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Bank on Hyypia to lead from the front

The Argus: Sami Hyypia was always at the front in pre-season as a player says a former team-mate Sami Hyypia was always at the front in pre-season as a player says a former team-mate

Sami Hyypia will lead from the front as he gets down to work with the Albion players at the start of pre-season training today.

And he can make it third time lucky for the Seagulls in their bid to reach the Premier League.

That is the verdict of former Liverpool team-mate Neil Mellor on the man identified to steer Albion to the top flight following consecutive near misses in the Championship play-offs under Gus Poyet and Oscar Garcia.

Ex-striker Mellor knows what makes Hyypia tick. He spent four seasons in the Anfield dressing room with the towering Finn as part of the squad that won the Champions League and FA Cup under Rafael Benitez, and the League Cup under Gerard Houllier.

The son of former Albion favourite Ian ‘Spider’ Mellor, also knows what the players can expect at the Seagulls’ new £30 million training base and academy in Lancing with Hyypia in command.

Mellor told The Argus: “Sami was always at the front at pre-season. Coming back to pre-season with the Brighton lads I wouldn’t be surprised if he was at the front, overtaking many of the players. It’s a warning to those players if the manager is overtaking you!

“He was a fantastic presence within the changing room. He was a leader who was really focused on succeeeding on the pitch. He was absolutely superb in his Liverpool career.

“One thing about Sami is he was almost an adopted scouser. He was over in England for so long and he completely understood the way the English game needed to be played. That’s why he was so successful.”

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5:44am Mon 30 Jun 14

twonk says...

The manager leading from the front eh? Wow!
The manager leading from the front eh? Wow! twonk
  • Score: -22

5:58am Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Yes! Preseason training starts today! Now we can start talking about football again!!

Good luck to the Albion in all things this season. Let's start moving onwards and upwards!

UTA!!
Yes! Preseason training starts today! Now we can start talking about football again!! Good luck to the Albion in all things this season. Let's start moving onwards and upwards! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 28

6:01am Mon 30 Jun 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

Morning. Well we no he was successful he played for one of the top teams in the UK and won honours with them and with respect to Mellor this is again a story of nothing to report. I would rather be reading that the players return to training and none with any serious problems, how are those that have injuries carried through from last season doing? Maybe even a interview with players and there thoughts on the new training ground and expectations for the coming season ahead.
Morning. Well we no he was successful he played for one of the top teams in the UK and won honours with them and with respect to Mellor this is again a story of nothing to report. I would rather be reading that the players return to training and none with any serious problems, how are those that have injuries carried through from last season doing? Maybe even a interview with players and there thoughts on the new training ground and expectations for the coming season ahead. Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 6

6:44am Mon 30 Jun 14

namgo49 says...

A real set back that Sammy Lee is no longer coming go the club, not because he is particularly talented , but that the coaching structure is not in place from day one and whoever now comes in the message will be slightly different.
I think the Stains friendly should be called off in view of their actions. Totally unacceptable.

I hope they have a rubbish season, get relegated and the rolly polly man gets what he deserves.
A real set back that Sammy Lee is no longer coming go the club, not because he is particularly talented , but that the coaching structure is not in place from day one and whoever now comes in the message will be slightly different. I think the Stains friendly should be called off in view of their actions. Totally unacceptable. I hope they have a rubbish season, get relegated and the rolly polly man gets what he deserves. namgo49
  • Score: 11

7:25am Mon 30 Jun 14

Quiterie says...

namgo49 wrote:
A real set back that Sammy Lee is no longer coming go the club, not because he is particularly talented , but that the coaching structure is not in place from day one and whoever now comes in the message will be slightly different.
I think the Stains friendly should be called off in view of their actions. Totally unacceptable.

