Hyypia topped the lot for Albion job

Sami Hyypia, right, emerged as the ideal choice for Albion

Sami Hyypia, right, emerged as the ideal choice for Albion

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Sami Hyypia came out on top for the Albion job after a number of high calibre applicants were considered.

The former Liverpool defender and Bayer Leverkusen coach will be officially unveiled on Thursday.

And Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber has revealed he and chairman Tony Bloom took their time in considering all the applicants and are happy they have got the right man to fill the Amex hot-seat.

Barber said: “We are delighted with Sami's appointment. We’re very pleased that we had time to follow a carefully constructed and private process. "As ever, the chairman has been incredibly diligent on behalf of the club.

The timing of the managerial change has allowed us to be very thorough and to analyse a number of high calibre applicants.

“In addition to our own meetings with the candidates, we were able to use the time available to speak to various people within the game - including players, coaches and administrators - who'd worked with each candidate to build up extensive profiles - and it was Sami who came out on top.”

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6:26pm Sun 8 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Ok so who were these "high calibre" contenders? Most of the ones that were mentioned were nobodys really in the scheme of things, did Mackay and Hughton get interviewed? Who knows, but Hyypia was definitely the best of the names that were mentioned, at least he's been heard of!
Ok so who were these "high calibre" contenders? Most of the ones that were mentioned were nobodys really in the scheme of things, did Mackay and Hughton get interviewed? Who knows, but Hyypia was definitely the best of the names that were mentioned, at least he's been heard of! East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -49

6:36pm Sun 8 Jun 14

mikeygit says...

East of Crawley---Do you really think it would be professional and business like for the club to name any of the other candidates?? I think not!! Now is the time to look FORWARD ---hopefully-- to some very exciting times. It is another new era in the clubs history and one that I hope will take us forward and prepare for the PL!! No point in mulling over who we MIGHT have had, better to support 100% the man we now HAVE. Well done Sami---now show us what you are made of!! UTA
East of Crawley---Do you really think it would be professional and business like for the club to name any of the other candidates?? I think not!! Now is the time to look FORWARD ---hopefully-- to some very exciting times. It is another new era in the clubs history and one that I hope will take us forward and prepare for the PL!! No point in mulling over who we MIGHT have had, better to support 100% the man we now HAVE. Well done Sami---now show us what you are made of!! UTA mikeygit
  • Score: 66

6:43pm Sun 8 Jun 14

fan since 61 says...

Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy.
The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we
Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy. The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we fan since 61
  • Score: 45

6:52pm Sun 8 Jun 14

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

fan since 61 wrote:
Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy.
The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we
To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards.

That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.
[quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy. The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we[/p][/quote]To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards. That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -43

7:35pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Piglet1 says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
fan since 61 wrote:
Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy.
The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we
To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards.

That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.
Not sure I follow this English, but surely Hyppia would have been one of the top candidates. The fact that he came from left field does not diminish his standing in the game and his potential as an outstanding manager. Bloom has picked Poyet and Garcia, both who did good jobs, and both who were not on the radar at the time. Trust in the process and the man behind it. To grumble and berate the process without any evidence for it is indeed unjustifiably negative. A trait that does afflict some I notice.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy. The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we[/p][/quote]To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards. That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.[/p][/quote]Not sure I follow this English, but surely Hyppia would have been one of the top candidates. The fact that he came from left field does not diminish his standing in the game and his potential as an outstanding manager. Bloom has picked Poyet and Garcia, both who did good jobs, and both who were not on the radar at the time. Trust in the process and the man behind it. To grumble and berate the process without any evidence for it is indeed unjustifiably negative. A trait that does afflict some I notice. Piglet1
  • Score: 34

7:45pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Barbers arrogance knows no bounds.

The Albion present their new coach/manager/fall guy on the day the World cup 2014 begins.

I am sure the worlds press will abandone their beach side apartments in Rio to be at the Amex, when the biggest club, outside the premiership, present Sammi.

Up Albion
Barbers arrogance knows no bounds. The Albion present their new coach/manager/fall guy on the day the World cup 2014 begins. I am sure the worlds press will abandone their beach side apartments in Rio to be at the Amex, when the biggest club, outside the premiership, present Sammi. Up Albion ringtone
  • Score: -50

7:54pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Great player, but he will have to be exceptional to keep us in the top half of the Championship,still beggars cant be chosers
Great player, but he will have to be exceptional to keep us in the top half of the Championship,still beggars cant be chosers Falmer Wizard
  • Score: -30

8:02pm Sun 8 Jun 14

gilbertthecat says...

I'm pleased to hear the SH topped the candidate list. Then again if he were to have come second and the first choice actually turned us down it's hardly likely that the club would come out and say "SH was second best but we're happy!"

What I'm saying is just that this really isn't anything unexpected or surprising. It's just normal courtesy being shown by the club for the new man on top. And so should it always be. SH says he's looked at the club top to bottom. The club say they have looked at SH the same way. For me that's a really positive place to start from and nothing less than we'd expect.

