Three-goal Albion are back on song

Wayne Bridge leaps into the arms of Liam Bridcutt after scoring the third (photos Simon Dack)

CMS hammers home the second goal

Gus and Mauriccio in unison on the touchline

Dean Hammond joins in the celebrations

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Albion bounced back to form with a superb 3-0 win at Ipswich today.

Dean Hammond and Craig Mackail-Smith gave them a well-deserved two-goal half-time lead which Wayne Bridge improved midway through the second period.

A classy display against in-form hosts ended their run of five games without a win and delighted the 909 away fans in an otherwise hushed crowd of 19,108, Ipswich's second best gate of the season.

Hammond nodded them ahead at the near post on 14 minutes after he lost marker Guirane N’Daw as they raced to meet Andrea Orlandi’s corner.

Tomasz Kuszczak kept the lead intact by pawing an angled volley by Daryl Murphy.

But that was the only alarm the Seagulls suffered in the first period.

They went further ahead in the 34th minute as Mackail-Smith, fed in the inside-right channel by Ashley Barnes’ header, saw his angled drive hit far post, then near, and bounce in.

Ipswich were more lively after the break but Albion got men behind the ball, defended strongly – and crafted a superb counter-attack goal on 68 minutes.

Adam El-Abd started it by winning his tussle with recently-introduced sub Jason Scotland and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith.

Barnes and Orlandi joined in the move, then sub Gary Dicker swept a clever crossfield pass into the path of Bridge.

The left-back’s shot from 25 yards bounced past keeper Henderson and inside his near post.

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4:57pm Tue 1 Jan 13

reagull says...

That's more like it. Well done lads....looking forward to Saturday!
That's more like it. Well done lads....looking forward to Saturday! reagull
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4:58pm Tue 1 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

Great team selection from GP. Knowing when to rest players is key. Gus is probably the best manager in this league.
Great team selection from GP. Knowing when to rest players is key. Gus is probably the best manager in this league. championshipgull
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4:59pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Phew , resting players champgull !!!! :-)
Phew , resting players champgull !!!! :-) Far gull
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5:00pm Tue 1 Jan 13

dave from bexill says...

Oh ye of little faith UTA
Oh ye of little faith UTA dave from bexill
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5:06pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

Always avoid this site when we have a bad result and Watford was a bad result. But it didn't warrant the anti Gus tripe that was posted by many on here. He doesn't always get it right and he even admits it himself. Big result today and a real confidence boost ahead of Saturday. Well done boys.
Always avoid this site when we have a bad result and Watford was a bad result. But it didn't warrant the anti Gus tripe that was posted by many on here. He doesn't always get it right and he even admits it himself. Big result today and a real confidence boost ahead of Saturday. Well done boys. Alfie T
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5:07pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mark by the sea says...

Sack anyone,
Now the greatest manager ever! Lose Saturday and sack him again!
Guys Gus is still learning his trade, not always does he or the players get it right!
Sack anyone, Now the greatest manager ever! Lose Saturday and sack him again! Guys Gus is still learning his trade, not always does he or the players get it right! mark by the sea
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5:09pm Tue 1 Jan 13

city-boy says...

Say we are staying up, say we are staying up lol :))

Well done boys. Keep going and we could just make p/o's!!!!
Say we are staying up, say we are staying up lol :)) Well done boys. Keep going and we could just make p/o's!!!! city-boy
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5:10pm Tue 1 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

Rejoice!!!
Brilliant result .. and a result that's saved Gus's job .. for now!!
I thought we might turn the corner today. Mick McCarthy was hinting the Tractor Boys were tired (was their 4th game in 11 days I think) whereas we were fresh after a week off. And so it was to be.
Never easy to go to Portman Rd and get a result though. And there aren't even any dubious ladies in the area anymore as a comfort when you lose.
UTA
Rejoice!!! Brilliant result .. and a result that's saved Gus's job .. for now!! I thought we might turn the corner today. Mick McCarthy was hinting the Tractor Boys were tired (was their 4th game in 11 days I think) whereas we were fresh after a week off. And so it was to be. Never easy to go to Portman Rd and get a result though. And there aren't even any dubious ladies in the area anymore as a comfort when you lose. UTA sussexram40
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5:14pm Tue 1 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

Great result today. Good to see Hammond and Cms on the scoresheet.
Hopefully today's goal will keep Cms with us until the season ends at the very least.
Uta
Great result today. Good to see Hammond and Cms on the scoresheet. Hopefully today's goal will keep Cms with us until the season ends at the very least. Uta SMF20
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5:14pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Albion In Staffs says...

And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith."
Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...
And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith." Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers... Albion In Staffs
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5:16pm Tue 1 Jan 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

May be we dont like playing at home!!! Anyway good 3 points, well done. Now for the Return of VICENTE!...


....MAYBE!
May be we dont like playing at home!!! Anyway good 3 points, well done. Now for the Return of VICENTE!... ....MAYBE! weststandupperlacostearmy
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5:17pm Tue 1 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
May be we dont like playing at home!!! Anyway good 3 points, well done. Now for the Return of VICENTE!...


....MAYBE!
What a New Years present that would be
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: May be we dont like playing at home!!! Anyway good 3 points, well done. Now for the Return of VICENTE!... ....MAYBE![/p][/quote]What a New Years present that would be SMF20
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5:18pm Tue 1 Jan 13

namgo49 says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Oh ye of little faith UTA
I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials.

Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!!

Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Oh ye of little faith UTA[/p][/quote]I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials. Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!! Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine. namgo49
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5:22pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mark5 says...

Just what the doctor ordered!! Still in the hunt for 6th and we await news of some additions to the team with great anticipation! Was there a slight change/adjustment to tactics today?If so,well done Gus!
Just what the doctor ordered!! Still in the hunt for 6th and we await news of some additions to the team with great anticipation! Was there a slight change/adjustment to tactics today?If so,well done Gus! mark5
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5:24pm Tue 1 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

When you beat a team that are on a roll it's always good. When that team is playing at home it's even better. When you beat a team that is on a roll, playing at home and your own team have found it hard to win matches, well it doesn't get much better.

Great result today and a much needed one. We played well today and won, we have played well on other days and not won.

With a bit of luck this result will keep the, 'get rid of Poyet,' crowd quiet for a few days.
When you beat a team that are on a roll it's always good. When that team is playing at home it's even better. When you beat a team that is on a roll, playing at home and your own team have found it hard to win matches, well it doesn't get much better. Great result today and a much needed one. We played well today and won, we have played well on other days and not won. With a bit of luck this result will keep the, 'get rid of Poyet,' crowd quiet for a few days. VegasSeagull
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5:25pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Hovite says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
May be we dont like playing at home!!! Anyway good 3 points, well done. Now for the Return of VICENTE!...


....MAYBE!
weststandupperlacost
earmy, there is a lot of truth in not liking playing at home. There is a lot of added pressure at the Amex and we are still finding our feet there.
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: May be we dont like playing at home!!! Anyway good 3 points, well done. Now for the Return of VICENTE!... ....MAYBE![/p][/quote]weststandupperlacost earmy, there is a lot of truth in not liking playing at home. There is a lot of added pressure at the Amex and we are still finding our feet there. Hovite
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5:27pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
When you beat a team that are on a roll it's always good. When that team is playing at home it's even better. When you beat a team that is on a roll, playing at home and your own team have found it hard to win matches, well it doesn't get much better.

Great result today and a much needed one. We played well today and won, we have played well on other days and not won.

With a bit of luck this result will keep the, 'get rid of Poyet,' crowd quiet for a few days.
Or even weeks!

(Its New Year's Day, I can dream..)
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: When you beat a team that are on a roll it's always good. When that team is playing at home it's even better. When you beat a team that is on a roll, playing at home and your own team have found it hard to win matches, well it doesn't get much better. Great result today and a much needed one. We played well today and won, we have played well on other days and not won. With a bit of luck this result will keep the, 'get rid of Poyet,' crowd quiet for a few days.[/p][/quote]Or even weeks! (Its New Year's Day, I can dream..) Albion In Staffs
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5:34pm Tue 1 Jan 13

gullade says...

YAY! That'll soften the blow of a 4.30am return to work tomorrow.
Let's hope Gus is learning and improving as he gains experience in the difficult football management arena.
UTA
YAY! That'll soften the blow of a 4.30am return to work tomorrow. Let's hope Gus is learning and improving as he gains experience in the difficult football management arena. UTA gullade
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5:35pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

It's a good result, they were against an in form team.
Now a good show against Newcastle some fresh faces in by the end Jan ready for the final push.
We can still make the playoffs but we need consistency.

Well done Lads !! Up the Albion!!
It's a good result, they were against an in form team. Now a good show against Newcastle some fresh faces in by the end Jan ready for the final push. We can still make the playoffs but we need consistency. Well done Lads !! Up the Albion!! Bucket feet Duffy
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5:35pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Seaguller says...

Sounds like a classy away performance, well done lads...
Sounds like a classy away performance, well done lads... Seaguller
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5:36pm Tue 1 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Hey Hovite how are you feeling today, our call for patience seems to have been vindicated.

Did you see the Watford result today, I tell ya man, this devision is all over the place.
Any team in the top 14 places that put a run of wins together can still make the playoffs.

Palace look like losing Zaha and Murray, I wonder what that might mean for the rest of their season.

Top six place for us still very much on the cards.
Hey Hovite how are you feeling today, our call for patience seems to have been vindicated. Did you see the Watford result today, I tell ya man, this devision is all over the place. Any team in the top 14 places that put a run of wins together can still make the playoffs. Palace look like losing Zaha and Murray, I wonder what that might mean for the rest of their season. Top six place for us still very much on the cards. VegasSeagull
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5:40pm Tue 1 Jan 13

brightonup says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Hey Hovite how are you feeling today, our call for patience seems to have been vindicated. Did you see the Watford result today, I tell ya man, this devision is all over the place. Any team in the top 14 places that put a run of wins together can still make the playoffs. Palace look like losing Zaha and Murray, I wonder what that might mean for the rest of their season. Top six place for us still very much on the cards.
Palace might lose Murray and Zaha? Which clubs are linked with them?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Hey Hovite how are you feeling today, our call for patience seems to have been vindicated. Did you see the Watford result today, I tell ya man, this devision is all over the place. Any team in the top 14 places that put a run of wins together can still make the playoffs. Palace look like losing Zaha and Murray, I wonder what that might mean for the rest of their season. Top six place for us still very much on the cards.[/p][/quote]Palace might lose Murray and Zaha? Which clubs are linked with them? brightonup
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5:43pm Tue 1 Jan 13

