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Burnley boss hails Kuszczak

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche reckons Albion have their star goalkeeper to thank for their latest home win.

Dyche believes his side deserved a draw from their trip to The Amex yesterday.

David's volley and a brilliant Tomasz Kuszczak save secured the Seagulls a 1-0 win.

Dyche said: "We were brave in possession and we opened up chances.

"It's fair to say we had a wobble for five minutes in the first half when there was a soft goal and then one that fizzed across the goal.

"Other than I thought we were very good. There is future in these performances."

Dyche ached: "Tomasz is a very good goalie and that is why a club like this have put the resources into signing him.

"He did very well for us at Watford last year. He made a big save in the first half and a couple of sort of scrambled saves in the second half.

"I think he knew he led a charmed life today as a goalkeeper because he told me he was amazed he got a clean sheet."

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10:42am Sun 24 Feb 13

Clean Sheet says...

TK is a huge part of our squad, and success to date. It must be great for our defenders knowing we have him between the sticks. Looking good now for the rest of the season. Keep it up Seagulls, and I might have a very expensive Bank Holiday weekend. Already booked for Twickers on the 26th, need to keep 27th open, just in case.
TK is a huge part of our squad, and success to date. It must be great for our defenders knowing we have him between the sticks. Looking good now for the rest of the season. Keep it up Seagulls, and I might have a very expensive Bank Holiday weekend. Already booked for Twickers on the 26th, need to keep 27th open, just in case. Clean Sheet
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10:47am Sun 24 Feb 13

fratsomrover says...

Wouldn't disagree with Dyche's appraisal. Burnley had chances and TK was outstanding. It was an incredible save he made first half. I think Ulloa is being unfairly criticised by some. He is a big fella who does occupy defenders and this allows that bit more space for Orlandi, Lopez and Vicente to operate in. I accept he does seem to win more headers in our own box when defending set pieces than he does in the opponents box, but I have a feeling it's only a matter of time. I think he just needs better delivery and personally I think with an in form Buckley on the right and Orlandi on the left, that quality will soon be delivered for him to show us what he really can do. I really cant see CMS playing alongside him though. Finally, Bruno should be replaced by Calderon. Far more reliable and dependable.
Wouldn't disagree with Dyche's appraisal. Burnley had chances and TK was outstanding. It was an incredible save he made first half. I think Ulloa is being unfairly criticised by some. He is a big fella who does occupy defenders and this allows that bit more space for Orlandi, Lopez and Vicente to operate in. I accept he does seem to win more headers in our own box when defending set pieces than he does in the opponents box, but I have a feeling it's only a matter of time. I think he just needs better delivery and personally I think with an in form Buckley on the right and Orlandi on the left, that quality will soon be delivered for him to show us what he really can do. I really cant see CMS playing alongside him though. Finally, Bruno should be replaced by Calderon. Far more reliable and dependable. fratsomrover
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10:59am Sun 24 Feb 13

SMF20 says...

TK has been excellent from the word go. A winner with a great attitude and desire to win.

I wonder with Bruno out of sorts if we might put David back in to the right back spot. I personally thought he was excellent when filling in for a while and if we put Buckley in front of him, I think we would have as big a threat down the right as we do down the left. We missed Buckleys pace yesterday.

I've just been looking at our next 5 fixtures.. Huddersfield at home and then Bristol, Bolton and Barnsley away before the grudge mate back at the Amex v Palace. I really think we need to be looking at 12 points from this lot to keep the momentum going... April looks a lot more difficult on paper and personally I'd like a bit of a buffer before we go to Forest.

Looking forward to March and hoping that with a fit squad and the momentum we currently have that we can last the course this time round.

Uta
TK has been excellent from the word go. A winner with a great attitude and desire to win. I wonder with Bruno out of sorts if we might put David back in to the right back spot. I personally thought he was excellent when filling in for a while and if we put Buckley in front of him, I think we would have as big a threat down the right as we do down the left. We missed Buckleys pace yesterday. I've just been looking at our next 5 fixtures.. Huddersfield at home and then Bristol, Bolton and Barnsley away before the grudge mate back at the Amex v Palace. I really think we need to be looking at 12 points from this lot to keep the momentum going... April looks a lot more difficult on paper and personally I'd like a bit of a buffer before we go to Forest. Looking forward to March and hoping that with a fit squad and the momentum we currently have that we can last the course this time round. Uta SMF20
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11:34am Sun 24 Feb 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

I doubt we've seen a better keeper at the Albion and it's a privilege to see him week in, week out. I clling to his quote that we will go up this year (hopefully!) or definitely next... A sign of long term committment... The defence in general is awe-inspiring at the moment.