The real work starts now for SH and we can look forward to seeing what happens on the player front and then come KO for the new season. Then we can start to see what the SH effect might be. Whatever anyone thinks about the appointment, the suits, FFP or anything else we're all passionate enough to have comments to make or opinions to express. There'll be plenty of events to talk about for some time to come. I'm really looking forward to it. Aren't you all?
I'm pleased to hear the SH topped the candidate list. Then again if he were to have come second and the first choice actually turned us down it's hardly likely that the club would come out and say "SH was second best but we're happy!" What I'm saying is just that this really isn't anything unexpected or surprising. It's just normal courtesy being shown by the club for the new man on top. And so should it always be. SH says he's looked at the club top to bottom. The club say they have looked at SH the same way. For me that's a really positive place to start from and nothing less than we'd expect. The real work starts now for SH and we can look forward to seeing what happens on the player front and then come KO for the new season. Then we can start to see what the SH effect might be. Whatever anyone thinks about the appointment, the suits, FFP or anything else we're all passionate enough to have comments to make or opinions to express. There'll be plenty of events to talk about for some time to come. I'm really looking forward to it. Aren't you all? gilbertthecat
  • Score: 10

8:37pm Sun 8 Jun 14

gordongull says...

I hope a line will be drawn under all the potential Managers we could have finished up with, and all the speculation over who was first choice. The homegrown candidates, including my own two preferences, might have the relevant experience,but none of them filled me with inspiration or confidence for the approaching season. It is possible that Tony Bloom and Paul Barber felt equally uninspired. Tim Sherwood could fall into the inspirational bracket, but I never saw him and B&HA being a suitable match.
Of the candidates based in Continental Europe, Sami has the best combination of experience in English football, and Management, so it is entirely possible that he was the number one applicant.
I hope a line will be drawn under all the potential Managers we could have finished up with, and all the speculation over who was first choice. The homegrown candidates, including my own two preferences, might have the relevant experience,but none of them filled me with inspiration or confidence for the approaching season. It is possible that Tony Bloom and Paul Barber felt equally uninspired. Tim Sherwood could fall into the inspirational bracket, but I never saw him and B&HA being a suitable match. Of the candidates based in Continental Europe, Sami has the best combination of experience in English football, and Management, so it is entirely possible that he was the number one applicant. gordongull
  • Score: 10

8:40pm Sun 8 Jun 14

driverchris53 says...

no one can know who was interviewed;it would be nice to know one day but for now we have a well respected player who has managed in the Bundesliga.We move forward now ;Sami Hyypia will hopefully take us onto the next level.I am wondering if he has had a holiday yet or if it is straight down to work.It must be a funny for him;we need to bring in at least 6 or 7 players but he wont be able to see what he has until players come back.
Hopefully this week we will hear something from the club;a press conference will be nice on Monday.
no one can know who was interviewed;it would be nice to know one day but for now we have a well respected player who has managed in the Bundesliga.We move forward now ;Sami Hyypia will hopefully take us onto the next level.I am wondering if he has had a holiday yet or if it is straight down to work.It must be a funny for him;we need to bring in at least 6 or 7 players but he wont be able to see what he has until players come back. Hopefully this week we will hear something from the club;a press conference will be nice on Monday. driverchris53
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Sun 8 Jun 14

fan since 61 says...

Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read
Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read fan since 61
  • Score: 6

8:57pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Hyppia is now the man, fact. Whilst none of us is blessed with foresight I personally think we are in for an exciting period. This guy still commands the respect of many scousers, and they are certainly no football mugs. He also gets high praise from professionals in the game. Having thought about it, he seems to me a flipping good choice for this little (hard up) club. And money must have been promised for him to take the job. It will be alright, I reckon.
Hyppia is now the man, fact. Whilst none of us is blessed with foresight I personally think we are in for an exciting period. This guy still commands the respect of many scousers, and they are certainly no football mugs. He also gets high praise from professionals in the game. Having thought about it, he seems to me a flipping good choice for this little (hard up) club. And money must have been promised for him to take the job. It will be alright, I reckon. Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 13

9:26pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Theforce says...

I'm downhearted and don't believe Bloom and Barber have made the right decision. I wanted experience but find we are willing to take yet another punt on an inexperienced manager. That does not show any ambition for a club that says we are premiership ready. I love the club and supported them for 30+ years and reserve the right to express my opinion like anyone. I do however wish the Albion the best and hope I'm proved wrong. The proof will be if Burke is realistic in his negotiating skills for new players, if anyone wants to join us.
I'm downhearted and don't believe Bloom and Barber have made the right decision. I wanted experience but find we are willing to take yet another punt on an inexperienced manager. That does not show any ambition for a club that says we are premiership ready. I love the club and supported them for 30+ years and reserve the right to express my opinion like anyone. I do however wish the Albion the best and hope I'm proved wrong. The proof will be if Burke is realistic in his negotiating skills for new players, if anyone wants to join us. Theforce
  • Score: -7

9:29pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Just another load of Barber Spin, you notice he always refers to we, so if by that he means TB then I would ask what are we paying him for arrogant sob.
Get him out now can't even manage a car park let alone a senior position at our club, expensive luxury we can't afford.
Just another load of Barber Spin, you notice he always refers to we, so if by that he means TB then I would ask what are we paying him for arrogant sob. Get him out now can't even manage a car park let alone a senior position at our club, expensive luxury we can't afford. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -18

