The Argus'Flukey' goal that put skids under Seagulls (From The Argus)

Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.

'Flukey' goal that put skids under Seagulls

The Argus: Hull take the lead last night Hull take the lead last night

Hull goalscorer Curtis Davies admits he scored a “flukey” goal to send Albion on the way to FA Cup defeat.

But he was delighted to survive a nervy finale and secure a 2-1 fifth round replay win over the Seagulls.

The Tigers’ defender saw his looping header drift gently away from goalkeeper Peter Brezovan and drop over both Jake Forster-Caskey and David Meyler on the bench for the opening goal.

It was a change of luck after he powered a rather better header against the crossbar in the first meeting at the Amex last week.

Davies, who was linked with a move to Albion last year, said: “To get the two goals, however flukey the first one was, it was good to take that into half-time.

“We knew we had to come out in the second half and give it a good go although I think we started sloppily.

“Once they got the goal it was a little bit of a nervy last 20 minutes but we did enough and saw the game out."

Comments (26)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:47am Tue 25 Feb 14

albioninmadrid says...

Sorry,but the difference between the two teams last night was the goalkeeper.Brezovan seems like a nice bloke,but I'm afraid he's not up tp the job,he looks nervous and too static,a guy with his height should dominate the box.Oscar has followed the Spanish tradition of playing a different keeper in the Cup and it's cost us.Wasn't impressed by Hull and only 10,000 crowd,a missed opportunity.
Sorry,but the difference between the two teams last night was the goalkeeper.Brezovan seems like a nice bloke,but I'm afraid he's not up tp the job,he looks nervous and too static,a guy with his height should dominate the box.Oscar has followed the Spanish tradition of playing a different keeper in the Cup and it's cost us.Wasn't impressed by Hull and only 10,000 crowd,a missed opportunity. albioninmadrid
  • Score: 10

12:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

I think all Albion fans are very disappointed with the outcome last night, it certainly feels like a missed chance to reach Wembley, there are definately a few issues to address, I know Gus is the past, but the obvious concern to me is
the lack of quality we are bringing in, Gus made some quality signings, however in our current plight, I fear we are going to lose these players, lost Bridcutt already, the signings we have made since Gus departure are frankly a few steps
backwards,to be blunt Obika and Rodders appear awful, I cannot work out the Kemy signing, why sign him if not going to play him, there are obviously problems behind the scenes here, Andrews and Ward appear to be stop gaps,
will hold there own in the championship but nothing more, Stephens we need to give some time, the one signing who looked like could be quality Conway we managed to lose to Blackburn, with Chicksen, Monkana the signs are promising but we
dont really know what they are capable of. When I think of the Bridge, Bruno, Ulloa, Orlandi, Buckley, Lua Lua signings the difference here is staggering. Its old ground and every Albion fan knows this but it is truly unbelievable that
the club have not signed a striker when we only have Ulloa fit, we let Barnes go, so you would of thought we had a striker in mind but we were let down here, Obika and Rodders are not the answer, and can we be sure that CMS and Hoskins
can come back fit.

I will admit that I enjoy the youth playing, good to see them have a chance and for sure Ince, March are very promising but I wonder whether Oscar stumbled across these as we had very little choice at the time, I like Oscar and I am more
than happy to give him time, this season is a learning experience for him and I hope he will be wise for next season, he deserves the chance as to be fair in my opinion he has done a very good job in his first season, just the team
needs some obvious tweaking, lessons can be learned from Gus reign, which we must take on board, Taricco was under rated, was a great help, I have to wonder whether Corporal Jones is a help or a hinderence to Oscar as I am leaning
towards the hinderence, I do not have much confidence in him, and cant help but feel he is the person signing these average league 2 players, hence mid championship level players, we will see.

