Dobbie says thanks for the backing

The Argus: Dobbie Dobbie

Matchwinner Stephen Dobbie has thanked the people who backed him during his frustrating first two months as an Albion player.

The Scottish forward came off the bench to sink stubborn Peterborough last night with his first goal for the Seagulls.

He said: “I’m obviously delighted but more so for the team and the fans and the backroom staff and the manager.

“We have had games where we have deserved to get three points but haven’t. Hopefully this will kick us on a bit.”

Dobbie received last-second advice from Gus Poyet when he went on in place of Andrew Crofts.

The former Blackpool star revealed: “The gaffer told me to keep doing what I’ve been doing.

“I’ve been working hard in training. Hopefully this will kick start me and get me back to the form that I’ve shown before in the Championship.”

Posh boss Darren Ferguson said Albion’s pressure was “relentless” in the second half but claimed there was a foul and an offside on the goal.

He said: “You need a bit of luck. They got it, we didn’t.”

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5:32pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

This guy can play,no doubt about it, looked dangerous from the moment he came on,has to start against Wolves.
This guy can play,no doubt about it, looked dangerous from the moment he came on,has to start against Wolves. Alfie T

5:55pm Wed 7 Nov 12

wiseman of hove says...

Alfie T wrote:
This guy can play,no doubt about it, looked dangerous from the moment he came on,has to start against Wolves.
Yes - irrespective of the goal which looked fairly routine - Dobbie has shown more than enough in his last two brief appearances to warrant a starting place and a decent run in the side.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: This guy can play,no doubt about it, looked dangerous from the moment he came on,has to start against Wolves.[/p][/quote]Yes - irrespective of the goal which looked fairly routine - Dobbie has shown more than enough in his last two brief appearances to warrant a starting place and a decent run in the side. wiseman of hove

6:24pm Wed 7 Nov 12

B-hove says...

Both Dobbie and Hammond had by far their best games since joining just before the transfer deadline. Previously unconvincing, they are starting to win the fans over. Hopefully, this is the start of something good.

The second-half performance by the whole team produced some of the best and most purposeful football we've seen from BHA at this season. Whatever Gus said at half-time worked wonders!

Peterborough tried spoiling tactics - mainly by holding and grappling - but good movement from our players went a long way to counteracting that. Will Buckley outstanding yet again.
Both Dobbie and Hammond had by far their best games since joining just before the transfer deadline. Previously unconvincing, they are starting to win the fans over. Hopefully, this is the start of something good. The second-half performance by the whole team produced some of the best and most purposeful football we've seen from BHA at this season. Whatever Gus said at half-time worked wonders! Peterborough tried spoiling tactics - mainly by holding and grappling - but good movement from our players went a long way to counteracting that. Will Buckley outstanding yet again. B-hove

6:28pm Wed 7 Nov 12

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

We must change our approach to deal withy this "Parking the bus" tactic that many teams coming to the Amex will employ as their best option, rather than try to play against us and run the risk of a thrashing, in all senses.

Good teams will do it, as we;ve seen already, and those good teams will always stand a chance of getting the breakaway goal or some luckly fluke goal, and we've seen that happen to us.

Poor teams will do it, and we saw that again last night. Those sorts of teams will rarely score against us, but likewise we may not score against them either, as we very nearly didn't last night..

We are destined for many stalemate, boring home 0-0 draws, or very, very narrow 1-0's, or 0-1's, with the Amex fans losing the entertainment value with it.

As much as Gus has his way of playing, and we can dominate opposition, its highly likely that we will only be able to do that away from home, and thus at home we need a different type of forward line.

At home we must be able to score from set pieces, especially corners, and crosses into the box, but we look a million miles away from it right now. Our strike force is not the right profile for it, and our big men at the back are woefully inadeqaute at getting in the box and making contact on the ball.

As much as last nights win was highly, highly deserved, and Ferguson got his ill fated rewards for such a negative tactic, we have to also remember that it was largely fortunate that we squeezed a goal in the 92nd minute to make it happen. On another night it would have been one of those frustrating 0-0's with zero entertainment factor.

So, with that said, Dobbie and CMS definately not the answer for a large portion of home games against a 10 man defense. January transfer window looming, we need a home strike force pairing and an away strike force pairing, with each warming the bench for the other depending on whether we're home or away.

Who should that home strike pairing be though ??