I must admit I still do not understand the longing GP had for a striker to support CMS, to take the pressure off him, to lay off balls for him - and then not play one with the other... And I have subsequently seen the drivel written about the absolute sitter Ulloa missed. Rubbish! Yes, it was a golden opportunity without doubt but it was not inexcusable... Watch MOTD and see some of the chances that go begging there. Ulloa will bury those 99 times out of a 100. I hope we will see the two together soon along with the return of Will Buckley and maybe LuaLua. Finally what a treat to see Will Hoskins at the Amex. Anyone who follows him on Twitter will know what the Albion actually means to him... Get back soon!
I doubt we've seen a better keeper at the Albion and it's a privilege to see him week in, week out. I clling to his quote that we will go up this year (hopefully!) or definitely next... A sign of long term committment... The defence in general is awe-inspiring at the moment. I must admit I still do not understand the longing GP had for a striker to support CMS, to take the pressure off him, to lay off balls for him - and then not play one with the other... And I have subsequently seen the drivel written about the absolute sitter Ulloa missed. Rubbish! Yes, it was a golden opportunity without doubt but it was not inexcusable... Watch MOTD and see some of the chances that go begging there. Ulloa will bury those 99 times out of a 100. I hope we will see the two together soon along with the return of Will Buckley and maybe LuaLua. Finally what a treat to see Will Hoskins at the Amex. Anyone who follows him on Twitter will know what the Albion actually means to him... Get back soon! Jonathan Mouette
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11:45am Sun 24 Feb 13

mark by the sea says...

Here we go, why do "fans" need a witch hunt on a player, Hoskins, Barnes cms Hammond now ulloa, man can't speak English, never played in this country, he will be a fantastic player, just support the club... All moaners ... Look at positives, we will be above palace very soon.
Here we go, why do "fans" need a witch hunt on a player, Hoskins, Barnes cms Hammond now ulloa, man can't speak English, never played in this country, he will be a fantastic player, just support the club... All moaners ... Look at positives, we will be above palace very soon. mark by the sea
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11:45am Sun 24 Feb 13

mark by the sea says...

Here we go, why do "fans" need a witch hunt on a player, Hoskins, Barnes cms Hammond now ulloa, man can't speak English, never played in this country, he will be a fantastic player, just support the club... All moaners ... Look at positives, we will be above palace very soon.
Here we go, why do "fans" need a witch hunt on a player, Hoskins, Barnes cms Hammond now ulloa, man can't speak English, never played in this country, he will be a fantastic player, just support the club... All moaners ... Look at positives, we will be above palace very soon. mark by the sea
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11:56am Sun 24 Feb 13

championshipgull says...

All the right attributes of a top quality keeper and making a cross on his chest kneeling down before the game obviously isn’t doing any harm. Charlie was correct IMHO last week when he said: "We were fortunate to get him as I think he is a Premier League player and he is one of the best keepers outside of it. "Hopefully he keeps giving us performances like that. If you are going to achieve anything in this league - or any league - you need a good goalkeeper."
All the right attributes of a top quality keeper and making a cross on his chest kneeling down before the game obviously isn’t doing any harm. Charlie was correct IMHO last week when he said: "We were fortunate to get him as I think he is a Premier League player and he is one of the best keepers outside of it. "Hopefully he keeps giving us performances like that. If you are going to achieve anything in this league - or any league - you need a good goalkeeper." championshipgull
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11:59am Sun 24 Feb 13

LACHANCE says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Here we go, why do "fans" need a witch hunt on a player, Hoskins, Barnes cms Hammond now ulloa, man can't speak English, never played in this country, he will be a fantastic player, just support the club... All moaners ... Look at positives, we will be above palace very soon.
l quite agree with you Mark.Ulloa will be a great player for us next Saturday he will score a hat trick.What game did Dyche watch all one saw was dirty sneeky pulling players back pushing players in the back from Burnley.The ref,s should clamp down on this sort of play.Burnley are what they are northan spoil boys and if thier manager thinks thats good he,s just a cheat like most of thier players.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Here we go, why do "fans" need a witch hunt on a player, Hoskins, Barnes cms Hammond now ulloa, man can't speak English, never played in this country, he will be a fantastic player, just support the club... All moaners ... Look at positives, we will be above palace very soon.[/p][/quote]l quite agree with you Mark.Ulloa will be a great player for us next Saturday he will score a hat trick.What game did Dyche watch all one saw was dirty sneeky pulling players back pushing players in the back from Burnley.The ref,s should clamp down on this sort of play.Burnley are what they are northan spoil boys and if thier manager thinks thats good he,s just a cheat like most of thier players. LACHANCE
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12:11pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Hovite says...

Agree JM every time I watch MOTD golden opportunities are missed, and if Ulloa’s shot was a foot lower it would have been a cracking goal in the top left.

Burnley came here needing the win for an outside chance of a promotion place so it was never going to be a walkover. With this in mind three of the next four games, Huddersfield, Bristol and Barnsley are against teams fighting for their lives to avoid relegation. These games will be a bit like cornering a rat.

With regard to playing CMS and Ulloa from the start, who should CMS have replaced in the starting lineup? Vicente, Orlandi or Lopez?

Having two strikers is an option in the latter part of the game, which is what Burnley ended up doing.

On paper the next four games should be a doddle, however we all know this will not be the case.

