With video - Hyypia wants his men to be switched on

Sami Hyypia was a strong defender in his playing days

Sami Hyypia was a strong defender in his playing days

First published in Sport

Former Albion head coach Oscar Garcia was hugely influenced by Johan Cruyff – and Sami Hyypia has learned from the Dutch master too.

In this coaching video produced by UEFA, the Seagulls’ new manager stresses the importance of intelligence, concentration and knowing what to expect from your opponent.

The video perhaps gives some insight into the coaching Hyypia will be masterminding at Albion’s new training base.

He will clearly expect his players to be mentally switched on.

Hyypia told viewers: “Johan Cruyff once said you play the game with your brain and he was right.

“In football it really doesn’t matter if you are fast or slow, if you read the game well you can always win.”

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10:21am Sat 7 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Interesting stuff.

Have t commented so far on his appointment so here it is:

Welcome Sami! Glad to have you aboard. I have confidence in your potential. Let's hope it's a match made in heaven.

UTA!
Interesting stuff. Have t commented so far on his appointment so here it is: Welcome Sami! Glad to have you aboard. I have confidence in your potential. Let's hope it's a match made in heaven. UTA! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 20

10:24am Sat 7 Jun 14

challster says...

A great appointment. This man and the board finally reached a decision this suits all. I like what I see in hyypia. He was a tower of strength as a player and 4th in bundeslegua is clear evidence of his respect as a top manager. Moreover, he shares Blooms vision, with our new facilities kicking off this season. This is a great appointment and one in sure our players will fully benefit from. Welcome Mr. Hyypia!
A great appointment. This man and the board finally reached a decision this suits all. I like what I see in hyypia. He was a tower of strength as a player and 4th in bundeslegua is clear evidence of his respect as a top manager. Moreover, he shares Blooms vision, with our new facilities kicking off this season. This is a great appointment and one in sure our players will fully benefit from. Welcome Mr. Hyypia! challster
  • Score: 21

10:32am Sat 7 Jun 14

seagull52 says...

Pretty impressive, if he's still got half that skill, he should keep a spare pair of boots with him, in case we need him on the pitch!!
Pretty impressive, if he's still got half that skill, he should keep a spare pair of boots with him, in case we need him on the pitch!! seagull52
  • Score: 16

10:46am Sat 7 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Next job get some players in that can read the game, over to you Burke.
Next job get some players in that can read the game, over to you Burke. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 9

10:56am Sat 7 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

challster wrote:
A great appointment. This man and the board finally reached a decision this suits all. I like what I see in hyypia. He was a tower of strength as a player and 4th in bundeslegua is clear evidence of his respect as a top manager. Moreover, he shares Blooms vision, with our new facilities kicking off this season. This is a great appointment and one in sure our players will fully benefit from. Welcome Mr. Hyypia!
An appointment yes, a great one! only time will tell, as for clear evidence of his respect as a top manager? 4th in the bundesleague then sacked is not clear enough evidence imo. It's a hit or miss appointment, hopefully a hit, if not expect another change come new year!
[quote][p][bold]challster[/bold] wrote: A great appointment. This man and the board finally reached a decision this suits all. I like what I see in hyypia. He was a tower of strength as a player and 4th in bundeslegua is clear evidence of his respect as a top manager. Moreover, he shares Blooms vision, with our new facilities kicking off this season. This is a great appointment and one in sure our players will fully benefit from. Welcome Mr. Hyypia![/p][/quote]An appointment yes, a great one! only time will tell, as for clear evidence of his respect as a top manager? 4th in the bundesleague then sacked is not clear enough evidence imo. It's a hit or miss appointment, hopefully a hit, if not expect another change come new year! To baldly go
  • Score: -18

