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Albion's hearts broken

The Argus: David Lopez celebrates after scoring with a super strike in the first half (photos Simon Dack) David Lopez celebrates after scoring with a super strike in the first half (photos Simon Dack)

A mistake by Tomasz Kuszczak in the second minute of added time meant Albion had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Birmingham.

The Seagulls came from behind to lead 2-1 but with the clock running down Kuszczak fumbled substitute Nikola Zigic’s tame header over the line, The home side went in front in the 18th minute when skipper Steven Caldwell slipped his marker to head home Robert Hall’ corner from the right.

Within six minutes Albion were level with a move started and finished by Ashley Barnes for his second goal in as many matches. Barnes collected a return pass from Andrea Orlandi before drilling home from 20 yards.

This signalled a good spell for the visitors although they were grateful for a fine one-handed save from Kuszczak to deny Chris Burke’s goalbound strike on 40 minutes.

Three minutes later Albion took the lead when David met Wayne Bridge’s cross with a fierce volley which was too hot for home keeper Jack Butland as it rippled the net.

Birmingham were booed off at half-time and manager Lee Clark responded by introducing the 6ft 7in Zigic at the expense of wide midfielder Wade Elliott.

Zigic provided more of a presence but Albion twice went close to extending their lead through Orlandi, firstly a deflected shot over the bar and then an on-target free-kick which Butland punched away for a corner.

Vicente was introduced for his first appearance for Albion since August with seven minutes remaining.

Zigic looked set to equalise with five minutes remaining but Gordon Greer made a superb block to deny him.

The goal did come in the 92nd minute when Zigic’s header was fumbled over the line by Kuszczak.

Albion: Kuszczak; Calderon, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge; Bridcutt, Hammond, Orlandi (sub Dicker 76); David (sub Buckley 70), Mackail-Smith (sub Vicente 83), Barnes. Subs not used: Hoskins, LuaLua, Dunk, Ankergren.

Birmingham: Butland; Caddis, Davies, Caldwell, Robinson; Burke, Gomis, Reilly (sub Morrison 83), Elliott (sub Zigic 46); Redmond (sub King 70), Hall. Subs not used: Hancox, Mullins, Lovenkrands, Doyle.

Referee: Phil Dowd.

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5:05pm Sat 19 Jan 13

fansince57 says...

That's the fourth time this season we've let opponents score in the 90th minute, 6 pts thrown away.

Keeper mistakes are part of football. Kuz has been brilliant for us so can't be too harsh on him.
That's the fourth time this season we've let opponents score in the 90th minute, 6 pts thrown away. Keeper mistakes are part of football. Kuz has been brilliant for us so can't be too harsh on him. fansince57
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5:06pm Sat 19 Jan 13

russellsnr2 says...

Good Point, Vicente got 10 minutes.
We pick up a point
Bad point, listening on the player just had that feeling that the goal was coming, how many times have we thrown it away in the last minutes?
Good Point, Vicente got 10 minutes. We pick up a point Bad point, listening on the player just had that feeling that the goal was coming, how many times have we thrown it away in the last minutes? russellsnr2
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5:06pm Sat 19 Jan 13

fan since 61 says...

You just know it, we cannot close a game 2 points lost not one gained
You just know it, we cannot close a game 2 points lost not one gained fan since 61
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5:07pm Sat 19 Jan 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Dont blame it on Kuzy, those things happen. More concerned with our persitent inability to play out injury time by retaining possession when we are leading, and the distinct lack of at least one better center half than we have right now.
If opposing teams are smart they'll stick someone up front who has aerial power because frankly, we have none.

Very frustrating !
Dont blame it on Kuzy, those things happen. More concerned with our persitent inability to play out injury time by retaining possession when we are leading, and the distinct lack of at least one better center half than we have right now. If opposing teams are smart they'll stick someone up front who has aerial power because frankly, we have none. Very frustrating ! PressBoxTeaBoy
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5:11pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Ringmer Rich says...

Gutted! so late in the game.. again.
Feel sorry for Kucszak, but that's football. Hey ho, now for Blackburn. Come on Albion!!
Gutted! so late in the game.. again. Feel sorry for Kucszak, but that's football. Hey ho, now for Blackburn. Come on Albion!! Ringmer Rich
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5:11pm Sat 19 Jan 13

The Phantom says...

