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Albion talking point: Great result - but what did you make of that win today?

The Argus: Oscar Garcia Oscar Garcia

Albion won ugly at Millwall today, seven days after being stylish in defeat.

So how does this 1-0 success at the Den leave you feeling for the play-off run-in?

Are you heartened that the Seagulls have shown the character and defensive steel to secure three points when their backs were to the wall?

Or are you concerned at how they failed to play their usual football against a side battling against relegation?

Give us your reaction as Albion and their fans head home victorious from the Den tonight.

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6:24pm Sat 1 Mar 14

falmer seagull says...

Yes!
Yes! falmer seagull
  • Score: 3

6:32pm Sat 1 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

yes heartened
yes heartened VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

6:49pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Think we're take ugly or fantastic as long as the three points are the result, you can't be great all the time and if it means dig deep and work hard sometimes it's a nicer feeling to get the three! UTA
Think we're take ugly or fantastic as long as the three points are the result, you can't be great all the time and if it means dig deep and work hard sometimes it's a nicer feeling to get the three! UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 6

7:02pm Sat 1 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

3 points is 3 points at the end of the day. the next 6 games will decide our fate for the season. lets hope today was the start of a 6 game winning streak
3 points is 3 points at the end of the day. the next 6 games will decide our fate for the season. lets hope today was the start of a 6 game winning streak albionfan33
  • Score: 6

7:18pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Your looking good dutch says...

1-0's till the end of the season. That will do for me.
1-0's till the end of the season. That will do for me. Your looking good dutch
  • Score: 8

7:26pm Sat 1 Mar 14

fratsomrover says...

After the Wigan loss, it was imperative we won today, so target achieved.
Not a great display, but a vital win, which will bolster confidence for the two vital games coming up. Both against teams above us, so teams we are looking to replace in the top 6. Reading are not playing well and QPR are in a trough, so two wins will be great. Both very beatable at present if we put an emphasis on attack. Another week for Jesse to get used to playing with Leo & Co, so I'm pretty optimistic. ( especially as I laid QPR not to get promoted back in Nov).
We dont score many goals, but hopefully that will change with Jesse and WB providing the much needed pace.
Glad I'm not a Middlesborough fan. They have gone 7 games without scoring a goal !!!
After the Wigan loss, it was imperative we won today, so target achieved. Not a great display, but a vital win, which will bolster confidence for the two vital games coming up. Both against teams above us, so teams we are looking to replace in the top 6. Reading are not playing well and QPR are in a trough, so two wins will be great. Both very beatable at present if we put an emphasis on attack. Another week for Jesse to get used to playing with Leo & Co, so I'm pretty optimistic. ( especially as I laid QPR not to get promoted back in Nov). We dont score many goals, but hopefully that will change with Jesse and WB providing the much needed pace. Glad I'm not a Middlesborough fan. They have gone 7 games without scoring a goal !!! fratsomrover
  • Score: 11

8:09pm Sat 1 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
yes heartened
First off all I would like to apologize for the comment I made about you on the orlandi thread, after reading your reply to what I put I've realised I made a mistake to write what I did sorry Vegas;!
On way back from game was not great but seen us play better and get nothing so those three points keeps us in the mix !!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: yes heartened[/p][/quote]First off all I would like to apologize for the comment I made about you on the orlandi thread, after reading your reply to what I put I've realised I made a mistake to write what I did sorry Vegas;! On way back from game was not great but seen us play better and get nothing so those three points keeps us in the mix !! JeffLomer
  • Score: 8

8:21pm Sat 1 Mar 14

John1010 says...

We'd all love to see sparkling football but getting out of this league needs some ugly wins along the way. Good three points - now we have to back ourselves to deliver at home against play-off rivals: bring it on!
We'd all love to see sparkling football but getting out of this league needs some ugly wins along the way. Good three points - now we have to back ourselves to deliver at home against play-off rivals: bring it on! John1010
  • Score: 8

8:54pm Sat 1 Mar 14

bha3072011 says...

