Albion in Spain: It reminds me of Barça, says goalgetter Orlandi

Oscar Garcia makes a point at Getafe last night. Pic by Paul Hazlewood

Oscar Garcia makes a point at Getafe last night. Pic by Paul Hazlewood

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion's new head coach Oscar Garcia has rekindled memories of the Barcelona way for Andrea Orlandi.

The Spanish midfielder slotted the only goal of the game early on as Garcia’s Seagulls scored a morale-boosting friendly win against La Liga outfit Getafe in the Madrid suburbs last night.

Orlandi said: “The training has been really good. It’s all with the ball, very similar to what I did when I was with Barcelona, all sharp, small-sided games, a bit of tactical work as well but we are really enjoying it.

“I feel like when I was playing for Barca ten years ago and I am enjoying the way the manager wants us to train and wants us to play.”

Garcia has demanded a more ruthless streak from Orlandi and his colleagues.

The former Swansea player was used in a slightly more advanced role last night as he scored his second goal in as many pre-season games.

Orlandi said: “We are playing a similar way to the way we played under Gus Poyet but that was his trademark, and we have changed a few things.

“I am playing in a different position. He wants me closer to the striker and he wants us to finish really.

“I know Whitehawk was a different story but I got a goal there and now I have another one.

“I could have scored another, so I am playing with maybe more freedom attacking wise, but you still have to work hard and be compact, as we were.

“It’s a good win and I think a good position for me.

“I know it is a friendly at the start of pre-season but, for the confidence of the group with everything that has happened, it’s always good to get going, keep winning, and a clean sheet against a good team in La Liga is a good thing for us.”

New left-back signing Adam Chicksen from MK Dons made his debut as an early replacement for Bruno, who was taken off as a precaution due to a minor lower leg twinge.

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9:13am Thu 18 Jul 13

kipper12 says...

sounds like some confidence and enjoyment creeping back in ..... glad to see things are settling down. UTA
sounds like some confidence and enjoyment creeping back in ..... glad to see things are settling down. UTA kipper12
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9:26am Thu 18 Jul 13

Grendel says...

Sounds like we'll be playing a similar system to lay season, but with a bit more emphasis on attack, and a little less caution. Sounds good to me.
Sounds like we'll be playing a similar system to lay season, but with a bit more emphasis on attack, and a little less caution. Sounds good to me. Grendel
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9:27am Thu 18 Jul 13

Grendel says...

*last* season..
*last* season.. Grendel
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9:50am Thu 18 Jul 13

i luv my dog says...

sounds promising but is Bruno our own sick note, hope not.
sounds promising but is Bruno our own sick note, hope not. i luv my dog
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9:57am Thu 18 Jul 13

pannell1 says...

good to see that the team spirit seem to be high. and hopefully a few signings to follow all seems promising so far!
good to see that the team spirit seem to be high. and hopefully a few signings to follow all seems promising so far! pannell1
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9:58am Thu 18 Jul 13

Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS) says...

Shaping up quite nicely!
Shaping up quite nicely! Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS)
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10:02am Thu 18 Jul 13

MHubbs says...

I have not posted for some while to observe how things shape up.

I am very excited indeed by the prospect of a manager looking to make his mark with attacking football and players who ate enjoying his training and match ethics.

I sincerely hope this is not all hype!

Greatly looking forward to our first home fixture 😀
I have not posted for some while to observe how things shape up. I am very excited indeed by the prospect of a manager looking to make his mark with attacking football and players who ate enjoying his training and match ethics. I sincerely hope this is not all hype! Greatly looking forward to our first home fixture 😀 MHubbs
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10:02am Thu 18 Jul 13

MHubbs says...

I have not posted for some while to observe how things shape up.

I am very excited indeed by the prospect of a manager looking to make his mark with attacking football and players who ate enjoying his training and match ethics.

I sincerely hope this is not all hype!

Greatly looking forward to our first home fixture 😀
I have not posted for some while to observe how things shape up. I am very excited indeed by the prospect of a manager looking to make his mark with attacking football and players who ate enjoying his training and match ethics. I sincerely hope this is not all hype! Greatly looking forward to our first home fixture 😀 MHubbs
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10:15am Thu 18 Jul 13

DuncanThickett says...

After the most miserable and negative Summer as an Albion fan, i'm starting to feel really positive about things and can't wait for the Newport game - and i wasn't expecting to say that!
After the most miserable and negative Summer as an Albion fan, i'm starting to feel really positive about things and can't wait for the Newport game - and i wasn't expecting to say that! DuncanThickett
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10:59am Thu 18 Jul 13

fratsomrover says...

MHubbs wrote:
I have not posted for some while to observe how things shape up.

I am very excited indeed by the prospect of a manager looking to make his mark with attacking football and players who ate enjoying his training and match ethics.

I sincerely hope this is not all hype!

