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A decent payoff and no real harm done to his reputation. There are worse ways to lose your job.

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Probably get relegated next year then 

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1 hour ago, Chris2K said:

Brighton have sacked Chris Hughton, evidently because somehow keeping their mediocre team up and getting to the FA Cup semi final wasn't enough.

 

Just ridiculous.

3 wins from 23. Less points and lower finish that last season. Relegated if Cardiff didn't get shafted against Chelsea. Basically spent the last six or seven games playing for 0-0's. He was always on the chopping block.

Now he can come back to Newcastle and be assistant to Rafa and his new 25 year contract.

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Soon as they started playing for 0-0s to scrape over the line he was a goner. He's done well there but they've really stagnated and were very lucky to stay up.

It was time for everyone to move on I think. Shame on the timing for him. Ireland job was his if he were available at the time I reckon.

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I think he’s done as much as he can at Brighton to be honest. I heard Graham Potter is being lined up to replace him. 

Also, this tweet from John Cross is cracking:

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No shame in what he's kind but its the best move for all parties really. They've been abysmal for a while and a change might be good for both club and manager 

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They won just three of their last 23 league games and none of their final nine. Not surprised they got rid.

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Plus they play the worst brand of football I’ve seen in a long time. 

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Is Hughton doomed to be the only manager in history to lose his job in "well, it's harsh but I can see why they've done it" situations constantly rather than either blatant "sack him!" or "outrage!" that everyone else gets?

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Everyone loves Comrade Chris. He should stand for the leadership of the Labour party.

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5 hours ago, Chris2K said:

Brighton have sacked Chris Hughton, evidently because somehow keeping their mediocre team up and getting to the FA Cup semi final wasn't enough.

 

Just ridiculous.

They are mediocre because of him. They play such a dull brand of football and have no cutting edge. Their recruitment has been poor and their form a disaster since about halfway through the season. Hughton is a good man, a good manager and he'll land on his feet somewhere else I'm sure but this is not a surprise, nor is it unjust.

I'm one of the first to call out managerial sackings usually but this is a sensible move for all involved. He had taken them as far as he could, it needs fresh eyes. Brighton don't want to be scraping survival every year and rightly so. They were lucky to survive this season.

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7 hours ago, Gazz said:

3 wins from 23. Less points and lower finish that last season. Relegated if Cardiff didn't get shafted against Chelsea. Basically spent the last six or seven games playing for 0-0's. He was always on the chopping block.

Now he can come back to Newcastle and be assistant to Rafa and his new 25 year contract.

Don't tell Troy Townsend that...

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Classy bunch the City players and staff, singing about Sean Cox getting attacked and Kompany trying to injure Salah not to mention "victims of it all" <_<

 

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I think they are referring to a different assault on the Liverpool fans in Kiev. Not that it makes it any better.

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Still, classless thing to sing...especially given one of their fans got put in a coma over in Schalke. 

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Bitter Jose alert!

José Mourinho has appeared to suggest Ole Gunnar Solskjær has become “a puppet” at Manchester United, with the former manager admitting certain players at the club have too much power.

Solskjær’s promising start at Old Trafford after succeeding Mourinho initially on an interim basis in December was undone after United lost six of their 10 matches following the decision to reward him with a three-year contract at the end of March.

Mourinho insisted he had not been surprised by their struggles, which culminated with the home defeat to Cardiff on the final day, and took a thinly-veiled swipe at the “nice guy” who replaced him.

“Generally, the players can feel a certain erosion, especially when you ask a lot of them,” Mourinho told L’Equipe. “When I say that the second season [when United finished second behind Manchester City] was fantastic, I say it because the potential and the objectives were met.

“I really squeezed, like an orange, to achieve them. When you have a very professional group of players who are ambitious, hard-working and talented, at a structured club, you don’t have that erosion. When you are almost alone, in that you don’t have the support of the club close to you, while certain players go somewhat against the coach, who is the nice guy? I don’t want to be the nice guy, because the nice guy, after three months, is a puppet and that doesn’t end well.”

He added: “I said nine or 10 months ago that after winning eight championships, finishing second with United may have been my greatest achievement. Now people understand. About United I want to say only two things: One is that time has spoken. Two is that the problems are still there.”

Having ended the season in sixth place, Solskjær has acknowledged that it could take some time before United can push for the title again and faces a challenge to persuade some of their biggest transfer targets to commit to a season of Europa League football. Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho remains high on their list, although the England forward is also being monitored by several other sides who will be in the Champions League next year.

There are also doubts over the future of Paul Pogba, whom Mourinho clashed with frequently during his spell at Old Trafford, leaving him out of the side for what proved to be the manager’s final match at Anfield in December. But rather than blame the midfielder, Mourinho was adamant that United’s issues are more systemic.

“The problems are there, you can say that these are the players, the organisation, the ambition, I only say I cannot say yes when you ask if Paul was the only one responsible,” he said.

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10 hours ago, Lineker said:

 

He's just a shit Sheamus :shifty:

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Shawn Michaels is better than both of them and is a true Rover. :shifty:

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PAC is GOAT

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What about if only goals scored by Fabian Schar counted?

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