Gus so pleased for on-target Hoskins

Will Hoskins scores Albion's second

Will Hoskins scores Albion's second

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Gus Poyet admits he was delighted to see Will Hoskins get off the mark for the season – and calm Albion’s nerves.

Hoskins netted for the first time at The Amex with a late second as the Seagulls beat Newcastle 2-0 in the FA Cup.

His strike rounded off a fine display by the hosts, who went ahead through Andrea Orlandi in the 33rd minute.

Boss Poyet said: “I had a chat with Will last week and told him before the Ipswich game ‘You will have a chance’.

“He had a great chance to score in the last seconds (at Portman Road).

“Today I told him he would score a goal.

“I know how difficult it is for strikers when they come on for 20 minutes or half an hour or even playing from the start and not scoring. He was desperate.

“He settled the game for us because there were nerves in the stands and among the players as well.”

Poyet praised his side’s display as they saw off a makeshift Newcastle line-up.

He added: “I’m honest enough to say we were lucky with the missing players from Newcastle.

“We needed to take advantage and I think we did that.”

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4:29pm Sat 5 Jan 13

GosportGull says...

I thought Hoskins was brilliant and took his chance really well .. Good effort Will :) I have liked Hoskins since his return from injury , maybe this is the goal that will give him confidence and hes away up and running !!!
I still feel so sorry for CMS , i really think that Gus should play CMS and Hoskins together .... and lets wait and see if this guy comes from Spain.

Brilliant performance today .. i thought all the team were awesome .. especially Bridge and liked what Lopez was doing and of course Bridcutt... I think Bruno might struggle to get his place back with Lopez playing like he is .. lovely pass through for Hoskins to score ....

Well done lads ... GG
I thought Hoskins was brilliant and took his chance really well .. Good effort Will :) I have liked Hoskins since his return from injury , maybe this is the goal that will give him confidence and hes away up and running !!! I still feel so sorry for CMS , i really think that Gus should play CMS and Hoskins together .... and lets wait and see if this guy comes from Spain. Brilliant performance today .. i thought all the team were awesome .. especially Bridge and liked what Lopez was doing and of course Bridcutt... I think Bruno might struggle to get his place back with Lopez playing like he is .. lovely pass through for Hoskins to score .... Well done lads ... GG GosportGull
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4:32pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Jake-Forster-Caskey-Peng says...

will = fit :-)
will = fit :-) Jake-Forster-Caskey-Peng
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4:37pm Sat 5 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

At the end of the day they where premier league players from a premier league club and we were superior. .
At the end of the day they where premier league players from a premier league club and we were superior. . championshipgull
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5:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

mark5 says...

Really pleased for him. Took his chance superbly and clinically as "proper" striker should. Also, from his post match interview, he seemed a sensible and fairly grounded guy, which is different from the impression i had of him, listening to some on here? Anyway, great result 5 scored and nil conceded this year already! UTA
Really pleased for him. Took his chance superbly and clinically as "proper" striker should. Also, from his post match interview, he seemed a sensible and fairly grounded guy, which is different from the impression i had of him, listening to some on here? Anyway, great result 5 scored and nil conceded this year already! UTA mark5
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5:11pm Sat 5 Jan 13

mark5 says...

Also meant to add, that, I hope he gets a proper run in the side now! I think Gus has punished him enough for daring to go out on loan last season, Ha,Ha!
Also meant to add, that, I hope he gets a proper run in the side now! I think Gus has punished him enough for daring to go out on loan last season, Ha,Ha! mark5
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5:22pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy.
Now one blip today and I will be writing
To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY .
Be very careful this has happened before !!.
Great afternoon entertainment .
Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy. Now one blip today and I will be writing To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY . Be very careful this has happened before !!. Great afternoon entertainment . Far gull
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5:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Where's all the negative posts tonight from hovepark resident & gusset snatcher. Thought so, nowhere to be seen or heard of!!
Where's all the negative posts tonight from hovepark resident & gusset snatcher. Thought so, nowhere to be seen or heard of!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
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5:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Far gull wrote:
Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy.
Now one blip today and I will be writing
To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY .
Be very careful this has happened before !!.
Great afternoon entertainment .
I thought the decrease in attendance was due to the match being on TV and being just after the expense of Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy. Now one blip today and I will be writing To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY . Be very careful this has happened before !!. Great afternoon entertainment .[/p][/quote]I thought the decrease in attendance was due to the match being on TV and being just after the expense of Christmas. Old Scrote of the Amex
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6:00pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy.
Now one blip today and I will be writing
To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY .
Be very careful this has happened before !!.
Great afternoon entertainment .
I thought the decrease in attendance was due to the match being on TV and being just after the expense of Christmas.
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy. Now one blip today and I will be writing To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY . Be very careful this has happened before !!. Great afternoon entertainment .[/p][/quote]I thought the decrease in attendance was due to the match being on TV and being just after the expense of Christmas.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Alfie T
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6:00pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy.
Now one blip today and I will be writing
To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY .
Be very careful this has happened before !!.
Great afternoon entertainment .
I thought the decrease in attendance was due to the match being on TV and being just after the expense of Christmas.
Agree OSA with reasons , just think that should have been factored in? Have done the Math and 20000 x £30( ave incl kids etc) equals £600000 ,sell out 28500 x £25 equals 712500.
I know there are many brighter people out there than me but the club must be careful.
Still smiling.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy. Now one blip today and I will be writing To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY . Be very careful this has happened before !!. Great afternoon entertainment .[/p][/quote]I thought the decrease in attendance was due to the match being on TV and being just after the expense of Christmas.[/p][/quote]Agree OSA with reasons , just think that should have been factored in? Have done the Math and 20000 x £30( ave incl kids etc) equals £600000 ,sell out 28500 x £25 equals 712500. I know there are many brighter people out there than me but the club must be careful. Still smiling. Far gull
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6:24pm Sat 5 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Far Gull it is my understanding that both teams have to agree the entry price for cup games, it might be that Newcastle were insistent on the high ticket price.

Live TV often reduces the attendence number, I know of a few season ticket holders that stayed at home to watch the game.
Far Gull it is my understanding that both teams have to agree the entry price for cup games, it might be that Newcastle were insistent on the high ticket price. Live TV often reduces the attendence number, I know of a few season ticket holders that stayed at home to watch the game. VegasSeagull
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6:25pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Gee Jay says...

Pleased for Hosko, getting off the mark at last. Let's hope this is the first of many.
Pleased for Hosko, getting off the mark at last. Let's hope this is the first of many. Gee Jay
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6:48pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Clean Sheet says...

The crowd looked good on the TV, and the noise was excellent. Well done to all that went, sorry I couldn't make it.
The crowd looked good on the TV, and the noise was excellent. Well done to all that went, sorry I couldn't make it. Clean Sheet
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7:01pm Sat 5 Jan 13

albionfan33 says...

very good performance so much better than last sat!! i also hope we start with kll and buckley next week with hoskins cms we must give 442 a chance
very good performance so much better than last sat!! i also hope we start with kll and buckley next week with hoskins cms we must give 442 a chance albionfan33
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7:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

sunnysea says...

F##K YEAH BRIGHTON!
F##K YEAH BRIGHTON! sunnysea
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7:15pm Sat 5 Jan 13

mark by the sea says...

Sack Gus, clearly doing nothing right, where are the moaners? 16 comments after a great win? Passing was great today, we have some very good players, and better to come in the summer, many players out of contract know they have to perform.
Sack Gus, clearly doing nothing right, where are the moaners? 16 comments after a great win? Passing was great today, we have some very good players, and better to come in the summer, many players out of contract know they have to perform. mark by the sea
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7:16pm Sat 5 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

Delighted that Hosko is on the score sheet - as will other posters such as Jonathan Mouette and Fratson - who have also been 'advocating' Hoskins for a long time. Any scout worth his salt would have noted Hoskins over the last six or so brief appearances and filed a 'buy' note.
For me, Hoskins has the attributes of a premiership player (as do a number of our players).
It would be ironic if with all the transfer speculation over CMS, Bridcutt and Buckley, Hoskins becomes a target. I hope not - he will be a pivotal player in the push for the playoffs.
As for Bridcutt, somebody is going to have to offer us very silly money to take him away.
Delighted that Hosko is on the score sheet - as will other posters such as Jonathan Mouette and Fratson - who have also been 'advocating' Hoskins for a long time. Any scout worth his salt would have noted Hoskins over the last six or so brief appearances and filed a 'buy' note. For me, Hoskins has the attributes of a premiership player (as do a number of our players). It would be ironic if with all the transfer speculation over CMS, Bridcutt and Buckley, Hoskins becomes a target. I hope not - he will be a pivotal player in the push for the playoffs. As for Bridcutt, somebody is going to have to offer us very silly money to take him away. wiseman of hove
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7:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13

mikeygit says...

Just a question about attendance. Yes gate down on usual Amex attendance--but some would have stayed at home to watch on TV therefore gate money down however how much would the club earn from live TV?? Maybe would make up for the difference?? I do not know, maybe someone has the answer??
Just a question about attendance. Yes gate down on usual Amex attendance--but some would have stayed at home to watch on TV therefore gate money down however how much would the club earn from live TV?? Maybe would make up for the difference?? I do not know, maybe someone has the answer?? mikeygit
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7:36pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Far gull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Far Gull it is my understanding that both teams have to agree the entry price for cup games, it might be that Newcastle were insistent on the high ticket price.

