It's tense but Albion grab another win

It's tense but Albion grab another win

Albion celebrate Ashley Barnes' opening goal (photos Simon Dack)

Andrea Orlandi looks happy after scoring the second

It gets tense for the fans in the second half

Gordon Greer and Inigo Calderon win the ball

Vicente on the bench

Andrea Orlandi just can't get the third

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Albion clung on for a tense 2-1 win over Derby today – having seemed set for a stroll in the rain.

Ashey Barnes and Andrea Orlandi scored first-half goals for the Seagulls, who should have been home and dry before Jeff Hendrick replied on 70 minutes.

That led to plenty of nerves among the home fans as crosses were thumped into their goalmouth.

But they offered Tomasz Kuszczak decent protection en route to a third successive win in 2013.

It was eventful stuff for the watching Leonardo Ulloa – the striker expected to sign for the Seagulls this week – to enjoy from the best seats in the house.

Barnes tapped in from close range in only the second minute after a nice pass by Inigo Calderon had sent David Lopez away to set up the goal.

What turned out to be the winner was a goal made in Spain on 25 minutes. David Lopez helped the ball on to Calderon and his whipped-in cross was met by a terrific header by Orlandi coming across his marker Kieron Freeman.

Calderon headed a good chance wide after the break and Paul Coutts somehow scrambled an Orlandi effort off the line.

The contest was given a new dimension on 70 minutes when Liam Bridcutt was adjudged to have fouled Hendrick.

When the arguments subsided, Jamie Ward drove in a low free-kick which the Irish midfielder diverted past Kuszczak.

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5:28pm Sat 12 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

Missed the game today with flu, 1st of the season.
Was it a deserved win guys?
Uta
Missed the game today with flu, 1st of the season. Was it a deserved win guys? Uta SMF20
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5:29pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

Good result but we should have been 4-0, when they scored. It was not a free kick either. The officials were very poor today.
Good result but we should have been 4-0, when they scored. It was not a free kick either. The officials were very poor today. Alan G Skinner
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5:36pm Sat 12 Jan 13

mikeygit says...

Maybe a nervous win--but a win is a win. Other good things today--Palace LOST Middlesborough LOST and Millwall DREW so Albions win means they have caught them up a little and we have a game in hand. Hope Ulloa liked what he saw on the pitch--could not help but like the Amex and the hospitality. Hope he is training with us soon.
Maybe a nervous win--but a win is a win. Other good things today--Palace LOST Middlesborough LOST and Millwall DREW so Albions win means they have caught them up a little and we have a game in hand. Hope Ulloa liked what he saw on the pitch--could not help but like the Amex and the hospitality. Hope he is training with us soon. mikeygit
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5:44pm Sat 12 Jan 13

gusset snatcher says...

It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM
It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM gusset snatcher
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5:51pm Sat 12 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

So three wins on the trot, can't be bad.

Next up Birmingham away, they drew 1-1 away to Huddersfield today and are only two places outside the relegation zone, could be a tough one.

This division still looks quite open, Barnsley beat Leeds 2-0 today and Cradiff were held to a goal less draw at home by Ipswich. As I write this Hull are losing at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

If we can keep this run going anything could happen.
So three wins on the trot, can't be bad. Next up Birmingham away, they drew 1-1 away to Huddersfield today and are only two places outside the relegation zone, could be a tough one. This division still looks quite open, Barnsley beat Leeds 2-0 today and Cradiff were held to a goal less draw at home by Ipswich. As I write this Hull are losing at home to Sheffield Wednesday. If we can keep this run going anything could happen. VegasSeagull
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5:56pm Sat 12 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

gusset snatcher wrote:
It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM
And your thoughts on today's win are.........
[quote][p][bold]gusset snatcher[/bold] wrote: It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM[/p][/quote]And your thoughts on today's win are......... VegasSeagull
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5:57pm Sat 12 Jan 13

MHubbs says...

The Good -
Bridcutt had another outstanding game. Orlandi, some great quality. Thought el'abd, Barnes and Calderpn also played well
Tense finish but did well to close it put having had a few good second half chances go awry. Mr K in goal, solid.

The Bad -
Dislike the backing off mentality when just just a goal ahead. Need to keep pressing and closing down.
The weather, again. My daughter asked why we don't have heating in the stands, lol. I told he if we did we would have incurred an 80million pound loss last year😦

The Ugly -
The ref missing the blatant foul on Kaz in second half when he looked clean throug.

