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    VegasSeagull wrote:
    Mark you and I pretty much agree on what we think is needed for a real promotion challenge, perhaps the difference between is that I tend to think it will take more than one season to build the squad that can get us there.

    We could buy a whole bunch of players in this window but come january, we might still need more. I don't think it's possible to suffer the injuries we did last year, and the young lads did their bit to keep us going, but if only up front, we must have more options, and front options cost money.

    Unless we were to get lucky and pick up a couple of effective strikers for not too much money, we could be looking at spending 4M of the 10M on just two players. For a promotion run I would replace the whole back four, including our retained Bruno and Calde, what would that cost. Two keepers needed, one if we hold on to the young lad. Add a play maker to the midfield, and a cover play maker.
    For me there are just too many quality players needed for a promotion run to be able to get them in a single season, we just don't have that kind of money. If we could get two thirds of those needed for a run for the top this season, and the other third next season, that would make more financial sense. Finish the clear out at the end of the coming season.
    I disagree with you over injuries though, Buckley GG and lua lua are likely this season ... The younger guys March Ince had very good years, JFC has a massive year in my opinion , he has to perform and produce over 90 minutes.
    What happens between now and August will bring either excitement or dissent in the fans eyes.. Whoever takes over needs support from Burke and Barber, TB needs to chat directly to the top man,
    What worries me is jones joining Burke as player recruitment duo, leaving the manager out on a limb again."
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Hyypia new favourite for Albion job

Sami Hyypia

Sami Hyypia

First published in Albion

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia is the new favourite to take over as Albion manager.

Hyppia’s odds were slashed to a best-price Evens today as the Seagulls hunt for a successor to Oscar Garcia.

The Finn was being quoted as odds-on with two bookies.

Hyypia was linked with the Albion job last month and is keen to get back into management.

He was dismissed by Bayer Leverkusen two months ago.

Albion spoke to contenders last week and the quest to replace Oscar is continuing.

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