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Stephens hopes his first Albion goal will lead to more in play-off chase

The Argus: Matt Upson shakes hands with Paul Robinson after Albion snatched a confidence boosting point at Blackburn Matt Upson shakes hands with Paul Robinson after Albion snatched a confidence boosting point at Blackburn

Dale Stephens believes his first goal for Albion can act as a springboard for him and the club in their chase for the play-offs.

The January midfield signing from Charlton came off the bench at half-time for dead leg victim Rohan Ince to head a late equaliser in last night’s 3-3 draw at Blackburn, which keeps the Seagulls within three points of the top six.

Stephens, who was not in the squad for Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Ipswich following illness, told The Argus: “Getting a goal will breed confidence. In previous games I’ve had quite a few chances but not scored so it’s great to get off the mark and hopefully I can kick on from here.

“I carried a foot injury for the last four weeks, so that stopped me a little bit, and then I had a virus last week so it has been kind of stop-start. Hopefully now I have put a marker down that I can score goals for this club.”

Stephens levelled two minutes after Rovers were awarded a controversial penalty when two-goal Jordan Rhodes was sandwiched in-between Matt Upson and Gordon Greer.

“I thought it was a harsh decision,” Stephens said. “It was a bit of a coming together in the box which away from home you are going to get given against you more times than not.

“It looked like it was going away from us but we’ve got good characters in the dressing room. It’s not over until it’s over and we’ve got a good point in the end. We have stopped the rot of the previous three defeats.”

Bruno will be replaced by Inigo Calderon at right-back for the next two games at Barnsley and Leicester after collecting his tenth booking and a two-match ban.

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6:59am Wed 2 Apr 14

Alfie T says...

And the prize for the most cliche's goes to... Joking aside, good to see him score,it's been coming for some time, I hope he stays in the side for the remainder of the season. Stephens,Croft,Ince for next season could see us home if we are still a Championship club then.
And the prize for the most cliche's goes to... Joking aside, good to see him score,it's been coming for some time, I hope he stays in the side for the remainder of the season. Stephens,Croft,Ince for next season could see us home if we are still a Championship club then. Alfie T
  • Score: 15

7:37am Wed 2 Apr 14

elljam says...

Hopefully it means he will retain his place as he gives us an energy & bite in midfield which is lacking with Andrews & JFC.
Hopefully it means he will retain his place as he gives us an energy & bite in midfield which is lacking with Andrews & JFC. elljam
  • Score: 17

8:07am Wed 2 Apr 14

graham w says...

Well done dale..... plenty more to come...
Well done dale..... plenty more to come... graham w
  • Score: 6

8:14am Wed 2 Apr 14

graham w says...

Well done Dale.... well done seagulls... better after saturday....Uta..
Well done Dale.... well done seagulls... better after saturday....Uta.. graham w
  • Score: 6

8:21am Wed 2 Apr 14

Seagull John says...

Good to hear a chipper Dale. More please.
Good to hear a chipper Dale. More please. Seagull John
  • Score: 7

8:52am Wed 2 Apr 14

SMF20 says...

I hope this guy plays until the end of the season now... He offers us an energy that is only evident in one other player in our squad in "Crofts"

Many have said that Andrews and Ince can't play together and I'm inclined to agree. In my mind they do the same thing.
Whilst I don't think Andrews is good enough for a top end championship team anymore, his best position is holding midfielder..

If Ince is out now with an injury and not fit for Saturday then my hope would be that Andrews would hold with Stephens and Lingard in front of him.
Have Kaz and Solly on the wings and I believe that it's as good as we can muster right now.

I wonder if CMS might get a subs berth Saturday. I know he played under 21's but he looked strong the other night.

Good result last night.

Uta
I hope this guy plays until the end of the season now... He offers us an energy that is only evident in one other player in our squad in "Crofts" Many have said that Andrews and Ince can't play together and I'm inclined to agree. In my mind they do the same thing. Whilst I don't think Andrews is good enough for a top end championship team anymore, his best position is holding midfielder.. If Ince is out now with an injury and not fit for Saturday then my hope would be that Andrews would hold with Stephens and Lingard in front of him. Have Kaz and Solly on the wings and I believe that it's as good as we can muster right now. I wonder if CMS might get a subs berth Saturday. I know he played under 21's but he looked strong the other night. Good result last night. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 13

8:59am Wed 2 Apr 14

Grendel says...

