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Bookies' favourite Clarke in Celtic link

The Argus: Steve Clarke is keen to get back into management Steve Clarke is keen to get back into management

Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke remained bookies’ favourite to take over as Albion manager last night.

But he was also being strongly linked with the vacant managerial position at Celtic after Roy Keane turned down the Scottish champions.

It is not clear whether Clarke has been interviewed by Celtic but he is known to be of interest to them.

The 50-year-old from Ayrshire is keen to return to management after being sacked by the Baggies last December, having led them to eighth place in the Premier League in the previous season.

He could have the qualities required to succeed Oscar Garcia, who has returned to Maccabi Tel Aviv three weeks after resigning as Seagulls head coach.

Keane had been frontrunner to take charge at Parkhead but yesterday revealed his preference to remain with the Republic of Ireland.

Oscar was also thought to be interested in the Celtic post but was last night back in charge at Maccabi, the club he left before joining the Seagulls last summer.

He is set to renew his close working relationship with director of football Jordi Cruyff on a two-year contract.

Maccabi moved for Oscar after his successor Paulo Sousa moved on to FC Basel.

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5:30am Tue 3 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Question over all of the candidates is , do you want to coach or manage?
Three weeks ago we had a strong line up of suitable quality, of those some have distanced themselves from the job, I can't help feeling if interviews were last week or so, a outstanding coach would have come out and we should be there...
Or we have had our top three interviewed and some may be hedging bets with the saints , Celtic and west brom jobs being better bets,
Does Steve Clarke want this job more than the chance of winning the Scottish league title and champions league football?
Tim sherwood needs his next job to be successful, I think the Albion is not for him ,
To me houghton looks a strong contender as his options are limited, but will he want to manage or coach?
The sacking of Day ( what else is it really) leads us to wonder what exactly is the plan? Is jones and Burke the new deadly duo of talent hunters?
I really hope TB is going to reassure us with a appointment which links the academy/ scouting/ and coaching together, what I do find annoying is the lack of reassurance from the club over another mess pre season looming!
Question over all of the candidates is , do you want to coach or manage? Three weeks ago we had a strong line up of suitable quality, of those some have distanced themselves from the job, I can't help feeling if interviews were last week or so, a outstanding coach would have come out and we should be there... Or we have had our top three interviewed and some may be hedging bets with the saints , Celtic and west brom jobs being better bets, Does Steve Clarke want this job more than the chance of winning the Scottish league title and champions league football? Tim sherwood needs his next job to be successful, I think the Albion is not for him , To me houghton looks a strong contender as his options are limited, but will he want to manage or coach? The sacking of Day ( what else is it really) leads us to wonder what exactly is the plan? Is jones and Burke the new deadly duo of talent hunters? I really hope TB is going to reassure us with a appointment which links the academy/ scouting/ and coaching together, what I do find annoying is the lack of reassurance from the club over another mess pre season looming! mark by the sea
  • Score: 36

5:41am Tue 3 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

I wonder how many articles on here have referred to a different "bookies favourite", then followed soon after by a story countering the original. We all love to speculate but, boy, will I be glad when the announcement is (finally) made!!

UTA!!
I wonder how many articles on here have referred to a different "bookies favourite", then followed soon after by a story countering the original. We all love to speculate but, boy, will I be glad when the announcement is (finally) made!! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 15

5:47am Tue 3 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning boys,
Me personally Steve Clarke would be my preferred choice to be our new manager,I just think he is a top coach he has served his time as a number two treated harshly by the wba, great knowledge off the game sort guy we need to steer our club forward,

Good luck Oscar in your new adventure!!
Up the Albion
Morning boys, Me personally Steve Clarke would be my preferred choice to be our new manager,I just think he is a top coach he has served his time as a number two treated harshly by the wba, great knowledge off the game sort guy we need to steer our club forward, Good luck Oscar in your new adventure!! Up the Albion JeffLomer
  • Score: 4

6:39am Tue 3 Jun 14

rusty dave says...

