Albion talking point: Has the big chance gone - or can they still go through?

Can Albion still get past Hull in the Cup?

Can Albion still get past Hull in the Cup?

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Albion were ten minutes from the FA Cup quarter-finals last night.

Then Yannick Sagbo scored an 85th-minute equaliser for Hull City – and both teams went close to a winner in five added minutes.

So have the Seagulls let slip their chance of making the last eight?

Or have you seen enough to think Gus Poyet could yet be bringing Sunderland to the Amex in the sixth round?

We’d love to know how you rate the Seagulls’ chances of going through.

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11:17am Tue 18 Feb 14

Albion fan in London says...

We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc
We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc Albion fan in London
  • Score: 8

11:28am Tue 18 Feb 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Think we can win with the same team, brez did well last night UTA
Think we can win with the same team, brez did well last night UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 1

11:29am Tue 18 Feb 14

Gee Jay says...

Anything is possible, Albion have been difficult to beat this season, Hull are not the strongest Premiership club, so certainly give it all we've got.
Anything is possible, Albion have been difficult to beat this season, Hull are not the strongest Premiership club, so certainly give it all we've got. Gee Jay
  • Score: 8

11:32am Tue 18 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

Anything could happen!!! Is Kemy injured does anyone know? and argus hurry up and let us know if game is to be televised. If not I for one will travel on Monday.
Upson was absolute quality last night, Dunk not far behind!
Obika must not have his loan extended and we must get another forward in on
loan. My team for Monday. Casper, Calderon Upson Dunk Chicksen, Buckley Andrews Ince Kemy March, Ulloa.
Anything could happen!!! Is Kemy injured does anyone know? and argus hurry up and let us know if game is to be televised. If not I for one will travel on Monday. Upson was absolute quality last night, Dunk not far behind! Obika must not have his loan extended and we must get another forward in on loan. My team for Monday. Casper, Calderon Upson Dunk Chicksen, Buckley Andrews Ince Kemy March, Ulloa. Conelli98
  • Score: 5

11:33am Tue 18 Feb 14

pjwilk says...

Good performance,Dunk had a good game,but why did he forage forward to try to wrap it up near the end he was late getting back and it left the door open for their goal.
Good performance,Dunk had a good game,but why did he forage forward to try to wrap it up near the end he was late getting back and it left the door open for their goal. pjwilk
  • Score: -4

11:52am Tue 18 Feb 14

Steveg1958 says...

pjwilk wrote:
Good performance,Dunk had a good game,but why did he forage forward to try to wrap it up near the end he was late getting back and it left the door open for their goal.
Daft comment bout Dunk, he was defending Sagbo when Hull scored just got beaten to the ball, on the whole I thought he had a great game, and was a huge improvement on Greer, in fact all of them did really well, except pehaps Kaz, but he was playing deeper than usual. Should have stayed on his feet more as well With all the young lads doing so well, it makes me optimistic for the fuure. But please send Obika back, as he certainly isn't up to the job. Whats happened to Agustein ? been at the pies again perhaps >
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Good performance,Dunk had a good game,but why did he forage forward to try to wrap it up near the end he was late getting back and it left the door open for their goal.[/p][/quote]Daft comment bout Dunk, he was defending Sagbo when Hull scored just got beaten to the ball, on the whole I thought he had a great game, and was a huge improvement on Greer, in fact all of them did really well, except pehaps Kaz, but he was playing deeper than usual. Should have stayed on his feet more as well With all the young lads doing so well, it makes me optimistic for the fuure. But please send Obika back, as he certainly isn't up to the job. Whats happened to Agustein ? been at the pies again perhaps > Steveg1958
  • Score: 6

12:02pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Chi Gull says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
Good performance,Dunk had a good game,but why did he forage forward to try to wrap it up near the end he was late getting back and it left the door open for their goal.
Daft comment bout Dunk, he was defending Sagbo when Hull scored just got beaten to the ball, on the whole I thought he had a great game, and was a huge improvement on Greer, in fact all of them did really well, except pehaps Kaz, but he was playing deeper than usual. Should have stayed on his feet more as well With all the young lads doing so well, it makes me optimistic for the fuure. But please send Obika back, as he certainly isn't up to the job. Whats happened to Agustein ? been at the pies again perhaps >
I didn't think Kaz was playing deeper but seemed to be playing inside rather than wide on the wing which often left Chicksen with no forward passing option. When we didn't have the ball he was deeper, because they focussed their attacks down that side and he had to get back to help out Chicksen.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Good performance,Dunk had a good game,but why did he forage forward to try to wrap it up near the end he was late getting back and it left the door open for their goal.[/p][/quote]Daft comment bout Dunk, he was defending Sagbo when Hull scored just got beaten to the ball, on the whole I thought he had a great game, and was a huge improvement on Greer, in fact all of them did really well, except pehaps Kaz, but he was playing deeper than usual. Should have stayed on his feet more as well With all the young lads doing so well, it makes me optimistic for the fuure. But please send Obika back, as he certainly isn't up to the job. Whats happened to Agustein ? been at the pies again perhaps >[/p][/quote]I didn't think Kaz was playing deeper but seemed to be playing inside rather than wide on the wing which often left Chicksen with no forward passing option. When we didn't have the ball he was deeper, because they focussed their attacks down that side and he had to get back to help out Chicksen. Chi Gull
  • Score: 5

12:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc
What has Brez done wrong in the games he has played this season?

