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Albion Cup run could be worth a million

The Argus: Albion must meet Hull in a replay after Monday's draw Albion must meet Hull in a replay after Monday's draw

Albion will receive a near £1 million boost towards cutting their losses if they win Monday’s FA Cup fifth round replay at Hull City.

The Seagulls’ TV and prize money from the competition will rise to almost seven figures with victory at the KC Stadium.

A further £123,750 has been added to the pot for live coverage on ITV4 of the rematch with the Premier League club.

Monday’s 1-1 draw at the Amex, screened by BT Sport, was worth £247,500.

Albion earned £157,500 in prize money from their victories in the previous rounds against Reading and Port Vale.

Beating Hull will be worth a further £180,000 and would secure another bumper TV payout for coverage of the quarter-final at home to Gus Poyet's Sunderland.

An FA Cup windfall is a timely tonic to Albion's finances. They have targeted slashing their annual loss from £14.7 million to £8 million in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

The club have encouraged season ticket holders and club members to make the journey to Humberside on Monday evening by offering to cover the cost of a ticket.

Chief executive Paul Barber said: "The potential for progressing further in The FA Cup is an exciting prospect and, as ever, our supporters can play an important role in helping the team on the night.

"We have had wonderful support from our fans all season and we hope that this gesture for our most committed season ticket holders and members will go some way towards making the long trip north more affordable for our fans, and act as a small thank you for the great support we receive."

Ticket rebates will be applied to supporters' e-cash accounts within seven days of the replay. Prices range from £1 for under ten's to £15 for adults and can be booked from today online, by phone or at the Amex. Tickets go on general sale from 9am tomorrow.

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6:37am Wed 19 Feb 14

Hector66 says...

which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday. Hector66
  • Score: -7

7:36am Wed 19 Feb 14

city-boy says...

Let's not get too excited.

BTN will lose next two games before going to Millwall and win.

Seen it all before.

Hit that negative button!!!!!!
Let's not get too excited. BTN will lose next two games before going to Millwall and win. Seen it all before. Hit that negative button!!!!!! city-boy
  • Score: -28

8:38am Wed 19 Feb 14

Clean Sheet says...

Come on Albion, all to play for. Hull were no better than we were on Monday, and we played with more second stringers than they did. The timing of the replay is not brilliant, but it is the same for both sides.
Come on Albion, all to play for. Hull were no better than we were on Monday, and we played with more second stringers than they did. The timing of the replay is not brilliant, but it is the same for both sides. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 17

8:57am Wed 19 Feb 14

seegull fly in sky says...

bryton got milliliolons poonds babber a boom spond a mars bars a e spaece stantion. A bye lioninol messy raa UAT
bryton got milliliolons poonds babber a boom spond a mars bars a e spaece stantion. A bye lioninol messy raa UAT seegull fly in sky
  • Score: -16

8:58am Wed 19 Feb 14

dave from bexill says...

Hector66 wrote:
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
Spot on
[quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.[/p][/quote]Spot on dave from bexill
  • Score: 4

10:01am Wed 19 Feb 14

kugs says...

Hector66 wrote:
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
Getting into the Premiership (or at least securing playoff places) is worth a lot more.

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[quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.[/p][/quote]Getting into the Premiership (or at least securing playoff places) is worth a lot more. http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/indepth/a lbionplayoffs/103882 91.__180_million_jac kpot_for_Brighton_an d_Hove_if_Albion_rea ch_Premiership/ kugs
  • Score: -2

10:05am Wed 19 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

Hector66 wrote:
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
Amazed at the negative ticks - you are absolutely right.
[quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.[/p][/quote]Amazed at the negative ticks - you are absolutely right. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 0

10:22am Wed 19 Feb 14

Hector66 says...

krugs - of course we all want us in the premiership and to be able to stay there but the fact is we can't hold onto our best players - bridcutt - and it seems were semi-happy to sell him to bring us in line with the FFP rules. on that basis how are we going to get into the premiership and stay there, if we can't keep the likes of bridcutt.