11:22am Sat 7 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

OK the decision has been made and he has signed a three year deal,we want to be in the Premiership within that time.We can still have a moan about his decisions but we owe it to him to get behind him.I want some higher calibre players signed.I hope he is not afraid to voice his opinions and let the fans in on whats going on.Would be nice for him to give us a weekly run down of whats happening and what his thoughts are.
OK the decision has been made and he has signed a three year deal,we want to be in the Premiership within that time.We can still have a moan about his decisions but we owe it to him to get behind him.I want some higher calibre players signed.I hope he is not afraid to voice his opinions and let the fans in on whats going on.Would be nice for him to give us a weekly run down of whats happening and what his thoughts are. pjwilk
  • Score: 4

11:30am Sat 7 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
Next job get some players in that can read the game, over to you Burke.
As I have posted elsewhere Hyypia's appointment could prove to be a real coup for TB and the Albion. I am looking forward both to seeing who the rest of his back room team will be (in addition to NJ) and to the players he recruits.
One real positive about Hyypia is that I am sure that he will have strong views as to whom the club should sign (within budget of course). In that respect, as you imply Bucket feet Duffy, the spotlight will be on Burke especially as our Head of Scouting (Day) has left. Should any of the same problems that Oscar 'perceived' with recruiting re-occur then TB will know precisely where the problem lies.
The other bonus about appointing someone of Hyypia's pedigree is that it sends out a positive message of what the club's future ambitions are not only to us fans and the media but also importantly to potential acquisitions be they for the first team, the DS or youngsters for the Academy.
Great to have you in the driving seat SH. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: Next job get some players in that can read the game, over to you Burke.[/p][/quote]As I have posted elsewhere Hyypia's appointment could prove to be a real coup for TB and the Albion. I am looking forward both to seeing who the rest of his back room team will be (in addition to NJ) and to the players he recruits. One real positive about Hyypia is that I am sure that he will have strong views as to whom the club should sign (within budget of course). In that respect, as you imply Bucket feet Duffy, the spotlight will be on Burke especially as our Head of Scouting (Day) has left. Should any of the same problems that Oscar 'perceived' with recruiting re-occur then TB will know precisely where the problem lies. The other bonus about appointing someone of Hyypia's pedigree is that it sends out a positive message of what the club's future ambitions are not only to us fans and the media but also importantly to potential acquisitions be they for the first team, the DS or youngsters for the Academy. Great to have you in the driving seat SH. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 16

12:37pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Will be great to see him reestablish another solid defence. His knowledge and experience will do wonders for the likes of Dunk... oops, that should get a reaction!! 😉

UTA!!
Will be great to see him reestablish another solid defence. His knowledge and experience will do wonders for the likes of Dunk... oops, that should get a reaction!! 😉 UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 17

1:07pm Sat 7 Jun 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Now the appointment is made its important to now it is the perfect appointment and who we were meant to have. Great to hear of his views and understanding The Master Cruyff's views that football, like everything in life, is about the mind - despite people considering it 'psycho pseudo clap trap'. At least the one who matters doesn't consider it so! Welcome Sami. Have a great stay!
Now the appointment is made its important to now it is the perfect appointment and who we were meant to have. Great to hear of his views and understanding The Master Cruyff's views that football, like everything in life, is about the mind - despite people considering it 'psycho pseudo clap trap'. At least the one who matters doesn't consider it so! Welcome Sami. Have a great stay! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 1

1:22pm Sat 7 Jun 14

SadClown says...

Just a thought, John arne riise and Damien duff are available on free's i think, didn't Mr hyypia work with both?
Just a thought, John arne riise and Damien duff are available on free's i think, didn't Mr hyypia work with both? SadClown
  • Score: 3

1:54pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Will be great to see him reestablish another solid defence. His knowledge and experience will do wonders for the likes of Dunk... oops, that should get a reaction!! 😉

UTA!!
Don't mention the Dunk....I think I mentioned it once and got away with it.
(Basil Fawlty)
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Will be great to see him reestablish another solid defence. His knowledge and experience will do wonders for the likes of Dunk... oops, that should get a reaction!! 😉 UTA!![/p][/quote]Don't mention the Dunk....I think I mentioned it once and got away with it. (Basil Fawlty) Claude Back
  • Score: 6

