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German coach turns down Albion chance

The Argus: Sami Hyypia hoped to bring in his former Bayer Leverkusen assistant (pic by Andrea Pohl/Bild Zeitung) Sami Hyypia hoped to bring in his former Bayer Leverkusen assistant (pic by Andrea Pohl/Bild Zeitung)

Sami Hyypia's former assistant at Bayer Leverkusen has turned down an invitation to join him at Albion.

Jan Moritz Lichte, a highly qualified but quietly spoken German coach, cited family reasons for his decision.

The Argus revealed ten days ago that Lichte was likely to be a leading contender to assist Hyypia at the Amex.

Hyypia admitted it was a setback and added: “I would have wanted to bring him with me.

“We worked well together and I felt we could have given a lot to our next club.

“I am looking for a dependable assistant who I know. I want his mentality to complement our current coaching staff. We are not in a hurry, though."

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10:22am Thu 19 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game,
Up the Albion!!!!
Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

10:40am Thu 19 Jun 14

Aye Aye says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game,
Up the Albion!!!!
And a former Albion player to boot!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]And a former Albion player to boot! Aye Aye
  • Score: 7

11:27am Thu 19 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Why do we need him or anyone else when we've already got Nathan Jones?
Why do we need him or anyone else when we've already got Nathan Jones? Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -28

12:09pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

A bit of a set back for Sami. I'm sure he will adapt and overcome though.
An option might be Chris Powell who is well respected and knowledgeable at this level. Or even our own Inigo Calderon who would be a popular choice I'm sure. UTA
A bit of a set back for Sami. I'm sure he will adapt and overcome though. An option might be Chris Powell who is well respected and knowledgeable at this level. Or even our own Inigo Calderon who would be a popular choice I'm sure. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 16

12:17pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Gee Jay says...

Shame, obviously S.H. knew he could work with this guy, at least he turned it down for family reasons.
Looks as though we might get afew players with names to give commentators a nightmare (Warren Aspinal already has enough trouble with 'Ulloa')
Shame, obviously S.H. knew he could work with this guy, at least he turned it down for family reasons. Looks as though we might get afew players with names to give commentators a nightmare (Warren Aspinal already has enough trouble with 'Ulloa') Gee Jay
  • Score: 8

12:43pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Conelli98 says...

Sammy Lee will do!
Sammy Lee will do! Conelli98
  • Score: -2

12:48pm Thu 19 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

Aye Aye wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game,
Up the Albion!!!!
And a former Albion player to boot!
If the budget allows why not try for both Ferdinand and Ramsey.
Ferdinand could help with our strikers/goal shortage and Ramsey, with his DS type background at Spurs, with bringing young players through.
I recall Barber saying when the search for a new Manager started after Oscar left, that candidates with good youth/DS credentials would be an important consideration in the process. Ramsey could cover that element
However I am sure there are plenty of good options for SH to choose his backroom team from. Although I take Hyypia's point that such decisions should not be rushed and that getting players in is the priority, I still hope that he has most of his team on board by the time the squad leaves for the Spanish part of pre-season training.
Icidentally I thought Joel's Grandad's suggestion of Chris Powell had merit.
UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]And a former Albion player to boot![/p][/quote]If the budget allows why not try for both Ferdinand and Ramsey. Ferdinand could help with our strikers/goal shortage and Ramsey, with his DS type background at Spurs, with bringing young players through. I recall Barber saying when the search for a new Manager started after Oscar left, that candidates with good youth/DS credentials would be an important consideration in the process. Ramsey could cover that element However I am sure there are plenty of good options for SH to choose his backroom team from. Although I take Hyypia's point that such decisions should not be rushed and that getting players in is the priority, I still hope that he has most of his team on board by the time the squad leaves for the Spanish part of pre-season training. Icidentally I thought Joel's Grandad's suggestion of Chris Powell had merit. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: -1

1:04pm Thu 19 Jun 14

tinker111 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Why do we need him or anyone else when we've already got Nathan Jones?
You just have to be jokin NJ is well , well what can I say so well behind these guy's .
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Why do we need him or anyone else when we've already got Nathan Jones?[/p][/quote]You just have to be jokin NJ is well , well what can I say so well behind these guy's . tinker111
  • Score: -8

