Oscar rues missed chances

Oscar Garcia and Uwe Rosler study the action today

Oscar Garcia and Uwe Rosler study the action today

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Oscar Garcia admitted Albion blew a big chance to beat play-off rivals Wigan today.

The Seagulls went down 2-1, despite creating plenty of chances.

Oscar felt they should have taken at least two more of their opportunities to go with Lee Ulloa’s left-foot strike.

The Albion head coach, asked if he felt his side needed to be more clinical, said: “When you have more than 20 chances and you score only one goal and the opposition had only two and they scored only two goals, then you can explain the game with this aspect of football.

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“I don’t know (how many they should have scored). One more than two to win the game to be sure because we fully deserved to win.

“We had 60-65% of possession, we had more than 20 chances to score.

“We dominated the whole game.

“In the first half we played the best game of the season but if you don’t score it is impossible to win.”

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6:37pm Sat 22 Feb 14

seegull fly in sky says...

Wee shoudnttt loos a hoam a wogan
Wee shoudnttt loos a hoam a wogan seegull fly in sky
  • Score: -2

6:40pm Sat 22 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Other than Leo , who is seriously going to score ?
Remember jones described obika as lethal? We should have a squad strong enough to rest Leo ...that's not going to happen
Other than Leo , who is seriously going to score ? Remember jones described obika as lethal? We should have a squad strong enough to rest Leo ...that's not going to happen mark by the sea
  • Score: 10

6:41pm Sat 22 Feb 14

russellsnr2 says...

We cannot win them all so we dust down and get ready for Monday.
Listed on Radio and agree we had so many chances so what is the answer?
Another striker? Play two up from the start?
Sure some will come here looking for OC's head but so far we have had IMO a good season and plenty of games to go.
We cannot win them all so we dust down and get ready for Monday. Listed on Radio and agree we had so many chances so what is the answer? Another striker? Play two up from the start? Sure some will come here looking for OC's head but so far we have had IMO a good season and plenty of games to go. russellsnr2
  • Score: 9

6:52pm Sat 22 Feb 14

SMF20 says...

On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker.

Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6.

Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet.

Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club.

Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet.
Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan.

Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable.

Uta
On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker. Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6. Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet. Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club. Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet. Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan. Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 25

7:03pm Sat 22 Feb 14

raymondo999 says...

Albion played some nice football today, but clearly lack a cutting edge as far as goal scoring is concerned. It also seems to me that there passing game leads to very slow build ups that allows the opposition to organise. Uwe Rosler is a class manager and got his team organised. Did you watch him on the touchline organising and issuing instructions to his side, while Jones and Garcia just stood motionless. There were a lot of positives for Albion today. They seemed up for the game. Bruno was really fired up. Buckley is sheer class when he drifts into the area with the ball. Kaz is an impact player but needs more than 20 mins to make an impact. Ulloa' is a mix of brilliance and goofy. We really should have gone for Uwe when Gus left. I'm reading his autobiography at the moment. what a guy and what a coach.. Well that's me done. Off to the pub.
Albion played some nice football today, but clearly lack a cutting edge as far as goal scoring is concerned. It also seems to me that there passing game leads to very slow build ups that allows the opposition to organise. Uwe Rosler is a class manager and got his team organised. Did you watch him on the touchline organising and issuing instructions to his side, while Jones and Garcia just stood motionless. There were a lot of positives for Albion today. They seemed up for the game. Bruno was really fired up. Buckley is sheer class when he drifts into the area with the ball. Kaz is an impact player but needs more than 20 mins to make an impact. Ulloa' is a mix of brilliance and goofy. We really should have gone for Uwe when Gus left. I'm reading his autobiography at the moment. what a guy and what a coach.. Well that's me done. Off to the pub. raymondo999
  • Score: 6

7:06pm Sat 22 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

SMF20 wrote:
On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker.

Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6.

Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet.

Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club.

Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet.
Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan.

Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable.

Uta
Re LD, think his youth is in his favour. GG looks too easilt beaten for pace and whilst MU looks solid (most of the time) he's not getting any younger either. I know GG is in the Scotland squad and you don't get international recognition by being rubbish however I'd think I'd like to see MUs experience coaching LDs pace and youth. Some on here will of course disagree - strongly.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker. Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6. Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet. Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club. Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet. Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan. Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable. Uta[/p][/quote]Re LD, think his youth is in his favour. GG looks too easilt beaten for pace and whilst MU looks solid (most of the time) he's not getting any younger either. I know GG is in the Scotland squad and you don't get international recognition by being rubbish however I'd think I'd like to see MUs experience coaching LDs pace and youth. Some on here will of course disagree - strongly. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 6

7:08pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Dunk 2 blame says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Other than Leo , who is seriously going to score ?
Remember jones described obika as lethal? We should have a squad strong enough to rest Leo ...that's not going to happen
Still its contract time soon mark so we should have Hoskins and CMS back soon lol.If the club told them night was day some would believe it if the Argus put the spin on it.Whats the best one Albion sign Spanish star lol ha ha.Which means Albion sign a player nobody knows,and no other club wants.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Other than Leo , who is seriously going to score ? Remember jones described obika as lethal? We should have a squad strong enough to rest Leo ...that's not going to happen[/p][/quote]Still its contract time soon mark so we should have Hoskins and CMS back soon lol.If the club told them night was day some would believe it if the Argus put the spin on it.Whats the best one Albion sign Spanish star lol ha ha.Which means Albion sign a player nobody knows,and no other club wants. Dunk 2 blame
  • Score: -19

7:12pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Dunk 2 blame says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker.

Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6.

Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet.

Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club.

Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet.
Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan.

Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable.

Uta
Re LD, think his youth is in his favour. GG looks too easilt beaten for pace and whilst MU looks solid (most of the time) he's not getting any younger either. I know GG is in the Scotland squad and you don't get international recognition by being rubbish however I'd think I'd like to see MUs experience coaching LDs pace and youth. Some on here will of course disagree - strongly.
You will get your wish next season when the club fights to stay up.On a good note we pay a man a large amount of money to come up with prem-league ready,and we have lights around the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker. Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6. Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet. Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club. Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet. Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan. Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable. Uta[/p][/quote]Re LD, think his youth is in his favour. GG looks too easilt beaten for pace and whilst MU looks solid (most of the time) he's not getting any younger either. I know GG is in the Scotland squad and you don't get international recognition by being rubbish however I'd think I'd like to see MUs experience coaching LDs pace and youth. Some on here will of course disagree - strongly.[/p][/quote]You will get your wish next season when the club fights to stay up.On a good note we pay a man a large amount of money to come up with prem-league ready,and we have lights around the pitch. Dunk 2 blame
  • Score: -19

7:17pm Sat 22 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

Dunk 2 blame wrote:
gilbertthecat wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker.

Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6.

Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet.

Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club.

Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet.
Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan.

Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable.

Uta
Re LD, think his youth is in his favour. GG looks too easilt beaten for pace and whilst MU looks solid (most of the time) he's not getting any younger either. I know GG is in the Scotland squad and you don't get international recognition by being rubbish however I'd think I'd like to see MUs experience coaching LDs pace and youth. Some on here will of course disagree - strongly.
You will get your wish next season when the club fights to stay up.On a good note we pay a man a large amount of money to come up with prem-league ready,and we have lights around the pitch.
Not like you to be so positive about our chances of promotion this season.
[quote][p][bold]Dunk 2 blame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker. Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6. Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet. Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club. Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet. Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan. Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable. Uta[/p][/quote]Re LD, think his youth is in his favour. GG looks too easilt beaten for pace and whilst MU looks solid (most of the time) he's not getting any younger either. I know GG is in the Scotland squad and you don't get international recognition by being rubbish however I'd think I'd like to see MUs experience coaching LDs pace and youth. Some on here will of course disagree - strongly.[/p][/quote]You will get your wish next season when the club fights to stay up.On a good note we pay a man a large amount of money to come up with prem-league ready,and we have lights around the pitch.[/p][/quote]Not like you to be so positive about our chances of promotion this season. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 9

7:34pm Sat 22 Feb 14

seagulltess says...

I would like to say that the priority at the start of the season was to get another striker; this we failed to do. Further down the line we sell Barnes our only other goal scorer to Burnley. We are told by the club that we will sign a striker in the January transfer window; we then fail to do this once more and now that we are struggling to find the net we are in danger of falling away. Even now with the loan market open we still have not found anyone. A big shame as we are not far away from being a very good side
I would like to say that the priority at the start of the season was to get another striker; this we failed to do. Further down the line we sell Barnes our only other goal scorer to Burnley. We are told by the club that we will sign a striker in the January transfer window; we then fail to do this once more and now that we are struggling to find the net we are in danger of falling away. Even now with the loan market open we still have not found anyone. A big shame as we are not far away from being a very good side seagulltess
  • Score: 6

7:39pm Sat 22 Feb 14

SecondReserve says...

Despite Oscar’s claim that we would play attacking football scoring goals has been our problem all season and that was never better illustrated than today. If we don’t concede a goal in a match obviously we will at least draw and only need 1 goal to get all three points but once we go behind we are in very big trouble. We had plenty of shots today but the vast majority of them didn’t threaten the goal. There was no way we were going to get back from 2 down, we just can’t score goals.

We’ve scored just 33 goals in 31 league matches and for a team with serious play-off ambitions that is at very least 10 too few. Amazingly in those 31 matches only three of our players have managed more than 2 goals. One of those three has been sold and one is injured which leaves us with Ulloa as the only player available for selection who has scored more than 2 league goals this season.

Buckley and Andrews have scored 1 each. Lua Lua and Orlandi are considered as attacking players and goalscorers but neither has got a league goal for us this season. Neither have Ince, March, Agustien and Stephens. I’m not suggesting that our midfielders and wingers should be scoring 10 goals a season but they should get a few.

