Brighton sack Hughton

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Brighton sack Hughton

Post by claretblue » Mon May 13, 2019 9:32 am

sacked today!

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by Cubanclaret » Mon May 13, 2019 9:37 am

Wow. I wonder if they'll come for Dyche ;)

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Mon May 13, 2019 9:38 am

Hopefully nailed on for relegation next season, who on earth do they think they'll get who's any better.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by middleton claret » Mon May 13, 2019 9:38 am

Cue the North Stand meltdown.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by claretblue » Mon May 13, 2019 9:38 am

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by cricketfield73 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 am

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by bobinho » Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 am

Strange decision.

Good manager is Hughton. Better than they deserve anyway.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by randomclaret2 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:43 am

A lovely cuddly caring club like Brighton...surely not ?

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by ClaretTony » Mon May 13, 2019 9:43 am

Strong rumours that the players have had enough of his negativity

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by No Ney Never » Mon May 13, 2019 9:45 am

They spent a lot of money but seem to have done worse than the previous season. Some players take longer to settle in than others, he must not have been able to convince the board with his plan going forward.
He'll get another job no problem, but I wonder who they'll replace him with?

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by ElectroClaret » Mon May 13, 2019 9:48 am

Quite surprised by this, as said above, hard to see who'll be better.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by dermotdermot » Mon May 13, 2019 9:49 am

cricketfield73 wrote:Image
Where does she fit in with this?

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by Vintage Claret » Mon May 13, 2019 9:54 am

Used to like Houghton but went off him a bit following his comments after the Bong booing fiasco at The Turf.

Also wasn't happy when he got the manager of the season award for finishing 3rd (not his choice, I know, but it still irks a bit that he got it rather than the manager whose team went 23 undefeated and won the league)

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by thatdberight » Mon May 13, 2019 9:55 am

cricketfield73 wrote:Image
I understand there's interest from Preston...
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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by ClaretTony » Mon May 13, 2019 9:55 am

Graham Potter quickly installed as odds on favourite to replace him

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by Vintage Claret » Mon May 13, 2019 9:55 am

dermotdermot wrote:Where does she fit in with this?
Anywhere she wants to ;)

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by dermotdermot » Mon May 13, 2019 9:58 am

Vintage Claret wrote:Anywhere she wants to ;)
I dare say, but who is she?

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by tim_noone » Mon May 13, 2019 10:04 am

dermotdermot wrote:I dare say, but who is she?
Or He...... :D very nice!

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by kentonclaret » Mon May 13, 2019 10:13 am

Anyway, who's Houghton?

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by Rick_Muller » Mon May 13, 2019 10:14 am

Dyche to Brighton....??? odds of 25-1 available...




:lol:

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by willsclarets » Mon May 13, 2019 10:19 am

Daft decision. They stayed up and got beat by man city in the semi final of the fa cup. Despite a terrible run it's not an awful season all in all. With a decent striker and a regroup they'd have been fine.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by ClaretTony » Mon May 13, 2019 10:20 am

kentonclaret wrote:Anyway, who's Houghton?
I've just spotted that and changed the title

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by nil_desperandum » Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 am

kentonclaret wrote:Anyway, who's Houghton?
Chantelle. She's some kind of minor celeb who apparently reached the heights of Big Brother. She'll be no great loss at Brighton, though better looking than Duffy.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by ClaretTony » Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 am

willsclarets wrote:Daft decision. They stayed up and got beat by man city in the semi final of the fa cup. Despite a terrible run it's not an awful season all in all. With a decent striker and a regroup they'd have been fine.
As per my post further up the thread, the relationship between manager and players has, according to speculation, soured because of Hughton's over negative tactics. I would think it has come to the end of the line.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Cubanclaret » Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 am

Could Eddie Howe be lured to that post ?

Already have the infrastructure in place that will take years to build at AFCB.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by nil_desperandum » Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 am

ClaretTony wrote:I've just spotted that and changed the title
Spoilsport.
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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Blackrod » Mon May 13, 2019 10:22 am

Don’t know who that picture is or what it has to do with Hughton being sacked. Good manager and done well for them. One if the local journos thinks they are in for Rafa. Delusions of Grandeur.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by nil_desperandum » Mon May 13, 2019 10:23 am

Cubanclaret wrote:Could Eddie Howe be lured to that post ?

Already have the infrastructure in place that will take years to build at AFCB.
I bet they'll want a manager from Europe. What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by claptrappers_union » Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 am

I remember reading that Brighton forum a few weeks ago, some fans were not happy with him as he played negative football apparently. Maybe the club feel it's time for them to upgrade and take it to the next level. Bit of a risk though.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by nil_desperandum » Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 am

claptrappers_union wrote:I remember reading that Brighton forum a few weeks ago, some fans were not happy with him as he played negative football apparently. Maybe the club feel it's time for them to upgrade and take it to the next level. Bit of a risk though.
I think they should play a much more open, flowing and attacking game with more flair players - and concede 4 or 5 goals every week.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon May 13, 2019 10:27 am

This is a watershed moment for the Club. The next appointment is vital. So much needs doing, Team-wise at Brighton. This is a big gamble for them; more so if, as CT alludes, Player Power has got him the boot. That’s a dangerous environment for any new Manager.
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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by ashtonlongsider » Mon May 13, 2019 10:33 am

Shouldn't be surprised by anything in football but I find this decision quite staggering. Don't buy into this rumoured negativity around him. He's been a top manager wherever he's been. Brighton first and foremost objective this season was to stay in the PL, end of. Hope they start playing tiki-taka football and see where they end up.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by martin_p » Mon May 13, 2019 10:33 am

claptrappers_union wrote:I remember reading that Brighton forum a few weeks ago, some fans were not happy with him as he played negative football apparently. Maybe the club feel it's time for them to upgrade and take it to the next level. Bit of a risk though.
What is the next level for Brighton? Mid table? So what?

