach Oscar Garcia resigns and writes open letter to the fans

Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia

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Oscar Garcia has written the following open letter to the club's fans:

Dear Supporter I would like to thank the Brighton & Hove Albion fans for their tremendous support throughout the past year. I have been proud to be the head coach of your club.

Yesterday, we gave it our best. We didn’t have the best of luck, but regardless we were simply beaten by the better team. Overall, when all things are considered, particularly our terrible luck with injuries both yesterday and since the very start of the season, I think it has been an excellent year for the club.

The Championship is undoubtedly one of the most challenging leagues in the world. It is highly competitive and it is made up of a wide range of clubs with very different budgets. Parachute payments for eight of the clubs in the league and new Financial Fair Play rules make it even harder.

Despite these issues, I feel we have performed well. As such, I am incredibly proud of the players - they have given everything for me, the club, and you, our fans. I have also been pleased to have been able to help a number of the club's young players develop and progress into the first team, and I hope they will play many, many games for Brighton & Hove Albion in the future.

I would also like to thank staff at the club. The club has a tremendous group of people at all levels – both at the training ground and in the stadium, who care passionately about the Albion and who are desperate for the club to succeed and to progress further. They too have made me very proud.

Finally, I would like to thank Tony Bloom for giving me this opportunity; and especially Paul Barber, for his support; I have enjoyed a close working relationship with Paul during my time in Brighton. I have enjoyed my first experience of English football, and I would like to wish Brighton & Hove Albion and the fans of the club the very best for the future. The club will always have a place in my heart and I hope very soon they will be competing at the top level in English football.

Oscar Garcia

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6:05pm Mon 12 May 14

brightonup says...

This is a big loss....
This is a big loss.... brightonup
  • Score: 18

6:07pm Mon 12 May 14

jackanada says...

Doesnt say why he is jacking it in though.
Doesnt say why he is jacking it in though. jackanada
  • Score: 8

6:08pm Mon 12 May 14

Justin says...

Thanks Oscar for your hard work and for guiding us to the play-offs and all the best in your next post.

I think the club are right to stick to FFP and it will pay off in the medium term but can see that, when others are flouting the rules, it seems like mission impossible.

The Albion will move on and I'm sure there will be many excellent candidates for the job.
Thanks Oscar for your hard work and for guiding us to the play-offs and all the best in your next post. I think the club are right to stick to FFP and it will pay off in the medium term but can see that, when others are flouting the rules, it seems like mission impossible. The Albion will move on and I'm sure there will be many excellent candidates for the job. Justin
  • Score: 17

6:11pm Mon 12 May 14

Alfie T says...

Sad day, good luck Oscar, true gentleman, take note Gus.
Sad day, good luck Oscar, true gentleman, take note Gus. Alfie T
  • Score: 41

6:13pm Mon 12 May 14

rolivan says...

jackanada wrote:
Doesnt say why he is jacking it in though.
Probably in his contract to not criticise anyone . I wonder if Gus will put in his 2 bobs worth . Will be interesting to see who goes out the door
[quote][p][bold]jackanada[/bold] wrote: Doesnt say why he is jacking it in though.[/p][/quote]Probably in his contract to not criticise anyone . I wonder if Gus will put in his 2 bobs worth . Will be interesting to see who goes out the door rolivan
  • Score: -5

6:14pm Mon 12 May 14

Far gull says...

Right go get Moyes, Malky or someone who knows English football inside out .
Right go get Moyes, Malky or someone who knows English football inside out . Far gull
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Mon 12 May 14

starlion says...

