Poyet praises duo

Craig Mackail-Smith celebrates his goal with Dean Hammond and David Lopez

Craig Mackail-Smith celebrates his goal with Dean Hammond and David Lopez

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Albion’s emergency right-back David and the recalled Ashley Barnes have been praised for their part in an emphatic return to winning ways.

They earned the admiration of manager Gus Poyet for their contribution to yesterday’s 3-0 win at Ipswich, as the Seagulls bounced back in style from Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat by Watford.

David filled in at right-back after fellow Spaniard Bruno was ruled out by a recurrence of Achilles trouble.

Barnes, playing in front of him down the right, set up the second goal for Craig Mackail-Smith.

Poyet said: “When we lost Bruno we found ourselves again without a right-back. We trained properly for the first time with three at the back and two wingbacks and two strikers and I didn’t like it all.

“So again we asked a big favour of David Lopez and what a performance, because it’s not easy to come here and deal with crosses and be part of the win.

“Ash did an absolutely magnificent job on the right side, stopping crosses, marking, helping David. All those things helped the team to keep a clean sheet.”

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5:23pm Wed 2 Jan 13

saraman says...

No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?
No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives? saraman
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5:42pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

It's about bloody time he's performed. Not been impressed by him all season so far!! Admittedly he has been playing out of position, soon as he stop fallen on his arse and stops whinging at every decision that goes against him, the better the player he will become. I HOPE!!
It's about bloody time he's performed. Not been impressed by him all season so far!! Admittedly he has been playing out of position, soon as he stop fallen on his arse and stops whinging at every decision that goes against him, the better the player he will become. I HOPE!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
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5:43pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

saraman wrote:
No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?
Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?[/p][/quote]Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker. Alfie T
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5:55pm Wed 2 Jan 13

markymark03 says...

Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game?
normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there.

Any other ideas?
Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game? normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there. Any other ideas? markymark03
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5:56pm Wed 2 Jan 13

markymark03 says...

markymark03 wrote:
Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game?
normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there.

Any other ideas?
Don't worry Sky just added it!
[quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game? normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there. Any other ideas?[/p][/quote]Don't worry Sky just added it! markymark03
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6:22pm Wed 2 Jan 13

albionfan33 says...

markymark03 wrote:
markymark03 wrote:
Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game?
normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there.

Any other ideas?
Don't worry Sky just added it!
if you get seagull player you can have extended highlights of all games
[quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game? normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there. Any other ideas?[/p][/quote]Don't worry Sky just added it![/p][/quote]if you get seagull player you can have extended highlights of all games albionfan33
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6:24pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Baldseagull says...

Alfie T wrote:
saraman wrote:
No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?
Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.
Forster-Caskey?
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?[/p][/quote]Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.[/p][/quote]Forster-Caskey? Baldseagull
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6:35pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Claude Back says...

albionfan33 wrote:
markymark03 wrote:
markymark03 wrote:
Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game?
normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there.

Any other ideas?
Don't worry Sky just added it!
if you get seagull player you can have extended highlights of all games
Can you get extended lowlights when we lose? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game? normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there. Any other ideas?[/p][/quote]Don't worry Sky just added it![/p][/quote]if you get seagull player you can have extended highlights of all games[/p][/quote]Can you get extended lowlights when we lose? ;-) Claude Back
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7:03pm Wed 2 Jan 13

albionfan33 says...

Claude Back wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
markymark03 wrote:
markymark03 wrote:
Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game?
normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there.

Any other ideas?
Don't worry Sky just added it!
if you get seagull player you can have extended highlights of all games
Can you get extended lowlights when we lose? ;-)
i just dont watch then hehe
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know where we can watch the highlights of the game? normally I'll watch it on either The Football League show or on SkySports News, but the FLS wasn't on and Sky doesn't have it on there. Any other ideas?[/p][/quote]Don't worry Sky just added it![/p][/quote]if you get seagull player you can have extended highlights of all games[/p][/quote]Can you get extended lowlights when we lose? ;-)[/p][/quote]i just dont watch then hehe albionfan33
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8:07pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Neville says...

Yes apparently Forster-Caskey now back at the Amex and now 6ft 2 ins and 14 stone.
Yes apparently Forster-Caskey now back at the Amex and now 6ft 2 ins and 14 stone. Neville
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8:35pm Wed 2 Jan 13

ballantrrae says...

