Steve Coppell, Brighton and Hove

Steve Coppell, Brighton and Hove Albion’s manager, just had this to say on BBC South in advance of tonight’s first round Carling Cup match against Third Division Bristol City:

Brighton will never win the Carling Cup. We’ll never win the FA Cup. It’s all about money. Money is the thing.

Well, that might be true Steve, and we know the club needs the money to fight its planning battles for the new stadium, but is that the sort of pep talk that the players and fans want to hear?
Actually, I think all that does is raise the question of just how much desire Coppell has to stay with the team. We need him more than he needs us.