I hope they have a rubbish season, get relegated and the rolly polly man gets what he deserves.
I think they will have a rubbish season. They've lost Shaw, Lambert, are about to lose Llanna. There's talk Schneiderlin and Lovren will leave and they have a manager with no experience of English football. And a coach who was a failure during in his only spell in management Bolton.

But enough about Southampton. Good luck to the boys back at pre-season!
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: A real set back that Sammy Lee is no longer coming go the club, not because he is particularly talented , but that the coaching structure is not in place from day one and whoever now comes in the message will be slightly different. I think the Stains friendly should be called off in view of their actions. Totally unacceptable. I hope they have a rubbish season, get relegated and the rolly polly man gets what he deserves.[/p][/quote]I think they will have a rubbish season. They've lost Shaw, Lambert, are about to lose Llanna. There's talk Schneiderlin and Lovren will leave and they have a manager with no experience of English football. And a coach who was a failure during in his only spell in management Bolton. But enough about Southampton. Good luck to the boys back at pre-season! Quiterie
  • Score: 11

7:27am Mon 30 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team! Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -29

7:41am Mon 30 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 14

7:43am Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield? Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 12

7:50am Mon 30 Jun 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Dave Bassett ha ha ha - I love your sense of humour Mayfield
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Dave Bassett ha ha ha - I love your sense of humour Mayfield daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 13

7:52am Mon 30 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -27

7:54am Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
Put it away Mayfield!! 😄
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]Put it away Mayfield!! 😄 Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 8

7:59am Mon 30 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -18

7:59am Mon 30 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post.
"Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...."
I have a piece of friendly, polite advice...
Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post. "Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...." I have a piece of friendly, polite advice... Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 15

8:02am Mon 30 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
I would expect Carlos would want to be a manager/coach in his own right, what about someone like Ray Wilkins or Chris Ramsey,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]I would expect Carlos would want to be a manager/coach in his own right, what about someone like Ray Wilkins or Chris Ramsey, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

8:02am Mon 30 Jun 14

dave from bexill says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Surely what's important about the assistant managers job in this instance, is that he is Hyypia's choice, even though one "friend" has already reneged on the deal. I'm sure it will work out okay.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Surely what's important about the assistant managers job in this instance, is that he is Hyypia's choice, even though one "friend" has already reneged on the deal. I'm sure it will work out okay. dave from bexill
  • Score: 7

8:05am Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching!

Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we?

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.[/p][/quote]Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching! Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we? UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 2

8:11am Mon 30 Jun 14

Far gull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post.
"Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...."
I have a piece of friendly, polite advice...
Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.
Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it.
Many options out there.
Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post. "Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...." I have a piece of friendly, polite advice... Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.[/p][/quote]Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it. Many options out there. Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind. Far gull
  • Score: -8

8:13am Mon 30 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Good news is three players are here on trial for a week, hopefully the argus will discover who they are?
Good news is three players are here on trial for a week, hopefully the argus will discover who they are? mark by the sea
  • Score: 5

8:13am Mon 30 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Good news is three players are here on trial for a week, hopefully the argus will discover who they are?
Good news is three players are here on trial for a week, hopefully the argus will discover who they are? mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

8:16am Mon 30 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching!

Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we?

UTA!!
Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.[/p][/quote]Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching! Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we? UTA!![/p][/quote]Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -11

8:16am Mon 30 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Far gull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post.
"Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...."
I have a piece of friendly, polite advice...
Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.
Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it.
Many options out there.
Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.
Good post, sammy Lee agreed a contract but never signed, how many have jumped ship for a better job not caring if the people who have paid you for years actually needed longer notice etc..
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post. "Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...." I have a piece of friendly, polite advice... Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.[/p][/quote]Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it. Many options out there. Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.[/p][/quote]Good post, sammy Lee agreed a contract but never signed, how many have jumped ship for a better job not caring if the people who have paid you for years actually needed longer notice etc.. mark by the sea
  • Score: -1

8:18am Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching!

Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we?