Realistically neither CMS nor Hoskins are going to play a significant role this season but we have two strikers on loan in Rodriguez and Obika. Neither of them have scored yet and, frankly, neither of them look as though they ever will. For what we are paying the two of them surely we could have got one striker on loan who is capable of scoring a few goals.
Despite Oscar’s claim that we would play attacking football scoring goals has been our problem all season and that was never better illustrated than today. If we don’t concede a goal in a match obviously we will at least draw and only need 1 goal to get all three points but once we go behind we are in very big trouble. We had plenty of shots today but the vast majority of them didn’t threaten the goal. There was no way we were going to get back from 2 down, we just can’t score goals. We’ve scored just 33 goals in 31 league matches and for a team with serious play-off ambitions that is at very least 10 too few. Amazingly in those 31 matches only three of our players have managed more than 2 goals. One of those three has been sold and one is injured which leaves us with Ulloa as the only player available for selection who has scored more than 2 league goals this season. Buckley and Andrews have scored 1 each. Lua Lua and Orlandi are considered as attacking players and goalscorers but neither has got a league goal for us this season. Neither have Ince, March, Agustien and Stephens. I’m not suggesting that our midfielders and wingers should be scoring 10 goals a season but they should get a few. Realistically neither CMS nor Hoskins are going to play a significant role this season but we have two strikers on loan in Rodriguez and Obika. Neither of them have scored yet and, frankly, neither of them look as though they ever will. For what we are paying the two of them surely we could have got one striker on loan who is capable of scoring a few goals. SecondReserve
  • Score: 12

7:42pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Dunk 2 blame says...

seagulltess wrote:
I would like to say that the priority at the start of the season was to get another striker; this we failed to do. Further down the line we sell Barnes our only other goal scorer to Burnley. We are told by the club that we will sign a striker in the January transfer window; we then fail to do this once more and now that we are struggling to find the net we are in danger of falling away. Even now with the loan market open we still have not found anyone. A big shame as we are not far away from being a very good side
Very good postThe sad thing is people like me and Poyet saw this coming.So they got in a yes man.Do you really see the club keeping hold of Leo,Ince,Buckley,and TK next season?
[quote][p][bold]seagulltess[/bold] wrote: I would like to say that the priority at the start of the season was to get another striker; this we failed to do. Further down the line we sell Barnes our only other goal scorer to Burnley. We are told by the club that we will sign a striker in the January transfer window; we then fail to do this once more and now that we are struggling to find the net we are in danger of falling away. Even now with the loan market open we still have not found anyone. A big shame as we are not far away from being a very good side[/p][/quote]Very good postThe sad thing is people like me and Poyet saw this coming.So they got in a yes man.Do you really see the club keeping hold of Leo,Ince,Buckley,and TK next season? Dunk 2 blame
  • Score: -6

7:46pm Sat 22 Feb 14

pjwilk says...

Oscar and Jones couldnt organise a p**s up in a brewery.
Oscar and Jones couldnt organise a p**s up in a brewery. pjwilk
  • Score: -17

7:49pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Dunk 2 blame says...

SecondReserve wrote:
Despite Oscar’s claim that we would play attacking football scoring goals has been our problem all season and that was never better illustrated than today. If we don’t concede a goal in a match obviously we will at least draw and only need 1 goal to get all three points but once we go behind we are in very big trouble. We had plenty of shots today but the vast majority of them didn’t threaten the goal. There was no way we were going to get back from 2 down, we just can’t score goals.

We’ve scored just 33 goals in 31 league matches and for a team with serious play-off ambitions that is at very least 10 too few. Amazingly in those 31 matches only three of our players have managed more than 2 goals. One of those three has been sold and one is injured which leaves us with Ulloa as the only player available for selection who has scored more than 2 league goals this season.

Buckley and Andrews have scored 1 each. Lua Lua and Orlandi are considered as attacking players and goalscorers but neither has got a league goal for us this season. Neither have Ince, March, Agustien and Stephens. I’m not suggesting that our midfielders and wingers should be scoring 10 goals a season but they should get a few.

