Albion reveal season ticket prices

Albion fans at the Amex

Albion fans at the Amex

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Albion have announced season ticket price increases at the Amex of between two and five per cent for adults - and a price freeze for under 18's.

Details of prices for the 2014-15 campaign follow the club revealing yesterday a £14.7 million loss last season.

Chief executive Paul Barber said: "Once again the board has debated the issue of season ticket pricing and as promised, we have kept season ticket prices for 2014/15 as low as possible - and I hope fans will appreciate our stance on pricing for next season.

"The support from existing fans continues to be phenomenal and we hope that our new pricing, which sees a price freeze for children and an average increase of just 3%, will help us to maintain one of the highest season ticket holder bases in the country while encouraging more younger and new fans to follow the Albion.

"The club will be maintaining its very popular interest and cost free season ticket direct debit scheme which helps our supporters spread the cost of season tickets making them available to as many people as possible. This does however rely on all supporters strictly maintaining their payments to ensure the club's costs for administering the scheme are kept to a minimum."

Payments on the interest-free direct debit scheme will rise by between 83 pence and £2.92 per month for adults, depending on where supporters sit in the stadium.

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4:13pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Neville says...

Not unexpected but still above inflation and will probably keep us at the top of the highest prices.Think the next 4 games will define our season and also the ambition to get up via the playoffs with any new loan signings.Really imperative we try and keep the momentum going to keep the crowds up and to ensure season ticket renewals.
Whatever happens next season is a rebuild with large number of players out of contract and I suspect most of the loanees going back.
In view of the current finances I think it will now be improbable that we manage to keep hold of TK, both Brezovan and Ankergren need replacing so goalkeeper is a problem area.
Re signings I would love us to go for McCourt of Barnsley on loan until end of season. By far the best midfielder I have seen at The Amex this season,exciting player who can score goals.
Testing times ahead now in more ways than one.
Not unexpected but still above inflation and will probably keep us at the top of the highest prices.Think the next 4 games will define our season and also the ambition to get up via the playoffs with any new loan signings.Really imperative we try and keep the momentum going to keep the crowds up and to ensure season ticket renewals. Whatever happens next season is a rebuild with large number of players out of contract and I suspect most of the loanees going back. In view of the current finances I think it will now be improbable that we manage to keep hold of TK, both Brezovan and Ankergren need replacing so goalkeeper is a problem area. Re signings I would love us to go for McCourt of Barnsley on loan until end of season. By far the best midfielder I have seen at The Amex this season,exciting player who can score goals. Testing times ahead now in more ways than one. Neville
  • Score: 8

4:18pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Never_Wrong says...

Sensible pricing given the underwhelming season we've had. A big price rise would have driven fans away in droves.
You can't handle the truth.
Sensible pricing given the underwhelming season we've had. A big price rise would have driven fans away in droves. You can't handle the truth. Never_Wrong
  • Score: -2

4:23pm Thu 6 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing?
And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet..
Unless
Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing? And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet.. Unless mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

4:24pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Jimmy Langley says...

I won't argue with that increase and I'll be there again next season. But I'm still miffed that we didn't get proper value for Liam Bridcutt!
I won't argue with that increase and I'll be there again next season. But I'm still miffed that we didn't get proper value for Liam Bridcutt! Jimmy Langley
  • Score: 11

4:27pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Increases around inflation are to be expected, so in real terms it's just about no increase for adults and a decrease for kids.
Increases around inflation are to be expected, so in real terms it's just about no increase for adults and a decrease for kids. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 7

4:28pm Thu 6 Feb 14

ColinPep1 says...