much better, imo, to focus on the here and now and to have gone for the 1m jackpot of beating hull and playing and beating sunderland at home.

i really do think that this season the premiership is very much a red herring.
krugs - of course we all want us in the premiership and to be able to stay there but the fact is we can't hold onto our best players - bridcutt - and it seems were semi-happy to sell him to bring us in line with the FFP rules. on that basis how are we going to get into the premiership and stay there, if we can't keep the likes of bridcutt. much better, imo, to focus on the here and now and to have gone for the 1m jackpot of beating hull and playing and beating sunderland at home. i really do think that this season the premiership is very much a red herring. Hector66
  • Score: 5

10:25am Wed 19 Feb 14

Claude Back says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Hector66 wrote:
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
Spot on
Quite agree, Dave and Hector.
Let's really go for the Cup. Anyone who thinks we will get promoted this season is an over-active optimist or deluded, in my opinion.
We are not good enough yet for that...just face it.
Even if we got in the Play-Offs can you really see us beating Forest, QPR or the others over two legs? Really?
The Cup is different and might provide useful money for a Summer transfer or three. Who knows it might even instil more confidence to make a Play-Off push as a bonus.
Like Andy Gray, Lawrenson and a lot of other people I really don't buy into all this 'Players are tired' nonsense.but if OG wants to go down that route then go for the Cup as priority.
Even if we lose to Hull, playing our best team, it doesn't necessarily mean the end of the promotion push does it, for those that think we still have a chance?
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.[/p][/quote]Spot on[/p][/quote]Quite agree, Dave and Hector. Let's really go for the Cup. Anyone who thinks we will get promoted this season is an over-active optimist or deluded, in my opinion. We are not good enough yet for that...just face it. Even if we got in the Play-Offs can you really see us beating Forest, QPR or the others over two legs? Really? The Cup is different and might provide useful money for a Summer transfer or three. Who knows it might even instil more confidence to make a Play-Off push as a bonus. Like Andy Gray, Lawrenson and a lot of other people I really don't buy into all this 'Players are tired' nonsense.but if OG wants to go down that route then go for the Cup as priority. Even if we lose to Hull, playing our best team, it doesn't necessarily mean the end of the promotion push does it, for those that think we still have a chance? Claude Back
  • Score: 11

11:04am Wed 19 Feb 14

pjwilk says...

So start investing some of that money on a decent forward,speculate to accumulate
So start investing some of that money on a decent forward,speculate to accumulate pjwilk
  • Score: 4

11:06am Wed 19 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Hector66 wrote:
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
But who didn't deserve to play? Who let the club down? Only Chicksen can be seen as not perhaps being ready for the first team squad yet, and I thought he mostly did okay.

Dunk was superb, Brezovan was fine... I'm struggling to think who you're complaining about. You did know Upson, Ince, Calderon, Andrews, Ulloa, LuaLua and Buckley all started, right?
[quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.[/p][/quote]But who didn't deserve to play? Who let the club down? Only Chicksen can be seen as not perhaps being ready for the first team squad yet, and I thought he mostly did okay. Dunk was superb, Brezovan was fine... I'm struggling to think who you're complaining about. You did know Upson, Ince, Calderon, Andrews, Ulloa, LuaLua and Buckley all started, right? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 11

12:12pm Wed 19 Feb 14

SiWilki says...

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  • Score: 0

12:14pm Wed 19 Feb 14

ColinPep1 says...

I agree that we probably aren't strong enough to go up this season, albeit we should still try to get in the play-offs. It is a lottery, so we need to make sure we have a ticket. Sometimes the weakest team in the play-offs can still get promoted. Especially if they are playing teams who have a hangover, mentally and physically, from just losing out on a an automatic spot.

We also should treat the Cup seriously. We did in the sense that the squad players all performed well and we nearly won the match. A cup run could help us with planning for next season, by cutting our losses. If we'd beaten Hull, a Sunderland game (on TV) would have been great financially and also would have been a decent chance to get to a Wembley semi, which would have again been a huge financial boost. That chance isn't dead, but it's a taller order to go to Hull and win, two days after a crucial league game.