In A Word -
Good start, and nice to hang on for the win. Well played lads 😉
The Good - Bridcutt had another outstanding game. Orlandi, some great quality. Thought el'abd, Barnes and Calderpn also played well Tense finish but did well to close it put having had a few good second half chances go awry. Mr K in goal, solid. The Bad - Dislike the backing off mentality when just just a goal ahead. Need to keep pressing and closing down. The weather, again. My daughter asked why we don't have heating in the stands, lol. I told he if we did we would have incurred an 80million pound loss last year😦 The Ugly - The ref missing the blatant foul on Kaz in second half when he looked clean throug. In A Word - Good start, and nice to hang on for the win. Well played lads 😉 MHubbs
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5:57pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Ringmer Rich says...

gusset snatcher wrote:
It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM
tosser
[quote][p][bold]gusset snatcher[/bold] wrote: It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM[/p][/quote]tosser Ringmer Rich
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5:58pm Sat 12 Jan 13

lotsofducks says...

You just have to love gusset snatcher - he must live in a parallel universe. (1) (I'm assuming the remark is about Glen Murray) – Poyet didn't give him away, he left on a Bosman - try reading the rules. (2) The loss of one player has little bearing on the 8 million loss; look at the stadium - do you think that came free with six box tops from cornflake packets?!?!?!
Keep trolling!
You just have to love gusset snatcher - he must live in a parallel universe. (1) (I'm assuming the remark is about Glen Murray) – Poyet didn't give him away, he left on a Bosman - try reading the rules. (2) The loss of one player has little bearing on the 8 million loss; look at the stadium - do you think that came free with six box tops from cornflake packets?!?!?! Keep trolling! lotsofducks
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6:01pm Sat 12 Jan 13

MHubbs says...

Hmmmm Ringmer Rich certainly makes a stronger case for consideration GS, hahahaha.

Very well articulated Rich 😉
Hmmmm Ringmer Rich certainly makes a stronger case for consideration GS, hahahaha. Very well articulated Rich 😉 MHubbs
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6:03pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Ringmer Rich says...

Thought Barnes had an excellent first half , but should have been replaced by Hoskins early in the second. Bridcutt was unbelievably good, what a star! Well done Albion, we didn't concede late on as we have been doing this season when under the cosh at the end of a match.
Thought Barnes had an excellent first half , but should have been replaced by Hoskins early in the second. Bridcutt was unbelievably good, what a star! Well done Albion, we didn't concede late on as we have been doing this season when under the cosh at the end of a match. Ringmer Rich
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6:06pm Sat 12 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

I watched the Newcastle v Norwich match today, real dire.
Even with an improved side out, compared to the one we faced, Pardew's team still looked crap, Norwich were no better.

I would have to think that both managers will look to bring in some new blood, let's hope they don't look in our direction. Maybe not so much Newcastle, they do have good players still injured but Norwich, well they need some help.
I watched the Newcastle v Norwich match today, real dire. Even with an improved side out, compared to the one we faced, Pardew's team still looked crap, Norwich were no better. I would have to think that both managers will look to bring in some new blood, let's hope they don't look in our direction. Maybe not so much Newcastle, they do have good players still injured but Norwich, well they need some help. VegasSeagull
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6:07pm Sat 12 Jan 13

mark by the sea says...

Where are the sack Gus brigade now?
Only two weeks ago, some wanted him sacked!
Two things today .. TK shows what we lacked last year, a keeper capable of doing his job for 90 mins.
Thought the Spanish guys were great on a tricky pitch.
Had we had a goal poacher from the first of August, we would IMHO be top three... Lets hope the new guy hits the ground running...
7 points behind palace with a game in hand!,!!
Where are the sack Gus brigade now? Only two weeks ago, some wanted him sacked! Two things today .. TK shows what we lacked last year, a keeper capable of doing his job for 90 mins. Thought the Spanish guys were great on a tricky pitch. Had we had a goal poacher from the first of August, we would IMHO be top three... Lets hope the new guy hits the ground running... 7 points behind palace with a game in hand!,!! mark by the sea
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6:08pm Sat 12 Jan 13

gusset snatcher says...

lotsofducks wrote:
You just have to love gusset snatcher - he must live in a parallel universe. (1) (I'm assuming the remark is about Glen Murray) – Poyet didn't give him away, he left on a Bosman - try reading the rules. (2) The loss of one player has little bearing on the 8 million loss; look at the stadium - do you think that came free with six box tops from cornflake packets?!?!?!
Keep trolling!
gusset gave him away...... he'd have signed a the same contract Palace gave him but gusset now claims he didn't have the money when he signed Hoskins on the day murray left for half a mill and then cms 3 weeks later for close on 3 mill....... get your facts right... he gave him away for nothing because he didn't think he was up to it in the championship...... most of gussets transfer dealings show he has no idea what a good player is and what isn't....... IGWAM
[quote][p][bold]lotsofducks[/bold] wrote: You just have to love gusset snatcher - he must live in a parallel universe. (1) (I'm assuming the remark is about Glen Murray) – Poyet didn't give him away, he left on a Bosman - try reading the rules. (2) The loss of one player has little bearing on the 8 million loss; look at the stadium - do you think that came free with six box tops from cornflake packets?!?!?! Keep trolling![/p][/quote]gusset gave him away...... he'd have signed a the same contract Palace gave him but gusset now claims he didn't have the money when he signed Hoskins on the day murray left for half a mill and then cms 3 weeks later for close on 3 mill....... get your facts right... he gave him away for nothing because he didn't think he was up to it in the championship...... most of gussets transfer dealings show he has no idea what a good player is and what isn't....... IGWAM gusset snatcher
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6:18pm Sat 12 Jan 13

the herbster says...