Live TV often reduces the attendence number, I know of a few season ticket holders that stayed at home to watch the game.
Ah, thanks Vegas didn't know that about prices having to be agreed. Realise tv reduces crowd hence even more reason to factor this in ,another day as we all know the crowd can be the difference , packed stadium will always make a difference . Upper west almost only 20% of capacity imho and behind main cameras so hence effect for tv minimised.
On thread will love to see if Hoskins kick on now ,if he can we will have minimised striker requirement and although I am at pains to say Barnes and dicker are now shoe ins to as they bring balance and were both in during our best form earlier in the season. ?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Far Gull it is my understanding that both teams have to agree the entry price for cup games, it might be that Newcastle were insistent on the high ticket price. Live TV often reduces the attendence number, I know of a few season ticket holders that stayed at home to watch the game.[/p][/quote]Ah, thanks Vegas didn't know that about prices having to be agreed. Realise tv reduces crowd hence even more reason to factor this in ,another day as we all know the crowd can be the difference , packed stadium will always make a difference . Upper west almost only 20% of capacity imho and behind main cameras so hence effect for tv minimised. On thread will love to see if Hoskins kick on now ,if he can we will have minimised striker requirement and although I am at pains to say Barnes and dicker are now shoe ins to as they bring balance and were both in during our best form earlier in the season. ? Far gull
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7:39pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Far gull says...

mikeygit wrote:
Just a question about attendance. Yes gate down on usual Amex attendance--but some would have stayed at home to watch on TV therefore gate money down however how much would the club earn from live TV?? Maybe would make up for the difference?? I do not know, maybe someone has the answer??
Apparently live tv worth £137,000 .win worth £67,000 according to argus earlier in the wk?
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Just a question about attendance. Yes gate down on usual Amex attendance--but some would have stayed at home to watch on TV therefore gate money down however how much would the club earn from live TV?? Maybe would make up for the difference?? I do not know, maybe someone has the answer??[/p][/quote]Apparently live tv worth £137,000 .win worth £67,000 according to argus earlier in the wk? Far gull
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7:43pm Sat 5 Jan 13

tug509 says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Delighted that Hosko is on the score sheet - as will other posters such as Jonathan Mouette and Fratson - who have also been 'advocating' Hoskins for a long time. Any scout worth his salt would have noted Hoskins over the last six or so brief appearances and filed a 'buy' note.
For me, Hoskins has the attributes of a premiership player (as do a number of our players).
It would be ironic if with all the transfer speculation over CMS, Bridcutt and Buckley, Hoskins becomes a target. I hope not - he will be a pivotal player in the push for the playoffs.
As for Bridcutt, somebody is going to have to offer us very silly money to take him away.
Not funny Wiseman,Hoskins was superb again and needs to be played regularly,he surely has to at least play half a game against Derby. SShh Wiseman,or someone might take notice of him!. Great performance from all our lads. UTA
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: Delighted that Hosko is on the score sheet - as will other posters such as Jonathan Mouette and Fratson - who have also been 'advocating' Hoskins for a long time. Any scout worth his salt would have noted Hoskins over the last six or so brief appearances and filed a 'buy' note. For me, Hoskins has the attributes of a premiership player (as do a number of our players). It would be ironic if with all the transfer speculation over CMS, Bridcutt and Buckley, Hoskins becomes a target. I hope not - he will be a pivotal player in the push for the playoffs. As for Bridcutt, somebody is going to have to offer us very silly money to take him away.[/p][/quote]Not funny Wiseman,Hoskins was superb again and needs to be played regularly,he surely has to at least play half a game against Derby. SShh Wiseman,or someone might take notice of him!. Great performance from all our lads. UTA tug509
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7:53pm Sat 5 Jan 13

fratsomrover says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Delighted that Hosko is on the score sheet - as will other posters such as Jonathan Mouette and Fratson - who have also been 'advocating' Hoskins for a long time. Any scout worth his salt would have noted Hoskins over the last six or so brief appearances and filed a 'buy' note.
For me, Hoskins has the attributes of a premiership player (as do a number of our players).
It would be ironic if with all the transfer speculation over CMS, Bridcutt and Buckley, Hoskins becomes a target. I hope not - he will be a pivotal player in the push for the playoffs.
As for Bridcutt, somebody is going to have to offer us very silly money to take him away.
100% support your comment. Great to see Hoskins get on the score sheet. Took his chance well and hopefully will now get a regular birth.
Great start to 2013
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: Delighted that Hosko is on the score sheet - as will other posters such as Jonathan Mouette and Fratson - who have also been 'advocating' Hoskins for a long time. Any scout worth his salt would have noted Hoskins over the last six or so brief appearances and filed a 'buy' note. For me, Hoskins has the attributes of a premiership player (as do a number of our players). It would be ironic if with all the transfer speculation over CMS, Bridcutt and Buckley, Hoskins becomes a target. I hope not - he will be a pivotal player in the push for the playoffs. As for Bridcutt, somebody is going to have to offer us very silly money to take him away.[/p][/quote]100% support your comment. Great to see Hoskins get on the score sheet. Took his chance well and hopefully will now get a regular birth. Great start to 2013 fratsomrover
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7:55pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

I think looking at the attendance figures we were short of a few season ticket holders that stayed at home and watched the game live, this is only natural as most teams experience the same in these circumstances,
I do think that maybe giving tickets at cut prices to schools and youth football teams etc, its a known fact that usually the first team you go and see are the team you support for the rest of your life, I still think BHA have potential for 35k + crowds
I think looking at the attendance figures we were short of a few season ticket holders that stayed at home and watched the game live, this is only natural as most teams experience the same in these circumstances, I do think that maybe giving tickets at cut prices to schools and youth football teams etc, its a known fact that usually the first team you go and see are the team you support for the rest of your life, I still think BHA have potential for 35k + crowds Bucket feet Duffy
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8:10pm Sat 5 Jan 13

mark5 says...

Agree with Wiseman totally. Any scout worth their salt, will have been watching Hoskins and seeing what many of us have seen during his very few opportunities to play. I am convinced there is much to come from him, skill full on the ball and in delivery and took his chance beautifully. He must get at least 45 mins sat........please!!
Agree with Wiseman totally. Any scout worth their salt, will have been watching Hoskins and seeing what many of us have seen during his very few opportunities to play. I am convinced there is much to come from him, skill full on the ball and in delivery and took his chance beautifully. He must get at least 45 mins sat........please!! mark5
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8:12pm Sat 5 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

We had the 6th biggest crowd of the day including the Premier league clubs. at Loftus Road, for the all-Premier League tie of QPR against West Bromwich, just 8,984 turned up

Is the FA Cup losing its magic? Fans vote with their feet by staying away in droves
http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/article-2257645/FA
-Cup-Empty-seats-cou
ntry-fans-stay-away.
html
We had the 6th biggest crowd of the day including the Premier league clubs. at Loftus Road, for the all-Premier League tie of QPR against West Bromwich, just 8,984 turned up Is the FA Cup losing its magic? Fans vote with their feet by staying away in droves http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2257645/FA -Cup-Empty-seats-cou ntry-fans-stay-away. html championshipgull
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8:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13

tonytowner1 says...

Why was Hammond booked? I must have missed something for that?The only player in the team that looked broadly off the pace I thought

We bossed them, imposed our game from the start

We had loads of space to go through the middle - we're still a little uncertain when that happens - something to practise and take advantage of

Great performance!!
Why was Hammond booked? I must have missed something for that?The only player in the team that looked broadly off the pace I thought We bossed them, imposed our game from the start We had loads of space to go through the middle - we're still a little uncertain when that happens - something to practise and take advantage of Great performance!! tonytowner1
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8:28pm Sat 5 Jan 13

pjwilk says...

Did anyone watch the Wallsall v Pompy game last night.What did you think of Jamie Paterson at 21 he is near a complete footballer.He has fantastic skill and vision and a good athlete.I think he could play for England one day.If i was Gus i would try to buy him,he would go straight into our team.HAVE A LOOK GUS.
Did anyone watch the Wallsall v Pompy game last night.What did you think of Jamie Paterson at 21 he is near a complete footballer.He has fantastic skill and vision and a good athlete.I think he could play for England one day.If i was Gus i would try to buy him,he would go straight into our team.HAVE A LOOK GUS. pjwilk
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8:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Far gull says...

championshipgull wrote:
We had the 6th biggest crowd of the day including the Premier league clubs. at Loftus Road, for the all-Premier League tie of QPR against West Bromwich, just 8,984 turned up

Is the FA Cup losing its magic? Fans vote with their feet by staying away in droves
http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/article-2257645/FA

-Cup-Empty-seats-cou

ntry-fans-stay-away.

html
Well that's a surprise ! Perhaps ticket prices need to be reviewed by all. Newcastle fans ,some of the best and supporting their team but having read their comments in their rag they were savage in their comments with regard to pardew and one or two about us being unable to fill a new ground.
What a joy to have won ,roll on Derby match.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: We had the 6th biggest crowd of the day including the Premier league clubs. at Loftus Road, for the all-Premier League tie of QPR against West Bromwich, just 8,984 turned up Is the FA Cup losing its magic? Fans vote with their feet by staying away in droves http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2257645/FA -Cup-Empty-seats-cou ntry-fans-stay-away. html[/p][/quote]Well that's a surprise ! Perhaps ticket prices need to be reviewed by all. Newcastle fans ,some of the best and supporting their team but having read their comments in their rag they were savage in their comments with regard to pardew and one or two about us being unable to fill a new ground. What a joy to have won ,roll on Derby match. Far gull
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8:37pm Sat 5 Jan 13

mikeygit says...