Alfie T wrote:
saraman wrote:
No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?
Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.
What's impressing me most about our potential new striker Ulloa is the fact, as you so succinctly point out Alfie T, that he can vary his height between 5ft 10 and 6ft 2. This is going to be invaluable for Poyet since rather than rotating strikers he just gets Ulloa to adjust his height !
I have to add that one can hear the chants now 'Ulloa... Ulloa ... and so on with all sorts of variations.
Reverting to the thread, it looks as if David is better suited to a deeper role than Poyet has played him most of the time. Both of his best performances have come when he's played RB.
I also wonder if Barnes might be better suited to playing on the right. I seem to remember him providing 2 or 3 assists from the right last season, one for CMS against Leeds at the Amex stands out which sparked our come back.
I wasn't entirely surprised that Barnes played well against Ipswich since I have felt he has been 'holding himself back' after receiving a 4th caution in the first Watford game in September. Having successfully got through the second Watford game without any caution he now has a clean slate again and I suspect is less inhibited as a result.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?[/p][/quote]Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.[/p][/quote]What's impressing me most about our potential new striker Ulloa is the fact, as you so succinctly point out Alfie T, that he can vary his height between 5ft 10 and 6ft 2. This is going to be invaluable for Poyet since rather than rotating strikers he just gets Ulloa to adjust his height ! I have to add that one can hear the chants now 'Ulloa... Ulloa ... and so on with all sorts of variations. Reverting to the thread, it looks as if David is better suited to a deeper role than Poyet has played him most of the time. Both of his best performances have come when he's played RB. I also wonder if Barnes might be better suited to playing on the right. I seem to remember him providing 2 or 3 assists from the right last season, one for CMS against Leeds at the Amex stands out which sparked our come back. I wasn't entirely surprised that Barnes played well against Ipswich since I have felt he has been 'holding himself back' after receiving a 4th caution in the first Watford game in September. Having successfully got through the second Watford game without any caution he now has a clean slate again and I suspect is less inhibited as a result. ballantrrae
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9:06pm Wed 2 Jan 13

raymondo999 says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
saraman wrote:
No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?
Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.
What's impressing me most about our potential new striker Ulloa is the fact, as you so succinctly point out Alfie T, that he can vary his height between 5ft 10 and 6ft 2. This is going to be invaluable for Poyet since rather than rotating strikers he just gets Ulloa to adjust his height !
I have to add that one can hear the chants now 'Ulloa... Ulloa ... and so on with all sorts of variations.
Reverting to the thread, it looks as if David is better suited to a deeper role than Poyet has played him most of the time. Both of his best performances have come when he's played RB.
I also wonder if Barnes might be better suited to playing on the right. I seem to remember him providing 2 or 3 assists from the right last season, one for CMS against Leeds at the Amex stands out which sparked our come back.
I wasn't entirely surprised that Barnes played well against Ipswich since I have felt he has been 'holding himself back' after receiving a 4th caution in the first Watford game in September. Having successfully got through the second Watford game without any caution he now has a clean slate again and I suspect is less inhibited as a result.
Rather than rotating strikers, he can adjust his height. Brilliant! love it! Best post ever, can't stop laughing.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?[/p][/quote]Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.[/p][/quote]What's impressing me most about our potential new striker Ulloa is the fact, as you so succinctly point out Alfie T, that he can vary his height between 5ft 10 and 6ft 2. This is going to be invaluable for Poyet since rather than rotating strikers he just gets Ulloa to adjust his height ! I have to add that one can hear the chants now 'Ulloa... Ulloa ... and so on with all sorts of variations. Reverting to the thread, it looks as if David is better suited to a deeper role than Poyet has played him most of the time. Both of his best performances have come when he's played RB. I also wonder if Barnes might be better suited to playing on the right. I seem to remember him providing 2 or 3 assists from the right last season, one for CMS against Leeds at the Amex stands out which sparked our come back. I wasn't entirely surprised that Barnes played well against Ipswich since I have felt he has been 'holding himself back' after receiving a 4th caution in the first Watford game in September. Having successfully got through the second Watford game without any caution he now has a clean slate again and I suspect is less inhibited as a result.[/p][/quote]Rather than rotating strikers, he can adjust his height. Brilliant! love it! Best post ever, can't stop laughing. raymondo999
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9:35pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Just watched the extended highlights, yep ballantrrae, Barnes was good on the right and worked with Lopez well. Great assist to CMS on the second.

Good to see the smiling faces, the team are in it together, all looked happy, and it didn't give the impression that anyone is wanting to go to another club soon.Which is a very good thing in my eyes.

Can you imagine what it would be like on here if we won two in a row ;o)
Just watched the extended highlights, yep ballantrrae, Barnes was good on the right and worked with Lopez well. Great assist to CMS on the second. Good to see the smiling faces, the team are in it together, all looked happy, and it didn't give the impression that anyone is wanting to go to another club soon.Which is a very good thing in my eyes. Can you imagine what it would be like on here if we won two in a row ;o) Hovite
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10:08pm Wed 2 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Hovite wrote:
Just watched the extended highlights, yep ballantrrae, Barnes was good on the right and worked with Lopez well. Great assist to CMS on the second. Good to see the smiling faces, the team are in it together, all looked happy, and it didn't give the impression that anyone is wanting to go to another club soon.Which is a very good thing in my eyes. Can you imagine what it would be like on here if we won two in a row ;o)
It is very noticable that some of the ultra negative posters have tempered their usuall rants, and for that I am pleased.