No to be too down hearted as hard as it is as we all love the albion so much, but eventually we will succeed, as I said before we have a sound financial structure, this club will be here for years, a stadium which is frankly one of the
best in the world, a new training complex which will rival anyone, a chairman who bleeds blue and white, youth structure obviously working and fans who simply love the club, we will reach the premiership, guess its just frustrating when
everybody can see what is wrong but seems nobody at club can
I think all Albion fans are very disappointed with the outcome last night, it certainly feels like a missed chance to reach Wembley, there are definately a few issues to address, I know Gus is the past, but the obvious concern to me is the lack of quality we are bringing in, Gus made some quality signings, however in our current plight, I fear we are going to lose these players, lost Bridcutt already, the signings we have made since Gus departure are frankly a few steps backwards,to be blunt Obika and Rodders appear awful, I cannot work out the Kemy signing, why sign him if not going to play him, there are obviously problems behind the scenes here, Andrews and Ward appear to be stop gaps, will hold there own in the championship but nothing more, Stephens we need to give some time, the one signing who looked like could be quality Conway we managed to lose to Blackburn, with Chicksen, Monkana the signs are promising but we dont really know what they are capable of. When I think of the Bridge, Bruno, Ulloa, Orlandi, Buckley, Lua Lua signings the difference here is staggering. Its old ground and every Albion fan knows this but it is truly unbelievable that the club have not signed a striker when we only have Ulloa fit, we let Barnes go, so you would of thought we had a striker in mind but we were let down here, Obika and Rodders are not the answer, and can we be sure that CMS and Hoskins can come back fit. I will admit that I enjoy the youth playing, good to see them have a chance and for sure Ince, March are very promising but I wonder whether Oscar stumbled across these as we had very little choice at the time, I like Oscar and I am more than happy to give him time, this season is a learning experience for him and I hope he will be wise for next season, he deserves the chance as to be fair in my opinion he has done a very good job in his first season, just the team needs some obvious tweaking, lessons can be learned from Gus reign, which we must take on board, Taricco was under rated, was a great help, I have to wonder whether Corporal Jones is a help or a hinderence to Oscar as I am leaning towards the hinderence, I do not have much confidence in him, and cant help but feel he is the person signing these average league 2 players, hence mid championship level players, we will see. No to be too down hearted as hard as it is as we all love the albion so much, but eventually we will succeed, as I said before we have a sound financial structure, this club will be here for years, a stadium which is frankly one of the best in the world, a new training complex which will rival anyone, a chairman who bleeds blue and white, youth structure obviously working and fans who simply love the club, we will reach the premiership, guess its just frustrating when everybody can see what is wrong but seems nobody at club can Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 23

12:16pm Tue 25 Feb 14

russellsnr2 says...

Did we loose 2-0 last night?
How many more stories can come from one 2-0 defeat?
Did we loose 2-0 last night? How many more stories can come from one 2-0 defeat? russellsnr2
  • Score: -16

12:21pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Steveg1958 says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
I think all Albion fans are very disappointed with the outcome last night, it certainly feels like a missed chance to reach Wembley, there are definately a few issues to address, I know Gus is the past, but the obvious concern to me is
the lack of quality we are bringing in, Gus made some quality signings, however in our current plight, I fear we are going to lose these players, lost Bridcutt already, the signings we have made since Gus departure are frankly a few steps
backwards,to be blunt Obika and Rodders appear awful, I cannot work out the Kemy signing, why sign him if not going to play him, there are obviously problems behind the scenes here, Andrews and Ward appear to be stop gaps,
will hold there own in the championship but nothing more, Stephens we need to give some time, the one signing who looked like could be quality Conway we managed to lose to Blackburn, with Chicksen, Monkana the signs are promising but we
dont really know what they are capable of. When I think of the Bridge, Bruno, Ulloa, Orlandi, Buckley, Lua Lua signings the difference here is staggering. Its old ground and every Albion fan knows this but it is truly unbelievable that
the club have not signed a striker when we only have Ulloa fit, we let Barnes go, so you would of thought we had a striker in mind but we were let down here, Obika and Rodders are not the answer, and can we be sure that CMS and Hoskins
can come back fit.

I will admit that I enjoy the youth playing, good to see them have a chance and for sure Ince, March are very promising but I wonder whether Oscar stumbled across these as we had very little choice at the time, I like Oscar and I am more
than happy to give him time, this season is a learning experience for him and I hope he will be wise for next season, he deserves the chance as to be fair in my opinion he has done a very good job in his first season, just the team
needs some obvious tweaking, lessons can be learned from Gus reign, which we must take on board, Taricco was under rated, was a great help, I have to wonder whether Corporal Jones is a help or a hinderence to Oscar as I am leaning
towards the hinderence, I do not have much confidence in him, and cant help but feel he is the person signing these average league 2 players, hence mid championship level players, we will see.