Respect to Oscar.. And thanks too for his undoubted hard work and efforts in getting us to a place many of us wouldn't have thought possible this time last year. For me, at least, he leaves us with his head held high and in a much more dignified manner than some I could mention. Best of luck to him in the future. Once again, interesting times ahead.. I, for one, have faith in Bloom... Onwards and upwards. UTA. Now we shall await the trolls...
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Respect to Oscar.. And thanks too for his undoubted hard work and efforts in getting us to a place many of us wouldn't have thought possible this time last year. For me, at least, he leaves us with his head held high and in a much more dignified manner than some I could mention. Best of luck to him in the future. Once again, interesting times ahead.. I, for one, have faith in Bloom... Onwards and upwards. UTA. Now we shall await the trolls... . starlion
  • Score: 9

6:20pm Mon 12 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Reading this open letter to the fans it reads like a list of all the reasons for staying, but nothing about why he has decided to leave, what a class act this man is.
It would have been so easy for him to throw some mud.
Reading this open letter to the fans it reads like a list of all the reasons for staying, but nothing about why he has decided to leave, what a class act this man is. It would have been so easy for him to throw some mud. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 32

6:27pm Mon 12 May 14

daveyboy35 says...

Not moyes or sherwood thanks!!!
Not moyes or sherwood thanks!!! daveyboy35
  • Score: -4

6:28pm Mon 12 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

We've lost a really good coach and a man of high integrity.
Thank you Oscar and good luck for the future. UTA
We've lost a really good coach and a man of high integrity. Thank you Oscar and good luck for the future. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 23

6:29pm Mon 12 May 14

JUPILER says...

He did the same last year in Isreal but then the reason was bombs,this is no money to spend and hardly any say in who comes in that he would want.
Good luck and thanks for what you did in you short time here.
He did the same last year in Isreal but then the reason was bombs,this is no money to spend and hardly any say in who comes in that he would want. Good luck and thanks for what you did in you short time here. JUPILER
  • Score: 17

6:38pm Mon 12 May 14

tug509 says...

Feel distinctly sick .
Feel distinctly sick . tug509
  • Score: 9

6:42pm Mon 12 May 14

Tonyuk175 says...

He showed class all season just hope we support the new manager with some financial clout that will put the Albion in the premiership.. Thanks OSCAR UTA
He showed class all season just hope we support the new manager with some financial clout that will put the Albion in the premiership.. Thanks OSCAR UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 6

6:42pm Mon 12 May 14

Hampshire Gull says...

Sad to see Oscar go. I think his letter to fans clearly says why he's leaving (eight teams with parachute payments & the FFP rules) - in other words it won't be easy to develop a competitive team to fight for promotion given restrictions on BHA's budget compared to many other clubs in the division. This will also make it harder to recruit a good manager for our club! UTA
Sad to see Oscar go. I think his letter to fans clearly says why he's leaving (eight teams with parachute payments & the FFP rules) - in other words it won't be easy to develop a competitive team to fight for promotion given restrictions on BHA's budget compared to many other clubs in the division. This will also make it harder to recruit a good manager for our club! UTA Hampshire Gull
  • Score: 14

6:44pm Mon 12 May 14

graham w says...

I feel very sorry for oscar his hands have been tied up his back with injuries, and any lack of investment in players and it will be the case for any new manager coming in....ive always said it will take a few more years to get to premier if we ever do, personally im not bothered I quite like championship footie.. Unfortunately tony has already overspent and stretched himself..we will have to get used to development players...and the like. .
I feel very sorry for oscar his hands have been tied up his back with injuries, and any lack of investment in players and it will be the case for any new manager coming in....ive always said it will take a few more years to get to premier if we ever do, personally im not bothered I quite like championship footie.. Unfortunately tony has already overspent and stretched himself..we will have to get used to development players...and the like. . graham w
  • Score: 10

6:50pm Mon 12 May 14

The lev says...

Far gull wrote:
Right go get Moyes, Malky or someone who knows English football inside out .
what planet are you living on moyes , he will get a top ish perm job
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Right go get Moyes, Malky or someone who knows English football inside out .[/p][/quote]what planet are you living on moyes , he will get a top ish perm job The lev
  • Score: 3

6:53pm Mon 12 May 14

The lev says...

malky is possible and would be a good choice , people do not rate us as highly as we rate ourselves , so forget sherwood and david moyes it will never happen , as much as i would love it to
malky is possible and would be a good choice , people do not rate us as highly as we rate ourselves , so forget sherwood and david moyes it will never happen , as much as i would love it to The lev
  • Score: 2

7:01pm Mon 12 May 14

mickagull says...