Realistically neither CMS nor Hoskins are going to play a significant role this season but we have two strikers on loan in Rodriguez and Obika. Neither of them have scored yet and, frankly, neither of them look as though they ever will. For what we are paying the two of them surely we could have got one striker on loan who is capable of scoring a few goals.
Great post.Obika and Rodriguez couldn't score in a knocking shop.Both lower league rubbish that no other clubs wanted.The most sad thing is Albion was after Obika some 6mths before.Thats the best the could find in all that time.How many fans really see the club keeping hold of Leo,Ince,Buckley,and Tk next season?
[quote][p][bold]SecondReserve[/bold] wrote: Despite Oscar’s claim that we would play attacking football scoring goals has been our problem all season and that was never better illustrated than today. If we don’t concede a goal in a match obviously we will at least draw and only need 1 goal to get all three points but once we go behind we are in very big trouble. We had plenty of shots today but the vast majority of them didn’t threaten the goal. There was no way we were going to get back from 2 down, we just can’t score goals. We’ve scored just 33 goals in 31 league matches and for a team with serious play-off ambitions that is at very least 10 too few. Amazingly in those 31 matches only three of our players have managed more than 2 goals. One of those three has been sold and one is injured which leaves us with Ulloa as the only player available for selection who has scored more than 2 league goals this season. Buckley and Andrews have scored 1 each. Lua Lua and Orlandi are considered as attacking players and goalscorers but neither has got a league goal for us this season. Neither have Ince, March, Agustien and Stephens. I’m not suggesting that our midfielders and wingers should be scoring 10 goals a season but they should get a few. Realistically neither CMS nor Hoskins are going to play a significant role this season but we have two strikers on loan in Rodriguez and Obika. Neither of them have scored yet and, frankly, neither of them look as though they ever will. For what we are paying the two of them surely we could have got one striker on loan who is capable of scoring a few goals.[/p][/quote]Great post.Obika and Rodriguez couldn't score in a knocking shop.Both lower league rubbish that no other clubs wanted.The most sad thing is Albion was after Obika some 6mths before.Thats the best the could find in all that time.How many fans really see the club keeping hold of Leo,Ince,Buckley,and Tk next season? Dunk 2 blame
  • Score: -6

8:25pm Sat 22 Feb 14

fratsomrover says...

Great entertainment, a thoroughly good performance by the team, but sadly the wrong result.
That's football I'm afraid. Sometimes you dont always get what you deserve.
We were the better team by a mile, created more scoring opportunities than in any match we've played this season, but paid the price of not converting some fairly straightforward chances.
I for one, would rather watch entertaining games like this every week. It's been a long time since we dominated a team so much.
I loved the positive, attacking intent. There were great displays from Bruno, Ince, Orlandi, Ulloa.
I take my hat off to OG for taking the game to the opposition, it was just unfortunate we still lack that cutting edge. Ulloa is different class, but cant do everything on his own. It seems Rodriguez & Obika offer little extra finishing finesse, and as we all have known since the start of the season, we do lack that other deadly finisher to accompany Leo.
I hope we play as well on Monday, cos if we do, one of these days we will run in a hatfull of goals.
Dont despair at the loss of 3 points, look at the positive approach we have adopted and the number of chances we created today.
It's only a matter of time when these chances become goals
Great entertainment, a thoroughly good performance by the team, but sadly the wrong result. That's football I'm afraid. Sometimes you dont always get what you deserve. We were the better team by a mile, created more scoring opportunities than in any match we've played this season, but paid the price of not converting some fairly straightforward chances. I for one, would rather watch entertaining games like this every week. It's been a long time since we dominated a team so much. I loved the positive, attacking intent. There were great displays from Bruno, Ince, Orlandi, Ulloa. I take my hat off to OG for taking the game to the opposition, it was just unfortunate we still lack that cutting edge. Ulloa is different class, but cant do everything on his own. It seems Rodriguez & Obika offer little extra finishing finesse, and as we all have known since the start of the season, we do lack that other deadly finisher to accompany Leo. I hope we play as well on Monday, cos if we do, one of these days we will run in a hatfull of goals. Dont despair at the loss of 3 points, look at the positive approach we have adopted and the number of chances we created today. It's only a matter of time when these chances become goals fratsomrover
  • Score: 17

8:39pm Sat 22 Feb 14

campotolox says...

You all say pretty football but lose,depends what you want a good pretty football or win,cant have it both ways,sorry we are talking about Brighton?
You all say pretty football but lose,depends what you want a good pretty football or win,cant have it both ways,sorry we are talking about Brighton? campotolox
  • Score: -5

8:50pm Sat 22 Feb 14

gordongull says...

We don't have a lot of luck with loan strikers, and there is no reason to believe this will change if we enter the market now.
Anyone decent will not be available.
Our best chance of a serious challenge depends on the existing squad finding a change of fortune in front of goal.
We don't have a lot of luck with loan strikers, and there is no reason to believe this will change if we enter the market now. Anyone decent will not be available. Our best chance of a serious challenge depends on the existing squad finding a change of fortune in front of goal. gordongull
  • Score: 9

9:01pm Sat 22 Feb 14

campotolox says...

Bet you believe in Papa Noel, Flash Gordon but bet you dont remember him as a BHA player?
Bet you believe in Papa Noel, Flash Gordon but bet you dont remember him as a BHA player? campotolox
  • Score: -2

9:56pm Sat 22 Feb 14

raymondo999 says...

Oh yes, in my earlier post i pointed out how much more involved Uwe Rosler was on the touchline, but did you notice what a great suit he was wearing. This man is sheer class. I repeat Albion should have appointed him manager when Gus left, as I suggested at the time, rather than this Spanish guy.
Oh yes, in my earlier post i pointed out how much more involved Uwe Rosler was on the touchline, but did you notice what a great suit he was wearing. This man is sheer class. I repeat Albion should have appointed him manager when Gus left, as I suggested at the time, rather than this Spanish guy. raymondo999
  • Score: -6

11:16pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Dunk 2 blame says...

