Hammond: We are so close to getting it right

The Argus: Dean Hammond is confident Albion will soon be winning games Dean Hammond is confident Albion will soon be winning games

DEAN HAMMOND insists confidence remains high that Albion will soon return to winning ways.

The Seagulls have drawn their last three games and have not won in the last four.

They have in fact won only three of their last 16 games, with nine draws in that sequence.

They were denied an opportunity on Saturday when the match at Blackburn was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

With no game on Boxing Day, Albion are not back in action until the visit of in-form Watford on Saturday.

Despite the lack of wins, Hammond is buoyant ahead of a Christmas schedule which includes a visit to Ipswich Town on New Year’s Day.

The midfielder said: “Christmas is always an important period for a team. Unfortunately – or fortunately, whichever we you look at it – we don’t play on Boxing Day and we will be playing catch-up Watford are playing very well and it will be tough. “Ipswich will be another tough game and a good test because it is important for us to keep picking up points.

“Our performances are good. We are picking up points without winning games but confidence is high and we are very close to winning every game we play.

“That is no exaggeration.

“We were on a decent run until we lost at Crystal Palace. As players we know we need to win more games but we are creating chances and looking solid at the back. “It is just a case of putting back-to-back wins together and going from there.”

Albion topped the Championship at the end of September after winning five games on the trot.

They are now down to ninth but the nature of the division is such that just eight points separate Leicester in fifth and Charlton in 18th place.

A series of wins can make such a difference but equally a shortage of them can drop you down the table.

Hammond said: “The league is so close every year. You only need a couple of wins and it puts you right back in there.

“You only have to look earlier in the season when we won five on the trot and that put us top of the league.”

The late postponement of Saturday’s game was annoying for everyone concerned.

The players travelled up to the game on Friday and returned to Sussex on Saturday evening.

Many fans had made it to the ground when they heard that referee Robert Madley had declared the Ewood Park surface unplayable.

It was the only game in the Championship to be beaten by the weather and Albion will have a game in hand on their rivals if the Boxing Day programme goes ahead.

Hammond said: “It was really frustrating. We made the trip up on Friday and were really looking forward to the game.

“But this happens. We wouldn’t want to go there, as a side that likes to pass it, if we weren’t able to do that on the pitch so it could be a blessing in disguise.”

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10:48am Wed 26 Dec 12

Clean Sheet says...

I agree with Deano on this. We are very close to being a top side. I am quietly confident as the Seagulls tend to have a better second half of the season.
I agree with Deano on this. We are very close to being a top side. I am quietly confident as the Seagulls tend to have a better second half of the season. Clean Sheet

11:28am Wed 26 Dec 12

russellsnr2 says...

If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset.
Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?
If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset. Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea? russellsnr2

11:33am Wed 26 Dec 12

Alfie T says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset.
Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?
No.
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset. Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?[/p][/quote]No. Alfie T

11:40am Wed 26 Dec 12

Hugothepug says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset. Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?
Dreamland Unfortunatly my friend!
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset. Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?[/p][/quote]Dreamland Unfortunatly my friend! Hugothepug

12:03pm Wed 26 Dec 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset.
Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?
...and hes going to bring Terry and Beckham with him!!!
Sorry russellsnr2, love your train of thought but we are not that big YET! Best we can hope for is to keep hold of Buckers and Bridcutt and get that striker in. Trouble is i dont know who we can get...love to get Lambert but thats very very optimistic.
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset. Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?[/p][/quote]...and hes going to bring Terry and Beckham with him!!! Sorry russellsnr2, love your train of thought but we are not that big YET! Best we can hope for is to keep hold of Buckers and Bridcutt and get that striker in. Trouble is i dont know who we can get...love to get Lambert but thats very very optimistic. weststandupperlacostearmy

12:27pm Wed 26 Dec 12

tug509 says...

