Who was your Albion man-of-the-match?

Leonardo Ulloa in action for Albion against Doncaster today. Picture by Simon Dack

Leonardo Ulloa in action for Albion against Doncaster today. Picture by Simon Dack

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Who was your man-of-the-match for Albion today?

The sponsors named matchwinner Leonardo Ulloa as their choice but many people felt Solly March was the best Seagull on show.

And Rohan Ince also made an excellent return to the team following injury.

Let us know who was your star man.

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8:11pm Sat 8 Feb 14

OldGull says...

Bruno for me, just ahead of March who tired towards the end.
Pleased that Leo scored the winner, but that did not make him the MOM
Bruno for me, just ahead of March who tired towards the end. Pleased that Leo scored the winner, but that did not make him the MOM OldGull
  • Score: 2

8:23pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

Bruno for me!
Bruno for me! Conelli98
  • Score: 1

8:23pm Sat 8 Feb 14

gozogull says...

Very difficult to choose one player today
I thought, Solly, Bruno and Rohan all played very well.
Very difficult to choose one player today I thought, Solly, Bruno and Rohan all played very well. gozogull
  • Score: 10

8:28pm Sat 8 Feb 14

SMF20 says...

OldGull wrote:
Bruno for me, just ahead of March who tired towards the end.
Pleased that Leo scored the winner, but that did not make him the MOM
I'll second this.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Bruno for me, just ahead of March who tired towards the end. Pleased that Leo scored the winner, but that did not make him the MOM[/p][/quote]I'll second this. SMF20
  • Score: 2

8:39pm Sat 8 Feb 14

cgull5 says...

Steven Ward was excellent and my MOM, just ahead of Bruno. Pleased to Leo back on the score sheet but he was probably not in my top 5 players today, yet we all predicted he'll get the 'sponsors vote'. To busy eating prawn sandwiches to notice what's going on....
Steven Ward was excellent and my MOM, just ahead of Bruno. Pleased to Leo back on the score sheet but he was probably not in my top 5 players today, yet we all predicted he'll get the 'sponsors vote'. To busy eating prawn sandwiches to notice what's going on.... cgull5
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Sat 8 Feb 14

fratsomrover says...

I'd give my vote to Solly March. He was the youngest player on the pitch, yet played with flair, great ball control and ever increasing confidence. He turned his full back inside out two or three occasions first half but wasn't able to find his man with his final pass. It was March whose astute pass released Ward to centre for Ulloa to score the winner. Noticeably after Lua Lua came on, Solly played more centrally and got on the ball more often than anyone else and it was his probing balls and runs which created most danger. For one so young, it was very commendable.
Bruno was sharp in the tackle but for me March stole it as MoM.
On a final note it was commendable to see OG accept that playing one up does not work. He started with two centre forwards and March on the wing. Must be the first time we've started with three forwards. We played a high game and had a lot of possession in their half for a change as opposed to having it in our own half, and I regard that as a positive.
In the event, the goal was a long time coming, but I somehow feel that if we had taken one of those chances early on, we could have gone on to score 4 or 5. As it was, we scored late which made us nervous and we made the mistake of dropping back and conceding possession which almost led to an equaliser. Billy Sharpe missed an absolute sitter and although it would have been an injustice if they had equalised, it would have been a lesson learned in wasting so many opportunities earlier on.
Still, it's three welcome points, a win, and a glimpse of a more positive approach, which we sorely need.
I hope we adopt the same positive line-up on Tuesday v Leeds.
I'd give my vote to Solly March. He was the youngest player on the pitch, yet played with flair, great ball control and ever increasing confidence. He turned his full back inside out two or three occasions first half but wasn't able to find his man with his final pass. It was March whose astute pass released Ward to centre for Ulloa to score the winner. Noticeably after Lua Lua came on, Solly played more centrally and got on the ball more often than anyone else and it was his probing balls and runs which created most danger. For one so young, it was very commendable. Bruno was sharp in the tackle but for me March stole it as MoM. On a final note it was commendable to see OG accept that playing one up does not work. He started with two centre forwards and March on the wing. Must be the first time we've started with three forwards. We played a high game and had a lot of possession in their half for a change as opposed to having it in our own half, and I regard that as a positive. In the event, the goal was a long time coming, but I somehow feel that if we had taken one of those chances early on, we could have gone on to score 4 or 5. As it was, we scored late which made us nervous and we made the mistake of dropping back and conceding possession which almost led to an equaliser. Billy Sharpe missed an absolute sitter and although it would have been an injustice if they had equalised, it would have been a lesson learned in wasting so many opportunities earlier on. Still, it's three welcome points, a win, and a glimpse of a more positive approach, which we sorely need. I hope we adopt the same positive line-up on Tuesday v Leeds. fratsomrover
  • Score: 9