1:15pm Thu 19 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game,
Up the Albion!!!!
And a former Albion player to boot!
If the budget allows why not try for both Ferdinand and Ramsey.
Ferdinand could help with our strikers/goal shortage and Ramsey, with his DS type background at Spurs, with bringing young players through.
I recall Barber saying when the search for a new Manager started after Oscar left, that candidates with good youth/DS credentials would be an important consideration in the process. Ramsey could cover that element
However I am sure there are plenty of good options for SH to choose his backroom team from. Although I take Hyypia's point that such decisions should not be rushed and that getting players in is the priority, I still hope that he has most of his team on board by the time the squad leaves for the Spanish part of pre-season training.
Icidentally I thought Joel's Grandad's suggestion of Chris Powell had merit.
UTA.
i wonder if he could persuade carragher to be his number two? they obviously had a fab relationship and he's only working as a pundit atm
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]And a former Albion player to boot![/p][/quote]If the budget allows why not try for both Ferdinand and Ramsey. Ferdinand could help with our strikers/goal shortage and Ramsey, with his DS type background at Spurs, with bringing young players through. I recall Barber saying when the search for a new Manager started after Oscar left, that candidates with good youth/DS credentials would be an important consideration in the process. Ramsey could cover that element However I am sure there are plenty of good options for SH to choose his backroom team from. Although I take Hyypia's point that such decisions should not be rushed and that getting players in is the priority, I still hope that he has most of his team on board by the time the squad leaves for the Spanish part of pre-season training. Icidentally I thought Joel's Grandad's suggestion of Chris Powell had merit. UTA.[/p][/quote]i wonder if he could persuade carragher to be his number two? they obviously had a fab relationship and he's only working as a pundit atm albionfan33
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job.
Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me.
Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA
Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job. Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me. Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

1:52pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job.
Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me.
Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA
Assuming that by NS you mean NJ, then yes I believe so, JG.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job. Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me. Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA[/p][/quote]Assuming that by NS you mean NJ, then yes I believe so, JG. Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 1

1:54pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

tinker111 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Why do we need him or anyone else when we've already got Nathan Jones?
You just have to be jokin NJ is well , well what can I say so well behind these guy's .
in what way?
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Why do we need him or anyone else when we've already got Nathan Jones?[/p][/quote]You just have to be jokin NJ is well , well what can I say so well behind these guy's .[/p][/quote]in what way? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Oscar's Chin wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job.
Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me.
Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA
Assuming that by NS you mean NJ, then yes I believe so, JG.
Thanks, I did mean NJ. It's the heat, in my defence.
Chris Powell has also worked with Dale Stephens at Charlton. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Oscar's Chin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job. Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me. Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA[/p][/quote]Assuming that by NS you mean NJ, then yes I believe so, JG.[/p][/quote]Thanks, I did mean NJ. It's the heat, in my defence. Chris Powell has also worked with Dale Stephens at Charlton. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: -1

2:23pm Thu 19 Jun 14

rolivan says...

albionfan33 wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game,
Up the Albion!!!!
And a former Albion player to boot!
If the budget allows why not try for both Ferdinand and Ramsey.
Ferdinand could help with our strikers/goal shortage and Ramsey, with his DS type background at Spurs, with bringing young players through.
I recall Barber saying when the search for a new Manager started after Oscar left, that candidates with good youth/DS credentials would be an important consideration in the process. Ramsey could cover that element
However I am sure there are plenty of good options for SH to choose his backroom team from. Although I take Hyypia's point that such decisions should not be rushed and that getting players in is the priority, I still hope that he has most of his team on board by the time the squad leaves for the Spanish part of pre-season training.
Icidentally I thought Joel's Grandad's suggestion of Chris Powell had merit.
UTA.
i wonder if he could persuade carragher to be his number two? they obviously had a fab relationship and he's only working as a pundit atm
A good pundit earning a good living
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning just heard on talk sport Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have left Spurs, we could do worse than bringing in Ramsey as Hyppia assistant, very well respected in the game, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]And a former Albion player to boot![/p][/quote]If the budget allows why not try for both Ferdinand and Ramsey. Ferdinand could help with our strikers/goal shortage and Ramsey, with his DS type background at Spurs, with bringing young players through. I recall Barber saying when the search for a new Manager started after Oscar left, that candidates with good youth/DS credentials would be an important consideration in the process. Ramsey could cover that element However I am sure there are plenty of good options for SH to choose his backroom team from. Although I take Hyypia's point that such decisions should not be rushed and that getting players in is the priority, I still hope that he has most of his team on board by the time the squad leaves for the Spanish part of pre-season training. Icidentally I thought Joel's Grandad's suggestion of Chris Powell had merit. UTA.[/p][/quote]i wonder if he could persuade carragher to be his number two? they obviously had a fab relationship and he's only working as a pundit atm[/p][/quote]A good pundit earning a good living rolivan
  • Score: 2

