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Hyypia takes charge at Albion

The Argus: Sami Hyypia Sami Hyypia

Albion tonight confirmed Sami Hyypia as their new manager.

The former Liverpool and Finland star takes charge at the Amex on a three–year deal.

Hyypia, 40, fended off competition from experienced French coach Frederic Hantz and other high-calibre contenders to land the job.

Nathan Jones will work alongside Hyypia as first team coach.

More to come...

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7:02pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Mr Farkenbus says...

At last!
At last! Mr Farkenbus
  • Score: 7

7:04pm Fri 6 Jun 14

sjonesbb says...

Excellent :).
Excellent :). sjonesbb
  • Score: 9

7:07pm Fri 6 Jun 14

college says...

Jones still got his feet under the table then - wonder if it was a condition of the job?
No more whinging then, we've all got a team to support - let's hope sami came with a player list.
UTA
Jones still got his feet under the table then - wonder if it was a condition of the job? No more whinging then, we've all got a team to support - let's hope sami came with a player list. UTA college
  • Score: 14

7:09pm Fri 6 Jun 14

fairweathersupporter says...

I am optimistic. Never really found out what brand Oscar was (apart from slightly less convincing brand Gus) and sneaky suspicion the players ended up telling him how to do it. Must start researching team formations at B.Leverkusen for the last few years. Now was there two strikers? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, not already.
Welcome Sami. Rock on.
I am optimistic. Never really found out what brand Oscar was (apart from slightly less convincing brand Gus) and sneaky suspicion the players ended up telling him how to do it. Must start researching team formations at B.Leverkusen for the last few years. Now was there two strikers? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, not already. Welcome Sami. Rock on. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 2

7:10pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Eltel1983 says...

Could be good - time will tell - credit to the chairman for keeping it all under wraps and a three year deal shows commitment on both sides - now to manage the expectations!!
Could be good - time will tell - credit to the chairman for keeping it all under wraps and a three year deal shows commitment on both sides - now to manage the expectations!! Eltel1983
  • Score: 4

7:11pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Lawro was God says...

Great news. Plenty of time, by Albion standards, to prepare for next season. Hope as suggested elsewhere he is looking for an assistant to come in with him and Jones is given the Oatway type role with a bit more finesse.
Great news. Plenty of time, by Albion standards, to prepare for next season. Hope as suggested elsewhere he is looking for an assistant to come in with him and Jones is given the Oatway type role with a bit more finesse. Lawro was God
  • Score: 3

7:12pm Fri 6 Jun 14

don't wanna do it like that says...

All i can say is good luck,you will need it.
All i can say is good luck,you will need it. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -11

7:13pm Fri 6 Jun 14

bha3072011 says...

At last! Favoured him over Hantz as he has top flight experience, has lots of connections here, Finland and Germany and definitely looking forward to who he may well bring in. Hopefully Sam Byram from Leeds
At last! Favoured him over Hantz as he has top flight experience, has lots of connections here, Finland and Germany and definitely looking forward to who he may well bring in. Hopefully Sam Byram from Leeds bha3072011
  • Score: -2

7:14pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Good stuff ! hope he's got something for Burke to get his teeth into, hope he puts himself about too, because leaving it to Mr Charisma? I'm sure he bores the pants off the agents, and that's the reason we can't get anybody to sign.
Good stuff ! hope he's got something for Burke to get his teeth into, hope he puts himself about too, because leaving it to Mr Charisma? I'm sure he bores the pants off the agents, and that's the reason we can't get anybody to sign. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 6

7:15pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Marko uta says...

We finally have a manager of his calibre, well done tony always had faith in you to make the right choice, maybe recruit a better assistant than just jones to strengthen the managerial side and then we are good to go

UTA
We finally have a manager of his calibre, well done tony always had faith in you to make the right choice, maybe recruit a better assistant than just jones to strengthen the managerial side and then we are good to go UTA Marko uta
  • Score: 4

7:15pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Now let's get Orlandi back and beg Tomas kuschak back for at least one more season, let's hope Sami can use his ties with Liverpool, I wouldn't mind wisdom next season UTA

WELCOME SAMI
Now let's get Orlandi back and beg Tomas kuschak back for at least one more season, let's hope Sami can use his ties with Liverpool, I wouldn't mind wisdom next season UTA WELCOME SAMI Tonyuk175
  • Score: -9

7:15pm Fri 6 Jun 14

lighteninglee says...

welcome to Brighton Sami looking forward to seeing which players you can bring in and the style of football you Will have the albion playing. good news to end the week.
welcome to Brighton Sami looking forward to seeing which players you can bring in and the style of football you Will have the albion playing. good news to end the week. lighteninglee
  • Score: 11

7:21pm Fri 6 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Welcome sami , the big question is budget ... Nothing else will bring success .
Welcome sami , the big question is budget ... Nothing else will bring success . mark by the sea
  • Score: -14

7:21pm Fri 6 Jun 14

SMF20 says...