Only Chicksen could be claimed to be a 'fringe' player, just about all the others are good enough to be in the first team.
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc[/p][/quote]What has Brez done wrong in the games he has played this season? Only Chicksen could be claimed to be a 'fringe' player, just about all the others are good enough to be in the first team. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 10

12:09pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AlanDuffy says...

I thought Hull looked a little complacent last night and that may also be the case in the next game - undoubtedly they have some very good players - Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady - but there didn't seem to be the same urgency or commitment about them that we showed, so......Yes, I think we can definately win. There'll be a couple of changes, at least, for Wigan on Saturday, and we'll probably see a similar team for the replay. Like many others, I was pleased to see Dunk back to something like the form he showed a couple of seasons ago and he'll only get better. I agree that Lua Lua didn't have his best game and didn't seem to gel with Chicksen, which is not surprising - seems to play better with the experienced Ward supporting. Both he and JFC need to cut out the going down as soon as they are touched, but overall an enjoyable game, plenty of positives and Hull will be worried about playing us again. Still think the date with Gus is on.
I thought Hull looked a little complacent last night and that may also be the case in the next game - undoubtedly they have some very good players - Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady - but there didn't seem to be the same urgency or commitment about them that we showed, so......Yes, I think we can definately win. There'll be a couple of changes, at least, for Wigan on Saturday, and we'll probably see a similar team for the replay. Like many others, I was pleased to see Dunk back to something like the form he showed a couple of seasons ago and he'll only get better. I agree that Lua Lua didn't have his best game and didn't seem to gel with Chicksen, which is not surprising - seems to play better with the experienced Ward supporting. Both he and JFC need to cut out the going down as soon as they are touched, but overall an enjoyable game, plenty of positives and Hull will be worried about playing us again. Still think the date with Gus is on. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 11

12:09pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc
Also, bear in mind we have a league game just two days earlier, so all the more need to use the entire squad, rather than just a 'first XI' - a selection we can all never agree on anyway!
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc[/p][/quote]Also, bear in mind we have a league game just two days earlier, so all the more need to use the entire squad, rather than just a 'first XI' - a selection we can all never agree on anyway! Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

12:19pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Anything could happen!!! Is Kemy injured does anyone know? and argus hurry up and let us know if game is to be televised. If not I for one will travel on Monday.
Upson was absolute quality last night, Dunk not far behind!
Obika must not have his loan extended and we must get another forward in on
loan. My team for Monday. Casper, Calderon Upson Dunk Chicksen, Buckley Andrews Ince Kemy March, Ulloa.
Cheers for news re tv argus. Thats saved me a few quid!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Anything could happen!!! Is Kemy injured does anyone know? and argus hurry up and let us know if game is to be televised. If not I for one will travel on Monday. Upson was absolute quality last night, Dunk not far behind! Obika must not have his loan extended and we must get another forward in on loan. My team for Monday. Casper, Calderon Upson Dunk Chicksen, Buckley Andrews Ince Kemy March, Ulloa.[/p][/quote]Cheers for news re tv argus. Thats saved me a few quid! Conelli98
  • Score: -1

12:20pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

Cheers for news re tv argus. Thats saved me a few quid!
Cheers for news re tv argus. Thats saved me a few quid! Conelli98
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Chi Gull says...

I have just worked out why we got Obika on loan. With the departure of Barnes we no longer had a whipping boy for all the moaners on here. OK he hasn't performed very well in his short time on the pitch at the Amex - but clearly we fans need a pantomime villain.
I have just worked out why we got Obika on loan. With the departure of Barnes we no longer had a whipping boy for all the moaners on here. OK he hasn't performed very well in his short time on the pitch at the Amex - but clearly we fans need a pantomime villain. Chi Gull
  • Score: 3

12:39pm Tue 18 Feb 14

twonk says...

We're DOOMED!
We're DOOMED! twonk
  • Score: -3

1:19pm Tue 18 Feb 14

lotsofducks says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Albion fan in London wrote:
We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc
What has Brez done wrong in the games he has played this season?

