Oscar to make changes again for FA Cup clash

The Argus: Oscar Garcia is likely to rotate his squad for the Cup tie with Hull Oscar Garcia is likely to rotate his squad for the Cup tie with Hull

Albion boss Oscar Garcia is ready to rotate his squad again in the FA Cup.

The Spaniard made sweeping changes for the third round victory at home to Reading and the win in round four at Port Vale.

He is poised to continue the policy in Monday night’s fifth round clash against Premier League Hull at the Amex.

Peter Brezovan, the fit-again Will Buckley and Jake Forster-Caskey, Lewis Dunk, David Lopez and Jonathan Obika are among the players in contention to feature.

Inigo Calderon is also likely to start again at right-back after deputising for thigh injury victim Bruno against Leeds on Tuesday.

Oscar said: “Bruno could have played but we didn’t want to risk anyone, because we have a lot of players on the bench deserving to play.

“It is very hard for me every week to tell Calde he is not in the starting eleven, because he deserves to play every week. He is very professional but we can only play with eleven.”

Oscar’s selection will cater for key clashes against fellow Championship play-off candidates Wigan at the Amex a week tomorrow and away to Blackburn Rovers three days later, unless the Hull tie requires a replay.

Hull chief Steve Bruce is also expected to make widespread changes. The Tigers are 13th but only three points above the relegation zone and face a crucial trip to next-to-bottom Cardiff five days after visiting Albion.

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5:45am Fri 14 Feb 14

Dorset Seagull says...

We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.
We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form. Dorset Seagull

5:59am Fri 14 Feb 14

Hector66 says...

such wholesale change is wrong, imo, now that we have a change to get into the FA Cup QF and make a significant pile of cash. And once we've in the QF anything can happen.
such wholesale change is wrong, imo, now that we have a change to get into the FA Cup QF and make a significant pile of cash. And once we've in the QF anything can happen. Hector66

6:33am Fri 14 Feb 14

WestStander17 says...

Will probably be the same team then! These Argus reports the day before games often say the opposite to what actually happens. The latest example that springs to mind was Greer supposedly having to fight to get his place back but being put straight into the starting line-up the next day.

Not sure if this is a smoke screen by the club or what but it often seems to be the case.

On this occasion, I hope it is. We don't play again until Saturday so plenty of time to recover for the Wigan game. They seem certain to make changes (although I really hope Huddlestone plays) so we have a great chance of progressing.
Will probably be the same team then! These Argus reports the day before games often say the opposite to what actually happens. The latest example that springs to mind was Greer supposedly having to fight to get his place back but being put straight into the starting line-up the next day. Not sure if this is a smoke screen by the club or what but it often seems to be the case. On this occasion, I hope it is. We don't play again until Saturday so plenty of time to recover for the Wigan game. They seem certain to make changes (although I really hope Huddlestone plays) so we have a great chance of progressing. WestStander17

7:10am Fri 14 Feb 14

impose our game gull says...

Our best chance of progression is to make several changes. We already saw that against Reading, the first half we could have had 7 and absolutely dominated. We don't want a tentative, "I don 't want to get injured"team - we want a "let me know 'em what I can do" team. Well done (in advance) Oscar!! Besides - if we go out we can focus on the league .... if we win - we get more cash - Win Win!!
Our best chance of progression is to make several changes. We already saw that against Reading, the first half we could have had 7 and absolutely dominated. We don't want a tentative, "I don 't want to get injured"team - we want a "let me know 'em what I can do" team. Well done (in advance) Oscar!! Besides - if we go out we can focus on the league .... if we win - we get more cash - Win Win!! impose our game gull

7:32am Fri 14 Feb 14

SMF20 says...

There is a very genuine opportunity for us the make the QF's of the biggest club competition on the planet and so for me, we should respect the chance we have and field our strongest team.
I don't want to see the top guys injured but they are just as likely to get hurt in training as they are against Hull.
A QF berth awaits us and with it a cheque that would fund a really good loan for the remainder of the season.

Uta
There is a very genuine opportunity for us the make the QF's of the biggest club competition on the planet and so for me, we should respect the chance we have and field our strongest team. I don't want to see the top guys injured but they are just as likely to get hurt in training as they are against Hull. A QF berth awaits us and with it a cheque that would fund a really good loan for the remainder of the season. Uta SMF20

7:32am Fri 14 Feb 14

Dorset Seagull says...

impose our game gull wrote:
Our best chance of progression is to make several changes. We already saw that against Reading, the first half we could have had 7 and absolutely dominated. We don't want a tentative, "I don 't want to get injured"team - we want a "let me know 'em what I can do" team. Well done (in advance) Oscar!! Besides - if we go out we can focus on the league .... if we win - we get more cash - Win Win!!
Anyone selected will be fired up for this one! Why would they be worried about getting injured? Subject to the draw on Sunday, we could have a far better chance of reaching Wembley in the cup than via the play-offs!
[quote][p][bold]impose our game gull[/bold] wrote: Our best chance of progression is to make several changes. We already saw that against Reading, the first half we could have had 7 and absolutely dominated. We don't want a tentative, "I don 't want to get injured"team - we want a "let me know 'em what I can do" team. Well done (in advance) Oscar!! Besides - if we go out we can focus on the league .... if we win - we get more cash - Win Win!![/p][/quote]Anyone selected will be fired up for this one! Why would they be worried about getting injured? Subject to the draw on Sunday, we could have a far better chance of reaching Wembley in the cup than via the play-offs! Dorset Seagull

7:34am Fri 14 Feb 14

Dorset Seagull says...

