Oscar meets his new colleagues after clinching Watford job

Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia

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Oscar Garcia is meeting his new colleagues at Watford this afternoon after taking over as head coach.

The former Albion boss has agreed a contract believed to run until the end of next season.

He is likely to be joined by Ruben Martinez, his goalkeeping coach at the Amex and in two stints at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Watford play hosts to Albion on October 4.

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2:33pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Alan Duffy says...

I'd like to wish Oscar all the best.....but I don't, not after the criticism he gave everybody when he left.
I'd like to wish Oscar all the best.....but I don't, not after the criticism he gave everybody when he left. Alan Duffy
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2:34pm Tue 2 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

I think he'll do well. I certainly wish him well.
I think he'll do well. I certainly wish him well. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 31

2:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Alan Duffy says...

I'd like to wish Oscar all the best.....but I don't, not after the criticism he gave everybody when he left.

Churlish. He was given he brief of finishing in the top six. That was about all he was given - he certainly wasn't given any money for players. He has to make do and mend with Poyet's gang of overpaid wantaways and sick notes. We still finished 6th............. and you're moaning?! Gee yet another moaning Minnie.
Alan Duffy says... I'd like to wish Oscar all the best.....but I don't, not after the criticism he gave everybody when he left. Churlish. He was given he brief of finishing in the top six. That was about all he was given - he certainly wasn't given any money for players. He has to make do and mend with Poyet's gang of overpaid wantaways and sick notes. We still finished 6th............. and you're moaning?! Gee yet another moaning Minnie. B rian Tawses left foot
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2:50pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

I wish him well although we only reached the heights on a handful of occasions last season. It was mainly pretty dull although under difficult circumstances. I'm very interested in his tactics with his new team and am looking forward to us locking horns with him this season. Was sorry to see him go but am more than happy with Sami who is much more open with both the fans and the players. UTA
I wish him well although we only reached the heights on a handful of occasions last season. It was mainly pretty dull although under difficult circumstances. I'm very interested in his tactics with his new team and am looking forward to us locking horns with him this season. Was sorry to see him go but am more than happy with Sami who is much more open with both the fans and the players. UTA Joel'sGrandad
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2:53pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jonwaller8508 says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
I think he'll do well. I certainly wish him well.
I agree. They were being a moaning Minnie!
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: I think he'll do well. I certainly wish him well.[/p][/quote]I agree. They were being a moaning Minnie! jonwaller8508
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2:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

impose our game gull says...

Alan Duffy wrote:
I'd like to wish Oscar all the best.....but I don't, not after the criticism he gave everybody when he left.
Remind me of the criticisms ....

On the pitch after every match applauding the fans heartily. With the injuries, "squad", circumstances and constraints in the Jan window he worked close to miracles.

Any more insights re why he left anyone? (beyond "not given cash for players" etc)

He seemed a balanced type with no huge ego to me and much liked by most

In a separate thread (official website) anyone know the "big strikers" we have brought in that Sami is referring to (it reads that he means physically big/ tall, to me). I thought I may have missed one

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Alan Duffy[/bold] wrote: I'd like to wish Oscar all the best.....but I don't, not after the criticism he gave everybody when he left.[/p][/quote]Remind me of the criticisms .... On the pitch after every match applauding the fans heartily. With the injuries, "squad", circumstances and constraints in the Jan window he worked close to miracles. Any more insights re why he left anyone? (beyond "not given cash for players" etc) He seemed a balanced type with no huge ego to me and much liked by most In a separate thread (official website) anyone know the "big strikers" we have brought in that Sami is referring to (it reads that he means physically big/ tall, to me). I thought I may have missed one UTA!! impose our game gull
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3:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Aye Aye says...

I think we're all bigger than that and should wish OG all the best in his new challenge. Naturally, I'd only ever want him to be second best this season!!

Good luck Oscar and thanks for all your endeavour last season - almost but not quite!!
I think we're all bigger than that and should wish OG all the best in his new challenge. Naturally, I'd only ever want him to be second best this season!! Good luck Oscar and thanks for all your endeavour last season - almost but not quite!! Aye Aye
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3:15pm Tue 2 Sep 14

BHArulz says...

Who Cares?
Who Cares? BHArulz
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3:16pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dublin_Seagull says...