I'm happy with the 3 points. No matter what team it is, it is always impossible to play at your best against lowly teams so nobody should be to disheartened about anything today
I'm happy with the 3 points. No matter what team it is, it is always impossible to play at your best against lowly teams so nobody should be to disheartened about anything today bha3072011
  • Score: 11

9:47pm Sat 1 Mar 14

The Phantom says...

Amazing how few posts there are on here tonight - if we had lost 1-0 (or even drawn 0-0) there would have been dozens of negative posts on here berating all and sundry. Agree three points was the only thing that really mattered, but they were just so poor today and apart from the result it is difficult to take any positives. Simply have to improve to have any say in the play-off chase - if we had been playing anyone decent today we would have lost easily.
Amazing how few posts there are on here tonight - if we had lost 1-0 (or even drawn 0-0) there would have been dozens of negative posts on here berating all and sundry. Agree three points was the only thing that really mattered, but they were just so poor today and apart from the result it is difficult to take any positives. Simply have to improve to have any say in the play-off chase - if we had been playing anyone decent today we would have lost easily. The Phantom
  • Score: 3

10:24pm Sat 1 Mar 14

ballantrrae says...

Very disjointed but a welcome 3 points. The Albion showed character today but will need to improve on this performance to make the play-offs.
Thought we missed Ince and felt that our midfield looked out of sorts and lacked energy . Still worried that we don't seem to be able to score more than a goal a game - not sure why. Perhaps 4 games in 12 days finally caught up with the team but it won't become any less hectic in the next 8 weeks.
Very disjointed but a welcome 3 points. The Albion showed character today but will need to improve on this performance to make the play-offs. Thought we missed Ince and felt that our midfield looked out of sorts and lacked energy . Still worried that we don't seem to be able to score more than a goal a game - not sure why. Perhaps 4 games in 12 days finally caught up with the team but it won't become any less hectic in the next 8 weeks. ballantrrae
  • Score: 6

10:47pm Sat 1 Mar 14

mark5 says...

To win and not play well is the mark of a good team. Matches with teams at the wrong end of the league will always be tough and today is a classic example. Holloway had his side pressing in Albions faces and that was to be expected. This is a very valuable 3 points and we are well positioned, with up to two play off places up for grabs, so an exciting end to the season awaits. I said from the start we would make the play offs and I see no real reason to change that prediction. The new striker is key, without this addition we would not have enough to reach the play offs.....now we do....just.....!!
To win and not play well is the mark of a good team. Matches with teams at the wrong end of the league will always be tough and today is a classic example. Holloway had his side pressing in Albions faces and that was to be expected. This is a very valuable 3 points and we are well positioned, with up to two play off places up for grabs, so an exciting end to the season awaits. I said from the start we would make the play offs and I see no real reason to change that prediction. The new striker is key, without this addition we would not have enough to reach the play offs.....now we do....just.....!! mark5
  • Score: 6

10:47pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Mike Tiddy says...

The Phantom wrote:
Amazing how few posts there are on here tonight - if we had lost 1-0 (or even drawn 0-0) there would have been dozens of negative posts on here berating all and sundry. Agree three points was the only thing that really mattered, but they were just so poor today and apart from the result it is difficult to take any positives. Simply have to improve to have any say in the play-off chase - if we had been playing anyone decent today we would have lost easily.
So agree. Just think Andrews must be colour blind as he did his normal trick of passing to them more than us. He really is not worth his place!
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: Amazing how few posts there are on here tonight - if we had lost 1-0 (or even drawn 0-0) there would have been dozens of negative posts on here berating all and sundry. Agree three points was the only thing that really mattered, but they were just so poor today and apart from the result it is difficult to take any positives. Simply have to improve to have any say in the play-off chase - if we had been playing anyone decent today we would have lost easily.[/p][/quote]So agree. Just think Andrews must be colour blind as he did his normal trick of passing to them more than us. He really is not worth his place! Mike Tiddy
  • Score: 8

10:59pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Vince says...

