Albion stay seventh in the Championship as Goodwin gets off the mark

Shamir Goodwin scored the first League goal of his career for Torquay today.

Shamir Goodwin scored the first League goal of his career for Torquay today.

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Albion are still one point and once place outside the Championship play-offs after Ipswich missed a chance to move above them today.

Mick McCarthy's side were held to a 0-0 draw by Blackpool at Portman Road to remain eighth, a point adrift of the Seagulls having played one more game.

Albion's on-loan development striker Shamir Goodwin scored a superb solo effort, the first senior goal of his career, but it was not enough to save Torquay from a 3-1 defeat at Chesterfield in League Two.

The Seagulls' fellow play-off contenders Wigan, visitors to the Amex next Saturday, are mounting a strong defence of the FA Cup.

They won 2-1 at Premier League strugglers Cardiff to book their place in the quarter-finals.

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5:49pm Sat 15 Feb 14

twonk says...

Well done Shamir. Another good player coming through the ranks.
Well done Shamir. Another good player coming through the ranks. twonk
  • Score: 10

8:46pm Sat 15 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches.
There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents.
If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different.
If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.
The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches. There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents. If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different. If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -5

12:00am Sun 16 Feb 14

Gazza by the sea says...

Carry on Seegull. Funniest thing on here.
Carry on Seegull. Funniest thing on here. Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 5

1:41am Sun 16 Feb 14

rockie says...

Gullsky pie in, would be interested to hear your views on Brighton drawing Sunderland at home in the FA Cup quarterfinals. And will Gus be allowed in the visitor dressing room or would that be a job(bie) too far? ......
I think wes hloud be tlod...
Gullsky pie in, would be interested to hear your views on Brighton drawing Sunderland at home in the FA Cup quarterfinals. And will Gus be allowed in the visitor dressing room or would that be a job(bie) too far? ...... I think wes hloud be tlod... rockie
  • Score: -2

10:36am Sun 16 Feb 14

Jimmy Langley says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches.
There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents.
If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different.
If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.
Why does it have to be one or the other?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches. There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents. If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different. If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.[/p][/quote]Why does it have to be one or the other? Jimmy Langley
  • Score: 5

11:10am Sun 16 Feb 14

Baldseagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches.
There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents.
If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different.
If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.
No romance in you is there.
If I had to choose between Play Off Final and FA Cup final, it would be FA Cup for me every time, if you win one you have a promotion as the best of the also rans, to a division where the best you can hope for is to not be relegated, win the other and you win the F.A Cup, the worlds oldest football competition, qualify for the Europa League and kick off the next football season in the Charity Shield against the League Champions, and even as runner up we could play in the Europa League next season if the winners are in the Champions League.

I believe you would want all that, but you don't believe we can win it, so, appealing to the get promoted and sod anything else attitude:
Progressing to the next round could provide the finances to bring in a really top loan player, which could be the difference between making the play offs and winning the play offs, or not making the play offs at all.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches. There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents. If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different. If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.[/p][/quote]No romance in you is there. If I had to choose between Play Off Final and FA Cup final, it would be FA Cup for me every time, if you win one you have a promotion as the best of the also rans, to a division where the best you can hope for is to not be relegated, win the other and you win the F.A Cup, the worlds oldest football competition, qualify for the Europa League and kick off the next football season in the Charity Shield against the League Champions, and even as runner up we could play in the Europa League next season if the winners are in the Champions League. I believe you would want all that, but you don't believe we can win it, so, appealing to the get promoted and sod anything else attitude: Progressing to the next round could provide the finances to bring in a really top loan player, which could be the difference between making the play offs and winning the play offs, or not making the play offs at all. Baldseagull
  • Score: 7

12:13pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

Wheres seegull coments gone?
Wheres seegull coments gone? Conelli98
  • Score: 1

7:37pm Sun 16 Feb 14

KeefyH69 says...

Jimmy Langley wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches.
There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents.
If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different.
If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.
Why does it have to be one or the other?
It doesn't! He's simply saying that if it came to a choice, he'd take promotion rather than Wembley.
I'm not so sure. If you win the FA Cup you go down in history and after 1983, I'd love us to change that outcome. The club will make the premises eventually but I'd hate it if we missed the cup for another 30 years-I might not be here then.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Langley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches. There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents. If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different. If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.[/p][/quote]Why does it have to be one or the other?[/p][/quote]It doesn't! He's simply saying that if it came to a choice, he'd take promotion rather than Wembley. I'm not so sure. If you win the FA Cup you go down in history and after 1983, I'd love us to change that outcome. The club will make the premises eventually but I'd hate it if we missed the cup for another 30 years-I might not be here then. KeefyH69
  • Score: 1

11:44pm Sun 16 Feb 14

KeefyH44 says...

Baldseagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches.
There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents.
If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different.
If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.
No romance in you is there.
If I had to choose between Play Off Final and FA Cup final, it would be FA Cup for me every time, if you win one you have a promotion as the best of the also rans, to a division where the best you can hope for is to not be relegated, win the other and you win the F.A Cup, the worlds oldest football competition, qualify for the Europa League and kick off the next football season in the Charity Shield against the League Champions, and even as runner up we could play in the Europa League next season if the winners are in the Champions League.

I believe you would want all that, but you don't believe we can win it, so, appealing to the get promoted and sod anything else attitude:
Progressing to the next round could provide the finances to bring in a really top loan player, which could be the difference between making the play offs and winning the play offs, or not making the play offs at all.
Exactly what I was saying. How often do you get a chance to win the cup unless you're one of the big 6 and money is no object. It's 31 years nearly since THAT final and unless I make it to over 100 years old I'm not likely to see it. Having said that, awesome if we beat Sunderland again, eh!
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The Champ Div results were good for us today and more reason for us to keep our most influential players fit and ready to play our league matches. There is much talk of what is or isn't our supposed, 'best starting eleven,' but winning is not about individuals, it's about having players working together to exploit the weaknesses of our opponents. If we, or any club, had a, 'strongest eleven,' managers would never make tactical changes to their lineups due to who they are up against, but all managers do. Top players stand down every week in the prem div, but their teams are not diminished, it's just due to the game plan being slightly different. If we were to forget about the fact that the match against Hull is a cup match, and the revenue winning could bring, well we would be somewhat blinkered, of course we have to think about it, but as great as it would be to get to Wembly, that would not compare to making the playoffs and all that that might bring. If the offer is, a place in the playoffs or a trip to Wembly in the cup, I'll take the playoffs.[/p][/quote]No romance in you is there. If I had to choose between Play Off Final and FA Cup final, it would be FA Cup for me every time, if you win one you have a promotion as the best of the also rans, to a division where the best you can hope for is to not be relegated, win the other and you win the F.A Cup, the worlds oldest football competition, qualify for the Europa League and kick off the next football season in the Charity Shield against the League Champions, and even as runner up we could play in the Europa League next season if the winners are in the Champions League. I believe you would want all that, but you don't believe we can win it, so, appealing to the get promoted and sod anything else attitude: Progressing to the next round could provide the finances to bring in a really top loan player, which could be the difference between making the play offs and winning the play offs, or not making the play offs at all.[/p][/quote]Exactly what I was saying. How often do you get a chance to win the cup unless you're one of the big 6 and money is no object. It's 31 years nearly since THAT final and unless I make it to over 100 years old I'm not likely to see it. Having said that, awesome if we beat Sunderland again, eh! KeefyH44
  • Score: 1

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