UTA!!
Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.
Try a good laxative!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.[/p][/quote]Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching! Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we? UTA!![/p][/quote]Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.[/p][/quote]Try a good laxative! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 13

8:29am Mon 30 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
I have got the one how about Freddie Bassett if he is not up to it we wouldn't have to pay up his contract we can just all eat him saving us a few pound sorted I am clever!!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]I have got the one how about Freddie Bassett if he is not up to it we wouldn't have to pay up his contract we can just all eat him saving us a few pound sorted I am clever!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

8:38am Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Far gull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post.
"Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...."
I have a piece of friendly, polite advice...
Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.
Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it.
Many options out there.
Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.
Far Gull, you are missing the point. Some of us don't feel the new to speculate and are happy to let things take their course!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post. "Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...." I have a piece of friendly, polite advice... Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.[/p][/quote]Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it. Many options out there. Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.[/p][/quote]Far Gull, you are missing the point. Some of us don't feel the new to speculate and are happy to let things take their course! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: -3

9:11am Mon 30 Jun 14

the taffster says...

Got more chance of getting Bertie Bassett,than Dave...at least you could have a laugh with the former.
Got more chance of getting Bertie Bassett,than Dave...at least you could have a laugh with the former. the taffster
  • Score: 1

9:15am Mon 30 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Chris Powell.
Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple.
Go get him Tony. UTA
Chris Powell. Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple. Go get him Tony. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 3

9:24am Mon 30 Jun 14

farside says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Good news is three players are here on trial for a week, hopefully the argus will discover who they are?
Love it when people throw in their purported "inside knowledge" based on twitter rumours whilst leaving otherscto disprove their foresight. A few weeks down the line and it's "oh but so-and-so turned us down and no-one can prove them wrong.
Yes Naylor did tweet last night that today's print edition of the Argus will include the names of three Liverpool players who might come on loan. Note this is not the same as triallists and will be based on their fringe players for positions we need....not all will be available and they don't return until next week so immediate decisions are less likely. George Cole (Chelsea) iscwith us on trial and there will be others......there always are so "good guess but no lollypop".
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Good news is three players are here on trial for a week, hopefully the argus will discover who they are?[/p][/quote]Love it when people throw in their purported "inside knowledge" based on twitter rumours whilst leaving otherscto disprove their foresight. A few weeks down the line and it's "oh but so-and-so turned us down and no-one can prove them wrong. Yes Naylor did tweet last night that today's print edition of the Argus will include the names of three Liverpool players who might come on loan. Note this is not the same as triallists and will be based on their fringe players for positions we need....not all will be available and they don't return until next week so immediate decisions are less likely. George Cole (Chelsea) iscwith us on trial and there will be others......there always are so "good guess but no lollypop". farside
  • Score: 0

9:31am Mon 30 Jun 14

Guernsey gull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
Good lord Mayfield, are you real !
Dave Bassett !
Nice enough bloke but we need much better quality than that.
Sami is a pro and an up to date one at that, all Dave B can do, which is quite clever, is talk talk talk for ten minutes without talking breath, by which time , most people are asleep ,or have turned him off.
Please stop saying silly things, or have you been in the Middle House Hotel again. !
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]Good lord Mayfield, are you real ! Dave Bassett ! Nice enough bloke but we need much better quality than that. Sami is a pro and an up to date one at that, all Dave B can do, which is quite clever, is talk talk talk for ten minutes without talking breath, by which time , most people are asleep ,or have turned him off. Please stop saying silly things, or have you been in the Middle House Hotel again. ! Guernsey gull
  • Score: 2

9:46am Mon 30 Jun 14

rolivan says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching!

Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we?