No to be too down hearted as hard as it is as we all love the albion so much, but eventually we will succeed, as I said before we have a sound financial structure, this club will be here for years, a stadium which is frankly one of the
best in the world, a new training complex which will rival anyone, a chairman who bleeds blue and white, youth structure obviously working and fans who simply love the club, we will reach the premiership, guess its just frustrating when
everybody can see what is wrong but seems nobody at club can
Great post Uckfield Seagull Spot on. Shame nobody at the club can see the obvious
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I think all Albion fans are very disappointed with the outcome last night, it certainly feels like a missed chance to reach Wembley, there are definately a few issues to address, I know Gus is the past, but the obvious concern to me is the lack of quality we are bringing in, Gus made some quality signings, however in our current plight, I fear we are going to lose these players, lost Bridcutt already, the signings we have made since Gus departure are frankly a few steps backwards,to be blunt Obika and Rodders appear awful, I cannot work out the Kemy signing, why sign him if not going to play him, there are obviously problems behind the scenes here, Andrews and Ward appear to be stop gaps, will hold there own in the championship but nothing more, Stephens we need to give some time, the one signing who looked like could be quality Conway we managed to lose to Blackburn, with Chicksen, Monkana the signs are promising but we dont really know what they are capable of. When I think of the Bridge, Bruno, Ulloa, Orlandi, Buckley, Lua Lua signings the difference here is staggering. Its old ground and every Albion fan knows this but it is truly unbelievable that the club have not signed a striker when we only have Ulloa fit, we let Barnes go, so you would of thought we had a striker in mind but we were let down here, Obika and Rodders are not the answer, and can we be sure that CMS and Hoskins can come back fit. I will admit that I enjoy the youth playing, good to see them have a chance and for sure Ince, March are very promising but I wonder whether Oscar stumbled across these as we had very little choice at the time, I like Oscar and I am more than happy to give him time, this season is a learning experience for him and I hope he will be wise for next season, he deserves the chance as to be fair in my opinion he has done a very good job in his first season, just the team needs some obvious tweaking, lessons can be learned from Gus reign, which we must take on board, Taricco was under rated, was a great help, I have to wonder whether Corporal Jones is a help or a hinderence to Oscar as I am leaning towards the hinderence, I do not have much confidence in him, and cant help but feel he is the person signing these average league 2 players, hence mid championship level players, we will see. No to be too down hearted as hard as it is as we all love the albion so much, but eventually we will succeed, as I said before we have a sound financial structure, this club will be here for years, a stadium which is frankly one of the best in the world, a new training complex which will rival anyone, a chairman who bleeds blue and white, youth structure obviously working and fans who simply love the club, we will reach the premiership, guess its just frustrating when everybody can see what is wrong but seems nobody at club can[/p][/quote]Great post Uckfield Seagull Spot on. Shame nobody at the club can see the obvious Steveg1958
  • Score: 5

12:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Piglet1 says...

Maybe they can but for a variety of reasons to which we are not privy they cannot resolve it yet? Lets give them some credit, their livelihood depends upon it so I am sure they are as keen as we are that the team do well.
Nevertheless I agree it was a disappointing performance.
Maybe they can but for a variety of reasons to which we are not privy they cannot resolve it yet? Lets give them some credit, their livelihood depends upon it so I am sure they are as keen as we are that the team do well. Nevertheless I agree it was a disappointing performance. Piglet1
  • Score: 2

12:40pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Carter_Cooldancer says...

OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late
All he did was run the clock down for Hull.

Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push.

We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance.

I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc).

Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion.

So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there.

And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'.

We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you!
OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late All he did was run the clock down for Hull. Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push. We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance. I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc). Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion. So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there. And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'. We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you! Carter_Cooldancer
  • Score: 17

1:18pm Tue 25 Feb 14

the taffster says...

ive never seen more negative tactics from any albion manager....play one upfront and defend....even at home.....in my opinion he should go. laudrup is available.....he knows what it takes to get a team out of the championship on a shoestring budget
ive never seen more negative tactics from any albion manager....play one upfront and defend....even at home.....in my opinion he should go. laudrup is available.....he knows what it takes to get a team out of the championship on a shoestring budget the taffster
  • Score: -6

1:24pm Tue 25 Feb 14

AlanDuffy says...

Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late
All he did was run the clock down for Hull.

Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push.

We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance.

I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc).

Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion.

So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there.

And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'.

We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you!
"There are strikers and forwards out there".......who do you suggest?
[quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late All he did was run the clock down for Hull. Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push. We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance. I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc). Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion. So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there. And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'. We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you![/p][/quote]"There are strikers and forwards out there".......who do you suggest? AlanDuffy
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Clean Sheet says...

the taffster wrote:
ive never seen more negative tactics from any albion manager....play one upfront and defend....even at home.....in my opinion he should go. laudrup is available.....he knows what it takes to get a team out of the championship on a shoestring budget
How many teams has Laudrup got promoted from the Champ? Zero I believe.
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: ive never seen more negative tactics from any albion manager....play one upfront and defend....even at home.....in my opinion he should go. laudrup is available.....he knows what it takes to get a team out of the championship on a shoestring budget[/p][/quote]How many teams has Laudrup got promoted from the Champ? Zero I believe. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 6

1:58pm Tue 25 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late
All he did was run the clock down for Hull.

Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push.

We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance.

I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc).

Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion.

So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there.

And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'.

We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you!
You make some very good points. I would adopt your 'other' challenge and play 4-4-2 at Millwall.
I would start with Obika and Ulloa. You have Bruno and March/Buckley down the right and Ward and Orlandi down the left. Ince and Stephens make up the midfield four. Greer in for Dunk. We will never know about Obika if we do not give it a try. I think it's a fairly decent starting eleven. More than capable of seeing off Millwall.
[quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late All he did was run the clock down for Hull. Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push. We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance. I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc). Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion. So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there. And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'. We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you![/p][/quote]You make some very good points. I would adopt your 'other' challenge and play 4-4-2 at Millwall. I would start with Obika and Ulloa. You have Bruno and March/Buckley down the right and Ward and Orlandi down the left. Ince and Stephens make up the midfield four. Greer in for Dunk. We will never know about Obika if we do not give it a try. I think it's a fairly decent starting eleven. More than capable of seeing off Millwall. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 8

2:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late
All he did was run the clock down for Hull.

Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push.

We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance.

I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc).

Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion.

So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there.

And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'.

We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you!
You make some very good points. I would adopt your 'other' challenge and play 4-4-2 at Millwall.
I would start with Obika and Ulloa. You have Bruno and March/Buckley down the right and Ward and Orlandi down the left. Ince and Stephens make up the midfield four. Greer in for Dunk. We will never know about Obika if we do not give it a try. I think it's a fairly decent starting eleven. More than capable of seeing off Millwall.
and of course TK
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late All he did was run the clock down for Hull. Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push. We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance. I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc). Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion. So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there. And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'. We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you![/p][/quote]You make some very good points. I would adopt your 'other' challenge and play 4-4-2 at Millwall. I would start with Obika and Ulloa. You have Bruno and March/Buckley down the right and Ward and Orlandi down the left. Ince and Stephens make up the midfield four. Greer in for Dunk. We will never know about Obika if we do not give it a try. I think it's a fairly decent starting eleven. More than capable of seeing off Millwall.[/p][/quote]and of course TK wiseman of hove
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Carter_Cooldancer says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late
All he did was run the clock down for Hull.

Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push.

We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance.

I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc).

Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion.

So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there.

And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'.

We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you!
"There are strikers and forwards out there".......who do you suggest?
Someone who can adapt quickly and score 8 goals in the next 15 games and provide 5 or 6 assists to Leo :)
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late All he did was run the clock down for Hull. Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push. We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance. I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc). Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion. So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there. And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'. We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you![/p][/quote]"There are strikers and forwards out there".......who do you suggest?[/p][/quote]Someone who can adapt quickly and score 8 goals in the next 15 games and provide 5 or 6 assists to Leo :) Carter_Cooldancer
  • Score: 1

2:22pm Tue 25 Feb 14

AlanDuffy says...

Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late
All he did was run the clock down for Hull.

Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push.

We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance.

I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc).

Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion.

So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there.

And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'.

We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you!
"There are strikers and forwards out there".......who do you suggest?
Someone who can adapt quickly and score 8 goals in the next 15 games and provide 5 or 6 assists to Leo :)
Ok, simple......let's sign him....whoever he is :-)
[quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late All he did was run the clock down for Hull. Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push. We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance. I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc). Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion. So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there. And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'. We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you![/p][/quote]"There are strikers and forwards out there".......who do you suggest?[/p][/quote]Someone who can adapt quickly and score 8 goals in the next 15 games and provide 5 or 6 assists to Leo :)[/p][/quote]Ok, simple......let's sign him....whoever he is :-) AlanDuffy
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Tue 25 Feb 14

woodcroft says...

