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    PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
    Guys. Don't you find it all a little odd that straight out the gate Barber was telling everyone that we have a host of extremely high calibre candidates, both British and Foreign, from high levels within the game, and you would think that if that was really the case, picking one of these high calibre individuals would be a cinch, right ?

    I mean its like saying we had Mourinho, Alex Ferguson, Brendan Rogers, Arsne Wenger, and Carlo Ancellotti apply, yet we can't quite make up our minds, so instead we're dragging this out and continuing to interview others with much less experience and track record. Makes no sense, unless ....................

    .we wake up to the reality that this job at BHA is somewhat of a poison chalice and the three little piggies that went to market, (Bloom, Barber, and Burke), can't be trusted by these so called high calibre applicants?

    So, is there a theory in there that they thought they would be making offers to people like Tim Sherwood, Clarke, or some other Premier League, La Liga, or Serie A infused person, but have actually found that nobody in that " high calibre" group actually wants it. Hence we are now looking at people like Hyypia.

    I'm not suggesting Hyypia would be no good, but he's certainly a gamble, largely unproven, and definitely not in the high calibre group, and in that sense this would be the same punt as it was employing Oscar. i.e. Employ someone who is not high calibre and hope they turn out to be, and that someone will put up less resistance to the three B's and budget constraints.

    Just saying.....if Barbers statements were to be believed I think we would have appointed someone by now who would be instantly recognisable as "high calibre"

    Lastly, my frustration with the three B's is not that they may not know what they are doing, but that they continue to ignore the fan base with even a smidgen of communication. Same story as last year. I don't expect anyone to come out and spill the beans but you would think that between the three of them they could muster some kind of weekly update, even if all it said was we are on track.

    They create the own air of mistrust. Especially the very aloof, better than thou, Mr Barber.

    Wish Dick Knight was till the around, he'd at least have the courtesy to communicate. That was his prime skill and prime concern. ( the fans).
    You hit the nail on the head. If there are so many great candidates then appointing one is easy. But the reverse is true, they simply cannot find an established manager for the wages on offer and the playing budget.

    Even in the Withdean years they said they were impressed with the candidates and now they say they are in no rush.

    All the top managers are holding out for something better and it's a case of seeing which manager cracks first. They know which posts are becoming vacant and are eyeing them up. As each post becomes filled the managers start to panic for fear of being left on the shelf.

    I hope we don't get left with a wallflower"
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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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