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Lee snubs Albion and joins Southampton

The Argus: Sammy Lee Sammy Lee

Sammy Lee is not joining Albion as assistant manager after all.

He has accepted a coaching position instead with Southampton.

Lee's former club Bolton and Albion announced on Friday that he had accepted an offer to become No.2 to new Seagulls boss Sami Hyypia.

The pair worked together at Liverpool when Hyypia was a player and Lee assistant manager in two spells.

Now Lee has left Hyypia looking for an assistant for the third time in a matter of weeks. His first choice, Jan Moritze Lichte from Bayer Leverkusen, turned the job down for family reasons.

A statement released by the club this morning said: "Brighton & Hove Albion are disappointed to announce that Sammy Lee - having agreed to join the club on Thursday - will not be taking up the position as assistant manager.

"We understand he now intends to take a coaching position at Southampton - having been offered a job working with their new manager Ronald Koeman after it was announced that he had agreed to join Albion as assistant manager."

Chief executive Paul Barber commented: "It is extremely disappointing for the club, Sami Hyypia and those of us who worked hard to bring him here, that Sammy Lee has now reversed his decision after agreeing to become assistant manager.

"Nobody at our club or Bolton Wanderers, was aware of any interest from Southampton until several hours after we announced Sammy's appointment as our assistant manager. It's certainly not a situation any of us have come across before.

"Having already agreed his contract and terms with us to start work on Monday, we could have insisted on Sammy serving a notice period, but we all feel it would have been counterproductive to do so; and while it's incredibly frustrating for us we wish Sammy well.

"Our focus now is on working with Sami to help him recruit his assistant - while also supporting him to bring in the players he needs to improve the squad for the new season."

Lee said: "I was thrilled to be offered the job at Brighton and I was excited at the prospect of working with Sami Hyypia again - but, totally unexpectedly, I have been given an opportunity to work in the Premier League.

"I fully appreciate that this is not an ideal set of circumstances and I am very sorry for the inconvenience and any embarrassment my change of mind, after the announcement was made, has caused. However, at this stage of my coaching career, the opportunity to work again at the very top level of English football was not something I felt I could turn down.

"I hope that everyone at Brighton - including Tony Bloom, Sami Hyypia, Paul Barber and David Burke - and the club's fans can understand the difficult predicament I found myself in and why I made this decision.

"I would like to thank Tony, Sami, Paul and David for the opportunity to join Brighton and I genuinely wish them, the club and the fans the very best for the season ahead."

Hyypia will be helped in the short-term by first team coach Nathan Jones and new goalkeeping coach Antti Niemi during the hunt for a No. 2.

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10:47am Sun 29 Jun 14

AlanDuffy says...

Not the news we wanted to hear, especially as it appeared all was done and dusted. Back to the drawing board.
Not the news we wanted to hear, especially as it appeared all was done and dusted. Back to the drawing board. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 1

10:48am Sun 29 Jun 14

Jimmy Langley says...

What on earth is going on?
What on earth is going on? Jimmy Langley
  • Score: 8

10:53am Sun 29 Jun 14

Brightony says...

Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say! Brightony
  • Score: 2

10:54am Sun 29 Jun 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Well done Argus - terrific reporting.
Well done Argus - terrific reporting. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: -18

11:05am Sun 29 Jun 14

mickagull says...

He's fat he's round he bounces on the ground Sammy Lee
He's fat he's round he bounces on the ground Sammy Lee mickagull
  • Score: 27

11:12am Sun 29 Jun 14

mickagull says...

If we are looking for an assistant with more experience than the manager , should we have a role reversal, or is this mentoring.
If we are looking for an assistant with more experience than the manager , should we have a role reversal, or is this mentoring. mickagull
  • Score: -24

11:15am Sun 29 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.
He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition. pjwilk
  • Score: -48

11:15am Sun 29 Jun 14

Albion fan in London says...

Cant really blame him if he gets counter offered by a premier league club. I'm sure there are many better suited to this role anyway. Good luck to him
Cant really blame him if he gets counter offered by a premier league club. I'm sure there are many better suited to this role anyway. Good luck to him Albion fan in London
  • Score: 0

11:20am Sun 29 Jun 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

If his heart was not 100% behind our club then better that he goes elsewhere I am sure that SH will find the man with ALL the credentials that he requires him to have.
If his heart was not 100% behind our club then better that he goes elsewhere I am sure that SH will find the man with ALL the credentials that he requires him to have. Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 14

11:22am Sun 29 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

Should make the FRIENDLY match interesting, the fat loser!
Should make the FRIENDLY match interesting, the fat loser! To baldly go
  • Score: 20

11:23am Sun 29 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

We will miss out on everyone that requires some financial input ,perhaps we should try charity shops for something on the cheap.
We will miss out on everyone that requires some financial input ,perhaps we should try charity shops for something on the cheap. pjwilk
  • Score: -36

11:27am Sun 29 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

We will miss out on anyone who needs a financial input,perhaps we should try the charity shops for something (or someone)on the cheap.
We will miss out on anyone who needs a financial input,perhaps we should try the charity shops for something (or someone)on the cheap. pjwilk
  • Score: -43

11:28am Sun 29 Jun 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

He was an absolute joke as Bolton manager. Saints are welcome to him.
He was an absolute joke as Bolton manager. Saints are welcome to him. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 21

11:30am Sun 29 Jun 14

tug509 says...

What an unprofessional little squirt he turned out to be ,i would have thought what stains have done controvenes several FA rules surely ,well i dont wish him well ,a man is as good as his word ,he gave his ,accepted a contract and broke it within hours ,must be a record ,bloody disgraceful .
What an unprofessional little squirt he turned out to be ,i would have thought what stains have done controvenes several FA rules surely ,well i dont wish him well ,a man is as good as his word ,he gave his ,accepted a contract and broke it within hours ,must be a record ,bloody disgraceful . tug509
  • Score: 85

11:33am Sun 29 Jun 14

Newhavenles says...

Has had a better offer,we've all been there.Have heard nothing about him for a along time until this week-end and probably the last time he will make the news again. We need someone younger and not associated with the negative aspect of the Engliand management team over the last few years,shame he made B&HAFC look stupid
Has had a better offer,we've all been there.Have heard nothing about him for a along time until this week-end and probably the last time he will make the news again. We need someone younger and not associated with the negative aspect of the Engliand management team over the last few years,shame he made B&HAFC look stupid Newhavenles
  • Score: 3

11:34am Sun 29 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

pjwilk wrote:
He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.
No. Not at all. Saints saw we'd lined up a good AM and they poached him. He was happy to join but when a PL opportunity comes along it's hard to turn down for footballing reasons alone.

I don't expect you to ever post anything positive and I disagree with every single comment you've posted on this site but thought it worth pointing out the glaring errors to your 'distorted opinion as fact' contribution.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.[/p][/quote]No. Not at all. Saints saw we'd lined up a good AM and they poached him. He was happy to join but when a PL opportunity comes along it's hard to turn down for footballing reasons alone. I don't expect you to ever post anything positive and I disagree with every single comment you've posted on this site but thought it worth pointing out the glaring errors to your 'distorted opinion as fact' contribution. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 20

11:36am Sun 29 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

pjwilk wrote:
We will miss out on everyone that requires some financial input ,perhaps we should try charity shops for something on the cheap.
Perhaps you should not bother posting at all.

(I welcome the thumbs down on this one! Feel much better)

;0)
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: We will miss out on everyone that requires some financial input ,perhaps we should try charity shops for something on the cheap.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should not bother posting at all. (I welcome the thumbs down on this one! Feel much better) ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 24

11:39am Sun 29 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
Well done Argus - terrific reporting.
Was there a touch of sarcasm there DOM? If so, I hardly think you can blame the Argus when the terms and contract had been agreed and a joint announcement made by Brighton and Bolton!

Frustrating in the extreme and, I would add, a very unprofessional u-turn by the dough-boy. But then if that's the kind of person he is, you'd have to say he probably wouldn't have been right for us anyway.

Might I suggest that in the interests of common decency SL stays away from the pre-season friendly as I can't imagine that his presence would be welcomed by fans or by our management/board (although I'm sure they won't stoop so low as to admit that and that would create an unwelcome distraction.

Here's hoping SH and co can find someone better suited and with better morals too (the latter being an easy enough matter).

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: Well done Argus - terrific reporting.[/p][/quote]Was there a touch of sarcasm there DOM? If so, I hardly think you can blame the Argus when the terms and contract had been agreed and a joint announcement made by Brighton and Bolton! Frustrating in the extreme and, I would add, a very unprofessional u-turn by the dough-boy. But then if that's the kind of person he is, you'd have to say he probably wouldn't have been right for us anyway. Might I suggest that in the interests of common decency SL stays away from the pre-season friendly as I can't imagine that his presence would be welcomed by fans or by our management/board (although I'm sure they won't stoop so low as to admit that and that would create an unwelcome distraction. Here's hoping SH and co can find someone better suited and with better morals too (the latter being an easy enough matter). UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 15

11:45am Sun 29 Jun 14

OldGull says...

pjwilk wrote:
He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.
You really are a non person.
If you haven't got anything positive to say why don't you join a forum of the club you support????
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.[/p][/quote]You really are a non person. If you haven't got anything positive to say why don't you join a forum of the club you support???? OldGull
  • Score: 14

11:49am Sun 29 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Well coincidence that the Argus is now based in Scumhampton, hope it goes bust and we can have a true Brighton Paper, for the people reported by the people and printed by the people Of Brighton ;p
Well coincidence that the Argus is now based in Scumhampton, hope it goes bust and we can have a true Brighton Paper, for the people reported by the people and printed by the people Of Brighton ;p Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -13

11:51am Sun 29 Jun 14

phumps says...

We'll if Nathan can interpret SH could give his mate carra a ring ;)
We'll if Nathan can interpret SH could give his mate carra a ring ;) phumps
  • Score: 5

12:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Lee is obviously a person of low moral integrate and has revealed to be so earlier rather than later, lucky us I say we didn't want two of them at the club.
Lee is obviously a person of low moral integrate and has revealed to be so earlier rather than later, lucky us I say we didn't want two of them at the club. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -5

12:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

dave from bexill says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
Well coincidence that the Argus is now based in Scumhampton, hope it goes bust and we can have a true Brighton Paper, for the people reported by the people and printed by the people Of Brighton ;p
And those of us who live outside of Brighton
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: Well coincidence that the Argus is now based in Scumhampton, hope it goes bust and we can have a true Brighton Paper, for the people reported by the people and printed by the people Of Brighton ;p[/p][/quote]And those of us who live outside of Brighton dave from bexill
  • Score: 12

12:02pm Sun 29 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
[quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

12:10pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
Well coincidence that the Argus is now based in Scumhampton, hope it goes bust and we can have a true Brighton Paper, for the people reported by the people and printed by the people Of Brighton ;p
And those of us who live outside of Brighton
Oh Yea and the surrounding area and including the good people of wherever ;p
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: Well coincidence that the Argus is now based in Scumhampton, hope it goes bust and we can have a true Brighton Paper, for the people reported by the people and printed by the people Of Brighton ;p[/p][/quote]And those of us who live outside of Brighton[/p][/quote]Oh Yea and the surrounding area and including the good people of wherever ;p Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 2

12:20pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Level4242 says...