A minor point but Saturday's loss was to Middlesbrough, not Ipswich. Good result though.
A minor point but Saturday's loss was to Middlesbrough, not Ipswich. Good result though. Grendel
  • Score: 1

9:18am Wed 2 Apr 14

wiseman of hove says...

As I have posted before, Stephens has a real engine on him and a key player next season, with Crofts. I'll give Oscar the benefit of the doubt that he must have thought Stephens was not ready for a contribution last Saturday, because on paper that looked a very strange decision.
I can only go on commentary but it does sound like Lingard is really starting to show. I just hope Oscar sheds a bit more caution because I do not think our run in is particularly demanding. With our defence beginning to ship goals, very reassured that Calde is back - the decision forced on Oscar, thank heavens. Bruno makes me nervous.
As I have posted before, Stephens has a real engine on him and a key player next season, with Crofts. I'll give Oscar the benefit of the doubt that he must have thought Stephens was not ready for a contribution last Saturday, because on paper that looked a very strange decision. I can only go on commentary but it does sound like Lingard is really starting to show. I just hope Oscar sheds a bit more caution because I do not think our run in is particularly demanding. With our defence beginning to ship goals, very reassured that Calde is back - the decision forced on Oscar, thank heavens. Bruno makes me nervous. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 8

11:07am Wed 2 Apr 14

albionfan33 says...

SMF20 wrote:
I hope this guy plays until the end of the season now... He offers us an energy that is only evident in one other player in our squad in "Crofts"

Many have said that Andrews and Ince can't play together and I'm inclined to agree. In my mind they do the same thing.
Whilst I don't think Andrews is good enough for a top end championship team anymore, his best position is holding midfielder..

If Ince is out now with an injury and not fit for Saturday then my hope would be that Andrews would hold with Stephens and Lingard in front of him.
Have Kaz and Solly on the wings and I believe that it's as good as we can muster right now.

I wonder if CMS might get a subs berth Saturday. I know he played under 21's but he looked strong the other night.

Good result last night.

Uta
if cms trains without problems through the week id be very surprised if he wasnt on the bench. its not that we have an abundance of proven goalscorers in the squad i wonder if he would play behind leo he offers so much energy he could be the one to pull the midfield up an extra 10 yards
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I hope this guy plays until the end of the season now... He offers us an energy that is only evident in one other player in our squad in "Crofts" Many have said that Andrews and Ince can't play together and I'm inclined to agree. In my mind they do the same thing. Whilst I don't think Andrews is good enough for a top end championship team anymore, his best position is holding midfielder.. If Ince is out now with an injury and not fit for Saturday then my hope would be that Andrews would hold with Stephens and Lingard in front of him. Have Kaz and Solly on the wings and I believe that it's as good as we can muster right now. I wonder if CMS might get a subs berth Saturday. I know he played under 21's but he looked strong the other night. Good result last night. Uta[/p][/quote]if cms trains without problems through the week id be very surprised if he wasnt on the bench. its not that we have an abundance of proven goalscorers in the squad i wonder if he would play behind leo he offers so much energy he could be the one to pull the midfield up an extra 10 yards albionfan33
  • Score: 5

12:27pm Wed 2 Apr 14

tug509 says...

SMF20 ,Wiseman of Hove ,totally agree with both you lads ,Stephens looked confident and assured last night ,i think he will turn out to be a real boon and a bargain .
Dont know whether any one noticed ,but Tomasz had another pop at Bruno ,looked like he was angry about Bruno leaving a dirty great gap at RB . Im an Ini fan and always will be ,no disrespect intended to Bruno ,he`s a skillful player ,but Ini is more responsible ,and rarely gets caught out tracking back after going forward . I made a nod toward the chance of seeing CMS at Barnsley ,and wouldn`t be surprised to see him on the bench .
Seagull John ,nice one ! :0)
SMF20 ,Wiseman of Hove ,totally agree with both you lads ,Stephens looked confident and assured last night ,i think he will turn out to be a real boon and a bargain . Dont know whether any one noticed ,but Tomasz had another pop at Bruno ,looked like he was angry about Bruno leaving a dirty great gap at RB . Im an Ini fan and always will be ,no disrespect intended to Bruno ,he`s a skillful player ,but Ini is more responsible ,and rarely gets caught out tracking back after going forward . I made a nod toward the chance of seeing CMS at Barnsley ,and wouldn`t be surprised to see him on the bench . Seagull John ,nice one ! :0) tug509
  • Score: 3