I am glad that Barnes had a good game but I do wonder if he will prove to be the loser when the front line shake up is completed. I suppose if a decent offer came in for him Gus would say yes, but again I wonder, do you think Gus would rather sell Hoskins and keep Barnes?

This might sound odd but I think now that we have got thru the first 48 hours without a bid for CMS, I think he will now stay.
Norwich were always the most likely candidate to come for him, but now they have turned their attentions elsewhere, CMS might not like that. Right now CMS plays every week, I doubt he would want to be a bit part player at Norwich and a delay in signing him whilst they try for others might suggest that's what he would be.

No early offers tabled for Bridcutt or Buckley, again to me that is somewhat of a surprise. Do you think that a swap deal plus cash might be being hammered out for one or both. In my mind those that really want to sign a player act quickly, but we have heard zip.

I am now getting more optimistic about our chances of keeping all of our stars, and I wasn't last week.
I know it's still early, anything may happen but as each hour passes I think it bodes well for us.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Just watched the extended highlights, yep ballantrrae, Barnes was good on the right and worked with Lopez well. Great assist to CMS on the second. Good to see the smiling faces, the team are in it together, all looked happy, and it didn't give the impression that anyone is wanting to go to another club soon.Which is a very good thing in my eyes. Can you imagine what it would be like on here if we won two in a row ;o)[/p][/quote]It is very noticable that some of the ultra negative posters have tempered their usuall rants, and for that I am pleased. I am glad that Barnes had a good game but I do wonder if he will prove to be the loser when the front line shake up is completed. I suppose if a decent offer came in for him Gus would say yes, but again I wonder, do you think Gus would rather sell Hoskins and keep Barnes? This might sound odd but I think now that we have got thru the first 48 hours without a bid for CMS, I think he will now stay. Norwich were always the most likely candidate to come for him, but now they have turned their attentions elsewhere, CMS might not like that. Right now CMS plays every week, I doubt he would want to be a bit part player at Norwich and a delay in signing him whilst they try for others might suggest that's what he would be. No early offers tabled for Bridcutt or Buckley, again to me that is somewhat of a surprise. Do you think that a swap deal plus cash might be being hammered out for one or both. In my mind those that really want to sign a player act quickly, but we have heard zip. I am now getting more optimistic about our chances of keeping all of our stars, and I wasn't last week. I know it's still early, anything may happen but as each hour passes I think it bodes well for us. VegasSeagull
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10:37pm Wed 2 Jan 13

The Phantom says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
saraman wrote:
No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?
Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.
Forster-Caskey?
Would appear difficult for Forster-Caskey to be involved at the moment. Has been barely used by Oxford United in the last month - invariably an unused substitute. Does not bode well for his prospects at Brighton in the near future.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?[/p][/quote]Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.[/p][/quote]Forster-Caskey?[/p][/quote]Would appear difficult for Forster-Caskey to be involved at the moment. Has been barely used by Oxford United in the last month - invariably an unused substitute. Does not bode well for his prospects at Brighton in the near future. The Phantom
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11:01pm Wed 2 Jan 13

jockithenoo says...

I think we all want to keep our best players only problem if they keep performing we could life them its a long window
UTA KEEP US SAFE
I think we all want to keep our best players only problem if they keep performing we could life them its a long window UTA KEEP US SAFE jockithenoo
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3:34am Thu 3 Jan 13

saraman says...

jockithenoo wrote:
I think we all want to keep our best players only problem if they keep performing we could life them its a long window UTA KEEP US SAFE
Life them, should that be lose them?
[quote][p][bold]jockithenoo[/bold] wrote: I think we all want to keep our best players only problem if they keep performing we could life them its a long window UTA KEEP US SAFE[/p][/quote]Life them, should that be lose them? saraman
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3:36am Thu 3 Jan 13

saraman says...

