Bridcutt keen to lose draw specialists tag

Liam Bridcutt feels Albion's performances deserve more wins

Liam Bridcutt feels Albion's performances deserve more wins

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Liam Bridcutt has urged Albion to get rid of their label as the new draw specialists of the Championship.

The Seagulls have lost one but won only three of their last nine outings ahead of Nottingham Forest’s visit to The Amex today.

They came from behind twice to draw 2-2 at Charlton last Saturday, their seventh stalemate in 13 matches.

Midfield general Bridcutt said: “Performance wise we have been up there but with the results and scoring goals and getting the wins it’s not quite there yet.

“We’ve had a lot of draws. We need to start winning games and maybe we can start doing that on Saturday.

“We were a little bit disappointed with our performance and the result last weekend but we’ve had a good week of training and all the boys are looking forward to the next game and playing at home.”

The clash with Forest launches a run of three games out of four at home, which ends with the final fixture of 2012 against one of Bridcutt’s former clubs Watford.

Albion also host Millwall next Tuesday and Bridcutt believes they have now earned the respect of the rest of the Championship approaching the halfway point of their second season back in the second tier, especially at The Amex.

He said: ‘Sides now set out to try to stop us playing. That is a great feeling for us because it shows they have got a bit more respect for us.

‘We’ve probably had two bad performances in the whole season so far. Last season we had a lot more. We are a stronger squad and a bit wiser to the Championship now. We know what it takes to be at the top.’

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9:12am Sat 15 Dec 12

golddene says...

keep a cool head as usual today Liam, a patient display coupled with the usual team endeavour should be enough to see us back on a winning streak (after nearly three weeks i'm really looking forward to today) SEAGULLS.
keep a cool head as usual today Liam, a patient display coupled with the usual team endeavour should be enough to see us back on a winning streak (after nearly three weeks i'm really looking forward to today) SEAGULLS. golddene
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9:24am Sat 15 Dec 12

mark by the sea says...

Time we matched our performances with goals, we creat so many chances compared with last season, now not taking them! Our football has been good enough to have picked up at least ten more points,
Hopefully we will get that forward who hits the net 15 times for us for the remainder of the season.
Time we matched our performances with goals, we creat so many chances compared with last season, now not taking them! Our football has been good enough to have picked up at least ten more points, Hopefully we will get that forward who hits the net 15 times for us for the remainder of the season. mark by the sea
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9:45am Sat 15 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Time we matched our performances with goals, we creat so many chances compared with last season, now not taking them! Our football has been good enough to have picked up at least ten more points,
Hopefully we will get that forward who hits the net 15 times for us for the remainder of the season.
I couldn't agree more
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Time we matched our performances with goals, we creat so many chances compared with last season, now not taking them! Our football has been good enough to have picked up at least ten more points, Hopefully we will get that forward who hits the net 15 times for us for the remainder of the season.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more SMF20
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10:54am Sat 15 Dec 12

Yogi says...

Rumour regarding Federico Macheda (Man U) might be on his way here.
Rumour regarding Federico Macheda (Man U) might be on his way here. Yogi
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10:57am Sat 15 Dec 12

hannover seagull says...

I think sooner or later somebody is going to get a pasting from us

We´ve just had so many squandered chances it beggars belief
This league is so tight that anyone who puts a little run together is right up there

Nows the chance to show that we are serious about a promotion effort and send out a few signals to the great pretenders
Hope everyone rocks the Amex today good times ahead

UTA.................
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I think sooner or later somebody is going to get a pasting from us We´ve just had so many squandered chances it beggars belief This league is so tight that anyone who puts a little run together is right up there Nows the chance to show that we are serious about a promotion effort and send out a few signals to the great pretenders Hope everyone rocks the Amex today good times ahead UTA................. .................. hannover seagull
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11:00am Sat 15 Dec 12

Freeloaders says...

From what i understand we will have the players in place to take us up in Jan.Plus on even better note some of the freeloaders will be out & playing lower league football again where they belong.Good times.
From what i understand we will have the players in place to take us up in Jan.Plus on even better note some of the freeloaders will be out & playing lower league football again where they belong.Good times. Freeloaders
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11:32am Sat 15 Dec 12

Neville says...

My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20.
text me on 07840865477,can meet t entrance to club shop at 1400,
My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet t entrance to club shop at 1400, Neville
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11:35am Sat 15 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Freeloaders wrote:
From what i understand we will have the players in place to take us up in Jan.Plus on even better note some of the freeloaders will be out & playing lower league football again where they belong.Good times.
How many players would that be Freeloader. How many in and how many out/

From what I understand Gus is ready to do business, and that's it.

Whilst I would not wish to question the validity of what you say I do wonder, do you have access to privy information?
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: From what i understand we will have the players in place to take us up in Jan.Plus on even better note some of the freeloaders will be out & playing lower league football again where they belong.Good times.[/p][/quote]How many players would that be Freeloader. How many in and how many out/ From what I understand Gus is ready to do business, and that's it. Whilst I would not wish to question the validity of what you say I do wonder, do you have access to privy information? VegasSeagull
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11:38am Sat 15 Dec 12

Nathan L says...