albioninmadrid wrote:
Sorry,but the difference between the two teams last night was the goalkeeper.Brezovan seems like a nice bloke,but I'm afraid he's not up tp the job,he looks nervous and too static,a guy with his height should dominate the box.Oscar has followed the Spanish tradition of playing a different keeper in the Cup and it's cost us.Wasn't impressed by Hull and only 10,000 crowd,a missed opportunity.
Brezovan made three errors at Stoke in the Cup a few years back. Christian Walton needs to be on the bench for rest of the Season. H can get involved and when we are mathematically out of the play-off place we play him.
That will see how good he is and we can see what the position is with TK. I think however TK has made his intentions clear in to articles in the Argus
[quote][p][bold]albioninmadrid[/bold] wrote: Sorry,but the difference between the two teams last night was the goalkeeper.Brezovan seems like a nice bloke,but I'm afraid he's not up tp the job,he looks nervous and too static,a guy with his height should dominate the box.Oscar has followed the Spanish tradition of playing a different keeper in the Cup and it's cost us.Wasn't impressed by Hull and only 10,000 crowd,a missed opportunity.[/p][/quote]Brezovan made three errors at Stoke in the Cup a few years back. Christian Walton needs to be on the bench for rest of the Season. H can get involved and when we are mathematically out of the play-off place we play him. That will see how good he is and we can see what the position is with TK. I think however TK has made his intentions clear in to articles in the Argus woodcroft
  • Score: 1

2:24pm Tue 25 Feb 14

woodcroft says...

albioninmadrid wrote:
Sorry,but the difference between the two teams last night was the goalkeeper.Brezovan seems like a nice bloke,but I'm afraid he's not up tp the job,he looks nervous and too static,a guy with his height should dominate the box.Oscar has followed the Spanish tradition of playing a different keeper in the Cup and it's cost us.Wasn't impressed by Hull and only 10,000 crowd,a missed opportunity.
Brezovan made three errors at Stoke in the Cup a few years back. Christian Walton needs to be on the bench for rest of the Season. H can get involved and when we are mathematically out of the play-off place we play him.
That will see how good he is and we can see what the position is with TK. I think however TK has made his intentions clear in to articles in the Argus
[quote][p][bold]albioninmadrid[/bold] wrote: Sorry,but the difference between the two teams last night was the goalkeeper.Brezovan seems like a nice bloke,but I'm afraid he's not up tp the job,he looks nervous and too static,a guy with his height should dominate the box.Oscar has followed the Spanish tradition of playing a different keeper in the Cup and it's cost us.Wasn't impressed by Hull and only 10,000 crowd,a missed opportunity.[/p][/quote]Brezovan made three errors at Stoke in the Cup a few years back. Christian Walton needs to be on the bench for rest of the Season. H can get involved and when we are mathematically out of the play-off place we play him. That will see how good he is and we can see what the position is with TK. I think however TK has made his intentions clear in to articles in the Argus woodcroft
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Chi Gull says...

Clearly some of the above haven't been watching our recent home games where we have played attractive attacking football with only one up front, made lots of chances but not taken them. Do you think OG and NJ told the team to go out and play in a lacklustre way in the first half yesterday? Of course they didn't. For whatever reason a few players didn't turn up until the 2nd half, by which time it was too late. On the striker issue, the club was clearly trying to sign a striker and nearly landed Grabban. However, they are also trying to live within a budget, unlike some other teams. We all know that Rodriguez and Obika are temporary stop gaps. I am sure they were hoping CMS would be available by now.

On Agustien - he was always going to be a risky acquisition looking at his history. He was signed in the period between Gus going and OG/NJ getting established and clearly just hasn't fitted in. On the other hand Ward has been fantastic. Ince and March huge 'additions'. A lot of the quality Gus brought in is still here. The summer will be interesting, not just for us, but for the clubs who have gambled on promotion and didn't get it.
Clearly some of the above haven't been watching our recent home games where we have played attractive attacking football with only one up front, made lots of chances but not taken them. Do you think OG and NJ told the team to go out and play in a lacklustre way in the first half yesterday? Of course they didn't. For whatever reason a few players didn't turn up until the 2nd half, by which time it was too late. On the striker issue, the club was clearly trying to sign a striker and nearly landed Grabban. However, they are also trying to live within a budget, unlike some other teams. We all know that Rodriguez and Obika are temporary stop gaps. I am sure they were hoping CMS would be available by now. On Agustien - he was always going to be a risky acquisition looking at his history. He was signed in the period between Gus going and OG/NJ getting established and clearly just hasn't fitted in. On the other hand Ward has been fantastic. Ince and March huge 'additions'. A lot of the quality Gus brought in is still here. The summer will be interesting, not just for us, but for the clubs who have gambled on promotion and didn't get it. Chi Gull
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Tue 25 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late
All he did was run the clock down for Hull.

Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push.

We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance.

I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc).

Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion.

So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there.

And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'.

We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you!
"There are strikers and forwards out there".......who do you suggest?
Someone who can adapt quickly and score 8 goals in the next 15 games and provide 5 or 6 assists to Leo :)
Ok, simple......let's sign him....whoever he is :-)
I think Carter is working on the premise that if you name him it will alert other clubs!
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: OK, so I was very down last night. Going out of the FA cup against a premiership club, away from home, in a replay is no disgrace. But the manner in which we played and the team selection left me angry at OG. Especially his introduction of Obika on 89 minutes? Why so late All he did was run the clock down for Hull. Anyway, it's done and we're out so back to the primary goal, the play off push. We don't need to be professional coaches and managers to see our limitations this year. Scoring goals has been an issue for us all season and everyone knows that to have a realistic chance of making that 6th place we need to bolster our firepower with a proven goalscorer. The club seem to be reluctant to do that which is very frustrating when you look at the table and see we still have a great chance. I know there are many who have written us off already, but if you assume that 75 points is the target then we need 29 points from our remaining 15 games. That is an average of 2 points per game between now and the rest of the season. Or another way tat is 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. That is very achievable albeit it requires us to be a top 2 team in this division from here on in, and really beat (or draw) those around us (Reading, Blackburn, Forest etc). Other than a proven goalscorer to support Leo, we have the depth in squad and quality to win games, we have proven that this year. Our achilles heal continues to be chance conversion. So I challenge Barber, Burke, Bloom and OG to invest. Give Obika back to Spurs. Give the fans and the club the chance to win this mini 1/4 season and make the play offs. There are strikers and forwards out there. And the other challenge is to OG and NJ - play 4-4-2 occasionally. Even if you play Obika, Give it a chance because clearly the current system is not working with regards to goals. Saying it works because of the amount of possession and shots is not justifiable. The amount of points we have and where we sit in the league is the only stat that matters come early May. I don't want to sit in the pub with my fellow Brighton fans lamenting on the 'what if's' and 'why didn't the club do this and that'. We have a very tough run of matches in March, and our run in isn't much easier either. Come on Brighton, invest in that 'player' and adapt to what's in front of you![/p][/quote]"There are strikers and forwards out there".......who do you suggest?[/p][/quote]Someone who can adapt quickly and score 8 goals in the next 15 games and provide 5 or 6 assists to Leo :)[/p][/quote]Ok, simple......let's sign him....whoever he is :-)[/p][/quote]I think Carter is working on the premise that if you name him it will alert other clubs! wiseman of hove
  • Score: 2

2:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bruce beckett says...

Uckfield Seagull hit the nail on the head when he used the phrase "lack of quality".

We sold Bridcutt and Barnes, as well as losing Crofts – our only goalscoring midfield player – to a season-ending injury. We replaced them with Stephens, Rodriguez and Obika.

Who would you move heaven and earth to keep for the next few years? Probably only TK, Ince, Ulloa and possibly March.

Upson has been fantastic for us but he's going to be 35 next year. Buckley is far and away the most skilful player in the squad but you can't rely on him to be fit.

Ward has done a decent job but he'll be going back to Wolves. Greer has been a great servant but he too is getting on in years. Bruno is decent; Lua Lua is OK as a late impact sub. Will CMS and Hoskins ever be prolific goalscorers again or will their long-term injuries cost them a yard of pace?

The rest are just not up to snuff so I feel there's a big summer ahead for messrs Barber, Burke and OG.
Uckfield Seagull hit the nail on the head when he used the phrase "lack of quality". We sold Bridcutt and Barnes, as well as losing Crofts – our only goalscoring midfield player – to a season-ending injury. We replaced them with Stephens, Rodriguez and Obika. Who would you move heaven and earth to keep for the next few years? Probably only TK, Ince, Ulloa and possibly March. Upson has been fantastic for us but he's going to be 35 next year. Buckley is far and away the most skilful player in the squad but you can't rely on him to be fit. Ward has done a decent job but he'll be going back to Wolves. Greer has been a great servant but he too is getting on in years. Bruno is decent; Lua Lua is OK as a late impact sub. Will CMS and Hoskins ever be prolific goalscorers again or will their long-term injuries cost them a yard of pace? The rest are just not up to snuff so I feel there's a big summer ahead for messrs Barber, Burke and OG. bruce beckett
  • Score: 0

4:08pm Tue 25 Feb 14

daughter-of-manag says...

