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No comment from Oscar on red card - but he admits it changed the game

The Argus: Oscar Garcia is thoughtful after the match Oscar Garcia is thoughtful after the match

Albion boss Oscar Garcia refused to be drawn on Gordon Greer’s dismissal against Reading today.

But Royals manager Nigel Adkins felt the foul which led to the Seagulls skipper’s second booking was “a clear yellow card”.

Oscar declined to comment when asked for his view on Greer’s challenge on Adam Le Fondre and the subsequent reaction of Reading players.

He told reporters: “It is not important what I think. It is important what he (referee Fred Graham) thought. I have my opinion of course.

“I think you can imagine (what I thought) but there is only one man who can decide this.”

Oscar added: “The sending-off completely changed the game. We had the game under control and started the second half with chances.”

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6:09pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Tonyuk175 says...

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  • Score: 1

6:24pm Sat 8 Mar 14

AlanDuffy says...

Sorry, Oscar. got to disagree with you.....obviously we were fortunate to go in 1-0 at half time and second half we were under the cosh, even before the sending off. The only chances I can recall were a couple that fell to Buckley, but otherwise Reading looked as if they would score every attack. The keeper and defence were superb, Ulloa worked his socks off and took a battering, but where was the midfield. Based on this performance, we're not good enough to go up.
Sorry, Oscar. got to disagree with you.....obviously we were fortunate to go in 1-0 at half time and second half we were under the cosh, even before the sending off. The only chances I can recall were a couple that fell to Buckley, but otherwise Reading looked as if they would score every attack. The keeper and defence were superb, Ulloa worked his socks off and took a battering, but where was the midfield. Based on this performance, we're not good enough to go up. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 14

6:28pm Sat 8 Mar 14

namgo49 says...

Reading have a lot of power and ability in their players but chose to demonstrate their greatest attribute, cheating. I think it would be interesting to see just how many opposition players have been yellow and red carded over the course of the season.

It was sickening the way their players and Manager got on at the ref to get Greer sent off. They should be exposed for what they are, a cynical bunch of cheats.

Brighton did well to hang on and indeed nearly won it, although Reading missed the better opportunities. That would have been one in the face for Mr Positivity.

I am not a Facebook user but anyone who is should comment on the Reading Post about Adkins and his low life players.
Reading have a lot of power and ability in their players but chose to demonstrate their greatest attribute, cheating. I think it would be interesting to see just how many opposition players have been yellow and red carded over the course of the season. It was sickening the way their players and Manager got on at the ref to get Greer sent off. They should be exposed for what they are, a cynical bunch of cheats. Brighton did well to hang on and indeed nearly won it, although Reading missed the better opportunities. That would have been one in the face for Mr Positivity. I am not a Facebook user but anyone who is should comment on the Reading Post about Adkins and his low life players. namgo49
  • Score: 9

6:30pm Sat 8 Mar 14

twonk says...

Spelling mistakes in the headlines now.
Spelling mistakes in the headlines now. twonk
  • Score: -2

6:35pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

Balance of the side was wrong today, three wingers sitting on the bench,what's that all about.We looked more dangerous when Buckley came on and down to ten men, he looked quick and sharp. Lingard made a couple of decent runs but other than that looked ordinary.
JFC just doesn't influence the game in any way, hasn't moved on enough for me, really missing Crofts in the middle. Not sure we will see Ince on Tueasday,he looked shattered, and probably not fully fit.
Huge game Tuesday night now, wonder how long it will take Barton to kick off.
Balance of the side was wrong today, three wingers sitting on the bench,what's that all about.We looked more dangerous when Buckley came on and down to ten men, he looked quick and sharp. Lingard made a couple of decent runs but other than that looked ordinary. JFC just doesn't influence the game in any way, hasn't moved on enough for me, really missing Crofts in the middle. Not sure we will see Ince on Tueasday,he looked shattered, and probably not fully fit. Huge game Tuesday night now, wonder how long it will take Barton to kick off. Alfie T
  • Score: 11