Certainly we need to be more attacking at home. The Birmingham game could easily have been a draw as we'd only scored one and had to defend the last 10 minutes, Bournemouth and Huddersfield were very flat games too. The game is too slow at home at present and we need to get on the front foot, take chances and put teams to bed.
Certainly we need to be more attacking at home. The Birmingham game could easily have been a draw as we'd only scored one and had to defend the last 10 minutes, Bournemouth and Huddersfield were very flat games too. The game is too slow at home at present and we need to get on the front foot, take chances and put teams to bed. ColinPep1
  • Score: 14

4:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

Expected an avalanche of "That's it, I'm not renewing next season" type posts to begin quite quick, but ........ still waiting. Hope to wait much longer so the Amex remains 'full'.
Expected an avalanche of "That's it, I'm not renewing next season" type posts to begin quite quick, but ........ still waiting. Hope to wait much longer so the Amex remains 'full'. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 5

5:00pm Thu 6 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

I have submitted three comments in the last couple of hours and despite being told that my comment has been, accepted, they are not appearing.
I have submitted three comments in the last couple of hours and despite being told that my comment has been, accepted, they are not appearing. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

5:06pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Piglet1 says...

The increases seem quite reasonable to me and I and my family will be renewing.
The increases seem quite reasonable to me and I and my family will be renewing. Piglet1
  • Score: 8

5:21pm Thu 6 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

I just posted on this thread and again, accepted but not here.
I just posted on this thread and again, accepted but not here. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

5:22pm Thu 6 Feb 14

saraman says...

I'm happy with the increase. Very astute of the board.
I'm happy with the increase. Very astute of the board. saraman
  • Score: 4

5:22pm Thu 6 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

I can't work this out, some appear and others don't, I wonder if this one will
I can't work this out, some appear and others don't, I wonder if this one will VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

5:28pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Neville says...

Vegas,
Have posted re FFP under the Ince headlines for your info
Vegas, Have posted re FFP under the Ince headlines for your info Neville
  • Score: -3

5:40pm Thu 6 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

Neville wrote:
Vegas,
Have posted re FFP under the Ince headlines for your info
I duly replied.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Vegas, Have posted re FFP under the Ince headlines for your info[/p][/quote]I duly replied. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

5:53pm Thu 6 Feb 14

saraman says...

All your postings are appearing here in little 'ol England Vegas.

Hope you get it sorted, Would hate to think that you are being ignored and withdrawal symptoms set in, not to mention paranoia.

No offence Vegas, it just makes me laugh for you to think that nobody is listening to you. Now that wouldn't do would it?.
All your postings are appearing here in little 'ol England Vegas. Hope you get it sorted, Would hate to think that you are being ignored and withdrawal symptoms set in, not to mention paranoia. No offence Vegas, it just makes me laugh for you to think that nobody is listening to you. Now that wouldn't do would it?. saraman
  • Score: 4

5:55pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Piglet1 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I can't work this out, some appear and others don't, I wonder if this one will
Just don't post for a while and then I am sure when you return all will be well.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I can't work this out, some appear and others don't, I wonder if this one will[/p][/quote]Just don't post for a while and then I am sure when you return all will be well. Piglet1
  • Score: 3

6:12pm Thu 6 Feb 14

bruce beckett says...

I have submitted three comments in the last couple of hours and despite being told that my comment has been, accepted, they are not appearing.

OG will be panicking. How will he know who to select this Saturday?
I have submitted three comments in the last couple of hours and despite being told that my comment has been, accepted, they are not appearing. OG will be panicking. How will he know who to select this Saturday? bruce beckett
  • Score: -1

6:21pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

saraman wrote:
I'm happy with the increase. Very astute of the board.
See everyone, there is a god....
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: I'm happy with the increase. Very astute of the board.[/p][/quote]See everyone, there is a god.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -4

6:23pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
saraman wrote:
I'm happy with the increase. Very astute of the board.
See everyone, there is a god....
Sorry! No idea how that happened but that last comment should've been attached to one of several from Vegas about his posting issues!!
Apologies Saraman.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: I'm happy with the increase. Very astute of the board.[/p][/quote]See everyone, there is a god....[/p][/quote]Sorry! No idea how that happened but that last comment should've been attached to one of several from Vegas about his posting issues!! Apologies Saraman. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -3

6:25pm Thu 6 Feb 14

saraman says...

bruce beckett wrote:
I have submitted three comments in the last couple of hours and despite being told that my comment has been, accepted, they are not appearing. OG will be panicking. How will he know who to select this Saturday?
Good one Bruce, made me chuckle.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: I have submitted three comments in the last couple of hours and despite being told that my comment has been, accepted, they are not appearing. OG will be panicking. How will he know who to select this Saturday?[/p][/quote]Good one Bruce, made me chuckle. saraman
  • Score: 3

6:38pm Thu 6 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

made me chuckle too :-)) the main reason why it concerned me was that two of my postings were in reply to questions directed to me, I didn't want the persons to think I just ignored them, not polite
made me chuckle too :-)) the main reason why it concerned me was that two of my postings were in reply to questions directed to me, I didn't want the persons to think I just ignored them, not polite VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

6:56pm Thu 6 Feb 14

namgo49 says...