Did anyone just watch Hulls real strike force against Cardiff on MOTD. Lewis Dunk had a great game lol.He was up against their lower league rubbish.Their real strikers would take it apart.
Did anyone just watch Hulls real strike force against Cardiff on MOTD. Lewis Dunk had a great game lol.He was up against their lower league rubbish.Their real strikers would take it apart. Dunk 2 blame
  • Score: -7

12:10am Sun 23 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Great entertainment, a thoroughly good performance by the team, but sadly the wrong result.
That's football I'm afraid. Sometimes you dont always get what you deserve.
We were the better team by a mile, created more scoring opportunities than in any match we've played this season, but paid the price of not converting some fairly straightforward chances.
I for one, would rather watch entertaining games like this every week. It's been a long time since we dominated a team so much.
I loved the positive, attacking intent. There were great displays from Bruno, Ince, Orlandi, Ulloa.
I take my hat off to OG for taking the game to the opposition, it was just unfortunate we still lack that cutting edge. Ulloa is different class, but cant do everything on his own. It seems Rodriguez & Obika offer little extra finishing finesse, and as we all have known since the start of the season, we do lack that other deadly finisher to accompany Leo.
I hope we play as well on Monday, cos if we do, one of these days we will run in a hatfull of goals.
Dont despair at the loss of 3 points, look at the positive approach we have adopted and the number of chances we created today.
It's only a matter of time when these chances become goals
I agree - it's better for our medium to short term to play really well and lose than play consistently poorly and scrape a lucky draw. I'm normally down after a defeat (not as much as some who think heads should roll though!) but I'm not today. It sounds like, from all who were there, that we played well but it didn't come off.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Great entertainment, a thoroughly good performance by the team, but sadly the wrong result. That's football I'm afraid. Sometimes you dont always get what you deserve. We were the better team by a mile, created more scoring opportunities than in any match we've played this season, but paid the price of not converting some fairly straightforward chances. I for one, would rather watch entertaining games like this every week. It's been a long time since we dominated a team so much. I loved the positive, attacking intent. There were great displays from Bruno, Ince, Orlandi, Ulloa. I take my hat off to OG for taking the game to the opposition, it was just unfortunate we still lack that cutting edge. Ulloa is different class, but cant do everything on his own. It seems Rodriguez & Obika offer little extra finishing finesse, and as we all have known since the start of the season, we do lack that other deadly finisher to accompany Leo. I hope we play as well on Monday, cos if we do, one of these days we will run in a hatfull of goals. Dont despair at the loss of 3 points, look at the positive approach we have adopted and the number of chances we created today. It's only a matter of time when these chances become goals[/p][/quote]I agree - it's better for our medium to short term to play really well and lose than play consistently poorly and scrape a lucky draw. I'm normally down after a defeat (not as much as some who think heads should roll though!) but I'm not today. It sounds like, from all who were there, that we played well but it didn't come off. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

12:50am Sun 23 Feb 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Next acquisition should be Burnley's offensive coach?
Next acquisition should be Burnley's offensive coach? 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 2

1:13am Sun 23 Feb 14

DomKent says...

People are saying we need a clinical striker.. why?
Leo only had 3 or maybe 4 chances and scored 1, it was the rest of our team who couldn't convert their chances, Dale Stephens to name one. It's nothing to do with having a clinical striker. Just wanted to point that out.
We have been saying 'we need to be more clinical in front of goal' with Poyet and Garcia, and I just think maybe our manager needs to inject some belief into our team as whole. I honestly think we've got a seriously good team for the championship, but it kind of feels like some of the players themselves don't even know how good they are?! I know as much as everyone else, but hopefully the players will start to believe in themselves and get some conviction in their shots and some belief in their finishes.
People are saying we need a clinical striker.. why? Leo only had 3 or maybe 4 chances and scored 1, it was the rest of our team who couldn't convert their chances, Dale Stephens to name one. It's nothing to do with having a clinical striker. Just wanted to point that out. We have been saying 'we need to be more clinical in front of goal' with Poyet and Garcia, and I just think maybe our manager needs to inject some belief into our team as whole. I honestly think we've got a seriously good team for the championship, but it kind of feels like some of the players themselves don't even know how good they are?! I know as much as everyone else, but hopefully the players will start to believe in themselves and get some conviction in their shots and some belief in their finishes. DomKent
  • Score: 10

4:26am Sun 23 Feb 14

WestStander17 says...

