Barber encouraged as Albion job attracts interest

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Albion chief executive Paul Barber has revealed the club's managerial vacancy is attracting interest from high quality would-be applicants.

But he stressed they would would take time before appointing a first team manager to replace Oscar Garcia.

Oscar’s departure was confirmed by the Seagulls late yesterday afternoon.

Chairman Tony Bloom is drawing up a shortlist of candidates to replace him.

In a statement published on the club website, Barber said: “We can't divulge any names, and we won't comment on media speculation, but at this stage what I can say is that we have been contacted by some very high calibre managers and coaches who want to work for Brighton and Hove Albion - and it’s certainly a very good indication of just how far our club has come in a very short period of time.”

Barber said the new appointment would be for a manager rather than the head coach title preferred by Oscar.

He added: "Once the legal proceedings had concluded last summer, Oscar was offered the title of manager - as his role and responsibilities were the same as the previous manager's - but Oscar chose to retain his original title of head coach.

"The new position will also be the same role and have the same responsibilities as Oscar but, to avoid any ambiguity, we will revert to the title of manager."

Bloom is likely to update fans in the coming days while head of football operations David Burke and Oscar’s former assistant Nathan Jones are dealing with the retained list.

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3:57pm Tue 13 May 14

michael505 says...

Same old story. Keep everyone guessing. Something has to be wrong. Gus gets sacked and Oscar only lasts for one season. Difficult to compete with the budget of some club especially those that have the parachute payments. Seems as though we have a lot of waste in the club. Have a clear out and save money to buy better players. Only keep those that want to work for the club and not those saying they are talkig with other clubs. That shows no loyalty at all so they have to go.
Same old story. Keep everyone guessing. Something has to be wrong. Gus gets sacked and Oscar only lasts for one season. Difficult to compete with the budget of some club especially those that have the parachute payments. Seems as though we have a lot of waste in the club. Have a clear out and save money to buy better players. Only keep those that want to work for the club and not those saying they are talkig with other clubs. That shows no loyalty at all so they have to go. michael505
  • Score: -2

3:59pm Tue 13 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

This is a plum job so I'm not surprised we have some top candidates.
Nothing has been mentioned about Oscar's back room staff who came with him, however. So we're not talking about one position here. UTA
This is a plum job so I'm not surprised we have some top candidates. Nothing has been mentioned about Oscar's back room staff who came with him, however. So we're not talking about one position here. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 4

4:05pm Tue 13 May 14

mikeygit says...

Looks as if Jones stays?? Good if Bloom tells us The Truth in the next day or so. That was one out of the blue that it was Oscar that wanted Coach rather than Manager! I hope we iron out all the--unknown---- problems so the new man can work with a clean slate. Not surprised Barber cannot name names---that would be unprofessional, but hope ALL is sorted soon and our new man can get on with the job of getting his squad together in good time for next season---not like last seasons fiasco. Interesting times at Brighton again!!
Looks as if Jones stays?? Good if Bloom tells us The Truth in the next day or so. That was one out of the blue that it was Oscar that wanted Coach rather than Manager! I hope we iron out all the--unknown---- problems so the new man can work with a clean slate. Not surprised Barber cannot name names---that would be unprofessional, but hope ALL is sorted soon and our new man can get on with the job of getting his squad together in good time for next season---not like last seasons fiasco. Interesting times at Brighton again!! mikeygit
  • Score: 5

4:06pm Tue 13 May 14

russellsnr2 says...

Barber said the new appointment would be for a manager rather than the head coach.
"The new position will also be the same role and have the same responsibilities as Oscar but, to avoid any ambiguity, we will revert to the title of manager."
This last statement is where it all falls apart IMO.
A manager is a MANAGER, he picks the team, He chooses who he would like to sign and not be led by those in suits who no nothing or very little about actually playing the game of football.
If we sign a MANAGER for gods sake let HIM MANAGE!!!!!!!!
Barber said the new appointment would be for a manager rather than the head coach. "The new position will also be the same role and have the same responsibilities as Oscar but, to avoid any ambiguity, we will revert to the title of manager." This last statement is where it all falls apart IMO. A manager is a MANAGER, he picks the team, He chooses who he would like to sign and not be led by those in suits who no nothing or very little about actually playing the game of football. If we sign a MANAGER for gods sake let HIM MANAGE!!!!!!!! russellsnr2
  • Score: 42

4:12pm Tue 13 May 14

gilbertthecat says...

Why do we only find out now that OG was to be rebranded as manager but he wanted to stick to 'head coach'? With all the speculation during the season about what the difference was between head coach and manager only now does the club come out and say OG had responsibilities as a full manager. Maybe makes no difference but could have influenced comments here and elsewhere about who was running what in the club. Communication from the club to fans has not been the best of late and maybe there are things we should not expect to know but this wasn't one of them. Or did I miss it somewhere along the line!?

As for new manager enquiries don't mean the enquirer will take the job. Just that they're asking what the role is and what control they'll have. I guess we'll see in the next few weeks who has the bottle to take it on under the FFP regime. I'm not saying compliance with FFP is wrong as I'd rather have a solvent Champ club than no club at all. I just think it will have a huge influence on who accepts an invitation to iinterview.
Why do we only find out now that OG was to be rebranded as manager but he wanted to stick to 'head coach'? With all the speculation during the season about what the difference was between head coach and manager only now does the club come out and say OG had responsibilities as a full manager. Maybe makes no difference but could have influenced comments here and elsewhere about who was running what in the club. Communication from the club to fans has not been the best of late and maybe there are things we should not expect to know but this wasn't one of them. Or did I miss it somewhere along the line!? As for new manager enquiries don't mean the enquirer will take the job. Just that they're asking what the role is and what control they'll have. I guess we'll see in the next few weeks who has the bottle to take it on under the FFP regime. I'm not saying compliance with FFP is wrong as I'd rather have a solvent Champ club than no club at all. I just think it will have a huge influence on who accepts an invitation to iinterview. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 4

4:15pm Tue 13 May 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
Barber said the new appointment would be for a manager rather than the head coach. "The new position will also be the same role and have the same responsibilities as Oscar but, to avoid any ambiguity, we will revert to the title of manager." This last statement is where it all falls apart IMO. A manager is a MANAGER, he picks the team, He chooses who he would like to sign and not be led by those in suits who no nothing or very little about actually playing the game of football. If we sign a MANAGER for gods sake let HIM MANAGE!!!!!!!!
I think the subtext is that the new man will have proper managerial responsibility. They're hardly going to hand Burke out to dry in public.
Sounds more promising.
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: Barber said the new appointment would be for a manager rather than the head coach. "The new position will also be the same role and have the same responsibilities as Oscar but, to avoid any ambiguity, we will revert to the title of manager." This last statement is where it all falls apart IMO. A manager is a MANAGER, he picks the team, He chooses who he would like to sign and not be led by those in suits who no nothing or very little about actually playing the game of football. If we sign a MANAGER for gods sake let HIM MANAGE!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I think the subtext is that the new man will have proper managerial responsibility. They're hardly going to hand Burke out to dry in public. Sounds more promising. Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 9

4:17pm Tue 13 May 14

To baldly go says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
This is a plum job so I'm not surprised we have some top candidates. Nothing has been mentioned about Oscar's back room staff who came with him, however. So we're not talking about one position here. UTA
If it was a plum job then either of the 2 previous manager/coach would have still been here! When the applicants ask what their wage will be and whats in the budget for new players they just might think twice! Hope i am wrong but the budget is what made the last 2 leave, and if its managers from prem clubs then the wage on offer might also put them off.
If Jones and Burke are doing the retained list i dont hold out much hope for next season to be honest!
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: This is a plum job so I'm not surprised we have some top candidates. Nothing has been mentioned about Oscar's back room staff who came with him, however. So we're not talking about one position here. UTA[/p][/quote]If it was a plum job then either of the 2 previous manager/coach would have still been here! When the applicants ask what their wage will be and whats in the budget for new players they just might think twice! Hope i am wrong but the budget is what made the last 2 leave, and if its managers from prem clubs then the wage on offer might also put them off. If Jones and Burke are doing the retained list i dont hold out much hope for next season to be honest! To baldly go
  • Score: 15

4:22pm Tue 13 May 14

Stratford Gull says...

I think everyone is hoping that the correct man is chosen. It is however hard to be positive.

it would perhaps allay the fears and help ease the collective sense of deja-vu if the heirachy at the club would for once be open with the fans. Last season we had the silence and then selective but fairly closed shop surrounding GP's departure and OG's arrival.

This year we have to date very little about why OG had been unhappy for some weeks and now coded talk about not divulging any names. This is perhaps understandable in the market they are operating in.

What is not so, is the vision of those at the top, what they are asking the new man to do and what means he is going to be given to achive those aims and how quickly they must be achieved. UTA
I think everyone is hoping that the correct man is chosen. It is however hard to be positive. it would perhaps allay the fears and help ease the collective sense of deja-vu if the heirachy at the club would for once be open with the fans. Last season we had the silence and then selective but fairly closed shop surrounding GP's departure and OG's arrival. This year we have to date very little about why OG had been unhappy for some weeks and now coded talk about not divulging any names. This is perhaps understandable in the market they are operating in. What is not so, is the vision of those at the top, what they are asking the new man to do and what means he is going to be given to achive those aims and how quickly they must be achieved. UTA Stratford Gull
  • Score: 3

4:25pm Tue 13 May 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

The retained list needs to be dealt with, it's standard business. Don't read to much into who's doing it right now. That isn't necessarily a barometer of the future situation. Any new man could want to bring his own coach for a start
The retained list needs to be dealt with, it's standard business. Don't read to much into who's doing it right now. That isn't necessarily a barometer of the future situation. Any new man could want to bring his own coach for a start Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 5

4:29pm Tue 13 May 14

Brighton Barca says...

Stratford Gull wrote:
I think everyone is hoping that the correct man is chosen. It is however hard to be positive.

it would perhaps allay the fears and help ease the collective sense of deja-vu if the heirachy at the club would for once be open with the fans. Last season we had the silence and then selective but fairly closed shop surrounding GP's departure and OG's arrival.

This year we have to date very little about why OG had been unhappy for some weeks and now coded talk about not divulging any names. This is perhaps understandable in the market they are operating in.

What is not so, is the vision of those at the top, what they are asking the new man to do and what means he is going to be given to achive those aims and how quickly they must be achieved. UTA
OG had been unhappy for some weeks because of the late arrival of summer and the lack of quality sangria in brighton. there was nothing anyone could do about it, and his departure was inevitable ...... hence he is likely to head back to a club in spain.
[quote][p][bold]Stratford Gull[/bold] wrote: I think everyone is hoping that the correct man is chosen. It is however hard to be positive. it would perhaps allay the fears and help ease the collective sense of deja-vu if the heirachy at the club would for once be open with the fans. Last season we had the silence and then selective but fairly closed shop surrounding GP's departure and OG's arrival. This year we have to date very little about why OG had been unhappy for some weeks and now coded talk about not divulging any names. This is perhaps understandable in the market they are operating in. What is not so, is the vision of those at the top, what they are asking the new man to do and what means he is going to be given to achive those aims and how quickly they must be achieved. UTA[/p][/quote]OG had been unhappy for some weeks because of the late arrival of summer and the lack of quality sangria in brighton. there was nothing anyone could do about it, and his departure was inevitable ...... hence he is likely to head back to a club in spain. Brighton Barca
  • Score: 11

4:34pm Tue 13 May 14

Diliusdog2 says...

