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Hyypia launches Albion career with home fixture against Sheffield Wednesday

The Argus: Sami Hyypia Sami Hyypia

Sami Hyypia’s will launch his reign as Albion boss with a Sky Bet Championship opener at home to Sheffield Wednesday on August 9.

It is only the third time since 1999 that the Seagulls have been handed a home game on the first day of the season.

Albion will follow the Wednesday opener with trips to Birmingham and Leeds United before finishing a reasonable first month of the season with home games against Bolton and Charlton.

Cardiff City will visit the Amex on September 30 while fellow relegated sides Fulham and Norwich are in Sussex on November 29 and April 4 respectively.

The Boxing Day fixture will be at home to Reading with a return trip to Fulham two days later.

Former Crawley boss Steve Evans will bring his Rotherham side to the Amex on October 25.

The regular season will end with one of the longest trips, away to Middlesbrough on May 2.

Click here to see Albion's fixtures for the 2014-15 season

http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/albion/fixtures/

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9:16am Wed 18 Jun 14

DuncanThickett says...

Good to get a home game first, good chance to get 3 points on the board, and start as we mean to go on!
Good to get a home game first, good chance to get 3 points on the board, and start as we mean to go on! DuncanThickett
  • Score: 4

9:54am Wed 18 Jun 14

Ahamay says...

Oh, the irony of ending the season away at Middlesbrough!
When the Albion were promoted for the very first time in 1958, the first match in the second tier of football was this very fixture, and nearly everyone will know that we lost 0-9 that day.
Perhaps this time we can end a season with promotion, and redress that old result. 0-1 to us, and automatic promotion sounds just about right to me.
Oh, the irony of ending the season away at Middlesbrough! When the Albion were promoted for the very first time in 1958, the first match in the second tier of football was this very fixture, and nearly everyone will know that we lost 0-9 that day. Perhaps this time we can end a season with promotion, and redress that old result. 0-1 to us, and automatic promotion sounds just about right to me. Ahamay
  • Score: 8

10:01am Wed 18 Jun 14

heathgate says...

Boxing day will change because of train issues.

First game will change because of an event in Stanmer Park.
Boxing day will change because of train issues. First game will change because of an event in Stanmer Park. heathgate
  • Score: 0

10:04am Wed 18 Jun 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

heathgate wrote:
Boxing day will change because of train issues.

First game will change because of an event in Stanmer Park.
morning, mr happy!
[quote][p][bold]heathgate[/bold] wrote: Boxing day will change because of train issues. First game will change because of an event in Stanmer Park.[/p][/quote]morning, mr happy! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 13

10:06am Wed 18 Jun 14

heathgate says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
heathgate wrote: Boxing day will change because of train issues. First game will change because of an event in Stanmer Park.
morning, mr happy!
Did I wake you up,....... simply providing a heads up.
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heathgate[/bold] wrote: Boxing day will change because of train issues. First game will change because of an event in Stanmer Park.[/p][/quote]morning, mr happy![/p][/quote]Did I wake you up,....... simply providing a heads up. heathgate
  • Score: 2

10:17am Wed 18 Jun 14

heathgate says...

The Boxing Day game is likely to move because of the train logistics.

I suspect also that the 1st game home to Wednesday will be moved to accommodate the event going on in Stanmer Park.

We also have to move at least one game for the uni open days.
The Boxing Day game is likely to move because of the train logistics. I suspect also that the 1st game home to Wednesday will be moved to accommodate the event going on in Stanmer Park. We also have to move at least one game for the uni open days. heathgate
  • Score: 2

10:42am Wed 18 Jun 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

One smallish blessing, Leeds at home on a Tuesday evening, so hopefully fewer of their so called fans will travel from Yorkshire. Fingers crossed.
One smallish blessing, Leeds at home on a Tuesday evening, so hopefully fewer of their so called fans will travel from Yorkshire. Fingers crossed. Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 12

11:16am Wed 18 Jun 14

InfoM100 says...

