It's tense - but David volley is enough

David fires in Albion's winner in the first half (photos Simon Dack)

And is mobbed by the Albion players

Craig Mackail-Smith is sent flying

Adam El-Abd heads away from Charlie Austin

This young mascot has to wear an enormous coat to stay warm

Fans arrive for the game

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Albion beat Burnley with a David volley at The Amex today – but they made hard work of a 1-0 success.

David struck with a superbly executed left-foot finish on 21 minutes after a cross by the impressive Wayne Bridge had been helped on by the head of Andrea Orlandi.

The result was enough to see the Seagulls into sixth place after Middlesbrough lost to Millwall.

Orlandi also thought he had teed up a goal for Leo Ulloa, only for the striker to somehow fire off target from point blank range.

Burnley, though, also had chances in an entertaining first half and Albion keeper Tomasz Kuszczak again played a big part for his side.

This time the Pole, who was key to recent wins over Hull and Cardiff, got down to his left to make a fabulous save as Jason Shackell’s downward header from a corner seemed goalbound.

Shackell had earlier seen a similar effort hacked off the line by recalled Gary Dicker as Burnley chased an equaliser.

Burnley had a lot of the ball afer the break.

Chris McCann fired the Clarets’ best chance of the second half off target from close range.

Albion sent fit-again Gordon Greer on as a third centre-back for the last few minutes and clung on to the precious points.

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5:16pm Sat 23 Feb 13

city-boy says...

woohoo

Getting very exciting :)

Well done!

And palace lost as well.

Come on Millwall!!!!
woohoo Getting very exciting :) Well done! And palace lost as well. Come on Millwall!!!! city-boy
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5:33pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Clean Sheet says...

Great result Albion.
Great result Albion. Clean Sheet
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5:40pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Hovite says...

It makes up for one of the games we drew but should have won.

By the way I noticed GM, Dobbie and Woods had the day off today.
It makes up for one of the games we drew but should have won. By the way I noticed GM, Dobbie and Woods had the day off today. Hovite
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5:47pm Sat 23 Feb 13

MHubbs says...

Not the best performance, but with Bridcutt and Buckley missing, a very tidy result.

Thought Ulloa played well, other than missing the sitter. Bridge and Thomaz excellent as was Vicente.

Good to keep another clean sheet although we rode our luck at times. Central defence look a shade suspect at times. I still believe Bruno is a liability in defence.

Nice to finally see a shot in the box go on target and indeed find the net. It keeps us in the race.

UTA
Not the best performance, but with Bridcutt and Buckley missing, a very tidy result. Thought Ulloa played well, other than missing the sitter. Bridge and Thomaz excellent as was Vicente. Good to keep another clean sheet although we rode our luck at times. Central defence look a shade suspect at times. I still believe Bruno is a liability in defence. Nice to finally see a shot in the box go on target and indeed find the net. It keeps us in the race. UTA MHubbs
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5:49pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Hovite says...

0-1 Mllwall
0-1 Mllwall Hovite
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5:54pm Sat 23 Feb 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Tough March coming up, 4 of 6 games Away from home.

Great result today, not played well last 2 games but come out with 6 points.

UTA !!!
Tough March coming up, 4 of 6 games Away from home. Great result today, not played well last 2 games but come out with 6 points. UTA !!! PressBoxTeaBoy
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5:58pm Sat 23 Feb 13

SMF20 says...

Great result today given we were off colour in comparison to performances like the one against Blackburn.

A draw today wouldn't have been an unfair result. I guess it's true and that things do even themselves out over the season.

A few of the boys were very much lacking today but that is of course down to individual opinion.

My one hope and fear if you like is that Gus doesn't take a step back in going for wins.
We have had a great run since the Wednesday defeat and this is partly down to a more adventurous line up... Today though was very one paced.
Cms and Lua Lua on the bench and Buckley not in the squad, his pace was missed even if he is not at the top of his game at the moment.

Another 3 points though and Millwall currently doing us a favour.

Be brave Gus and keep us up there.

Uta
Great result today given we were off colour in comparison to performances like the one against Blackburn. A draw today wouldn't have been an unfair result. I guess it's true and that things do even themselves out over the season. A few of the boys were very much lacking today but that is of course down to individual opinion. My one hope and fear if you like is that Gus doesn't take a step back in going for wins. We have had a great run since the Wednesday defeat and this is partly down to a more adventurous line up... Today though was very one paced. Cms and Lua Lua on the bench and Buckley not in the squad, his pace was missed even if he is not at the top of his game at the moment. Another 3 points though and Millwall currently doing us a favour. Be brave Gus and keep us up there. Uta SMF20
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6:03pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Eddy B says...