Barber quote :
"The new position will also be the same role and have the same responsibilities as Oscar but, to avoid any ambiguity, we will revert to the title of manager."

Perhaps Oscar wanted the title "Head Coach" because that was all he was? Still think Burke will have a greater influence regarding he team (if he stays)
Barber quote : "The new position will also be the same role and have the same responsibilities as Oscar but, to avoid any ambiguity, we will revert to the title of manager." Perhaps Oscar wanted the title "Head Coach" because that was all he was? Still think Burke will have a greater influence regarding he team (if he stays) Diliusdog2
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Tue 13 May 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

To baldly go wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
This is a plum job so I'm not surprised we have some top candidates. Nothing has been mentioned about Oscar's back room staff who came with him, however. So we're not talking about one position here. UTA
If it was a plum job then either of the 2 previous manager/coach would have still been here! When the applicants ask what their wage will be and whats in the budget for new players they just might think twice! Hope i am wrong but the budget is what made the last 2 leave, and if its managers from prem clubs then the wage on offer might also put them off.
If Jones and Burke are doing the retained list i dont hold out much hope for next season to be honest!
Didn't work out too badly this season when Poyet and co. refused to deal with it (retained list).
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: This is a plum job so I'm not surprised we have some top candidates. Nothing has been mentioned about Oscar's back room staff who came with him, however. So we're not talking about one position here. UTA[/p][/quote]If it was a plum job then either of the 2 previous manager/coach would have still been here! When the applicants ask what their wage will be and whats in the budget for new players they just might think twice! Hope i am wrong but the budget is what made the last 2 leave, and if its managers from prem clubs then the wage on offer might also put them off. If Jones and Burke are doing the retained list i dont hold out much hope for next season to be honest![/p][/quote]Didn't work out too badly this season when Poyet and co. refused to deal with it (retained list). Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 2

4:37pm Tue 13 May 14

Nosfaratu says...

'Jones & Burke', more like 'Burke & Hare', from a layman's perspective, B&H Albion have just disposed of another useful body, who was performing well enough in a difficult first year. I just wonder who they will dig up now.
'Jones & Burke', more like 'Burke & Hare', from a layman's perspective, B&H Albion have just disposed of another useful body, who was performing well enough in a difficult first year. I just wonder who they will dig up now. Nosfaratu
  • Score: -3

4:37pm Tue 13 May 14

Jules boy says...

Wenger still not signed a contract, he's pretty good at not spending money.
Wenger still not signed a contract, he's pretty good at not spending money. Jules boy
  • Score: 23

4:51pm Tue 13 May 14

Steveg1958 says...

Please don't let Berk and Jones deal with the retained list, for goodness sake this should be the new mans job, these two have an abysmal track record to date of choosing players, we need to hold fire give the players and extra few weeks so TB has time to appoint the right man. Once that is done then sort out the player recruitment side with the new man. PLEASE LET HIM MANAGE then, if you are going to call him a manager.
I am sorry I am severely sceptical of the corporate BS that emanates from Paul Barber. Having just spent £1280 on m new season tickets, (after being forced to renew before the end of tis season just gone) I and many others deserve to be given the truth for once, but that ill never happen will it, after all we are only customers and FANS. .
Please don't let Berk and Jones deal with the retained list, for goodness sake this should be the new mans job, these two have an abysmal track record to date of choosing players, we need to hold fire give the players and extra few weeks so TB has time to appoint the right man. Once that is done then sort out the player recruitment side with the new man. PLEASE LET HIM MANAGE then, if you are going to call him a manager. I am sorry I am severely sceptical of the corporate BS that emanates from Paul Barber. Having just spent £1280 on m new season tickets, (after being forced to renew before the end of tis season just gone) I and many others deserve to be given the truth for once, but that ill never happen will it, after all we are only customers and FANS. . Steveg1958
  • Score: 7

4:54pm Tue 13 May 14

WooahWooah says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Please don't let Berk and Jones deal with the retained list, for goodness sake this should be the new mans job, these two have an abysmal track record to date of choosing players, we need to hold fire give the players and extra few weeks so TB has time to appoint the right man. Once that is done then sort out the player recruitment side with the new man. PLEASE LET HIM MANAGE then, if you are going to call him a manager.
I am sorry I am severely sceptical of the corporate BS that emanates from Paul Barber. Having just spent £1280 on m new season tickets, (after being forced to renew before the end of tis season just gone) I and many others deserve to be given the truth for once, but that ill never happen will it, after all we are only customers and FANS. .
Tend to agree - Jones seems to think that anyone who once played for Yeovil must be good.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Please don't let Berk and Jones deal with the retained list, for goodness sake this should be the new mans job, these two have an abysmal track record to date of choosing players, we need to hold fire give the players and extra few weeks so TB has time to appoint the right man. Once that is done then sort out the player recruitment side with the new man. PLEASE LET HIM MANAGE then, if you are going to call him a manager. I am sorry I am severely sceptical of the corporate BS that emanates from Paul Barber. Having just spent £1280 on m new season tickets, (after being forced to renew before the end of tis season just gone) I and many others deserve to be given the truth for once, but that ill never happen will it, after all we are only customers and FANS. .[/p][/quote]Tend to agree - Jones seems to think that anyone who once played for Yeovil must be good. WooahWooah
  • Score: 13

5:06pm Tue 13 May 14

WooahWooah says...

First Amendment wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt?

By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark?

Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.
I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.
Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name?

And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.
[quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.[/p][/quote]Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it. WooahWooah
  • Score: 1

5:06pm Tue 13 May 14

Conelli98 says...

IF Sherwood was to come, can he please bring Les Ferdinand and Old boy Ramsey with him please!!
IF Sherwood was to come, can he please bring Les Ferdinand and Old boy Ramsey with him please!! Conelli98
  • Score: 9

5:07pm Tue 13 May 14

Carter_Cooldancer says...

First Amendment wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt?

By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark?

Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.
I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.
I agree with you first amendment/free money/whatever. Free speech is very important and I encourage that.

So here's a challenge for you.

Try and write a post that is more than four sentences long, and use no abbreviations and slang, and use the correct punctuation, spelling and grammar too.

If you feel really adventurous, try and post something positive about the team.
[quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.[/p][/quote]I agree with you first amendment/free money/whatever. Free speech is very important and I encourage that. So here's a challenge for you. Try and write a post that is more than four sentences long, and use no abbreviations and slang, and use the correct punctuation, spelling and grammar too. If you feel really adventurous, try and post something positive about the team. Carter_Cooldancer
  • Score: 13

5:09pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Wow, that's three bans/removal of posts in 24 hours - a record?
Wow, that's three bans/removal of posts in 24 hours - a record? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

5:23pm Tue 13 May 14

rusty dave says...

Feel confused / flat and totally and utterly dismayed at the current situation. The only thing that is keeping me sane is that Tony Bloom has given us a fantastic future (thank you) and put his money where it matters and in him I have to trust !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!! He is not a foreign investor and although financial decisions have and will continued to be made - as no one wants a repeat of the Portsmouth demise - He is a true BHAFC fan and I'm sure he will do the right thing - please Tony give us some re-assurance about the situation.
Feel confused / flat and totally and utterly dismayed at the current situation. The only thing that is keeping me sane is that Tony Bloom has given us a fantastic future (thank you) and put his money where it matters and in him I have to trust !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! He is not a foreign investor and although financial decisions have and will continued to be made - as no one wants a repeat of the Portsmouth demise - He is a true BHAFC fan and I'm sure he will do the right thing - please Tony give us some re-assurance about the situation. rusty dave
  • Score: 16

5:23pm Tue 13 May 14

Newhavenles says...

Same comment as last year ,said nothing new,not going to say any thing new
You could see by the body language of many players that thing weren't right in the club for many weeks, even more so than last year.No matter who the manager is we need more cover for the first team players.When our International centre half had to leave the field and was replaced by a left back who I don't recall playing this year and a re-shuffle at the back,doesn't matter how many quality mangers have applied that needs attending to now,and shown to be attended to first
Same comment as last year ,said nothing new,not going to say any thing new You could see by the body language of many players that thing weren't right in the club for many weeks, even more so than last year.No matter who the manager is we need more cover for the first team players.When our International centre half had to leave the field and was replaced by a left back who I don't recall playing this year and a re-shuffle at the back,doesn't matter how many quality mangers have applied that needs attending to now,and shown to be attended to first Newhavenles
  • Score: 1

5:33pm Tue 13 May 14

Phillip Smith says...

Barber says we have some high quality people interested in the job. Not sure if I believe this to be honest. You would need have your head examined to take this post. Two quality managers leaving in less than a year has to say something. Perhaps all the people who knocked Gus will now review their opinions? Who in their right mind would take a job whereby you have little or no say in which players come to the club? Yet it is YOUR neck that is on the line should results dip. The club is becoming a farce. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians imho. The manager should be the one who decides which players are bought and sold as its his neck which is on the line.
Barber says we have some high quality people interested in the job. Not sure if I believe this to be honest. You would need have your head examined to take this post. Two quality managers leaving in less than a year has to say something. Perhaps all the people who knocked Gus will now review their opinions? Who in their right mind would take a job whereby you have little or no say in which players come to the club? Yet it is YOUR neck that is on the line should results dip. The club is becoming a farce. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians imho. The manager should be the one who decides which players are bought and sold as its his neck which is on the line. Phillip Smith
  • Score: 0

5:36pm Tue 13 May 14

albionbloke says...

Liked this comment from Gary Linekar today:
"It's always those that run the teams, never those that run the club are to blame!"
Ring any bells?
Liked this comment from Gary Linekar today: "It's always those that run the teams, never those that run the club are to blame!" Ring any bells? albionbloke
  • Score: 14

5:42pm Tue 13 May 14

ballantrrae says...