UTA!!
Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.
Speak for yourself I am as regular as clockwork thanks.LOL
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.[/p][/quote]Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching! Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we? UTA!![/p][/quote]Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself I am as regular as clockwork thanks.LOL rolivan
  • Score: 3

9:49am Mon 30 Jun 14

tug509 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
Joe Kinnear !!!!!! now he is a REAL problem ,please take the above advice Mayfield and BURN that flippin book !.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.[/p][/quote]Joe Kinnear !!!!!! now he is a REAL problem ,please take the above advice Mayfield and BURN that flippin book !. tug509
  • Score: 5

9:50am Mon 30 Jun 14

Beale32 says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Chris Powell.
Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple.
Go get him Tony. UTA
Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Chris Powell. Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple. Go get him Tony. UTA[/p][/quote]Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1. Beale32
  • Score: 3

9:50am Mon 30 Jun 14

Beale32 says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Chris Powell.
Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple.
Go get him Tony. UTA
Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Chris Powell. Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple. Go get him Tony. UTA[/p][/quote]Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1. Beale32
  • Score: 2

9:50am Mon 30 Jun 14

Beale32 says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Chris Powell.
Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple.
Go get him Tony. UTA
Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Chris Powell. Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple. Go get him Tony. UTA[/p][/quote]Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1. Beale32
  • Score: 2

9:52am Mon 30 Jun 14

Beale32 says...

Beale32 wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Chris Powell.
Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple.
Go get him Tony. UTA
Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.
Hmmmm!! Sorry for three posts. Not sure what happened.
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Chris Powell. Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple. Go get him Tony. UTA[/p][/quote]Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm!! Sorry for three posts. Not sure what happened. Beale32
  • Score: 0

10:39am Mon 30 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

I think Lee was aproached because of his experience in the game as well as the championship, I believe any future apointment will be someone simular experience, in the mean time we need to start bringing players in as the squad looks a little thin at the moment.
I think Lee was aproached because of his experience in the game as well as the championship, I believe any future apointment will be someone simular experience, in the mean time we need to start bringing players in as the squad looks a little thin at the moment. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 3

10:58am Mon 30 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Beale32 wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Chris Powell.
Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple.
Go get him Tony. UTA
Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.
Hmmmm!! Sorry for three posts. Not sure what happened.
I expect you just wanted to get your point across.
Joking aside I expect you may well be right but there are a lot of managers who were in the frame for the Albion job who have not got a job yet and don't look likely to in the near future. Better to be in a job working than sitting around waiting for the next casualty. Trouble is these guys can afford to wait because they usually get decent pay offs or are still being paid as per their contract. Too much money in football I'm afraid and not enough going to the grass roots of the game. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Chris Powell. Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple. Go get him Tony. UTA[/p][/quote]Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm!! Sorry for three posts. Not sure what happened.[/p][/quote]I expect you just wanted to get your point across. Joking aside I expect you may well be right but there are a lot of managers who were in the frame for the Albion job who have not got a job yet and don't look likely to in the near future. Better to be in a job working than sitting around waiting for the next casualty. Trouble is these guys can afford to wait because they usually get decent pay offs or are still being paid as per their contract. Too much money in football I'm afraid and not enough going to the grass roots of the game. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 1

11:05am Mon 30 Jun 14

Beale32 says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Chris Powell.
Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple.
Go get him Tony. UTA
Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.
Hmmmm!! Sorry for three posts. Not sure what happened.
I expect you just wanted to get your point across.
Joking aside I expect you may well be right but there are a lot of managers who were in the frame for the Albion job who have not got a job yet and don't look likely to in the near future. Better to be in a job working than sitting around waiting for the next casualty. Trouble is these guys can afford to wait because they usually get decent pay offs or are still being paid as per their contract. Too much money in football I'm afraid and not enough going to the grass roots of the game. UTA
Your last sentence is spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Chris Powell. Experienced manager and a good bloke. Simple. Go get him Tony. UTA[/p][/quote]Powell would be a good choice. But would he want to come and be assistant manager? I think he would be looking to be number 1.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm!! Sorry for three posts. Not sure what happened.[/p][/quote]I expect you just wanted to get your point across. Joking aside I expect you may well be right but there are a lot of managers who were in the frame for the Albion job who have not got a job yet and don't look likely to in the near future. Better to be in a job working than sitting around waiting for the next casualty. Trouble is these guys can afford to wait because they usually get decent pay offs or are still being paid as per their contract. Too much money in football I'm afraid and not enough going to the grass roots of the game. UTA[/p][/quote]Your last sentence is spot on. Beale32
  • Score: 2

11:27am Mon 30 Jun 14

Sheil says...