9:12pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Grendel says...

Bruno for me. Solly March looks promising though. Quick and skilful but didn't quite deliver the goods.
Bruno for me. Solly March looks promising though. Quick and skilful but didn't quite deliver the goods. Grendel
  • Score: 2

9:19pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Eddy B says...

Bruno was superb this afternoon. Closely followed by March and Ince. The sponsors don't have a clue .
Bruno was superb this afternoon. Closely followed by March and Ince. The sponsors don't have a clue . Eddy B
  • Score: 4

9:21pm Sat 8 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

Bruno, just edging it over Solly March.
Bruno, just edging it over Solly March. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 3

9:30pm Sat 8 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

A few good performances today and a few not so 'hot'. SM was quick and is beginning to look a handful at times so more experience will definitely do some good here. DR on his home debut also looked quick and given that he hasn't had time to gell with the team made some really positive runs and again will improve. SM - left footed but playing on the right, DR right footed playing on the left? Until KLL came on then he went left and DR went to the right. I'm not usually a Bruno fan but agree that today he did well. RI had another solid game, strong with some pace and chasing down anythign in the middle there. LU looked very tired last few minutes and seems to be struggling a bit but hoepfully the service will improve over next couple of games and his goal will give him wings again. Thougth MU and GG weren't great this afternoon, dependable for the most part but I'd have worried if we'd been against one of the top teams. After all that I reckon my MOM would have been SM.
A few good performances today and a few not so 'hot'. SM was quick and is beginning to look a handful at times so more experience will definitely do some good here. DR on his home debut also looked quick and given that he hasn't had time to gell with the team made some really positive runs and again will improve. SM - left footed but playing on the right, DR right footed playing on the left? Until KLL came on then he went left and DR went to the right. I'm not usually a Bruno fan but agree that today he did well. RI had another solid game, strong with some pace and chasing down anythign in the middle there. LU looked very tired last few minutes and seems to be struggling a bit but hoepfully the service will improve over next couple of games and his goal will give him wings again. Thougth MU and GG weren't great this afternoon, dependable for the most part but I'd have worried if we'd been against one of the top teams. After all that I reckon my MOM would have been SM. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Aye Aye says...

Solly March.
Solly March. Aye Aye
  • Score: 1

10:06pm Sat 8 Feb 14

brianw52 says...

As always, Upson by a mile.
As always, Upson by a mile. brianw52
  • Score: 3

10:08pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Eddy B says...

TK 6
Bruno 9, Upson 6, Greer 5, Ward 6
Ince 7, March 8, Stephens 4, Orlandi 6
Ulloa 6, Rodriguez 6

Lua Lua 7, Obika 6

OG 7
TK 6 Bruno 9, Upson 6, Greer 5, Ward 6 Ince 7, March 8, Stephens 4, Orlandi 6 Ulloa 6, Rodriguez 6 Lua Lua 7, Obika 6 OG 7 Eddy B
  • Score: -5

10:20pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Eddy B says...

March and Ince are the future! March looked great on the ball, both on the wing and then in the latter stages when he moved into central midfield. Final ball not quite there yet but he appears to have the skill and time on the ball that should separate him from your average championship dross. Ince is an entirely different sort of player but is proving a very reliable shield in front of the back four. I 'd like to see him advancing for corners and free kicks as he's a big chap and could cause some problems for defences - sure he has goals in him.

Doncaster were very pedestrian although had 2 very good chances to score before Brighton eventually did. I dread to think the fans' reaction if this had happened.