3:49pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Grendel says...

I'm glad we're in no hurry. There's plenty of time.
I'm glad we're in no hurry. There's plenty of time. Grendel
  • Score: 9

5:08pm Thu 19 Jun 14

pte says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job.
Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me.
Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA
Think he will end up as just another unemployed manager. Keeps turning down job offers. Might end up managing in league 1
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job. Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me. Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA[/p][/quote]Think he will end up as just another unemployed manager. Keeps turning down job offers. Might end up managing in league 1 pte
  • Score: 0

6:11pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Oscar's Chin wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job.
Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me.
Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA
Assuming that by NS you mean NJ, then yes I believe so, JG.
Thanks, I did mean NJ. It's the heat, in my defence.
Chris Powell has also worked with Dale Stephens at Charlton. UTA
great idea re Powell, but don't see the relevance of Dale Stephens ..yes he was at Charlton with him, but not an outstanding player.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oscar's Chin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job. Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me. Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA[/p][/quote]Assuming that by NS you mean NJ, then yes I believe so, JG.[/p][/quote]Thanks, I did mean NJ. It's the heat, in my defence. Chris Powell has also worked with Dale Stephens at Charlton. UTA[/p][/quote]great idea re Powell, but don't see the relevance of Dale Stephens ..yes he was at Charlton with him, but not an outstanding player. Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 1

6:25pm Thu 19 Jun 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

I'm just pleased that he is being given a free hand to choose his assistant. Congratulations to those involved!
I'm just pleased that he is being given a free hand to choose his assistant. Congratulations to those involved! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 2

6:56pm Thu 19 Jun 14

pte says...

For sure a different style of play will ensue next season. Spain are out of the World Cup and the high point of Spanish style football has passed
For sure a different style of play will ensue next season. Spain are out of the World Cup and the high point of Spanish style football has passed pte
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Thu 19 Jun 14

gordongull says...

pte wrote:
For sure a different style of play will ensue next season. Spain are out of the World Cup and the high point of Spanish style football has passed
Spanish style football has almost killed the game.
They've had their 15 minutes of fame, now can we move on?
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: For sure a different style of play will ensue next season. Spain are out of the World Cup and the high point of Spanish style football has passed[/p][/quote]Spanish style football has almost killed the game. They've had their 15 minutes of fame, now can we move on? gordongull
  • Score: -4

8:45pm Thu 19 Jun 14

starlion says...

pte wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job.
Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me.
Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA
Think he will end up as just another unemployed manager. Keeps turning down job offers. Might end up managing in league 1
Did hear somewhere that Sherwood was shoe in for WBA, but they were waiting for Ferdinand and Ramsey who were in some sort of financial dispute with Spurs. So presumably these two are off to WBA with Sherwood
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job. Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me. Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA[/p][/quote]Think he will end up as just another unemployed manager. Keeps turning down job offers. Might end up managing in league 1[/p][/quote]Did hear somewhere that Sherwood was shoe in for WBA, but they were waiting for Ferdinand and Ramsey who were in some sort of financial dispute with Spurs. So presumably these two are off to WBA with Sherwood starlion
  • Score: -4

8:54pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Grummitt says...

