Got something to say or just want fewer pesky ads? Join us... 😊

[Albion] Not just our club - a very clever club indeed.......A meeting with Tony Bloom and Paul Barber



phoenix

Well-known member
May 18, 2009
2,733
I know exactly what you mean but come Wednesday when TB and PB have firmly put these brash, loud, annoying 'loadsamoneys' back in their place you know it will be climbing back :thumbsup:

I hope :wink:
I'm with you all the way with this lads and lasses but. Look at the league table thats the answer. Then think when Caicedo does leave hopefully not until the summer,the fee would have nearly paid for the Amex Stadium back in the day. So feck emm all. Now let;'s hope for a good display today.


:bloom:
 






Beach Hut

Brighton Bhuna Boy
Jul 5, 2003
72,114
Living In a Box
So how come they are so high in the table? Not a snarky question. Genuinely interested in your answer. Better team? Better coach? Punching above their weight?
Brentford are a well run club albeit quite heavily reliable on one forward who will be missing quite soon for possibly quite a while.

Fulham have improved on previous Premier League seasons by not conceding a cascade of goals however I suspect they pay far higher wages than we do for players like Leno and Willian
 


SweatyMexican

Well-known member
Mar 31, 2013
4,109
The thing is, so many football league clubs with money worries would bite our hand off for this situation.

As much as we’ve lost that ‘common touch’ being in the top flight, this is an incredibly well run successful football club.

I recommend everyone follows a non-league team for their ‘proper’ football fix. And we enjoy Brighton for what it is; Sussex against the world.
 


portlock seagull

Why? Why us?
Jul 28, 2003
17,498
Totally agree. Been a big fan for 51 years. Seen us at over 70 away grounds mainly ropey ones. Season ticket holder at Withdean and the Amex. Not going today. What's the point? I have given Brighton players from Kit Napier and Kenny Beamish, Brian Horton and Michael Robinson, Danny Cullip and David Cameron to Lewis Dunk and Pascal Gross absolutely unconditional love. I've sung songs of devotion to Potter, the bloke who drinks estrella and the one who's come to win the Ballon d'Or and in return get complete disrespect. Na. Not bothered who wins today. Mojo at an all time low. Sick of being taken for a mug. Will I watch on TV? Probably.
Where I’m at and almost to a man on what’s app group too. We’re all sick of sportswashing. It’s like we neee to declare a new sport or something. I know 86 other clubs that might join!
 




Machiavelli

Well-known member
Oct 11, 2013
17,184
Fiveways
This is what everyone wanted, the Premier League.

And what is happening to us is what happens to all smaller clubs with very good players or managers.

It is what it is.

Why are people complaining, what else did they expect ?

There is an alternative, we just stay a lower league club however I am enjoying all of this.
I'm with you and, all I can say is, other posters don't seem to have been paying attention to what elite football is all about.
I'm also delighted with Bloom's response to Moises. It says, we have a model, but we're in control of it, not you -- you can go once the price we want is met, and at the timing of our choosing. It sets down a marker to all other players, especially with agents who haven't really thought about things. It's entirely in keeping with the thrust of the opening post on this thread.

So excited
 


Lever

Well-known member
Feb 6, 2019
5,412
I'm with you and, all I can say is, other posters don't seem to have been paying attention to what elite football is all about.
I'm also delighted with Bloom's response to Moises. It says, we have a model, but we're in control of it, not you -- you can go once the price we want is met, and at the timing of our choosing. It sets down a marker to all other players, especially with agents who haven't really thought about things. It's entirely in keeping with the thrust of the opening post on this thread.

So excited
 






Seagull58

In the Algarve
Jan 31, 2012
7,711
Vilamoura, Portugal
I was sitting in a bar last May alongside 2 Man United fans watching Brighton go 4 up (with me already 5 pints down) and chanting "we want 5" to the whole bar. I thought life could never get better. We all know what has happened to the club since, yet, 2 weeks ago, I was privileged to watch what was probably the best ever performance by the team as we demolished Liverpool. I am confident we have not reached the ceiling and that we will continue to give the despicable 6, plus the barcode sportswashers, a very hard time. Europe is within reach and, from my recent personal experience, there will be many real fans of other clubs saying 'Good on you". The big 6 plastics don't like it up 'em.
 


