Bolton boss praises Buckley's double

Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan is beaten by the first goal

Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan is beaten by the first goal

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Dougie Freedman admitted Will Buckley produced two fantastic finishes to sink his side.

But the Bolton boss felt fortune also smiled on the Seagulls at the Reebok.

Buckley’s double gave Albion a 2-0 win at Bolton to improve their play-off prospects Freedman felt Joe Mason’s goal when the score was 1-0 was incorrectly ruled out.

TV replays suggested Mason had possibly strayed just offside – but it was a tight call.

Freedman said: “I thought Brighton had the rub of the green but, saying that, when they had the rub of the green they produced two fantastic finishes.”

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6:19am Sun 16 Mar 14

twonk says...

So Brighton were lucky because the lino got it right? Does not compute.
So Brighton were lucky because the lino got it right? Does not compute. twonk
  • Score: 14

6:52am Sun 16 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

He's a bitter little man no doubt
He's a bitter little man no doubt albionfan33
  • Score: 1

7:52am Sun 16 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Think freedman is actually saying Buckley took his two goals well. and Masons disallowed goal which was a tight call changed the game, had it been given who knows what the result would off been, not long after we got our second decisive goal to send me and the other fans who were there mental celebrating, we took our chances they did not on the day, Bolton played well i thought, but we were more hungry on the field for the 3 points.
Think freedman is actually saying Buckley took his two goals well. and Masons disallowed goal which was a tight call changed the game, had it been given who knows what the result would off been, not long after we got our second decisive goal to send me and the other fans who were there mental celebrating, we took our chances they did not on the day, Bolton played well i thought, but we were more hungry on the field for the 3 points. JeffLomer
  • Score: 18

8:17am Sun 16 Mar 14

farside says...

Before the game Freedman was bragging that he had sussed out the way we defend and how to beat us. How wrong he was and by tinkering with a side which was on a run of good form he gave us the game. He changed his defence and gave us space as his players adapted. He changed his midfield and allowed us to pass round them. He used Jutkiewitz as a target man and wasted his pace and Mason was largely anonymous except for his offside effort - not "clearly onside" as Dougie made out but fractionally and rightly ruled offside. There is a lot of talent on the pitch at Bolton but it was a bad day at the office for the whingeing scot.
Before the game Freedman was bragging that he had sussed out the way we defend and how to beat us. How wrong he was and by tinkering with a side which was on a run of good form he gave us the game. He changed his defence and gave us space as his players adapted. He changed his midfield and allowed us to pass round them. He used Jutkiewitz as a target man and wasted his pace and Mason was largely anonymous except for his offside effort - not "clearly onside" as Dougie made out but fractionally and rightly ruled offside. There is a lot of talent on the pitch at Bolton but it was a bad day at the office for the whingeing scot. farside
  • Score: 9

8:20am Sun 16 Mar 14

AlanDuffy says...

albionfan33 wrote:
He's a bitter little man no doubt
Actually I think he's being honest and I've a lot more time for the likes of Dougie and Eddie Howe than Messrs Pearson, Adkins or Davis. Great result for the lads, really looking forward to Ipswich now.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: He's a bitter little man no doubt[/p][/quote]Actually I think he's being honest and I've a lot more time for the likes of Dougie and Eddie Howe than Messrs Pearson, Adkins or Davis. Great result for the lads, really looking forward to Ipswich now. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 13

8:36am Sun 16 Mar 14

ringtone says...

I have to agree with tears4fears on the previous argument of the m o m debate being the sole preserve of match attendees and maybe the illegal streamists.

A bit like a fan paying for his Amex seats by monthly direct debit cannot really call themselves a season ticket holder.
I have to agree with tears4fears on the previous argument of the m o m debate being the sole preserve of match attendees and maybe the illegal streamists. A bit like a fan paying for his Amex seats by monthly direct debit cannot really call themselves a season ticket holder. ringtone
  • Score: -39

8:47am Sun 16 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option.

The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history!

Next week now massive. It's in our hands.

Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer!
Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option. The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history! Next week now massive. It's in our hands. Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer! pablobrowno
  • Score: 12

9:00am Sun 16 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below...
With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..
Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below... With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs.. mark by the sea
  • Score: 9

9:09am Sun 16 Mar 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

ringtone wrote:
I have to agree with tears4fears on the previous argument of the m o m debate being the sole preserve of match attendees and maybe the illegal streamists.

