Hammond says Albion fear nobody

Dean Hammond was encouraged by Albion's performance against Blackburn

Dean Hammond was encouraged by Albion's performance against Blackburn

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Dean Hammond insists Albion fear no one as they chase a place in the Premier League.

The Seagulls are currently seventh in the Championship and four points off the play-offs after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn.

That gap could increase on Saturday when Albion are not playing due to Barnsley’s continuing involvement in the FA Cup while five of the six sides above them are in league action.

It means the pressure could be on as Gus Poyet’s side head to leaders Cardiff when they return to action next Tuesday.

Cardiff have only lost once at home in the league all season but Hammond, above, is certainly not daunted by a trip to Wales, particularly after the way Albion played against Blackburn.

He said: “We are confident of any game we play in this division. We are a good team.

“Cardiff are having a great season. They are the best team in the league because they are top of the league but we don’t fear anyone.

“If we perform like we did on Tuesday for the remainder of the season, we will be there or thereabouts.

“We are still confident we can achieve what we want to do. There are 15 games left, we are four points off the play-offs, we have got a target.

“I know it is boring to say it but you have to take one game at a time and our next game is Cardiff.”

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5:22pm Thu 14 Feb 13

7Rookie says...

Personally I think anything at Cardiff will be seen as a bonus point. I think it will come down to our home form against our play offs rivals
Personally I think anything at Cardiff will be seen as a bonus point. I think it will come down to our home form against our play offs rivals 7Rookie
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5:30pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Clean Sheet says...

7Rookie wrote:
Personally I think anything at Cardiff will be seen as a bonus point. I think it will come down to our home form against our play offs rivals
Sorry, don't agree. We stuffed Cardiff last year, and could do the same.
[quote][p][bold]7Rookie[/bold] wrote: Personally I think anything at Cardiff will be seen as a bonus point. I think it will come down to our home form against our play offs rivals[/p][/quote]Sorry, don't agree. We stuffed Cardiff last year, and could do the same. Clean Sheet
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5:32pm Thu 14 Feb 13

saraman says...

I think you're spot on Dean. All that is needed is to score some goals. I believe that 3 points will be secured next Tuesday as a win is more achievable away with the extra space available as the opposition have to take the game to us.
I think you're spot on Dean. All that is needed is to score some goals. I believe that 3 points will be secured next Tuesday as a win is more achievable away with the extra space available as the opposition have to take the game to us. saraman
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5:41pm Thu 14 Feb 13

russellsnr2 says...

Feel the only thing we have to fear is the lack of someone putting the ball in the back of the net when the what seems to be regular chances arise. If we had netted 25% of the chances we have had in games we would be in the top eight not trying to get there. Would like to see Gus take a chance at Cardiff like he says we need to do. CMS and Leo up front again and take the game to Cardiff.
Feel the only thing we have to fear is the lack of someone putting the ball in the back of the net when the what seems to be regular chances arise. If we had netted 25% of the chances we have had in games we would be in the top eight not trying to get there. Would like to see Gus take a chance at Cardiff like he says we need to do. CMS and Leo up front again and take the game to Cardiff. russellsnr2
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5:46pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Freeloaders says...

CKR should be kicked out of football if found guilty.
CKR should be kicked out of football if found guilty. Freeloaders
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5:54pm Thu 14 Feb 13

jockithenoo says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
Feel the only thing we have to fear is the lack of someone putting the ball in the back of the net when the what seems to be regular chances arise. If we had netted 25% of the chances we have had in games we would be in the top eight not trying to get there. Would like to see Gus take a chance at Cardiff like he says we need to do. CMS and Leo up front again and take the game to Cardiff.
Wee address in the top eight?
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: Feel the only thing we have to fear is the lack of someone putting the ball in the back of the net when the what seems to be regular chances arise. If we had netted 25% of the chances we have had in games we would be in the top eight not trying to get there. Would like to see Gus take a chance at Cardiff like he says we need to do. CMS and Leo up front again and take the game to Cardiff.[/p][/quote]Wee address in the top eight? jockithenoo
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5:54pm Thu 14 Feb 13

saraman says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
Feel the only thing we have to fear is the lack of someone putting the ball in the back of the net when the what seems to be regular chances arise. If we had netted 25% of the chances we have had in games we would be in the top eight not trying to get there. Would like to see Gus take a chance at Cardiff like he says we need to do. CMS and Leo up front again and take the game to Cardiff.
Top 6 do you mean Russ? We are already in the top 8.
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: Feel the only thing we have to fear is the lack of someone putting the ball in the back of the net when the what seems to be regular chances arise. If we had netted 25% of the chances we have had in games we would be in the top eight not trying to get there. Would like to see Gus take a chance at Cardiff like he says we need to do. CMS and Leo up front again and take the game to Cardiff.[/p][/quote]Top 6 do you mean Russ? We are already in the top 8. saraman
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6:09pm Thu 14 Feb 13

hannover seagull says...

Freeloaders wrote:
CKR should be kicked out of football if found guilty.
Totally agree

Should be force fed Coke-cola for the rest of his life

We don´t need idiots like that in football.

UTA...........
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: CKR should be kicked out of football if found guilty.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Should be force fed Coke-cola for the rest of his life We don´t need idiots like that in football. UTA........... hannover seagull
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6:15pm Thu 14 Feb 13

suede27 says...

...And nobody fears Dean Hammond
...And nobody fears Dean Hammond suede27
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7:11pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

hannover seagull wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
CKR should be kicked out of football if found guilty.
Totally agree

Should be force fed Coke-cola for the rest of his life

We don´t need idiots like that in football.