Oscar Garcia he now drinks beer he's now left Brighton and that's a shame, we are now in trouble yes double trouble, so Barber why have you frighten our Oscar away lalalalalallalalalal
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Oscar Garcia he now drinks beer he's now left Brighton and that's a shame, we are now in trouble yes double trouble, so Barber why have you frighten our Oscar away lalalalalallalalalal alalalalalalalalalal a mickagull
  • Score: -9

7:01pm Mon 12 May 14

mickagull says...

Oscar Garcia he now drinks beer he's now left Brighton and that's a shame, we are now in trouble yes double trouble, so Barber why have you frighten our Oscar away lalalalalallalalalal
alalalalalalalalalal
a
Oscar Garcia he now drinks beer he's now left Brighton and that's a shame, we are now in trouble yes double trouble, so Barber why have you frighten our Oscar away lalalalalallalalalal alalalalalalalalalal a mickagull
  • Score: -4

7:07pm Mon 12 May 14

mickagull says...

Who put the Derby team together, son of Brian, 10 English men and 1 Irish. Hard working true and up for it every game, fall down,no rolling around straight back up and on it. Bring us son of Brian and give him time.
Who put the Derby team together, son of Brian, 10 English men and 1 Irish. Hard working true and up for it every game, fall down,no rolling around straight back up and on it. Bring us son of Brian and give him time. mickagull
  • Score: 10

7:07pm Mon 12 May 14

hannover seagull says...

tug509 wrote:
Feel distinctly sick .
Ditto
We are now left in no doubt about the way the suits operate
They are turning our great club into an industry
Good luck Oscar,with the right backing you will succeed again
DTA.............
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Feel distinctly sick .[/p][/quote]Ditto We are now left in no doubt about the way the suits operate They are turning our great club into an industry Good luck Oscar,with the right backing you will succeed again DTA............. hannover seagull
  • Score: 2

7:45pm Mon 12 May 14

SMF20 says...

hannover seagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Feel distinctly sick .
Ditto
We are now left in no doubt about the way the suits operate
They are turning our great club into an industry
Good luck Oscar,with the right backing you will succeed again
DTA.............
Make me the third... Really feel gutted and can't help but have major sympathy for OG. What a gentleman.

So 2 fantastic managers gone but for the same reason. Add to this DK's parting shots and you have to wonder what went wrong.
thankfully we have a man right at the very top of our club that I still hold in the highest of regards.
Please sort this TB. It's pretty sad seeing a very good man leaving this way.

Uta
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Feel distinctly sick .[/p][/quote]Ditto We are now left in no doubt about the way the suits operate They are turning our great club into an industry Good luck Oscar,with the right backing you will succeed again DTA.............[/p][/quote]Make me the third... Really feel gutted and can't help but have major sympathy for OG. What a gentleman. So 2 fantastic managers gone but for the same reason. Add to this DK's parting shots and you have to wonder what went wrong. thankfully we have a man right at the very top of our club that I still hold in the highest of regards. Please sort this TB. It's pretty sad seeing a very good man leaving this way. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 10

7:54pm Mon 12 May 14

Withdean-er says...

OG, thank you for your service.

You worked under an increasingly reducing budget, in a climate where other clubs have vast parachute payments, or blatantly ignore FFP in a mad dash to get to the PL. We know that £ = better players on average, through fees and wages, so you did well in those circumstances.

All the best for your future.
OG, thank you for your service. You worked under an increasingly reducing budget, in a climate where other clubs have vast parachute payments, or blatantly ignore FFP in a mad dash to get to the PL. We know that £ = better players on average, through fees and wages, so you did well in those circumstances. All the best for your future. Withdean-er
  • Score: 5

7:54pm Mon 12 May 14

Cory and Trevor says...