If the Jan market works in our favour,and we bring a couple in while holding on to our stars,i can see us giving someone that spanking we have been threatening for sometime. If we keep playing the way we have been ,its only a matter of time. UTA
If the Jan market works in our favour,and we bring a couple in while holding on to our stars,i can see us giving someone that spanking we have been threatening for sometime. If we keep playing the way we have been ,its only a matter of time. UTA tug509

12:28pm Wed 26 Dec 12

BobGear says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset.
Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?
No Thank you
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: If we get the striker and a new year present from Chelsea (Frank Lampard) even at 34 he could probably do a very good job for us not just on the field but with his outstanding knowledge of the game he would be an asset. Any Chance with the relationship Gus has with Chelsea?[/p][/quote]No Thank you BobGear

12:33pm Wed 26 Dec 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

tug509 wrote:
If the Jan market works in our favour,and we bring a couple in while holding on to our stars,i can see us giving someone that spanking we have been threatening for sometime. If we keep playing the way we have been ,its only a matter of time. UTA
So tug509, what striker can we realistically hope for?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: If the Jan market works in our favour,and we bring a couple in while holding on to our stars,i can see us giving someone that spanking we have been threatening for sometime. If we keep playing the way we have been ,its only a matter of time. UTA[/p][/quote]So tug509, what striker can we realistically hope for? weststandupperlacostearmy

12:53pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Alfie T says...

Danny Graham, quality striker used to similar style of football.
Danny Graham, quality striker used to similar style of football. Alfie T

1:15pm Wed 26 Dec 12

paul the hill says...

We are doing well despite the injuries last few weeks. Gus needs to tell Vicente you are playing, end of discussion.
Get jfc back and Orlandi bruno and The others fit will help so in some ways not playing last Saturday can work in our favour. We will smash someone shortly with the number of chances we are making week in week out so lets start with watford and then ipswich. We are all speculating who might join us in the transfer window and any combination of wood, lambert Elliott Bennett charlie austin would work but guess we might lose a couple of players to make it happen. But what about lampard malouda or bobby zamora coming even if for 6 months to help out and get us promotion. Then there is matt tubbs striker sitting on bench and not playing at Bournemouth. Think we need another winger like the young lad dale Jennings who went from Tranmere to Bayern Munich. Guess we will see what happens in january but in Gus we trust.
Merry Xmas and a happy new year to all seagulls fans.
seagulls!!!!
Ps forest 1 leeds 1 at half time today
We are doing well despite the injuries last few weeks. Gus needs to tell Vicente you are playing, end of discussion. Get jfc back and Orlandi bruno and The others fit will help so in some ways not playing last Saturday can work in our favour. We will smash someone shortly with the number of chances we are making week in week out so lets start with watford and then ipswich. We are all speculating who might join us in the transfer window and any combination of wood, lambert Elliott Bennett charlie austin would work but guess we might lose a couple of players to make it happen. But what about lampard malouda or bobby zamora coming even if for 6 months to help out and get us promotion. Then there is matt tubbs striker sitting on bench and not playing at Bournemouth. Think we need another winger like the young lad dale Jennings who went from Tranmere to Bayern Munich. Guess we will see what happens in january but in Gus we trust. Merry Xmas and a happy new year to all seagulls fans. seagulls!!!! Ps forest 1 leeds 1 at half time today paul the hill

1:33pm Wed 26 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Well said Deano. It's 50% about the team and the management and the other 50% is down to self belief. I'm still predicting a 2-1 win over watford.
Today we have to sit back and watch the scores coming in from the games of our rivals who are tucked in around us in the table. We might have something to celebrate even though we aren't in action today.
Well said Deano. It's 50% about the team and the management and the other 50% is down to self belief. I'm still predicting a 2-1 win over watford. Today we have to sit back and watch the scores coming in from the games of our rivals who are tucked in around us in the table. We might have something to celebrate even though we aren't in action today. sussexram40