6:42pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Rougvie Legend says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Sorry, Oscar. got to disagree with you.....obviously we were fortunate to go in 1-0 at half time and second half we were under the cosh, even before the sending off. The only chances I can recall were a couple that fell to Buckley, but otherwise Reading looked as if they would score every attack. The keeper and defence were superb, Ulloa worked his socks off and took a battering, but where was the midfield. Based on this performance, we're not good enough to go up.
Have to agree first half we was poor
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Sorry, Oscar. got to disagree with you.....obviously we were fortunate to go in 1-0 at half time and second half we were under the cosh, even before the sending off. The only chances I can recall were a couple that fell to Buckley, but otherwise Reading looked as if they would score every attack. The keeper and defence were superb, Ulloa worked his socks off and took a battering, but where was the midfield. Based on this performance, we're not good enough to go up.[/p][/quote]Have to agree first half we was poor Rougvie Legend
  • Score: 3

6:48pm Sat 8 Mar 14

namgo49 says...

Alfie T wrote:
Balance of the side was wrong today, three wingers sitting on the bench,what's that all about.We looked more dangerous when Buckley came on and down to ten men, he looked quick and sharp. Lingard made a couple of decent runs but other than that looked ordinary.
JFC just doesn't influence the game in any way, hasn't moved on enough for me, really missing Crofts in the middle. Not sure we will see Ince on Tueasday,he looked shattered, and probably not fully fit.
Huge game Tuesday night now, wonder how long it will take Barton to kick off.
I agree re JFC just doesn't bring enough to the team. Lualua would have been a better choice than March as sub.

Have no qualms about Dunk being in in place of Greer on Tuesday
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Balance of the side was wrong today, three wingers sitting on the bench,what's that all about.We looked more dangerous when Buckley came on and down to ten men, he looked quick and sharp. Lingard made a couple of decent runs but other than that looked ordinary. JFC just doesn't influence the game in any way, hasn't moved on enough for me, really missing Crofts in the middle. Not sure we will see Ince on Tueasday,he looked shattered, and probably not fully fit. Huge game Tuesday night now, wonder how long it will take Barton to kick off.[/p][/quote]I agree re JFC just doesn't bring enough to the team. Lualua would have been a better choice than March as sub. Have no qualms about Dunk being in in place of Greer on Tuesday namgo49
  • Score: 1

6:51pm Sat 8 Mar 14

The unwilling Frenchman says...

The sending off does not change the fact that we produced so few goal attempts before it. The first half was poor in quality and we as the home side lacked any width and ambition. Hardly surprising when you think we had Solly, Kaz and Will on the bench for a home game ! Oscar said when he came he believed in attacking football . unfortunately this has not been the case, one up front and too many defensive midfield players, Andrews, Stephens, JFC. When we dispensed with Gus , Oscar, a nice guy, was never going to be a like for like replacement , this time last year we were playing much more attractive ambitious football, and just about to start a terrific run in, I hope we are about to do the same, but I fear not.
Regrettably if we do not make the playoffs I think we will need to change our management and bring in someone with more Championship experience for next season, lets hope I am wrong !
The sending off does not change the fact that we produced so few goal attempts before it. The first half was poor in quality and we as the home side lacked any width and ambition. Hardly surprising when you think we had Solly, Kaz and Will on the bench for a home game ! Oscar said when he came he believed in attacking football . unfortunately this has not been the case, one up front and too many defensive midfield players, Andrews, Stephens, JFC. When we dispensed with Gus , Oscar, a nice guy, was never going to be a like for like replacement , this time last year we were playing much more attractive ambitious football, and just about to start a terrific run in, I hope we are about to do the same, but I fear not. Regrettably if we do not make the playoffs I think we will need to change our management and bring in someone with more Championship experience for next season, lets hope I am wrong ! The unwilling Frenchman
  • Score: -2

6:52pm Sat 8 Mar 14

keswick says...