phumps says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith."
Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...
It's worked well today but to be fair not that often so wouldn't be baking that pie just yet, I don't mind this system away from home but have always thought it not right for home games, I don't post on here often but read it every day some posters are genuinely intelligent with their posts others not so then there's the wum's that are just plain laughable , today gus will be god again and there will prob be "we told you so" brigade in full voice . For me personally I am a big fan of gus but that does not stop me criticising some of his decisions or team selections it does not make me a bad fan ! What does make me laugh though is when we lose reading how we are not ready to go up yet but last season with a weaker squad did we not give Liverpool a good game (league not fa cup lol ) beat full strength Sunderland and Newcastle teams and even stuffed Chelsea at start of this season so we can hold our own and try telling bloom were not ready for the 60m+ on offer in prem next season.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith." Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...[/p][/quote]It's worked well today but to be fair not that often so wouldn't be baking that pie just yet, I don't mind this system away from home but have always thought it not right for home games, I don't post on here often but read it every day some posters are genuinely intelligent with their posts others not so then there's the wum's that are just plain laughable , today gus will be god again and there will prob be "we told you so" brigade in full voice . For me personally I am a big fan of gus but that does not stop me criticising some of his decisions or team selections it does not make me a bad fan ! What does make me laugh though is when we lose reading how we are not ready to go up yet but last season with a weaker squad did we not give Liverpool a good game (league not fa cup lol ) beat full strength Sunderland and Newcastle teams and even stuffed Chelsea at start of this season so we can hold our own and try telling bloom were not ready for the 60m+ on offer in prem next season. phumps
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5:44pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

brightonup wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Hey Hovite how are you feeling today, our call for patience seems to have been vindicated. Did you see the Watford result today, I tell ya man, this devision is all over the place. Any team in the top 14 places that put a run of wins together can still make the playoffs. Palace look like losing Zaha and Murray, I wonder what that might mean for the rest of their season. Top six place for us still very much on the cards.
Palace might lose Murray and Zaha? Which clubs are linked with them?
Murray, Norwich & Villa, Zaha, Man Utd.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Hey Hovite how are you feeling today, our call for patience seems to have been vindicated. Did you see the Watford result today, I tell ya man, this devision is all over the place. Any team in the top 14 places that put a run of wins together can still make the playoffs. Palace look like losing Zaha and Murray, I wonder what that might mean for the rest of their season. Top six place for us still very much on the cards.[/p][/quote]Palace might lose Murray and Zaha? Which clubs are linked with them?[/p][/quote]Murray, Norwich & Villa, Zaha, Man Utd. Alfie T
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5:46pm Tue 1 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

brightonup, Zaha is a target of Man United and others. I did read an article today that says that Norwich have tabled a bid of 3 million for Murray, or at least I think it was Norwich, but what ever a bid has been made..
brightonup, Zaha is a target of Man United and others. I did read an article today that says that Norwich have tabled a bid of 3 million for Murray, or at least I think it was Norwich, but what ever a bid has been made.. VegasSeagull
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5:48pm Tue 1 Jan 13

saraman says...

namgo49 wrote:
dave from bexill wrote: Oh ye of little faith UTA
I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials. Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!! Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.
Sorry Dave, I can't agree with with throwing the Toon game. Let's go for the win and if we do our star players may just want to hang around for a bit longer. Success breeds success and keeps confidence high. This is a crazy Championship. Who would have put money on Watford losing at home to lowly Charlton. The only apparent promotion team at this moment IMO is Cardiff and remember we took a point from them at home. Any place from the top two down is up for grabs. Our season is still very much alive with everything to play for. Well done The Albion today.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Oh ye of little faith UTA[/p][/quote]I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials. Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!! Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.[/p][/quote]Sorry Dave, I can't agree with with throwing the Toon game. Let's go for the win and if we do our star players may just want to hang around for a bit longer. Success breeds success and keeps confidence high. This is a crazy Championship. Who would have put money on Watford losing at home to lowly Charlton. The only apparent promotion team at this moment IMO is Cardiff and remember we took a point from them at home. Any place from the top two down is up for grabs. Our season is still very much alive with everything to play for. Well done The Albion today. saraman
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5:55pm Tue 1 Jan 13

fratsomrover says...

Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.
Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team. fratsomrover
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5:55pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Guernsey c gull says...

Well done Gus and well done the lads.Now will all you doubters stop calling for Gus to go ! I remember sitting at the Withdean in the rain wondering if we would ever get out of there, or indeed if we would survive at all !Think on you people, look how far we have come with Gus and Mr Bloom, looking forward to the game against Derby, on my next visit to UK.Maybe even watching Vicente!!
Well done Gus and well done the lads.Now will all you doubters stop calling for Gus to go ! I remember sitting at the Withdean in the rain wondering if we would ever get out of there, or indeed if we would survive at all !Think on you people, look how far we have come with Gus and Mr Bloom, looking forward to the game against Derby, on my next visit to UK.Maybe even watching Vicente!! Guernsey c gull
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5:58pm Tue 1 Jan 13

fairweathersupporter says...

Every dog
has it's day. Beaten by a side that performed on Saturday and beat another by performing ourselves today. now roll up, roll up... The transfer merry go round is in town. Happy New year...
Every dog has it's day. Beaten by a side that performed on Saturday and beat another by performing ourselves today. now roll up, roll up... The transfer merry go round is in town. Happy New year... fairweathersupporter
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6:00pm Tue 1 Jan 13

ballantrrae says...