Jimmy Langley wrote:
I won't argue with that increase and I'll be there again next season. But I'm still miffed that we didn't get proper value for Liam Bridcutt!
No good being miffed. No-one else wanted to pay more and the club had to get rid of him as he was clearly refusing to play. Too, with the losses we are making we needed to sell. He was poor this season, gave the ball away far too much.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Langley[/bold] wrote: I won't argue with that increase and I'll be there again next season. But I'm still miffed that we didn't get proper value for Liam Bridcutt![/p][/quote]No good being miffed. No-one else wanted to pay more and the club had to get rid of him as he was clearly refusing to play. Too, with the losses we are making we needed to sell. He was poor this season, gave the ball away far too much. namgo49
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Thu 6 Feb 14

bbb1969 says...

I am pay as you go due to working on Saturdays sometimes. Have got my Doncaster and Hull tickets with 2 of my boys so looking forward to the games. I have actually enjoyed this season with all the off field events and challenges. But I still want entertainment for my hard earned cash and I want to discourage my kids including my girls from Man U supporting.
Looking forward to the debate on Saturday after the game when we play 2 forwards and hammer Donny and Hull or is it Tigers United now.
I am pay as you go due to working on Saturdays sometimes. Have got my Doncaster and Hull tickets with 2 of my boys so looking forward to the games. I have actually enjoyed this season with all the off field events and challenges. But I still want entertainment for my hard earned cash and I want to discourage my kids including my girls from Man U supporting. Looking forward to the debate on Saturday after the game when we play 2 forwards and hammer Donny and Hull or is it Tigers United now. bbb1969
  • Score: 2

7:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

namgo49 says...

Neville wrote:
Not unexpected but still above inflation and will probably keep us at the top of the highest prices.Think the next 4 games will define our season and also the ambition to get up via the playoffs with any new loan signings.Really imperative we try and keep the momentum going to keep the crowds up and to ensure season ticket renewals.
Whatever happens next season is a rebuild with large number of players out of contract and I suspect most of the loanees going back.
In view of the current finances I think it will now be improbable that we manage to keep hold of TK, both Brezovan and Ankergren need replacing so goalkeeper is a problem area.
Re signings I would love us to go for McCourt of Barnsley on loan until end of season. By far the best midfielder I have seen at The Amex this season,exciting player who can score goals.
Testing times ahead now in more ways than one.
Spot on post. Floating supporters will be thinking hard before renewing. The club is not in a good way financially and clearly major signings are out of the question making the prospects for promotion next season unikely too.

Tomasz will go and Buckley, as too may Ulloa as he has looked pretty hacked off with things since coming back. So season ticket sales will more than likely decline and there is the real prospect of a spiral of decline.

It is therefore essential we win the next two home games at least to lift spirits and confidence.

As an aside, Speroni or Camp would be good goalkeeping replacements.

Me, I shall renew, as we fought tooth and nail to get the seats we have now and too I get pensioner rates next season. I'm not too bothered about promotion, I just like good football, played honestly with mostly decent results.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Not unexpected but still above inflation and will probably keep us at the top of the highest prices.Think the next 4 games will define our season and also the ambition to get up via the playoffs with any new loan signings.Really imperative we try and keep the momentum going to keep the crowds up and to ensure season ticket renewals. Whatever happens next season is a rebuild with large number of players out of contract and I suspect most of the loanees going back. In view of the current finances I think it will now be improbable that we manage to keep hold of TK, both Brezovan and Ankergren need replacing so goalkeeper is a problem area. Re signings I would love us to go for McCourt of Barnsley on loan until end of season. By far the best midfielder I have seen at The Amex this season,exciting player who can score goals. Testing times ahead now in more ways than one.[/p][/quote]Spot on post. Floating supporters will be thinking hard before renewing. The club is not in a good way financially and clearly major signings are out of the question making the prospects for promotion next season unikely too. Tomasz will go and Buckley, as too may Ulloa as he has looked pretty hacked off with things since coming back. So season ticket sales will more than likely decline and there is the real prospect of a spiral of decline. It is therefore essential we win the next two home games at least to lift spirits and confidence. As an aside, Speroni or Camp would be good goalkeeping replacements. Me, I shall renew, as we fought tooth and nail to get the seats we have now and too I get pensioner rates next season. I'm not too bothered about promotion, I just like good football, played honestly with mostly decent results. namgo49
  • Score: 1

7:14pm Thu 6 Feb 14

namgo49 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I have submitted three comments in the last couple of hours and despite being told that my comment has been, accepted, they are not appearing.
Perhaps your War & Peace like epistles are overloading the system. Precis it down!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I have submitted three comments in the last couple of hours and despite being told that my comment has been, accepted, they are not appearing.[/p][/quote]Perhaps your War & Peace like epistles are overloading the system. Precis it down! namgo49
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Thu 6 Feb 14

bruce beckett says...

Good to see you guys (well, at least some of you) have a good sense of humour.

As someone posted earlier, the Albion are at a real crossroads now. We've established ourselves as a leading Championship club but how do we push on to the next level and keep the debt in check at the same time? Better players command higher wages.

If you want something in life badly enough, you are usually prepared to pay extra to get it. I suspect that the real fans will still be there next season...and many more seasons to come.

The glory hunters will fall by the wayside. We survived without them in the past and will no doubt do so again.
Good to see you guys (well, at least some of you) have a good sense of humour. As someone posted earlier, the Albion are at a real crossroads now. We've established ourselves as a leading Championship club but how do we push on to the next level and keep the debt in check at the same time? Better players command higher wages. If you want something in life badly enough, you are usually prepared to pay extra to get it. I suspect that the real fans will still be there next season...and many more seasons to come. The glory hunters will fall by the wayside. We survived without them in the past and will no doubt do so again. bruce beckett
  • Score: 2

9:05pm Thu 6 Feb 14

championshipgull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing?
And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet..
Unless
Yep he was quoted in the Argus when he first arrived as saying

“My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible “If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That’s my philosophy.” -OG

I read an article in the daily mirror on Saturday that gave me a bit more understanding into what he meant

New Brighton boss Oscar Garcia wants to bring his Nou Camp philosophy to England’s south coast.
“I grew up in Barcelona and it is my way, my style, to play by keeping possession and trying to score as many goals as possible.” -OG

The way I see it, he is talking about attacking the Barcelona way, And what’s that? The 4-4-3 formation relying on an out-and-out striker to play in the centre of the front three, capable of holding the ball up and bringing the two players on either side of him into the play. Which he probably considers to be the best form of attack.
Going long, up to 2 front men in a 4-4-2 formation and taking the high risk of losing possession is not his way and I am starting to wonder if those on here calling for it are wearing out their keyboards needlessly. Sorry
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing? And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet.. Unless[/p][/quote]Yep he was quoted in the Argus when he first arrived as saying “My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible “If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That’s my philosophy.” -OG I read an article in the daily mirror on Saturday that gave me a bit more understanding into what he meant New Brighton boss Oscar Garcia wants to bring his Nou Camp philosophy to England’s south coast. “I grew up in Barcelona and it is my way, my style, to play by keeping possession and trying to score as many goals as possible.” -OG The way I see it, he is talking about attacking the Barcelona way, And what’s that? The 4-4-3 formation relying on an out-and-out striker to play in the centre of the front three, capable of holding the ball up and bringing the two players on either side of him into the play. Which he probably considers to be the best form of attack. Going long, up to 2 front men in a 4-4-2 formation and taking the high risk of losing possession is not his way and I am starting to wonder if those on here calling for it are wearing out their keyboards needlessly. Sorry championshipgull
  • Score: 7

9:17pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gordongull says...

