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Adams praises Albion's quality and character

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Micky Adams praised Albion’s attitude – and their centre-backs – after seeing his Port Vale side go out of the FA Cup.

Adams was proud of Vale’s efforts but felt his men did not trouble the Seagulls as much as he would have liked in their 3-1 defeat.

The former Albion boss said: “I think you give credit to Brighton. We thought we could get after them a little bit but I thought they showed their quality and I thought they showed their character.

“I think particularly Upson at the back and Dunk were excellent and they showed they have got some decent players.

“But we gave a good account of ourselves.”

Adams was unhappy with his team’s defending as Rohan Ince opened the scoring from a corner routine.

But he thought the second goal, from Solly March, was a fluke.

He added: “We switched off a couple of times. The first one we can do something about, the second one I think is a fluke.

“I don’t think he has meant to do that. He has crossed it into an area and it has looped in.

“The first one is avoidable. We are disappointed with that.”

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7:11am Sun 26 Jan 14

twonk says...

Keep the faith Micky.
Keep the faith Micky. twonk
  • Score: 8

9:11am Sun 26 Jan 14

To baldly go says...

We know he's ex Albion but still nice to hear the praise, thanks Micky.
On the subject of the defence, I would like to see Dunk play alongside Upson more often, he has the potential and could learn a lot from him imo. If Maksi performs well at Killy he could be our other centre back for the future alongside Dunk. Chicksen has shown that he is good enough at LB to keep Ward honest and I don't think we will buy Ward once his loan is over. That leaves RB, Caldi would be good back up for a couple of years but we need to find a young quality player to fill that position. No purchases this window, maybe a loan or two imo, we may buy some youngsters (JM) but it will be the summer before we spend big, when we know where we will be playing! UTA
We know he's ex Albion but still nice to hear the praise, thanks Micky. On the subject of the defence, I would like to see Dunk play alongside Upson more often, he has the potential and could learn a lot from him imo. If Maksi performs well at Killy he could be our other centre back for the future alongside Dunk. Chicksen has shown that he is good enough at LB to keep Ward honest and I don't think we will buy Ward once his loan is over. That leaves RB, Caldi would be good back up for a couple of years but we need to find a young quality player to fill that position. No purchases this window, maybe a loan or two imo, we may buy some youngsters (JM) but it will be the summer before we spend big, when we know where we will be playing! UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 16

9:18am Sun 26 Jan 14

Sheil says...

Great to hear such praise considering we made 7 changes!!
Well done lads. Also great to see 3 goals scored by us!

Yep I think next season will be ours for the taking considering Oscar has only been here five minutes-on & upwards!

Can't wait to see who our opponents in the next round.
Great to hear such praise considering we made 7 changes!! Well done lads. Also great to see 3 goals scored by us! Yep I think next season will be ours for the taking considering Oscar has only been here five minutes-on & upwards! Can't wait to see who our opponents in the next round. Sheil
  • Score: 9

9:34am Sun 26 Jan 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Glad Dunk gave a good account of himself.
Glad Dunk gave a good account of himself. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 12

10:15am Sun 26 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Very honest appraisal from Mickey as one would expect. Top bloke.
As for our players some very good performances from our fringe players. As I've said on here recently this could be the time Lewis Dunk stakes his claim for a permanent spot. He seems to be getting his act together. UTA
Very honest appraisal from Mickey as one would expect. Top bloke. As for our players some very good performances from our fringe players. As I've said on here recently this could be the time Lewis Dunk stakes his claim for a permanent spot. He seems to be getting his act together. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 11

10:23am Sun 26 Jan 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Out of interest, did our support salute Micky Adams on the day with a song or anything? Like to think so.
Any insights from fans who went would be great to read.
Out of interest, did our support salute Micky Adams on the day with a song or anything? Like to think so. Any insights from fans who went would be great to read. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 8

10:37am Sun 26 Jan 14

To baldly go says...

For Dunk it's been a year of his career missed, he has certainly grown up and put the experience behind him. With Greer and Upson at the tail end of their careers the position is his for the taking, learn from these two seasoned pro's and who knows what he could achieve. Upson's contract finishes this year I think, do we renew it or go with Dunk / Greer with Maksi as third choice. Talking of Maksi, he has gone about his business quietly and gained more international experience and imo could also make the step up, if he plays regularly and well for Killy until the summer, it will be time to give him his chance imo. Good times ahead for these two and the Albion.
For Dunk it's been a year of his career missed, he has certainly grown up and put the experience behind him. With Greer and Upson at the tail end of their careers the position is his for the taking, learn from these two seasoned pro's and who knows what he could achieve. Upson's contract finishes this year I think, do we renew it or go with Dunk / Greer with Maksi as third choice. Talking of Maksi, he has gone about his business quietly and gained more international experience and imo could also make the step up, if he plays regularly and well for Killy until the summer, it will be time to give him his chance imo. Good times ahead for these two and the Albion. To baldly go
  • Score: 9

12:32pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Boxingday64 says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
Out of interest, did our support salute Micky Adams on the day with a song or anything? Like to think so.
Any insights from fans who went would be great to read.
Twice in the second half we sang "There's only one Mickey Adams" to which he responded with a wave and applause. Also sang was "Mickey, Mickey give us a wave" which he did. Also "Mickey is a Seagull" quite a few times but the most amusing was when we sang to the Vale fans "Has he ever waved to you!"
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, did our support salute Micky Adams on the day with a song or anything? Like to think so. Any insights from fans who went would be great to read.[/p][/quote]Twice in the second half we sang "There's only one Mickey Adams" to which he responded with a wave and applause. Also sang was "Mickey, Mickey give us a wave" which he did. Also "Mickey is a Seagull" quite a few times but the most amusing was when we sang to the Vale fans "Has he ever waved to you!" Boxingday64
  • Score: 11

1:49pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Boxingday64 wrote:
Cory and Trevor wrote:
Out of interest, did our support salute Micky Adams on the day with a song or anything? Like to think so.
Any insights from fans who went would be great to read.
Twice in the second half we sang "There's only one Mickey Adams" to which he responded with a wave and applause. Also sang was "Mickey, Mickey give us a wave" which he did. Also "Mickey is a Seagull" quite a few times but the most amusing was when we sang to the Vale fans "Has he ever waved to you!"
Brilliant mate, thanks for that. Never in doubt,...
[quote][p][bold]Boxingday64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, did our support salute Micky Adams on the day with a song or anything? Like to think so. Any insights from fans who went would be great to read.[/p][/quote]Twice in the second half we sang "There's only one Mickey Adams" to which he responded with a wave and applause. Also sang was "Mickey, Mickey give us a wave" which he did. Also "Mickey is a Seagull" quite a few times but the most amusing was when we sang to the Vale fans "Has he ever waved to you!"[/p][/quote]Brilliant mate, thanks for that. Never in doubt,... Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 3

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