Disappointing performance after a bright start (has anyone noticed we seem to always play better in the first half, especially the first half of the first half) but... great result again - maybe our luck has turned.

Vicente again at the centre of most creation (some of his turns are bewildering) but seemed to get more crowded out in the second half when Burnley started to run the midfield and we started to look very nervous and play more and more long balls (more than I've seen all season actually). Obviously we rely on Bridcutt alot.

Shame Ulloa missed that chance, could have been the platform to go on to win convincingly & personally would have settled him.

Bridge and El Abd excellent at the back again although Burnley were getting plenty of headers in from open play and corners, and of course TK so important again (that save from the header in the first half where he clawed it back from behind himself was almost Pele/Banks 1970 vintage!)...it looked all the world like it was already in.
Disappointing performance after a bright start (has anyone noticed we seem to always play better in the first half, especially the first half of the first half) but... great result again - maybe our luck has turned. Vicente again at the centre of most creation (some of his turns are bewildering) but seemed to get more crowded out in the second half when Burnley started to run the midfield and we started to look very nervous and play more and more long balls (more than I've seen all season actually). Obviously we rely on Bridcutt alot. Shame Ulloa missed that chance, could have been the platform to go on to win convincingly & personally would have settled him. Bridge and El Abd excellent at the back again although Burnley were getting plenty of headers in from open play and corners, and of course TK so important again (that save from the header in the first half where he clawed it back from behind himself was almost Pele/Banks 1970 vintage!)...it looked all the world like it was already in. Eddy B
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6:09pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Hovite says...

0-2 Mllwall
0-2 Mllwall Hovite
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6:15pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Ringmer Rich says...

Some of the moves today were world class.
Some of the moves today were world class. Ringmer Rich
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6:19pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tug509 says...

It sounds like we were up against it for a while,but i think its dirty to make a home side attack the wrong end in the first half. Some smart arse managers think its clever,its not,it,screws up a good game. Whilst not illegal,it is dirty pool!.

Every supporter looks forward to his/her team attacking their end in the second half,thats why teams like Leeds,used to stick away fans up in the corner. 3 points is all that matters,poor display unfortunately,but the heart of our great team was...disrupted !. Always Albion. UTA
It sounds like we were up against it for a while,but i think its dirty to make a home side attack the wrong end in the first half. Some smart arse managers think its clever,its not,it,screws up a good game. Whilst not illegal,it is dirty pool!. Every supporter looks forward to his/her team attacking their end in the second half,thats why teams like Leeds,used to stick away fans up in the corner. 3 points is all that matters,poor display unfortunately,but the heart of our great team was...disrupted !. Always Albion. UTA tug509
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6:21pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Grendel says...

A poor game today, but I think that had something to do with the cold. Good result. Hopefully it's going to be warmer next Saturday.
A poor game today, but I think that had something to do with the cold. Good result. Hopefully it's going to be warmer next Saturday. Grendel
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6:40pm Sat 23 Feb 13

mr punch says...

The last 2 games have given us 6 points that we desperately needed but didn't necessarily earn. Funny how things are starting to even out from all those games we should've won and didn't. Gotta love the championship :) UTA!
The last 2 games have given us 6 points that we desperately needed but didn't necessarily earn. Funny how things are starting to even out from all those games we should've won and didn't. Gotta love the championship :) UTA! mr punch
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6:43pm Sat 23 Feb 13

namgo49 says...

Resolute in defence, Bridge, Upson & El Abd played really well. Fantastic Kusczak though kept us in the game.

Sorely missed Bridcutt, Hammond was anonymous.

Nothing much to offer up front, Ulloa unimpressive. Missed two good chances and they don't come often. Will take ages to adapt to the physical side of the English game and got himself booked again. Really not convinced at all. Poor signing on the evidence so far.

Burnley will feel aggrieved not to have got something out of the game, they certainly deserved it.