Joel have to say you & I virtually always sing from the same song sheet!

It's such a pity these Albion blog areas bring out so much rubbish & mud slinging. Loads of it has nothing to do with the editorial just people winding each other up.....total wasted space! I know we are all entitled to our own opinions, but really a lot of it is beyond the pail!

We just have to be patient & have faith.........look what we have achieved so far in a fab stadium + training facilities.
Joel have to say you & I virtually always sing from the same song sheet! It's such a pity these Albion blog areas bring out so much rubbish & mud slinging. Loads of it has nothing to do with the editorial just people winding each other up.....total wasted space! I know we are all entitled to our own opinions, but really a lot of it is beyond the pail! We just have to be patient & have faith.........look what we have achieved so far in a fab stadium + training facilities. Sheil
  • Score: -3

11:38am Mon 30 Jun 14

tug509 says...

Ultimately it should be Sami`s choice imo ,but i have always liked the idea of an ex Albion player in the role as AM ,i`m not sure ,after last season whether NJ is the right man for the job ,although i think he has proved his overall worth in some capacity ,perhaps at the traing facilities . Curbishley ,Ramsey ,wilson and all the other usual names mentioned are good ,but i would love to see someone like Jimmy Case as AM ,can you imagine the NO nonsense side Sami and JC would put on the park ?. Anyway all spec at the moment ,all good things come to those that wait ,and were good at that . UTA
Ultimately it should be Sami`s choice imo ,but i have always liked the idea of an ex Albion player in the role as AM ,i`m not sure ,after last season whether NJ is the right man for the job ,although i think he has proved his overall worth in some capacity ,perhaps at the traing facilities . Curbishley ,Ramsey ,wilson and all the other usual names mentioned are good ,but i would love to see someone like Jimmy Case as AM ,can you imagine the NO nonsense side Sami and JC would put on the park ?. Anyway all spec at the moment ,all good things come to those that wait ,and were good at that . UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

12:08pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Baldseagull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching!

Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we?

UTA!!
Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.
Good stuff MS:-)
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.[/p][/quote]Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching! Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we? UTA!![/p][/quote]Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.[/p][/quote]Good stuff MS:-) Baldseagull
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Baldseagull says...

There must be a good number 2 floating around somewhere, we just need to flush him out.

Sorry, my inner schoolboy has come out.
There must be a good number 2 floating around somewhere, we just need to flush him out. Sorry, my inner schoolboy has come out. Baldseagull
  • Score: 3

12:30pm Mon 30 Jun 14

tug509 says...

Baldseagull wrote:
There must be a good number 2 floating around somewhere, we just need to flush him out.

Sorry, my inner schoolboy has come out.
Very good ,

we did have a particularly large and odious floater only yesterday ,but he evacuated himself thankfully ,and i believe he is currently stinking up the place about 60 miles west of Brighton !. :0)
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: There must be a good number 2 floating around somewhere, we just need to flush him out. Sorry, my inner schoolboy has come out.[/p][/quote]Very good , we did have a particularly large and odious floater only yesterday ,but he evacuated himself thankfully ,and i believe he is currently stinking up the place about 60 miles west of Brighton !. :0) tug509
  • Score: 2

12:47pm Mon 30 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post.
"Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...."
I have a piece of friendly, polite advice...
Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.
Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it.
Many options out there.
Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.
Far Gull, you are missing the point. Some of us don't feel the new to speculate and are happy to let things take their course!