2:02pm Wed 26 Dec 12

tug509 says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
tug509 wrote:
If the Jan market works in our favour,and we bring a couple in while holding on to our stars,i can see us giving someone that spanking we have been threatening for sometime. If we keep playing the way we have been ,its only a matter of time. UTA
So tug509, what striker can we realistically hope for?
Excuse me,just finished the second biggest roast of the year. I agree with Alfie T ,Danny Graham would do us a turn,as would Rickie Lambert,but that would only be possible if Bucks went the other way,but in honesty our chances would be very slim ,i cant see him dropping down a league.But we could get Billy Sharp,but imho our new striker is likely to come from abroad,or be someone that none of us has thought of!. I think it is probably unlikely that Gus and Mr Bloom will want to pay 2M for Wood.
Kenwynne Jones is a real outsider,but again with Gus you never know. Just so long as the team we finish Jan with is better than it is now,then i think we will get a top six,and all be very happy. UTA
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: If the Jan market works in our favour,and we bring a couple in while holding on to our stars,i can see us giving someone that spanking we have been threatening for sometime. If we keep playing the way we have been ,its only a matter of time. UTA[/p][/quote]So tug509, what striker can we realistically hope for?[/p][/quote]Excuse me,just finished the second biggest roast of the year. I agree with Alfie T ,Danny Graham would do us a turn,as would Rickie Lambert,but that would only be possible if Bucks went the other way,but in honesty our chances would be very slim ,i cant see him dropping down a league.But we could get Billy Sharp,but imho our new striker is likely to come from abroad,or be someone that none of us has thought of!. I think it is probably unlikely that Gus and Mr Bloom will want to pay 2M for Wood. Kenwynne Jones is a real outsider,but again with Gus you never know. Just so long as the team we finish Jan with is better than it is now,then i think we will get a top six,and all be very happy. UTA tug509

2:11pm Wed 26 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Hammond, IMHO, is pointing the finger directly at our strikers. As he says, 'we are creating chances and looking solid at the back.'

Whilst it is true that our strikers have gone off the boil, so has the midfield with regard to goals.

I agree with Hammond, our defense is solid, chances are being created from midfield and we do need to find the back of net more often but we shouldn't expect goals only to come from the strikers.
Hammond, IMHO, is pointing the finger directly at our strikers. As he says, 'we are creating chances and looking solid at the back.' Whilst it is true that our strikers have gone off the boil, so has the midfield with regard to goals. I agree with Hammond, our defense is solid, chances are being created from midfield and we do need to find the back of net more often but we shouldn't expect goals only to come from the strikers. VegasSeagull

2:15pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Clean Sheet says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Hammond, IMHO, is pointing the finger directly at our strikers. As he says, 'we are creating chances and looking solid at the back.'

Whilst it is true that our strikers have gone off the boil, so has the midfield with regard to goals.

I agree with Hammond, our defense is solid, chances are being created from midfield and we do need to find the back of net more often but we shouldn't expect goals only to come from the strikers.
I think the midfielders also need to get into the box more often to feed off the scraps better.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Hammond, IMHO, is pointing the finger directly at our strikers. As he says, 'we are creating chances and looking solid at the back.' Whilst it is true that our strikers have gone off the boil, so has the midfield with regard to goals. I agree with Hammond, our defense is solid, chances are being created from midfield and we do need to find the back of net more often but we shouldn't expect goals only to come from the strikers.[/p][/quote]I think the midfielders also need to get into the box more often to feed off the scraps better. Clean Sheet

2:25pm Wed 26 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?
Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think? VegasSeagull

2:30pm Wed 26 Dec 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?
After watching Forest and Leeds maybe we should have a crack at Blackstock!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?[/p][/quote]After watching Forest and Leeds maybe we should have a crack at Blackstock! weststandupperlacostearmy

2:35pm Wed 26 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?
I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?[/p][/quote]I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides. sussexram40

3:09pm Wed 26 Dec 12

pte says...

How much would it cost to buy Glenn Murray back?
How much would it cost to buy Glenn Murray back? pte

3:17pm Wed 26 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

sussexram40 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?
I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.
My attempt to obscure, where did that come from?
I was merely pointing out that Forest had a good result against a good team. The point we got from the Forest match would now seem to have more value.

It is not rocket science to work out that those close behind us could move ahead considering the fact thta we are not playing.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?[/p][/quote]I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.[/p][/quote]My attempt to obscure, where did that come from? I was merely pointing out that Forest had a good result against a good team. The point we got from the Forest match would now seem to have more value. It is not rocket science to work out that those close behind us could move ahead considering the fact thta we are not playing. VegasSeagull

3:22pm Wed 26 Dec 12

mikeygit says...

pte--as has been said before--Please end the Murray posts--he is history---look forward not back!!
pte--as has been said before--Please end the Murray posts--he is history---look forward not back!! mikeygit

3:22pm Wed 26 Dec 12

tug509 says...

pte wrote:
How much would it cost to buy Glenn Murray back?
Not much ,just the pride and self respect of every Albion fan everywhere round the world!.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: How much would it cost to buy Glenn Murray back?[/p][/quote]Not much ,just the pride and self respect of every Albion fan everywhere round the world!. tug509

3:41pm Wed 26 Dec 12

championshipgull says...