Frank Lampard player manager & bring in Joe Cole his first signing - Dream On !!!!!!! but a great fantasy during this uncertain time !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frank Lampard player manager & bring in Joe Cole his first signing - Dream On !!!!!!! but a great fantasy during this uncertain time !!!!!!!!!!!!! rusty dave
  • Score: -5

6:58am Tue 3 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

And so it rolls on...............doe
sn't really look like anyone wants this job. Except maybe for Hughton. He's desperate. Are the board running out of candidates?......I pray that we're not reading the same news in August. The number of interested bloggers on here is diminishing as well.
And so it rolls on...............doe sn't really look like anyone wants this job. Except maybe for Hughton. He's desperate. Are the board running out of candidates?......I pray that we're not reading the same news in August. The number of interested bloggers on here is diminishing as well. Max Ripple
  • Score: 0

7:10am Tue 3 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Question over all of the candidates is , do you want to coach or manage?
Three weeks ago we had a strong line up of suitable quality, of those some have distanced themselves from the job, I can't help feeling if interviews were last week or so, a outstanding coach would have come out and we should be there...
Or we have had our top three interviewed and some may be hedging bets with the saints , Celtic and west brom jobs being better bets,
Does Steve Clarke want this job more than the chance of winning the Scottish league title and champions league football?
Tim sherwood needs his next job to be successful, I think the Albion is not for him ,
To me houghton looks a strong contender as his options are limited, but will he want to manage or coach?
The sacking of Day ( what else is it really) leads us to wonder what exactly is the plan? Is jones and Burke the new deadly duo of talent hunters?
I really hope TB is going to reassure us with a appointment which links the academy/ scouting/ and coaching together, what I do find annoying is the lack of reassurance from the club over another mess pre season looming!
Morning Mark,
Anyone who takes the Celtic job to me has no ambition yes you win the league year after year and qualify for champions league but there guaranteed that anyone can go in there and win the title, when was the last time a manager left there and was successful in England at a top club, I agree what you say about Sherwood he is waiting for a job in the premiership in my opinion, I would take Clarke or Hughton all day long,
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Question over all of the candidates is , do you want to coach or manage? Three weeks ago we had a strong line up of suitable quality, of those some have distanced themselves from the job, I can't help feeling if interviews were last week or so, a outstanding coach would have come out and we should be there... Or we have had our top three interviewed and some may be hedging bets with the saints , Celtic and west brom jobs being better bets, Does Steve Clarke want this job more than the chance of winning the Scottish league title and champions league football? Tim sherwood needs his next job to be successful, I think the Albion is not for him , To me houghton looks a strong contender as his options are limited, but will he want to manage or coach? The sacking of Day ( what else is it really) leads us to wonder what exactly is the plan? Is jones and Burke the new deadly duo of talent hunters? I really hope TB is going to reassure us with a appointment which links the academy/ scouting/ and coaching together, what I do find annoying is the lack of reassurance from the club over another mess pre season looming![/p][/quote]Morning Mark, Anyone who takes the Celtic job to me has no ambition yes you win the league year after year and qualify for champions league but there guaranteed that anyone can go in there and win the title, when was the last time a manager left there and was successful in England at a top club, I agree what you say about Sherwood he is waiting for a job in the premiership in my opinion, I would take Clarke or Hughton all day long, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -4

7:17am Tue 3 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Clarke is good but will we actually land him, and where is Hughton? It's all bookies speculation and nothing from the club. Whoever it is we must learn from previous mistakes with managers and make sure we keep hold of them this time or we will never get the stability we need for success.
Clarke is good but will we actually land him, and where is Hughton? It's all bookies speculation and nothing from the club. Whoever it is we must learn from previous mistakes with managers and make sure we keep hold of them this time or we will never get the stability we need for success. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 3

7:21am Tue 3 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

rusty dave wrote:
Frank Lampard player manager & bring in Joe Cole his first signing - Dream On !!!!!!! but a great fantasy during this uncertain time !!!!!!!!!!!!!
He's off to the states to play for the New York team, tempted by the many dollars they are offering, if we can offer more then maybe he'll come here instead.
[quote][p][bold]rusty dave[/bold] wrote: Frank Lampard player manager & bring in Joe Cole his first signing - Dream On !!!!!!! but a great fantasy during this uncertain time !!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]He's off to the states to play for the New York team, tempted by the many dollars they are offering, if we can offer more then maybe he'll come here instead. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -2