albioninmadrid wrote:
Sorry,but the difference between the two teams last night was the goalkeeper.Brezovan seems like a nice bloke,but I'm afraid he's not up tp the job,he looks nervous and too static,a guy with his height should dominate the box.Oscar has followed the Spanish tradition of playing a different keeper in the Cup and it's cost us.Wasn't impressed by Hull and only 10,000 crowd,a missed opportunity.
Totally agree - Brez was dire, and BHA seemed to have no fight for the win. Second best to the ball all night and the midfield were transparent. What on earth has happened to Kaz??? I was stunned - when chasing the equalizer - Oscar took off Spanish Dave.... rather than a centre back??? Puzzled and embarrassed by 1st half performance. Hull were there for the taking and were utterly rubbish. I hope they stuff Sunderland!
[quote][p][bold]albioninmadrid[/bold] wrote: Sorry,but the difference between the two teams last night was the goalkeeper.Brezovan seems like a nice bloke,but I'm afraid he's not up tp the job,he looks nervous and too static,a guy with his height should dominate the box.Oscar has followed the Spanish tradition of playing a different keeper in the Cup and it's cost us.Wasn't impressed by Hull and only 10,000 crowd,a missed opportunity.[/p][/quote]Totally agree - Brez was dire, and BHA seemed to have no fight for the win. Second best to the ball all night and the midfield were transparent. What on earth has happened to Kaz??? I was stunned - when chasing the equalizer - Oscar took off Spanish Dave.... rather than a centre back??? Puzzled and embarrassed by 1st half performance. Hull were there for the taking and were utterly rubbish. I hope they stuff Sunderland! daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 1

6:02pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Vince says...

I think OG messed up in the first game against Hull, by not bringing on greer and or Bruno near the end to shore up the defence - and preserve our 1-0 lead. he messed up again last night by playing Brezovan. WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE PASSED UP. The impetus and feelgood factor for a quarter final against Sunderland would have been massive for the club - and a huge influx of gate receipts and television money - and a great chance to play at Wembley and get big money - also a 1 in 3 chance of drawing Charlton or Sheff-Utd and a massive chance of playing in the final.

UNBELIEVABLE! Hull were there for the taking - rhey were not that good as demonstrated by our total domination of the second half. We blew it by not going for it big time. A BIG BIG MISTAKE.
I think OG messed up in the first game against Hull, by not bringing on greer and or Bruno near the end to shore up the defence - and preserve our 1-0 lead. he messed up again last night by playing Brezovan. WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE PASSED UP. The impetus and feelgood factor for a quarter final against Sunderland would have been massive for the club - and a huge influx of gate receipts and television money - and a great chance to play at Wembley and get big money - also a 1 in 3 chance of drawing Charlton or Sheff-Utd and a massive chance of playing in the final. UNBELIEVABLE! Hull were there for the taking - rhey were not that good as demonstrated by our total domination of the second half. We blew it by not going for it big time. A BIG BIG MISTAKE. Vince
  • Score: 5

6:17pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

Any news on Ince?
Any news on Ince? Conelli98
  • Score: 2

7:44pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Am I alone in thinking Brezovan is being made a bit of a scapegoat here? It's not as if he let a ball go straight through him (as Kuszczak and Ankergren have both done). Granted he is not as dominating a keeper as he should be at 6 foot whatever he is, but if JFC had stayed on the line by the post where he should have been then it may well not have been a goal.

It's almost as if some people have been waiting for a mistake - however minor - and have taken the opportunity to jump on him.

And no, he obviously isn't in the same class as TK, but that's not his fault.
Am I alone in thinking Brezovan is being made a bit of a scapegoat here? It's not as if he let a ball go straight through him (as Kuszczak and Ankergren have both done). Granted he is not as dominating a keeper as he should be at 6 foot whatever he is, but if JFC had stayed on the line by the post where he should have been then it may well not have been a goal. It's almost as if some people have been waiting for a mistake - however minor - and have taken the opportunity to jump on him. And no, he obviously isn't in the same class as TK, but that's not his fault. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 7

11:28pm Tue 25 Feb 14

tez1959 says...