Craig Mackail-Smith Age 28 Fee £3 million
Total Shots 45 Goals 10 Conversion rate 22%

Ashley Barnes Age 23 Fee undisclosed
Total Shots 39 Goals 4 conversion rate 10%

Chris Wood Age 21 possible Fee £2million
Total Shots 48 Goals 10 conversion rate 20%

Luciano Becchio Age 28 possible Fee £3 million
Total Shots 30 Goals 15 conversion rate 50%

Charlie Austin Age 23 possible Fee £4 million
Total Shots 75 Goals 18 conversion rate 24%

Stats football league. Fees as As quoted in National press.
Conclusion : Get Becchio.
Craig Mackail-Smith Age 28 Fee £3 million Total Shots 45 Goals 10 Conversion rate 22% Ashley Barnes Age 23 Fee undisclosed Total Shots 39 Goals 4 conversion rate 10% Chris Wood Age 21 possible Fee £2million Total Shots 48 Goals 10 conversion rate 20% Luciano Becchio Age 28 possible Fee £3 million Total Shots 30 Goals 15 conversion rate 50% Charlie Austin Age 23 possible Fee £4 million Total Shots 75 Goals 18 conversion rate 24% Stats football league. Fees as As quoted in National press. Conclusion : Get Becchio. championshipgull

3:47pm Wed 26 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Championshipgull,

It has been reported that Warnock wants CMS,would you swap them ,given the chance?. UTA
Championshipgull, It has been reported that Warnock wants CMS,would you swap them ,given the chance?. UTA tug509

4:02pm Wed 26 Dec 12

championshipgull says...

tug509 wrote:
Championshipgull,

It has been reported that Warnock wants CMS,would you swap them ,given the chance?. UTA
No, but looking at those stats I'd swap him with Barnes ;
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Championshipgull, It has been reported that Warnock wants CMS,would you swap them ,given the chance?. UTA[/p][/quote]No, but looking at those stats I'd swap him with Barnes ; championshipgull

4:06pm Wed 26 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

I thought a hands off notice was given regarding Becchio.

Now I know that hands off doesn't always mean hands off, but in this case I could believe it.
I thought a hands off notice was given regarding Becchio. Now I know that hands off doesn't always mean hands off, but in this case I could believe it. VegasSeagull

4:06pm Wed 26 Dec 12

andyp123 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?
I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.
My attempt to obscure, where did that come from?
I was merely pointing out that Forest had a good result against a good team. The point we got from the Forest match would now seem to have more value.

It is not rocket science to work out that those close behind us could move ahead considering the fact thta we are not playing.
Sorry; don't get your point. We dropped 2 points against Forest.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?[/p][/quote]I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.[/p][/quote]My attempt to obscure, where did that come from? I was merely pointing out that Forest had a good result against a good team. The point we got from the Forest match would now seem to have more value. It is not rocket science to work out that those close behind us could move ahead considering the fact thta we are not playing.[/p][/quote]Sorry; don't get your point. We dropped 2 points against Forest. andyp123

5:18pm Wed 26 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

andyp123 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?
I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.
My attempt to obscure, where did that come from? I was merely pointing out that Forest had a good result against a good team. The point we got from the Forest match would now seem to have more value. It is not rocket science to work out that those close behind us could move ahead considering the fact thta we are not playing.
Sorry; don't get your point. We dropped 2 points against Forest.
and Leeds dropped all three, not that hard to grasp, is it?
[quote][p][bold]andyp123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?[/p][/quote]I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.[/p][/quote]My attempt to obscure, where did that come from? I was merely pointing out that Forest had a good result against a good team. The point we got from the Forest match would now seem to have more value. It is not rocket science to work out that those close behind us could move ahead considering the fact thta we are not playing.[/p][/quote]Sorry; don't get your point. We dropped 2 points against Forest.[/p][/quote]and Leeds dropped all three, not that hard to grasp, is it? VegasSeagull

5:28pm Wed 26 Dec 12

falmer seagull says...