Sad to think he left us to go back to Israel and after a few weeks back to the UK. I am totally happy that Sami is a better coach than Oscar. I know sami won nothing yet as a coach. But
Sami is committed to Brighton for the long haul. Sami will bring glory to the Amex.
Sad to think he left us to go back to Israel and after a few weeks back to the UK. I am totally happy that Sami is a better coach than Oscar. I know sami won nothing yet as a coach. But Sami is committed to Brighton for the long haul. Sami will bring glory to the Amex. Dublin_Seagull
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3:28pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Neville says...

No managers are in it for the long haul,they will use clubs like Albion as stepping stone to PL Sami will be no different.
No managers are in it for the long haul,they will use clubs like Albion as stepping stone to PL Sami will be no different. Neville
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3:30pm Tue 2 Sep 14

heshootshescores says...

Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages?

They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside.

Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done.

We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope. heshootshescores
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3:32pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dublin_Seagull says...

Don't say that Neville. Most clubs sack the managers before the manager leaves. I bet Sami be here for a while yet. It's a project for him. Keep the faith
Don't say that Neville. Most clubs sack the managers before the manager leaves. I bet Sami be here for a while yet. It's a project for him. Keep the faith Dublin_Seagull
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3:41pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Mr Farkenbus says...

Hmm did he not sign a 2-3 year contract with BHA?...only 1 year with Watford
Hmm did he not sign a 2-3 year contract with BHA?...only 1 year with Watford Mr Farkenbus
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3:50pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dublin_Seagull says...

Mr Farkenbus wrote:
Hmm did he not sign a 2-3 year contract with BHA?...only 1 year with Watford
If that's the case. Hell leave watford end of November ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Mr Farkenbus[/bold] wrote: Hmm did he not sign a 2-3 year contract with BHA?...only 1 year with Watford[/p][/quote]If that's the case. Hell leave watford end of November ha ha Dublin_Seagull
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3:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

heshootshescores wrote:
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages?

They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside.

Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done.

We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
Far too early to even think of where we will finish.I think the defence and midfield is as strong as any in the division but it is difficult to imagine at the moment which combination of CMS Baldock or Colunga will be the best.Classic case of trial and error.This is the important area because if one can finish on 20 odd goals and the other on a lesser but realistic amount then we may have a chance of finishing in the top six.May be too much to ask for two out of the three to finish above 20 odd goals!
We also have Solly to return but I think Dale Stephens may struggle to establish a place with so much competition.Same goes for Agustien.
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.[/p][/quote]Far too early to even think of where we will finish.I think the defence and midfield is as strong as any in the division but it is difficult to imagine at the moment which combination of CMS Baldock or Colunga will be the best.Classic case of trial and error.This is the important area because if one can finish on 20 odd goals and the other on a lesser but realistic amount then we may have a chance of finishing in the top six.May be too much to ask for two out of the three to finish above 20 odd goals! We also have Solly to return but I think Dale Stephens may struggle to establish a place with so much competition.Same goes for Agustien. SeagullOverSelsey
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3:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Oscar could come back to haunt us like the ghost of albion past after the club failed to back him. Watford already up high in the league and now backed by ambitious owners we may see the full force of Oscar unleashed and breathing fire. He's probably already circled the dates when Watford play albion on his calendar in anticipation of being able to prove a point or 2.
Oscar could come back to haunt us like the ghost of albion past after the club failed to back him. Watford already up high in the league and now backed by ambitious owners we may see the full force of Oscar unleashed and breathing fire. He's probably already circled the dates when Watford play albion on his calendar in anticipation of being able to prove a point or 2. Mayfield sweeper
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4:05pm Tue 2 Sep 14

CantUseNSCatWork says...

heshootshescores wrote:
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying. CantUseNSCatWork
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4:43pm Tue 2 Sep 14

JeffLomer says...

Why can't some people say thanks Oscar for getting us in to the playoffs, good luck at Watford, and we move on with Hyppia as our manager not hard boys,
Up the Albion!!
Why can't some people say thanks Oscar for getting us in to the playoffs, good luck at Watford, and we move on with Hyppia as our manager not hard boys, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
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4:44pm Tue 2 Sep 14

pstannard4 says...

heshootshescores wrote:
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages?

They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside.

Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done.

We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
Yes
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.[/p][/quote]Yes pstannard4
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4:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

appears to have gone under the radar a bit......why, with Watford 2nd in the league, did the previous coach leave ?
appears to have gone under the radar a bit......why, with Watford 2nd in the league, did the previous coach leave ? Asleep in Dorset
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4:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Max Ripple says...

CantUseNSCatWork wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.
Hi all. Well it all remains to be seen as to how the league deal with the FFP issue come December. If those teams you mention are hauled up and fined/embargoed/have their ball taken away then we shall be the happier team having done the right thing. Personally I can't see it happening. The league will bottle it and we'll be left with egg on our faces. But I still think we have got the best budget squad in the Championship!
[quote][p][bold]CantUseNSCatWork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.[/p][/quote]Hi all. Well it all remains to be seen as to how the league deal with the FFP issue come December. If those teams you mention are hauled up and fined/embargoed/have their ball taken away then we shall be the happier team having done the right thing. Personally I can't see it happening. The league will bottle it and we'll be left with egg on our faces. But I still think we have got the best budget squad in the Championship! Max Ripple
  • Score: 4

4:56pm Tue 2 Sep 14

JeffLomer says...

Max Ripple wrote:
CantUseNSCatWork wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.
Hi all. Well it all remains to be seen as to how the league deal with the FFP issue come December. If those teams you mention are hauled up and fined/embargoed/have their ball taken away then we shall be the happier team having done the right thing. Personally I can't see it happening. The league will bottle it and we'll be left with egg on our faces. But I still think we have got the best budget squad in the Championship!
Well said Max!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CantUseNSCatWork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.[/p][/quote]Hi all. Well it all remains to be seen as to how the league deal with the FFP issue come December. If those teams you mention are hauled up and fined/embargoed/have their ball taken away then we shall be the happier team having done the right thing. Personally I can't see it happening. The league will bottle it and we'll be left with egg on our faces. But I still think we have got the best budget squad in the Championship![/p][/quote]Well said Max!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
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4:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

VegasSeagull says...

Max Ripple wrote:
CantUseNSCatWork wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.
Hi all. Well it all remains to be seen as to how the league deal with the FFP issue come December. If those teams you mention are hauled up and fined/embargoed/have their ball taken away then we shall be the happier team having done the right thing. Personally I can't see it happening. The league will bottle it and we'll be left with egg on our faces. But I still think we have got the best budget squad in the Championship!
I don't see any room for the, 'League to bottle it,' they have made their bed and must now lie in it. If the question is, 'will the clubs go to court to challenge the punishments,' that is a different matter. As I see it, only the few clubs that didn't sign up to FFP, if they are still in our division, have any basis for a challenge. Even those that did not sign up for FFP, attended various meetings held by the Chair Persons of those clubs, in effect they have taken part, so a challenge would probably fail just based on that fact alone. If as a Chair Person you have a vote and cast it, you can't then claim that you want no part in the FFP.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CantUseNSCatWork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.[/p][/quote]Hi all. Well it all remains to be seen as to how the league deal with the FFP issue come December. If those teams you mention are hauled up and fined/embargoed/have their ball taken away then we shall be the happier team having done the right thing. Personally I can't see it happening. The league will bottle it and we'll be left with egg on our faces. But I still think we have got the best budget squad in the Championship![/p][/quote]I don't see any room for the, 'League to bottle it,' they have made their bed and must now lie in it. If the question is, 'will the clubs go to court to challenge the punishments,' that is a different matter. As I see it, only the few clubs that didn't sign up to FFP, if they are still in our division, have any basis for a challenge. Even those that did not sign up for FFP, attended various meetings held by the Chair Persons of those clubs, in effect they have taken part, so a challenge would probably fail just based on that fact alone. If as a Chair Person you have a vote and cast it, you can't then claim that you want no part in the FFP. VegasSeagull
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5:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Hornankey says...