Far Gull---thanks for that info---so not a bad days earnings for the Club---goes a long way to pay expenses and a new player??
Far Gull---thanks for that info---so not a bad days earnings for the Club---goes a long way to pay expenses and a new player?? mikeygit
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9:10pm Sat 5 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

Brian Owen has tweeted, Almeria have left Leonardo Ulloa out of their squad to play at Girona tomorrow. He had been expected to be involved in the match.
Brian Owen has tweeted, Almeria have left Leonardo Ulloa out of their squad to play at Girona tomorrow. He had been expected to be involved in the match. championshipgull
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9:18pm Sat 5 Jan 13

50 years a fan says...

Cracking game. Who cares if it was their second team. Bridcutt Bridge were immense Lopez looks good attacking fullback. Hammond clearly off the pace. Great to see Hoskins score. Well deserved for his patiance in recent weeks. I would like to see Hoskins in attacking role with new signing with CMS behind them in more free role. Let's prove we can be consistent v Derby
Cracking game. Who cares if it was their second team. Bridcutt Bridge were immense Lopez looks good attacking fullback. Hammond clearly off the pace. Great to see Hoskins score. Well deserved for his patiance in recent weeks. I would like to see Hoskins in attacking role with new signing with CMS behind them in more free role. Let's prove we can be consistent v Derby 50 years a fan
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9:23pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Great performance today,All the team played out their skins.Not really right to pick out players but i thought Bidcutt,Bridge,& Orlandi looked out of this world.Even Hammond & Barnes both had very good games.Iv never seen Barnes work so hard for the team.Can't wait to watch it all again on tv tonight.Still got the top on now.Think i may sleep in it tonight.
Great performance today,All the team played out their skins.Not really right to pick out players but i thought Bidcutt,Bridge,& Orlandi looked out of this world.Even Hammond & Barnes both had very good games.Iv never seen Barnes work so hard for the team.Can't wait to watch it all again on tv tonight.Still got the top on now.Think i may sleep in it tonight. Freeloaders
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9:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Great performance today,All the team played out their skins.Not really right to pick out players but i thought Bidcutt,Bridge,& Orlandi looked out of this world.Even Hammond & Barnes both had very good games.Iv never seen Barnes work so hard for the team.Can't wait to watch it all again on tv tonight.Still got the top on now.Think i may sleep in it tonight.
Coward
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: Great performance today,All the team played out their skins.Not really right to pick out players but i thought Bidcutt,Bridge,& Orlandi looked out of this world.Even Hammond & Barnes both had very good games.Iv never seen Barnes work so hard for the team.Can't wait to watch it all again on tv tonight.Still got the top on now.Think i may sleep in it tonight.[/p][/quote]Coward Hovite
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10:11pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Hovite wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
Great performance today,All the team played out their skins.Not really right to pick out players but i thought Bidcutt,Bridge,& Orlandi looked out of this world.Even Hammond & Barnes both had very good games.Iv never seen Barnes work so hard for the team.Can't wait to watch it all again on tv tonight.Still got the top on now.Think i may sleep in it tonight.
Coward
Brain dead child.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: Great performance today,All the team played out their skins.Not really right to pick out players but i thought Bidcutt,Bridge,& Orlandi looked out of this world.Even Hammond & Barnes both had very good games.Iv never seen Barnes work so hard for the team.Can't wait to watch it all again on tv tonight.Still got the top on now.Think i may sleep in it tonight.[/p][/quote]Coward[/p][/quote]Brain dead child. Freeloaders
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11:12pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Eddy B says...

tonytowner1 wrote:
Why was Hammond booked? I must have missed something for that?The only player in the team that looked broadly off the pace I thought

We bossed them, imposed our game from the start

We had loads of space to go through the middle - we're still a little uncertain when that happens - something to practise and take advantage of

Great performance!!
He lost the ball deep in our own half and stretched to bring down the Newcastle attacker - ref waved play on and then went back to book him after the advantage was over.... good refereeing.

Agree with the reasons for the attendance. Unfortunately when it's on telly and it's another £30 or whatever on top of your season ticket it is tempting to stay at home.

Well played everyone. Just a thought for Dobbie, must feel like the forgotten man with all this talk of Hoskins, Ulloa etc. Wouldn't be surprised to see him moved on which would be a shame before he's had a chance.
[quote][p][bold]tonytowner1[/bold] wrote: Why was Hammond booked? I must have missed something for that?The only player in the team that looked broadly off the pace I thought We bossed them, imposed our game from the start We had loads of space to go through the middle - we're still a little uncertain when that happens - something to practise and take advantage of Great performance!![/p][/quote]He lost the ball deep in our own half and stretched to bring down the Newcastle attacker - ref waved play on and then went back to book him after the advantage was over.... good refereeing. Agree with the reasons for the attendance. Unfortunately when it's on telly and it's another £30 or whatever on top of your season ticket it is tempting to stay at home. Well played everyone. Just a thought for Dobbie, must feel like the forgotten man with all this talk of Hoskins, Ulloa etc. Wouldn't be surprised to see him moved on which would be a shame before he's had a chance. Eddy B
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12:57am Sun 6 Jan 13

Graydog says...

Yes, great team performance as Freeloaders says and not right to pick out individuals, but .....

Orlandi's goal was top notch and reminded me of Eric Hassli:
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=w8Vfdx7LE
h4

Just needed Rob Elliot to have that same stunned and rueful look that Kasey Keller demonstrated.

Paul Barber was likely at that game in Seattle and would have been impressed how even opposition fans applaud a special goal.

Sublime skill and great entertainment makes the price of admission worth every penny sometimes.

Expansion of the Amex is justified as the Premiership is clearly in the plan and within reach. UTA.
Yes, great team performance as Freeloaders says and not right to pick out individuals, but ..... Orlandi's goal was top notch and reminded me of Eric Hassli: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=w8Vfdx7LE h4 Just needed Rob Elliot to have that same stunned and rueful look that Kasey Keller demonstrated. Paul Barber was likely at that game in Seattle and would have been impressed how even opposition fans applaud a special goal. Sublime skill and great entertainment makes the price of admission worth every penny sometimes. Expansion of the Amex is justified as the Premiership is clearly in the plan and within reach. UTA. Graydog
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1:45am Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Gus is pleased for Hoskins, I am pleased for all the players, all the management team and all the fans.

It's true to say that we didn't beat the best Newcastle can field, we know that, but we did beat the best they had to offer today and that counts for something.

Some people on here have been bemoaning the standard of our developement squad, otherwise know as the reserve team, it would seem that even prem clubs have similar issues.

Brighton ruled today, even when they had eleven on the park. Newcastle could have had a better team out today, not their best but better, and we still would have won. We should also remember that we didn't have what some would say is our best eleven on the park either. Kz in goal, Bruno, Buckley and Vicente, all of whom could normaly play if fully fit.



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Gus is pleased for Hoskins, I am pleased for all the players, all the management team and all the fans. It's true to say that we didn't beat the best Newcastle can field, we know that, but we did beat the best they had to offer today and that counts for something. Some people on here have been bemoaning the standard of our developement squad, otherwise know as the reserve team, it would seem that even prem clubs have similar issues. Brighton ruled today, even when they had eleven on the park. Newcastle could have had a better team out today, not their best but better, and we still would have won. We should also remember that we didn't have what some would say is our best eleven on the park either. Kz in goal, Bruno, Buckley and Vicente, all of whom could normaly play if fully fit. . VegasSeagull
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3:05am Sun 6 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

50 years a fan wrote:
Cracking game. Who cares if it was their second team. Bridcutt Bridge were immense Lopez looks good attacking fullback. Hammond clearly off the pace. Great to see Hoskins score. Well deserved for his patiance in recent weeks. I would like to see Hoskins in attacking role with new signing with CMS behind them in more free role. Let's prove we can be consistent v Derby
I am sorry to say CMS has a problem with his first and second touch, some of that can be put down to lack of confidence, but all in all I don't think he could make it in the premiership IMO we should take an offer if we get one!
A very good work rate hard working honest pro but a top player no.
[quote][p][bold]50 years a fan[/bold] wrote: Cracking game. Who cares if it was their second team. Bridcutt Bridge were immense Lopez looks good attacking fullback. Hammond clearly off the pace. Great to see Hoskins score. Well deserved for his patiance in recent weeks. I would like to see Hoskins in attacking role with new signing with CMS behind them in more free role. Let's prove we can be consistent v Derby[/p][/quote]I am sorry to say CMS has a problem with his first and second touch, some of that can be put down to lack of confidence, but all in all I don't think he could make it in the premiership IMO we should take an offer if we get one! A very good work rate hard working honest pro but a top player no. Bucket feet Duffy
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4:25am Sun 6 Jan 13

Baldseagull says...