pjwilk wrote:
Oscar and Jones couldnt organise a p**s up in a brewery.
Yet today they put out a team that has totally dominated probably one of the top 3 or 4 teams in the division. They can't convert the chances for the players from the sideline!
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Oscar and Jones couldnt organise a p**s up in a brewery.[/p][/quote]Yet today they put out a team that has totally dominated probably one of the top 3 or 4 teams in the division. They can't convert the chances for the players from the sideline! WestStander17
  • Score: 9

4:39am Sun 23 Feb 14

WestStander17 says...

seagulltess wrote:
I would like to say that the priority at the start of the season was to get another striker; this we failed to do. Further down the line we sell Barnes our only other goal scorer to Burnley. We are told by the club that we will sign a striker in the January transfer window; we then fail to do this once more and now that we are struggling to find the net we are in danger of falling away. Even now with the loan market open we still have not found anyone. A big shame as we are not far away from being a very good side
We only play 1 striker. So, the only time having another top striker would make a vast difference is when Leo isn't playing. The period he wasn't playing, we had Barnes who did a decent job. All the time Leo is fit, he plays. So, any additional striker will be watching from the bench, just like Lita and Obika have done.

Someone mentioned the idea of loaning Bobby Z from QPR the other day. Would be great to have him back but its a lot in wages to pay someone like him and Ulloa to do 1 player's job. Plus, neither of them will be happy on the bench!

Your last sentence is spot on! We are very close to being a very good side. Every summer that can change with contracts expiring. We have a big turnover coming fairly soon, especially at the back. However, I wouldn't want to watch any other team in the division over us as, win, lose or draw, I think we play by far the best Football. Long may that continue!
[quote][p][bold]seagulltess[/bold] wrote: I would like to say that the priority at the start of the season was to get another striker; this we failed to do. Further down the line we sell Barnes our only other goal scorer to Burnley. We are told by the club that we will sign a striker in the January transfer window; we then fail to do this once more and now that we are struggling to find the net we are in danger of falling away. Even now with the loan market open we still have not found anyone. A big shame as we are not far away from being a very good side[/p][/quote]We only play 1 striker. So, the only time having another top striker would make a vast difference is when Leo isn't playing. The period he wasn't playing, we had Barnes who did a decent job. All the time Leo is fit, he plays. So, any additional striker will be watching from the bench, just like Lita and Obika have done. Someone mentioned the idea of loaning Bobby Z from QPR the other day. Would be great to have him back but its a lot in wages to pay someone like him and Ulloa to do 1 player's job. Plus, neither of them will be happy on the bench! Your last sentence is spot on! We are very close to being a very good side. Every summer that can change with contracts expiring. We have a big turnover coming fairly soon, especially at the back. However, I wouldn't want to watch any other team in the division over us as, win, lose or draw, I think we play by far the best Football. Long may that continue! WestStander17
  • Score: 6

7:28am Sun 23 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Dunk 2 blame wrote:
Did anyone just watch Hulls real strike force against Cardiff on MOTD. Lewis Dunk had a great game lol.He was up against their lower league rubbish.Their real strikers would take it apart.
Irreleant
[quote][p][bold]Dunk 2 blame[/bold] wrote: Did anyone just watch Hulls real strike force against Cardiff on MOTD. Lewis Dunk had a great game lol.He was up against their lower league rubbish.Their real strikers would take it apart.[/p][/quote]Irreleant Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

7:28am Sun 23 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Dunk 2 blame wrote:
Did anyone just watch Hulls real strike force against Cardiff on MOTD. Lewis Dunk had a great game lol.He was up against their lower league rubbish.Their real strikers would take it apart.
Irreleant
Irrelevant.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dunk 2 blame[/bold] wrote: Did anyone just watch Hulls real strike force against Cardiff on MOTD. Lewis Dunk had a great game lol.He was up against their lower league rubbish.Their real strikers would take it apart.[/p][/quote]Irreleant[/p][/quote]Irrelevant. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 6

9:04am Sun 23 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

SMF20 wrote:
On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker.

Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6.

Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet.

Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club.

Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet.
Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan.

Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable.

Uta
Great post.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker. Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6. Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet. Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club. Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet. Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan. Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable. Uta[/p][/quote]Great post. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 4