He inherits probably the best squad in the Championship with some big egos. Presently in second place; automatic promotion is the expectation - anything short is failure. It is not a cakewalk (whatever that means!).
He inherits probably the best squad in the Championship with some big egos. Presently in second place; automatic promotion is the expectation - anything short is failure. It is not a cakewalk (whatever that means!). Hornankey
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5:13pm Tue 2 Sep 14

pstannard4 says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
appears to have gone under the radar a bit......why, with Watford 2nd in the league, did the previous coach leave ?
He said when he resigned that he did all he could do with Watford and decided to leave early on in the season and not when it's too late
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: appears to have gone under the radar a bit......why, with Watford 2nd in the league, did the previous coach leave ?[/p][/quote]He said when he resigned that he did all he could do with Watford and decided to leave early on in the season and not when it's too late pstannard4
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5:26pm Tue 2 Sep 14

pjwilk says...

Perhaps he can loan us some decent players.
Perhaps he can loan us some decent players. pjwilk
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5:30pm Tue 2 Sep 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

heshootshescores wrote:
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages?

They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside.

Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done.

We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
My guess is that Oscar prefers the set-up at Watford where he is not involved in transfer dealings at all. I think that was his main issue at Brighton, where he was meant to have the final say as to which players are brought in. I get the impression Oscar was just not interested in that side of things, and just wanted to be given a squad to train.
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.[/p][/quote]My guess is that Oscar prefers the set-up at Watford where he is not involved in transfer dealings at all. I think that was his main issue at Brighton, where he was meant to have the final say as to which players are brought in. I get the impression Oscar was just not interested in that side of things, and just wanted to be given a squad to train. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: -1

5:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

farside says...

Serious issues between Beppe - an old school disciplinarian - and both players & staff hence he left. OG had the choice of Watford or Leeds and rightly dodged a bullet. He inherits a great team and should do well. If not he will doubtless walk. Again.
Serious issues between Beppe - an old school disciplinarian - and both players & staff hence he left. OG had the choice of Watford or Leeds and rightly dodged a bullet. He inherits a great team and should do well. If not he will doubtless walk. Again. farside
  • Score: 13

6:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Clean Sheet says...

I wish OG all the best. I thought he did a good job at Brighton, particularly considering the injuries we carried. He was thoughtful and intelligent, 2 words that are normally missing in football. Ultimately we did not have the squad strength to make it through the play offs. It will be interesting to see how he gets on at Watford, who I font believe are playing by the spirit of the loan rules.
I wish OG all the best. I thought he did a good job at Brighton, particularly considering the injuries we carried. He was thoughtful and intelligent, 2 words that are normally missing in football. Ultimately we did not have the squad strength to make it through the play offs. It will be interesting to see how he gets on at Watford, who I font believe are playing by the spirit of the loan rules. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 13

6:19pm Tue 2 Sep 14

JeffLomer says...

farside wrote:
Serious issues between Beppe - an old school disciplinarian - and both players & staff hence he left. OG had the choice of Watford or Leeds and rightly dodged a bullet. He inherits a great team and should do well. If not he will doubtless walk. Again.
He's certainly chose the right club in Watford, if he had gone to Leeds he would off been out off a job by November at the latest, there is only one person for that job at Leeds and that is the owner himself, he buys what players he wants, picks the team so he might as well sit in the dugout on match days, even Simon Grayson turned them down this week, to me that says it all he would rather stay at Preston than work for a clown, like you say they've dodged a bullet and good for them, ten years ago top managers would be queuing up to take that job, but now nobody wants to work for that owner, if there is a club in a mess look no further than Leeds united!!
Up the Albion
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Serious issues between Beppe - an old school disciplinarian - and both players & staff hence he left. OG had the choice of Watford or Leeds and rightly dodged a bullet. He inherits a great team and should do well. If not he will doubtless walk. Again.[/p][/quote]He's certainly chose the right club in Watford, if he had gone to Leeds he would off been out off a job by November at the latest, there is only one person for that job at Leeds and that is the owner himself, he buys what players he wants, picks the team so he might as well sit in the dugout on match days, even Simon Grayson turned them down this week, to me that says it all he would rather stay at Preston than work for a clown, like you say they've dodged a bullet and good for them, ten years ago top managers would be queuing up to take that job, but now nobody wants to work for that owner, if there is a club in a mess look no further than Leeds united!! Up the Albion JeffLomer
  • Score: 15

6:23pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Alfie T says...

