Oscar baffled by Albion's home troubles

The Argus: Oscar Garcia is puzzled by Albion's poor home form Oscar Garcia is puzzled by Albion's poor home form

Oscar Garcia admits he is puzzled by Albion’s poor home form.

The head coach is struggling to explain why the Seagulls have triumphed in four of their last six away games while winning just twice at The Amex over the same period.

He said: “For me it’s also difficult (to understand), because we want to play the same way at home as away.

“Maybe most teams when we play at home sit back and try to defend and play on the counter-attack. Sometimes away we are more clinical in front of goal.”

Albion are without Will Buckley (hamstring) for Bournemouth’s visit today (3pm) They are also still missing Bruno (thigh) and Gordon Greer (calf) from the defence.

Oscar said: “It’s frustrating but we have been managing injuries since the start of the season and now we have experience in these situations. “We expect a tough game against a good side with dangerous players up front.”

Leroy Lita is in contention for a spot on the bench for the last match of the sparingly used striker's loan spell from Swansea.

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8:37am Wed 1 Jan 14

lowerbeedingseagull says...

Happy New Year.

Perhaps the answer would to be far more positive from the start with both tactics & team selection. We set up in such a predictable way so the visitors know exactly what to expect.

Hope we win 9-3!!!!!!!
Happy New Year. Perhaps the answer would to be far more positive from the start with both tactics & team selection. We set up in such a predictable way so the visitors know exactly what to expect. Hope we win 9-3!!!!!!! lowerbeedingseagull

9:06am Wed 1 Jan 14

mark by the sea says...

lowerbeedingseagull wrote:
Happy New Year.

Perhaps the answer would to be far more positive from the start with both tactics & team selection. We set up in such a predictable way so the visitors know exactly what to expect.

Hope we win 9-3!!!!!!!
Yes why has Lita not been on the bench more often, especially at home, we have missed ulloa more than we realise. We need our wide players to perform.
Good news is three pitches have been laid including the two with under soil heating at the training ground.
[quote][p][bold]lowerbeedingseagull[/bold] wrote: Happy New Year. Perhaps the answer would to be far more positive from the start with both tactics & team selection. We set up in such a predictable way so the visitors know exactly what to expect. Hope we win 9-3!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes why has Lita not been on the bench more often, especially at home, we have missed ulloa more than we realise. We need our wide players to perform. Good news is three pitches have been laid including the two with under soil heating at the training ground. mark by the sea

10:02am Wed 1 Jan 14

impose our game gull says...

Absolutely clear to me .... especially against poorer teams. Today we play the team that has conceded the third most goals in the league, has had very poor away form. This was similar when we played Barnsley at the start of December:

1. come out from the start with the intention of "game over" by half time
2. ensure player confidence does not turn to arrogance and nonchalance
3. ensure we have at least ten on shots on goal in the first half
4. the part you can absolutely control Oscar - start with a very positive and attacking line up - Leo and Ash and Leroy on the bench, Ince (playing pushed up) to start, Crofts to start, Lua Lua too

UTA!!
Absolutely clear to me .... especially against poorer teams. Today we play the team that has conceded the third most goals in the league, has had very poor away form. This was similar when we played Barnsley at the start of December: 1. come out from the start with the intention of "game over" by half time 2. ensure player confidence does not turn to arrogance and nonchalance 3. ensure we have at least ten on shots on goal in the first half 4. the part you can absolutely control Oscar - start with a very positive and attacking line up - Leo and Ash and Leroy on the bench, Ince (playing pushed up) to start, Crofts to start, Lua Lua too UTA!! impose our game gull

10:04am Wed 1 Jan 14

To baldly go says...