Birmingham not a great side at the moment so two points dropped. Kuzczak has been outstanding all season and the only occasion I can remember where he has been at fault for a goal. Nearly snatched it at the end but their keeper made a fantastic save. As Gus would say "that's football".
Birmingham not a great side at the moment so two points dropped. Kuzczak has been outstanding all season and the only occasion I can remember where he has been at fault for a goal. Nearly snatched it at the end but their keeper made a fantastic save. As Gus would say "that's football". The Phantom
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5:11pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Yet another 2 points dropped by our inability to turn teams like this over and kill games off, I will take the one point but we need to win against Blackburn and keep winning at home, we have an opertunity to go up without competing in the playoff lottery come on the Albion,
Yet another 2 points dropped by our inability to turn teams like this over and kill games off, I will take the one point but we need to win against Blackburn and keep winning at home, we have an opertunity to go up without competing in the playoff lottery come on the Albion, Bucket feet Duffy
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5:13pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

Irritating to say the least!!!
Irritating to say the least!!! Alan G Skinner
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5:15pm Sat 19 Jan 13

not the daily express says...

Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA not the daily express
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5:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

bruce beckett says...

We've played well enough this season to be in the top three or four in this division but unfortunately, the late goals we have conceded have far outweighed the ones we have scored (I can only really recall the Peterborough game).

I could scream. In fact, I did.
We've played well enough this season to be in the top three or four in this division but unfortunately, the late goals we have conceded have far outweighed the ones we have scored (I can only really recall the Peterborough game). I could scream. In fact, I did. bruce beckett
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5:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

not the daily express wrote:
Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
Where were you when he was scoreless for thirteen matches then?
[quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]Where were you when he was scoreless for thirteen matches then? Alfie T
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5:22pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Claude Back says...

not the daily express wrote:
Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
I didn't know Barnes had knockers.
When did he have that done?
[quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]I didn't know Barnes had knockers. When did he have that done? Claude Back
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5:23pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Far gull says...

love the optimists out there .Reality bites now ,2 dropped points along with to many already , no blame on tomas as his first mistake for us.
Now a 5 point gap to play off place!! never have believed game in hand buisness best to have points on the board. we have to be more attacking from the bench when in front at hm and away .This is a gus prob to sort not player issue.
love the optimists out there .Reality bites now ,2 dropped points along with to many already , no blame on tomas as his first mistake for us. Now a 5 point gap to play off place!! never have believed game in hand buisness best to have points on the board. we have to be more attacking from the bench when in front at hm and away .This is a gus prob to sort not player issue. Far gull
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5:25pm Sat 19 Jan 13

fratsomrover says...

Promising weekend ruined by throwing away another 2 points. That's 5 points dropped to Birmingham, one of the worst teams in the league. Our inability to put games away is incredible. Once you take the lead you should push on and consolidate. We cant hold on to a two goal lead let alone a one goal league. All the exciting, match winning players are kept on the bench. Why be so negative when you know only a win will do. Lets take a leaf out of Watford's book and show believe in that the more goals you score the more likely you are to win. When will Gus learn ?
Promising weekend ruined by throwing away another 2 points. That's 5 points dropped to Birmingham, one of the worst teams in the league. Our inability to put games away is incredible. Once you take the lead you should push on and consolidate. We cant hold on to a two goal lead let alone a one goal league. All the exciting, match winning players are kept on the bench. Why be so negative when you know only a win will do. Lets take a leaf out of Watford's book and show believe in that the more goals you score the more likely you are to win. When will Gus learn ? fratsomrover
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5:25pm Sat 19 Jan 13

JoeBlow says...

We are just having one of those seasons. But anyone can see we are a very good team and if we don't make the playoffs this year, we are a shoe-in next season.
We are just having one of those seasons. But anyone can see we are a very good team and if we don't make the playoffs this year, we are a shoe-in next season. JoeBlow
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5:26pm Sat 19 Jan 13

tonytowner1 says...

When did we last come from behind in the league to go on to win? Anyone know? A "mindset" thing really surely?!!?