jockithenoo wrote:
I think we all want to keep our best players only problem if they keep performing we could life them its a long window UTA KEEP US SAFE
Life them, should that be lose them?
[quote][p][bold]jockithenoo[/bold] wrote: I think we all want to keep our best players only problem if they keep performing we could life them its a long window UTA KEEP US SAFE[/p][/quote]Life them, should that be lose them? saraman
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9:17am Thu 3 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
saraman wrote:
No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?
Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.
Forster-Caskey?
What a player thats been a un-used sub most weeks at league two Oxford.If Arsenal can find young Charlie Gilmour 13 a Hove Park schoolboy.Im sure MUFC,Chelsea,Spurs,a
nd Arsenal would know about your nightclub super kid by now,and move in & sign him.Barry went before even playing a game,and Grant Hall much the same.All the lads Barker,Rodgers,Oatwa
y Jr,Dickenson,and JFC play because their parents know the right people.If they was that good they would not be at the Albion now.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?[/p][/quote]Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.[/p][/quote]Forster-Caskey?[/p][/quote]What a player thats been a un-used sub most weeks at league two Oxford.If Arsenal can find young Charlie Gilmour 13 a Hove Park schoolboy.Im sure MUFC,Chelsea,Spurs,a nd Arsenal would know about your nightclub super kid by now,and move in & sign him.Barry went before even playing a game,and Grant Hall much the same.All the lads Barker,Rodgers,Oatwa y Jr,Dickenson,and JFC play because their parents know the right people.If they was that good they would not be at the Albion now. Freeloaders
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9:26am Thu 3 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Hovite wrote:
Just watched the extended highlights, yep ballantrrae, Barnes was good on the right and worked with Lopez well. Great assist to CMS on the second.

Good to see the smiling faces, the team are in it together, all looked happy, and it didn't give the impression that anyone is wanting to go to another club soon.Which is a very good thing in my eyes.

Can you imagine what it would be like on here if we won two in a row ;o)
Mug lol.They played better because they was told to stay off the drink after the Watford game.They was not even allowed out from the hotel new years eve.But i would put my money on the fact it had more to do with the amount of top scouts that were at the game.Footballers play for contracts you sad little man.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Just watched the extended highlights, yep ballantrrae, Barnes was good on the right and worked with Lopez well. Great assist to CMS on the second. Good to see the smiling faces, the team are in it together, all looked happy, and it didn't give the impression that anyone is wanting to go to another club soon.Which is a very good thing in my eyes. Can you imagine what it would be like on here if we won two in a row ;o)[/p][/quote]Mug lol.They played better because they was told to stay off the drink after the Watford game.They was not even allowed out from the hotel new years eve.But i would put my money on the fact it had more to do with the amount of top scouts that were at the game.Footballers play for contracts you sad little man. Freeloaders
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10:35am Thu 3 Jan 13

Gibseagull says...

I think the problem for JF-C at Oxford was that he was in direct competition with Leven in midfield. When he went there Leven was out injured and so JF-C got a lot of game time but Leven has been back for the last 6 - 8 weeks and scoring goals so JF-C's chances have been limited to coming off the bench towards the end of games.
I think the problem for JF-C at Oxford was that he was in direct competition with Leven in midfield. When he went there Leven was out injured and so JF-C got a lot of game time but Leven has been back for the last 6 - 8 weeks and scoring goals so JF-C's chances have been limited to coming off the bench towards the end of games. Gibseagull
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1:34pm Thu 3 Jan 13

HeadHammer says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Baldseagull wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
saraman wrote: No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?
Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.
Forster-Caskey?
What a player thats been a un-used sub most weeks at league two Oxford.If Arsenal can find young Charlie Gilmour 13 a Hove Park schoolboy.Im sure MUFC,Chelsea,Spurs,a nd Arsenal would know about your nightclub super kid by now,and move in & sign him.Barry went before even playing a game,and Grant Hall much the same.All the lads Barker,Rodgers,Oatwa y Jr,Dickenson,and JFC play because their parents know the right people.If they was that good they would not be at the Albion now.
Ok help me out here. I've got David Dickenson, Buck Rodgers and Sue Barker. Struggling with Oatwa y and JFC..... or do you mean JLS?
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: No suprise at Gus lavishing praise on AB, he's his favourite. Fair dues to the boy though, he did well as did all the team. I wonder where it leaves Ash when the new forward arrives?[/p][/quote]Credit where credit's due, Barnes isn't my favourite but well done to him. Lopez for me is cover at full back and a good dead ball striker, but his midfield open play is suspect, lacks pace and strength. Would like to see another midfield player coming in with our Argentine 5'10- 6'2 striker.[/p][/quote]Forster-Caskey?[/p][/quote]What a player thats been a un-used sub most weeks at league two Oxford.If Arsenal can find young Charlie Gilmour 13 a Hove Park schoolboy.Im sure MUFC,Chelsea,Spurs,a nd Arsenal would know about your nightclub super kid by now,and move in & sign him.Barry went before even playing a game,and Grant Hall much the same.All the lads Barker,Rodgers,Oatwa y Jr,Dickenson,and JFC play because their parents know the right people.If they was that good they would not be at the Albion now.[/p][/quote]Ok help me out here. I've got David Dickenson, Buck Rodgers and Sue Barker. Struggling with Oatwa y and JFC..... or do you mean JLS? HeadHammer
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