Still hoping for 12 points from next 12 though whether by hook or by crook.
Agree JM every time I watch MOTD golden opportunities are missed, and if Ulloa’s shot was a foot lower it would have been a cracking goal in the top left. Burnley came here needing the win for an outside chance of a promotion place so it was never going to be a walkover. With this in mind three of the next four games, Huddersfield, Bristol and Barnsley are against teams fighting for their lives to avoid relegation. These games will be a bit like cornering a rat. With regard to playing CMS and Ulloa from the start, who should CMS have replaced in the starting lineup? Vicente, Orlandi or Lopez? Having two strikers is an option in the latter part of the game, which is what Burnley ended up doing. On paper the next four games should be a doddle, however we all know this will not be the case. Still hoping for 12 points from next 12 though whether by hook or by crook. Hovite
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12:18pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Hovite says...

Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses.

They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.
Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses. They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won. Hovite
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12:23pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Hovite wrote:
Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses.

They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.
Burnley do have a reputation for rough-house stuff, but then, apparently, so do the Albion, if you read the other teams' forums.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses. They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.[/p][/quote]Burnley do have a reputation for rough-house stuff, but then, apparently, so do the Albion, if you read the other teams' forums. Old Scrote of the Amex
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12:23pm Sun 24 Feb 13

The Phantom says...

Kuszczak looks like a shoo-in to an Albion all time eleven - cannot remember having so much confidence in a Brighton keeper than I have had this season. Fully deserves the plaudits he is receiving and definitely should still be playing in the Premiership. As for Ulloa, not bothered atall by his miss yesterday - you have to be there to miss and am sure he will be on the end of a similar chance and score again very soon - did he not score the second in our huge win at Cardiff last week? (five days ago!). Still think he needs to improve his hold up and link up play and would like to see him be more of a threat in the air. Early days yet though and he will improve as time goes on.
Kuszczak looks like a shoo-in to an Albion all time eleven - cannot remember having so much confidence in a Brighton keeper than I have had this season. Fully deserves the plaudits he is receiving and definitely should still be playing in the Premiership. As for Ulloa, not bothered atall by his miss yesterday - you have to be there to miss and am sure he will be on the end of a similar chance and score again very soon - did he not score the second in our huge win at Cardiff last week? (five days ago!). Still think he needs to improve his hold up and link up play and would like to see him be more of a threat in the air. Early days yet though and he will improve as time goes on. The Phantom
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12:28pm Sun 24 Feb 13

fratsomrover says...

Hovite wrote:
Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses.

They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.
Quite agree with you Hovite. They didn't cheat and they did play well. It was a close game. I also thought the ref was excellent too. My particular highlight was when he blew for foul by Ulloa when he challenged their centre half for a ball without actually looking at the ball. Realising Ulloah couldn't understand his verbal explanation he pointed to his eyes and then to the sky to indicate that He had to look at the ball when challenging and not just at the defender. Full credit to him for making the effort to get his reason across.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses. They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you Hovite. They didn't cheat and they did play well. It was a close game. I also thought the ref was excellent too. My particular highlight was when he blew for foul by Ulloa when he challenged their centre half for a ball without actually looking at the ball. Realising Ulloah couldn't understand his verbal explanation he pointed to his eyes and then to the sky to indicate that He had to look at the ball when challenging and not just at the defender. Full credit to him for making the effort to get his reason across. fratsomrover
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12:38pm Sun 24 Feb 13

The Phantom says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses.

They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.
Quite agree with you Hovite. They didn't cheat and they did play well. It was a close game. I also thought the ref was excellent too. My particular highlight was when he blew for foul by Ulloa when he challenged their centre half for a ball without actually looking at the ball. Realising Ulloah couldn't understand his verbal explanation he pointed to his eyes and then to the sky to indicate that He had to look at the ball when challenging and not just at the defender. Full credit to him for making the effort to get his reason across.
Yep, credit where credits due, the ref had a really good game which was good to see. Burnley played well and deserved a point but as Gus would say "that's football". I think those people who assume we are going to blow away Huddersfield, Bristol City, Bolton and Barnsley should take a reality check. The latter three fixtures away from home are against three in-form teams, two of which are fighting desperately to stay up. Bolton now look upwardly mobile too and thrashed Hull yesterday. Brighton, despite the results are not playing consistently well presently - there is a very fine margin between a narrow win and a narrow defeat and fortunately Brighton are on the right side of that line at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses. They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you Hovite. They didn't cheat and they did play well. It was a close game. I also thought the ref was excellent too. My particular highlight was when he blew for foul by Ulloa when he challenged their centre half for a ball without actually looking at the ball. Realising Ulloah couldn't understand his verbal explanation he pointed to his eyes and then to the sky to indicate that He had to look at the ball when challenging and not just at the defender. Full credit to him for making the effort to get his reason across.[/p][/quote]Yep, credit where credits due, the ref had a really good game which was good to see. Burnley played well and deserved a point but as Gus would say "that's football". I think those people who assume we are going to blow away Huddersfield, Bristol City, Bolton and Barnsley should take a reality check. The latter three fixtures away from home are against three in-form teams, two of which are fighting desperately to stay up. Bolton now look upwardly mobile too and thrashed Hull yesterday. Brighton, despite the results are not playing consistently well presently - there is a very fine margin between a narrow win and a narrow defeat and fortunately Brighton are on the right side of that line at the moment. The Phantom
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12:44pm Sun 24 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

The Cardiff manager rued his team's luck because they created so many chances and didn't finish any of them.
The Burnley manager basically says that if it were not for Kuszczak they would have got a point, so I guess that's another team that didn't finish their chances.
Sounds a bit like us a month or so ago doesn't it.