Brian Horton or Danny Wilson would be interesting.
Brian Horton or Danny Wilson would be interesting. Level4242
  • Score: -7

12:20pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

sammy lee is a massive untrustworthy cockwomble.good riddance.
sammy lee is a massive untrustworthy cockwomble.good riddance. Cockwomble
  • Score: 14

12:22pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
you sound like a southampton fan. are you?always comparing the albion negatively with the saints.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol[/p][/quote]you sound like a southampton fan. are you?always comparing the albion negatively with the saints.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 4

12:24pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

tug509 wrote:
What an unprofessional little squirt he turned out to be ,i would have thought what stains have done controvenes several FA rules surely ,well i dont wish him well ,a man is as good as his word ,he gave his ,accepted a contract and broke it within hours ,must be a record ,bloody disgraceful .
agreed.the cockwomble lacks integrity.better we find that out now than later.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: What an unprofessional little squirt he turned out to be ,i would have thought what stains have done controvenes several FA rules surely ,well i dont wish him well ,a man is as good as his word ,he gave his ,accepted a contract and broke it within hours ,must be a record ,bloody disgraceful .[/p][/quote]agreed.the cockwomble lacks integrity.better we find that out now than later.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 0

12:26pm Sun 29 Jun 14

tug509 says...

According to their main forum most of them are non plussed at his appointment ,so is it still a good move SL ?.
According to their main forum most of them are non plussed at his appointment ,so is it still a good move SL ?. tug509
  • Score: 4

12:26pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
Maybe so but he had already made a comitment, both clubs had made an anouncment to the effect he was going to BHA and he had signed a contract. he has taken up valuable time and recoarces that we could have put toward bringing new players to the club hope a segull sh**s on his head.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol[/p][/quote]Maybe so but he had already made a comitment, both clubs had made an anouncment to the effect he was going to BHA and he had signed a contract. he has taken up valuable time and recoarces that we could have put toward bringing new players to the club hope a segull sh**s on his head. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 20

12:30pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
Maybe so but he had already made a comitment, both clubs had made an anouncment to the effect he was going to BHA and he had signed a contract. he has taken up valuable time and recoarces that we could have put toward bringing new players to the club hope a segull sh**s on his head.
Gotta agree with that BFD... especially your last line. Made me laugh!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol[/p][/quote]Maybe so but he had already made a comitment, both clubs had made an anouncment to the effect he was going to BHA and he had signed a contract. he has taken up valuable time and recoarces that we could have put toward bringing new players to the club hope a segull sh**s on his head.[/p][/quote]Gotta agree with that BFD... especially your last line. Made me laugh! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 10

12:44pm Sun 29 Jun 14

tug509 says...

Wow we did dodge a bullet ,just read the Trotters site ,they dont like the guy either ,apparently " it is a mark of the man ,couldn`t get a loyalty card from Tesco " .
Wow we did dodge a bullet ,just read the Trotters site ,they dont like the guy either ,apparently " it is a mark of the man ,couldn`t get a loyalty card from Tesco " . tug509
  • Score: 17

12:53pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Andrea Orlandigasm says...

It doesn't take much reading between the lines to see that the Albion are furious about this. I can't see us selling anyone to Southampton any time soon!
It doesn't take much reading between the lines to see that the Albion are furious about this. I can't see us selling anyone to Southampton any time soon! Andrea Orlandigasm
  • Score: 8

1:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

hannover seagull says...

No great loss,he got a better offer and took it which shows what he´s all about.
Glad to see the club taking this on the chin and not pursuing whatever contractual issues are involved which would be of no benefit whatsoever to us.
We deserve better and we will get there eventually.
I would like to see someone like Nicky Forster get a shot,got the badges knows the club and the league
UTA....
No great loss,he got a better offer and took it which shows what he´s all about. Glad to see the club taking this on the chin and not pursuing whatever contractual issues are involved which would be of no benefit whatsoever to us. We deserve better and we will get there eventually. I would like to see someone like Nicky Forster get a shot,got the badges knows the club and the league UTA.... hannover seagull
  • Score: 7

1:01pm Sun 29 Jun 14

brightonup says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
....and this story must make you a very happy man. Good news never does it for you!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol[/p][/quote]....and this story must make you a very happy man. Good news never does it for you! brightonup
  • Score: 7

1:08pm Sun 29 Jun 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

pjwilk says...

We will miss out on anyone who needs a financial input,perhaps we should try the charity shops for something (or someone)on the cheap.

You've landed on the wrong site mate. I think you were looking for idiots half hour.
pjwilk says... We will miss out on anyone who needs a financial input,perhaps we should try the charity shops for something (or someone)on the cheap. You've landed on the wrong site mate. I think you were looking for idiots half hour. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -6

1:10pm Sun 29 Jun 14

college says...

pjwilk wrote:
He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.
Are you dyslexic? the correct way to spell it is PILLOCK.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.[/p][/quote]Are you dyslexic? the correct way to spell it is PILLOCK. college
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
We will miss out on everyone that requires some financial input ,perhaps we should try charity shops for something on the cheap.
Perhaps you should not bother posting at all.

(I welcome the thumbs down on this one! Feel much better)

;0)
Seven agreed with me,must be feeling likewise.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: We will miss out on everyone that requires some financial input ,perhaps we should try charity shops for something on the cheap.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should not bother posting at all. (I welcome the thumbs down on this one! Feel much better) ;0)[/p][/quote]Seven agreed with me,must be feeling likewise. pjwilk
  • Score: -13

1:13pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

college wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.
Are you dyslexic? the correct way to spell it is PILLOCK.
Are you its IT.
[quote][p][bold]college[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.[/p][/quote]Are you dyslexic? the correct way to spell it is PILLOCK.[/p][/quote]Are you its IT. pjwilk
  • Score: -6

1:15pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
pjwilk says...

We will miss out on anyone who needs a financial input,perhaps we should try the charity shops for something (or someone)on the cheap.

You've landed on the wrong site mate. I think you were looking for idiots half hour.
Thats why i came here your on it.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: pjwilk says... We will miss out on anyone who needs a financial input,perhaps we should try the charity shops for something (or someone)on the cheap. You've landed on the wrong site mate. I think you were looking for idiots half hour.[/p][/quote]Thats why i came here your on it. pjwilk
  • Score: -10

1:16pm Sun 29 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

It might be uderstandable, in some people's eyes, for Lee to conduct himself in the way he has, but I do hope that the man at least has the good grace to have, 'a dental appointment that he just can't put off,' on the date of our friendly with Southampton. I also question the somewhat below the belt actions of the suits at Southampton, both the club and Lee will not look good in the eyes of those in english football.
It might be uderstandable, in some people's eyes, for Lee to conduct himself in the way he has, but I do hope that the man at least has the good grace to have, 'a dental appointment that he just can't put off,' on the date of our friendly with Southampton. I also question the somewhat below the belt actions of the suits at Southampton, both the club and Lee will not look good in the eyes of those in english football. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 12

1:23pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Andrea Orlandigasm says...

Danny Murphy anyone?
Danny Murphy anyone? Andrea Orlandigasm
  • Score: 10

1:34pm Sun 29 Jun 14

hannover seagull says...

Is this AM job really so important?
What did Tarricco do for us apart from keeping Gus on a leash
More interested in the transfer market in July as we are overdue for a player or two.
As far as I can remember we have only signed Toko this year lets hope for some
good news when Sami gets his foot in the door.
UTA....
Is this AM job really so important? What did Tarricco do for us apart from keeping Gus on a leash More interested in the transfer market in July as we are overdue for a player or two. As far as I can remember we have only signed Toko this year lets hope for some good news when Sami gets his foot in the door. UTA.... hannover seagull
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Sun 29 Jun 14

tinker111 says...

Level4242 wrote:
Brian Horton or Danny Wilson would be interesting.
Cr*P
[quote][p][bold]Level4242[/bold] wrote: Brian Horton or Danny Wilson would be interesting.[/p][/quote]Cr*P tinker111
  • Score: -9

1:38pm Sun 29 Jun 14

tinker111 says...

Andrea Orlandigasm wrote:
Danny Murphy anyone?
More CR*P
[quote][p][bold]Andrea Orlandigasm[/bold] wrote: Danny Murphy anyone?[/p][/quote]More CR*P tinker111
  • Score: -12

1:52pm Sun 29 Jun 14

stonegold says...

That's why "Oh dear"!
That's why "Oh dear"! stonegold
  • Score: -1

2:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it.
We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.
The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it. We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 20

2:15pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it.
We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.
Vegas what makes you think Southampton did something wrong.

Lets say Lee applied for jobs at both clubs,Lee hears nothing from Southampton he accepts Albion offer.

Do not think Southampton read the Argus or go looking on the Albion site.
Did the Southampton board know he was coming here ?

Koeman says okido and Southampton say Ok Lee you got a job here.

Glad Albion found out what kind of person he is,do not need somebody like that here,his.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it. We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.[/p][/quote]Vegas what makes you think Southampton did something wrong. Lets say Lee applied for jobs at both clubs,Lee hears nothing from Southampton he accepts Albion offer. Do not think Southampton read the Argus or go looking on the Albion site. Did the Southampton board know he was coming here ? Koeman says okido and Southampton say Ok Lee you got a job here. Glad Albion found out what kind of person he is,do not need somebody like that here,his. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 5

2:16pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it.
We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.
Vegas what makes you think Southampton did something wrong.

Lets say Lee applied for jobs at both clubs,Lee hears nothing from Southampton he accepts Albion offer.

Do not think Southampton read the Argus or go looking on the Albion site.
Did the Southampton board know he was coming here ?

Koeman says okido and Southampton say Ok Lee you got a job here.

Glad Albion found out what kind of person he is,do not need somebody like that here,his.
His should have been history.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it. We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.[/p][/quote]Vegas what makes you think Southampton did something wrong. Lets say Lee applied for jobs at both clubs,Lee hears nothing from Southampton he accepts Albion offer. Do not think Southampton read the Argus or go looking on the Albion site. Did the Southampton board know he was coming here ? Koeman says okido and Southampton say Ok Lee you got a job here. Glad Albion found out what kind of person he is,do not need somebody like that here,his.[/p][/quote]His should have been history. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Grendel says...

I'm glad. I don't like him. Let's give the job to Nathan Jones, who already had it, and concentrate on getting some players in.
I'm glad. I don't like him. Let's give the job to Nathan Jones, who already had it, and concentrate on getting some players in. Grendel
  • Score: -7

2:20pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Andrea Orlandigasm wrote:
It doesn't take much reading between the lines to see that the Albion are furious about this. I can't see us selling anyone to Southampton any time soon!
Unless we could get them interested in Agustien...
[quote][p][bold]Andrea Orlandigasm[/bold] wrote: It doesn't take much reading between the lines to see that the Albion are furious about this. I can't see us selling anyone to Southampton any time soon![/p][/quote]Unless we could get them interested in Agustien... gordongull
  • Score: 7

2:22pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Aye Aye says...