Ulloa didn't have a great game (what is the point of the sponsors' MOM?) but took his goal with aplomb.

TK made one or two decent saves but his kicking is woeful and did I dream it or did he nearly let a throw in over his head?

Rodders didn't have a lot to do but does appear to offer pace up front which is something we have been lacking ever since CMS was injured.

Can't see what Stephens offers on this showing, seemed to be a bit of a liability.

Bruno was up for it today - striding forward with pace and purpose and an eye for a pass, but also defending with great skill and determination too. Back to his best.
March and Ince are the future! March looked great on the ball, both on the wing and then in the latter stages when he moved into central midfield. Final ball not quite there yet but he appears to have the skill and time on the ball that should separate him from your average championship dross. Ince is an entirely different sort of player but is proving a very reliable shield in front of the back four. I 'd like to see him advancing for corners and free kicks as he's a big chap and could cause some problems for defences - sure he has goals in him. Doncaster were very pedestrian although had 2 very good chances to score before Brighton eventually did. I dread to think the fans' reaction if this had happened. Ulloa didn't have a great game (what is the point of the sponsors' MOM?) but took his goal with aplomb. TK made one or two decent saves but his kicking is woeful and did I dream it or did he nearly let a throw in over his head? Rodders didn't have a lot to do but does appear to offer pace up front which is something we have been lacking ever since CMS was injured. Can't see what Stephens offers on this showing, seemed to be a bit of a liability. Bruno was up for it today - striding forward with pace and purpose and an eye for a pass, but also defending with great skill and determination too. Back to his best. Eddy B
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Sat 8 Feb 14

impose our game gull says...

Inigo for sure!!

CALDERON WARM UP REPORT - FIRST HALF: A slow start for Inigo - unusual for him until he really got going with style, routine and pace. Great backward shuffle steps and some high rotation body flexing. SECOND HALF: A far faster start, great movement in difficult conditions but unusually for Calde a two minute side break half way through. As ever, Lower West North, we thank you for the entertainment and being the ultimate pro as well as recognising the support you are given.

ON THE PITCH: a lot of hope given with the runs of Spanish Rod - once the team read them and his confidence builds still further we'll see goals. Not too sure still what Oscar and Nathan do to the team at half time but it needs changing. Good game for Bruno - hungry and up for it from the off. Odd at 87 minutes to see Leo run out of puff but not be subbed. Plenty of good play today, the final pass letting us down many a time. Plenty of players in the box against what was broadly a poor display by Doncaster. The problem seems to be that there is still a lack of willingness to really go past players once in to the box and that the final pass is "in to the box" or "in to the danger zone" from a good position but rarely right to an actual specific player - more hope than belief. let's sort that and some more goals will flow. 3 points is 3 points, roll on Tuesday - there'll be a great atmosphere and let's end that just one point off the play offs!!

UTA
Inigo for sure!! CALDERON WARM UP REPORT - FIRST HALF: A slow start for Inigo - unusual for him until he really got going with style, routine and pace. Great backward shuffle steps and some high rotation body flexing. SECOND HALF: A far faster start, great movement in difficult conditions but unusually for Calde a two minute side break half way through. As ever, Lower West North, we thank you for the entertainment and being the ultimate pro as well as recognising the support you are given. ON THE PITCH: a lot of hope given with the runs of Spanish Rod - once the team read them and his confidence builds still further we'll see goals. Not too sure still what Oscar and Nathan do to the team at half time but it needs changing. Good game for Bruno - hungry and up for it from the off. Odd at 87 minutes to see Leo run out of puff but not be subbed. Plenty of good play today, the final pass letting us down many a time. Plenty of players in the box against what was broadly a poor display by Doncaster. The problem seems to be that there is still a lack of willingness to really go past players once in to the box and that the final pass is "in to the box" or "in to the danger zone" from a good position but rarely right to an actual specific player - more hope than belief. let's sort that and some more goals will flow. 3 points is 3 points, roll on Tuesday - there'll be a great atmosphere and let's end that just one point off the play offs!! UTA impose our game gull
  • Score: 3

