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[Albion] Paul barber obe and Tony Bloom









A1X

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Sep 1, 2017
19,105
Deepest, darkest Sussex
Seems to be going alright so far
 


The Wookiee

Back From The Dead
Nov 10, 2003
15,113
Worthing
This might be controversial- but we needed to strengthen in January, we had injuries but still well placed in the league, still in Europe and in the FA cup -
He delivered our best ever finish last season and gave us European football and exceeded all our expectations.
We sold our best assets and had money in the bank.
I think he had every right to ask TB and PB to back him and strengthen the squad to kick on - unfortunately it seems that RDZ’s ambitions didn’t match those of the clubs - resulting in todays mutual parting.

Yes in Tony we trust but could this be a gamble he ultimately pays the price for ??
 


TottonSeagull

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Mar 5, 2011
4,533
Totton (Nr Southampton)
So the guy that pulled this club from the bottom of league one, playing in an athletic stadium and built an amazing stadium and training ground, guided it to being knocked out in last 16 of the Europa League after finishing 6th in the Prem………… oh and putting in around £300 mil …… yep I trust him over a hot headed Italian who did great last year but started to believe his own headlines and ultimately was sacked (or mutual consent if you prefer to believe that) due to his lack of respect and the teams form since January.

Pretty untouchable to me 👍
 




Albion my Albion

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Feb 6, 2016
18,459
Indiana, USA

Some of you may know that is Chicago City Hall on the left in the image and it's still in use today while the State of Illinois building (Thompson Center) was sold to Google and they are remodeling it for their own new modern uses.
 


Triggaaar

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Oct 24, 2005
50,817
Goldstone
Barber absolutely f***ing not. His achievements have been because of Bloom, don't lump them in together

So?
He's a good employee so Bloom wants to keep him around. He's nothing more than that

Although I basically agree that Sir Tony is the golden one, PB is an exceptional employee. We owe everything to Tony, but I'm still grateful for what Paul has done.
 


Cotton Socks

Skint Supporter
Feb 20, 2017
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Are these 2 still the untouchables and believe everything they touch still turn to gold ?
FFS, of course they don't, if they did millions would've been spent buying and paying the wages of players that the collective mind of NSC think we have to have.
 












timbha

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Jul 5, 2003
10,174
Sussex
We’re in danger of believing the “well run club” line to the point of belligerence.

Everyone makes mistakes. The best leaders acknowledge and learn from them.
Agreed. And I’m sure they do. It’s not always appropriate to go public though.
 








Eeyore

Colonel Hee-Haw of Queen's Park
NSC Patron
Apr 5, 2014
24,584
Are these 2 still the untouchables and believe everything they touch still turn to gold ?
I'm not sure they have ever suggested everything they touch turns to gold. I'm sure they've said that success is not a straight upward curve.

But all things evaluated, from where we were ten years ago, not just on the pitch (a club is more than that), to where we are now they have been very successful.

Unfortunately, when things do go wrong, and they will, NSC will be a moan fest. But it happens and folk should look at things with more sober judgement.

Brighton are a third division team in the historical sense of the game is this country. In the modern era I would say we are second division team when looking at the solid shift of history. They are trying to establish us up another rudder. The problem is that there are only about 8 teams who are truly top flight anymore. Two seasons in the top ten doesn't change that. Neither does European football (see Burnley).
 
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Scoffers

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Jan 13, 2004
6,850
Burgess Hill
Everyone makes mistakes, its true, Hyypia anyone?

Yet, some make less mistakes than others.

At least we know with Bloom the decisions he makes are calculated to mitigate most risks, as opposed to some other owners who seem to make bad decisions after bad decisions.

In Bloom We Trust .....(accepting that he is actually human)
 




Eeyore

Colonel Hee-Haw of Queen's Park
NSC Patron
Apr 5, 2014
24,584
This might be controversial- but we needed to strengthen in January, we had injuries but still well placed in the league, still in Europe and in the FA cup -
He delivered our best ever finish last season and gave us European football and exceeded all our expectations.
We sold our best assets and had money in the bank.
I think he had every right to ask TB and PB to back him and strengthen the squad to kick on - unfortunately it seems that RDZ’s ambitions didn’t match those of the clubs - resulting in todays mutual parting.

Yes in Tony we trust but could this be a gamble he ultimately pays the price for ??
Maybe it's a gamble he didn't want to twist on. No one knows what really happened.

I can see why they continue on the path. An example is Baleba. Contrary to others, I don't think he was a great acquisition. And that was nearly £30m. This is a summary of the problem teams like us face. And it can prove costly.

I sense that Tony isn't just preparing for us to establish ourselves in the top 10. He is also preparing for the prospect of another season in the Championship. All bases covered. He knows what we're capable of and he is not unwise to the possibility that things might not work out.

I feel that some of us need a history lesson.... that being a lesson about clubs who have come and gone from this league.
 
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The Wookiee

Back From The Dead
Nov 10, 2003
15,113
Worthing
Maybe it's a gamble he didn't want to twist on. No one knows what really happened.

I can see why they continue on the path. An example is Baleba. Contrary to others, I don't think he was a great acquisition. And that was nearly £30m. This is a summary of the problem teams like us face. And it can prove costly.

I sense that Tony isn't just preparing for us to establish ourselves in the top 10. He is also preparing for the prospect of another season in the Championship. He knows what we're capable of and he is not unwise to the possibility that things might not work out.

I feel that some of us need a history lesson.... that being a lesson about clubs who have come and gone from this league.

We hired RDZ to take us to the next level - RDZ delivered that - RDZ knew what was needed to kick on but IMO wasn’t backed to take us even further - of course we all know where we’ve come from but we aren’t that club anymore- we had a great ambitious manager, probably the best we have ever had - he should have been given the opportunity, from the club, to take us even further.

I’m beginning to think we have hit our level, a mid table premier league team that develops young players, sells them on at a huge profit and maybe in between we might win a cup or get into Europe -
 


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