Holloway pep talk as Millwall prepare to face Albion

The Argus: Ian Holloway Ian Holloway

Millwall boss Ian Holloway has urged his side to start digging themselves out of “this mess” by beating Albion.

Holloway has revealed he said “a few bits and pieces”to his team after they remained just one place clear of the Championship drop zone by losing at Barnsley last Saturday.

Defeat at Oakwell came on the same day as all three teams in the relegation zone picked u three points as Yeovil and Charlton emulated Barnsley by recording 1-0 home wins.

The Lions look to ease fears of dropping into the bottom three by beating Oscar Garvia’s men at the Den on Saturday.

Holloway says he is still trying to pick up the pieces after replacing Steve Lomas in charge in mid-season.

He said: “I have had an open and frank meeting with the players and I said a few bits and pieces. My job is to show them what they didn't do right and then go again.

"I am trying to work out why we're not functioning like we should do. If I'd had a full season of selecting the team, I don't think we'd be in this mess.

"I have taken over at a very difficult time. You ask anybody who's trying to turn a team around, it's not easy.

“It's about hard work, people who care and doing the right things.”

Holloway is convinced Millwall can get out of trouble and sees the Seagulls’ visit as the first of 14 big matches.

He added: "We've got 14 more chances and who is to say we cannot win enough of those to stay up? Nobody can, that's the truth.”

Comments (27)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:38pm Wed 26 Feb 14

russellsnr2 says...

A cornered animal is very dangerous!! Remember Barnsley?
No game is easy and we need the points from this one.
Wonder if there is any word forthcoming on the goalscoring back-up for Leo Ulloa that the Argus mentioned a couple days ago??
A cornered animal is very dangerous!! Remember Barnsley? No game is easy and we need the points from this one. Wonder if there is any word forthcoming on the goalscoring back-up for Leo Ulloa that the Argus mentioned a couple days ago?? russellsnr2

2:57pm Wed 26 Feb 14

CantUseNSCatWork says...

Well lets face it, all they have to do is score one goal and at least they'll avoid defeat.
Well lets face it, all they have to do is score one goal and at least they'll avoid defeat. CantUseNSCatWork

3:57pm Wed 26 Feb 14

pjwilk says...

If we loose this one its goodnight Vienna and that any talk of playoffs is out of the question.
If we loose this one its goodnight Vienna and that any talk of playoffs is out of the question. pjwilk

4:27pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Steveg1958 says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
A cornered animal is very dangerous!! Remember Barnsley?
No game is easy and we need the points from this one.
Wonder if there is any word forthcoming on the goalscoring back-up for Leo Ulloa that the Argus mentioned a couple days ago??
Maybe no back up coming !!!!, but I see our rivals for a playoff spot (Leeds) just got Connor Wickham on loan !!! what on earth is Burke doing apart from sitting admiring all the great signings he has made so far !!!
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: A cornered animal is very dangerous!! Remember Barnsley? No game is easy and we need the points from this one. Wonder if there is any word forthcoming on the goalscoring back-up for Leo Ulloa that the Argus mentioned a couple days ago??[/p][/quote]Maybe no back up coming !!!!, but I see our rivals for a playoff spot (Leeds) just got Connor Wickham on loan !!! what on earth is Burke doing apart from sitting admiring all the great signings he has made so far !!! Steveg1958

4:32pm Wed 26 Feb 14

JeffLomer says...

Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!! JeffLomer

5:15pm Wed 26 Feb 14

dave from bexill says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it. dave from bexill

5:38pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Our one goal a game should give us a draw.
Our one goal a game should give us a draw. Falmer Wizard

5:41pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Clean Sheet says...