Fairly pleased with this. Welcome Sami.

My only disappointment is that NJ will remain in the picture. I'm not saying for one second that Nathan isn't up to it or a good coach... My thinking is that a new man in charge should have his own management team and not one he has inherited. I truly hope this isn't a sign of someone being in charge that will do as he's told.

Sami was a top player and he's being endorsed by arguably Brightons best ever defender as our manager.
Let's see what he can do.

Uta
Fairly pleased with this. Welcome Sami. My only disappointment is that NJ will remain in the picture. I'm not saying for one second that Nathan isn't up to it or a good coach... My thinking is that a new man in charge should have his own management team and not one he has inherited. I truly hope this isn't a sign of someone being in charge that will do as he's told. Sami was a top player and he's being endorsed by arguably Brightons best ever defender as our manager. Let's see what he can do. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 15

7:22pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Great news for the Albion and the thousands of fans who are, I am sure,now looking forward to the new season with optimism. Welcome Sami,
Great news for the Albion and the thousands of fans who are, I am sure,now looking forward to the new season with optimism. Welcome Sami, Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 7

7:23pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Shame about Corporal Jones still at Amex!!
Shame about Corporal Jones still at Amex!! Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: -5

7:25pm Fri 6 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

Happy with this, not so much with the Welsh weasel as assistant.
Happy with this, not so much with the Welsh weasel as assistant. AlfieT
  • Score: -15

7:26pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

Hope it goes for him as well as it did for our last two managers/coaches.
I see in the article he is quoted as MANAGER.
Time will tell now how good he is.
I just hope that he can keep hold of our top players for the season ahead.
Again good luck to him and the rest of the team for next season!!
Hope it goes for him as well as it did for our last two managers/coaches. I see in the article he is quoted as MANAGER. Time will tell now how good he is. I just hope that he can keep hold of our top players for the season ahead. Again good luck to him and the rest of the team for next season!! Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 8

7:29pm Fri 6 Jun 14

OldGull says...

SEAGULLS ARE HAPPIER WITH HYYPIA
UTA
SEAGULLS ARE HAPPIER WITH HYYPIA UTA OldGull
  • Score: 6

7:37pm Fri 6 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Onwards and upwards together good news!!!!
Onwards and upwards together good news!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 8

7:39pm Fri 6 Jun 14

AlanDuffy says...

What's everyone got against Jones - he'll provide some continuity, help Sami to settle, knows the players and the club, makes a lot of sense to retain him. Now let's sign some players.....exciting times ahead.
What's everyone got against Jones - he'll provide some continuity, help Sami to settle, knows the players and the club, makes a lot of sense to retain him. Now let's sign some players.....exciting times ahead. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 27

7:41pm Fri 6 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.
Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Fri 6 Jun 14

OldGull says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
What's everyone got against Jones - he'll provide some continuity, help Sami to settle, knows the players and the club, makes a lot of sense to retain him. Now let's sign some players.....exciting times ahead.
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: What's everyone got against Jones - he'll provide some continuity, help Sami to settle, knows the players and the club, makes a lot of sense to retain him. Now let's sign some players.....exciting times ahead.[/p][/quote]Totally agree OldGull
  • Score: 20

7:57pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

Hyypia will announce his coaching team - including Nathan Jones as his first-team coach - ahead of the new season.
NOT assistant manager!
Hyypia will announce his coaching team - including Nathan Jones as his first-team coach - ahead of the new season. NOT assistant manager! Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 4

7:58pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Hazey James says...