Same with Derby last week but it went our way in the end - first time this season beating a top half team?

Interesting to see The Sun pretty much saying Jeremy Balmy is coming to The Amex

Key today of course would have been to really dictate - really play with confidence - Gus doesn't seem to get this through to them - that they are considerably better players and as a team than the likes of Birmingham

Hammond seems to play better away from home currently

GREAT to have Vicente come back on - though not solo up front - we need him creating in midfield. It sounded as if Lopez and especially Orlandi were class again

2 more winnable away league matches coming up - we need to take advantage!!

Adkins with us by the end of the week I predict then - LOL!!
When did we last come from behind in the league to go on to win? Anyone know? A "mindset" thing really surely?!!? Same with Derby last week but it went our way in the end - first time this season beating a top half team? Interesting to see The Sun pretty much saying Jeremy Balmy is coming to The Amex Key today of course would have been to really dictate - really play with confidence - Gus doesn't seem to get this through to them - that they are considerably better players and as a team than the likes of Birmingham Hammond seems to play better away from home currently GREAT to have Vicente come back on - though not solo up front - we need him creating in midfield. It sounded as if Lopez and especially Orlandi were class again 2 more winnable away league matches coming up - we need to take advantage!! Adkins with us by the end of the week I predict then - LOL!! tonytowner1
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5:31pm Sat 19 Jan 13

dave from bexill says...

not the daily express wrote:
Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
What do you mean by "same old negative stuff from the usual suspects"
[quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]What do you mean by "same old negative stuff from the usual suspects" dave from bexill
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5:35pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

Claude Back wrote:
not the daily express wrote:
Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
I didn't know Barnes had knockers.
When did he have that done?
Like it Claude...
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]I didn't know Barnes had knockers. When did he have that done?[/p][/quote]Like it Claude... Alfie T
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5:39pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Far gull says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Promising weekend ruined by throwing away another 2 points. That's 5 points dropped to Birmingham, one of the worst teams in the league. Our inability to put games away is incredible. Once you take the lead you should push on and consolidate. We cant hold on to a two goal lead let alone a one goal league. All the exciting, match winning players are kept on the bench. Why be so negative when you know only a win will do. Lets take a leaf out of Watford's book and show believe in that the more goals you score the more likely you are to win. When will Gus learn ?
Very frustrating . Why does gus not go at any team when we are leading ? Hope ulloa not just used as replacement forward ? gus has done a great job for us and i hate being critical of him but our season has not all as he trys to paint down to bad luck ! use of the bench has been dreadful !!
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Promising weekend ruined by throwing away another 2 points. That's 5 points dropped to Birmingham, one of the worst teams in the league. Our inability to put games away is incredible. Once you take the lead you should push on and consolidate. We cant hold on to a two goal lead let alone a one goal league. All the exciting, match winning players are kept on the bench. Why be so negative when you know only a win will do. Lets take a leaf out of Watford's book and show believe in that the more goals you score the more likely you are to win. When will Gus learn ?[/p][/quote]Very frustrating . Why does gus not go at any team when we are leading ? Hope ulloa not just used as replacement forward ? gus has done a great job for us and i hate being critical of him but our season has not all as he trys to paint down to bad luck ! use of the bench has been dreadful !! Far gull
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5:39pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Neville says...

Familiar theme again, dominate for 70% and cannot finish the games off.At 2-1 up we had chances to get the third but as usual didn't and then cannot keep possession to close out the game.2 points def dropped.
Familiar theme again, dominate for 70% and cannot finish the games off.At 2-1 up we had chances to get the third but as usual didn't and then cannot keep possession to close out the game.2 points def dropped. Neville
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5:47pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Head in the hands moment I know, but that's football. Only a great save prevented us from going 1-3 up a couple of minutes earlier, from splended play from Vicente.

Kuz, messed up (all is forgiven) and that was it, these things happen. That was the difference in the end.
Head in the hands moment I know, but that's football. Only a great save prevented us from going 1-3 up a couple of minutes earlier, from splended play from Vicente. Kuz, messed up (all is forgiven) and that was it, these things happen. That was the difference in the end. Hovite
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5:54pm Sat 19 Jan 13

dave from bexill says...