Ian Holloway usually has a lot to say for himself. However, there are no easy games in the Champ, so we need to be ready for a battle. We must get the intensity back, KLL on the left wing, more penetration on the right, and support Leo.
Ian Holloway usually has a lot to say for himself. However, there are no easy games in the Champ, so we need to be ready for a battle. We must get the intensity back, KLL on the left wing, more penetration on the right, and support Leo. Clean Sheet

5:48pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

We need pace, we miss bridge in that respect, ward has been a growing influence but he never gets to the by line, good crosser of a ball, but no penetration.
We need pace, we miss bridge in that respect, ward has been a growing influence but he never gets to the by line, good crosser of a ball, but no penetration. mark by the sea

5:51pm Wed 26 Feb 14

JeffLomer says...

dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!!
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!! JeffLomer

5:57pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Do you honestly think Mr Poyet would do us any favours...hes more likely to put in a bid for Leo in the summer if he keeps knocking them in!!!
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Do you honestly think Mr Poyet would do us any favours...hes more likely to put in a bid for Leo in the summer if he keeps knocking them in!!! Conelli98

6:00pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bbb1969 says...

How do we get a loan striker in?
1. You will get to be used int the lasr 1 or 5 mins most games and if you are lucky then 10 mins.
2. You will only get used really if Ulloa gets injured.
3. We only play 1 up front but you can play as a winger if ypu want.

Lets face it; any decent loanee will want games if no then whats the point in coming.
Are thete any decent loanees left?
And lets just give Obika and the in mf Augustien both a chance.

There is nothing to lose now except 6th place.

Will not be there on Saturday so gpod luck to anyone going; let's hope Worzells not got his thinking head on...
How do we get a loan striker in? 1. You will get to be used int the lasr 1 or 5 mins most games and if you are lucky then 10 mins. 2. You will only get used really if Ulloa gets injured. 3. We only play 1 up front but you can play as a winger if ypu want. Lets face it; any decent loanee will want games if no then whats the point in coming. Are thete any decent loanees left? And lets just give Obika and the in mf Augustien both a chance. There is nothing to lose now except 6th place. Will not be there on Saturday so gpod luck to anyone going; let's hope Worzells not got his thinking head on... bbb1969

6:02pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

bbb1969 wrote:
How do we get a loan striker in?
1. You will get to be used int the lasr 1 or 5 mins most games and if you are lucky then 10 mins.
2. You will only get used really if Ulloa gets injured.
3. We only play 1 up front but you can play as a winger if ypu want.

Lets face it; any decent loanee will want games if no then whats the point in coming.
Are thete any decent loanees left?
And lets just give Obika and the in mf Augustien both a chance.

There is nothing to lose now except 6th place.

Will not be there on Saturday so gpod luck to anyone going; let's hope Worzells not got his thinking head on...
I would imagine this game is not for the faint hearted, his players will get in our faces and hassle ... Red card could decide this one!
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: How do we get a loan striker in? 1. You will get to be used int the lasr 1 or 5 mins most games and if you are lucky then 10 mins. 2. You will only get used really if Ulloa gets injured. 3. We only play 1 up front but you can play as a winger if ypu want. Lets face it; any decent loanee will want games if no then whats the point in coming. Are thete any decent loanees left? And lets just give Obika and the in mf Augustien both a chance. There is nothing to lose now except 6th place. Will not be there on Saturday so gpod luck to anyone going; let's hope Worzells not got his thinking head on...[/p][/quote]I would imagine this game is not for the faint hearted, his players will get in our faces and hassle ... Red card could decide this one! mark by the sea

6:11pm Wed 26 Feb 14

AlanDuffy says...

I have been supportive of the club and the executive throughout what has been a very difficult season, but I must say that I am extremely disappointed to see yet another of our rivals signing up a player who I feel could have done a job for us.........it's not as if we haven't been aware of the situation, we've had two forwards missing all season, another injured or suspended for half of it and we've sold our only other striker. As for the loans, well we hardly saw Lita and Obika seems confined to making cameo appearances at the end of games. Ward has been a success, not quite Wayne Bridge, but then he's hardly played this season, Andrews is steady if unspectacular and we haven't really missed Bridcutt with the emergence of Rohan, but the problem all season has been a lack of options in attack, yet it doesn't seem to have been addressed. Wickham, Bamford, Ibe, Mason, Conway, Morrison, Tomlin, Best, Varney have all moved to Championship clubs in February, but still no move in the market by Brighton. As I say, disappointing.
I have been supportive of the club and the executive throughout what has been a very difficult season, but I must say that I am extremely disappointed to see yet another of our rivals signing up a player who I feel could have done a job for us.........it's not as if we haven't been aware of the situation, we've had two forwards missing all season, another injured or suspended for half of it and we've sold our only other striker. As for the loans, well we hardly saw Lita and Obika seems confined to making cameo appearances at the end of games. Ward has been a success, not quite Wayne Bridge, but then he's hardly played this season, Andrews is steady if unspectacular and we haven't really missed Bridcutt with the emergence of Rohan, but the problem all season has been a lack of options in attack, yet it doesn't seem to have been addressed. Wickham, Bamford, Ibe, Mason, Conway, Morrison, Tomlin, Best, Varney have all moved to Championship clubs in February, but still no move in the market by Brighton. As I say, disappointing. AlanDuffy

