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Former Albion boss Oscar returns to Maccabi

The Argus: Oscar during his previous stint in Tel Aviv Oscar during his previous stint in Tel Aviv

Former Albion head coach Oscar Garcia has signed up for a second stint in charge at Maccabi Tel Aviv. Oscar has agreed a two-year deal and succeeds Paulo Sousa, who recently left the Israeli club to take over at FC Basel.

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6:56pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Well, I didn't see that happening! Good luck to him and I hope he's happy there.
Well, I didn't see that happening! Good luck to him and I hope he's happy there. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 26

6:59pm Mon 2 Jun 14

cheese rolls ! says...

Weird
Weird cheese rolls !
  • Score: 1

7:01pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Clearly he was not home sick , !
Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere !
Clearly he was not home sick , ! Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere ! mark by the sea
  • Score: 8

7:04pm Mon 2 Jun 14

The Phantom says...

Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.
Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future. The Phantom
  • Score: 18

7:06pm Mon 2 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

Good luck Oscar, nothing but love for you man.
Good luck Oscar, nothing but love for you man. AlfieT
  • Score: 16

7:08pm Mon 2 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

I see Arsenal are now looking at Dunk and JFC , check it out on NSC !
I see Arsenal are now looking at Dunk and JFC , check it out on NSC ! AlfieT
  • Score: -4

7:11pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Blimey! Didn't see that coming.
Blimey! Didn't see that coming. Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 1

7:17pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Guernsey gull says...

So Sky reporting Clarke on the Celtic short list.
Our list must be getting very short now then ! !
I fear we will start next season like this one, in disharmony, but less players.
Great stadium, great fans, great academy, 5 a side ! !
So Sky reporting Clarke on the Celtic short list. Our list must be getting very short now then ! ! I fear we will start next season like this one, in disharmony, but less players. Great stadium, great fans, great academy, 5 a side ! ! Guernsey gull
  • Score: 32

7:21pm Mon 2 Jun 14

raymondo999 says...

The Phantom wrote:
Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.
Decent bloke? You know him personally do you? Quits the Israelis quoting personal reasons. Quits Albion and goes back. Really strong character.
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.[/p][/quote]Decent bloke? You know him personally do you? Quits the Israelis quoting personal reasons. Quits Albion and goes back. Really strong character. raymondo999
  • Score: 3

7:25pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mikeygit says...

Much speculation about who will be our new Man!! How many applied and were interviewed and how many wanted the job AFTER the interview. and have they made a short list? Have they indeed found anyone they want---who knows but The Board. But I hope WE as fans know soon otherwise it WILL be like last season and short of ´getting to know the Team time´---whats left of the Team!! So many players needed and so little time to prepare. PLEASE do not let any more players go, unless the money is right AND we have the right replacement.
Much speculation about who will be our new Man!! How many applied and were interviewed and how many wanted the job AFTER the interview. and have they made a short list? Have they indeed found anyone they want---who knows but The Board. But I hope WE as fans know soon otherwise it WILL be like last season and short of ´getting to know the Team time´---whats left of the Team!! So many players needed and so little time to prepare. PLEASE do not let any more players go, unless the money is right AND we have the right replacement. mikeygit
  • Score: 7

7:33pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Hampshire Gull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Clearly he was not home sick , !
Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere !
Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Clearly he was not home sick , ! Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere ![/p][/quote]Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone. Hampshire Gull
  • Score: 6

7:43pm Mon 2 Jun 14

raymondo999 says...

