Keeper backs Albion skipper after error

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TOMASZ Kuszczak has saluted the contribution of Gordon Greer this season following a costly error by the Albion captain at Watford.

The Seagulls were 1-0 down in the second half at Watford yesterday when Greer’s attempted backpass to keeper Kuszczak fell short.

Fernando Forestieri pounced on the mistake to seal a 2-0 defeat for Oscar Garcia’s below-par side.

Kuszczak told The Argus: “The defensive line – Matty Upson, GG, Bruno and Wardy – is very good this season.

“There have been so many games where they have been fantastic and so many games where I didn’t have anything to do.

“Individual mistakes happen and GG’s wasn’t massive. We didn’t perform. There was still enough time to score a few goals and change the result. You don’t want to make mistakes but it happens to me, it happens to everyone.”

Kuszczak acknowledged that Albion’s passing style, introduced by former boss Gus Poyet and continued by head coach Oscar, makes them occasionally vulnerable.

He said: “We try to play from the back. We don’t just kick it when danger comes, we try to play out and pass the ball. Obviously, in so many games and so many situations this kind of mistake can happen and it may cost something or it may not.

“It cost us a goal this time but over 46 games in a season something is always going to happen to everyone - you have to accept that. GG is our captain, he’s a good defender, always motivated and always has a good, positive attitude.”

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7:31am Mon 3 Feb 14

fatso says...

The backpass was just the icing on a very poor performance by Greer. His distributiopn was poor throughout the game and his defensive work left a lot to be desired.
The backpass was just the icing on a very poor performance by Greer. His distributiopn was poor throughout the game and his defensive work left a lot to be desired. fatso

8:34am Mon 3 Feb 14

Kenny_powers says...

People's reaction to a poor performance by Greer has been ridiculous. His partnership with Upson has made them statistically one of the best defenses in the Championship. Greer is a top quality player #UTA
People's reaction to a poor performance by Greer has been ridiculous. His partnership with Upson has made them statistically one of the best defenses in the Championship. Greer is a top quality player #UTA Kenny_powers

8:46am Mon 3 Feb 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Like i said in the last post lets stop moaning and get behind the team, look where we are, yes we have a great stadium and had an unbelievable run last year (where we should of done better) but lets get behind OG he is working within his means and were just off the top 6. a good run at home now this month will tell our season but whatever ill be there next year.....

UTA
Like i said in the last post lets stop moaning and get behind the team, look where we are, yes we have a great stadium and had an unbelievable run last year (where we should of done better) but lets get behind OG he is working within his means and were just off the top 6. a good run at home now this month will tell our season but whatever ill be there next year..... UTA Tonyuk175

9:35am Mon 3 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

I agree with TK that the defense have been pretty good generally. It's a shame he didn't mention the contriubutions made by IC and AEA, both of whom performed really well generally when called upon. In fact I thought AEA might keep his place over GG - big surprise for me when he went, until I thought about it. I know neither would probably feature in a Prem squad, but I don;t think GG would either. This is an area that will need rebuilding very soon, as so often said. In the mean time I'm happy for them to be as mean in front of TK as they've been most of the season, barring a few mishaps, and if some can improve their distribution forwards as well the results will come - again!
I agree with TK that the defense have been pretty good generally. It's a shame he didn't mention the contriubutions made by IC and AEA, both of whom performed really well generally when called upon. In fact I thought AEA might keep his place over GG - big surprise for me when he went, until I thought about it. I know neither would probably feature in a Prem squad, but I don;t think GG would either. This is an area that will need rebuilding very soon, as so often said. In the mean time I'm happy for them to be as mean in front of TK as they've been most of the season, barring a few mishaps, and if some can improve their distribution forwards as well the results will come - again! gilbertthecat

4:05pm Mon 3 Feb 14

upsidedowntuctuc says...

Have to carry on with them no plan B now Adam has gone Oscar clearly does not fancy Dunk
Caldo should play instead of Bruno nothing personal just he's had a bad season (Bruno)
Have to carry on with them no plan B now Adam has gone Oscar clearly does not fancy Dunk Caldo should play instead of Bruno nothing personal just he's had a bad season (Bruno) upsidedowntuctuc

6:41pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

"Oscar clearly does not fancy Dunk"

Erm...?
"Oscar clearly does not fancy Dunk" Erm...? Ex-pat Arnie

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