Only Chicksen could be claimed to be a 'fringe' player, just about all the others are good enough to be in the first team.
Agreed and even Chicksen wasn't out of his depth; lacks experience, but that'll only come by playing - e.g. the Hull replay!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc[/p][/quote]What has Brez done wrong in the games he has played this season? Only Chicksen could be claimed to be a 'fringe' player, just about all the others are good enough to be in the first team.[/p][/quote]Agreed and even Chicksen wasn't out of his depth; lacks experience, but that'll only come by playing - e.g. the Hull replay! lotsofducks
  • Score: 7

1:22pm Tue 18 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Albion fan in London wrote:
We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc
Also, bear in mind we have a league game just two days earlier, so all the more need to use the entire squad, rather than just a 'first XI' - a selection we can all never agree on anyway!
I am expecting around 8 changes to face Wigan from the eleven that started against Hull, and then possibly the same number of changes for the replay, I think the 48 hour gap between matches might help us, as, IMHO, you correctly say, Chicksen is the only lad that, 'might,' be considered a fringe player.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: We can go and get a result at Hull without doubt I appreciate the league is the focus but why not go for it in the fa cup and play our first team not our fringe development players. starting with TK back in goal etc etc[/p][/quote]Also, bear in mind we have a league game just two days earlier, so all the more need to use the entire squad, rather than just a 'first XI' - a selection we can all never agree on anyway![/p][/quote]I am expecting around 8 changes to face Wigan from the eleven that started against Hull, and then possibly the same number of changes for the replay, I think the 48 hour gap between matches might help us, as, IMHO, you correctly say, Chicksen is the only lad that, 'might,' be considered a fringe player. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

1:36pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game! Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: -9

1:49pm Tue 18 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
And you are aware that blocked shots that might well be on target are not counted, just as the two efforts where Hull hit our woodwork are also not counted.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]And you are aware that blocked shots that might well be on target are not counted, just as the two efforts where Hull hit our woodwork are also not counted. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

2:04pm Tue 18 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 8

2:24pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Hector66 says...

we had our chance last night, of course hoping against hope we can prevail at Hull but my head tells me this is extremely unlikely.

btw why is Agustien so out of favour? is he injured?

Chicksen looks a very good prospect to me.
we had our chance last night, of course hoping against hope we can prevail at Hull but my head tells me this is extremely unlikely. btw why is Agustien so out of favour? is he injured? Chicksen looks a very good prospect to me. Hector66
  • Score: 4

2:27pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

I suspect Ulloa will be dropped for the replay, we'll play Rodriguez instead and park the bus, hoping his pace might catch Hull on the break. Upson might be rested as well, with Greer and Dunk as CBs. A few others might be rested, depending on the team for the following game, but there won't be that many unforced changes.

The interesting thing about the replay is that both teams will want a result - the last thing they need is another replay and a fixture pile-up at the business end of the season. If it is still all square at half time then the game could really open up and anything might happen.
I suspect Ulloa will be dropped for the replay, we'll play Rodriguez instead and park the bus, hoping his pace might catch Hull on the break. Upson might be rested as well, with Greer and Dunk as CBs. A few others might be rested, depending on the team for the following game, but there won't be that many unforced changes. The interesting thing about the replay is that both teams will want a result - the last thing they need is another replay and a fixture pile-up at the business end of the season. If it is still all square at half time then the game could really open up and anything might happen. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: -3

2:39pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

AburridoEnTrabajo wrote:
I suspect Ulloa will be dropped for the replay, we'll play Rodriguez instead and park the bus, hoping his pace might catch Hull on the break. Upson might be rested as well, with Greer and Dunk as CBs. A few others might be rested, depending on the team for the following game, but there won't be that many unforced changes.

The interesting thing about the replay is that both teams will want a result - the last thing they need is another replay and a fixture pile-up at the business end of the season. If it is still all square at half time then the game could really open up and anything might happen.
...aaah the replays of old!!!
We only have 1 replay these days Aburrido, Both teams have 120 mintues if needed then it goes to something called a PENALTY SHOOOOOOOTOUT! ;)
[quote][p][bold]AburridoEnTrabajo[/bold] wrote: I suspect Ulloa will be dropped for the replay, we'll play Rodriguez instead and park the bus, hoping his pace might catch Hull on the break. Upson might be rested as well, with Greer and Dunk as CBs. A few others might be rested, depending on the team for the following game, but there won't be that many unforced changes. The interesting thing about the replay is that both teams will want a result - the last thing they need is another replay and a fixture pile-up at the business end of the season. If it is still all square at half time then the game could really open up and anything might happen.[/p][/quote]...aaah the replays of old!!! We only have 1 replay these days Aburrido, Both teams have 120 mintues if needed then it goes to something called a PENALTY SHOOOOOOOTOUT! ;) Conelli98
  • Score: 5

5:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

Conelli98 wrote:
AburridoEnTrabajo wrote:
I suspect Ulloa will be dropped for the replay, we'll play Rodriguez instead and park the bus, hoping his pace might catch Hull on the break. Upson might be rested as well, with Greer and Dunk as CBs. A few others might be rested, depending on the team for the following game, but there won't be that many unforced changes.