SMF20 wrote:
There is a very genuine opportunity for us the make the QF's of the biggest club competition on the planet and so for me, we should respect the chance we have and field our strongest team.
I don't want to see the top guys injured but they are just as likely to get hurt in training as they are against Hull.
A QF berth awaits us and with it a cheque that would fund a really good loan for the remainder of the season.

Uta
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: There is a very genuine opportunity for us the make the QF's of the biggest club competition on the planet and so for me, we should respect the chance we have and field our strongest team. I don't want to see the top guys injured but they are just as likely to get hurt in training as they are against Hull. A QF berth awaits us and with it a cheque that would fund a really good loan for the remainder of the season. Uta[/p][/quote]Spot on! Dorset Seagull

7:56am Fri 14 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

I don't see any of those mentioned as potential replacements being weak links so nothing wrong with a bit of rotation IMO.
If we're saying we only have a decent 'team' rather than 'squad', then injuries and suspensions in the remaining weeks mean we might as well pack up and head for the beach now.
Obika for Ulloa? Why have him here if you don't trust him?
Rotate or be damned!
I don't see any of those mentioned as potential replacements being weak links so nothing wrong with a bit of rotation IMO. If we're saying we only have a decent 'team' rather than 'squad', then injuries and suspensions in the remaining weeks mean we might as well pack up and head for the beach now. Obika for Ulloa? Why have him here if you don't trust him? Rotate or be damned! Albion In Staffs

7:57am Fri 14 Feb 14

seegull fly in sky says...

Na rootote um squid dem FO cap me ga boo occar. Sine e bost plyers a wold win eveyfing lot ov munny a troopy. Occar lyke baykey beens a toost um dindins e got fartyplants e d make stinkys. Hoo hoo e funnie UAT
Na rootote um squid dem FO cap me ga boo occar. Sine e bost plyers a wold win eveyfing lot ov munny a troopy. Occar lyke baykey beens a toost um dindins e got fartyplants e d make stinkys. Hoo hoo e funnie UAT seegull fly in sky

8:16am Fri 14 Feb 14

SMF20 says...

I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well.

http://www.theargus.
co.uk/opinion/letter
s/11005881.It___s_no
t_all_doom_and_gloom
__says_Brighton_and_
Hove_Albion_s_chief_
executive/
I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well. http://www.theargus. co.uk/opinion/letter s/11005881.It___s_no t_all_doom_and_gloom __says_Brighton_and_ Hove_Albion_s_chief_ executive/ SMF20

8:34am Fri 14 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

If there is too much rotation, Oscar risks upsetting a few players. It's quite obvious that Tomasz and LuaLua are itching to play. Why wouldn't they? Why wouldn't Ulloa?
This is now a high profile match - well, it is for a lot of us. All the other matches will be settled, save for the odd replay. The draw will be made and it's televised. Nothing more to say on the subject now.
If there is too much rotation, Oscar risks upsetting a few players. It's quite obvious that Tomasz and LuaLua are itching to play. Why wouldn't they? Why wouldn't Ulloa? This is now a high profile match - well, it is for a lot of us. All the other matches will be settled, save for the odd replay. The draw will be made and it's televised. Nothing more to say on the subject now. wiseman of hove

8:44am Fri 14 Feb 14

Steveg1958 says...

Here we go again, its about time people respected the cup, play a strong team please Oscar, these chances don't come around often, and by playing a settled strong team it means that those new to the team can continue to get used to how others play. Please let Kuz start in goal. ! at least
Here we go again, its about time people respected the cup, play a strong team please Oscar, these chances don't come around often, and by playing a settled strong team it means that those new to the team can continue to get used to how others play. Please let Kuz start in goal. ! at least Steveg1958

9:04am Fri 14 Feb 14

Tommy11 says...

We have a real chance of going to Wembley for the semi's....If Millwall did it, why can't we? After the dissapointment of not reaching the play off final - it would be great to get to Wembley - and in the FA Cup.

So Oscar, Please do not field out a weaker side. Best Team please - I do NOT want to see the likes of JFC and Lopez anywhere near the pitch - they won't be up to it....
We have a real chance of going to Wembley for the semi's....If Millwall did it, why can't we? After the dissapointment of not reaching the play off final - it would be great to get to Wembley - and in the FA Cup. So Oscar, Please do not field out a weaker side. Best Team please - I do NOT want to see the likes of JFC and Lopez anywhere near the pitch - they won't be up to it.... Tommy11

9:17am Fri 14 Feb 14

DuncanThickett says...