Should have played with 2 strikers at home then, Lita will score goals, it's what he does. He's cost us a small fortune in wages to sit on the bench at best, and those that say it's down to Barnes's form (5 goals in 20 starts, 2 of them penalty's) its a pretty poor excuse, Lita and Barnes should have played together while Ulloa was out injured, we would have scored probably another 3/4 goals and be about 6 points better off.
The mouth will come to win today, it's their FA cup final match, they will be set up with pace in attack and the lads need to be on it from the start, Ulloa, Barnes, and LuaLua up front should keep them on the back foot, Ince, Bridcutt and Crofts in midfield, defence we know picks itself due to injuries unless Ward is still suffering from head injury then Chicksen could be in for his home league debut. Expecting a cracking match although the weather might be a big factor in how it works out. 2-1 Albion
Should have played with 2 strikers at home then, Lita will score goals, it's what he does. He's cost us a small fortune in wages to sit on the bench at best, and those that say it's down to Barnes's form (5 goals in 20 starts, 2 of them penalty's) its a pretty poor excuse, Lita and Barnes should have played together while Ulloa was out injured, we would have scored probably another 3/4 goals and be about 6 points better off. The mouth will come to win today, it's their FA cup final match, they will be set up with pace in attack and the lads need to be on it from the start, Ulloa, Barnes, and LuaLua up front should keep them on the back foot, Ince, Bridcutt and Crofts in midfield, defence we know picks itself due to injuries unless Ward is still suffering from head injury then Chicksen could be in for his home league debut. Expecting a cracking match although the weather might be a big factor in how it works out. 2-1 Albion To baldly go

10:05am Wed 1 Jan 14

namgo49 says...

Mind set really. We lose a game or two then rather than go for broke become more defensive in our approach. Play high up to the North stand end pressing all the time with Ulloa and Lualua giving everything for a half to get a two or three goal lead then bring one or both off and just consolidate in the midfield breaking as &when.

That way too I shall have a good view of the goals we get.

It's probably all drivel really but it looked quite good when I typed it!!
Mind set really. We lose a game or two then rather than go for broke become more defensive in our approach. Play high up to the North stand end pressing all the time with Ulloa and Lualua giving everything for a half to get a two or three goal lead then bring one or both off and just consolidate in the midfield breaking as &when. That way too I shall have a good view of the goals we get. It's probably all drivel really but it looked quite good when I typed it!! namgo49

10:27am Wed 1 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

I think OG has answered his own question here...

We may try and play the same both Home and Away but the fact is, that away from home, teams will come at us and try and win thus spaces will appear for us.
At home the imputus is on us to make it happen and a more aggressive line up is required.

Hopefully a good game in store today (if it's on)

Uta
I think OG has answered his own question here... We may try and play the same both Home and Away but the fact is, that away from home, teams will come at us and try and win thus spaces will appear for us. At home the imputus is on us to make it happen and a more aggressive line up is required. Hopefully a good game in store today (if it's on) Uta SMF20

10:27am Wed 1 Jan 14

ringtone says...

Blimey, i think he has finally got it.

Of course teams are gonna sit and counter attack, its what Brighton do away from home.

The only team who didnt was Leicester cos they went for the win so Brighton could play on the break.

The possible answer is to play with two strikers at home or devise a better attacking system, its what he gets paid for, so sort it.
Blimey, i think he has finally got it. Of course teams are gonna sit and counter attack, its what Brighton do away from home. The only team who didnt was Leicester cos they went for the win so Brighton could play on the break. The possible answer is to play with two strikers at home or devise a better attacking system, its what he gets paid for, so sort it. ringtone

11:07am Wed 1 Jan 14

Claude Back says...

ringtone wrote:
Blimey, i think he has finally got it.

Of course teams are gonna sit and counter attack, its what Brighton do away from home.

The only team who didnt was Leicester cos they went for the win so Brighton could play on the break.

The possible answer is to play with two strikers at home or devise a better attacking system, its what he gets paid for, so sort it.
Exactly! Well said.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Blimey, i think he has finally got it. Of course teams are gonna sit and counter attack, its what Brighton do away from home. The only team who didnt was Leicester cos they went for the win so Brighton could play on the break. The possible answer is to play with two strikers at home or devise a better attacking system, its what he gets paid for, so sort it.[/p][/quote]Exactly! Well said. Claude Back

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