Ulloa owes Bruno after low blow sinks QPR

Ulloa hugs Bruno after the defender set up his goal

Ulloa hugs Bruno after the defender set up his goal

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Leo Ulloa has thanked Bruno for his 12th goal of the season – and revealed how the pair hatched a plan to outwit QPR.

Albion’s top scorer struck after 77 minutes to set up last night’s momentous 2-0 win.

He met Bruno’s low cross in front of the North Stand and brought the Amex to its feet.

Ulloa revealed: “Bruno told me before the game that their centre-backs are very good in the air and that he was going to try to cross hard and low.

“I normally like crosses hung up in the air. We had very few chances to get crosses in but it was really important that we spoke beforehand so I understood what he was going to do.

“He did it exactly how he said he would. It was a perfect cross.”

QPR boss Harry Redknapp could hardly believe his team had lost after dominating much of the contest. He said: “It’s very frustrating. I was just waiting for a goal to come for us.”

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6:53am Wed 12 Mar 14

Eddy B says...

Excellent cross firm and low putting it on a plate for Ulloa. A couple of nice ones from Lua Lua on the other wing too and no coincidence the goals came after he arrived (we say it every week but can we only have 30 minutes of him? - it was a good substituion from OG sacrificing JFC who I felt gave the ball away too often without creating anything going forward - his pairing with Andrews the last couple of games has left us a bit weak in the centre of the park.
Excellent cross firm and low putting it on a plate for Ulloa. A couple of nice ones from Lua Lua on the other wing too and no coincidence the goals came after he arrived (we say it every week but can we only have 30 minutes of him? - it was a good substituion from OG sacrificing JFC who I felt gave the ball away too often without creating anything going forward - his pairing with Andrews the last couple of games has left us a bit weak in the centre of the park. Eddy B
  • Score: 10

6:59am Wed 12 Mar 14

Wrapson Family says...

I have to agree with Mr Redknapp. QPR seemed to dominate for most of the match and we seemed to be playing catch up. Whilst I dont condone Joey Barton's off field actions and some of his other antics he can cross a ball and was behind many of the moves. We were poor in the last third and also very reluctant to have a shot. It looked like Lingard was not at the races when it came to attempts on goal. Then the Bruno/Ulloa combo did it and a different team emerged. Wards goal was well taken. It was a shame that until the 77th minute we seemed bereft of tactics and flair. However a great result Wll done the defence
I have to agree with Mr Redknapp. QPR seemed to dominate for most of the match and we seemed to be playing catch up. Whilst I dont condone Joey Barton's off field actions and some of his other antics he can cross a ball and was behind many of the moves. We were poor in the last third and also very reluctant to have a shot. It looked like Lingard was not at the races when it came to attempts on goal. Then the Bruno/Ulloa combo did it and a different team emerged. Wards goal was well taken. It was a shame that until the 77th minute we seemed bereft of tactics and flair. However a great result Wll done the defence Wrapson Family
  • Score: 3

7:20am Wed 12 Mar 14

mitch63 says...

It was a tough night & a famous win with some very good defending & clinical finishing. I'd be interested to see the comparison in salary costs of QPR v Albion - I suspect Harry might be creating another Portsmouth, totally unsustainable financially.
It was a tough night & a famous win with some very good defending & clinical finishing. I'd be interested to see the comparison in salary costs of QPR v Albion - I suspect Harry might be creating another Portsmouth, totally unsustainable financially. mitch63
  • Score: 22

7:48am Wed 12 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Eddy B wrote:
Excellent cross firm and low putting it on a plate for Ulloa. A couple of nice ones from Lua Lua on the other wing too and no coincidence the goals came after he arrived (we say it every week but can we only have 30 minutes of him? - it was a good substituion from OG sacrificing JFC who I felt gave the ball away too often without creating anything going forward - his pairing with Andrews the last couple of games has left us a bit weak in the centre of the park.
I felt sorry for JFc , Qpr simply crowded him out , strength and power are not his strong points, midfield gave the ball away to cheaply and far to often,
Defence and TK were simply premiership quality.
Ulloa now has twelve after missing 6-7 games? If you take into account how few chances he gets, the guy is quality.
Leicester are watching him, can we turn down 7-8 million?
I hope forest are either in play offs or out of chance of them come last game!
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Excellent cross firm and low putting it on a plate for Ulloa. A couple of nice ones from Lua Lua on the other wing too and no coincidence the goals came after he arrived (we say it every week but can we only have 30 minutes of him? - it was a good substituion from OG sacrificing JFC who I felt gave the ball away too often without creating anything going forward - his pairing with Andrews the last couple of games has left us a bit weak in the centre of the park.[/p][/quote]I felt sorry for JFc , Qpr simply crowded him out , strength and power are not his strong points, midfield gave the ball away to cheaply and far to often, Defence and TK were simply premiership quality. Ulloa now has twelve after missing 6-7 games? If you take into account how few chances he gets, the guy is quality. Leicester are watching him, can we turn down 7-8 million? I hope forest are either in play offs or out of chance of them come last game! mark by the sea
  • Score: 5