Hampshire Gull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clearly he was not home sick , !
Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere !
Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.
So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Clearly he was not home sick , ! Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere ![/p][/quote]Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.[/p][/quote]So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron. raymondo999
  • Score: -23

7:49pm Mon 2 Jun 14

brighton bluenose says...

mikeygit wrote:
Much speculation about who will be our new Man!! How many applied and were interviewed and how many wanted the job AFTER the interview. and have they made a short list? Have they indeed found anyone they want---who knows but The Board. But I hope WE as fans know soon otherwise it WILL be like last season and short of ´getting to know the Team time´---whats left of the Team!! So many players needed and so little time to prepare. PLEASE do not let any more players go, unless the money is right AND we have the right replacement.
Barber told us they had a list of strong applications 24 hours after OG jacked - can't help thinking that was BS!!
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Much speculation about who will be our new Man!! How many applied and were interviewed and how many wanted the job AFTER the interview. and have they made a short list? Have they indeed found anyone they want---who knows but The Board. But I hope WE as fans know soon otherwise it WILL be like last season and short of ´getting to know the Team time´---whats left of the Team!! So many players needed and so little time to prepare. PLEASE do not let any more players go, unless the money is right AND we have the right replacement.[/p][/quote]Barber told us they had a list of strong applications 24 hours after OG jacked - can't help thinking that was BS!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 14

7:51pm Mon 2 Jun 14

twonk says...

Never go back. Never, never go back!
Never go back. Never, never go back! twonk
  • Score: 5

7:53pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Hampshire Gull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clearly he was not home sick , !
Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere !
Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.
So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.
Get off your high horse numpty, his remarks are hardly life changing,
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Clearly he was not home sick , ! Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere ![/p][/quote]Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.[/p][/quote]So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.[/p][/quote]Get off your high horse numpty, his remarks are hardly life changing, mark by the sea
  • Score: 25

8:02pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ringtone says...

twonk wrote:
Never go back. Never, never go back!
Never come back. Never,never come back!
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: Never go back. Never, never go back![/p][/quote]Never come back. Never,never come back! ringtone
  • Score: 4

8:07pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ringtone says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Hampshire Gull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clearly he was not home sick , !
Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere !
Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.
So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.
Have you.

Or are you suffering from post garcia syndrome, tough guy.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Clearly he was not home sick , ! Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere ![/p][/quote]Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.[/p][/quote]So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.[/p][/quote]Have you. Or are you suffering from post garcia syndrome, tough guy. ringtone
  • Score: 2

8:12pm Mon 2 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

ringtone wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Hampshire Gull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clearly he was not home sick , !
Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere !
Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.
So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.
Have you.

Or are you suffering from post garcia syndrome, tough guy.
Always thought he needed a rocket up his arse ! JOKE :-)
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Clearly he was not home sick , ! Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere ![/p][/quote]Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.[/p][/quote]So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.[/p][/quote]Have you. Or are you suffering from post garcia syndrome, tough guy.[/p][/quote]Always thought he needed a rocket up his arse ! JOKE :-) AlfieT
  • Score: 5

8:21pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ringtone says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
Much speculation about who will be our new Man!! How many applied and were interviewed and how many wanted the job AFTER the interview. and have they made a short list? Have they indeed found anyone they want---who knows but The Board. But I hope WE as fans know soon otherwise it WILL be like last season and short of ´getting to know the Team time´---whats left of the Team!! So many players needed and so little time to prepare. PLEASE do not let any more players go, unless the money is right AND we have the right replacement.
Barber told us they had a list of strong applications 24 hours after OG jacked - can't help thinking that was BS!!
Never has a truer word been typed.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Much speculation about who will be our new Man!! How many applied and were interviewed and how many wanted the job AFTER the interview. and have they made a short list? Have they indeed found anyone they want---who knows but The Board. But I hope WE as fans know soon otherwise it WILL be like last season and short of ´getting to know the Team time´---whats left of the Team!! So many players needed and so little time to prepare. PLEASE do not let any more players go, unless the money is right AND we have the right replacement.[/p][/quote]Barber told us they had a list of strong applications 24 hours after OG jacked - can't help thinking that was BS!![/p][/quote]Never has a truer word been typed. ringtone
  • Score: 2

8:22pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mark5 says...

Just been told by someone of reasonable standing at the club, that Martin Jol is in the frame!! Don't know what to make of this, nothing probably............
.....?!
Just been told by someone of reasonable standing at the club, that Martin Jol is in the frame!! Don't know what to make of this, nothing probably............ .....?! mark5
  • Score: -1

8:25pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ringtone says...