A bit like a fan paying for his Amex seats by monthly direct debit cannot really call themselves a season ticket holder.
Does that mean people with a mortgage can't call themselves homeowners, just a thought!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: I have to agree with tears4fears on the previous argument of the m o m debate being the sole preserve of match attendees and maybe the illegal streamists. A bit like a fan paying for his Amex seats by monthly direct debit cannot really call themselves a season ticket holder.[/p][/quote]Does that mean people with a mortgage can't call themselves homeowners, just a thought! Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 20

9:15am Sun 16 Mar 14

tug509 says...

Typical freedman ,give a complement with one hand ,and take it back with a whinge with the other ,a simple " Albion were the better side " would command far more respect .
Typical freedman ,give a complement with one hand ,and take it back with a whinge with the other ,a simple " Albion were the better side " would command far more respect . tug509
  • Score: 1

9:18am Sun 16 Mar 14

farside says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below...
With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..
Indeed. No Obika in the squad yesterday. Rodriguez on the bench ahead of him and don't forget CMS to add more options amd more pace for the final push.
It's going to be close run but what an achievement for Oscar to even be in with a shout after a horrible start.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below... With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..[/p][/quote]Indeed. No Obika in the squad yesterday. Rodriguez on the bench ahead of him and don't forget CMS to add more options amd more pace for the final push. It's going to be close run but what an achievement for Oscar to even be in with a shout after a horrible start. farside
  • Score: 10

9:21am Sun 16 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

tug509 wrote:
Typical freedman ,give a complement with one hand ,and take it back with a whinge with the other ,a simple " Albion were the better side " would command far more respect .
Yes I'm sure the Bolton fans would love that.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Typical freedman ,give a complement with one hand ,and take it back with a whinge with the other ,a simple " Albion were the better side " would command far more respect .[/p][/quote]Yes I'm sure the Bolton fans would love that. pablobrowno
  • Score: -4

9:30am Sun 16 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

farside wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below...
With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..
Indeed. No Obika in the squad yesterday. Rodriguez on the bench ahead of him and don't forget CMS to add more options amd more pace for the final push.
It's going to be close run but what an achievement for Oscar to even be in with a shout after a horrible start.
Do we keep obika as a shoe in for ulloa? If ulloa got injured Hoskins or cms are not like for like.
With a fully fit squad, some good players won't make the bench.
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below... With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..[/p][/quote]Indeed. No Obika in the squad yesterday. Rodriguez on the bench ahead of him and don't forget CMS to add more options amd more pace for the final push. It's going to be close run but what an achievement for Oscar to even be in with a shout after a horrible start.[/p][/quote]Do we keep obika as a shoe in for ulloa? If ulloa got injured Hoskins or cms are not like for like. With a fully fit squad, some good players won't make the bench. mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

9:31am Sun 16 Mar 14

tug509 says...

pablobrowno wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Typical freedman ,give a complement with one hand ,and take it back with a whinge with the other ,a simple " Albion were the better side " would command far more respect .
Yes I'm sure the Bolton fans would love that.
It`s not exactly a state secret ,it` there for all to see !.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Typical freedman ,give a complement with one hand ,and take it back with a whinge with the other ,a simple " Albion were the better side " would command far more respect .[/p][/quote]Yes I'm sure the Bolton fans would love that.[/p][/quote]It`s not exactly a state secret ,it` there for all to see !. tug509
  • Score: 1

10:02am Sun 16 Mar 14

DougRouvie says...

ringtone wrote:
I have to agree with tears4fears on the previous argument of the m o m debate being the sole preserve of match attendees and maybe the illegal streamists.

A bit like a fan paying for his Amex seats by monthly direct debit cannot really call themselves a season ticket holder.
You really are a Knob!!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: I have to agree with tears4fears on the previous argument of the m o m debate being the sole preserve of match attendees and maybe the illegal streamists. A bit like a fan paying for his Amex seats by monthly direct debit cannot really call themselves a season ticket holder.[/p][/quote]You really are a Knob!!! DougRouvie
  • Score: 10

10:23am Sun 16 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Regarding the joe cole story, I think I am right in joe being a mate of upsons from England and west ham, I think they roomed together for a World Cup,
If that's the connection with the bonus of upson really enjoying his football and sussex is probably a great advert for the club. The guy was stuck in stoke for a few years constantly injured... And he has a new lease of life, got married and all is good for matty.
It's no surprise players who are sorted financially for the rest of there lives would want to move to East Sussex .. If cole was on 12k a week down here, his families happiness is more important..
What surprises me is that guy from MK dons choosing millwall, house prices around there are comparable with brighton, .... Anyone walked around there and the old area of East Indian docks would be back on the train in ten mins!
Regarding the joe cole story, I think I am right in joe being a mate of upsons from England and west ham, I think they roomed together for a World Cup, If that's the connection with the bonus of upson really enjoying his football and sussex is probably a great advert for the club. The guy was stuck in stoke for a few years constantly injured... And he has a new lease of life, got married and all is good for matty. It's no surprise players who are sorted financially for the rest of there lives would want to move to East Sussex .. If cole was on 12k a week down here, his families happiness is more important.. What surprises me is that guy from MK dons choosing millwall, house prices around there are comparable with brighton, .... Anyone walked around there and the old area of East Indian docks would be back on the train in ten mins! mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