I think the Bloom, Barber, Burke debate will continue and will only resolve itself once results start to demonstrate if they have it right or not. Sami will have involvement but only by way as a committee member, who may or may not be listened to.

Mr Bloom has done amazing things for this football club, but as previously stated on this forum he is first and foremost a business man of success. His building of the football club into an entity of credence within the football world is a marvellous thing. However, at the same time he is creating a very sale-able commodity. The infrastructure he has developed with the stadium and now training ground and academy add greatly to the assets of the balance sheet. He will at some stage want to cash that in by selling the club, and all those carefully constructed plans will produce a well deserved profit and an everlasting legacy for the football club.

The downside is that building a structure such as this is about increasing assets. Players although assets to the team, the monetary value adds little to the balance sheet in real terms, certainly their wages are a massive liability, therefore Barber and Burke will be looking to run the club along those lines build the assets and contain the liabilities. That's why the club are so supportive of FFP as it provides the perfect reason to keep down the wages.

There is nothing wrong with the above its sound business sense, but supporters don't always want that, they want success and excitement. To be in the news with transfer deals and activity. Yes we have had some success since TB became involve. Gus was crazy a little unstable even, but was never short of something to say, unfortunately, this was outside the required limits expected, plus he had another career agenda, which he finally made. Then in comes Oscar a nice man, but an extreme contrast to GP. He never looked comfortable and always struggled with the media. Two things in common with these guys, boring possession football, and more to the point neither had control over players in or out.

We keep hearing about David Burke and his recruitment team and contacts, what contacts apart from agents and a player DVD subscription that provides dvd's of players that a bunch of youngsters sit and look at hour after hour. Do managers go to games anymore and where are the quality scouts, people who understand the game and have experience at identifying talent. The fact that our recruitment is handled by the 3 X B's is frightening. Speaking recently to an ex member of the recruitment team who is now scouting for a premier league club, it was quite clear that communication is very poor with David Burke, he allegedly is a bully in the workplace and heavily disliked within his own department. Gus and Oscar apparently had no respect for him or the players he brought forward. I have no proof that this is true but the individual concerned I have known for many years and is a decent person. So is Sami going to be listened too, as I said earlier we will see what happens. I believe from what we have seen so far no judgement can be made. We also have to remember he knows nothing about the Championship yet, and will have to rely on others he will do that with good grace at this time as he has no option, when he settles hopefully we will see a stronger and more ebullient manager to take the club forward. Having a recruitment department is right and the way to go but the brief for players wanted should come from the manager. Not the boardroom.