AlfieT wrote:
ringtone wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Hampshire Gull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clearly he was not home sick , !
Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere !
Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.
So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.
Have you.

Or are you suffering from post garcia syndrome, tough guy.
Always thought he needed a rocket up his arse ! JOKE :-)
Brilliant. 10/10
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Clearly he was not home sick , ! Also look like Clarke is hoping for the Celtic job... I can't remember exactly when Barber said they has lots of quality candidates , but it looks like some have given up waiting and applying elsewhere ![/p][/quote]Good luck to Oscar. With hindsight he probably realised potential missile attacks in Israel was a less stressful experience than working with the suits at the Albion. High calibre managers probably applied - hoping to persuade the powers that be that if the Albion wanted success on field then the purse strings needed to be relaxed. As others have said, we might now not get an appointment finalised until the Celtic, Southampton, WBA & Leeds jobs are gone.[/p][/quote]So he left because of potential missile attacks did he? And you think they are less stressful than working at Albion. You clearly have never been in a war zone, don't trivialise life in the Middle East . Moron.[/p][/quote]Have you. Or are you suffering from post garcia syndrome, tough guy.[/p][/quote]Always thought he needed a rocket up his arse ! JOKE :-)[/p][/quote]Brilliant. 10/10 ringtone
  • Score: -3

8:29pm Mon 2 Jun 14

novascotiagull says...

raymondo999 wrote:
The Phantom wrote:
Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.
Decent bloke? You know him personally do you? Quits the Israelis quoting personal reasons. Quits Albion and goes back. Really strong character.
His personal reasons where a desire to coach in the UK for Brighton. Not kidding.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.[/p][/quote]Decent bloke? You know him personally do you? Quits the Israelis quoting personal reasons. Quits Albion and goes back. Really strong character.[/p][/quote]His personal reasons where a desire to coach in the UK for Brighton. Not kidding. novascotiagull
  • Score: 0

8:29pm Mon 2 Jun 14

novascotiagull says...

raymondo999 wrote:
The Phantom wrote:
Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.
Decent bloke? You know him personally do you? Quits the Israelis quoting personal reasons. Quits Albion and goes back. Really strong character.
His personal reasons were a desire to coach in the UK for Brighton. Not kidding.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.[/p][/quote]Decent bloke? You know him personally do you? Quits the Israelis quoting personal reasons. Quits Albion and goes back. Really strong character.[/p][/quote]His personal reasons were a desire to coach in the UK for Brighton. Not kidding. novascotiagull
  • Score: -5

8:38pm Mon 2 Jun 14

oksouthstander says...

4,618 miles away from the Amex and I bump into a fellow seagull fan in my local Walmart proudly wearing his Blue and white shirt.Singing the praises of our great club and their achievements.Our club is in very good hands with TB.We will have a class act coming in to maintain our Premier push.Looking forward to another great season.
4,618 miles away from the Amex and I bump into a fellow seagull fan in my local Walmart proudly wearing his Blue and white shirt.Singing the praises of our great club and their achievements.Our club is in very good hands with TB.We will have a class act coming in to maintain our Premier push.Looking forward to another great season. oksouthstander
  • Score: 5

8:48pm Mon 2 Jun 14

leafletman says...

3 WEEKS HAVE PAST A NOT A WORD ON THE MANAGER FRONT ,
I FEAR FOR OUR CLUB AND PLAYERS, GET SOMEONE IN HOW TAKES NO PRISONERS AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NOT A YES MAN
3 WEEKS HAVE PAST A NOT A WORD ON THE MANAGER FRONT , I FEAR FOR OUR CLUB AND PLAYERS, GET SOMEONE IN HOW TAKES NO PRISONERS AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NOT A YES MAN leafletman
  • Score: -4

8:49pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Grummitt says...

mark5 wrote:
Just been told by someone of reasonable standing at the club, that Martin Jol is in the frame!! Don't know what to make of this, nothing probably............