10:55pm Sat 8 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

Eddy B wrote:
March and Ince are the future! March looked great on the ball, both on the wing and then in the latter stages when he moved into central midfield. Final ball not quite there yet but he appears to have the skill and time on the ball that should separate him from your average championship dross. Ince is an entirely different sort of player but is proving a very reliable shield in front of the back four. I 'd like to see him advancing for corners and free kicks as he's a big chap and could cause some problems for defences - sure he has goals in him. Doncaster were very pedestrian although had 2 very good chances to score before Brighton eventually did. I dread to think the fans' reaction if this had happened. Ulloa didn't have a great game (what is the point of the sponsors' MOM?) but took his goal with aplomb. TK made one or two decent saves but his kicking is woeful and did I dream it or did he nearly let a throw in over his head? Rodders didn't have a lot to do but does appear to offer pace up front which is something we have been lacking ever since CMS was injured. Can't see what Stephens offers on this showing, seemed to be a bit of a liability. Bruno was up for it today - striding forward with pace and purpose and an eye for a pass, but also defending with great skill and determination too. Back to his best.
Eddy B
TK made one or two decent saves but his kicking is woeful and did I dream it or did he nearly let a throw in over his head?

From my viewpoint, if it's the incident you're talking about, the ball game in very high and close to the bar and could have gone either onto the roof of the net or smuck into the goal. TK had to jump and tip it over to make sure it was safe, almost putting his hand over the bar to do so which looked a bit strange. Good decision under the circs and a corner was better than giving away a soft goal.
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: March and Ince are the future! March looked great on the ball, both on the wing and then in the latter stages when he moved into central midfield. Final ball not quite there yet but he appears to have the skill and time on the ball that should separate him from your average championship dross. Ince is an entirely different sort of player but is proving a very reliable shield in front of the back four. I 'd like to see him advancing for corners and free kicks as he's a big chap and could cause some problems for defences - sure he has goals in him. Doncaster were very pedestrian although had 2 very good chances to score before Brighton eventually did. I dread to think the fans' reaction if this had happened. Ulloa didn't have a great game (what is the point of the sponsors' MOM?) but took his goal with aplomb. TK made one or two decent saves but his kicking is woeful and did I dream it or did he nearly let a throw in over his head? Rodders didn't have a lot to do but does appear to offer pace up front which is something we have been lacking ever since CMS was injured. Can't see what Stephens offers on this showing, seemed to be a bit of a liability. Bruno was up for it today - striding forward with pace and purpose and an eye for a pass, but also defending with great skill and determination too. Back to his best.[/p][/quote]Eddy B TK made one or two decent saves but his kicking is woeful and did I dream it or did he nearly let a throw in over his head? From my viewpoint, if it's the incident you're talking about, the ball game in very high and close to the bar and could have gone either onto the roof of the net or smuck into the goal. TK had to jump and tip it over to make sure it was safe, almost putting his hand over the bar to do so which looked a bit strange. Good decision under the circs and a corner was better than giving away a soft goal. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Sat 8 Feb 14

championshipgull says...

3 top players for me were Ince, Bruno and March but the most pleasing thing was the all round team performance. If we can get a better final ball into the box, I hope Leeds will then be on the end of a hiding.
3 top players for me were Ince, Bruno and March but the most pleasing thing was the all round team performance. If we can get a better final ball into the box, I hope Leeds will then be on the end of a hiding. championshipgull
  • Score: 5

11:56pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Blue and White Gulls says...

The MOM will always cause a different of opinions unless it is clear and consice. What has pleased me is that a couple of youngsters are putting their stamp on the game and are clearly extremely good prospects for the future.
The MOM will always cause a different of opinions unless it is clear and consice. What has pleased me is that a couple of youngsters are putting their stamp on the game and are clearly extremely good prospects for the future. Blue and White Gulls
  • Score: 4

5:45am Sun 9 Feb 14

twonk says...

March
March twonk
  • Score: 0

7:02am Sun 9 Feb 14

Alan Duffy says...