East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.
Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.
[quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.[/p][/quote]Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do. Hazey James
  • Score: 26

8:09pm Fri 6 Jun 14

peterpan32 says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
I am optimistic. Never really found out what brand Oscar was (apart from slightly less convincing brand Gus) and sneaky suspicion the players ended up telling him how to do it. Must start researching team formations at B.Leverkusen for the last few years. Now was there two strikers? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, not already.
Welcome Sami. Rock on.
I read that he favoured 433. That might have changed tho. Think the article was done before Xmas.
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: I am optimistic. Never really found out what brand Oscar was (apart from slightly less convincing brand Gus) and sneaky suspicion the players ended up telling him how to do it. Must start researching team formations at B.Leverkusen for the last few years. Now was there two strikers? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, not already. Welcome Sami. Rock on.[/p][/quote]I read that he favoured 433. That might have changed tho. Think the article was done before Xmas. peterpan32
  • Score: 0

8:09pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.
I think you could be right about English managers being too costly. Same with English/British players. Foreign players just want to play football and get paid a reasonable wage for their efforts. British players all want to be on £20k a week minimum. They think they are better than they are. Apart from language issues why do you think we've ended up with so many Latinos.?
Glad we've managed to get someone sorted at last. If was getting me down. I'm not sure that Sami was TB's first, second or even third choice but I'll take him. He'll have something to prove. Looking forward to next season now!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.[/p][/quote]I think you could be right about English managers being too costly. Same with English/British players. Foreign players just want to play football and get paid a reasonable wage for their efforts. British players all want to be on £20k a week minimum. They think they are better than they are. Apart from language issues why do you think we've ended up with so many Latinos.? Glad we've managed to get someone sorted at last. If was getting me down. I'm not sure that Sami was TB's first, second or even third choice but I'll take him. He'll have something to prove. Looking forward to next season now! Up the Albion!! Max Ripple
  • Score: 4

8:12pm Fri 6 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Hazey James wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.
Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.
And somebody who has no regard for the English national team

Who is gonna do the job after Roy?
[quote][p][bold]Hazey James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.[/p][/quote]Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.[/p][/quote]And somebody who has no regard for the English national team Who is gonna do the job after Roy? ringtone
  • Score: -10

8:15pm Fri 6 Jun 14

peterpan32 says...

All aboard the SAM TRAM!!!!
All aboard the SAM TRAM!!!! peterpan32
  • Score: 6

8:39pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Hazey James says...

ringtone wrote:
Hazey James wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.
Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.
And somebody who has no regard for the English national team

Who is gonna do the job after Roy?
The nationality of the Brighton manager has no relevance to the England national team - current or future.

I want the best available manager for Brighton & Hove Albion.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hazey James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.[/p][/quote]Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.[/p][/quote]And somebody who has no regard for the English national team Who is gonna do the job after Roy?[/p][/quote]The nationality of the Brighton manager has no relevance to the England national team - current or future. I want the best available manager for Brighton & Hove Albion. Hazey James
  • Score: 10

8:50pm Fri 6 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Hazey James wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Hazey James wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.
Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.
And somebody who has no regard for the English national team

Who is gonna do the job after Roy?
The nationality of the Brighton manager has no relevance to the England national team - current or future.

I want the best available manager for Brighton & Hove Albion.
That is where you are wrong, think Alan Mullery.

You abdicate responsibility yet will be the first out dancing on the street when we win the world cup.

England managers have got to start somewhere and we (Albion) are the grass roots.

Do you really want the FA to be having to select a non league manager to replace Roy?
[quote][p][bold]Hazey James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hazey James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.[/p][/quote]Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.[/p][/quote]And somebody who has no regard for the English national team Who is gonna do the job after Roy?[/p][/quote]The nationality of the Brighton manager has no relevance to the England national team - current or future. I want the best available manager for Brighton & Hove Albion.[/p][/quote]That is where you are wrong, think Alan Mullery. You abdicate responsibility yet will be the first out dancing on the street when we win the world cup. England managers have got to start somewhere and we (Albion) are the grass roots. Do you really want the FA to be having to select a non league manager to replace Roy? ringtone
  • Score: -14

9:01pm Fri 6 Jun 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Great news - time to move forward; he may not be eveyone's first choice - but he wanted the job and he was the best available candidate. Personally - very excited about his appointment :)
Great news - time to move forward; he may not be eveyone's first choice - but he wanted the job and he was the best available candidate. Personally - very excited about his appointment :) daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 6

9:04pm Fri 6 Jun 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

SMF20 wrote:
Fairly pleased with this. Welcome Sami.

My only disappointment is that NJ will remain in the picture. I'm not saying for one second that Nathan isn't up to it or a good coach... My thinking is that a new man in charge should have his own management team and not one he has inherited. I truly hope this isn't a sign of someone being in charge that will do as he's told.