Stato

Well-known member
Dec 21, 2011
6,946
Brentford and Fulham are having just as good seasons as us. Why can't they steal their players instead!
It's not necessarily our position in the league. It's the style of football. White went for £50m when we finished in the bottom six. They look at the way our players play and can see synergy with the way they want their teams to play. They are after players who are able to keep the ball in tight spaces, move it quickly to create and take advantage of overloads. Brentford have good players, but they set up more like counter attacking Leicester than Arsenal or City. Fulham are more protected from raids because they pay higher wages. They've also just been promoted, so the big boys won't be viewing their, so far very decent season as being a consistent thing.
 


SeagullsoverLondon

......
NSC Patron
Jun 20, 2021
3,462
It's not necessarily our position in the league. It's the style of football. White went for £50m when we finished in the bottom six. They look at the way our players play and can see synergy with the way they want their teams to play. They are after players who are able to keep the ball in tight spaces, move it quickly to create and take advantage of overloads. Brentford have good players, but they set up more like counter attacking Leicester than Arsenal or City. Fulham are more protected from raids because they pay higher wages. They've also just been promoted, so the big boys won't be viewing their, so far very decent season as being a consistent thing.
I was being (semi) ironic. I am aware that we are playing a better quality of football, and our players would be of more interest to the "Bigger Teams" than Fulham or Brentford. We are victims of our own success.
 




Greg Bobkin

Silver Seagull
May 22, 2012
15,238
Meh. People would be losing their shit if we were bottom of the table, losing every game and getting relegated. Then complaining when we couldn't get promoted.

Players come and go. I don't personally have a problem with it because I'm more excited about who comes in and is actually playing for the club.
 


Loadicus Trux

Active member
Jan 12, 2012
195
With what is happening it seems the right time to revisit this. My mojo for today’s match is very low, not my love of BHA but for top class football. I get our business model to survive & improve need us to find young, low price talent, improve it & sell for a high price. It is the only way we can really compete against richer clubs. I also appreciate the club are doing everything they can to keep Caicedo but even if he stays we expect him to go in the summer after just a season & a couple of months starting in the first team. We had Cucurella for just one season now Caicedo disappearing after maybe even less time on the pitch.

How often can we replace lost talent if they are only going to stay for a year & a bit. We are on the verge of something special this season & even if we do manage to finish top 6 with Caicedo gone & quite probably Mac Allister also going in the summer who will be our DM pair to take on European clubs as well as the EPL. Who will the vultures target next? Mitoma? Sarmiento? Estupinan? Ferguson, the striker we have been waiting a long time for. Yes so far we have managed to find excellent replacements but when does that run out. The speed at which we are losing players seems to be ever increasing & even if we have talent waiting in the wings how long for them to really settle in.
I was very low before the match too!!
I'm not naiive, I realise our best assets are going to be poached, but the time scale does worry me. our succession plan is going to have to be at a different level to handle the speedy turnover of players.
 


hart's shirt

Well-known member
Jul 8, 2003
10,567
Kitbag in Dubai
I’m the same. Totally the same. Mojo should be 9/10 and it’s prob 4/5 right now. It’ll pass I know.
I'd imagine that it's a bit higher now... ;)
 




Machiavelli

Well-known member
Oct 11, 2013
17,184
Fiveways
I was very low before the match too!!
I'm not naiive, I realise our best assets are going to be poached, but the time scale does worry me. our succession plan is going to have to be at a different level to handle the speedy turnover of players.
This is a good point. We've lost too many over the past few windows, which is one reason I suspect Bloom is putting his foot down at the moment.
 


Sheebo

Well-known member
Jul 13, 2003
29,319


SeagullsoverLondon

......
NSC Patron
Jun 20, 2021
3,462
I think this season has been the biggest rollercoaster ride since the mid 90s. It's like every time we have an up (great start to season, great post World Cup) there's an immediate down (Potter going, and now the Moises saga).
However, hopefully come midweek the dust will have settled and we can move on. I just hope the team put in a performance today, win or lose to show they are still focused.
Rollercoaster on the way up again! They certainly put in a performance again
 
Last edited:






andy1980

Well-known member
Feb 23, 2009
1,721
I love it, the challenge is to find the replacement which means we wont miss the players who want to go. As long as we get stupid money for these players then bring it on.

If we stop finding the replacement in our price range thats when I will start hating it.
 


Bozza

You can change this
Helpful Moderator
Jul 4, 2003
56,190
Back in Sussex
And Tony Bloom is that rare thing among Premier League chairmen – a lifelong fan. So I posed the question. ‘You want to see us play in Europe as much as the rest of us do, Tony. Can we do it with a revolving door policy? Can we break the glass ceiling?’ He looked me in the eye and said ‘Yes, I think we can’.
I was looking for something else and found this.

Little did we know...
 


Albion and Premier League latest from Sky Sports


Top
Link Here