How hard-working Watford rattled Albion

Watford score their first goal

Watford score their first goal

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Watford boss Beppe Sannino felt his side worked their socks off - and gave Albion a defensive headache.

Sannino’s men pierced the Seagulls’ mean rearguard twice to take the points at Vicarage Road.

Watford reverted to his favoured 3-5-2 formation and Ikechi Anya, restored to left wing back, popped up in a wide role to score the all-important opening goal.

Gordon Greer was put under heavy pressure in the build-up to the second goal, calmly taken by Fernando Forestieri.

Sannino said: “We knew Brighton were the best team in the league in terms of goals conceded away from home and if we scored two goals then it is because of the pressing but it is also because of the desire of my lads; the sufferance we were able to put into the game.

“We worked our socks off today.”

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9:49pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Eddy B says...

Brighton may be the best away team in the league in terms of goals conceded but unfortunately we certainly aren't up the other end. That means once we are one down we've had it!
Brighton may be the best away team in the league in terms of goals conceded but unfortunately we certainly aren't up the other end. That means once we are one down we've had it! Eddy B
  • Score: 14

10:14pm Sun 2 Feb 14

blue-eyed-boy says...

Watford may have worked their socks off, what ever it was that we were doing just doesn't work, we need a midfield playmaker, someone with ideas on the pitch, & dare I say it, maybe someone with some ideas off the pitch.
Watford may have worked their socks off, what ever it was that we were doing just doesn't work, we need a midfield playmaker, someone with ideas on the pitch, & dare I say it, maybe someone with some ideas off the pitch. blue-eyed-boy
  • Score: 4

10:26pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Two things would have scuppered Watford.
Playing 2 up front to put their defence under pressure and playing Rohan Ince which would have given us more attacking options.
Simple. I don't care how few goals we have conceded, if we can't score at the other end what's the point?
Leo is a talented player but needs help. UTA
Two things would have scuppered Watford. Playing 2 up front to put their defence under pressure and playing Rohan Ince which would have given us more attacking options. Simple. I don't care how few goals we have conceded, if we can't score at the other end what's the point? Leo is a talented player but needs help. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 9

10:30pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Alfie T says...

We missed Ince today without doubt, Stephens looks decent and will need some time to adapt to his new team mates. March has to start against Doncaster, he looked excellent when he came on, for me Lopez and JFC have to move over, both lightweight and ineffectual today.

Greer was poor today,and not just the error that cost us the second goal,too slow and far to many errant passes. Rodriguez looked good, has real pace and could be a real gem for a free transfer. Start him Saturday alongside Ulloa,who also needs to re discover his mojo.
We missed Ince today without doubt, Stephens looks decent and will need some time to adapt to his new team mates. March has to start against Doncaster, he looked excellent when he came on, for me Lopez and JFC have to move over, both lightweight and ineffectual today. Greer was poor today,and not just the error that cost us the second goal,too slow and far to many errant passes. Rodriguez looked good, has real pace and could be a real gem for a free transfer. Start him Saturday alongside Ulloa,who also needs to re discover his mojo. Alfie T
  • Score: 21

10:41pm Sun 2 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

Watford were poor, we were just cr4p! Lopez starts again! why? When March replaced him it was like a breath of fresh air and he must start in place of Lopez. LuaLua came on for Jfc who was getting bossed all over the pitch and instantly made a difference, where was Ince? Bruno had another indifferent game, for me if Caldi had been on they might not have got their first goal. Greer had a stinker, too long on the ball and got caught out again, if we go out with a more positive attitude/approach at least we would give them something to think about, brighton only play with 1 upfront, mark him out of the game and we have a chance, you can just here the opposition managers team talk. A change of tactics required or we fall down the league imo, things can only get better. UTA
Watford were poor, we were just cr4p! Lopez starts again! why? When March replaced him it was like a breath of fresh air and he must start in place of Lopez. LuaLua came on for Jfc who was getting bossed all over the pitch and instantly made a difference, where was Ince? Bruno had another indifferent game, for me if Caldi had been on they might not have got their first goal. Greer had a stinker, too long on the ball and got caught out again, if we go out with a more positive attitude/approach at least we would give them something to think about, brighton only play with 1 upfront, mark him out of the game and we have a chance, you can just here the opposition managers team talk. A change of tactics required or we fall down the league imo, things can only get better. UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 11