9:37pm Sun 8 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

mikeygit wrote:
East of Crawley---Do you really think it would be professional and business like for the club to name any of the other candidates?? I think not!! Now is the time to look FORWARD ---hopefully-- to some very exciting times. It is another new era in the clubs history and one that I hope will take us forward and prepare for the PL!! No point in mulling over who we MIGHT have had, better to support 100% the man we now HAVE. Well done Sami---now show us what you are made of!! UTA
Well maybe not but any news normally leaks out anyway, just really intriguing to know who was really in the frame and what was said and done purely out of interest. Yes of course Hyypia will get our support. Lets hope he is equipped with the funds and assistance to do the job properly.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: East of Crawley---Do you really think it would be professional and business like for the club to name any of the other candidates?? I think not!! Now is the time to look FORWARD ---hopefully-- to some very exciting times. It is another new era in the clubs history and one that I hope will take us forward and prepare for the PL!! No point in mulling over who we MIGHT have had, better to support 100% the man we now HAVE. Well done Sami---now show us what you are made of!! UTA[/p][/quote]Well maybe not but any news normally leaks out anyway, just really intriguing to know who was really in the frame and what was said and done purely out of interest. Yes of course Hyypia will get our support. Lets hope he is equipped with the funds and assistance to do the job properly. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 2

9:42pm Sun 8 Jun 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

fan since 61 wrote:
Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read
Just read it! SH looking for an assistant-one of Jamie Carragher or Ian Rush or Sammy Lee or Robbie Fowler or .....?Any more suggestions anyone?
My bet is Sammy-has coached you know where and has a badge to go with it! P.S. Jimmy C ?!
[quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read[/p][/quote]Just read it! SH looking for an assistant-one of Jamie Carragher or Ian Rush or Sammy Lee or Robbie Fowler or .....?Any more suggestions anyone? My bet is Sammy-has coached you know where and has a badge to go with it! P.S. Jimmy C ?! SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: -2

9:51pm Sun 8 Jun 14

gordongull says...

This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway.
Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.
This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway. Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract. gordongull
  • Score: 3

9:59pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ringtone says...

fan since 61 wrote:
Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read
Thanks.

It claims Liverpool may loan Brighton some players, especially at right back where they are overstocked.

Sorry, i cant see the wisdom in this.
[quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read[/p][/quote]Thanks. It claims Liverpool may loan Brighton some players, especially at right back where they are overstocked. Sorry, i cant see the wisdom in this. ringtone
  • Score: 0

10:06pm Sun 8 Jun 14

tug509 says...

ringtone wrote:
Barbers arrogance knows no bounds.

The Albion present their new coach/manager/fall guy on the day the World cup 2014 begins.

I am sure the worlds press will abandone their beach side apartments in Rio to be at the Amex, when the biggest club, outside the premiership, present Sammi.

Up Albion
How is this not a worthy point ! .
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Barbers arrogance knows no bounds. The Albion present their new coach/manager/fall guy on the day the World cup 2014 begins. I am sure the worlds press will abandone their beach side apartments in Rio to be at the Amex, when the biggest club, outside the premiership, present Sammi. Up Albion[/p][/quote]How is this not a worthy point ! . tug509
  • Score: -7

10:14pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

ringtone wrote:
fan since 61 wrote:
Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read
Thanks.

It claims Liverpool may loan Brighton some players, especially at right back where they are overstocked.

Sorry, i cant see the wisdom in this.
Ah, Norman Wisdom - to think the Albion really did once have a genuine knock-about comedian on the board...!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read[/p][/quote]Thanks. It claims Liverpool may loan Brighton some players, especially at right back where they are overstocked. Sorry, i cant see the wisdom in this.[/p][/quote]Ah, Norman Wisdom - to think the Albion really did once have a genuine knock-about comedian on the board...! Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 3

10:15pm Sun 8 Jun 14

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

Piglet1 wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
fan since 61 wrote:
Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy.
The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we
To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards.

That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.
Not sure I follow this English, but surely Hyppia would have been one of the top candidates. The fact that he came from left field does not diminish his standing in the game and his potential as an outstanding manager. Bloom has picked Poyet and Garcia, both who did good jobs, and both who were not on the radar at the time. Trust in the process and the man behind it. To grumble and berate the process without any evidence for it is indeed unjustifiably negative. A trait that does afflict some I notice.
But you have found a way to fix the thumbs down system.
[quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy. The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we[/p][/quote]To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards. That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.[/p][/quote]Not sure I follow this English, but surely Hyppia would have been one of the top candidates. The fact that he came from left field does not diminish his standing in the game and his potential as an outstanding manager. Bloom has picked Poyet and Garcia, both who did good jobs, and both who were not on the radar at the time. Trust in the process and the man behind it. To grumble and berate the process without any evidence for it is indeed unjustifiably negative. A trait that does afflict some I notice.[/p][/quote]But you have found a way to fix the thumbs down system. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

10:17pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Withdean-er says...

gordongull wrote:
This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway.
Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.
I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses.

But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak.

As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway. Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.[/p][/quote]I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses. But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak. As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding. Withdean-er
  • Score: 4

10:26pm Sun 8 Jun 14

tug509 says...

Piglet1 wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
fan since 61 wrote:
Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy.
The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we
To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards.