watched the game on tv absolutely clueless didnt want to win just another money spinner garcia said before the game his players are tired jesus christ if i was earning what they earn id want to feel tired. also youve got 1 minute to go throw everyone forward including the keeper and try and nick a goal dont start backpassing so late in the game what an embarassment felt sorry for the loyal supporters who made the journey they were conned well done brighton theres a few players i watched closely that think there better than what they really are forster caskey to name but one wouldnt even pay him with washers. the players should donate there wages last night to the travelling fans utterly disgracefull diabolical standard of football from brighton looked no better than a conference side................
....................
.........
watched the game on tv absolutely clueless didnt want to win just another money spinner garcia said before the game his players are tired jesus christ if i was earning what they earn id want to feel tired. also youve got 1 minute to go throw everyone forward including the keeper and try and nick a goal dont start backpassing so late in the game what an embarassment felt sorry for the loyal supporters who made the journey they were conned well done brighton theres a few players i watched closely that think there better than what they really are forster caskey to name but one wouldnt even pay him with washers. the players should donate there wages last night to the travelling fans utterly disgracefull diabolical standard of football from brighton looked no better than a conference side................ .................... ......... tez1959
  • Score: 2

10:28am Wed 26 Feb 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Am I alone in thinking Brezovan is being made a bit of a scapegoat here? It's not as if he let a ball go straight through him (as Kuszczak and Ankergren have both done). Granted he is not as dominating a keeper as he should be at 6 foot whatever he is, but if JFC had stayed on the line by the post where he should have been then it may well not have been a goal.

It's almost as if some people have been waiting for a mistake - however minor - and have taken the opportunity to jump on him.

And no, he obviously isn't in the same class as TK, but that's not his fault.
I agree, he's a scapegoat and also maybe too nice and should have pushed JFC out of the way to get that ball cos he ended up embarrassed enough anyway!! UTA
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Am I alone in thinking Brezovan is being made a bit of a scapegoat here? It's not as if he let a ball go straight through him (as Kuszczak and Ankergren have both done). Granted he is not as dominating a keeper as he should be at 6 foot whatever he is, but if JFC had stayed on the line by the post where he should have been then it may well not have been a goal. It's almost as if some people have been waiting for a mistake - however minor - and have taken the opportunity to jump on him. And no, he obviously isn't in the same class as TK, but that's not his fault.[/p][/quote]I agree, he's a scapegoat and also maybe too nice and should have pushed JFC out of the way to get that ball cos he ended up embarrassed enough anyway!! UTA Aldrington Halt
  • Score: -1

6:04pm Wed 26 Feb 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Aldrington Halt wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Am I alone in thinking Brezovan is being made a bit of a scapegoat here? It's not as if he let a ball go straight through him (as Kuszczak and Ankergren have both done). Granted he is not as dominating a keeper as he should be at 6 foot whatever he is, but if JFC had stayed on the line by the post where he should have been then it may well not have been a goal.

It's almost as if some people have been waiting for a mistake - however minor - and have taken the opportunity to jump on him.

And no, he obviously isn't in the same class as TK, but that's not his fault.
I agree, he's a scapegoat and also maybe too nice and should have pushed JFC out of the way to get that ball cos he ended up embarrassed enough anyway!! UTA
Scapegoat? OMG Brez sucks and makes huge errors in every game he plays. It was a shameful and spineless performance from the team and the coach is clueless.
[quote][p][bold]Aldrington Halt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Am I alone in thinking Brezovan is being made a bit of a scapegoat here? It's not as if he let a ball go straight through him (as Kuszczak and Ankergren have both done). Granted he is not as dominating a keeper as he should be at 6 foot whatever he is, but if JFC had stayed on the line by the post where he should have been then it may well not have been a goal. It's almost as if some people have been waiting for a mistake - however minor - and have taken the opportunity to jump on him. And no, he obviously isn't in the same class as TK, but that's not his fault.[/p][/quote]I agree, he's a scapegoat and also maybe too nice and should have pushed JFC out of the way to get that ball cos he ended up embarrassed enough anyway!! UTA[/p][/quote]Scapegoat? OMG Brez sucks and makes huge errors in every game he plays. It was a shameful and spineless performance from the team and the coach is clueless. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: -1

3:55pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Oscar's Chin says...

the taffster wrote:
ive never seen more negative tactics from any albion manager....play one upfront and defend....even at home.....in my opinion he should go. laudrup is available.....he knows what it takes to get a team out of the championship on a shoestring budget
Yes he did particularly well with Fantasy Athletic and Imagination Wanderers, didn't he??!!
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: ive never seen more negative tactics from any albion manager....play one upfront and defend....even at home.....in my opinion he should go. laudrup is available.....he knows what it takes to get a team out of the championship on a shoestring budget[/p][/quote]Yes he did particularly well with Fantasy Athletic and Imagination Wanderers, didn't he??!! Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree