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Bruno calls for fans to remain behind faltering Seagulls

The Argus: Bruno in action against Middlesbrough on Saturday Bruno in action against Middlesbrough on Saturday

Bruno has called for unity between players and fans as Albion strive to get back on track.

But he admits the team need to improve if they are to have any chance of making the top six.

The Seagulls right-back felt Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Middlesbrough came down to “details”.

But Bruno, below, added: “The important thing now is we all remain united.

“We need to give something so the fans are enthusiastic. As players, we need to be honest with ourselves and try to improve.

“We’re on a bad run but one good result will change everything.”

Bruno arrived at Albion in 2012 from Valencia, whose supporters are notoriously quick to criticise.

He added: “Since I’ve been here, if there is one thing that has characterised us as a club it’s that we have been very united with our support.

“There has always been a really good feeling. We need that now.”

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7:39am Mon 31 Mar 14

Boloney-marshal says...

Does he - who cares?
Does he - who cares? Boloney-marshal
  • Score: -29

8:14am Mon 31 Mar 14

farside says...

A run of away games might be helpful right now by taking the pressure off players to perform in front of fans. Time to dig in and grind out one good result starting tomorrow. The rest can follow.
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A run of away games might be helpful right now by taking the pressure off players to perform in front of fans. Time to dig in and grind out one good result starting tomorrow. The rest can follow. . farside
  • Score: 9

9:01am Mon 31 Mar 14

olebut says...

If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans . olebut
  • Score: 21

9:20am Mon 31 Mar 14

brighton1980 says...

olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch.

"We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans."

"You mean the fans that are already half way home?"

My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on?

On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged.

Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.
[quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch. "We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans." "You mean the fans that are already half way home?" My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on? On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged. Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel. brighton1980
  • Score: 10

9:24am Mon 31 Mar 14

raymondo999 says...

olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Maybe they are FOOTBALL supporters who cheer and applaud good football! and jeer at rubbish. Fan is short for fanatic, in other words headless chicken
[quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Maybe they are FOOTBALL supporters who cheer and applaud good football! and jeer at rubbish. Fan is short for fanatic, in other words headless chicken raymondo999
  • Score: -10

9:34am Mon 31 Mar 14

Camp Nigel says...

Conversely, if we had a team that entertained us and scored goals then the ground might remain full up with happy punters right to the end. You pays your money and makes your choice. The hardcore supporters will always stay, good on them, but the reality is there are others who come to be entertained and that, at the moment, is just not happening. Crowd numbers will drop off if the head coach continues with dull defensive football. The vast numbers of no show empty seats in the ground reflect that and the club need to be wary of its potential long term effect.
Conversely, if we had a team that entertained us and scored goals then the ground might remain full up with happy punters right to the end. You pays your money and makes your choice. The hardcore supporters will always stay, good on them, but the reality is there are others who come to be entertained and that, at the moment, is just not happening. Crowd numbers will drop off if the head coach continues with dull defensive football. The vast numbers of no show empty seats in the ground reflect that and the club need to be wary of its potential long term effect. Camp Nigel
  • Score: 21

9:58am Mon 31 Mar 14

fratsomrover says...

olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
I'd suggest to you that a gate of 25,5000 suggests the fans are giving their fullest support. Fans vote with their feet if they're not true fans.
True fans are still capable of voicing their opinions.
[quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]I'd suggest to you that a gate of 25,5000 suggests the fans are giving their fullest support. Fans vote with their feet if they're not true fans. True fans are still capable of voicing their opinions. fratsomrover
  • Score: 13

10:10am Mon 31 Mar 14

Yorkieseagull says...

Camp Nigel wrote:
Conversely, if we had a team that entertained us and scored goals then the ground might remain full up with happy punters right to the end. You pays your money and makes your choice. The hardcore supporters will always stay, good on them, but the reality is there are others who come to be entertained and that, at the moment, is just not happening. Crowd numbers will drop off if the head coach continues with dull defensive football. The vast numbers of no show empty seats in the ground reflect that and the club need to be wary of its potential long term effect.
Agree with you Nigel. Yes it could have been feasible for us to knock in 2 goals in the last 5 minutes but on the evidence of the previous 85 it didn't look likely. Bruno is right to ask for support; we have a right to ask for passion and commitment, application and effort in return for our support. I don't mind losing, it's the capitulation which bothered me.
[quote][p][bold]Camp Nigel[/bold] wrote: Conversely, if we had a team that entertained us and scored goals then the ground might remain full up with happy punters right to the end. You pays your money and makes your choice. The hardcore supporters will always stay, good on them, but the reality is there are others who come to be entertained and that, at the moment, is just not happening. Crowd numbers will drop off if the head coach continues with dull defensive football. The vast numbers of no show empty seats in the ground reflect that and the club need to be wary of its potential long term effect.[/p][/quote]Agree with you Nigel. Yes it could have been feasible for us to knock in 2 goals in the last 5 minutes but on the evidence of the previous 85 it didn't look likely. Bruno is right to ask for support; we have a right to ask for passion and commitment, application and effort in return for our support. I don't mind losing, it's the capitulation which bothered me. Yorkieseagull
  • Score: 6

10:11am Mon 31 Mar 14

Saul G P Tong says...

brighton1980 wrote:
olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch.

