Jones hails massive win

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Nathan Jones hailed a “massive” win after Albion triumphed 1-0 at Middlesbrough.

Matthew Upson’s header from a corner on 86 minutes secured the points.

Assistant head coach Jones emphasised the importance of the win after the game and insisted it was a reward for the work Albion do on set-plays.

Jones said: “All three points are big, especially in this league with the close proximity of the teams in this league.

“But to come away to Middlesbrough – who are better than the position they are in – and to get three points is massive.

“In the first 20 minutes we could have been two or three up. Then we had to grind it out.

“We made positive substitutes to try to win the game.

“I can’t say how big a win it is and it keeps the momentum going.

“We do a lot of work on set-plays. We know the important of them, they win you games and they lose you games.

“Last week we were caught out by one which could have cost us. We pride ourselves on the work we do and we don’t leave anything to chance.”

Middlesbrough pressed Albion hard in the second half without ever really troubling Peter Brezovan who was protected well by an excellent defensive display.

Jones added: “I can’t emphasise how important the win was and to do it like that away from home. Sometimes 1-0s are better than threes and fours because they galvanise you.”

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6:11pm Sat 14 Dec 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

20 games, 31 points, exactly the same as last season. Not bad eh !
20 games, 31 points, exactly the same as last season. Not bad eh ! PressBoxTeaBoy

6:23pm Sat 14 Dec 13

ringtone says...

I think Oscar was happy to setle for a draw.

Someone should tell him its three points for a win then maybe he would as offensive as some of the posters on this site.

UTA
I think Oscar was happy to setle for a draw. Someone should tell him its three points for a win then maybe he would as offensive as some of the posters on this site. UTA ringtone

6:26pm Sat 14 Dec 13

The Phantom says...

Good positive comments from Nathan. Sounds like the players and the coaching staff really have got the bit between their teeth now. Good for Brez to get a clean sheet although appears to have had little to do. Also nice to get Upson on the end of a couple of corners lately - maybe Ulloa coming on freed him up a bit. On Sky Jeff Stelling commented that Upson has played in every minuted of all 39 games he has played for Brighton stating that it was a great effort from someone who is 34 years old and previously considered to be injury prone.
Good positive comments from Nathan. Sounds like the players and the coaching staff really have got the bit between their teeth now. Good for Brez to get a clean sheet although appears to have had little to do. Also nice to get Upson on the end of a couple of corners lately - maybe Ulloa coming on freed him up a bit. On Sky Jeff Stelling commented that Upson has played in every minuted of all 39 games he has played for Brighton stating that it was a great effort from someone who is 34 years old and previously considered to be injury prone. The Phantom

7:16pm Sat 14 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

If we get into the playoffs this year there are going to be some results that we will look back on and say, those games made it all happen, IMHO, today will be one of them. Our points gained away at Reading and QPR stand out as great results and slapping Leicester last week was another.
The importance of today's result is the fact that it comes on the back of our win against Leicester, the momentum is there to now carry on and pick up some serious points between now and the new year. Had we got a draw today many would say that it was a good point to get, Boro are better than their position suggests and they will show that in the weeks and months to come. Some draws are good to get but winning will always give you more impetus for the following match, the drive will be there to keep racking up those three points.

Conway will leave and head back home with a real desire to return, and that desire must have been greatly increased after his two most recent performances. El-Abd and Brez will both be champing at the bit to start in our next game, again all coming from the last two matches, there is nothing like winning to boost your confidence. Six points can work wonders if they are gained in the right manner, against the right teams and at the right time, and the approaching Christmas schedule will be looked at in a far more confident light now that we have these six points. I would not be surprised if we pick up at least ten points from the next twelve.
If we get into the playoffs this year there are going to be some results that we will look back on and say, those games made it all happen, IMHO, today will be one of them. Our points gained away at Reading and QPR stand out as great results and slapping Leicester last week was another. The importance of today's result is the fact that it comes on the back of our win against Leicester, the momentum is there to now carry on and pick up some serious points between now and the new year. Had we got a draw today many would say that it was a good point to get, Boro are better than their position suggests and they will show that in the weeks and months to come. Some draws are good to get but winning will always give you more impetus for the following match, the drive will be there to keep racking up those three points. Conway will leave and head back home with a real desire to return, and that desire must have been greatly increased after his two most recent performances. El-Abd and Brez will both be champing at the bit to start in our next game, again all coming from the last two matches, there is nothing like winning to boost your confidence. Six points can work wonders if they are gained in the right manner, against the right teams and at the right time, and the approaching Christmas schedule will be looked at in a far more confident light now that we have these six points. I would not be surprised if we pick up at least ten points from the next twelve. VegasSeagull