Adkins is one of the nastiest people in the game and the Reading players take their cue from him, they cheat. I could not tell if it was a foul or not but what is beyond doubt is that a very inept group of officials were influenced by the antics of the Reading players.

However today our midfield was particularly poor. I can only assume that OG knows what Lopez brings to the team because it is beyond me. I wondered how fit Ince was and I also wonder as to whether JF-C has stalled in his progress. However it was not all doom and gloom as Linguard looks a promising addition. As to whether this current group of players are top six material is an interesting debate.
Adkins is one of the nastiest people in the game and the Reading players take their cue from him, they cheat. I could not tell if it was a foul or not but what is beyond doubt is that a very inept group of officials were influenced by the antics of the Reading players. However today our midfield was particularly poor. I can only assume that OG knows what Lopez brings to the team because it is beyond me. I wondered how fit Ince was and I also wonder as to whether JF-C has stalled in his progress. However it was not all doom and gloom as Linguard looks a promising addition. As to whether this current group of players are top six material is an interesting debate. keswick
  • Score: 8

6:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

tug509 says...

namgo49 wrote:
Reading have a lot of power and ability in their players but chose to demonstrate their greatest attribute, cheating. I think it would be interesting to see just how many opposition players have been yellow and red carded over the course of the season.

It was sickening the way their players and Manager got on at the ref to get Greer sent off. They should be exposed for what they are, a cynical bunch of cheats.

Brighton did well to hang on and indeed nearly won it, although Reading missed the better opportunities. That would have been one in the face for Mr Positivity.

I am not a Facebook user but anyone who is should comment on the Reading Post about Adkins and his low life players.
2 games 4 reds in readings favour ,seems they have tactical skills after all !!!.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Reading have a lot of power and ability in their players but chose to demonstrate their greatest attribute, cheating. I think it would be interesting to see just how many opposition players have been yellow and red carded over the course of the season. It was sickening the way their players and Manager got on at the ref to get Greer sent off. They should be exposed for what they are, a cynical bunch of cheats. Brighton did well to hang on and indeed nearly won it, although Reading missed the better opportunities. That would have been one in the face for Mr Positivity. I am not a Facebook user but anyone who is should comment on the Reading Post about Adkins and his low life players.[/p][/quote]2 games 4 reds in readings favour ,seems they have tactical skills after all !!!. tug509
  • Score: 8

6:59pm Sat 8 Mar 14

lowerbeedingseagull says...

Chances at the start of the second half, says Mr Garcia. What chances??

Brighton had ONE shot on target all game and that was in the 93rd minute.

Team selection a complete mystery, no pace, no width and 2 holding defensive midfield players at home.JFC even got muscled off the ball by the south west corner flag!!! Ulloh must be fed up with all this by now and must be looking to further his career away from the AMEX..

The team personifies the personalty of the coach who for the forth home game in a row was not even back in his technical area until 5 minutes into the second half, inexcusable, slovenly and hardly setting an example to anyone. Sack him and get a proper manager in.
Chances at the start of the second half, says Mr Garcia. What chances?? Brighton had ONE shot on target all game and that was in the 93rd minute. Team selection a complete mystery, no pace, no width and 2 holding defensive midfield players at home.JFC even got muscled off the ball by the south west corner flag!!! Ulloh must be fed up with all this by now and must be looking to further his career away from the AMEX.. The team personifies the personalty of the coach who for the forth home game in a row was not even back in his technical area until 5 minutes into the second half, inexcusable, slovenly and hardly setting an example to anyone. Sack him and get a proper manager in. lowerbeedingseagull
  • Score: -7

7:40pm Sat 8 Mar 14

wiseman of hove says...