7:54am Wed 12 Mar 14

Quiterie says...

mitch63 wrote:
It was a tough night & a famous win with some very good defending & clinical finishing. I'd be interested to see the comparison in salary costs of QPR v Albion - I suspect Harry might be creating another Portsmouth, totally unsustainable financially.
..... exactly what I was thinking. 'arry could be the first manager to cause two clubs to go into administration! (admittedly not really all his fault - it's the stupid owners allowing him to spend the money).

QPR are in danger of falling out of the Play-Off places at this rate.... which would suit us just fine!
[quote][p][bold]mitch63[/bold] wrote: It was a tough night & a famous win with some very good defending & clinical finishing. I'd be interested to see the comparison in salary costs of QPR v Albion - I suspect Harry might be creating another Portsmouth, totally unsustainable financially.[/p][/quote]..... exactly what I was thinking. 'arry could be the first manager to cause two clubs to go into administration! (admittedly not really all his fault - it's the stupid owners allowing him to spend the money). QPR are in danger of falling out of the Play-Off places at this rate.... which would suit us just fine! Quiterie
  • Score: 6

8:09am Wed 12 Mar 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Oh dear mr Redknapp may well be frustrated, his job is on the line if QPR dont go up after all the money he's spent, looks like the next Portsmouth type meltdown on the cards and again Harry will walk away, could be the end for him and the club. It's prem or bust for them, you don't walk away from 177 million debts. Thank god we are not in the almighty mess QPR are in. Albion barely spend these days yet good enough to beat a team of premier league 'names'. The only pity if we'd been a bit more up for it in other games we'd be in the play off spots, clinical finishing was the key last night.
Oh dear mr Redknapp may well be frustrated, his job is on the line if QPR dont go up after all the money he's spent, looks like the next Portsmouth type meltdown on the cards and again Harry will walk away, could be the end for him and the club. It's prem or bust for them, you don't walk away from 177 million debts. Thank god we are not in the almighty mess QPR are in. Albion barely spend these days yet good enough to beat a team of premier league 'names'. The only pity if we'd been a bit more up for it in other games we'd be in the play off spots, clinical finishing was the key last night. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 3

8:38am Wed 12 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Interesting table, our goals for and against are pretty much the same as QPR , BUT they have won three more games! The difference between promotion and not is so fine!
Interesting table, our goals for and against are pretty much the same as QPR , BUT they have won three more games! The difference between promotion and not is so fine! mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

9:42am Wed 12 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be?


TK
Bruno Greer upson ward
Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie
Leo

Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk
Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be? TK Bruno Greer upson ward Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie Leo Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk mark by the sea
  • Score: -4

10:04am Wed 12 Mar 14

JPsseagulls says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be?


TK
Bruno Greer upson ward
Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie
Leo

Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk
I agree with this however, I do believe that Hoskins will play a very big role within OGs plans when fully fit. So I would imagine he would feature somewhere within that squad.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be? TK Bruno Greer upson ward Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie Leo Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk[/p][/quote]I agree with this however, I do believe that Hoskins will play a very big role within OGs plans when fully fit. So I would imagine he would feature somewhere within that squad. JPsseagulls
  • Score: -2

10:04am Wed 12 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be?


TK
Bruno Greer upson ward
Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie
Leo

Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk
I'd have Orlandi in for Stephens and Brez on the bench for Walton. If fit I'd also consider Kemy on the bench for JFC.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be? TK Bruno Greer upson ward Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie Leo Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk[/p][/quote]I'd have Orlandi in for Stephens and Brez on the bench for Walton. If fit I'd also consider Kemy on the bench for JFC. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -4

10:08am Wed 12 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

I left out march to see if someone would pick that up!
I left out march to see if someone would pick that up! mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

10:14am Wed 12 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be?


