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Seagulls struggling for numbers

The Argus: Inigo Calderon is one of three players rated 50/50 for the trip to Blackburn Inigo Calderon is one of three players rated 50/50 for the trip to Blackburn

Albion boss Gus Poyet says they are struggling to fill their seats on the plane for Saturday’s trip to Blackburn. But he is hoping Tuesday’s 2-2 comeback at home to Millwall is a turning point for the injury-hit Seagulls. Albion had no defenders on the bench and development squad rookie Solly March among the substitutes against the Lions. Poyet said: “We need players. We’ve got Calde (Inigo Calderon) 50-50, Bruno 50-50, Gary Dicker 50-50. We are trying to make the number for the flight up and it’s difficult to get to 18 but I am sure the medical staff will give me good news, a couple at least.” Poyet branded Tuesday’s second successive draw at The Amex as “bad for us” but added: “I think maybe, or we hope, this is a turning point. We couldn’t score and when we were really out of the game we somehow got back in it. “Maybe we will go now to Blackburn, hit the target three times and score three.” Meanwhile, Chris Wood’s international commitments with New Zealand could impact on Albion’s interest in re-signing their former loan striker following his two goals for Millwall. Poyet said: “Let’s hope he doesn’t have to play for the national team too many times, because every time he goes he has to go to the other side of the world. You take that into consideration when you are going to sign a player.”

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9:15am Thu 20 Dec 12

lowerbeedingseagull says...

I can go as i've finished my Xmas shopping if they have some big shorts to fit me!!!!!!!!!!!!

Complements of the season to all.
I can go as i've finished my Xmas shopping if they have some big shorts to fit me!!!!!!!!!!!! Complements of the season to all. lowerbeedingseagull
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9:29am Thu 20 Dec 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Desperate times call for desperate measures: call Matt Sparrow.
Desperate times call for desperate measures: call Matt Sparrow. Old Scrote of the Amex
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9:44am Thu 20 Dec 12

smilingseagull says...

recall JFC.
recall JFC. smilingseagull
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9:50am Thu 20 Dec 12

westpiergone says...

Any room for Kitty-crap & Lucarse ?
Any room for Kitty-crap & Lucarse ? westpiergone
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10:04am Thu 20 Dec 12

Dr Baldhead says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Desperate times call for desperate measures: call Matt Sparrow.
Ha - agreeing with you today! Why not - Gus recently said he's a good pro so let's call on him.

It's interesting that in one of yesterday's articles on here, Gus was saying that he wants a squad of 24/25 and that effectively we are at capacity. It highlights the fine line there is in balancing the needs of the team with the need to keep fringe players happy when today it emerges that we are struggling to get 18 fit players for Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: Desperate times call for desperate measures: call Matt Sparrow.[/p][/quote]Ha - agreeing with you today! Why not - Gus recently said he's a good pro so let's call on him. It's interesting that in one of yesterday's articles on here, Gus was saying that he wants a squad of 24/25 and that effectively we are at capacity. It highlights the fine line there is in balancing the needs of the team with the need to keep fringe players happy when today it emerges that we are struggling to get 18 fit players for Saturday. Dr Baldhead
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10:16am Thu 20 Dec 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

Doesn't this show what a ludicrous decision it was to show Romain Vincelot the door. If ever there was need for a squad member who can effectively fill any hole on the pitch it is RV. Oh well, never mind. It will maybe give GP the chance to look at the development squad.

PS: I sincerely hope that Blackburn's Colin Kazim-Richards doesn't make it a hatrick of Albion rejects who bite us on the bum - I feel a serious depression looming...!
Doesn't this show what a ludicrous decision it was to show Romain Vincelot the door. If ever there was need for a squad member who can effectively fill any hole on the pitch it is RV. Oh well, never mind. It will maybe give GP the chance to look at the development squad. PS: I sincerely hope that Blackburn's Colin Kazim-Richards doesn't make it a hatrick of Albion rejects who bite us on the bum - I feel a serious depression looming...! Jonathan Mouette
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10:52am Thu 20 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Now that would be the icing on the cake JM. Wev'e already conceded six from ex Brighton players this season.

Navaro, Murray and Wood have scored two each.
Now that would be the icing on the cake JM. Wev'e already conceded six from ex Brighton players this season. Navaro, Murray and Wood have scored two each. Hovite
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11:23am Thu 20 Dec 12

Dr Baldhead says...

Hovite wrote:
Now that would be the icing on the cake JM. Wev'e already conceded six from ex Brighton players this season.

Navaro, Murray and Wood have scored two each.
Hi Hovite. Unfortunately Wood has scored three against us this year - he got the consolation at the Den and nearly bagged a late equaliser only for PiG to thwart him with a blocked save.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Now that would be the icing on the cake JM. Wev'e already conceded six from ex Brighton players this season. Navaro, Murray and Wood have scored two each.[/p][/quote]Hi Hovite. Unfortunately Wood has scored three against us this year - he got the consolation at the Den and nearly bagged a late equaliser only for PiG to thwart him with a blocked save. Dr Baldhead
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11:32am Thu 20 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Cheers Dr B, forgot about that one, 7 then and we still potentially have 4 games left to play with against ex players. Just hope it doesn't end up in double figures ;o)
Cheers Dr B, forgot about that one, 7 then and we still potentially have 4 games left to play with against ex players. Just hope it doesn't end up in double figures ;o) Hovite
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11:50am Thu 20 Dec 12

BobbyLaverick says...