9:16am Sun 23 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
Great entertainment, a thoroughly good performance by the team, but sadly the wrong result.
That's football I'm afraid. Sometimes you dont always get what you deserve.
We were the better team by a mile, created more scoring opportunities than in any match we've played this season, but paid the price of not converting some fairly straightforward chances.
I for one, would rather watch entertaining games like this every week. It's been a long time since we dominated a team so much.
I loved the positive, attacking intent. There were great displays from Bruno, Ince, Orlandi, Ulloa.
I take my hat off to OG for taking the game to the opposition, it was just unfortunate we still lack that cutting edge. Ulloa is different class, but cant do everything on his own. It seems Rodriguez & Obika offer little extra finishing finesse, and as we all have known since the start of the season, we do lack that other deadly finisher to accompany Leo.
I hope we play as well on Monday, cos if we do, one of these days we will run in a hatfull of goals.
Dont despair at the loss of 3 points, look at the positive approach we have adopted and the number of chances we created today.
It's only a matter of time when these chances become goals
I agree - it's better for our medium to short term to play really well and lose than play consistently poorly and scrape a lucky draw. I'm normally down after a defeat (not as much as some who think heads should roll though!) but I'm not today. It sounds like, from all who were there, that we played well but it didn't come off.
My sentiments exactly. Play like that from now to May and we'll be in the play-offs and cup semis....as the goals WILL come.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Great entertainment, a thoroughly good performance by the team, but sadly the wrong result. That's football I'm afraid. Sometimes you dont always get what you deserve. We were the better team by a mile, created more scoring opportunities than in any match we've played this season, but paid the price of not converting some fairly straightforward chances. I for one, would rather watch entertaining games like this every week. It's been a long time since we dominated a team so much. I loved the positive, attacking intent. There were great displays from Bruno, Ince, Orlandi, Ulloa. I take my hat off to OG for taking the game to the opposition, it was just unfortunate we still lack that cutting edge. Ulloa is different class, but cant do everything on his own. It seems Rodriguez & Obika offer little extra finishing finesse, and as we all have known since the start of the season, we do lack that other deadly finisher to accompany Leo. I hope we play as well on Monday, cos if we do, one of these days we will run in a hatfull of goals. Dont despair at the loss of 3 points, look at the positive approach we have adopted and the number of chances we created today. It's only a matter of time when these chances become goals[/p][/quote]I agree - it's better for our medium to short term to play really well and lose than play consistently poorly and scrape a lucky draw. I'm normally down after a defeat (not as much as some who think heads should roll though!) but I'm not today. It sounds like, from all who were there, that we played well but it didn't come off.[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly. Play like that from now to May and we'll be in the play-offs and cup semis....as the goals WILL come. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

9:57am Sun 23 Feb 14

seagulls12 says...

would someone please tell me what n.j brings to the managment team! describes obika as lethal!! Ha! garcia must of been chomping at the bit knowing he was going to work with the famous nathan jones!!!!
would someone please tell me what n.j brings to the managment team! describes obika as lethal!! Ha! garcia must of been chomping at the bit knowing he was going to work with the famous nathan jones!!!! seagulls12
  • Score: 2

10:00am Sun 23 Feb 14

dave from bexill says...

Obviously a disappointing result and as others have stated a game we should have won, considering all the chances. However, what a great game of football and advert for the championship. In my humble view, I thought Wigan were easily the best side to visit so far this season, full of premiership players, including on the bench. I thought we had a really good balance to our team today and great to see Orlandi, Spanish and Bruno so effective. Not so sure about Rodders and Obika looks the type of player who will eventually end up in the lower leagues or even the Conference. It would have been great to have had CMS on the bench, who may have come on (if not started) and scored that vital second (or even third) goal, but we'll just have to wait a while longer. Also enjoyed the noise from the North Stand, particularly the guy that starts the singing etc. On a smaller scale, it reminds me of a couple of games I've seen in Dortmund, where the 'choirmaster' uses a loud hailer to build a fantastic atmosphere in the standing area. Anyway, score apart, brilliant afternoon in the sun at the Amex. UTA
'
Obviously a disappointing result and as others have stated a game we should have won, considering all the chances. However, what a great game of football and advert for the championship. In my humble view, I thought Wigan were easily the best side to visit so far this season, full of premiership players, including on the bench. I thought we had a really good balance to our team today and great to see Orlandi, Spanish and Bruno so effective. Not so sure about Rodders and Obika looks the type of player who will eventually end up in the lower leagues or even the Conference. It would have been great to have had CMS on the bench, who may have come on (if not started) and scored that vital second (or even third) goal, but we'll just have to wait a while longer. Also enjoyed the noise from the North Stand, particularly the guy that starts the singing etc. On a smaller scale, it reminds me of a couple of games I've seen in Dortmund, where the 'choirmaster' uses a loud hailer to build a fantastic atmosphere in the standing area. Anyway, score apart, brilliant afternoon in the sun at the Amex. UTA ' dave from bexill
  • Score: 10

2:04pm Sun 23 Feb 14

tinker111 says...

2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Next acquisition should be Burnley's offensive coach?
OH SO he will swap Prem for Champ NO WAY
[quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Next acquisition should be Burnley's offensive coach?[/p][/quote]OH SO he will swap Prem for Champ NO WAY tinker111
  • Score: 0

5:23pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Piglet1 says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Oh yes, in my earlier post i pointed out how much more involved Uwe Rosler was on the touchline, but did you notice what a great suit he was wearing. This man is sheer class. I repeat Albion should have appointed him manager when Gus left, as I suggested at the time, rather than this Spanish guy.
Perhaps a good manager runs around his box all game and that somehow helps his team play better - lets get Mo Farrah then.
What nonsense - Oscar has done a sterling job within the constraints and injuries, the facts are there to see.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Oh yes, in my earlier post i pointed out how much more involved Uwe Rosler was on the touchline, but did you notice what a great suit he was wearing. This man is sheer class. I repeat Albion should have appointed him manager when Gus left, as I suggested at the time, rather than this Spanish guy.[/p][/quote]Perhaps a good manager runs around his box all game and that somehow helps his team play better - lets get Mo Farrah then. What nonsense - Oscar has done a sterling job within the constraints and injuries, the facts are there to see. Piglet1
  • Score: 3