TK
Bruno Greer upson ward
Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie
Leo

Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk
u left out march!! ;-) dont know why that got a thumbs down i'd have orlandi infront of crofts or stephens but the rest is fair enough
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be? TK Bruno Greer upson ward Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie Leo Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk[/p][/quote]u left out march!! ;-) dont know why that got a thumbs down i'd have orlandi infront of crofts or stephens but the rest is fair enough albionfan33
  • Score: 0

10:21am Wed 12 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

God people give thumbs up or down for anything! It's just fun!,!!!!!
God people give thumbs up or down for anything! It's just fun!,!!!!! mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

10:45am Wed 12 Mar 14

4everaseagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
Excellent cross firm and low putting it on a plate for Ulloa. A couple of nice ones from Lua Lua on the other wing too and no coincidence the goals came after he arrived (we say it every week but can we only have 30 minutes of him? - it was a good substituion from OG sacrificing JFC who I felt gave the ball away too often without creating anything going forward - his pairing with Andrews the last couple of games has left us a bit weak in the centre of the park.
I felt sorry for JFc , Qpr simply crowded him out , strength and power are not his strong points, midfield gave the ball away to cheaply and far to often,
Defence and TK were simply premiership quality.
Ulloa now has twelve after missing 6-7 games? If you take into account how few chances he gets, the guy is quality.
Leicester are watching him, can we turn down 7-8 million?
I hope forest are either in play offs or out of chance of them come last game!
Agree with the comment on Leo and his goals ratio. He may still end up with 20 plus with a dozen games still to go. If Leicester are sniffing around then there is little we can do about it at present. As for JFC I actually felt as did many around me last night that it was one of his best performances for us. He may have given the ball away at times but who doesn't but he seemed to thrive on the challenge against Barton and Oscar's backing of the youngsters is great to see. Andrews strangely for me seems to get far too much criticism. He is a real experienced pro who I feel helps the younger players massively and his contribution goes unnoticed far too much. Great win last night. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Excellent cross firm and low putting it on a plate for Ulloa. A couple of nice ones from Lua Lua on the other wing too and no coincidence the goals came after he arrived (we say it every week but can we only have 30 minutes of him? - it was a good substituion from OG sacrificing JFC who I felt gave the ball away too often without creating anything going forward - his pairing with Andrews the last couple of games has left us a bit weak in the centre of the park.[/p][/quote]I felt sorry for JFc , Qpr simply crowded him out , strength and power are not his strong points, midfield gave the ball away to cheaply and far to often, Defence and TK were simply premiership quality. Ulloa now has twelve after missing 6-7 games? If you take into account how few chances he gets, the guy is quality. Leicester are watching him, can we turn down 7-8 million? I hope forest are either in play offs or out of chance of them come last game![/p][/quote]Agree with the comment on Leo and his goals ratio. He may still end up with 20 plus with a dozen games still to go. If Leicester are sniffing around then there is little we can do about it at present. As for JFC I actually felt as did many around me last night that it was one of his best performances for us. He may have given the ball away at times but who doesn't but he seemed to thrive on the challenge against Barton and Oscar's backing of the youngsters is great to see. Andrews strangely for me seems to get far too much criticism. He is a real experienced pro who I feel helps the younger players massively and his contribution goes unnoticed far too much. Great win last night. UTA. 4everaseagull
  • Score: 7

10:52am Wed 12 Mar 14

4everaseagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be?


TK
Bruno Greer upson ward
Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie
Leo

Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk
4-2-3-1 system as follows

TK
Calde Dunk Upson (captain) Ward
Ince Stephens
Buckley Crofts Orlandi
Ulloa

Bench: Walton; Bruno; Greer; Andrews: Lua Lua; Jesse: CMS

I have not included Solly, Hoskins, Lopez or JFC in this. Who would be a manager? Nice problem to have though if all were fit.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just for fun , if we had no injuries and all were fit, what would your 11 be? TK Bruno Greer upson ward Buckley crofts ince Stephens Jessie Leo Subs cms lua lua Calderon Walton Orlandi jfc dunk[/p][/quote]4-2-3-1 system as follows TK Calde Dunk Upson (captain) Ward Ince Stephens Buckley Crofts Orlandi Ulloa Bench: Walton; Bruno; Greer; Andrews: Lua Lua; Jesse: CMS I have not included Solly, Hoskins, Lopez or JFC in this. Who would be a manager? Nice problem to have though if all were fit. 4everaseagull
  • Score: 0

12:10pm Wed 12 Mar 14

OldGull says...