I have been getting far more excited dreaming of FA Cup success than a 42 year old should, and now I feel gutted! At what stage in an FA Cup run do you stop resting players and start using your best 11? I have nothing but confidence in any player we start, but this is a Prem side we're against, not Champ or Lge 1. I will be there cheering the boys on regardless - WE CAN DO IT!!!!!
I have been getting far more excited dreaming of FA Cup success than a 42 year old should, and now I feel gutted! At what stage in an FA Cup run do you stop resting players and start using your best 11? I have nothing but confidence in any player we start, but this is a Prem side we're against, not Champ or Lge 1. I will be there cheering the boys on regardless - WE CAN DO IT!!!!! DuncanThickett

9:27am Fri 14 Feb 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

We've fielded so called "weaker" teams in the last 2 rounds and come through OK. It's a squad game these days and whatever team Oscar picks is fine by me. Hull are a PL side and will therefore be stronger than our previous opponents and I am sure Oscar will take this into consideration.
It's easy for us to pick a team but we don't have to face the consequences. Oscar does. So just let him get on with it. UTA
We've fielded so called "weaker" teams in the last 2 rounds and come through OK. It's a squad game these days and whatever team Oscar picks is fine by me. Hull are a PL side and will therefore be stronger than our previous opponents and I am sure Oscar will take this into consideration. It's easy for us to pick a team but we don't have to face the consequences. Oscar does. So just let him get on with it. UTA Joel'sGrandad

9:27am Fri 14 Feb 14

superseagulls says...

I would be very disappointed if he fields a weak team. The amount of money the club could lose is large and should not be gambled by fielding some reserves. After the results announced last week we should not miss the opportunity of reducing the loss.
Under Poyet how many times did he field a weak team only to have a poor result against teams we should have beaten first time only to have to go to a replay
I would be very disappointed if he fields a weak team. The amount of money the club could lose is large and should not be gambled by fielding some reserves. After the results announced last week we should not miss the opportunity of reducing the loss. Under Poyet how many times did he field a weak team only to have a poor result against teams we should have beaten first time only to have to go to a replay superseagulls

9:31am Fri 14 Feb 14

Baldseagull says...

You could give Brez a game, but other than that, stick with a winning team.
You could give Brez a game, but other than that, stick with a winning team. Baldseagull

9:42am Fri 14 Feb 14

farside says...

Hull will play Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt up front - one very quick and the other a proven championship scorer. Brez is a good shotstopper but they are very mobile and my biggest worry is it could be a massive test for Dunk and Greer if that is the pairing. Calde and Chicksen have already shown they are first team ready . Their defence will be without McShane and we may feel we have a chance. With Obika aupported by Buckley and LuaLua and with Lopez as the most forward midfielder we are hardly any weaker and we have players with something to prove.
Tight game in store - hopefully another 1-0 win.
Hull will play Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt up front - one very quick and the other a proven championship scorer. Brez is a good shotstopper but they are very mobile and my biggest worry is it could be a massive test for Dunk and Greer if that is the pairing. Calde and Chicksen have already shown they are first team ready . Their defence will be without McShane and we may feel we have a chance. With Obika aupported by Buckley and LuaLua and with Lopez as the most forward midfielder we are hardly any weaker and we have players with something to prove. Tight game in store - hopefully another 1-0 win. farside

10:06am Fri 14 Feb 14

brightonfan34 says...

farside wrote:
Hull will play Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt up front - one very quick and the other a proven championship scorer. Brez is a good shotstopper but they are very mobile and my biggest worry is it could be a massive test for Dunk and Greer if that is the pairing. Calde and Chicksen have already shown they are first team ready . Their defence will be without McShane and we may feel we have a chance. With Obika aupported by Buckley and LuaLua and with Lopez as the most forward midfielder we are hardly any weaker and we have players with something to prove.
Tight game in store - hopefully another 1-0 win.
i would make a couple of changes but not loads and obika is crap and lopez doesnt look interested
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Hull will play Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt up front - one very quick and the other a proven championship scorer. Brez is a good shotstopper but they are very mobile and my biggest worry is it could be a massive test for Dunk and Greer if that is the pairing. Calde and Chicksen have already shown they are first team ready . Their defence will be without McShane and we may feel we have a chance. With Obika aupported by Buckley and LuaLua and with Lopez as the most forward midfielder we are hardly any weaker and we have players with something to prove. Tight game in store - hopefully another 1-0 win.[/p][/quote]i would make a couple of changes but not loads and obika is crap and lopez doesnt look interested brightonfan34

10:06am Fri 14 Feb 14

dave from bexill says...

SMF20 wrote:
I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well.

http://www.theargus.

co.uk/opinion/letter

s/11005881.It___s_no

t_all_doom_and_gloom

__says_Brighton_and_

Hove_Albion_s_chief_

executive/
Cheers for that SMF20, interesting and informative from Paul Barber and I'd encourage all to look it up
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well. http://www.theargus. co.uk/opinion/letter s/11005881.It___s_no t_all_doom_and_gloom __says_Brighton_and_ Hove_Albion_s_chief_ executive/[/p][/quote]Cheers for that SMF20, interesting and informative from Paul Barber and I'd encourage all to look it up dave from bexill

10:21am Fri 14 Feb 14

brightonfan34 says...

come on Oscar don't make loads of changes please lopez doesn't look interested and obika i wouldn't start him
come on Oscar don't make loads of changes please lopez doesn't look interested and obika i wouldn't start him brightonfan34

10:26am Fri 14 Feb 14

SMF20 says...

dave from bexill wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well.

http://www.theargus.


co.uk/opinion/letter


s/11005881.It___s_no


t_all_doom_and_gloom


__says_Brighton_and_


Hove_Albion_s_chief_


executive/
Cheers for that SMF20, interesting and informative from Paul Barber and I'd encourage all to look it up
I thought the same Dave.... Certainly don't feel so aggrieved about Bridcutt now.