I wish the club well and always will having supported them for over 50 years. But we need more openness and involvement as supporters. We also need to see passion and emotion from the entire management team from Bloom downwards.......it's all too controlled.
I think the Bloom, Barber, Burke debate will continue and will only resolve itself once results start to demonstrate if they have it right or not. Sami will have involvement but only by way as a committee member, who may or may not be listened to. Mr Bloom has done amazing things for this football club, but as previously stated on this forum he is first and foremost a business man of success. His building of the football club into an entity of credence within the football world is a marvellous thing. However, at the same time he is creating a very sale-able commodity. The infrastructure he has developed with the stadium and now training ground and academy add greatly to the assets of the balance sheet. He will at some stage want to cash that in by selling the club, and all those carefully constructed plans will produce a well deserved profit and an everlasting legacy for the football club. The downside is that building a structure such as this is about increasing assets. Players although assets to the team, the monetary value adds little to the balance sheet in real terms, certainly their wages are a massive liability, therefore Barber and Burke will be looking to run the club along those lines build the assets and contain the liabilities. That's why the club are so supportive of FFP as it provides the perfect reason to keep down the wages. There is nothing wrong with the above its sound business sense, but supporters don't always want that, they want success and excitement. To be in the news with transfer deals and activity. Yes we have had some success since TB became involve. Gus was crazy a little unstable even, but was never short of something to say, unfortunately, this was outside the required limits expected, plus he had another career agenda, which he finally made. Then in comes Oscar a nice man, but an extreme contrast to GP. He never looked comfortable and always struggled with the media. Two things in common with these guys, boring possession football, and more to the point neither had control over players in or out. We keep hearing about David Burke and his recruitment team and contacts, what contacts apart from agents and a player DVD subscription that provides dvd's of players that a bunch of youngsters sit and look at hour after hour. Do managers go to games anymore and where are the quality scouts, people who understand the game and have experience at identifying talent. The fact that our recruitment is handled by the 3 X B's is frightening. Speaking recently to an ex member of the recruitment team who is now scouting for a premier league club, it was quite clear that communication is very poor with David Burke, he allegedly is a bully in the workplace and heavily disliked within his own department. Gus and Oscar apparently had no respect for him or the players he brought forward. I have no proof that this is true but the individual concerned I have known for many years and is a decent person. So is Sami going to be listened too, as I said earlier we will see what happens. I believe from what we have seen so far no judgement can be made. We also have to remember he knows nothing about the Championship yet, and will have to rely on others he will do that with good grace at this time as he has no option, when he settles hopefully we will see a stronger and more ebullient manager to take the club forward. Having a recruitment department is right and the way to go but the brief for players wanted should come from the manager. Not the boardroom. I wish the club well and always will having supported them for over 50 years. But we need more openness and involvement as supporters. We also need to see passion and emotion from the entire management team from Bloom downwards.......it's all too controlled. InfoM100
  • Score: 10

11:47am Wed 18 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

Not interested in fixtures at the moment,more important to get a class team together,no goalie no central midfield,no goalscorer.Looking a bit of a mess.Burke will come up with a few more useless loan signings,living up to his name.
Not interested in fixtures at the moment,more important to get a class team together,no goalie no central midfield,no goalscorer.Looking a bit of a mess.Burke will come up with a few more useless loan signings,living up to his name. pjwilk
  • Score: -15

1:04pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

InfoM100 wrote:
I think the Bloom, Barber, Burke debate will continue and will only resolve itself once results start to demonstrate if they have it right or not. Sami will have involvement but only by way as a committee member, who may or may not be listened to.

Mr Bloom has done amazing things for this football club, but as previously stated on this forum he is first and foremost a business man of success. His building of the football club into an entity of credence within the football world is a marvellous thing. However, at the same time he is creating a very sale-able commodity. The infrastructure he has developed with the stadium and now training ground and academy add greatly to the assets of the balance sheet. He will at some stage want to cash that in by selling the club, and all those carefully constructed plans will produce a well deserved profit and an everlasting legacy for the football club.

The downside is that building a structure such as this is about increasing assets. Players although assets to the team, the monetary value adds little to the balance sheet in real terms, certainly their wages are a massive liability, therefore Barber and Burke will be looking to run the club along those lines build the assets and contain the liabilities. That's why the club are so supportive of FFP as it provides the perfect reason to keep down the wages.

There is nothing wrong with the above its sound business sense, but supporters don't always want that, they want success and excitement. To be in the news with transfer deals and activity. Yes we have had some success since TB became involve. Gus was crazy a little unstable even, but was never short of something to say, unfortunately, this was outside the required limits expected, plus he had another career agenda, which he finally made. Then in comes Oscar a nice man, but an extreme contrast to GP. He never looked comfortable and always struggled with the media. Two things in common with these guys, boring possession football, and more to the point neither had control over players in or out.