mickagull wrote:
Who put the Derby team together, son of Brian, 10 English men and 1 Irish. Hard working true and up for it every game, fall down,no rolling around straight back up and on it. Bring us son of Brian and give him time.
Understand why you say that mate, but talk to any Derby fan (and i spoke to a good few at their place) and they're happy they ditched Clough and got McClown in. Each of them said that Clough's was a safety first, Moyes type old school defensive kind of approach. I don't want to support a team like that. I think we've been too much like that as it is under Oscar, and not enterprising enough.
[quote][p][bold]mickagull[/bold] wrote: Who put the Derby team together, son of Brian, 10 English men and 1 Irish. Hard working true and up for it every game, fall down,no rolling around straight back up and on it. Bring us son of Brian and give him time.[/p][/quote]Understand why you say that mate, but talk to any Derby fan (and i spoke to a good few at their place) and they're happy they ditched Clough and got McClown in. Each of them said that Clough's was a safety first, Moyes type old school defensive kind of approach. I don't want to support a team like that. I think we've been too much like that as it is under Oscar, and not enterprising enough. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 2

8:09pm Mon 12 May 14

hannover seagull says...

SMF20 wrote:
hannover seagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Feel distinctly sick .
Ditto
We are now left in no doubt about the way the suits operate
They are turning our great club into an industry
Good luck Oscar,with the right backing you will succeed again
DTA.............
Make me the third... Really feel gutted and can't help but have major sympathy for OG. What a gentleman.

So 2 fantastic managers gone but for the same reason. Add to this DK's parting shots and you have to wonder what went wrong.
thankfully we have a man right at the very top of our club that I still hold in the highest of regards.
Please sort this TB. It's pretty sad seeing a very good man leaving this way.

Uta
Yes, a gentleman who has resigned with no club to go to but has at least left
us the whole summer to regroup
Makes you wonder how bad things are internally
UTA..
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Feel distinctly sick .[/p][/quote]Ditto We are now left in no doubt about the way the suits operate They are turning our great club into an industry Good luck Oscar,with the right backing you will succeed again DTA.............[/p][/quote]Make me the third... Really feel gutted and can't help but have major sympathy for OG. What a gentleman. So 2 fantastic managers gone but for the same reason. Add to this DK's parting shots and you have to wonder what went wrong. thankfully we have a man right at the very top of our club that I still hold in the highest of regards. Please sort this TB. It's pretty sad seeing a very good man leaving this way. Uta[/p][/quote]Yes, a gentleman who has resigned with no club to go to but has at least left us the whole summer to regroup Makes you wonder how bad things are internally UTA.. hannover seagull
  • Score: 7

8:13pm Mon 12 May 14

lighteninglee says...

gutted, gutted, gutted. all the best for the future oscar you Will be sadly missed you achieved more than what a vast majority of albion fans thought you wud at the start of the season. big thank you. just can't believe once again we have no manager who Will want to take the job knowing that come the end of next season the same thing Will happen again. great way to end Monday.
gutted, gutted, gutted. all the best for the future oscar you Will be sadly missed you achieved more than what a vast majority of albion fans thought you wud at the start of the season. big thank you. just can't believe once again we have no manager who Will want to take the job knowing that come the end of next season the same thing Will happen again. great way to end Monday. lighteninglee
  • Score: 4

8:28pm Mon 12 May 14

Weploughandmow says...

I completely respect Oscar and his decision to go, and am grateful and full of admiration for what he achieved for us this season, but if he's going to write us an open letter he could at least include the reasons why he reached that decision . . .
I completely respect Oscar and his decision to go, and am grateful and full of admiration for what he achieved for us this season, but if he's going to write us an open letter he could at least include the reasons why he reached that decision . . . Weploughandmow
  • Score: 1

8:29pm Mon 12 May 14

Grendel says...

Stunned to put it mildly but you can see why. Everything is in place for the Premier League except the transfer budget to get us there.
Stunned to put it mildly but you can see why. Everything is in place for the Premier League except the transfer budget to get us there. Grendel
  • Score: 3

8:34pm Mon 12 May 14

Gaz the great says...

Goodbye Oscar & as a fan, am sorry your gone!
Goodbye Oscar & as a fan, am sorry your gone! Gaz the great
  • Score: 9

9:08pm Mon 12 May 14

c.s.holmes says...

I hear Billy Davis is looking for work, lol
I hear Billy Davis is looking for work, lol c.s.holmes
  • Score: 0

9:16pm Mon 12 May 14

challster says...