My fingers and toes have just thawed out.
Resolute in defence, Bridge, Upson & El Abd played really well. Fantastic Kusczak though kept us in the game. Sorely missed Bridcutt, Hammond was anonymous. Nothing much to offer up front, Ulloa unimpressive. Missed two good chances and they don't come often. Will take ages to adapt to the physical side of the English game and got himself booked again. Really not convinced at all. Poor signing on the evidence so far. Burnley will feel aggrieved not to have got something out of the game, they certainly deserved it. My fingers and toes have just thawed out. namgo49
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6:53pm Sat 23 Feb 13

SanFranciscoSeagull says...

Well done lads, a real nail biter by the sounds of it, but 1-0 is 1-0. Glad to hear that Vicente ran the show for almost the entire game. He's going to be the difference at the end of the season. Don't like to hear that Leo missed a sitter tho. Meanwhile Millwall are 2 up. Up the Albion!
Well done lads, a real nail biter by the sounds of it, but 1-0 is 1-0. Glad to hear that Vicente ran the show for almost the entire game. He's going to be the difference at the end of the season. Don't like to hear that Leo missed a sitter tho. Meanwhile Millwall are 2 up. Up the Albion! SanFranciscoSeagull
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6:55pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tug509 says...

I think Ulloa needs a little more time,the man works his socks off,the best strikers miss easy chances,i believe Leo will come good in a massive way,he needs our support,and for one hes got mine ,,,,,COME ON LEO...UTA
I think Ulloa needs a little more time,the man works his socks off,the best strikers miss easy chances,i believe Leo will come good in a massive way,he needs our support,and for one hes got mine ,,,,,COME ON LEO...UTA tug509
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7:00pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Far gull says...

namgo49 wrote:
Resolute in defence, Bridge, Upson & El Abd played really well. Fantastic Kusczak though kept us in the game.

Sorely missed Bridcutt, Hammond was anonymous.

Nothing much to offer up front, Ulloa unimpressive. Missed two good chances and they don't come often. Will take ages to adapt to the physical side of the English game and got himself booked again. Really not convinced at all. Poor signing on the evidence so far.

Burnley will feel aggrieved not to have got something out of the game, they certainly deserved it.

My fingers and toes have just thawed out.
Yes we were lucky today , but to be honest we are owed at least 10 points we don't deserve, we'll that's 6 in two games.
That said defence again good ,( brono poorest again) midfield ,Vicente apart lacking a bit and Liam was definiately missed. Ulloa good except with finishing which no better really than cms ,just different type.
Thank goodness for Tomas ,he was the difference today.
We are owed the last two wins so roll on next Saturday ,all we need is to stay in the mix ,which we are . Season alive . UTA
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Resolute in defence, Bridge, Upson & El Abd played really well. Fantastic Kusczak though kept us in the game. Sorely missed Bridcutt, Hammond was anonymous. Nothing much to offer up front, Ulloa unimpressive. Missed two good chances and they don't come often. Will take ages to adapt to the physical side of the English game and got himself booked again. Really not convinced at all. Poor signing on the evidence so far. Burnley will feel aggrieved not to have got something out of the game, they certainly deserved it. My fingers and toes have just thawed out.[/p][/quote]Yes we were lucky today , but to be honest we are owed at least 10 points we don't deserve, we'll that's 6 in two games. That said defence again good ,( brono poorest again) midfield ,Vicente apart lacking a bit and Liam was definiately missed. Ulloa good except with finishing which no better really than cms ,just different type. Thank goodness for Tomas ,he was the difference today. We are owed the last two wins so roll on next Saturday ,all we need is to stay in the mix ,which we are . Season alive . UTA Far gull
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7:00pm Sat 23 Feb 13

slugger says...

Hello Seagulls , long time no speak ....... Top result !
Hello Seagulls , long time no speak ....... Top result ! slugger
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7:08pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Claude Back says...

We didn't miss Bridcutt at all in my opinion. The hyperbole about him is becoming laughable.
What we did miss was another forward up front as Ulloa clearly needs another striker with him. Gus will ruin him if he keeps isolating him...the same syndrome that affected CMS.
Also, why no fast player positioned near the half way line when we defend corners? We have nobody to release the ball to when it clears as all are back defending. That is just stupid. (You don't have to be an ex-Premiership player to be astute tactically.... before some cretin says that Gus knows more than us.)
We didn't miss Bridcutt at all in my opinion. The hyperbole about him is becoming laughable. What we did miss was another forward up front as Ulloa clearly needs another striker with him. Gus will ruin him if he keeps isolating him...the same syndrome that affected CMS. Also, why no fast player positioned near the half way line when we defend corners? We have nobody to release the ball to when it clears as all are back defending. That is just stupid. (You don't have to be an ex-Premiership player to be astute tactically.... before some cretin says that Gus knows more than us.) Claude Back
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7:12pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Claude Back says...