We keep hearing about David Burke and his recruitment team and contacts, what contacts apart from agents and a player DVD subscription that provides dvd's of players that a bunch of youngsters sit and look at hour after hour. Do managers go to games anymore and where are the quality scouts, people who understand the game and have experience at identifying talent. The fact that our recruitment is handled by the 3 X B's is frightening. Speaking recently to an ex member of the recruitment team who is now scouting for a premier league club, it was quite clear that communication is very poor with David Burke, he allegedly is a bully in the workplace and heavily disliked within his own department. Gus and Oscar apparently had no respect for him or the players he brought forward. I have no proof that this is true but the individual concerned I have known for many years and is a decent person. So is Sami going to be listened too, as I said earlier we will see what happens. I believe from what we have seen so far no judgement can be made. We also have to remember he knows nothing about the Championship yet, and will have to rely on others he will do that with good grace at this time as he has no option, when he settles hopefully we will see a stronger and more ebullient manager to take the club forward. Having a recruitment department is right and the way to go but the brief for players wanted should come from the manager. Not the boardroom.

I wish the club well and always will having supported them for over 50 years. But we need more openness and involvement as supporters. We also need to see passion and emotion from the entire management team from Bloom downwards.......it's all too controlled.
I am inclined to agree with your synopsis.
I also heard that about Burke (although we will now get criticised by B rian Tawse's Left Foot who thinks we don't have real contacts.) ;-)
[quote][p][bold]InfoM100[/bold] wrote: I think the Bloom, Barber, Burke debate will continue and will only resolve itself once results start to demonstrate if they have it right or not. Sami will have involvement but only by way as a committee member, who may or may not be listened to. Mr Bloom has done amazing things for this football club, but as previously stated on this forum he is first and foremost a business man of success. His building of the football club into an entity of credence within the football world is a marvellous thing. However, at the same time he is creating a very sale-able commodity. The infrastructure he has developed with the stadium and now training ground and academy add greatly to the assets of the balance sheet. He will at some stage want to cash that in by selling the club, and all those carefully constructed plans will produce a well deserved profit and an everlasting legacy for the football club. The downside is that building a structure such as this is about increasing assets. Players although assets to the team, the monetary value adds little to the balance sheet in real terms, certainly their wages are a massive liability, therefore Barber and Burke will be looking to run the club along those lines build the assets and contain the liabilities. That's why the club are so supportive of FFP as it provides the perfect reason to keep down the wages. There is nothing wrong with the above its sound business sense, but supporters don't always want that, they want success and excitement. To be in the news with transfer deals and activity. Yes we have had some success since TB became involve. Gus was crazy a little unstable even, but was never short of something to say, unfortunately, this was outside the required limits expected, plus he had another career agenda, which he finally made. Then in comes Oscar a nice man, but an extreme contrast to GP. He never looked comfortable and always struggled with the media. Two things in common with these guys, boring possession football, and more to the point neither had control over players in or out. We keep hearing about David Burke and his recruitment team and contacts, what contacts apart from agents and a player DVD subscription that provides dvd's of players that a bunch of youngsters sit and look at hour after hour. Do managers go to games anymore and where are the quality scouts, people who understand the game and have experience at identifying talent. The fact that our recruitment is handled by the 3 X B's is frightening. Speaking recently to an ex member of the recruitment team who is now scouting for a premier league club, it was quite clear that communication is very poor with David Burke, he allegedly is a bully in the workplace and heavily disliked within his own department. Gus and Oscar apparently had no respect for him or the players he brought forward. I have no proof that this is true but the individual concerned I have known for many years and is a decent person. So is Sami going to be listened too, as I said earlier we will see what happens. I believe from what we have seen so far no judgement can be made. We also have to remember he knows nothing about the Championship yet, and will have to rely on others he will do that with good grace at this time as he has no option, when he settles hopefully we will see a stronger and more ebullient manager to take the club forward. Having a recruitment department is right and the way to go but the brief for players wanted should come from the manager. Not the boardroom. I wish the club well and always will having supported them for over 50 years. But we need more openness and involvement as supporters. We also need to see passion and emotion from the entire management team from Bloom downwards.......it's all too controlled.[/p][/quote]I am inclined to agree with your synopsis. I also heard that about Burke (although we will now get criticised by B rian Tawse's Left Foot who thinks we don't have real contacts.) ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: -3