I'm sorry to see Oscar go. As in any mangement structure of any business, surely someone has to take responsibility for allowing two good managers to go after reaching consecutive playoffs. Come on, is it not clear that some one needs to ease the reigns and give our managers, sorry, 'coaches' some space to choose their signings ! Oscar you are an ambassador for the great game and most of all for BHA. The thousands of supporters have witnessed that over the course of the last footballing year. A player and manager of your calibre brought us much clout. But sadly we never had the chance to see the true signings you (I'm sure) wished to make. This year was a good 'bedrock' to build on. I'm sure we would have achieved auto promo next year with Oscar in charge and. 'Overseeing transfers' after all Oscar has had more footballing mileage than certain other members deciding on who to sign. Look I'm no expert but I speak sincerely about this. It's about time certain members of the board respect the 'true role' a manager has in inspiring his players, that starts at the buying stage. I respect the budget issues but this one should have been up to Garcia to decide. I am a true albion fan but ill only put my albion heart on the line when necessary and that moment is now! Thanks for a great year Oscar! In Oscar we trust !! - A north stand fan of goldstone and Amex.
I'm sorry to see Oscar go. As in any mangement structure of any business, surely someone has to take responsibility for allowing two good managers to go after reaching consecutive playoffs. Come on, is it not clear that some one needs to ease the reigns and give our managers, sorry, 'coaches' some space to choose their signings ! Oscar you are an ambassador for the great game and most of all for BHA. The thousands of supporters have witnessed that over the course of the last footballing year. A player and manager of your calibre brought us much clout. But sadly we never had the chance to see the true signings you (I'm sure) wished to make. This year was a good 'bedrock' to build on. I'm sure we would have achieved auto promo next year with Oscar in charge and. 'Overseeing transfers' after all Oscar has had more footballing mileage than certain other members deciding on who to sign. Look I'm no expert but I speak sincerely about this. It's about time certain members of the board respect the 'true role' a manager has in inspiring his players, that starts at the buying stage. I respect the budget issues but this one should have been up to Garcia to decide. I am a true albion fan but ill only put my albion heart on the line when necessary and that moment is now! Thanks for a great year Oscar! In Oscar we trust !! - A north stand fan of goldstone and Amex. challster
  • Score: 11

9:24pm Mon 12 May 14

The lev says...

Grendel wrote:
Stunned to put it mildly but you can see why. Everything is in place for the Premier League except the transfer budget to get us there.
Everything in place for the premier league all that's missing is a football team
[quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: Stunned to put it mildly but you can see why. Everything is in place for the Premier League except the transfer budget to get us there.[/p][/quote]Everything in place for the premier league all that's missing is a football team The lev
  • Score: 1

9:40pm Mon 12 May 14

craigw25 says...

Will be a massive miss and soon as I heard I haven't stopped thinking about it can't help but feel it's a clash about budgets and certain players possibly leaving I.e. Super tomo and maybe lua lua? Good luck oscar what a good coach and manager and after your open letter proves what a gentleman and true professional. would love you back at our club one day good luck!!!
Will be a massive miss and soon as I heard I haven't stopped thinking about it can't help but feel it's a clash about budgets and certain players possibly leaving I.e. Super tomo and maybe lua lua? Good luck oscar what a good coach and manager and after your open letter proves what a gentleman and true professional. would love you back at our club one day good luck!!! craigw25
  • Score: 5

9:52pm Mon 12 May 14

The lev says...

Was he that good a manager ? we are clueless in the last third and don't score many , ball is played along the back four endlessly , we let leads slip ,leave the quick players on the bench and plod along with Lopez and Andrews. I won't lose any sleep tonight. Seems like a decent guy but a quality championship coach I' don't think so.
Was he that good a manager ? we are clueless in the last third and don't score many , ball is played along the back four endlessly , we let leads slip ,leave the quick players on the bench and plod along with Lopez and Andrews. I won't lose any sleep tonight. Seems like a decent guy but a quality championship coach I' don't think so. The lev
  • Score: 3

10:33pm Mon 12 May 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

The most Oscar has had to say by a country kilometre - and it's a goodbye note! Eez crazy...
The most Oscar has had to say by a country kilometre - and it's a goodbye note! Eez crazy... Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Mon 12 May 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading this open letter to the fans it reads like a list of all the reasons for staying, but nothing about why he has decided to leave, what a class act this man is.
It would have been so easy for him to throw some mud.
He is a class act - that is obvious - and he's sharp as a nail. Who is the only person of the people he reported to whom he never mentions? The one person who nearly everyone knows is the reason we will not attract a really top manager - or if we do - they won't stay long.