SanFranciscoSeagull wrote:
Well done lads, a real nail biter by the sounds of it, but 1-0 is 1-0. Glad to hear that Vicente ran the show for almost the entire game. He's going to be the difference at the end of the season. Don't like to hear that Leo missed a sitter tho. Meanwhile Millwall are 2 up. Up the Albion!
Vicente did not 'run the show for the entire game' or even most of it. He played well enough but Wayne Bridge was any knowledgeable fan's MOTM not Vicente. Wayne was our best attacking option and defender... and even midfielder by far. He was magnificent today in a game that was mostly devoid of any real excitement.
[quote][p][bold]SanFranciscoSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well done lads, a real nail biter by the sounds of it, but 1-0 is 1-0. Glad to hear that Vicente ran the show for almost the entire game. He's going to be the difference at the end of the season. Don't like to hear that Leo missed a sitter tho. Meanwhile Millwall are 2 up. Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Vicente did not 'run the show for the entire game' or even most of it. He played well enough but Wayne Bridge was any knowledgeable fan's MOTM not Vicente. Wayne was our best attacking option and defender... and even midfielder by far. He was magnificent today in a game that was mostly devoid of any real excitement. Claude Back
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7:12pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Clean Sheet says...

Great day for the Seagulls!
Great day for the Seagulls! Clean Sheet
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7:12pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Clean Sheet says...

Great day for the Seagulls!
Great day for the Seagulls! Clean Sheet
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7:17pm Sat 23 Feb 13

wiseman of hove says...

tug509 wrote:
I think Ulloa needs a little more time,the man works his socks off,the best strikers miss easy chances,i believe Leo will come good in a massive way,he needs our support,and for one hes got mine ,,,,,COME ON LEO...UTA
This was the type of game we would have drawn a few weeks back. Strong work at the back again from. Adam, Bridge, Upson and of course, TK.
Continue to want Calde in for Bruno who currently just struggles for me. Thought Ulloa looked very sluggish in the second half and the manager was absolutely right to get CMS on who immediately harried defenders in a way that Ulloa has not been able to do yet. Not at our best but we are heading for the playoffs of that I'm now absolutely certain.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: I think Ulloa needs a little more time,the man works his socks off,the best strikers miss easy chances,i believe Leo will come good in a massive way,he needs our support,and for one hes got mine ,,,,,COME ON LEO...UTA[/p][/quote]This was the type of game we would have drawn a few weeks back. Strong work at the back again from. Adam, Bridge, Upson and of course, TK. Continue to want Calde in for Bruno who currently just struggles for me. Thought Ulloa looked very sluggish in the second half and the manager was absolutely right to get CMS on who immediately harried defenders in a way that Ulloa has not been able to do yet. Not at our best but we are heading for the playoffs of that I'm now absolutely certain. wiseman of hove
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7:21pm Sat 23 Feb 13

wiseman of hove says...

Claude Back wrote:
SanFranciscoSeagull wrote:
Well done lads, a real nail biter by the sounds of it, but 1-0 is 1-0. Glad to hear that Vicente ran the show for almost the entire game. He's going to be the difference at the end of the season. Don't like to hear that Leo missed a sitter tho. Meanwhile Millwall are 2 up. Up the Albion!
Vicente did not 'run the show for the entire game' or even most of it. He played well enough but Wayne Bridge was any knowledgeable fan's MOTM not Vicente. Wayne was our best attacking option and defender... and even midfielder by far. He was magnificent today in a game that was mostly devoid of any real excitement.
Entirly agree Claude.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SanFranciscoSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well done lads, a real nail biter by the sounds of it, but 1-0 is 1-0. Glad to hear that Vicente ran the show for almost the entire game. He's going to be the difference at the end of the season. Don't like to hear that Leo missed a sitter tho. Meanwhile Millwall are 2 up. Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Vicente did not 'run the show for the entire game' or even most of it. He played well enough but Wayne Bridge was any knowledgeable fan's MOTM not Vicente. Wayne was our best attacking option and defender... and even midfielder by far. He was magnificent today in a game that was mostly devoid of any real excitement.[/p][/quote]Entirly agree Claude. wiseman of hove
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7:22pm Sat 23 Feb 13

SMF20 says...