7:22am Tue 3 Jun 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Hope it aint too long before we get the news in a new manager. All candidates mentioned that are favourites to be the new Brighton manager seemed to be linked with other vacant jobs. Only hope we don't get Roy Keane,Neil Lennon. Good pkayers in their time but cant manage for toffee.
Hope it aint too long before we get the news in a new manager. All candidates mentioned that are favourites to be the new Brighton manager seemed to be linked with other vacant jobs. Only hope we don't get Roy Keane,Neil Lennon. Good pkayers in their time but cant manage for toffee. Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 7

7:25am Tue 3 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Max Ripple wrote:
And so it rolls on...............doe

sn't really look like anyone wants this job. Except maybe for Hughton. He's desperate. Are the board running out of candidates?......I pray that we're not reading the same news in August. The number of interested bloggers on here is diminishing as well.
morning Max,
Maybe people are on holiday at the min, or fed up getting thumbs down with no explanation, or there waiting for Hughton to get appointed so they can have a massive whinge like they always do, your find there are 40 regular posters then the rest are on here to moan about anything,
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: And so it rolls on...............doe sn't really look like anyone wants this job. Except maybe for Hughton. He's desperate. Are the board running out of candidates?......I pray that we're not reading the same news in August. The number of interested bloggers on here is diminishing as well.[/p][/quote]morning Max, Maybe people are on holiday at the min, or fed up getting thumbs down with no explanation, or there waiting for Hughton to get appointed so they can have a massive whinge like they always do, your find there are 40 regular posters then the rest are on here to moan about anything, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -7

7:26am Tue 3 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

And now Gus is trying to put the mockers on our world cup by criticising England, will he ever just shut up?
And now Gus is trying to put the mockers on our world cup by criticising England, will he ever just shut up? East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 8

7:35am Tue 3 Jun 14

bbb1969 says...

Only posted a couple of times but have read all the posts and speculation.
I am concerned but still optimistic that we will get someone in. What I want is a manager who we have to interview; with the choicrs and potential managers that are left seems like our club is being interviewed and if we are not a managers first choice then don't give them the job.

Will have to wait and see. Agree with some posters that we dont have lots of time.
I here Chris Kamara may be interested; at least we'd all have a laugh
Only posted a couple of times but have read all the posts and speculation. I am concerned but still optimistic that we will get someone in. What I want is a manager who we have to interview; with the choicrs and potential managers that are left seems like our club is being interviewed and if we are not a managers first choice then don't give them the job. Will have to wait and see. Agree with some posters that we dont have lots of time. I here Chris Kamara may be interested; at least we'd all have a laugh bbb1969
  • Score: 3

7:44am Tue 3 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

bbb1969 wrote:
Only posted a couple of times but have read all the posts and speculation.
I am concerned but still optimistic that we will get someone in. What I want is a manager who we have to interview; with the choicrs and potential managers that are left seems like our club is being interviewed and if we are not a managers first choice then don't give them the job.

Will have to wait and see. Agree with some posters that we dont have lots of time.
I here Chris Kamara may be interested; at least we'd all have a laugh
Is it worth trying to land wurzel from millwall? Putting aside the palace connection he knows about promotion and we would be constantly entertained!
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Only posted a couple of times but have read all the posts and speculation. I am concerned but still optimistic that we will get someone in. What I want is a manager who we have to interview; with the choicrs and potential managers that are left seems like our club is being interviewed and if we are not a managers first choice then don't give them the job. Will have to wait and see. Agree with some posters that we dont have lots of time. I here Chris Kamara may be interested; at least we'd all have a laugh[/p][/quote]Is it worth trying to land wurzel from millwall? Putting aside the palace connection he knows about promotion and we would be constantly entertained! East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -19

7:59am Tue 3 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

My reaction to this latest information is "who really knows" but it's fast becoming "Do I really care?"
Three weeks ago today, our CEO was quoted on the club website eulogising over the quality of candidates. Nine days ago, they told us there was a shortlist with interviews taking place.
To be fair, I think we're still inside a reasonable timeframe for interviews and then negotiations to be filling the space, but not for much longer.
The process must have identified a preferred candidate and at least one alternative, so I can only think our choice - or choices - are hedging their bets in case one of the other managerless clubs provide a better offer.
The irony is you would hope our list is full of people who would be of interest to the others and so the managers themselves will be playing each club off against the other making it a seller's market and a reason why no-one is making announcements just yet. The domino effect is just around the corner.
For me, it all means our package has to be more appealing than others and frankly, with a recent history of disaffected departures and a set up that's clearly been the root cause, I'm not sure ours is....
My reaction to this latest information is "who really knows" but it's fast becoming "Do I really care?" Three weeks ago today, our CEO was quoted on the club website eulogising over the quality of candidates. Nine days ago, they told us there was a shortlist with interviews taking place. To be fair, I think we're still inside a reasonable timeframe for interviews and then negotiations to be filling the space, but not for much longer. The process must have identified a preferred candidate and at least one alternative, so I can only think our choice - or choices - are hedging their bets in case one of the other managerless clubs provide a better offer. The irony is you would hope our list is full of people who would be of interest to the others and so the managers themselves will be playing each club off against the other making it a seller's market and a reason why no-one is making announcements just yet. The domino effect is just around the corner. For me, it all means our package has to be more appealing than others and frankly, with a recent history of disaffected departures and a set up that's clearly been the root cause, I'm not sure ours is.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 13

8:00am Tue 3 Jun 14

Oscar's Chin says...

East of CrawleyDown wrote:
And now Gus is trying to put the mockers on our world cup by criticising England, will he ever just shut up?
Probably not!
[quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: And now Gus is trying to put the mockers on our world cup by criticising England, will he ever just shut up?[/p][/quote]Probably not! Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 8

8:12am Tue 3 Jun 14

mikeygit says...

AS the days pass the fans frustration increases--only natural but TIME IS running out and we seem to be no nearer getting a good manager--whatever that is!! I am sure things are going on behind the scenes and if you recall Bloom said they were not going to rush into making a decision--well certainly right there, but we do really need closure on this one--this week I would hope so we have time to prepare for a good season. Whoever the new manager is he will have to hit the ground running as he will have so many boxes to tick in order to get a team out on the first league game!!
AS the days pass the fans frustration increases--only natural but TIME IS running out and we seem to be no nearer getting a good manager--whatever that is!! I am sure things are going on behind the scenes and if you recall Bloom said they were not going to rush into making a decision--well certainly right there, but we do really need closure on this one--this week I would hope so we have time to prepare for a good season. Whoever the new manager is he will have to hit the ground running as he will have so many boxes to tick in order to get a team out on the first league game!! mikeygit
  • Score: 5

8:47am Tue 3 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

One for the ladies!
One for the ladies! AlfieT
  • Score: -3

8:56am Tue 3 Jun 14

Simbosims says...

Is Glen Hoddle still free??

Been there, done it, speaks English, Southern based, young, good connections.
Is Glen Hoddle still free?? Been there, done it, speaks English, Southern based, young, good connections. Simbosims
  • Score: 5

9:03am Tue 3 Jun 14

olebut says...

Mr Bloom should offer Frank Lampard the job as player manager
Mr Bloom should offer Frank Lampard the job as player manager olebut
  • Score: -8

9:14am Tue 3 Jun 14

Tommy11 says...

Terrible Article again Brian! " Clarke could have the required qualities?" - please explain??

Its the same format as the Sherwood, Hughton & Clement article - this is NOT news!

As for the people running our club - WE ARE NOT A COMPANY. As much as you want to run it like one, we are not - we are a football club - please start to update the fans with news as we pay your wages.

I'm beginning to take an imense dislike to Barber - I feel he is a major problem with our club and I hate the way he conducts business. He faffs about with imprtant matters such as staff, but as soon as there is a marketing opertunity - he jumps straight on it and asks us fans for a load of money.

Bring back Perry!
Terrible Article again Brian! " Clarke could have the required qualities?" - please explain?? Its the same format as the Sherwood, Hughton & Clement article - this is NOT news! As for the people running our club - WE ARE NOT A COMPANY. As much as you want to run it like one, we are not - we are a football club - please start to update the fans with news as we pay your wages. I'm beginning to take an imense dislike to Barber - I feel he is a major problem with our club and I hate the way he conducts business. He faffs about with imprtant matters such as staff, but as soon as there is a marketing opertunity - he jumps straight on it and asks us fans for a load of money. Bring back Perry! Tommy11
  • Score: -4

10:01am Tue 3 Jun 14

peterpan32 says...