We've done Sammy Lee a service by inviting him to join the Albion and he's done us a service by changing his mind and moving to Southampton. It's better that we find out about the guy's integrity now than further down the line when it might have done us more harm. Inconvenient? Yes; disastrous? Absolutely not!
We've done Sammy Lee a service by inviting him to join the Albion and he's done us a service by changing his mind and moving to Southampton. It's better that we find out about the guy's integrity now than further down the line when it might have done us more harm. Inconvenient? Yes; disastrous? Absolutely not! Aye Aye
  • Score: 13

2:30pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

cancel the friendly, they won't have any of their 'star internationals' anyway. If it must go ahead, get the foot stall out for Sammy Lee, the same one we put out for the other squirt Billy Davies.......now there's a thought, has he got a job yet ??
cancel the friendly, they won't have any of their 'star internationals' anyway. If it must go ahead, get the foot stall out for Sammy Lee, the same one we put out for the other squirt Billy Davies.......now there's a thought, has he got a job yet ?? Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -10

2:35pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

No bother, the bloke has come from a struggling club so can't be that good! Stains players and staff are deserting their club like rats from a sinking ship, in short they are desperate for anyone so have probably offered top dollar for someone of mediocre abilities. They need someone to bring through the next generation of players they can then sell to the rest of Europe just to survive. Now we should go for Carlos Queroz who just quit the Iran managers job, was Sir Alexs assistant at Man Ure, I'm quite happy to hear we won't have to suffer the negative blob that is Sammy Lee.
No bother, the bloke has come from a struggling club so can't be that good! Stains players and staff are deserting their club like rats from a sinking ship, in short they are desperate for anyone so have probably offered top dollar for someone of mediocre abilities. They need someone to bring through the next generation of players they can then sell to the rest of Europe just to survive. Now we should go for Carlos Queroz who just quit the Iran managers job, was Sir Alexs assistant at Man Ure, I'm quite happy to hear we won't have to suffer the negative blob that is Sammy Lee. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -4

2:38pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Dave in Hastings says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
Yeah it's just a job, but in most jobs, if you renege on a contract you just signed then you will very quickly get a bad reputation in whatever industry you are employed in.

I agree wholeheartedly with those who suggest Sammy Lee lacks integrity. In fact there isn't much integrity in football as a whole, but I am glad to support a club that does seemm to be trying to do things correctly.

As for Southampton having an academy we can only dream of, perhaps you have been asleep for the last couple of years MBTS? Do you really support this club? Your constant negative posts suggest otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol[/p][/quote]Yeah it's just a job, but in most jobs, if you renege on a contract you just signed then you will very quickly get a bad reputation in whatever industry you are employed in. I agree wholeheartedly with those who suggest Sammy Lee lacks integrity. In fact there isn't much integrity in football as a whole, but I am glad to support a club that does seemm to be trying to do things correctly. As for Southampton having an academy we can only dream of, perhaps you have been asleep for the last couple of years MBTS? Do you really support this club? Your constant negative posts suggest otherwise. Dave in Hastings
  • Score: 8

2:57pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
Cant really blame him if he gets counter offered by a premier league club. I'm sure there are many better suited to this role anyway. Good luck to him
Not impressed by Lee's change of mind and feel we are better off without him.
Whatever happened to the adage of one's word being one's bond. When I was young (and I am only 12 years older than Lee) once one had shaken hands/agreed a deal one stuck with it. Obviously Lee doesn't feel the same way. For the record I once turned down a better paid job because I had already accepted another one.
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: Cant really blame him if he gets counter offered by a premier league club. I'm sure there are many better suited to this role anyway. Good luck to him[/p][/quote]Not impressed by Lee's change of mind and feel we are better off without him. Whatever happened to the adage of one's word being one's bond. When I was young (and I am only 12 years older than Lee) once one had shaken hands/agreed a deal one stuck with it. Obviously Lee doesn't feel the same way. For the record I once turned down a better paid job because I had already accepted another one. ballantrrae
  • Score: 6

3:07pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Gordon of Goring says...

There's no loyalty in this game, but by any standards Lee's u turn beats anything I have witnessed of late. Clearly not the right person for us - best to know now. As fans we need to keep ourselves grounded as the market place we are in is not the one we would like to be. Let;s hope the knock backs don't keep coming as we need to build a management team and football team that us fans can trust to give 100%. Lesser names are fine with me provided they do the job and don't get their heads (or their agents) turned by believing there only publicity or the prospect of more pay.
There's no loyalty in this game, but by any standards Lee's u turn beats anything I have witnessed of late. Clearly not the right person for us - best to know now. As fans we need to keep ourselves grounded as the market place we are in is not the one we would like to be. Let;s hope the knock backs don't keep coming as we need to build a management team and football team that us fans can trust to give 100%. Lesser names are fine with me provided they do the job and don't get their heads (or their agents) turned by believing there only publicity or the prospect of more pay. Gordon of Goring
  • Score: -1

3:12pm Sun 29 Jun 14

namgo49 says...

Level4242 wrote:
Brian Horton or Danny Wilson would be interesting.
For "interesting" read "disastrous"!!
[quote][p][bold]Level4242[/bold] wrote: Brian Horton or Danny Wilson would be interesting.[/p][/quote]For "interesting" read "disastrous"!! namgo49
  • Score: -3

3:15pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it.
We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.
Perhaps we should withdraw from playing the friendly against Southampton and find other opposition for the game.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it. We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.[/p][/quote]Perhaps we should withdraw from playing the friendly against Southampton and find other opposition for the game. ballantrrae
  • Score: -3

3:20pm Sun 29 Jun 14

namgo49 says...

I think maybe Steve Coppell or Alan Curbishley would have been a better bet. SH lacks a bit of experience by his own admission and either of those has it abundance.

Very poor by Lee though. SH must be well impressed but better to find out now. Stains will struggle this year though, there is a coach outside St Mary's bussing the players out to bigger and better clubs. Pochithingy hasn't even started yet with his raiding party.
I think maybe Steve Coppell or Alan Curbishley would have been a better bet. SH lacks a bit of experience by his own admission and either of those has it abundance. Very poor by Lee though. SH must be well impressed but better to find out now. Stains will struggle this year though, there is a coach outside St Mary's bussing the players out to bigger and better clubs. Pochithingy hasn't even started yet with his raiding party. namgo49
  • Score: -5

3:26pm Sun 29 Jun 14

The Phantom says...

Surprising and disappointing news - to be fair to Lee he has made some decent comments as per the article and it does not appear to reflect badly on the Albion, Just shows that loyalty in football is pretty non existent nowadays even at the elder more experienced level. Southampton have got a very bad reputation in recent years as to some of their working practices so it comes as no surprise that they should be the club involved - I hope Sami Hyypia makes appropriate comment when he does his press conference.
Surprising and disappointing news - to be fair to Lee he has made some decent comments as per the article and it does not appear to reflect badly on the Albion, Just shows that loyalty in football is pretty non existent nowadays even at the elder more experienced level. Southampton have got a very bad reputation in recent years as to some of their working practices so it comes as no surprise that they should be the club involved - I hope Sami Hyypia makes appropriate comment when he does his press conference. The Phantom
  • Score: 0

3:31pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
Trouble is, in trying to get richer through taking the highest offer you become morally bankrupt.
Therefore, I totally disagree with the concept of ''You cannot blame him' Society is made poorer by such actions, not richer. Only a fool would think otherwise.. (I am not referring to you MBTS personally.)
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol[/p][/quote]Trouble is, in trying to get richer through taking the highest offer you become morally bankrupt. Therefore, I totally disagree with the concept of ''You cannot blame him' Society is made poorer by such actions, not richer. Only a fool would think otherwise.. (I am not referring to you MBTS personally.) Claude Back
  • Score: 9

3:34pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Albion fan in London wrote:
Cant really blame him if he gets counter offered by a premier league club. I'm sure there are many better suited to this role anyway. Good luck to him
Not impressed by Lee's change of mind and feel we are better off without him.
Whatever happened to the adage of one's word being one's bond. When I was young (and I am only 12 years older than Lee) once one had shaken hands/agreed a deal one stuck with it. Obviously Lee doesn't feel the same way. For the record I once turned down a better paid job because I had already accepted another one.
I salute you for that action. Well done. I also agree we are better off without him. Didn't rate him anyway and that is not sour grapes.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: Cant really blame him if he gets counter offered by a premier league club. I'm sure there are many better suited to this role anyway. Good luck to him[/p][/quote]Not impressed by Lee's change of mind and feel we are better off without him. Whatever happened to the adage of one's word being one's bond. When I was young (and I am only 12 years older than Lee) once one had shaken hands/agreed a deal one stuck with it. Obviously Lee doesn't feel the same way. For the record I once turned down a better paid job because I had already accepted another one.[/p][/quote]I salute you for that action. Well done. I also agree we are better off without him. Didn't rate him anyway and that is not sour grapes. Claude Back
  • Score: 5

3:34pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Albion fan in London wrote:
Cant really blame him if he gets counter offered by a premier league club. I'm sure there are many better suited to this role anyway. Good luck to him
Not impressed by Lee's change of mind and feel we are better off without him.
Whatever happened to the adage of one's word being one's bond. When I was young (and I am only 12 years older than Lee) once one had shaken hands/agreed a deal one stuck with it. Obviously Lee doesn't feel the same way. For the record I once turned down a better paid job because I had already accepted another one.
I salute you for that action. Well done. I also agree we are better off without him. Didn't rate him anyway and that is not sour grapes.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: Cant really blame him if he gets counter offered by a premier league club. I'm sure there are many better suited to this role anyway. Good luck to him[/p][/quote]Not impressed by Lee's change of mind and feel we are better off without him. Whatever happened to the adage of one's word being one's bond. When I was young (and I am only 12 years older than Lee) once one had shaken hands/agreed a deal one stuck with it. Obviously Lee doesn't feel the same way. For the record I once turned down a better paid job because I had already accepted another one.[/p][/quote]I salute you for that action. Well done. I also agree we are better off without him. Didn't rate him anyway and that is not sour grapes. Claude Back
  • Score: 5

3:42pm Sun 29 Jun 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

hannover seagull wrote:
No great loss,he got a better offer and took it which shows what he´s all about.
Glad to see the club taking this on the chin and not pursuing whatever contractual issues are involved which would be of no benefit whatsoever to us.
We deserve better and we will get there eventually.
I would like to see someone like Nicky Forster get a shot,got the badges knows the club and the league
UTA....
The most important thing he needs to know is Sami Hypia.
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: No great loss,he got a better offer and took it which shows what he´s all about. Glad to see the club taking this on the chin and not pursuing whatever contractual issues are involved which would be of no benefit whatsoever to us. We deserve better and we will get there eventually. I would like to see someone like Nicky Forster get a shot,got the badges knows the club and the league UTA....[/p][/quote]The most important thing he needs to know is Sami Hypia. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 4

3:51pm Sun 29 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -6

3:58pm Sun 29 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
The way both clubs are going, some of the fans might be asked to play! Lol
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]The way both clubs are going, some of the fans might be asked to play! Lol To baldly go
  • Score: 8

3:58pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 4

4:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

hannover seagull says...

Claude Back wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
Trouble is, in trying to get richer through taking the highest offer you become morally bankrupt.
Therefore, I totally disagree with the concept of ''You cannot blame him' Society is made poorer by such actions, not richer. Only a fool would think otherwise.. (I am not referring to you MBTS personally.)
Well said Claude
Understanding is one thing but accepting this sort of grab,grab mentallity is another.
Sammy Lee and the like are not for us
Good riddance to probably the shortest contract in history
UTA..
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol[/p][/quote]Trouble is, in trying to get richer through taking the highest offer you become morally bankrupt. Therefore, I totally disagree with the concept of ''You cannot blame him' Society is made poorer by such actions, not richer. Only a fool would think otherwise.. (I am not referring to you MBTS personally.)[/p][/quote]Well said Claude Understanding is one thing but accepting this sort of grab,grab mentallity is another. Sammy Lee and the like are not for us Good riddance to probably the shortest contract in history UTA.. hannover seagull
  • Score: 0

4:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Vicente_1 says...

Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Southampton have an established academy and a similar sized stadium working with better players under a more distinguished manager. Unfortunately not everyone is a Brighton fan and although we are an exciting clubs these days, we are not Premiership yet. Never know we might get a far better assistant and win the league, then look back thinking "lucky we didnt get Lee". Bit like when Navarro got injured in league one and we went and got Bridcutt!
[quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Southampton have an established academy and a similar sized stadium working with better players under a more distinguished manager. Unfortunately not everyone is a Brighton fan and although we are an exciting clubs these days, we are not Premiership yet. Never know we might get a far better assistant and win the league, then look back thinking "lucky we didnt get Lee". Bit like when Navarro got injured in league one and we went and got Bridcutt! Vicente_1
  • Score: 8

4:04pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Don't think I've ever seen you so rattled Vegas, don't worry, stains are punching well above their weight only because of their academy, which they can't even keep hold of the players they produce anyway. Lee was not a good choice for Albion and they will be no better off for him being there. We on the other hand can get someone better now, plus we've still got Nathan Jones! I myself am relieved that Lee isn't coming here. We can do far better!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Don't think I've ever seen you so rattled Vegas, don't worry, stains are punching well above their weight only because of their academy, which they can't even keep hold of the players they produce anyway. Lee was not a good choice for Albion and they will be no better off for him being there. We on the other hand can get someone better now, plus we've still got Nathan Jones! I myself am relieved that Lee isn't coming here. We can do far better! Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -3

4:07pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Don't think I've ever seen you so rattled Vegas, don't worry, stains are punching well above their weight only because of their academy, which they can't even keep hold of the players they produce anyway. Lee was not a good choice for Albion and they will be no better off for him being there. We on the other hand can get someone better now, plus we've still got Nathan Jones! I myself am relieved that Lee isn't coming here. We can do far better!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Don't think I've ever seen you so rattled Vegas, don't worry, stains are punching well above their weight only because of their academy, which they can't even keep hold of the players they produce anyway. Lee was not a good choice for Albion and they will be no better off for him being there. We on the other hand can get someone better now, plus we've still got Nathan Jones! I myself am relieved that Lee isn't coming here. We can do far better! Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -5

4:15pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 4

4:31pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

I invested a lot of optimism in Sammy Lee, and even posted a comment saying so.
He's a t**t.
I invested a lot of optimism in Sammy Lee, and even posted a comment saying so. He's a t**t. gordongull
  • Score: 7

4:36pm Sun 29 Jun 14

mikeygit says...

They say there is no honour amongst thieves---well looks like Southampton stole Lee from us--well better to know now what Lee is like than half way through the season when he may have got another offer from a PL club and been off . Game with Sotton will not be much of a FRIENDLY!! True what others have said--what a lot of time totally wasted getting him hear. I do not think the wheels are coming off at this stage, just a very unfortunate hiccup---but we soon need to hear of some good signings and team building otherwise it it will be uphill start from the beginning of the season.
They say there is no honour amongst thieves---well looks like Southampton stole Lee from us--well better to know now what Lee is like than half way through the season when he may have got another offer from a PL club and been off . Game with Sotton will not be much of a FRIENDLY!! True what others have said--what a lot of time totally wasted getting him hear. I do not think the wheels are coming off at this stage, just a very unfortunate hiccup---but we soon need to hear of some good signings and team building otherwise it it will be uphill start from the beginning of the season. mikeygit
  • Score: -2

4:50pm Sun 29 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Dave in Hastings wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Brightony wrote:
Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say!
Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years,
Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol
Yeah it's just a job, but in most jobs, if you renege on a contract you just signed then you will very quickly get a bad reputation in whatever industry you are employed in.

I agree wholeheartedly with those who suggest Sammy Lee lacks integrity. In fact there isn't much integrity in football as a whole, but I am glad to support a club that does seemm to be trying to do things correctly.

As for Southampton having an academy we can only dream of, perhaps you have been asleep for the last couple of years MBTS? Do you really support this club? Your constant negative posts suggest otherwise.
Which years would this be? Saints have produced 10 - 15 outstanding premiership quality British kids who can't represent this nation , take a look at arsenal / man city / Chelsea .. They sign kids and don't give them a chance, saints have blooded 4-5 this season , I as a British football fan applaud that, and wish we can achieve the same here, some on here need to remove the Albion specs and look at the mess sky is making of this countries ability to produce home grown talent... If you think brighton have achieved anything really in left years name them?
Ince Chelsea
March Chelsea / lewes
Forster caskey joined at 14 and could have gone to many other clubs.
Walton came from some 3 div club..
I can't wait to see brighton produce 1-2 players a season who can fit into the first team...as for saints we need to borrow Gallagher , that lad is going to be top notch centre forward.
[quote][p][bold]Dave in Hastings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightony[/bold] wrote: Well that's sad news - money talking again I guess. It's a shame money is such a factor in sport - personally I can't imagine a more exciting place to be working than at the Albion with the new stadium, the training facilities and the impetus behind the club - if I were a coach I know I'd jump at it. Good thing we found out before he started that his heart wasn't in the job is all I can say![/p][/quote]Lol guy is going to a premiership club with a academy we can only dream of being half as good . They have sold 4-5 players who have come through the youth system for 100 million over last 8 years, Sammy Lee has had a better offer , more money better contract, as someone else said it happens, people move jobs everyday for more cash.. In every walk of life, for most people in football it's a job, wherever they works they want the best deal, the grass is greener in lancing! Lol[/p][/quote]Yeah it's just a job, but in most jobs, if you renege on a contract you just signed then you will very quickly get a bad reputation in whatever industry you are employed in. I agree wholeheartedly with those who suggest Sammy Lee lacks integrity. In fact there isn't much integrity in football as a whole, but I am glad to support a club that does seemm to be trying to do things correctly. As for Southampton having an academy we can only dream of, perhaps you have been asleep for the last couple of years MBTS? Do you really support this club? Your constant negative posts suggest otherwise.[/p][/quote]Which years would this be? Saints have produced 10 - 15 outstanding premiership quality British kids who can't represent this nation , take a look at arsenal / man city / Chelsea .. They sign kids and don't give them a chance, saints have blooded 4-5 this season , I as a British football fan applaud that, and wish we can achieve the same here, some on here need to remove the Albion specs and look at the mess sky is making of this countries ability to produce home grown talent... If you think brighton have achieved anything really in left years name them? Ince Chelsea March Chelsea / lewes Forster caskey joined at 14 and could have gone to many other clubs. Walton came from some 3 div club.. I can't wait to see brighton produce 1-2 players a season who can fit into the first team...as for saints we need to borrow Gallagher , that lad is going to be top notch centre forward. mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

4:51pm Sun 29 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.
It takes two to tango, so this is not all down to Lee, or all down to Souhampton, it's both of them.

Talks earlier in the week between Hyypia, the suits and Lee.
Thursday terms accepted by Lee.
Friday both Brighton and Bolton make the public statements.
Saturday Lee and Southampton got busy.
Sunday, Lee joins Southampton.
This is the time line we are asked to accept as true, pure BS.

Bolton never knew about the interest by Southampton, their statement makes that clear. Brighton certainly didn't know, but Lee knew. Are Brighton really being asked to believe that just during the day of saturday, Lee was approached, 'for the first tme,' talks were held, terms agreed and Lee didn't know anything about this whilst talking to Brighton, really?

Am I rattled, nope, I am just disgusted, there is a difference. It doesn't bother me that we have lost the services of Lee, there are others out there who can do a good job for us, it's the manner in which we lost him that counts.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.[/p][/quote]It takes two to tango, so this is not all down to Lee, or all down to Souhampton, it's both of them. Talks earlier in the week between Hyypia, the suits and Lee. Thursday terms accepted by Lee. Friday both Brighton and Bolton make the public statements. Saturday Lee and Southampton got busy. Sunday, Lee joins Southampton. This is the time line we are asked to accept as true, pure BS. Bolton never knew about the interest by Southampton, their statement makes that clear. Brighton certainly didn't know, but Lee knew. Are Brighton really being asked to believe that just during the day of saturday, Lee was approached, 'for the first tme,' talks were held, terms agreed and Lee didn't know anything about this whilst talking to Brighton, really? Am I rattled, nope, I am just disgusted, there is a difference. It doesn't bother me that we have lost the services of Lee, there are others out there who can do a good job for us, it's the manner in which we lost him that counts. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Sun 29 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either!
There is nothing like chivalry in football, no one cares , even people back Suarez and defend him biting for the third time...
Saints have done nothing different than we did with Swindon over GG Coming here, we made a approach and offered him more, same as Leicester have with Leo ...
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either![/p][/quote]There is nothing like chivalry in football, no one cares , even people back Suarez and defend him biting for the third time... Saints have done nothing different than we did with Swindon over GG Coming here, we made a approach and offered him more, same as Leicester have with Leo ... mark by the sea
  • Score: -4

4:55pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

That is, of course, 'trot', (short for trotter).
That is, of course, 'trot', (short for trotter). gordongull
  • Score: 0

4:55pm Sun 29 Jun 14

tug509 says...

I wonder whether he had the nads to tell our staff face to face ,or was it by agent or text ?.
I wonder whether he had the nads to tell our staff face to face ,or was it by agent or text ?. tug509
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Gordon of Goring says...

Sami has already said he is more interested in how players perform in friendlies than the result. That said let's not complicate matters and bin the Saints fixture so fans vocal support is focused on the team and not Lee. I say cancel and invite another team if possible. Presumably there's a contract of sorts in place to play but as Southampton don't value such things I'm sure we can look elsewhere without the men in suits loosing too much sleep. .
Sami has already said he is more interested in how players perform in friendlies than the result. That said let's not complicate matters and bin the Saints fixture so fans vocal support is focused on the team and not Lee. I say cancel and invite another team if possible. Presumably there's a contract of sorts in place to play but as Southampton don't value such things I'm sure we can look elsewhere without the men in suits loosing too much sleep. . Gordon of Goring
  • Score: 4

5:06pm Sun 29 Jun 14

SMF20 says...

I was someone that backed Lee's appointment and so am bitterly disappointed by today's events.

I'm now of the opinion that perhaps he is a bad apple. If a club and person were ever made for another, perhaps they have now found each other.
I've never been a fan of Southampton and how they work although I do know that they have a superb youth set up.

It's onward and upwards now and like others have said, I'd like to see the Southampton game cancelled.
I'd very much like to see Calde get the chance to speak to Sami about the AM's role... I genuinely see this as a potential dream team. Calde is going to be an excellent coach one day.

Uta
I was someone that backed Lee's appointment and so am bitterly disappointed by today's events. I'm now of the opinion that perhaps he is a bad apple. If a club and person were ever made for another, perhaps they have now found each other. I've never been a fan of Southampton and how they work although I do know that they have a superb youth set up. It's onward and upwards now and like others have said, I'd like to see the Southampton game cancelled. I'd very much like to see Calde get the chance to speak to Sami about the AM's role... I genuinely see this as a potential dream team. Calde is going to be an excellent coach one day. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

tug509 wrote:
I wonder whether he had the nads to tell our staff face to face ,or was it by agent or text ?.
My guess would be a text from his agent.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: I wonder whether he had the nads to tell our staff face to face ,or was it by agent or text ?.[/p][/quote]My guess would be a text from his agent. gordongull
  • Score: 2

5:07pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.
It takes two to tango, so this is not all down to Lee, or all down to Souhampton, it's both of them.

