We'll do it our way - but Bruno hopes to cook up a play-off treat

Bruno has clear ideas on how he wants to play football

Bruno has clear ideas on how he wants to play football

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Bruno has told Albion fans he will remain loyal to his football principles in the quest for the play-offs.

Which means he will try to avoid putting the ball “in the mixer” - or even the Spanish stewpot.

The Spanish right-back expects the Seagulls to stick with their patient rather than lofting the ball hopefully into a crowded goalmouth.

Even though it can still come as a bit of a culture shock.

He said: “I play near the crowd. I can sense people getting, not nervous, but wanting me to get the ball forward.

“People have their way of playing football, what they have been used to.

“But I’m a player who always wants to start a passing move.

“I look for team-mates, look for a line to thread the pass. There are ways of playing and I think my style is more Spanish, if you like.

“I’ve adapted to football here. I love it here and I enjoy the football. But the full-backs here really like to get the ball forward quickly.”

Bruno has learnt a few footballing phrases during almost two seasons at the Amex, including “put it in the mixer”.

He revealed: “In Spain we talk about putting it in the ‘olla’. That’s a big pot we cook traditional stew in.

“Everything goes in there and then you see how it turns out.

“But imagine how difficult it is to score a goal playing football like that. “With so many players in there, it’s hard.

"In the last few minutes against QPR we took our time with the build-up, got forward and passed the ball across goal. It’s a lot more difficult to defend a ball like that.”

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9:37am Sat 22 Mar 14

bikerjimbo says...

He says it like it is. I do feel a bit frustrated at times and we don't score enough goals but look at our defensive record and that is why we are pushing for the playoffs. What I have found is that if Bruno is playing well then the team does and if he ha an off day for some reason the team lose their confidence and fluidity. Should be good game today and very important to win. Birmingham ad Derby could do us great favours. UTA
He says it like it is. I do feel a bit frustrated at times and we don't score enough goals but look at our defensive record and that is why we are pushing for the playoffs. What I have found is that if Bruno is playing well then the team does and if he ha an off day for some reason the team lose their confidence and fluidity. Should be good game today and very important to win. Birmingham ad Derby could do us great favours. UTA bikerjimbo
  • Score: 7

9:49am Sat 22 Mar 14

Chi Gull says...

I love our passing game, but like everything, it works better when the team is playing with confidence and moving the ball quickly and more positively. We do mix it up with a few long diagonal balls and the odd long ball for Buckers to run on to (when he is playing). All of that is better than the hopeful punt up field to twin strikers.
I love our passing game, but like everything, it works better when the team is playing with confidence and moving the ball quickly and more positively. We do mix it up with a few long diagonal balls and the odd long ball for Buckers to run on to (when he is playing). All of that is better than the hopeful punt up field to twin strikers. Chi Gull
  • Score: 5

11:57am Sat 22 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

Loving Bruno's work! Such a refreshing philosophy which is still being adapted to in England. Keep up the good work though, Bruno, you are a joy to watch!!
Loving Bruno's work! Such a refreshing philosophy which is still being adapted to in England. Keep up the good work though, Bruno, you are a joy to watch!! WestStander17
  • Score: 5

12:34pm Sat 22 Mar 14

gilbertthecat says...

For me alot of this season my jury has been out on Bruno. Some inconsistency as others have said but when he's playing well and getting his passes right we look dangerous down the right and the ball seems to move much faster. Few games ago the link up between Bruno and SD was fantastic to watch - can't remember who the third part of the triangle was that day (got a feeling it may have been DR as Spain featured heavily) but would love to see it all happening again.

Leaving soon to get my pie and pint in before the game - hopefully rain will hold off and sun will shine on the whole team.
For me alot of this season my jury has been out on Bruno. Some inconsistency as others have said but when he's playing well and getting his passes right we look dangerous down the right and the ball seems to move much faster. Few games ago the link up between Bruno and SD was fantastic to watch - can't remember who the third part of the triangle was that day (got a feeling it may have been DR as Spain featured heavily) but would love to see it all happening again. Leaving soon to get my pie and pint in before the game - hopefully rain will hold off and sun will shine on the whole team. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 1

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