Uta
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well. http://www.theargus. co.uk/opinion/letter s/11005881.It___s_no t_all_doom_and_gloom __says_Brighton_and_ Hove_Albion_s_chief_ executive/[/p][/quote]Cheers for that SMF20, interesting and informative from Paul Barber and I'd encourage all to look it up[/p][/quote]I thought the same Dave.... Certainly don't feel so aggrieved about Bridcutt now. Uta SMF20

10:36am Fri 14 Feb 14

brightonfan34 says...

looks like we are going to play hull with a a really weaken team
looks like we are going to play hull with a a really weaken team brightonfan34

10:49am Fri 14 Feb 14

pjwilk says...

Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.
Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team. pjwilk

11:13am Fri 14 Feb 14

DuncanThickett says...

Maybe we won't decide the team until we have the draw on Sunday and know exactly how big the carrot is. It's pretty big already though.
Maybe we won't decide the team until we have the draw on Sunday and know exactly how big the carrot is. It's pretty big already though. DuncanThickett

12:08pm Fri 14 Feb 14

rockie says...

Dorset Seagull wrote:
We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.
For Ch****'s sake just leave it to da management and go and enjoy the match. You are not yet qualified to manage the team or decide who should play. I have watched the Albion since 1958, They were Shrimps then Dolphins long before they were SEEAAAGGGUUUUUULLLLL
S. and have yo-yo-d up and down the divisions ever since. They are now in the best position they have ever been, well managed off and on the pitch. In Oscar, Bloom Barber & Burke we prosper, UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Seagull[/bold] wrote: We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.[/p][/quote]For Ch****'s sake just leave it to da management and go and enjoy the match. You are not yet qualified to manage the team or decide who should play. I have watched the Albion since 1958, They were Shrimps then Dolphins long before they were SEEAAAGGGUUUUUULLLLL S. and have yo-yo-d up and down the divisions ever since. They are now in the best position they have ever been, well managed off and on the pitch. In Oscar, Bloom Barber & Burke we prosper, UTA. rockie

12:13pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Dorset Seagull says...

rockie wrote:
Dorset Seagull wrote:
We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.
For Ch****'s sake just leave it to da management and go and enjoy the match. You are not yet qualified to manage the team or decide who should play. I have watched the Albion since 1958, They were Shrimps then Dolphins long before they were SEEAAAGGGUUUUUULLLLL

S. and have yo-yo-d up and down the divisions ever since. They are now in the best position they have ever been, well managed off and on the pitch. In Oscar, Bloom Barber & Burke we prosper, UTA.
I'm not sure why you've singled me out for your misplaced vitriol?! I've simply suggested that we field our strongest side!
[quote][p][bold]rockie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorset Seagull[/bold] wrote: We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.[/p][/quote]For Ch****'s sake just leave it to da management and go and enjoy the match. You are not yet qualified to manage the team or decide who should play. I have watched the Albion since 1958, They were Shrimps then Dolphins long before they were SEEAAAGGGUUUUUULLLLL S. and have yo-yo-d up and down the divisions ever since. They are now in the best position they have ever been, well managed off and on the pitch. In Oscar, Bloom Barber & Burke we prosper, UTA.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure why you've singled me out for your misplaced vitriol?! I've simply suggested that we field our strongest side! Dorset Seagull

12:20pm Fri 14 Feb 14

rockie says...

SMF20 wrote:
I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well. http://www.theargus. co.uk/opinion/letter s/11005881.It___s_no t_all_doom_and_gloom __says_Brighton_and_ Hove_Albion_s_chief_ executive/
See my post on that letters thread...
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well. http://www.theargus. co.uk/opinion/letter s/11005881.It___s_no t_all_doom_and_gloom __says_Brighton_and_ Hove_Albion_s_chief_ executive/[/p][/quote]See my post on that letters thread... rockie

12:23pm Fri 14 Feb 14

rockie says...

pjwilk wrote:
Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.
Negative negative negative Palace supporter....and it's weak not week...
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.[/p][/quote]Negative negative negative Palace supporter....and it's weak not week... rockie

12:48pm Fri 14 Feb 14

rockie says...