Don't know, I'd had far too much alcohol before and during the game, feel as rough as f*** this morning, and have decided not to do it again, the fact that I love the Albion and have had to come on here to read the match report makes me feel bad, did I miss much?
Don't know, I'd had far too much alcohol before and during the game, feel as rough as f*** this morning, and have decided not to do it again, the fact that I love the Albion and have had to come on here to read the match report makes me feel bad, did I miss much? Alan Duffy
  • Score: 4

8:04am Sun 9 Feb 14

Wrapson Family says...

In my opinion Bruno was MOM yesterday he was at the heart of everything and has a fantastic understanding with Soiiy March who is a real talent. I am pleased Ulloa got on the scoresheet and hopefully will help im ith his confidence The debutants had very quiet games and the new David needs to pick up pace and understanding. I wish Obika had started

Not impressive but points
In my opinion Bruno was MOM yesterday he was at the heart of everything and has a fantastic understanding with Soiiy March who is a real talent. I am pleased Ulloa got on the scoresheet and hopefully will help im ith his confidence The debutants had very quiet games and the new David needs to pick up pace and understanding. I wish Obika had started Not impressive but points Wrapson Family
  • Score: -2

9:11am Sun 9 Feb 14

WoodingdeanDS says...

March's final delivery let him down, but a good game nevertheless. Bruno is stretched having to watch his back because Greer isn't covering when he's flying up the wing. For me it's Rohan Ince - improving all the time. Ulloa got the nod from the sponsor's because you only win by hitting the net at least once. Huffing and puffing doesn't count.
March's final delivery let him down, but a good game nevertheless. Bruno is stretched having to watch his back because Greer isn't covering when he's flying up the wing. For me it's Rohan Ince - improving all the time. Ulloa got the nod from the sponsor's because you only win by hitting the net at least once. Huffing and puffing doesn't count. WoodingdeanDS
  • Score: -1

10:11am Sun 9 Feb 14

AGT999 says...

Eddy B wrote:
March and Ince are the future! March looked great on the ball, both on the wing and then in the latter stages when he moved into central midfield. Final ball not quite there yet but he appears to have the skill and time on the ball that should separate him from your average championship dross. Ince is an entirely different sort of player but is proving a very reliable shield in front of the back four. I 'd like to see him advancing for corners and free kicks as he's a big chap and could cause some problems for defences - sure he has goals in him.

Doncaster were very pedestrian although had 2 very good chances to score before Brighton eventually did. I dread to think the fans' reaction if this had happened.

Ulloa didn't have a great game (what is the point of the sponsors' MOM?) but took his goal with aplomb.

TK made one or two decent saves but his kicking is woeful and did I dream it or did he nearly let a throw in over his head?

Rodders didn't have a lot to do but does appear to offer pace up front which is something we have been lacking ever since CMS was injured.

Can't see what Stephens offers on this showing, seemed to be a bit of a liability.

Bruno was up for it today - striding forward with pace and purpose and an eye for a pass, but also defending with great skill and determination too. Back to his best.
It is amazing how we all see a match from such different points of view and I'm not being critical of this post. Eddy says that he couldn't see what Stephens offered etc. I, and a lot of people round me, thought he had a excellent game and, for some, was their MoM. I think that, once he beds in he will be a great buy.
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: March and Ince are the future! March looked great on the ball, both on the wing and then in the latter stages when he moved into central midfield. Final ball not quite there yet but he appears to have the skill and time on the ball that should separate him from your average championship dross. Ince is an entirely different sort of player but is proving a very reliable shield in front of the back four. I 'd like to see him advancing for corners and free kicks as he's a big chap and could cause some problems for defences - sure he has goals in him. Doncaster were very pedestrian although had 2 very good chances to score before Brighton eventually did. I dread to think the fans' reaction if this had happened. Ulloa didn't have a great game (what is the point of the sponsors' MOM?) but took his goal with aplomb. TK made one or two decent saves but his kicking is woeful and did I dream it or did he nearly let a throw in over his head? Rodders didn't have a lot to do but does appear to offer pace up front which is something we have been lacking ever since CMS was injured. Can't see what Stephens offers on this showing, seemed to be a bit of a liability. Bruno was up for it today - striding forward with pace and purpose and an eye for a pass, but also defending with great skill and determination too. Back to his best.[/p][/quote]It is amazing how we all see a match from such different points of view and I'm not being critical of this post. Eddy says that he couldn't see what Stephens offered etc. I, and a lot of people round me, thought he had a excellent game and, for some, was their MoM. I think that, once he beds in he will be a great buy. AGT999
  • Score: 2

11:47am Sun 9 Feb 14

peter b 1948 says...

ince then bruno
ince then bruno peter b 1948
  • Score: 1

11:58am Sun 9 Feb 14

Mancgulled says...