"We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans."

"You mean the fans that are already half way home?"

My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on?

On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged.

Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.
Would they leave a cinema early? If the film was as dire as saturdays performance against Middlesborough then I very much suspect the cinema would be empty well before the final credits. I left early for the first time ever - after the penalty miss and before the second goal. Shocking performance - totally gutless. It's time some of these so called professionals took along hard look at themselves.
[quote][p][bold]brighton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch. "We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans." "You mean the fans that are already half way home?" My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on? On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged. Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.[/p][/quote]Would they leave a cinema early? If the film was as dire as saturdays performance against Middlesborough then I very much suspect the cinema would be empty well before the final credits. I left early for the first time ever - after the penalty miss and before the second goal. Shocking performance - totally gutless. It's time some of these so called professionals took along hard look at themselves. Saul G P Tong
  • Score: 4

10:12am Mon 31 Mar 14

fratsomrover says...

brighton1980 wrote:
olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch.

"We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans."

"You mean the fans that are already half way home?"

My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on?

On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged.

Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.
I would tread carefully about fans leaving early. It's not something I do but I do understand why it is necessary for many. Unfortunately the transport arrangements are far from acceptable and they are suffered by most supporters. Many, such as the elderly and disabled leave early to avoid the rush and crush for buses and trains. I'm sure they dont want to, but have little choice. There was one elderly man along the row where I sit who always left on the 80th minute to allow him time to get to Bennetts car park (disabled).
Since the club introduced the rule that Bennetts Car park will not be opened for departures until at least 45 minutes after the end of the game, this gentleman has not attended a match. He cant park at the Uni as it's too far away for him to walk and he doesn't want to sit in the car park for an hour. He's a lifelong supporter who has paid for his season ticket yet been driven away by the poor transport arrangements.
So dont tar everybody with the same brush !!
[quote][p][bold]brighton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch. "We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans." "You mean the fans that are already half way home?" My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on? On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged. Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.[/p][/quote]I would tread carefully about fans leaving early. It's not something I do but I do understand why it is necessary for many. Unfortunately the transport arrangements are far from acceptable and they are suffered by most supporters. Many, such as the elderly and disabled leave early to avoid the rush and crush for buses and trains. I'm sure they dont want to, but have little choice. There was one elderly man along the row where I sit who always left on the 80th minute to allow him time to get to Bennetts car park (disabled). Since the club introduced the rule that Bennetts Car park will not be opened for departures until at least 45 minutes after the end of the game, this gentleman has not attended a match. He cant park at the Uni as it's too far away for him to walk and he doesn't want to sit in the car park for an hour. He's a lifelong supporter who has paid for his season ticket yet been driven away by the poor transport arrangements. So dont tar everybody with the same brush !! fratsomrover
  • Score: 5

10:15am Mon 31 Mar 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Those booing the team at half-time and at the end were a disgrace.
Brighton fans built a reputation for fighting for the club through thick and thin over the years when it was not a certainty that we would have a club in the future.
We have a fantastic stadium and everything is building towards a bright future. But we are nothing if the players get booed every time there is a blip.
Get behind the team and show some passion. Don't wait for a goal to go in before your backside leaves the seat. Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen.
We are the 12th man in a team. The players and the fans.
A good example dare I say it is Crystal Palace fans who really get behind their team. Are we going to let them be better supporters than us.
Anyway, rant over. Just think about it. UTA
Those booing the team at half-time and at the end were a disgrace. Brighton fans built a reputation for fighting for the club through thick and thin over the years when it was not a certainty that we would have a club in the future. We have a fantastic stadium and everything is building towards a bright future. But we are nothing if the players get booed every time there is a blip. Get behind the team and show some passion. Don't wait for a goal to go in before your backside leaves the seat. Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen. We are the 12th man in a team. The players and the fans. A good example dare I say it is Crystal Palace fans who really get behind their team. Are we going to let them be better supporters than us. Anyway, rant over. Just think about it. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 10