7:39pm Sat 14 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
20 games, 31 points, exactly the same as last season. Not bad eh !
'Not bad,' it's bloody marvelous considering that we had a disrupted pre-season, a new manager and more injuries than you can shake a stick at.
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: 20 games, 31 points, exactly the same as last season. Not bad eh ![/p][/quote]'Not bad,' it's bloody marvelous considering that we had a disrupted pre-season, a new manager and more injuries than you can shake a stick at. VegasSeagull

8:00pm Sat 14 Dec 13

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
If we get into the playoffs this year there are going to be some results that we will look back on and say, those games made it all happen, IMHO, today will be one of them. Our points gained away at Reading and QPR stand out as great results and slapping Leicester last week was another.
The importance of today's result is the fact that it comes on the back of our win against Leicester, the momentum is there to now carry on and pick up some serious points between now and the new year. Had we got a draw today many would say that it was a good point to get, Boro are better than their position suggests and they will show that in the weeks and months to come. Some draws are good to get but winning will always give you more impetus for the following match, the drive will be there to keep racking up those three points.

Conway will leave and head back home with a real desire to return, and that desire must have been greatly increased after his two most recent performances. El-Abd and Brez will both be champing at the bit to start in our next game, again all coming from the last two matches, there is nothing like winning to boost your confidence. Six points can work wonders if they are gained in the right manner, against the right teams and at the right time, and the approaching Christmas schedule will be looked at in a far more confident light now that we have these six points. I would not be surprised if we pick up at least ten points from the next twelve.
WOW 10 from 12,great post as always,i thought my optimism was a little OTT. But to see what we are achieving with Oscar ,it may be that we have every right to think positive,after all off the back of my head,we are the first to win at Wigan,first to put 3 past Leicester,first to stop M,boro from scoring at home,so heck why not mate,i`m up for 3 points on Saturday for a good start,boxing day we play at Charlton,Great respect for them and their manager Chris Powell ,but we can take 3 there as well with their current poor run . Who knows,we just love The Albion ! . UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If we get into the playoffs this year there are going to be some results that we will look back on and say, those games made it all happen, IMHO, today will be one of them. Our points gained away at Reading and QPR stand out as great results and slapping Leicester last week was another. The importance of today's result is the fact that it comes on the back of our win against Leicester, the momentum is there to now carry on and pick up some serious points between now and the new year. Had we got a draw today many would say that it was a good point to get, Boro are better than their position suggests and they will show that in the weeks and months to come. Some draws are good to get but winning will always give you more impetus for the following match, the drive will be there to keep racking up those three points. Conway will leave and head back home with a real desire to return, and that desire must have been greatly increased after his two most recent performances. El-Abd and Brez will both be champing at the bit to start in our next game, again all coming from the last two matches, there is nothing like winning to boost your confidence. Six points can work wonders if they are gained in the right manner, against the right teams and at the right time, and the approaching Christmas schedule will be looked at in a far more confident light now that we have these six points. I would not be surprised if we pick up at least ten points from the next twelve.[/p][/quote]WOW 10 from 12,great post as always,i thought my optimism was a little OTT. But to see what we are achieving with Oscar ,it may be that we have every right to think positive,after all off the back of my head,we are the first to win at Wigan,first to put 3 past Leicester,first to stop M,boro from scoring at home,so heck why not mate,i`m up for 3 points on Saturday for a good start,boxing day we play at Charlton,Great respect for them and their manager Chris Powell ,but we can take 3 there as well with their current poor run . Who knows,we just love The Albion ! . UTA tug509

8:41pm Sat 14 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If we get into the playoffs this year there are going to be some results that we will look back on and say, those games made it all happen, IMHO, today will be one of them. Our points gained away at Reading and QPR stand out as great results and slapping Leicester last week was another.
The importance of today's result is the fact that it comes on the back of our win against Leicester, the momentum is there to now carry on and pick up some serious points between now and the new year. Had we got a draw today many would say that it was a good point to get, Boro are better than their position suggests and they will show that in the weeks and months to come. Some draws are good to get but winning will always give you more impetus for the following match, the drive will be there to keep racking up those three points.