namgo49 wrote:
Neville wrote:
Not unexpected but still above inflation and will probably keep us at the top of the highest prices.Think the next 4 games will define our season and also the ambition to get up via the playoffs with any new loan signings.Really imperative we try and keep the momentum going to keep the crowds up and to ensure season ticket renewals.
Whatever happens next season is a rebuild with large number of players out of contract and I suspect most of the loanees going back.
In view of the current finances I think it will now be improbable that we manage to keep hold of TK, both Brezovan and Ankergren need replacing so goalkeeper is a problem area.
Re signings I would love us to go for McCourt of Barnsley on loan until end of season. By far the best midfielder I have seen at The Amex this season,exciting player who can score goals.
Testing times ahead now in more ways than one.
Spot on post. Floating supporters will be thinking hard before renewing. The club is not in a good way financially and clearly major signings are out of the question making the prospects for promotion next season unikely too.

Tomasz will go and Buckley, as too may Ulloa as he has looked pretty hacked off with things since coming back. So season ticket sales will more than likely decline and there is the real prospect of a spiral of decline.

It is therefore essential we win the next two home games at least to lift spirits and confidence.

As an aside, Speroni or Camp would be good goalkeeping replacements.

Me, I shall renew, as we fought tooth and nail to get the seats we have now and too I get pensioner rates next season. I'm not too bothered about promotion, I just like good football, played honestly with mostly decent results.
If Tomasz and Leo are sold in the summer, it will be to the Premier League.
The market will be flooded with good Championship players which many cannot afford to retain.
It would be a mistake to view our financial predicament in a vacuum. FFP will impact on every club in the League and many will be faced with a far more drastic cost-cutting exercise than B&HA.
Other Championship sides will not be looking at our players, - they will be too busy trying to off-load footballers from their own books!
I predict a market flooded with out of contract players, and contract renewals negotiated in a downward direction.
B&HA will be better placed than many others to retain players, and take advantage of market conditions elsewhere in the Football League.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Not unexpected but still above inflation and will probably keep us at the top of the highest prices.Think the next 4 games will define our season and also the ambition to get up via the playoffs with any new loan signings.Really imperative we try and keep the momentum going to keep the crowds up and to ensure season ticket renewals. Whatever happens next season is a rebuild with large number of players out of contract and I suspect most of the loanees going back. In view of the current finances I think it will now be improbable that we manage to keep hold of TK, both Brezovan and Ankergren need replacing so goalkeeper is a problem area. Re signings I would love us to go for McCourt of Barnsley on loan until end of season. By far the best midfielder I have seen at The Amex this season,exciting player who can score goals. Testing times ahead now in more ways than one.[/p][/quote]Spot on post. Floating supporters will be thinking hard before renewing. The club is not in a good way financially and clearly major signings are out of the question making the prospects for promotion next season unikely too. Tomasz will go and Buckley, as too may Ulloa as he has looked pretty hacked off with things since coming back. So season ticket sales will more than likely decline and there is the real prospect of a spiral of decline. It is therefore essential we win the next two home games at least to lift spirits and confidence. As an aside, Speroni or Camp would be good goalkeeping replacements. Me, I shall renew, as we fought tooth and nail to get the seats we have now and too I get pensioner rates next season. I'm not too bothered about promotion, I just like good football, played honestly with mostly decent results.[/p][/quote]If Tomasz and Leo are sold in the summer, it will be to the Premier League. The market will be flooded with good Championship players which many cannot afford to retain. It would be a mistake to view our financial predicament in a vacuum. FFP will impact on every club in the League and many will be faced with a far more drastic cost-cutting exercise than B&HA. Other Championship sides will not be looking at our players, - they will be too busy trying to off-load footballers from their own books! I predict a market flooded with out of contract players, and contract renewals negotiated in a downward direction. B&HA will be better placed than many others to retain players, and take advantage of market conditions elsewhere in the Football League. gordongull
  • Score: 9

9:23pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gordongull says...

championshipgull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing?
And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet..
Unless
Yep he was quoted in the Argus when he first arrived as saying

“My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible “If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That’s my philosophy.” -OG

I read an article in the daily mirror on Saturday that gave me a bit more understanding into what he meant