Pleased to hear that there is plenty of interest for the BHA Manager's position from high quality candidates. Equally pleased to read that the new appointee will be a Manager and not just a 'Coach' and have the same responsibilities as Poyet (and Oscar).
The one problem area judging from the excellent article in today's Argus analysing why Oscar left is the Recruitment Department. It clearly needs a complete overhaul with whoever heads it up briefed to deliver (within a Budget obviously) the playing targets that the New Manager specifies. Bloom and Barber need to ensure that our future recruitment strategy is driven by the Manager. That does not mean that others cannot deal with the 'fine print' of contract negotiations.
Barber talks about the club being 'Premier League Ready' and the one area that is not is the playing side because I believe the Recruitment side is way behind the pace.
Reportedly we tried at various times in the January to sign Grabban, Carayol, Clayton and Williams all without success. We also were not, for one reason or another, able to get Conway back. We did not replace Barnes, El-Abd or Bridcutt ialthough clearly there were funds available to do so. Not replacing Barnes and (as we saw at Derby) El-Abd really cost us. We did secure Stephens but one success out of the 6 targets we heard about ie a 16% conversion rate really is rather poor.
We have a great stadium, a new state of the art training and Academy centre opening in July, a loyal fan base with average attendances in excess of 27,000 - the most in the league, 4 or 5 young players as regular playing members of the squad, some talented senior pros (although we may now lose some), good financial management with a CEO running a tight ship, an owner who really is second to none in his commitment and vision for the club. On the other had unfortunately but critically we have what appears to be an under performing recruitment department.
When so much of how the club is run is first class it seems a tragedy that one aspect is holding BHA back. Even with this weakness we have managed to get into the playoffs two seasons running.
The message for Bloom and Barber seems obvious. When appointing a new Manager make sure the recruiting side is in shape to be able to support and deliver what he needs. This is the key nettle that needs grasping now by BHA even if it means another senior figure (HOF) leaving the club so that the changes required can be implemented..
Apologies for the 'long-winded' nature of this post, my frustration of not seeing a glaring weakness rectified (2 managers have left because of it, not budgetary constraints) got the better of me.
Here's to the 'right' appointment. UTA.
Pleased to hear that there is plenty of interest for the BHA Manager's position from high quality candidates. Equally pleased to read that the new appointee will be a Manager and not just a 'Coach' and have the same responsibilities as Poyet (and Oscar). The one problem area judging from the excellent article in today's Argus analysing why Oscar left is the Recruitment Department. It clearly needs a complete overhaul with whoever heads it up briefed to deliver (within a Budget obviously) the playing targets that the New Manager specifies. Bloom and Barber need to ensure that our future recruitment strategy is driven by the Manager. That does not mean that others cannot deal with the 'fine print' of contract negotiations. Barber talks about the club being 'Premier League Ready' and the one area that is not is the playing side because I believe the Recruitment side is way behind the pace. Reportedly we tried at various times in the January to sign Grabban, Carayol, Clayton and Williams all without success. We also were not, for one reason or another, able to get Conway back. We did not replace Barnes, El-Abd or Bridcutt ialthough clearly there were funds available to do so. Not replacing Barnes and (as we saw at Derby) El-Abd really cost us. We did secure Stephens but one success out of the 6 targets we heard about ie a 16% conversion rate really is rather poor. We have a great stadium, a new state of the art training and Academy centre opening in July, a loyal fan base with average attendances in excess of 27,000 - the most in the league, 4 or 5 young players as regular playing members of the squad, some talented senior pros (although we may now lose some), good financial management with a CEO running a tight ship, an owner who really is second to none in his commitment and vision for the club. On the other had unfortunately but critically we have what appears to be an under performing recruitment department. When so much of how the club is run is first class it seems a tragedy that one aspect is holding BHA back. Even with this weakness we have managed to get into the playoffs two seasons running. The message for Bloom and Barber seems obvious. When appointing a new Manager make sure the recruiting side is in shape to be able to support and deliver what he needs. This is the key nettle that needs grasping now by BHA even if it means another senior figure (HOF) leaving the club so that the changes required can be implemented.. Apologies for the 'long-winded' nature of this post, my frustration of not seeing a glaring weakness rectified (2 managers have left because of it, not budgetary constraints) got the better of me. Here's to the 'right' appointment. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 36

5:44pm Tue 13 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Burke and Jones dealing with the retained list, so I guess they are also dealing with, the let go list.
I would hope that the, 'retained list,' are those that are already contracted for next year, that they are simply being told that they will not be transfer listed, at this time.
The let go list, I would hope is short, at this time. Players such as Lopez, a guy that just didn't find his form all season, and Rodriguez, he just didn't impress, should, IMHO, be on that list.

All of the other players, other than those we borrowed, should not be on any list, at this time, our new manager should be given a little time to decide their futures, but I guess he will only have club generated videos to judge them by.

I htink it would be crazy to saddle a new manager with an existing squad, that's what happened to Oscar.
Burke and Jones dealing with the retained list, so I guess they are also dealing with, the let go list. I would hope that the, 'retained list,' are those that are already contracted for next year, that they are simply being told that they will not be transfer listed, at this time. The let go list, I would hope is short, at this time. Players such as Lopez, a guy that just didn't find his form all season, and Rodriguez, he just didn't impress, should, IMHO, be on that list. All of the other players, other than those we borrowed, should not be on any list, at this time, our new manager should be given a little time to decide their futures, but I guess he will only have club generated videos to judge them by. I htink it would be crazy to saddle a new manager with an existing squad, that's what happened to Oscar. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

5:56pm Tue 13 May 14

SMF20 says...

Burke and Jones dealing with the retained list is a terrible disrespect to the players they are going to talk to.
Without meaning any offence neither have a standing in this great game that should entitle them to talk to these professional players.
If I was being told I was to be let go I can't think of many worse to tell me than these two.
Burke and Jones dealing with the retained list is a terrible disrespect to the players they are going to talk to. Without meaning any offence neither have a standing in this great game that should entitle them to talk to these professional players. If I was being told I was to be let go I can't think of many worse to tell me than these two. SMF20
  • Score: 16

6:21pm Tue 13 May 14

sussexram40 says...

Take time?
WE havent got time
"he stressed they would would take time before appointing a first team manager"
Get the man in FAST so we can have a proper summer and pre-season.
Take time? WE havent got time "he stressed they would would take time before appointing a first team manager" Get the man in FAST so we can have a proper summer and pre-season. sussexram40
  • Score: 2

6:31pm Tue 13 May 14

challster says...

Er who is dealing with the retained list ? Crikey ...
Er who is dealing with the retained list ? Crikey ... challster
  • Score: 2

6:35pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Take time?
WE havent got time
"he stressed they would would take time before appointing a first team manager"
Get the man in FAST so we can have a proper summer and pre-season.
Act in haste, repent in leisure.

Better to get the right man (or woman) than get the first.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Take time? WE havent got time "he stressed they would would take time before appointing a first team manager" Get the man in FAST so we can have a proper summer and pre-season.[/p][/quote]Act in haste, repent in leisure. Better to get the right man (or woman) than get the first. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Not guilty on all counts.
#dunkhousemafia

So many good names have been put forward as possible candidates for the job. We have moved forward a long way since the dark days.
Not guilty on all counts. #dunkhousemafia So many good names have been put forward as possible candidates for the job. We have moved forward a long way since the dark days. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Tue 13 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt?

By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark?

Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.
I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.
Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name?

And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.
Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.
Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!!

Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!!

Get a life "my friend".
Ask yourself then sad man then why did the club go behind OG back then on only one player???? Like OG told the national press after im sick of this its a joke.The same as Charlie & Poyet saw it.That family now has full control over this paper and site.Name a top club and staff after your boy now???Plus give a very good reason why Hull and Derby are not going to make bids?????
Shame, I thought you might say something new and enlighten us all about your hatred. But no. Same old same old.

Yaaaawwwnnnn.
See you have no anser sad man.The only Yaaaawwwnnn is you with your same PR Dunk rubbish day after day with nothing to back it up.How about me walking my dog in Woodingdean and seeing him and his thug friends in their Chelsea & Liverpool tops.What he said to my daughter in her Brighton top i will never 4get ok mate.
Oh do tell us all...
Just like him you sound the kind of bloke to shout vile filth at little girls then run off from a real man.I prove my point yet again.But the court case proved my point even more.Vile person on and off the pitch.See how it talks to Albion fans when out clubbing.
Lewis Dunk was cleared of all charges in the court case. You need to be VERY careful.
[quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.[/p][/quote]Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.[/p][/quote]Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.[/p][/quote]Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!! Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!! Get a life "my friend".[/p][/quote]Ask yourself then sad man then why did the club go behind OG back then on only one player???? Like OG told the national press after im sick of this its a joke.The same as Charlie & Poyet saw it.That family now has full control over this paper and site.Name a top club and staff after your boy now???Plus give a very good reason why Hull and Derby are not going to make bids?????[/p][/quote]Shame, I thought you might say something new and enlighten us all about your hatred. But no. Same old same old. Yaaaawwwnnnn.[/p][/quote]See you have no anser sad man.The only Yaaaawwwnnn is you with your same PR Dunk rubbish day after day with nothing to back it up.How about me walking my dog in Woodingdean and seeing him and his thug friends in their Chelsea & Liverpool tops.What he said to my daughter in her Brighton top i will never 4get ok mate.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell us all...[/p][/quote]Just like him you sound the kind of bloke to shout vile filth at little girls then run off from a real man.I prove my point yet again.But the court case proved my point even more.Vile person on and off the pitch.See how it talks to Albion fans when out clubbing.[/p][/quote]Lewis Dunk was cleared of all charges in the court case. You need to be VERY careful. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 5

6:49pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Holy Bible wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt?

By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark?

Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.
I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.
Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name?

And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.
Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.
Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!!

Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!!

Get a life "my friend".
Ask yourself then sad man then why did the club go behind OG back then on only one player???? Like OG told the national press after im sick of this its a joke.The same as Charlie & Poyet saw it.That family now has full control over this paper and site.Name a top club and staff after your boy now???Plus give a very good reason why Hull and Derby are not going to make bids?????
Shame, I thought you might say something new and enlighten us all about your hatred. But no. Same old same old.