Glad to see Vicente looks really happy to be back in the 1st team fold
Glad to see Vicente looks really happy to be back in the 1st team fold the herbster
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6:20pm Sat 12 Jan 13

tonytowner1 says...

Very one sided officialing, especially by the referee, against us today - lots of niggling little decisions and a couple of big ones - a well deserved booking off at the end even though we'd won - good to see much of the crowd still had time for that and had observed the bias

Hammond looked still a little out of it compared to the fluidity of the rest of the team in the first half - though clearly making an effort to alter his game to move things forward

Barnes should have been subbed really in 2nd half - but a good 1st half

The sitting deep at 2 - 1 really isn't good - Gus - you need to sort this - it's destructive and most unpleasant!!

Brilliance on many an occasion from the Spanish crew and Bridcutt - Buckley I'd say is more comfortable coming in from the right than the left - sadly, given his pace, still; not taking players on anywhere near enough and getting in to the area and passing when he should shoot - all about confidence

Of course, all in all a great couple of hours and decent performance - first home win this season against a top half side - just far less comfortable than it could (and should) have been - we're getting there!!

See BBC website - did Derby really, over the whole match have 50% MORE possession that us????
Very one sided officialing, especially by the referee, against us today - lots of niggling little decisions and a couple of big ones - a well deserved booking off at the end even though we'd won - good to see much of the crowd still had time for that and had observed the bias Hammond looked still a little out of it compared to the fluidity of the rest of the team in the first half - though clearly making an effort to alter his game to move things forward Barnes should have been subbed really in 2nd half - but a good 1st half The sitting deep at 2 - 1 really isn't good - Gus - you need to sort this - it's destructive and most unpleasant!! Brilliance on many an occasion from the Spanish crew and Bridcutt - Buckley I'd say is more comfortable coming in from the right than the left - sadly, given his pace, still; not taking players on anywhere near enough and getting in to the area and passing when he should shoot - all about confidence Of course, all in all a great couple of hours and decent performance - first home win this season against a top half side - just far less comfortable than it could (and should) have been - we're getting there!! See BBC website - did Derby really, over the whole match have 50% MORE possession that us???? tonytowner1
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6:21pm Sat 12 Jan 13

fairweathersupporter says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Where are the sack Gus brigade now?
Only two weeks ago, some wanted him sacked!
Two things today .. TK shows what we lacked last year, a keeper capable of doing his job for 90 mins.
Thought the Spanish guys were great on a tricky pitch.
Had we had a goal poacher from the first of August, we would IMHO be top three... Lets hope the new guy hits the ground running...
7 points behind palace with a game in hand!,!!
They're all WUM's Mark. I don't think anyone on here has seriously suggested getting rid of Gus.
Good win today. Unassailable in the first half and it should have been put to bed. Still unlike previous games, justice was done; despite another poor referee.
Agree with you wholeheartedly re Spanish Dave and Orlandi and hope the Argentinian lad is finally the missing link and not Piltdown man...
A word for Bridcutt: immense and Barnes did good.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Where are the sack Gus brigade now? Only two weeks ago, some wanted him sacked! Two things today .. TK shows what we lacked last year, a keeper capable of doing his job for 90 mins. Thought the Spanish guys were great on a tricky pitch. Had we had a goal poacher from the first of August, we would IMHO be top three... Lets hope the new guy hits the ground running... 7 points behind palace with a game in hand!,!![/p][/quote]They're all WUM's Mark. I don't think anyone on here has seriously suggested getting rid of Gus. Good win today. Unassailable in the first half and it should have been put to bed. Still unlike previous games, justice was done; despite another poor referee. Agree with you wholeheartedly re Spanish Dave and Orlandi and hope the Argentinian lad is finally the missing link and not Piltdown man... A word for Bridcutt: immense and Barnes did good. fairweathersupporter
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6:21pm Sat 12 Jan 13

tonytowner1 says...

the herbster wrote:
Glad to see Vicente looks really happy to be back in the 1st team fold
:-)
[quote][p][bold]the herbster[/bold] wrote: Glad to see Vicente looks really happy to be back in the 1st team fold[/p][/quote]:-) tonytowner1
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6:27pm Sat 12 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Mr. Gusset I notice that you have offered no comment with regards to today's result, had we lost I am sure you would have.

In the absense of a Brighton loss you choose to attack Poyet, an attack that is futile for it means nothing.