Talks earlier in the week between Hyypia, the suits and Lee.
Thursday terms accepted by Lee.
Friday both Brighton and Bolton make the public statements.
Saturday Lee and Southampton got busy.
Sunday, Lee joins Southampton.
This is the time line we are asked to accept as true, pure BS.

Bolton never knew about the interest by Southampton, their statement makes that clear. Brighton certainly didn't know, but Lee knew. Are Brighton really being asked to believe that just during the day of saturday, Lee was approached, 'for the first tme,' talks were held, terms agreed and Lee didn't know anything about this whilst talking to Brighton, really?

Am I rattled, nope, I am just disgusted, there is a difference. It doesn't bother me that we have lost the services of Lee, there are others out there who can do a good job for us, it's the manner in which we lost him that counts.
Your opnion ok.For me lee applied for more than one job at different clubs.

If you remember SH for the vacant post as head coach one of many it seems.

So you think lee was headhunted please do not make me laugh,if this was eg Van Gaal i would maybe say yes naughty Southampton.

Please vegas we had the southampton-Albion war when the league one title was ongoing which we won hands down.

Do not think they would say yeah lets neck Albion,they are most probably very embarrased and might even ask Albion if they want to cancel the game.

As Smokie sang "who the f*** is Alice(lee)"
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.[/p][/quote]It takes two to tango, so this is not all down to Lee, or all down to Souhampton, it's both of them. Talks earlier in the week between Hyypia, the suits and Lee. Thursday terms accepted by Lee. Friday both Brighton and Bolton make the public statements. Saturday Lee and Southampton got busy. Sunday, Lee joins Southampton. This is the time line we are asked to accept as true, pure BS. Bolton never knew about the interest by Southampton, their statement makes that clear. Brighton certainly didn't know, but Lee knew. Are Brighton really being asked to believe that just during the day of saturday, Lee was approached, 'for the first tme,' talks were held, terms agreed and Lee didn't know anything about this whilst talking to Brighton, really? Am I rattled, nope, I am just disgusted, there is a difference. It doesn't bother me that we have lost the services of Lee, there are others out there who can do a good job for us, it's the manner in which we lost him that counts.[/p][/quote]Your opnion ok.For me lee applied for more than one job at different clubs. If you remember SH for the vacant post as head coach one of many it seems. So you think lee was headhunted please do not make me laugh,if this was eg Van Gaal i would maybe say yes naughty Southampton. Please vegas we had the southampton-Albion war when the league one title was ongoing which we won hands down. Do not think they would say yeah lets neck Albion,they are most probably very embarrased and might even ask Albion if they want to cancel the game. As Smokie sang "who the f*** is Alice(lee)" don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 7

5:09pm Sun 29 Jun 14

hannover seagull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either!
I can´t believe the comments on here sometimes
Sammy Lee is a non event,it didn´t happen
Why should we cancel pre season training games on the pretence of some far fetched idea that this is a grudge game
Ridiculous,go to Millwall or Leeds Burnley etc at home and live the dream
No chanting there then
The game has now a bit of edge but nothing more, many of us were at St Marys for games and we have a good relationship with them and vice verse
UTA..


We have more impotant
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either![/p][/quote]I can´t believe the comments on here sometimes Sammy Lee is a non event,it didn´t happen Why should we cancel pre season training games on the pretence of some far fetched idea that this is a grudge game Ridiculous,go to Millwall or Leeds Burnley etc at home and live the dream No chanting there then The game has now a bit of edge but nothing more, many of us were at St Marys for games and we have a good relationship with them and vice verse UTA.. We have more impotant hannover seagull
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Conelli98 says...

Phil Neville to be No2
Phil Neville to be No2 Conelli98
  • Score: -6

5:14pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Jules boy says...

Saint's going down, Albion going up! Lee losing his job come May - stranger things have happened, we will soon be the 'team of the South' again. UTA
Saint's going down, Albion going up! Lee losing his job come May - stranger things have happened, we will soon be the 'team of the South' again. UTA Jules boy
  • Score: -5

5:25pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pte says...

I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55 pte
  • Score: 3

5:27pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.
From what one can ascertain it looks as if Southampton CONTINUED to pursue Lee after Lee had agreed to join BHA. Given that announcements had been issued by both Brighton and Bolton regarding Lee's appointment it really is not possible that Southampton were unaware of the situation especially as it was widely reported.
Indeed Lee's 'apology' statement on the Albion website makes it quite clear that he pulled out of his agreement with the club as the result of 'an unexpected opportunity'. The only conclusion one can therefore draw is that the Southampton approach/offer was made after the deal with BHA had been struck.
So I think one can hardly say that Southampton are blameless in the circumstances. Perhaps Lambert, Lallana, Shaw and Co are making the right moves.
What Lee's action does for his relationship with Sami Hyypia one can only guess at. Whilst one doesn't expect friends to accept offers one makes one does expect them to honour agreements once made. If they don't then they don't remain friends for long. SH must feel very let down to put it mildly.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.[/p][/quote]From what one can ascertain it looks as if Southampton CONTINUED to pursue Lee after Lee had agreed to join BHA. Given that announcements had been issued by both Brighton and Bolton regarding Lee's appointment it really is not possible that Southampton were unaware of the situation especially as it was widely reported. Indeed Lee's 'apology' statement on the Albion website makes it quite clear that he pulled out of his agreement with the club as the result of 'an unexpected opportunity'. The only conclusion one can therefore draw is that the Southampton approach/offer was made after the deal with BHA had been struck. So I think one can hardly say that Southampton are blameless in the circumstances. Perhaps Lambert, Lallana, Shaw and Co are making the right moves. What Lee's action does for his relationship with Sami Hyypia one can only guess at. Whilst one doesn't expect friends to accept offers one makes one does expect them to honour agreements once made. If they don't then they don't remain friends for long. SH must feel very let down to put it mildly. ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

5:30pm Sun 29 Jun 14

bbb1969 says...

The only issue here is that there may have been several candidates and therefore theuy will feel 2nd best. Or even 3rd best as lee was actually our 2nd choice.
The only issue here is that there may have been several candidates and therefore theuy will feel 2nd best. Or even 3rd best as lee was actually our 2nd choice. bbb1969
  • Score: 8

5:38pm Sun 29 Jun 14

albionbloke says...

ballantrrae wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.
From what one can ascertain it looks as if Southampton CONTINUED to pursue Lee after Lee had agreed to join BHA. Given that announcements had been issued by both Brighton and Bolton regarding Lee's appointment it really is not possible that Southampton were unaware of the situation especially as it was widely reported.
Indeed Lee's 'apology' statement on the Albion website makes it quite clear that he pulled out of his agreement with the club as the result of 'an unexpected opportunity'. The only conclusion one can therefore draw is that the Southampton approach/offer was made after the deal with BHA had been struck.
So I think one can hardly say that Southampton are blameless in the circumstances. Perhaps Lambert, Lallana, Shaw and Co are making the right moves.
What Lee's action does for his relationship with Sami Hyypia one can only guess at. Whilst one doesn't expect friends to accept offers one makes one does expect them to honour agreements once made. If they don't then they don't remain friends for long. SH must feel very let down to put it mildly.
Great comment Ballantrrae, you got it spot on.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.[/p][/quote]From what one can ascertain it looks as if Southampton CONTINUED to pursue Lee after Lee had agreed to join BHA. Given that announcements had been issued by both Brighton and Bolton regarding Lee's appointment it really is not possible that Southampton were unaware of the situation especially as it was widely reported. Indeed Lee's 'apology' statement on the Albion website makes it quite clear that he pulled out of his agreement with the club as the result of 'an unexpected opportunity'. The only conclusion one can therefore draw is that the Southampton approach/offer was made after the deal with BHA had been struck. So I think one can hardly say that Southampton are blameless in the circumstances. Perhaps Lambert, Lallana, Shaw and Co are making the right moves. What Lee's action does for his relationship with Sami Hyypia one can only guess at. Whilst one doesn't expect friends to accept offers one makes one does expect them to honour agreements once made. If they don't then they don't remain friends for long. SH must feel very let down to put it mildly.[/p][/quote]Great comment Ballantrrae, you got it spot on. albionbloke
  • Score: -5

5:40pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Phil Neville to be No2
This has got nothing to do with Southampton.
Lee agreed a contract with B&HA, and then renaged on the deal.
Cancelling the game would not be appropriate. Southampton didn't sign anything with us.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Phil Neville to be No2[/p][/quote]This has got nothing to do with Southampton. Lee agreed a contract with B&HA, and then renaged on the deal. Cancelling the game would not be appropriate. Southampton didn't sign anything with us. gordongull
  • Score: 3

5:42pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

This has got nothing to do with Southampton.
Lee agreed a contract with B&HA, and then reneged on the deal.
Cancelling the game would not be appropriate. Southampton didn't sign anything with us.
This has got nothing to do with Southampton. Lee agreed a contract with B&HA, and then reneged on the deal. Cancelling the game would not be appropriate. Southampton didn't sign anything with us. gordongull
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Apologies, Conelli98, not sure how that happened.
Not sure about the BBC's 'Digital Pundit' as assistant Manager either.
(Fires information at you in megabytes).
Apologies, Conelli98, not sure how that happened. Not sure about the BBC's 'Digital Pundit' as assistant Manager either. (Fires information at you in megabytes). gordongull
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange ringtone
  • Score: 1

5:51pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

bbb1969 wrote:
The only issue here is that there may have been several candidates and therefore theuy will feel 2nd best. Or even 3rd best as lee was actually our 2nd choice.
Agree there were other candidates,they might even had a "thank you for applying".

Might be the next statement we get from the Albion,is if the player,whomever has been at the club for at least 2 weeks.

Whe can then moan WHY IS THERE NO NEWS FROM THE CLUB.
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: The only issue here is that there may have been several candidates and therefore theuy will feel 2nd best. Or even 3rd best as lee was actually our 2nd choice.[/p][/quote]Agree there were other candidates,they might even had a "thank you for applying". Might be the next statement we get from the Albion,is if the player,whomever has been at the club for at least 2 weeks. Whe can then moan WHY IS THERE NO NEWS FROM THE CLUB. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 9

5:57pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Neville says...

Legally Brighton may well have been entitled to compensation from either or both Lee and Southampton. No big deal really plenty more no 2s out there.
Lee will get a few boos when we play Southampton but don't think he will mind that too much.
Legally Brighton may well have been entitled to compensation from either or both Lee and Southampton. No big deal really plenty more no 2s out there. Lee will get a few boos when we play Southampton but don't think he will mind that too much. Neville
  • Score: 5

5:59pm Sun 29 Jun 14

tug509 says...

hannover seagull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either!
I can´t believe the comments on here sometimes
Sammy Lee is a non event,it didn´t happen
Why should we cancel pre season training games on the pretence of some far fetched idea that this is a grudge game
Ridiculous,go to Millwall or Leeds Burnley etc at home and live the dream
No chanting there then
The game has now a bit of edge but nothing more, many of us were at St Marys for games and we have a good relationship with them and vice verse
UTA..