UTA!!
I think it is you that is missing the point, Singing Seagull.
Those who don't feel the need to speculate are under no obligation to do so, but Far gull is right to say you are out of order in trying to prevent others from doing so.
Your ''piece of friendly, polite advice...'' to ''Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts'' is entirely inappropriate.
You are just another poster on this forum, and your status is no higher or lower than that of Mayfield or anyone else.
Speculation is a major activity on this site, and will continue with or without your involvement or approval.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post. "Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...." I have a piece of friendly, polite advice... Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.[/p][/quote]Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it. Many options out there. Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.[/p][/quote]Far Gull, you are missing the point. Some of us don't feel the new to speculate and are happy to let things take their course! UTA!![/p][/quote]I think it is you that is missing the point, Singing Seagull. Those who don't feel the need to speculate are under no obligation to do so, but Far gull is right to say you are out of order in trying to prevent others from doing so. Your ''piece of friendly, polite advice...'' to ''Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts'' is entirely inappropriate. You are just another poster on this forum, and your status is no higher or lower than that of Mayfield or anyone else. Speculation is a major activity on this site, and will continue with or without your involvement or approval. gordongull
  • Score: -4

3:16pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

gordongull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post.
"Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...."
I have a piece of friendly, polite advice...
Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.
Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it.
Many options out there.
Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.
Far Gull, you are missing the point. Some of us don't feel the new to speculate and are happy to let things take their course!

UTA!!
I think it is you that is missing the point, Singing Seagull.
Those who don't feel the need to speculate are under no obligation to do so, but Far gull is right to say you are out of order in trying to prevent others from doing so.
Your ''piece of friendly, polite advice...'' to ''Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts'' is entirely inappropriate.
You are just another poster on this forum, and your status is no higher or lower than that of Mayfield or anyone else.
Speculation is a major activity on this site, and will continue with or without your involvement or approval.
Quite so.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post. "Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...." I have a piece of friendly, polite advice... Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.[/p][/quote]Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it. Many options out there. Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.[/p][/quote]Far Gull, you are missing the point. Some of us don't feel the new to speculate and are happy to let things take their course! UTA!![/p][/quote]I think it is you that is missing the point, Singing Seagull. Those who don't feel the need to speculate are under no obligation to do so, but Far gull is right to say you are out of order in trying to prevent others from doing so. Your ''piece of friendly, polite advice...'' to ''Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts'' is entirely inappropriate. You are just another poster on this forum, and your status is no higher or lower than that of Mayfield or anyone else. Speculation is a major activity on this site, and will continue with or without your involvement or approval.[/p][/quote]Quite so. Claude Back
  • Score: -4

3:27pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

gordongull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
God forbid.
Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.
With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post.
"Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...."
I have a piece of friendly, polite advice...
Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.
Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it.
Many options out there.
Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.
Far Gull, you are missing the point. Some of us don't feel the new to speculate and are happy to let things take their course!

UTA!!
I think it is you that is missing the point, Singing Seagull.
Those who don't feel the need to speculate are under no obligation to do so, but Far gull is right to say you are out of order in trying to prevent others from doing so.
Your ''piece of friendly, polite advice...'' to ''Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts'' is entirely inappropriate.
You are just another poster on this forum, and your status is no higher or lower than that of Mayfield or anyone else.
Speculation is a major activity on this site, and will continue with or without your involvement or approval.
Thanks for the advice GG - good points well made (and I do mean that!). Must point out though that the two quotes you have attributed to me are actually the words of Albion In Staffs! My sentiments, but not my words.

As you say, we are all entitled to our opinions and I do not consider mine to be better, worse or even comparable with others. They are simply mine. I feel that picking out random names and professing doom and gloom panic about needing to appoint an assistant immediately are ill conceived. There was a great deal of similar sentiment expressed before SH was appointed and the board did a fine job which now seems to have been pretty much endorsed by even the most fickle contributors on here. I'm sure they will come up with an equally suitable number two in due course.