The interesting thing about the replay is that both teams will want a result - the last thing they need is another replay and a fixture pile-up at the business end of the season. If it is still all square at half time then the game could really open up and anything might happen.
...aaah the replays of old!!!
We only have 1 replay these days Aburrido, Both teams have 120 mintues if needed then it goes to something called a PENALTY SHOOOOOOOTOUT! ;)
That's what 10 years living outside the UK does to you!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AburridoEnTrabajo[/bold] wrote: I suspect Ulloa will be dropped for the replay, we'll play Rodriguez instead and park the bus, hoping his pace might catch Hull on the break. Upson might be rested as well, with Greer and Dunk as CBs. A few others might be rested, depending on the team for the following game, but there won't be that many unforced changes. The interesting thing about the replay is that both teams will want a result - the last thing they need is another replay and a fixture pile-up at the business end of the season. If it is still all square at half time then the game could really open up and anything might happen.[/p][/quote]...aaah the replays of old!!! We only have 1 replay these days Aburrido, Both teams have 120 mintues if needed then it goes to something called a PENALTY SHOOOOOOOTOUT! ;)[/p][/quote]That's what 10 years living outside the UK does to you! AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 2

5:18pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

AburridoEnTrabajo wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
AburridoEnTrabajo wrote:
I suspect Ulloa will be dropped for the replay, we'll play Rodriguez instead and park the bus, hoping his pace might catch Hull on the break. Upson might be rested as well, with Greer and Dunk as CBs. A few others might be rested, depending on the team for the following game, but there won't be that many unforced changes.

The interesting thing about the replay is that both teams will want a result - the last thing they need is another replay and a fixture pile-up at the business end of the season. If it is still all square at half time then the game could really open up and anything might happen.
...aaah the replays of old!!!
We only have 1 replay these days Aburrido, Both teams have 120 mintues if needed then it goes to something called a PENALTY SHOOOOOOOTOUT! ;)
That's what 10 years living outside the UK does to you!
Although I still think that if it's all square at half time the game will open up and anything can happen. Might we see CMS brought on at some point?
[quote][p][bold]AburridoEnTrabajo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AburridoEnTrabajo[/bold] wrote: I suspect Ulloa will be dropped for the replay, we'll play Rodriguez instead and park the bus, hoping his pace might catch Hull on the break. Upson might be rested as well, with Greer and Dunk as CBs. A few others might be rested, depending on the team for the following game, but there won't be that many unforced changes. The interesting thing about the replay is that both teams will want a result - the last thing they need is another replay and a fixture pile-up at the business end of the season. If it is still all square at half time then the game could really open up and anything might happen.[/p][/quote]...aaah the replays of old!!! We only have 1 replay these days Aburrido, Both teams have 120 mintues if needed then it goes to something called a PENALTY SHOOOOOOOTOUT! ;)[/p][/quote]That's what 10 years living outside the UK does to you![/p][/quote]Although I still think that if it's all square at half time the game will open up and anything can happen. Might we see CMS brought on at some point? AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 0

5:31pm Tue 18 Feb 14

DuncanThickett says...

Can we win? Well, yes! There'll be no pressure on them for starters, and although it's always nice to win in 90 mins, defensively we could see it through to pens and then you never know. But i'm going to give my prediction nice and early....

Hull 0 Albion 1

COME ON!!!!!!
Can we win? Well, yes! There'll be no pressure on them for starters, and although it's always nice to win in 90 mins, defensively we could see it through to pens and then you never know. But i'm going to give my prediction nice and early.... Hull 0 Albion 1 COME ON!!!!!! DuncanThickett
  • Score: 4

5:51pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football! Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: -2

6:17pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
So your a reading fan in Brighton that watches Leeds and shops in Aldi who wants an Audi but drives a Corsa but cant drive! shucks your a confusing soul! ps immature I know but....1-0 to the Albion!
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]So your a reading fan in Brighton that watches Leeds and shops in Aldi who wants an Audi but drives a Corsa but cant drive! shucks your a confusing soul! ps immature I know but....1-0 to the Albion! Conelli98
  • Score: 2

7:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

fratsomrover says...