11:12pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Really need VICENTE now someone who can create
Really need VICENTE now someone who can create Tonyuk175
  • Score: 3

11:16pm Sun 2 Feb 14

pjwilk says...

So we were not as hardworking.
So we were not as hardworking. pjwilk
  • Score: 0

12:00am Mon 3 Feb 14

Eddy B says...

From most the comments it seems there is quite a consensus that we could do with some changes. There are a few players, even one or two previously untouchable, who have probably overstayed their welcome in the first team. How about some sweeping changes. What about trying something like this for a new look team? Drastic? Over reaction?

TK,
Calde, Upson, Dunk, Chicksen
March, Agustein, Ince, Lua Lua
Rodriguez, Obika

That would be an over reaction I'd have to admit but on present form you'd probably say only Upson, Ince, March and Lua Lua, would be first on the teamsheet? Added to that Rodriguez and Agustein deserve a chance. We know Orlandi and Ulloa are class players, just out of form or lacking match fitness. Buckley likewise although always injured.

Some others are probably looking at joining Barnes et al on the way out this summer.

The transfer speculation and focus has always been on the forwards and midfield but to me it is the defence that looks thin. I think Gus's "ceiling" comments possibly stem from our failure to secure that Van Dijk chap who ended up at Celtic?

The failure to secure various striking targets this January window I suspect stem from being behind Ulloa in the pecking order thus never getting a game, moreso than lack of wages, but who knows?
From most the comments it seems there is quite a consensus that we could do with some changes. There are a few players, even one or two previously untouchable, who have probably overstayed their welcome in the first team. How about some sweeping changes. What about trying something like this for a new look team? Drastic? Over reaction? TK, Calde, Upson, Dunk, Chicksen March, Agustein, Ince, Lua Lua Rodriguez, Obika That would be an over reaction I'd have to admit but on present form you'd probably say only Upson, Ince, March and Lua Lua, would be first on the teamsheet? Added to that Rodriguez and Agustein deserve a chance. We know Orlandi and Ulloa are class players, just out of form or lacking match fitness. Buckley likewise although always injured. Some others are probably looking at joining Barnes et al on the way out this summer. The transfer speculation and focus has always been on the forwards and midfield but to me it is the defence that looks thin. I think Gus's "ceiling" comments possibly stem from our failure to secure that Van Dijk chap who ended up at Celtic? The failure to secure various striking targets this January window I suspect stem from being behind Ulloa in the pecking order thus never getting a game, moreso than lack of wages, but who knows? Eddy B
  • Score: 5

1:51am Mon 3 Feb 14

Vince says...

Eddy B wrote:
From most the comments it seems there is quite a consensus that we could do with some changes. There are a few players, even one or two previously untouchable, who have probably overstayed their welcome in the first team. How about some sweeping changes. What about trying something like this for a new look team? Drastic? Over reaction? TK, Calde, Upson, Dunk, Chicksen March, Agustein, Ince, Lua Lua Rodriguez, Obika That would be an over reaction I'd have to admit but on present form you'd probably say only Upson, Ince, March and Lua Lua, would be first on the teamsheet? Added to that Rodriguez and Agustein deserve a chance. We know Orlandi and Ulloa are class players, just out of form or lacking match fitness. Buckley likewise although always injured. Some others are probably looking at joining Barnes et al on the way out this summer. The transfer speculation and focus has always been on the forwards and midfield but to me it is the defence that looks thin. I think Gus's "ceiling" comments possibly stem from our failure to secure that Van Dijk chap who ended up at Celtic? The failure to secure various striking targets this January window I suspect stem from being behind Ulloa in the pecking order thus never getting a game, moreso than lack of wages, but who knows?
Agreed that Oscar's persistence in playing players who are poor (Greer and Lopez) could be affecting our results and IMHO lowering morale.

