Bruce expects tough evening at Amex

Steve Bruce

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Steve Bruce has warned his Hull side Albion will be tough opponents at the Amex.

The Seagulls host Hull in the fifth round of the FA Cup tomorrow.

Bruce’s side lost to Albion at the Amex on their way to winning promotion to the Premier League last season.

The Tigers chief said: “They’re a very good side. They have been there or thereabouts at the top end of the Championship for a couple of years now.

“Last year we beat them in my very first game and then lost narrowly down there. It will be a tough game, no question about that. Brighton have been very good on their own patch over recent years.”

Bruce believes it will be a big contrast to face League Two side Southend in the previous round.

He added: “It will be very different. Technically they want to play and the new manager has that Spanish influence.

“They play very similarly to the way Gus Poyet had them playing. That’s the way Brighton have gone about it as a club, a bit like Swansea.”

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1:21pm Sun 16 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

Give Bruce a couple of pies to keep him quiet while we beat them. 2-1 Albion
Give Bruce a couple of pies to keep him quiet while we beat them. 2-1 Albion To baldly go
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1:46pm Sun 16 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mr. Bruce, you are right mate, you are in for a tough night at the Amex and I'll tell you why, you are taking on one of the biggest smaller clubs that exists in the world of football today, and you are coming to our turf.
Not for nothing do we have 27,000+ home gates every time we play at the Amex, these numbers reflect the passion of our supporter base, from the kid that flips burgers for a living right up to the company CEO's that sit on our terraces, the belief is there, and this support is your first hurdle to get over.
When our players take to the field on Monday evening they will do so with the confidence that comes from being winners, and Brighton and Hove Albion have been winners ever since planning permission was granted to build the Amex.
Before you think about how to win this match you need to have a plan of how to break our belief that the Amex is our fortress, a place where we own the game and we don't give up what we own too easily. Oscar Garcia has improved on what we had last year, good players are now better players and no matter who he sends out to face your team, one thing for sure is that they will fight to the end. You are not going to come into our back yard and take anything without a battle royal.
Mr. Bruce, you are right mate, you are in for a tough night at the Amex and I'll tell you why, you are taking on one of the biggest smaller clubs that exists in the world of football today, and you are coming to our turf. Not for nothing do we have 27,000+ home gates every time we play at the Amex, these numbers reflect the passion of our supporter base, from the kid that flips burgers for a living right up to the company CEO's that sit on our terraces, the belief is there, and this support is your first hurdle to get over. When our players take to the field on Monday evening they will do so with the confidence that comes from being winners, and Brighton and Hove Albion have been winners ever since planning permission was granted to build the Amex. Before you think about how to win this match you need to have a plan of how to break our belief that the Amex is our fortress, a place where we own the game and we don't give up what we own too easily. Oscar Garcia has improved on what we had last year, good players are now better players and no matter who he sends out to face your team, one thing for sure is that they will fight to the end. You are not going to come into our back yard and take anything without a battle royal. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 29

2:33pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Clean Sheet says...

Blimmin' 'eck Vegas, this is a more rousing call to arms than Churchill ever managed :)
Blimmin' 'eck Vegas, this is a more rousing call to arms than Churchill ever managed :) Clean Sheet
  • Score: 12

3:10pm Sun 16 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Blimmin' 'eck Vegas, this is a more rousing call to arms than Churchill ever managed :)
:-)) you may be right but Steve Bruce and his team will be up against it right from the get go, nothing comes easy for opposing teams at the Amex. Any team taking to the field anywhere in the country has to believe they can win, Bruce and his players have to believe that they can survive the drop, and that negative over rides all else. They have a negative and a positive, survive the drop as the priority and progress in the cup. We have two positives, top six spot and progress in the cup. If we meet either one it's all good, Hull, 'have,' to survive so I am sure that they would gladly give up a cup run for survival. Our lads will be in a good frame of mind, Bruce's lads will have a twinge of relegation thoughts at the back of their minds.