5:38pm Sun 23 Feb 14

gordongull says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Oh yes, in my earlier post i pointed out how much more involved Uwe Rosler was on the touchline, but did you notice what a great suit he was wearing. This man is sheer class. I repeat Albion should have appointed him manager when Gus left, as I suggested at the time, rather than this Spanish guy.
I seem to remember Di Canio being quite animated as well......
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Oh yes, in my earlier post i pointed out how much more involved Uwe Rosler was on the touchline, but did you notice what a great suit he was wearing. This man is sheer class. I repeat Albion should have appointed him manager when Gus left, as I suggested at the time, rather than this Spanish guy.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember Di Canio being quite animated as well...... gordongull
  • Score: 3

8:30pm Sun 23 Feb 14

raymondo999 says...

Piglet1 wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Oh yes, in my earlier post i pointed out how much more involved Uwe Rosler was on the touchline, but did you notice what a great suit he was wearing. This man is sheer class. I repeat Albion should have appointed him manager when Gus left, as I suggested at the time, rather than this Spanish guy.
Perhaps a good manager runs around his box all game and that somehow helps his team play better - lets get Mo Farrah then.
What nonsense - Oscar has done a sterling job within the constraints and injuries, the facts are there to see.
But what about his suit.? You have completely missed the point. Our manager looks miserable and dresses worse. Good dress sense is essential for success in football. Have you not seen the two Jamie's on sky.?
[quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Oh yes, in my earlier post i pointed out how much more involved Uwe Rosler was on the touchline, but did you notice what a great suit he was wearing. This man is sheer class. I repeat Albion should have appointed him manager when Gus left, as I suggested at the time, rather than this Spanish guy.[/p][/quote]Perhaps a good manager runs around his box all game and that somehow helps his team play better - lets get Mo Farrah then. What nonsense - Oscar has done a sterling job within the constraints and injuries, the facts are there to see.[/p][/quote]But what about his suit.? You have completely missed the point. Our manager looks miserable and dresses worse. Good dress sense is essential for success in football. Have you not seen the two Jamie's on sky.? raymondo999
  • Score: 0

4:54am Mon 24 Feb 14

Dunk 2 blame says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker.

Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6.

Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet.

Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club.

Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet.
Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan.

Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable.

Uta
Great post.
What a guy that couldn't deal with Hulls second choice strike force.Or Portvales when he lost his man yet again because his so slow.What your now saying is OG don't no what his doing.If OG had thought like you sad people and the Argus Dunk mason spin doctors he would have played it against Wigan.Thank god you people don't work in football.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: On today's showing, the only thing needed for the squad is a clinical striker. Had we had been as clinical as Wigan were today, I genuinely think we would have scored 6. Thought both Orlandi and Lopez had their best games of the season and equally I thought Stephens had his best game yet. Ince, Bruno and Buckley were also excellent today and all showed what assets they are to our great club. Despite the loss I thoroughly enjoyed today's game.... A decent loan striker and things aren't dead yet. Play like that for the remainder of the season and I'll be a happy fan. Final point... Would like to see Dunk step in now... Both Upson (excellent) and Greer (good) have abilities useful going forward but for me and imho, it's time for Lewis to step up and earn his place. His pace will be invaluable. Uta[/p][/quote]Great post.[/p][/quote]What a guy that couldn't deal with Hulls second choice strike force.Or Portvales when he lost his man yet again because his so slow.What your now saying is OG don't no what his doing.If OG had thought like you sad people and the Argus Dunk mason spin doctors he would have played it against Wigan.Thank god you people don't work in football. Dunk 2 blame
  • Score: 0

4:57am Mon 24 Feb 14

Dunk 2 blame says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Dunk 2 blame wrote:
Did anyone just watch Hulls real strike force against Cardiff on MOTD. Lewis Dunk had a great game lol.He was up against their lower league rubbish.Their real strikers would take it apart.
Irreleant
Irrelevant.
How is it irrelevant you small minded child? Its the reason it didn't play against Wigan because OG thinks the same as me.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dunk 2 blame[/bold] wrote: Did anyone just watch Hulls real strike force against Cardiff on MOTD. Lewis Dunk had a great game lol.He was up against their lower league rubbish.Their real strikers would take it apart.[/p][/quote]Irreleant[/p][/quote]Irrelevant.[/p][/quote]How is it irrelevant you small minded child? Its the reason it didn't play against Wigan because OG thinks the same as me. Dunk 2 blame
  • Score: 0

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