UTA...........
We are talking about the Cardiff game and you seem interested in CKR. Forget it and move on, he's a **** and will get punished, I'm not intrested in other teams players just ours!!
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: CKR should be kicked out of football if found guilty.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Should be force fed Coke-cola for the rest of his life We don´t need idiots like that in football. UTA...........[/p][/quote]We are talking about the Cardiff game and you seem interested in CKR. Forget it and move on, he's a **** and will get punished, I'm not intrested in other teams players just ours!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
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7:21pm Thu 14 Feb 13

mark by the sea says...

On Tuesday I saw a performance that could beat half the premiership, only question is can we do it for 15 games? Can Vicente stay fit? Had Vicente been fit all season we would be top .
On Tuesday I saw a performance that could beat half the premiership, only question is can we do it for 15 games? Can Vicente stay fit? Had Vicente been fit all season we would be top . mark by the sea
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10:02pm Thu 14 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

I think I am right in saying that Hoskins scored last year when we beat them on their own turf, I could be wrong. If I am not, then how ironic is it that Hoskins is now out for the rest of the season.
I think I am right in saying that Hoskins scored last year when we beat them on their own turf, I could be wrong. If I am not, then how ironic is it that Hoskins is now out for the rest of the season. VegasSeagull
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10:03pm Thu 14 Feb 13

fratsomrover says...

saraman wrote:
I think you're spot on Dean. All that is needed is to score some goals. I believe that 3 points will be secured next Tuesday as a win is more achievable away with the extra space available as the opposition have to take the game to us.
I echo your views Saraman. I would not be surprised in the slightest if we return from Wales with all 3 points. That is providing Gus starts with a similar attacking line-up. Think I'd prefer Orlandi to replace Hoskins as dont think CMS is playing well enough to warrant a starting berth.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: I think you're spot on Dean. All that is needed is to score some goals. I believe that 3 points will be secured next Tuesday as a win is more achievable away with the extra space available as the opposition have to take the game to us.[/p][/quote]I echo your views Saraman. I would not be surprised in the slightest if we return from Wales with all 3 points. That is providing Gus starts with a similar attacking line-up. Think I'd prefer Orlandi to replace Hoskins as dont think CMS is playing well enough to warrant a starting berth. fratsomrover
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10:37pm Thu 14 Feb 13

keswick says...

Tony the tiger eastbourne wrote:
hannover seagull wrote:
Freeloaders wrote: CKR should be kicked out of football if found guilty.
Totally agree Should be force fed Coke-cola for the rest of his life We don´t need idiots like that in football. UTA...........
We are talking about the Cardiff game and you seem interested in CKR. Forget it and move on, he's a **** and will get punished, I'm not intrested in other teams players just ours!!
Actually this is an Albion site and the comment is in my opinion perfectly valid. I would echo the sentiment. We have enough from opposing fans who use their collective brain cell to display their ignorance, when a player does it the club should sack him and the FA ban him. Then this over-rated little pratt may learn his lesson.
[quote][p][bold]Tony the tiger eastbourne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: CKR should be kicked out of football if found guilty.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Should be force fed Coke-cola for the rest of his life We don´t need idiots like that in football. UTA...........[/p][/quote]We are talking about the Cardiff game and you seem interested in CKR. Forget it and move on, he's a **** and will get punished, I'm not intrested in other teams players just ours!![/p][/quote]Actually this is an Albion site and the comment is in my opinion perfectly valid. I would echo the sentiment. We have enough from opposing fans who use their collective brain cell to display their ignorance, when a player does it the club should sack him and the FA ban him. Then this over-rated little pratt may learn his lesson. keswick
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1:11am Fri 15 Feb 13

Freeloaders says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I think I am right in saying that Hoskins scored last year when we beat them on their own turf, I could be wrong. If I am not, then how ironic is it that Hoskins is now out for the rest of the season.
Not really its one of the only games his played.Then the injury stuff started again lol.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I think I am right in saying that Hoskins scored last year when we beat them on their own turf, I could be wrong. If I am not, then how ironic is it that Hoskins is now out for the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Not really its one of the only games his played.Then the injury stuff started again lol. Freeloaders
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6:51am Fri 15 Feb 13

oksouthstander says...

We Beat Cardiff away last season and we are streets better this season..
We Beat Cardiff away last season and we are streets better this season.. oksouthstander
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8:05am Fri 15 Feb 13

Guernsey gull says...

Who is CKR ?
Who is CKR ? Guernsey gull
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10:30am Fri 15 Feb 13

Hovite says...

Guernsey gull wrote:
Who is CKR ?
http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/10227316.
Ex_Albion_star_accus
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[quote][p][bold]Guernsey gull[/bold] wrote: Who is CKR ?[/p][/quote]http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10227316. Ex_Albion_star_accus ed_of_homophobic_abu se/ Hovite
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10:54am Fri 15 Feb 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Freeloaders wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I think I am right in saying that Hoskins scored last year when we beat them on their own turf, I could be wrong. If I am not, then how ironic is it that Hoskins is now out for the rest of the season.
Not really its one of the only games his played.Then the injury stuff started again lol.
Yeah, hilarious...
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I think I am right in saying that Hoskins scored last year when we beat them on their own turf, I could be wrong. If I am not, then how ironic is it that Hoskins is now out for the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Not really its one of the only games his played.Then the injury stuff started again lol.[/p][/quote]Yeah, hilarious... Old Scrote of the Amex
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3:46pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Hector66 says...

i'm surprised CKR's gestures are not to be found on youtube, given he is said to have made them at least five times.

didn't we get rid of him because he was an idiot?
i'm surprised CKR's gestures are not to be found on youtube, given he is said to have made them at least five times. didn't we get rid of him because he was an idiot? Hector66
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