The problem we got now is that we are going to have to wait for the Celtic,saints, westbrom and maybe even Leeds vacancies to be filled. Then maybe we can have whoever is left over. Time is flying by and all decent players on free transfers will soon be snapped up.

im hoping the board have something special up their sleeves that will shut us all up in amazement with who gets the job and players who are coming in. Then again we all know that wont happen!!
The problem we got now is that we are going to have to wait for the Celtic,saints, westbrom and maybe even Leeds vacancies to be filled. Then maybe we can have whoever is left over. Time is flying by and all decent players on free transfers will soon be snapped up. im hoping the board have something special up their sleeves that will shut us all up in amazement with who gets the job and players who are coming in. Then again we all know that wont happen!! peterpan32
  • Score: 5

10:09am Tue 3 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

If or when we sell Leo who would you like to come in to replace him and do you think we should get Jesse back, just something else to talk about, fed up waiting for news about next manager,
Up the Albion!!!!
If or when we sell Leo who would you like to come in to replace him and do you think we should get Jesse back, just something else to talk about, fed up waiting for news about next manager, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

10:18am Tue 3 Jun 14

daveyboy35 says...

I think this shows the powers that be haven't got a clue who to put in!! If the interviews took place last week as we are led to believe then surely somebody should have stood out!!!! And if they didn't we are up the proverbial creek!!!
I think this shows the powers that be haven't got a clue who to put in!! If the interviews took place last week as we are led to believe then surely somebody should have stood out!!!! And if they didn't we are up the proverbial creek!!! daveyboy35
  • Score: 0

10:40am Tue 3 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

We lost two good coaches because they could not be trusted by the Blues Bros to be Managers.The only people who would want the job will be Puppets with the B.Bros pulling the strings.So forget getting a strong Manager and be prepared foe a yes man that will lead to the same thing happening at the end of next season.Wake up TB and get shot of the suits now.
We lost two good coaches because they could not be trusted by the Blues Bros to be Managers.The only people who would want the job will be Puppets with the B.Bros pulling the strings.So forget getting a strong Manager and be prepared foe a yes man that will lead to the same thing happening at the end of next season.Wake up TB and get shot of the suits now. pjwilk
  • Score: -1

10:58am Tue 3 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
If or when we sell Leo who would you like to come in to replace him and do you think we should get Jesse back, just something else to talk about, fed up waiting for news about next manager,
Up the Albion!!!!
if he goes to saints get gallagher on a yr loan if leics get wood perm also we should go for fryatt wether we sel leo or not. maybe a swap + 2mil for assumbalonga with cms going the other way?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: If or when we sell Leo who would you like to come in to replace him and do you think we should get Jesse back, just something else to talk about, fed up waiting for news about next manager, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]if he goes to saints get gallagher on a yr loan if leics get wood perm also we should go for fryatt wether we sel leo or not. maybe a swap + 2mil for assumbalonga with cms going the other way? albionfan33
  • Score: -1

11:08am Tue 3 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

sami hyppia 8/11 now hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
sami hyppia 8/11 now hmmmmmmmmmmmmm albionfan33
  • Score: 2

11:12am Tue 3 Jun 14

tug509 says...

pjwilk wrote:
We lost two good coaches because they could not be trusted by the Blues Bros to be Managers.The only people who would want the job will be Puppets with the B.Bros pulling the strings.So forget getting a strong Manager and be prepared foe a yes man that will lead to the same thing happening at the end of next season.Wake up TB and get shot of the suits now.
Took the words from my mouth . When TB gave GP the job as MANAGER ,we were at the Withdean ,NO training facilities ,6,500 - 7,000 average gate , unyet we were apparently inundated with offers for the vacancy ,NOW with all that we have going for us ,we are struggling to fill the job ,the only other significant change between then and now IS ,B&B ,no one likes a DOF ,Barry Fry did a great interview on DOF`s ,they are soul sucking individuals ,generally with more knowledge of finance than football ,while i agree finance`s are important i dont think you can have money men running the team . This imho is why we don`t have someone in place yet ,and i believe we will miss out on some good signings as a direct result of this . Get rid of these two and get a manager ,give him a workable budget ( which will be considerably bigger without their combined wages and bonuses ) and let him get on with it , surely TB can balance the books with the money skills that have made him a wealthy man !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: We lost two good coaches because they could not be trusted by the Blues Bros to be Managers.The only people who would want the job will be Puppets with the B.Bros pulling the strings.So forget getting a strong Manager and be prepared foe a yes man that will lead to the same thing happening at the end of next season.Wake up TB and get shot of the suits now.[/p][/quote]Took the words from my mouth . When TB gave GP the job as MANAGER ,we were at the Withdean ,NO training facilities ,6,500 - 7,000 average gate , unyet we were apparently inundated with offers for the vacancy ,NOW with all that we have going for us ,we are struggling to fill the job ,the only other significant change between then and now IS ,B&B ,no one likes a DOF ,Barry Fry did a great interview on DOF`s ,they are soul sucking individuals ,generally with more knowledge of finance than football ,while i agree finance`s are important i dont think you can have money men running the team . This imho is why we don`t have someone in place yet ,and i believe we will miss out on some good signings as a direct result of this . Get rid of these two and get a manager ,give him a workable budget ( which will be considerably bigger without their combined wages and bonuses ) and let him get on with it , surely TB can balance the books with the money skills that have made him a wealthy man !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 5