Alfie T wrote:
Always avoid this site when we have a bad result and Watford was a bad result. But it didn't warrant the anti Gus tripe that was posted by many on here. He doesn't always get it right and he even admits it himself. Big result today and a real confidence boost ahead of Saturday. Well done boys.
An encouraging result. I am sure that getting 2-0 ahead for once helped.
Bridge has now scored 3 goals this season which isn't bad for a full back not noted for his goalscoring.
Perhaps the Albion can embark on a winning run since hopefully this win should restore some confidence. I just hope that Poyet keeps a settled side. Good to see CMS scoring again and making a significant role in the third Goal. I imagine that Hammond has now secured his position in the midfield together with Orlandi alongside Bridcutt.
Now that the transfer window is open it will be interesting to see who joins and who leaves. Contrary to slot of rumours I think that CMS will stay but that Buckley might go.
I am expecting at least one, possibly two stickers plus another defender - we played our 3rd choice RB today (following the match here David seems to have played well). As I have said elsewhere I still think we need a powerhouse midfielder.
A thought regarding Poyet and strikers. When you think of the forwards that have played for BHA in the last 3 plus years they have been prolific scorers with the exception of the Promotion season.
Here's a list of 10 who have played a number of whom who have had success since leaving:-
Craig Davies, Sandaza, Paynter, Vokes, Wood, Holford, Murray and CMS, Barnes, and Hoskins. The last three of course are still with us. I just hope that any new forwards signed prove more suited to our playing style than some of those listed.
Here's to a successful 2013 for the Albion.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Always avoid this site when we have a bad result and Watford was a bad result. But it didn't warrant the anti Gus tripe that was posted by many on here. He doesn't always get it right and he even admits it himself. Big result today and a real confidence boost ahead of Saturday. Well done boys.[/p][/quote]An encouraging result. I am sure that getting 2-0 ahead for once helped. Bridge has now scored 3 goals this season which isn't bad for a full back not noted for his goalscoring. Perhaps the Albion can embark on a winning run since hopefully this win should restore some confidence. I just hope that Poyet keeps a settled side. Good to see CMS scoring again and making a significant role in the third Goal. I imagine that Hammond has now secured his position in the midfield together with Orlandi alongside Bridcutt. Now that the transfer window is open it will be interesting to see who joins and who leaves. Contrary to slot of rumours I think that CMS will stay but that Buckley might go. I am expecting at least one, possibly two stickers plus another defender - we played our 3rd choice RB today (following the match here David seems to have played well). As I have said elsewhere I still think we need a powerhouse midfielder. A thought regarding Poyet and strikers. When you think of the forwards that have played for BHA in the last 3 plus years they have been prolific scorers with the exception of the Promotion season. Here's a list of 10 who have played a number of whom who have had success since leaving:- Craig Davies, Sandaza, Paynter, Vokes, Wood, Holford, Murray and CMS, Barnes, and Hoskins. The last three of course are still with us. I just hope that any new forwards signed prove more suited to our playing style than some of those listed. Here's to a successful 2013 for the Albion. ballantrrae
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6:01pm Tue 1 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

'Throw the Newcastle cup match,' no way.

Should we win that match it will do wonders for morale, just as today's result will.
A soft home draw in the next round would be a big money spinner.
A tough home or away draw against a big name would also be a big revenue earner.

I would love to see us do the double over Newcastle and then go to Man United or even better have them at the Amex.
'Throw the Newcastle cup match,' no way. Should we win that match it will do wonders for morale, just as today's result will. A soft home draw in the next round would be a big money spinner. A tough home or away draw against a big name would also be a big revenue earner. I would love to see us do the double over Newcastle and then go to Man United or even better have them at the Amex. VegasSeagull
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6:02pm Tue 1 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

Far gull wrote:
Phew , resting players champgull !!!! :-)
Thinking about the toon game, I think
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Phew , resting players champgull !!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Thinking about the toon game, I think championshipgull
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6:03pm Tue 1 Jan 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

namgo49 wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Oh ye of little faith UTA
I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials.

Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!!

Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.
Sorry totally disagree!! Home is where the heart is, did you not hear the chorus of boos on Saturday at the final whistle, from those that were left? Newcastle or Halifax play your strongest team, play to win and create a cracking atmosphere for our next Home game against Derby. We are paying £28 to watch The FA Cup match so I for one want a bloody good side out. If you want to watch Development squad get to Lancing!!
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Oh ye of little faith UTA[/p][/quote]I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials. Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!! Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.[/p][/quote]Sorry totally disagree!! Home is where the heart is, did you not hear the chorus of boos on Saturday at the final whistle, from those that were left? Newcastle or Halifax play your strongest team, play to win and create a cracking atmosphere for our next Home game against Derby. We are paying £28 to watch The FA Cup match so I for one want a bloody good side out. If you want to watch Development squad get to Lancing!! weststandupperlacostearmy
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6:04pm Tue 1 Jan 13

brightonup says...

Alfie T wrote:
brightonup wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Hey Hovite how are you feeling today, our call for patience seems to have been vindicated. Did you see the Watford result today, I tell ya man, this devision is all over the place. Any team in the top 14 places that put a run of wins together can still make the playoffs. Palace look like losing Zaha and Murray, I wonder what that might mean for the rest of their season. Top six place for us still very much on the cards.
Palace might lose Murray and Zaha? Which clubs are linked with them?
Murray, Norwich & Villa, Zaha, Man Utd.
Thanks Alfie T!
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Hey Hovite how are you feeling today, our call for patience seems to have been vindicated. Did you see the Watford result today, I tell ya man, this devision is all over the place. Any team in the top 14 places that put a run of wins together can still make the playoffs. Palace look like losing Zaha and Murray, I wonder what that might mean for the rest of their season. Top six place for us still very much on the cards.[/p][/quote]Palace might lose Murray and Zaha? Which clubs are linked with them?[/p][/quote]Murray, Norwich & Villa, Zaha, Man Utd.[/p][/quote]Thanks Alfie T! brightonup
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6:07pm Tue 1 Jan 13

BobGear says...

namgo49 wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Oh ye of little faith UTA
I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials.

Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!!

Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.
Gus loves a game against a Premier League, it gives him a chance to see how good his team would be in that League.
That said, I would like to see him give both Hoskins & Dobbie a go to see them in tandem from the start.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Oh ye of little faith UTA[/p][/quote]I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials. Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!! Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.[/p][/quote]Gus loves a game against a Premier League, it gives him a chance to see how good his team would be in that League. That said, I would like to see him give both Hoskins & Dobbie a go to see them in tandem from the start. BobGear
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6:12pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Far gull says...

championshipgull wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Phew , resting players champgull !!!! :-)
Thinking about the toon game, I think
Ah, :-)
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Phew , resting players champgull !!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Thinking about the toon game, I think[/p][/quote]Ah, :-) Far gull
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6:17pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Hovite says...

All is good Vegas thanks.

The Watford game was a blessing in disguise, and it's games like that we learn the most from. Then Watford go and lose 3-4 to Charlton.
All is good Vegas thanks. The Watford game was a blessing in disguise, and it's games like that we learn the most from. Then Watford go and lose 3-4 to Charlton. Hovite
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6:24pm Tue 1 Jan 13

ballantrrae says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Always avoid this site when we have a bad result and Watford was a bad result. But it didn't warrant the anti Gus tripe that was posted by many on here. He doesn't always get it right and he even admits it himself. Big result today and a real confidence boost ahead of Saturday. Well done boys.
An encouraging result. I am sure that getting 2-0 ahead for once helped.
Bridge has now scored 3 goals this season which isn't bad for a full back not noted for his goalscoring.
Perhaps the Albion can embark on a winning run since hopefully this win should restore some confidence. I just hope that Poyet keeps a settled side. Good to see CMS scoring again and making a significant role in the third Goal. I imagine that Hammond has now secured his position in the midfield together with Orlandi alongside Bridcutt.
Now that the transfer window is open it will be interesting to see who joins and who leaves. Contrary to slot of rumours I think that CMS will stay but that Buckley might go.
I am expecting at least one, possibly two stickers plus another defender - we played our 3rd choice RB today (following the match here David seems to have played well). As I have said elsewhere I still think we need a powerhouse midfielder.
A thought regarding Poyet and strikers. When you think of the forwards that have played for BHA in the last 3 plus years they have been prolific scorers with the exception of the Promotion season.
Here's a list of 10 who have played a number of whom who have had success since leaving:-
Craig Davies, Sandaza, Paynter, Vokes, Wood, Holford, Murray and CMS, Barnes, and Hoskins. The last three of course are still with us. I just hope that any new forwards signed prove more suited to our playing style than some of those listed.
Here's to a successful 2013 for the Albion.
Should have read
(a) CMS scoring and making a significant contribution...
(b) ...they have NOT been prolific...
Apologies.
Lots of positive Posts. A good way to start the New Year long may it continue.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Always avoid this site when we have a bad result and Watford was a bad result. But it didn't warrant the anti Gus tripe that was posted by many on here. He doesn't always get it right and he even admits it himself. Big result today and a real confidence boost ahead of Saturday. Well done boys.[/p][/quote]An encouraging result. I am sure that getting 2-0 ahead for once helped. Bridge has now scored 3 goals this season which isn't bad for a full back not noted for his goalscoring. Perhaps the Albion can embark on a winning run since hopefully this win should restore some confidence. I just hope that Poyet keeps a settled side. Good to see CMS scoring again and making a significant role in the third Goal. I imagine that Hammond has now secured his position in the midfield together with Orlandi alongside Bridcutt. Now that the transfer window is open it will be interesting to see who joins and who leaves. Contrary to slot of rumours I think that CMS will stay but that Buckley might go. I am expecting at least one, possibly two stickers plus another defender - we played our 3rd choice RB today (following the match here David seems to have played well). As I have said elsewhere I still think we need a powerhouse midfielder. A thought regarding Poyet and strikers. When you think of the forwards that have played for BHA in the last 3 plus years they have been prolific scorers with the exception of the Promotion season. Here's a list of 10 who have played a number of whom who have had success since leaving:- Craig Davies, Sandaza, Paynter, Vokes, Wood, Holford, Murray and CMS, Barnes, and Hoskins. The last three of course are still with us. I just hope that any new forwards signed prove more suited to our playing style than some of those listed. Here's to a successful 2013 for the Albion.[/p][/quote]Should have read (a) CMS scoring and making a significant contribution... (b) ...they have NOT been prolific... Apologies. Lots of positive Posts. A good way to start the New Year long may it continue. ballantrrae
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6:35pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Seagullkid says...