Claude,

You're certainly not holding back anything in your posts but in the main I'm inclined to agree with 4 of your 5 points.

Bridge was the best player on the pitch today and did carry our most attacking threat.
Ulloa does desperately need some support up top to make him the player we hope he will be.
Vicente although very good again did not run the show from start to finish as others have suggested.
And finally... We desperately lacked pace in the side today and so I'm in agreement yet again.

ill take the 3 points though and look forward to our next match that will hopefully have a starting line up that looks just a little different.

Uta
Claude, You're certainly not holding back anything in your posts but in the main I'm inclined to agree with 4 of your 5 points. Bridge was the best player on the pitch today and did carry our most attacking threat. Ulloa does desperately need some support up top to make him the player we hope he will be. Vicente although very good again did not run the show from start to finish as others have suggested. And finally... We desperately lacked pace in the side today and so I'm in agreement yet again. ill take the 3 points though and look forward to our next match that will hopefully have a starting line up that looks just a little different. Uta SMF20
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7:31pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Far gull says...

Claude Back wrote:
SanFranciscoSeagull wrote:
Well done lads, a real nail biter by the sounds of it, but 1-0 is 1-0. Glad to hear that Vicente ran the show for almost the entire game. He's going to be the difference at the end of the season. Don't like to hear that Leo missed a sitter tho. Meanwhile Millwall are 2 up. Up the Albion!
Vicente did not 'run the show for the entire game' or even most of it. He played well enough but Wayne Bridge was any knowledgeable fan's MOTM not Vicente. Wayne was our best attacking option and defender... and even midfielder by far. He was magnificent today in a game that was mostly devoid of any real excitement.
Agreed about bridge followed closely by Tomas IMHO
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SanFranciscoSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well done lads, a real nail biter by the sounds of it, but 1-0 is 1-0. Glad to hear that Vicente ran the show for almost the entire game. He's going to be the difference at the end of the season. Don't like to hear that Leo missed a sitter tho. Meanwhile Millwall are 2 up. Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Vicente did not 'run the show for the entire game' or even most of it. He played well enough but Wayne Bridge was any knowledgeable fan's MOTM not Vicente. Wayne was our best attacking option and defender... and even midfielder by far. He was magnificent today in a game that was mostly devoid of any real excitement.[/p][/quote]Agreed about bridge followed closely by Tomas IMHO Far gull
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7:49pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tug509 says...

Wiseman,

i was not there so my opinion is worth little,but as with all us that hug the radio and hang over the computer,with baited anticipation,it was clear that we had a bad game overall.

Wayne as always seems to be a rock,Upson is seemingly getting into the groove pretty quick,apparently Bruno is not the player we thought he was going to be,maybe he would be better suited in midfield?.

Have to agree with the lads above,why bring in Leo to play alongside Craig,then seperate them!?.

Huddersfield next week,should be easier than today,i so wanted us to muller Bonleh (as Blackburn call them),their spelling not mine.

It seems our heart is indeed our Heart,our midfield was under fire,more than usual today,credit that they held tight,against what was it seems a determined Burnley. More credit to our lads. UTA
Wiseman, i was not there so my opinion is worth little,but as with all us that hug the radio and hang over the computer,with baited anticipation,it was clear that we had a bad game overall. Wayne as always seems to be a rock,Upson is seemingly getting into the groove pretty quick,apparently Bruno is not the player we thought he was going to be,maybe he would be better suited in midfield?. Have to agree with the lads above,why bring in Leo to play alongside Craig,then seperate them!?. Huddersfield next week,should be easier than today,i so wanted us to muller Bonleh (as Blackburn call them),their spelling not mine. It seems our heart is indeed our Heart,our midfield was under fire,more than usual today,credit that they held tight,against what was it seems a determined Burnley. More credit to our lads. UTA tug509
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8:13pm Sat 23 Feb 13

golddene says...

slugger wrote:
Hello Seagulls , long time no speak ....... Top result !
Hi Sluggs thanks mate, best of luck against the Toon tomorrow, I've got a good video of how to beat em if you want!! take care mate.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Hello Seagulls , long time no speak ....... Top result ![/p][/quote]Hi Sluggs thanks mate, best of luck against the Toon tomorrow, I've got a good video of how to beat em if you want!! take care mate. golddene
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8:24pm Sat 23 Feb 13

bbb1969 says...