4:07pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Wednesday will be no pushovers, they spent much of last season at the bottom but changed managers and went on a good run, now they are becoming a force again and may fancy a promotion challenge. We will need to be wary of many teams who finished below us, they all are growing stronger. We need a very strong squad if we are to even make the playoffs again, the next few weeks are crucial.
Wednesday will be no pushovers, they spent much of last season at the bottom but changed managers and went on a good run, now they are becoming a force again and may fancy a promotion challenge. We will need to be wary of many teams who finished below us, they all are growing stronger. We need a very strong squad if we are to even make the playoffs again, the next few weeks are crucial. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 1

5:57pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Clean Sheet says...

Claude Back wrote:
InfoM100 wrote: I think the Bloom, Barber, Burke debate will continue and will only resolve itself once results start to demonstrate if they have it right or not. Sami will have involvement but only by way as a committee member, who may or may not be listened to. Mr Bloom has done amazing things for this football club, but as previously stated on this forum he is first and foremost a business man of success. His building of the football club into an entity of credence within the football world is a marvellous thing. However, at the same time he is creating a very sale-able commodity. The infrastructure he has developed with the stadium and now training ground and academy add greatly to the assets of the balance sheet. He will at some stage want to cash that in by selling the club, and all those carefully constructed plans will produce a well deserved profit and an everlasting legacy for the football club. The downside is that building a structure such as this is about increasing assets. Players although assets to the team, the monetary value adds little to the balance sheet in real terms, certainly their wages are a massive liability, therefore Barber and Burke will be looking to run the club along those lines build the assets and contain the liabilities. That's why the club are so supportive of FFP as it provides the perfect reason to keep down the wages. There is nothing wrong with the above its sound business sense, but supporters don't always want that, they want success and excitement. To be in the news with transfer deals and activity. Yes we have had some success since TB became involve. Gus was crazy a little unstable even, but was never short of something to say, unfortunately, this was outside the required limits expected, plus he had another career agenda, which he finally made. Then in comes Oscar a nice man, but an extreme contrast to GP. He never looked comfortable and always struggled with the media. Two things in common with these guys, boring possession football, and more to the point neither had control over players in or out. We keep hearing about David Burke and his recruitment team and contacts, what contacts apart from agents and a player DVD subscription that provides dvd's of players that a bunch of youngsters sit and look at hour after hour. Do managers go to games anymore and where are the quality scouts, people who understand the game and have experience at identifying talent. The fact that our recruitment is handled by the 3 X B's is frightening. Speaking recently to an ex member of the recruitment team who is now scouting for a premier league club, it was quite clear that communication is very poor with David Burke, he allegedly is a bully in the workplace and heavily disliked within his own department. Gus and Oscar apparently had no respect for him or the players he brought forward. I have no proof that this is true but the individual concerned I have known for many years and is a decent person. So is Sami going to be listened too, as I said earlier we will see what happens. I believe from what we have seen so far no judgement can be made. We also have to remember he knows nothing about the Championship yet, and will have to rely on others he will do that with good grace at this time as he has no option, when he settles hopefully we will see a stronger and more ebullient manager to take the club forward. Having a recruitment department is right and the way to go but the brief for players wanted should come from the manager. Not the boardroom. I wish the club well and always will having supported them for over 50 years. But we need more openness and involvement as supporters. We also need to see passion and emotion from the entire management team from Bloom downwards.......it's all too controlled.
I am inclined to agree with your synopsis. I also heard that about Burke (although we will now get criticised by B rian Tawse's Left Foot who thinks we don't have real contacts.) ;-)