Hard working well desrved victory last night, and I'm very pleased for the lads, but how many of those games we will win 1-0 versus being 0-0 or 0-1.
We must change our approach to deal withy this "Parking the bus" tactic that many teams coming to the Amex will employ as their best option, rather than try to play against us and run the risk of a thrashing, in all senses. Good teams will do it, as we;ve seen already, and those good teams will always stand a chance of getting the breakaway goal or some luckly fluke goal, and we've seen that happen to us. Poor teams will do it, and we saw that again last night. Those sorts of teams will rarely score against us, but likewise we may not score against them either, as we very nearly didn't last night.. We are destined for many stalemate, boring home 0-0 draws, or very, very narrow 1-0's, or 0-1's, with the Amex fans losing the entertainment value with it. As much as Gus has his way of playing, and we can dominate opposition, its highly likely that we will only be able to do that away from home, and thus at home we need a different type of forward line. At home we must be able to score from set pieces, especially corners, and crosses into the box, but we look a million miles away from it right now. Our strike force is not the right profile for it, and our big men at the back are woefully inadeqaute at getting in the box and making contact on the ball. As much as last nights win was highly, highly deserved, and Ferguson got his ill fated rewards for such a negative tactic, we have to also remember that it was largely fortunate that we squeezed a goal in the 92nd minute to make it happen. On another night it would have been one of those frustrating 0-0's with zero entertainment factor. So, with that said, Dobbie and CMS definately not the answer for a large portion of home games against a 10 man defense. January transfer window looming, we need a home strike force pairing and an away strike force pairing, with each warming the bench for the other depending on whether we're home or away. Who should that home strike pairing be though ?? Hard working well desrved victory last night, and I'm very pleased for the lads, but how many of those games we will win 1-0 versus being 0-0 or 0-1. PressBoxTeaBoy

6:48pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Howie2 says...

Very disappointed with our lack of threat on our 19 corner kicks. I would have thought having the two tallest men on the pitch in Greer and Dunk that they would have more impact. What do they practice in training I wonder ?
Very disappointed with our lack of threat on our 19 corner kicks. I would have thought having the two tallest men on the pitch in Greer and Dunk that they would have more impact. What do they practice in training I wonder ? Howie2

7:05pm Wed 7 Nov 12

heathgate says...

Tea Boy - you said "Dobbie and CMS is definitely not the answer",.. what makes you say that, yu have no experience of what ths may bring, in fact as this is the only combination that hasnt been tried for more than a couple of minutes, and the fact that we are still not crafty enough to break teams down, dont you think this COULD be the answer?... I do, and so do many sitting around me in the WSU... but hey, you appear to be an expert, at least you seem to talk a good game.
Tea Boy - you said "Dobbie and CMS is definitely not the answer",.. what makes you say that, yu have no experience of what ths may bring, in fact as this is the only combination that hasnt been tried for more than a couple of minutes, and the fact that we are still not crafty enough to break teams down, dont you think this COULD be the answer?... I do, and so do many sitting around me in the WSU... but hey, you appear to be an expert, at least you seem to talk a good game. heathgate

7:08pm Wed 7 Nov 12

MHubbs says...

Well I was hoping Dobbie would have got a start against 'posh' because that's what he needs. Glad he is on the scoresheet. Would like to see him start with CMS rather than just playing out 15-20 mins.

Just read the ratings for last nights game! Am interested to know how they come up with them. No one ever scores below a 5, which seems a little odd? Bruno, man of the match, hmmmmm, I think not.
Well I was hoping Dobbie would have got a start against 'posh' because that's what he needs. Glad he is on the scoresheet. Would like to see him start with CMS rather than just playing out 15-20 mins. Just read the ratings for last nights game! Am interested to know how they come up with them. No one ever scores below a 5, which seems a little odd? Bruno, man of the match, hmmmmm, I think not. MHubbs

7:22pm Wed 7 Nov 12

88albion says...

I haven't rated Dobbie since he signed for us and thought it was a terrible signing, but fair play to him grabbing his first goal for the club and hopefully he go on to prove me wrong and score some more goals.
I haven't rated Dobbie since he signed for us and thought it was a terrible signing, but fair play to him grabbing his first goal for the club and hopefully he go on to prove me wrong and score some more goals. 88albion

7:46pm Wed 7 Nov 12

pjwilk says...

And what a scruffy goal it was,just seen it on tv.
And what a scruffy goal it was,just seen it on tv. pjwilk

8:45pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Hovite says...

It was a skillful chip over the goalkeeper, and you make it sound as if it was deflected off his 4r5e. Nothing scruffy about his finishing, I suggest you watch the clip again pj.
It was a skillful chip over the goalkeeper, and you make it sound as if it was deflected off his 4r5e. Nothing scruffy about his finishing, I suggest you watch the clip again pj. Hovite

8:47pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Howie2 wrote:
Very disappointed with our lack of threat on our 19 corner kicks. I would have thought having the two tallest men on the pitch in Greer and Dunk that they would have more impact. What do they practice in training I wonder ?
Not much thats why Nooney said he left.He said the bald gangster just jokes around & talks about the gangsters he knows in prison.They also dont work on pens like Palace do.You would have thought Gus would have got the word to the players against Leeds to get another player to take the second pen.
[quote][p][bold]Howie2[/bold] wrote: Very disappointed with our lack of threat on our 19 corner kicks. I would have thought having the two tallest men on the pitch in Greer and Dunk that they would have more impact. What do they practice in training I wonder ?[/p][/quote]Not much thats why Nooney said he left.He said the bald gangster just jokes around & talks about the gangsters he knows in prison.They also dont work on pens like Palace do.You would have thought Gus would have got the word to the players against Leeds to get another player to take the second pen. Freeloaders

9:21pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Seagull John says...

I'm gently starting to change my early thoughts about Dobbie. Against Leeds and Posh he definitely looked sharper and more in tune with or style of play. Also agree with Howie2. Greer and Dunk/El-Abd are used to powering headers out of defence, so why can't they use their height up front at set pieces?
I'm gently starting to change my early thoughts about Dobbie. Against Leeds and Posh he definitely looked sharper and more in tune with or style of play. Also agree with Howie2. Greer and Dunk/El-Abd are used to powering headers out of defence, so why can't they use their height up front at set pieces? Seagull John

9:59pm Wed 7 Nov 12

The Phantom says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
We must change our approach to deal withy this "Parking the bus" tactic that many teams coming to the Amex will employ as their best option, rather than try to play against us and run the risk of a thrashing, in all senses.

Good teams will do it, as we;ve seen already, and those good teams will always stand a chance of getting the breakaway goal or some luckly fluke goal, and we've seen that happen to us.

Poor teams will do it, and we saw that again last night. Those sorts of teams will rarely score against us, but likewise we may not score against them either, as we very nearly didn't last night..

We are destined for many stalemate, boring home 0-0 draws, or very, very narrow 1-0's, or 0-1's, with the Amex fans losing the entertainment value with it.

As much as Gus has his way of playing, and we can dominate opposition, its highly likely that we will only be able to do that away from home, and thus at home we need a different type of forward line.

At home we must be able to score from set pieces, especially corners, and crosses into the box, but we look a million miles away from it right now. Our strike force is not the right profile for it, and our big men at the back are woefully inadeqaute at getting in the box and making contact on the ball.

As much as last nights win was highly, highly deserved, and Ferguson got his ill fated rewards for such a negative tactic, we have to also remember that it was largely fortunate that we squeezed a goal in the 92nd minute to make it happen. On another night it would have been one of those frustrating 0-0's with zero entertainment factor.

So, with that said, Dobbie and CMS definately not the answer for a large portion of home games against a 10 man defense. January transfer window looming, we need a home strike force pairing and an away strike force pairing, with each warming the bench for the other depending on whether we're home or away.

Who should that home strike pairing be though ??