We have more impotant
Maintaining good relationships with fellow football supporters is very important ,with the odd failure here and there throughout the leagues ,for one reason or another . However what this situation has created is a negative attitude towards this Friendly game ,not necessarily Southampton ,but definitely the position it has placed both sets of fans in . To some it will seem we were brushed aside and are second best and have lost face ,where as to us we were sh@t on by a short fat overated has been with all the morale graces of a back street hooker ,it is inevitable that it will be seen by the odd few as an oportunity to sling the mud . The point is why take a risk it might damage the good relationship that you rightly speak of ,all because of this little w@nker ?. UTA
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either![/p][/quote]I can´t believe the comments on here sometimes Sammy Lee is a non event,it didn´t happen Why should we cancel pre season training games on the pretence of some far fetched idea that this is a grudge game Ridiculous,go to Millwall or Leeds Burnley etc at home and live the dream No chanting there then The game has now a bit of edge but nothing more, many of us were at St Marys for games and we have a good relationship with them and vice verse UTA.. We have more impotant[/p][/quote]Maintaining good relationships with fellow football supporters is very important ,with the odd failure here and there throughout the leagues ,for one reason or another . However what this situation has created is a negative attitude towards this Friendly game ,not necessarily Southampton ,but definitely the position it has placed both sets of fans in . To some it will seem we were brushed aside and are second best and have lost face ,where as to us we were sh@t on by a short fat overated has been with all the morale graces of a back street hooker ,it is inevitable that it will be seen by the odd few as an oportunity to sling the mud . The point is why take a risk it might damage the good relationship that you rightly speak of ,all because of this little w@nker ?. UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
What ability? The only ability Lee has shown is to contribute to the demise of Bolton, good riddance to bad rubbish, never wanted him here in the first place. No thanks and close the door on your way out.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]What ability? The only ability Lee has shown is to contribute to the demise of Bolton, good riddance to bad rubbish, never wanted him here in the first place. No thanks and close the door on your way out. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -1

6:10pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
What ability? The only ability Lee has shown is to contribute to the demise of Bolton, good riddance to bad rubbish, never wanted him here in the first place. No thanks and close the door on your way out.
You seem a bit upset for somebody not that bothered.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]What ability? The only ability Lee has shown is to contribute to the demise of Bolton, good riddance to bad rubbish, never wanted him here in the first place. No thanks and close the door on your way out.[/p][/quote]You seem a bit upset for somebody not that bothered. ringtone
  • Score: 8

6:10pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Conelli98 says...

gordongull wrote:
Apologies, Conelli98, not sure how that happened.
Not sure about the BBC's 'Digital Pundit' as assistant Manager either.
(Fires information at you in megabytes).
no problem and yes i agree about Nevilles punditry…SHOCKING!
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Apologies, Conelli98, not sure how that happened. Not sure about the BBC's 'Digital Pundit' as assistant Manager either. (Fires information at you in megabytes).[/p][/quote]no problem and yes i agree about Nevilles punditry…SHOCKING! Conelli98
  • Score: -1

6:21pm Sun 29 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

anyone fancy ochoa? hes out of contract too hehe
as regards to the story if lee changes his mind so quickly hes probably not the man for us no doubt there will be another to fill the position
anyone fancy ochoa? hes out of contract too hehe as regards to the story if lee changes his mind so quickly hes probably not the man for us no doubt there will be another to fill the position albionfan33
  • Score: 3

6:27pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pte says...

ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed.

It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed. It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer pte
  • Score: 4

6:29pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

ballantrrae wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.
From what one can ascertain it looks as if Southampton CONTINUED to pursue Lee after Lee had agreed to join BHA. Given that announcements had been issued by both Brighton and Bolton regarding Lee's appointment it really is not possible that Southampton were unaware of the situation especially as it was widely reported.
Indeed Lee's 'apology' statement on the Albion website makes it quite clear that he pulled out of his agreement with the club as the result of 'an unexpected opportunity'. The only conclusion one can therefore draw is that the Southampton approach/offer was made after the deal with BHA had been struck.
So I think one can hardly say that Southampton are blameless in the circumstances. Perhaps Lambert, Lallana, Shaw and Co are making the right moves.
What Lee's action does for his relationship with Sami Hyypia one can only guess at. Whilst one doesn't expect friends to accept offers one makes one does expect them to honour agreements once made. If they don't then they don't remain friends for long. SH must feel very let down to put it mildly.
Perhaps Lambert, Lallana, Shaw and Co are making the right moves.

Pathetic, they are only moving for more money and thats what Lee is doing.

Its called the pecking order (ironic being seagull fans) Its why we can outflank teams like Bouremouth and Millwall when player become available,lol.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Again I ask you what makes you Blame Southampton,might be right but as i said in my first reply to you it might be the no gentleman lee on his own.[/p][/quote]From what one can ascertain it looks as if Southampton CONTINUED to pursue Lee after Lee had agreed to join BHA. Given that announcements had been issued by both Brighton and Bolton regarding Lee's appointment it really is not possible that Southampton were unaware of the situation especially as it was widely reported. Indeed Lee's 'apology' statement on the Albion website makes it quite clear that he pulled out of his agreement with the club as the result of 'an unexpected opportunity'. The only conclusion one can therefore draw is that the Southampton approach/offer was made after the deal with BHA had been struck. So I think one can hardly say that Southampton are blameless in the circumstances. Perhaps Lambert, Lallana, Shaw and Co are making the right moves. What Lee's action does for his relationship with Sami Hyypia one can only guess at. Whilst one doesn't expect friends to accept offers one makes one does expect them to honour agreements once made. If they don't then they don't remain friends for long. SH must feel very let down to put it mildly.[/p][/quote]Perhaps Lambert, Lallana, Shaw and Co are making the right moves. Pathetic, they are only moving for more money and thats what Lee is doing. Its called the pecking order (ironic being seagull fans) Its why we can outflank teams like Bouremouth and Millwall when player become available,lol. ringtone
  • Score: 4

6:30pm Sun 29 Jun 14

daughter-of-manag says...

At the rate that Southampton are haemorrhaging players, maybe SL will also be employed as a player? Total lack of integrity from Lee; good riddance to bad rubbish. Gotta feel for Sami - he would be the most affected by Lee's betrayal.
At the rate that Southampton are haemorrhaging players, maybe SL will also be employed as a player? Total lack of integrity from Lee; good riddance to bad rubbish. Gotta feel for Sami - he would be the most affected by Lee's betrayal. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 4

6:32pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

pte wrote:
ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed.

It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer
I am sure Sami will get over it.

Mug
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed. It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer[/p][/quote]I am sure Sami will get over it. Mug ringtone
  • Score: 1

6:37pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

Seems problems with No2's is becoming a bit of a habit with Brighton, did he ever come through the doors, more to the point, has he ever been in the away teams changing room?
If I were a Saints fan, I'd certainly be wondering about the integrity of the 'new' man.
Be interesting to see who comes in now, Calderon, IMHO would be a good choice, if it were possible.
Certainly been an eventful and interesting weekend UTA
Seems problems with No2's is becoming a bit of a habit with Brighton, did he ever come through the doors, more to the point, has he ever been in the away teams changing room? If I were a Saints fan, I'd certainly be wondering about the integrity of the 'new' man. Be interesting to see who comes in now, Calderon, IMHO would be a good choice, if it were possible. Certainly been an eventful and interesting weekend UTA Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 3

6:40pm Sun 29 Jun 14

arc12 says...

I think we just have to 'man up' an accept it. There's no loyalty in the game today and it’s hardly a complete surprise. It does smack of a fairly chaotic appointment process especially with pre-season starting officially tomorrow. One wonders if it’s worth going abroad for the pre-season tour in a couple of weeks as we’ve hardly got any players at the moment and maybe it would be prudent to save the club some money, rather than go abroad with half a squad.

As with everybody I want a successful season but I do fear with little or no money to spend and our compliance with FFP whether this season is likely to be one of struggle. Hope I am proved wrong.
I think we just have to 'man up' an accept it. There's no loyalty in the game today and it’s hardly a complete surprise. It does smack of a fairly chaotic appointment process especially with pre-season starting officially tomorrow. One wonders if it’s worth going abroad for the pre-season tour in a couple of weeks as we’ve hardly got any players at the moment and maybe it would be prudent to save the club some money, rather than go abroad with half a squad. As with everybody I want a successful season but I do fear with little or no money to spend and our compliance with FFP whether this season is likely to be one of struggle. Hope I am proved wrong. arc12
  • Score: 0

6:55pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

daughter-of-manag wrote:
At the rate that Southampton are haemorrhaging players, maybe SL will also be employed as a player? Total lack of integrity from Lee; good riddance to bad rubbish. Gotta feel for Sami - he would be the most affected by Lee's betrayal.
Can agree good riddance lee,as the Koeman bros and another dutchman as head coach,take over leaves only a number 4 slot and that is ?.

lee has only gone for the money.

That SH is most betrayed not so shure think he was put up as a candidate by BBB and he thought yep i remember Liverpool.

It does not look good this is the second no go.

Still do not believe Southampton poached him.
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: At the rate that Southampton are haemorrhaging players, maybe SL will also be employed as a player? Total lack of integrity from Lee; good riddance to bad rubbish. Gotta feel for Sami - he would be the most affected by Lee's betrayal.[/p][/quote]Can agree good riddance lee,as the Koeman bros and another dutchman as head coach,take over leaves only a number 4 slot and that is ?. lee has only gone for the money. That SH is most betrayed not so shure think he was put up as a candidate by BBB and he thought yep i remember Liverpool. It does not look good this is the second no go. Still do not believe Southampton poached him. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 6

6:56pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Make the Southampton friendly a 11am kick off, make it all ticket for season ticket and members only and ban visiting fans also cancel police leave.

This is the only way i see the game going ahead.
Make the Southampton friendly a 11am kick off, make it all ticket for season ticket and members only and ban visiting fans also cancel police leave. This is the only way i see the game going ahead. ringtone
  • Score: -2

7:14pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

ringtone wrote:
Make the Southampton friendly a 11am kick off, make it all ticket for season ticket and members only and ban visiting fans also cancel police leave.

This is the only way i see the game going ahead.
So we going to start world war 3,for a was going to say big fat old crap no no.

but i'm not.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Make the Southampton friendly a 11am kick off, make it all ticket for season ticket and members only and ban visiting fans also cancel police leave. This is the only way i see the game going ahead.[/p][/quote]So we going to start world war 3,for a was going to say big fat old crap no no. but i'm not. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 5

7:14pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

pte wrote:
ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed.

It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer
Double cream
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed. It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer[/p][/quote]Double cream ringtone
  • Score: -1

7:17pm Sun 29 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

arc12 wrote:
I think we just have to 'man up' an accept it. There's no loyalty in the game today and it’s hardly a complete surprise. It does smack of a fairly chaotic appointment process especially with pre-season starting officially tomorrow. One wonders if it’s worth going abroad for the pre-season tour in a couple of weeks as we’ve hardly got any players at the moment and maybe it would be prudent to save the club some money, rather than go abroad with half a squad.