The difference between our results of now and back then, confidence and composure.

Our players now have the confidence to take the shot and the composure to set their body so as to get the shot on target.
A snap shot 9 times out of 10 will fly high and wide.
The Cardiff manager rued his team's luck because they created so many chances and didn't finish any of them. The Burnley manager basically says that if it were not for Kuszczak they would have got a point, so I guess that's another team that didn't finish their chances. Sounds a bit like us a month or so ago doesn't it. The difference between our results of now and back then, confidence and composure. Our players now have the confidence to take the shot and the composure to set their body so as to get the shot on target. A snap shot 9 times out of 10 will fly high and wide. VegasSeagull
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1:13pm Sun 24 Feb 13

wiseman of hove says...

Decent comments by the Burnley manager. I thought the referee had an excellent game and that Burnley were a hardworking decent team. Not surprised that Austin is averaging a goal every two games.
Digressing, what a pleasure yesterday to see the 'left wing' show that Bridge and Orlandi put on. Just imagine if Will could recapture his form down the right !,
Decent comments by the Burnley manager. I thought the referee had an excellent game and that Burnley were a hardworking decent team. Not surprised that Austin is averaging a goal every two games. Digressing, what a pleasure yesterday to see the 'left wing' show that Bridge and Orlandi put on. Just imagine if Will could recapture his form down the right !, wiseman of hove
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1:43pm Sun 24 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Decent comments by the Burnley manager. I thought the referee had an excellent game and that Burnley were a hardworking decent team. Not surprised that Austin is averaging a goal every two games. Digressing, what a pleasure yesterday to see the 'left wing' show that Bridge and Orlandi put on. Just imagine if Will could recapture his form down the right !,
Bruno seems to have lost a certain something about his game and Buckley has gone off the boil, both right side of the field. I suppose as we are getting results some might think that this is not a real problem, but I think Gus will be considering his options.
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: Decent comments by the Burnley manager. I thought the referee had an excellent game and that Burnley were a hardworking decent team. Not surprised that Austin is averaging a goal every two games. Digressing, what a pleasure yesterday to see the 'left wing' show that Bridge and Orlandi put on. Just imagine if Will could recapture his form down the right !,[/p][/quote]Bruno seems to have lost a certain something about his game and Buckley has gone off the boil, both right side of the field. I suppose as we are getting results some might think that this is not a real problem, but I think Gus will be considering his options. VegasSeagull
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2:04pm Sun 24 Feb 13

wiseman of hove says...

I can understand, Vegas ,the suggestion by some posters that David go to right back but a bit of a waste for me - I like him much further forward. I think it is a widespread view that Bruno is out of sorts so Calde seems the obvious replacement. The team is not firing on all cylinders at the moment but tellingly, the results are coming. There is so much quality in this squad that it isn't critical if a few players don't step up to the plate in some games.
I can understand, Vegas ,the suggestion by some posters that David go to right back but a bit of a waste for me - I like him much further forward. I think it is a widespread view that Bruno is out of sorts so Calde seems the obvious replacement. The team is not firing on all cylinders at the moment but tellingly, the results are coming. There is so much quality in this squad that it isn't critical if a few players don't step up to the plate in some games. wiseman of hove
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2:04pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Chi Gull says...