Dorset Seagull wrote:
rockie wrote:
Dorset Seagull wrote: We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.
For Ch****'s sake just leave it to da management and go and enjoy the match. You are not yet qualified to manage the team or decide who should play. I have watched the Albion since 1958, They were Shrimps then Dolphins long before they were SEEAAAGGGUUUUUULLLLL S. and have yo-yo-d up and down the divisions ever since. They are now in the best position they have ever been, well managed off and on the pitch. In Oscar, Bloom Barber & Burke we prosper, UTA.
I'm not sure why you've singled me out for your misplaced vitriol?! I've simply suggested that we field our strongest side!
No offence DS, just think too many negative vibes on the site and get sick of the anti BB brigade (not you on that) - to coin a phrase from my extreme youth 'You've never had it so good...' and inr ecent nyears everyone has become an expert maneger. We all have opinions but let's just enjoy the moment...
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rockie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorset Seagull[/bold] wrote: We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.[/p][/quote]For Ch****'s sake just leave it to da management and go and enjoy the match. You are not yet qualified to manage the team or decide who should play. I have watched the Albion since 1958, They were Shrimps then Dolphins long before they were SEEAAAGGGUUUUUULLLLL S. and have yo-yo-d up and down the divisions ever since. They are now in the best position they have ever been, well managed off and on the pitch. In Oscar, Bloom Barber & Burke we prosper, UTA.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure why you've singled me out for your misplaced vitriol?! I've simply suggested that we field our strongest side![/p][/quote]No offence DS, just think too many negative vibes on the site and get sick of the anti BB brigade (not you on that) - to coin a phrase from my extreme youth 'You've never had it so good...' and inr ecent nyears everyone has become an expert maneger. We all have opinions but let's just enjoy the moment... rockie

12:50pm Fri 14 Feb 14

fratsomrover says...

I hope this headline is a smoke screen. I will be desperately disappointed if we fielded a weakened team. It is a winnable match and carries all the excitement that goes with a cup run. I'm happy for Calde to replace Bruno, for March and Buckley to share the right wing berth, for Kaz to get a start and maybe even for Ince and Andrews to share the centre midfield role, but I dont think Obika is worth a start, he looks so nervous so I's persevere with Uloa Rodders combination for no other reason than they need to gel and Rodders hasn't shown anything to me yet that he is a striker worthy of his place. But he may do in time. Conway was not impressive in his first 4 games but got stronger in time and was a real valuable contributor by the time his loan period ended. Same goes for Stephens who has not proven to be a Crofts yet.
I guess Brez will get the nod over Kusak too, though I can live with that. He's very good on his day, just has a tendency to flap a bit at crosses near the end of games. I think he too gets nervous in tight games, cos he deals with crosses fine early on, but gets a bit panicky towards the end of matches. I bet if we were 2 or 3 goals up, it wouldn't be a problem.
I hope this headline is a smoke screen. I will be desperately disappointed if we fielded a weakened team. It is a winnable match and carries all the excitement that goes with a cup run. I'm happy for Calde to replace Bruno, for March and Buckley to share the right wing berth, for Kaz to get a start and maybe even for Ince and Andrews to share the centre midfield role, but I dont think Obika is worth a start, he looks so nervous so I's persevere with Uloa Rodders combination for no other reason than they need to gel and Rodders hasn't shown anything to me yet that he is a striker worthy of his place. But he may do in time. Conway was not impressive in his first 4 games but got stronger in time and was a real valuable contributor by the time his loan period ended. Same goes for Stephens who has not proven to be a Crofts yet. I guess Brez will get the nod over Kusak too, though I can live with that. He's very good on his day, just has a tendency to flap a bit at crosses near the end of games. I think he too gets nervous in tight games, cos he deals with crosses fine early on, but gets a bit panicky towards the end of matches. I bet if we were 2 or 3 goals up, it wouldn't be a problem. fratsomrover

2:32pm Fri 14 Feb 14

pjwilk says...

rockie wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.
Negative negative negative Palace supporter....and it's weak not week...
Correct,its weak.I just want our strongest team or we are out.Palace do happen to have a better Manager,not head coach.
[quote][p][bold]rockie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.[/p][/quote]Negative negative negative Palace supporter....and it's weak not week...[/p][/quote]Correct,its weak.I just want our strongest team or we are out.Palace do happen to have a better Manager,not head coach. pjwilk

2:57pm Fri 14 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

This is still a round in which rotation of players can work, win this one and then look to field so called, 'strongest team.'
Our team isn't weakened by playing Calde and not Bruno. Solly has played in the last two league games, replacing him with Buckley is not a loss. Brez didn't let us down in his last appearances. Chicksen for Ward, maybe not but the lad has done well when called upon so why not. If it's Kaz for Rodriguez, is that a bad thing. Just how effective Obika will be given a chance for me is still a question to be answered, not enough playing time to judge, but if you don't put him out there we may never know. If Ulloa is on the bench we will have the option of replacing him and Rodders can come on for Kaz of Buckers if either of them fall a tad flat on the day.
Some of our so called, 'weaker players,' are actually very good but as Oscar says, 'we can only field eleven.'
This is still a round in which rotation of players can work, win this one and then look to field so called, 'strongest team.' Our team isn't weakened by playing Calde and not Bruno. Solly has played in the last two league games, replacing him with Buckley is not a loss. Brez didn't let us down in his last appearances. Chicksen for Ward, maybe not but the lad has done well when called upon so why not. If it's Kaz for Rodriguez, is that a bad thing. Just how effective Obika will be given a chance for me is still a question to be answered, not enough playing time to judge, but if you don't put him out there we may never know. If Ulloa is on the bench we will have the option of replacing him and Rodders can come on for Kaz of Buckers if either of them fall a tad flat on the day. Some of our so called, 'weaker players,' are actually very good but as Oscar says, 'we can only field eleven.' VegasSeagull