10:31am Sun 16 Mar 14

golddene says...

ringtone wrote:
I have to agree with tears4fears on the previous argument of the m o m debate being the sole preserve of match attendees and maybe the illegal streamists.

A bit like a fan paying for his Amex seats by monthly direct debit cannot really call themselves a season ticket holder.
Is that a handful of straws you are clutching, palace !!!!!!!! haha
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: I have to agree with tears4fears on the previous argument of the m o m debate being the sole preserve of match attendees and maybe the illegal streamists. A bit like a fan paying for his Amex seats by monthly direct debit cannot really call themselves a season ticket holder.[/p][/quote]Is that a handful of straws you are clutching, palace !!!!!!!! haha golddene
  • Score: 5

10:49am Sun 16 Mar 14

golddene says...

mark by the sea wrote:
farside wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below...
With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..
Indeed. No Obika in the squad yesterday. Rodriguez on the bench ahead of him and don't forget CMS to add more options amd more pace for the final push.
It's going to be close run but what an achievement for Oscar to even be in with a shout after a horrible start.
Do we keep obika as a shoe in for ulloa? If ulloa got injured Hoskins or cms are not like for like.
With a fully fit squad, some good players won't make the bench.
Really don't see Jon Obika as cover for Leo from what i have seen of him, admittedly only at the Amex, he's not what i would call a hold up target man, i thought his best position would be to play off Leo much like i expect the role for Hoskins,CMS,when they return and as Lingaard is playing now, support the forward from wide and cut in when the attack is from the opposite flank,with the midfield supporting centrally. Seems to be working.SEAGULLS.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below... With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..[/p][/quote]Indeed. No Obika in the squad yesterday. Rodriguez on the bench ahead of him and don't forget CMS to add more options amd more pace for the final push. It's going to be close run but what an achievement for Oscar to even be in with a shout after a horrible start.[/p][/quote]Do we keep obika as a shoe in for ulloa? If ulloa got injured Hoskins or cms are not like for like. With a fully fit squad, some good players won't make the bench.[/p][/quote]Really don't see Jon Obika as cover for Leo from what i have seen of him, admittedly only at the Amex, he's not what i would call a hold up target man, i thought his best position would be to play off Leo much like i expect the role for Hoskins,CMS,when they return and as Lingaard is playing now, support the forward from wide and cut in when the attack is from the opposite flank,with the midfield supporting centrally. Seems to be working.SEAGULLS. golddene
  • Score: 3

11:13am Sun 16 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

golddene wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
farside wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below...
With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..
Indeed. No Obika in the squad yesterday. Rodriguez on the bench ahead of him and don't forget CMS to add more options amd more pace for the final push.
It's going to be close run but what an achievement for Oscar to even be in with a shout after a horrible start.
Do we keep obika as a shoe in for ulloa? If ulloa got injured Hoskins or cms are not like for like.
With a fully fit squad, some good players won't make the bench.
Really don't see Jon Obika as cover for Leo from what i have seen of him, admittedly only at the Amex, he's not what i would call a hold up target man, i thought his best position would be to play off Leo much like i expect the role for Hoskins,CMS,when they return and as Lingaard is playing now, support the forward from wide and cut in when the attack is from the opposite flank,with the midfield supporting centrally. Seems to be working.SEAGULLS.
I don't see obika playing, my point was not if we have other forwards available, but Leo is a back to goal hold up player .. Neither cms or Hoskins can play that role , add either players lack of goals at championship level and obika might offer that back to goal strength .. ( not for me though , )
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Massive game coming up, 3 points will pour pressure on clubs above us , and finish off hopes of those below... With Orlandi , Andrews upson , Hoskins coming back over next few weeks we have a real chance for the play offs..[/p][/quote]Indeed. No Obika in the squad yesterday. Rodriguez on the bench ahead of him and don't forget CMS to add more options amd more pace for the final push. It's going to be close run but what an achievement for Oscar to even be in with a shout after a horrible start.[/p][/quote]Do we keep obika as a shoe in for ulloa? If ulloa got injured Hoskins or cms are not like for like. With a fully fit squad, some good players won't make the bench.[/p][/quote]Really don't see Jon Obika as cover for Leo from what i have seen of him, admittedly only at the Amex, he's not what i would call a hold up target man, i thought his best position would be to play off Leo much like i expect the role for Hoskins,CMS,when they return and as Lingaard is playing now, support the forward from wide and cut in when the attack is from the opposite flank,with the midfield supporting centrally. Seems to be working.SEAGULLS.[/p][/quote]I don't see obika playing, my point was not if we have other forwards available, but Leo is a back to goal hold up player .. Neither cms or Hoskins can play that role , add either players lack of goals at championship level and obika might offer that back to goal strength .. ( not for me though , ) mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