Hard working well desrved victory last night, and I'm very pleased for the lads, but how many of those games we will win 1-0 versus being 0-0 or 0-1.
No Plan B,C or D....just pass, pass, pass and pass. No danger from set pieces, especially corners. No aerial threat whatsoever and teams just parking the bus. Just what should Barcelona do now - maybe get Barn Door Billy in January to play up front with Messi? Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: We must change our approach to deal withy this "Parking the bus" tactic that many teams coming to the Amex will employ as their best option, rather than try to play against us and run the risk of a thrashing, in all senses. Good teams will do it, as we;ve seen already, and those good teams will always stand a chance of getting the breakaway goal or some luckly fluke goal, and we've seen that happen to us. Poor teams will do it, and we saw that again last night. Those sorts of teams will rarely score against us, but likewise we may not score against them either, as we very nearly didn't last night.. We are destined for many stalemate, boring home 0-0 draws, or very, very narrow 1-0's, or 0-1's, with the Amex fans losing the entertainment value with it. As much as Gus has his way of playing, and we can dominate opposition, its highly likely that we will only be able to do that away from home, and thus at home we need a different type of forward line. At home we must be able to score from set pieces, especially corners, and crosses into the box, but we look a million miles away from it right now. Our strike force is not the right profile for it, and our big men at the back are woefully inadeqaute at getting in the box and making contact on the ball. As much as last nights win was highly, highly deserved, and Ferguson got his ill fated rewards for such a negative tactic, we have to also remember that it was largely fortunate that we squeezed a goal in the 92nd minute to make it happen. On another night it would have been one of those frustrating 0-0's with zero entertainment factor. So, with that said, Dobbie and CMS definately not the answer for a large portion of home games against a 10 man defense. January transfer window looming, we need a home strike force pairing and an away strike force pairing, with each warming the bench for the other depending on whether we're home or away. Who should that home strike pairing be though ?? Hard working well desrved victory last night, and I'm very pleased for the lads, but how many of those games we will win 1-0 versus being 0-0 or 0-1.[/p][/quote]No Plan B,C or D....just pass, pass, pass and pass. No danger from set pieces, especially corners. No aerial threat whatsoever and teams just parking the bus. Just what should Barcelona do now - maybe get Barn Door Billy in January to play up front with Messi? Just a thought. The Phantom

11:14pm Wed 7 Nov 12

pablobrowno says...

No-one who'd seen Dobbie for blackpool or swansea would've ever doubted his quality or commitment. Compare his composed finish to cms panic stab at the ball late in the 2nd half! Cms brings a lot to the team but composed finishing isn't one! Dobbie for the penalty mantel!
No-one who'd seen Dobbie for blackpool or swansea would've ever doubted his quality or commitment. Compare his composed finish to cms panic stab at the ball late in the 2nd half! Cms brings a lot to the team but composed finishing isn't one! Dobbie for the penalty mantel! pablobrowno

11:21pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Cabin fever says...

Very telling bit in the programme about him living in a hotel with his pregnant wife and boy since he arrived. During this time his wife gave birth, which meant he was dealing with new club, new baby, new surroundings, and living in a hotel.

No wonder it took a while to settle...
Very telling bit in the programme about him living in a hotel with his pregnant wife and boy since he arrived. During this time his wife gave birth, which meant he was dealing with new club, new baby, new surroundings, and living in a hotel. No wonder it took a while to settle... Cabin fever

12:44am Thu 8 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Cabin fever wrote:
Very telling bit in the programme about him living in a hotel with his pregnant wife and boy since he arrived. During this time his wife gave birth, which meant he was dealing with new club, new baby, new surroundings, and living in a hotel.

No wonder it took a while to settle...
Good post thank you for that.Plz believe me i luv all things albion.Just can't stayed Palace top of the league.
[quote][p][bold]Cabin fever[/bold] wrote: Very telling bit in the programme about him living in a hotel with his pregnant wife and boy since he arrived. During this time his wife gave birth, which meant he was dealing with new club, new baby, new surroundings, and living in a hotel. No wonder it took a while to settle...[/p][/quote]Good post thank you for that.Plz believe me i luv all things albion.Just can't stayed Palace top of the league. Freeloaders

12:51am Thu 8 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

This laptop is playing up or site.stand i mean.
This laptop is playing up or site.stand i mean. Freeloaders

7:57am Thu 8 Nov 12

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

B-hove wrote:
Both Dobbie and Hammond had by far their best games since joining just before the transfer deadline. Previously unconvincing, they are starting to win the fans over. Hopefully, this is the start of something good.

The second-half performance by the whole team produced some of the best and most purposeful football we've seen from BHA at this season. Whatever Gus said at half-time worked wonders!