11:13am Tue 3 Jun 14

OldGull says...

Clarke is no longer fave,
Hughton is out to 14/1
Sami Hyypia is now 8/11 fave?

I assume someone has seen him shopping in Churchill Sq.
Clarke is no longer fave, Hughton is out to 14/1 Sami Hyypia is now 8/11 fave? I assume someone has seen him shopping in Churchill Sq. OldGull
  • Score: 4

11:28am Tue 3 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

albionfan33 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
If or when we sell Leo who would you like to come in to replace him and do you think we should get Jesse back, just something else to talk about, fed up waiting for news about next manager,
Up the Albion!!!!
if he goes to saints get gallagher on a yr loan if leics get wood perm also we should go for fryatt wether we sel leo or not. maybe a swap + 2mil for assumbalonga with cms going the other way?
Morning Albion 33
if Leo does leave I would like becchio and Chris woods up front, I think there both quality strikers who would score plenty off goals each, I think Fryatt could be off to Burnley or Leicester if he leaves Hull, I would also like Fryatt but not sure he would come here
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: If or when we sell Leo who would you like to come in to replace him and do you think we should get Jesse back, just something else to talk about, fed up waiting for news about next manager, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]if he goes to saints get gallagher on a yr loan if leics get wood perm also we should go for fryatt wether we sel leo or not. maybe a swap + 2mil for assumbalonga with cms going the other way?[/p][/quote]Morning Albion 33 if Leo does leave I would like becchio and Chris woods up front, I think there both quality strikers who would score plenty off goals each, I think Fryatt could be off to Burnley or Leicester if he leaves Hull, I would also like Fryatt but not sure he would come here Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

11:32am Tue 3 Jun 14

OldGull says...

OldGull wrote:
Clarke is no longer fave,
Hughton is out to 14/1
Sami Hyypia is now 8/11 fave?

I assume someone has seen him shopping in Churchill Sq.
This is on skybet, He does not feature on other bookie sites
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Clarke is no longer fave, Hughton is out to 14/1 Sami Hyypia is now 8/11 fave? I assume someone has seen him shopping in Churchill Sq.[/p][/quote]This is on skybet, He does not feature on other bookie sites OldGull
  • Score: 2

11:32am Tue 3 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
If or when we sell Leo who would you like to come in to replace him and do you think we should get Jesse back, just something else to talk about, fed up waiting for news about next manager,
Up the Albion!!!!
if he goes to saints get gallagher on a yr loan if leics get wood perm also we should go for fryatt wether we sel leo or not. maybe a swap + 2mil for assumbalonga with cms going the other way?
Morning Albion 33
if Leo does leave I would like becchio and Chris woods up front, I think there both quality strikers who would score plenty off goals each, I think Fryatt could be off to Burnley or Leicester if he leaves Hull, I would also like Fryatt but not sure he would come here
Up the Albion!!
id like becchio too but i dont think he will leave norwich now they are back in the champs and hughton's gone
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: If or when we sell Leo who would you like to come in to replace him and do you think we should get Jesse back, just something else to talk about, fed up waiting for news about next manager, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]if he goes to saints get gallagher on a yr loan if leics get wood perm also we should go for fryatt wether we sel leo or not. maybe a swap + 2mil for assumbalonga with cms going the other way?[/p][/quote]Morning Albion 33 if Leo does leave I would like becchio and Chris woods up front, I think there both quality strikers who would score plenty off goals each, I think Fryatt could be off to Burnley or Leicester if he leaves Hull, I would also like Fryatt but not sure he would come here Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]id like becchio too but i dont think he will leave norwich now they are back in the champs and hughton's gone albionfan33
  • Score: 1

11:42am Tue 3 Jun 14

AGT999 says...