Probably worth remembering that both Bruno and Buckley have had injury niggles and problems in the last couple of months. I am sure they will come good.
Like others, I thought Bridge was outstanding yesterday with Orlandi not far behind. Vicente was good some of the time. Ulloa probably had his least effective game, but I think he has done well so far, and probably a bit jaded after Tuesday where he was alone up front and doing a lot of chasing.
No games are easy in this league and the 3 away from home after Huddersfield will be tough.
I dont think the Hammond/Dicker combination worked very well. They are both a bit one-paced and our passing wasn't as crisp or varied as it sometimes is. Burnley are a strong team and battled well and didn't allow us time on the ball, but a win is all that matters at the moment.
Probably worth remembering that both Bruno and Buckley have had injury niggles and problems in the last couple of months. I am sure they will come good. Like others, I thought Bridge was outstanding yesterday with Orlandi not far behind. Vicente was good some of the time. Ulloa probably had his least effective game, but I think he has done well so far, and probably a bit jaded after Tuesday where he was alone up front and doing a lot of chasing. No games are easy in this league and the 3 away from home after Huddersfield will be tough. I dont think the Hammond/Dicker combination worked very well. They are both a bit one-paced and our passing wasn't as crisp or varied as it sometimes is. Burnley are a strong team and battled well and didn't allow us time on the ball, but a win is all that matters at the moment. Chi Gull
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2:04pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Alfie T says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
wiseman of hove wrote:
Decent comments by the Burnley manager. I thought the referee had an excellent game and that Burnley were a hardworking decent team. Not surprised that Austin is averaging a goal every two games. Digressing, what a pleasure yesterday to see the 'left wing' show that Bridge and Orlandi put on. Just imagine if Will could recapture his form down the right !,
Bruno seems to have lost a certain something about his game and Buckley has gone off the boil, both right side of the field. I suppose as we are getting results some might think that this is not a real problem, but I think Gus will be considering his options.
That certain something is the ability to pass to his fellow team mates,making far to many errors, Calde should be playing far more reliable. Guess Bruno is another of Gus' favourites, like Dicker who was awful, and of course Barnes.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: Decent comments by the Burnley manager. I thought the referee had an excellent game and that Burnley were a hardworking decent team. Not surprised that Austin is averaging a goal every two games. Digressing, what a pleasure yesterday to see the 'left wing' show that Bridge and Orlandi put on. Just imagine if Will could recapture his form down the right !,[/p][/quote]Bruno seems to have lost a certain something about his game and Buckley has gone off the boil, both right side of the field. I suppose as we are getting results some might think that this is not a real problem, but I think Gus will be considering his options.[/p][/quote]That certain something is the ability to pass to his fellow team mates,making far to many errors, Calde should be playing far more reliable. Guess Bruno is another of Gus' favourites, like Dicker who was awful, and of course Barnes. Alfie T
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2:53pm Sun 24 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
I can understand, Vegas ,the suggestion by some posters that David go to right back but a bit of a waste for me - I like him much further forward. I think it is a widespread view that Bruno is out of sorts so Calde seems the obvious replacement. The team is not firing on all cylinders at the moment but tellingly, the results are coming. There is so much quality in this squad that it isn't critical if a few players don't step up to the plate in some games.
I agree with you. When we had center back issues it seemed right for David to play right back as Calde was needed elsewhere. For me, as you say, David further forward and Calde as right back if needed is a much better way to go.

As I said in a different posting, when you win whilst not firing on all cylinders then you have a good team.

David is a threat from midfield, IMHO, when David and Vicente are on the park, things can happen.
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: I can understand, Vegas ,the suggestion by some posters that David go to right back but a bit of a waste for me - I like him much further forward. I think it is a widespread view that Bruno is out of sorts so Calde seems the obvious replacement. The team is not firing on all cylinders at the moment but tellingly, the results are coming. There is so much quality in this squad that it isn't critical if a few players don't step up to the plate in some games.[/p][/quote]I agree with you. When we had center back issues it seemed right for David to play right back as Calde was needed elsewhere. For me, as you say, David further forward and Calde as right back if needed is a much better way to go. As I said in a different posting, when you win whilst not firing on all cylinders then you have a good team. David is a threat from midfield, IMHO, when David and Vicente are on the park, things can happen. VegasSeagull
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3:16pm Sun 24 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

I would like to try to put to bed this idea that Brighton have had lucky results recently or unlucky results in the past.
To use the word, 'luck,' is a cop out option for losing managers, be he ours or others.

Gus doesn't sit down and think, 'now who are my lucky players.' Gus sends out players whom he expects to perform in a certain way, both as a team and as individuals.

To miss the goal by 3 inches is not unlucky, the shot was off target, 3 inches or 3 feet, it's a miss guided shot.
If the defense beats off wave after wave of attacking play without conceding a goal that is not luck, it's resolute quality defending.

You don't make your own luck, you make opportunities, it's down to you whether or not you take advantage of the opportunity created.

Brighton are not a lucky team, we are a good team. We didn't play well but we won, that doesn't mean we were lucky, what it means is, even tho we didn't play well, we were better than the opposition, we made the most of our opportunities as they came and they didn't.

Let the opposition rely on luck, Brighton have the players to allow us to rely on skill and fans that are honest enough to know the difference between the two.