You might have pointed out that Poyet got it wrong when he didn't sign Wood, he scored three today for Leicester, but that too would be pointless.

Real fans of any club will only look back at what might have been if their team is doing poorly, and we are not.

The loss of 8 million in our first year at the Amex, and our first season back in what is now called the Championship division, is really quite good. Money was spent to improve the squad and we finshed in the top ten. Do you think we would have had we not spent that money.

We are projected to lose a further 8 million this year, but again players have been bought to improve the squad and we could well make the playoffs. Again I would ask, could we even hope to make the playoffs without that spending.

I would suggest to you that the end of the season is the time to vent either your anger, or your pleasure, toward Gus Poyet as it is only then that we will know just how good or bad he has performed as the Brighton manager.
Mr. Gusset I notice that you have offered no comment with regards to today's result, had we lost I am sure you would have. In the absense of a Brighton loss you choose to attack Poyet, an attack that is futile for it means nothing. You might have pointed out that Poyet got it wrong when he didn't sign Wood, he scored three today for Leicester, but that too would be pointless. Real fans of any club will only look back at what might have been if their team is doing poorly, and we are not. The loss of 8 million in our first year at the Amex, and our first season back in what is now called the Championship division, is really quite good. Money was spent to improve the squad and we finshed in the top ten. Do you think we would have had we not spent that money. We are projected to lose a further 8 million this year, but again players have been bought to improve the squad and we could well make the playoffs. Again I would ask, could we even hope to make the playoffs without that spending. I would suggest to you that the end of the season is the time to vent either your anger, or your pleasure, toward Gus Poyet as it is only then that we will know just how good or bad he has performed as the Brighton manager. VegasSeagull
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6:36pm Sat 12 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Tony the percentage you are refering to was for the second half, we had a higher figure for the first half.
Tony the percentage you are refering to was for the second half, we had a higher figure for the first half. VegasSeagull
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6:37pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Seagullkid says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Where are the sack Gus brigade now?
Only two weeks ago, some wanted him sacked!
Two things today .. TK shows what we lacked last year, a keeper capable of doing his job for 90 mins.
Thought the Spanish guys were great on a tricky pitch.
Had we had a goal poacher from the first of August, we would IMHO be top three... Lets hope the new guy hits the ground running...
7 points behind palace with a game in hand!,!!
I am still here yes and proud of it as well, still think gus is not 100% in it ie not going for woods who now has 17 goals in this league and still will not give Hoskins a good run. that's how I see it but nice little run going now but let's not get carried away just yet.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Where are the sack Gus brigade now? Only two weeks ago, some wanted him sacked! Two things today .. TK shows what we lacked last year, a keeper capable of doing his job for 90 mins. Thought the Spanish guys were great on a tricky pitch. Had we had a goal poacher from the first of August, we would IMHO be top three... Lets hope the new guy hits the ground running... 7 points behind palace with a game in hand!,!![/p][/quote]I am still here yes and proud of it as well, still think gus is not 100% in it ie not going for woods who now has 17 goals in this league and still will not give Hoskins a good run. that's how I see it but nice little run going now but let's not get carried away just yet. Seagullkid
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6:42pm Sat 12 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Seagullkid wrote:
mark by the sea wrote: Where are the sack Gus brigade now? Only two weeks ago, some wanted him sacked! Two things today .. TK shows what we lacked last year, a keeper capable of doing his job for 90 mins. Thought the Spanish guys were great on a tricky pitch. Had we had a goal poacher from the first of August, we would IMHO be top three... Lets hope the new guy hits the ground running... 7 points behind palace with a game in hand!,!!
I am still here yes and proud of it as well, still think gus is not 100% in it ie not going for woods who now has 17 goals in this league and still will not give Hoskins a good run. that's how I see it but nice little run going now but let's not get carried away just yet.
The problem is Kid you are always commenting on the glass being half empty rather than half full.

Yeah Gus done well but....
Yeah the team done well but....
Yeah Barnes
did well but.....

We should have gone for Woods, how on earth do you know that we didn't? Did it ever cross your mind that just maybe Woods didn't want to play for Brighton?

Always the half empty glass.
[quote][p][bold]Seagullkid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Where are the sack Gus brigade now? Only two weeks ago, some wanted him sacked! Two things today .. TK shows what we lacked last year, a keeper capable of doing his job for 90 mins. Thought the Spanish guys were great on a tricky pitch. Had we had a goal poacher from the first of August, we would IMHO be top three... Lets hope the new guy hits the ground running... 7 points behind palace with a game in hand!,!![/p][/quote]I am still here yes and proud of it as well, still think gus is not 100% in it ie not going for woods who now has 17 goals in this league and still will not give Hoskins a good run. that's how I see it but nice little run going now but let's not get carried away just yet.[/p][/quote]The problem is Kid you are always commenting on the glass being half empty rather than half full. Yeah Gus done well but.... Yeah the team done well but.... Yeah Barnes did well but..... We should have gone for Woods, how on earth do you know that we didn't? Did it ever cross your mind that just maybe Woods didn't want to play for Brighton? Always the half empty glass. VegasSeagull
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6:42pm Sat 12 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