12:41pm Wed 2 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

CMS on the bench for the Barnsley match, a distinct possibility, but how does Oscar use him when fully fit?
Once CMS can start a match Oscar will have the option of sending out a team that would see us start with more fire power on the park than we have been able to muster all year, a real 4-3-3 goal hungry line up. Ince (if fit) Stephens, Solly, Lingard, CMS and Ulloa, but would that leave us a tad exposed in midfield?
CMS on the bench for the Barnsley match, a distinct possibility, but how does Oscar use him when fully fit? Once CMS can start a match Oscar will have the option of sending out a team that would see us start with more fire power on the park than we have been able to muster all year, a real 4-3-3 goal hungry line up. Ince (if fit) Stephens, Solly, Lingard, CMS and Ulloa, but would that leave us a tad exposed in midfield? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:03pm Wed 2 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

Bobby Z to comeback in the summer, why?
Accepting that we need more options up front, do we really need to gamble on him being fit for action week in and week out? The squad needs to be younger come next season, and there will surely be options to sign players that have not had a season plagued with injuries, we have enough of them already.
As far as Brighton goes Bobby is a legend, he should remain so and not blot his status with our fans by getting tagged a sick note, if that is how it turned out next year.
Bobby Z to comeback in the summer, why? Accepting that we need more options up front, do we really need to gamble on him being fit for action week in and week out? The squad needs to be younger come next season, and there will surely be options to sign players that have not had a season plagued with injuries, we have enough of them already. As far as Brighton goes Bobby is a legend, he should remain so and not blot his status with our fans by getting tagged a sick note, if that is how it turned out next year. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Wed 2 Apr 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
CMS on the bench for the Barnsley match, a distinct possibility, but how does Oscar use him when fully fit?
Once CMS can start a match Oscar will have the option of sending out a team that would see us start with more fire power on the park than we have been able to muster all year, a real 4-3-3 goal hungry line up. Ince (if fit) Stephens, Solly, Lingard, CMS and Ulloa, but would that leave us a tad exposed in midfield?
Hello Mate ,
to be honest i thought Will might make an appearance before Craig ,it looked as though he was further along at one point ,but either would get a reception at Barnsley ,that YOU would hear . Like your set up ,but i have always liked to see two proper wide men ,Jesse ,who was brilliant last night ,would i presume ,be in the wider role with your choices ,if we were ever lucky enough to see that sort of offense on the pitch at one time !.
I`ve been a little anti Oscar recently ,lovely bloke ,great background ,but that doesn`t win games . I think almost all of us are impressed with the result last night ,as am i ,but ,others and myself would just like to see Oscar ,put out a team ,that can give us a lead ,and still be attacking ,instead of ,go one up ,then hold on for grim death till the 63rd minute and expect ,the Genius that is Kaz ,to dig us out of a hole . As for being exposed (no not Clive Walker) :0) ,in the midfield ,Ince is a giant ,and with our back five ,i`m sure would cope ,our defence might have a busy day ,but nowhere near as much as theirs !.