Re: your team selection:- Ulloa and Orlandi have to start and Buckley as well when he is fit - otherwise they will be looking to leave. Buckley already looks peed off to me.

Oscar does not seem to be aware that 90% of all fans want to see a more attacking formation. I agree with other posters that what's the point of having a load of back-up strikers if you only play one on the field? it also probably stops strikers wanting to sign for us.

We are in danger of failing badly despite getting most of our injured players back. We need our best team out there from the start - not wait until we go 0-1 down.
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: From most the comments it seems there is quite a consensus that we could do with some changes. There are a few players, even one or two previously untouchable, who have probably overstayed their welcome in the first team. How about some sweeping changes. What about trying something like this for a new look team? Drastic? Over reaction? TK, Calde, Upson, Dunk, Chicksen March, Agustein, Ince, Lua Lua Rodriguez, Obika That would be an over reaction I'd have to admit but on present form you'd probably say only Upson, Ince, March and Lua Lua, would be first on the teamsheet? Added to that Rodriguez and Agustein deserve a chance. We know Orlandi and Ulloa are class players, just out of form or lacking match fitness. Buckley likewise although always injured. Some others are probably looking at joining Barnes et al on the way out this summer. The transfer speculation and focus has always been on the forwards and midfield but to me it is the defence that looks thin. I think Gus's "ceiling" comments possibly stem from our failure to secure that Van Dijk chap who ended up at Celtic? The failure to secure various striking targets this January window I suspect stem from being behind Ulloa in the pecking order thus never getting a game, moreso than lack of wages, but who knows?[/p][/quote]Agreed that Oscar's persistence in playing players who are poor (Greer and Lopez) could be affecting our results and IMHO lowering morale. Re: your team selection:- Ulloa and Orlandi have to start and Buckley as well when he is fit - otherwise they will be looking to leave. Buckley already looks peed off to me. Oscar does not seem to be aware that 90% of all fans want to see a more attacking formation. I agree with other posters that what's the point of having a load of back-up strikers if you only play one on the field? it also probably stops strikers wanting to sign for us. We are in danger of failing badly despite getting most of our injured players back. We need our best team out there from the start - not wait until we go 0-1 down. Vince
  • Score: 3

5:49am Mon 3 Feb 14

brighton bluenose says...

Vince wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
From most the comments it seems there is quite a consensus that we could do with some changes. There are a few players, even one or two previously untouchable, who have probably overstayed their welcome in the first team. How about some sweeping changes. What about trying something like this for a new look team? Drastic? Over reaction? TK, Calde, Upson, Dunk, Chicksen March, Agustein, Ince, Lua Lua Rodriguez, Obika That would be an over reaction I'd have to admit but on present form you'd probably say only Upson, Ince, March and Lua Lua, would be first on the teamsheet? Added to that Rodriguez and Agustein deserve a chance. We know Orlandi and Ulloa are class players, just out of form or lacking match fitness. Buckley likewise although always injured. Some others are probably looking at joining Barnes et al on the way out this summer. The transfer speculation and focus has always been on the forwards and midfield but to me it is the defence that looks thin. I think Gus's "ceiling" comments possibly stem from our failure to secure that Van Dijk chap who ended up at Celtic? The failure to secure various striking targets this January window I suspect stem from being behind Ulloa in the pecking order thus never getting a game, moreso than lack of wages, but who knows?
Agreed that Oscar's persistence in playing players who are poor (Greer and Lopez) could be affecting our results and IMHO lowering morale.