.....?!
Wow that's one out of left field if true. I know his name was mentioned with regard to the Saints job a few days back. Bags of experience but not quite the young, dynamic manager we are hoping for.
[quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: Just been told by someone of reasonable standing at the club, that Martin Jol is in the frame!! Don't know what to make of this, nothing probably............ .....?![/p][/quote]Wow that's one out of left field if true. I know his name was mentioned with regard to the Saints job a few days back. Bags of experience but not quite the young, dynamic manager we are hoping for. Grummitt
  • Score: 0

8:50pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ringtone says...

oksouthstander wrote:
4,618 miles away from the Amex and I bump into a fellow seagull fan in my local Walmart proudly wearing his Blue and white shirt.Singing the praises of our great club and their achievements.Our club is in very good hands with TB.We will have a class act coming in to maintain our Premier push.Looking forward to another great season.
Must have been a very brief chat, what achievements?

Maybe he was present at the 1910 FA Charity Shield

or you were drunk.
[quote][p][bold]oksouthstander[/bold] wrote: 4,618 miles away from the Amex and I bump into a fellow seagull fan in my local Walmart proudly wearing his Blue and white shirt.Singing the praises of our great club and their achievements.Our club is in very good hands with TB.We will have a class act coming in to maintain our Premier push.Looking forward to another great season.[/p][/quote]Must have been a very brief chat, what achievements? Maybe he was present at the 1910 FA Charity Shield or you were drunk. ringtone
  • Score: -6

8:53pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Grummitt wrote:
mark5 wrote:
Just been told by someone of reasonable standing at the club, that Martin Jol is in the frame!! Don't know what to make of this, nothing probably............


.....?!
Wow that's one out of left field if true. I know his name was mentioned with regard to the Saints job a few days back. Bags of experience but not quite the young, dynamic manager we are hoping for.
You were hoping for son.

Dont include me in your generalisation.
[quote][p][bold]Grummitt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: Just been told by someone of reasonable standing at the club, that Martin Jol is in the frame!! Don't know what to make of this, nothing probably............ .....?![/p][/quote]Wow that's one out of left field if true. I know his name was mentioned with regard to the Saints job a few days back. Bags of experience but not quite the young, dynamic manager we are hoping for.[/p][/quote]You were hoping for son. Dont include me in your generalisation. ringtone
  • Score: -6

8:58pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Headline on BBC website.
"Southampton want new manager in place before any more transfers."
Let's hope it's catching....
Headline on BBC website. "Southampton want new manager in place before any more transfers." Let's hope it's catching.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 5

9:03pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Grummitt says...

ringtone wrote:
Grummitt wrote:
mark5 wrote:
Just been told by someone of reasonable standing at the club, that Martin Jol is in the frame!! Don't know what to make of this, nothing probably............



.....?!
Wow that's one out of left field if true. I know his name was mentioned with regard to the Saints job a few days back. Bags of experience but not quite the young, dynamic manager we are hoping for.
You were hoping for son.

Dont include me in your generalisation.
Ok dad.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grummitt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: Just been told by someone of reasonable standing at the club, that Martin Jol is in the frame!! Don't know what to make of this, nothing probably............ .....?![/p][/quote]Wow that's one out of left field if true. I know his name was mentioned with regard to the Saints job a few days back. Bags of experience but not quite the young, dynamic manager we are hoping for.[/p][/quote]You were hoping for son. Dont include me in your generalisation.[/p][/quote]Ok dad. Grummitt
  • Score: 5

9:14pm Mon 2 Jun 14

SMF20 says...

What this suggests to me is that we poached him from Maccabi with promises of a bright future and that he soon found out that the grass isn't always greener.