2:10pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Sami's video is common sense really, something that maybe a lot of people don't have these days. I hope Messrs Dunk and Greer are paying attention.
Defensively, we should be OK with Sami and his experience may give him the ability to coach the forwards in how to beat the defence. Be interesting whether we appoint a specialist attack coach or not.
Of all the candidates, Sami is the best IMHO so I'm happy. UTA
Sami's video is common sense really, something that maybe a lot of people don't have these days. I hope Messrs Dunk and Greer are paying attention. Defensively, we should be OK with Sami and his experience may give him the ability to coach the forwards in how to beat the defence. Be interesting whether we appoint a specialist attack coach or not. Of all the candidates, Sami is the best IMHO so I'm happy. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 5

3:24pm Sat 7 Jun 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
Next job get some players in that can read the game, over to you Burke.
As I have posted elsewhere Hyypia's appointment could prove to be a real coup for TB and the Albion. I am looking forward both to seeing who the rest of his back room team will be (in addition to NJ) and to the players he recruits.
One real positive about Hyypia is that I am sure that he will have strong views as to whom the club should sign (within budget of course). In that respect, as you imply Bucket feet Duffy, the spotlight will be on Burke especially as our Head of Scouting (Day) has left. Should any of the same problems that Oscar 'perceived' with recruiting re-occur then TB will know precisely where the problem lies.
The other bonus about appointing someone of Hyypia's pedigree is that it sends out a positive message of what the club's future ambitions are not only to us fans and the media but also importantly to potential acquisitions be they for the first team, the DS or youngsters for the Academy.
Great to have you in the driving seat SH. UTA.
Great post and the other thing is he will, I'm sure, be financially free and should therefore be less fearfull of any consequences of him speaking his mind. But like you say, if TB sees the same problems as GP and OG experienced, he's intelligent enough to realise what needs to be done.

I'm excited for the new season as what will unfold will be perfect for everyone's learning.

Ooh Sami, Sami - Sami, Sami, Sami, Sami, Sami Hyypia - easier to sing than the sangria song!
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: Next job get some players in that can read the game, over to you Burke.[/p][/quote]As I have posted elsewhere Hyypia's appointment could prove to be a real coup for TB and the Albion. I am looking forward both to seeing who the rest of his back room team will be (in addition to NJ) and to the players he recruits. One real positive about Hyypia is that I am sure that he will have strong views as to whom the club should sign (within budget of course). In that respect, as you imply Bucket feet Duffy, the spotlight will be on Burke especially as our Head of Scouting (Day) has left. Should any of the same problems that Oscar 'perceived' with recruiting re-occur then TB will know precisely where the problem lies. The other bonus about appointing someone of Hyypia's pedigree is that it sends out a positive message of what the club's future ambitions are not only to us fans and the media but also importantly to potential acquisitions be they for the first team, the DS or youngsters for the Academy. Great to have you in the driving seat SH. UTA.[/p][/quote]Great post and the other thing is he will, I'm sure, be financially free and should therefore be less fearfull of any consequences of him speaking his mind. But like you say, if TB sees the same problems as GP and OG experienced, he's intelligent enough to realise what needs to be done. I'm excited for the new season as what will unfold will be perfect for everyone's learning. Ooh Sami, Sami - Sami, Sami, Sami, Sami, Sami Hyypia - easier to sing than the sangria song! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 2

4:19pm Sat 7 Jun 14

ringtone says...

seagull52 wrote:
Pretty impressive, if he's still got half that skill, he should keep a spare pair of boots with him, in case we need him on the pitch!!
He aint fit to lace Dunks boots.

up Albion
[quote][p][bold]seagull52[/bold] wrote: Pretty impressive, if he's still got half that skill, he should keep a spare pair of boots with him, in case we need him on the pitch!![/p][/quote]He aint fit to lace Dunks boots. up Albion ringtone
  • Score: -5

6:57pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

have a feeling we may have seen the last of Greer , Dunk ? not convinced either.
have a feeling we may have seen the last of Greer , Dunk ? not convinced either. Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -3

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