3:25pm Fri 14 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

fratsomrover wrote:
I hope this headline is a smoke screen. I will be desperately disappointed if we fielded a weakened team. It is a winnable match and carries all the excitement that goes with a cup run. I'm happy for Calde to replace Bruno, for March and Buckley to share the right wing berth, for Kaz to get a start and maybe even for Ince and Andrews to share the centre midfield role, but I dont think Obika is worth a start, he looks so nervous so I's persevere with Uloa Rodders combination for no other reason than they need to gel and Rodders hasn't shown anything to me yet that he is a striker worthy of his place. But he may do in time. Conway was not impressive in his first 4 games but got stronger in time and was a real valuable contributor by the time his loan period ended. Same goes for Stephens who has not proven to be a Crofts yet.
I guess Brez will get the nod over Kusak too, though I can live with that. He's very good on his day, just has a tendency to flap a bit at crosses near the end of games. I think he too gets nervous in tight games, cos he deals with crosses fine early on, but gets a bit panicky towards the end of matches. I bet if we were 2 or 3 goals up, it wouldn't be a problem.
Fratsomrover, who are the, 'weaker,' players in your opinion?
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: I hope this headline is a smoke screen. I will be desperately disappointed if we fielded a weakened team. It is a winnable match and carries all the excitement that goes with a cup run. I'm happy for Calde to replace Bruno, for March and Buckley to share the right wing berth, for Kaz to get a start and maybe even for Ince and Andrews to share the centre midfield role, but I dont think Obika is worth a start, he looks so nervous so I's persevere with Uloa Rodders combination for no other reason than they need to gel and Rodders hasn't shown anything to me yet that he is a striker worthy of his place. But he may do in time. Conway was not impressive in his first 4 games but got stronger in time and was a real valuable contributor by the time his loan period ended. Same goes for Stephens who has not proven to be a Crofts yet. I guess Brez will get the nod over Kusak too, though I can live with that. He's very good on his day, just has a tendency to flap a bit at crosses near the end of games. I think he too gets nervous in tight games, cos he deals with crosses fine early on, but gets a bit panicky towards the end of matches. I bet if we were 2 or 3 goals up, it wouldn't be a problem.[/p][/quote]Fratsomrover, who are the, 'weaker,' players in your opinion? VegasSeagull

4:26pm Fri 14 Feb 14

the taffster says...

Dorset Seagull wrote:
We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.
exactly right.....winning breeds confidence.....play your best 11 and we will beat hull and get through to the quarter final....
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Seagull[/bold] wrote: We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.[/p][/quote]exactly right.....winning breeds confidence.....play your best 11 and we will beat hull and get through to the quarter final.... the taffster

4:44pm Fri 14 Feb 14

albionfan33 says...

http://www.squawka.c
om/news/2014/02/14/u
nsung-striker-why-th
is-clinical-star-cou
ld-fire-brighton-int
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021469866 makes a good read and why he should start on monday
http://www.squawka.c om/news/2014/02/14/u nsung-striker-why-th is-clinical-star-cou ld-fire-brighton-int o-the-play-offs/2014 021469866 makes a good read and why he should start on monday albionfan33

4:47pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

This is all conjecture by Andy Naylor. If you read the story Oscar doesn't actually say he is going to change the team. He just explains why he has made changes in recent games. So give the guy a break and stop getting your knickers in a twist.UTA
This is all conjecture by Andy Naylor. If you read the story Oscar doesn't actually say he is going to change the team. He just explains why he has made changes in recent games. So give the guy a break and stop getting your knickers in a twist.UTA Joel'sGrandad

4:55pm Fri 14 Feb 14

fratsomrover says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
I hope this headline is a smoke screen. I will be desperately disappointed if we fielded a weakened team. It is a winnable match and carries all the excitement that goes with a cup run. I'm happy for Calde to replace Bruno, for March and Buckley to share the right wing berth, for Kaz to get a start and maybe even for Ince and Andrews to share the centre midfield role, but I dont think Obika is worth a start, he looks so nervous so I's persevere with Uloa Rodders combination for no other reason than they need to gel and Rodders hasn't shown anything to me yet that he is a striker worthy of his place. But he may do in time. Conway was not impressive in his first 4 games but got stronger in time and was a real valuable contributor by the time his loan period ended. Same goes for Stephens who has not proven to be a Crofts yet.
I guess Brez will get the nod over Kusak too, though I can live with that. He's very good on his day, just has a tendency to flap a bit at crosses near the end of games. I think he too gets nervous in tight games, cos he deals with crosses fine early on, but gets a bit panicky towards the end of matches. I bet if we were 2 or 3 goals up, it wouldn't be a problem.
Fratsomrover, who are the, 'weaker,' players in your opinion?
IMO I would classify Lopez, Obika, Agustein, Chicksen as being not up to the intensity of the others. I'm not saying they are not good, just saying they are not as good as those currently occupying their positions.
From what I've seen, there's not too much between JFC and Stevens.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: I hope this headline is a smoke screen. I will be desperately disappointed if we fielded a weakened team. It is a winnable match and carries all the excitement that goes with a cup run. I'm happy for Calde to replace Bruno, for March and Buckley to share the right wing berth, for Kaz to get a start and maybe even for Ince and Andrews to share the centre midfield role, but I dont think Obika is worth a start, he looks so nervous so I's persevere with Uloa Rodders combination for no other reason than they need to gel and Rodders hasn't shown anything to me yet that he is a striker worthy of his place. But he may do in time. Conway was not impressive in his first 4 games but got stronger in time and was a real valuable contributor by the time his loan period ended. Same goes for Stephens who has not proven to be a Crofts yet. I guess Brez will get the nod over Kusak too, though I can live with that. He's very good on his day, just has a tendency to flap a bit at crosses near the end of games. I think he too gets nervous in tight games, cos he deals with crosses fine early on, but gets a bit panicky towards the end of matches. I bet if we were 2 or 3 goals up, it wouldn't be a problem.[/p][/quote]Fratsomrover, who are the, 'weaker,' players in your opinion?[/p][/quote]IMO I would classify Lopez, Obika, Agustein, Chicksen as being not up to the intensity of the others. I'm not saying they are not good, just saying they are not as good as those currently occupying their positions. From what I've seen, there's not too much between JFC and Stevens. fratsomrover