i dont think we will be going up there without a chance, tho in all probability, last night provided us with our best chance of beating them.
We were not outplayed last night and if Leo had put away the header before half-time, I believe we would have won.
Our problem now, is that they have a much stronger squad and will be fresher for the replay than us. To begin with Long and Jelavic will play on Sat along with Alex Bruce, thereby resting their two main strikers for the cup match on Monday. We do not have that luxury. We are totally dependent on a fit Ulloa and he was a handful last night. He went off limping and if he is fit to play on Saturday, I somehow doubt he'll be up to another game on Monday.
We have no replacement for big Leo and it will be asking a lot for Rodriguez to step in and have the impact of Leo.
It was a good contest last night, and I was delighted to see the form and composure of Brezovan, Dunk, Chicksen, JFC, Ince & March. With youngsters like this in the squad, our future has to be bright.
I was disappointed with Kazenga. I dont know why it is he has such impact on a game when introduced as a sub, yet so after fails to deliver when starting a game. I believe he only got past his full back once all night, lost possession more times than he held it and was ultimately guilty of losing the ball which led to their goal.
However, my two biggest criticisms will be why was Obika preferred to Rodriguez when Leo came off ?. He was embarrassingly bad. He has terrible ball control, no composure, no idea of movement off the ball and no speed. He looks like a fish out of water and I believe I've seen better forwards in the County League. He offers us nothing.
My final criticism would be why OG did not introduce Greer as a third centre back when Bruce brought on Fryatt and Boyd. They ended up with more central strikers than we had centre backs and it ultimately led to the equaliser.
It was a shame because we played well. JFC & Ince both played enormous games and covered so much ground. JFC for one must have outrun anybody else last night.
I never thought one goal would be sufficient and so it proved, but I hope we can put up the same degree of fight next Monday, because if we can, we can beat them. But for me the crux will be the fitness and availability of Ulloa, because without him, I cant see us winning.
i dont think we will be going up there without a chance, tho in all probability, last night provided us with our best chance of beating them. We were not outplayed last night and if Leo had put away the header before half-time, I believe we would have won. Our problem now, is that they have a much stronger squad and will be fresher for the replay than us. To begin with Long and Jelavic will play on Sat along with Alex Bruce, thereby resting their two main strikers for the cup match on Monday. We do not have that luxury. We are totally dependent on a fit Ulloa and he was a handful last night. He went off limping and if he is fit to play on Saturday, I somehow doubt he'll be up to another game on Monday. We have no replacement for big Leo and it will be asking a lot for Rodriguez to step in and have the impact of Leo. It was a good contest last night, and I was delighted to see the form and composure of Brezovan, Dunk, Chicksen, JFC, Ince & March. With youngsters like this in the squad, our future has to be bright. I was disappointed with Kazenga. I dont know why it is he has such impact on a game when introduced as a sub, yet so after fails to deliver when starting a game. I believe he only got past his full back once all night, lost possession more times than he held it and was ultimately guilty of losing the ball which led to their goal. However, my two biggest criticisms will be why was Obika preferred to Rodriguez when Leo came off ?. He was embarrassingly bad. He has terrible ball control, no composure, no idea of movement off the ball and no speed. He looks like a fish out of water and I believe I've seen better forwards in the County League. He offers us nothing. My final criticism would be why OG did not introduce Greer as a third centre back when Bruce brought on Fryatt and Boyd. They ended up with more central strikers than we had centre backs and it ultimately led to the equaliser. It was a shame because we played well. JFC & Ince both played enormous games and covered so much ground. JFC for one must have outrun anybody else last night. I never thought one goal would be sufficient and so it proved, but I hope we can put up the same degree of fight next Monday, because if we can, we can beat them. But for me the crux will be the fitness and availability of Ulloa, because without him, I cant see us winning. fratsomrover
  • Score: 2

10:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

gordongull says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
At least we agree on the best place to live.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]At least we agree on the best place to live. gordongull
  • Score: 2

10:46pm Tue 18 Feb 14

SUSSEX_LIONESS says...

Hull v Albion live on ITV 4!!
Hull v Albion live on ITV 4!! SUSSEX_LIONESS
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
So your a reading fan in Brighton that watches Leeds and shops in Aldi who wants an Audi but drives a Corsa but cant drive! shucks your a confusing soul! ps immature I know but....1-0 to the Albion!
I would like to add a huge thank you to the Seagulls, by beating us 1-0 in the FA Cup thanks to a huge deflection, we were able to play QPR last Sunday and thrash them 3-1 in their own back yard. Those 3 points might be the difference between you making the play offs and us - THANK YOU!!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]So your a reading fan in Brighton that watches Leeds and shops in Aldi who wants an Audi but drives a Corsa but cant drive! shucks your a confusing soul! ps immature I know but....1-0 to the Albion![/p][/quote]I would like to add a huge thank you to the Seagulls, by beating us 1-0 in the FA Cup thanks to a huge deflection, we were able to play QPR last Sunday and thrash them 3-1 in their own back yard. Those 3 points might be the difference between you making the play offs and us - THANK YOU!! Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: -2

9:05am Thu 20 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
Spot on! Also might I add I feel sorry for Reading fans that live in Reading. What a bland dump! At least Readibg Fan In Brighton has made a sensible choice and moved to the sunny side! Hasn't cured his jealousy yet though.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]Spot on! Also might I add I feel sorry for Reading fans that live in Reading. What a bland dump! At least Readibg Fan In Brighton has made a sensible choice and moved to the sunny side! Hasn't cured his jealousy yet though. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

9:15am Thu 20 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
You have had nowhere near as many injuries as us this season. We had 9 out when you had 8 for the cup. The 5 currently crocked is the lowest number ALL SEASON and still includes two virtually guaranteed starters.