Peterborough tried spoiling tactics - mainly by holding and grappling - but good movement from our players went a long way to counteracting that. Will Buckley outstanding yet again.
Er Peterborough didn't park the bus, as for Ferguson saying we had a bit of luck the fact that a 20 yarder hit the base of the post, two shots deflected inches wide off of defenders ankles & the keeper parried out inches past attackers and CMS & Crofts miscued dreadfully when unmarked 10 yards out is a shameful attempt to disguise his teams incompetence
[quote][p][bold]B-hove[/bold] wrote: Both Dobbie and Hammond had by far their best games since joining just before the transfer deadline. Previously unconvincing, they are starting to win the fans over. Hopefully, this is the start of something good. The second-half performance by the whole team produced some of the best and most purposeful football we've seen from BHA at this season. Whatever Gus said at half-time worked wonders! Peterborough tried spoiling tactics - mainly by holding and grappling - but good movement from our players went a long way to counteracting that. Will Buckley outstanding yet again.[/p][/quote]Er Peterborough didn't park the bus, as for Ferguson saying we had a bit of luck the fact that a 20 yarder hit the base of the post, two shots deflected inches wide off of defenders ankles & the keeper parried out inches past attackers and CMS & Crofts miscued dreadfully when unmarked 10 yards out is a shameful attempt to disguise his teams incompetence ShorehamBeachcomber

9:48am Thu 8 Nov 12

wiseman of hove says...

Cabin fever wrote:
Very telling bit in the programme about him living in a hotel with his pregnant wife and boy since he arrived. During this time his wife gave birth, which meant he was dealing with new club, new baby, new surroundings, and living in a hotel.

No wonder it took a while to settle...
That certainly puts things in perspective. Very confident he will be a key figure in the team.
[quote][p][bold]Cabin fever[/bold] wrote: Very telling bit in the programme about him living in a hotel with his pregnant wife and boy since he arrived. During this time his wife gave birth, which meant he was dealing with new club, new baby, new surroundings, and living in a hotel. No wonder it took a while to settle...[/p][/quote]That certainly puts things in perspective. Very confident he will be a key figure in the team. wiseman of hove

12:34pm Thu 8 Nov 12

tug509 says...

ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
B-hove wrote:
Both Dobbie and Hammond had by far their best games since joining just before the transfer deadline. Previously unconvincing, they are starting to win the fans over. Hopefully, this is the start of something good.

The second-half performance by the whole team produced some of the best and most purposeful football we've seen from BHA at this season. Whatever Gus said at half-time worked wonders!

Peterborough tried spoiling tactics - mainly by holding and grappling - but good movement from our players went a long way to counteracting that. Will Buckley outstanding yet again.
Er Peterborough didn't park the bus, as for Ferguson saying we had a bit of luck the fact that a 20 yarder hit the base of the post, two shots deflected inches wide off of defenders ankles & the keeper parried out inches past attackers and CMS & Crofts miscued dreadfully when unmarked 10 yards out is a shameful attempt to disguise his teams incompetence
Look at who his father is,a chip off the old block and on the shoulder.UTA
[quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B-hove[/bold] wrote: Both Dobbie and Hammond had by far their best games since joining just before the transfer deadline. Previously unconvincing, they are starting to win the fans over. Hopefully, this is the start of something good. The second-half performance by the whole team produced some of the best and most purposeful football we've seen from BHA at this season. Whatever Gus said at half-time worked wonders! Peterborough tried spoiling tactics - mainly by holding and grappling - but good movement from our players went a long way to counteracting that. Will Buckley outstanding yet again.[/p][/quote]Er Peterborough didn't park the bus, as for Ferguson saying we had a bit of luck the fact that a 20 yarder hit the base of the post, two shots deflected inches wide off of defenders ankles & the keeper parried out inches past attackers and CMS & Crofts miscued dreadfully when unmarked 10 yards out is a shameful attempt to disguise his teams incompetence[/p][/quote]Look at who his father is,a chip off the old block and on the shoulder.UTA tug509

7:36pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Cabin fever says...

heathgate wrote:
Tea Boy - you said "Dobbie and CMS is definitely not the answer",.. what makes you say that, yu have no experience of what ths may bring, in fact as this is the only combination that hasnt been tried for more than a couple of minutes, and the fact that we are still not crafty enough to break teams down, dont you think this COULD be the answer?... I do, and so do many sitting around me in the WSU... but hey, you appear to be an expert, at least you seem to talk a good game.
I'm surprised you were there considering Dicker and Barnes were in the squad...
[quote][p][bold]heathgate[/bold] wrote: Tea Boy - you said "Dobbie and CMS is definitely not the answer",.. what makes you say that, yu have no experience of what ths may bring, in fact as this is the only combination that hasnt been tried for more than a couple of minutes, and the fact that we are still not crafty enough to break teams down, dont you think this COULD be the answer?... I do, and so do many sitting around me in the WSU... but hey, you appear to be an expert, at least you seem to talk a good game.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised you were there considering Dicker and Barnes were in the squad... Cabin fever

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