Conway will leave and head back home with a real desire to return, and that desire must have been greatly increased after his two most recent performances. El-Abd and Brez will both be champing at the bit to start in our next game, again all coming from the last two matches, there is nothing like winning to boost your confidence. Six points can work wonders if they are gained in the right manner, against the right teams and at the right time, and the approaching Christmas schedule will be looked at in a far more confident light now that we have these six points. I would not be surprised if we pick up at least ten points from the next twelve.
WOW 10 from 12,great post as always,i thought my optimism was a little OTT. But to see what we are achieving with Oscar ,it may be that we have every right to think positive,after all off the back of my head,we are the first to win at Wigan,first to put 3 past Leicester,first to stop M,boro from scoring at home,so heck why not mate,i`m up for 3 points on Saturday for a good start,boxing day we play at Charlton,Great respect for them and their manager Chris Powell ,but we can take 3 there as well with their current poor run . Who knows,we just love The Albion ! . UTA
Well Tug our next is home to Huddersfield, I fancy a win, Charlton away is winnable, a point at Blackpool and then beat Bournemouth at the Amex, 10 from 12.
Heck we could win all four what with our current form and returning players.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If we get into the playoffs this year there are going to be some results that we will look back on and say, those games made it all happen, IMHO, today will be one of them. Our points gained away at Reading and QPR stand out as great results and slapping Leicester last week was another. The importance of today's result is the fact that it comes on the back of our win against Leicester, the momentum is there to now carry on and pick up some serious points between now and the new year. Had we got a draw today many would say that it was a good point to get, Boro are better than their position suggests and they will show that in the weeks and months to come. Some draws are good to get but winning will always give you more impetus for the following match, the drive will be there to keep racking up those three points. Conway will leave and head back home with a real desire to return, and that desire must have been greatly increased after his two most recent performances. El-Abd and Brez will both be champing at the bit to start in our next game, again all coming from the last two matches, there is nothing like winning to boost your confidence. Six points can work wonders if they are gained in the right manner, against the right teams and at the right time, and the approaching Christmas schedule will be looked at in a far more confident light now that we have these six points. I would not be surprised if we pick up at least ten points from the next twelve.[/p][/quote]WOW 10 from 12,great post as always,i thought my optimism was a little OTT. But to see what we are achieving with Oscar ,it may be that we have every right to think positive,after all off the back of my head,we are the first to win at Wigan,first to put 3 past Leicester,first to stop M,boro from scoring at home,so heck why not mate,i`m up for 3 points on Saturday for a good start,boxing day we play at Charlton,Great respect for them and their manager Chris Powell ,but we can take 3 there as well with their current poor run . Who knows,we just love The Albion ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Well Tug our next is home to Huddersfield, I fancy a win, Charlton away is winnable, a point at Blackpool and then beat Bournemouth at the Amex, 10 from 12. Heck we could win all four what with our current form and returning players. VegasSeagull

9:19pm Sat 14 Dec 13

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If we get into the playoffs this year there are going to be some results that we will look back on and say, those games made it all happen, IMHO, today will be one of them. Our points gained away at Reading and QPR stand out as great results and slapping Leicester last week was another.
The importance of today's result is the fact that it comes on the back of our win against Leicester, the momentum is there to now carry on and pick up some serious points between now and the new year. Had we got a draw today many would say that it was a good point to get, Boro are better than their position suggests and they will show that in the weeks and months to come. Some draws are good to get but winning will always give you more impetus for the following match, the drive will be there to keep racking up those three points.