Sami now evens with Betvictor
Sami now evens with Betvictor AGT999
  • Score: 4

11:44am Tue 3 Jun 14

Barry W says...

Please not Sami,he got the sack in April after a run of 1 win in last 12 games.Not the best qualification for our new manager !
Please not Sami,he got the sack in April after a run of 1 win in last 12 games.Not the best qualification for our new manager ! Barry W
  • Score: 1

11:46am Tue 3 Jun 14

Barry W says...

But suppose he would be cheap and desperate with a record like that !!!
But suppose he would be cheap and desperate with a record like that !!! Barry W
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Tue 3 Jun 14

bbb1969 says...

Kevin Keagan is free; did wonders at Newcastle (tongue in cheek comment)
Not sure about Sami and do think we will get whoever is left which is a shame.
Hope I am wrong but do think TB needs to question the suits because we need to be attractive to Managers and players but cant even seem to land a decent loanee without a must play clause.
Kevin Keagan is free; did wonders at Newcastle (tongue in cheek comment) Not sure about Sami and do think we will get whoever is left which is a shame. Hope I am wrong but do think TB needs to question the suits because we need to be attractive to Managers and players but cant even seem to land a decent loanee without a must play clause. bbb1969
  • Score: 1

12:16pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Barry W....he did however have a pretty good record overall with Leverkusen though and was very harshly sacked for one bad run of form. He has plenty of experience of English footy and communication would not be a problem. He also has good links with Liverpool which may prove handy. He would be on my shortlist.
Barry W....he did however have a pretty good record overall with Leverkusen though and was very harshly sacked for one bad run of form. He has plenty of experience of English footy and communication would not be a problem. He also has good links with Liverpool which may prove handy. He would be on my shortlist. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 4

12:27pm Tue 3 Jun 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Only wish we would have had the foresight to try and get Cruyff as Head of Football at the same time we took Oscar. Well it's water under the bridge now but we must learn from mistakes - and surely they acknowledge there must have been some? As I've said many times - these manager/head of football positions, (or whatever titles you give to those) to be successful need to have 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 these days - which was intimated by both previous managers! The word soon gets around in football.

A magnificent stadium and training ground but without the right structure underneath is like a guy with a Savile Row Suit but dirty underwear! Still hoping that the promise of a 'very high calibre' candidate materialises.
Only wish we would have had the foresight to try and get Cruyff as Head of Football at the same time we took Oscar. Well it's water under the bridge now but we must learn from mistakes - and surely they acknowledge there must have been some? As I've said many times - these manager/head of football positions, (or whatever titles you give to those) to be successful need to have 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 these days - which was intimated by both previous managers! The word soon gets around in football. A magnificent stadium and training ground but without the right structure underneath is like a guy with a Savile Row Suit but dirty underwear! Still hoping that the promise of a 'very high calibre' candidate materialises. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Tue 3 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

The problem is that we have competition for suitable managers, the best have options of which we are but one option. We might have spoken to those we wished to regarding filling our vacancy, but those we have spoken to want to speak to others before they give an answer.
People can speculate, come up with reasons why they think we have yet to land a new manager. Our budget is too small, they don't want to work with a Director of Football, our wages policy is too strict or anything else they can think of, but the fact is more than most years this year sees a few clubs all looking at the same time.
The problem is that we have competition for suitable managers, the best have options of which we are but one option. We might have spoken to those we wished to regarding filling our vacancy, but those we have spoken to want to speak to others before they give an answer. People can speculate, come up with reasons why they think we have yet to land a new manager. Our budget is too small, they don't want to work with a Director of Football, our wages policy is too strict or anything else they can think of, but the fact is more than most years this year sees a few clubs all looking at the same time. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 10

4:19pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Falmer Wizard says...