10:20am Mon 31 Mar 14

Camp Nigel says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Those booing the team at half-time and at the end were a disgrace.
Brighton fans built a reputation for fighting for the club through thick and thin over the years when it was not a certainty that we would have a club in the future.
We have a fantastic stadium and everything is building towards a bright future. But we are nothing if the players get booed every time there is a blip.
Get behind the team and show some passion. Don't wait for a goal to go in before your backside leaves the seat. Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen.
We are the 12th man in a team. The players and the fans.
A good example dare I say it is Crystal Palace fans who really get behind their team. Are we going to let them be better supporters than us.
Anyway, rant over. Just think about it. UTA
But Crystal Palace fans are ugly Grandad. Hence my change of allegiance.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Those booing the team at half-time and at the end were a disgrace. Brighton fans built a reputation for fighting for the club through thick and thin over the years when it was not a certainty that we would have a club in the future. We have a fantastic stadium and everything is building towards a bright future. But we are nothing if the players get booed every time there is a blip. Get behind the team and show some passion. Don't wait for a goal to go in before your backside leaves the seat. Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen. We are the 12th man in a team. The players and the fans. A good example dare I say it is Crystal Palace fans who really get behind their team. Are we going to let them be better supporters than us. Anyway, rant over. Just think about it. UTA[/p][/quote]But Crystal Palace fans are ugly Grandad. Hence my change of allegiance. Camp Nigel
  • Score: 1

10:24am Mon 31 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

I really feel the reduced atmosphere at the Amex this year is the result of many things, the Gus bus crash definitely changed things, but we just haven't seen the team get it together on the pitch. Think back to this time last year when we were on song. 3-0 v Palace, 6-1 v Blackpool, we brushed Wolves aside 2-0. As fans we thought we would win and we did. We were on the up, building something. I think now we all feel that we have moved backwards, for the first time in 5 years. We have sold players that were integral parts of that success, Bridders (massive loss but bound to happen), Barnes (if the doubters aren't missing his goals and general strength then they should be!), and even El Abd, who I'm sure was a massive character to be around the team. We get the feeling that perhaps the players aren't right behind the manager, when (Vicente aside) you never got that feeling under Poyet. We are missing the passion at the moment, the style of play seems so restrictive at times it is painful to watch. The lack of shots at goal from outside the box is ridiculous. We are trying to be Arsenal/barca or whatever, but we most certainly are not. Why oh why did we hear nothing of trying to sign Conway again. Why was Stephens not involved sat? What the hell is going on with Adgestein (poor man's Vicente)?

We have 27k fans in that stadium each and every game just waiting to be entertained, waiting to make loads of noise, wanting the good times, attacking football which we get glimpses of at times.

We have lost too much quality this year and not replaced it, if this was the apprentice, the failure of the task would have to be down the the player recruitment team, who quite frankly failed to perform. Impressive bids were put in and rejected by Huddersfield and Middlesborough. When we did have a bid accepted (buy out clause) for Grabban they failed to get their man. I mind mind we should not turn on Oscar until he has had the chance to build a squad of his influence, and he needs the summer to do it. Would another season in one of the best leagues in the world be such a bad thing? As long as we do not start going backward, we should be happy with missing out on the play offs this year given what's happened. If we start under performing next year then alarm bells will ring. Bloom cannot afford to not be on the up, but I don't think he feels it is compulsory this year.
I really feel the reduced atmosphere at the Amex this year is the result of many things, the Gus bus crash definitely changed things, but we just haven't seen the team get it together on the pitch. Think back to this time last year when we were on song. 3-0 v Palace, 6-1 v Blackpool, we brushed Wolves aside 2-0. As fans we thought we would win and we did. We were on the up, building something. I think now we all feel that we have moved backwards, for the first time in 5 years. We have sold players that were integral parts of that success, Bridders (massive loss but bound to happen), Barnes (if the doubters aren't missing his goals and general strength then they should be!), and even El Abd, who I'm sure was a massive character to be around the team. We get the feeling that perhaps the players aren't right behind the manager, when (Vicente aside) you never got that feeling under Poyet. We are missing the passion at the moment, the style of play seems so restrictive at times it is painful to watch. The lack of shots at goal from outside the box is ridiculous. We are trying to be Arsenal/barca or whatever, but we most certainly are not. Why oh why did we hear nothing of trying to sign Conway again. Why was Stephens not involved sat? What the hell is going on with Adgestein (poor man's Vicente)? We have 27k fans in that stadium each and every game just waiting to be entertained, waiting to make loads of noise, wanting the good times, attacking football which we get glimpses of at times. We have lost too much quality this year and not replaced it, if this was the apprentice, the failure of the task would have to be down the the player recruitment team, who quite frankly failed to perform. Impressive bids were put in and rejected by Huddersfield and Middlesborough. When we did have a bid accepted (buy out clause) for Grabban they failed to get their man. I mind mind we should not turn on Oscar until he has had the chance to build a squad of his influence, and he needs the summer to do it. Would another season in one of the best leagues in the world be such a bad thing? As long as we do not start going backward, we should be happy with missing out on the play offs this year given what's happened. If we start under performing next year then alarm bells will ring. Bloom cannot afford to not be on the up, but I don't think he feels it is compulsory this year. pablobrowno
  • Score: 21

10:24am Mon 31 Mar 14

Towner83 says...