Hang on with all this chat about negative tactics etc. We were winning the game two minutes into stoppage time and our keeper makes a rare mistake. It happens, we move on
Hang on with all this chat about negative tactics etc. We were winning the game two minutes into stoppage time and our keeper makes a rare mistake. It happens, we move on dave from bexill
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5:55pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Gee Jay says...

We are one of the best teams in the league when it comes to possession, that is, until the last 10 minutes of a game.
Even our most experienced and skillful players seem to give the ball away in these last minutes. REGGUB! (Use a mirror)
Not only that, but for the second week running, I was cruising to take some cash off of William Hill.....and then!
We are one of the best teams in the league when it comes to possession, that is, until the last 10 minutes of a game. Even our most experienced and skillful players seem to give the ball away in these last minutes. REGGUB! (Use a mirror) Not only that, but for the second week running, I was cruising to take some cash off of William Hill.....and then! Gee Jay
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6:28pm Sat 19 Jan 13

duncan 74 says...

Always far more posts when something to have a whinge about.
Always far more posts when something to have a whinge about. duncan 74
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6:47pm Sat 19 Jan 13

not the daily express says...

Alfie T wrote:
not the daily express wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
Where were you when he was scoreless for thirteen matches then?
Watching from the West Stand. I have supported B&HA since 1957/58, how about you? There have always been mindless morons criticising decent players, I can give you a list if you like...
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]Where were you when he was scoreless for thirteen matches then?[/p][/quote]Watching from the West Stand. I have supported B&HA since 1957/58, how about you? There have always been mindless morons criticising decent players, I can give you a list if you like... not the daily express
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7:06pm Sat 19 Jan 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

I don't believe it was all due to the keeper's error - one of the major problems I see nearly every game is that when we do have a slender lead we tend to go more defensive.

Lopez and Orlandi were causing Birmingham constant problems so they get taken off for a more defensive approach. Suddenly Birmingham started to give us problems and we were then on the back foot.

We should have been out of sight when the keeper made his mistake.

When oh when is Hoskins going to get on. CMS was right out of touch again.

It is frustrating when we see where we could have been with more of an attacking mindset. Let's hope Blackburn get the backlash from us on Tuesday.
I don't believe it was all due to the keeper's error - one of the major problems I see nearly every game is that when we do have a slender lead we tend to go more defensive. Lopez and Orlandi were causing Birmingham constant problems so they get taken off for a more defensive approach. Suddenly Birmingham started to give us problems and we were then on the back foot. We should have been out of sight when the keeper made his mistake. When oh when is Hoskins going to get on. CMS was right out of touch again. It is frustrating when we see where we could have been with more of an attacking mindset. Let's hope Blackburn get the backlash from us on Tuesday. WisdomSpeaks
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7:12pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

Frustrating day again today. As many have said though... This is football and mistakes do happen. Feel sorry for Kuz who has been excellent this season, he will get past this though, I'm sure.
After reading others comments I can see both sides of the fence. Can we argue with Gp's selection when up until the 90th minute we were winning? Well, yes and no. No because we should have won but Yes because we could arguably have gone for the jugular and put this team to the sword way before the 90th minute with a more adventurous line up. If I was Lee Clark, I personally would have looked at out bench and thought, thanks heavens that lot are sat there and not on the pitch.
It's each to their own though and as stated I can see both sides of the argument.
My preference would be a more attacking mindset and confidence in us to get a decent win with the talent we have but obviously this is not Gp's way of thinking and at the end of the day it is he that carries the can.
Uta
Frustrating day again today. As many have said though... This is football and mistakes do happen. Feel sorry for Kuz who has been excellent this season, he will get past this though, I'm sure. After reading others comments I can see both sides of the fence. Can we argue with Gp's selection when up until the 90th minute we were winning? Well, yes and no. No because we should have won but Yes because we could arguably have gone for the jugular and put this team to the sword way before the 90th minute with a more adventurous line up. If I was Lee Clark, I personally would have looked at out bench and thought, thanks heavens that lot are sat there and not on the pitch. It's each to their own though and as stated I can see both sides of the argument. My preference would be a more attacking mindset and confidence in us to get a decent win with the talent we have but obviously this is not Gp's way of thinking and at the end of the day it is he that carries the can. Uta SMF20
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7:18pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Falmer Wizard says...