11:38am Sun 16 Mar 14

Shaftesbury Seagull says...

Actually the Bolton website shows that their manager did say that his side had been beaten by a better team On an afternoon of spitting and spats, when the petulant Portugese poseur at Stamford Bridge was sent to the naughty step to join the mouthy idiot from Newcastle who was already there, I thought Friedman showed his fellow managers how defeat should be accepted, like a man.
Actually the Bolton website shows that their manager did say that his side had been beaten by a better team On an afternoon of spitting and spats, when the petulant Portugese poseur at Stamford Bridge was sent to the naughty step to join the mouthy idiot from Newcastle who was already there, I thought Friedman showed his fellow managers how defeat should be accepted, like a man. Shaftesbury Seagull
  • Score: 6

1:08pm Sun 16 Mar 14

jonsyl says...

well done will buckley on scoring a double, well done the team for a good game and hang in there boys, this season is your chance to make it up the ladder. All the fans are behind you including two of us in south africa.
Break a leg boys !!!!!!!!!!
well done will buckley on scoring a double, well done the team for a good game and hang in there boys, this season is your chance to make it up the ladder. All the fans are behind you including two of us in south africa. Break a leg boys !!!!!!!!!! jonsyl
  • Score: 9

1:20pm Sun 16 Mar 14

pte says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Regarding the joe cole story, I think I am right in joe being a mate of upsons from England and west ham, I think they roomed together for a World Cup,
If that's the connection with the bonus of upson really enjoying his football and sussex is probably a great advert for the club. The guy was stuck in stoke for a few years constantly injured... And he has a new lease of life, got married and all is good for matty.
It's no surprise players who are sorted financially for the rest of there lives would want to move to East Sussex .. If cole was on 12k a week down here, his families happiness is more important..
What surprises me is that guy from MK dons choosing millwall, house prices around there are comparable with brighton, .... Anyone walked around there and the old area of East Indian docks would be back on the train in ten mins!
Players are like escorts: they don't care what the client looks like as long as he's paying. Besides there are nice places to live within a few miles of Millwall
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Regarding the joe cole story, I think I am right in joe being a mate of upsons from England and west ham, I think they roomed together for a World Cup, If that's the connection with the bonus of upson really enjoying his football and sussex is probably a great advert for the club. The guy was stuck in stoke for a few years constantly injured... And he has a new lease of life, got married and all is good for matty. It's no surprise players who are sorted financially for the rest of there lives would want to move to East Sussex .. If cole was on 12k a week down here, his families happiness is more important.. What surprises me is that guy from MK dons choosing millwall, house prices around there are comparable with brighton, .... Anyone walked around there and the old area of East Indian docks would be back on the train in ten mins![/p][/quote]Players are like escorts: they don't care what the client looks like as long as he's paying. Besides there are nice places to live within a few miles of Millwall pte
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Cory and Trevor says...

albionfan33 wrote:
He's a bitter little man no doubt
Freedman isn't like that at all. He said we were the better team and that WB scored two great goals. The bloke's as honest and magnanimous in this defeat as you'll ever hear a manager be.

You've described Billy Davies at Forest by mistake.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: He's a bitter little man no doubt[/p][/quote]Freedman isn't like that at all. He said we were the better team and that WB scored two great goals. The bloke's as honest and magnanimous in this defeat as you'll ever hear a manager be. You've described Billy Davies at Forest by mistake. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 8

2:05pm Sun 16 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Freedman opted to change things up for the visit of Brighton, do things differently than his lads had been doing in previous good performances which had seen them winning, a compliment to Brighton or a dumb decision?
I think Freedman tried to be too clever against us, he had this idea that he had spotted a perceived weakness in the way we defend and set out to exploit it, only problem was, he forgot to plan for what we can do up front.
Freedman opted to change things up for the visit of Brighton, do things differently than his lads had been doing in previous good performances which had seen them winning, a compliment to Brighton or a dumb decision? I think Freedman tried to be too clever against us, he had this idea that he had spotted a perceived weakness in the way we defend and set out to exploit it, only problem was, he forgot to plan for what we can do up front. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

4:07pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Freedman opted to change things up for the visit of Brighton, do things differently than his lads had been doing in previous good performances which had seen them winning, a compliment to Brighton or a dumb decision?
I think Freedman tried to be too clever against us, he had this idea that he had spotted a perceived weakness in the way we defend and set out to exploit it, only problem was, he forgot to plan for what we can do up front.
It must be quite intimidating trying to work out how to breach such a formidable defence. How his heart must have leapt when he saw the team sheet and realised Upson was missing, but little may he have realised how good Dunk is now. Two league starts, two wins, no goals conceded.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Freedman opted to change things up for the visit of Brighton, do things differently than his lads had been doing in previous good performances which had seen them winning, a compliment to Brighton or a dumb decision? I think Freedman tried to be too clever against us, he had this idea that he had spotted a perceived weakness in the way we defend and set out to exploit it, only problem was, he forgot to plan for what we can do up front.[/p][/quote]It must be quite intimidating trying to work out how to breach such a formidable defence. How his heart must have leapt when he saw the team sheet and realised Upson was missing, but little may he have realised how good Dunk is now. Two league starts, two wins, no goals conceded. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 7

6:04pm Sun 16 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

When we look at where we are today in terms of the table position, one has to wonder what could have been had Buckley, Crofts and Orlandi not been injured this season. The low points have brought about some highs, the emergence of Ince, brought about by Bridcutt bailing, and Solly stepping up when called upon and now Dunk getting back to his best form, we do see to have found the silver lining that edges the grey clouds.

The Italians paid us a visit to check out our fantastic stadium and our new facility,a real compliment to the club. We have this rather teasing story that relates to Joe Cole, how much truth it holds who knows but if national newspapers are linking us with guys like him it can't be a bad thing. We don't know what our remaining matches will bring but one thing for sure, all our competitors will be concerned about how we are coming on strong at the business end of the season.
Just as a team as a whole doesn't lose it's good form for no reason, injuries, bans or an individual player losing his touch, the same can be said of a team hitting good form. For us players retruning from injury and Lingard giving us what we lost when Crofts went down, (a real threat from midfield,) is starting to make a difference.

No matter what some might think, we don't have any weak links within out top 18-20 players, not when playing in this division. Solly, Dunk, JFC all three slot straight in no matter how long they have been left on the bench. Kaz may want to start every match but when he comes off that bench, it's not just a routine swap out, Kaz can, and often does, change a game in a heart beat.

This month, so far, is going great, setting us up nicely for April but we start April with three road trips. Nine points still up for grabs this month and then we hit the road. With, on paper, Ipswich at the Amex being the hardest challenge left in this month, nine points are doable, add five more from our three road trips and we would have 70 points, there would still be a possible 15 points available. Can we name the playoffs, you bet we can.
When we look at where we are today in terms of the table position, one has to wonder what could have been had Buckley, Crofts and Orlandi not been injured this season. The low points have brought about some highs, the emergence of Ince, brought about by Bridcutt bailing, and Solly stepping up when called upon and now Dunk getting back to his best form, we do see to have found the silver lining that edges the grey clouds. The Italians paid us a visit to check out our fantastic stadium and our new facility,a real compliment to the club. We have this rather teasing story that relates to Joe Cole, how much truth it holds who knows but if national newspapers are linking us with guys like him it can't be a bad thing. We don't know what our remaining matches will bring but one thing for sure, all our competitors will be concerned about how we are coming on strong at the business end of the season. Just as a team as a whole doesn't lose it's good form for no reason, injuries, bans or an individual player losing his touch, the same can be said of a team hitting good form. For us players retruning from injury and Lingard giving us what we lost when Crofts went down, (a real threat from midfield,) is starting to make a difference. No matter what some might think, we don't have any weak links within out top 18-20 players, not when playing in this division. Solly, Dunk, JFC all three slot straight in no matter how long they have been left on the bench. Kaz may want to start every match but when he comes off that bench, it's not just a routine swap out, Kaz can, and often does, change a game in a heart beat. This month, so far, is going great, setting us up nicely for April but we start April with three road trips. Nine points still up for grabs this month and then we hit the road. With, on paper, Ipswich at the Amex being the hardest challenge left in this month, nine points are doable, add five more from our three road trips and we would have 70 points, there would still be a possible 15 points available. Can we name the playoffs, you bet we can. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