Eddy B wrote:
Excellent cross firm and low putting it on a plate for Ulloa. A couple of nice ones from Lua Lua on the other wing too and no coincidence the goals came after he arrived (we say it every week but can we only have 30 minutes of him? - it was a good substituion from OG sacrificing JFC who I felt gave the ball away too often without creating anything going forward - his pairing with Andrews the last couple of games has left us a bit weak in the centre of the park.
I have to disagree re JFC. I thought he competed well last night with 1 or 2 excellent forward passes.
Whilst I thought he was slightly unlucky to be subbed, It made sense as it allowed Lingard to move into the middle.
I am still waiting for Lingard to shine, but I'm sure he will once he has settled into our style
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Excellent cross firm and low putting it on a plate for Ulloa. A couple of nice ones from Lua Lua on the other wing too and no coincidence the goals came after he arrived (we say it every week but can we only have 30 minutes of him? - it was a good substituion from OG sacrificing JFC who I felt gave the ball away too often without creating anything going forward - his pairing with Andrews the last couple of games has left us a bit weak in the centre of the park.[/p][/quote]I have to disagree re JFC. I thought he competed well last night with 1 or 2 excellent forward passes. Whilst I thought he was slightly unlucky to be subbed, It made sense as it allowed Lingard to move into the middle. I am still waiting for Lingard to shine, but I'm sure he will once he has settled into our style OldGull
  • Score: 3

7:20pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Wow, I guess from the thumbs down that people really don't rate Orlandi or they still don't think Brez is a better keeper than the kid Walton (which he obviously is).
Wow, I guess from the thumbs down that people really don't rate Orlandi or they still don't think Brez is a better keeper than the kid Walton (which he obviously is). Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

7:22pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

To the several of you who have put Walton on your bench, how many of you have ACTUALLY seen him play? Or is this just based on the over-the-top derision Brezovan received after the Hull game?

This is a sincere question - I'm not trolling :-)
To the several of you who have put Walton on your bench, how many of you have ACTUALLY seen him play? Or is this just based on the over-the-top derision Brezovan received after the Hull game? This is a sincere question - I'm not trolling :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

9:24pm Wed 12 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
To the several of you who have put Walton on your bench, how many of you have ACTUALLY seen him play? Or is this just based on the over-the-top derision Brezovan received after the Hull game?

This is a sincere question - I'm not trolling :-)
I included Walton purely to get experience of the big day, that will help his development , but as you say throwing him in the deep end won't help, bit like that one who played for England and let the ball through himself ! Totally destroyed him.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: To the several of you who have put Walton on your bench, how many of you have ACTUALLY seen him play? Or is this just based on the over-the-top derision Brezovan received after the Hull game? This is a sincere question - I'm not trolling :-)[/p][/quote]I included Walton purely to get experience of the big day, that will help his development , but as you say throwing him in the deep end won't help, bit like that one who played for England and let the ball through himself ! Totally destroyed him. mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

11:49pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
To the several of you who have put Walton on your bench, how many of you have ACTUALLY seen him play? Or is this just based on the over-the-top derision Brezovan received after the Hull game?

This is a sincere question - I'm not trolling :-)
I included Walton purely to get experience of the big day, that will help his development , but as you say throwing him in the deep end won't help, bit like that one who played for England and let the ball through himself ! Totally destroyed him.
What about having the best of both worlds then, have him involved in all the pre-match preparation, including the warm-ups and tactics, just don't include him in the final squad. All experience, no pressure.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: To the several of you who have put Walton on your bench, how many of you have ACTUALLY seen him play? Or is this just based on the over-the-top derision Brezovan received after the Hull game? This is a sincere question - I'm not trolling :-)[/p][/quote]I included Walton purely to get experience of the big day, that will help his development , but as you say throwing him in the deep end won't help, bit like that one who played for England and let the ball through himself ! Totally destroyed him.[/p][/quote]What about having the best of both worlds then, have him involved in all the pre-match preparation, including the warm-ups and tactics, just don't include him in the final squad. All experience, no pressure. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

4:46pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
To the several of you who have put Walton on your bench, how many of you have ACTUALLY seen him play? Or is this just based on the over-the-top derision Brezovan received after the Hull game?

This is a sincere question - I'm not trolling :-)
I included Walton purely to get experience of the big day, that will help his development , but as you say throwing him in the deep end won't help, bit like that one who played for England and let the ball through himself ! Totally destroyed him.
What about having the best of both worlds then, have him involved in all the pre-match preparation, including the warm-ups and tactics, just don't include him in the final squad. All experience, no pressure.
That's not a bad idea actually.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: To the several of you who have put Walton on your bench, how many of you have ACTUALLY seen him play? Or is this just based on the over-the-top derision Brezovan received after the Hull game? This is a sincere question - I'm not trolling :-)[/p][/quote]I included Walton purely to get experience of the big day, that will help his development , but as you say throwing him in the deep end won't help, bit like that one who played for England and let the ball through himself ! Totally destroyed him.[/p][/quote]What about having the best of both worlds then, have him involved in all the pre-match preparation, including the warm-ups and tactics, just don't include him in the final squad. All experience, no pressure.[/p][/quote]That's not a bad idea actually. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

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