Sami was a top player and he's being endorsed by arguably Brightons best ever defender as our manager.
Let's see what he can do.

Uta
My sentiments exactly and that's what concerns me.I wish Sammi well but so clear that he was told he had to have Jones. We aren't stupid Tony. Just have the courage to tell us that the word was put on him to have to work with Nathan.

That's why the Frenchman wouldn't get the job despite having more managerial experience and success. He insisted on choosing his back room staff - that's why he resigned his last post!

It doesn't feel right somehow - a guy with Hyppia's playing pedigree and all the top guys he could draw on as his assistant to have Nathan Jones.

Let's see.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Fairly pleased with this. Welcome Sami. My only disappointment is that NJ will remain in the picture. I'm not saying for one second that Nathan isn't up to it or a good coach... My thinking is that a new man in charge should have his own management team and not one he has inherited. I truly hope this isn't a sign of someone being in charge that will do as he's told. Sami was a top player and he's being endorsed by arguably Brightons best ever defender as our manager. Let's see what he can do. Uta[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly and that's what concerns me.I wish Sammi well but so clear that he was told he had to have Jones. We aren't stupid Tony. Just have the courage to tell us that the word was put on him to have to work with Nathan. That's why the Frenchman wouldn't get the job despite having more managerial experience and success. He insisted on choosing his back room staff - that's why he resigned his last post! It doesn't feel right somehow - a guy with Hyppia's playing pedigree and all the top guys he could draw on as his assistant to have Nathan Jones. Let's see. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: -9

9:19pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Hazey James says...

ringtone wrote:
Hazey James wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Hazey James wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.
Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.
And somebody who has no regard for the English national team

Who is gonna do the job after Roy?
The nationality of the Brighton manager has no relevance to the England national team - current or future.

I want the best available manager for Brighton & Hove Albion.
That is where you are wrong, think Alan Mullery.

You abdicate responsibility yet will be the first out dancing on the street when we win the world cup.

England managers have got to start somewhere and we (Albion) are the grass roots.

Do you really want the FA to be having to select a non league manager to replace Roy?
The cream always rises to the top. If an Englishman is good enough then they will be appointed manager of a team. Same goes for the players.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hazey James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hazey James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.[/p][/quote]Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.[/p][/quote]And somebody who has no regard for the English national team Who is gonna do the job after Roy?[/p][/quote]The nationality of the Brighton manager has no relevance to the England national team - current or future. I want the best available manager for Brighton & Hove Albion.[/p][/quote]That is where you are wrong, think Alan Mullery. You abdicate responsibility yet will be the first out dancing on the street when we win the world cup. England managers have got to start somewhere and we (Albion) are the grass roots. Do you really want the FA to be having to select a non league manager to replace Roy?[/p][/quote]The cream always rises to the top. If an Englishman is good enough then they will be appointed manager of a team. Same goes for the players. Hazey James
  • Score: 5

9:36pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Graysgull says...

peterpan32 wrote:
All aboard the SAM TRAM!!!!
I was thinking more of the Shyypia
[quote][p][bold]peterpan32[/bold] wrote: All aboard the SAM TRAM!!!![/p][/quote]I was thinking more of the Shyypia Graysgull
  • Score: 0

10:07pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Mr Farkenbus says...

I got the Hyypi Hyypi shakes
I got the Hyypi Hyypi shakes Mr Farkenbus
  • Score: 3

10:33pm Fri 6 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Hazey James wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.
Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.
Yes but it is a standout feature that we have gone for a foreign manager again even with a strong selection of british managers available with promotion under their belt. I do think this is partly down to money though and this appointment does point to not a lot of cash being available, which is quite widely known anyway. I just hope there is enough money to mount a serious promotion challenge and give Hyypia the best chance. Surely bloom can't be happy just settling for mid table.
[quote][p][bold]Hazey James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Not the experienced promotion manager we thought we'd get but a lot more promising than the French bloke. That's 3 successive foreign managers now, Bloom appears not to feel comfortable appointing an English manager/ coach, maybe they are too costly or what, hard to say. In the circumstances of running on a very tight budget this is a good appointment, time for the board to back him in the transfer market now, hopefully lessons have been learned and we keep hold of him if he turns out to be a success. Again this could be a risky appointment with a relative unknown, but could be a real success. Now to start signing some players.[/p][/quote]Maybe Tony Bloom just appoints the best candidate without caring what nationality they are? You know, like an intelligent person who has made millions would do.[/p][/quote]Yes but it is a standout feature that we have gone for a foreign manager again even with a strong selection of british managers available with promotion under their belt. I do think this is partly down to money though and this appointment does point to not a lot of cash being available, which is quite widely known anyway. I just hope there is enough money to mount a serious promotion challenge and give Hyypia the best chance. Surely bloom can't be happy just settling for mid table. East of CrawleyDown
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10:35pm Fri 6 Jun 14