If some of our fans go to be entertained in silence, then may I suggest the cinema but if you want to call yourselves supporters then please for the love of god start supporting otherwise we have the largest capacity library in the world! There was more noise at priestfield with 1500 fans than at the Amex!
If some of our fans go to be entertained in silence, then may I suggest the cinema but if you want to call yourselves supporters then please for the love of god start supporting otherwise we have the largest capacity library in the world! There was more noise at priestfield with 1500 fans than at the Amex! Towner83
  • Score: 1

10:26am Mon 31 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

fratsomrover wrote:
brighton1980 wrote:
olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch.

"We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans."

"You mean the fans that are already half way home?"

My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on?

On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged.

Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.
I would tread carefully about fans leaving early. It's not something I do but I do understand why it is necessary for many. Unfortunately the transport arrangements are far from acceptable and they are suffered by most supporters. Many, such as the elderly and disabled leave early to avoid the rush and crush for buses and trains. I'm sure they dont want to, but have little choice. There was one elderly man along the row where I sit who always left on the 80th minute to allow him time to get to Bennetts car park (disabled).
Since the club introduced the rule that Bennetts Car park will not be opened for departures until at least 45 minutes after the end of the game, this gentleman has not attended a match. He cant park at the Uni as it's too far away for him to walk and he doesn't want to sit in the car park for an hour. He's a lifelong supporter who has paid for his season ticket yet been driven away by the poor transport arrangements.
So dont tar everybody with the same brush !!
I've always found the club very reasonable, I'm sure if this man is disabled and has a genuine need to get away early then they will make a special case for him, especially as a lifelong fan. He needs to talk to the club if his need is genuine!
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch. "We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans." "You mean the fans that are already half way home?" My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on? On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged. Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.[/p][/quote]I would tread carefully about fans leaving early. It's not something I do but I do understand why it is necessary for many. Unfortunately the transport arrangements are far from acceptable and they are suffered by most supporters. Many, such as the elderly and disabled leave early to avoid the rush and crush for buses and trains. I'm sure they dont want to, but have little choice. There was one elderly man along the row where I sit who always left on the 80th minute to allow him time to get to Bennetts car park (disabled). Since the club introduced the rule that Bennetts Car park will not be opened for departures until at least 45 minutes after the end of the game, this gentleman has not attended a match. He cant park at the Uni as it's too far away for him to walk and he doesn't want to sit in the car park for an hour. He's a lifelong supporter who has paid for his season ticket yet been driven away by the poor transport arrangements. So dont tar everybody with the same brush !![/p][/quote]I've always found the club very reasonable, I'm sure if this man is disabled and has a genuine need to get away early then they will make a special case for him, especially as a lifelong fan. He needs to talk to the club if his need is genuine! pablobrowno
  • Score: 8

10:28am Mon 31 Mar 14

brighton1980 says...

Towner83 wrote:
If some of our fans go to be entertained in silence, then may I suggest the cinema but if you want to call yourselves supporters then please for the love of god start supporting otherwise we have the largest capacity library in the world! There was more noise at priestfield with 1500 fans than at the Amex!
I hear you! Anyone on here from the West Stand want to chip in with their thoughts? Why don't you do the North Stand/West Stand chant anymore, or any chants in fact? It's got to the point where the North Stand don't even bother anymore with, "West Stand, give us a song, West Stand, West Stand give us a song!"
[quote][p][bold]Towner83[/bold] wrote: If some of our fans go to be entertained in silence, then may I suggest the cinema but if you want to call yourselves supporters then please for the love of god start supporting otherwise we have the largest capacity library in the world! There was more noise at priestfield with 1500 fans than at the Amex![/p][/quote]I hear you! Anyone on here from the West Stand want to chip in with their thoughts? Why don't you do the North Stand/West Stand chant anymore, or any chants in fact? It's got to the point where the North Stand don't even bother anymore with, "West Stand, give us a song, West Stand, West Stand give us a song!" brighton1980
  • Score: -4

10:31am Mon 31 Mar 14

fansunited says...

I have never booed or left early. But was disappointed with our performance on Saturday, they had given up there was no fight or passion in them, really doesn't encourage the supporters to get behind them! An as for the not leaving the cinema early if the film was poor I would leave early!
I have never booed or left early. But was disappointed with our performance on Saturday, they had given up there was no fight or passion in them, really doesn't encourage the supporters to get behind them! An as for the not leaving the cinema early if the film was poor I would leave early! fansunited
  • Score: 14

10:32am Mon 31 Mar 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Camp Nigel wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Those booing the team at half-time and at the end were a disgrace.
Brighton fans built a reputation for fighting for the club through thick and thin over the years when it was not a certainty that we would have a club in the future.
We have a fantastic stadium and everything is building towards a bright future. But we are nothing if the players get booed every time there is a blip.
Get behind the team and show some passion. Don't wait for a goal to go in before your backside leaves the seat. Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen.
We are the 12th man in a team. The players and the fans.
A good example dare I say it is Crystal Palace fans who really get behind their team. Are we going to let them be better supporters than us.
Anyway, rant over. Just think about it. UTA
But Crystal Palace fans are ugly Grandad. Hence my change of allegiance.
Beauty is only skin deep and in the eye of the beholder, but I take your point.
[quote][p][bold]Camp Nigel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Those booing the team at half-time and at the end were a disgrace. Brighton fans built a reputation for fighting for the club through thick and thin over the years when it was not a certainty that we would have a club in the future. We have a fantastic stadium and everything is building towards a bright future. But we are nothing if the players get booed every time there is a blip. Get behind the team and show some passion. Don't wait for a goal to go in before your backside leaves the seat. Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen. We are the 12th man in a team. The players and the fans. A good example dare I say it is Crystal Palace fans who really get behind their team. Are we going to let them be better supporters than us. Anyway, rant over. Just think about it. UTA[/p][/quote]But Crystal Palace fans are ugly Grandad. Hence my change of allegiance.[/p][/quote]Beauty is only skin deep and in the eye of the beholder, but I take your point. Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

10:39am Mon 31 Mar 14

SMF20 says...

brighton1980 wrote:
olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch.

"We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans."

"You mean the fans that are already half way home?"

My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on?

On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged.

Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.
Not quite sure why you are getting thumbs down for a very honest appraisal of how things are but everyone has there opinion.

Good post in my mind

Uta
[quote][p][bold]brighton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch. "We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans." "You mean the fans that are already half way home?" My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on? On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged. Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.[/p][/quote]Not quite sure why you are getting thumbs down for a very honest appraisal of how things are but everyone has there opinion. Good post in my mind Uta SMF20
  • Score: 2

10:59am Mon 31 Mar 14

Baldseagull says...

brighton1980 wrote:
Towner83 wrote:
If some of our fans go to be entertained in silence, then may I suggest the cinema but if you want to call yourselves supporters then please for the love of god start supporting otherwise we have the largest capacity library in the world! There was more noise at priestfield with 1500 fans than at the Amex!
I hear you! Anyone on here from the West Stand want to chip in with their thoughts? Why don't you do the North Stand/West Stand chant anymore, or any chants in fact? It's got to the point where the North Stand don't even bother anymore with, "West Stand, give us a song, West Stand, West Stand give us a song!"
North Stand/West Stand has become North Stand/South Stand. I sit in the south end of the West Upper and since the South has had home fans and have responded, those around me in the West see it as the Souths turn so won't respond, like they don't if the South starts it, as they would expect the North to respond.
I tried hard to get some noise going on Saturday but none were feeling it, those around me do sing but only when the mood is good, and you wouldn't notice it in the North as it would be noisy in there at those times.
[quote][p][bold]brighton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Towner83[/bold] wrote: If some of our fans go to be entertained in silence, then may I suggest the cinema but if you want to call yourselves supporters then please for the love of god start supporting otherwise we have the largest capacity library in the world! There was more noise at priestfield with 1500 fans than at the Amex![/p][/quote]I hear you! Anyone on here from the West Stand want to chip in with their thoughts? Why don't you do the North Stand/West Stand chant anymore, or any chants in fact? It's got to the point where the North Stand don't even bother anymore with, "West Stand, give us a song, West Stand, West Stand give us a song!"[/p][/quote]North Stand/West Stand has become North Stand/South Stand. I sit in the south end of the West Upper and since the South has had home fans and have responded, those around me in the West see it as the Souths turn so won't respond, like they don't if the South starts it, as they would expect the North to respond. I tried hard to get some noise going on Saturday but none were feeling it, those around me do sing but only when the mood is good, and you wouldn't notice it in the North as it would be noisy in there at those times. Baldseagull
  • Score: 2

11:15am Mon 31 Mar 14

Steveg1958 says...

pablobrowno wrote:
I really feel the reduced atmosphere at the Amex this year is the result of many things, the Gus bus crash definitely changed things, but we just haven't seen the team get it together on the pitch. Think back to this time last year when we were on song. 3-0 v Palace, 6-1 v Blackpool, we brushed Wolves aside 2-0. As fans we thought we would win and we did. We were on the up, building something. I think now we all feel that we have moved backwards, for the first time in 5 years. We have sold players that were integral parts of that success, Bridders (massive loss but bound to happen), Barnes (if the doubters aren't missing his goals and general strength then they should be!), and even El Abd, who I'm sure was a massive character to be around the team. We get the feeling that perhaps the players aren't right behind the manager, when (Vicente aside) you never got that feeling under Poyet. We are missing the passion at the moment, the style of play seems so restrictive at times it is painful to watch. The lack of shots at goal from outside the box is ridiculous. We are trying to be Arsenal/barca or whatever, but we most certainly are not. Why oh why did we hear nothing of trying to sign Conway again. Why was Stephens not involved sat? What the hell is going on with Adgestein (poor man's Vicente)?

We have 27k fans in that stadium each and every game just waiting to be entertained, waiting to make loads of noise, wanting the good times, attacking football which we get glimpses of at times.

We have lost too much quality this year and not replaced it, if this was the apprentice, the failure of the task would have to be down the the player recruitment team, who quite frankly failed to perform. Impressive bids were put in and rejected by Huddersfield and Middlesborough. When we did have a bid accepted (buy out clause) for Grabban they failed to get their man. I mind mind we should not turn on Oscar until he has had the chance to build a squad of his influence, and he needs the summer to do it. Would another season in one of the best leagues in the world be such a bad thing? As long as we do not start going backward, we should be happy with missing out on the play offs this year given what's happened. If we start under performing next year then alarm bells will ring. Bloom cannot afford to not be on the up, but I don't think he feels it is compulsory this year.
Best post so far, I will reserve judgement on Oscar an our so called recruitment team, but I will say this if the manager / head coach dishes up the same rubbish next year I hope he has gone by Christmas !
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: I really feel the reduced atmosphere at the Amex this year is the result of many things, the Gus bus crash definitely changed things, but we just haven't seen the team get it together on the pitch. Think back to this time last year when we were on song. 3-0 v Palace, 6-1 v Blackpool, we brushed Wolves aside 2-0. As fans we thought we would win and we did. We were on the up, building something. I think now we all feel that we have moved backwards, for the first time in 5 years. We have sold players that were integral parts of that success, Bridders (massive loss but bound to happen), Barnes (if the doubters aren't missing his goals and general strength then they should be!), and even El Abd, who I'm sure was a massive character to be around the team. We get the feeling that perhaps the players aren't right behind the manager, when (Vicente aside) you never got that feeling under Poyet. We are missing the passion at the moment, the style of play seems so restrictive at times it is painful to watch. The lack of shots at goal from outside the box is ridiculous. We are trying to be Arsenal/barca or whatever, but we most certainly are not. Why oh why did we hear nothing of trying to sign Conway again. Why was Stephens not involved sat? What the hell is going on with Adgestein (poor man's Vicente)? We have 27k fans in that stadium each and every game just waiting to be entertained, waiting to make loads of noise, wanting the good times, attacking football which we get glimpses of at times. We have lost too much quality this year and not replaced it, if this was the apprentice, the failure of the task would have to be down the the player recruitment team, who quite frankly failed to perform. Impressive bids were put in and rejected by Huddersfield and Middlesborough. When we did have a bid accepted (buy out clause) for Grabban they failed to get their man. I mind mind we should not turn on Oscar until he has had the chance to build a squad of his influence, and he needs the summer to do it. Would another season in one of the best leagues in the world be such a bad thing? As long as we do not start going backward, we should be happy with missing out on the play offs this year given what's happened. If we start under performing next year then alarm bells will ring. Bloom cannot afford to not be on the up, but I don't think he feels it is compulsory this year.[/p][/quote]Best post so far, I will reserve judgement on Oscar an our so called recruitment team, but I will say this if the manager / head coach dishes up the same rubbish next year I hope he has gone by Christmas ! Steveg1958
  • Score: 1

11:19am Mon 31 Mar 14

blue-eyed-boy says...

Even if you buy into the Overachieving Mid Table Budget excuses, we should be beating the likes of Middlesbrough, Barnsley etc. at home, even if we don't make the Play Offs, we need to see that there something to build on for next season, Saturdays performance was that of a side already relegated, no confidence, no desire, it's Oscar's job to put the confidence back in the side, but I don't see that happening.
Just because you have an opinion, doesn't mean your not a die hard fan, or are only satisfied if they win, a lot of Fans me included had no problem with the defeats against Forest & Wigan, but the Middlesbrough, Barnsley + other performances are not good enough, what ever sort of Fan you are. Sorry it may sound pompous, but I pay my money& it dose give me the right to be Judge & Jury, & give my verdict in cheers or jeers as I feel appropriate, it's part of being a Fan, don't take it to heart we'll be back for the next match, Football is s much about opinions as it is about the Match Ball that's is used to play it with, but I do feel the Team should reflect the Passion we support the Club with.
Even if you buy into the Overachieving Mid Table Budget excuses, we should be beating the likes of Middlesbrough, Barnsley etc. at home, even if we don't make the Play Offs, we need to see that there something to build on for next season, Saturdays performance was that of a side already relegated, no confidence, no desire, it's Oscar's job to put the confidence back in the side, but I don't see that happening. Just because you have an opinion, doesn't mean your not a die hard fan, or are only satisfied if they win, a lot of Fans me included had no problem with the defeats against Forest & Wigan, but the Middlesbrough, Barnsley + other performances are not good enough, what ever sort of Fan you are. Sorry it may sound pompous, but I pay my money& it dose give me the right to be Judge & Jury, & give my verdict in cheers or jeers as I feel appropriate, it's part of being a Fan, don't take it to heart we'll be back for the next match, Football is s much about opinions as it is about the Match Ball that's is used to play it with, but I do feel the Team should reflect the Passion we support the Club with. blue-eyed-boy
  • Score: 8

2:20pm Mon 31 Mar 14

tinker111 says...

raymondo999 wrote:
olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Maybe they are FOOTBALL supporters who cheer and applaud good football! and jeer at rubbish. Fan is short for fanatic, in other words headless chicken
AND BOOOOO WHEN OPPOSITION SCORE how thick????
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Maybe they are FOOTBALL supporters who cheer and applaud good football! and jeer at rubbish. Fan is short for fanatic, in other words headless chicken[/p][/quote]AND BOOOOO WHEN OPPOSITION SCORE how thick???? tinker111
  • Score: -3

2:33pm Mon 31 Mar 14

tinker111 says...

Boloney-marshal wrote:
Does he - who cares?
Don't care about Bruno ( funny ) thought this post was about what BRUNO said not seen his name mentioned till now ?? he is close to one of my dead legs?? support great but BEING SHORT CHANGED BY TEAM " WHO ARE NOT A PATCH ON SIDE UNDER 'GUS' Prob's start at top and go down
[quote][p][bold]Boloney-marshal[/bold] wrote: Does he - who cares?[/p][/quote]Don't care about Bruno ( funny ) thought this post was about what BRUNO said not seen his name mentioned till now ?? he is close to one of my dead legs?? support great but BEING SHORT CHANGED BY TEAM " WHO ARE NOT A PATCH ON SIDE UNDER 'GUS' Prob's start at top and go down tinker111
  • Score: 0

5:44pm Mon 31 Mar 14

To baldly go says...

brighton1980 wrote:
olebut wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch. "We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans." "You mean the fans that are already half way home?" My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on? On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged. Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.
Fans will support their team through thick and thin, but can you blame fans for leaving after having to watch that saturday, i was in the north stand and was one of those that left early, along with thousands of others, same as i would have done if at a cinema and the film was crap. In a restaurant if the food is bad you can complain to the management/owner and get something done about it, at a football match you can hardly go and knock on TB'S door and let him know what you think, so people left early as a show of disapointment.
It is the manor of our play over the last few weeks that is frustrating the fans, no passion, inacurate passing, passing back, cant score, strange subs and as for the tactics!
When Buckley went off AGAIN, hardly any clapping and even less as Jfc came on, sums up what people think at the moment really, and as for the penalty!!!!!!! say no more. Football is an entertainment business and with entertainment like that people wont even turn up let alone leave 10 minutes early.
I will be back at the Amex for the Blackpool match etc and will be going to Forest for the last game of the season along with my son and nephew, but for christ sake lets go down fighting not with a whimper like Saturday. UTA
[quote][p][bold]brighton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch. "We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans." "You mean the fans that are already half way home?" My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on? On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged. Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.[/p][/quote]Fans will support their team through thick and thin, but can you blame fans for leaving after having to watch that saturday, i was in the north stand and was one of those that left early, along with thousands of others, same as i would have done if at a cinema and the film was crap. In a restaurant if the food is bad you can complain to the management/owner and get something done about it, at a football match you can hardly go and knock on TB'S door and let him know what you think, so people left early as a show of disapointment. It is the manor of our play over the last few weeks that is frustrating the fans, no passion, inacurate passing, passing back, cant score, strange subs and as for the tactics! When Buckley went off AGAIN, hardly any clapping and even less as Jfc came on, sums up what people think at the moment really, and as for the penalty!!!!!!! say no more. Football is an entertainment business and with entertainment like that people wont even turn up let alone leave 10 minutes early. I will be back at the Amex for the Blackpool match etc and will be going to Forest for the last game of the season along with my son and nephew, but for christ sake lets go down fighting not with a whimper like Saturday. UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 2

6:28pm Mon 31 Mar 14

OldGull says...

brighton1980 wrote:
olebut wrote:
If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .
Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch.

"We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans."

"You mean the fans that are already half way home?"

My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on?

On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged.

Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.
Yes there are a large number of fair weather fans.

Remember the play off match last season? That day the ground also emptied early.
I know that defeat was particularly hard to take, but the team had given us an exciting run in to the play offs. And 10,000+ supporters couldn't be arsed to stay behind to applaud.
The new Amex crew seem a fickle bunch.
I have always stayed until the end.

I sit in west upper and have to agree some games it can be quiet, but then from up there, the north stand are also not as vocal either.
I also agree it's time for Dunk to be given an extended run.

A win tomorrow and we are back in the mix
UTA
[quote][p][bold]brighton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: If you are a fan you support your team through thick and thin however some of the comments I read suggest that a lot of people who comment upon matches are just fair weather fans .[/p][/quote]Half of the Albion fans who came to the game on Saturday seem to be fair weather supporters. The stadium was 50% empty after the 2nd goal went in. Two goals in 10 minutes is unlikely but not impossible. For the players on the pitch to look up and see an exodus of home fans, it can't be that inspiring. You can imagine the conversations on the pitch. "We must believe we can still get something from this game. We have to do it for the fans." "You mean the fans that are already half way home?" My personal favourite were the fans walking out of the North Stand after the 2nd goal still singing, "Brighton till I die". Good one. Brighton till you die but not until the end of the game. I appreciate some people will say they leave early to get home quicker but that seems pretty weak. Would they leave the cinema early? Why are they all in such a rush to get home? Did they leave the oven on? On a final rant, please wake up West Stand. In the first season the North Stand/West Stand chants were immense. Now we get more noise from the handful of home fans in the South Stand. Believe it or not, it's okay to make noise at a football game. In fact, it's encouraged. Back to the football - please can we start Upson and Dunk in defence? Greer was at fault for both goals in my opinion. The last few home games, he has been sent off and given away goals. Not exactly Captain Marvel.[/p][/quote]Yes there are a large number of fair weather fans. Remember the play off match last season? That day the ground also emptied early. I know that defeat was particularly hard to take, but the team had given us an exciting run in to the play offs. And 10,000+ supporters couldn't be arsed to stay behind to applaud. The new Amex crew seem a fickle bunch. I have always stayed until the end. I sit in west upper and have to agree some games it can be quiet, but then from up there, the north stand are also not as vocal either. I also agree it's time for Dunk to be given an extended run. A win tomorrow and we are back in the mix UTA OldGull
  • Score: 2

6:35pm Mon 31 Mar 14

OldGull says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Those booing the team at half-time and at the end were a disgrace.
Brighton fans built a reputation for fighting for the club through thick and thin over the years when it was not a certainty that we would have a club in the future.
We have a fantastic stadium and everything is building towards a bright future. But we are nothing if the players get booed every time there is a blip.
Get behind the team and show some passion. Don't wait for a goal to go in before your backside leaves the seat. Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen.
We are the 12th man in a team. The players and the fans.
A good example dare I say it is Crystal Palace fans who really get behind their team. Are we going to let them be better supporters than us.
Anyway, rant over. Just think about it. UTA
Well said grandad.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Those booing the team at half-time and at the end were a disgrace. Brighton fans built a reputation for fighting for the club through thick and thin over the years when it was not a certainty that we would have a club in the future. We have a fantastic stadium and everything is building towards a bright future. But we are nothing if the players get booed every time there is a blip. Get behind the team and show some passion. Don't wait for a goal to go in before your backside leaves the seat. Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen. We are the 12th man in a team. The players and the fans. A good example dare I say it is Crystal Palace fans who really get behind their team. Are we going to let them be better supporters than us. Anyway, rant over. Just think about it. UTA[/p][/quote]Well said grandad. OldGull
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10:56pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Lamby63 says...

The small details Bruno mentioned I assume include him not being in his position when the first goal was scored , he exposed Greer who should have done better but Bruno should play in midfield with Calderon at right Back.
The small details Bruno mentioned I assume include him not being in his position when the first goal was scored , he exposed Greer who should have done better but Bruno should play in midfield with Calderon at right Back. Lamby63
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