Albion will stand by Kuszczak

Disaster as Birmingham level late on

Disaster as Birmingham level late on

First published in Sport

ALBION No. 1 Tomasz Kuszczak faces a test of character at Blackburn Rovers tomorrow night after throwing away victory at Birmingham.

Boss Gus Poyet will stand by the Polish international after he allowed a routine header from sub Nikola Zigic to slip from his grasp two minutes into stoppage time in the 2-2 draw at St Andrews. Kuszczak will be replaced by Casper Ankergren against Arsenal at The Amex on Saturday if Poyet continues his policy of using the Dane in the FA Cup.

And the manager admits it is hard to know how Kuszczak will respond at Ewood Park to his first costly mistake since his summer move from Manchester United. Poyet told The Argus: “I don’t know, it’s a good moment to see what happens now. That’s goalkeepers. When you make a mistake everyone remembers it for a long time. I didn’t expect Zigic’s header to go in when it was in the middle of the goal. Nothing changes. Let’s hope that’s it, a one-off.

“He hadn’t made a mistake before that so it will be interesting to see how he reacts on Tuesday.”

Vicente came on for the last eight minutes at Birmingham, his first appearance since August due to thigh trouble. Poyet hopes to give his Spanish playmaker more game time at Blackburn.

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9:46am Mon 21 Jan 13

hove park seagull says...

Standy????
Standy???? hove park seagull
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10:01am Mon 21 Jan 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!!
Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!! Jonathan Mouette
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10:04am Mon 21 Jan 13

saraman says...

All is forgiven Tom, perhaps a few questions should be asked of the defence in front of you. More importantly, is Ulloa going to get the clearance to play at Blackburn tomorrow? It's becoming just a tad tedious now.
All is forgiven Tom, perhaps a few questions should be asked of the defence in front of you. More importantly, is Ulloa going to get the clearance to play at Blackburn tomorrow? It's becoming just a tad tedious now. saraman
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10:04am Mon 21 Jan 13

tug509 says...

Even the very best make the occasional mistake,no worries Tomasz. UTA
Even the very best make the occasional mistake,no worries Tomasz. UTA tug509
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10:09am Mon 21 Jan 13

IKnowNowt says...

At least halfway through the season and only one goalkeeping error to mention! We need to go back a long way to better that record.

But what do I know?
At least halfway through the season and only one goalkeeping error to mention! We need to go back a long way to better that record. But what do I know? IKnowNowt
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10:22am Mon 21 Jan 13

B-hove says...

It's a consequence of not killing-off games and defending too deep. One goal lead and then sitting back as deeply as we do in the last quater of a game, we'll always be vulnerable to a one-off mistake. Anyone can make one, even someone as reliable as TK.

These things are less likely when they is a bigger goal-cushion. The team is less vulnerable and feels more confident. We need to put more games to bed, while we are in the ascendency.
It's a consequence of not killing-off games and defending too deep. One goal lead and then sitting back as deeply as we do in the last quater of a game, we'll always be vulnerable to a one-off mistake. Anyone can make one, even someone as reliable as TK. These things are less likely when they is a bigger goal-cushion. The team is less vulnerable and feels more confident. We need to put more games to bed, while we are in the ascendency. B-hove
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10:33am Mon 21 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Just like Man U conceeding in the 93rd minute yesterday, they couldn't cope with the final onslaught.
Just like Man U conceeding in the 93rd minute yesterday, they couldn't cope with the final onslaught. Hovite
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10:35am Mon 21 Jan 13

Clean Sheet says...

Non story.
Non story. Clean Sheet
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10:37am Mon 21 Jan 13

Joshiman says...

Afriend told me he has Miaslo palce.What does that mean?
Afriend told me he has Miaslo palce.What does that mean? Joshiman
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10:42am Mon 21 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!!
It would never have crossed the manager's mind to drop the excellent TK - and I fully endorse your comments on selection. Strongest possible team for Arsenal, please.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!![/p][/quote]It would never have crossed the manager's mind to drop the excellent TK - and I fully endorse your comments on selection. Strongest possible team for Arsenal, please. wiseman of hove
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10:59am Mon 21 Jan 13

Claude Back says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!!
It would never have crossed the manager's mind to drop the excellent TK - and I fully endorse your comments on selection. Strongest possible team for Arsenal, please.
Ditto to both posters.
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!![/p][/quote]It would never have crossed the manager's mind to drop the excellent TK - and I fully endorse your comments on selection. Strongest possible team for Arsenal, please.[/p][/quote]Ditto to both posters. Claude Back
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11:20am Mon 21 Jan 13

russellsnr2 says...