This joke of who will be the next man in charge is wearing a bit thin,but had to advise that a person looking very like Davy Moyes was noted on Brighton Station,could be is taking a break before his next appointment,still anybody other than Roy Keane..
This joke of who will be the next man in charge is wearing a bit thin,but had to advise that a person looking very like Davy Moyes was noted on Brighton Station,could be is taking a break before his next appointment,still anybody other than Roy Keane.. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 2

4:26pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Baldseagull says...

Barry W wrote:
Please not Sami,he got the sack in April after a run of 1 win in last 12 games.Not the best qualification for our new manager !
Gus had a run with one win in 12 first season in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] wrote: Please not Sami,he got the sack in April after a run of 1 win in last 12 games.Not the best qualification for our new manager ![/p][/quote]Gus had a run with one win in 12 first season in the Championship. Baldseagull
  • Score: 2

4:38pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Barry W....he did however have a pretty good record overall with Leverkusen though and was very harshly sacked for one bad run of form. He has plenty of experience of English footy and communication would not be a problem. He also has good links with Liverpool which may prove handy. He would be on my shortlist.
Good points Captain H. Hyypia's win record at Bayer Leverkusen was 54 % (50 wins from 92 games - he lost 27 ie just 30%) which isn't bad in any of the top European leagues although it doesn't match Sherwood's 59%. Still think Clarke and Hughton are worthwhile options but since Clarke is from Ayrshire (as was my father) I favour him for that purely arbitrary reason. Just for the record Robbie Burns was an Ayrshire lad too.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Barry W....he did however have a pretty good record overall with Leverkusen though and was very harshly sacked for one bad run of form. He has plenty of experience of English footy and communication would not be a problem. He also has good links with Liverpool which may prove handy. He would be on my shortlist.[/p][/quote]Good points Captain H. Hyypia's win record at Bayer Leverkusen was 54 % (50 wins from 92 games - he lost 27 ie just 30%) which isn't bad in any of the top European leagues although it doesn't match Sherwood's 59%. Still think Clarke and Hughton are worthwhile options but since Clarke is from Ayrshire (as was my father) I favour him for that purely arbitrary reason. Just for the record Robbie Burns was an Ayrshire lad too. ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

5:05pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Barry W wrote:
Please not Sami,he got the sack in April after a run of 1 win in last 12 games.Not the best qualification for our new manager !
Gus had a run with one win in 12 first season in the Championship.
If memory serves me right Oscar started quite slowly with 4 losses, 3 draws and only 3 wins in his first 10 matches (including the game against Newport) up to the end of September and yet we finished 6th.
Talking of Oscar I was surprised to see him go back to Maccabi Tel Aviv. It seems a far cry from having informal talks supposedly with Celtic to returning to Israel. Perhaps revisiting familiar ground is a case of the devil you know etc. It makes me wonder if Oscar is more at ease being a Coach than being the Manager. As a Coach I felt he was first class witness what he achieved with the likes of Ince, JFC and March and also how he revitalised Ward (out of favour at Wolves when he joined us) and Conway.
I wish him well.
However for his replacement I feel we need someone who is a Manager first and foremost rather than just being a coach although of course he should be both as Wenger is.
Still waiting patiently (wearing thin) for TB's announcement. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] wrote: Please not Sami,he got the sack in April after a run of 1 win in last 12 games.Not the best qualification for our new manager ![/p][/quote]Gus had a run with one win in 12 first season in the Championship.[/p][/quote]If memory serves me right Oscar started quite slowly with 4 losses, 3 draws and only 3 wins in his first 10 matches (including the game against Newport) up to the end of September and yet we finished 6th. Talking of Oscar I was surprised to see him go back to Maccabi Tel Aviv. It seems a far cry from having informal talks supposedly with Celtic to returning to Israel. Perhaps revisiting familiar ground is a case of the devil you know etc. It makes me wonder if Oscar is more at ease being a Coach than being the Manager. As a Coach I felt he was first class witness what he achieved with the likes of Ince, JFC and March and also how he revitalised Ward (out of favour at Wolves when he joined us) and Conway. I wish him well. However for his replacement I feel we need someone who is a Manager first and foremost rather than just being a coach although of course he should be both as Wenger is. Still waiting patiently (wearing thin) for TB's announcement. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

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