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[Albion] Poyet







It was a fantastic time to be an Albion fan - "we're fecking brilliant" was maybe the best chant ever

But he massively disrespected my club - never forget - never forgive

People have short memories.....

As a coach, what else did he achieve? feck all to be honest.
Think you need to get over that, tbh. We all felt f***ed off at first, but, I've been over it for years now!
 


One Teddy Maybank

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Poyet got a bit of head-start over previous Albion managers of that era, in that he was the first one to have the purse-strings loosened to a certain extent, planning permission for the new stadium having finally been secured
Though surely you wouldn’t deny that the team he inherited from Slade, were hardly world beaters, he turned Adam El Abd into a footballing CB.
 


To be honest, when he got the round of applause I thought he looked a little bit sheepish at first because he perhaps wasn't expecting it - I was right next to the Saints fans by the corner flag.

There's something a bit 'ex-girlfriendy' about it all, from both sides I think.

I had been enjoying several strong ales in the Unity Brewing tap room beforehand though.

Fairly certain we sang Nathan Jones name as well, albeit briefly.
f***ing hope we didn't sing his name, that is awful if so. Ex player/coach whatever, he's at Stains now for 90 mins we shouldn't pay him any attention!
 


Tom Hark Preston Park

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Though surely you wouldn’t deny that the team he inherited from Slade, were hardly world beaters, he turned Adam El Abd into a footballing CB.
I was disgusted by Poyet the first time he turned his back on the field of play for an Albion pen. Prefered mugging it up to the Withdean South Stand rather than maybe learning something about his side. Clearly remember thinking at the time: 'what a pathetic egotistical c***'

Funnily enough, never changed that opinion 😀
 




Nobby

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Think you need to get over that, tbh. We all felt f***ed off at first, but, I've been over it for years now!
Nope, sorry

Apart from Hereford half time - I have never ever felt as sick to my stomach than after losing to P*l*ce at home in the play offs, sitting in the car before a three hour drive home and then finding what motormouth had said.

He direspected the club - end of.
No respect for him whatsoever.

Hughton
Mullery
Adams

In that order - that's it I'm afraid.
 




One Teddy Maybank

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Well I do blame him for probably setting us back by at least two years :shrug:
Not sure I do to be fair.

I think the appointment of the recruitment lead.?David something, was the thing that set us back, even Oscar Garcia got us to the play offs the year after.
 








One Teddy Maybank

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Hughton
Mullery
Adams

In that order - that's it I'm afraid.
Mullery was and is a legend for me but……

Didn’t Mullery fall out with the club twice, moving to Charlton and Palace after a bust up with Bamber, then didn’t have a good word to say about the club when he was sacked for a second time.

Similarly, Adams was less than impressed and quite critical when he was sacked after his s3cond spell…..

Not trying to change your mind re Poyet, but just highlighting those you mentioned weren’t exactly perfect in terms of our club…..
 








Kosh

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Gus, it’s a funny one - I guess if you watched his post Palace comments, his ‘shock’ at being ‘sacked’ ‘live’ on television... I’ve still never forgiven Mark Chapman for his complicity therein, obviously it was a rehearsed bit of live tv ‘drama’ ... pathetic.

Other than that, his football was at times sublime, ahead of the curve... he bought us Calde, Vicente and so on, with the latter going some way in terms of putting the club on the worldwide footballing map - a Poyet driven signing, alas one that ended with acrimony... much like his time with us.

The first game against Southampton, one I expected us to lose, saw an immediate revolution and I can still remember being amazed, delighted and excited.

I’m still saddened to this day, re how his antics bought about his downfall... but, do I hate him? No. Not sure why anyone ‘hates’ people in football, it’s just silly - and we all know it!

Would I have clapped ? Almost certainly.
 
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Nobby

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Mullery was and is a legend for me but……

Didn’t Mullery fall out with the club twice, moving to Charlton and Palace after a bust up with Bamber, then didn’t have a good word to say about the club when he was sacked for a second time.

Similarly, Adams was less than impressed and quite critical when he was sacked after his s3cond spell…..

Not trying to change your mind re Poyet, but just highlighting those you mentioned weren’t exactly perfect in terms of our club…..
No you're right on that. I think that after being sacked people may well feel betrayed. In Mullery's case I think he was right!

The big difference for me, is that Poyet betrayed the club and it's fans, and that was why he was sacked. Mullery and Adams never did that.

I just can't forgive that - ever.
 


Publius Ovidius

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maybe an unpopular opinion, but sometimes football fans take themselves far too seriously.
gus poyet laid these foundations For what we are today.

He took a bang average lower league club for 99% of its existence and gave us a vision of what it was to actually be a really good club.

he brought in players like Vicente that we would have never thought our little seaside club would ever have thought possible.

he gave us immense pleasure at withdean ( remember the Southampton games of old) he showed us just what with a decent management team like him and tarrico we could achieve.

he led us into a new era, under the stewardship of TB, and yes in the end it didnt really work out the way we all hoped it would and as often happens in breakups, people say things that seem the right thing at the time, but in hindsight prove to foolish. We have all done it, but in most cases we all get over it and move on.

in football fan’s cases, some of dont.

I will always thanks Gus for what he did for our club. I don’t give two tosses how he left, he did..that was it and now we have moved on and the club is the most successful it has ever been in its history. And IMHO a that is down in a larger part to the foundations that Gus laid.

I know a lot of you still hold a grudge, looking at the comments above, that is obvious. fair enough. Personally life is too short and at the end of the day, Gus has moved on as a lot of us have

happy new year


Oh and Town won a bloody football game yesterday. Miracles do happen…still think we are doomed though.
 


timbha

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I’m still saddened to this day, re how his antics bought about his downfall... but, do I hate him? No. Not sure why anyone ‘hates’ people in football, it’s just silly - and we all know it!

Would I have clapped ? Almost certainly.
Not sure many have claimed to “hate” a person here, more of an unforgiving of Poyet’s behaviour and disrespect of our club and us. Hence not forgiving and not wanting to applaud him yesterday.
 


timbha

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maybe an unpopular opinion, but sometimes football fans take themselves far too seriously.
gus poyet laid these foundations For what we are today.

He took a bang average lower league club for 99% of its existence and gave us a vision of what it was to actually be a really good club.

he brought in players like Vicente that we would have never thought our little seaside club would ever have thought possible.

he gave us immense pleasure at withdean ( remember the Southampton games of old) he showed us just what with a decent management team like him and tarrico we could achieve.

he led us into a new era, under the stewardship of TB, and yes in the end it didnt really work out the way we all hoped it would and as often happens in breakups, people say things that seem the right thing at the time, but in hindsight prove to foolish. We have all done it, but in most cases we all get over it and move on.

in football fan’s cases, some of dont.

I will always thanks Gus for what he did for our club. I don’t give two tosses how he left, he did..that was it and now we have moved on and the club is the most successful it has ever been in its history. And IMHO a that is down in a larger part to the foundations that Gus laid.

I know a lot of you still hold a grudge, looking at the comments above, that is obvious. fair enough. Personally life is too short and at the end of the day, Gus has moved on as a lot of us have

happy new year


Oh and Town won a bloody football game yesterday. Miracles do happen…still think we are doomed though.
Get back on your own board😉
 




Munkfish

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Don’t agree, it certainly was for one chapter, but as soon as we went down from the championship, and Adams disastrous second spell, which Slade partially resolved, a new chapter was required.

Poyet was certainly the start of that IMO.

Agree with this 100%. That initial bounce and momentum had completely died. We were going now where and we were looking at relegation from league 1 and we were going no where. If Gus didn’t get us promoted going into the first season at AMEX who knows where we would be now.
 


Publius Ovidius

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Get back on your own board😉
It’s too depressing on Down at the MAC

makes the miserable beggars on here look like the audience at a comedy festival.
 


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