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[Albion] Poyet



Cowfold Seagull

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Apr 22, 2009
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Personally, I think we went up at about the right time. The squad was stronger, the mentality was steelier (as a result of the heartbreaks) and the infrastructure was in place. If we'd have gone up beforehand, I think we'd have been back down shortly afterwards.
Who knows? Personally l would take promotion wherever & whenever it comes our way, regardless of the consequences.

That's the whole reason why we play football isn't it? striving for success.
 






DavidinSouthampton

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Jan 3, 2012
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Wtf was that as all about today? Do people not remember his acrimonious departure? His actions after losing THAT match?

What was the applause all about?
Thanks for telling me what I ought to think!:eek:

but if I want happily to clap and smile as Mr Poyet walks past, recognising what a significant part he has played in our recent history, I will do, thankyou! ……and I did.
 


timbha

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Jul 5, 2003
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Sussex
Bit late to the party David.

Surely the number of questions in my post indicate it is a question and not an order.

Keep on clapping……. everyone and everything…….. it becomes meaningless after a while
 


DavidinSouthampton

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Bit late to the party David.

Surely the number of questions in my post indicate it is a question and not an order.

Keep on clapping……. everyone and everything…….. it becomes meaningless after a while
I’m not glued to NSC 24/7.

I only clap what I like, so it does mean something. If it had meant nothing to me, I wouldn’t have clapped.

I clapped George Cohen as well. I remember watching the 1966 World Cup Final So it meant something. Plenty of other people in the crowd - the majority, quite possibly, would not have been born when it took place. Does that make it meaningless
 




Bold Seagull

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Mar 18, 2010
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Bit late to the party David.

Surely the number of questions in my post indicate it is a question and not an order.

Keep on clapping……. everyone and everything…….. it becomes meaningless after a while
I think that having good relationships with past players and staff has a positive impact on current players and staff. Do well here and you’ll be remembered and even clapped around the pitch 10 years later.

Acrimony isn’t a good look generally. I’d hope if Roberto saw Poyet getting applauded, he’d feel he’s at a club worth spending some time at. Over time I suspect Potter would also receive similar, although not for a good while yet I wouldn’t have thought.
 


timbha

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Jul 5, 2003
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I’m not glued to NSC 24/7.

I only clap what I like, so it does mean something. If it had meant nothing to me, I wouldn’t have clapped.

I clapped George Cohen as well. I remember watching the 1966 World Cup Final So it meant something. Plenty of other people in the crowd - the majority, quite possibly, would not have been born when it took place. Does that make it meaningless
Cohen had no connection with the Albion but represented our country and was one of only 11 people from this country to win the World Cup. He was a guest at our centenary dinner and always conducted himself in a respectful and proper manner.

He thoroughly deserved the applause he received at Southampton and throughout the country.
 


Easy 10

Brain dead MUG SHEEP
Jul 5, 2003
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Poyet was brilliant for us. The perfect appointment at the right time, he pulled us up by our bootstraps playing some of the best football I have ever witnessed from a BHA team (at that time). He had charisma, bottle and nouse. One of THE BEST managers we have ever had.

The fact it ended in acrimony is neither here nor there as far as I'm concerned. He played a massive role in the resurgence of this football club, and for that I will always be grateful. If he walked in front of me now, I would not applaud him. I'd sit him down in my favourite armchair, put a large whiskey in one hand, a mince pie in the other, and put the Withdean Years DVD on.

Later on I'd call him a cab, as I slightly suspect he'd wait for me to fall asleep so he could have relations with my wife.
 




BluesRockDJ

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Jan 24, 2020
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Interesting how Gus, not the only pundit to say it, says we need a number 9, especially with Welbeck's tendency to get injured regularly,
 


Baldseagull

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Jan 26, 2012
11,165
Crawley
If Poyet hadn't got us out of the relegation scrap in his first few weeks, we would've been in League One going into the Amex. We got promoted very well and even into the playoffs. Very few promoted clubs do that. Ok, we didn't win the playoffs but we didn't with Chris Hughton either. We got up automatically and then two years later sacked Hughton. That's the fate of a lot of managers. It was all about money and the £2 million release clause.
You skipped a season, we finished 10th or so in the first season at the Amex in the Championship, we did occupy play off position for quite a while, after a good start, but we fell away.
 










Cowfold Seagull

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Apr 22, 2009
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Poyet was brilliant for us. The perfect appointment at the right time, he pulled us up by our bootstraps playing some of the best football I have ever witnessed from a BHA team (at that time). He had charisma, bottle and nouse. One of THE BEST managers we have ever had.

The fact it ended in acrimony is neither here nor there as far as I'm concerned. He played a massive role in the resurgence of this football club, and for that I will always be grateful. If he walked in front of me now, I would not applaud him. I'd sit him down in my favourite armchair, put a large whiskey in one hand, a mince pie in the other, and put the Withdean Years DVD on.

Later on I'd call him a cab, as I slightly suspect he'd wait for me to fall asleep so he could have relations with my wife.
Haha agreed, and love the final sentence.
 








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