In hindsight, I guess Oscar may have done things slightly differently if it would have secured the win v Hull. But as I said, we nearly did win and you cannot say it was a weaker performance than in the games with Leeds or Doncaster, which we won.
I agree that we probably aren't strong enough to go up this season, albeit we should still try to get in the play-offs. It is a lottery, so we need to make sure we have a ticket. Sometimes the weakest team in the play-offs can still get promoted. Especially if they are playing teams who have a hangover, mentally and physically, from just losing out on a an automatic spot. We also should treat the Cup seriously. We did in the sense that the squad players all performed well and we nearly won the match. A cup run could help us with planning for next season, by cutting our losses. If we'd beaten Hull, a Sunderland game (on TV) would have been great financially and also would have been a decent chance to get to a Wembley semi, which would have again been a huge financial boost. That chance isn't dead, but it's a taller order to go to Hull and win, two days after a crucial league game. In hindsight, I guess Oscar may have done things slightly differently if it would have secured the win v Hull. But as I said, we nearly did win and you cannot say it was a weaker performance than in the games with Leeds or Doncaster, which we won. ColinPep1
  • Score: 7

12:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Hector66 wrote:
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
But who didn't deserve to play? Who let the club down? Only Chicksen can be seen as not perhaps being ready for the first team squad yet, and I thought he mostly did okay.

Dunk was superb, Brezovan was fine... I'm struggling to think who you're complaining about. You did know Upson, Ince, Calderon, Andrews, Ulloa, LuaLua and Buckley all started, right?
As I agree with Hector, Ex-pat, thought I would offer my comment. I agree Dunk was superb. However, I think Ward was considerably missed as was Orlandi. For me, it's very much work in progress as far as Chicksen is concerned. There is a good chance he will make the grade because I sense with his attitude, he will seize the opportunity.- but I do not think he has quite reached the required standard yet and I would not have played him in that game. Further, 20 or 30 minutes of Orlandi in the second half might well have made the difference. I presume he was fully fit.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.[/p][/quote]But who didn't deserve to play? Who let the club down? Only Chicksen can be seen as not perhaps being ready for the first team squad yet, and I thought he mostly did okay. Dunk was superb, Brezovan was fine... I'm struggling to think who you're complaining about. You did know Upson, Ince, Calderon, Andrews, Ulloa, LuaLua and Buckley all started, right?[/p][/quote]As I agree with Hector, Ex-pat, thought I would offer my comment. I agree Dunk was superb. However, I think Ward was considerably missed as was Orlandi. For me, it's very much work in progress as far as Chicksen is concerned. There is a good chance he will make the grade because I sense with his attitude, he will seize the opportunity.- but I do not think he has quite reached the required standard yet and I would not have played him in that game. Further, 20 or 30 minutes of Orlandi in the second half might well have made the difference. I presume he was fully fit. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 5

1:18pm Wed 19 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Claude Back wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Hector66 wrote:
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
Spot on
Quite agree, Dave and Hector.
Let's really go for the Cup. Anyone who thinks we will get promoted this season is an over-active optimist or deluded, in my opinion.
We are not good enough yet for that...just face it.
Even if we got in the Play-Offs can you really see us beating Forest, QPR or the others over two legs? Really?
The Cup is different and might provide useful money for a Summer transfer or three. Who knows it might even instil more confidence to make a Play-Off push as a bonus.
Like Andy Gray, Lawrenson and a lot of other people I really don't buy into all this 'Players are tired' nonsense.but if OG wants to go down that route then go for the Cup as priority.
Even if we lose to Hull, playing our best team, it doesn't necessarily mean the end of the promotion push does it, for those that think we still have a chance?
I think we can beat anyone over two legs, problem is like last seasons play off we need ulloa to play well and take his chances.. Keep him quiet and your in with a very good chance.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.[/p][/quote]Spot on[/p][/quote]Quite agree, Dave and Hector. Let's really go for the Cup. Anyone who thinks we will get promoted this season is an over-active optimist or deluded, in my opinion. We are not good enough yet for that...just face it. Even if we got in the Play-Offs can you really see us beating Forest, QPR or the others over two legs? Really? The Cup is different and might provide useful money for a Summer transfer or three. Who knows it might even instil more confidence to make a Play-Off push as a bonus. Like Andy Gray, Lawrenson and a lot of other people I really don't buy into all this 'Players are tired' nonsense.but if OG wants to go down that route then go for the Cup as priority. Even if we lose to Hull, playing our best team, it doesn't necessarily mean the end of the promotion push does it, for those that think we still have a chance?[/p][/quote]I think we can beat anyone over two legs, problem is like last seasons play off we need ulloa to play well and take his chances.. Keep him quiet and your in with a very good chance. mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