That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.
Not sure I follow this English, but surely Hyppia would have been one of the top candidates. The fact that he came from left field does not diminish his standing in the game and his potential as an outstanding manager. Bloom has picked Poyet and Garcia, both who did good jobs, and both who were not on the radar at the time. Trust in the process and the man behind it. To grumble and berate the process without any evidence for it is indeed unjustifiably negative. A trait that does afflict some I notice.
Wrong ,GP WAS picked from a bunch of candidates ,and we were aware of some of those alternatives .I get totally pi55ed at you people who make statements that " To grumble and berate the process without any evidence " and where is your evidence to the contrary sunshine ???. The arrogance factor on this site is off the scale ,the majority of straight shooter`s on here get slaughtered for giving an honest oppinion ,i dont give a monkey`s armpit flea ,for some of the grief i get on here ,but when even the "trolls" are pointing out facts that are worthy of inspection ,it makes me wonder if blind faith isn`t the free gift that comes with every ticket !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy. The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we[/p][/quote]To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards. That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.[/p][/quote]Not sure I follow this English, but surely Hyppia would have been one of the top candidates. The fact that he came from left field does not diminish his standing in the game and his potential as an outstanding manager. Bloom has picked Poyet and Garcia, both who did good jobs, and both who were not on the radar at the time. Trust in the process and the man behind it. To grumble and berate the process without any evidence for it is indeed unjustifiably negative. A trait that does afflict some I notice.[/p][/quote]Wrong ,GP WAS picked from a bunch of candidates ,and we were aware of some of those alternatives .I get totally pi55ed at you people who make statements that " To grumble and berate the process without any evidence " and where is your evidence to the contrary sunshine ???. The arrogance factor on this site is off the scale ,the majority of straight shooter`s on here get slaughtered for giving an honest oppinion ,i dont give a monkey`s armpit flea ,for some of the grief i get on here ,but when even the "trolls" are pointing out facts that are worthy of inspection ,it makes me wonder if blind faith isn`t the free gift that comes with every ticket !. UTA tug509
  • Score: -3

11:12pm Sun 8 Jun 14

tug509 says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
Hyppia is now the man, fact. Whilst none of us is blessed with foresight I personally think we are in for an exciting period. This guy still commands the respect of many scousers, and they are certainly no football mugs. He also gets high praise from professionals in the game. Having thought about it, he seems to me a flipping good choice for this little (hard up) club. And money must have been promised for him to take the job. It will be alright, I reckon.
Yeah i reckon your right ,it makes no sense for Sami to take the job on a 3 year contract without some basics ,ie: warchest ,some say in his staff ,i just hope a guarantee of NO interference from the chuckle bros was in the agreement ,personally i have a lot of scouser mate`s ,of which one of the Blue side gave me a load of freindly abuse last night ,although i dont see the difference between us and them ,were not mugs either ,we just have a few that dont have enough belief in The Albion ,we will be massive ,one day you will see Brighton shirts on the streets of Manchester !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: Hyppia is now the man, fact. Whilst none of us is blessed with foresight I personally think we are in for an exciting period. This guy still commands the respect of many scousers, and they are certainly no football mugs. He also gets high praise from professionals in the game. Having thought about it, he seems to me a flipping good choice for this little (hard up) club. And money must have been promised for him to take the job. It will be alright, I reckon.[/p][/quote]Yeah i reckon your right ,it makes no sense for Sami to take the job on a 3 year contract without some basics ,ie: warchest ,some say in his staff ,i just hope a guarantee of NO interference from the chuckle bros was in the agreement ,personally i have a lot of scouser mate`s ,of which one of the Blue side gave me a load of freindly abuse last night ,although i dont see the difference between us and them ,were not mugs either ,we just have a few that dont have enough belief in The Albion ,we will be massive ,one day you will see Brighton shirts on the streets of Manchester !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

11:17pm Sun 8 Jun 14

oldwalbertonian says...

Theforce wrote:
I'm downhearted and don't believe Bloom and Barber have made the right decision. I wanted experience but find we are willing to take yet another punt on an inexperienced manager. That does not show any ambition for a club that says we are premiership ready. I love the club and supported them for 30+ years and reserve the right to express my opinion like anyone. I do however wish the Albion the best and hope I'm proved wrong. The proof will be if Burke is realistic in his negotiating skills for new players, if anyone wants to join us.
Downhearted? Managed in the bundesliga, played in English football at the highest level, so how is he inexperienced? Or would you rather we went for Steve Evans?
[quote][p][bold]Theforce[/bold] wrote: I'm downhearted and don't believe Bloom and Barber have made the right decision. I wanted experience but find we are willing to take yet another punt on an inexperienced manager. That does not show any ambition for a club that says we are premiership ready. I love the club and supported them for 30+ years and reserve the right to express my opinion like anyone. I do however wish the Albion the best and hope I'm proved wrong. The proof will be if Burke is realistic in his negotiating skills for new players, if anyone wants to join us.[/p][/quote]Downhearted? Managed in the bundesliga, played in English football at the highest level, so how is he inexperienced? Or would you rather we went for Steve Evans? oldwalbertonian
  • Score: 5

11:28pm Sun 8 Jun 14

JoeBlow says...