Agree that CMS has a poor touch at times but other times he takes the ball beautifully, it is something he can work on and improve and it has improved since his arrival. Next season I reckon he will have it down to two or three heavy touches a game and then he would look a Premier League player.
Agree that CMS has a poor touch at times but other times he takes the ball beautifully, it is something he can work on and improve and it has improved since his arrival. Next season I reckon he will have it down to two or three heavy touches a game and then he would look a Premier League player. Baldseagull
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5:28am Sun 6 Jan 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

Maybe one or two of you will have picked up on an earlier posting that I was gutted by the team selection. That was because if an unexplained and very curious change of keeper and the omission of Will Hoskins and Kaz. I hope their efforts in the last 20 will prevent that happening again in the near future, even when Will Buckley is again fully fit. Have to agree with other comments re Dean Hammond whose performance was possibly the only disappointment of a truly enjoyable day... and night (have only just git back in..!). Can't wait for Derby who may offer a stiffer challenge than the depleted Toon.
Maybe one or two of you will have picked up on an earlier posting that I was gutted by the team selection. That was because if an unexplained and very curious change of keeper and the omission of Will Hoskins and Kaz. I hope their efforts in the last 20 will prevent that happening again in the near future, even when Will Buckley is again fully fit. Have to agree with other comments re Dean Hammond whose performance was possibly the only disappointment of a truly enjoyable day... and night (have only just git back in..!). Can't wait for Derby who may offer a stiffer challenge than the depleted Toon. Jonathan Mouette
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6:11am Sun 6 Jan 13

saraman says...

Far gull wrote:
Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy. Now one blip today and I will be writing To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY . Be very careful this has happened before !!. Great afternoon entertainment .
Agree Far Gull. The gate was a good 5,000 down on the last home game which equates to a £125,000 downturn at an average of a conservative £25 a ticket plus add ons. How does that compare to the TV revenue. It may have been a good idea to have had £20 max for this game. As you mentioned the Amex would have been near full with an increased atmosphere. From my perspective it was good to watch the game on TV but nothing compares to actually being at the game. I couldn't go had flu so gave my ticket to my son. That's the forth match I've missed with ill health. Hope I'm OK for Derby. All together now. Haaa!!
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy. Now one blip today and I will be writing To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY . Be very careful this has happened before !!. Great afternoon entertainment .[/p][/quote]Agree Far Gull. The gate was a good 5,000 down on the last home game which equates to a £125,000 downturn at an average of a conservative £25 a ticket plus add ons. How does that compare to the TV revenue. It may have been a good idea to have had £20 max for this game. As you mentioned the Amex would have been near full with an increased atmosphere. From my perspective it was good to watch the game on TV but nothing compares to actually being at the game. I couldn't go had flu so gave my ticket to my son. That's the forth match I've missed with ill health. Hope I'm OK for Derby. All together now. Haaa!! saraman
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7:37am Sun 6 Jan 13

MHubbs says...

The Good -
Atmosphere, result, quality of Brightons play and two good goals. I thought Bridcut, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond and Bridge were all on top form, desire Hammonds clear lack of pace.
Fantastic entertainment almost compensated for the cost!
Applause for Buckley, along with Hoskins cool finish and Lua Lua's desire and belief.

The Bad -
Cost of ticket - OUTRAGEOUS

The Ugly -
Shola Amiobi's lack of self discipline.


In a word -
Nice to see our good football rewarded with a justified result when so many games have been blighted by missed chances.
The Good - Atmosphere, result, quality of Brightons play and two good goals. I thought Bridcut, Orlandi, Lopez, Hammond and Bridge were all on top form, desire Hammonds clear lack of pace. Fantastic entertainment almost compensated for the cost! Applause for Buckley, along with Hoskins cool finish and Lua Lua's desire and belief. The Bad - Cost of ticket - OUTRAGEOUS The Ugly - Shola Amiobi's lack of self discipline. In a word - Nice to see our good football rewarded with a justified result when so many games have been blighted by missed chances. MHubbs
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8:25am Sun 6 Jan 13

fansince57 says...

Watched the game again last night and was amazed how different it seemed on tv - I guess because they only focus on the ball. At the game it felt like we were in total control apart from 10 mins late on when NU had a couple of dangerous attacks.

I thought Bridcutt was immense and am pleased to see ITV made him MoM, unlike the sponsors who gave it to Bridge, tho' he was very good too, as was Orlandi.

Will be glued to the tv at 3.30 this aft, hoping for another top side at home in R4. If so, lets fill the Amex! The club should help by NOT putting up prices, that was a bad marketing decision for y'day.
Watched the game again last night and was amazed how different it seemed on tv - I guess because they only focus on the ball. At the game it felt like we were in total control apart from 10 mins late on when NU had a couple of dangerous attacks. I thought Bridcutt was immense and am pleased to see ITV made him MoM, unlike the sponsors who gave it to Bridge, tho' he was very good too, as was Orlandi. Will be glued to the tv at 3.30 this aft, hoping for another top side at home in R4. If so, lets fill the Amex! The club should help by NOT putting up prices, that was a bad marketing decision for y'day. fansince57
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8:37am Sun 6 Jan 13

jcd1972 says...

Like quite a few others I'd like to see Gus adjust his tactics occasionally and try CMS as support striker with Will Hoskins upfront. Let's get at Derby straight away next week. Not let them gain confidence when there are a lack of bodies in their box. Newcastle were woeful - compare them with Watford the previous week. I hope that playing the reserve keepers is not a plan for the entire FA Cup run because we'll get punished for doing so by better teams - why can't our excellent no.1 goalkeeper play every game? Bridge and Bridcutt were premier league class yesterday once again.
Like quite a few others I'd like to see Gus adjust his tactics occasionally and try CMS as support striker with Will Hoskins upfront. Let's get at Derby straight away next week. Not let them gain confidence when there are a lack of bodies in their box. Newcastle were woeful - compare them with Watford the previous week. I hope that playing the reserve keepers is not a plan for the entire FA Cup run because we'll get punished for doing so by better teams - why can't our excellent no.1 goalkeeper play every game? Bridge and Bridcutt were premier league class yesterday once again. jcd1972
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8:45am Sun 6 Jan 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

Please forward to Mr Barber : ManCity had 46K through the turnstiles yesterday... at £15 per adult and £10 for kids. I wonder how many they would have had with full price applied... Look, listen and learn...!!!
Please forward to Mr Barber : ManCity had 46K through the turnstiles yesterday... at £15 per adult and £10 for kids. I wonder how many they would have had with full price applied... Look, listen and learn...!!! Jonathan Mouette
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8:49am Sun 6 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

Great day yesterday. The lads did us proud and deservedly are taking the plaudits for a very good display.
Hoskins looks a changed man since returning from injury, his work rate, desire and hunger to make a name for himself is evident for all to see. As someone else mentioned.. His attitude seems spot on too.
Exciting week ahead to look forward to with 2 game changing arrivals on the horizon before the Derby game. I'm really looking forward to seeing if Ulloa is indeed the man we have been waiting for, you can't say it is a rushed purchase or that his record is questionable so here's hoping.
As for the 2nd guy, a fella they call "king" I'm looking forward to seeing him on the pitch too, apparently he is a little bit special :)
Here's to a great week, looking forward to Derby already
Uta
Great day yesterday. The lads did us proud and deservedly are taking the plaudits for a very good display. Hoskins looks a changed man since returning from injury, his work rate, desire and hunger to make a name for himself is evident for all to see. As someone else mentioned.. His attitude seems spot on too. Exciting week ahead to look forward to with 2 game changing arrivals on the horizon before the Derby game. I'm really looking forward to seeing if Ulloa is indeed the man we have been waiting for, you can't say it is a rushed purchase or that his record is questionable so here's hoping. As for the 2nd guy, a fella they call "king" I'm looking forward to seeing him on the pitch too, apparently he is a little bit special :) Here's to a great week, looking forward to Derby already Uta SMF20
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10:15am Sun 6 Jan 13

mikeygit says...

As all have said a GREAT result and to those 2000 or so Newcastle fans--well done for being so sporting. I see Ferguson is getting involved again, digging himself out of a hole--see todays news---why oh why does he not concentrate on managing his own team and stop bleating on about others. Seems at times as if he wants to manage the whole Premiership!!!
As all have said a GREAT result and to those 2000 or so Newcastle fans--well done for being so sporting. I see Ferguson is getting involved again, digging himself out of a hole--see todays news---why oh why does he not concentrate on managing his own team and stop bleating on about others. Seems at times as if he wants to manage the whole Premiership!!! mikeygit
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10:17am Sun 6 Jan 13

dave from bexill says...

fansince57 wrote:
Watched the game again last night and was amazed how different it seemed on tv - I guess because they only focus on the ball. At the game it felt like we were in total control apart from 10 mins late on when NU had a couple of dangerous attacks.

I thought Bridcutt was immense and am pleased to see ITV made him MoM, unlike the sponsors who gave it to Bridge, tho' he was very good too, as was Orlandi.