7:42pm Sun 16 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Tears 4 fears wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Think freedman is actually saying Buckley took his two goals well. and Masons disallowed goal which was a tight call changed the game, had it been given who knows what the result would off been, not long after we got our second decisive goal to send me and the other fans who were there mental celebrating, we took our chances they did not on the day, Bolton played well i thought, but we were more hungry on the field for the 3 points.
Wonderful post Jeff.Please stay on the site.I note you was really at the game for a change.I also thought Bolton played very well.Like you say we took our chances for once,and they didn't.
At the game for a change i take that as a insult to be honest, i think your find me at next away game then all the others until the end off the season, like I have all season, THE QUOTE YOU PUT WAS AT THE GAME FOR A CHANGE, YER IT WAS A WONDERFUL POST CUS I WAS THERE TO COMMENT WITH MY HONEST OPINION, IF WE HAD BEEN POOR I WOULD PUT THAT.
[quote][p][bold]Tears 4 fears[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Think freedman is actually saying Buckley took his two goals well. and Masons disallowed goal which was a tight call changed the game, had it been given who knows what the result would off been, not long after we got our second decisive goal to send me and the other fans who were there mental celebrating, we took our chances they did not on the day, Bolton played well i thought, but we were more hungry on the field for the 3 points.[/p][/quote]Wonderful post Jeff.Please stay on the site.I note you was really at the game for a change.I also thought Bolton played very well.Like you say we took our chances for once,and they didn't.[/p][/quote]At the game for a change i take that as a insult to be honest, i think your find me at next away game then all the others until the end off the season, like I have all season, THE QUOTE YOU PUT WAS AT THE GAME FOR A CHANGE, YER IT WAS A WONDERFUL POST CUS I WAS THERE TO COMMENT WITH MY HONEST OPINION, IF WE HAD BEEN POOR I WOULD PUT THAT. JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

8:02pm Sun 16 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
When we look at where we are today in terms of the table position, one has to wonder what could have been had Buckley, Crofts and Orlandi not been injured this season. The low points have brought about some highs, the emergence of Ince, brought about by Bridcutt bailing, and Solly stepping up when called upon and now Dunk getting back to his best form, we do see to have found the silver lining that edges the grey clouds.

The Italians paid us a visit to check out our fantastic stadium and our new facility,a real compliment to the club. We have this rather teasing story that relates to Joe Cole, how much truth it holds who knows but if national newspapers are linking us with guys like him it can't be a bad thing. We don't know what our remaining matches will bring but one thing for sure, all our competitors will be concerned about how we are coming on strong at the business end of the season.
Just as a team as a whole doesn't lose it's good form for no reason, injuries, bans or an individual player losing his touch, the same can be said of a team hitting good form. For us players retruning from injury and Lingard giving us what we lost when Crofts went down, (a real threat from midfield,) is starting to make a difference.

No matter what some might think, we don't have any weak links within out top 18-20 players, not when playing in this division. Solly, Dunk, JFC all three slot straight in no matter how long they have been left on the bench. Kaz may want to start every match but when he comes off that bench, it's not just a routine swap out, Kaz can, and often does, change a game in a heart beat.

This month, so far, is going great, setting us up nicely for April but we start April with three road trips. Nine points still up for grabs this month and then we hit the road. With, on paper, Ipswich at the Amex being the hardest challenge left in this month, nine points are doable, add five more from our three road trips and we would have 70 points, there would still be a possible 15 points available. Can we name the playoffs, you bet we can.
Good post i agree with 99% but must disagree about Jake Foster Caskey does not cut it with me, he seems to go missing in a lot off games when he starts, not saying he will not get better because the lad is still learning, now solly march what a delight to watch the lad is, Joe Cole not for our club in my opinion
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: When we look at where we are today in terms of the table position, one has to wonder what could have been had Buckley, Crofts and Orlandi not been injured this season. The low points have brought about some highs, the emergence of Ince, brought about by Bridcutt bailing, and Solly stepping up when called upon and now Dunk getting back to his best form, we do see to have found the silver lining that edges the grey clouds. The Italians paid us a visit to check out our fantastic stadium and our new facility,a real compliment to the club. We have this rather teasing story that relates to Joe Cole, how much truth it holds who knows but if national newspapers are linking us with guys like him it can't be a bad thing. We don't know what our remaining matches will bring but one thing for sure, all our competitors will be concerned about how we are coming on strong at the business end of the season. Just as a team as a whole doesn't lose it's good form for no reason, injuries, bans or an individual player losing his touch, the same can be said of a team hitting good form. For us players retruning from injury and Lingard giving us what we lost when Crofts went down, (a real threat from midfield,) is starting to make a difference. No matter what some might think, we don't have any weak links within out top 18-20 players, not when playing in this division. Solly, Dunk, JFC all three slot straight in no matter how long they have been left on the bench. Kaz may want to start every match but when he comes off that bench, it's not just a routine swap out, Kaz can, and often does, change a game in a heart beat. This month, so far, is going great, setting us up nicely for April but we start April with three road trips. Nine points still up for grabs this month and then we hit the road. With, on paper, Ipswich at the Amex being the hardest challenge left in this month, nine points are doable, add five more from our three road trips and we would have 70 points, there would still be a possible 15 points available. Can we name the playoffs, you bet we can.[/p][/quote]Good post i agree with 99% but must disagree about Jake Foster Caskey does not cut it with me, he seems to go missing in a lot off games when he starts, not saying he will not get better because the lad is still learning, now solly march what a delight to watch the lad is, Joe Cole not for our club in my opinion JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