I'm getting thoroughly fed up with this now. All these weeks passed and yet no-one new here yet.
I know that some think there is loads of time still but I completely disagree... A month before pre season starts with no one in place is a shambles.
13 players required and we shouldn't worry? Rubbish... We are told that our great club will only bring in players that will improve our squad... We have hardly been successful at this have we? We struggle to get one so I completely fail to see how coining by 13 good players will suddenly become an easier task.

I'm bitterly disappointed with how thing are going right now. I feel like a number rather than a respected fan and I'm beginning to question for the 1st time if I like the way the club is heading.
People on here have been ripped to bits for daring to comment about dwindling crowds but they're right.... What new fickle fan is going to stick around if we continue to go backwards?

I may not agree with some things GP said when he was sacked but I have to say that at least he was honest with us and tried to tell it as it was. He has a little respect back in my eyes to go with the gratitude for what he did for us.

Very disgruntled fan at the moment.
What this suggests to me is that we poached him from Maccabi with promises of a bright future and that he soon found out that the grass isn't always greener. I'm getting thoroughly fed up with this now. All these weeks passed and yet no-one new here yet. I know that some think there is loads of time still but I completely disagree... A month before pre season starts with no one in place is a shambles. 13 players required and we shouldn't worry? Rubbish... We are told that our great club will only bring in players that will improve our squad... We have hardly been successful at this have we? We struggle to get one so I completely fail to see how coining by 13 good players will suddenly become an easier task. I'm bitterly disappointed with how thing are going right now. I feel like a number rather than a respected fan and I'm beginning to question for the 1st time if I like the way the club is heading. People on here have been ripped to bits for daring to comment about dwindling crowds but they're right.... What new fickle fan is going to stick around if we continue to go backwards? I may not agree with some things GP said when he was sacked but I have to say that at least he was honest with us and tried to tell it as it was. He has a little respect back in my eyes to go with the gratitude for what he did for us. Very disgruntled fan at the moment. SMF20
  • Score: 26

9:27pm Mon 2 Jun 14

brianw52 says...

Shouldn't have let him go, but the senior management seem to be so arrogant that they think they can get who they want! Not sure there will be many players left when he arrives!
Shouldn't have let him go, but the senior management seem to be so arrogant that they think they can get who they want! Not sure there will be many players left when he arrives! brianw52
  • Score: 7

9:30pm Mon 2 Jun 14

when seagulls follow the trawler says...

Strange move on the part of OG.

Regarding our own situation things are starting to have a touch of deja vu about them.

I am begining to think we may end up appointing from within the club..... ....Calderon as manager and an ( as yet to be recruited) experienced assistant to hold his hand whilst he learns the ropes? And a different role for Jones ?

Fanciful, i know - but if we are struggling to recruit a top notch / experienced manager, then we may have no better options - and time is flying by.

Feel free to shoot me down for thinking this, at least it will help relieve the tedium of waiting to find out what is happening !
Strange move on the part of OG. Regarding our own situation things are starting to have a touch of deja vu about them. I am begining to think we may end up appointing from within the club..... ....Calderon as manager and an ( as yet to be recruited) experienced assistant to hold his hand whilst he learns the ropes? And a different role for Jones ? Fanciful, i know - but if we are struggling to recruit a top notch / experienced manager, then we may have no better options - and time is flying by. Feel free to shoot me down for thinking this, at least it will help relieve the tedium of waiting to find out what is happening ! when seagulls follow the trawler
  • Score: 9