Hovite wrote:
Cheers Dr B, forgot about that one, 7 then and we still potentially have 4 games left to play with against ex players. Just hope it doesn't end up in double figures ;o)
Craig Davies of Barnsley makes it 8 Hovite
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Cheers Dr B, forgot about that one, 7 then and we still potentially have 4 games left to play with against ex players. Just hope it doesn't end up in double figures ;o)[/p][/quote]Craig Davies of Barnsley makes it 8 Hovite BobbyLaverick
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12:29pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Well, I guess we've got to look at the funny side Bobby L.
Well, I guess we've got to look at the funny side Bobby L. Hovite
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12:51pm Thu 20 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

There was a lot of chatter about how well David performed when he was moved to right back against Millwall, rave reports of his second half contribution.
Today we have many posters saying, 'no way don't put David at right back.'

Many on here were very happy when told that Sparrow and Vincelot had got loan deals, 'good guys that should be playing,' and now we hear how wrong it was to let them go out on loan.

Commenting is so easy with the benefit of hindsight.
There was a lot of chatter about how well David performed when he was moved to right back against Millwall, rave reports of his second half contribution. Today we have many posters saying, 'no way don't put David at right back.' Many on here were very happy when told that Sparrow and Vincelot had got loan deals, 'good guys that should be playing,' and now we hear how wrong it was to let them go out on loan. Commenting is so easy with the benefit of hindsight. VegasSeagull
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1:09pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

Hi Vegas, In your case commenting seems to be very easy - with or without hindsight...

Some folk think it certain decisions were right, others think they were wrong. That is what reasonable debate is about - without the need to slag off (not that you were, incidentally).
Hi Vegas, In your case commenting seems to be very easy - with or without hindsight... Some folk think it certain decisions were right, others think they were wrong. That is what reasonable debate is about - without the need to slag off (not that you were, incidentally). Jonathan Mouette
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1:11pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Yep, I'd still take what we have and where we are today over the if's and but's.

We are playing some really good stuff and it sometimes takes a game like the Milwall game to test and bring out the best in players. Lopez and KLL ran the show in the end and when they both scored it was a real Yessssss, get in there, moment.

That's what football is about.

To come back from 2-0 down is always a good sign.
Yep, I'd still take what we have and where we are today over the if's and but's. We are playing some really good stuff and it sometimes takes a game like the Milwall game to test and bring out the best in players. Lopez and KLL ran the show in the end and when they both scored it was a real Yessssss, get in there, moment. That's what football is about. To come back from 2-0 down is always a good sign. Hovite
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3:15pm Thu 20 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

lowerbeedingseagull wrote:
I can go as i've finished my Xmas shopping if they have some big shorts to fit me!!!!!!!!!!!! Complements of the season to all.
I can get a flight out this afternoon, arrive tomorrow morning loacl time, would need to sleep to be ok for Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]lowerbeedingseagull[/bold] wrote: I can go as i've finished my Xmas shopping if they have some big shorts to fit me!!!!!!!!!!!! Complements of the season to all.[/p][/quote]I can get a flight out this afternoon, arrive tomorrow morning loacl time, would need to sleep to be ok for Saturday. VegasSeagull
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3:17pm Thu 20 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Hi Vegas, In your case commenting seems to be very easy - with or without hindsight... Some folk think it certain decisions were right, others think they were wrong. That is what reasonable debate is about - without the need to slag off (not that you were, incidentally).
agreed
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Hi Vegas, In your case commenting seems to be very easy - with or without hindsight... Some folk think it certain decisions were right, others think they were wrong. That is what reasonable debate is about - without the need to slag off (not that you were, incidentally).[/p][/quote]agreed VegasSeagull
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3:23pm Thu 20 Dec 12

John Steed says...

worried about filling seats on the plane? then i'm your man, useless at football, but a brilliant conversationist and no fear of flying and you havnt got to worry about strip, I got that covered, I will wear my LBBS blue and white smugglers jumper, nobody will ever know, now what time does that plane leave?
worried about filling seats on the plane? then i'm your man, useless at football, but a brilliant conversationist and no fear of flying and you havnt got to worry about strip, I got that covered, I will wear my LBBS blue and white smugglers jumper, nobody will ever know, now what time does that plane leave? John Steed
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3:30pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Hovite says...

funny
funny Hovite
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3:47pm Thu 20 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Plane to Blackburn?
Quicker and cheaper to hire a coach surely. It's not that far.
Where do they fly from, where do they fly to.
Plane to Blackburn? Quicker and cheaper to hire a coach surely. It's not that far. Where do they fly from, where do they fly to. sussexram40
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5:33pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Far gull says...

Maybe instead of flying money towards a striker. We have moved on as a club! :-)
Maybe instead of flying money towards a striker. We have moved on as a club! :-) Far gull
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