Three straight wins - that's excellent. Will has temporarily hung up his shooting boots and as tonytowner1 has posted, it's all about confidence. Agree with the general consensus that Barnes had an excellent first half but around 65 mins, I felt the situation was crying out for him to make way for Hoskins - he must have been very disappointed not to have got on.
Three straight wins - that's excellent. Will has temporarily hung up his shooting boots and as tonytowner1 has posted, it's all about confidence. Agree with the general consensus that Barnes had an excellent first half but around 65 mins, I felt the situation was crying out for him to make way for Hoskins - he must have been very disappointed not to have got on. wiseman of hove
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7:21pm Sat 12 Jan 13

LACHANCE says...

Alan G Skinner wrote:
Good result but we should have been 4-0, when they scored. It was not a free kick either. The officials were very poor today.
Good post very true the ref was on a nother planet.
[quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: Good result but we should have been 4-0, when they scored. It was not a free kick either. The officials were very poor today.[/p][/quote]Good post very true the ref was on a nother planet. LACHANCE
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7:21pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Dave in Hastings says...

Ringmer Rich wrote:
gusset snatcher wrote:
It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM
tosser
Spot on Rich!
[quote][p][bold]Ringmer Rich[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gusset snatcher[/bold] wrote: It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM[/p][/quote]tosser[/p][/quote]Spot on Rich! Dave in Hastings
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7:39pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Grendel says...

tonytowner1 wrote:
Very one sided officialing, especially by the referee, against us today - lots of niggling little decisions and a couple of big ones - a well deserved booking off at the end even though we'd won - good to see much of the crowd still had time for that and had observed the bias

Hammond looked still a little out of it compared to the fluidity of the rest of the team in the first half - though clearly making an effort to alter his game to move things forward

Barnes should have been subbed really in 2nd half - but a good 1st half

The sitting deep at 2 - 1 really isn't good - Gus - you need to sort this - it's destructive and most unpleasant!!

Brilliance on many an occasion from the Spanish crew and Bridcutt - Buckley I'd say is more comfortable coming in from the right than the left - sadly, given his pace, still; not taking players on anywhere near enough and getting in to the area and passing when he should shoot - all about confidence

Of course, all in all a great couple of hours and decent performance - first home win this season against a top half side - just far less comfortable than it could (and should) have been - we're getting there!!

See BBC website - did Derby really, over the whole match have 50% MORE possession that us????
Yes, they did. They had a decent amount of possession in the first half, and almost all of it after the break, they gave us a dicking possession wise, fortunately very little goalscoring threat.
[quote][p][bold]tonytowner1[/bold] wrote: Very one sided officialing, especially by the referee, against us today - lots of niggling little decisions and a couple of big ones - a well deserved booking off at the end even though we'd won - good to see much of the crowd still had time for that and had observed the bias Hammond looked still a little out of it compared to the fluidity of the rest of the team in the first half - though clearly making an effort to alter his game to move things forward Barnes should have been subbed really in 2nd half - but a good 1st half The sitting deep at 2 - 1 really isn't good - Gus - you need to sort this - it's destructive and most unpleasant!! Brilliance on many an occasion from the Spanish crew and Bridcutt - Buckley I'd say is more comfortable coming in from the right than the left - sadly, given his pace, still; not taking players on anywhere near enough and getting in to the area and passing when he should shoot - all about confidence Of course, all in all a great couple of hours and decent performance - first home win this season against a top half side - just far less comfortable than it could (and should) have been - we're getting there!! See BBC website - did Derby really, over the whole match have 50% MORE possession that us????[/p][/quote]Yes, they did. They had a decent amount of possession in the first half, and almost all of it after the break, they gave us a dicking possession wise, fortunately very little goalscoring threat. Grendel
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7:52pm Sat 12 Jan 13

fansince57 says...

Just home from the game. Agree with comments above about the ref - undoubtedly the worst we've had at the Amex this season. Penalised tiny nudges that were barely fouls and ignored the blatant ones, mostly notably the one on Kaz.

We still weren't clinical enough in front of goal - but an important and well-deserved 3 pts.
Just home from the game. Agree with comments above about the ref - undoubtedly the worst we've had at the Amex this season. Penalised tiny nudges that were barely fouls and ignored the blatant ones, mostly notably the one on Kaz. We still weren't clinical enough in front of goal - but an important and well-deserved 3 pts. fansince57
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8:34pm Sat 12 Jan 13

mark5 says...