If Saints want Buckley, then we want Lambert plus cash, or no deal. Simples!
If Saints want Buckley, then we want Lambert plus cash, or no deal. Simples! falmer seagull

5:40pm Wed 26 Dec 12

namgo49 says...

CMS to Norwich we get Elliot Bennet plus money, which we use to get Graham from Swansea. Please not Wood!! Buckley and Bridcutt hands off.
CMS to Norwich we get Elliot Bennet plus money, which we use to get Graham from Swansea. Please not Wood!! Buckley and Bridcutt hands off. namgo49

6:06pm Wed 26 Dec 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

If CMS is to go to Norwich i wouldnt mind having a bet we get Bennett plus one of Jackson or Morison, not either of them i want!
If CMS is to go to Norwich i wouldnt mind having a bet we get Bennett plus one of Jackson or Morison, not either of them i want! weststandupperlacostearmy

8:16pm Wed 26 Dec 12

andyp123 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
andyp123 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?
I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.
My attempt to obscure, where did that come from? I was merely pointing out that Forest had a good result against a good team. The point we got from the Forest match would now seem to have more value. It is not rocket science to work out that those close behind us could move ahead considering the fact thta we are not playing.
Sorry; don't get your point. We dropped 2 points against Forest.
and Leeds dropped all three, not that hard to grasp, is it?
Leeds were away; we were at home. How does that make our 1 point valuable? We dropped 2 points against a then mid table team.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyp123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Forest 4 Leeds 2, kinda makes out point from the Forest match look a tad better, don't you think?[/p][/quote]I admire your attempt to obscure the fact that Forest have leapfogged us in the table and pushed us down to 10th - and that's before Derby and Blackpool get their shorts on. It all goes to show how tight the Championship is this year and we are not competing against 2 or 3 teams for 5th or 6th place, we are competing with about 10 sides.[/p][/quote]My attempt to obscure, where did that come from? I was merely pointing out that Forest had a good result against a good team. The point we got from the Forest match would now seem to have more value. It is not rocket science to work out that those close behind us could move ahead considering the fact thta we are not playing.[/p][/quote]Sorry; don't get your point. We dropped 2 points against Forest.[/p][/quote]and Leeds dropped all three, not that hard to grasp, is it?[/p][/quote]Leeds were away; we were at home. How does that make our 1 point valuable? We dropped 2 points against a then mid table team. andyp123

8:47pm Wed 26 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

I just don't see the profit in losing our top striker and bringing in a replacement.
CMS doesn't need replacing, what he needs is help.
Barnes for all his efforts is not scoring. Hoskins for all his silky touches is not scoring.
Dobbie, not much playing time but also not scoring.
.
I just don't see the profit in losing our top striker and bringing in a replacement. CMS doesn't need replacing, what he needs is help. Barnes for all his efforts is not scoring. Hoskins for all his silky touches is not scoring. Dobbie, not much playing time but also not scoring. . VegasSeagull

9:36pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Alfie T says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I just don't see the profit in losing our top striker and bringing in a replacement.
CMS doesn't need replacing, what he needs is help.
Barnes for all his efforts is not scoring. Hoskins for all his silky touches is not scoring.
Dobbie, not much playing time but also not scoring.
.
If CMS goes then we need two quality strikers in, and its gonna be hard enough finding one.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I just don't see the profit in losing our top striker and bringing in a replacement. CMS doesn't need replacing, what he needs is help. Barnes for all his efforts is not scoring. Hoskins for all his silky touches is not scoring. Dobbie, not much playing time but also not scoring. .[/p][/quote]If CMS goes then we need two quality strikers in, and its gonna be hard enough finding one. Alfie T

9:49pm Wed 26 Dec 12

tug509 says...

namgo49 wrote:
CMS to Norwich we get Elliot Bennet plus money, which we use to get Graham from Swansea. Please not Wood!! Buckley and Bridcutt hands off.
If we had to lose CMS,your outcome would be the best we could hope for. UTA
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: CMS to Norwich we get Elliot Bennet plus money, which we use to get Graham from Swansea. Please not Wood!! Buckley and Bridcutt hands off.[/p][/quote]If we had to lose CMS,your outcome would be the best we could hope for. UTA tug509

10:08pm Wed 26 Dec 12

tug509 says...