2:16pm Wed 19 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Hector66 wrote:
which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.
But who didn't deserve to play? Who let the club down? Only Chicksen can be seen as not perhaps being ready for the first team squad yet, and I thought he mostly did okay.

Dunk was superb, Brezovan was fine... I'm struggling to think who you're complaining about. You did know Upson, Ince, Calderon, Andrews, Ulloa, LuaLua and Buckley all started, right?
As I agree with Hector, Ex-pat, thought I would offer my comment. I agree Dunk was superb. However, I think Ward was considerably missed as was Orlandi. For me, it's very much work in progress as far as Chicksen is concerned. There is a good chance he will make the grade because I sense with his attitude, he will seize the opportunity.- but I do not think he has quite reached the required standard yet and I would not have played him in that game. Further, 20 or 30 minutes of Orlandi in the second half might well have made the difference. I presume he was fully fit.
I thought we all played well except Andrews, and LuaLua was out of sorts a lot of the time, sat on his arse or going looking for the ball, this left Chicksen with no one to work with, every time he went to go forward there was no one to cover or pass too, but he never let us or himself down and is one for the future. Orlandi instead of Andrews would have given us someone to put his foot on the ball and control the game in the middle but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Wigan on Saturday will come for the win and will hopefully allow us to play our game, March, Ulloa and Rodney to start up front please, give Lualua last 30 minutes if needed.
Hull game will see a lot of changes imo, we might surprise them but I fear it will be a step to far for us, they will be able to play their 2 loan strikers Saturday and rest Tuesday nights strike force for Monday, we do not have that luxury. Saying that football is a funny old game, lose Saturday but get to Wembley for a semi final! I would settle for that. UTA
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: which is why we should have played our strongest team on monday.[/p][/quote]But who didn't deserve to play? Who let the club down? Only Chicksen can be seen as not perhaps being ready for the first team squad yet, and I thought he mostly did okay. Dunk was superb, Brezovan was fine... I'm struggling to think who you're complaining about. You did know Upson, Ince, Calderon, Andrews, Ulloa, LuaLua and Buckley all started, right?[/p][/quote]As I agree with Hector, Ex-pat, thought I would offer my comment. I agree Dunk was superb. However, I think Ward was considerably missed as was Orlandi. For me, it's very much work in progress as far as Chicksen is concerned. There is a good chance he will make the grade because I sense with his attitude, he will seize the opportunity.- but I do not think he has quite reached the required standard yet and I would not have played him in that game. Further, 20 or 30 minutes of Orlandi in the second half might well have made the difference. I presume he was fully fit.[/p][/quote]I thought we all played well except Andrews, and LuaLua was out of sorts a lot of the time, sat on his arse or going looking for the ball, this left Chicksen with no one to work with, every time he went to go forward there was no one to cover or pass too, but he never let us or himself down and is one for the future. Orlandi instead of Andrews would have given us someone to put his foot on the ball and control the game in the middle but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Wigan on Saturday will come for the win and will hopefully allow us to play our game, March, Ulloa and Rodney to start up front please, give Lualua last 30 minutes if needed. Hull game will see a lot of changes imo, we might surprise them but I fear it will be a step to far for us, they will be able to play their 2 loan strikers Saturday and rest Tuesday nights strike force for Monday, we do not have that luxury. Saying that football is a funny old game, lose Saturday but get to Wembley for a semi final! I would settle for that. UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Wed 19 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