In hindsight, the games against Wigan and Hull were massive - and we lost both. The team would have been mentally deflated at losing to Wigan, and especially upset at missing out on a great opportunity to play in a Wembley semi-final. Did Oscar under-estimate the magic of the FA Cup??? They would not have been looking forward to a battle at the New Den. Plus we were without Ince, and he was sorely missed - as Orlandi, Stephens, Rodriguez and Lopez are rather a lightweight midfield. Millwall unsurprisingly totally won the midfield battle. Lingard will take a little while to fit in, so it was a great result in the circumstances.
I have to say I am rather disappointed in Stephens who is not the player to command the midfield, and would be out of his depth in the Premiership0 IMHO. Lopez flatters to deceive, and often goes "missing", although he is great at penalties thank goodness! Rodriguez has been disappointing and ineffectual so far. We JUST can't afford to be carrying so many average players - so I hope the club don't try to justify their "bad" acquisitions by insisting that Garcia gives them game time.
I also hope he gets another quality midfielder on loan before the end of the window.
Was Kaz dropped today? - he's looked a shadow of his usual self in the last few games. Something is not right there. With such a powerful shot, he should have scored at least 5 goals this season. I would like to have seen him take the late free kicks at Hull. He scored a screamer away to Liverpool remember. Harper looked vulnerable in goal - judging by his fumble of Solly's weak shot near th end. However, his crossing from the wing has been appalling all season. He needs to practice this aspect of his game, because he is a match-winner on his day.

Our best 11 with all players playing like they did against Wigan - can make the play-offs. A good team spirit, and players playing to their full potential is the key, and I think Lingard will be a valuable addition.
Forest and Reading can be overhauled, and maybe - just maybe we can scrape into the Premiership. Wigan on current form are the strongest of the teams now in the play-off positions, but we should have murdered them last week.
In hindsight, the games against Wigan and Hull were massive - and we lost both. The team would have been mentally deflated at losing to Wigan, and especially upset at missing out on a great opportunity to play in a Wembley semi-final. Did Oscar under-estimate the magic of the FA Cup??? They would not have been looking forward to a battle at the New Den. Plus we were without Ince, and he was sorely missed - as Orlandi, Stephens, Rodriguez and Lopez are rather a lightweight midfield. Millwall unsurprisingly totally won the midfield battle. Lingard will take a little while to fit in, so it was a great result in the circumstances. I have to say I am rather disappointed in Stephens who is not the player to command the midfield, and would be out of his depth in the Premiership0 IMHO. Lopez flatters to deceive, and often goes "missing", although he is great at penalties thank goodness! Rodriguez has been disappointing and ineffectual so far. We JUST can't afford to be carrying so many average players - so I hope the club don't try to justify their "bad" acquisitions by insisting that Garcia gives them game time. I also hope he gets another quality midfielder on loan before the end of the window. Was Kaz dropped today? - he's looked a shadow of his usual self in the last few games. Something is not right there. With such a powerful shot, he should have scored at least 5 goals this season. I would like to have seen him take the late free kicks at Hull. He scored a screamer away to Liverpool remember. Harper looked vulnerable in goal - judging by his fumble of Solly's weak shot near th end. However, his crossing from the wing has been appalling all season. He needs to practice this aspect of his game, because he is a match-winner on his day. Our best 11 with all players playing like they did against Wigan - can make the play-offs. A good team spirit, and players playing to their full potential is the key, and I think Lingard will be a valuable addition. Forest and Reading can be overhauled, and maybe - just maybe we can scrape into the Premiership. Wigan on current form are the strongest of the teams now in the play-off positions, but we should have murdered them last week. Vince
  • Score: 16

12:56am Sun 2 Mar 14

Vince says...

Who should we have bought Dale Stephens or Jan Kermorgant from Charlton? Eddy Howe knew who to buy, and he immediately scores an excellent hat trick. Where was this wonderful Lewis Grabban today in Bournemouth's 5-0 win? Not exactly prolific this season - but we were willing to pay over £1m for him. Howe bought Ings to Burnley when he was their manager for not a lot more - he must be worth £15m by now. Howe is a shrewd observer of talent - something which the Albion have been rather short of recently with Obika, Rodriguez, Stephens and Lita on loan the best we could come up with.
Pretty pathetic actually.

