Wednesday boss has warning for Hyypia

Sami Hyypia

Sami Hyypia

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Sami Hyypia has been warned to expect a culture shock by his first managerial opponent in English football.

Hyypia makes his Albion ‘debut’ at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday as the Championship season gets under way.

The former Liverpool defender has been head coach at the top end of the Bundesliga but Owls boss Stuart Gray reckons he is in for a new experience altogether this season.

Gray said: “Sami played in the Premier League so he knows a lot about English football already.

“But I think the Championship will surprise him given the intensity and the quality of the opposition and the number of games that are played.”

Wednesday are poised to give their threadbare strikeforce a timely boost after tonight’s Europa League games.

They are set to bring in St Johnstone striker Stevie May for about £800,000 once he has played against Spartak Trnava in Slovakia.

But 6ft 6in target man Atdhe Nuhiu is likely to lead the attack at the Amex.

Wednesday have been limited in their summer signings. They yesterday added back-up Slovenian centre-back Dejan Kelhar but lost star winger Michail Antonio to Nottingham Forest.

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7:38am Thu 7 Aug 14

Bostik says...

£800k for Stevie May, a highly rated Scotland Under 21 international. Only missed out on a senior cap earlier this summer due to injury. Absolute bargain and the sort of player we should be linked with.
£800k for Stevie May, a highly rated Scotland Under 21 international. Only missed out on a senior cap earlier this summer due to injury. Absolute bargain and the sort of player we should be linked with. Bostik
  • Score: 17

8:26am Thu 7 Aug 14

i am tired says...

He is probably on £50 a week, so that rules us out ; )
He is probably on £50 a week, so that rules us out ; ) i am tired
  • Score: 1

9:21am Thu 7 Aug 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

There's a soft article about Hyypia in the DM today. Hyypia isn't actually quoted but David Burke is. Basically, he says it's a wonderful arrangement at Brighton, a partly continental and partly British style of operation and all signings are Hyypia's choices. A proper Shangri-La, in fact...
There's a soft article about Hyypia in the DM today. Hyypia isn't actually quoted but David Burke is. Basically, he says it's a wonderful arrangement at Brighton, a partly continental and partly British style of operation and all signings are Hyypia's choices. A proper Shangri-La, in fact... Willie, Willie Irvine
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9:42am Thu 7 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

THATS RICH MR GRAY...CULTURE SHOCK!!! Sheffield or Brighton..hmmmmm??
THATS RICH MR GRAY...CULTURE SHOCK!!! Sheffield or Brighton..hmmmmm?? Conelli98
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9:46am Thu 7 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

One thing so far I find surprising is that SH has not as far as we and the Argus no delved into the German market for a player/s
There surely must be a Leo like player waiting to be discovered.
One thing so far I find surprising is that SH has not as far as we and the Argus no delved into the German market for a player/s There surely must be a Leo like player waiting to be discovered. Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 2

10:11am Thu 7 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
There's a soft article about Hyypia in the DM today. Hyypia isn't actually quoted but David Burke is. Basically, he says it's a wonderful arrangement at Brighton, a partly continental and partly British style of operation and all signings are Hyypia's choices. A proper Shangri-La, in fact...
Just read the article in the Mail. I think Burke is playing down his role. We all know he has more say than Gus & Oscar thought was healthy for the club.
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: There's a soft article about Hyypia in the DM today. Hyypia isn't actually quoted but David Burke is. Basically, he says it's a wonderful arrangement at Brighton, a partly continental and partly British style of operation and all signings are Hyypia's choices. A proper Shangri-La, in fact...[/p][/quote]Just read the article in the Mail. I think Burke is playing down his role. We all know he has more say than Gus & Oscar thought was healthy for the club. Sid East Brighton
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10:13am Thu 7 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

Bostik wrote:
£800k for Stevie May, a highly rated Scotland Under 21 international. Only missed out on a senior cap earlier this summer due to injury. Absolute bargain and the sort of player we should be linked with.
Makes you wonder what Burke is doing apart from his (food)shopping list.And what are our scouts doing,have we any?.He does not fall into our wage structure,yes he would want paying so we are out.
[quote][p][bold]Bostik[/bold] wrote: £800k for Stevie May, a highly rated Scotland Under 21 international. Only missed out on a senior cap earlier this summer due to injury. Absolute bargain and the sort of player we should be linked with.[/p][/quote]Makes you wonder what Burke is doing apart from his (food)shopping list.And what are our scouts doing,have we any?.He does not fall into our wage structure,yes he would want paying so we are out. pjwilk
  • Score: 2

11:28am Thu 7 Aug 14

BNJuan says...

Albion could be looking at a relegation scrap this year- the squad is the worst its been since the move to the Amex. #oneclubnoambition
Albion could be looking at a relegation scrap this year- the squad is the worst its been since the move to the Amex. #oneclubnoambition BNJuan
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12:44pm Thu 7 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

I'll say it again - I don't expect Hyypia to still be at the Amex come January 1st 2015.
I'll say it again - I don't expect Hyypia to still be at the Amex come January 1st 2015. sussexram40
  • Score: 1

1:46pm Thu 7 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Bet Sammi is really scared by that Wednesday comment???
Sussecram40---don´t judge until we have played a few games and we begin to see a trend. You may be right but lets just wait before making judgements.
Bet Sammi is really scared by that Wednesday comment??? Sussecram40---don´t judge until we have played a few games and we begin to see a trend. You may be right but lets just wait before making judgements. mikeygit
  • Score: 6

3:08pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Aye Aye says...

Rhodes Seagull wrote:
One thing so far I find surprising is that SH has not as far as we and the Argus no delved into the German market for a player/s
There surely must be a Leo like player waiting to be discovered.
Fair point RS and I was of the view we might expect some Finnish galacticos to come our way. There will be plenty more Ulloas out there and they don't necessarily have to speak Spanish as their first language. Disappointed as I am at the apparent lack of movement in the transfer market, I'm certainly not devastated that the names linked to our club have so far failed to materialise and I remain hopeful that we'll bag ourselves some quality before the end of August. Naive? Possibly, but isn't that the joy of being a football fan?

UTA
[quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: One thing so far I find surprising is that SH has not as far as we and the Argus no delved into the German market for a player/s There surely must be a Leo like player waiting to be discovered.[/p][/quote]Fair point RS and I was of the view we might expect some Finnish galacticos to come our way. There will be plenty more Ulloas out there and they don't necessarily have to speak Spanish as their first language. Disappointed as I am at the apparent lack of movement in the transfer market, I'm certainly not devastated that the names linked to our club have so far failed to materialise and I remain hopeful that we'll bag ourselves some quality before the end of August. Naive? Possibly, but isn't that the joy of being a football fan? UTA Aye Aye
  • Score: 2

3:33pm Thu 7 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Only 2 days to go until we're off. So soon time to stop the talking and do some real commenting based on what's happening on the turf.
Only 2 days to go until we're off. So soon time to stop the talking and do some real commenting based on what's happening on the turf. sussexram40
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