Good luck Oscar I'm sure you will be successful with Watford, I will be applauding you when you return to the Amex.
Good luck Oscar I'm sure you will be successful with Watford, I will be applauding you when you return to the Amex. Alfie T
  • Score: 17

6:58pm Tue 2 Sep 14

OldGull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
CantUseNSCatWork wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.
Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.
Hi all. Well it all remains to be seen as to how the league deal with the FFP issue come December. If those teams you mention are hauled up and fined/embargoed/have their ball taken away then we shall be the happier team having done the right thing. Personally I can't see it happening. The league will bottle it and we'll be left with egg on our faces. But I still think we have got the best budget squad in the Championship!
Well said Max!!
Up the Albion!!
I'm not unduly bothered about FFP
Just happy that TB is running a sustainable club
And with Sami onboard and the shrewd transfer deals we may make the promised land sooner than later.

And on the subject of OG, He did an excellent job in difficult circumstances.
It wasn't the most entertaining football.
I am happier with Sami
I hope OG finishes 1 place behind us
UTA
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CantUseNSCatWork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Bit mystified by this one...does Oscar believe that Watford have more potential than Brighton and more money to spend on players/wages? They've probably got a better first XI than us right now (with all their loans) but I would have thought that in the long-term, given our fan base, we had the greater upside. Oscar certainly has a lot more experience than Sami and I'm sure he'll do very well at Watford. This division seems tougher to get out of with each passing year. A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money. Hard to compete with what the likes of Forest and Middlesbrough have done. We've certainly increased the strength of our squad but only time will tell whether we've brought in more quantity than quality. My guess is that with the current personnel, we'll finish comfortably in mid-table but fall short of the playoffs. But we live in hope.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree. On the face of it when you consider facilities, fan base and potential, I personally think Watford is a step down from Brighon. As you say, a bit mystifying.[/p][/quote]Hi all. Well it all remains to be seen as to how the league deal with the FFP issue come December. If those teams you mention are hauled up and fined/embargoed/have their ball taken away then we shall be the happier team having done the right thing. Personally I can't see it happening. The league will bottle it and we'll be left with egg on our faces. But I still think we have got the best budget squad in the Championship![/p][/quote]Well said Max!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]I'm not unduly bothered about FFP Just happy that TB is running a sustainable club And with Sami onboard and the shrewd transfer deals we may make the promised land sooner than later. And on the subject of OG, He did an excellent job in difficult circumstances. It wasn't the most entertaining football. I am happier with Sami I hope OG finishes 1 place behind us UTA OldGull
  • Score: 3

7:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Lawro was God says...

I can understand the argus running this story with the international break and no new signings yesterday, but i hope we are not going to be bombarded with Oscar news as we were with Poyet news when he joined sunderland. I wish him well. Arguably he did a better job than Poyet ,with less resources and fewer new players. Watford are a good club with good players and those saying it is a step down from Brighton need to remember that they have been in the top flight Longer than we have, and more recently than we have. I would prefer to talk about Sami and the exciting squad the club have assembled for this season. I think the football will be more attractive and that we have our best chance of automatic promotion since we returned to the championship. There is a long way to go yet folks!
I can understand the argus running this story with the international break and no new signings yesterday, but i hope we are not going to be bombarded with Oscar news as we were with Poyet news when he joined sunderland. I wish him well. Arguably he did a better job than Poyet ,with less resources and fewer new players. Watford are a good club with good players and those saying it is a step down from Brighton need to remember that they have been in the top flight Longer than we have, and more recently than we have. I would prefer to talk about Sami and the exciting squad the club have assembled for this season. I think the football will be more attractive and that we have our best chance of automatic promotion since we returned to the championship. There is a long way to go yet folks! Lawro was God
  • Score: 7

7:20pm Tue 2 Sep 14

lenward says...

I would like to wish Oscar all the best at Watford, in saying that I hope they are second best when they play us.

Don't know any thing that is going on at Watford, only that they have been refurbishing they stadium over the last few years, and i think the team as suffered a little.

We will never know the full story to why Oscar left the Albion, it could be the issue over players, but this is in the past, and we have all moved on, Sami is manager now, with a new team UTA.
I would like to wish Oscar all the best at Watford, in saying that I hope they are second best when they play us. Don't know any thing that is going on at Watford, only that they have been refurbishing they stadium over the last few years, and i think the team as suffered a little. We will never know the full story to why Oscar left the Albion, it could be the issue over players, but this is in the past, and we have all moved on, Sami is manager now, with a new team UTA. lenward
  • Score: 2

8:21pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ringtone says...