Yaaaawwwnnnn.
See you have no anser sad man.The only Yaaaawwwnnn is you with your same PR Dunk rubbish day after day with nothing to back it up.How about me walking my dog in Woodingdean and seeing him and his thug friends in their Chelsea & Liverpool tops.What he said to my daughter in her Brighton top i will never 4get ok mate.
Oh do tell us all...
Just like him you sound the kind of bloke to shout vile filth at little girls then run off from a real man.I prove my point yet again.But the court case proved my point even more.Vile person on and off the pitch.See how it talks to Albion fans when out clubbing.
Lewis Dunk was cleared of all charges in the court case. You need to be VERY careful.
Do not make threats to me you vile thug ok.I still saw the evidence ok thug.
I think he's saying be careful with regards to the law...
[quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.[/p][/quote]Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.[/p][/quote]Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.[/p][/quote]Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!! Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!! Get a life "my friend".[/p][/quote]Ask yourself then sad man then why did the club go behind OG back then on only one player???? Like OG told the national press after im sick of this its a joke.The same as Charlie & Poyet saw it.That family now has full control over this paper and site.Name a top club and staff after your boy now???Plus give a very good reason why Hull and Derby are not going to make bids?????[/p][/quote]Shame, I thought you might say something new and enlighten us all about your hatred. But no. Same old same old. Yaaaawwwnnnn.[/p][/quote]See you have no anser sad man.The only Yaaaawwwnnn is you with your same PR Dunk rubbish day after day with nothing to back it up.How about me walking my dog in Woodingdean and seeing him and his thug friends in their Chelsea & Liverpool tops.What he said to my daughter in her Brighton top i will never 4get ok mate.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell us all...[/p][/quote]Just like him you sound the kind of bloke to shout vile filth at little girls then run off from a real man.I prove my point yet again.But the court case proved my point even more.Vile person on and off the pitch.See how it talks to Albion fans when out clubbing.[/p][/quote]Lewis Dunk was cleared of all charges in the court case. You need to be VERY careful.[/p][/quote]Do not make threats to me you vile thug ok.I still saw the evidence ok thug.[/p][/quote]I think he's saying be careful with regards to the law... Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

6:51pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Oops, I didn't mean to quote that thread... apols to all.
Oops, I didn't mean to quote that thread... apols to all. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

6:59pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Let's stop giving this troll the oxygen he so clearly craves. For a "sad football site" this guy is desperate to return and has been through more resurrections than Lazarus.
Let's stop giving this troll the oxygen he so clearly craves. For a "sad football site" this guy is desperate to return and has been through more resurrections than Lazarus. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 7

7:03pm Tue 13 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.
I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.
Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.
Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.
Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!! Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!! Get a life "my friend".
Ask yourself then sad man then why did the club go behind OG back then on only one player???? Like OG told the national press after im sick of this its a joke.The same as Charlie & Poyet saw it.That family now has full control over this paper and site.Name a top club and staff after your boy now???Plus give a very good reason why Hull and Derby are not going to make bids?????
Shame, I thought you might say something new and enlighten us all about your hatred. But no. Same old same old. Yaaaawwwnnnn.
See you have no anser sad man.The only Yaaaawwwnnn is you with your same PR Dunk rubbish day after day with nothing to back it up.How about me walking my dog in Woodingdean and seeing him and his thug friends in their Chelsea & Liverpool tops.What he said to my daughter in her Brighton top i will never 4get ok mate.
Oh do tell us all...
Just like him you sound the kind of bloke to shout vile filth at little girls then run off from a real man.I prove my point yet again.But the court case proved my point even more.Vile person on and off the pitch.See how it talks to Albion fans when out clubbing.
Lewis Dunk was cleared of all charges in the court case. You need to be VERY careful.
Do not make threats to me you vile thug ok.I still saw the evidence ok thug.
I think he's saying be careful with regards to the law...
Then take me to court Mr,Dunk your son is a vile waste space and for some reason like Poyet & OG now know your family has got full control over this paper and site.Yes i know of the big time gangsters behind you that have run Brighton for years above the law.Thugs pure thugs.
Do give us some names Holy Bible.
I'm actuLy trying to do you a favour. You're going to end up with a knock on your door. End of lecture
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.[/p][/quote]Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.[/p][/quote]Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.[/p][/quote]Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!! Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!! Get a life "my friend".[/p][/quote]Ask yourself then sad man then why did the club go behind OG back then on only one player???? Like OG told the national press after im sick of this its a joke.The same as Charlie & Poyet saw it.That family now has full control over this paper and site.Name a top club and staff after your boy now???Plus give a very good reason why Hull and Derby are not going to make bids?????[/p][/quote]Shame, I thought you might say something new and enlighten us all about your hatred. But no. Same old same old. Yaaaawwwnnnn.[/p][/quote]See you have no anser sad man.The only Yaaaawwwnnn is you with your same PR Dunk rubbish day after day with nothing to back it up.How about me walking my dog in Woodingdean and seeing him and his thug friends in their Chelsea & Liverpool tops.What he said to my daughter in her Brighton top i will never 4get ok mate.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell us all...[/p][/quote]Just like him you sound the kind of bloke to shout vile filth at little girls then run off from a real man.I prove my point yet again.But the court case proved my point even more.Vile person on and off the pitch.See how it talks to Albion fans when out clubbing.[/p][/quote]Lewis Dunk was cleared of all charges in the court case. You need to be VERY careful.[/p][/quote]Do not make threats to me you vile thug ok.I still saw the evidence ok thug.[/p][/quote]I think he's saying be careful with regards to the law...[/p][/quote]Then take me to court Mr,Dunk your son is a vile waste space and for some reason like Poyet & OG now know your family has got full control over this paper and site.Yes i know of the big time gangsters behind you that have run Brighton for years above the law.Thugs pure thugs.[/p][/quote]Do give us some names Holy Bible.[/p][/quote]I'm actuLy trying to do you a favour. You're going to end up with a knock on your door. End of lecture Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 6

7:07pm Tue 13 May 14

WooahWooah says...

Holy Bible wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt?

By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark?

Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.
I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.
Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name?

And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.
Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.
Strange, but true - I get more than enough of you on this website without wating to meet you socially. I'd rather poke myself with a pointed stick.

Haven't you got a dog that needs walking?
[quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.[/p][/quote]Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.[/p][/quote]Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.[/p][/quote]Strange, but true - I get more than enough of you on this website without wating to meet you socially. I'd rather poke myself with a pointed stick. Haven't you got a dog that needs walking? WooahWooah
  • Score: 5

7:09pm Tue 13 May 14

bbb1969 says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt?

By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark?

Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.
I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.
Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name?

And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.
Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.
Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!!

Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!!

Get a life "my friend".
Although jfc has a u21 england call up so he cant be that bad
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.[/p][/quote]Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.[/p][/quote]Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.[/p][/quote]Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!! Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!! Get a life "my friend".[/p][/quote]Although jfc has a u21 england call up so he cant be that bad bbb1969
  • Score: 3

7:13pm Tue 13 May 14

kwaidam says...

While they are at it, perhaps Burke and Jones can call Barber in and tell him he is not being retained?
While they are at it, perhaps Burke and Jones can call Barber in and tell him he is not being retained? kwaidam
  • Score: -1

7:18pm Tue 13 May 14

Chalkgull says...

The easy way out is to give the job to Barber. He dealt with the retained list last year and this year and is running the club, has the budget under tight control, TB's ear! Sorted!
Then watch the fan exodus from the Amex. Tony sort it out for the LONG term, not just one season wonders.
The easy way out is to give the job to Barber. He dealt with the retained list last year and this year and is running the club, has the budget under tight control, TB's ear! Sorted! Then watch the fan exodus from the Amex. Tony sort it out for the LONG term, not just one season wonders. Chalkgull
  • Score: 2

7:19pm Tue 13 May 14

fan since 61 says...

Having eventually managed to scroll through all the rubbish thats appearing on this site may I make a couple of observations regarding our football team.
1 Oscars title. As I recall when he was appointed he preferred to be called head coach not manager

2 I cannot believe that men of the calibre of Gus and Oscar would have taken the job had they not been fully aware of the financial restraints they would be working under, and I believe they did know.
I would suggest they underestimated the true challenge of playing in the Championship and the financial implications of mounting a serious promotion challenge. Hence when the business end of the season came (January)
they became frustrated that they could not see their commendable work to its
fruition. As a result maybe the case is there for an British manager who has played in and knows the british football way. Thats not to say its the right way England would have won something since 1966 if it was
Having eventually managed to scroll through all the rubbish thats appearing on this site may I make a couple of observations regarding our football team. 1 Oscars title. As I recall when he was appointed he preferred to be called head coach not manager 2 I cannot believe that men of the calibre of Gus and Oscar would have taken the job had they not been fully aware of the financial restraints they would be working under, and I believe they did know. I would suggest they underestimated the true challenge of playing in the Championship and the financial implications of mounting a serious promotion challenge. Hence when the business end of the season came (January) they became frustrated that they could not see their commendable work to its fruition. As a result maybe the case is there for an British manager who has played in and knows the british football way. Thats not to say its the right way England would have won something since 1966 if it was fan since 61
  • Score: 13

7:22pm Tue 13 May 14

BHArulz says...

Yawn... Same old scaremongering on here.
Yawn... Same old scaremongering on here. BHArulz
  • Score: 1

7:29pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Let's stop giving this troll the oxygen he so clearly craves. For a "sad football site" this guy is desperate to return and has been through more resurrections than Lazarus.
Now why would that reason be Ex-pat ????? Yes your gangster family has full control over this paper and site like OG found out 2mths ago.You took over this site about 2 years ago now with your Dunk PR rubbish saying his a top player wanted by prem-league teams.We are still waiting Mr,Dunk lol haha.
Looks like it's your fault that Oscar went Arnie!
Apologies for that... I can only repent by ensuring our next guy is brilliant. Pep Guardiola it is.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Let's stop giving this troll the oxygen he so clearly craves. For a "sad football site" this guy is desperate to return and has been through more resurrections than Lazarus.[/p][/quote]Now why would that reason be Ex-pat ????? Yes your gangster family has full control over this paper and site like OG found out 2mths ago.You took over this site about 2 years ago now with your Dunk PR rubbish saying his a top player wanted by prem-league teams.We are still waiting Mr,Dunk lol haha.[/p][/quote]Looks like it's your fault that Oscar went Arnie![/p][/quote]Apologies for that... I can only repent by ensuring our next guy is brilliant. Pep Guardiola it is. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

7:32pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Chalkgull wrote:
The easy way out is to give the job to Barber. He dealt with the retained list last year and this year and is running the club, has the budget under tight control, TB's ear! Sorted!
Then watch the fan exodus from the Amex. Tony sort it out for the LONG term, not just one season wonders.
No he didn't.
[quote][p][bold]Chalkgull[/bold] wrote: The easy way out is to give the job to Barber. He dealt with the retained list last year and this year and is running the club, has the budget under tight control, TB's ear! Sorted! Then watch the fan exodus from the Amex. Tony sort it out for the LONG term, not just one season wonders.[/p][/quote]No he didn't. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

7:38pm Tue 13 May 14

Your looking good dutch says...

Once again some excellent posts in relation to the actual subject matter. Why is it some here need to become personal and disrespectful. Everyone is entitled to an opinion but not to the detriment of others thoughts or feelings. I for one will be happy with whoever they appoint. Without Mr Bloom where would we be. I have and will always be a fan of my club Brighton and hove Albion.
Once again some excellent posts in relation to the actual subject matter. Why is it some here need to become personal and disrespectful. Everyone is entitled to an opinion but not to the detriment of others thoughts or feelings. I for one will be happy with whoever they appoint. Without Mr Bloom where would we be. I have and will always be a fan of my club Brighton and hove Albion. Your looking good dutch
  • Score: 8

7:40pm Tue 13 May 14

thruball says...