Will be glued to the tv at 3.30 this aft, hoping for another top side at home in R4. If so, lets fill the Amex! The club should help by NOT putting up prices, that was a bad marketing decision for y'day.
You make some good points; tv coverage does of course have to focus on watching the ball for obvious reasons and can never replace the "live experience'. Yesterday was a fantastic afternoon at the Amex and those who dwell on the result being more to do with the 'toon' line up than the brilliance of our performance, make a somewhat spurious argument in my humble view.
Of course, some supporters can't make the Amex experience for numerous reasons I'm sure- finance, ex pats, health etc, etc- and it's their absolute right to chose not to attend when the match is on the telly and good luck to them.I'm not sure of the pricing yesterday, the ticket being activated through my season ticket, I'll have to check my bank statement, but if as it seems there was a price hike, then I do think the club made an error of judgement and treated the fans badly. With so many season tickets sold, yesterday was the perfect way to encourage fringe supporters, particularly kids to attend. I'm sure I'm not alone in being happy for unsold seats to have been taken up by those paying a lot less than I.It is after all the Community Stadium. I appreciate however that the club does have to balance the books.
Back to tv coverage. I think one of the points sometimes missed by those who can't/don't attend live on a regular basis is around discussion about who Gus should sell when other clubs come calling. Of course, football is largely to do with transfer dealings, but I sometimes think that when tv/pc fans say sell Buckley or Bridcutt if the fee is right, what they miss is the the role those 'stars' and 'heroes' play in supporters lives, something I'm not certain is the same for those who can't share the live experience. It's only my opinion and I certainly do not think non attenders shouldn't be able to express their view, of course I don't, but I do think it's something to take into consideration. Anyway, bring on Luton(no disrespect) or Man Utd UTA
[quote][p][bold]fansince57[/bold] wrote: Watched the game again last night and was amazed how different it seemed on tv - I guess because they only focus on the ball. At the game it felt like we were in total control apart from 10 mins late on when NU had a couple of dangerous attacks. I thought Bridcutt was immense and am pleased to see ITV made him MoM, unlike the sponsors who gave it to Bridge, tho' he was very good too, as was Orlandi. Will be glued to the tv at 3.30 this aft, hoping for another top side at home in R4. If so, lets fill the Amex! The club should help by NOT putting up prices, that was a bad marketing decision for y'day.[/p][/quote]You make some good points; tv coverage does of course have to focus on watching the ball for obvious reasons and can never replace the "live experience'. Yesterday was a fantastic afternoon at the Amex and those who dwell on the result being more to do with the 'toon' line up than the brilliance of our performance, make a somewhat spurious argument in my humble view. Of course, some supporters can't make the Amex experience for numerous reasons I'm sure- finance, ex pats, health etc, etc- and it's their absolute right to chose not to attend when the match is on the telly and good luck to them.I'm not sure of the pricing yesterday, the ticket being activated through my season ticket, I'll have to check my bank statement, but if as it seems there was a price hike, then I do think the club made an error of judgement and treated the fans badly. With so many season tickets sold, yesterday was the perfect way to encourage fringe supporters, particularly kids to attend. I'm sure I'm not alone in being happy for unsold seats to have been taken up by those paying a lot less than I.It is after all the Community Stadium. I appreciate however that the club does have to balance the books. Back to tv coverage. I think one of the points sometimes missed by those who can't/don't attend live on a regular basis is around discussion about who Gus should sell when other clubs come calling. Of course, football is largely to do with transfer dealings, but I sometimes think that when tv/pc fans say sell Buckley or Bridcutt if the fee is right, what they miss is the the role those 'stars' and 'heroes' play in supporters lives, something I'm not certain is the same for those who can't share the live experience. It's only my opinion and I certainly do not think non attenders shouldn't be able to express their view, of course I don't, but I do think it's something to take into consideration. Anyway, bring on Luton(no disrespect) or Man Utd UTA dave from bexill
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10:57am Sun 6 Jan 13

Yogi says...

Liam's value must have gone up a lot after that display!!!

Good all round performance I thought and nice to see Hoskins score at the end.
Liam's value must have gone up a lot after that display!!! Good all round performance I thought and nice to see Hoskins score at the end. Yogi
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11:00am Sun 6 Jan 13

Cardiffcgull says...

I understood that for cup games attendance income is split between the two clubs, not just retained by the home side, hence the agreed ticket price between the clubs.

I would be interested to learn of the normal ticket price for Newcastle supporters, it may be the price at the Amex was increased because a Premiership club would be expecting an increase on nomal Championship prices?

Great result though!
I understood that for cup games attendance income is split between the two clubs, not just retained by the home side, hence the agreed ticket price between the clubs. I would be interested to learn of the normal ticket price for Newcastle supporters, it may be the price at the Amex was increased because a Premiership club would be expecting an increase on nomal Championship prices? Great result though! Cardiffcgull
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11:27am Sun 6 Jan 13

Claude Back says...

The decline in attendances generally for the F.A. Cup is also due to managers often not playing the full first team. If you pay top prices for a match you want to see your best players and a decent game. It's ok when you have a second string of Internationals to come in or, as in Newcastle's case, it is forced on you but there is far too much 'molly coddling' of players these days and not enough consideration for the fans. All this talk of players being tired after half a season is just psychological nonsense. How come other manual labourers can work all year and play football for 'Amateur' clubs with only a few weeks off in the summer? I think we should all try telling our bosses that after April this year we will be a bit tired and want three months off and also want to be rested regulaly during the winter.
I realise that managers have to gve fringe players a game occasionally but that should not be in the F.A. Cup. And, yes, you can have promotion and a good Cup run.
The decline in attendances generally for the F.A. Cup is also due to managers often not playing the full first team. If you pay top prices for a match you want to see your best players and a decent game. It's ok when you have a second string of Internationals to come in or, as in Newcastle's case, it is forced on you but there is far too much 'molly coddling' of players these days and not enough consideration for the fans. All this talk of players being tired after half a season is just psychological nonsense. How come other manual labourers can work all year and play football for 'Amateur' clubs with only a few weeks off in the summer? I think we should all try telling our bosses that after April this year we will be a bit tired and want three months off and also want to be rested regulaly during the winter. I realise that managers have to gve fringe players a game occasionally but that should not be in the F.A. Cup. And, yes, you can have promotion and a good Cup run. Claude Back
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11:30am Sun 6 Jan 13

gusset snatcher says...

Yes, pleasing isn't it, a player you've paid half a £mill for has now scored 2 goals, whereas a player you gave away for nothing to our arch rivals Crystal Palace has scored 22 goals this season alone, and what's even more pleasing is your statement that you've got to go abroad to find a striker as home grown ones are too expensive......... why don't you go abroad and stay abroad..... IGWAM
Yes, pleasing isn't it, a player you've paid half a £mill for has now scored 2 goals, whereas a player you gave away for nothing to our arch rivals Crystal Palace has scored 22 goals this season alone, and what's even more pleasing is your statement that you've got to go abroad to find a striker as home grown ones are too expensive......... why don't you go abroad and stay abroad..... IGWAM gusset snatcher
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11:31am Sun 6 Jan 13

Sepp Piontek says...

NUTMEG! Such a cool finish. Well done Will opening your account. More to come no doubt.
NUTMEG! Such a cool finish. Well done Will opening your account. More to come no doubt. Sepp Piontek
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11:31am Sun 6 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

The TV was a great advert for the club. Derby tickets are on course for another sell out.
The TV was a great advert for the club. Derby tickets are on course for another sell out. championshipgull
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11:42am Sun 6 Jan 13

the taffster says...

championshipgull wrote:
At the end of the day they where premier league players from a premier league club and we were superior. .
dont be fooled.it was a good result.but it was bha v newcastle reserves.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day they where premier league players from a premier league club and we were superior. .[/p][/quote]dont be fooled.it was a good result.but it was bha v newcastle reserves. the taffster
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11:52am Sun 6 Jan 13

Baldseagull says...

gusset snatcher wrote:
Yes, pleasing isn't it, a player you've paid half a £mill for has now scored 2 goals, whereas a player you gave away for nothing to our arch rivals Crystal Palace has scored 22 goals this season alone, and what's even more pleasing is your statement that you've got to go abroad to find a striker as home grown ones are too expensive......... why don't you go abroad and stay abroad..... IGWAM
Which managerial genius would you have replace him?
[quote][p][bold]gusset snatcher[/bold] wrote: Yes, pleasing isn't it, a player you've paid half a £mill for has now scored 2 goals, whereas a player you gave away for nothing to our arch rivals Crystal Palace has scored 22 goals this season alone, and what's even more pleasing is your statement that you've got to go abroad to find a striker as home grown ones are too expensive......... why don't you go abroad and stay abroad..... IGWAM[/p][/quote]Which managerial genius would you have replace him? Baldseagull
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11:53am Sun 6 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

the taffster wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
At the end of the day they where premier league players from a premier league club and we were superior. .
dont be fooled.it was a good result.but it was bha v newcastle reserves.
Were that h come from.
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day they where premier league players from a premier league club and we were superior. .[/p][/quote]dont be fooled.it was a good result.but it was bha v newcastle reserves.[/p][/quote]Were that h come from. championshipgull
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11:59am Sun 6 Jan 13

russellsnr2 says...