Also you can't still call players like McCarthy (outstanding mom vs Liverpool in the Prem last season), Robson Kanu (an Arsenal grad who is now experienced) and Karacan (another experienced first-teamer) as reserves.

Oh, and also, it's great being a Seagull's fan thanks. Our reserves playing against Reading hit the woodwork several times and had an abundance of shots on target. 7-0 would not have flattered us that day. It was highly entertaining.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]You have had nowhere near as many injuries as us this season. We had 9 out when you had 8 for the cup. The 5 currently crocked is the lowest number ALL SEASON and still includes two virtually guaranteed starters. Also you can't still call players like McCarthy (outstanding mom vs Liverpool in the Prem last season), Robson Kanu (an Arsenal grad who is now experienced) and Karacan (another experienced first-teamer) as reserves. Oh, and also, it's great being a Seagull's fan thanks. Our reserves playing against Reading hit the woodwork several times and had an abundance of shots on target. 7-0 would not have flattered us that day. It was highly entertaining. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

9:19am Thu 20 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
Also I've seen you play on the box a couple of other times this season and don't think your well placed to pity anyone on the football style their side plays.

Funny how you only surface here when your team hits a purple patch. Same old same old re: antagonistic away supporters online.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]Also I've seen you play on the box a couple of other times this season and don't think your well placed to pity anyone on the football style their side plays. Funny how you only surface here when your team hits a purple patch. Same old same old re: antagonistic away supporters online. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

9:23am Thu 20 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

fratsomrover wrote:
i dont think we will be going up there without a chance, tho in all probability, last night provided us with our best chance of beating them.
We were not outplayed last night and if Leo had put away the header before half-time, I believe we would have won.
Our problem now, is that they have a much stronger squad and will be fresher for the replay than us. To begin with Long and Jelavic will play on Sat along with Alex Bruce, thereby resting their two main strikers for the cup match on Monday. We do not have that luxury. We are totally dependent on a fit Ulloa and he was a handful last night. He went off limping and if he is fit to play on Saturday, I somehow doubt he'll be up to another game on Monday.
We have no replacement for big Leo and it will be asking a lot for Rodriguez to step in and have the impact of Leo.
It was a good contest last night, and I was delighted to see the form and composure of Brezovan, Dunk, Chicksen, JFC, Ince & March. With youngsters like this in the squad, our future has to be bright.
I was disappointed with Kazenga. I dont know why it is he has such impact on a game when introduced as a sub, yet so after fails to deliver when starting a game. I believe he only got past his full back once all night, lost possession more times than he held it and was ultimately guilty of losing the ball which led to their goal.
However, my two biggest criticisms will be why was Obika preferred to Rodriguez when Leo came off ?. He was embarrassingly bad. He has terrible ball control, no composure, no idea of movement off the ball and no speed. He looks like a fish out of water and I believe I've seen better forwards in the County League. He offers us nothing.
My final criticism would be why OG did not introduce Greer as a third centre back when Bruce brought on Fryatt and Boyd. They ended up with more central strikers than we had centre backs and it ultimately led to the equaliser.
It was a shame because we played well. JFC & Ince both played enormous games and covered so much ground. JFC for one must have outrun anybody else last night.
I never thought one goal would be sufficient and so it proved, but I hope we can put up the same degree of fight next Monday, because if we can, we can beat them. But for me the crux will be the fitness and availability of Ulloa, because without him, I cant see us winning.
Agree with most of that although it should be noted Jelavic and Long ARE their main strikers, not Aluko and Sagbo.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: i dont think we will be going up there without a chance, tho in all probability, last night provided us with our best chance of beating them. We were not outplayed last night and if Leo had put away the header before half-time, I believe we would have won. Our problem now, is that they have a much stronger squad and will be fresher for the replay than us. To begin with Long and Jelavic will play on Sat along with Alex Bruce, thereby resting their two main strikers for the cup match on Monday. We do not have that luxury. We are totally dependent on a fit Ulloa and he was a handful last night. He went off limping and if he is fit to play on Saturday, I somehow doubt he'll be up to another game on Monday. We have no replacement for big Leo and it will be asking a lot for Rodriguez to step in and have the impact of Leo. It was a good contest last night, and I was delighted to see the form and composure of Brezovan, Dunk, Chicksen, JFC, Ince & March. With youngsters like this in the squad, our future has to be bright. I was disappointed with Kazenga. I dont know why it is he has such impact on a game when introduced as a sub, yet so after fails to deliver when starting a game. I believe he only got past his full back once all night, lost possession more times than he held it and was ultimately guilty of losing the ball which led to their goal. However, my two biggest criticisms will be why was Obika preferred to Rodriguez when Leo came off ?. He was embarrassingly bad. He has terrible ball control, no composure, no idea of movement off the ball and no speed. He looks like a fish out of water and I believe I've seen better forwards in the County League. He offers us nothing. My final criticism would be why OG did not introduce Greer as a third centre back when Bruce brought on Fryatt and Boyd. They ended up with more central strikers than we had centre backs and it ultimately led to the equaliser. It was a shame because we played well. JFC & Ince both played enormous games and covered so much ground. JFC for one must have outrun anybody else last night. I never thought one goal would be sufficient and so it proved, but I hope we can put up the same degree of fight next Monday, because if we can, we can beat them. But for me the crux will be the fitness and availability of Ulloa, because without him, I cant see us winning.[/p][/quote]Agree with most of that although it should be noted Jelavic and Long ARE their main strikers, not Aluko and Sagbo. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

