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[Albion] Potter returning vs Murray returning


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Feb 1, 2009
If we’re going full retro, why not Alan Mullery or Chris Hughton - both available and far more successful for us than Potter.

Crazy times!! 🤣🤣🤣
Yes, I too remember all those wonderful seasons In the top ten with those two in charge, and no measly 9th. Place for those gentlemen either, eh? The cult of denying and denigrating Potter's achievements really does wander up some strange alleyways in a bid to claim credibility!

You don't like Potter; we get it. He did a good job while he was here; some people need to get that too. Agree he's unlikely to com back, but if he does, the worst thing ever for the Albion? - think Sami Hyyppia, Colin Hawkins, Kemi Agustien, George Curtis, Bill Archer and several others and give your head a wobble!


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Anyone who thinks that Potter would have us playing any better with all these injuries has a very selective memory. I just don't get why people are writing Roberto off. Seems stupid to not understand that you get better results when you have your best players. Have they forgotten the football last season or at the start of this season when we had players fit. He said this would happen and seems to have been right.


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Feb 22, 2014
Not for me but I have to admit that if he did come back, on a free, it would be ever so funny. It would make Chelsea look even more stupid, if that’s possible.

Feb 23, 2009
Brighton factually.....
Notwithstanding that events have moved on in the last couple of days (record profits, Barber contract, Liverpool cooling interest in Roberto, he giving a far more upbeat press conference) I think the vast majority of fans:

1) Still love Roberto.
2) Don't want Potter back after the Chelsea incident.
3) Always wished Bloom had offered Murray a decent contract rather than push him towards Palace.
Nut shell.


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Sep 1, 2017
Deepest, darkest Sussex
Potter back? I’d rather have a manager who isn’t whinging about us fans every other game, thanks.


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Mar 14, 2024
I am astonished by what I am reading on NSC at the moment. We are playing the most exciting football I have ever seen with some amazing young attacking players and some posters are calling for more pragmatism, a return to Potter and a call for us to aim for avoiding relegation.

I feel confident the club are going to show more ambition that some of our supporters. Thank f*** for that!!
I think we play shit nearly every week. This is our league goal median this season counting from the wake up against Birmingham. 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5. In 15 out of 21 games I see us score nothing or once. Was it more funny in cups yes for a bit then we threw all the cups first chance possible. Maybe Im not right kind of connosseur but not having much fun at all most times watching us though love the stomps as much as anyone. Should Potter be the solution. No but we can do lot better than we are. Were not playing exciting football. Sorry for rant


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Jun 22, 2006
La Rochelle
To be fair any manager we get will go as soon as a bigger club comes knocking.

It is indeed what it is.

Paul Barber is a "football man.

Paul Barber is also a manager.

Paul Barber has clearly, always been ambitious.

Paul Barber has now proven he is probably the best CEO of a football Club in the country.

Paul Barber has almost certainly been offered employment at "bigger" clubs.

Paul Barber has remained loyal to this club and Tony Bloom.

Paul Barber, with the backing of Tony Bloom is slowly, but surely achieving all his aims here.

Paul Barber ( I think ? ) , joined this club on a starting salary of £100k a year.

Paul Barber is now the highest paid CEO in the Premier League. with a salary in excess of £2,000,000.00

Good managers do not have to jump ship to bigger clubs to achieve there aims or higher salaries.

Tony looks after those, who look after our club.


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Jul 4, 2003
Back in Sussex
I'd still take a 79-year-old (or however old he is now) Glenn Murray as an option off the bench right now when we need a late goal.

It feels like he'd be more likely to find a goal than Evan Ferguson right now.


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Nov 15, 2008
I haven't really connected with a manager or player since I was a kid. I've gotten so used to them leaving us, that I see most of them as passing through. I wasn't devestated when either left, not so wrapped in the good they provided us that I ignored the bad, but not so fixated on the bad I ignored the good.

We're all football fans and all of us, to one degree or another, are fickle. Had we got the 'first year at Palace' Murray (6 league goals that season) would we have embraced him on his return as we did? He scored 23 goals that took us to the Premier league, of course we'll forgive him for that palace sojourn. Wasn't his fault, it was that nasty Poyet anyway. Or the club's then finance stucture if you're a Poyet fan.

I have my cynicism about whether we had turned the corner under Potter - that early season run he was on was something we've done in previous seasons under him before going on winless runs through Oct/Nov/Dec. But if he had turned the corner and we got that Potter back and were in the fight for the top 6, fans would welcome him back (or at least some of his more ardent detractors would stay quiet), "it was understandable he wanted to test himself at a big six club, and get some financial security for his family, but they never supported and appreciated him the way we do."

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Jul 23, 2003
Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
Paul Barber is now the highest paid CEO in the Premier League. with a salary in excess of £2,000,000.00
Which is exactly why he's not leaving. RDZ isn't in the top ten best paid coaches and coaches CVs look better with trophies on than well run clubs.

TB values collective success led by C level execs, whereas a lot of other football clubs start with the on pitch men's first team. It's what sets us apart, but what you've typed doesn't make RDZ disloyal.


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Aug 4, 2010
Won't happen, major slap in the face for TB and totally unforgivable.
Speculate as much as you like, but TB will never have him back.
Worked out with RDZ, but could have gone so wrong.
Never try and predict what TB would it wouldn’t do.

Official Old Man

Uckfield Seagull
Aug 27, 2011
If TBMBE sits in the directors box tonight (Brentford) and has a social drink with his arch enemy, Matthew Benham, then he will welcome back with open arms both the manager and players who all walked out on him.
As the former isn't going to happen then neither is the latter.

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