Oscar has to quickly work out how Lingard can see more of the ball. He has pace and good quick feet and we must not waste him. Orlandi's sporadic appearances are costing us dearly this season. Without him, there is little creativity. Forster-Caskey remains out of his depth. Not one of Buckley March or LuaLua starting was a bit odd. Oscar has to shed some caution on Tuesday.
Have to say that Le Fondre is some player.
Oscar has to quickly work out how Lingard can see more of the ball. He has pace and good quick feet and we must not waste him. Orlandi's sporadic appearances are costing us dearly this season. Without him, there is little creativity. Forster-Caskey remains out of his depth. Not one of Buckley March or LuaLua starting was a bit odd. Oscar has to shed some caution on Tuesday. Have to say that Le Fondre is some player. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 6

8:07pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Neville says...

Was at the match as usual and again in my opinion this was a tad negative. This was a game we needed to win really,although after losing Greer we did well to end it 1-1, The first half I cannot recall a shot on goal and we had no pace whatsever,apart from Lingard when he ventured forward.We have three speedy wing players and all on the bench why on earth didn't we start with at least one,I am afraid OG plays it too safe,rather not to concede then actually score-very disappointing for a home match. As always several players in front of goal had opportunities to shoot but chose to offload sideways.
Reading players pestered the ref to get Greer sent off and that was sad to see and common now in the game. Second half the team did well with 10 but just don't feel we will ever see an all out attacking game unless we are losing.
again absolutely no passion shown from OG and just like the interview non committal on everything and as per usual he is proud of his players. Getting fed up with possession football always in our own half and unfortunately things won't change.
Was at the match as usual and again in my opinion this was a tad negative. This was a game we needed to win really,although after losing Greer we did well to end it 1-1, The first half I cannot recall a shot on goal and we had no pace whatsever,apart from Lingard when he ventured forward.We have three speedy wing players and all on the bench why on earth didn't we start with at least one,I am afraid OG plays it too safe,rather not to concede then actually score-very disappointing for a home match. As always several players in front of goal had opportunities to shoot but chose to offload sideways. Reading players pestered the ref to get Greer sent off and that was sad to see and common now in the game. Second half the team did well with 10 but just don't feel we will ever see an all out attacking game unless we are losing. again absolutely no passion shown from OG and just like the interview non committal on everything and as per usual he is proud of his players. Getting fed up with possession football always in our own half and unfortunately things won't change. Neville
  • Score: 7

8:19pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is.

Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.
I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is. Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 9

8:33pm Sat 8 Mar 14

SecondReserve says...

We can debate the Greer sending off forever and, as so often, a lot of our fans blame the referee for our shortcomings, but once you've been booked any slightly reckless tackle is risking being sent off. I most certainly don't condone the actions of the Reading players but let's be honest we have several players who have done exactly the same thing several times.

We battled hard to get a point with 10 men but what was really disappointing was that in a match we needed to try to win the manager who promised us attacking football once again selected a defensive starting line-up with no wingers. Even before the sending off we were totally negative with Ulloa isolated as usual. Our goal was pure comedy gold of course (and I suspect will be shown on television for years to come) and, in a match we really needed to win, we managed a total of only 6 shots and the only shot we had that was on target was in injury time.

We (which means the management as well as the players) just don't approach matches like a team pushing to move up into the play-off positions. At home particularly we need to attack teams and put them under real pressure. Heaven knows we were defensive and negative enough under Poyet but we scored an awful lot more goals last season than we have this season. We need to beat QPR on Tuesday - let's hope we adopt a much more attacking approach. Let's see if we can score more than one goal in a match.
We can debate the Greer sending off forever and, as so often, a lot of our fans blame the referee for our shortcomings, but once you've been booked any slightly reckless tackle is risking being sent off. I most certainly don't condone the actions of the Reading players but let's be honest we have several players who have done exactly the same thing several times. We battled hard to get a point with 10 men but what was really disappointing was that in a match we needed to try to win the manager who promised us attacking football once again selected a defensive starting line-up with no wingers. Even before the sending off we were totally negative with Ulloa isolated as usual. Our goal was pure comedy gold of course (and I suspect will be shown on television for years to come) and, in a match we really needed to win, we managed a total of only 6 shots and the only shot we had that was on target was in injury time. We (which means the management as well as the players) just don't approach matches like a team pushing to move up into the play-off positions. At home particularly we need to attack teams and put them under real pressure. Heaven knows we were defensive and negative enough under Poyet but we scored an awful lot more goals last season than we have this season. We need to beat QPR on Tuesday - let's hope we adopt a much more attacking approach. Let's see if we can score more than one goal in a match. SecondReserve
  • Score: 6