It was clearly quite a lengthy process and Hyypia's name was barely mentioned until almost the last minute. Hopefully some of the punters on here will learn that this means the club does a thorough and discreet hiring process and NO-ONE should get too worked up about names they do or do not hear about in the press or well-intentioned chat websites.
It was clearly quite a lengthy process and Hyypia's name was barely mentioned until almost the last minute. Hopefully some of the punters on here will learn that this means the club does a thorough and discreet hiring process and NO-ONE should get too worked up about names they do or do not hear about in the press or well-intentioned chat websites. JoeBlow
  • Score: 4

11:34pm Sun 8 Jun 14

OldGull says...

May I make a proposal to everyone?
That all whingeing stops at least until Sammi holds his press conference.
It matters not one jot who else may or may not have been interviewed.
TB has chosen Sammi to be our next manager. He has accepted the challenge.
There will be an influx of players chosen by SH
A mixture of paid for, free transfers and loans.
I am confident that his reputation will encourange players to join.

Hughton, Sherwood, Mackay? .....Never heard of 'em

We are now Sammi's Blue & White Army
Get behind YOUR team and stop Bloody moaning.
UTA
May I make a proposal to everyone? That all whingeing stops at least until Sammi holds his press conference. It matters not one jot who else may or may not have been interviewed. TB has chosen Sammi to be our next manager. He has accepted the challenge. There will be an influx of players chosen by SH A mixture of paid for, free transfers and loans. I am confident that his reputation will encourange players to join. Hughton, Sherwood, Mackay? .....Never heard of 'em We are now Sammi's Blue & White Army Get behind YOUR team and stop Bloody moaning. UTA OldGull
  • Score: 18

11:52pm Sun 8 Jun 14

tug509 says...

OldGull wrote:
May I make a proposal to everyone?
That all whingeing stops at least until Sammi holds his press conference.
It matters not one jot who else may or may not have been interviewed.
TB has chosen Sammi to be our next manager. He has accepted the challenge.
There will be an influx of players chosen by SH
A mixture of paid for, free transfers and loans.
I am confident that his reputation will encourange players to join.

Hughton, Sherwood, Mackay? .....Never heard of 'em

We are now Sammi's Blue & White Army
Get behind YOUR team and stop Bloody moaning.
UTA
One of the straight shooter`s ,Sammi`s Blue & White Army ,and the 2 rumoured young defenders would be mighty finn . UTA
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: May I make a proposal to everyone? That all whingeing stops at least until Sammi holds his press conference. It matters not one jot who else may or may not have been interviewed. TB has chosen Sammi to be our next manager. He has accepted the challenge. There will be an influx of players chosen by SH A mixture of paid for, free transfers and loans. I am confident that his reputation will encourange players to join. Hughton, Sherwood, Mackay? .....Never heard of 'em We are now Sammi's Blue & White Army Get behind YOUR team and stop Bloody moaning. UTA[/p][/quote]One of the straight shooter`s ,Sammi`s Blue & White Army ,and the 2 rumoured young defenders would be mighty finn . UTA tug509
  • Score: 3

12:00am Mon 9 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Withdean-er wrote:
gordongull wrote:
This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway.
Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.
I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses.

But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak.

As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.
I think you are right Withdean-er. What can't be right is a club with the highest attendance figures in the Division unable to make a profit.
There has been some serious investment on the playing side in recent seasons, but the intended target of promotion has remained elusive. Those 'football costs' are not only unsustainable, but are no longer allowed under the new rules. That is why Bridcutt and Ashley were not replaced in the last financial year.
There is a limit to what can be charged to watch a game, and sponsorship is not going to produce massive amounts of revenue at this level. The only avenue left open for a Championship Club to break even is to reduce the costs of players and the introduction of FFP has already started to have an effect.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway. Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.[/p][/quote]I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses. But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak. As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.[/p][/quote]I think you are right Withdean-er. What can't be right is a club with the highest attendance figures in the Division unable to make a profit. There has been some serious investment on the playing side in recent seasons, but the intended target of promotion has remained elusive. Those 'football costs' are not only unsustainable, but are no longer allowed under the new rules. That is why Bridcutt and Ashley were not replaced in the last financial year. There is a limit to what can be charged to watch a game, and sponsorship is not going to produce massive amounts of revenue at this level. The only avenue left open for a Championship Club to break even is to reduce the costs of players and the introduction of FFP has already started to have an effect. gordongull
  • Score: 3

12:08am Mon 9 Jun 14

tug509 says...

gordongull wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
gordongull wrote:
This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway.
Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.
I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses.

But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak.

As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.
I think you are right Withdean-er. What can't be right is a club with the highest attendance figures in the Division unable to make a profit.
There has been some serious investment on the playing side in recent seasons, but the intended target of promotion has remained elusive. Those 'football costs' are not only unsustainable, but are no longer allowed under the new rules. That is why Bridcutt and Ashley were not replaced in the last financial year.
There is a limit to what can be charged to watch a game, and sponsorship is not going to produce massive amounts of revenue at this level. The only avenue left open for a Championship Club to break even is to reduce the costs of players and the introduction of FFP has already started to have an effect.
Serious question ,will this mean smaller squads for the less well off ?.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway. Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.[/p][/quote]I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses. But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak. As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.[/p][/quote]I think you are right Withdean-er. What can't be right is a club with the highest attendance figures in the Division unable to make a profit. There has been some serious investment on the playing side in recent seasons, but the intended target of promotion has remained elusive. Those 'football costs' are not only unsustainable, but are no longer allowed under the new rules. That is why Bridcutt and Ashley were not replaced in the last financial year. There is a limit to what can be charged to watch a game, and sponsorship is not going to produce massive amounts of revenue at this level. The only avenue left open for a Championship Club to break even is to reduce the costs of players and the introduction of FFP has already started to have an effect.[/p][/quote]Serious question ,will this mean smaller squads for the less well off ?. tug509
  • Score: 1

12:20am Mon 9 Jun 14

gordongull says...

tug509 wrote:
gordongull wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
gordongull wrote:
This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway.
Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.
I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses.

But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak.

As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.
I think you are right Withdean-er. What can't be right is a club with the highest attendance figures in the Division unable to make a profit.
There has been some serious investment on the playing side in recent seasons, but the intended target of promotion has remained elusive. Those 'football costs' are not only unsustainable, but are no longer allowed under the new rules. That is why Bridcutt and Ashley were not replaced in the last financial year.
There is a limit to what can be charged to watch a game, and sponsorship is not going to produce massive amounts of revenue at this level. The only avenue left open for a Championship Club to break even is to reduce the costs of players and the introduction of FFP has already started to have an effect.
Serious question ,will this mean smaller squads for the less well off ?.
I don't think so, Tug.
More likely to be the same number of players - just less affluent.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway. Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.[/p][/quote]I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses. But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak. As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.[/p][/quote]I think you are right Withdean-er. What can't be right is a club with the highest attendance figures in the Division unable to make a profit. There has been some serious investment on the playing side in recent seasons, but the intended target of promotion has remained elusive. Those 'football costs' are not only unsustainable, but are no longer allowed under the new rules. That is why Bridcutt and Ashley were not replaced in the last financial year. There is a limit to what can be charged to watch a game, and sponsorship is not going to produce massive amounts of revenue at this level. The only avenue left open for a Championship Club to break even is to reduce the costs of players and the introduction of FFP has already started to have an effect.[/p][/quote]Serious question ,will this mean smaller squads for the less well off ?.[/p][/quote]I don't think so, Tug. More likely to be the same number of players - just less affluent. gordongull
  • Score: 3

12:30am Mon 9 Jun 14

tug509 says...

gordongull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
gordongull wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
gordongull wrote:
This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway.
Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.
I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses.

But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak.

As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.
I think you are right Withdean-er. What can't be right is a club with the highest attendance figures in the Division unable to make a profit.
There has been some serious investment on the playing side in recent seasons, but the intended target of promotion has remained elusive. Those 'football costs' are not only unsustainable, but are no longer allowed under the new rules. That is why Bridcutt and Ashley were not replaced in the last financial year.
There is a limit to what can be charged to watch a game, and sponsorship is not going to produce massive amounts of revenue at this level. The only avenue left open for a Championship Club to break even is to reduce the costs of players and the introduction of FFP has already started to have an effect.
Serious question ,will this mean smaller squads for the less well off ?.
I don't think so, Tug.
More likely to be the same number of players - just less affluent.
It amazes me that Leeds won the 73/74 league 1 title only using 17 players all season ,the only thing more amazing was that i remembered it !.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: This is a made up figure, but let's just say last season's costs for player wages was £15m. And let us say that there is only £12m available for that purpose this season because of the regulations. That requires David Burke to negotiate wages down 20% and still end up with a team at least as strong as the previous one. We are not the only Club faced with these austerity measures, and we were never going to compete with the parachute clubs anyway. Out of contract players and those who have been released are going to face a reality check this summer, when they start looking for a new club. If they do not belong to an elite band of footballers who are always in demand, they will find it very difficult to achieve the same earnings they were on previously. We are in a good position from that point of view, because we have very few players who are currently under contract.[/p][/quote]I agree with your estimate of £15m annual payroll costs, but that was for the last audited year 2012/13. That included directors, management team, stewards, shop staff, the many in the offices, coaches, academy and other technical staff. Under FFP it helped cause the now-outlawed losses. But driving that figure were the wages for many very well paid players, now departed, so I think the actions have already taken on that front. Look at the squad c. April 2013 and we still had - Hoskins, Bridge, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond, Barnes, Brezovan, ElAbd, Vicente, Brezovan, Painter, Dicker, Upson and Kuzschak. As well as revealing a lot of player recruitment is required this Summer, it indicates that a massive chunk of payroll costs has been saved, which should help Hyppia's rebuilding.[/p][/quote]I think you are right Withdean-er. What can't be right is a club with the highest attendance figures in the Division unable to make a profit. There has been some serious investment on the playing side in recent seasons, but the intended target of promotion has remained elusive. Those 'football costs' are not only unsustainable, but are no longer allowed under the new rules. That is why Bridcutt and Ashley were not replaced in the last financial year. There is a limit to what can be charged to watch a game, and sponsorship is not going to produce massive amounts of revenue at this level. The only avenue left open for a Championship Club to break even is to reduce the costs of players and the introduction of FFP has already started to have an effect.[/p][/quote]Serious question ,will this mean smaller squads for the less well off ?.[/p][/quote]I don't think so, Tug. More likely to be the same number of players - just less affluent.[/p][/quote]It amazes me that Leeds won the 73/74 league 1 title only using 17 players all season ,the only thing more amazing was that i remembered it !. tug509
  • Score: 2

2:09am Mon 9 Jun 14

tug509 says...

