Tony Bloom will resist the temptation to make lavish changes to Brighton’s playing staff following Panthers Womens Jersey
the club’s return to the top flight and will instead use the rush of revenue to encourage further evolution.The Brighton owner, a fan of 40 years, has invested £250m in the club since 2009, building the Amex Stadium and the new training facility at Lancing as well as improving the squad to take the club from the third tier into the Premier League. Promotion could be worth up to £200m given increased media and commercial revenues, catapulting Brighton to a new level virtually overnight. Yet Bloom aims to maintain gradual progress as they prepare for a first season in the elite in 34 years The club’s wage structure will shift, with Brighton now able to offer more competitive salaries but they are likely to follow the models implemented by Bournemouth and Burnley rather than offer huge contracts to new recruits.“The amounts of money in the Premier League does equalise things a bit,” said Bloom, who has already discussed targets for the summer with his manager, Chris Hughton. “We have to strengthen, that goes without saying, but we’re not looking to spend huge amounts. We’ll do http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Aaron_Ekblad_Jersey
things on a gradual basis as we have done. We have good players already and we want to strengthen from that position.”Promotion is a reward for Bloom’s reluctance to sell key players last summer after Brighton had secured 89 points in the Championship and still missed out on automatic promotion on goal difference. Offers totalling around £20m were submitted for Lewis Dunk, Dale Stephens and Anthony Knockaert – the latter had attracted interest from Newcastle who are currently traipsing in behind Brighton in the Championship – but all were resisted, despite losses of £26m recorded for the 2015-16 financial year.“It was really important we kept together those main players who had gone so close last season,” Bloom said. “You can’t guarantee anything but we did as much as we could. We kept all our main players, we strengthened, helped all the players believe this was going to be our season, and so it has proved. It is 11 months since I went into the changing room at the end of the play-off semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday and the players were on the floor. I was on the floor but I looked around and said: ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger Authentic Flames Womens Jersey
and we will come back from this and do it next season’. They’ve done it. It’s just an amazing performance.“What will Brighton bring to the Premier League? A great city, a great fan base, an amazing stadium which will be sold out every game, and hopefully we will do the city and our supporters proud.”The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Warren Morgan, has already suggested Bloom and Hughton should be granted freedom of the city. The achievement comes 20 years after the club fought off the threat of relegation into non-league football and liquidation, and were rendered homeless by the sale of the Goldstone Ground to property developers.“What would the future have held if we were in the Conference without a ground?” Bloom said. “Words can’t describe what Chris and all the players have done this season. The teamwork, the camaraderie … it really is fantastic.”It has been a plan 20 years in the making. Year Zero for Brighton was 1997, when they eked out a draw on the final day of the season against Hereford to stay in the Football League. It was a point that saved them not just from relegation but quite possibly from oblivion, the club having been run into the ground and out of their old home. Over the next two decades the former chairman Dick Knight, followed by the current chairman and benefactor to the tune of nearly £250m Tony Bloom – boyhood fans both – first saved what was then a shell of a club, then oversaw its transition That defeat by Sheffield Wednesday was Brighton’s third play-off semi-final defeat in four years, the difference now being that in the previous two it had been the respective managers’ final games in charge. Gus Poyet, having taken them from League One to the play-offs, was dismissed owing to an http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com/Al_Macinnis_Jersey
apparent breach of contract, then a year later his replacement, Oscar García, resigned. Hughton arrived at the end of 2014, after one of their few mis-steps, the appointment of Sami Hyypia, had been corrected reasonably swiftly, and set them back on the right path.When the players talk about Hughton, most refer to his calm authority, a steady head when pressure presents itself. It has become something of a cliche to say he is tougher than his nice guy reputation suggests but it nonetheless forms a big part of why he is successful and respected. “He never gets too high emotionally but gets his point across when we don’t do the job,” the midfielder Dale Stephens says.