gusset snatcher wrote:
Yes, pleasing isn't it, a player you've paid half a £mill for has now scored 2 goals, whereas a player you gave away for nothing to our arch rivals Crystal Palace has scored 22 goals this season alone, and what's even more pleasing is your statement that you've got to go abroad to find a striker as home grown ones are too expensive......... why don't you go abroad and stay abroad..... IGWAM
Are you the guy/woman that writes for the BBC football site?
If so I have to applaud your first lines on the report QUOTE "Championship side Brighton knocked 10-man Newcastle out of the FA Cup"
Obviously writing for the BBC you don't really no what you are talking about or very much about sport in general!!!.
If you are not the Guy/Woman who writes for the BBC, I and I would assume many others understand why not!
[quote][p][bold]gusset snatcher[/bold] wrote: Yes, pleasing isn't it, a player you've paid half a £mill for has now scored 2 goals, whereas a player you gave away for nothing to our arch rivals Crystal Palace has scored 22 goals this season alone, and what's even more pleasing is your statement that you've got to go abroad to find a striker as home grown ones are too expensive......... why don't you go abroad and stay abroad..... IGWAM[/p][/quote]Are you the guy/woman that writes for the BBC football site? If so I have to applaud your first lines on the report QUOTE "Championship side Brighton knocked 10-man Newcastle out of the FA Cup" Obviously writing for the BBC you don't really no what you are talking about or very much about sport in general!!!. If you are not the Guy/Woman who writes for the BBC, I and I would assume many others understand why not! russellsnr2
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12:35pm Sun 6 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

championshipgull wrote:
the taffster wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
At the end of the day they where premier league players from a premier league club and we were superior. .
dont be fooled.it was a good result.but it was bha v newcastle reserves.
Were that h come from.
It’s rotating like the Newcastle squad
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day they where premier league players from a premier league club and we were superior. .[/p][/quote]dont be fooled.it was a good result.but it was bha v newcastle reserves.[/p][/quote]Were that h come from.[/p][/quote]It’s rotating like the Newcastle squad championshipgull
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1:00pm Sun 6 Jan 13

pte says...

gusset snatcher wrote:
Yes, pleasing isn't it, a player you've paid half a £mill for has now scored 2 goals, whereas a player you gave away for nothing to our arch rivals Crystal Palace has scored 22 goals this season alone, and what's even more pleasing is your statement that you've got to go abroad to find a striker as home grown ones are too expensive......... why don't you go abroad and stay abroad..... IGWAM
I suppose he has a point
LOL
[quote][p][bold]gusset snatcher[/bold] wrote: Yes, pleasing isn't it, a player you've paid half a £mill for has now scored 2 goals, whereas a player you gave away for nothing to our arch rivals Crystal Palace has scored 22 goals this season alone, and what's even more pleasing is your statement that you've got to go abroad to find a striker as home grown ones are too expensive......... why don't you go abroad and stay abroad..... IGWAM[/p][/quote]I suppose he has a point LOL pte
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1:02pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Brighton Bill says...

Tony the tiger eastbourne wrote:
Where's all the negative posts tonight from hovepark resident & gusset snatcher. Thought so, nowhere to be seen or heard of!!
Well said Tony, if only Barber had the foresite to reduce admission prices you would have had another 5,000 there. Yorkshire Seagull.
[quote][p][bold]Tony the tiger eastbourne[/bold] wrote: Where's all the negative posts tonight from hovepark resident & gusset snatcher. Thought so, nowhere to be seen or heard of!![/p][/quote]Well said Tony, if only Barber had the foresite to reduce admission prices you would have had another 5,000 there. Yorkshire Seagull. Brighton Bill
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1:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Please forward to Mr Barber : ManCity had 46K through the turnstiles yesterday... at £15 per adult and £10 for kids. I wonder how many they would have had with full price applied... Look, listen and learn...!!!
Thanks. Jonathon i will include this in my letter to mr barber. Perhaps we could get andy naylor to do some proper journalism on this subjectand bring this up with the club to, time to nip this in the bud with the club.
Any response from the club i will publish on here.
Anybody got andy naylors email address ? Will then forward him a copy off the letter.
This is very important issue going forward for the club.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Please forward to Mr Barber : ManCity had 46K through the turnstiles yesterday... at £15 per adult and £10 for kids. I wonder how many they would have had with full price applied... Look, listen and learn...!!![/p][/quote]Thanks. Jonathon i will include this in my letter to mr barber. Perhaps we could get andy naylor to do some proper journalism on this subjectand bring this up with the club to, time to nip this in the bud with the club. Any response from the club i will publish on here. Anybody got andy naylors email address ? Will then forward him a copy off the letter. This is very important issue going forward for the club. Far gull
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1:07pm Sun 6 Jan 13

wiltshire seagull says...

Claude Back wrote:
The decline in attendances generally for the F.A. Cup is also due to managers often not playing the full first team. If you pay top prices for a match you want to see your best players and a decent game. It's ok when you have a second string of Internationals to come in or, as in Newcastle's case, it is forced on you but there is far too much 'molly coddling' of players these days and not enough consideration for the fans. All this talk of players being tired after half a season is just psychological nonsense. How come other manual labourers can work all year and play football for 'Amateur' clubs with only a few weeks off in the summer? I think we should all try telling our bosses that after April this year we will be a bit tired and want three months off and also want to be rested regulaly during the winter.
I realise that managers have to gve fringe players a game occasionally but that should not be in the F.A. Cup. And, yes, you can have promotion and a good Cup run.
As a non-season ticket holder living in Wiltshire I am obviously an Away Supporter. I hold my hand up and admit I did NOT buy a ticket as I knew it was on telly, :0(. Loved the game tho, everyone played their socks off, sublime passing from Dicker and Orlandi...
BBC FA Cup report this morning- "Southampton, who lost 5-1 to Chelsea on Saturday, are the only Premier League side not still in the competition"!
WHAT?? Sort it out, Beeb....UTA
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: The decline in attendances generally for the F.A. Cup is also due to managers often not playing the full first team. If you pay top prices for a match you want to see your best players and a decent game. It's ok when you have a second string of Internationals to come in or, as in Newcastle's case, it is forced on you but there is far too much 'molly coddling' of players these days and not enough consideration for the fans. All this talk of players being tired after half a season is just psychological nonsense. How come other manual labourers can work all year and play football for 'Amateur' clubs with only a few weeks off in the summer? I think we should all try telling our bosses that after April this year we will be a bit tired and want three months off and also want to be rested regulaly during the winter. I realise that managers have to gve fringe players a game occasionally but that should not be in the F.A. Cup. And, yes, you can have promotion and a good Cup run.[/p][/quote]As a non-season ticket holder living in Wiltshire I am obviously an Away Supporter. I hold my hand up and admit I did NOT buy a ticket as I knew it was on telly, :0(. Loved the game tho, everyone played their socks off, sublime passing from Dicker and Orlandi... BBC FA Cup report this morning- "Southampton, who lost 5-1 to Chelsea on Saturday, are the only Premier League side not still in the competition"! WHAT?? Sort it out, Beeb....UTA wiltshire seagull
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1:22pm Sun 6 Jan 13

pebble counter says...

Far gull wrote:
Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy. Now one blip today and I will be writing To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY . Be very careful this has happened before !!. Great afternoon entertainment .
I think El Abd is brilliant at that too, saw him do it last year during the Reading game - to Roberts I think. He's a great defender, easily my favourite player for Albion. Bridge's pass for the first goal was straight out of Gerrard's repertoire and the finish off the left foot completely wrong footed their goalie. On the telly it was great entertainment. Well done BHAFC.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Great performance all round,and really am enjoying the side show antics of Adam el ab ,that tap on the head routine with opposing strikers is quality comedy. Now one blip today and I will be writing To the club(mr barber take note) . Going back to the goldstone years the club's biggest mistake was to over cook ticket prices,thus reducing the crown and consequently the atmosphere . THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN . The atmosphere was helped in part today by newcastle's excellent fans but remember there were sub 20000 Albion fans there today . WHY INCREASE CAPACITY . Be very careful this has happened before !!. Great afternoon entertainment .[/p][/quote]I think El Abd is brilliant at that too, saw him do it last year during the Reading game - to Roberts I think. He's a great defender, easily my favourite player for Albion. Bridge's pass for the first goal was straight out of Gerrard's repertoire and the finish off the left foot completely wrong footed their goalie. On the telly it was great entertainment. Well done BHAFC. pebble counter
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1:26pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

It is reported in the Sun that Brighton, Wolves and Charlton are looking to sign Spurs winger Falque.

I wonder, loan or purchase.
It is reported in the Sun that Brighton, Wolves and Charlton are looking to sign Spurs winger Falque. I wonder, loan or purchase. VegasSeagull
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1:40pm Sun 6 Jan 13

FBH says...