I'm very grateful for all that Tony Bloom has, and still does, for our club - absolutely amazing - but now surely things have to change in our set up!

Swift decisive action required.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Reading this open letter to the fans it reads like a list of all the reasons for staying, but nothing about why he has decided to leave, what a class act this man is. It would have been so easy for him to throw some mud.[/p][/quote]He is a class act - that is obvious - and he's sharp as a nail. Who is the only person of the people he reported to whom he never mentions? The one person who nearly everyone knows is the reason we will not attract a really top manager - or if we do - they won't stay long. I'm very grateful for all that Tony Bloom has, and still does, for our club - absolutely amazing - but now surely things have to change in our set up! Swift decisive action required. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Mon 12 May 14

Father Hackett says...

graham w wrote:
I feel very sorry for oscar his hands have been tied up his back with injuries, and any lack of investment in players and it will be the case for any new manager coming in....ive always said it will take a few more years to get to premier if we ever do, personally im not bothered I quite like championship footie.. Unfortunately tony has already overspent and stretched himself..we will have to get used to development players...and the like. .
There was me thinking I was the only one! The championship is an exciting league, and one we can be competitive in, which I can't see ever being the case if we get to the Premiership.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: I feel very sorry for oscar his hands have been tied up his back with injuries, and any lack of investment in players and it will be the case for any new manager coming in....ive always said it will take a few more years to get to premier if we ever do, personally im not bothered I quite like championship footie.. Unfortunately tony has already overspent and stretched himself..we will have to get used to development players...and the like. .[/p][/quote]There was me thinking I was the only one! The championship is an exciting league, and one we can be competitive in, which I can't see ever being the case if we get to the Premiership. Father Hackett
  • Score: 4

10:38pm Mon 12 May 14

gordongull says...

'The lev' has got it about right.
Can't think why Oscar is held in such high esteem by many supporters
I don't envy the fans of wherever he takes his brand of football next.
More concerned if his replacement shares the same football philosophy.
There will certainly be no sleep lost here.
'The lev' has got it about right. Can't think why Oscar is held in such high esteem by many supporters I don't envy the fans of wherever he takes his brand of football next. More concerned if his replacement shares the same football philosophy. There will certainly be no sleep lost here. gordongull
  • Score: 0

10:41pm Mon 12 May 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

The sad thing is that Oscar never really got a chance to impose his style on the team. To get players to play a certain way takes time and continuity, which he certainly never had last season. I was hoping that next season we'd really start to see players move the ball around quicker, but the problem now is that many players will probably leave anyway, so it's back to square one. Oscar's legacy will be players like Ince and March, and the fact he acieved the same as Gus while bringing these players through at the same time. Hopefully the new manager will have the same confidence in them.
The sad thing is that Oscar never really got a chance to impose his style on the team. To get players to play a certain way takes time and continuity, which he certainly never had last season. I was hoping that next season we'd really start to see players move the ball around quicker, but the problem now is that many players will probably leave anyway, so it's back to square one. Oscar's legacy will be players like Ince and March, and the fact he acieved the same as Gus while bringing these players through at the same time. Hopefully the new manager will have the same confidence in them. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 1

10:51pm Mon 12 May 14

craigw25 says...