6:16pm Wed 26 Feb 14

dave from bexill says...

JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!!
Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days.
I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to.
Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!![/p][/quote]Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days. I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to. Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players. dave from bexill

6:26pm Wed 26 Feb 14

JeffLomer says...

Conelli98 wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Do you honestly think Mr Poyet would do us any favours...hes more likely to put in a bid for Leo in the summer if he keeps knocking them in!!!
Probably not but who knows we can't rely on Leo to score all the time or to be injury free, Wickham got eight goals in eleven games for Wednesday, how many have our players scored that or more apart from Leo!! why do people bring gus into everything!!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Do you honestly think Mr Poyet would do us any favours...hes more likely to put in a bid for Leo in the summer if he keeps knocking them in!!![/p][/quote]Probably not but who knows we can't rely on Leo to score all the time or to be injury free, Wickham got eight goals in eleven games for Wednesday, how many have our players scored that or more apart from Leo!! why do people bring gus into everything!! JeffLomer

6:39pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Conelli98 says...

...because in this case its relevent!!!
...because in this case its relevent!!! Conelli98

6:59pm Wed 26 Feb 14

JeffLomer says...

dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!!
Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days.
I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to.
Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.
Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off,
If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best,
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!![/p][/quote]Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days. I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to. Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.[/p][/quote]Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off, If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best, JeffLomer

7:00pm Wed 26 Feb 14

JeffLomer says...

dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!!
Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days.
I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to.
Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.
Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off,
If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best,
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!![/p][/quote]Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days. I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to. Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.[/p][/quote]Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off, If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best, JeffLomer

7:09pm Wed 26 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

We won't get a striker in because of all the reasons stated above, the biggest reason being game time. We are a premier ready as a CLUB, as for the team being ready? When other teams have got promotion most of the team gets changed anyway so I don't think we are that far off being in that position.
What I would like to see us doing off the rest of the season starting at Millwall is play 4-3-3 like we did against Wigan and Hull in the second half of both games, we might score more than 1 goal with this formation and be in with a chance of the playoffs. UTA
We won't get a striker in because of all the reasons stated above, the biggest reason being game time. We are a premier ready as a CLUB, as for the team being ready? When other teams have got promotion most of the team gets changed anyway so I don't think we are that far off being in that position. What I would like to see us doing off the rest of the season starting at Millwall is play 4-3-3 like we did against Wigan and Hull in the second half of both games, we might score more than 1 goal with this formation and be in with a chance of the playoffs. UTA To baldly go

7:19pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!!
Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days.
I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to.
Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.
Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off,
If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best,
TK , crofts ince, ulloa Buckley , that would be 5 of the 25 man squad.
The rest need to step up to the mark ! Oh I forgot Orlandi
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!![/p][/quote]Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days. I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to. Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.[/p][/quote]Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off, If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best,[/p][/quote]TK , crofts ince, ulloa Buckley , that would be 5 of the 25 man squad. The rest need to step up to the mark ! Oh I forgot Orlandi mark by the sea