Was it just me that missed Mr Pardew lack of handshake after the game & immediately straight down the tunnel or did anyone else notice
Was it just me that missed Mr Pardew lack of handshake after the game & immediately straight down the tunnel or did anyone else notice FBH
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1:44pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

FBH wrote:
Was it just me that missed Mr Pardew lack of handshake after the game & immediately straight down the tunnel or did anyone else notice
That would be the same Pardew that in one post match interview I saw never even mentioned Brighton by name.
[quote][p][bold]FBH[/bold] wrote: Was it just me that missed Mr Pardew lack of handshake after the game & immediately straight down the tunnel or did anyone else notice[/p][/quote]That would be the same Pardew that in one post match interview I saw never even mentioned Brighton by name. VegasSeagull
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2:07pm Sun 6 Jan 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

I thought we battered Newcastle and got our rewards. So pleased for Hoskins as he has been patiently waiting his chance. Having watched his performances in the 'reserves' he has consistently shown this quality so I hope he now gets a run of starts because he could save us money.

Bridcutt was absolutely superb and if any Premiership club were looking for a midfield general he would be great but hope we keep him here. He certainly seems to have learned a lot from Makelele.

I feel for CMS as I still think he would do great back in a team which plays more direct and get the ball forward faster. I think it would be best for all concerned to cash in if theirs a chance. Great lad and full of honest endeavour. Maybe playing together with Hoskins would give him more of a chance but doesn't seem likely to happen.

A thought for the Newcastle fans who I think are some of the best in the world. Great talking with them after the game. They were very complimentary about us and the stadium.

A good day all round. Now for the other United! What a fantastic RVP equalising goal. Sublime.
I thought we battered Newcastle and got our rewards. So pleased for Hoskins as he has been patiently waiting his chance. Having watched his performances in the 'reserves' he has consistently shown this quality so I hope he now gets a run of starts because he could save us money. Bridcutt was absolutely superb and if any Premiership club were looking for a midfield general he would be great but hope we keep him here. He certainly seems to have learned a lot from Makelele. I feel for CMS as I still think he would do great back in a team which plays more direct and get the ball forward faster. I think it would be best for all concerned to cash in if theirs a chance. Great lad and full of honest endeavour. Maybe playing together with Hoskins would give him more of a chance but doesn't seem likely to happen. A thought for the Newcastle fans who I think are some of the best in the world. Great talking with them after the game. They were very complimentary about us and the stadium. A good day all round. Now for the other United! What a fantastic RVP equalising goal. Sublime. WisdomSpeaks
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2:10pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Hovite says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
FBH wrote:
Was it just me that missed Mr Pardew lack of handshake after the game & immediately straight down the tunnel or did anyone else notice
That would be the same Pardew that in one post match interview I saw never even mentioned Brighton by name.
Yeah, he didn't even simply say, credit to Brighton they controlled the game.

Newcastle should never have sacked / replaced Chris Hughton with Pardew.

And where was Steve Harper, not even a second choice GK Hahaa
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FBH[/bold] wrote: Was it just me that missed Mr Pardew lack of handshake after the game & immediately straight down the tunnel or did anyone else notice[/p][/quote]That would be the same Pardew that in one post match interview I saw never even mentioned Brighton by name.[/p][/quote]Yeah, he didn't even simply say, credit to Brighton they controlled the game. Newcastle should never have sacked / replaced Chris Hughton with Pardew. And where was Steve Harper, not even a second choice GK Hahaa Hovite
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2:25pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Hovite wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
FBH wrote: Was it just me that missed Mr Pardew lack of handshake after the game & immediately straight down the tunnel or did anyone else notice
That would be the same Pardew that in one post match interview I saw never even mentioned Brighton by name.
Yeah, he didn't even simply say, credit to Brighton they controlled the game. Newcastle should never have sacked / replaced Chris Hughton with Pardew. And where was Steve Harper, not even a second choice GK Hahaa
There are clearly problems at Newcastle, Pardew might well be part of the problem but the owner is also at fault.

A lack of investment has brought them to where they are, they really need to pick up a couple of decent players.Pardew knows how to sell, or at least the owner does, not so sure that they know how to buy.

Brighton looked quality yesterday and that can only help when it comes to signing new players.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FBH[/bold] wrote: Was it just me that missed Mr Pardew lack of handshake after the game & immediately straight down the tunnel or did anyone else notice[/p][/quote]That would be the same Pardew that in one post match interview I saw never even mentioned Brighton by name.[/p][/quote]Yeah, he didn't even simply say, credit to Brighton they controlled the game. Newcastle should never have sacked / replaced Chris Hughton with Pardew. And where was Steve Harper, not even a second choice GK Hahaa[/p][/quote]There are clearly problems at Newcastle, Pardew might well be part of the problem but the owner is also at fault. A lack of investment has brought them to where they are, they really need to pick up a couple of decent players.Pardew knows how to sell, or at least the owner does, not so sure that they know how to buy. Brighton looked quality yesterday and that can only help when it comes to signing new players. VegasSeagull
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2:41pm Sun 6 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
I thought we battered Newcastle and got our rewards. So pleased for Hoskins as he has been patiently waiting his chance. Having watched his performances in the 'reserves' he has consistently shown this quality so I hope he now gets a run of starts because he could save us money.

Bridcutt was absolutely superb and if any Premiership club were looking for a midfield general he would be great but hope we keep him here. He certainly seems to have learned a lot from Makelele.

I feel for CMS as I still think he would do great back in a team which plays more direct and get the ball forward faster. I think it would be best for all concerned to cash in if theirs a chance. Great lad and full of honest endeavour. Maybe playing together with Hoskins would give him more of a chance but doesn't seem likely to happen.

A thought for the Newcastle fans who I think are some of the best in the world. Great talking with them after the game. They were very complimentary about us and the stadium.

A good day all round. Now for the other United! What a fantastic RVP equalising goal. Sublime.
Fantastic post my friend that just about echo's all of my thoughts.
Uta
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: I thought we battered Newcastle and got our rewards. So pleased for Hoskins as he has been patiently waiting his chance. Having watched his performances in the 'reserves' he has consistently shown this quality so I hope he now gets a run of starts because he could save us money. Bridcutt was absolutely superb and if any Premiership club were looking for a midfield general he would be great but hope we keep him here. He certainly seems to have learned a lot from Makelele. I feel for CMS as I still think he would do great back in a team which plays more direct and get the ball forward faster. I think it would be best for all concerned to cash in if theirs a chance. Great lad and full of honest endeavour. Maybe playing together with Hoskins would give him more of a chance but doesn't seem likely to happen. A thought for the Newcastle fans who I think are some of the best in the world. Great talking with them after the game. They were very complimentary about us and the stadium. A good day all round. Now for the other United! What a fantastic RVP equalising goal. Sublime.[/p][/quote]Fantastic post my friend that just about echo's all of my thoughts. Uta SMF20
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2:42pm Sun 6 Jan 13

lewis_ms says...

Agree with Far gull - As I have been advocating for ages the much maligned Ashley Barnes and in particular Gary Dicker make a huge difference to the balance of our side and its no co-incidence that the last two performances have been light years better and guess what Gary Dicker has been involved in both as he was earlier in the season when we were sitting on top of the league. Although it would be tempting for Gus to tinker I hope he employs the keep the shirt philosophy of Micky Adams as nobody deserves to be dropped and Bruno should not walk back into the team when Lopez did a very tidy job at right back and showed great distribution especially for the Hoskins goal. Will has quite a bit to offer if he has the opportunity and I hope that the goal will do wonders for his confidence.
Gus please don't put Gary Dicker back on the bench as we need his presence and link play on the pitch.
Agree with Far gull - As I have been advocating for ages the much maligned Ashley Barnes and in particular Gary Dicker make a huge difference to the balance of our side and its no co-incidence that the last two performances have been light years better and guess what Gary Dicker has been involved in both as he was earlier in the season when we were sitting on top of the league. Although it would be tempting for Gus to tinker I hope he employs the keep the shirt philosophy of Micky Adams as nobody deserves to be dropped and Bruno should not walk back into the team when Lopez did a very tidy job at right back and showed great distribution especially for the Hoskins goal. Will has quite a bit to offer if he has the opportunity and I hope that the goal will do wonders for his confidence. Gus please don't put Gary Dicker back on the bench as we need his presence and link play on the pitch. lewis_ms
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2:51pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Hovite says...

SMF20 wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
I thought we battered Newcastle and got our rewards. So pleased for Hoskins as he has been patiently waiting his chance. Having watched his performances in the 'reserves' he has consistently shown this quality so I hope he now gets a run of starts because he could save us money.

Bridcutt was absolutely superb and if any Premiership club were looking for a midfield general he would be great but hope we keep him here. He certainly seems to have learned a lot from Makelele.

I feel for CMS as I still think he would do great back in a team which plays more direct and get the ball forward faster. I think it would be best for all concerned to cash in if theirs a chance. Great lad and full of honest endeavour. Maybe playing together with Hoskins would give him more of a chance but doesn't seem likely to happen.

A thought for the Newcastle fans who I think are some of the best in the world. Great talking with them after the game. They were very complimentary about us and the stadium.

A good day all round. Now for the other United! What a fantastic RVP equalising goal. Sublime.
Fantastic post my friend that just about echo's all of my thoughts.
Uta
Don't forget what WS wrote the other day SMF20.

It went as follows;

Unfortunately the problem is that GP's personality is of a man who thinks he knows it all. There's none so blind as those who don't want to see and false pride is a very disturbing trait.