Upson for me! Thought Bruno had a good game as well as young Solly - and how they could have let El Abd go instead of Greer - well .....
Upson for me! Thought Bruno had a good game as well as young Solly - and how they could have let El Abd go instead of Greer - well ..... Mancgulled
  • Score: 1

4:19pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Seagull John says...

Spanish Rod was Mom for me.
Spanish Rod was Mom for me. Seagull John
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Sun 9 Feb 14

keith2425 says...

Bruno for me. Which is good, a he not played that well this season. Second choice would be Stephen Ward. Someone said Ince. I think he is good however he was disappointing with hi yesterday He was just booting the all forward, which is not our way.

Keith
Bruno for me. Which is good, a he not played that well this season. Second choice would be Stephen Ward. Someone said Ince. I think he is good however he was disappointing with hi yesterday He was just booting the all forward, which is not our way. Keith keith2425
  • Score: 0

11:07pm Sun 9 Feb 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Could have been Solly March, but for his final ball in the final third of the pitch. Ulloa took his goal well and will take a lot of confidence from that having had two chalked off in his last two starts. For me the fullbacks were the best two players on the pitch wherever they were involved.

As the guy sat next to me said "Need a good cross here!" and Wardy wrapped his left foot around a classic left wing cross from close to the goal line, that was a very good cross and settles the Mom contest between the fullbacks for me.
Could have been Solly March, but for his final ball in the final third of the pitch. Ulloa took his goal well and will take a lot of confidence from that having had two chalked off in his last two starts. For me the fullbacks were the best two players on the pitch wherever they were involved. As the guy sat next to me said "Need a good cross here!" and Wardy wrapped his left foot around a classic left wing cross from close to the goal line, that was a very good cross and settles the Mom contest between the fullbacks for me. 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 2

6:13am Mon 10 Feb 14

WestStander17 says...

Bruno all day long. From right-back he looked the most likely to create something for long spells, he got forward time after time and defended pretty well too when called upon.

March was very good too. He looks so calm and composed on the ball for someone so young. Has good strength too for his size.

Ulloa got the goal which is great as he might go on a run now but he wasn't MoM. He hasn't had as much presence since he returned. Hopefully it comes back with games and a bit of confidence.

On the down side, Greer had a bit of a stinker. A more potent opposition attack may have capitalised. Lets hope he is back on form on Tuesday!
Bruno all day long. From right-back he looked the most likely to create something for long spells, he got forward time after time and defended pretty well too when called upon. March was very good too. He looks so calm and composed on the ball for someone so young. Has good strength too for his size. Ulloa got the goal which is great as he might go on a run now but he wasn't MoM. He hasn't had as much presence since he returned. Hopefully it comes back with games and a bit of confidence. On the down side, Greer had a bit of a stinker. A more potent opposition attack may have capitalised. Lets hope he is back on form on Tuesday! WestStander17
  • Score: 2