7:24pm Wed 26 Feb 14

fratsomrover says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
I have been supportive of the club and the executive throughout what has been a very difficult season, but I must say that I am extremely disappointed to see yet another of our rivals signing up a player who I feel could have done a job for us.........it's not as if we haven't been aware of the situation, we've had two forwards missing all season, another injured or suspended for half of it and we've sold our only other striker. As for the loans, well we hardly saw Lita and Obika seems confined to making cameo appearances at the end of games. Ward has been a success, not quite Wayne Bridge, but then he's hardly played this season, Andrews is steady if unspectacular and we haven't really missed Bridcutt with the emergence of Rohan, but the problem all season has been a lack of options in attack, yet it doesn't seem to have been addressed. Wickham, Bamford, Ibe, Mason, Conway, Morrison, Tomlin, Best, Varney have all moved to Championship clubs in February, but still no move in the market by Brighton. As I say, disappointing.
I echo your sentiments AlanDuffy. That is some list of strikers now all playing for other Championship teams. Any one of them would be a great foil to play alongside Ulloa.
It would be nice if Brucey loaned us Fryatt for the rest of the season in acknowledgement of us not turning up on Monday.
The club have vowed to get in support for Leo. I just hope they're true to their word. The stakes are so high now, I'm sure we can afford to push the boat out for 93 days and get in someone decent.
I guess our line up and approach on Saturday will indicate our intentions.
Three points has to be a must.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: I have been supportive of the club and the executive throughout what has been a very difficult season, but I must say that I am extremely disappointed to see yet another of our rivals signing up a player who I feel could have done a job for us.........it's not as if we haven't been aware of the situation, we've had two forwards missing all season, another injured or suspended for half of it and we've sold our only other striker. As for the loans, well we hardly saw Lita and Obika seems confined to making cameo appearances at the end of games. Ward has been a success, not quite Wayne Bridge, but then he's hardly played this season, Andrews is steady if unspectacular and we haven't really missed Bridcutt with the emergence of Rohan, but the problem all season has been a lack of options in attack, yet it doesn't seem to have been addressed. Wickham, Bamford, Ibe, Mason, Conway, Morrison, Tomlin, Best, Varney have all moved to Championship clubs in February, but still no move in the market by Brighton. As I say, disappointing.[/p][/quote]I echo your sentiments AlanDuffy. That is some list of strikers now all playing for other Championship teams. Any one of them would be a great foil to play alongside Ulloa. It would be nice if Brucey loaned us Fryatt for the rest of the season in acknowledgement of us not turning up on Monday. The club have vowed to get in support for Leo. I just hope they're true to their word. The stakes are so high now, I'm sure we can afford to push the boat out for 93 days and get in someone decent. I guess our line up and approach on Saturday will indicate our intentions. Three points has to be a must. fratsomrover

7:55pm Wed 26 Feb 14

JeffLomer says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!!
Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days.
I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to.
Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.
Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off,
If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best,
TK , crofts ince, ulloa Buckley , that would be 5 of the 25 man squad.
The rest need to step up to the mark ! Oh I forgot Orlandi
Spot on mark!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!![/p][/quote]Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days. I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to. Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.[/p][/quote]Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off, If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best,[/p][/quote]TK , crofts ince, ulloa Buckley , that would be 5 of the 25 man squad. The rest need to step up to the mark ! Oh I forgot Orlandi[/p][/quote]Spot on mark!! JeffLomer

9:37pm Wed 26 Feb 14

namgo49 says...

The combination of Holloway and the New Den do not bode well. Last year's play offs and Harley's penalty miss the season before still live in the memory.
The combination of Holloway and the New Den do not bode well. Last year's play offs and Harley's penalty miss the season before still live in the memory. namgo49