As I've said before on this site - many Brighton supporters get carried away by 'big' name ex players and Gus is a classic example.

I have nothing against Gus except that I have never rated him as a man manager and football management is not rocket science - it's like any management in as much as you have to manage the people first and foremost to get the best out of them.

Surely most people can see that Gus is a fearful manager. Just look at the way we play Blah Blah Blah ....................
................

This poster is a bit skitzo lol
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: I thought we battered Newcastle and got our rewards. So pleased for Hoskins as he has been patiently waiting his chance. Having watched his performances in the 'reserves' he has consistently shown this quality so I hope he now gets a run of starts because he could save us money. Bridcutt was absolutely superb and if any Premiership club were looking for a midfield general he would be great but hope we keep him here. He certainly seems to have learned a lot from Makelele. I feel for CMS as I still think he would do great back in a team which plays more direct and get the ball forward faster. I think it would be best for all concerned to cash in if theirs a chance. Great lad and full of honest endeavour. Maybe playing together with Hoskins would give him more of a chance but doesn't seem likely to happen. A thought for the Newcastle fans who I think are some of the best in the world. Great talking with them after the game. They were very complimentary about us and the stadium. A good day all round. Now for the other United! What a fantastic RVP equalising goal. Sublime.[/p][/quote]Fantastic post my friend that just about echo's all of my thoughts. Uta[/p][/quote]Don't forget what WS wrote the other day SMF20. It went as follows; Unfortunately the problem is that GP's personality is of a man who thinks he knows it all. There's none so blind as those who don't want to see and false pride is a very disturbing trait. As I've said before on this site - many Brighton supporters get carried away by 'big' name ex players and Gus is a classic example. I have nothing against Gus except that I have never rated him as a man manager and football management is not rocket science - it's like any management in as much as you have to manage the people first and foremost to get the best out of them. Surely most people can see that Gus is a fearful manager. Just look at the way we play Blah Blah Blah .................... ................ This poster is a bit skitzo lol Hovite
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3:03pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

I can't wait for the day to come when we can field a settled starting eleven. We have endured so many injuries this season that it has been hard to find that settled eleven.

Sometimes enforced changes can be a revelation, who would have thought that David could replace Bruno in such a positive way. This change saw Barnes playing in front of David, that too seems to have worked, they appear to have struck up a good understanding and quickly too.

Fringe players going out don't really affect the starting eleven but new signings do. If three new guys come in will that mean four of five games trying different combinations. Ulloa will probably take the field with CMS and without him, with Hoskins and or Dobbie, and without them.

Let's hope that by the time we reach the playoffs we have a pretty good idea of what our top eleven are and that they are all fit to start.
I can't wait for the day to come when we can field a settled starting eleven. We have endured so many injuries this season that it has been hard to find that settled eleven. Sometimes enforced changes can be a revelation, who would have thought that David could replace Bruno in such a positive way. This change saw Barnes playing in front of David, that too seems to have worked, they appear to have struck up a good understanding and quickly too. Fringe players going out don't really affect the starting eleven but new signings do. If three new guys come in will that mean four of five games trying different combinations. Ulloa will probably take the field with CMS and without him, with Hoskins and or Dobbie, and without them. Let's hope that by the time we reach the playoffs we have a pretty good idea of what our top eleven are and that they are all fit to start. VegasSeagull
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3:38pm Sun 6 Jan 13

dave from bexill says...

Fantastic. It's Swansea or Arsenal. Bring it on
Fantastic. It's Swansea or Arsenal. Bring it on dave from bexill
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4:33pm Sun 6 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

Hovite wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
I thought we battered Newcastle and got our rewards. So pleased for Hoskins as he has been patiently waiting his chance. Having watched his performances in the 'reserves' he has consistently shown this quality so I hope he now gets a run of starts because he could save us money.

Bridcutt was absolutely superb and if any Premiership club were looking for a midfield general he would be great but hope we keep him here. He certainly seems to have learned a lot from Makelele.

I feel for CMS as I still think he would do great back in a team which plays more direct and get the ball forward faster. I think it would be best for all concerned to cash in if theirs a chance. Great lad and full of honest endeavour. Maybe playing together with Hoskins would give him more of a chance but doesn't seem likely to happen.

A thought for the Newcastle fans who I think are some of the best in the world. Great talking with them after the game. They were very complimentary about us and the stadium.

A good day all round. Now for the other United! What a fantastic RVP equalising goal. Sublime.
Fantastic post my friend that just about echo's all of my thoughts.
Uta
Don't forget what WS wrote the other day SMF20.

It went as follows;

Unfortunately the problem is that GP's personality is of a man who thinks he knows it all. There's none so blind as those who don't want to see and false pride is a very disturbing trait.

As I've said before on this site - many Brighton supporters get carried away by 'big' name ex players and Gus is a classic example.

I have nothing against Gus except that I have never rated him as a man manager and football management is not rocket science - it's like any management in as much as you have to manage the people first and foremost to get the best out of them.

Surely most people can see that Gus is a fearful manager. Just look at the way we play Blah Blah Blah ....................

................

This poster is a bit skitzo lol
Perhaps redemption Hovite.. :)
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: I thought we battered Newcastle and got our rewards. So pleased for Hoskins as he has been patiently waiting his chance. Having watched his performances in the 'reserves' he has consistently shown this quality so I hope he now gets a run of starts because he could save us money. Bridcutt was absolutely superb and if any Premiership club were looking for a midfield general he would be great but hope we keep him here. He certainly seems to have learned a lot from Makelele. I feel for CMS as I still think he would do great back in a team which plays more direct and get the ball forward faster. I think it would be best for all concerned to cash in if theirs a chance. Great lad and full of honest endeavour. Maybe playing together with Hoskins would give him more of a chance but doesn't seem likely to happen. A thought for the Newcastle fans who I think are some of the best in the world. Great talking with them after the game. They were very complimentary about us and the stadium. A good day all round. Now for the other United! What a fantastic RVP equalising goal. Sublime.[/p][/quote]Fantastic post my friend that just about echo's all of my thoughts. Uta[/p][/quote]Don't forget what WS wrote the other day SMF20. It went as follows; Unfortunately the problem is that GP's personality is of a man who thinks he knows it all. There's none so blind as those who don't want to see and false pride is a very disturbing trait. As I've said before on this site - many Brighton supporters get carried away by 'big' name ex players and Gus is a classic example. I have nothing against Gus except that I have never rated him as a man manager and football management is not rocket science - it's like any management in as much as you have to manage the people first and foremost to get the best out of them. Surely most people can see that Gus is a fearful manager. Just look at the way we play Blah Blah Blah .................... ................ This poster is a bit skitzo lol[/p][/quote]Perhaps redemption Hovite.. :) SMF20
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4:36pm Sun 6 Jan 13

golddene says...

tonytowner1 wrote:
Why was Hammond booked? I must have missed something for that?The only player in the team that looked broadly off the pace I thought

We bossed them, imposed our game from the start

We had loads of space to go through the middle - we're still a little uncertain when that happens - something to practise and take advantage of

Great performance!!
Can't agree in my opinion Deano had his best game yet since his return he worked his socks off and was definitely instrumental in our win.SEAGULLS.
[quote][p][bold]tonytowner1[/bold] wrote: Why was Hammond booked? I must have missed something for that?The only player in the team that looked broadly off the pace I thought We bossed them, imposed our game from the start We had loads of space to go through the middle - we're still a little uncertain when that happens - something to practise and take advantage of Great performance!![/p][/quote]Can't agree in my opinion Deano had his best game yet since his return he worked his socks off and was definitely instrumental in our win.SEAGULLS. golddene
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4:39pm Sun 6 Jan 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Fantastic. It's Swansea or Arsenal. Bring it on
Absolutely! Fantastic opportunity for us to pit our wits against either club who both play a similar style. Let's hopefully get a full house this time.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Fantastic. It's Swansea or Arsenal. Bring it on[/p][/quote]Absolutely! Fantastic opportunity for us to pit our wits against either club who both play a similar style. Let's hopefully get a full house this time. WisdomSpeaks
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6:40pm Sun 6 Jan 13

lmspike says...

All these posts about being about 5000 down on the crowd. In a lot of areas in the ground it didn't look any less than normal.You should remember that for home league games ALL season tickets are counted even if the holder does not turn up. Cup games its only who actually turns up are counted.
All these posts about being about 5000 down on the crowd. In a lot of areas in the ground it didn't look any less than normal.You should remember that for home league games ALL season tickets are counted even if the holder does not turn up. Cup games its only who actually turns up are counted. lmspike
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2:59pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Locky says...

lmspike wrote:
All these posts about being about 5000 down on the crowd. In a lot of areas in the ground it didn't look any less than normal.You should remember that for home league games ALL season tickets are counted even if the holder does not turn up. Cup games its only who actually turns up are counted.
Totally Wrong
Attendance is calculated as you enter the ground fo all games.
[quote][p][bold]lmspike[/bold] wrote: All these posts about being about 5000 down on the crowd. In a lot of areas in the ground it didn't look any less than normal.You should remember that for home league games ALL season tickets are counted even if the holder does not turn up. Cup games its only who actually turns up are counted.[/p][/quote]Totally Wrong Attendance is calculated as you enter the ground fo all games. Locky
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