New Brighton boss Oscar Garcia wants to bring his Nou Camp philosophy to England’s south coast.
“I grew up in Barcelona and it is my way, my style, to play by keeping possession and trying to score as many goals as possible.” -OG

The way I see it, he is talking about attacking the Barcelona way, And what’s that? The 4-4-3 formation relying on an out-and-out striker to play in the centre of the front three, capable of holding the ball up and bringing the two players on either side of him into the play. Which he probably considers to be the best form of attack.
Going long, up to 2 front men in a 4-4-2 formation and taking the high risk of losing possession is not his way and I am starting to wonder if those on here calling for it are wearing out their keyboards needlessly. Sorry
If the other team haven't got the ball, they can't score.
Someone forgot to give Burnley the script....
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing? And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet.. Unless[/p][/quote]Yep he was quoted in the Argus when he first arrived as saying “My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible “If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That’s my philosophy.” -OG I read an article in the daily mirror on Saturday that gave me a bit more understanding into what he meant New Brighton boss Oscar Garcia wants to bring his Nou Camp philosophy to England’s south coast. “I grew up in Barcelona and it is my way, my style, to play by keeping possession and trying to score as many goals as possible.” -OG The way I see it, he is talking about attacking the Barcelona way, And what’s that? The 4-4-3 formation relying on an out-and-out striker to play in the centre of the front three, capable of holding the ball up and bringing the two players on either side of him into the play. Which he probably considers to be the best form of attack. Going long, up to 2 front men in a 4-4-2 formation and taking the high risk of losing possession is not his way and I am starting to wonder if those on here calling for it are wearing out their keyboards needlessly. Sorry[/p][/quote]If the other team haven't got the ball, they can't score. Someone forgot to give Burnley the script.... gordongull
  • Score: 1

9:37pm Thu 6 Feb 14

championshipgull says...

Good to see you back Gordon, May your stay be long.
Good to see you back Gordon, May your stay be long. championshipgull
  • Score: 1

9:48pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gordongull says...

championshipgull wrote:
Good to see you back Gordon, May your stay be long.
Thank you Championshipgull - very much appreciated!
As are your entertaining and informative posts :)
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Good to see you back Gordon, May your stay be long.[/p][/quote]Thank you Championshipgull - very much appreciated! As are your entertaining and informative posts :) gordongull
  • Score: 1

1:48am Fri 7 Feb 14

WestStander17 says...

championshipgull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote: Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing? And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet.. Unless
Yep he was quoted in the Argus when he first arrived as saying “My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible “If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That’s my philosophy.” -OG I read an article in the daily mirror on Saturday that gave me a bit more understanding into what he meant New Brighton boss Oscar Garcia wants to bring his Nou Camp philosophy to England’s south coast. “I grew up in Barcelona and it is my way, my style, to play by keeping possession and trying to score as many goals as possible.” -OG The way I see it, he is talking about attacking the Barcelona way, And what’s that? The 4-4-3 formation relying on an out-and-out striker to play in the centre of the front three, capable of holding the ball up and bringing the two players on either side of him into the play. Which he probably considers to be the best form of attack. Going long, up to 2 front men in a 4-4-2 formation and taking the high risk of losing possession is not his way and I am starting to wonder if those on here calling for it are wearing out their keyboards needlessly. Sorry
I think you are spot on. I don't see Oscar playing two up front. Nor do I think it would somehow magically make us start winning every week so I am happy to continue with the one centre forward.

However, I think a big part of this philosophy is winning the ball back quickly when we don't have it. I think thats what he means when he says "to have the ball as many times as possible". Barcelona certainly pressure the opposition high up the field to win the ball back rather than backing off with numbers behind the ball. There is definitely a more concerted effort to do this now compared to Gus' team last season.

To be more attacking, I think we need to do this even more. Have the 2 wingers right up with Leo to pin the opposition in their own half, forcing them to play long. The wingers will then also already be up in support of Leo when we've picked up their clearances and played it back into him. That way, his task of holding the ball up while he waits for support will be far easier and he might have a bit more time to get into dangerous positions.