Guernsey c gull wrote:
Well done Gus and well done the lads.Now will all you doubters stop calling for Gus to go ! I remember sitting at the Withdean in the rain wondering if we would ever get out of there, or indeed if we would survive at all !Think on you people, look how far we have come with Gus and Mr Bloom, looking forward to the game against Derby, on my next visit to UK.Maybe even watching Vicente!!
why? just because we have won a game everything changes does it?
was a great result yes but let's not get carried away with it.
if we start a good run and a few good dealings in the transfer market then we can see if gus is the man or just riding his Luck again.
[quote][p][bold]Guernsey c gull[/bold] wrote: Well done Gus and well done the lads.Now will all you doubters stop calling for Gus to go ! I remember sitting at the Withdean in the rain wondering if we would ever get out of there, or indeed if we would survive at all !Think on you people, look how far we have come with Gus and Mr Bloom, looking forward to the game against Derby, on my next visit to UK.Maybe even watching Vicente!![/p][/quote]why? just because we have won a game everything changes does it? was a great result yes but let's not get carried away with it. if we start a good run and a few good dealings in the transfer market then we can see if gus is the man or just riding his Luck again. Seagullkid
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6:35pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.
Happy new year, no pleasing some so called supporters.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.[/p][/quote]Happy new year, no pleasing some so called supporters. Alfie T
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6:49pm Tue 1 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Transfers, we buy we sell, we loan out or we borrow, who knows.
I can't see today's result having any real impact on what happens but I guess it can't hurt.

David is proving to be something we possibly didn't expect, did we buy him thinking he would, or even could play as a right side defender, I doubt it. The last man anyone would want to see go would be Bridcutt but, given David's recent performances, who knows.

We won today, morale in the dressing room will be high and with the fans too, would the sale of Bridcutt ruin that.

What of Buckley, we played well today without him, got a good result against an inform team, could we let him go, should we?
Palace have slapped a 20 million valuation on Zaha, United are thinking of 10 million, would we say no to a 5 million bid for Buckley, should we? Did today's result and performance make it easier for us to sell Buckley, after all it's just one win.

I would like to think that today we got our self belief back, if nothing else we proved that we can play well and win. What happens if we beat Newcastle on saturday and our stars are still with us, does that help us keep them or just go further to show why others might want to buy them?

I hate this window, it should be bricked up.
Transfers, we buy we sell, we loan out or we borrow, who knows. I can't see today's result having any real impact on what happens but I guess it can't hurt. David is proving to be something we possibly didn't expect, did we buy him thinking he would, or even could play as a right side defender, I doubt it. The last man anyone would want to see go would be Bridcutt but, given David's recent performances, who knows. We won today, morale in the dressing room will be high and with the fans too, would the sale of Bridcutt ruin that. What of Buckley, we played well today without him, got a good result against an inform team, could we let him go, should we? Palace have slapped a 20 million valuation on Zaha, United are thinking of 10 million, would we say no to a 5 million bid for Buckley, should we? Did today's result and performance make it easier for us to sell Buckley, after all it's just one win. I would like to think that today we got our self belief back, if nothing else we proved that we can play well and win. What happens if we beat Newcastle on saturday and our stars are still with us, does that help us keep them or just go further to show why others might want to buy them? I hate this window, it should be bricked up. VegasSeagull
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7:11pm Tue 1 Jan 13

fratsomrover says...

Alfie T wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.
Happy new year, no pleasing some so called supporters.
Happy New Year it was. A win makes it that. I've been a supporter for 57 years so I reckon I'm more than a "so called supporter". I'm also being realistic. I expected us to beat Ipswich, but I also expected us to beat Watford, Millwall, Forest and Charlton. Just as one swallow doesn't make a summer, one win against the team with the worst GD in the division, doesn't make us promotion material
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.[/p][/quote]Happy new year, no pleasing some so called supporters.[/p][/quote]Happy New Year it was. A win makes it that. I've been a supporter for 57 years so I reckon I'm more than a "so called supporter". I'm also being realistic. I expected us to beat Ipswich, but I also expected us to beat Watford, Millwall, Forest and Charlton. Just as one swallow doesn't make a summer, one win against the team with the worst GD in the division, doesn't make us promotion material fratsomrover
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7:21pm Tue 1 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

I've never been a massive fan of the January window but have to say that it might just be what we need this season.
Our 3 main men that are being speculated about are on contracts and so we have absolutely no obligation to sell them on. It will not cost us a penny more to keep them for the remainder of this season, it could actually increase their worth, obviously this could go the other way though. I very much doubt that however.
Lets keep them, speculate ourselves with a few decent additions, drop a little dead wood and see where this takes us.
I maintain that we only need 3 players through the spine of the team... Lets say we get these whether purchased or borrowed and let's say that they are the missing links and we do reach the promised land. Will we then need or want to sell our top guys? Would they actually want to go?
If possible, lets keep the 3, add another 3 and then have a real go. The championship this year is just waiting for someone to step up.
Will it be us? Perhaps... All will be revealed in the next few weeks.
Uta
I've never been a massive fan of the January window but have to say that it might just be what we need this season. Our 3 main men that are being speculated about are on contracts and so we have absolutely no obligation to sell them on. It will not cost us a penny more to keep them for the remainder of this season, it could actually increase their worth, obviously this could go the other way though. I very much doubt that however. Lets keep them, speculate ourselves with a few decent additions, drop a little dead wood and see where this takes us. I maintain that we only need 3 players through the spine of the team... Lets say we get these whether purchased or borrowed and let's say that they are the missing links and we do reach the promised land. Will we then need or want to sell our top guys? Would they actually want to go? If possible, lets keep the 3, add another 3 and then have a real go. The championship this year is just waiting for someone to step up. Will it be us? Perhaps... All will be revealed in the next few weeks. Uta SMF20
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7:37pm Tue 1 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

namgo49 wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Oh ye of little faith UTA
I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials.

Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!!

Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.
Steady on Sir!
We haven't got a game in hand over Watford who are the 6th placed team on 40 points. We only have a game in hand over the clubs above Watford but we are 7 points behind 5th place.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Oh ye of little faith UTA[/p][/quote]I never had any doubts about GP's ability, selection and game plan at any time. Just deserts today after some terrible luck in the last 5 games where we were robbed of points by streaky performances by the opposition and poor decisions by the officials. Only three points off the play off places with a game in hand!! Let's hope we throw the game on Saturday so we can concentrate on the league. Play the development squad I say and risk a fine.[/p][/quote]Steady on Sir! We haven't got a game in hand over Watford who are the 6th placed team on 40 points. We only have a game in hand over the clubs above Watford but we are 7 points behind 5th place. sussexram40
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7:46pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.
Happy new year, no pleasing some so called supporters.
Happy New Year it was. A win makes it that. I've been a supporter for 57 years so I reckon I'm more than a "so called supporter". I'm also being realistic. I expected us to beat Ipswich, but I also expected us to beat Watford, Millwall, Forest and Charlton. Just as one swallow doesn't make a summer, one win against the team with the worst GD in the division, doesn't make us promotion material
You REALLY need to get over Ipswich's goal difference - that was almost entirely due to early season poor form. However, they have won 5 out of their last 7 games - that makes this a VERY good win. They were enjoying a spell of 'promotion form' and we just turned them over.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.[/p][/quote]Happy new year, no pleasing some so called supporters.[/p][/quote]Happy New Year it was. A win makes it that. I've been a supporter for 57 years so I reckon I'm more than a "so called supporter". I'm also being realistic. I expected us to beat Ipswich, but I also expected us to beat Watford, Millwall, Forest and Charlton. Just as one swallow doesn't make a summer, one win against the team with the worst GD in the division, doesn't make us promotion material[/p][/quote]You REALLY need to get over Ipswich's goal difference - that was almost entirely due to early season poor form. However, they have won 5 out of their last 7 games - that makes this a VERY good win. They were enjoying a spell of 'promotion form' and we just turned them over. Old Scrote of the Amex
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7:48pm Tue 1 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

We have only lost once (I Don’t count the one we played with 10 men) in the last 13 games. That’s a good base for a promotion push, being only 3 points behind 6th place
We have only lost once (I Don’t count the one we played with 10 men) in the last 13 games. That’s a good base for a promotion push, being only 3 points behind 6th place championshipgull
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8:03pm Tue 1 Jan 13

brightonup says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
brightonup, Zaha is a target of Man United and others. I did read an article today that says that Norwich have tabled a bid of 3 million for Murray, or at least I think it was Norwich, but what ever a bid has been made..
Thanks VegasSeagull!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: brightonup, Zaha is a target of Man United and others. I did read an article today that says that Norwich have tabled a bid of 3 million for Murray, or at least I think it was Norwich, but what ever a bid has been made..[/p][/quote]Thanks VegasSeagull! brightonup
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8:22pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Seagull John says...

Barnes is back and we are a transformed side. I have said all along that he is the vital cog in this side and he proved it again today.
Barnes is back and we are a transformed side. I have said all along that he is the vital cog in this side and he proved it again today. Seagull John
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8:39pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Yep at only 23 he is still learning his trade and has a great career in front of him.
Yep at only 23 he is still learning his trade and has a great career in front of him. Hovite
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9:40pm Tue 1 Jan 13

sallis77 says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith."
Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...
Isn't this the exact opposite of humble pie??

A long ball in behind and we score! A cross and we score ! Things we haven't done for two years! And have been asking for
In moderation!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith." Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...[/p][/quote]Isn't this the exact opposite of humble pie?? A long ball in behind and we score! A cross and we score ! Things we haven't done for two years! And have been asking for In moderation! sallis77
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9:52pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.
Happy new year, no pleasing some so called supporters.
Happy New Year it was. A win makes it that. I've been a supporter for 57 years so I reckon I'm more than a "so called supporter". I'm also being realistic. I expected us to beat Ipswich, but I also expected us to beat Watford, Millwall, Forest and Charlton. Just as one swallow doesn't make a summer, one win against the team with the worst GD in the division, doesn't make us promotion material
You REALLY need to get over Ipswich's goal difference - that was almost entirely due to early season poor form. However, they have won 5 out of their last 7 games - that makes this a VERY good win. They were enjoying a spell of 'promotion form' and we just turned them over.
Spot on old scrote, Ipswich have Premiership players and a manager who gets results in this division. A great win against a form side, forget about the goals they conceded before his arrival.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Good result to bring back a bit confidence, but I'm not going overboard about it. Ipswich have the worst goal difference in the division and are a pretty **** team, so it's no great shakes to beat them. Wasn't the most inspiring of team selections. Good enough to beat Ipswich but not many others I fear. I doubt very much was learned today, but at least it's a win and a good start for 2013. I'm delighted with the win but disappointed we didn't try something new against such a poor team.[/p][/quote]Happy new year, no pleasing some so called supporters.[/p][/quote]Happy New Year it was. A win makes it that. I've been a supporter for 57 years so I reckon I'm more than a "so called supporter". I'm also being realistic. I expected us to beat Ipswich, but I also expected us to beat Watford, Millwall, Forest and Charlton. Just as one swallow doesn't make a summer, one win against the team with the worst GD in the division, doesn't make us promotion material[/p][/quote]You REALLY need to get over Ipswich's goal difference - that was almost entirely due to early season poor form. However, they have won 5 out of their last 7 games - that makes this a VERY good win. They were enjoying a spell of 'promotion form' and we just turned them over.[/p][/quote]Spot on old scrote, Ipswich have Premiership players and a manager who gets results in this division. A great win against a form side, forget about the goals they conceded before his arrival. Alfie T
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10:13pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mark5 says...

sallis77 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith."
Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...
Isn't this the exact opposite of humble pie??

A long ball in behind and we score! A cross and we score ! Things we haven't done for two years! And have been asking for
In moderation!
Spot on! A small change of tactics, playing to a players particular strengths and we get a decent result! Perhaps Gus is beginning to realise that to be completely inflexible in approach will not win games and the opposition will have us sussed before a ball is kicked. I hope this is the beginning of a more flexible and less predictable approach. All we need now is to allow Barnes to play the forward role he is comfortable with and goals will come from him too! If Gus can swallow his pride a little and we get some decent players in, then, I genuinely believe we have a chance of the a play off place..............U
TA
[quote][p][bold]sallis77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith." Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...[/p][/quote]Isn't this the exact opposite of humble pie?? A long ball in behind and we score! A cross and we score ! Things we haven't done for two years! And have been asking for In moderation![/p][/quote]Spot on! A small change of tactics, playing to a players particular strengths and we get a decent result! Perhaps Gus is beginning to realise that to be completely inflexible in approach will not win games and the opposition will have us sussed before a ball is kicked. I hope this is the beginning of a more flexible and less predictable approach. All we need now is to allow Barnes to play the forward role he is comfortable with and goals will come from him too! If Gus can swallow his pride a little and we get some decent players in, then, I genuinely believe we have a chance of the a play off place..............U TA mark5
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8:37am Wed 2 Jan 13

Gibseagull says...

mark5 wrote:
sallis77 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote: And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith." Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...
Isn't this the exact opposite of humble pie?? A long ball in behind and we score! A cross and we score ! Things we haven't done for two years! And have been asking for In moderation!
Spot on! A small change of tactics, playing to a players particular strengths and we get a decent result! Perhaps Gus is beginning to realise that to be completely inflexible in approach will not win games and the opposition will have us sussed before a ball is kicked. I hope this is the beginning of a more flexible and less predictable approach. All we need now is to allow Barnes to play the forward role he is comfortable with and goals will come from him too! If Gus can swallow his pride a little and we get some decent players in, then, I genuinely believe we have a chance of the a play off place..............U TA
Totally agree with this - he seemed to be seeing the light in his post-match interview too, so there are grounds for optimism. I think the January window is going to be difficult - too many teams with more cash to burn than us chasing too few players.
[quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sallis77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: And I quote..... "and playing a long ball into the path of lone frontman Mackail-Smith." Well. Well.. Only one up front and we score three times. Whoever is baking the humble pie better make it a large one as there should be plenty of takers...[/p][/quote]Isn't this the exact opposite of humble pie?? A long ball in behind and we score! A cross and we score ! Things we haven't done for two years! And have been asking for In moderation![/p][/quote]Spot on! A small change of tactics, playing to a players particular strengths and we get a decent result! Perhaps Gus is beginning to realise that to be completely inflexible in approach will not win games and the opposition will have us sussed before a ball is kicked. I hope this is the beginning of a more flexible and less predictable approach. All we need now is to allow Barnes to play the forward role he is comfortable with and goals will come from him too! If Gus can swallow his pride a little and we get some decent players in, then, I genuinely believe we have a chance of the a play off place..............U TA[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this - he seemed to be seeing the light in his post-match interview too, so there are grounds for optimism. I think the January window is going to be difficult - too many teams with more cash to burn than us chasing too few players. Gibseagull
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10:15am Wed 2 Jan 13

GosportGull says...

Totally agree with these few comments , Gus needs to be learn his trade by being flexable. It worked yesterday because CMS wasnt left isolated as has been much the case for this season. Gus even agreed that over the last few matches we have wanted to pass too much and we need to change our game plan to stop being predicatble.
A good result which is just what we needed after the poor performance against Watford.
Good to see David playing well at r/b ..another option and cover for Bruno. Hammond played well through the middle too , and joined the attack quickly which is what CMS needs ..you have to support a lone striker or play two strikers ...
Good performance and good result...
Totally agree with these few comments , Gus needs to be learn his trade by being flexable. It worked yesterday because CMS wasnt left isolated as has been much the case for this season. Gus even agreed that over the last few matches we have wanted to pass too much and we need to change our game plan to stop being predicatble. A good result which is just what we needed after the poor performance against Watford. Good to see David playing well at r/b ..another option and cover for Bruno. Hammond played well through the middle too , and joined the attack quickly which is what CMS needs ..you have to support a lone striker or play two strikers ... Good performance and good result... GosportGull
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11:58am Wed 2 Jan 13

BobbyZamoraIsALegend says...

54 replies when we win, 160 when we lose, either fans are fickle or jump on the bandwagon. lets get back on the gus bus, there is no way we should be looking at other options, look at other clubs that have done the same, worked out for them didnt it....!!
54 replies when we win, 160 when we lose, either fans are fickle or jump on the bandwagon. lets get back on the gus bus, there is no way we should be looking at other options, look at other clubs that have done the same, worked out for them didnt it....!! BobbyZamoraIsALegend
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2:26pm Wed 2 Jan 13

whitexoxo says...

haha
haha whitexoxo
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