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[Albion] Potter’s return?

Return of Potter


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philgull25

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Jul 29, 2005
1,104
Polegate
Clearly fits the club culture. Has worked with many of the players before. Probably the best man available. It’s an obvious choice.

But will the big execs let ego and popularity get in the way? I expect so.
 




Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
24,233
GOSBTS






Terry Butcher Tribute Act

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Aug 18, 2013
3,378
Likewise how many have gone backwards under RDZ? Enciso, Adingra, Dunk?, Veltman, Pervis, Ferguson, ….
All of them except Adingra have been injured for big chunks.

The only one who had gone backwards for reasons not involving injury is Dunk, who is another year older and slower.

Adingra has scored a couple v Luton, Sheffield United, and an Ajax side who would get relegated from the Prem. His problem is not the manager taking him 'backwards' because he's not playing in some noddy Belgian league
 


pocketseagull

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Dec 29, 2014
1,166
Solly March specifically said he found playing under Potter difficult because of how he was used and didn't give him any confidence.
 


Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
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All of them except Adingra have been injured for big chunks.

The only one who had gone backwards for reasons not involving injury is Dunk, who is another year older and slower.

Adingra has scored a couple v Luton, Sheffield United, and an Ajax side who would get relegated from the Prem. His problem is not the manager taking him 'backwards' because he's not playing in some noddy Belgian league
Adingra contributed more in the Europa League last season for USG than us - same level. Also apart from Man Utd all his contributions were against relegated teams.

Decent AFCON as well
 




Tom Hark Preston Park

Will Post For Cash
Jul 6, 2003
71,191
Clearly fits the club culture. Has worked with many of the players before. Probably the best man available. It’s an obvious choice.

But will the big execs let ego and popularity get in the way? I expect so.
Clearly fits the soppy bollocks Football Association culture more. Total Southgate clone. If Potter is not a 'shoe-in' for the England job, I'll eat my geography book
 




DavidinSouthampton

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Jan 3, 2012
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Clearly fits the club culture. Has worked with many of the players before. Probably the best man available. It’s an obvious choice.

But will the big execs let ego and popularity get in the way? I expect so.
Mr Bloom and Mr Barber are far too sensible to let ego and popularity get in the way. If they thought it was the right thing to do, they’d do it. I don’t think it will happen, though.
 






Terry Butcher Tribute Act

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Aug 18, 2013
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Adingra contributed more in the Europa League last season for USG than us - same level. Also apart from Man Utd all his contributions were against relegated teams.

Decent AFCON as well
He got 1 less assist for us and 1 more goal for us in the Europa League.

His 3 assists were against Braga (2) and Union Berlin.

Have a day off making up nonsense to prove a bad point.
 


Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
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He got 1 less assist for us and 1 more goal for us in the Europa League.

His 3 assists were against Braga (2) and Union Berlin.

Have a day off making up nonsense to prove a bad point.
1 assist in the PL is very poor return for a winger, surely you agree ?
 




scoobiewhite

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Jan 29, 2012
429
Albourne / Brighton
Personally, I don't think Tony and PBOBE will want to go that way but FWIW, a lot of people I chatted to at the stadium today were quite positive about a potential Potter return.

I get all the reasons against and yet there is still a certain logic to the point that our (arguably) second best manager in modern times still lives in hove, is without a club and knows many of the staff and players.

For me it would be a big risk. If it didn't start well then the fans would quickly turn and lets face it, he didn't exactly endear himself to the fans either during his tenure or departure. But if you park the emotion for a moment, there are some plusses.

1. he knows the club, many of the players and staff
2. he know (to his cost) that the grass is not always greener
3. he really was a good manager for a club of our size and resources. Lets not forget we were 4th when he left and most of us were gutted. The anger at the perceived betrayal was completely justified, but should that cloud our judgement when looking for the best manager available? Probably not but hey, this is football!
 


Terry Butcher Tribute Act

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Aug 18, 2013
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1 assist in the PL is very poor return for a winger, surely you agree ?
Yep. Because- spoiler - he's a 22 year old who isn't particularly good at this level yet. Why that is the fault of a bloke who transformed Solly March into a guy capable of goals and assists, and makes you want to go back to a guy who couldn't get the best out of his wingers, is beyond me. You need help.
 


BluesRockDJ

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Jan 24, 2020
1,194
Clearly fits the club culture. Has worked with many of the players before. Probably the best man available. It’s an obvious choice.

But will the big execs let ego and popularity get in the way? I expect so.
If you're talking about Russell Martin, how many players has he worked with before ? If he loses to Mighty Leeds on Sunday, he'll probably be toast, plus he come s across as very arrogant.
 


Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
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Yep. Because- spoiler - he's a 22 year old who isn't particularly good at this level yet. Why that is the fault of a bloke who transformed Solly March into a guy capable of goals and assists, and makes you want to go back to a guy who couldn't get the best out of his wingers, is beyond me. You need help.
Yep shame he couldn’t replicate that transformation with our other wingers this season
 




Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
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Oct 8, 2003
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Faversham
Likewise how many have gone backwards under RDZ? Enciso, Adingra, Dunk?, Veltman, Pervis, Ferguson, ….
N, N, Y, Y, N, N

And the two Ys are getting a bit past it.

Of the two, only Dunk is in need of urgent replacement.

Anyway, that has nothing to do with Potter not returning. Which he will (not return).
 




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