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I would like to try to put to bed this idea that Brighton have had lucky results recently or unlucky results in the past. To use the word, 'luck,' is a cop out option for losing managers, be he ours or others. Gus doesn't sit down and think, 'now who are my lucky players.' Gus sends out players whom he expects to perform in a certain way, both as a team and as individuals. To miss the goal by 3 inches is not unlucky, the shot was off target, 3 inches or 3 feet, it's a miss guided shot. If the defense beats off wave after wave of attacking play without conceding a goal that is not luck, it's resolute quality defending. You don't make your own luck, you make opportunities, it's down to you whether or not you take advantage of the opportunity created. Brighton are not a lucky team, we are a good team. We didn't play well but we won, that doesn't mean we were lucky, what it means is, even tho we didn't play well, we were better than the opposition, we made the most of our opportunities as they came and they didn't. Let the opposition rely on luck, Brighton have the players to allow us to rely on skill and fans that are honest enough to know the difference between the two. , . VegasSeagull
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3:38pm Sun 24 Feb 13

saraman says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
TK is a huge part of our squad, and success to date. It must be great for our defenders knowing we have him between the sticks. Looking good now for the rest of the season. Keep it up Seagulls, and I might have a very expensive Bank Holiday weekend. Already booked for Twickers on the 26th, need to keep 27th open, just in case.
I agree Clean Sheet with your sentiments about the confidence of the defenders in front of Tom. I just wonder though is it not possible that the defenders at times rely a tad too much on Tom as the defence has appeared to have one or two indifferent displays over the last few games? Not to be overly critical of course, just an observation. What an inspired Tom has turned ou to be by Gus.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: TK is a huge part of our squad, and success to date. It must be great for our defenders knowing we have him between the sticks. Looking good now for the rest of the season. Keep it up Seagulls, and I might have a very expensive Bank Holiday weekend. Already booked for Twickers on the 26th, need to keep 27th open, just in case.[/p][/quote]I agree Clean Sheet with your sentiments about the confidence of the defenders in front of Tom. I just wonder though is it not possible that the defenders at times rely a tad too much on Tom as the defence has appeared to have one or two indifferent displays over the last few games? Not to be overly critical of course, just an observation. What an inspired Tom has turned ou to be by Gus. saraman
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4:02pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Eddy B says...

Interesting comments again about the team on Saturday. I liked the line up on paper but must admit it didn't really come off. Dicker started well but faded. Hammond does a job but is quite limited. Bruno is off form and has temporarily lost his telling forward passes and crosses which made up for his slightly careless defending (but like some others have suggested could make an interesting midfield option - I thought he'd actually score alot of goals with his shooting when I first saw him). Buckley is also slightly off form and seems troubled by injuries. From what I've seen if Gus wants to persevere with the one attacker option then Ulloa performs this role better than CMS who as many have commented on here runs around alot but doesn't touch the ball much (although he did run the clock down very well in the corner yesterday). With two attackers I'd go for Ulloa plus one from CMS, Buckley, Lua Lua or Barnes. But is Ulloa, or any of the others that 25 a season man we are looking for, or doesn't that matter if we increase our goals from midfield?
Interesting comments again about the team on Saturday. I liked the line up on paper but must admit it didn't really come off. Dicker started well but faded. Hammond does a job but is quite limited. Bruno is off form and has temporarily lost his telling forward passes and crosses which made up for his slightly careless defending (but like some others have suggested could make an interesting midfield option - I thought he'd actually score alot of goals with his shooting when I first saw him). Buckley is also slightly off form and seems troubled by injuries. From what I've seen if Gus wants to persevere with the one attacker option then Ulloa performs this role better than CMS who as many have commented on here runs around alot but doesn't touch the ball much (although he did run the clock down very well in the corner yesterday). With two attackers I'd go for Ulloa plus one from CMS, Buckley, Lua Lua or Barnes. But is Ulloa, or any of the others that 25 a season man we are looking for, or doesn't that matter if we increase our goals from midfield? Eddy B
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4:21pm Sun 24 Feb 13

wiseman of hove says...

Eddy B wrote:
Interesting comments again about the team on Saturday. I liked the line up on paper but must admit it didn't really come off. Dicker started well but faded. Hammond does a job but is quite limited. Bruno is off form and has temporarily lost his telling forward passes and crosses which made up for his slightly careless defending (but like some others have suggested could make an interesting midfield option - I thought he'd actually score alot of goals with his shooting when I first saw him). Buckley is also slightly off form and seems troubled by injuries. From what I've seen if Gus wants to persevere with the one attacker option then Ulloa performs this role better than CMS who as many have commented on here runs around alot but doesn't touch the ball much (although he did run the clock down very well in the corner yesterday). With two attackers I'd go for Ulloa plus one from CMS, Buckley, Lua Lua or Barnes. But is Ulloa, or any of the others that 25 a season man we are looking for, or doesn't that matter if we increase our goals from midfield?
Excellent post Eddy, summing up Dicker and Hammond perfectly. I don't see Bruno in a midfield role at all, but your point about goals from midfield is significant. I do not think we have what I would term a 'free scoring forward' on our books but we now have Orlandi - who I think is becoming an exceptional player - with five goals and Lopez and Vicente chipping in as well. At the risk of repeating myself from earlier posts, the icing on the cake for me would be Will's return to form.
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments again about the team on Saturday. I liked the line up on paper but must admit it didn't really come off. Dicker started well but faded. Hammond does a job but is quite limited. Bruno is off form and has temporarily lost his telling forward passes and crosses which made up for his slightly careless defending (but like some others have suggested could make an interesting midfield option - I thought he'd actually score alot of goals with his shooting when I first saw him). Buckley is also slightly off form and seems troubled by injuries. From what I've seen if Gus wants to persevere with the one attacker option then Ulloa performs this role better than CMS who as many have commented on here runs around alot but doesn't touch the ball much (although he did run the clock down very well in the corner yesterday). With two attackers I'd go for Ulloa plus one from CMS, Buckley, Lua Lua or Barnes. But is Ulloa, or any of the others that 25 a season man we are looking for, or doesn't that matter if we increase our goals from midfield?[/p][/quote]Excellent post Eddy, summing up Dicker and Hammond perfectly. I don't see Bruno in a midfield role at all, but your point about goals from midfield is significant. I do not think we have what I would term a 'free scoring forward' on our books but we now have Orlandi - who I think is becoming an exceptional player - with five goals and Lopez and Vicente chipping in as well. At the risk of repeating myself from earlier posts, the icing on the cake for me would be Will's return to form. wiseman of hove
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4:40pm Sun 24 Feb 13