Superb first half, not too many chances, but unlike in other games where we dominated, we took our chances. How long have I been defending Barnes on here for not scoring/playing well due to playing out of position? Move him forward and he feels much more at home! The dropping off routine late in the game must stop, particularly if we are defending a narrow lead. Can anyone tell me where CMS was, as , I was told that he was off to Norwich today! I hope not!
Superb first half, not too many chances, but unlike in other games where we dominated, we took our chances. How long have I been defending Barnes on here for not scoring/playing well due to playing out of position? Move him forward and he feels much more at home! The dropping off routine late in the game must stop, particularly if we are defending a narrow lead. Can anyone tell me where CMS was, as , I was told that he was off to Norwich today! I hope not! mark5
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8:36pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

mark5 wrote:
Superb first half, not too many chances, but unlike in other games where we dominated, we took our chances. How long have I been defending Barnes on here for not scoring/playing well due to playing out of position? Move him forward and he feels much more at home! The dropping off routine late in the game must stop, particularly if we are defending a narrow lead. Can anyone tell me where CMS was, as , I was told that he was off to Norwich today! I hope not!
HE WAS INJURED! Sorry for shouting, but it's been mentioned dozens of times on this site alone! Tight hamstring, not worth the risk of playing. Someone said they saw him at the Amex - don't know how true that is.
[quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: Superb first half, not too many chances, but unlike in other games where we dominated, we took our chances. How long have I been defending Barnes on here for not scoring/playing well due to playing out of position? Move him forward and he feels much more at home! The dropping off routine late in the game must stop, particularly if we are defending a narrow lead. Can anyone tell me where CMS was, as , I was told that he was off to Norwich today! I hope not![/p][/quote]HE WAS INJURED! Sorry for shouting, but it's been mentioned dozens of times on this site alone! Tight hamstring, not worth the risk of playing. Someone said they saw him at the Amex - don't know how true that is. Old Scrote of the Amex
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8:42pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Claude Back says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mr. Gusset I notice that you have offered no comment with regards to today's result, had we lost I am sure you would have.

In the absense of a Brighton loss you choose to attack Poyet, an attack that is futile for it means nothing.

You might have pointed out that Poyet got it wrong when he didn't sign Wood, he scored three today for Leicester, but that too would be pointless.

Real fans of any club will only look back at what might have been if their team is doing poorly, and we are not.

The loss of 8 million in our first year at the Amex, and our first season back in what is now called the Championship division, is really quite good. Money was spent to improve the squad and we finshed in the top ten. Do you think we would have had we not spent that money.

We are projected to lose a further 8 million this year, but again players have been bought to improve the squad and we could well make the playoffs. Again I would ask, could we even hope to make the playoffs without that spending.

I would suggest to you that the end of the season is the time to vent either your anger, or your pleasure, toward Gus Poyet as it is only then that we will know just how good or bad he has performed as the Brighton manager.
Vegas, you seem to spend your whole life posting on here and yet you don't recognise a WUM when he's posting?
Your comment comes over a little pompous in the circumstances.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mr. Gusset I notice that you have offered no comment with regards to today's result, had we lost I am sure you would have. In the absense of a Brighton loss you choose to attack Poyet, an attack that is futile for it means nothing. You might have pointed out that Poyet got it wrong when he didn't sign Wood, he scored three today for Leicester, but that too would be pointless. Real fans of any club will only look back at what might have been if their team is doing poorly, and we are not. The loss of 8 million in our first year at the Amex, and our first season back in what is now called the Championship division, is really quite good. Money was spent to improve the squad and we finshed in the top ten. Do you think we would have had we not spent that money. We are projected to lose a further 8 million this year, but again players have been bought to improve the squad and we could well make the playoffs. Again I would ask, could we even hope to make the playoffs without that spending. I would suggest to you that the end of the season is the time to vent either your anger, or your pleasure, toward Gus Poyet as it is only then that we will know just how good or bad he has performed as the Brighton manager.[/p][/quote]Vegas, you seem to spend your whole life posting on here and yet you don't recognise a WUM when he's posting? Your comment comes over a little pompous in the circumstances. Claude Back
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9:13pm Sat 12 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Mr. Gusset I notice that you have offered no comment with regards to today's result, had we lost I am sure you would have. In the absense of a Brighton loss you choose to attack Poyet, an attack that is futile for it means nothing. You might have pointed out that Poyet got it wrong when he didn't sign Wood, he scored three today for Leicester, but that too would be pointless. Real fans of any club will only look back at what might have been if their team is doing poorly, and we are not. The loss of 8 million in our first year at the Amex, and our first season back in what is now called the Championship division, is really quite good. Money was spent to improve the squad and we finshed in the top ten. Do you think we would have had we not spent that money. We are projected to lose a further 8 million this year, but again players have been bought to improve the squad and we could well make the playoffs. Again I would ask, could we even hope to make the playoffs without that spending. I would suggest to you that the end of the season is the time to vent either your anger, or your pleasure, toward Gus Poyet as it is only then that we will know just how good or bad he has performed as the Brighton manager.
Vegas, you seem to spend your whole life posting on here and yet you don't recognise a WUM when he's posting? Your comment comes over a little pompous in the circumstances.
Yes it does, I am talking DOWN to a WUM, something I get as much pleasure from as the WUM gets from his consistent rediculous posts.
I wonder if the WUM was as observant as you were.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mr. Gusset I notice that you have offered no comment with regards to today's result, had we lost I am sure you would have. In the absense of a Brighton loss you choose to attack Poyet, an attack that is futile for it means nothing. You might have pointed out that Poyet got it wrong when he didn't sign Wood, he scored three today for Leicester, but that too would be pointless. Real fans of any club will only look back at what might have been if their team is doing poorly, and we are not. The loss of 8 million in our first year at the Amex, and our first season back in what is now called the Championship division, is really quite good. Money was spent to improve the squad and we finshed in the top ten. Do you think we would have had we not spent that money. We are projected to lose a further 8 million this year, but again players have been bought to improve the squad and we could well make the playoffs. Again I would ask, could we even hope to make the playoffs without that spending. I would suggest to you that the end of the season is the time to vent either your anger, or your pleasure, toward Gus Poyet as it is only then that we will know just how good or bad he has performed as the Brighton manager.[/p][/quote]Vegas, you seem to spend your whole life posting on here and yet you don't recognise a WUM when he's posting? Your comment comes over a little pompous in the circumstances.[/p][/quote]Yes it does, I am talking DOWN to a WUM, something I get as much pleasure from as the WUM gets from his consistent rediculous posts. I wonder if the WUM was as observant as you were. VegasSeagull
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10:12pm Sat 12 Jan 13