I fully accept that people will want to speculate. What seems bizarre to me though is when a contributor comes up with several different names as if scatter-gunning in the hope, presumably, that he/she can then turn around later and say "I told you so"!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]God forbid.[/p][/quote]Ok well in the circumstances I think this is a very good choice, might not be everyones cup of tea but he knows the game inside out. Who else is there? I would like to get Carlos Queroz but I expect money will be an issue, the only other one who might fit the bill is Joe Kinnear. These people have a wealth of football knowledge to be tapped in to.[/p][/quote]With respect, I'd like to highlight two phrases in your last post. "Who else is there?" and "the only other one who might fit the bill is...." I have a piece of friendly, polite advice... Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts.[/p][/quote]Mayfield. Interesting suggestions . To all those poking fun at you , it is they who are out of order not you. At least you are looking to solve the problem. I was villified for some of my managerial suggestions but were they that out of order when you see the list of candidates orginally . Don't recall SH being on it. Many options out there. Sammy Lee went for money like 95% on here would, just like most players, get over it everyone and move on. I am sure Sami whilist probably p... off, will have others in mind.[/p][/quote]Far Gull, you are missing the point. Some of us don't feel the new to speculate and are happy to let things take their course! UTA!![/p][/quote]I think it is you that is missing the point, Singing Seagull. Those who don't feel the need to speculate are under no obligation to do so, but Far gull is right to say you are out of order in trying to prevent others from doing so. Your ''piece of friendly, polite advice...'' to ''Sit back, relax and leave it to the experts'' is entirely inappropriate. You are just another poster on this forum, and your status is no higher or lower than that of Mayfield or anyone else. Speculation is a major activity on this site, and will continue with or without your involvement or approval.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the advice GG - good points well made (and I do mean that!). Must point out though that the two quotes you have attributed to me are actually the words of Albion In Staffs! My sentiments, but not my words. As you say, we are all entitled to our opinions and I do not consider mine to be better, worse or even comparable with others. They are simply mine. I feel that picking out random names and professing doom and gloom panic about needing to appoint an assistant immediately are ill conceived. There was a great deal of similar sentiment expressed before SH was appointed and the board did a fine job which now seems to have been pretty much endorsed by even the most fickle contributors on here. I'm sure they will come up with an equally suitable number two in due course. I fully accept that people will want to speculate. What seems bizarre to me though is when a contributor comes up with several different names as if scatter-gunning in the hope, presumably, that he/she can then turn around later and say "I told you so"! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 5

4:56pm Mon 30 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Apologies for attributing an AIS comment to you, Singing Seagull. I am clearly using a scatter-gun approach in my attempt to uphold freedom of speech!
I found your rejoinders to Mayfield's comments quite entertaining, but was stirred into action by a combination of the ''Polite advice to leave it to the experts'', and the bit about Far gull ''missing the point''.
If I had taken a proper look at who wrote the comments, I wouldn't have included yourself, (or AIS) in my post, and just made a general point about the subject instead.
Thanks for your endorsement of the actual content of my post.
Apologies for attributing an AIS comment to you, Singing Seagull. I am clearly using a scatter-gun approach in my attempt to uphold freedom of speech! I found your rejoinders to Mayfield's comments quite entertaining, but was stirred into action by a combination of the ''Polite advice to leave it to the experts'', and the bit about Far gull ''missing the point''. If I had taken a proper look at who wrote the comments, I wouldn't have included yourself, (or AIS) in my post, and just made a general point about the subject instead. Thanks for your endorsement of the actual content of my post. gordongull
  • Score: 3

4:56pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Jules boy says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching!

Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we?