Lindegard is a great acquisition - but he is a loan player and not a purchase. If he plays well for us - he will return to Man-Utd.
The quality which we assembled under Gus - players like Ulloa, Buckley, Orlandi and Bruno could well get us up. If CMS and Hoskins make successful comebacks - we should have a strong enough squad to make the play-offs. If we could then avoid Wigan until the final-we must have a good chance - because they would definitely fear us.

But I worry about Nathan Jones - i'm sure he is behind some of our recent mediocre acquisitions - e.g. Obika, and I'm sure Tony Bloom will be closely looking at this before he allows more good money to be thrown after bad.
Who should we have bought Dale Stephens or Jan Kermorgant from Charlton? Eddy Howe knew who to buy, and he immediately scores an excellent hat trick. Where was this wonderful Lewis Grabban today in Bournemouth's 5-0 win? Not exactly prolific this season - but we were willing to pay over £1m for him. Howe bought Ings to Burnley when he was their manager for not a lot more - he must be worth £15m by now. Howe is a shrewd observer of talent - something which the Albion have been rather short of recently with Obika, Rodriguez, Stephens and Lita on loan the best we could come up with. Pretty pathetic actually. Lindegard is a great acquisition - but he is a loan player and not a purchase. If he plays well for us - he will return to Man-Utd. The quality which we assembled under Gus - players like Ulloa, Buckley, Orlandi and Bruno could well get us up. If CMS and Hoskins make successful comebacks - we should have a strong enough squad to make the play-offs. If we could then avoid Wigan until the final-we must have a good chance - because they would definitely fear us. But I worry about Nathan Jones - i'm sure he is behind some of our recent mediocre acquisitions - e.g. Obika, and I'm sure Tony Bloom will be closely looking at this before he allows more good money to be thrown after bad. Vince
  • Score: 11

3:04am Sun 2 Mar 14

bruce beckett says...

After the crushing disappointment of the defeats against Wigan and Hull, I think it's going to take nothing less than three points against Reading this coming Saturday to get people believing we are a genuine play-off contender again.

It's another crunch game for us...and this time we need to win it.
After the crushing disappointment of the defeats against Wigan and Hull, I think it's going to take nothing less than three points against Reading this coming Saturday to get people believing we are a genuine play-off contender again. It's another crunch game for us...and this time we need to win it. bruce beckett
  • Score: 4

7:10am Sun 2 Mar 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Vince wrote:
In hindsight, the games against Wigan and Hull were massive - and we lost both. The team would have been mentally deflated at losing to Wigan, and especially upset at missing out on a great opportunity to play in a Wembley semi-final. Did Oscar under-estimate the magic of the FA Cup??? They would not have been looking forward to a battle at the New Den. Plus we were without Ince, and he was sorely missed - as Orlandi, Stephens, Rodriguez and Lopez are rather a lightweight midfield. Millwall unsurprisingly totally won the midfield battle. Lingard will take a little while to fit in, so it was a great result in the circumstances.
I have to say I am rather disappointed in Stephens who is not the player to command the midfield, and would be out of his depth in the Premiership0 IMHO. Lopez flatters to deceive, and often goes "missing", although he is great at penalties thank goodness! Rodriguez has been disappointing and ineffectual so far. We JUST can't afford to be carrying so many average players - so I hope the club don't try to justify their "bad" acquisitions by insisting that Garcia gives them game time.
I also hope he gets another quality midfielder on loan before the end of the window.
Was Kaz dropped today? - he's looked a shadow of his usual self in the last few games. Something is not right there. With such a powerful shot, he should have scored at least 5 goals this season. I would like to have seen him take the late free kicks at Hull. He scored a screamer away to Liverpool remember. Harper looked vulnerable in goal - judging by his fumble of Solly's weak shot near th end. However, his crossing from the wing has been appalling all season. He needs to practice this aspect of his game, because he is a match-winner on his day.