8:38pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Eddy B says...

I didn't read further than the first comment by Alan. Spot on. Ulloa was magnificent upfront, the defence excellent, but the midfield completely overrun by Reading who seemed to have skill and pace allover the pitch. Very lucky to get a point even allowing for the sending off and the generally poor officials.
I didn't read further than the first comment by Alan. Spot on. Ulloa was magnificent upfront, the defence excellent, but the midfield completely overrun by Reading who seemed to have skill and pace allover the pitch. Very lucky to get a point even allowing for the sending off and the generally poor officials. Eddy B
  • Score: 9

9:11pm Sat 8 Mar 14

keswick says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is.

Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.
I think you are right in that with a full pre-season and some freshening up of the squad we will see if OG cuts the mustard or not. Surely next season cannot be so bad for injuries. Must beat mega-debt QPR on Tuesday now.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is. Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.[/p][/quote]I think you are right in that with a full pre-season and some freshening up of the squad we will see if OG cuts the mustard or not. Surely next season cannot be so bad for injuries. Must beat mega-debt QPR on Tuesday now. keswick
  • Score: -2

9:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

fratsomrover says...

Greer's foul was a blatant body check and deserved a yellow. Him getting sent off was nothing to do with Adkins or anyone else. It was a foul and a yellow card offence. So why all the vitriol ??
Not long ago we had a player called Ashley Barnes who threw himself on the ground every time he lost the ball. Cant recall many here calling him a cheat ?
I dont think Le Fondre made a meal of the challenge, he was caught full on in the chest by Greer's shoulder. It was undoubtedly a card and a stupid challenge.
I'm comfortable with Dunk deputising for GG. He now has a chance to stake a claim for a permanent spot. Let's hope he takes it.
Greer's foul was a blatant body check and deserved a yellow. Him getting sent off was nothing to do with Adkins or anyone else. It was a foul and a yellow card offence. So why all the vitriol ?? Not long ago we had a player called Ashley Barnes who threw himself on the ground every time he lost the ball. Cant recall many here calling him a cheat ? I dont think Le Fondre made a meal of the challenge, he was caught full on in the chest by Greer's shoulder. It was undoubtedly a card and a stupid challenge. I'm comfortable with Dunk deputising for GG. He now has a chance to stake a claim for a permanent spot. Let's hope he takes it. fratsomrover
  • Score: 4

9:48pm Sat 8 Mar 14

The Phantom says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Greer's foul was a blatant body check and deserved a yellow. Him getting sent off was nothing to do with Adkins or anyone else. It was a foul and a yellow card offence. So why all the vitriol ??
Not long ago we had a player called Ashley Barnes who threw himself on the ground every time he lost the ball. Cant recall many here calling him a cheat ?
I dont think Le Fondre made a meal of the challenge, he was caught full on in the chest by Greer's shoulder. It was undoubtedly a card and a stupid challenge.
I'm comfortable with Dunk deputising for GG. He now has a chance to stake a claim for a permanent spot. Let's hope he takes it.
Agree, both yellow card decisions against Greer were easy to give for the officials. Greer got himself in a bad position both times - not really sure why this is being debated.

Regarding Oscar's comments in the radio interview as being "completely in control" at the time of the sending off is pretty absurd - really poor first half from both teams followed by an indifferent opening to the second half hardly warrants that assessment. Agree that we do need to get the best out of Lingard and need to get some pace back into the team going forward. As with last week at Millwall, we are just so lacking in attacking intent at the moment. In the end got a fortuitous point and desperately need Stephens back on Tuesday and Ince back up to full speed.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Greer's foul was a blatant body check and deserved a yellow. Him getting sent off was nothing to do with Adkins or anyone else. It was a foul and a yellow card offence. So why all the vitriol ?? Not long ago we had a player called Ashley Barnes who threw himself on the ground every time he lost the ball. Cant recall many here calling him a cheat ? I dont think Le Fondre made a meal of the challenge, he was caught full on in the chest by Greer's shoulder. It was undoubtedly a card and a stupid challenge. I'm comfortable with Dunk deputising for GG. He now has a chance to stake a claim for a permanent spot. Let's hope he takes it.[/p][/quote]Agree, both yellow card decisions against Greer were easy to give for the officials. Greer got himself in a bad position both times - not really sure why this is being debated. Regarding Oscar's comments in the radio interview as being "completely in control" at the time of the sending off is pretty absurd - really poor first half from both teams followed by an indifferent opening to the second half hardly warrants that assessment. Agree that we do need to get the best out of Lingard and need to get some pace back into the team going forward. As with last week at Millwall, we are just so lacking in attacking intent at the moment. In the end got a fortuitous point and desperately need Stephens back on Tuesday and Ince back up to full speed. The Phantom
  • Score: 5

9:07am Sun 9 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is.

Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.
Spot on. Also I found Oscar's silence on the ref decision a touch of class...wouldn't be drawn as the facts speak from themselves and a comment against the ref would harm us later too (are you listening Gus?!).
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is. Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Also I found Oscar's silence on the ref decision a touch of class...wouldn't be drawn as the facts speak from themselves and a comment against the ref would harm us later too (are you listening Gus?!). Captain Haddock
  • Score: -1

9:11am Sun 9 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is.

Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.
Spot on. Also I found Oscar's silence on the ref decision a touch of class...wouldn't be drawn as the facts speak from themselves and a comment against the ref would harm us later too (are you listening Gus?!).
Perhaps he agreed it was a yellow?
OG needs to sort his team selection out, why was Buckley not in side?
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is. Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Also I found Oscar's silence on the ref decision a touch of class...wouldn't be drawn as the facts speak from themselves and a comment against the ref would harm us later too (are you listening Gus?!).[/p][/quote]Perhaps he agreed it was a yellow? OG needs to sort his team selection out, why was Buckley not in side? mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

10:02am Sun 9 Mar 14

brighton bluenose says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is.

Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.
Sorry Arnie but we are more than half-way through the season so I fail to see what pre-season has to do with it - OG will now know the squad and their strengths and weaknesses and the squad should by now understand OG and how he wants to play, which lets face it, is not totally dissimilar to Poyet!

As stated recently I am all for giving Oscar time but leaving three wingers on the bench whilst starting David, a central midfielder, on the wing makes no sense - his crossing is shyte!!

We should be starting with a real attacking intent, putting teams under the cosh and trying to score more goals rather than the usual solitary effort - see The Guardians match report for how we are starting to be viewed!

Reading had 27 shots yesterday to our six ffs!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is. Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.[/p][/quote]Sorry Arnie but we are more than half-way through the season so I fail to see what pre-season has to do with it - OG will now know the squad and their strengths and weaknesses and the squad should by now understand OG and how he wants to play, which lets face it, is not totally dissimilar to Poyet! As stated recently I am all for giving Oscar time but leaving three wingers on the bench whilst starting David, a central midfielder, on the wing makes no sense - his crossing is shyte!! We should be starting with a real attacking intent, putting teams under the cosh and trying to score more goals rather than the usual solitary effort - see The Guardians match report for how we are starting to be viewed! Reading had 27 shots yesterday to our six ffs!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 1

10:21am Sun 9 Mar 14

mikeygit says...