ringtone says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
Great news - time to move forward; he may not be eveyone's first choice - but he wanted the job and he was the best available candidate. Personally - very excited about his appointment :)
Have you got blonde hair too?

You sound lovely
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: Great news - time to move forward; he may not be eveyone's first choice - but he wanted the job and he was the best available candidate. Personally - very excited about his appointment :)[/p][/quote]Have you got blonde hair too? You sound lovely ringtone
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10:45pm Fri 6 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
Fairly pleased with this. Welcome Sami.

My only disappointment is that NJ will remain in the picture. I'm not saying for one second that Nathan isn't up to it or a good coach... My thinking is that a new man in charge should have his own management team and not one he has inherited. I truly hope this isn't a sign of someone being in charge that will do as he's told.

Sami was a top player and he's being endorsed by arguably Brightons best ever defender as our manager.
Let's see what he can do.

Uta
My sentiments exactly and that's what concerns me.I wish Sammi well but so clear that he was told he had to have Jones. We aren't stupid Tony. Just have the courage to tell us that the word was put on him to have to work with Nathan.

That's why the Frenchman wouldn't get the job despite having more managerial experience and success. He insisted on choosing his back room staff - that's why he resigned his last post!

It doesn't feel right somehow - a guy with Hyppia's playing pedigree and all the top guys he could draw on as his assistant to have Nathan Jones.

Let's see.
To be fair Nathan has done a good job with post match interviews etc and helped Oscar out with team selection/ tactics. He gets unfairly knocked for being a solid servant for this club and doesn't get the credit he deserves. Could stand in as manager if required, who knows what he is capable of? Also he might be fluent in Finnish for all we know!
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Fairly pleased with this. Welcome Sami. My only disappointment is that NJ will remain in the picture. I'm not saying for one second that Nathan isn't up to it or a good coach... My thinking is that a new man in charge should have his own management team and not one he has inherited. I truly hope this isn't a sign of someone being in charge that will do as he's told. Sami was a top player and he's being endorsed by arguably Brightons best ever defender as our manager. Let's see what he can do. Uta[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly and that's what concerns me.I wish Sammi well but so clear that he was told he had to have Jones. We aren't stupid Tony. Just have the courage to tell us that the word was put on him to have to work with Nathan. That's why the Frenchman wouldn't get the job despite having more managerial experience and success. He insisted on choosing his back room staff - that's why he resigned his last post! It doesn't feel right somehow - a guy with Hyppia's playing pedigree and all the top guys he could draw on as his assistant to have Nathan Jones. Let's see.[/p][/quote]To be fair Nathan has done a good job with post match interviews etc and helped Oscar out with team selection/ tactics. He gets unfairly knocked for being a solid servant for this club and doesn't get the credit he deserves. Could stand in as manager if required, who knows what he is capable of? Also he might be fluent in Finnish for all we know! East of CrawleyDown
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12:40am Sat 7 Jun 14

pablobrowno says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Welcome sami , the big question is budget ... Nothing else will bring success .
Tell that to Sean Dyche.....
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Welcome sami , the big question is budget ... Nothing else will bring success .[/p][/quote]Tell that to Sean Dyche..... pablobrowno
  • Score: 6

10:06am Sat 7 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Mr Farkenbus wrote:
I got the Hyypi Hyypi shakes
Nice! :0D
[quote][p][bold]Mr Farkenbus[/bold] wrote: I got the Hyypi Hyypi shakes[/p][/quote]Nice! :0D Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

5:30pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Mark Dixon says...

Well this is good news, well sort of, Jones still in place!

Now TB and The Blues Brothers, give your new manager funds to work with please and let him have the final say on new players, loan or bought!!
Well this is good news, well sort of, Jones still in place! Now TB and The Blues Brothers, give your new manager funds to work with please and let him have the final say on new players, loan or bought!! Mark Dixon
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