Yogi wrote:
Rumour regarding Federico Macheda (Man U) might be on his way here.
Yesterday his agent said he wouldnt be going to england on loan. He says he will go to either spain or germany, but then again agents talk alot of nonsense and maybe ferguson would rather he came to us. Still i would rather see kenwyne jones as he is a proven goal scorer at this level. Still smith is in form lets just hope norwich dont buy him.
[quote][p][bold]Yogi[/bold] wrote: Rumour regarding Federico Macheda (Man U) might be on his way here.[/p][/quote]Yesterday his agent said he wouldnt be going to england on loan. He says he will go to either spain or germany, but then again agents talk alot of nonsense and maybe ferguson would rather he came to us. Still i would rather see kenwyne jones as he is a proven goal scorer at this level. Still smith is in form lets just hope norwich dont buy him. Nathan L
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11:41am Sat 15 Dec 12

Neville says...

My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20.
text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400. Neville
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11:54am Sat 15 Dec 12

mark by the sea says...

Neville wrote:
My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20.
text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.[/p][/quote]Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol mark by the sea
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12:01pm Sat 15 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Lose the draw specialist tag, well that's not difficult is it, all we need to do is score one more goal and it's job done.

Where are the goals NOT coming from, well our back four don't seem to be able to head the ball in from corners or set pieces.
Hammond scored a few weeks back from mid-field, one goal from him is not enough but it's more than some of the others.
CMS, I think he has equalled his tally of last season so we can't bang on about him too much, and he missed a few games.
Barnes, Hoskins and Dobbie, all three are lacking in the goals scored department, and Buckley has gone a tad quiet.

It's great to create but it's even better to finish.
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Lose the draw specialist tag, well that's not difficult is it, all we need to do is score one more goal and it's job done. Where are the goals NOT coming from, well our back four don't seem to be able to head the ball in from corners or set pieces. Hammond scored a few weeks back from mid-field, one goal from him is not enough but it's more than some of the others. CMS, I think he has equalled his tally of last season so we can't bang on about him too much, and he missed a few games. Barnes, Hoskins and Dobbie, all three are lacking in the goals scored department, and Buckley has gone a tad quiet. It's great to create but it's even better to finish. . VegasSeagull
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12:27pm Sat 15 Dec 12

LesBerry says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Neville wrote:
My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20.
text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol
Definitely your best post ever - so true
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.[/p][/quote]Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol[/p][/quote]Definitely your best post ever - so true LesBerry
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12:29pm Sat 15 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Last week, away from home, we started with a line up that some would say was our most attacking formation so far this season, Buckley, Dobbie, Hoskins and CMS, do we get a repeat today, at home?

Three points today is a must from my point of view if we are going to be contenders. Apart from what it would do for our points tally, it will send out a message to those above us, be afraid, be very afraid, Brighton are coming on strong this Christmas.
Last week, away from home, we started with a line up that some would say was our most attacking formation so far this season, Buckley, Dobbie, Hoskins and CMS, do we get a repeat today, at home? Three points today is a must from my point of view if we are going to be contenders. Apart from what it would do for our points tally, it will send out a message to those above us, be afraid, be very afraid, Brighton are coming on strong this Christmas. VegasSeagull
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12:32pm Sat 15 Dec 12

tug509 says...

LesBerry wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Neville wrote:
My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20.
text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol
Definitely your best post ever - so true
Speak for yourself.
[quote][p][bold]LesBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.[/p][/quote]Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol[/p][/quote]Definitely your best post ever - so true[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself. tug509
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12:33pm Sat 15 Dec 12

golddene says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Neville wrote:
My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20.
text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol
That's cruel Mark!,I have only missed 1game at the Amex (when my youngest emigrated to N.Z). Sadly it was Cardiff this season luckily they showed the whole game on their official site (I player) just going to get ready now cannot wait SEAGULLS.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.[/p][/quote]Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol[/p][/quote]That's cruel Mark!,I have only missed 1game at the Amex (when my youngest emigrated to N.Z). Sadly it was Cardiff this season luckily they showed the whole game on their official site (I player) just going to get ready now cannot wait SEAGULLS. golddene
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12:34pm Sat 15 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

LesBerry wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Neville wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol
Definitely your best post ever - so true
Some can't go due to location, others simply don't have the money and maybe some are not well enough to go. For some this is their only access to all that is Brighton, Whilst your comment might be true, it's not nice to mock as some would love to be in your position. ,
[quote][p][bold]LesBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.[/p][/quote]Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol[/p][/quote]Definitely your best post ever - so true[/p][/quote]Some can't go due to location, others simply don't have the money and maybe some are not well enough to go. For some this is their only access to all that is Brighton, Whilst your comment might be true, it's not nice to mock as some would love to be in your position. , VegasSeagull
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12:40pm Sat 15 Dec 12