It`s a marking system ,originally designed to show and encourage poster`s ,i`m with the guy that said earlier ,The Argus have a say (button) on what they like ,but personally i just think that there are some little girls on here who see the tug509 and just give a down ,grow some b@lls and tell me who you are and what you disagree with ,i cant stand feckin cowards . UTA
It`s a marking system ,originally designed to show and encourage poster`s ,i`m with the guy that said earlier ,The Argus have a say (button) on what they like ,but personally i just think that there are some little girls on here who see the tug509 and just give a down ,grow some b@lls and tell me who you are and what you disagree with ,i cant stand feckin cowards . UTA tug509
  • Score: -3

3:35am Mon 9 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Well I am warming to Bloom appointing Hyypia, wasn't my first choice but he is ours now, and as our manager he deserves our support until such times that the wheels fall off, if indeed they do.
People talk of the managers, 'contacts,' my guess is that Hyypia has plenty. If it is at all possible I would like to see some kind of link up with Liverpool, maybe get some pointers on players they might have looked at, unknowns that they might have decided were not ready to wear Liverpool's shirt but might do well in the stripes of Brighton. I still think that Adorjan could be a good prospect/player for us.
Well I am warming to Bloom appointing Hyypia, wasn't my first choice but he is ours now, and as our manager he deserves our support until such times that the wheels fall off, if indeed they do. People talk of the managers, 'contacts,' my guess is that Hyypia has plenty. If it is at all possible I would like to see some kind of link up with Liverpool, maybe get some pointers on players they might have looked at, unknowns that they might have decided were not ready to wear Liverpool's shirt but might do well in the stripes of Brighton. I still think that Adorjan could be a good prospect/player for us. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

4:05am Mon 9 Jun 14

tug509 says...

Hi Vegas ,whats that 8.00pm or about ,listen mate ,i was seriously worried ,but not so much now ,i`m glad we have a manager with a physical prescence ,the last of any real guts was Mr Mullery ,chucking the tea tray and making the team stand in the centre circle at half time in the snow /rain/monsoon ,and then winning 7-0 against Walsall 0-0 at halftime . And sizing up to Sammy Morgan to make sure the team new who was boss ,damm i loved that guy ,and still do ,i hope we see a bit of the same . There will NEVER be another Muller`s ,but if Sammi has the same grit ,we could do a great deal worse . UTA
Hi Vegas ,whats that 8.00pm or about ,listen mate ,i was seriously worried ,but not so much now ,i`m glad we have a manager with a physical prescence ,the last of any real guts was Mr Mullery ,chucking the tea tray and making the team stand in the centre circle at half time in the snow /rain/monsoon ,and then winning 7-0 against Walsall 0-0 at halftime . And sizing up to Sammy Morgan to make sure the team new who was boss ,damm i loved that guy ,and still do ,i hope we see a bit of the same . There will NEVER be another Muller`s ,but if Sammi has the same grit ,we could do a great deal worse . UTA tug509
  • Score: 7

10:21am Mon 9 Jun 14

Piglet1 says...

tug509 wrote:
Piglet1 wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
fan since 61 wrote:
Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy.
The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we
To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards.

That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.
Not sure I follow this English, but surely Hyppia would have been one of the top candidates. The fact that he came from left field does not diminish his standing in the game and his potential as an outstanding manager. Bloom has picked Poyet and Garcia, both who did good jobs, and both who were not on the radar at the time. Trust in the process and the man behind it. To grumble and berate the process without any evidence for it is indeed unjustifiably negative. A trait that does afflict some I notice.
Wrong ,GP WAS picked from a bunch of candidates ,and we were aware of some of those alternatives .I get totally pi55ed at you people who make statements that " To grumble and berate the process without any evidence " and where is your evidence to the contrary sunshine ???. The arrogance factor on this site is off the scale ,the majority of straight shooter`s on here get slaughtered for giving an honest oppinion ,i dont give a monkey`s armpit flea ,for some of the grief i get on here ,but when even the "trolls" are pointing out facts that are worthy of inspection ,it makes me wonder if blind faith isn`t the free gift that comes with every ticket !. UTA
I am not grumbling; if you do you should have evidence, not the other way around.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Well I for one am now happy that Bloom and Barber did indeed carry out a thorough examination of all interested parties and have chosen the top guy. The time has arrived to stop moaning and criticising and get behind the team as a whole. I know from friends in the pool that they cannot believe guys down here are not 100 percent in favour of this appointment he is a god up there how lucky are we[/p][/quote]To get behind the club what are you saying,Think every poster wants the best and moving upwards. That SH was a top choice,think that is are you having a laugh,though we may never know.[/p][/quote]Not sure I follow this English, but surely Hyppia would have been one of the top candidates. The fact that he came from left field does not diminish his standing in the game and his potential as an outstanding manager. Bloom has picked Poyet and Garcia, both who did good jobs, and both who were not on the radar at the time. Trust in the process and the man behind it. To grumble and berate the process without any evidence for it is indeed unjustifiably negative. A trait that does afflict some I notice.[/p][/quote]Wrong ,GP WAS picked from a bunch of candidates ,and we were aware of some of those alternatives .I get totally pi55ed at you people who make statements that " To grumble and berate the process without any evidence " and where is your evidence to the contrary sunshine ???. The arrogance factor on this site is off the scale ,the majority of straight shooter`s on here get slaughtered for giving an honest oppinion ,i dont give a monkey`s armpit flea ,for some of the grief i get on here ,but when even the "trolls" are pointing out facts that are worthy of inspection ,it makes me wonder if blind faith isn`t the free gift that comes with every ticket !. UTA[/p][/quote]I am not grumbling; if you do you should have evidence, not the other way around. Piglet1
  • Score: 2