reagull says...

the herbster wrote:
Glad to see Vicente looks really happy to be back in the 1st team fold
A token warm up me thinks ...not sure if he was very inflexible or they'd put him in so many clothes it was making it difficult to move freely!
Very light in comparison to the entertaining Calderon "monster mash" warm up we sometimes witness...
Good to see him though, hopefully on the pitch soon?
[quote][p][bold]the herbster[/bold] wrote: Glad to see Vicente looks really happy to be back in the 1st team fold[/p][/quote]A token warm up me thinks ...not sure if he was very inflexible or they'd put him in so many clothes it was making it difficult to move freely! Very light in comparison to the entertaining Calderon "monster mash" warm up we sometimes witness... Good to see him though, hopefully on the pitch soon? reagull
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12:16am Sun 13 Jan 13

oldwalbertonian says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Mr. Gusset I notice that you have offered no comment with regards to today's result, had we lost I am sure you would have. In the absense of a Brighton loss you choose to attack Poyet, an attack that is futile for it means nothing. You might have pointed out that Poyet got it wrong when he didn't sign Wood, he scored three today for Leicester, but that too would be pointless. Real fans of any club will only look back at what might have been if their team is doing poorly, and we are not. The loss of 8 million in our first year at the Amex, and our first season back in what is now called the Championship division, is really quite good. Money was spent to improve the squad and we finshed in the top ten. Do you think we would have had we not spent that money. We are projected to lose a further 8 million this year, but again players have been bought to improve the squad and we could well make the playoffs. Again I would ask, could we even hope to make the playoffs without that spending. I would suggest to you that the end of the season is the time to vent either your anger, or your pleasure, toward Gus Poyet as it is only then that we will know just how good or bad he has performed as the Brighton manager.
Vegas, you seem to spend your whole life posting on here and yet you don't recognise a WUM when he's posting? Your comment comes over a little pompous in the circumstances.
Yes it does, I am talking DOWN to a WUM, something I get as much pleasure from as the WUM gets from his consistent rediculous posts.
I wonder if the WUM was as observant as you were.
I apologise if I offend you by thinking that I am in a position to offer any criticism at all in any way shape or form of poyets work to date, having seen every game under his tenure. It would be a poor post match pint in the pub if we all sat there just looking at each other, all feeling incapable of passing comment or expressing an opinion on the game of football we'd just seen. Who the hell are you to tell us what to think (given that you live in America). Have you seen many minutes of live bha football this season? I'm assuming you must have, even though you live in America, as you seem more than qualified to criticise paying Albion fans for voicing an opinion on what they've seen with their own eyes. Who's the WUM?.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mr. Gusset I notice that you have offered no comment with regards to today's result, had we lost I am sure you would have. In the absense of a Brighton loss you choose to attack Poyet, an attack that is futile for it means nothing. You might have pointed out that Poyet got it wrong when he didn't sign Wood, he scored three today for Leicester, but that too would be pointless. Real fans of any club will only look back at what might have been if their team is doing poorly, and we are not. The loss of 8 million in our first year at the Amex, and our first season back in what is now called the Championship division, is really quite good. Money was spent to improve the squad and we finshed in the top ten. Do you think we would have had we not spent that money. We are projected to lose a further 8 million this year, but again players have been bought to improve the squad and we could well make the playoffs. Again I would ask, could we even hope to make the playoffs without that spending. I would suggest to you that the end of the season is the time to vent either your anger, or your pleasure, toward Gus Poyet as it is only then that we will know just how good or bad he has performed as the Brighton manager.[/p][/quote]Vegas, you seem to spend your whole life posting on here and yet you don't recognise a WUM when he's posting? Your comment comes over a little pompous in the circumstances.[/p][/quote]Yes it does, I am talking DOWN to a WUM, something I get as much pleasure from as the WUM gets from his consistent rediculous posts. I wonder if the WUM was as observant as you were.[/p][/quote]I apologise if I offend you by thinking that I am in a position to offer any criticism at all in any way shape or form of poyets work to date, having seen every game under his tenure. It would be a poor post match pint in the pub if we all sat there just looking at each other, all feeling incapable of passing comment or expressing an opinion on the game of football we'd just seen. Who the hell are you to tell us what to think (given that you live in America). Have you seen many minutes of live bha football this season? I'm assuming you must have, even though you live in America, as you seem more than qualified to criticise paying Albion fans for voicing an opinion on what they've seen with their own eyes. Who's the WUM?. oldwalbertonian
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12:57am Sun 13 Jan 13