starlion wrote:
pte wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job.
Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me.
Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA
Think he will end up as just another unemployed manager. Keeps turning down job offers. Might end up managing in league 1
Did hear somewhere that Sherwood was shoe in for WBA, but they were waiting for Ferdinand and Ramsey who were in some sort of financial dispute with Spurs. So presumably these two are off to WBA with Sherwood
Bit behind the times Starlion. Sherwood turned it down apparently because he did not like the terms offered to Ferdinand and Ramsey. WBA have given the job to Alan Irvine the academy manager at Everton.
[quote][p][bold]starlion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job. Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me. Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA[/p][/quote]Think he will end up as just another unemployed manager. Keeps turning down job offers. Might end up managing in league 1[/p][/quote]Did hear somewhere that Sherwood was shoe in for WBA, but they were waiting for Ferdinand and Ramsey who were in some sort of financial dispute with Spurs. So presumably these two are off to WBA with Sherwood[/p][/quote]Bit behind the times Starlion. Sherwood turned it down apparently because he did not like the terms offered to Ferdinand and Ramsey. WBA have given the job to Alan Irvine the academy manager at Everton. Grummitt
  • Score: 4

10:19pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Far gull says...

Soory had to vent frustration somewhere. What an over rated , over paid bunch England are ? Actually begin to think our management team may be right not to pay the ridiculous wages of many of these players. Rooney ...world class!!!!
Suarez ,now he is.
Credit to Joe Hart he sung national anthem with pride and passion ..the rest just mumbled it then played the same.
May be G Cahill did ok. The rest were average at best. Actually no blame on Hodgson either from me.
May i live to see us play in another. And to say we may qualify still...would be ridiculous . Loss two games . Not good enough end of.
Soory had to vent frustration somewhere. What an over rated , over paid bunch England are ? Actually begin to think our management team may be right not to pay the ridiculous wages of many of these players. Rooney ...world class!!!! Suarez ,now he is. Credit to Joe Hart he sung national anthem with pride and passion ..the rest just mumbled it then played the same. May be G Cahill did ok. The rest were average at best. Actually no blame on Hodgson either from me. May i live to see us play in another. And to say we may qualify still...would be ridiculous . Loss two games . Not good enough end of. Far gull
  • Score: 4

10:23pm Thu 19 Jun 14

starlion says...

Grummitt wrote:
starlion wrote:
pte wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job.
Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me.
Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA
Think he will end up as just another unemployed manager. Keeps turning down job offers. Might end up managing in league 1
Did hear somewhere that Sherwood was shoe in for WBA, but they were waiting for Ferdinand and Ramsey who were in some sort of financial dispute with Spurs. So presumably these two are off to WBA with Sherwood
Bit behind the times Starlion. Sherwood turned it down apparently because he did not like the terms offered to Ferdinand and Ramsey. WBA have given the job to Alan Irvine the academy manager at Everton.
Behind the times , story of my life ... That must have been what I heard, wasn't really listening properly as of little interest.
[quote][p][bold]Grummitt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]starlion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Ferdinand and Ramsey would be tempting but it's likely they're freeing themselves up in anticipation of Tim Sherwood getting a job. Even if TS hasn't got anything at the moment I expect they'd be off like a shot when he did. So it's a no no from me. Thanks to Ballantrrae re my suggestion of Chris Powell. Would do a good job IMO and has worked with NS I believe but I may be wrong. UTA[/p][/quote]Think he will end up as just another unemployed manager. Keeps turning down job offers. Might end up managing in league 1[/p][/quote]Did hear somewhere that Sherwood was shoe in for WBA, but they were waiting for Ferdinand and Ramsey who were in some sort of financial dispute with Spurs. So presumably these two are off to WBA with Sherwood[/p][/quote]Bit behind the times Starlion. Sherwood turned it down apparently because he did not like the terms offered to Ferdinand and Ramsey. WBA have given the job to Alan Irvine the academy manager at Everton.[/p][/quote]Behind the times , story of my life ... That must have been what I heard, wasn't really listening properly as of little interest. starlion
  • Score: 1

10:32pm Thu 19 Jun 14

pte says...