Our best 11 with all players playing like they did against Wigan - can make the play-offs. A good team spirit, and players playing to their full potential is the key, and I think Lingard will be a valuable addition.
Forest and Reading can be overhauled, and maybe - just maybe we can scrape into the Premiership. Wigan on current form are the strongest of the teams now in the play-off positions, but we should have murdered them last week.
Three point is the desired result here, well done Albion for managing to hold on to it. Lingard already making an impact by getting us the penalty lets hope he continues to add some joker into the mix! Winning games will help increase our confidence and up our game and despite our team being a work in progress at the moment we are in a great position for play-off contention, now we've got the staff we just need to hone the attack and midfield strategies. I agree with Vince, Kaz is conspiciously under par at the moment and has as we've all seen the potential to be a game changer, lets hope he manages to work out his issues in time for the playoff push. Overall we have the instinct and talent to win which shows in our placement in the table, ability to rattle, dominate and often beat teams statistically superior and willingness to doggedly get the result in a scrap like yesterdays..Onwards and upwards UTA!!!
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: In hindsight, the games against Wigan and Hull were massive - and we lost both. The team would have been mentally deflated at losing to Wigan, and especially upset at missing out on a great opportunity to play in a Wembley semi-final. Did Oscar under-estimate the magic of the FA Cup??? They would not have been looking forward to a battle at the New Den. Plus we were without Ince, and he was sorely missed - as Orlandi, Stephens, Rodriguez and Lopez are rather a lightweight midfield. Millwall unsurprisingly totally won the midfield battle. Lingard will take a little while to fit in, so it was a great result in the circumstances. I have to say I am rather disappointed in Stephens who is not the player to command the midfield, and would be out of his depth in the Premiership0 IMHO. Lopez flatters to deceive, and often goes "missing", although he is great at penalties thank goodness! Rodriguez has been disappointing and ineffectual so far. We JUST can't afford to be carrying so many average players - so I hope the club don't try to justify their "bad" acquisitions by insisting that Garcia gives them game time. I also hope he gets another quality midfielder on loan before the end of the window. Was Kaz dropped today? - he's looked a shadow of his usual self in the last few games. Something is not right there. With such a powerful shot, he should have scored at least 5 goals this season. I would like to have seen him take the late free kicks at Hull. He scored a screamer away to Liverpool remember. Harper looked vulnerable in goal - judging by his fumble of Solly's weak shot near th end. However, his crossing from the wing has been appalling all season. He needs to practice this aspect of his game, because he is a match-winner on his day. Our best 11 with all players playing like they did against Wigan - can make the play-offs. A good team spirit, and players playing to their full potential is the key, and I think Lingard will be a valuable addition. Forest and Reading can be overhauled, and maybe - just maybe we can scrape into the Premiership. Wigan on current form are the strongest of the teams now in the play-off positions, but we should have murdered them last week.[/p][/quote]Three point is the desired result here, well done Albion for managing to hold on to it. Lingard already making an impact by getting us the penalty lets hope he continues to add some joker into the mix! Winning games will help increase our confidence and up our game and despite our team being a work in progress at the moment we are in a great position for play-off contention, now we've got the staff we just need to hone the attack and midfield strategies. I agree with Vince, Kaz is conspiciously under par at the moment and has as we've all seen the potential to be a game changer, lets hope he manages to work out his issues in time for the playoff push. Overall we have the instinct and talent to win which shows in our placement in the table, ability to rattle, dominate and often beat teams statistically superior and willingness to doggedly get the result in a scrap like yesterdays..Onwards and upwards UTA!!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 1

11:30am Sun 2 Mar 14

graham w says...

as every one witnessed, a very poor game, great result, which was important we really missed incey,, andrews& stephens where extremley poor, im worried about andrews he does a lot of directing but not a lot of tackling, we are missing that from our game which bridcutt brought... so thats why our poor defence is over run...... UTA ... SEAGULLS....
as every one witnessed, a very poor game, great result, which was important we really missed incey,, andrews& stephens where extremley poor, im worried about andrews he does a lot of directing but not a lot of tackling, we are missing that from our game which bridcutt brought... so thats why our poor defence is over run...... UTA ... SEAGULLS.... graham w
  • Score: 2

12:46pm Sun 2 Mar 14

raymondo999 says...