Chicksen is a work in progress but how does he progress if we don't play him, I don't think he lets us down against Hull and it's not as though he made a mistake that brought about their goal.
Brez may not be as good as TK, but again, Hull scored and Brez had no chance, just as TK wouldn't have. We lost nothing having Brez in for TK.
Dunk did everything right.
Orlandi for JFC might have been an option but did JFC foul up in any way, and don't forget, he did make a great clearance off the line, that ball was going in.
If questioning the ability and performance of those that played against Hull is the way to go, should we not look at Kaz, and how about that glaring miss by Ulloa, but for him we would have won 2-1. Pointing the finger at anyone helps nothing.
Wigan on Saturday and Hull on Monday, please don't expect your idea of our, 'best team,' to start both matches, it aint going to happen. Bruno might feature in one of the games, Orlandi might replace Kaz and Solly could replace Buckley in the replay, other than that I would expect pretty much the same eleven for the replay as we had for our first attempt.
Chicksen is a work in progress but how does he progress if we don't play him, I don't think he lets us down against Hull and it's not as though he made a mistake that brought about their goal. Brez may not be as good as TK, but again, Hull scored and Brez had no chance, just as TK wouldn't have. We lost nothing having Brez in for TK. Dunk did everything right. Orlandi for JFC might have been an option but did JFC foul up in any way, and don't forget, he did make a great clearance off the line, that ball was going in. If questioning the ability and performance of those that played against Hull is the way to go, should we not look at Kaz, and how about that glaring miss by Ulloa, but for him we would have won 2-1. Pointing the finger at anyone helps nothing. Wigan on Saturday and Hull on Monday, please don't expect your idea of our, 'best team,' to start both matches, it aint going to happen. Bruno might feature in one of the games, Orlandi might replace Kaz and Solly could replace Buckley in the replay, other than that I would expect pretty much the same eleven for the replay as we had for our first attempt. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

2:36pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Chicksen is a work in progress but how does he progress if we don't play him, I don't think he lets us down against Hull and it's not as though he made a mistake that brought about their goal.
Brez may not be as good as TK, but again, Hull scored and Brez had no chance, just as TK wouldn't have. We lost nothing having Brez in for TK.
Dunk did everything right.
Orlandi for JFC might have been an option but did JFC foul up in any way, and don't forget, he did make a great clearance off the line, that ball was going in.
If questioning the ability and performance of those that played against Hull is the way to go, should we not look at Kaz, and how about that glaring miss by Ulloa, but for him we would have won 2-1. Pointing the finger at anyone helps nothing.
Wigan on Saturday and Hull on Monday, please don't expect your idea of our, 'best team,' to start both matches, it aint going to happen. Bruno might feature in one of the games, Orlandi might replace Kaz and Solly could replace Buckley in the replay, other than that I would expect pretty much the same eleven for the replay as we had for our first attempt.
Spot on. It's a squad game these days especially as the games are coming thick and fast. Monday's team did very well and I am confident to let Oscar get on with it. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Chicksen is a work in progress but how does he progress if we don't play him, I don't think he lets us down against Hull and it's not as though he made a mistake that brought about their goal. Brez may not be as good as TK, but again, Hull scored and Brez had no chance, just as TK wouldn't have. We lost nothing having Brez in for TK. Dunk did everything right. Orlandi for JFC might have been an option but did JFC foul up in any way, and don't forget, he did make a great clearance off the line, that ball was going in. If questioning the ability and performance of those that played against Hull is the way to go, should we not look at Kaz, and how about that glaring miss by Ulloa, but for him we would have won 2-1. Pointing the finger at anyone helps nothing. Wigan on Saturday and Hull on Monday, please don't expect your idea of our, 'best team,' to start both matches, it aint going to happen. Bruno might feature in one of the games, Orlandi might replace Kaz and Solly could replace Buckley in the replay, other than that I would expect pretty much the same eleven for the replay as we had for our first attempt.[/p][/quote]Spot on. It's a squad game these days especially as the games are coming thick and fast. Monday's team did very well and I am confident to let Oscar get on with it. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Wed 19 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