If you don't like how our club is run, then you guys have an option, to buy out TB. I for one am extremely grateful for the investment he has made in our club. He is a lifelong supporter, understands the club and supporters, and is risking a huge amount of his own money. There are not many other club owners who have the same credentials. 20 years ago our club very nearly disappeared, and it was through the hard work of a lot of people that we survived. It looks to me that TB is building a sustainable football club at Brighton. If that means sensible control of budgets, then I am with him. if some of you who complain on here can do better, then make him an offer.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InfoM100[/bold] wrote: I think the Bloom, Barber, Burke debate will continue and will only resolve itself once results start to demonstrate if they have it right or not. Sami will have involvement but only by way as a committee member, who may or may not be listened to. Mr Bloom has done amazing things for this football club, but as previously stated on this forum he is first and foremost a business man of success. His building of the football club into an entity of credence within the football world is a marvellous thing. However, at the same time he is creating a very sale-able commodity. The infrastructure he has developed with the stadium and now training ground and academy add greatly to the assets of the balance sheet. He will at some stage want to cash that in by selling the club, and all those carefully constructed plans will produce a well deserved profit and an everlasting legacy for the football club. The downside is that building a structure such as this is about increasing assets. Players although assets to the team, the monetary value adds little to the balance sheet in real terms, certainly their wages are a massive liability, therefore Barber and Burke will be looking to run the club along those lines build the assets and contain the liabilities. That's why the club are so supportive of FFP as it provides the perfect reason to keep down the wages. There is nothing wrong with the above its sound business sense, but supporters don't always want that, they want success and excitement. To be in the news with transfer deals and activity. Yes we have had some success since TB became involve. Gus was crazy a little unstable even, but was never short of something to say, unfortunately, this was outside the required limits expected, plus he had another career agenda, which he finally made. Then in comes Oscar a nice man, but an extreme contrast to GP. He never looked comfortable and always struggled with the media. Two things in common with these guys, boring possession football, and more to the point neither had control over players in or out. We keep hearing about David Burke and his recruitment team and contacts, what contacts apart from agents and a player DVD subscription that provides dvd's of players that a bunch of youngsters sit and look at hour after hour. Do managers go to games anymore and where are the quality scouts, people who understand the game and have experience at identifying talent. The fact that our recruitment is handled by the 3 X B's is frightening. Speaking recently to an ex member of the recruitment team who is now scouting for a premier league club, it was quite clear that communication is very poor with David Burke, he allegedly is a bully in the workplace and heavily disliked within his own department. Gus and Oscar apparently had no respect for him or the players he brought forward. I have no proof that this is true but the individual concerned I have known for many years and is a decent person. So is Sami going to be listened too, as I said earlier we will see what happens. I believe from what we have seen so far no judgement can be made. We also have to remember he knows nothing about the Championship yet, and will have to rely on others he will do that with good grace at this time as he has no option, when he settles hopefully we will see a stronger and more ebullient manager to take the club forward. Having a recruitment department is right and the way to go but the brief for players wanted should come from the manager. Not the boardroom. I wish the club well and always will having supported them for over 50 years. But we need more openness and involvement as supporters. We also need to see passion and emotion from the entire management team from Bloom downwards.......it's all too controlled.[/p][/quote]I am inclined to agree with your synopsis. I also heard that about Burke (although we will now get criticised by B rian Tawse's Left Foot who thinks we don't have real contacts.) ;-)[/p][/quote]If you don't like how our club is run, then you guys have an option, to buy out TB. I for one am extremely grateful for the investment he has made in our club. He is a lifelong supporter, understands the club and supporters, and is risking a huge amount of his own money. There are not many other club owners who have the same credentials. 20 years ago our club very nearly disappeared, and it was through the hard work of a lot of people that we survived. It looks to me that TB is building a sustainable football club at Brighton. If that means sensible control of budgets, then I am with him. if some of you who complain on here can do better, then make him an offer. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 8