11:45pm Wed 26 Feb 14

OldGull says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
I have been supportive of the club and the executive throughout what has been a very difficult season, but I must say that I am extremely disappointed to see yet another of our rivals signing up a player who I feel could have done a job for us.........it's not as if we haven't been aware of the situation, we've had two forwards missing all season, another injured or suspended for half of it and we've sold our only other striker. As for the loans, well we hardly saw Lita and Obika seems confined to making cameo appearances at the end of games. Ward has been a success, not quite Wayne Bridge, but then he's hardly played this season, Andrews is steady if unspectacular and we haven't really missed Bridcutt with the emergence of Rohan, but the problem all season has been a lack of options in attack, yet it doesn't seem to have been addressed. Wickham, Bamford, Ibe, Mason, Conway, Morrison, Tomlin, Best, Varney have all moved to Championship clubs in February, but still no move in the market by Brighton. As I say, disappointing.
Loan players often end up in the same part of the country as their parent club.
I do not know if we tried to sign him, but it is no surprise he went to Leeds.
Big club in a similar league position not too for from home.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: I have been supportive of the club and the executive throughout what has been a very difficult season, but I must say that I am extremely disappointed to see yet another of our rivals signing up a player who I feel could have done a job for us.........it's not as if we haven't been aware of the situation, we've had two forwards missing all season, another injured or suspended for half of it and we've sold our only other striker. As for the loans, well we hardly saw Lita and Obika seems confined to making cameo appearances at the end of games. Ward has been a success, not quite Wayne Bridge, but then he's hardly played this season, Andrews is steady if unspectacular and we haven't really missed Bridcutt with the emergence of Rohan, but the problem all season has been a lack of options in attack, yet it doesn't seem to have been addressed. Wickham, Bamford, Ibe, Mason, Conway, Morrison, Tomlin, Best, Varney have all moved to Championship clubs in February, but still no move in the market by Brighton. As I say, disappointing.[/p][/quote]Loan players often end up in the same part of the country as their parent club. I do not know if we tried to sign him, but it is no surprise he went to Leeds. Big club in a similar league position not too for from home. OldGull

9:14am Thu 27 Feb 14

dave from bexill says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!!
Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.
Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!!
Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days.
I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to.
Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.
Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off,
If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best,
TK , crofts ince, ulloa Buckley , that would be 5 of the 25 man squad.
The rest need to step up to the mark ! Oh I forgot Orlandi
Spot on mark!!
Good morning. Agreed, although sometimes a surprise steps unto the mark
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Millwall away will be tough game, on another note shame we didn't sign Connor Wickham before Leeds got there first, good striker for championship opportunity missed I think!![/p][/quote]Perhaps we tried, but the player didn't want to come; after all, it wouldn't be the first time this season would it.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave yer perhaps we did try but should off got Wickham on loan when we were negotiating bridcutt sale, who would you like to come in on loan, me I would like fryatt from hull or becchio from Norwich!!![/p][/quote]Yes, two very good players who I think would fit in well at our club. However, as has been said previously, theres nothing to suggest that Oscar wants to play with two up front. As such, Obika will have to try and prove himself during any limited game time he gets. It will be interesting to see if there's any change in tactics when/if CMS gets fit enough to make the first team squad on match days. I'm not totally convinced that two up front is the answer anyway and would prefer a player in the so called number ten role. Since the Croft injury and lack of replacement for him, I thought Orlandi might move into that role, but doesn't seem like it. Although I wasn't the greatest fan of Barnes, I do think we've missed him to. Hand on heart, I haven't and still don't think we are quite 'premier league ready' and as I think has been said, the summer and next season will be when Oscar will be judged. Hopefully, somehow he will be given sufficient funds to move the squad forward, complemented by our own developing players.[/p][/quote]Good points you make I miss Barnes never a 15 or twenty a season scorer but he was good at holding the ball up, CMS I don't think were see this season which would be a shame, I went to hull game in cup couldn't believe how much better they were all over the park, yer played ok second half but if you don't turn up you get punished like we did, we've come along way in a short time, we might have a prem ground now, the team is a long way off, If we went up Dave how many players in your view would be good enough for prem no more than four at best,[/p][/quote]TK , crofts ince, ulloa Buckley , that would be 5 of the 25 man squad. The rest need to step up to the mark ! Oh I forgot Orlandi[/p][/quote]Spot on mark!![/p][/quote]Good morning. Agreed, although sometimes a surprise steps unto the mark dave from bexill

9:18am Thu 27 Feb 14

dave from bexill says...

Also of course, whatever happens re players coming and going in the summer will ultimately be dictated by finance and the division we're in.
Also of course, whatever happens re players coming and going in the summer will ultimately be dictated by finance and the division we're in. dave from bexill

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