UTA!!
Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.
Think getting some quality players is more important tbh
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.[/p][/quote]Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching! Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we? UTA!![/p][/quote]Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.[/p][/quote]Think getting some quality players is more important tbh Jules boy
  • Score: 0

4:59pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

gordongull wrote:
Apologies for attributing an AIS comment to you, Singing Seagull. I am clearly using a scatter-gun approach in my attempt to uphold freedom of speech!
I found your rejoinders to Mayfield's comments quite entertaining, but was stirred into action by a combination of the ''Polite advice to leave it to the experts'', and the bit about Far gull ''missing the point''.
If I had taken a proper look at who wrote the comments, I wouldn't have included yourself, (or AIS) in my post, and just made a general point about the subject instead.
Thanks for your endorsement of the actual content of my post.
No problem mate. We're all here for a love of the Albion and it takes all sorts to make it interesting!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Apologies for attributing an AIS comment to you, Singing Seagull. I am clearly using a scatter-gun approach in my attempt to uphold freedom of speech! I found your rejoinders to Mayfield's comments quite entertaining, but was stirred into action by a combination of the ''Polite advice to leave it to the experts'', and the bit about Far gull ''missing the point''. If I had taken a proper look at who wrote the comments, I wouldn't have included yourself, (or AIS) in my post, and just made a general point about the subject instead. Thanks for your endorsement of the actual content of my post.[/p][/quote]No problem mate. We're all here for a love of the Albion and it takes all sorts to make it interesting! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 5

9:56pm Mon 30 Jun 14

OldGull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Good news is three players are here on trial for a week, hopefully the argus will discover who they are?
Come on Mark you could beat Argus to a scoop.
Who are they?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Good news is three players are here on trial for a week, hopefully the argus will discover who they are?[/p][/quote]Come on Mark you could beat Argus to a scoop. Who are they? OldGull
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Mon 30 Jun 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team!
Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?
No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.
Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching!

Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we?

UTA!!
Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.
Who was No2 last season?
He is still with us, so no need to panic
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Regarding the number 2 saga, we need someone experienced in the game as Sami said he wants someone to learn off, not too expensive and available. I think Dave Bassett ticks all the right boxes, he has a wealth of experience to pass on, I believe he is looking to get involved at a club but doesnt want the pressure of the managers job and is available and has been for a while. I would seriously give him a call and see what he could do, Sami and Dave I believe could be the perfect blend along with Nathan Jones input. Quite a management team![/p][/quote]Been thumbing through your Boys Book of Football names Mayfield?[/p][/quote]No merely trying to come up with practical solutions to real problems. Unless we can persuade Sir Alex out of retirement then I can't see many other choices.[/p][/quote]Hey, how about Maradona? He has a wealth of football experience and he could also do the goalkeeper coaching! Instead of trying to pick names off the "last resort" pile, why not just let the board and SH get on with it? They haven't done a ba job so far IMO and I suspect they didn't phone you up for advice. A suitable person will be appointed before too long and then we'll all know. But until then let's drop the wild speculation shall we? UTA!![/p][/quote]Well it's no laughing matter, we desperately need a number 2 before it's too late.[/p][/quote]Who was No2 last season? He is still with us, so no need to panic OldGull
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9:43am Wed 9 Jul 14

InfoM100 says...

It appears David Burke may be considering being the No2 as he's now wearing a track suit and been seen standing next to SH on the training ground. Goodness knows whats going on. Sammy Lee told by Southampton staff about Burke (his previous club) and that was enough to persuade him to change his mind. Recruitment department is a mess and needs sorting out its vital that we have somebody who understands football and has real contacts in the game. Burke possesses neither.
It appears David Burke may be considering being the No2 as he's now wearing a track suit and been seen standing next to SH on the training ground. Goodness knows whats going on. Sammy Lee told by Southampton staff about Burke (his previous club) and that was enough to persuade him to change his mind. Recruitment department is a mess and needs sorting out its vital that we have somebody who understands football and has real contacts in the game. Burke possesses neither. InfoM100
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