Dublin_Seagull wrote:
Sad to think he left us to go back to Israel and after a few weeks back to the UK. I am totally happy that Sami is a better coach than Oscar. I know sami won nothing yet as a coach. But
Sami is committed to Brighton for the long haul. Sami will bring glory to the Amex.
Sami is here for the long haul

Unless a Premier league team comes calling or

a more attractive foreign team and Celtic

or he gets sacked.
[quote][p][bold]Dublin_Seagull[/bold] wrote: Sad to think he left us to go back to Israel and after a few weeks back to the UK. I am totally happy that Sami is a better coach than Oscar. I know sami won nothing yet as a coach. But Sami is committed to Brighton for the long haul. Sami will bring glory to the Amex.[/p][/quote]Sami is here for the long haul Unless a Premier league team comes calling or a more attractive foreign team and Celtic or he gets sacked. ringtone
  • Score: -6

8:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

driverchris53 says...

I too would like to wish Oscar all the best but do Watford know how long he can be trusted;he doesn't seem to understand the word commitment.Anyway we turned out to be the winners with Sami Hyypia.
I too would like to wish Oscar all the best[Except for 2 games against us] but do Watford know how long he can be trusted;he doesn't seem to understand the word commitment.Anyway we turned out to be the winners with Sami Hyypia. driverchris53
  • Score: 9

8:26pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Marky24 says...

Bring on the last home game of the season when we need to beat them to win the league, Sami Hyppias blue and white army!
Bring on the last home game of the season when we need to beat them to win the league, Sami Hyppias blue and white army! Marky24
  • Score: 8

8:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ringtone says...

driverchris53 wrote:
I too would like to wish Oscar all the best but do Watford know how long he can be trusted;he doesn't seem to understand the word commitment.Anyway we turned out to be the winners with Sami Hyypia.
Too early to say mate, but i admire your ****.
[quote][p][bold]driverchris53[/bold] wrote: I too would like to wish Oscar all the best[Except for 2 games against us] but do Watford know how long he can be trusted;he doesn't seem to understand the word commitment.Anyway we turned out to be the winners with Sami Hyypia.[/p][/quote]Too early to say mate, but i admire your ****. ringtone
  • Score: -1

8:33pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ringtone says...

ringtone wrote:
driverchris53 wrote:
I too would like to wish Oscar all the best but do Watford know how long he can be trusted;he doesn't seem to understand the word commitment.Anyway we turned out to be the winners with Sami Hyypia.
Too early to say mate, but i admire your ****.
Rhymed with Dunk.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]driverchris53[/bold] wrote: I too would like to wish Oscar all the best[Except for 2 games against us] but do Watford know how long he can be trusted;he doesn't seem to understand the word commitment.Anyway we turned out to be the winners with Sami Hyypia.[/p][/quote]Too early to say mate, but i admire your ****.[/p][/quote]Rhymed with Dunk. ringtone
  • Score: -1

8:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Hornankey says...

lenward wrote:
I would like to wish Oscar all the best at Watford, in saying that I hope they are second best when they play us.

Don't know any thing that is going on at Watford, only that they have been refurbishing they stadium over the last few years, and i think the team as suffered a little.

We will never know the full story to why Oscar left the Albion, it could be the issue over players, but this is in the past, and we have all moved on, Sami is manager now, with a new team UTA.
Vicarage Road is being improved but slowly. Watford's squad is the best, biggest and most talented in 30 years. Getting them playing as a team has been the challenge. Some really big egos who expect to be first choice on the team-sheet; dummies spat out when not selected or substituted. Both Zola nor Sannino found the challenge too tough. It's dead simple - Oscar just has to get the team promoted.
[quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I would like to wish Oscar all the best at Watford, in saying that I hope they are second best when they play us. Don't know any thing that is going on at Watford, only that they have been refurbishing they stadium over the last few years, and i think the team as suffered a little. We will never know the full story to why Oscar left the Albion, it could be the issue over players, but this is in the past, and we have all moved on, Sami is manager now, with a new team UTA.[/p][/quote]Vicarage Road is being improved but slowly. Watford's squad is the best, biggest and most talented in 30 years. Getting them playing as a team has been the challenge. Some really big egos who expect to be first choice on the team-sheet; dummies spat out when not selected or substituted. Both Zola nor Sannino found the challenge too tough. It's dead simple - Oscar just has to get the team promoted. Hornankey
  • Score: 6

8:51pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ringtone says...