As my hero Oddball would say ,"how do you get to Oakwell ,miles behind enemy lines ,* easy we`ve got an army ,we can fight "
Vegas ,i dont know if you remember the ABC by Pool Valley bus and coaches ?. About 1975/6 they showed Kelly`s Heroe`s ,and me and a mate ,used to snick in the fire exit door ,must have seen that film 30 times that summer ,and recently on tv here ,greatest film i ever saw ,sorry, waffling ,anyway they defied the odds ! . UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: CMS on the bench for the Barnsley match, a distinct possibility, but how does Oscar use him when fully fit? Once CMS can start a match Oscar will have the option of sending out a team that would see us start with more fire power on the park than we have been able to muster all year, a real 4-3-3 goal hungry line up. Ince (if fit) Stephens, Solly, Lingard, CMS and Ulloa, but would that leave us a tad exposed in midfield?[/p][/quote]Hello Mate , to be honest i thought Will might make an appearance before Craig ,it looked as though he was further along at one point ,but either would get a reception at Barnsley ,that YOU would hear . Like your set up ,but i have always liked to see two proper wide men ,Jesse ,who was brilliant last night ,would i presume ,be in the wider role with your choices ,if we were ever lucky enough to see that sort of offense on the pitch at one time !. I`ve been a little anti Oscar recently ,lovely bloke ,great background ,but that doesn`t win games . I think almost all of us are impressed with the result last night ,as am i ,but ,others and myself would just like to see Oscar ,put out a team ,that can give us a lead ,and still be attacking ,instead of ,go one up ,then hold on for grim death till the 63rd minute and expect ,the Genius that is Kaz ,to dig us out of a hole . As for being exposed (no not Clive Walker) :0) ,in the midfield ,Ince is a giant ,and with our back five ,i`m sure would cope ,our defence might have a busy day ,but nowhere near as much as theirs !. As my hero Oddball would say ,"how do you get to Oakwell ,miles behind enemy lines ,* easy we`ve got an army ,we can fight " Vegas ,i dont know if you remember the ABC by Pool Valley bus and coaches ?. About 1975/6 they showed Kelly`s Heroe`s ,and me and a mate ,used to snick in the fire exit door ,must have seen that film 30 times that summer ,and recently on tv here ,greatest film i ever saw ,sorry, waffling ,anyway they defied the odds ! . UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

3:08pm Wed 2 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
CMS on the bench for the Barnsley match, a distinct possibility, but how does Oscar use him when fully fit?
Once CMS can start a match Oscar will have the option of sending out a team that would see us start with more fire power on the park than we have been able to muster all year, a real 4-3-3 goal hungry line up. Ince (if fit) Stephens, Solly, Lingard, CMS and Ulloa, but would that leave us a tad exposed in midfield?
Hello Mate ,
to be honest i thought Will might make an appearance before Craig ,it looked as though he was further along at one point ,but either would get a reception at Barnsley ,that YOU would hear . Like your set up ,but i have always liked to see two proper wide men ,Jesse ,who was brilliant last night ,would i presume ,be in the wider role with your choices ,if we were ever lucky enough to see that sort of offense on the pitch at one time !.
I`ve been a little anti Oscar recently ,lovely bloke ,great background ,but that doesn`t win games . I think almost all of us are impressed with the result last night ,as am i ,but ,others and myself would just like to see Oscar ,put out a team ,that can give us a lead ,and still be attacking ,instead of ,go one up ,then hold on for grim death till the 63rd minute and expect ,the Genius that is Kaz ,to dig us out of a hole . As for being exposed (no not Clive Walker) :0) ,in the midfield ,Ince is a giant ,and with our back five ,i`m sure would cope ,our defence might have a busy day ,but nowhere near as much as theirs !.

As my hero Oddball would say ,"how do you get to Oakwell ,miles behind enemy lines ,* easy we`ve got an army ,we can fight "
Vegas ,i dont know if you remember the ABC by Pool Valley bus and coaches ?. About 1975/6 they showed Kelly`s Heroe`s ,and me and a mate ,used to snick in the fire exit door ,must have seen that film 30 times that summer ,and recently on tv here ,greatest film i ever saw ,sorry, waffling ,anyway they defied the odds ! . UTA
Hi Tug.
Yep I remember the ABC, and like you I went there to see Kelly's Heroes, one of my all time fav war movies.