As with everybody I want a successful season but I do fear with little or no money to spend and our compliance with FFP whether this season is likely to be one of struggle. Hope I am proved wrong.
'little or no money to spend,' you base this statement on what?
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: I think we just have to 'man up' an accept it. There's no loyalty in the game today and it’s hardly a complete surprise. It does smack of a fairly chaotic appointment process especially with pre-season starting officially tomorrow. One wonders if it’s worth going abroad for the pre-season tour in a couple of weeks as we’ve hardly got any players at the moment and maybe it would be prudent to save the club some money, rather than go abroad with half a squad. As with everybody I want a successful season but I do fear with little or no money to spend and our compliance with FFP whether this season is likely to be one of struggle. Hope I am proved wrong.[/p][/quote]'little or no money to spend,' you base this statement on what? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

7:25pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
arc12 wrote:
I think we just have to 'man up' an accept it. There's no loyalty in the game today and it’s hardly a complete surprise. It does smack of a fairly chaotic appointment process especially with pre-season starting officially tomorrow. One wonders if it’s worth going abroad for the pre-season tour in a couple of weeks as we’ve hardly got any players at the moment and maybe it would be prudent to save the club some money, rather than go abroad with half a squad.

As with everybody I want a successful season but I do fear with little or no money to spend and our compliance with FFP whether this season is likely to be one of struggle. Hope I am proved wrong.
'little or no money to spend,' you base this statement on what?
Think its we are going deeper in the red.

Albion want to play the game fair FFP.

Good but that means Vegas LITTLE MONEY TO SPEND.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: I think we just have to 'man up' an accept it. There's no loyalty in the game today and it’s hardly a complete surprise. It does smack of a fairly chaotic appointment process especially with pre-season starting officially tomorrow. One wonders if it’s worth going abroad for the pre-season tour in a couple of weeks as we’ve hardly got any players at the moment and maybe it would be prudent to save the club some money, rather than go abroad with half a squad. As with everybody I want a successful season but I do fear with little or no money to spend and our compliance with FFP whether this season is likely to be one of struggle. Hope I am proved wrong.[/p][/quote]'little or no money to spend,' you base this statement on what?[/p][/quote]Think its we are going deeper in the red. Albion want to play the game fair FFP. Good but that means Vegas LITTLE MONEY TO SPEND. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 6

7:25pm Sun 29 Jun 14

tez1959 says...

get rid of lazy ulloa and get ross mccormack here from leeds
get rid of lazy ulloa and get ross mccormack here from leeds tez1959
  • Score: -9

7:30pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.
Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: -8

7:31pm Sun 29 Jun 14

daughter-of-manag says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Make the Southampton friendly a 11am kick off, make it all ticket for season ticket and members only and ban visiting fans also cancel police leave.

This is the only way i see the game going ahead.
So we going to start world war 3,for a was going to say big fat old crap no no.

but i'm not.
I think Ringtone was being sarcastic. Adds spice to the fixture, and having read some of the posts on the Echo, the Saints' fans are not too happy about the appointment nor the emasculation of their team.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Make the Southampton friendly a 11am kick off, make it all ticket for season ticket and members only and ban visiting fans also cancel police leave. This is the only way i see the game going ahead.[/p][/quote]So we going to start world war 3,for a was going to say big fat old crap no no. but i'm not.[/p][/quote]I think Ringtone was being sarcastic. Adds spice to the fixture, and having read some of the posts on the Echo, the Saints' fans are not too happy about the appointment nor the emasculation of their team. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 5

7:39pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

daughter-of-manag wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Make the Southampton friendly a 11am kick off, make it all ticket for season ticket and members only and ban visiting fans also cancel police leave.

This is the only way i see the game going ahead.
So we going to start world war 3,for a was going to say big fat old crap no no.

but i'm not.
I think Ringtone was being sarcastic. Adds spice to the fixture, and having read some of the posts on the Echo, the Saints' fans are not too happy about the appointment nor the emasculation of their team.
So was i
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Make the Southampton friendly a 11am kick off, make it all ticket for season ticket and members only and ban visiting fans also cancel police leave. This is the only way i see the game going ahead.[/p][/quote]So we going to start world war 3,for a was going to say big fat old crap no no. but i'm not.[/p][/quote]I think Ringtone was being sarcastic. Adds spice to the fixture, and having read some of the posts on the Echo, the Saints' fans are not too happy about the appointment nor the emasculation of their team.[/p][/quote]So was i don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 6

7:49pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Falmer Wizard wrote:
Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.
cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.[/p][/quote]cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: -1

8:07pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

Cockwomble wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote:
Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.
cockwomble
It does sound temping,they even have some chinees bloke lee who is in charge of the changing rooms making shure there is no poo poo.

And he is earning more than being at poor old Old Albion
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.[/p][/quote]cockwomble[/p][/quote]It does sound temping,they even have some chinees bloke lee who is in charge of the changing rooms making shure there is no poo poo. And he is earning more than being at poor old Old Albion don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 4

8:07pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Cockwomble wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote:
Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.
cockwomble
This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans.

He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.[/p][/quote]cockwomble[/p][/quote]This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans. He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not. ringtone
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Sun 29 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Friday 98% on here were over the moon now most on here are saying how two faced he is, I would say he has been promised a return to the premiership with saints, working with better players week in week out, yes it's a set back but it's not life or death,
Get Ray Wilkins in as assistant manager!!
Friday 98% on here were over the moon now most on here are saying how two faced he is, I would say he has been promised a return to the premiership with saints, working with better players week in week out, yes it's a set back but it's not life or death, Get Ray Wilkins in as assistant manager!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -3

8:18pm Sun 29 Jun 14

OldGull says...

pte wrote:
ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed.

It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer
yes, but that I can understand
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed. It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer[/p][/quote]yes, but that I can understand OldGull
  • Score: 2

8:25pm Sun 29 Jun 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote:
Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.
cockwomble
This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans.

He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.
And if we were Barca, You, MBTS, Mayfield etc would still post negativity.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.[/p][/quote]cockwomble[/p][/quote]This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans. He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.[/p][/quote]And if we were Barca, You, MBTS, Mayfield etc would still post negativity. OldGull
  • Score: 3

8:32pm Sun 29 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed.

It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer
Double cream
Only after you've whipped it up a bit! If you know what I mean!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed. It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer[/p][/quote]Double cream[/p][/quote]Only after you've whipped it up a bit! If you know what I mean! To baldly go
  • Score: -5

8:34pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

JeffLomer wrote:
Friday 98% on here were over the moon now most on here are saying how two faced he is, I would say he has been promised a return to the premiership with saints, working with better players week in week out, yes it's a set back but it's not life or death,
Get Ray Wilkins in as assistant manager!!
You where one of the numpties.

Think you are two faced.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Friday 98% on here were over the moon now most on here are saying how two faced he is, I would say he has been promised a return to the premiership with saints, working with better players week in week out, yes it's a set back but it's not life or death, Get Ray Wilkins in as assistant manager!![/p][/quote]You where one of the numpties. Think you are two faced. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

8:42pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

OldGull wrote:
pte wrote:
ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed.

It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer
yes, but that I can understand
I cant understand any of it.

How can you be left looking betrayed

And why would i ask Mrs Ringtone to marry me again?

The biggest mistake was getting married in the first place
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed. It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer[/p][/quote]yes, but that I can understand[/p][/quote]I cant understand any of it. How can you be left looking betrayed And why would i ask Mrs Ringtone to marry me again? The biggest mistake was getting married in the first place ringtone
  • Score: 5

8:47pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Interesting that most on here have criticised Lee, questioned his integrity and suggested we've had a lucky escape. All this amidst a suggestion that we should cancel the friendly because he and Southampton have been disrespectful and our lot wouldn't want to entertain their lot...
Cancellation is probably the right move, but, mischievously, I can't help thinking that if it happened, we should be cracking open the Champagne, getting out the bunting and thanking them for saving us from a complete
K-nob of a bloke.
Interesting that most on here have criticised Lee, questioned his integrity and suggested we've had a lucky escape. All this amidst a suggestion that we should cancel the friendly because he and Southampton have been disrespectful and our lot wouldn't want to entertain their lot... Cancellation is probably the right move, but, mischievously, I can't help thinking that if it happened, we should be cracking open the Champagne, getting out the bunting and thanking them for saving us from a complete K-nob of a bloke. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

ringtone wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote:
Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.
cockwomble
This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans.

He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.
not at all.lee had already made his choice and reneged on contract.that makes him as much of a cockwomble as you.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.[/p][/quote]cockwomble[/p][/quote]This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans. He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.[/p][/quote]not at all.lee had already made his choice and reneged on contract.that makes him as much of a cockwomble as you.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 1

8:56pm Sun 29 Jun 14

ringtone says...

OldGull wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote:
Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.
cockwomble
This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans.

He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.
And if we were Barca, You, MBTS, Mayfield etc would still post negativity.
You are just a hypocrite OldGull,talking about negativity.

You are always giving my posts a thumbs down
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.[/p][/quote]cockwomble[/p][/quote]This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans. He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.[/p][/quote]And if we were Barca, You, MBTS, Mayfield etc would still post negativity.[/p][/quote]You are just a hypocrite OldGull,talking about negativity. You are always giving my posts a thumbs down ringtone
  • Score: 4

8:57pm Sun 29 Jun 14

brightonup says...

'I am very sorry for the inconvenience and any embarrassment my change of mind, after the announcement was made, has caused'.

Lee's behaviour shows a deplorable lack of professionalism. He owns all the embarrassment. The Albion own none!
'I am very sorry for the inconvenience and any embarrassment my change of mind, after the announcement was made, has caused'. Lee's behaviour shows a deplorable lack of professionalism. He owns all the embarrassment. The Albion own none! brightonup
  • Score: 4

8:58pm Sun 29 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Friday 98% on here were over the moon now most on here are saying how two faced he is, I would say he has been promised a return to the premiership with saints, working with better players week in week out, yes it's a set back but it's not life or death,
Get Ray Wilkins in as assistant manager!!
You where one of the numpties.

Think you are two faced.
I actually said about getting him in when we appointed Hyppia actually, bloody moaning about it is not going to bring him back, we will never no what he was like you pr-ck !!!!
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Friday 98% on here were over the moon now most on here are saying how two faced he is, I would say he has been promised a return to the premiership with saints, working with better players week in week out, yes it's a set back but it's not life or death, Get Ray Wilkins in as assistant manager!![/p][/quote]You where one of the numpties. Think you are two faced.[/p][/quote]I actually said about getting him in when we appointed Hyppia actually, bloody moaning about it is not going to bring him back, we will never no what he was like you pr-ck !!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -1

9:13pm Sun 29 Jun 14

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

JeffLomer wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Friday 98% on here were over the moon now most on here are saying how two faced he is, I would say he has been promised a return to the premiership with saints, working with better players week in week out, yes it's a set back but it's not life or death,
Get Ray Wilkins in as assistant manager!!
You where one of the numpties.

Think you are two faced.
I actually said about getting him in when we appointed Hyppia actually, bloody moaning about it is not going to bring him back, we will never no what he was like you pr-ck !!!!
Mr Lomer on the thread you were blowing your own horn.

Did you get the lotto numbers correct too.

Notice i only call you a numpty.

You change your opinion to which way the wind blows.

But one day you might get it right.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Friday 98% on here were over the moon now most on here are saying how two faced he is, I would say he has been promised a return to the premiership with saints, working with better players week in week out, yes it's a set back but it's not life or death, Get Ray Wilkins in as assistant manager!![/p][/quote]You where one of the numpties. Think you are two faced.[/p][/quote]I actually said about getting him in when we appointed Hyppia actually, bloody moaning about it is not going to bring him back, we will never no what he was like you pr-ck !!!![/p][/quote]Mr Lomer on the thread you were blowing your own horn. Did you get the lotto numbers correct too. Notice i only call you a numpty. You change your opinion to which way the wind blows. But one day you might get it right. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

9:21pm Sun 29 Jun 14

brightonup says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists.
So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful.