9:28am Thu 20 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
So your a reading fan in Brighton that watches Leeds and shops in Aldi who wants an Audi but drives a Corsa but cant drive! shucks your a confusing soul! ps immature I know but....1-0 to the Albion!
I would like to add a huge thank you to the Seagulls, by beating us 1-0 in the FA Cup thanks to a huge deflection, we were able to play QPR last Sunday and thrash them 3-1 in their own back yard. Those 3 points might be the difference between you making the play offs and us - THANK YOU!!
- Slight deflection
- We dominated you
- Result was admittedly annoying but with your parachute payments and experienced Championship manager it will be an embarrassing failure if you DONT make that play-off spot! Pressure's on....you.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]So your a reading fan in Brighton that watches Leeds and shops in Aldi who wants an Audi but drives a Corsa but cant drive! shucks your a confusing soul! ps immature I know but....1-0 to the Albion![/p][/quote]I would like to add a huge thank you to the Seagulls, by beating us 1-0 in the FA Cup thanks to a huge deflection, we were able to play QPR last Sunday and thrash them 3-1 in their own back yard. Those 3 points might be the difference between you making the play offs and us - THANK YOU!![/p][/quote]- Slight deflection - We dominated you - Result was admittedly annoying but with your parachute payments and experienced Championship manager it will be an embarrassing failure if you DONT make that play-off spot! Pressure's on....you. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

2:07pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
You have had nowhere near as many injuries as us this season. We had 9 out when you had 8 for the cup. The 5 currently crocked is the lowest number ALL SEASON and still includes two virtually guaranteed starters.

Also you can't still call players like McCarthy (outstanding mom vs Liverpool in the Prem last season), Robson Kanu (an Arsenal grad who is now experienced) and Karacan (another experienced first-teamer) as reserves.

Oh, and also, it's great being a Seagull's fan thanks. Our reserves playing against Reading hit the woodwork several times and had an abundance of shots on target. 7-0 would not have flattered us that day. It was highly entertaining.
Funny, I thought 10 was more than 9! I didn't call McCarthy, Robson Kanu and Karacan reserves, I told you they came through our academy system! Poor Captain Haddock, can't read and can't add up, having no brain you probably don't mind the Seagulls sytle of football!
Totally agreee about Reading being a dump, Brighton is a great place, just a shame about the football team.... URZZZZZ!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]You have had nowhere near as many injuries as us this season. We had 9 out when you had 8 for the cup. The 5 currently crocked is the lowest number ALL SEASON and still includes two virtually guaranteed starters. Also you can't still call players like McCarthy (outstanding mom vs Liverpool in the Prem last season), Robson Kanu (an Arsenal grad who is now experienced) and Karacan (another experienced first-teamer) as reserves. Oh, and also, it's great being a Seagull's fan thanks. Our reserves playing against Reading hit the woodwork several times and had an abundance of shots on target. 7-0 would not have flattered us that day. It was highly entertaining.[/p][/quote]Funny, I thought 10 was more than 9! I didn't call McCarthy, Robson Kanu and Karacan reserves, I told you they came through our academy system! Poor Captain Haddock, can't read and can't add up, having no brain you probably don't mind the Seagulls sytle of football! Totally agreee about Reading being a dump, Brighton is a great place, just a shame about the football team.... URZZZZZ! Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: 0

2:10pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
Also I've seen you play on the box a couple of other times this season and don't think your well placed to pity anyone on the football style their side plays.