9:38pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
Much speculation about who will be our new Man!! How many applied and were interviewed and how many wanted the job AFTER the interview. and have they made a short list? Have they indeed found anyone they want---who knows but The Board. But I hope WE as fans know soon otherwise it WILL be like last season and short of ´getting to know the Team time´---whats left of the Team!! So many players needed and so little time to prepare. PLEASE do not let any more players go, unless the money is right AND we have the right replacement.
Barber told us they had a list of strong applications 24 hours after OG jacked - can't help thinking that was BS!!
I call it Spin one of the same when is TB going to realise £500k con merchant.
He is not interested in the Albion, just PB Plc.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Much speculation about who will be our new Man!! How many applied and were interviewed and how many wanted the job AFTER the interview. and have they made a short list? Have they indeed found anyone they want---who knows but The Board. But I hope WE as fans know soon otherwise it WILL be like last season and short of ´getting to know the Team time´---whats left of the Team!! So many players needed and so little time to prepare. PLEASE do not let any more players go, unless the money is right AND we have the right replacement.[/p][/quote]Barber told us they had a list of strong applications 24 hours after OG jacked - can't help thinking that was BS!![/p][/quote]I call it Spin one of the same when is TB going to realise £500k con merchant. He is not interested in the Albion, just PB Plc. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -5

9:45pm Mon 2 Jun 14

SMF20 says...

Andrea Orlandi says he will carefully consider offers from English clubs following his release by Brighton & Hove Albion. While surprised to leave the Amex Stadium this summer, he has also said that he hopes he will not be followed through the exits by Leonardo Ulloa.

Just saw the above on Sky. Can't help feeling we should have given him another year.
I'm sure his decent wage was a big factor in letting him move although I do appreciate he was a sicknote last season.
Andrea Orlandi says he will carefully consider offers from English clubs following his release by Brighton & Hove Albion. While surprised to leave the Amex Stadium this summer, he has also said that he hopes he will not be followed through the exits by Leonardo Ulloa. Just saw the above on Sky. Can't help feeling we should have given him another year. I'm sure his decent wage was a big factor in letting him move although I do appreciate he was a sicknote last season. SMF20
  • Score: 3

9:55pm Mon 2 Jun 14

pablobrowno says...

Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!! pablobrowno
  • Score: 4

10:09pm Mon 2 Jun 14

gordongull says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team. gordongull
  • Score: 10

10:12pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mikeygit says...

SMF20--I agree--a month to go and no manager and more players needed than this time last year when everyone was panicking---lot of work still needed to be done by The Board AND the new Manager WHEN he arrives!!! Fail to prepare--Prepare to Fail!! I hope not as we did so well this last season--but can we do it again. Remains to be seen who we have in place.
SMF20--I agree--a month to go and no manager and more players needed than this time last year when everyone was panicking---lot of work still needed to be done by The Board AND the new Manager WHEN he arrives!!! Fail to prepare--Prepare to Fail!! I hope not as we did so well this last season--but can we do it again. Remains to be seen who we have in place. mikeygit
  • Score: 1

10:13pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
The kings clothes my friend!
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]The kings clothes my friend! Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -2

10:45pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

This is a surprise but Oscar goes with my gratitude and best wishes.
I'm sure we'll soon have a new appointment to get us excited. Those of you panicking over the delay should stop it. Most managers and players are sunning themselves in Barbados or wherever at this time of the year so we won't be far behind when our new man turns up.
On the matter of Martin Jol, he's experienced and a good manager. Yes, he's an older candidate.but where has having two dynamic young managers got us. Back to square one two years running.
Tony Bloom came up with two very good appointments in Gus and Oscar.but unfortunately it didn't work out for various reasons. I'm sure his next appointment will be just as good, if not a little surprising.
I still expect the unexpected but until it happens my knickers remain untwisted. UTA
This is a surprise but Oscar goes with my gratitude and best wishes. I'm sure we'll soon have a new appointment to get us excited. Those of you panicking over the delay should stop it. Most managers and players are sunning themselves in Barbados or wherever at this time of the year so we won't be far behind when our new man turns up. On the matter of Martin Jol, he's experienced and a good manager. Yes, he's an older candidate.but where has having two dynamic young managers got us. Back to square one two years running. Tony Bloom came up with two very good appointments in Gus and Oscar.but unfortunately it didn't work out for various reasons. I'm sure his next appointment will be just as good, if not a little surprising. I still expect the unexpected but until it happens my knickers remain untwisted. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 1

10:59pm Mon 2 Jun 14

pablobrowno says...

gordongull wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.
And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool).