No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly.

This fixture really should be scrapped.
Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either!
There is nothing like chivalry in football, no one cares , even people back Suarez and defend him biting for the third time...
Saints have done nothing different than we did with Swindon over GG Coming here, we made a approach and offered him more, same as Leicester have with Leo ...
Now, if we sell Ulloa to Leicester (especially at a bargain price) - you will be made up!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The club are putting out a good spin on this let down, it's surprising and dissapointing blah blah blah, but in the corridoors of power at the Amex, my guess is that real anger exists. So we have a friendly coming up with Southampton. Tony and his team of suits will no doubt be expected to offer the usual niceties, chit chat over a glass of wine prior to the match. Hyypia will be expected to shake the hand of the Saints manager and of course Lee's hand, really, all that crap will happen when what the Brighton contingent would rather do is give them a mouthful. No matter how much of a brave face the suits put on this situation, the Brighton fans will see this as poaching in the first degree, my bet is that the majority of fans no longer want this match to happen. Those in the Southampton dug out, (not the players) are going to get a whole bunch of abuse directed toward them, this is not going to be pretty. There wll no doubt be a good number of away supporters, I just hope they don't extract the urine with their chants, this could all get quite ugly. This fixture really should be scrapped.[/p][/quote]Or boycotted perhaps Vegas? I for one won't be going, and I'm just guessing that maybe you won't either![/p][/quote]There is nothing like chivalry in football, no one cares , even people back Suarez and defend him biting for the third time... Saints have done nothing different than we did with Swindon over GG Coming here, we made a approach and offered him more, same as Leicester have with Leo ...[/p][/quote]Now, if we sell Ulloa to Leicester (especially at a bargain price) - you will be made up! brightonup
  • Score: -3

9:25pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

gordongull wrote:
That is, of course, 'trot', (short for trotter).
(To avoid any confusion, 'The Trotters' is the nickname of Bolton Wanderers, Lee's former club).
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: That is, of course, 'trot', (short for trotter).[/p][/quote](To avoid any confusion, 'The Trotters' is the nickname of Bolton Wanderers, Lee's former club). gordongull
  • Score: 1

9:27pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Webley says...

I have just collated all the comments above and run them through my patented 'football news analyser'. The results are in 98%- 'it don't matter'. 1%- were comments about previous managers with Albion connections and 1%- were continuing personal battles using cunningly disguised swearwords. UTA
I have just collated all the comments above and run them through my patented 'football news analyser'. The results are in 98%- 'it don't matter'. 1%- were comments about previous managers with Albion connections and 1%- were continuing personal battles using cunningly disguised swearwords. UTA Webley
  • Score: 1

9:29pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Just seen the weather forecast, storm clouds gathering over the Amex by nightfall....
Just seen the weather forecast, storm clouds gathering over the Amex by nightfall.... Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -7

9:55pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Just seen the weather forecast, storm clouds gathering over the Amex by nightfall....
Wind turbines!
Glyndebourne Theatre has one which provides 95% of its electricity.
If the Club is serious about sustainability, planning permission should be applied for without delay.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Just seen the weather forecast, storm clouds gathering over the Amex by nightfall....[/p][/quote]Wind turbines! Glyndebourne Theatre has one which provides 95% of its electricity. If the Club is serious about sustainability, planning permission should be applied for without delay. gordongull
  • Score: 0

9:56pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

This is symptomatic of society in general I'm afraid. Money is more important than friendship or a handshake. Greed scores over loyalty every time. At least us fans stay loyal to our teams whilst the mercenaries just come and go. I've said this before but in the unreal world of the PL and Sky greed is king.
We just need to forget this and move on.
If SL is capable of such treachery we're better off without him and I'm sure there are better candidates out there anyway
I feel sorry for Sami more than anyone but I also feel sorry for Sammy because I thought he was an honourable person. Shows what a poor judge of character I am.
Trouble is we fans expect loyalty but clubs sack managers at the first hint of trouble so who can blame them for taking a better offer. We're all the poorer because of it. UTA
This is symptomatic of society in general I'm afraid. Money is more important than friendship or a handshake. Greed scores over loyalty every time. At least us fans stay loyal to our teams whilst the mercenaries just come and go. I've said this before but in the unreal world of the PL and Sky greed is king. We just need to forget this and move on. If SL is capable of such treachery we're better off without him and I'm sure there are better candidates out there anyway I feel sorry for Sami more than anyone but I also feel sorry for Sammy because I thought he was an honourable person. Shows what a poor judge of character I am. Trouble is we fans expect loyalty but clubs sack managers at the first hint of trouble so who can blame them for taking a better offer. We're all the poorer because of it. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 6

10:30pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pte says...

ringtone wrote:
OldGull wrote:
pte wrote:
ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed.

It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer
yes, but that I can understand
I cant understand any of it.

How can you be left looking betrayed

And why would i ask Mrs Ringtone to marry me again?

The biggest mistake was getting married in the first place
I'm sure Mrs Ringtone would agree with that. Silly Moo
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed. It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer[/p][/quote]yes, but that I can understand[/p][/quote]I cant understand any of it. How can you be left looking betrayed And why would i ask Mrs Ringtone to marry me again? The biggest mistake was getting married in the first place[/p][/quote]I'm sure Mrs Ringtone would agree with that. Silly Moo pte
  • Score: 0

10:58pm Sun 29 Jun 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
OldGull wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote:
Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.
cockwomble
This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans.

He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.
And if we were Barca, You, MBTS, Mayfield etc would still post negativity.
You are just a hypocrite OldGull,talking about negativity.

You are always giving my posts a thumbs down
No I don't hit the thumbs down button, I would rather respond.

But if you know your maths,
a negative + a negative= a positive
Therefor I am always positive.

Over to you Mr Tone
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Get over it, Offered a choice who would prefer Brighton rather than Southampton who are in the Premiership and flush with cash after selling a number of players.[/p][/quote]cockwomble[/p][/quote]This cockwomble thinks all players and managers should be Brighton fans. He needs to get Real, Barcelona we are not.[/p][/quote]And if we were Barca, You, MBTS, Mayfield etc would still post negativity.[/p][/quote]You are just a hypocrite OldGull,talking about negativity. You are always giving my posts a thumbs down[/p][/quote]No I don't hit the thumbs down button, I would rather respond. But if you know your maths, a negative + a negative= a positive Therefor I am always positive. Over to you Mr Tone OldGull
  • Score: 0

12:05am Mon 30 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

gordongull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Just seen the weather forecast, storm clouds gathering over the Amex by nightfall....
Wind turbines!
Glyndebourne Theatre has one which provides 95% of its electricity.
If the Club is serious about sustainability, planning permission should be applied for without delay.
...it went on to say clearing by sunrise, and a glorious sunny morning accompanied by a fresh new number 2.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Just seen the weather forecast, storm clouds gathering over the Amex by nightfall....[/p][/quote]Wind turbines! Glyndebourne Theatre has one which provides 95% of its electricity. If the Club is serious about sustainability, planning permission should be applied for without delay.[/p][/quote]...it went on to say clearing by sunrise, and a glorious sunny morning accompanied by a fresh new number 2. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -4

2:05am Mon 30 Jun 14

pannell1 says...

Sounds like lee has low morals so better now and better out there i would like chris ramsey ex spurs and brighton player here!
Sounds like lee has low morals so better now and better out there i would like chris ramsey ex spurs and brighton player here! pannell1
  • Score: 0

4:11am Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

ringtone wrote:
OldGull wrote:
pte wrote:
ringtone wrote:
pte wrote:
I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act.

Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along.

Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged

And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55
Bit dramatic.

Offered more money what would you have done?

Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,.

Very strange
Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed.

It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer
yes, but that I can understand
I cant understand any of it.

How can you be left looking betrayed

And why would i ask Mrs Ringtone to marry me again?

The biggest mistake was getting married in the first place
Hey Ringtone, time to change your password. Looks as though Mrs R has got access to your current one! 😉
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for Sami because what Lee has done is stabbed Sami in the back. To offer someone the chance to be your number 2 is not just a simple job offer which can be lined up alongside other offers but is a very personal act. Sami asked Lee to join him and he turned his back on him when a better offer came along. Have no doubts, Sami's credibility and the clubs credibility too is seriously damaged And Lee? Well he's a fat knacker who looks more 75 than 55[/p][/quote]Bit dramatic. Offered more money what would you have done? Seems all you are interested in is somebodys looks over their ability,. Very strange[/p][/quote]Let me put it in terms that even you can understand. You offer someone you know and like the chance to work with you. He says yes then this person then says no can do. It's a very personal stab in the back and Sami left looking betrayed. It's a bit like Mrs Ringtone agreeing to marry Mr Ringtone only to change her mind when the milkman makes a better offer[/p][/quote]yes, but that I can understand[/p][/quote]I cant understand any of it. How can you be left looking betrayed And why would i ask Mrs Ringtone to marry me again? The biggest mistake was getting married in the first place[/p][/quote]Hey Ringtone, time to change your password. Looks as though Mrs R has got access to your current one! 😉 Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 4

7:14am Mon 30 Jun 14

SonnyJim55 says...

This is the best news to come out of the Albion for a while.
This is the best news to come out of the Albion for a while. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 2

8:14am Mon 30 Jun 14

michael505 says...

Sammy Lee should have been made to stick to his contact and in that way he couldn't have gone to Souhampton unless he bought himself out of the contract.
Sammy Lee should have been made to stick to his contact and in that way he couldn't have gone to Souhampton unless he bought himself out of the contract. michael505
  • Score: 1

9:36am Mon 30 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it.
We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.
Vegas what makes you think Southampton did something wrong.

Lets say Lee applied for jobs at both clubs,Lee hears nothing from Southampton he accepts Albion offer.

Do not think Southampton read the Argus or go looking on the Albion site.
Did the Southampton board know he was coming here ?

Koeman says okido and Southampton say Ok Lee you got a job here.

Glad Albion found out what kind of person he is,do not need somebody like that here,his.
I'll tell you what makes me think Southampton did something wrong - because SL said "totally unexpectedly" he got an offer from Southampton. Out of the blue by the sounds of things. Looks to me like he hadn't "applied" for the job so therefore it was a poaching mission by Saints.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The more I htink about what Lee and Southampton have done, the more I just don't like it. We don't need a friendly pre-seaosn match with Southampton, there are plenty of others we can test oursleves against, cancel it.[/p][/quote]Vegas what makes you think Southampton did something wrong. Lets say Lee applied for jobs at both clubs,Lee hears nothing from Southampton he accepts Albion offer. Do not think Southampton read the Argus or go looking on the Albion site. Did the Southampton board know he was coming here ? Koeman says okido and Southampton say Ok Lee you got a job here. Glad Albion found out what kind of person he is,do not need somebody like that here,his.[/p][/quote]I'll tell you what makes me think Southampton did something wrong - because SL said "totally unexpectedly" he got an offer from Southampton. Out of the blue by the sounds of things. Looks to me like he hadn't "applied" for the job so therefore it was a poaching mission by Saints. Max Ripple
  • Score: 1

10:35am Mon 30 Jun 14

lenward says...

pjwilk wrote:
He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.
Rubbish, the draw of the premier league thats all.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: He has seen through our hierarchy and our financial limitations which add up to no ambition.[/p][/quote]Rubbish, the draw of the premier league thats all. lenward
  • Score: 0
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