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    Bloom has been explicit in the past (fan’s forums for example) in that if CH didn’t want a player the team had identified he wouldn’t be hired.
    Does this equate to saying that if CH wanted a player the club went out and tried to get him?

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    Also, before that, he was talking about the investment in Potter and his team, and how he needed to secure that investment because of the wider investment (in players) that surrounds his appointment.
    Yes he was - and it is absolutely the right approach - however, the question is whether the same applied when Hughton was in charge given that Barber said that they had already made the decision to change direction - and that their recrutiment policy was based on the direction the club was going in - that they brought in Ainsworth for that purpose and that it was the reason they changed manager.

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      It is a very interesting piece -

      It also stated that the club bought players that were not suited to Hughton's approach - so much for CH having a say over transfers. If you buy players that don't do what the manager needs to do then you really need to ask what is going on - and why Brighton didn't sack Hughton after the first season instead of depriving him of the players he needed to build his squad last season resulting in the scramble against relegation.
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      If the club's hierarchy were intent buying players based on changing the style of play without considering the outlook of manager then they really should have talked to CH at the end of 2017-18 - and if agreement wasn't likely then they should have parted ways. Instead the approach seems to have been - we can't sack him after one season in the PL - lets give him players that he can't use, hope to survive and then dump him. It would have far more respectful to have parted company a year earlier when his reputation wasn't tainted by the football he was forced to play because of the squad available - and made ham available for jobs at Everton, West Ham, Southampton, Aston Villa, etc. In fact - given that they bought players that didn't suit what Hughton was doing - his success at keeping the club in the PL is even more remarkable.
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      Bissouma was something like £17million - but that is not really the issue - the club spent over £50million the previous summer - what if it had been spent on players that Hughton could have and would have used. How much better would the team have been in that situation?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Red Giant View Post
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      Does this equate to saying that if CH wanted a player the club went out and tried to get him?
      I would say that this could probably apply regarding Kayal, Hemed, Rosenior, Best, Duffy, Goldson and maybe Bong.

      But I think it would be fair to say that every signing outside the English leagues like Skalak, and Hunemeier , Ali, Jose, Scheloto, Gross, Propper, Montoya, Andone, Locadia etc was a club choice, and if Hughton didn't accept what was offered he may have got no one. I think Hughton was happy with just managing the players and he trusted the club and recruitment to do their job. If Hughton pushed for the players he specifically had in mind he may have got them.
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      I have not posted a single comment on here about Hughton that has not been in response to what I consider is an unwarranted criticism of CH - and I have continued to comment about the Irish players at the club through this stuff. I keep getting accused of stuff that I am not doing - case in point - several posters claimed that I was only interested in the Irish players at Brighton because I was attacking the decision to drop Duffy - I never made a single comment about Duffy being dropped - in fact I understand the reason why Potter has done so. People repeatedly read stuff into my comments that isn't there and they do so because I dare to express and opinion that is contrary to that of the majority (with the constant false accusation that I support another team or that I am only posting on here about CH and I am only interested in trolling)


      Again - go back and read the comments I made here - I specifically state that the club's hierarchy was entitled to do whatever they want to do with the club because they own it - I also specifically stated that my comments were based on the accuracy of the article - and I did not suggest some 'conspiracy theory'. Specifically on the transfers - the article suggested that the club decided on a change in direction after the 17/18 season - it stated that the players they purchased were decided on with this change in direction in mind - it stated that Hughton had to work with players that did not suit his game plan when he was trying to prevent relegation last season - and I suggested that maybe the club's hierarchy should have considered making a managerial change at the end of 17/18 if they really wanted to take the club in a different direction. If you read my comments you will see that I am arguing that, if the article is accurate, in my view it would have been more appropriate for Bloom to have sacked Hughton a year earlier than he did. You are seeing 'conspiracy' theories in my comments because you want to - not because they are there. Now @dazzer6666 has suggested that Barber's comments in the interview yesterday contradict this article - I haven't heard the interview - if dazzer or someone else has a link please post it as I would like to listen to it - and if dazzer's interpretation of the interview is accurate then it will be necessary for me to revise my comments in the light of this new evidence.
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      It was a Merseyside derby
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      Perhaps but the records and league table will show that we didnt so not really relevant one way or the other. Everybody knows one game is different to the next and because we nearly got a point at Anfield has no relevance to tomorrow at The Emirates. FWIW I think that we can get at least a point against Arsenal.
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      Well?

      We're 14 games into the 2019/2020 season with 15 points to show for our efforts, now Graham Potter's at the helm, do you see him steering us into calm waters or into choppy seas?

      Here's my tuppence worth for starters...

      I've been at all bar one of Albion's Premier League home games, and all bar one of our away games and I'm wondering where our tactics are going wrong.
      I see improvements in terms of ball possession, we're freely passing the ball around in our own half but when it gets to the final third it all goes a bit pear-shaped. I can see what Potter is trying to do and get from our players, but it's work in progress to say the least.
      The time it takes for our midfield to shift through the gears and get the ball into dangerous areas for our stiker(s) to latch it onto means that in the main the opposition are likely to have enough players back to repel our slow paced attacks.

      At Watford I witnessed us moving with pace across the pitch, we attacked down either wing, Montoya was immense in that game and Dunk and others were playing defence splitting passes, Watford didn't know what had hit them.

      Since then, and more frequently, we are being ponderous on the ball, our attacks are slow and the movement ahead of the player with the ball is not good enough from some. Connolly and Maupay are running their socks off up front but it reminds me of CMS in a way, loads of running but little in the way of ball retention or making quality chances to shoot at goal.
      Midfield has issues, too many sideways passes, sometimes far too many passes just for the sake of it and without any purpose, and lack of ball retention when challenged by opposition players although I see improvements in Dale Stephens for sure.

      I feel like we are missing some vital ingredients like hunger, passion, pace, leaders on the pitch. Truth be told I'm now missing what Knockaert brought to some of our games. We've no-one else like him who can spark the team into life, but boy do we need his type of energy, enthusiasm and all-round zest for the game and for winning at this moment in time.

      As I said, it's work in progress but what's your take on things so far?

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      A ha ha ha. Ha ha. Ha.



      You're a ****ing idiot.

      And so are @spence @Jolly Red Giant and @TSB

      Happy away day win at a big side everyone

      I presume you were there then at the Emirates just like me to help cheer the Albion on to a deserved victory??

      Aaaah! Perhaps not as you posted this soon after the final whistle you keyboard warrior

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