We need any new players ,in early,so we can use them straight away,not on the 31st when they will have missed out on 3 vital games. Im sure Gus has lined up his targets,so hopefully they will be here quick!. UTA
We need any new players ,in early,so we can use them straight away,not on the 31st when they will have missed out on 3 vital games. Im sure Gus has lined up his targets,so hopefully they will be here quick!. UTA tug509

10:09pm Wed 26 Dec 12

namgo49 says...

Just seen Sean O'Drisoll sacked by Forest. Unbelievable by the owners but I see an opportunity, a disillusioned Billy Sharp! I reckon we could get him for a mill. Tried and tested championship goal scorer not like flash in the pan Chris Wood.

Still need to unload CMS though.
Just seen Sean O'Drisoll sacked by Forest. Unbelievable by the owners but I see an opportunity, a disillusioned Billy Sharp! I reckon we could get him for a mill. Tried and tested championship goal scorer not like flash in the pan Chris Wood. Still need to unload CMS though. namgo49

10:17pm Wed 26 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Crouch looks like being second best at Stoke, how about we offer a loan deal till the end pf the season.
Crouch looks like being second best at Stoke, how about we offer a loan deal till the end pf the season. VegasSeagull

1:43am Thu 27 Dec 12

Clean Sheet says...

Crouch is a flag pole, not a footballer.
Crouch is a flag pole, not a footballer. Clean Sheet

2:01am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

I rate Crouch he Sian under rated player, he gives options that give opposing teams a problem (due to him being a flagpole) and isn't that bad on the floor although he does have a tendency to be theatrical like CMS withe the falling over! Still think we need a Roy Keane type for the middle 1st tackles well, good distribution and moreover a leader, something we don't have.
I rate Crouch he Sian under rated player, he gives options that give opposing teams a problem (due to him being a flagpole) and isn't that bad on the floor although he does have a tendency to be theatrical like CMS withe the falling over! Still think we need a Roy Keane type for the middle 1st tackles well, good distribution and moreover a leader, something we don't have. Bucket feet Duffy

2:01am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

I rate Crouch he Sian under rated player, he gives options that give opposing teams a problem (due to him being a flagpole) and isn't that bad on the floor although he does have a tendency to be theatrical like CMS withe the falling over! Still think we need a Roy Keane type for the middle 1st tackles well, good distribution and moreover a leader, something we don't have.
I rate Crouch he Sian under rated player, he gives options that give opposing teams a problem (due to him being a flagpole) and isn't that bad on the floor although he does have a tendency to be theatrical like CMS withe the falling over! Still think we need a Roy Keane type for the middle 1st tackles well, good distribution and moreover a leader, something we don't have. Bucket feet Duffy

2:02am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

I rate Crouch he Sian under rated player, he gives options that give opposing teams a problem (due to him being a flagpole) and isn't that bad on the floor although he does have a tendency to be theatrical like CMS withe the falling over! Still think we need a Roy Keane type for the middle 1st tackles well, good distribution and moreover a leader, something we don't have.
I rate Crouch he Sian under rated player, he gives options that give opposing teams a problem (due to him being a flagpole) and isn't that bad on the floor although he does have a tendency to be theatrical like CMS withe the falling over! Still think we need a Roy Keane type for the middle 1st tackles well, good distribution and moreover a leader, something we don't have. Bucket feet Duffy

2:07am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Lets face it to get anywhere near promotion we have to Win all or nearly all our home games, better to have an impact player that can score or worry the opposition in their box than on the wing me thinks?
Lets face it to get anywhere near promotion we have to Win all or nearly all our home games, better to have an impact player that can score or worry the opposition in their box than on the wing me thinks? Bucket feet Duffy

8:58am Thu 27 Dec 12

Yogi says...

Looks like Wood is signing for Leicester!

They'll be someone already lined up for us to buy I think.
Looks like Wood is signing for Leicester! They'll be someone already lined up for us to buy I think. Yogi

5:05pm Thu 27 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Crouch is an over-rated, clumsy beanpole if you ask me. If he wasn't nearly 7 feet tall he would be completely useless. I heard Arshavin may be going to Reading but I've mentioned him before.
Crouch is an over-rated, clumsy beanpole if you ask me. If he wasn't nearly 7 feet tall he would be completely useless. I heard Arshavin may be going to Reading but I've mentioned him before. sussexram40

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