Does that make sense?
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Blimmin' 'eck Vegas, this is a more rousing call to arms than Churchill ever managed :)[/p][/quote]:-)) you may be right but Steve Bruce and his team will be up against it right from the get go, nothing comes easy for opposing teams at the Amex. Any team taking to the field anywhere in the country has to believe they can win, Bruce and his players have to believe that they can survive the drop, and that negative over rides all else. They have a negative and a positive, survive the drop as the priority and progress in the cup. We have two positives, top six spot and progress in the cup. If we meet either one it's all good, Hull, 'have,' to survive so I am sure that they would gladly give up a cup run for survival. Our lads will be in a good frame of mind, Bruce's lads will have a twinge of relegation thoughts at the back of their minds. Does that make sense? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

It' Gus Poyet at home when we've beaten Hull. Bring it on. UTA
It' Gus Poyet at home when we've beaten Hull. Bring it on. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 0

7:11pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Lets get real,Bruce must have been praying that he would draw us, look at the options.
Lets get real,Bruce must have been praying that he would draw us, look at the options. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

12:25pm Mon 17 Feb 14

straightasadye says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mr. Bruce, you are right mate, you are in for a tough night at the Amex and I'll tell you why, you are taking on one of the biggest smaller clubs that exists in the world of football today, and you are coming to our turf.
Not for nothing do we have 27,000+ home gates every time we play at the Amex, these numbers reflect the passion of our supporter base, from the kid that flips burgers for a living right up to the company CEO's that sit on our terraces, the belief is there, and this support is your first hurdle to get over.
When our players take to the field on Monday evening they will do so with the confidence that comes from being winners, and Brighton and Hove Albion have been winners ever since planning permission was granted to build the Amex.
Before you think about how to win this match you need to have a plan of how to break our belief that the Amex is our fortress, a place where we own the game and we don't give up what we own too easily. Oscar Garcia has improved on what we had last year, good players are now better players and no matter who he sends out to face your team, one thing for sure is that they will fight to the end. You are not going to come into our back yard and take anything without a battle royal.
I was away on holiday when Btn played bottom of table Barnsley at home.
What was the result?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mr. Bruce, you are right mate, you are in for a tough night at the Amex and I'll tell you why, you are taking on one of the biggest smaller clubs that exists in the world of football today, and you are coming to our turf. Not for nothing do we have 27,000+ home gates every time we play at the Amex, these numbers reflect the passion of our supporter base, from the kid that flips burgers for a living right up to the company CEO's that sit on our terraces, the belief is there, and this support is your first hurdle to get over. When our players take to the field on Monday evening they will do so with the confidence that comes from being winners, and Brighton and Hove Albion have been winners ever since planning permission was granted to build the Amex. Before you think about how to win this match you need to have a plan of how to break our belief that the Amex is our fortress, a place where we own the game and we don't give up what we own too easily. Oscar Garcia has improved on what we had last year, good players are now better players and no matter who he sends out to face your team, one thing for sure is that they will fight to the end. You are not going to come into our back yard and take anything without a battle royal.[/p][/quote]I was away on holiday when Btn played bottom of table Barnsley at home. What was the result? straightasadye
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

straightasadye wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mr. Bruce, you are right mate, you are in for a tough night at the Amex and I'll tell you why, you are taking on one of the biggest smaller clubs that exists in the world of football today, and you are coming to our turf.
Not for nothing do we have 27,000+ home gates every time we play at the Amex, these numbers reflect the passion of our supporter base, from the kid that flips burgers for a living right up to the company CEO's that sit on our terraces, the belief is there, and this support is your first hurdle to get over.
When our players take to the field on Monday evening they will do so with the confidence that comes from being winners, and Brighton and Hove Albion have been winners ever since planning permission was granted to build the Amex.
Before you think about how to win this match you need to have a plan of how to break our belief that the Amex is our fortress, a place where we own the game and we don't give up what we own too easily. Oscar Garcia has improved on what we had last year, good players are now better players and no matter who he sends out to face your team, one thing for sure is that they will fight to the end. You are not going to come into our back yard and take anything without a battle royal.
I was away on holiday when Btn played bottom of table Barnsley at home.
What was the result?
You taken the urine!!
[quote][p][bold]straightasadye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mr. Bruce, you are right mate, you are in for a tough night at the Amex and I'll tell you why, you are taking on one of the biggest smaller clubs that exists in the world of football today, and you are coming to our turf. Not for nothing do we have 27,000+ home gates every time we play at the Amex, these numbers reflect the passion of our supporter base, from the kid that flips burgers for a living right up to the company CEO's that sit on our terraces, the belief is there, and this support is your first hurdle to get over. When our players take to the field on Monday evening they will do so with the confidence that comes from being winners, and Brighton and Hove Albion have been winners ever since planning permission was granted to build the Amex. Before you think about how to win this match you need to have a plan of how to break our belief that the Amex is our fortress, a place where we own the game and we don't give up what we own too easily. Oscar Garcia has improved on what we had last year, good players are now better players and no matter who he sends out to face your team, one thing for sure is that they will fight to the end. You are not going to come into our back yard and take anything without a battle royal.[/p][/quote]I was away on holiday when Btn played bottom of table Barnsley at home. What was the result?[/p][/quote]You taken the urine!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
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