Far gull wrote:
Soory had to vent frustration somewhere. What an over rated , over paid bunch England are ? Actually begin to think our management team may be right not to pay the ridiculous wages of many of these players. Rooney ...world class!!!!
Suarez ,now he is.
Credit to Joe Hart he sung national anthem with pride and passion ..the rest just mumbled it then played the same.
May be G Cahill did ok. The rest were average at best. Actually no blame on Hodgson either from me.
May i live to see us play in another. And to say we may qualify still...would be ridiculous . Loss two games . Not good enough end of.
The pundits are over rated too. After half an hour I was so bored I nipped out to the supermarket to get some milk and coffee

There were some really poor performances tonight
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Soory had to vent frustration somewhere. What an over rated , over paid bunch England are ? Actually begin to think our management team may be right not to pay the ridiculous wages of many of these players. Rooney ...world class!!!! Suarez ,now he is. Credit to Joe Hart he sung national anthem with pride and passion ..the rest just mumbled it then played the same. May be G Cahill did ok. The rest were average at best. Actually no blame on Hodgson either from me. May i live to see us play in another. And to say we may qualify still...would be ridiculous . Loss two games . Not good enough end of.[/p][/quote]The pundits are over rated too. After half an hour I was so bored I nipped out to the supermarket to get some milk and coffee There were some really poor performances tonight pte
  • Score: 4

10:33pm Thu 19 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

Far gull wrote:
Soory had to vent frustration somewhere. What an over rated , over paid bunch England are ? Actually begin to think our management team may be right not to pay the ridiculous wages of many of these players. Rooney ...world class!!!!
Suarez ,now he is.
Credit to Joe Hart he sung national anthem with pride and passion ..the rest just mumbled it then played the same.
May be G Cahill did ok. The rest were average at best. Actually no blame on Hodgson either from me.
May i live to see us play in another. And to say we may qualify still...would be ridiculous . Loss two games . Not good enough end of.
Pi55ed and pi55ed off, what a bunch of useless bankers, we need more English players in the prem imo! Not enough players at international level to chose from.
On the Albion front it may be the drink, but I feel very concerned for the coming season! No players signed, and no links to anyone other than unknowns from Finland! Expect panic buys/loans at end of window when all options have declined playing for us due to low (in football terms) wages, WHAT IS HAPPENING BRIGHTON! Wake up or we are FINNished before we start.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Soory had to vent frustration somewhere. What an over rated , over paid bunch England are ? Actually begin to think our management team may be right not to pay the ridiculous wages of many of these players. Rooney ...world class!!!! Suarez ,now he is. Credit to Joe Hart he sung national anthem with pride and passion ..the rest just mumbled it then played the same. May be G Cahill did ok. The rest were average at best. Actually no blame on Hodgson either from me. May i live to see us play in another. And to say we may qualify still...would be ridiculous . Loss two games . Not good enough end of.[/p][/quote]Pi55ed and pi55ed off, what a bunch of useless bankers, we need more English players in the prem imo! Not enough players at international level to chose from. On the Albion front it may be the drink, but I feel very concerned for the coming season! No players signed, and no links to anyone other than unknowns from Finland! Expect panic buys/loans at end of window when all options have declined playing for us due to low (in football terms) wages, WHAT IS HAPPENING BRIGHTON! Wake up or we are FINNished before we start. To baldly go
  • Score: -4

10:38pm Thu 19 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Irvine
Deila
Hyypia
Koeman
Riga
Peeters
Hockaday
Has anyone else noticed that no-one seems willing to take a chance on the usual suspects, and all the recent managerial appointments have come out of left field?
Do all the managers that were linked to B&HA and other teams want too much money, or are most of them considered to be failures?
They could be out of work for some considerable time.
Irvine Deila Hyypia Koeman Riga Peeters Hockaday Has anyone else noticed that no-one seems willing to take a chance on the usual suspects, and all the recent managerial appointments have come out of left field? Do all the managers that were linked to B&HA and other teams want too much money, or are most of them considered to be failures? They could be out of work for some considerable time. gordongull
  • Score: 3

10:53pm Thu 19 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Don't expect anything from England, and you won't be disappointed.
What evidence was there to suggest we could beat Italy and Uruguay?
It could only be wild over-optimism.
There wasn't even any hype this time round!
Don't expect anything from England, and you won't be disappointed. What evidence was there to suggest we could beat Italy and Uruguay? It could only be wild over-optimism. There wasn't even any hype this time round! gordongull
  • Score: 6

6:33am Fri 20 Jun 14

Far gull says...

