Recalled Dobbie admits: I didn't see eye to eye with Poyet

Stephen Dobbie has been handed the chance to shine against one of his old clubs.

The short-lived former Albion attacker plays against them today after being recalled to the starting XI by Blackpool.

Dobbie was signed by Gus Poyet on August 31 last season but now admits he did not hit off with the former Albion boss.

He moved on to Crystal Palace and has since been loaned back to the Bloomfield Road outfit, although he was left out of the team which drew 1-1 with Leeds on Boxing Day to end a four-game losing run.

Interviewed for today’s match programme, Dobbie said: “Brighton were a good passing team so I thought they would suit my style of play but I didn’t see eye-to-eye with Gus Poyet, as simple as that.”

Dobbie will play off Michael Chopra in Blackpool’s 4-4-1-1 set-up.

The Tangerines had hoped to have Ricardo Fuller back after a four-match absence, enforced by suspension and a hamstring problem. but he does not feature in the 18 named by boss Paul Ince.

Midfielder Chris Basham is likely to fill in as a makeshift right-back.

Centre-back Kirk Broadfoot starts a four-game ban after being sent-off near the end of the Leeds game.

The former Rangers man was shown a straight red card, his second dismissal in December.

Craig Cathcart is likely to move from right back to the centre of defence.

Blackpool: Gilks; Basham, Cathcart, MacKenzie, Robinson; Ince, Ferguson, Gosling, Bishop; Dobbie; Chopra. Subs: Warner, Blackett, Angel, Davies, Delfouneso, Barkhuizen, Eccleston.

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2:33pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Sid East Brighton says...

Probably was'nt the only player to fall out with Poyet
Probably was'nt the only player to fall out with Poyet Sid East Brighton

2:41pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Albion In Staffs says...

Sid East Brighton wrote:
Probably was'nt the only player to fall out with Poyet
Probably not! But he's not been missed since he left, a comment which , I hope is not tempting fate.
[quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Probably was'nt the only player to fall out with Poyet[/p][/quote]Probably not! But he's not been missed since he left, a comment which , I hope is not tempting fate. Albion In Staffs

2:44pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Joel'sGrandad says...

No real surprise there then! Stephen's style of play makes him look a bit lethargic and that definitely wouldn't have put him in Gus's good books. Just one of those things but he's still a good player who can explode into action at a moment's notice. Just didn't do it for us. UTA.
No real surprise there then! Stephen's style of play makes him look a bit lethargic and that definitely wouldn't have put him in Gus's good books. Just one of those things but he's still a good player who can explode into action at a moment's notice. Just didn't do it for us. UTA. Joel'sGrandad

7:26pm Sun 29 Dec 13

lonegull says...

Sad thing is he got a couple of goals and assists for Palace without which they would never have made the playoffs. Bad bit of business.
Sad thing is he got a couple of goals and assists for Palace without which they would never have made the playoffs. Bad bit of business. lonegull

1:33am Mon 30 Dec 13

Baldseagull says...

They were never going to see eye to eye, Dobbie is about 7 inches shorter than Gus.
They were never going to see eye to eye, Dobbie is about 7 inches shorter than Gus. Baldseagull

2:39pm Mon 30 Dec 13

brighton bluenose says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Sid East Brighton wrote:
Probably was'nt the only player to fall out with Poyet
Probably not! But he's not been missed since he left, a comment which , I hope is not tempting fate.
Perhaps you haven't noticed but we've had three strikers injured over the last few months so suggesting that a proven goalscorer hasn't 'been missed' is a bit off target (pun intended!) - would have done a job as a stop-gap!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Probably was'nt the only player to fall out with Poyet[/p][/quote]Probably not! But he's not been missed since he left, a comment which , I hope is not tempting fate.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you haven't noticed but we've had three strikers injured over the last few months so suggesting that a proven goalscorer hasn't 'been missed' is a bit off target (pun intended!) - would have done a job as a stop-gap! brighton bluenose

2:39pm Mon 30 Dec 13

brighton bluenose says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Sid East Brighton wrote:
Probably was'nt the only player to fall out with Poyet
Probably not! But he's not been missed since he left, a comment which , I hope is not tempting fate.
Perhaps you haven't noticed but we've had three strikers injured over the last few months so suggesting that a proven goalscorer hasn't 'been missed' is a bit off target (pun intended!) - would have done a job as a stop-gap!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Probably was'nt the only player to fall out with Poyet[/p][/quote]Probably not! But he's not been missed since he left, a comment which , I hope is not tempting fate.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you haven't noticed but we've had three strikers injured over the last few months so suggesting that a proven goalscorer hasn't 'been missed' is a bit off target (pun intended!) - would have done a job as a stop-gap! brighton bluenose

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