tonytowner1 says...

Some interesting and sensible discussion and views on here today. It's great to think we have picked up 10 points from 12 (2.5 points per game) against hull, Blackburn, cardiff and Burnley - all top half - and to see gus comment about the key of "quality" standing out and making the difference in close matches all of which could have gone other ways. Effort and energy is great and admirable - but the fact is Barnes has not started any of these matches. Including him tends to lead to any of orlando, David, Vicente or Buckley not starting. Hoping he remains on the bench until at least one of those four seriously loses form or gets injured or we start losing. A no brainier surely???? It sounds too time by now for calde to be back in for Bruno
Some interesting and sensible discussion and views on here today. It's great to think we have picked up 10 points from 12 (2.5 points per game) against hull, Blackburn, cardiff and Burnley - all top half - and to see gus comment about the key of "quality" standing out and making the difference in close matches all of which could have gone other ways. Effort and energy is great and admirable - but the fact is Barnes has not started any of these matches. Including him tends to lead to any of orlando, David, Vicente or Buckley not starting. Hoping he remains on the bench until at least one of those four seriously loses form or gets injured or we start losing. A no brainier surely???? It sounds too time by now for calde to be back in for Bruno tonytowner1
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4:54pm Sun 24 Feb 13

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I would like to try to put to bed this idea that Brighton have had lucky results recently or unlucky results in the past.
To use the word, 'luck,' is a cop out option for losing managers, be he ours or others.

Gus doesn't sit down and think, 'now who are my lucky players.' Gus sends out players whom he expects to perform in a certain way, both as a team and as individuals.

To miss the goal by 3 inches is not unlucky, the shot was off target, 3 inches or 3 feet, it's a miss guided shot.
If the defense beats off wave after wave of attacking play without conceding a goal that is not luck, it's resolute quality defending.

You don't make your own luck, you make opportunities, it's down to you whether or not you take advantage of the opportunity created.

Brighton are not a lucky team, we are a good team. We didn't play well but we won, that doesn't mean we were lucky, what it means is, even tho we didn't play well, we were better than the opposition, we made the most of our opportunities as they came and they didn't.

Let the opposition rely on luck, Brighton have the players to allow us to rely on skill and fans that are honest enough to know the difference between the two.





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VegasSeagull forgive me for quoting Napolean who said he "would rather have a lucky General than a good one.
Having said thatI agree with your stance of relying on skill and not chance. In my experience luck tends to even out over a season.
Howver if one is positive then Lady Luck often follows
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I would like to try to put to bed this idea that Brighton have had lucky results recently or unlucky results in the past. To use the word, 'luck,' is a cop out option for losing managers, be he ours or others. Gus doesn't sit down and think, 'now who are my lucky players.' Gus sends out players whom he expects to perform in a certain way, both as a team and as individuals. To miss the goal by 3 inches is not unlucky, the shot was off target, 3 inches or 3 feet, it's a miss guided shot. If the defense beats off wave after wave of attacking play without conceding a goal that is not luck, it's resolute quality defending. You don't make your own luck, you make opportunities, it's down to you whether or not you take advantage of the opportunity created. Brighton are not a lucky team, we are a good team. We didn't play well but we won, that doesn't mean we were lucky, what it means is, even tho we didn't play well, we were better than the opposition, we made the most of our opportunities as they came and they didn't. Let the opposition rely on luck, Brighton have the players to allow us to rely on skill and fans that are honest enough to know the difference between the two. , .[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull forgive me for quoting Napolean who said he "would rather have a lucky General than a good one. Having said thatI agree with your stance of relying on skill and not chance. In my experience luck tends to even out over a season. Howver if one is positive then Lady Luck often follows ballantrrae
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5:23pm Sun 24 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

Ballantrrae, your forgiven.

My point is, if the players feel unlucky about their perfomance or the result of their performance, it can become a crutch to lean on. Has CMS been unlucky or has he lost his form, likewise Buckley.

Poyet often said how unlucky we were not to get a point from a game or win, so many created chances wasted to bad finishing, not bad luck. Interestingly Poyet has made some changes and now we are winning, better luck or good changes?