Hornankey wrote:
lenward wrote:
I would like to wish Oscar all the best at Watford, in saying that I hope they are second best when they play us.

Don't know any thing that is going on at Watford, only that they have been refurbishing they stadium over the last few years, and i think the team as suffered a little.

We will never know the full story to why Oscar left the Albion, it could be the issue over players, but this is in the past, and we have all moved on, Sami is manager now, with a new team UTA.
Vicarage Road is being improved but slowly. Watford's squad is the best, biggest and most talented in 30 years. Getting them playing as a team has been the challenge. Some really big egos who expect to be first choice on the team-sheet; dummies spat out when not selected or substituted. Both Zola nor Sannino found the challenge too tough. It's dead simple - Oscar just has to get the team promoted.
You have got a good one with Garcia.

Didn't rate him to start with but he got a vile lower league squad into the play -offs.

Then he told the bha suits where to stick their job and instantly became a Brighton Legend.
[quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I would like to wish Oscar all the best at Watford, in saying that I hope they are second best when they play us. Don't know any thing that is going on at Watford, only that they have been refurbishing they stadium over the last few years, and i think the team as suffered a little. We will never know the full story to why Oscar left the Albion, it could be the issue over players, but this is in the past, and we have all moved on, Sami is manager now, with a new team UTA.[/p][/quote]Vicarage Road is being improved but slowly. Watford's squad is the best, biggest and most talented in 30 years. Getting them playing as a team has been the challenge. Some really big egos who expect to be first choice on the team-sheet; dummies spat out when not selected or substituted. Both Zola nor Sannino found the challenge too tough. It's dead simple - Oscar just has to get the team promoted.[/p][/quote]You have got a good one with Garcia. Didn't rate him to start with but he got a vile lower league squad into the play -offs. Then he told the bha suits where to stick their job and instantly became a Brighton Legend. ringtone
  • Score: -8

9:49pm Tue 2 Sep 14

tug509 says...

And I/we should give a monkeys ?????
And I/we should give a monkeys ????? tug509
  • Score: -4

10:24pm Tue 2 Sep 14

tug509 says...

tug509 wrote:
And I/we should give a monkeys ?????
No your absolutely correct ,after supporting The Albion for 43 years I should care a toss for anyone other than Sami !. UTA NOT WFC
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: And I/we should give a monkeys ?????[/p][/quote]No your absolutely correct ,after supporting The Albion for 43 years I should care a toss for anyone other than Sami !. UTA NOT WFC tug509
  • Score: 1

10:50pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Good luck to Oscar in his new role. But I think we've got a better manager now in Sammi.
Good luck to Oscar in his new role. But I think we've got a better manager now in Sammi. Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 1

6:24am Wed 3 Sep 14

Alfie T says...

tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
And I/we should give a monkeys ?????
No your absolutely correct ,after supporting The Albion for 43 years I should care a toss for anyone other than Sami !. UTA NOT WFC
Talking to yourself now Tug? :-)
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: And I/we should give a monkeys ?????[/p][/quote]No your absolutely correct ,after supporting The Albion for 43 years I should care a toss for anyone other than Sami !. UTA NOT WFC[/p][/quote]Talking to yourself now Tug? :-) Alfie T
  • Score: 2

9:52am Wed 3 Sep 14

pte says...

Took Gus's team to 6th place without bringing anyone in and playing it safe. Not much of an achievement really. Basically another Avram Grant. But good luck anyway
Took Gus's team to 6th place without bringing anyone in and playing it safe. Not much of an achievement really. Basically another Avram Grant. But good luck anyway pte
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Jaguar_uk says...

well at least when we play Watford we can guarantee that most of their passing will be sideways across the back four so we just need to press them high up the pitch for an easy win!
well at least when we play Watford we can guarantee that most of their passing will be sideways across the back four so we just need to press them high up the pitch for an easy win! Jaguar_uk
  • Score: 1
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