Nobody who has watched the Albion over the course of this season would seriously argue that Dunk or JFC are ready to play at this level. At least not yet. They are both still young lads who need another season or two to prove they can make the grade. It's unfortunate for them that our playing resources are so thin that they have been put under more pressure than they can handle at this stage in their development. It's our lack of depth that has exposed them so bit unfair to lay into them excessively or write them off when the club has invested so much in them.
Nobody who has watched the Albion over the course of this season would seriously argue that Dunk or JFC are ready to play at this level. At least not yet. They are both still young lads who need another season or two to prove they can make the grade. It's unfortunate for them that our playing resources are so thin that they have been put under more pressure than they can handle at this stage in their development. It's our lack of depth that has exposed them so bit unfair to lay into them excessively or write them off when the club has invested so much in them. thruball
  • Score: 4

7:45pm Tue 13 May 14

SeagullJay says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
Welcome back Free money.

Yaaaaaaawwwnnn.
You missed his intermediate nom de plume - he's already created The Big Con and been banned again since Free Money was kicked off. He sure don't hang around.

I love his idea though that a player is not worth playing until he has had a big club submit a bid. By that reckoning most of the Burnley squad are "pure league two rubbish".

One name doing the rounds is Ralf Rangnick, ex-Bundesliga manager who apparently used to play for Southwick. Decent CV having taken Shalke 04 (I think) to the runners-up spot. Possible dark horse.
Did Southampton not try and Poach Calderon?
And, in all reality, why would we now expect a big offer for a 32yo full-back?
Hope he stays and joins coaching staff
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]Welcome back Free money. Yaaaaaaawwwnnn.[/p][/quote]You missed his intermediate nom de plume - he's already created The Big Con and been banned again since Free Money was kicked off. He sure don't hang around. I love his idea though that a player is not worth playing until he has had a big club submit a bid. By that reckoning most of the Burnley squad are "pure league two rubbish". One name doing the rounds is Ralf Rangnick, ex-Bundesliga manager who apparently used to play for Southwick. Decent CV having taken Shalke 04 (I think) to the runners-up spot. Possible dark horse.[/p][/quote]Did Southampton not try and Poach Calderon? And, in all reality, why would we now expect a big offer for a 32yo full-back? Hope he stays and joins coaching staff SeagullJay
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

thruball wrote:
Nobody who has watched the Albion over the course of this season would seriously argue that Dunk or JFC are ready to play at this level. At least not yet. They are both still young lads who need another season or two to prove they can make the grade. It's unfortunate for them that our playing resources are so thin that they have been put under more pressure than they can handle at this stage in their development. It's our lack of depth that has exposed them so bit unfair to lay into them excessively or write them off when the club has invested so much in them.
Fair points but I disagree. I think they're both ready for this level (Dunk especially so) they just need a run in the team to find some consistency. Dunk has only played a few games here and there due to the excellence of Greer and Upson (both senior players and internationals) but will start having spells sooner rather than later.
[quote][p][bold]thruball[/bold] wrote: Nobody who has watched the Albion over the course of this season would seriously argue that Dunk or JFC are ready to play at this level. At least not yet. They are both still young lads who need another season or two to prove they can make the grade. It's unfortunate for them that our playing resources are so thin that they have been put under more pressure than they can handle at this stage in their development. It's our lack of depth that has exposed them so bit unfair to lay into them excessively or write them off when the club has invested so much in them.[/p][/quote]Fair points but I disagree. I think they're both ready for this level (Dunk especially so) they just need a run in the team to find some consistency. Dunk has only played a few games here and there due to the excellence of Greer and Upson (both senior players and internationals) but will start having spells sooner rather than later. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

7:57pm Tue 13 May 14

brightonup says...

Sorry to be the one to repeatedly be saying it, but.....
If ever there was a reason to avoid engaging directly in communication with trolls - this thread demonstrates it.
They LOVE the abuse and vitriol and some just can't resist feeding that appetite!
Sorry to be the one to repeatedly be saying it, but..... If ever there was a reason to avoid engaging directly in communication with trolls - this thread demonstrates it. They LOVE the abuse and vitriol and some just can't resist feeding that appetite! brightonup
  • Score: 5

7:58pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

So bitter. So tedious. So obsessed. So stupid. Hands up if you think this post is about you.

There are some VERY interesting names listed on Oddschecker at under 20:1, including Clement, Rangnick and Bergkamp! The latter wouldn't come here in a million years, but a great player from the Ajax school... If we need someone to take our academy to the very best level there are worse people to look at - it could be a beautiful appointment :-)
So bitter. So tedious. So obsessed. So stupid. Hands up if you think this post is about you. There are some VERY interesting names listed on Oddschecker at under 20:1, including Clement, Rangnick and Bergkamp! The latter wouldn't come here in a million years, but a great player from the Ajax school... If we need someone to take our academy to the very best level there are worse people to look at - it could be a beautiful appointment :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

7:58pm Tue 13 May 14

thruball says...

It's a question of a player's mental maturity and all young players will develop at different rates. We can't compare our development players with other clubs because we can only select our DS players when they're ready. LD, JFC & SM are gifted technical players but they lack the mental maturity to cope with the pressure. It pained me to see JFC in the home leg and LD at Derby because, like most fans, I want them to succeed but I don't believe either experience was good for their development.
It's a question of a player's mental maturity and all young players will develop at different rates. We can't compare our development players with other clubs because we can only select our DS players when they're ready. LD, JFC & SM are gifted technical players but they lack the mental maturity to cope with the pressure. It pained me to see JFC in the home leg and LD at Derby because, like most fans, I want them to succeed but I don't believe either experience was good for their development. thruball
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

thruball wrote:
It's a question of a player's mental maturity and all young players will develop at different rates. We can't compare our development players with other clubs because we can only select our DS players when they're ready. LD, JFC & SM are gifted technical players but they lack the mental maturity to cope with the pressure. It pained me to see JFC in the home leg and LD at Derby because, like most fans, I want them to succeed but I don't believe either experience was good for their development.
On the other hand it could be just the experience needed to 'toughen them up' :-)

And be fair, it wasn't just the youngsters who struggled, they all did.
[quote][p][bold]thruball[/bold] wrote: It's a question of a player's mental maturity and all young players will develop at different rates. We can't compare our development players with other clubs because we can only select our DS players when they're ready. LD, JFC & SM are gifted technical players but they lack the mental maturity to cope with the pressure. It pained me to see JFC in the home leg and LD at Derby because, like most fans, I want them to succeed but I don't believe either experience was good for their development.[/p][/quote]On the other hand it could be just the experience needed to 'toughen them up' :-) And be fair, it wasn't just the youngsters who struggled, they all did. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

8:10pm Tue 13 May 14

BHArulz says...

Holy Bible wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Holy Bible wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
First Amendment wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????
So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.
I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.
Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.
Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.
Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!! Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!! Get a life "my friend".
Ask yourself then sad man then why did the club go behind OG back then on only one player???? Like OG told the national press after im sick of this its a joke.The same as Charlie & Poyet saw it.That family now has full control over this paper and site.Name a top club and staff after your boy now???Plus give a very good reason why Hull and Derby are not going to make bids?????
Shame, I thought you might say something new and enlighten us all about your hatred. But no. Same old same old. Yaaaawwwnnnn.
See you have no anser sad man.The only Yaaaawwwnnn is you with your same PR Dunk rubbish day after day with nothing to back it up.How about me walking my dog in Woodingdean and seeing him and his thug friends in their Chelsea & Liverpool tops.What he said to my daughter in her Brighton top i will never 4get ok mate.
Oh do tell us all...
Just like him you sound the kind of bloke to shout vile filth at little girls then run off from a real man.I prove my point yet again.But the court case proved my point even more.Vile person on and off the pitch.See how it talks to Albion fans when out clubbing.
Lewis Dunk was cleared of all charges in the court case. You need to be VERY careful.
Do not make threats to me you vile thug ok.I still saw the evidence ok thug.
I think he's saying be careful with regards to the law...
Then take me to court Mr,Dunk your son is a vile waste space and for some reason like Poyet & OG now know your family has got full control over this paper and site.Yes i know of the big time gangsters behind you that have run Brighton for years above the law.Thugs pure thugs.
Do give us some names Holy Bible.
I'm actuLy trying to do you a favour. You're going to end up with a knock on your door. End of lecture
Thank you but thugs like them don't work like that anymore and thats why they are above the law.They play around with your car or wait around for those long dark winter nights when out walking the dog and they think everyone has forgot about this.Their best one is to make it look like you kill yourself like we now see in the papers most weeks now.Pure thugs.
What a load of old boll*cks. People do write a load of old crap on here. It's quite amusing.
[quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]First Amendment[/bold] wrote: For god sake let the knew manager pick his own players next time.This group have had 3 seasons now so why would it be different next time.The club have not had one bid for players like Dunk & Calderon in 3 years what does that say about them? A manager should be able to come in and pick his own players just like at other clubs.OG was just told work with Dunk next season so he has walked away just like Poyet and Oatway did.When will some of you people start asking why these familys have so much control over the club and this site????[/p][/quote]So anyone who posts positively about Dunk or Calde must be corrupt? By the way I sat behind Lewis Dunk's mum at the Huddersfield game, I wonder if you'd been sitting there whether you'd have been shooting your gob off like you on here? But maybe they don't let you out after dark? Personally I think losing Oatway was one of the best things that happened to the club at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]I say what i like its called free speech mate.See a family of wud-b gansters that make threats because you think you are above the law with your gangster friends.I no 100% Poyet & Oatway said to his face ok.After the palace game last season Poyet said he should never play for the club again.[/p][/quote]Yeah you say what you like on this site (repeatedly and very tediously) - but would you say it when his Mum's sitting in front of you? Or do you only have bottle when you're hiding behind a (new) user name? And speaking of being above the law...free speech is one thing, but libel is the law we have to limit it.[/p][/quote]Why is it libel then??? I gave you the chance to come along and meet me and Charlie at that charity match last season? Free-speech works both ways my friend but your family now has full control over this site.Try contacting the staff at Palace,Hull,and Southampton and ask what they really think of your so wonderful boy lol haha.Any real fan that was at the Derby game can see what pure rubbish he really is.[/p][/quote]Wooah Wooah - another Dunk!! Tell me Holy Bible (etc etc), where did this vitriolic hatred for all things Dunk come from? And who will be your next target when eventually is no longer an Albion player? Oh, silly me, it's JFC of course!! Get a life "my friend".[/p][/quote]Ask yourself then sad man then why did the club go behind OG back then on only one player???? Like OG told the national press after im sick of this its a joke.The same as Charlie & Poyet saw it.That family now has full control over this paper and site.Name a top club and staff after your boy now???Plus give a very good reason why Hull and Derby are not going to make bids?????[/p][/quote]Shame, I thought you might say something new and enlighten us all about your hatred. But no. Same old same old. Yaaaawwwnnnn.[/p][/quote]See you have no anser sad man.The only Yaaaawwwnnn is you with your same PR Dunk rubbish day after day with nothing to back it up.How about me walking my dog in Woodingdean and seeing him and his thug friends in their Chelsea & Liverpool tops.What he said to my daughter in her Brighton top i will never 4get ok mate.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell us all...[/p][/quote]Just like him you sound the kind of bloke to shout vile filth at little girls then run off from a real man.I prove my point yet again.But the court case proved my point even more.Vile person on and off the pitch.See how it talks to Albion fans when out clubbing.[/p][/quote]Lewis Dunk was cleared of all charges in the court case. You need to be VERY careful.[/p][/quote]Do not make threats to me you vile thug ok.I still saw the evidence ok thug.[/p][/quote]I think he's saying be careful with regards to the law...[/p][/quote]Then take me to court Mr,Dunk your son is a vile waste space and for some reason like Poyet & OG now know your family has got full control over this paper and site.Yes i know of the big time gangsters behind you that have run Brighton for years above the law.Thugs pure thugs.[/p][/quote]Do give us some names Holy Bible.[/p][/quote]I'm actuLy trying to do you a favour. You're going to end up with a knock on your door. End of lecture[/p][/quote]Thank you but thugs like them don't work like that anymore and thats why they are above the law.They play around with your car or wait around for those long dark winter nights when out walking the dog and they think everyone has forgot about this.Their best one is to make it look like you kill yourself like we now see in the papers most weeks now.Pure thugs.[/p][/quote]What a load of old boll*cks. People do write a load of old crap on here. It's quite amusing. BHArulz
  • Score: 4

8:15pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

We have a winner. It has finally admitted being bitter, tedious, obsessed and stupid :-)

I heard someone suggest that we approach Dennis Wise for the vacancy. (a) No, and (b) NO!