If luck is a reality then it only exists within something with which you have no control. Flip a coin, heads or tails, no imput from you so yes luck.
Ballantrrae, your forgiven. My point is, if the players feel unlucky about their perfomance or the result of their performance, it can become a crutch to lean on. Has CMS been unlucky or has he lost his form, likewise Buckley. Poyet often said how unlucky we were not to get a point from a game or win, so many created chances wasted to bad finishing, not bad luck. Interestingly Poyet has made some changes and now we are winning, better luck or good changes? If luck is a reality then it only exists within something with which you have no control. Flip a coin, heads or tails, no imput from you so yes luck. VegasSeagull
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6:44pm Sun 24 Feb 13

tonytowner1 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ballantrrae, your forgiven.

My point is, if the players feel unlucky about their perfomance or the result of their performance, it can become a crutch to lean on. Has CMS been unlucky or has he lost his form, likewise Buckley.

Poyet often said how unlucky we were not to get a point from a game or win, so many created chances wasted to bad finishing, not bad luck. Interestingly Poyet has made some changes and now we are winning, better luck or good changes?

If luck is a reality then it only exists within something with which you have no control. Flip a coin, heads or tails, no imput from you so yes luck.
Worth watching Darren brown's programme on 'luck' if you've not seen it. Very interesting. There's still plenty of work to be done on 'mindset' at the Amex for sure and it can make a real big difference.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ballantrrae, your forgiven. My point is, if the players feel unlucky about their perfomance or the result of their performance, it can become a crutch to lean on. Has CMS been unlucky or has he lost his form, likewise Buckley. Poyet often said how unlucky we were not to get a point from a game or win, so many created chances wasted to bad finishing, not bad luck. Interestingly Poyet has made some changes and now we are winning, better luck or good changes? If luck is a reality then it only exists within something with which you have no control. Flip a coin, heads or tails, no imput from you so yes luck.[/p][/quote]Worth watching Darren brown's programme on 'luck' if you've not seen it. Very interesting. There's still plenty of work to be done on 'mindset' at the Amex for sure and it can make a real big difference. tonytowner1
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6:52pm Sun 24 Feb 13

mikeygit says...

I would rather play badly--or disappointingly than lose and play well---it was the three points that we needed and we got them --no matter how. The players mentioned above who are a little 'off form' will come back and hopefully we will be an even better team who will get the results and three points we always want.
I would rather play badly--or disappointingly than lose and play well---it was the three points that we needed and we got them --no matter how. The players mentioned above who are a little 'off form' will come back and hopefully we will be an even better team who will get the results and three points we always want. mikeygit
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9:00pm Sun 24 Feb 13

LACHANCE says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses.

They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.
Burnley do have a reputation for rough-house stuff, but then, apparently, so do the Albion, if you read the other teams' forums.
From where l sit in the East Stand l saw Vicente pulled back four times and and bundeled over one time when the ref was not looking.Now too me that is cheating.If that was Burnleys way of playing Vicente l dont think much of it. Maybe the lines man on our side was at fault because he misted a lot and did not keep up with the play.l will give Burnley credit for some of thier play was very good but saying that, l feel we should have been three nil up by half time.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Really don't understand your comment LACHANCE, Burnley didn't come down here to cheat, these are your words, no one elses. They came down here, played well, and gave a good account of themselves, and we won.[/p][/quote]Burnley do have a reputation for rough-house stuff, but then, apparently, so do the Albion, if you read the other teams' forums.[/p][/quote]From where l sit in the East Stand l saw Vicente pulled back four times and and bundeled over one time when the ref was not looking.Now too me that is cheating.If that was Burnleys way of playing Vicente l dont think much of it. Maybe the lines man on our side was at fault because he misted a lot and did not keep up with the play.l will give Burnley credit for some of thier play was very good but saying that, l feel we should have been three nil up by half time. LACHANCE
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11:53pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Eddy B says...

Thanks for the comms Wiseman. None of our midfielders apart from Vicente had particularly high scoring ratios at previous clubs but that may be changing. Having said that I was slightly surprised to see an Article in the Argus about our new hotshot Orlandi. A bit premature I would say as although he has become an essential part of the team and has notched some top goals he's also missed a few too so isn't exactly Alan Shearer just yet. But the fact remains that in order to win games and to eventually threaten the premiership we do need scorers in the team, whether that be one guy up front notching 25, or a couple in midfield bagging 10 or more each.
Thanks for the comms Wiseman. None of our midfielders apart from Vicente had particularly high scoring ratios at previous clubs but that may be changing. Having said that I was slightly surprised to see an Article in the Argus about our new hotshot Orlandi. A bit premature I would say as although he has become an essential part of the team and has notched some top goals he's also missed a few too so isn't exactly Alan Shearer just yet. But the fact remains that in order to win games and to eventually threaten the premiership we do need scorers in the team, whether that be one guy up front notching 25, or a couple in midfield bagging 10 or more each. Eddy B
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