Kuz has been on great form all season and even the best have the odd blip or two,lets make the most of him because his displays this season are bound to catch the eye of a top rated side..
A point away is fair enough providing we keep winning at home,this will maintain our attendances and provide us with a top half of the table finish.
Kuz has been on great form all season and even the best have the odd blip or two,lets make the most of him because his displays this season are bound to catch the eye of a top rated side.. A point away is fair enough providing we keep winning at home,this will maintain our attendances and provide us with a top half of the table finish. Falmer Wizard
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7:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

LACHANCE says...

A point away from home used to be good enough and still is.We are after a French and a Dutch defender so we are after bolstering our deffence.
A point away from home used to be good enough and still is.We are after a French and a Dutch defender so we are after bolstering our deffence. LACHANCE
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8:12pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

not the daily express wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
not the daily express wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
Where were you when he was scoreless for thirteen matches then?
Watching from the West Stand. I have supported B&HA since 1957/58, how about you? There have always been mindless morons criticising decent players, I can give you a list if you like...
Wasn't even born then, but still supported the club for over 30 years, I don't knock Barnes or any other player, just don't rate him. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, so now he's scored two goals he's back in the Messi class ?
[quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]Where were you when he was scoreless for thirteen matches then?[/p][/quote]Watching from the West Stand. I have supported B&HA since 1957/58, how about you? There have always been mindless morons criticising decent players, I can give you a list if you like...[/p][/quote]Wasn't even born then, but still supported the club for over 30 years, I don't knock Barnes or any other player, just don't rate him. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, so now he's scored two goals he's back in the Messi class ? Alfie T
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8:49pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Vince says...

We couldn't defend Colditz with OUR defence who constantly give the ball straight back to the opposition, which perhaps is why Gus is keen to get some more players in. I agree with other posters that we should continue our attacking play and possession in the last 10 minutes, rather than just throw more defender/midfield subs in there in our increasingly futile attempts to hang onto a slender lead.

It has already been shown in the past that Will Hoskins is better than anyone else at keeping possession. I remember the game against Newcastle last year, when Hoskins brilliantly kept possession in the last 5 minutes. He was doing the same against Bolton when Hammond stupidly gave the ball away, and allowed them to break away and score at the death.

What has Hoskins done wrong in recent matches to not even merit 10 minutes on the field???

Gus's fault NOT Kuszak's in my opinion. Gus is far too cautious. Fortune favours the brave.
We couldn't defend Colditz with OUR defence who constantly give the ball straight back to the opposition, which perhaps is why Gus is keen to get some more players in. I agree with other posters that we should continue our attacking play and possession in the last 10 minutes, rather than just throw more defender/midfield subs in there in our increasingly futile attempts to hang onto a slender lead. It has already been shown in the past that Will Hoskins is better than anyone else at keeping possession. I remember the game against Newcastle last year, when Hoskins brilliantly kept possession in the last 5 minutes. He was doing the same against Bolton when Hammond stupidly gave the ball away, and allowed them to break away and score at the death. What has Hoskins done wrong in recent matches to not even merit 10 minutes on the field??? Gus's fault NOT Kuszak's in my opinion. Gus is far too cautious. Fortune favours the brave. Vince
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8:32am Sun 20 Jan 13

saraman says...