Good result. A win is a win and about time we saw a game like this one out. Would be different if we had lost but we didn't. We all think bridcut is the "bees", but one man does not make the team; more attack please gus with ulloa partnering cms.
Good result. A win is a win and about time we saw a game like this one out. Would be different if we had lost but we didn't. We all think bridcut is the "bees", but one man does not make the team; more attack please gus with ulloa partnering cms. bbb1969
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8:31pm Sat 23 Feb 13

barnieb says...

Justice is done.6 points from Burnley this season making up for the 6 points they stole from us last season.Very sweet,hitting form at the right time.Watched the game,you only get 20 minutes or so from Vicente in any game,even if he plays the whole 90 but boy what a class act,could see the panic in the Burnley defence every time he got the ball.The best player in the Championship by a country mile.Hope he stays fit,could be the difference.
Justice is done.6 points from Burnley this season making up for the 6 points they stole from us last season.Very sweet,hitting form at the right time.Watched the game,you only get 20 minutes or so from Vicente in any game,even if he plays the whole 90 but boy what a class act,could see the panic in the Burnley defence every time he got the ball.The best player in the Championship by a country mile.Hope he stays fit,could be the difference. barnieb
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9:11pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tug509 says...

Slugger,thanks for the compliment,good luck tomorrow,especially with the snow!.
Slugger,thanks for the compliment,good luck tomorrow,especially with the snow!. tug509
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9:34pm Sat 23 Feb 13

slugger says...

Cheers for the good wishes ...... Here's hoping ! ...... long live south coast football (apart from the obvious).
Cheers for the good wishes ...... Here's hoping ! ...... long live south coast football (apart from the obvious). slugger
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9:50pm Sat 23 Feb 13

albionbloke says...

namgo49 wrote:
Resolute in defence, Bridge, Upson & El Abd played really well. Fantastic Kusczak though kept us in the game.

Sorely missed Bridcutt, Hammond was anonymous.

Nothing much to offer up front, Ulloa unimpressive. Missed two good chances and they don't come often. Will take ages to adapt to the physical side of the English game and got himself booked again. Really not convinced at all. Poor signing on the evidence so far.

Burnley will feel aggrieved not to have got something out of the game, they certainly deserved it.

My fingers and toes have just thawed out.
It was just a matter of time before someone started criticising the Ulloa purchase. So he had a glaring miss today. Big deal, it didn't cost us the game. But 'poor signing?' Unreal. Give the man time for crying out loud! Suggest you make your judgement at the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Resolute in defence, Bridge, Upson & El Abd played really well. Fantastic Kusczak though kept us in the game. Sorely missed Bridcutt, Hammond was anonymous. Nothing much to offer up front, Ulloa unimpressive. Missed two good chances and they don't come often. Will take ages to adapt to the physical side of the English game and got himself booked again. Really not convinced at all. Poor signing on the evidence so far. Burnley will feel aggrieved not to have got something out of the game, they certainly deserved it. My fingers and toes have just thawed out.[/p][/quote]It was just a matter of time before someone started criticising the Ulloa purchase. So he had a glaring miss today. Big deal, it didn't cost us the game. But 'poor signing?' Unreal. Give the man time for crying out loud! Suggest you make your judgement at the end of the season. albionbloke
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9:58pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tug509 says...

slugger wrote:
Cheers for the good wishes ...... Here's hoping ! ...... long live south coast football (apart from the obvious).
What apart from you and us theres someone else,...noooo,your kidding right!.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Cheers for the good wishes ...... Here's hoping ! ...... long live south coast football (apart from the obvious).[/p][/quote]What apart from you and us theres someone else,...noooo,your kidding right!. tug509
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10:12pm Sat 23 Feb 13

jockithenoo says...

Far gull wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Resolute in defence, Bridge, Upson & El Abd played really well. Fantastic Kusczak though kept us in the game.

Sorely missed Bridcutt, Hammond was anonymous.

Nothing much to offer up front, Ulloa unimpressive. Missed two good chances and they don't come often. Will take ages to adapt to the physical side of the English game and got himself booked again. Really not convinced at all. Poor signing on the evidence so far.