Re: your team selection:- Ulloa and Orlandi have to start and Buckley as well when he is fit - otherwise they will be looking to leave. Buckley already looks peed off to me.

Oscar does not seem to be aware that 90% of all fans want to see a more attacking formation. I agree with other posters that what's the point of having a load of back-up strikers if you only play one on the field? it also probably stops strikers wanting to sign for us.

We are in danger of failing badly despite getting most of our injured players back. We need our best team out there from the start - not wait until we go 0-1 down.
Very poor yesterday and we have no real driving force type leader on the pitch - but with the tightest defence in the league and you want Greer replaced - get a grip! And Orlandi too - a class player who made two goal assists last week and is just coming back to fitness after a lay-off?!!
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: From most the comments it seems there is quite a consensus that we could do with some changes. There are a few players, even one or two previously untouchable, who have probably overstayed their welcome in the first team. How about some sweeping changes. What about trying something like this for a new look team? Drastic? Over reaction? TK, Calde, Upson, Dunk, Chicksen March, Agustein, Ince, Lua Lua Rodriguez, Obika That would be an over reaction I'd have to admit but on present form you'd probably say only Upson, Ince, March and Lua Lua, would be first on the teamsheet? Added to that Rodriguez and Agustein deserve a chance. We know Orlandi and Ulloa are class players, just out of form or lacking match fitness. Buckley likewise although always injured. Some others are probably looking at joining Barnes et al on the way out this summer. The transfer speculation and focus has always been on the forwards and midfield but to me it is the defence that looks thin. I think Gus's "ceiling" comments possibly stem from our failure to secure that Van Dijk chap who ended up at Celtic? The failure to secure various striking targets this January window I suspect stem from being behind Ulloa in the pecking order thus never getting a game, moreso than lack of wages, but who knows?[/p][/quote]Agreed that Oscar's persistence in playing players who are poor (Greer and Lopez) could be affecting our results and IMHO lowering morale. Re: your team selection:- Ulloa and Orlandi have to start and Buckley as well when he is fit - otherwise they will be looking to leave. Buckley already looks peed off to me. Oscar does not seem to be aware that 90% of all fans want to see a more attacking formation. I agree with other posters that what's the point of having a load of back-up strikers if you only play one on the field? it also probably stops strikers wanting to sign for us. We are in danger of failing badly despite getting most of our injured players back. We need our best team out there from the start - not wait until we go 0-1 down.[/p][/quote]Very poor yesterday and we have no real driving force type leader on the pitch - but with the tightest defence in the league and you want Greer replaced - get a grip! And Orlandi too - a class player who made two goal assists last week and is just coming back to fitness after a lay-off?!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 2

5:51am Mon 3 Feb 14

brighton bluenose says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Vince wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
From most the comments it seems there is quite a consensus that we could do with some changes. There are a few players, even one or two previously untouchable, who have probably overstayed their welcome in the first team. How about some sweeping changes. What about trying something like this for a new look team? Drastic? Over reaction? TK, Calde, Upson, Dunk, Chicksen March, Agustein, Ince, Lua Lua Rodriguez, Obika That would be an over reaction I'd have to admit but on present form you'd probably say only Upson, Ince, March and Lua Lua, would be first on the teamsheet? Added to that Rodriguez and Agustein deserve a chance. We know Orlandi and Ulloa are class players, just out of form or lacking match fitness. Buckley likewise although always injured. Some others are probably looking at joining Barnes et al on the way out this summer. The transfer speculation and focus has always been on the forwards and midfield but to me it is the defence that looks thin. I think Gus's "ceiling" comments possibly stem from our failure to secure that Van Dijk chap who ended up at Celtic? The failure to secure various striking targets this January window I suspect stem from being behind Ulloa in the pecking order thus never getting a game, moreso than lack of wages, but who knows?
Agreed that Oscar's persistence in playing players who are poor (Greer and Lopez) could be affecting our results and IMHO lowering morale.