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
LesBerry wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Neville wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol
Definitely your best post ever - so true
Some can't go due to location, others simply don't have the money and maybe some are not well enough to go. For some this is their only access to all that is Brighton, Whilst your comment might be true, it's not nice to mock as some would love to be in your position. ,
Well said Vegas,i would never miss a game given the choice,but as with many other people,other commitments sometimes make it impossible. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LesBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.[/p][/quote]Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol[/p][/quote]Definitely your best post ever - so true[/p][/quote]Some can't go due to location, others simply don't have the money and maybe some are not well enough to go. For some this is their only access to all that is Brighton, Whilst your comment might be true, it's not nice to mock as some would love to be in your position. ,[/p][/quote]Well said Vegas,i would never miss a game given the choice,but as with many other people,other commitments sometimes make it impossible. UTA tug509
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12:49pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Neville wrote:
My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20.
text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol
It's too far from Croydon for many of the posters here :-)
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.[/p][/quote]Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol[/p][/quote]It's too far from Croydon for many of the posters here :-) Old Scrote of the Amex
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12:50pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Neville wrote:
My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20.
text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.
Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol
It's too far from Croydon for many of the posters here :-)
I say 'many', I mean one and his 30 pseudonyms.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: My son just cancelled for match I have 1 spare ticket in lower west stand 8 rows from front and by halfway line,anyone interested for £20. text me on 07840865477,can meet at entrance to club shop at 1400.[/p][/quote]Looking for someone to buy ticket on here? None of them ever go! Lol[/p][/quote]It's too far from Croydon for many of the posters here :-)[/p][/quote]I say 'many', I mean one and his 30 pseudonyms. Old Scrote of the Amex
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12:51pm Sat 15 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Tug how will Poyet line us up today, same as last week or something akin to what we normally do, tell me mate.
Tug how will Poyet line us up today, same as last week or something akin to what we normally do, tell me mate. VegasSeagull
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1:28pm Sat 15 Dec 12

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Tug how will Poyet line us up today, same as last week or something akin to what we normally do, tell me mate.
Morning Vegas,

I put a post on one of the other threads that,like you,i hope we start with the same side as last week,only take a few more of our chances.
Billy sharp was gifted with a new son on Friday,so as if he wasn`t going to be trouble enough anyway,he will want to mark the occasion.
It looks like we will have Bruno available,and Dunk is back from suspension. Simon Cox is in contention for Forest,but their fans are worried its too soon to risk him,i hope thats the case because they make a very good pairing up front.

As i say, i agree with you,we have to start with the same attack minded team that Gus played at Charlton. With the 26,500 or so at the Amex, we surely wont squander so many chances again. According to their local press,they see this as a chance for revenge,after losing 1-0 late on in last seasons game,but i think we will win a close fought tie. My guess 2-1. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Tug how will Poyet line us up today, same as last week or something akin to what we normally do, tell me mate.[/p][/quote]Morning Vegas, I put a post on one of the other threads that,like you,i hope we start with the same side as last week,only take a few more of our chances. Billy sharp was gifted with a new son on Friday,so as if he wasn`t going to be trouble enough anyway,he will want to mark the occasion. It looks like we will have Bruno available,and Dunk is back from suspension. Simon Cox is in contention for Forest,but their fans are worried its too soon to risk him,i hope thats the case because they make a very good pairing up front. As i say, i agree with you,we have to start with the same attack minded team that Gus played at Charlton. With the 26,500 or so at the Amex, we surely wont squander so many chances again. According to their local press,they see this as a chance for revenge,after losing 1-0 late on in last seasons game,but i think we will win a close fought tie. My guess 2-1. UTA tug509
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1:29pm Sat 15 Dec 12

albionfan33 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Tug how will Poyet line us up today, same as last week or something akin to what we normally do, tell me mate.
i´d like to think he will persevere with the more attacking line-up as we did score two and came from behind. which is more than we have done recently. We just need a bit more composure infront of goal and we will move up the table
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Tug how will Poyet line us up today, same as last week or something akin to what we normally do, tell me mate.[/p][/quote]i´d like to think he will persevere with the more attacking line-up as we did score two and came from behind. which is more than we have done recently. We just need a bit more composure infront of goal and we will move up the table albionfan33
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1:40pm Sat 15 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Yep I agree Tug/Albionfan33, it looks like Gus is taking a different approach, I find it so interesting that he chose to start this away from home.

Of course the three of us could be totally wrong and Gus will come up with a line up than surprises us all, including Forest.
Yep I agree Tug/Albionfan33, it looks like Gus is taking a different approach, I find it so interesting that he chose to start this away from home. Of course the three of us could be totally wrong and Gus will come up with a line up than surprises us all, including Forest. VegasSeagull
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