gordongull wrote:
Don't expect anything from England, and you won't be disappointed.
What evidence was there to suggest we could beat Italy and Uruguay?
It could only be wild over-optimism.
There wasn't even any hype this time round!
Agreed . People laughed at me when i suggested Hoddle,Venables etc to manage us but at least they took England further and their clubs forward.
May Sami be inspirational to players as i fear many are not .
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Don't expect anything from England, and you won't be disappointed. What evidence was there to suggest we could beat Italy and Uruguay? It could only be wild over-optimism. There wasn't even any hype this time round![/p][/quote]Agreed . People laughed at me when i suggested Hoddle,Venables etc to manage us but at least they took England further and their clubs forward. May Sami be inspirational to players as i fear many are not . Far gull
  • Score: -2

8:42am Fri 20 Jun 14

dave from bexill says...

gordongull wrote:
pte wrote:
For sure a different style of play will ensue next season. Spain are out of the World Cup and the high point of Spanish style football has passed
Spanish style football has almost killed the game.
They've had their 15 minutes of fame, now can we move on?
15 minutes of fame. Yeah maybe, but two European Championship wins and a World Cup win.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: For sure a different style of play will ensue next season. Spain are out of the World Cup and the high point of Spanish style football has passed[/p][/quote]Spanish style football has almost killed the game. They've had their 15 minutes of fame, now can we move on?[/p][/quote]15 minutes of fame. Yeah maybe, but two European Championship wins and a World Cup win. dave from bexill
  • Score: 4

9:33am Fri 20 Jun 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Just a thought on the assistant's role, I think Bolo Zenden would be a good shout. Former team mate from Liverpool, currently coaching the PSV 'B' team in Dutch second tier. Zenden has recently assisted Benitez at Napoli/Chelsea and Ancellotti before that at Chelsea? He is very good with the media too.
Just a thought on the assistant's role, I think Bolo Zenden would be a good shout. Former team mate from Liverpool, currently coaching the PSV 'B' team in Dutch second tier. Zenden has recently assisted Benitez at Napoli/Chelsea and Ancellotti before that at Chelsea? He is very good with the media too. 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 6

11:04am Fri 20 Jun 14

dave from bexill says...

2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Just a thought on the assistant's role, I think Bolo Zenden would be a good shout. Former team mate from Liverpool, currently coaching the PSV 'B' team in Dutch second tier. Zenden has recently assisted Benitez at Napoli/Chelsea and Ancellotti before that at Chelsea? He is very good with the media too.
Decent shout. Highly intelligent guy with perfect command of English and respected throughout football. However, whoever comes in, I would think needs to be someone who Sami knows personally and trusts.
[quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Just a thought on the assistant's role, I think Bolo Zenden would be a good shout. Former team mate from Liverpool, currently coaching the PSV 'B' team in Dutch second tier. Zenden has recently assisted Benitez at Napoli/Chelsea and Ancellotti before that at Chelsea? He is very good with the media too.[/p][/quote]Decent shout. Highly intelligent guy with perfect command of English and respected throughout football. However, whoever comes in, I would think needs to be someone who Sami knows personally and trusts. dave from bexill
  • Score: 2

10:25am Sun 22 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

gordongull wrote:
Irvine
Deila
Hyypia
Koeman
Riga
Peeters
Hockaday
Has anyone else noticed that no-one seems willing to take a chance on the usual suspects, and all the recent managerial appointments have come out of left field?
Do all the managers that were linked to B&HA and other teams want too much money, or are most of them considered to be failures?
They could be out of work for some considerable time.
Excellent point. Could also add Neil Adams to the list. Was kept on despite "finishing the relegation job" at Norwich. Would be a bit harsh to judge him solely on that but they could easily have picked a tried and tested manager at this level with Norwich connections (Mackay).
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Irvine Deila Hyypia Koeman Riga Peeters Hockaday Has anyone else noticed that no-one seems willing to take a chance on the usual suspects, and all the recent managerial appointments have come out of left field? Do all the managers that were linked to B&HA and other teams want too much money, or are most of them considered to be failures? They could be out of work for some considerable time.[/p][/quote]Excellent point. Could also add Neil Adams to the list. Was kept on despite "finishing the relegation job" at Norwich. Would be a bit harsh to judge him solely on that but they could easily have picked a tried and tested manager at this level with Norwich connections (Mackay). Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

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