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by ClaretTony » Mon May 13, 2019 10:40 am

Lord Beamish wrote:This is a watershed moment for the Club. The next appointment is vital. So much needs doing, Team-wise at Brighton. This is a big gamble for them; more so if, as CT alludes, Player Power has got him the boot. That’s a dangerous environment for any new Manager.
Not so much player power getting him the boot but from what I heard the players wanted to at least give it a go in some games. They've been very negative in both their Premier League games at Burnley, let alone against the top six.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by claptrappers_union » Mon May 13, 2019 10:48 am

martin_p wrote:What is the next level for Brighton? Mid table? So what?
The Brighton job needs to be a mouth-watering prospect to interested parties with a long term contract, money to spend and ambition. I don't think they are looking for someone to keep them up or ride the crest of the wave, they want someone who has been there and done it. If this appointment goes wrong though... it could be the beginning of the end.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Wile E Coyote » Mon May 13, 2019 10:48 am

good decision to get rid, clearly wasnt working , just 2 points off the drop zone.

might well be a nice bloke but for the club at this time it had to be this way. I do hope they continue to struggle though and hopefully get relegated next season.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by WestMidsClaret » Mon May 13, 2019 10:49 am

No chance of kissing and making up then?
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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Woodleyclaret » Mon May 13, 2019 10:49 am

A very good manager whos done great Brighton are a perennial div1 club.Since they moved from the Goldstone they have got ideas they are a top Prem team.Cardiff were unlucky not to escape at Brightons exoense

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by the_fat_shearer » Mon May 13, 2019 10:54 am

I think that Hughton has done a good job at Brighton over his whole period there but this could well be the correct decision from them.

How often do you see the form in the latter stages of one season flow into the next? Relatively often I would say.
If you look at Southampton at the end of the previous season under Hughes they only won 2 out of the last 12 games. That form continued into this season and sacking him saved them for sure in my eyes. I think that Brighton might be worried about the same pattern for next year.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Inchy » Mon May 13, 2019 10:54 am

For balance people were shocked when Pearson got the boot at Leicester. Didn’t work out too bad for them

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by IanMcL » Mon May 13, 2019 10:56 am

FA Cup semi and prem survival not good enough!

Mind you, he was visibly feeling the pressure, towards the end. Very defensively set up, to achieve a point, even at home.

I see the BBC article hints to the future:
BBC Sussex commentator Johnny Cantor

It doesn't come as a total surprise. Do Brighton want to stay in this position next season? Tony Bloom has decided they've got to go down another route.
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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by scouseclaret » Mon May 13, 2019 10:58 am

Manager takes small club to top level, keeps them there for a couple of seasons, then grumbles start to surface about the style of football. Usually doesn’t end well - just ask Blackburn and Bolton fans.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon May 13, 2019 11:00 am

ClaretTony wrote:Not so much player power getting him the boot but from what I heard the players wanted to at least give it a go in some games. They've been very negative in both their Premier League games at Burnley, let alone against the top six.
Whichever way you look at it, if your assertion is correct, Players opinions were canvassed from above Hughton, and the Players didn’t back their Manager. That’s Player Power.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by FactualFrank » Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 am

dermotdermot wrote:Where does she fit in with this?
Can't remember her first name, but her surname is/was Houghton and was one of a Big Brother celeb z

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Il Duce » Mon May 13, 2019 11:06 am

Interesting situation - the club could have continued as they were and under Hughton would likely be involved in a relegation battle for as long as they stayed in the Prem - not bad for a club like theirs.

Or they could get someone new - like Southampton did when they got rid of Adkins, worked out alright for them but there are many examples of other clubs where sacking their manager did not pay dividends.

Personally I think that if he has lost the trust of the players it is understandable that he had to go.

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by Jakubs Tash » Mon May 13, 2019 11:07 am

This could be one of those decisions that most outside of Brighton are amazed at but actually a lot of Brighton fans may think a change is warranted. In all fairness, 3 wins in 23 games in pretty poor - especially after such a good start to the season. They have only been saved due to how poor Cardiff were.

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by ElectroClaret » Mon May 13, 2019 11:18 am

FactualFrank wrote:Can't remember her first name, but her surname is/was Houghtio n and was one of a Big Brother celeb z
Relieved to hear that. Thought it was Paris Hilton and I was puzzling over what she had to do with the price of fish. :oops: :lol:

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by Top Claret » Mon May 13, 2019 11:18 am

ClaretTony wrote:Graham Potter quickly installed as odds on favourite to replace him
Any relation to Pansy Potter?

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Re: Brighton sack Houghton

Post by Woonderbah » Mon May 13, 2019 11:29 am

Top Claret wrote:Any relation to Pansy Potter?
I don't think Harry Potter could take that club to where the fans think they should be

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Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Post by ClaretTony » Mon May 13, 2019 11:43 am

Lord Beamish wrote:Whichever way you look at it, if your assertion is correct, Players opinions were canvassed from above Hughton, and the Players didn’t back their Manager. That’s Player Power.
Or the owner has heard the speculation without canvassing them, but I do think the players have played a part in this decision.

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