Just noticed our next 4 home league games! Wigan, Reading, QPR, Ipswich.
9 points or better from those games will put us back in the playoffs, throw in Millwall away and a possible visit by Poyet in amongst them and hardly time to take a breath. About time we started scoring goals and continue this unbeaten run and turn our season round.
Just a thought, could Cms be on the bench Monday night? If the game is won or lost give him 10-15 minutes at the end! Stranger things have happened!
Just noticed our next 4 home league games! Wigan, Reading, QPR, Ipswich. 9 points or better from those games will put us back in the playoffs, throw in Millwall away and a possible visit by Poyet in amongst them and hardly time to take a breath. About time we started scoring goals and continue this unbeaten run and turn our season round. Just a thought, could Cms be on the bench Monday night? If the game is won or lost give him 10-15 minutes at the end! Stranger things have happened! To baldly go
  • Score: 4

2:56pm Wed 19 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

To baldly go wrote:
Just noticed our next 4 home league games! Wigan, Reading, QPR, Ipswich.
9 points or better from those games will put us back in the playoffs, throw in Millwall away and a possible visit by Poyet in amongst them and hardly time to take a breath. About time we started scoring goals and continue this unbeaten run and turn our season round.
Just a thought, could Cms be on the bench Monday night? If the game is won or lost give him 10-15 minutes at the end! Stranger things have happened!
"turn our season around TBG? perhaps you meant, 'make it even better than it has been.'
We are just outside the playoffs and still in the FA Cup so I am not sure what needs turning around.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Just noticed our next 4 home league games! Wigan, Reading, QPR, Ipswich. 9 points or better from those games will put us back in the playoffs, throw in Millwall away and a possible visit by Poyet in amongst them and hardly time to take a breath. About time we started scoring goals and continue this unbeaten run and turn our season round. Just a thought, could Cms be on the bench Monday night? If the game is won or lost give him 10-15 minutes at the end! Stranger things have happened![/p][/quote]"turn our season around TBG? perhaps you meant, 'make it even better than it has been.' We are just outside the playoffs and still in the FA Cup so I am not sure what needs turning around. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

3:18pm Wed 19 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
Just noticed our next 4 home league games! Wigan, Reading, QPR, Ipswich.
9 points or better from those games will put us back in the playoffs, throw in Millwall away and a possible visit by Poyet in amongst them and hardly time to take a breath. About time we started scoring goals and continue this unbeaten run and turn our season round.
Just a thought, could Cms be on the bench Monday night? If the game is won or lost give him 10-15 minutes at the end! Stranger things have happened!
"turn our season around TBG? perhaps you meant, 'make it even better than it has been.'
We are just outside the playoffs and still in the FA Cup so I am not sure what needs turning around.
Your right Vegas, I've been reading to much negativity this afternoon, we will fight all the way to the end I know that much, and I do believe we're a point better off than we were this time last season, we just need to bridge the small gap to the playoffs before it becomes a canyon ( thought you might get that one). Never a dull moment where the Albion are concerned.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Just noticed our next 4 home league games! Wigan, Reading, QPR, Ipswich. 9 points or better from those games will put us back in the playoffs, throw in Millwall away and a possible visit by Poyet in amongst them and hardly time to take a breath. About time we started scoring goals and continue this unbeaten run and turn our season round. Just a thought, could Cms be on the bench Monday night? If the game is won or lost give him 10-15 minutes at the end! Stranger things have happened![/p][/quote]"turn our season around TBG? perhaps you meant, 'make it even better than it has been.' We are just outside the playoffs and still in the FA Cup so I am not sure what needs turning around.[/p][/quote]Your right Vegas, I've been reading to much negativity this afternoon, we will fight all the way to the end I know that much, and I do believe we're a point better off than we were this time last season, we just need to bridge the small gap to the playoffs before it becomes a canyon ( thought you might get that one). Never a dull moment where the Albion are concerned. To baldly go
  • Score: 1

3:35pm Wed 19 Feb 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Nearly two weeks into the loan window and no news.Anyone out there knows when the window shuts?
Nearly two weeks into the loan window and no news.Anyone out there knows when the window shuts? SeagullOverSelsey
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4:33pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Chi Gull says...