More than one way to skin a cat, as they say. I just hope we find a reliable way very soon!
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing? And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet.. Unless[/p][/quote]Yep he was quoted in the Argus when he first arrived as saying “My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible “If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That’s my philosophy.” -OG I read an article in the daily mirror on Saturday that gave me a bit more understanding into what he meant New Brighton boss Oscar Garcia wants to bring his Nou Camp philosophy to England’s south coast. “I grew up in Barcelona and it is my way, my style, to play by keeping possession and trying to score as many goals as possible.” -OG The way I see it, he is talking about attacking the Barcelona way, And what’s that? The 4-4-3 formation relying on an out-and-out striker to play in the centre of the front three, capable of holding the ball up and bringing the two players on either side of him into the play. Which he probably considers to be the best form of attack. Going long, up to 2 front men in a 4-4-2 formation and taking the high risk of losing possession is not his way and I am starting to wonder if those on here calling for it are wearing out their keyboards needlessly. Sorry[/p][/quote]I think you are spot on. I don't see Oscar playing two up front. Nor do I think it would somehow magically make us start winning every week so I am happy to continue with the one centre forward. However, I think a big part of this philosophy is winning the ball back quickly when we don't have it. I think thats what he means when he says "to have the ball as many times as possible". Barcelona certainly pressure the opposition high up the field to win the ball back rather than backing off with numbers behind the ball. There is definitely a more concerted effort to do this now compared to Gus' team last season. To be more attacking, I think we need to do this even more. Have the 2 wingers right up with Leo to pin the opposition in their own half, forcing them to play long. The wingers will then also already be up in support of Leo when we've picked up their clearances and played it back into him. That way, his task of holding the ball up while he waits for support will be far easier and he might have a bit more time to get into dangerous positions. More than one way to skin a cat, as they say. I just hope we find a reliable way very soon! WestStander17
  • Score: 2

2:28am Fri 7 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

WestStander17 wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote: Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing? And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet.. Unless
Yep he was quoted in the Argus when he first arrived as saying “My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible “If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That’s my philosophy.” -OG I read an article in the daily mirror on Saturday that gave me a bit more understanding into what he meant New Brighton boss Oscar Garcia wants to bring his Nou Camp philosophy to England’s south coast. “I grew up in Barcelona and it is my way, my style, to play by keeping possession and trying to score as many goals as possible.” -OG The way I see it, he is talking about attacking the Barcelona way, And what’s that? The 4-4-3 formation relying on an out-and-out striker to play in the centre of the front three, capable of holding the ball up and bringing the two players on either side of him into the play. Which he probably considers to be the best form of attack. Going long, up to 2 front men in a 4-4-2 formation and taking the high risk of losing possession is not his way and I am starting to wonder if those on here calling for it are wearing out their keyboards needlessly. Sorry
I think you are spot on. I don't see Oscar playing two up front. Nor do I think it would somehow magically make us start winning every week so I am happy to continue with the one centre forward.

However, I think a big part of this philosophy is winning the ball back quickly when we don't have it. I think thats what he means when he says "to have the ball as many times as possible". Barcelona certainly pressure the opposition high up the field to win the ball back rather than backing off with numbers behind the ball. There is definitely a more concerted effort to do this now compared to Gus' team last season.

To be more attacking, I think we need to do this even more. Have the 2 wingers right up with Leo to pin the opposition in their own half, forcing them to play long. The wingers will then also already be up in support of Leo when we've picked up their clearances and played it back into him. That way, his task of holding the ball up while he waits for support will be far easier and he might have a bit more time to get into dangerous positions.