(My father-in-law golfer calls short putts "Dennis Wise" - a nasty five footer.)
We have a winner. It has finally admitted being bitter, tedious, obsessed and stupid :-) I heard someone suggest that we approach Dennis Wise for the vacancy. (a) No, and (b) NO! (My father-in-law golfer calls short putts "Dennis Wise" - a nasty five footer.) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

8:18pm Tue 13 May 14

BHArulz says...

Whatever buddy you get on with what you've got to do. Pure sh*te though cyber warrior.
Whatever buddy you get on with what you've got to do. Pure sh*te though cyber warrior. BHArulz
  • Score: 2

8:25pm Tue 13 May 14

OldGull says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Please don't let Berk and Jones deal with the retained list, for goodness sake this should be the new mans job, these two have an abysmal track record to date of choosing players, we need to hold fire give the players and extra few weeks so TB has time to appoint the right man. Once that is done then sort out the player recruitment side with the new man. PLEASE LET HIM MANAGE then, if you are going to call him a manager.
I am sorry I am severely sceptical of the corporate BS that emanates from Paul Barber. Having just spent £1280 on m new season tickets, (after being forced to renew before the end of tis season just gone) I and many others deserve to be given the truth for once, but that ill never happen will it, after all we are only customers and FANS. .
The new man may not be in place for several weeks.
Firstly those being released should be told asap to allow them to look for another club
Secondly we have some players ie MU & TK who we will want to convince to sign a new contract. If we hang around, they are more likely to move on.
Then we have the loanees, I would hope we start negotiation with Ward to get him to sign for us. I am sure the new manager would recognise his talent
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Please don't let Berk and Jones deal with the retained list, for goodness sake this should be the new mans job, these two have an abysmal track record to date of choosing players, we need to hold fire give the players and extra few weeks so TB has time to appoint the right man. Once that is done then sort out the player recruitment side with the new man. PLEASE LET HIM MANAGE then, if you are going to call him a manager. I am sorry I am severely sceptical of the corporate BS that emanates from Paul Barber. Having just spent £1280 on m new season tickets, (after being forced to renew before the end of tis season just gone) I and many others deserve to be given the truth for once, but that ill never happen will it, after all we are only customers and FANS. .[/p][/quote]The new man may not be in place for several weeks. Firstly those being released should be told asap to allow them to look for another club Secondly we have some players ie MU & TK who we will want to convince to sign a new contract. If we hang around, they are more likely to move on. Then we have the loanees, I would hope we start negotiation with Ward to get him to sign for us. I am sure the new manager would recognise his talent OldGull
  • Score: 2

8:31pm Tue 13 May 14

MickeyP says...

I rarely comment on this site, but here are my views for what they are worth:
What is up with some of you so called 'Albion fans' on this site? Some of you are utterly pathetic.This hatred of Dunk and whoever else you hate, for whatever reason, has no place here. If you want to continually act like little spoilt children do it somewhere else and let us proper fans discuss our club.
The Argos should vet every comment on here and only allow proper football chat. Free speech yes - come on Argos get a grip.
BACK TO FOOTBALL:
We all need Mr Bloom to make a statement asap on the current situation and why it has occurred. Although I suspect a lot of us know the reasons why. Please Mr Bloom tell us how decisions are made on recruitment of players. Why are we buying players who are clearly injury prone? Why are the highly paid medical staff not able to get these players fit for a full 90 minutes and a series of games?
I am a believer in the old way of running a football club. Okay the corporate side is important and the club has to be run like a modern business in this age of massive financial rewards/payments. But, Head of Football Operations, or whatever fancy name you wish to call him, is not liked by sensible managers in the football world. Let a good scouting network find the type of players the MANAGER WANTS and let the suits decide if we can afford those players only. A manager picks the team, the tactics and the players to produce those tactics.
Having been a supporter since the 60's I am amazed at how far we have come after so many wilderness years. Lets hope Mr Bloom reads the sensible comments on this site and makes the right decisions we all want for the future of our great club.
I rarely comment on this site, but here are my views for what they are worth: What is up with some of you so called 'Albion fans' on this site? Some of you are utterly pathetic.This hatred of Dunk and whoever else you hate, for whatever reason, has no place here. If you want to continually act like little spoilt children do it somewhere else and let us proper fans discuss our club. The Argos should vet every comment on here and only allow proper football chat. Free speech yes - come on Argos get a grip. BACK TO FOOTBALL: We all need Mr Bloom to make a statement asap on the current situation and why it has occurred. Although I suspect a lot of us know the reasons why. Please Mr Bloom tell us how decisions are made on recruitment of players. Why are we buying players who are clearly injury prone? Why are the highly paid medical staff not able to get these players fit for a full 90 minutes and a series of games? I am a believer in the old way of running a football club. Okay the corporate side is important and the club has to be run like a modern business in this age of massive financial rewards/payments. But, Head of Football Operations, or whatever fancy name you wish to call him, is not liked by sensible managers in the football world. Let a good scouting network find the type of players the MANAGER WANTS and let the suits decide if we can afford those players only. A manager picks the team, the tactics and the players to produce those tactics. Having been a supporter since the 60's I am amazed at how far we have come after so many wilderness years. Lets hope Mr Bloom reads the sensible comments on this site and makes the right decisions we all want for the future of our great club. MickeyP
  • Score: 9

8:40pm Tue 13 May 14

BHArulz says...

MickeyP wrote:
I rarely comment on this site, but here are my views for what they are worth:
What is up with some of you so called 'Albion fans' on this site? Some of you are utterly pathetic.This hatred of Dunk and whoever else you hate, for whatever reason, has no place here. If you want to continually act like little spoilt children do it somewhere else and let us proper fans discuss our club.
The Argos should vet every comment on here and only allow proper football chat. Free speech yes - come on Argos get a grip.
BACK TO FOOTBALL:
We all need Mr Bloom to make a statement asap on the current situation and why it has occurred. Although I suspect a lot of us know the reasons why. Please Mr Bloom tell us how decisions are made on recruitment of players. Why are we buying players who are clearly injury prone? Why are the highly paid medical staff not able to get these players fit for a full 90 minutes and a series of games?
I am a believer in the old way of running a football club. Okay the corporate side is important and the club has to be run like a modern business in this age of massive financial rewards/payments. But, Head of Football Operations, or whatever fancy name you wish to call him, is not liked by sensible managers in the football world. Let a good scouting network find the type of players the MANAGER WANTS and let the suits decide if we can afford those players only. A manager picks the team, the tactics and the players to produce those tactics.
Having been a supporter since the 60's I am amazed at how far we have come after so many wilderness years. Lets hope Mr Bloom reads the sensible comments on this site and makes the right decisions we all want for the future of our great club.
Agree with most of the above. My only gripe from reading the posts from other bloggers is the wild speculation. None of us know for sure why Oscar has chosen to move on. It could quite simply be a case of him being homesick or whatever else. What ever the reasons the club is absolutely moving in the right direction. We have a fantastic stadium and a top class training academy on the way. We are a work in progress and we are a Premier league club in the waiting, all we need is patience and a well thought out sensible approach, which we currently have.
[quote][p][bold]MickeyP[/bold] wrote: I rarely comment on this site, but here are my views for what they are worth: What is up with some of you so called 'Albion fans' on this site? Some of you are utterly pathetic.This hatred of Dunk and whoever else you hate, for whatever reason, has no place here. If you want to continually act like little spoilt children do it somewhere else and let us proper fans discuss our club. The Argos should vet every comment on here and only allow proper football chat. Free speech yes - come on Argos get a grip. BACK TO FOOTBALL: We all need Mr Bloom to make a statement asap on the current situation and why it has occurred. Although I suspect a lot of us know the reasons why. Please Mr Bloom tell us how decisions are made on recruitment of players. Why are we buying players who are clearly injury prone? Why are the highly paid medical staff not able to get these players fit for a full 90 minutes and a series of games? I am a believer in the old way of running a football club. Okay the corporate side is important and the club has to be run like a modern business in this age of massive financial rewards/payments. But, Head of Football Operations, or whatever fancy name you wish to call him, is not liked by sensible managers in the football world. Let a good scouting network find the type of players the MANAGER WANTS and let the suits decide if we can afford those players only. A manager picks the team, the tactics and the players to produce those tactics. Having been a supporter since the 60's I am amazed at how far we have come after so many wilderness years. Lets hope Mr Bloom reads the sensible comments on this site and makes the right decisions we all want for the future of our great club.[/p][/quote]Agree with most of the above. My only gripe from reading the posts from other bloggers is the wild speculation. None of us know for sure why Oscar has chosen to move on. It could quite simply be a case of him being homesick or whatever else. What ever the reasons the club is absolutely moving in the right direction. We have a fantastic stadium and a top class training academy on the way. We are a work in progress and we are a Premier league club in the waiting, all we need is patience and a well thought out sensible approach, which we currently have. BHArulz
  • Score: 3

9:00pm Tue 13 May 14

JoeBlow says...

What a shame Holy Bible's dad couldn't afford good quality condoms.
What a shame Holy Bible's dad couldn't afford good quality condoms. JoeBlow
  • Score: 7

9:01pm Tue 13 May 14

Neville says...