SMF20 wrote:
Frustrating day again today. As many have said though... This is football and mistakes do happen. Feel sorry for Kuz who has been excellent this season, he will get past this though, I'm sure. After reading others comments I can see both sides of the fence. Can we argue with Gp's selection when up until the 90th minute we were winning? Well, yes and no. No because we should have won but Yes because we could arguably have gone for the jugular and put this team to the sword way before the 90th minute with a more adventurous line up. If I was Lee Clark, I personally would have looked at out bench and thought, thanks heavens that lot are sat there and not on the pitch. It's each to their own though and as stated I can see both sides of the argument. My preference would be a more attacking mindset and confidence in us to get a decent win with the talent we have but obviously this is not Gp's way of thinking and at the end of the day it is he that carries the can. Uta
It may be Gus who carries the can but it's us the fans that carry the disappointment. Another 2 points down the drain. The chance of a play-off place is receding fast.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Frustrating day again today. As many have said though... This is football and mistakes do happen. Feel sorry for Kuz who has been excellent this season, he will get past this though, I'm sure. After reading others comments I can see both sides of the fence. Can we argue with Gp's selection when up until the 90th minute we were winning? Well, yes and no. No because we should have won but Yes because we could arguably have gone for the jugular and put this team to the sword way before the 90th minute with a more adventurous line up. If I was Lee Clark, I personally would have looked at out bench and thought, thanks heavens that lot are sat there and not on the pitch. It's each to their own though and as stated I can see both sides of the argument. My preference would be a more attacking mindset and confidence in us to get a decent win with the talent we have but obviously this is not Gp's way of thinking and at the end of the day it is he that carries the can. Uta[/p][/quote]It may be Gus who carries the can but it's us the fans that carry the disappointment. Another 2 points down the drain. The chance of a play-off place is receding fast. saraman
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9:03am Sun 20 Jan 13

lmspike says...

not the daily express wrote:
Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
I'm here, !! 2 goals in 2 games does not make him a footballer or any better than he was 3 games ago. You still need to look at the amount he misses. His poor poor misses have cost us a lot more points than any keeper error ever will even if we had Nicky Rust back between the sticks. He is RUBBISH
[quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]I'm here, !! 2 goals in 2 games does not make him a footballer or any better than he was 3 games ago. You still need to look at the amount he misses. His poor poor misses have cost us a lot more points than any keeper error ever will even if we had Nicky Rust back between the sticks. He is RUBBISH lmspike
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9:16am Sun 20 Jan 13

saraman says...

lmspike wrote:
not the daily express wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
I'm here, !! 2 goals in 2 games does not make him a footballer or any better than he was 3 games ago. You still need to look at the amount he misses. His poor poor misses have cost us a lot more points than any keeper error ever will even if we had Nicky Rust back between the sticks. He is RUBBISH
What's his misses got to do wirh it? She wasn't playing.
[quote][p][bold]lmspike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]I'm here, !! 2 goals in 2 games does not make him a footballer or any better than he was 3 games ago. You still need to look at the amount he misses. His poor poor misses have cost us a lot more points than any keeper error ever will even if we had Nicky Rust back between the sticks. He is RUBBISH[/p][/quote]What's his misses got to do wirh it? She wasn't playing. saraman
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9:50am Sun 20 Jan 13

Eddy B says...

So frustrating Albion! How many times has that happened this season - it must be 4 or 5. Or another way of looking at it would be out of all the draws we've had how many do we think we were lucky to get, and how many unlucky, certainly more the latter this season. And I am sure I am not looking through biased eyes with selective memory - last season I would say the opposite - our league position was flattered by numerous goals scored in the dying minutes. For this reason I have a feeling this is not going to be our season, but it is looking good for next if we can just tighten up this particular vulnerability.
So frustrating Albion! How many times has that happened this season - it must be 4 or 5. Or another way of looking at it would be out of all the draws we've had how many do we think we were lucky to get, and how many unlucky, certainly more the latter this season. And I am sure I am not looking through biased eyes with selective memory - last season I would say the opposite - our league position was flattered by numerous goals scored in the dying minutes. For this reason I have a feeling this is not going to be our season, but it is looking good for next if we can just tighten up this particular vulnerability. Eddy B
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10:29am Sun 20 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