3:56am Thu 19 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
InfoM100 wrote: I think the Bloom, Barber, Burke debate will continue and will only resolve itself once results start to demonstrate if they have it right or not. Sami will have involvement but only by way as a committee member, who may or may not be listened to. Mr Bloom has done amazing things for this football club, but as previously stated on this forum he is first and foremost a business man of success. His building of the football club into an entity of credence within the football world is a marvellous thing. However, at the same time he is creating a very sale-able commodity. The infrastructure he has developed with the stadium and now training ground and academy add greatly to the assets of the balance sheet. He will at some stage want to cash that in by selling the club, and all those carefully constructed plans will produce a well deserved profit and an everlasting legacy for the football club. The downside is that building a structure such as this is about increasing assets. Players although assets to the team, the monetary value adds little to the balance sheet in real terms, certainly their wages are a massive liability, therefore Barber and Burke will be looking to run the club along those lines build the assets and contain the liabilities. That's why the club are so supportive of FFP as it provides the perfect reason to keep down the wages. There is nothing wrong with the above its sound business sense, but supporters don't always want that, they want success and excitement. To be in the news with transfer deals and activity. Yes we have had some success since TB became involve. Gus was crazy a little unstable even, but was never short of something to say, unfortunately, this was outside the required limits expected, plus he had another career agenda, which he finally made. Then in comes Oscar a nice man, but an extreme contrast to GP. He never looked comfortable and always struggled with the media. Two things in common with these guys, boring possession football, and more to the point neither had control over players in or out. We keep hearing about David Burke and his recruitment team and contacts, what contacts apart from agents and a player DVD subscription that provides dvd's of players that a bunch of youngsters sit and look at hour after hour. Do managers go to games anymore and where are the quality scouts, people who understand the game and have experience at identifying talent. The fact that our recruitment is handled by the 3 X B's is frightening. Speaking recently to an ex member of the recruitment team who is now scouting for a premier league club, it was quite clear that communication is very poor with David Burke, he allegedly is a bully in the workplace and heavily disliked within his own department. Gus and Oscar apparently had no respect for him or the players he brought forward. I have no proof that this is true but the individual concerned I have known for many years and is a decent person. So is Sami going to be listened too, as I said earlier we will see what happens. I believe from what we have seen so far no judgement can be made. We also have to remember he knows nothing about the Championship yet, and will have to rely on others he will do that with good grace at this time as he has no option, when he settles hopefully we will see a stronger and more ebullient manager to take the club forward. Having a recruitment department is right and the way to go but the brief for players wanted should come from the manager. Not the boardroom. I wish the club well and always will having supported them for over 50 years. But we need more openness and involvement as supporters. We also need to see passion and emotion from the entire management team from Bloom downwards.......it's all too controlled.
I am inclined to agree with your synopsis. I also heard that about Burke (although we will now get criticised by B rian Tawse's Left Foot who thinks we don't have real contacts.) ;-)
If you don't like how our club is run, then you guys have an option, to buy out TB. I for one am extremely grateful for the investment he has made in our club. He is a lifelong supporter, understands the club and supporters, and is risking a huge amount of his own money. There are not many other club owners who have the same credentials. 20 years ago our club very nearly disappeared, and it was through the hard work of a lot of people that we survived. It looks to me that TB is building a sustainable football club at Brighton. If that means sensible control of budgets, then I am with him. if some of you who complain on here can do better, then make him an offer.
The future of Brighton FC is firmly in the hands of Tony Bloom and it will stay firmly in those hands, I can't ever see the day when he will wish to sell for profit, he is too much of a fan for that to happen.