Atttn Bharulz
As have commented on before,read the Andy Naylor article in today's Argus if you can,excellent and gives the real reasons for his resignation.
Atttn Bharulz As have commented on before,read the Andy Naylor article in today's Argus if you can,excellent and gives the real reasons for his resignation. Neville
  • Score: 5

9:42pm Tue 13 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

michael505 wrote:
Same old story. Keep everyone guessing. Something has to be wrong. Gus gets sacked and Oscar only lasts for one season. Difficult to compete with the budget of some club especially those that have the parachute payments. Seems as though we have a lot of waste in the club. Have a clear out and save money to buy better players. Only keep those that want to work for the club and not those saying they are talkig with other clubs. That shows no loyalty at all so they have to go.
What?!!
Sorry but keeping everyone guessing is the professional way to operate. Just because we want to know everything, doesn't mean they HAVE to tell all. Barber is doing his job. If they did break confidentiality, a job application would be compromised. Football is no different to the rest of the world.
And your view on players is ridiculous given those under contract have a Corporate value. You have to realise players are mercenaries. which ever club they play for is a meal ticket. They don't have the loyalty fans do. It's their job and that's what makes it difficult.
Sorry but it's the way of the world.
[quote][p][bold]michael505[/bold] wrote: Same old story. Keep everyone guessing. Something has to be wrong. Gus gets sacked and Oscar only lasts for one season. Difficult to compete with the budget of some club especially those that have the parachute payments. Seems as though we have a lot of waste in the club. Have a clear out and save money to buy better players. Only keep those that want to work for the club and not those saying they are talkig with other clubs. That shows no loyalty at all so they have to go.[/p][/quote]What?!! Sorry but keeping everyone guessing is the professional way to operate. Just because we want to know everything, doesn't mean they HAVE to tell all. Barber is doing his job. If they did break confidentiality, a job application would be compromised. Football is no different to the rest of the world. And your view on players is ridiculous given those under contract have a Corporate value. You have to realise players are mercenaries. which ever club they play for is a meal ticket. They don't have the loyalty fans do. It's their job and that's what makes it difficult. Sorry but it's the way of the world. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Tue 13 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

mikeygit wrote:
Looks as if Jones stays?? Good if Bloom tells us The Truth in the next day or so. That was one out of the blue that it was Oscar that wanted Coach rather than Manager! I hope we iron out all the--unknown---- problems so the new man can work with a clean slate. Not surprised Barber cannot name names---that would be unprofessional, but hope ALL is sorted soon and our new man can get on with the job of getting his squad together in good time for next season---not like last seasons fiasco. Interesting times at Brighton again!!
Doubt it. OG resigned, Jones has a contract. If he resigns too, he gets no pay off. So he sticks around does as he's told and gets paid off when the new bloke says he doesn't want him.
Standard procedure.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Looks as if Jones stays?? Good if Bloom tells us The Truth in the next day or so. That was one out of the blue that it was Oscar that wanted Coach rather than Manager! I hope we iron out all the--unknown---- problems so the new man can work with a clean slate. Not surprised Barber cannot name names---that would be unprofessional, but hope ALL is sorted soon and our new man can get on with the job of getting his squad together in good time for next season---not like last seasons fiasco. Interesting times at Brighton again!![/p][/quote]Doubt it. OG resigned, Jones has a contract. If he resigns too, he gets no pay off. So he sticks around does as he's told and gets paid off when the new bloke says he doesn't want him. Standard procedure. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

10:18pm Tue 13 May 14

To baldly go says...

Frustration of the last few days has now been vented by most of us! So back to some sensible debating!
Karl Robinson of MK Dons for me, the next Eddie Howe! He is young and is still in touch with the players, he has bought through some good youngsters, Chicksen for one! and would jump at the chance to manage the Albion, he is used to working on a tight budget, plays the sort of football that would satisfy most at the Amex and has the potential to take us to the next level imo.
Frustration of the last few days has now been vented by most of us! So back to some sensible debating! Karl Robinson of MK Dons for me, the next Eddie Howe! He is young and is still in touch with the players, he has bought through some good youngsters, Chicksen for one! and would jump at the chance to manage the Albion, he is used to working on a tight budget, plays the sort of football that would satisfy most at the Amex and has the potential to take us to the next level imo. To baldly go
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Tue 13 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

To baldly go wrote:
Frustration of the last few days has now been vented by most of us! So back to some sensible debating!
Karl Robinson of MK Dons for me, the next Eddie Howe! He is young and is still in touch with the players, he has bought through some good youngsters, Chicksen for one! and would jump at the chance to manage the Albion, he is used to working on a tight budget, plays the sort of football that would satisfy most at the Amex and has the potential to take us to the next level imo.
Ah, but by Freeloaders' method no top club has come in for him so he must be pure league one rubbish :-)

Karl Robinson's a good call, but I can't see the club going for him. They'll (imo) go for either a better known British manager/coach or a relatively unknown (on these shores) overseas guy.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Frustration of the last few days has now been vented by most of us! So back to some sensible debating! Karl Robinson of MK Dons for me, the next Eddie Howe! He is young and is still in touch with the players, he has bought through some good youngsters, Chicksen for one! and would jump at the chance to manage the Albion, he is used to working on a tight budget, plays the sort of football that would satisfy most at the Amex and has the potential to take us to the next level imo.[/p][/quote]Ah, but by Freeloaders' method no top club has come in for him so he must be pure league one rubbish :-) Karl Robinson's a good call, but I can't see the club going for him. They'll (imo) go for either a better known British manager/coach or a relatively unknown (on these shores) overseas guy. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

10:34pm Tue 13 May 14

Withdean-er says...

albionbloke wrote:
Liked this comment from Gary Linekar today:
"It's always those that run the teams, never those that run the club are to blame!"
Ring any bells?
He was obviously talking about the classic sacking situation of Sherwood at Spurs, with arrogant Levy, sacking yet another manager.

The Albion situation is different on so many levels. Poyet was angling for a PL move - obsessed with the budgets, kept talking about such matters, flirting with other clubs. Even if TB would have blown even more of his personal monet on the club to suit Poyet, that would not have been permitted under FFP and would not have guaranteed promotion whatsoever - look at Forest, Reading, QPR.

OG it seems got fed up with the constraints of FFP too, and he was hindered even more by Poyet's squad with so many limitations eg a glaring lack of pace and some key players who are plagued with injuries. He also witnessed that we are a selling club as yet another consequence of FFP.

Only a few would categorise TB and PB, in the mould of trigger-happy Levy.

But I'm sure the structure is correct. Hopefully the incoming manager, if they are confident and have the balls, will identify any glaring failings in Ops, Scouting and Coaching, and notify the Board a.s.a.p.
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Liked this comment from Gary Linekar today: "It's always those that run the teams, never those that run the club are to blame!" Ring any bells?[/p][/quote]He was obviously talking about the classic sacking situation of Sherwood at Spurs, with arrogant Levy, sacking yet another manager. The Albion situation is different on so many levels. Poyet was angling for a PL move - obsessed with the budgets, kept talking about such matters, flirting with other clubs. Even if TB would have blown even more of his personal monet on the club to suit Poyet, that would not have been permitted under FFP and would not have guaranteed promotion whatsoever - look at Forest, Reading, QPR. OG it seems got fed up with the constraints of FFP too, and he was hindered even more by Poyet's squad with so many limitations eg a glaring lack of pace and some key players who are plagued with injuries. He also witnessed that we are a selling club as yet another consequence of FFP. Only a few would categorise TB and PB, in the mould of trigger-happy Levy. But I'm sure the structure is correct. Hopefully the incoming manager, if they are confident and have the balls, will identify any glaring failings in Ops, Scouting and Coaching, and notify the Board a.s.a.p. Withdean-er
  • Score: 3

10:36pm Tue 13 May 14

Withdean-er says...

Withdean-er wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Liked this comment from Gary Linekar today:
"It's always those that run the teams, never those that run the club are to blame!"
Ring any bells?
He was obviously talking about the classic sacking situation of Sherwood at Spurs, with arrogant Levy, sacking yet another manager.

The Albion situation is different on so many levels. Poyet was angling for a PL move - obsessed with the budgets, kept talking about such matters, flirting with other clubs. Even if TB would have blown even more of his personal monet on the club to suit Poyet, that would not have been permitted under FFP and would not have guaranteed promotion whatsoever - look at Forest, Reading, QPR.

OG it seems got fed up with the constraints of FFP too, and he was hindered even more by Poyet's squad with so many limitations eg a glaring lack of pace and some key players who are plagued with injuries. He also witnessed that we are a selling club as yet another consequence of FFP.

Only a few would categorise TB and PB, in the mould of trigger-happy Levy.

But I'm sure the structure is correct. Hopefully the incoming manager, if they are confident and have the balls, will identify any glaring failings in Ops, Scouting and Coaching, and notify the Board a.s.a.p.
Correction - NOT so sure the structure .... at the club ...is correct.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Liked this comment from Gary Linekar today: "It's always those that run the teams, never those that run the club are to blame!" Ring any bells?[/p][/quote]He was obviously talking about the classic sacking situation of Sherwood at Spurs, with arrogant Levy, sacking yet another manager. The Albion situation is different on so many levels. Poyet was angling for a PL move - obsessed with the budgets, kept talking about such matters, flirting with other clubs. Even if TB would have blown even more of his personal monet on the club to suit Poyet, that would not have been permitted under FFP and would not have guaranteed promotion whatsoever - look at Forest, Reading, QPR. OG it seems got fed up with the constraints of FFP too, and he was hindered even more by Poyet's squad with so many limitations eg a glaring lack of pace and some key players who are plagued with injuries. He also witnessed that we are a selling club as yet another consequence of FFP. Only a few would categorise TB and PB, in the mould of trigger-happy Levy. But I'm sure the structure is correct. Hopefully the incoming manager, if they are confident and have the balls, will identify any glaring failings in Ops, Scouting and Coaching, and notify the Board a.s.a.p.[/p][/quote]Correction - NOT so sure the structure .... at the club ...is correct. Withdean-er
  • Score: 3

10:37pm Tue 13 May 14

Conelli98 says...