saraman wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
Frustrating day again today. As many have said though... This is football and mistakes do happen. Feel sorry for Kuz who has been excellent this season, he will get past this though, I'm sure. After reading others comments I can see both sides of the fence. Can we argue with Gp's selection when up until the 90th minute we were winning? Well, yes and no. No because we should have won but Yes because we could arguably have gone for the jugular and put this team to the sword way before the 90th minute with a more adventurous line up. If I was Lee Clark, I personally would have looked at out bench and thought, thanks heavens that lot are sat there and not on the pitch. It's each to their own though and as stated I can see both sides of the argument. My preference would be a more attacking mindset and confidence in us to get a decent win with the talent we have but obviously this is not Gp's way of thinking and at the end of the day it is he that carries the can. Uta
It may be Gus who carries the can but it's us the fans that carry the disappointment. Another 2 points down the drain. The chance of a play-off place is receding fast.
Sadly, yes
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Frustrating day again today. As many have said though... This is football and mistakes do happen. Feel sorry for Kuz who has been excellent this season, he will get past this though, I'm sure. After reading others comments I can see both sides of the fence. Can we argue with Gp's selection when up until the 90th minute we were winning? Well, yes and no. No because we should have won but Yes because we could arguably have gone for the jugular and put this team to the sword way before the 90th minute with a more adventurous line up. If I was Lee Clark, I personally would have looked at out bench and thought, thanks heavens that lot are sat there and not on the pitch. It's each to their own though and as stated I can see both sides of the argument. My preference would be a more attacking mindset and confidence in us to get a decent win with the talent we have but obviously this is not Gp's way of thinking and at the end of the day it is he that carries the can. Uta[/p][/quote]It may be Gus who carries the can but it's us the fans that carry the disappointment. Another 2 points down the drain. The chance of a play-off place is receding fast.[/p][/quote]Sadly, yes SMF20
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11:29am Sun 20 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Get a grip people, yep disappointed for 10 minutes. The only fans who may be justified in disappointed longer than that, are the ones who actually travelled to the game.

For all those 1200 fans who went, what a great show of support, couldn't hear the Brummies on the radio, it was all Albion. Great job.

Anyone who wants to carry disappointment around with them, that's a personal problem not a footballing one.
Get a grip people, yep disappointed for 10 minutes. The only fans who may be justified in disappointed longer than that, are the ones who actually travelled to the game. For all those 1200 fans who went, what a great show of support, couldn't hear the Brummies on the radio, it was all Albion. Great job. Anyone who wants to carry disappointment around with them, that's a personal problem not a footballing one. Hovite
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11:31am Sun 20 Jan 13

Claude Back says...

saraman wrote:
lmspike wrote:
not the daily express wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA
I'm here, !! 2 goals in 2 games does not make him a footballer or any better than he was 3 games ago. You still need to look at the amount he misses. His poor poor misses have cost us a lot more points than any keeper error ever will even if we had Nicky Rust back between the sticks. He is RUBBISH
What's his misses got to do wirh it? She wasn't playing.
Perhaps that's where he got the knockers?
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lmspike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not the daily express[/bold] wrote: Same old negative stuff from the usual rsuspects,great performance by our superstars, where are the Barnes knockers now? UTA[/p][/quote]I'm here, !! 2 goals in 2 games does not make him a footballer or any better than he was 3 games ago. You still need to look at the amount he misses. His poor poor misses have cost us a lot more points than any keeper error ever will even if we had Nicky Rust back between the sticks. He is RUBBISH[/p][/quote]What's his misses got to do wirh it? She wasn't playing.[/p][/quote]Perhaps that's where he got the knockers? Claude Back
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2:37pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Beethoven says...

An away point is not a bad result, but not a great one either.. It is a pity when we have scored two cracking goals...

As for Mr K? I am not convinced by him . He is a reflex keeper who can dive and punch clear but his handling and distribution, do not inspire confidence.
However , it is behind us now, on to Blackburn...Weather permitting?
An away point is not a bad result, but not a great one either.. It is a pity when we have scored two cracking goals... As for Mr K? I am not convinced by him . He is a reflex keeper who can dive and punch clear but his handling and distribution, do not inspire confidence. However , it is behind us now, on to Blackburn...Weather permitting? Beethoven
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4:49pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Barnes is a good league one player, he's not championship quality, he's out of his depth!! Effort, I cannot fault him, but as a striker, well he's had plenty if chances to be top goalscorer this season and has failed, just look at his penalty miss!! Just a joke
Barnes is a good league one player, he's not championship quality, he's out of his depth!! Effort, I cannot fault him, but as a striker, well he's had plenty if chances to be top goalscorer this season and has failed, just look at his penalty miss!! Just a joke Tony the tiger eastbourne
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