In the media and our fanbase. Having a look through the Hughton thread and the Albion thread, people are outraged that the club has dared to sack a manager who hasn't completely fecked up. However, nobody would blink an eye if the club decides to replace any of their players. Why is this the case? They're both employees of a club. They're both paid to do a specific job. And if the club feels they can do better with someone they are within their rights to make a change. But for some reason replacing one of them is a lot more controversial. Does the fact that Hughton promoted Brighton give him the job for life? Is it also his right then to take them down? Why isn't true for the players? Shouldn't all the players who came up with them have a job for life too? Surely they deserve a shot in the big league as long they can keep the club up. And it they go down, tough - they're the ones who got the club up. I see the same at our club. Club replaces a player and nobody care. Wasn't good enough anyway. Dares to change manager and it's the end of the world. Need to completely overhaul the club. People were shitting on the likes of Rio, Evra and Vidic as bad eggs for Moyes of all people. A man who had done absolutely nothing for the club - it was more controversial sacking him, than letting go of club legends.