5:45pm Fri 14 Feb 14

gordongull says...

rockie wrote:
Dorset Seagull wrote:
We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.
For Ch****'s sake just leave it to da management and go and enjoy the match. You are not yet qualified to manage the team or decide who should play. I have watched the Albion since 1958, They were Shrimps then Dolphins long before they were SEEAAAGGGUUUUUULLLLL

S. and have yo-yo-d up and down the divisions ever since. They are now in the best position they have ever been, well managed off and on the pitch. In Oscar, Bloom Barber & Burke we prosper, UTA.
Relax Rockie, Dorset Seagull isn't going to pick the team for Monday's match, but he does display remarkable audacity expressing his opinion on what the composition and strength of the side should be.
Where are the moderators when you need one?
[quote][p][bold]rockie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorset Seagull[/bold] wrote: We should field our strongest available team! Doesn't Oscar realise that such good opportunities to reach the FA Cup quarter finals (and beyond) are few and far between?! I'd be happy for Calde to start, but I certainly don't want to see Spanish Dave on the pitch when Solly March is in a good vein of form.[/p][/quote]For Ch****'s sake just leave it to da management and go and enjoy the match. You are not yet qualified to manage the team or decide who should play. I have watched the Albion since 1958, They were Shrimps then Dolphins long before they were SEEAAAGGGUUUUUULLLLL S. and have yo-yo-d up and down the divisions ever since. They are now in the best position they have ever been, well managed off and on the pitch. In Oscar, Bloom Barber & Burke we prosper, UTA.[/p][/quote]Relax Rockie, Dorset Seagull isn't going to pick the team for Monday's match, but he does display remarkable audacity expressing his opinion on what the composition and strength of the side should be. Where are the moderators when you need one? gordongull

6:12pm Fri 14 Feb 14

gordongull says...

rockie wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well. http://www.theargus. co.uk/opinion/letter s/11005881.It___s_no t_all_doom_and_gloom __says_Brighton_and_ Hove_Albion_s_chief_ executive/
See my post on that letters thread...
Thanks for pointing out Paul Barber's letter SMF20.
Everyone with an opinion on the financial workings of the Club should read it.

I agree with every word of your comment on that thread Rockie.
Btw, sorry about the (thinly veiled?) sarcasm on my previous post.
Couldn't resist it :)
[quote][p][bold]rockie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I don't know if this was ever posted in a thread but attached is letter from Mr Barber... Reads well. http://www.theargus. co.uk/opinion/letter s/11005881.It___s_no t_all_doom_and_gloom __says_Brighton_and_ Hove_Albion_s_chief_ executive/[/p][/quote]See my post on that letters thread...[/p][/quote]Thanks for pointing out Paul Barber's letter SMF20. Everyone with an opinion on the financial workings of the Club should read it. I agree with every word of your comment on that thread Rockie. Btw, sorry about the (thinly veiled?) sarcasm on my previous post. Couldn't resist it :) gordongull