I have, for the last couple of seasons, thought that Bloom might look to sell a percentage of the club whilst still retaining control, a shares issue. The best outcome for the club would be to find a long term big name sponsor, an entity on a par wth American Express, but that is a big task, maybe too big right now as most clubs are looking for that deal. Big money is pouring into the MLS over here, the game is growing fast, perhaps a link up with one of the new franchises would work. Man City have seen the progress made in America, others will follow, perhaps Tony Bloom will too.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InfoM100[/bold] wrote: I think the Bloom, Barber, Burke debate will continue and will only resolve itself once results start to demonstrate if they have it right or not. Sami will have involvement but only by way as a committee member, who may or may not be listened to. Mr Bloom has done amazing things for this football club, but as previously stated on this forum he is first and foremost a business man of success. His building of the football club into an entity of credence within the football world is a marvellous thing. However, at the same time he is creating a very sale-able commodity. The infrastructure he has developed with the stadium and now training ground and academy add greatly to the assets of the balance sheet. He will at some stage want to cash that in by selling the club, and all those carefully constructed plans will produce a well deserved profit and an everlasting legacy for the football club. The downside is that building a structure such as this is about increasing assets. Players although assets to the team, the monetary value adds little to the balance sheet in real terms, certainly their wages are a massive liability, therefore Barber and Burke will be looking to run the club along those lines build the assets and contain the liabilities. That's why the club are so supportive of FFP as it provides the perfect reason to keep down the wages. There is nothing wrong with the above its sound business sense, but supporters don't always want that, they want success and excitement. To be in the news with transfer deals and activity. Yes we have had some success since TB became involve. Gus was crazy a little unstable even, but was never short of something to say, unfortunately, this was outside the required limits expected, plus he had another career agenda, which he finally made. Then in comes Oscar a nice man, but an extreme contrast to GP. He never looked comfortable and always struggled with the media. Two things in common with these guys, boring possession football, and more to the point neither had control over players in or out. We keep hearing about David Burke and his recruitment team and contacts, what contacts apart from agents and a player DVD subscription that provides dvd's of players that a bunch of youngsters sit and look at hour after hour. Do managers go to games anymore and where are the quality scouts, people who understand the game and have experience at identifying talent. The fact that our recruitment is handled by the 3 X B's is frightening. Speaking recently to an ex member of the recruitment team who is now scouting for a premier league club, it was quite clear that communication is very poor with David Burke, he allegedly is a bully in the workplace and heavily disliked within his own department. Gus and Oscar apparently had no respect for him or the players he brought forward. I have no proof that this is true but the individual concerned I have known for many years and is a decent person. So is Sami going to be listened too, as I said earlier we will see what happens. I believe from what we have seen so far no judgement can be made. We also have to remember he knows nothing about the Championship yet, and will have to rely on others he will do that with good grace at this time as he has no option, when he settles hopefully we will see a stronger and more ebullient manager to take the club forward. Having a recruitment department is right and the way to go but the brief for players wanted should come from the manager. Not the boardroom. I wish the club well and always will having supported them for over 50 years. But we need more openness and involvement as supporters. We also need to see passion and emotion from the entire management team from Bloom downwards.......it's all too controlled.[/p][/quote]I am inclined to agree with your synopsis. I also heard that about Burke (although we will now get criticised by B rian Tawse's Left Foot who thinks we don't have real contacts.) ;-)[/p][/quote]If you don't like how our club is run, then you guys have an option, to buy out TB. I for one am extremely grateful for the investment he has made in our club. He is a lifelong supporter, understands the club and supporters, and is risking a huge amount of his own money. There are not many other club owners who have the same credentials. 20 years ago our club very nearly disappeared, and it was through the hard work of a lot of people that we survived. It looks to me that TB is building a sustainable football club at Brighton. If that means sensible control of budgets, then I am with him. if some of you who complain on here can do better, then make him an offer.[/p][/quote]The future of Brighton FC is firmly in the hands of Tony Bloom and it will stay firmly in those hands, I can't ever see the day when he will wish to sell for profit, he is too much of a fan for that to happen. I have, for the last couple of seasons, thought that Bloom might look to sell a percentage of the club whilst still retaining control, a shares issue. The best outcome for the club would be to find a long term big name sponsor, an entity on a par wth American Express, but that is a big task, maybe too big right now as most clubs are looking for that deal. Big money is pouring into the MLS over here, the game is growing fast, perhaps a link up with one of the new franchises would work. Man City have seen the progress made in America, others will follow, perhaps Tony Bloom will too. VegasSeagull
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