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[Albion] I think we do need to talk about Bruno



Uh_huh_him

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Sep 28, 2011
11,292
The man is still a legend to me.

His partnership with Knocky in the championship was a joy to be hold,
He guided us to the Premier League and kept us there, he was arguably a better right back in the Prem than he was in the championship.

As a coach he has been fairly peripheral figure. So I don't feel it is a terrible loss.
Potter has increased his profile and improved our play - we are even.

Bruno has given us far more in terms of commitment and memories. We are still in his debt.
When he returns, on October 29th I would hope that Potter is completely ignored, and the fans can manage one final Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole Bruno, Bruno.
That would be the classy response, I hope we can manage it.
 




Icy Gull

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Jul 5, 2003
72,015
I liked him, he was a great player for us, no idea how good he is as a coach, but GP rates him so I guess he’s pretty good. I am disappointed he jumped ship but I didn’t think of him as a legend when he was here and am now used to idea that he has gone :shrug:

Charismatic and rather cool and he speaks well. Credit to himself and the club.
 


One Teddy Maybank

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Aug 4, 2006
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Worthing
Right, this is going to get me absolutely destroyed and I accept that, but can someone explain to me the whole Bruno thing?

He was a decent Championship footballer, didn’t score or assist loads, who did some decent work in the community and was well-liked in the club. Was with us for ages and was a bit “flair” because of signing from Valencia when that was a big deal, and having a magnificent beard.

Was that the extent of it? I saw Bruno play hundreds of times, and I just don’t get it. I didn’t get it when he had his mural, I don’t get all the hubbub (bub) now about him going.


Genius player, with a silky touch and amazing ability. The best RB in my 47 years of supporting the Albion.

As a championship player, wore his heart on his sleeve, an affinity with our fans (well most of them 😉), the tears, the cheers. The “We are Premier Leeeeaaaagggguuuueeee”.

The premier league player, beginning to age, but holding his own, sometimes outpaced, but experience ensured his positioning was excellent and never let the club down. Sky MoM I think at least once, perhaps twice in a largely defensive team that absorbed pressure.

Deserved a mural….. the captain that led the club…..

The retirement, a standing ovation. Once a seagull……..

Then Bloom ensured he remained and was the conduit between the players and incoming coach….

The fact that Potter recognised his talent and stole him, just speaks about his ability.

Then most importantly there’s Bruno the man, time for everyone, work with charities and all round kindness. Donates a proportion of his salary to those less fortunate.

For me a great player, one of the best and better human being…..


Then the fecker left……..

Seriously, like many I loved Bruno and feel very sad and disappointed, as I DO feel he had a role going forward, but time heals and whilst [MENTION=17322]Lenny Rider[/MENTION] made excellent points re Chappers yesterday, I feel certain Bruno will be remembered as a legend…..
 


boik

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My take on it is that Bruno wants to make it as a manager and thinks that Potter (rather than whoever might come in) is the best person to learn from, despite the heartache if leaving Brighton. He compares it to leaving home when he was young. We all leave home but mostly don't stop loving our parents.

Maybe he has a romantic dream of coming back to manage Brighton one day if he makes it as a manager.
 


rippleman

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Oct 18, 2011
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My take on it is that Bruno wants to make it as a manager and thinks that Potter (rather than whoever might come in) is the best person to learn from, despite the heartache if leaving Brighton. He compares it to leaving home when he was young. We all leave home but mostly don't stop loving our parents.

Maybe he has a romantic dream of coming back to manage Brighton one day if he makes it as a manager.

I very much doubt it. With all the £££££££ he now has in the bank, I doubt he will give us a second thought.
 




Hamilton

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I very much doubt it. With all the £££££££ he now has in the bank, I doubt he will give us a second thought.

I think you are wrong. This decision is clearly incredibly difficult for him.

His message is far more emotional and believable than any other I’ve seen.

I refuse to let any of this put hate in my heart.


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Marshy

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Jul 6, 2003
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FRUIT OF THE BLOOM
his message could not have been more sincere and heartfelt.

Will always be a legend and welcome back at my club at anytime.
 


Lever

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As this thread demonstrates, to quote Poyet 'eeze complicated'.

I really think our feelings towards all of them will partly depend on how well we are doing without them.....
 






brighton_tom

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Jul 23, 2008
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Sad he's gone, but respect that its in order to further his career. & also as other have mentioned there is no way he could know what place a new manager would have for him in the set up, if any, so partly he goes to ensure he has a job. Always welcome back in my opinion.
 