Reading some of these comments you realise how fickle supporters can be. We are one point better off than at the same stage last season. We are still in the FA Cup - whereas last season we were out by this stage. We have young players coming through who are more than holding their own in the Championship. We are on target to meet the FFP requirements. I am all for constructive criticism and free speech and everyone is entitled to an opinion, but you would think this was the most disappointing season for years to read some of the views here.

For those saying we need another goalscorer/striker, have a look at who the top scorers were for Cardiff and Hull last season. Nobody got to double figures and they both got automatic promotion.
Reading some of these comments you realise how fickle supporters can be. We are one point better off than at the same stage last season. We are still in the FA Cup - whereas last season we were out by this stage. We have young players coming through who are more than holding their own in the Championship. We are on target to meet the FFP requirements. I am all for constructive criticism and free speech and everyone is entitled to an opinion, but you would think this was the most disappointing season for years to read some of the views here. For those saying we need another goalscorer/striker, have a look at who the top scorers were for Cardiff and Hull last season. Nobody got to double figures and they both got automatic promotion. Chi Gull
  • Score: 8

4:53pm Wed 19 Feb 14

ColinPep1 says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Nearly two weeks into the loan window and no news.Anyone out there knows when the window shuts?
Some time in mid-March I believe
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: Nearly two weeks into the loan window and no news.Anyone out there knows when the window shuts?[/p][/quote]Some time in mid-March I believe ColinPep1
  • Score: 1

4:54pm Wed 19 Feb 14

ColinPep1 says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Reading some of these comments you realise how fickle supporters can be. We are one point better off than at the same stage last season. We are still in the FA Cup - whereas last season we were out by this stage. We have young players coming through who are more than holding their own in the Championship. We are on target to meet the FFP requirements. I am all for constructive criticism and free speech and everyone is entitled to an opinion, but you would think this was the most disappointing season for years to read some of the views here.

For those saying we need another goalscorer/striker, have a look at who the top scorers were for Cardiff and Hull last season. Nobody got to double figures and they both got automatic promotion.
It's probably because we don't seem to need very much to take that next step that people are desperate for us to do it. Especially as the result of FFP may mean much of the team breaking up in the Summer, and you never know how it'll go when there's a high turnover of players.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Reading some of these comments you realise how fickle supporters can be. We are one point better off than at the same stage last season. We are still in the FA Cup - whereas last season we were out by this stage. We have young players coming through who are more than holding their own in the Championship. We are on target to meet the FFP requirements. I am all for constructive criticism and free speech and everyone is entitled to an opinion, but you would think this was the most disappointing season for years to read some of the views here. For those saying we need another goalscorer/striker, have a look at who the top scorers were for Cardiff and Hull last season. Nobody got to double figures and they both got automatic promotion.[/p][/quote]It's probably because we don't seem to need very much to take that next step that people are desperate for us to do it. Especially as the result of FFP may mean much of the team breaking up in the Summer, and you never know how it'll go when there's a high turnover of players. ColinPep1
  • Score: 3

5:00pm Wed 19 Feb 14

ColinPep1 says...