12:41pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

fratsomrover wrote:
I'd give my vote to Solly March. He was the youngest player on the pitch, yet played with flair, great ball control and ever increasing confidence. He turned his full back inside out two or three occasions first half but wasn't able to find his man with his final pass. It was March whose astute pass released Ward to centre for Ulloa to score the winner. Noticeably after Lua Lua came on, Solly played more centrally and got on the ball more often than anyone else and it was his probing balls and runs which created most danger. For one so young, it was very commendable.
Bruno was sharp in the tackle but for me March stole it as MoM.
On a final note it was commendable to see OG accept that playing one up does not work. He started with two centre forwards and March on the wing. Must be the first time we've started with three forwards. We played a high game and had a lot of possession in their half for a change as opposed to having it in our own half, and I regard that as a positive.
In the event, the goal was a long time coming, but I somehow feel that if we had taken one of those chances early on, we could have gone on to score 4 or 5. As it was, we scored late which made us nervous and we made the mistake of dropping back and conceding possession which almost led to an equaliser. Billy Sharpe missed an absolute sitter and although it would have been an injustice if they had equalised, it would have been a lesson learned in wasting so many opportunities earlier on.
Still, it's three welcome points, a win, and a glimpse of a more positive approach, which we sorely need.
I hope we adopt the same positive line-up on Tuesday v Leeds.
Good post.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: I'd give my vote to Solly March. He was the youngest player on the pitch, yet played with flair, great ball control and ever increasing confidence. He turned his full back inside out two or three occasions first half but wasn't able to find his man with his final pass. It was March whose astute pass released Ward to centre for Ulloa to score the winner. Noticeably after Lua Lua came on, Solly played more centrally and got on the ball more often than anyone else and it was his probing balls and runs which created most danger. For one so young, it was very commendable. Bruno was sharp in the tackle but for me March stole it as MoM. On a final note it was commendable to see OG accept that playing one up does not work. He started with two centre forwards and March on the wing. Must be the first time we've started with three forwards. We played a high game and had a lot of possession in their half for a change as opposed to having it in our own half, and I regard that as a positive. In the event, the goal was a long time coming, but I somehow feel that if we had taken one of those chances early on, we could have gone on to score 4 or 5. As it was, we scored late which made us nervous and we made the mistake of dropping back and conceding possession which almost led to an equaliser. Billy Sharpe missed an absolute sitter and although it would have been an injustice if they had equalised, it would have been a lesson learned in wasting so many opportunities earlier on. Still, it's three welcome points, a win, and a glimpse of a more positive approach, which we sorely need. I hope we adopt the same positive line-up on Tuesday v Leeds.[/p][/quote]Good post. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

12:48pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

championshipgull wrote:
3 top players for me were Ince, Bruno and March but the most pleasing thing was the all round team performance. If we can get a better final ball into the box, I hope Leeds will then be on the end of a hiding.
Agree with this. I also though Ward did very well but I think Rohan or Bruno just shaded it.

As others have said, you just knew the sponsors would vote for Ulloa....no doubt due to the fact that they weren't paying proper attention to the game, drinking and chatting throughout, and only remember Ulloa's goal and disallowed goal.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: 3 top players for me were Ince, Bruno and March but the most pleasing thing was the all round team performance. If we can get a better final ball into the box, I hope Leeds will then be on the end of a hiding.[/p][/quote]Agree with this. I also though Ward did very well but I think Rohan or Bruno just shaded it. As others have said, you just knew the sponsors would vote for Ulloa....no doubt due to the fact that they weren't paying proper attention to the game, drinking and chatting throughout, and only remember Ulloa's goal and disallowed goal. Captain Haddock
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12:53pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

WestStander17 wrote:
Bruno all day long. From right-back he looked the most likely to create something for long spells, he got forward time after time and defended pretty well too when called upon.

March was very good too. He looks so calm and composed on the ball for someone so young. Has good strength too for his size.

Ulloa got the goal which is great as he might go on a run now but he wasn't MoM. He hasn't had as much presence since he returned. Hopefully it comes back with games and a bit of confidence.

On the down side, Greer had a bit of a stinker. A more potent opposition attack may have capitalised. Lets hope he is back on form on Tuesday!
Spot on. I too thought Greer was dreadful Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: Bruno all day long. From right-back he looked the most likely to create something for long spells, he got forward time after time and defended pretty well too when called upon. March was very good too. He looks so calm and composed on the ball for someone so young. Has good strength too for his size. Ulloa got the goal which is great as he might go on a run now but he wasn't MoM. He hasn't had as much presence since he returned. Hopefully it comes back with games and a bit of confidence. On the down side, Greer had a bit of a stinker. A more potent opposition attack may have capitalised. Lets hope he is back on form on Tuesday![/p][/quote]Spot on. I too thought Greer was dreadful Saturday. Captain Haddock
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