Re: your team selection:- Ulloa and Orlandi have to start and Buckley as well when he is fit - otherwise they will be looking to leave. Buckley already looks peed off to me.

Oscar does not seem to be aware that 90% of all fans want to see a more attacking formation. I agree with other posters that what's the point of having a load of back-up strikers if you only play one on the field? it also probably stops strikers wanting to sign for us.

We are in danger of failing badly despite getting most of our injured players back. We need our best team out there from the start - not wait until we go 0-1 down.
Very poor yesterday and we have no real driving force type leader on the pitch - but with the tightest defence in the league and you want Greer replaced - get a grip! And Orlandi too - a class player who made two goal assists last week and is just coming back to fitness after a lay-off?!!
PS - the same Greer who, as part of tbe same back four, shut out Vokes and Ings in midweek?!!!!
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: From most the comments it seems there is quite a consensus that we could do with some changes. There are a few players, even one or two previously untouchable, who have probably overstayed their welcome in the first team. How about some sweeping changes. What about trying something like this for a new look team? Drastic? Over reaction? TK, Calde, Upson, Dunk, Chicksen March, Agustein, Ince, Lua Lua Rodriguez, Obika That would be an over reaction I'd have to admit but on present form you'd probably say only Upson, Ince, March and Lua Lua, would be first on the teamsheet? Added to that Rodriguez and Agustein deserve a chance. We know Orlandi and Ulloa are class players, just out of form or lacking match fitness. Buckley likewise although always injured. Some others are probably looking at joining Barnes et al on the way out this summer. The transfer speculation and focus has always been on the forwards and midfield but to me it is the defence that looks thin. I think Gus's "ceiling" comments possibly stem from our failure to secure that Van Dijk chap who ended up at Celtic? The failure to secure various striking targets this January window I suspect stem from being behind Ulloa in the pecking order thus never getting a game, moreso than lack of wages, but who knows?[/p][/quote]Agreed that Oscar's persistence in playing players who are poor (Greer and Lopez) could be affecting our results and IMHO lowering morale. Re: your team selection:- Ulloa and Orlandi have to start and Buckley as well when he is fit - otherwise they will be looking to leave. Buckley already looks peed off to me. Oscar does not seem to be aware that 90% of all fans want to see a more attacking formation. I agree with other posters that what's the point of having a load of back-up strikers if you only play one on the field? it also probably stops strikers wanting to sign for us. We are in danger of failing badly despite getting most of our injured players back. We need our best team out there from the start - not wait until we go 0-1 down.[/p][/quote]Very poor yesterday and we have no real driving force type leader on the pitch - but with the tightest defence in the league and you want Greer replaced - get a grip! And Orlandi too - a class player who made two goal assists last week and is just coming back to fitness after a lay-off?!![/p][/quote]PS - the same Greer who, as part of tbe same back four, shut out Vokes and Ings in midweek?!!!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 4

8:09am Mon 3 Feb 14

buckler says...

Sometimes you just have to put your hands up and say you were done in every department.. Watford were just too good for you and deserved the easiest 3 points of the season.. Many thanks and hope little Will gets fit soon!
Sometimes you just have to put your hands up and say you were done in every department.. Watford were just too good for you and deserved the easiest 3 points of the season.. Many thanks and hope little Will gets fit soon! buckler
  • Score: 6

12:08pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

buckler wrote:
Sometimes you just have to put your hands up and say you were done in every department.. Watford were just too good for you and deserved the easiest 3 points of the season.. Many thanks and hope little Will gets fit soon!
You are mediocre, we were just poorer. This was your lucky day, Gollum.
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Sometimes you just have to put your hands up and say you were done in every department.. Watford were just too good for you and deserved the easiest 3 points of the season.. Many thanks and hope little Will gets fit soon![/p][/quote]You are mediocre, we were just poorer. This was your lucky day, Gollum. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

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