Obika missed a major chance to put the game beyond doubt. He doesn't look to have the quality needed for our gameplan, where there may only be a few clear cut chances. He looks like the sort of player who needs 8 chances to score. His touch was heavy too. There was one moment where he could have either gone it alone or played in a team-mate and did neither. It would be good if we could replace him with a loan signing with more impact. Hard to say who though. We can't rely on CMS' return, because when a player has been out that long, they tend to pick up niggles once they start playing again.
Obika missed a major chance to put the game beyond doubt. He doesn't look to have the quality needed for our gameplan, where there may only be a few clear cut chances. He looks like the sort of player who needs 8 chances to score. His touch was heavy too. There was one moment where he could have either gone it alone or played in a team-mate and did neither. It would be good if we could replace him with a loan signing with more impact. Hard to say who though. We can't rely on CMS' return, because when a player has been out that long, they tend to pick up niggles once they start playing again. ColinPep1
  • Score: 3

7:44pm Wed 19 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
Just noticed our next 4 home league games! Wigan, Reading, QPR, Ipswich.
9 points or better from those games will put us back in the playoffs, throw in Millwall away and a possible visit by Poyet in amongst them and hardly time to take a breath. About time we started scoring goals and continue this unbeaten run and turn our season round.
Just a thought, could Cms be on the bench Monday night? If the game is won or lost give him 10-15 minutes at the end! Stranger things have happened!
"turn our season around TBG? perhaps you meant, 'make it even better than it has been.'
We are just outside the playoffs and still in the FA Cup so I am not sure what needs turning around.
Your right Vegas, I've been reading to much negativity this afternoon, we will fight all the way to the end I know that much, and I do believe we're a point better off than we were this time last season, we just need to bridge the small gap to the playoffs before it becomes a canyon ( thought you might get that one). Never a dull moment where the Albion are concerned.
Yes I did get the, 'Canyon,' connection. I went out this morning to meet with a client that lives in 'Soaring Gulls Street,' I got the project agreed to on the spot, that has to be an omen as usually I have to wait 2 to 3 weeks before finding out.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Just noticed our next 4 home league games! Wigan, Reading, QPR, Ipswich. 9 points or better from those games will put us back in the playoffs, throw in Millwall away and a possible visit by Poyet in amongst them and hardly time to take a breath. About time we started scoring goals and continue this unbeaten run and turn our season round. Just a thought, could Cms be on the bench Monday night? If the game is won or lost give him 10-15 minutes at the end! Stranger things have happened![/p][/quote]"turn our season around TBG? perhaps you meant, 'make it even better than it has been.' We are just outside the playoffs and still in the FA Cup so I am not sure what needs turning around.[/p][/quote]Your right Vegas, I've been reading to much negativity this afternoon, we will fight all the way to the end I know that much, and I do believe we're a point better off than we were this time last season, we just need to bridge the small gap to the playoffs before it becomes a canyon ( thought you might get that one). Never a dull moment where the Albion are concerned.[/p][/quote]Yes I did get the, 'Canyon,' connection. I went out this morning to meet with a client that lives in 'Soaring Gulls Street,' I got the project agreed to on the spot, that has to be an omen as usually I have to wait 2 to 3 weeks before finding out. VegasSeagull
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2:21pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Reading some of these comments you realise how fickle supporters can be. We are one point better off than at the same stage last season. We are still in the FA Cup - whereas last season we were out by this stage. We have young players coming through who are more than holding their own in the Championship. We are on target to meet the FFP requirements. I am all for constructive criticism and free speech and everyone is entitled to an opinion, but you would think this was the most disappointing season for years to read some of the views here.

For those saying we need another goalscorer/striker, have a look at who the top scorers were for Cardiff and Hull last season. Nobody got to double figures and they both got automatic promotion.
Well said, that man.....assuming, of course, that you are a man.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Reading some of these comments you realise how fickle supporters can be. We are one point better off than at the same stage last season. We are still in the FA Cup - whereas last season we were out by this stage. We have young players coming through who are more than holding their own in the Championship. We are on target to meet the FFP requirements. I am all for constructive criticism and free speech and everyone is entitled to an opinion, but you would think this was the most disappointing season for years to read some of the views here. For those saying we need another goalscorer/striker, have a look at who the top scorers were for Cardiff and Hull last season. Nobody got to double figures and they both got automatic promotion.[/p][/quote]Well said, that man.....assuming, of course, that you are a man. Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 2

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