I gave you Oscars name last year and ive been given the name on top of clubs wish list, whether or not it happens is another thing but Ive had £100 at 6/1 but it will be alot shorter soon...MALKAY IS THE MAN!
I gave you Oscars name last year and ive been given the name on top of clubs wish list, whether or not it happens is another thing but Ive had £100 at 6/1 but it will be alot shorter soon...MALKAY IS THE MAN! Conelli98
  • Score: 3

10:46pm Tue 13 May 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

Hopefully we can dupe another up and coming manager to overachieve next year. The board have played a blinder over the last two seasons. Who cares if the manager leaves at the end of season because the resources aren't what they were led to believe - the main thing is they get us to the play-offs on a player budget that should get us no higher than mid-table, so when they leave we can then easily get someone else in, based on the illusion that Brighton are a top 6 side. It's working perfectly, and one year it might even get us promoted.
Hopefully we can dupe another up and coming manager to overachieve next year. The board have played a blinder over the last two seasons. Who cares if the manager leaves at the end of season because the resources aren't what they were led to believe - the main thing is they get us to the play-offs on a player budget that should get us no higher than mid-table, so when they leave we can then easily get someone else in, based on the illusion that Brighton are a top 6 side. It's working perfectly, and one year it might even get us promoted. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 0

10:47pm Tue 13 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Wow how this thread has has gone to the dogs, or should I day dog, but at least it started well.
I haven't a clue as to how many players actually play in the prem division, but I do know it's a lot. I don't even know how many of those players are the same age, or younger, than Dunk, but I do know it's not many.
Is Dunk the finished article, I hope not, and I have the same hope for JFC and Solly. Just because these players are not at their hopeful best, I would like to think that they are at least given a reasonable amount of time to improve on where they are today. For me right now, all these three are at backup level, with Solly ahead of the other two. It would be crazy to dump players simply because they are not at the level of a few young players currently plying their trade at the top level. There are kids gaed just ten playing the violin better than those twice their age, not many but a few, it matters not the field of expertise, there will always be standout performers.
Wow how this thread has has gone to the dogs, or should I day dog, but at least it started well. I haven't a clue as to how many players actually play in the prem division, but I do know it's a lot. I don't even know how many of those players are the same age, or younger, than Dunk, but I do know it's not many. Is Dunk the finished article, I hope not, and I have the same hope for JFC and Solly. Just because these players are not at their hopeful best, I would like to think that they are at least given a reasonable amount of time to improve on where they are today. For me right now, all these three are at backup level, with Solly ahead of the other two. It would be crazy to dump players simply because they are not at the level of a few young players currently plying their trade at the top level. There are kids gaed just ten playing the violin better than those twice their age, not many but a few, it matters not the field of expertise, there will always be standout performers. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

11:12pm Tue 13 May 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Hi People have not read the posts but scrolled down to the bottom of the previous quotes in a hurried bid to place my comments on this article.

Paul Barber is a politician more than a football man, he is full of spin and that is the value of the above quotes by him in this article to supporters,
The truth is we will get someone not as good as the last two managers because any applicants worth their salt will have some questions that will need answers, like player budget, who gets to choose who we buy.
If the answers given are honest as we are led to believe , what decent football manager would want to manage our Team?????
Hi People have not read the posts but scrolled down to the bottom of the previous quotes in a hurried bid to place my comments on this article. Paul Barber is a politician more than a football man, he is full of spin and that is the value of the above quotes by him in this article to supporters, The truth is we will get someone not as good as the last two managers because any applicants worth their salt will have some questions that will need answers, like player budget, who gets to choose who we buy. If the answers given are honest as we are led to believe , what decent football manager would want to manage our Team????? Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 4

11:33pm Tue 13 May 14

albionbloke says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Liked this comment from Gary Linekar today:
"It's always those that run the teams, never those that run the club are to blame!"
Ring any bells?
He was obviously talking about the classic sacking situation of Sherwood at Spurs, with arrogant Levy, sacking yet another manager.

The Albion situation is different on so many levels. Poyet was angling for a PL move - obsessed with the budgets, kept talking about such matters, flirting with other clubs. Even if TB would have blown even more of his personal monet on the club to suit Poyet, that would not have been permitted under FFP and would not have guaranteed promotion whatsoever - look at Forest, Reading, QPR.

OG it seems got fed up with the constraints of FFP too, and he was hindered even more by Poyet's squad with so many limitations eg a glaring lack of pace and some key players who are plagued with injuries. He also witnessed that we are a selling club as yet another consequence of FFP.

Only a few would categorise TB and PB, in the mould of trigger-happy Levy.

But I'm sure the structure is correct. Hopefully the incoming manager, if they are confident and have the balls, will identify any glaring failings in Ops, Scouting and Coaching, and notify the Board a.s.a.p.
Correction - NOT so sure the structure .... at the club ...is correct.
I was not comparing TB with Levy, my point was the quote which stated that upper management never gets blamed. I was thinking of Burke, certainly not TB.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Liked this comment from Gary Linekar today: "It's always those that run the teams, never those that run the club are to blame!" Ring any bells?[/p][/quote]He was obviously talking about the classic sacking situation of Sherwood at Spurs, with arrogant Levy, sacking yet another manager. The Albion situation is different on so many levels. Poyet was angling for a PL move - obsessed with the budgets, kept talking about such matters, flirting with other clubs. Even if TB would have blown even more of his personal monet on the club to suit Poyet, that would not have been permitted under FFP and would not have guaranteed promotion whatsoever - look at Forest, Reading, QPR. OG it seems got fed up with the constraints of FFP too, and he was hindered even more by Poyet's squad with so many limitations eg a glaring lack of pace and some key players who are plagued with injuries. He also witnessed that we are a selling club as yet another consequence of FFP. Only a few would categorise TB and PB, in the mould of trigger-happy Levy. But I'm sure the structure is correct. Hopefully the incoming manager, if they are confident and have the balls, will identify any glaring failings in Ops, Scouting and Coaching, and notify the Board a.s.a.p.[/p][/quote]Correction - NOT so sure the structure .... at the club ...is correct.[/p][/quote]I was not comparing TB with Levy, my point was the quote which stated that upper management never gets blamed. I was thinking of Burke, certainly not TB. albionbloke
  • Score: 6

3:28am Wed 14 May 14

JoeBlow says...

Holy Bible wrote:
Shame you don't all share the same thoughts for young Chickens.Very odd that Ex-pat Mr,Dunk lol haha?For some reason on this site all the love is for a one Mr,Dunk lol.
Grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Holy Bible[/bold] wrote: Shame you don't all share the same thoughts for young Chickens.Very odd that Ex-pat Mr,Dunk lol haha?For some reason on this site all the love is for a one Mr,Dunk lol.[/p][/quote]Grow up. JoeBlow
  • Score: 2

8:48am Wed 14 May 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
Why do we only find out now that OG was to be rebranded as manager but he wanted to stick to 'head coach'? With all the speculation during the season about what the difference was between head coach and manager only now does the club come out and say OG had responsibilities as a full manager. Maybe makes no difference but could have influenced comments here and elsewhere about who was running what in the club. Communication from the club to fans has not been the best of late and maybe there are things we should not expect to know but this wasn't one of them. Or did I miss it somewhere along the line!?

As for new manager enquiries don't mean the enquirer will take the job. Just that they're asking what the role is and what control they'll have. I guess we'll see in the next few weeks who has the bottle to take it on under the FFP regime. I'm not saying compliance with FFP is wrong as I'd rather have a solvent Champ club than no club at all. I just think it will have a huge influence on who accepts an invitation to iinterview.
Tells me that he was a man of great confidence and integrity! He obviously paid little respect to 'titles/labels' and more respect to whether he/they can do a job properly.

I have faith that Tony Bloom is not only a highly intelligent person but also understandably wishes to protect a club very dear to his, and his family's heart. So I'm sure that eventually he will begin to realize that, perhaps, other positions need examining as he will understand that no-one build any business successfully by having SIX managers in SIX years so he will realize that something needs looking at.

From the outside it looks as though there is a lot of his money being wasted on non-productive or non-performing positions. I am sure he must be asking the same questions as a lot of supporters regarding the ridiculous and consistent injuries the clubs players seem to get.

I also don't understand how Nathan Jones and David Burke decide the list of players to be retained if, as we are continually told, the Manager is the sole final decider as to who we buy and who we let go. Can only be two reasons.

1) A new manager has already been chosen and is really the one deciding and for whatever reason they can't say that, or,

2) What we are told about the structure is not quite true and that indeed David Burke and Nathan Jones are deciding.

If the former is correct I feel confident and if it's the latter I feel very concerned as we will go nowhere in my opinion with that set up. It also makes me wonder if Nathn and Oscar were ever singing off the same page?

Hope there's some real digging by Tony!
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: Why do we only find out now that OG was to be rebranded as manager but he wanted to stick to 'head coach'? With all the speculation during the season about what the difference was between head coach and manager only now does the club come out and say OG had responsibilities as a full manager. Maybe makes no difference but could have influenced comments here and elsewhere about who was running what in the club. Communication from the club to fans has not been the best of late and maybe there are things we should not expect to know but this wasn't one of them. Or did I miss it somewhere along the line!? As for new manager enquiries don't mean the enquirer will take the job. Just that they're asking what the role is and what control they'll have. I guess we'll see in the next few weeks who has the bottle to take it on under the FFP regime. I'm not saying compliance with FFP is wrong as I'd rather have a solvent Champ club than no club at all. I just think it will have a huge influence on who accepts an invitation to iinterview.[/p][/quote]Tells me that he was a man of great confidence and integrity! He obviously paid little respect to 'titles/labels' and more respect to whether he/they can do a job properly. I have faith that Tony Bloom is not only a highly intelligent person but also understandably wishes to protect a club very dear to his, and his family's heart. So I'm sure that eventually he will begin to realize that, perhaps, other positions need examining as he will understand that no-one build any business successfully by having SIX managers in SIX years so he will realize that something needs looking at. From the outside it looks as though there is a lot of his money being wasted on non-productive or non-performing positions. I am sure he must be asking the same questions as a lot of supporters regarding the ridiculous and consistent injuries the clubs players seem to get. I also don't understand how Nathan Jones and David Burke decide the list of players to be retained if, as we are continually told, the Manager is the sole final decider as to who we buy and who we let go. Can only be two reasons. 1) A new manager has already been chosen and is really the one deciding and for whatever reason they can't say that, or, 2) What we are told about the structure is not quite true and that indeed David Burke and Nathan Jones are deciding. If the former is correct I feel confident and if it's the latter I feel very concerned as we will go nowhere in my opinion with that set up. It also makes me wonder if Nathn and Oscar were ever singing off the same page? Hope there's some real digging by Tony! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Thu 15 May 14

tinker111 says...

michael505 wrote:
Same old story. Keep everyone guessing. Something has to be wrong. Gus gets sacked and Oscar only lasts for one season. Difficult to compete with the budget of some club especially those that have the parachute payments. Seems as though we have a lot of waste in the club. Have a clear out and save money to buy better players. Only keep those that want to work for the club and not those saying they are talkig with other clubs. That shows no loyalty at all so they have to go.
TWO B SSSSS are problem Barber & Burke they should be first to go BURKE should not be choosing players for manager to have and Barber came in to get rid of GREAT GUS Having done so before.
Tony Bloom has got to get a grip on things and not go on TV and blame OG he choose him so is he saying he GOT IT WRONG.
[quote][p][bold]michael505[/bold] wrote: Same old story. Keep everyone guessing. Something has to be wrong. Gus gets sacked and Oscar only lasts for one season. Difficult to compete with the budget of some club especially those that have the parachute payments. Seems as though we have a lot of waste in the club. Have a clear out and save money to buy better players. Only keep those that want to work for the club and not those saying they are talkig with other clubs. That shows no loyalty at all so they have to go.[/p][/quote]TWO B SSSSS are problem Barber & Burke they should be first to go BURKE should not be choosing players for manager to have and Barber came in to get rid of GREAT GUS Having done so before. Tony Bloom has got to get a grip on things and not go on TV and blame OG he choose him so is he saying he GOT IT WRONG. tinker111
  • Score: -1

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