The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.[/p][/quote]And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool). The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice? pablobrowno
  • Score: 8

11:12pm Mon 2 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

pablobrowno wrote:
gordongull wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.
And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool).

The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?
Bit deep for this time of night Pablo.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.[/p][/quote]And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool). The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?[/p][/quote]Bit deep for this time of night Pablo. AlfieT
  • Score: 2

11:46pm Mon 2 Jun 14

pablobrowno says...

AlfieT wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
gordongull wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.
And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool).

The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?
Bit deep for this time of night Pablo.
Well at least i got it off my chest! Therapeutic you know!!
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.[/p][/quote]And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool). The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?[/p][/quote]Bit deep for this time of night Pablo.[/p][/quote]Well at least i got it off my chest! Therapeutic you know!! pablobrowno
  • Score: 4

1:03am Tue 3 Jun 14

Oscar's Chin says...

pablobrowno wrote:
gordongull wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.
And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool).

The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?
Have a Saints mate who says it's the latter. He's enjoyed the footy but they have hit a glass ceiling * that's virtually unbrakable!


*cringe
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.[/p][/quote]And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool). The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?[/p][/quote]Have a Saints mate who says it's the latter. He's enjoyed the footy but they have hit a glass ceiling * that's virtually unbrakable! *cringe Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 2

4:41am Tue 3 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

Oscar's Chin wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
gordongull wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.
And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool).

The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?
Have a Saints mate who says it's the latter. He's enjoyed the footy but they have hit a glass ceiling * that's virtually unbrakable!


*cringe
the only "good" thing about the prem is money its such an unfair playing field other than 5 teams no other has a chance of winning the league. I cant wait to get there...............
.......
[quote][p][bold]Oscar's Chin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.[/p][/quote]And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool). The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?[/p][/quote]Have a Saints mate who says it's the latter. He's enjoyed the footy but they have hit a glass ceiling * that's virtually unbrakable! *cringe[/p][/quote]the only "good" thing about the prem is money its such an unfair playing field other than 5 teams no other has a chance of winning the league. I cant wait to get there............... ....... albionfan33
  • Score: 2

8:01am Tue 3 Jun 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

The Phantom wrote:
Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.
Only wish we had the foresight to try and get Cruyff as Head of Football at the same time as taking Oscar. As I've said many times - these positions to be successful are about chemistry. If there's no chemistry there - no success possible.

See how Arsenal went into sudden and swift decline when David Dein was ousted. He and Arsene Wenger were like blood brothers each complimenting the other perfectly. Wenger the cautious one - Dein the visionary adventurous one who would lend his encouragement for Wenger to pursue great players.

Oh how I dream for our club to achieve that chemistry - and soon. Every picture tells a story and this difficulty in obtaining the services of a top notch manager tells a story - even if some are blinkered to what's going on.

Personally I can never understand interviewing loads of managers. I think that a preferred method is for the Board to decide amongst themselves who they would really like to manage the club and is likely to be in their price range. Then if he's already in a job - they do it properly and contact the club and request permission to approach him. If that's granted - then they call him in to discuss if he wants the job and to talk terms if he does.

If he's not in a job it's much more simple they simply contact him and talk turkey. All this interviewing sucks in my opinion. It smacks of indecision - which appears to be one of the challenges the club suffers from.
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: Curious decision by Oscar - presumably the personal reasons that saw him quit in the first place dont apply now. Decent bloke and wish him well for the future.[/p][/quote]Only wish we had the foresight to try and get Cruyff as Head of Football at the same time as taking Oscar. As I've said many times - these positions to be successful are about chemistry. If there's no chemistry there - no success possible. See how Arsenal went into sudden and swift decline when David Dein was ousted. He and Arsene Wenger were like blood brothers each complimenting the other perfectly. Wenger the cautious one - Dein the visionary adventurous one who would lend his encouragement for Wenger to pursue great players. Oh how I dream for our club to achieve that chemistry - and soon. Every picture tells a story and this difficulty in obtaining the services of a top notch manager tells a story - even if some are blinkered to what's going on. Personally I can never understand interviewing loads of managers. I think that a preferred method is for the Board to decide amongst themselves who they would really like to manage the club and is likely to be in their price range. Then if he's already in a job - they do it properly and contact the club and request permission to approach him. If that's granted - then they call him in to discuss if he wants the job and to talk terms if he does. If he's not in a job it's much more simple they simply contact him and talk turkey. All this interviewing sucks in my opinion. It smacks of indecision - which appears to be one of the challenges the club suffers from. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 0

7:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

hubby says...

cheese rolls ! wrote:
Weird
Yep.
Not exactly a forward step.
[quote][p][bold]cheese rolls ![/bold] wrote: Weird[/p][/quote]Yep. Not exactly a forward step. hubby
  • Score: 0

11:48pm Tue 3 Jun 14

wrighty2908 says...

pablobrowno wrote:
gordongull wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.
And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool).

The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?
Totally agree we have a world class stadium and training facility any player at the end of their contract cannot officially sign until 1st July and I to as a season ticket holder who has a 220 mile round trip for home games Is getting fed up with the doom merchants on this site TB has done so much for this club not just as a owner but also as a fan, he's not here Just for the money but to eventually get our club into the premiership, I dont care if it takes another 5 years as long as the club is run in a proper financial manner and I dont think the last two managerial appointments were to bad so if it takes another week or two so be it I trust in TB to make the right decision. On the matter of signings how do we know that players haven't already been lined up and there's no point Issuing any statements until the deals have been done and dont forget we have to abide by FFP. Dont forget we've already made one signing and from what he said he turned down some very good teams to come and play for us.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]The concern which has been widely expressed, Pablobrowno, is that the enthusiasm of top class managers to 'manage Brighton' could be compromised, when they find out they will be doing little more than coaching the team.[/p][/quote]And I fully understand that concern. What I can't abide is the repeated notion that the club is somehow in decline, going backwards and a mere stones throw away from oblivion, which is the impression you get from a lot of these posts. Perhaps people would welcome a Vincent Tan type character to buy the club, ignore FFP, pay any wages demanded by any agents, change our kit to yellow and pink and build a theme park next to the Amex (actually this would be pretty cool). The club needs to be around for our children and children's children etc etc, it is not their job to provide us with instant gratification and I for one am glad we have TB in charge, frustrating though things may be at times. Look at Cardiff City, they knocked on the door for a few years then finally made it before crashing and burning, is the Premier League really the promised land or merely the poisoned chalice?[/p][/quote]Totally agree we have a world class stadium and training facility any player at the end of their contract cannot officially sign until 1st July and I to as a season ticket holder who has a 220 mile round trip for home games Is getting fed up with the doom merchants on this site TB has done so much for this club not just as a owner but also as a fan, he's not here Just for the money but to eventually get our club into the premiership, I dont care if it takes another 5 years as long as the club is run in a proper financial manner and I dont think the last two managerial appointments were to bad so if it takes another week or two so be it I trust in TB to make the right decision. On the matter of signings how do we know that players haven't already been lined up and there's no point Issuing any statements until the deals have been done and dont forget we have to abide by FFP. Dont forget we've already made one signing and from what he said he turned down some very good teams to come and play for us. wrighty2908
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12:51pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Piglet1 says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!!
At last, someone who understands the situation.
Dont panic, be patient and chill.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey you lot are bloody dangerous. What on earth makes people think we are struggling to find a top class manager?!! Top candidates will be chomping at the bit to manage Brighton with the amazing new training facility and fantastic stadium which comes ready with 27k Albion fans. Luckily Tony and the board won't be panicking as much as you all are!!![/p][/quote]At last, someone who understands the situation. Dont panic, be patient and chill. Piglet1
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