Greatly looking forward to our first home fixture 😀
Just back from my hols too and I'm also pleased with the perceived new approach of a positive, attacking style. As readers of my posts may recall I've always considered the best form of defence to be attack.
As a coach, I always used Wiel Coervers coaching manual as my bible and it sounds as if Oscar's methods are not too far removed from his ethics. I'm looking forward to the start of the season with renewed optimism.
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: I have not posted for some while to observe how things shape up. I am very excited indeed by the prospect of a manager looking to make his mark with attacking football and players who ate enjoying his training and match ethics. I sincerely hope this is not all hype! Greatly looking forward to our first home fixture 😀[/p][/quote]Just back from my hols too and I'm also pleased with the perceived new approach of a positive, attacking style. As readers of my posts may recall I've always considered the best form of defence to be attack. As a coach, I always used Wiel Coervers coaching manual as my bible and it sounds as if Oscar's methods are not too far removed from his ethics. I'm looking forward to the start of the season with renewed optimism. fratsomrover
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11:18am Thu 18 Jul 13

brighton-barca says...

Being more attacking minded has to be right and good, especially if the league is anything like as closely bunched together as it was last year.

Look at these possible results and the points got:

WDDD = 6 points (unbeaten in 4 games)
WLLW = 6 points (lost 2 games in 4, but same number of points; GD might be different, perhaps the games won would be by bigger margin if more attacking minded)

WDLDD = 6 points
WDLLW = 7 points

if you couple this with the number of games we ended up drawing last season because didnt finish the opposition off when we were ahead (Bolton at home, to mention one), this has got to be the right strategy to get promotion from this league.
Being more attacking minded has to be right and good, especially if the league is anything like as closely bunched together as it was last year. Look at these possible results and the points got: WDDD = 6 points (unbeaten in 4 games) WLLW = 6 points (lost 2 games in 4, but same number of points; GD might be different, perhaps the games won would be by bigger margin if more attacking minded) WDLDD = 6 points WDLLW = 7 points if you couple this with the number of games we ended up drawing last season because didnt finish the opposition off when we were ahead (Bolton at home, to mention one), this has got to be the right strategy to get promotion from this league. brighton-barca
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11:25am Thu 18 Jul 13

albionfan33 says...

http://vimeo.com/705
42129#
http://vimeo.com/705 42129# albionfan33
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12:15pm Thu 18 Jul 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

albionfan33 wrote:
http://vimeo.com/705

42129#
Good video, really good finish from Orlandi.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: http://vimeo.com/705 42129#[/p][/quote]Good video, really good finish from Orlandi. PressBoxTeaBoy
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1:32pm Thu 18 Jul 13

Captain Haddock says...

Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match.

It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game.

I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.
Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match. It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game. I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role. Captain Haddock
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1:37pm Thu 18 Jul 13

albionfan33 says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match.

It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game.

I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.
if we dont lose any of the spine i cant see us not being top2 with a bit of quality to come in we are looking a very good side
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match. It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game. I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.[/p][/quote]if we dont lose any of the spine i cant see us not being top2 with a bit of quality to come in we are looking a very good side albionfan33
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6:41pm Thu 18 Jul 13

mikeygit says...

At long last it looks as if we are putting all the shy--e behind us and can now look forward to some good football. One or two more pieces in the jigsaw should see us competing well this time--maybe one or two more players---just waiting to see what 'surprise' player Weststandupperetc--i
s talking about
At long last it looks as if we are putting all the shy--e behind us and can now look forward to some good football. One or two more pieces in the jigsaw should see us competing well this time--maybe one or two more players---just waiting to see what 'surprise' player Weststandupperetc--i s talking about mikeygit
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7:38pm Thu 18 Jul 13

south1919 says...

albionfan33 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match.

It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game.

I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.
if we dont lose any of the spine i cant see us not being top2 with a bit of quality to come in we are looking a very good side
So who is the only team better then Brighton then ?
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match. It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game. I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.[/p][/quote]if we dont lose any of the spine i cant see us not being top2 with a bit of quality to come in we are looking a very good side[/p][/quote]So who is the only team better then Brighton then ? south1919
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8:11pm Thu 18 Jul 13

albionfan33 says...

south1919 wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match.

It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game.

I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.
if we dont lose any of the spine i cant see us not being top2 with a bit of quality to come in we are looking a very good side
So who is the only team better then Brighton then ?
i only want to say top two as i dont want to be overconfident (i have said a few times that we should of won the league last yr easily)
[quote][p][bold]south1919[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match. It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game. I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.[/p][/quote]if we dont lose any of the spine i cant see us not being top2 with a bit of quality to come in we are looking a very good side[/p][/quote]So who is the only team better then Brighton then ?[/p][/quote]i only want to say top two as i dont want to be overconfident (i have said a few times that we should of won the league last yr easily) albionfan33
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1:15am Fri 19 Jul 13

Captain Haddock says...

south1919 wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match.

It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game.

I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.
if we dont lose any of the spine i cant see us not being top2 with a bit of quality to come in we are looking a very good side
So who is the only team better then Brighton then ?
Barca ;0)
[quote][p][bold]south1919[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Highly encouraged by the feedback from this match. It seems Oscar is continuing his methods from Maccabi Tel Aviv and enhancing our own version of the same passing game. I must admit that while Gus did well, we were wanting for a killer instinct on a number of occasions and a more clinical Albion (with the likes of Orlandi at the midfield's attacking heart) would be welcome. It sounds as if Andrea is happy with the more advanced role.[/p][/quote]if we dont lose any of the spine i cant see us not being top2 with a bit of quality to come in we are looking a very good side[/p][/quote]So who is the only team better then Brighton then ?[/p][/quote]Barca ;0) Captain Haddock
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