6:18pm Fri 14 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

fratsomrover wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
I hope this headline is a smoke screen. I will be desperately disappointed if we fielded a weakened team. It is a winnable match and carries all the excitement that goes with a cup run. I'm happy for Calde to replace Bruno, for March and Buckley to share the right wing berth, for Kaz to get a start and maybe even for Ince and Andrews to share the centre midfield role, but I dont think Obika is worth a start, he looks so nervous so I's persevere with Uloa Rodders combination for no other reason than they need to gel and Rodders hasn't shown anything to me yet that he is a striker worthy of his place. But he may do in time. Conway was not impressive in his first 4 games but got stronger in time and was a real valuable contributor by the time his loan period ended. Same goes for Stephens who has not proven to be a Crofts yet.
I guess Brez will get the nod over Kusak too, though I can live with that. He's very good on his day, just has a tendency to flap a bit at crosses near the end of games. I think he too gets nervous in tight games, cos he deals with crosses fine early on, but gets a bit panicky towards the end of matches. I bet if we were 2 or 3 goals up, it wouldn't be a problem.
Fratsomrover, who are the, 'weaker,' players in your opinion?
IMO I would classify Lopez, Obika, Agustein, Chicksen as being not up to the intensity of the others. I'm not saying they are not good, just saying they are not as good as those currently occupying their positions.
From what I've seen, there's not too much between JFC and Stevens.
Thanks for your reply. So if let's say, three of the four you named, 'do not start,' would you be happy with, 'who ever,' Oscar sends out?
If Ulloa stepped down and was replaced by Rodriguez with Kaz out wide, would that be ok?
I guess the point I am trying to make is, even if those that are perceived as, 'weaker,' did not start Oscar might still make changes that some will not like and if he does, then are we sending out what might be thought of as a weaker team?
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: I hope this headline is a smoke screen. I will be desperately disappointed if we fielded a weakened team. It is a winnable match and carries all the excitement that goes with a cup run. I'm happy for Calde to replace Bruno, for March and Buckley to share the right wing berth, for Kaz to get a start and maybe even for Ince and Andrews to share the centre midfield role, but I dont think Obika is worth a start, he looks so nervous so I's persevere with Uloa Rodders combination for no other reason than they need to gel and Rodders hasn't shown anything to me yet that he is a striker worthy of his place. But he may do in time. Conway was not impressive in his first 4 games but got stronger in time and was a real valuable contributor by the time his loan period ended. Same goes for Stephens who has not proven to be a Crofts yet. I guess Brez will get the nod over Kusak too, though I can live with that. He's very good on his day, just has a tendency to flap a bit at crosses near the end of games. I think he too gets nervous in tight games, cos he deals with crosses fine early on, but gets a bit panicky towards the end of matches. I bet if we were 2 or 3 goals up, it wouldn't be a problem.[/p][/quote]Fratsomrover, who are the, 'weaker,' players in your opinion?[/p][/quote]IMO I would classify Lopez, Obika, Agustein, Chicksen as being not up to the intensity of the others. I'm not saying they are not good, just saying they are not as good as those currently occupying their positions. From what I've seen, there's not too much between JFC and Stevens.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your reply. So if let's say, three of the four you named, 'do not start,' would you be happy with, 'who ever,' Oscar sends out? If Ulloa stepped down and was replaced by Rodriguez with Kaz out wide, would that be ok? I guess the point I am trying to make is, even if those that are perceived as, 'weaker,' did not start Oscar might still make changes that some will not like and if he does, then are we sending out what might be thought of as a weaker team? VegasSeagull

6:34pm Fri 14 Feb 14

albionfan33 says...

for purely selfish reasons i hope he plays our strongest side as its my first game at the amex (over for a few days from germany) and id like to see the likes of ulloa n buckley upson kus playing
for purely selfish reasons i hope he plays our strongest side as its my first game at the amex (over for a few days from germany) and id like to see the likes of ulloa n buckley upson kus playing albionfan33

6:51pm Fri 14 Feb 14

gordongull says...

My take on this, Vegas is that while ten of the outfield positions are to some extent interchangeable, the eleventh - Ulloa - is currently irreplaceable.
This, of course, also applies to the League as you have pointed out, and it is a dilemma.
This is why I asked what our priorities are on the 'Leo against Hull' thread.
If Leo doesn't feature in Monday, we are effectively saying ''the Cup is okay, but we can take it or leave it'.
My take on this, Vegas is that while ten of the outfield positions are to some extent interchangeable, the eleventh - Ulloa - is currently irreplaceable. This, of course, also applies to the League as you have pointed out, and it is a dilemma. This is why I asked what our priorities are on the 'Leo against Hull' thread. If Leo doesn't feature in Monday, we are effectively saying ''the Cup is okay, but we can take it or leave it'. gordongull

6:53pm Fri 14 Feb 14

gordongull says...

I'll make that 10 outfield players to avoid any unfair advantage!
I'll make that 10 outfield players to avoid any unfair advantage! gordongull

7:48pm Fri 14 Feb 14

.pjwilk says...

pjwilk wrote:
Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.
Yet again my lack of footballing knowledge and atrocious spelling has let me down. Apologies to all genuine fans who post on here and please, ignore anything I post, its bound to be a load of old whank.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.[/p][/quote]Yet again my lack of footballing knowledge and atrocious spelling has let me down. Apologies to all genuine fans who post on here and please, ignore anything I post, its bound to be a load of old whank. .pjwilk

10:03pm Fri 14 Feb 14

OldGull says...

brightonfan34 wrote:
come on Oscar don't make loads of changes please lopez doesn't look interested and obika i wouldn't start him
but then you are not the coach
[quote][p][bold]brightonfan34[/bold] wrote: come on Oscar don't make loads of changes please lopez doesn't look interested and obika i wouldn't start him[/p][/quote]but then you are not the coach OldGull

10:05pm Fri 14 Feb 14

OldGull says...

pjwilk wrote:
Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.
I look forward to you boycotting the game.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Goodbye to our interest in the cup then.I think the fans will start to boycott these games in the future,i will thats for sure.We have no ambition,poor decision by our coach if we play a week team.[/p][/quote]I look forward to you boycotting the game. OldGull

3:37pm Sun 16 Feb 14

starlion says...

Well, there's the incentive to play the best squad possible ...
Well, there's the incentive to play the best squad possible ... starlion

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