WestStander17 says...

gusset snatcher wrote:
It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM
Worth £10m?! Isn't Murray the only player that joined an arch rival? Please don't say you or anyone thinks he is, was or ever will be worth anything close to £10m??? I know some out there disagree but I was pleased when they let him go, in fact, I'd be disappointed if Gus tried to keep him. He scored a fair few but he was slow and always so lazy. Some players are good enough to be excused for laziness. The likes of Berbatov or Le Tissier in the past. Murray is not. He is scoring goals at this level due to 2 very quick wingers putting in lots of crosses. He wouldn't be scoring as many in our team because we don't cross the ball to that extent. It's no coincidence that CMS, the hardest working striker around, was the one to replace him. It would've been nice to rob someone of some money for Murray but I believe Gus was correct to look elsewhere and I'm glad he did.
[quote][p][bold]gusset snatcher[/bold] wrote: It's fortunate for gusset that we've got a 'soft' chairman....... otherwise he'd have been booted down the road long ago....£8mill loss over the year.... that's what happens when you give players worth over £10mill to your arch rivals for nothing......IGWAM[/p][/quote]Worth £10m?! Isn't Murray the only player that joined an arch rival? Please don't say you or anyone thinks he is, was or ever will be worth anything close to £10m??? I know some out there disagree but I was pleased when they let him go, in fact, I'd be disappointed if Gus tried to keep him. He scored a fair few but he was slow and always so lazy. Some players are good enough to be excused for laziness. The likes of Berbatov or Le Tissier in the past. Murray is not. He is scoring goals at this level due to 2 very quick wingers putting in lots of crosses. He wouldn't be scoring as many in our team because we don't cross the ball to that extent. It's no coincidence that CMS, the hardest working striker around, was the one to replace him. It would've been nice to rob someone of some money for Murray but I believe Gus was correct to look elsewhere and I'm glad he did. WestStander17
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1:12pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Hovite says...

oldwalbertonian; I've never read a post from Vegas critisising genuine fans.

Where did this assumption come from, have you an example?
oldwalbertonian; I've never read a post from Vegas critisising genuine fans. Where did this assumption come from, have you an example? Hovite
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1:19pm Sun 13 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Oldwalbertonian you have totally missed the point connecting my post in answer to Gusset snatcher and the comment made by Claude.

I love to see people express their opinions on here, and it's good when they differ from mine and other people's because that sparks debate.

Gusset Snatcher, as Claude points out, has no real interest in Brighton's success, the only interest he has is how can he best attack Brighton FC and those connected to the club, he is a WUM.

Claude is suggesting to me that I should not bother to reply to a WUM, and of course he is right but from time to time, well I just can't stop myself. Today I took the pompous approach, tomorrow I might take the angry approach and then again tomorrow I might just ignore the small minded fool.
Oldwalbertonian you have totally missed the point connecting my post in answer to Gusset snatcher and the comment made by Claude. I love to see people express their opinions on here, and it's good when they differ from mine and other people's because that sparks debate. Gusset Snatcher, as Claude points out, has no real interest in Brighton's success, the only interest he has is how can he best attack Brighton FC and those connected to the club, he is a WUM. Claude is suggesting to me that I should not bother to reply to a WUM, and of course he is right but from time to time, well I just can't stop myself. Today I took the pompous approach, tomorrow I might take the angry approach and then again tomorrow I might just ignore the small minded fool. VegasSeagull
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