challster wrote:
I'm sorry to see Oscar go. As in any mangement structure of any business, surely someone has to take responsibility for allowing two good managers to go after reaching consecutive playoffs. Come on, is it not clear that some one needs to ease the reigns and give our managers, sorry, 'coaches' some space to choose their signings ! Oscar you are an ambassador for the great game and most of all for BHA. The thousands of supporters have witnessed that over the course of the last footballing year. A player and manager of your calibre brought us much clout. But sadly we never had the chance to see the true signings you (I'm sure) wished to make. This year was a good 'bedrock' to build on. I'm sure we would have achieved auto promo next year with Oscar in charge and. 'Overseeing transfers' after all Oscar has had more footballing mileage than certain other members deciding on who to sign. Look I'm no expert but I speak sincerely about this. It's about time certain members of the board respect the 'true role' a manager has in inspiring his players, that starts at the buying stage. I respect the budget issues but this one should have been up to Garcia to decide. I am a true albion fan but ill only put my albion heart on the line when necessary and that moment is now! Thanks for a great year Oscar! In Oscar we trust !! - A north stand fan of goldstone and Amex.
Well put from fellow north stander an ex presfield and withdean goer
[quote][p][bold]challster[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry to see Oscar go. As in any mangement structure of any business, surely someone has to take responsibility for allowing two good managers to go after reaching consecutive playoffs. Come on, is it not clear that some one needs to ease the reigns and give our managers, sorry, 'coaches' some space to choose their signings ! Oscar you are an ambassador for the great game and most of all for BHA. The thousands of supporters have witnessed that over the course of the last footballing year. A player and manager of your calibre brought us much clout. But sadly we never had the chance to see the true signings you (I'm sure) wished to make. This year was a good 'bedrock' to build on. I'm sure we would have achieved auto promo next year with Oscar in charge and. 'Overseeing transfers' after all Oscar has had more footballing mileage than certain other members deciding on who to sign. Look I'm no expert but I speak sincerely about this. It's about time certain members of the board respect the 'true role' a manager has in inspiring his players, that starts at the buying stage. I respect the budget issues but this one should have been up to Garcia to decide. I am a true albion fan but ill only put my albion heart on the line when necessary and that moment is now! Thanks for a great year Oscar! In Oscar we trust !! - A north stand fan of goldstone and Amex.[/p][/quote]Well put from fellow north stander an ex presfield and withdean goer craigw25
  • Score: 1

9:43am Tue 13 May 14

oscar must go says...

No chance that this letter was written by Oscar.Some of the words he would not be able to pronounce let alone spell!! It has Barber's turn of phrase all through it, just read his programme notes to find all the same buzzwords!!

Another PR exercise from Barber's office which makes the Masons and the Klu Klux Klan more transparent !!!! Anyone know the home play off attendance yet?
No chance that this letter was written by Oscar.Some of the words he would not be able to pronounce let alone spell!! It has Barber's turn of phrase all through it, just read his programme notes to find all the same buzzwords!! Another PR exercise from Barber's office which makes the Masons and the Klu Klux Klan more transparent !!!! Anyone know the home play off attendance yet? oscar must go
  • Score: -3

11:05am Tue 13 May 14

pte says...

oscar must go wrote:
No chance that this letter was written by Oscar.Some of the words he would not be able to pronounce let alone spell!! It has Barber's turn of phrase all through it, just read his programme notes to find all the same buzzwords!!

Another PR exercise from Barber's office which makes the Masons and the Klu Klux Klan more transparent !!!! Anyone know the home play off attendance yet?
It was only 27k which could be a bad sign for the future. The price of tickets on general sale was over 30 quid which might have put some people off.

The letter was agreed between the club and OG. Actually OG wasn't against sugar coating the pill and putting a positive spin on the season. That makes him appear more successful and employable. To bellyache and complain about what went wrong always smacks of failure and negativity so OG made the right noises not just for the club but his own future employment.

An amazing admission on the part of the club that they had OG's resignation on the table for weeks. That must have been a right kick in the guts for Tony. The players must have known which couldn't have helped things
[quote][p][bold]oscar must go[/bold] wrote: No chance that this letter was written by Oscar.Some of the words he would not be able to pronounce let alone spell!! It has Barber's turn of phrase all through it, just read his programme notes to find all the same buzzwords!! Another PR exercise from Barber's office which makes the Masons and the Klu Klux Klan more transparent !!!! Anyone know the home play off attendance yet?[/p][/quote]It was only 27k which could be a bad sign for the future. The price of tickets on general sale was over 30 quid which might have put some people off. The letter was agreed between the club and OG. Actually OG wasn't against sugar coating the pill and putting a positive spin on the season. That makes him appear more successful and employable. To bellyache and complain about what went wrong always smacks of failure and negativity so OG made the right noises not just for the club but his own future employment. An amazing admission on the part of the club that they had OG's resignation on the table for weeks. That must have been a right kick in the guts for Tony. The players must have known which couldn't have helped things pte
  • Score: -1