Vince wrote:
In hindsight, the games against Wigan and Hull were massive - and we lost both. The team would have been mentally deflated at losing to Wigan, and especially upset at missing out on a great opportunity to play in a Wembley semi-final. Did Oscar under-estimate the magic of the FA Cup??? They would not have been looking forward to a battle at the New Den. Plus we were without Ince, and he was sorely missed - as Orlandi, Stephens, Rodriguez and Lopez are rather a lightweight midfield. Millwall unsurprisingly totally won the midfield battle. Lingard will take a little while to fit in, so it was a great result in the circumstances.
I have to say I am rather disappointed in Stephens who is not the player to command the midfield, and would be out of his depth in the Premiership0 IMHO. Lopez flatters to deceive, and often goes "missing", although he is great at penalties thank goodness! Rodriguez has been disappointing and ineffectual so far. We JUST can't afford to be carrying so many average players - so I hope the club don't try to justify their "bad" acquisitions by insisting that Garcia gives them game time.
I also hope he gets another quality midfielder on loan before the end of the window.
Was Kaz dropped today? - he's looked a shadow of his usual self in the last few games. Something is not right there. With such a powerful shot, he should have scored at least 5 goals this season. I would like to have seen him take the late free kicks at Hull. He scored a screamer away to Liverpool remember. Harper looked vulnerable in goal - judging by his fumble of Solly's weak shot near th end. However, his crossing from the wing has been appalling all season. He needs to practice this aspect of his game, because he is a match-winner on his day.

Our best 11 with all players playing like they did against Wigan - can make the play-offs. A good team spirit, and players playing to their full potential is the key, and I think Lingard will be a valuable addition.
Forest and Reading can be overhauled, and maybe - just maybe we can scrape into the Premiership. Wigan on current form are the strongest of the teams now in the play-off positions, but we should have murdered them last week.
What a brilliant analysis. Great to read. Thanks
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: In hindsight, the games against Wigan and Hull were massive - and we lost both. The team would have been mentally deflated at losing to Wigan, and especially upset at missing out on a great opportunity to play in a Wembley semi-final. Did Oscar under-estimate the magic of the FA Cup??? They would not have been looking forward to a battle at the New Den. Plus we were without Ince, and he was sorely missed - as Orlandi, Stephens, Rodriguez and Lopez are rather a lightweight midfield. Millwall unsurprisingly totally won the midfield battle. Lingard will take a little while to fit in, so it was a great result in the circumstances. I have to say I am rather disappointed in Stephens who is not the player to command the midfield, and would be out of his depth in the Premiership0 IMHO. Lopez flatters to deceive, and often goes "missing", although he is great at penalties thank goodness! Rodriguez has been disappointing and ineffectual so far. We JUST can't afford to be carrying so many average players - so I hope the club don't try to justify their "bad" acquisitions by insisting that Garcia gives them game time. I also hope he gets another quality midfielder on loan before the end of the window. Was Kaz dropped today? - he's looked a shadow of his usual self in the last few games. Something is not right there. With such a powerful shot, he should have scored at least 5 goals this season. I would like to have seen him take the late free kicks at Hull. He scored a screamer away to Liverpool remember. Harper looked vulnerable in goal - judging by his fumble of Solly's weak shot near th end. However, his crossing from the wing has been appalling all season. He needs to practice this aspect of his game, because he is a match-winner on his day. Our best 11 with all players playing like they did against Wigan - can make the play-offs. A good team spirit, and players playing to their full potential is the key, and I think Lingard will be a valuable addition. Forest and Reading can be overhauled, and maybe - just maybe we can scrape into the Premiership. Wigan on current form are the strongest of the teams now in the play-off positions, but we should have murdered them last week.[/p][/quote]What a brilliant analysis. Great to read. Thanks raymondo999
  • Score: 5

4:29pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Mike Tiddy says...

graham w wrote:
as every one witnessed, a very poor game, great result, which was important we really missed incey,, andrews& stephens where extremley poor, im worried about andrews he does a lot of directing but not a lot of tackling, we are missing that from our game which bridcutt brought... so thats why our poor defence is over run...... UTA ... SEAGULLS....
I think you will find that is moaning (not directing). Good at that but not much else!

