Brighton sack Chris Hughton

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  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Brighton sack Chris Hughton. That has surprised me a bit, but they were not pretty on the eye. Maybe they want someone to take them a little further up the league.
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  2. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    They have 'done a watford' People from outside will say little Brighton have done well to survive and he"s a nice bloke but the owners have seen what we saw with the likes of Flores that the overall trend was downwards.
    Hughton did the same with Norwich taking them down with a negative boring style of football, a leopard does not change it's spots
  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Probably replace him with some German bloke who met Klopp 20 years ago as is the current trend.
  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    My best mate is a lifelong Brighton fan.

    The armchair twitter fans of other clubs will call it harsh with all the usual insults - but that’s from the outside looking in, and we know only too well about that. This sacking has been on the cards for weeks. Hughton only has one tactic, one formation. They spent a lot in the summer and yet he continued to rely on the ‘old-guard’ of the nucleus of the team that got them up, and didn’t trust the new signings or integrate them well. To the owner, that will just look like a waste of money.

    They’ve just brought in Dan Ashworth from the FA who is lauded as the man behind England’s recent upturn in fortunes throughout all age groups. Think his input will have been key on this.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Boothroyd amongst the favourites to be honest.
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Brighton basically being accused of racism because they have sacked Hughton - harsh as the same owners appointed him in the first place and they have a few black players!

    From a footballing point of view there has been negative reactions from Brighton fans about him and of course sacking anyone is a risk if the next appointment doesn't work out but that is the risk clubs take.
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  6. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    How dare they sack the manager that kept them up. Unbelievable. Who do they think they are? They should be happy that they stayed up.

    I obviously have no idea about the football being played, the situation at the club or anything else about Brighton, but I have this strong opinion based on nothing whatsoever and they are foolish to let him go.

    I hope they get relegated next season now.

    Yours sincerely,

    Armchair supporting Liverpool/Man utd/Arsenal/Spurs/etc fan
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  7. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    You are (insert smaller club here, not like bigger club's fans know the difference between Brighton and Plymouth Argyle), what do you expect, Champions League football? Football's gone mad, I tell ya, MAAAAAD!
  8. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Initial reaction is that this is probably just about the right call. They've been bloody awful this season (saved only by three other teams being even worse), played some dreadful football and he hasn't even properly tried to integrate most of the new signings they made. Next season should be tougher for them, think they'd have gone down under Hughton, now, if they get this appointment right, they have a fighting chance. There's definitely a Javi, Poch or a Wagner out there if you're willing to do your homework. As long as it doesn't negatively affect us, I hope they do get it right, hate all these sneering big club fans who jump on any opportunity to criticise sackings when they don't even watch anyone outside the top 6
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  9. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    As for Hughton, he'll be absolutely fine, he'll walk into another job very soon. Can see him go somewhere like Boro, and you wouldn't back against him being able to fire them to promotion
  10. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I fort he dun alrite kepin them lot up.
    They shud b pleases with that.
    Will go down next seeson now
  11. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    They r just gonna get a forein manager now n go down the ChampionsShip
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  13. Harrow Orn

    Harrow Orn Squad Player

    Brighton fans wanted him gone. Football was boring and their form was horrendous the second half of the season. Same reasons we got rid of Mazzarri.
  14. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Sadly, any club that employs a black manager will be accused of racism the day they sack him regardless of anything else.
  15. Beekayess

    Beekayess Reservist

    I wonder if we could snaffle Dunk and / or Duffy from them. They have both been immense this year.
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  16. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Probably, if we give them £40m-£50m.
  17. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    No one sensible is accusing them of racism. That will surely just be a few odd balls on Twitter. There’s no point even mentioning that as a noteworthy discussion point.

    36 points is a sackable offence for any team looking to stay in the league. Brighton have a good set up. Why on earth would they be happy with that? It’s abysmal.
  18. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Was Adrian Durham one of them? I remember he talked rather eloquently about Raheem Sterling's treatment in the media, but then a few weeks later, he talked about Darren Moore at West Brom, and while he was hard done by, him using the racism angle there felt very forced
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  20. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Sol Campbell 'forced' to start his career at Macclesfield. What nonsense.
  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    He was actually coaching some kids at England level before taking the Macclesfield job...

    So wasn't quite out in the cold.

    And sure someone like Campbell is hardly forced to do anything going by his personality.
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Isn't it a bigger story that the 3 joint top scorers this season in the Prem are all African?

    Cue: English strikers aren't given a chance.
  23. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Troy Townsend looks a bit elderly to be Andros' son.
  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Counting back, Dros must have been about 42 when he played for us.
  25. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Very emotional documentary and comeback tour.
  26. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Absurd decision, in my opinion, by Brighton to fire Chris Hughton after his first bad run. He’ll be snapped up very quickly and Brighton will almost certainly get someone less talented
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  27. Luther Bassett

    Luther Bassett Reservist

    Yes, if you must have a bad run, make sure it lasts the thick end of a season.
  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  29. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

  30. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    Completely agree. Very poor from Brighton.
  31. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    If one of our managers finished with 40 points, spent £80m and then finished with 36 points the next season, they'd be fired without an ounce of criticism on this forum.

    I'm surprised at the hypocrasy.
  32. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Graham Potter takes the job leaving Swansea.

    Will he want Ken Sema? - probably not!
  33. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Ah well, that means the three B’s are going down after all, unless Derby go up (in which case Burnley will just survive).

    Awful and baffling appointment on paper, but you never know in football...
  34. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Why is it awful? It's a very different style to Hughtons and one probably more fitting with the players they've got and are likely to get, but Potter has done fantastically well with Swansea considering what he's had available to him, and was fantastic with Ostersunds as well. I think it's a great appointment.
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  35. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    But weren’t Swansea supposed to get at least close to the play-offs this season? Even 10th place flattered them a fair bit.

    And we’re talking about a manager who has only managed for one season in English football, in the Championship, which is still a significant gulf below the PL in quality (the Swedish first tier is probably marginally better at best) and has very little playing experience at Prem level.

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