Funny how you only surface here when your team hits a purple patch. Same old same old re: antagonistic away supporters online.
7-1, 5-1!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]Also I've seen you play on the box a couple of other times this season and don't think your well placed to pity anyone on the football style their side plays. Funny how you only surface here when your team hits a purple patch. Same old same old re: antagonistic away supporters online.[/p][/quote]7-1, 5-1!!!! Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: 0

1:59am Sat 22 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
You have had nowhere near as many injuries as us this season. We had 9 out when you had 8 for the cup. The 5 currently crocked is the lowest number ALL SEASON and still includes two virtually guaranteed starters.

Also you can't still call players like McCarthy (outstanding mom vs Liverpool in the Prem last season), Robson Kanu (an Arsenal grad who is now experienced) and Karacan (another experienced first-teamer) as reserves.

Oh, and also, it's great being a Seagull's fan thanks. Our reserves playing against Reading hit the woodwork several times and had an abundance of shots on target. 7-0 would not have flattered us that day. It was highly entertaining.
Funny, I thought 10 was more than 9! I didn't call McCarthy, Robson Kanu and Karacan reserves, I told you they came through our academy system! Poor Captain Haddock, can't read and can't add up, having no brain you probably don't mind the Seagulls sytle of football!
Totally agreee about Reading being a dump, Brighton is a great place, just a shame about the football team.... URZZZZZ!
Poor Reading Fan. Perhaps you could write more clearly! Anyway we've had the better of you so far...long may it continue whenever our Amex clash eventually happens.

UTA!
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]You have had nowhere near as many injuries as us this season. We had 9 out when you had 8 for the cup. The 5 currently crocked is the lowest number ALL SEASON and still includes two virtually guaranteed starters. Also you can't still call players like McCarthy (outstanding mom vs Liverpool in the Prem last season), Robson Kanu (an Arsenal grad who is now experienced) and Karacan (another experienced first-teamer) as reserves. Oh, and also, it's great being a Seagull's fan thanks. Our reserves playing against Reading hit the woodwork several times and had an abundance of shots on target. 7-0 would not have flattered us that day. It was highly entertaining.[/p][/quote]Funny, I thought 10 was more than 9! I didn't call McCarthy, Robson Kanu and Karacan reserves, I told you they came through our academy system! Poor Captain Haddock, can't read and can't add up, having no brain you probably don't mind the Seagulls sytle of football! Totally agreee about Reading being a dump, Brighton is a great place, just a shame about the football team.... URZZZZZ![/p][/quote]Poor Reading Fan. Perhaps you could write more clearly! Anyway we've had the better of you so far...long may it continue whenever our Amex clash eventually happens. UTA! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

2:02am Sat 22 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game!
If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad.
Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time.
Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?
VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us!
I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football!
Also I've seen you play on the box a couple of other times this season and don't think your well placed to pity anyone on the football style their side plays.

Funny how you only surface here when your team hits a purple patch. Same old same old re: antagonistic away supporters online.
7-1, 5-1!!!!
Exactly! A purple patch. Where were you for the whole of the season til now? It's the measure of a man (or woman) who faces all scenarios.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: One shot on target in 90 minutes, I feel really sorry for seagulls fans having to watch this rubbish game after game![/p][/quote]If you think about it mate Brighton have had several weeks this season with as many as 8 players out injured all at the same time, I don't think we have ever had a week where just 4 have been out, although that might be the count right now. We were forced to turn to our DS lads to make up the numbers and not only did they do that, they also showed that they can play this game called football. When Reading can do what we have done this season, and we are only just outside the playoffs, with the number of injuries we have had to deal with, only then will you have the right to tell us that we have a crap squad. Reading are doing well, and good luck to them for doing so, but if I could, I think I would rather watch our young lads, who cost us nothing, than I would watch a team that are expected to do well simply because they have not had to go thru half a season with just about every key player out of the side at one point or another and a lot of them out at the same time. Dunk, Ince, March and Chicksen and Forster-Caskey, all not much more than kids, who have Reading developed this year?[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull, you obviously don't know your facts! Reading have had 10 first teamers out injured at the same time (over Christmas and when we played you in January). We have 8 academy players play for us this season, Michael Hector, Jake Taylor, Alex Pearce, Lawrence D'ath, Alex Mcarthy, Jem Karacan, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson Kanu. So we have had more injuries than you this season and more academy players play for us! I feel sorry for you because of your style of football, keep possession, play sideways and backwards. I was at the Leeds game where you got a corner and passed the ball back into your own half, boring and negative football![/p][/quote]Also I've seen you play on the box a couple of other times this season and don't think your well placed to pity anyone on the football style their side plays. Funny how you only surface here when your team hits a purple patch. Same old same old re: antagonistic away supporters online.[/p][/quote]7-1, 5-1!!!![/p][/quote]Exactly! A purple patch. Where were you for the whole of the season til now? It's the measure of a man (or woman) who faces all scenarios. Captain Haddock
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