Burnley will feel aggrieved not to have got something out of the game, they certainly deserved it.

My fingers and toes have just thawed out.
Yes we were lucky today , but to be honest we are owed at least 10 points we don't deserve, we'll that's 6 in two games.
That said defence again good ,( brono poorest again) midfield ,Vicente apart lacking a bit and Liam was definiately missed. Ulloa good except with finishing which no better really than cms ,just different type.
Thank goodness for Tomas ,he was the difference today.
We are owed the last two wins so roll on next Saturday ,all we need is to stay in the mix ,which we are . Season alive . UTA
I believe leo is more of a package than cms he's got much more to his game and he's not even settled yet.
He did look slow today different team though cms came on and done his usual run around like a crazy dog chasing a tennis ball,100% committed but no end result
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Resolute in defence, Bridge, Upson & El Abd played really well. Fantastic Kusczak though kept us in the game. Sorely missed Bridcutt, Hammond was anonymous. Nothing much to offer up front, Ulloa unimpressive. Missed two good chances and they don't come often. Will take ages to adapt to the physical side of the English game and got himself booked again. Really not convinced at all. Poor signing on the evidence so far. Burnley will feel aggrieved not to have got something out of the game, they certainly deserved it. My fingers and toes have just thawed out.[/p][/quote]Yes we were lucky today , but to be honest we are owed at least 10 points we don't deserve, we'll that's 6 in two games. That said defence again good ,( brono poorest again) midfield ,Vicente apart lacking a bit and Liam was definiately missed. Ulloa good except with finishing which no better really than cms ,just different type. Thank goodness for Tomas ,he was the difference today. We are owed the last two wins so roll on next Saturday ,all we need is to stay in the mix ,which we are . Season alive . UTA[/p][/quote]I believe leo is more of a package than cms he's got much more to his game and he's not even settled yet. He did look slow today different team though cms came on and done his usual run around like a crazy dog chasing a tennis ball,100% committed but no end result UTA jockithenoo
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10:32pm Sat 23 Feb 13

slugger says...

tug509 wrote:
slugger wrote:
Cheers for the good wishes ...... Here's hoping ! ...... long live south coast football (apart from the obvious).
What apart from you and us theres someone else,...noooo,your kidding right!.
Well there is Bournemouth ..... Can't think of another .
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Cheers for the good wishes ...... Here's hoping ! ...... long live south coast football (apart from the obvious).[/p][/quote]What apart from you and us theres someone else,...noooo,your kidding right!.[/p][/quote]Well there is Bournemouth ..... Can't think of another . slugger
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11:05pm Sat 23 Feb 13

reagull says...

I didn't want the first half to end , the service down the left hand (where i sit) side from bridge and Vicente to orlandi was amazing....
I didn't want the first half to end , the service down the left hand (where i sit) side from bridge and Vicente to orlandi was amazing.... reagull
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11:16am Sun 24 Feb 13

golddene says...

reagull wrote:
I didn't want the first half to end , the service down the left hand (where i sit) side from bridge and Vicente to orlandi was amazing....
Same here,the attack down our left flank was awesome, I thought Bridgies pass down the line to spanish andy was one of the passes of the season, brilliant !
[quote][p][bold]reagull[/bold] wrote: I didn't want the first half to end , the service down the left hand (where i sit) side from bridge and Vicente to orlandi was amazing....[/p][/quote]Same here,the attack down our left flank was awesome, I thought Bridgies pass down the line to spanish andy was one of the passes of the season, brilliant ! golddene
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6:25pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Falmer Wizard says...

Best 45 mins of the season today classy football,we should have had three goals,second half a disappointment.
Bridge and Orlandi absoulutly ran the left side,Thomas saved us from yet another drawn match
Best 45 mins of the season today classy football,we should have had three goals,second half a disappointment. Bridge and Orlandi absoulutly ran the left side,Thomas saved us from yet another drawn match Falmer Wizard
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6:25pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Falmer Wizard says...

Best 45 mins of the season today classy football,we should have had three goals,second half a disappointment.
Bridge and Orlandi absoulutly ran the left side,Thomas saved us from yet another drawn match
Best 45 mins of the season today classy football,we should have had three goals,second half a disappointment. Bridge and Orlandi absoulutly ran the left side,Thomas saved us from yet another drawn match Falmer Wizard
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