The six lads that I mentioned as a attacking force would see Solly playing wide and it's possible that Lingard would do the same on the other side, CMS having the central attacking role. Using these six would mean that Ince and Stephens would have a lot of work to do but CMS has the pace to help them out as does Lingard.
I think that you would agree that attacking can be a method of defense, the more pressure we apply the deeper the oppo have to play, and that in it's self might ease some of the pressure on our midfield. My idea would be a gamble, if tried we would have to see it produce goals and accept that we might concede one, but I would take a 2-1 or 3-1 win any day of the week.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: CMS on the bench for the Barnsley match, a distinct possibility, but how does Oscar use him when fully fit? Once CMS can start a match Oscar will have the option of sending out a team that would see us start with more fire power on the park than we have been able to muster all year, a real 4-3-3 goal hungry line up. Ince (if fit) Stephens, Solly, Lingard, CMS and Ulloa, but would that leave us a tad exposed in midfield?[/p][/quote]Hello Mate , to be honest i thought Will might make an appearance before Craig ,it looked as though he was further along at one point ,but either would get a reception at Barnsley ,that YOU would hear . Like your set up ,but i have always liked to see two proper wide men ,Jesse ,who was brilliant last night ,would i presume ,be in the wider role with your choices ,if we were ever lucky enough to see that sort of offense on the pitch at one time !. I`ve been a little anti Oscar recently ,lovely bloke ,great background ,but that doesn`t win games . I think almost all of us are impressed with the result last night ,as am i ,but ,others and myself would just like to see Oscar ,put out a team ,that can give us a lead ,and still be attacking ,instead of ,go one up ,then hold on for grim death till the 63rd minute and expect ,the Genius that is Kaz ,to dig us out of a hole . As for being exposed (no not Clive Walker) :0) ,in the midfield ,Ince is a giant ,and with our back five ,i`m sure would cope ,our defence might have a busy day ,but nowhere near as much as theirs !. As my hero Oddball would say ,"how do you get to Oakwell ,miles behind enemy lines ,* easy we`ve got an army ,we can fight " Vegas ,i dont know if you remember the ABC by Pool Valley bus and coaches ?. About 1975/6 they showed Kelly`s Heroe`s ,and me and a mate ,used to snick in the fire exit door ,must have seen that film 30 times that summer ,and recently on tv here ,greatest film i ever saw ,sorry, waffling ,anyway they defied the odds ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Yep I remember the ABC, and like you I went there to see Kelly's Heroes, one of my all time fav war movies. The six lads that I mentioned as a attacking force would see Solly playing wide and it's possible that Lingard would do the same on the other side, CMS having the central attacking role. Using these six would mean that Ince and Stephens would have a lot of work to do but CMS has the pace to help them out as does Lingard. I think that you would agree that attacking can be a method of defense, the more pressure we apply the deeper the oppo have to play, and that in it's self might ease some of the pressure on our midfield. My idea would be a gamble, if tried we would have to see it produce goals and accept that we might concede one, but I would take a 2-1 or 3-1 win any day of the week. VegasSeagull
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8:13pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Neville says...

Great headed goal from Stephens and played the highlights back in slow motion and the penalty was for Greer pushing Rhodes in back,Upson got the ball first but it was Greers foul.
Against Barnsley lets have the same team that finished at Blackburn.
Great headed goal from Stephens and played the highlights back in slow motion and the penalty was for Greer pushing Rhodes in back,Upson got the ball first but it was Greers foul. Against Barnsley lets have the same team that finished at Blackburn. Neville
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Seagull John says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
CMS on the bench for the Barnsley match, a distinct possibility, but how does Oscar use him when fully fit?
Once CMS can start a match Oscar will have the option of sending out a team that would see us start with more fire power on the park than we have been able to muster all year, a real 4-3-3 goal hungry line up. Ince (if fit) Stephens, Solly, Lingard, CMS and Ulloa, but would that leave us a tad exposed in midfield?
Hello Mate ,
to be honest i thought Will might make an appearance before Craig ,it looked as though he was further along at one point ,but either would get a reception at Barnsley ,that YOU would hear . Like your set up ,but i have always liked to see two proper wide men ,Jesse ,who was brilliant last night ,would i presume ,be in the wider role with your choices ,if we were ever lucky enough to see that sort of offense on the pitch at one time !.
I`ve been a little anti Oscar recently ,lovely bloke ,great background ,but that doesn`t win games . I think almost all of us are impressed with the result last night ,as am i ,but ,others and myself would just like to see Oscar ,put out a team ,that can give us a lead ,and still be attacking ,instead of ,go one up ,then hold on for grim death till the 63rd minute and expect ,the Genius that is Kaz ,to dig us out of a hole . As for being exposed (no not Clive Walker) :0) ,in the midfield ,Ince is a giant ,and with our back five ,i`m sure would cope ,our defence might have a busy day ,but nowhere near as much as theirs !.