More than one way to skin a cat, as they say. I just hope we find a reliable way very soon!
Yes the high line press is Barca's game, with high tempo and slick passing. To scale that's exactly what we saw when Leicester came to town. The best team on paper this season couldn't live with us that day. If we could emulate that at least by about 70% worth we'd be on the pitch celebrating in May!
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Well this announcement will be a folly if we don't wake up at home, in that I mean the fans and the football... Did OG not say attacking football was his thing? And it's not about the formation. , but the ability of those in it, Rodney and lua lua must start if sick note is not ready yet.. Unless[/p][/quote]Yep he was quoted in the Argus when he first arrived as saying “My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible “If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That’s my philosophy.” -OG I read an article in the daily mirror on Saturday that gave me a bit more understanding into what he meant New Brighton boss Oscar Garcia wants to bring his Nou Camp philosophy to England’s south coast. “I grew up in Barcelona and it is my way, my style, to play by keeping possession and trying to score as many goals as possible.” -OG The way I see it, he is talking about attacking the Barcelona way, And what’s that? The 4-4-3 formation relying on an out-and-out striker to play in the centre of the front three, capable of holding the ball up and bringing the two players on either side of him into the play. Which he probably considers to be the best form of attack. Going long, up to 2 front men in a 4-4-2 formation and taking the high risk of losing possession is not his way and I am starting to wonder if those on here calling for it are wearing out their keyboards needlessly. Sorry[/p][/quote]I think you are spot on. I don't see Oscar playing two up front. Nor do I think it would somehow magically make us start winning every week so I am happy to continue with the one centre forward. However, I think a big part of this philosophy is winning the ball back quickly when we don't have it. I think thats what he means when he says "to have the ball as many times as possible". Barcelona certainly pressure the opposition high up the field to win the ball back rather than backing off with numbers behind the ball. There is definitely a more concerted effort to do this now compared to Gus' team last season. To be more attacking, I think we need to do this even more. Have the 2 wingers right up with Leo to pin the opposition in their own half, forcing them to play long. The wingers will then also already be up in support of Leo when we've picked up their clearances and played it back into him. That way, his task of holding the ball up while he waits for support will be far easier and he might have a bit more time to get into dangerous positions. More than one way to skin a cat, as they say. I just hope we find a reliable way very soon![/p][/quote]Yes the high line press is Barca's game, with high tempo and slick passing. To scale that's exactly what we saw when Leicester came to town. The best team on paper this season couldn't live with us that day. If we could emulate that at least by about 70% worth we'd be on the pitch celebrating in May! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

2:31am Fri 7 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

Happy with the season ticket arrangements, btw. Can't see the prices deterring fans so it's now down to Oscar and the boys to keep 'em coming back for more with their offerings from now 'til May.
Happy with the season ticket arrangements, btw. Can't see the prices deterring fans so it's now down to Oscar and the boys to keep 'em coming back for more with their offerings from now 'til May. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

2:49am Fri 7 Feb 14

saraman says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Happy with the season ticket arrangements, btw. Can't see the prices deterring fans so it's now down to Oscar and the boys to keep 'em coming back for more with their offerings from now 'til May.
Are you like me Captain.cant sleep, or n a different time zone?
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Happy with the season ticket arrangements, btw. Can't see the prices deterring fans so it's now down to Oscar and the boys to keep 'em coming back for more with their offerings from now 'til May.[/p][/quote]Are you like me Captain.cant sleep, or n a different time zone? saraman
  • Score: 1

12:36pm Fri 7 Feb 14

searich1983 says...

The only thing I know for sure is that tickets price goes up and players quality goes down, how is possible?
The only thing I know for sure is that tickets price goes up and players quality goes down, how is possible? searich1983
  • Score: -2

3:09pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Brighton Bill says...

I have supported the Albion since 1961, what disgusts me, why can't they fall in line with the majority of other football clubs and sell concessions to over 60's and NOT 65's. Greedy Bast*rds.
I have supported the Albion since 1961, what disgusts me, why can't they fall in line with the majority of other football clubs and sell concessions to over 60's and NOT 65's. Greedy Bast*rds. Brighton Bill
  • Score: 1

12:42pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

saraman wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote: Happy with the season ticket arrangements, btw. Can't see the prices deterring fans so it's now down to Oscar and the boys to keep 'em coming back for more with their offerings from now 'til May.
Are you like me Captain.cant sleep, or n a different time zone?
Couldnt sleep!
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Happy with the season ticket arrangements, btw. Can't see the prices deterring fans so it's now down to Oscar and the boys to keep 'em coming back for more with their offerings from now 'til May.[/p][/quote]Are you like me Captain.cant sleep, or n a different time zone?[/p][/quote]Couldnt sleep! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

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