The Antikythera Mechanism

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Aug 7, 2003
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Bruno is a stage in his life where he is in limbo between being a retired player and young manager / coach learning his trade. There was a time when ex footballers went into the licensed trade or football punditry but Bruno is focussed on football management. Having Chelsea on his CV will greatly increase his profile. The huge increase in salary will secure his family’s future even if he doesn’t make it as a manager in his own right. Emotionally it must have been a huge decision to make but he would’ve been mad to turn it down.
 




Harry Wilson's tackle

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Oct 8, 2003
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Right, this is going to get me absolutely destroyed and I accept that, but can someone explain to me the whole Bruno thing?

He was a decent Championship footballer, didn’t score or assist loads, who did some decent work in the community and was well-liked in the club. Was with us for ages and was a bit “flair” because of signing from Valencia when that was a big deal, and having a magnificent beard.

Was that the extent of it? I saw Bruno play hundreds of times, and I just don’t get it. I didn’t get it when he had his mural, I don’t get all the hubbub (bub) now about him going.

As far as his playing career is concerned, I agree. I saw him play more than 100 times (in the flesh) and although there was a flair element, the passing was very hit and miss. Great in the Championship, but....

His cachet comes from his career after retiring, and his community presence.
 


Harry Wilson's tackle

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Rubbish, we singed Saltor, who was also a right back, at the same time as Bruno and he never even played because Bruno was so good in that position.

And as for Grau - disappeared without a trace!
 


B-right-on

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Apr 23, 2015
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Shoreham Beaaaach
his message could not have been more sincere and heartfelt.

Will always be a legend and welcome back at my club at anytime.

I have a hunch that Tony and Paul aren't so forgiving as they're the ones now having to deal with the shitshow left. No first team coaches.

Then again time is a great healer so we'll never know what our situation is in a few years. Hopefully still a top half PL club and if so, that will ease any lingering upsets for them. Don't underestimate the amount of upset his leaving caused in the boardroom.

Good luck to the guy. I no longer look at him as a legend but as a very good ex-player who did well for us. And then left.
 




Uh_huh_him

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Sep 28, 2011
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As far as his playing career is concerned, I agree. I saw him play more than 100 times (in the flesh) and although there was a flair element, the passing was very hit and miss. Great in the Championship, but....

His cachet comes from his career after retiring, and his community presence.

There is certainly some truth in the occasional misplaced pass in the Prem,
In a massively defensive side he was put under a lot of pressure and occasionally found out.

However to ignore all of the Dunk to Bruno pinged out-ball passes, which were always effortlessly controlled, brought down, to start increasingly rare attacks, is a travesty.
Not to mention the curled passes around the press to free Knocky. It may have been hit and miss (far fewer missed than hit), but when they hit..... oh my!

He was a maestro on the field . Pretending otherwise is unfair on him.
 


Greg Bobkin

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May 22, 2012
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Well, nice sentiments and I’m not full of hate just disappointment, you can’t blame him for going and not missing a life changing opportunity for him and more importantly his family, probably set for life.

I am disappointed that he couldn’t be bothered to spell check his message to all of us, comes a tad rushed and disingenuous, a bit like his move, explains a lot.

You mean 'spell-check', right? :lolol:
 


One Teddy Maybank

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There is certainly some truth in the occasional misplaced pass in the Prem,
In a massively defensive side he was put under a lot of pressure and occasionally found out.

However to ignore all of the Dunk to Bruno pinged out-ball passes, which were always effortlessly controlled, brought down, to start increasingly rare attacks, is a travesty.
Not to mention the curled passes around the press to free Knocky. It may have been hit and miss (far fewer missed than hit), but when they hit..... oh my!

He was a maestro on the field . Pretending otherwise is unfair on him.

100% this
 


Feb 23, 2009
23,645
Brighton factually.....
You mean 'spell-check', right? :lolol:

I do indeed :lolol:

But I am not the one releasing a heart felt message to the Albion faithful, I just found it a tad meh.

Don't get me wrong though, I will not booing either Bruno or Mr Potter, even if I am disappointed.
I will be forever grateful for their efforts in the stripes and on the side.
 




withdeanwombat

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Feb 17, 2005
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Somersetshire
Sad he's gone, but respect that its in order to further his career. & also as other have mentioned there is no way he could know what place a new manager would have for him in the set up, if any, so partly he goes to ensure he has a job. Always welcome back in my opinion.

Agree with all of the above.
 


Bold Seagull

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Mar 18, 2010
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Hove
As far as his playing career is concerned, I agree. I saw him play more than 100 times (in the flesh) and although there was a flair element, the passing was very hit and miss. Great in the Championship, but....

His cachet comes from his career after retiring, and his community presence.

Puts on *ignore*. :rolleyes:
 


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