There must be someone other than Andrews who can play the Defensive midfield position when Ince is not available. Who plays there for the Development squad?
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: as every one witnessed, a very poor game, great result, which was important we really missed incey,, andrews& stephens where extremley poor, im worried about andrews he does a lot of directing but not a lot of tackling, we are missing that from our game which bridcutt brought... so thats why our poor defence is over run...... UTA ... SEAGULLS....[/p][/quote]I think you will find that is moaning (not directing). Good at that but not much else! There must be someone other than Andrews who can play the Defensive midfield position when Ince is not available. Who plays there for the Development squad? Mike Tiddy
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Vince wrote:
Who should we have bought Dale Stephens or Jan Kermorgant from Charlton? Eddy Howe knew who to buy, and he immediately scores an excellent hat trick. Where was this wonderful Lewis Grabban today in Bournemouth's 5-0 win? Not exactly prolific this season - but we were willing to pay over £1m for him. Howe bought Ings to Burnley when he was their manager for not a lot more - he must be worth £15m by now. Howe is a shrewd observer of talent - something which the Albion have been rather short of recently with Obika, Rodriguez, Stephens and Lita on loan the best we could come up with.
Pretty pathetic actually.

Lindegard is a great acquisition - but he is a loan player and not a purchase. If he plays well for us - he will return to Man-Utd.
The quality which we assembled under Gus - players like Ulloa, Buckley, Orlandi and Bruno could well get us up. If CMS and Hoskins make successful comebacks - we should have a strong enough squad to make the play-offs. If we could then avoid Wigan until the final-we must have a good chance - because they would definitely fear us.

But I worry about Nathan Jones - i'm sure he is behind some of our recent mediocre acquisitions - e.g. Obika, and I'm sure Tony Bloom will be closely looking at this before he allows more good money to be thrown after bad.
Ask the Bournemouth fans what they think of Rantie before declaring Howe to be a better judge of talent than anyone else!

And Ings is having one decent season in a team that is itself punching way above its weight. He will have to do a lot more to be worth anywhere near what you reckon :-)
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Who should we have bought Dale Stephens or Jan Kermorgant from Charlton? Eddy Howe knew who to buy, and he immediately scores an excellent hat trick. Where was this wonderful Lewis Grabban today in Bournemouth's 5-0 win? Not exactly prolific this season - but we were willing to pay over £1m for him. Howe bought Ings to Burnley when he was their manager for not a lot more - he must be worth £15m by now. Howe is a shrewd observer of talent - something which the Albion have been rather short of recently with Obika, Rodriguez, Stephens and Lita on loan the best we could come up with. Pretty pathetic actually. Lindegard is a great acquisition - but he is a loan player and not a purchase. If he plays well for us - he will return to Man-Utd. The quality which we assembled under Gus - players like Ulloa, Buckley, Orlandi and Bruno could well get us up. If CMS and Hoskins make successful comebacks - we should have a strong enough squad to make the play-offs. If we could then avoid Wigan until the final-we must have a good chance - because they would definitely fear us. But I worry about Nathan Jones - i'm sure he is behind some of our recent mediocre acquisitions - e.g. Obika, and I'm sure Tony Bloom will be closely looking at this before he allows more good money to be thrown after bad.[/p][/quote]Ask the Bournemouth fans what they think of Rantie before declaring Howe to be a better judge of talent than anyone else! And Ings is having one decent season in a team that is itself punching way above its weight. He will have to do a lot more to be worth anywhere near what you reckon :-) Ex-pat Arnie
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Perseus says...

It sounded really poor on the radio and reading between the lines. When are we going to play well and win.?
It sounded really poor on the radio and reading between the lines. When are we going to play well and win.? Perseus
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