As my hero Oddball would say ,"how do you get to Oakwell ,miles behind enemy lines ,* easy we`ve got an army ,we can fight "
Vegas ,i dont know if you remember the ABC by Pool Valley bus and coaches ?. About 1975/6 they showed Kelly`s Heroe`s ,and me and a mate ,used to snick in the fire exit door ,must have seen that film 30 times that summer ,and recently on tv here ,greatest film i ever saw ,sorry, waffling ,anyway they defied the odds ! . UTA
Hi Tug.
Yep I remember the ABC, and like you I went there to see Kelly's Heroes, one of my all time fav war movies.

The six lads that I mentioned as a attacking force would see Solly playing wide and it's possible that Lingard would do the same on the other side, CMS having the central attacking role. Using these six would mean that Ince and Stephens would have a lot of work to do but CMS has the pace to help them out as does Lingard.
I think that you would agree that attacking can be a method of defense, the more pressure we apply the deeper the oppo have to play, and that in it's self might ease some of the pressure on our midfield. My idea would be a gamble, if tried we would have to see it produce goals and accept that we might concede one, but I would take a 2-1 or 3-1 win any day of the week.
I saw Kelly's Heroes at the Cinema too, although thought I remembered it at The Astoria. But hey, still one of my favourite films and looked out for Donald Sutherland ever since.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: CMS on the bench for the Barnsley match, a distinct possibility, but how does Oscar use him when fully fit? Once CMS can start a match Oscar will have the option of sending out a team that would see us start with more fire power on the park than we have been able to muster all year, a real 4-3-3 goal hungry line up. Ince (if fit) Stephens, Solly, Lingard, CMS and Ulloa, but would that leave us a tad exposed in midfield?[/p][/quote]Hello Mate , to be honest i thought Will might make an appearance before Craig ,it looked as though he was further along at one point ,but either would get a reception at Barnsley ,that YOU would hear . Like your set up ,but i have always liked to see two proper wide men ,Jesse ,who was brilliant last night ,would i presume ,be in the wider role with your choices ,if we were ever lucky enough to see that sort of offense on the pitch at one time !. I`ve been a little anti Oscar recently ,lovely bloke ,great background ,but that doesn`t win games . I think almost all of us are impressed with the result last night ,as am i ,but ,others and myself would just like to see Oscar ,put out a team ,that can give us a lead ,and still be attacking ,instead of ,go one up ,then hold on for grim death till the 63rd minute and expect ,the Genius that is Kaz ,to dig us out of a hole . As for being exposed (no not Clive Walker) :0) ,in the midfield ,Ince is a giant ,and with our back five ,i`m sure would cope ,our defence might have a busy day ,but nowhere near as much as theirs !. As my hero Oddball would say ,"how do you get to Oakwell ,miles behind enemy lines ,* easy we`ve got an army ,we can fight " Vegas ,i dont know if you remember the ABC by Pool Valley bus and coaches ?. About 1975/6 they showed Kelly`s Heroe`s ,and me and a mate ,used to snick in the fire exit door ,must have seen that film 30 times that summer ,and recently on tv here ,greatest film i ever saw ,sorry, waffling ,anyway they defied the odds ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Yep I remember the ABC, and like you I went there to see Kelly's Heroes, one of my all time fav war movies. The six lads that I mentioned as a attacking force would see Solly playing wide and it's possible that Lingard would do the same on the other side, CMS having the central attacking role. Using these six would mean that Ince and Stephens would have a lot of work to do but CMS has the pace to help them out as does Lingard. I think that you would agree that attacking can be a method of defense, the more pressure we apply the deeper the oppo have to play, and that in it's self might ease some of the pressure on our midfield. My idea would be a gamble, if tried we would have to see it produce goals and accept that we might concede one, but I would take a 2-1 or 3-1 win any day of the week.[/p][/quote]I saw Kelly's Heroes at the Cinema too, although thought I remembered it at The Astoria. But hey, still one of my favourite films and looked out for Donald Sutherland ever since. Seagull John
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