Conway will leave and head back home with a real desire to return, and that desire must have been greatly increased after his two most recent performances. El-Abd and Brez will both be champing at the bit to start in our next game, again all coming from the last two matches, there is nothing like winning to boost your confidence. Six points can work wonders if they are gained in the right manner, against the right teams and at the right time, and the approaching Christmas schedule will be looked at in a far more confident light now that we have these six points. I would not be surprised if we pick up at least ten points from the next twelve.
WOW 10 from 12,great post as always,i thought my optimism was a little OTT. But to see what we are achieving with Oscar ,it may be that we have every right to think positive,after all off the back of my head,we are the first to win at Wigan,first to put 3 past Leicester,first to stop M,boro from scoring at home,so heck why not mate,i`m up for 3 points on Saturday for a good start,boxing day we play at Charlton,Great respect for them and their manager Chris Powell ,but we can take 3 there as well with their current poor run . Who knows,we just love The Albion ! . UTA
Well Tug our next is home to Huddersfield, I fancy a win, Charlton away is winnable, a point at Blackpool and then beat Bournemouth at the Amex, 10 from 12.
Heck we could win all four what with our current form and returning players.
We will of course destroy Mouthbourne ,but that is on the 1st of next year,but i know what you are saying ,give me an hour and i will predict Brighton winning the FA Cup . Needles to say i am enjoying a pint or ten ,afternoon coffee for you ! . Damm it`s good to know you support the best . UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If we get into the playoffs this year there are going to be some results that we will look back on and say, those games made it all happen, IMHO, today will be one of them. Our points gained away at Reading and QPR stand out as great results and slapping Leicester last week was another. The importance of today's result is the fact that it comes on the back of our win against Leicester, the momentum is there to now carry on and pick up some serious points between now and the new year. Had we got a draw today many would say that it was a good point to get, Boro are better than their position suggests and they will show that in the weeks and months to come. Some draws are good to get but winning will always give you more impetus for the following match, the drive will be there to keep racking up those three points. Conway will leave and head back home with a real desire to return, and that desire must have been greatly increased after his two most recent performances. El-Abd and Brez will both be champing at the bit to start in our next game, again all coming from the last two matches, there is nothing like winning to boost your confidence. Six points can work wonders if they are gained in the right manner, against the right teams and at the right time, and the approaching Christmas schedule will be looked at in a far more confident light now that we have these six points. I would not be surprised if we pick up at least ten points from the next twelve.[/p][/quote]WOW 10 from 12,great post as always,i thought my optimism was a little OTT. But to see what we are achieving with Oscar ,it may be that we have every right to think positive,after all off the back of my head,we are the first to win at Wigan,first to put 3 past Leicester,first to stop M,boro from scoring at home,so heck why not mate,i`m up for 3 points on Saturday for a good start,boxing day we play at Charlton,Great respect for them and their manager Chris Powell ,but we can take 3 there as well with their current poor run . Who knows,we just love The Albion ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Well Tug our next is home to Huddersfield, I fancy a win, Charlton away is winnable, a point at Blackpool and then beat Bournemouth at the Amex, 10 from 12. Heck we could win all four what with our current form and returning players.[/p][/quote]We will of course destroy Mouthbourne ,but that is on the 1st of next year,but i know what you are saying ,give me an hour and i will predict Brighton winning the FA Cup . Needles to say i am enjoying a pint or ten ,afternoon coffee for you ! . Damm it`s good to know you support the best . UTA tug509

7:09am Sun 15 Dec 13

baldy from worthing says...

We just seem to be getting stronger and stronger. Injured players are coming back, fringe players doing more than an adequate job! Everything looking very promising. We need to hold on to all our key players in January, get CC back from Cardiff and who knows what might happen. 1 or 2 of the early pace setters are having a bit of a wobble so the new year could quite easily see a different look at the top. UTA
We just seem to be getting stronger and stronger. Injured players are coming back, fringe players doing more than an adequate job! Everything looking very promising. We need to hold on to all our key players in January, get CC back from Cardiff and who knows what might happen. 1 or 2 of the early pace setters are having a bit of a wobble so the new year could quite easily see a different look at the top. UTA baldy from worthing

11:56am Sun 15 Dec 13

fansunited says...

Lets hope you are all right, and the Barnsley game was just a blip! as January is going to be tough, Derby away, Leeds at home and Burnley away. Need all the points we can get in December! UTA
Lets hope you are all right, and the Barnsley game was just a blip! as January is going to be tough, Derby away, Leeds at home and Burnley away. Need all the points we can get in December! UTA fansunited

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