8:13pm Sun 16 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option.

The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history!

Next week now massive. It's in our hands.

Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer!
good post mate, I was also at the game yesterday, that disallowed goal in some way changed the game, because obviously off late we struggled to get a second goal to kill a team off, but 3 deserved points, JOE COLE not for us surely, we do not need another player laying on the treatment table more than on the field, collecting his wages doing nothing.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option. The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history! Next week now massive. It's in our hands. Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer![/p][/quote]good post mate, I was also at the game yesterday, that disallowed goal in some way changed the game, because obviously off late we struggled to get a second goal to kill a team off, but 3 deserved points, JOE COLE not for us surely, we do not need another player laying on the treatment table more than on the field, collecting his wages doing nothing. JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

8:26pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

JeffLomer wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option.

The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history!

Next week now massive. It's in our hands.

Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer!
good post mate, I was also at the game yesterday, that disallowed goal in some way changed the game, because obviously off late we struggled to get a second goal to kill a team off, but 3 deserved points, JOE COLE not for us surely, we do not need another player laying on the treatment table more than on the field, collecting his wages doing nothing.
Joe Cole is not exactly injury prone. I can't see his joining us but it would IMO be a fantastic signing.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option. The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history! Next week now massive. It's in our hands. Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer![/p][/quote]good post mate, I was also at the game yesterday, that disallowed goal in some way changed the game, because obviously off late we struggled to get a second goal to kill a team off, but 3 deserved points, JOE COLE not for us surely, we do not need another player laying on the treatment table more than on the field, collecting his wages doing nothing.[/p][/quote]Joe Cole is not exactly injury prone. I can't see his joining us but it would IMO be a fantastic signing. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Sun 16 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option.

The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history!

Next week now massive. It's in our hands.

Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer!
good post mate, I was also at the game yesterday, that disallowed goal in some way changed the game, because obviously off late we struggled to get a second goal to kill a team off, but 3 deserved points, JOE COLE not for us surely, we do not need another player laying on the treatment table more than on the field, collecting his wages doing nothing.
Joe Cole is not exactly injury prone. I can't see his joining us but it would IMO be a fantastic signing.
Joe cole could be the next upson, very talented footballer.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option. The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history! Next week now massive. It's in our hands. Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer![/p][/quote]good post mate, I was also at the game yesterday, that disallowed goal in some way changed the game, because obviously off late we struggled to get a second goal to kill a team off, but 3 deserved points, JOE COLE not for us surely, we do not need another player laying on the treatment table more than on the field, collecting his wages doing nothing.[/p][/quote]Joe Cole is not exactly injury prone. I can't see his joining us but it would IMO be a fantastic signing.[/p][/quote]Joe cole could be the next upson, very talented footballer. mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

10:46pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option.

The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history!

Next week now massive. It's in our hands.

Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer!
good post mate, I was also at the game yesterday, that disallowed goal in some way changed the game, because obviously off late we struggled to get a second goal to kill a team off, but 3 deserved points, JOE COLE not for us surely, we do not need another player laying on the treatment table more than on the field, collecting his wages doing nothing.
Joe Cole is not exactly injury prone. I can't see his joining us but it would IMO be a fantastic signing.
Joe cole could be the next upson, very talented footballer.
I've airways been a fan of Cole, ever since he was a youngster. Brilliant player, sublimely gifted.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Stephen Ward also gave a massive defensive and attacking performance yesterday. At he end he was fist pumping the air whilst looking toward the fans, he's a massive asset to the club and on yesterday's showing a more than adequate Bridge replacement, bearing in mind keeping Bridge (not that he's fit anyway) was not an option. The only downside was sometimes the decision making, on more than one occasion we had Ulloa in a fantastic goalscoring position yet Lingard / Stephens failed to pass to him. Felt we could have killed them off sooner, because for a while it looked like they were going to get back into it which would have been a shame as they were there for the taking. Anyway, their goal was ruled out and the rest is history! Next week now massive. It's in our hands. Did anyone see the Mirror article...apparently Joe Cole is lined up to sign for us in the summer![/p][/quote]good post mate, I was also at the game yesterday, that disallowed goal in some way changed the game, because obviously off late we struggled to get a second goal to kill a team off, but 3 deserved points, JOE COLE not for us surely, we do not need another player laying on the treatment table more than on the field, collecting his wages doing nothing.[/p][/quote]Joe Cole is not exactly injury prone. I can't see his joining us but it would IMO be a fantastic signing.[/p][/quote]Joe cole could be the next upson, very talented footballer.[/p][/quote]I've airways been a fan of Cole, ever since he was a youngster. Brilliant player, sublimely gifted. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

10:52pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Tears 4 fears wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Freedman opted to change things up for the visit of Brighton, do things differently than his lads had been doing in previous good performances which had seen them winning, a compliment to Brighton or a dumb decision?
I think Freedman tried to be too clever against us, he had this idea that he had spotted a perceived weakness in the way we defend and set out to exploit it, only problem was, he forgot to plan for what we can do up front.
It must be quite intimidating trying to work out how to breach such a formidable defence. How his heart must have leapt when he saw the team sheet and realised Upson was missing, but little may he have realised how good Dunk is now. Two league starts, two wins, no goals conceded.
What pure rubbish yet again.Just watch the Argus video you sad little man.Anyone with half a brain can see we owe that win yet again 100% to Tk.He made about 8 out of this world saves to keep us in the game.But you wouldn't no because you was not there yet again.It had nothing to do with your vile son.You sound so OTT Dunk this Dunk that.Can you post without its name.Get a life you very sad little man.
TK made one excellent save and a few routine saves.

You are a lone voice in your hatred of Dunk. Have you ever thought of a way of rechannelling your anger? Maybe if you look to Jesus, our eternal saviour? It's never too late for redemption.
[quote][p][bold]Tears 4 fears[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Freedman opted to change things up for the visit of Brighton, do things differently than his lads had been doing in previous good performances which had seen them winning, a compliment to Brighton or a dumb decision? I think Freedman tried to be too clever against us, he had this idea that he had spotted a perceived weakness in the way we defend and set out to exploit it, only problem was, he forgot to plan for what we can do up front.[/p][/quote]It must be quite intimidating trying to work out how to breach such a formidable defence. How his heart must have leapt when he saw the team sheet and realised Upson was missing, but little may he have realised how good Dunk is now. Two league starts, two wins, no goals conceded.[/p][/quote]What pure rubbish yet again.Just watch the Argus video you sad little man.Anyone with half a brain can see we owe that win yet again 100% to Tk.He made about 8 out of this world saves to keep us in the game.But you wouldn't no because you was not there yet again.It had nothing to do with your vile son.You sound so OTT Dunk this Dunk that.Can you post without its name.Get a life you very sad little man.[/p][/quote]TK made one excellent save and a few routine saves. You are a lone voice in your hatred of Dunk. Have you ever thought of a way of rechannelling your anger? Maybe if you look to Jesus, our eternal saviour? It's never too late for redemption. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

2:12am Mon 17 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

I guess if Dunk gets some flak from Free Loader it at least means that Spanish Dave gets a break, so that should please Mr. Naylor.
I really don't know why Dunk is his constant target, Oscar calls on him and he delivers, what more can we ask for. It's one thing filling in for Greer when you have Upson on the park, but swap them two, and Dunk had some big boots to fill.
Chances are both Upson and Greer will be fit for the visit of Ipswich, and Dunk probably won't start, but he will sit on the bench knowing that all those with half a brain, appriciate his contributions over the last two matches, even the little men who, for one reason or another, may be feeling a little sad, and yes, I am feeling a little sad today.
I guess if Dunk gets some flak from Free Loader it at least means that Spanish Dave gets a break, so that should please Mr. Naylor. I really don't know why Dunk is his constant target, Oscar calls on him and he delivers, what more can we ask for. It's one thing filling in for Greer when you have Upson on the park, but swap them two, and Dunk had some big boots to fill. Chances are both Upson and Greer will be fit for the visit of Ipswich, and Dunk probably won't start, but he will sit on the bench knowing that all those with half a brain, appriciate his contributions over the last two matches, even the little men who, for one reason or another, may be feeling a little sad, and yes, I am feeling a little sad today. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

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