10:38am Mon 9 Jun 14

tinker111 says...

ringtone wrote:
fan since 61 wrote:
Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read
Thanks.

It claims Liverpool may loan Brighton some players, especially at right back where they are overstocked.

Sorry, i cant see the wisdom in this.
Liverpool STIFF'S come to mind ??? NO THANKS
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Very interesting article on HITC sport regarding Liverpool and Brighton well worth a read[/p][/quote]Thanks. It claims Liverpool may loan Brighton some players, especially at right back where they are overstocked. Sorry, i cant see the wisdom in this.[/p][/quote]Liverpool STIFF'S come to mind ??? NO THANKS tinker111
  • Score: -2

2:25pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Oscar's Chin says...

tug509 wrote:
Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
Hyppia is now the man, fact. Whilst none of us is blessed with foresight I personally think we are in for an exciting period. This guy still commands the respect of many scousers, and they are certainly no football mugs. He also gets high praise from professionals in the game. Having thought about it, he seems to me a flipping good choice for this little (hard up) club. And money must have been promised for him to take the job. It will be alright, I reckon.
Yeah i reckon your right ,it makes no sense for Sami to take the job on a 3 year contract without some basics ,ie: warchest ,some say in his staff ,i just hope a guarantee of NO interference from the chuckle bros was in the agreement ,personally i have a lot of scouser mate`s ,of which one of the Blue side gave me a load of freindly abuse last night ,although i dont see the difference between us and them ,were not mugs either ,we just have a few that dont have enough belief in The Albion ,we will be massive ,one day you will see Brighton shirts on the streets of Manchester !. UTA
Now that I'd pay to see!!!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: Hyppia is now the man, fact. Whilst none of us is blessed with foresight I personally think we are in for an exciting period. This guy still commands the respect of many scousers, and they are certainly no football mugs. He also gets high praise from professionals in the game. Having thought about it, he seems to me a flipping good choice for this little (hard up) club. And money must have been promised for him to take the job. It will be alright, I reckon.[/p][/quote]Yeah i reckon your right ,it makes no sense for Sami to take the job on a 3 year contract without some basics ,ie: warchest ,some say in his staff ,i just hope a guarantee of NO interference from the chuckle bros was in the agreement ,personally i have a lot of scouser mate`s ,of which one of the Blue side gave me a load of freindly abuse last night ,although i dont see the difference between us and them ,were not mugs either ,we just have a few that dont have enough belief in The Albion ,we will be massive ,one day you will see Brighton shirts on the streets of Manchester !. UTA[/p][/quote]Now that I'd pay to see!!! Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 1

2:28pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Oscar's Chin says...

OldGull wrote:
May I make a proposal to everyone?
That all whingeing stops at least until Sammi holds his press conference.
It matters not one jot who else may or may not have been interviewed.
TB has chosen Sammi to be our next manager. He has accepted the challenge.
There will be an influx of players chosen by SH
A mixture of paid for, free transfers and loans.
I am confident that his reputation will encourange players to join.

Hughton, Sherwood, Mackay? .....Never heard of 'em

We are now Sammi's Blue & White Army
Get behind YOUR team and stop Bloody moaning.
UTA
I agree - not that I'm in the moaner brigade anyway - but agreement should be based on you dropping one of the 'm's in SamMi!!!!

;0)
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: May I make a proposal to everyone? That all whingeing stops at least until Sammi holds his press conference. It matters not one jot who else may or may not have been interviewed. TB has chosen Sammi to be our next manager. He has accepted the challenge. There will be an influx of players chosen by SH A mixture of paid for, free transfers and loans. I am confident that his reputation will encourange players to join. Hughton, Sherwood, Mackay? .....Never heard of 'em We are now Sammi's Blue & White Army Get behind YOUR team and stop Bloody moaning. UTA[/p][/quote]I agree - not that I'm in the moaner brigade anyway - but agreement should be based on you dropping one of the 'm's in SamMi!!!! ;0) Oscar's Chin
  • Score: -1

3:59pm Tue 10 Jun 14

jimbo1234 says...

Good appointment, I guess. Just want some players now !!!
Good appointment, I guess. Just want some players now !!! jimbo1234
  • Score: 1

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