Seems, reading the comments from those there, that it is the same old Albion---cannot get shots on target, have no real pace, and balance of team not right. On that basis as I and others have said time and time again, with that formula we are not good enough for promotion let alone stay there. Much better to build solidly and learn from the mistakes and get a team together worthy of the Premier League. Have to agree with those who imply that Forster Caskey does not seem to be the player we hoped for---or at least not yet and how long can we wait, maybe he has to move on??
Nice really to see a diplomatic manager in OG---No Comment on Greers sending off. No point in shouting off your mouth with ill gotten opinions--see Gus doing that?? What is done is done and we move on, no point in challenging a refs decision---when have you ever seen a ref changing his mind with what a manager or players say?? Never. Put this lucky draw to bed and we look forward to the next match.
Seems, reading the comments from those there, that it is the same old Albion---cannot get shots on target, have no real pace, and balance of team not right. On that basis as I and others have said time and time again, with that formula we are not good enough for promotion let alone stay there. Much better to build solidly and learn from the mistakes and get a team together worthy of the Premier League. Have to agree with those who imply that Forster Caskey does not seem to be the player we hoped for---or at least not yet and how long can we wait, maybe he has to move on?? Nice really to see a diplomatic manager in OG---No Comment on Greers sending off. No point in shouting off your mouth with ill gotten opinions--see Gus doing that?? What is done is done and we move on, no point in challenging a refs decision---when have you ever seen a ref changing his mind with what a manager or players say?? Never. Put this lucky draw to bed and we look forward to the next match. mikeygit
  • Score: -1

12:07pm Sun 9 Mar 14

tinker111 says...

Capt Greer let the team down both foul's were Yellow card's and he went as was correct .
Capt Greer let the team down both foul's were Yellow card's and he went as was correct . tinker111
  • Score: 1

10:08am Mon 10 Mar 14

claud59music says...

How many more times will OG continue to put out the same pedestrian midfield in home games before he realises that the system is inept and is why Albion just cannot score goals I cannot see how Albion fans continue to praise the manager when he is so much out of his depth. OK let the thumbs down pour in but OG is not up to the job.
How many more times will OG continue to put out the same pedestrian midfield in home games before he realises that the system is inept and is why Albion just cannot score goals I cannot see how Albion fans continue to praise the manager when he is so much out of his depth. OK let the thumbs down pour in but OG is not up to the job. claud59music
  • Score: -1

7:59am Tue 11 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is.

Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.
Spot on. Also I found Oscar's silence on the ref decision a touch of class...wouldn't be drawn as the facts speak from themselves and a comment against the ref would harm us later too (are you listening Gus?!).
Perhaps he agreed it was a yellow?
OG needs to sort his team selection out, why was Buckley not in side?
I have no idea as I'm not in the first team management set-up or a club doctor. Perhaps Oscar doesn't agree with ref...he's hinted as such in his quote.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: I don't get this anger at OG for being controlled on the bench. Ranting and raving isn't going to help anyone, and that's just not who he is. Also, regarding tactics, it seems to me that OG likes his teams to play football like chess - moving pieces around, trying to spot a weakness before making a move to exploit it. There is a lot of thought in his game plan and, given a full pre-season and a slightly different, perhaps slightly more adaptable squad, I think we will see the fruits of this methodology. I reckon next season and this will be chalk and cheese, and in a good way. Give the man time.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Also I found Oscar's silence on the ref decision a touch of class...wouldn't be drawn as the facts speak from themselves and a comment against the ref would harm us later too (are you listening Gus?!).[/p][/quote]Perhaps he agreed it was a yellow? OG needs to sort his team selection out, why was Buckley not in side?[/p][/quote]I have no idea as I'm not in the first team management set-up or a club doctor. Perhaps Oscar doesn't agree with ref...he's hinted as such in his quote. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

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