SAMI HAS A FEW WEEKS T0 SAVE HIS JOB
WE’VE all been in football long enough to know that a vote of confidence doesn’t mean very much.
So while Brighton boss Sami Hyypia is safe for now, I doubt even chairman Tony Bloom would be willing to swallow another string of defeats.
As an ex-player, I watch Brighton regularly. And even though they’ve won only once in 16 games, I’ve always been hopeful of a turnaround. Now, for the first time, I’m genuinely worried about relegation.
There are no leaders in the team. That’s why they keep throwing leads away. The goals they’re conceding are weak. There’s no desire to put bodies on the line. Set-pieces are uniformly atrocious.
In interviews, Sami tends to repeat himself. After the Rotherham game, he even said, “You may as well play a recording of my interview after Middlesbrough because we’re making the same mistakes”.
Yes, Brighton lost quality players this summer. But they simply have not invested in top quality replacements. In fact, most of the signings they have made don’t even start, leaving the first-team full of loanees.
It’s very worrying and I doubt the board will want to give a struggling manager more money to spend in January. This is a massive few weeks for Sami – and he knows it.
REPETITIVE: Sami Hyypia