Claude Back wrote:
wiseman of hove wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!!
It would never have crossed the manager's mind to drop the excellent TK - and I fully endorse your comments on selection. Strongest possible team for Arsenal, please.
Ditto to both posters.
Terrible story from the Argus one of the worst I have ever read from yet again an unknown reporter as always to embarrassed to put a name up on the article.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!![/p][/quote]It would never have crossed the manager's mind to drop the excellent TK - and I fully endorse your comments on selection. Strongest possible team for Arsenal, please.[/p][/quote]Ditto to both posters.[/p][/quote]Terrible story from the Argus one of the worst I have ever read from yet again an unknown reporter as always to embarrassed to put a name up on the article. russellsnr2
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11:36am Mon 21 Jan 13

JollyRoger says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!!
Couldn't agree more. TK's selection should never be in doubt and certainly not on the back of one mistake. He's saved us points throughout the season and is one of the best keepers I've ever seen in an Albion shirt.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. TK's selection should never be in doubt and certainly not on the back of one mistake. He's saved us points throughout the season and is one of the best keepers I've ever seen in an Albion shirt. JollyRoger
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11:42am Mon 21 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
wiseman of hove wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!!
It would never have crossed the manager's mind to drop the excellent TK - and I fully endorse your comments on selection. Strongest possible team for Arsenal, please.
Ditto to both posters.
Terrible story from the Argus one of the worst I have ever read from yet again an unknown reporter as always to embarrassed to put a name up on the article.
You REALLY need to read more widely then, there is some REAL dross out there.

I cannot understand people complaining about the quality of stories ON A FREE WEBSITE!
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Albion will stand by TK...? Are you havin a larf...? How dare you even raise the question! The guy has produced saves this season the quality of which we haven't seen in a very long time. One mistake and his selection is called into question...? There would be a few outfield players who would have their future in doubt if that rule were applied... And there is a policy of using second (or third) string keepers in the FA Cup. Why? I pay (a lot!) to see the best possible selection available on the day. We are not in the luxurious position of a giant squad playing against inferior, lower league opposition - as Arsenal may view this match at their peril. The Albion owe it to us to put the best team out and that obviously includes TK. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday. C'mon TK, c'mon the Albion !!![/p][/quote]It would never have crossed the manager's mind to drop the excellent TK - and I fully endorse your comments on selection. Strongest possible team for Arsenal, please.[/p][/quote]Ditto to both posters.[/p][/quote]Terrible story from the Argus one of the worst I have ever read from yet again an unknown reporter as always to embarrassed to put a name up on the article.[/p][/quote]You REALLY need to read more widely then, there is some REAL dross out there. I cannot understand people complaining about the quality of stories ON A FREE WEBSITE! Old Scrote of the Amex
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11:46am Mon 21 Jan 13

Yogi says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Non story.
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!

Just wasting time this article.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Non story.[/p][/quote]EXACTLY!!!!!!!!! Just wasting time this article. Yogi
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3:06pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Falmer Wizard says...

Albion must put out their best line up or will stand a chance of a thrashing,,first on the sheet has to be Tomasz.
Albion must put out their best line up or will stand a chance of a thrashing,,first on the sheet has to be Tomasz. Falmer Wizard
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3:33pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Neville says...

I really hope TK is played in the cup match,we have a chance of a draw and a replay although probably unwanted match wise woud be financially too good to miss,especially in the current climate plus it may be on TV as well.
Although TK made the error we seem unable to defend any sort of crosses from the wings and have conceded far too many goals from these areas,a couple of tall strong defenders needed urgently.
I really hope TK is played in the cup match,we have a chance of a draw and a replay although probably unwanted match wise woud be financially too good to miss,especially in the current climate plus it may be on TV as well. Although TK made the error we seem unable to defend any sort of crosses from the wings and have conceded far too many goals from these areas,a couple of tall strong defenders needed urgently. Neville
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