12:19pm Tue 13 May 14

whatevernext2013 says...

good to see gus keep sunderland up
good to see gus keep sunderland up whatevernext2013
  • Score: -2

4:47pm Tue 13 May 14

c.s.holmes says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
mickagull wrote:
Who put the Derby team together, son of Brian, 10 English men and 1 Irish. Hard working true and up for it every game, fall down,no rolling around straight back up and on it. Bring us son of Brian and give him time.
Understand why you say that mate, but talk to any Derby fan (and i spoke to a good few at their place) and they're happy they ditched Clough and got McClown in. Each of them said that Clough's was a safety first, Moyes type old school defensive kind of approach. I don't want to support a team like that. I think we've been too much like that as it is under Oscar, and not enterprising enough.
I don't think many fans were happy with the way the club treated Nigel by sacking him the way they did after the f*rest game, nor happy when it emerged Wally was taking over. For many fans he will always be remembered fondly and he deserves some credit for Derby's place in the final. I can't see Nigel wanting the job even if it was offered, his heart wouldn't be in Brighton as his late great fathers wasn't either.
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickagull[/bold] wrote: Who put the Derby team together, son of Brian, 10 English men and 1 Irish. Hard working true and up for it every game, fall down,no rolling around straight back up and on it. Bring us son of Brian and give him time.[/p][/quote]Understand why you say that mate, but talk to any Derby fan (and i spoke to a good few at their place) and they're happy they ditched Clough and got McClown in. Each of them said that Clough's was a safety first, Moyes type old school defensive kind of approach. I don't want to support a team like that. I think we've been too much like that as it is under Oscar, and not enterprising enough.[/p][/quote]I don't think many fans were happy with the way the club treated Nigel by sacking him the way they did after the f*rest game, nor happy when it emerged Wally was taking over. For many fans he will always be remembered fondly and he deserves some credit for Derby's place in the final. I can't see Nigel wanting the job even if it was offered, his heart wouldn't be in Brighton as his late great fathers wasn't either. c.s.holmes
  • Score: 1

4:47pm Tue 13 May 14

Brighton Bill says...

Justin wrote:
Thanks Oscar for your hard work and for guiding us to the play-offs and all the best in your next post.

I think the club are right to stick to FFP and it will pay off in the medium term but can see that, when others are flouting the rules, it seems like mission impossible.

The Albion will move on and I'm sure there will be many excellent candidates for the job.
A lot of teams are ignoring the FFT so why stick to it, they will just get a small fine and that's that, it's a big joke..
[quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Thanks Oscar for your hard work and for guiding us to the play-offs and all the best in your next post. I think the club are right to stick to FFP and it will pay off in the medium term but can see that, when others are flouting the rules, it seems like mission impossible. The Albion will move on and I'm sure there will be many excellent candidates for the job.[/p][/quote]A lot of teams are ignoring the FFT so why stick to it, they will just get a small fine and that's that, it's a big joke.. Brighton Bill
  • Score: -1

4:50pm Tue 13 May 14

c.s.holmes says...

The lev wrote:
malky is possible and would be a good choice , people do not rate us as highly as we rate ourselves , so forget sherwood and david moyes it will never happen , as much as i would love it to
Spot on comment that one. Pity a few more people can't see this.
[quote][p][bold]The lev[/bold] wrote: malky is possible and would be a good choice , people do not rate us as highly as we rate ourselves , so forget sherwood and david moyes it will never happen , as much as i would love it to[/p][/quote]Spot on comment that one. Pity a few more people can't see this. c.s.holmes
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Tue 13 May 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

Paulo De Canio is available......
Paulo De Canio is available...... Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: 0

1:19am Thu 15 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
Paulo De Canio is available......
Well what are you waiting for?.....go get him Reading!
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: Paulo De Canio is available......[/p][/quote]Well what are you waiting for?.....go get him Reading! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

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