Albion suffer home setback

Tommy Smith beats Tomasz Kuszczak for the first goal (photos Simon Dack)

Jesse Lingard bursts through

Young fans enjoy the match

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Albion’s play-off hopes were hit by a pair of Ipswich Town headers at the Amex today.

Centre-back Tommy Smith and target man Daryl Murphy were on target in the second half to hand the Tractor Boys a 2-0 win.

Albion were not at their best but had a handful of chances at both 0-0 and 1-0 to have taken some reward in the race for the top six.

Smith claimed Town’s 16th set-piece goal of the season – the second best tally in the Championship on the hour.

He struck from point blank range after Murphy nodded a corner goalwards.

Murphy himself got the second 20 minutes later, heading across Tomasz Kuszczak after brilliant work by Jonny Williams to beat Will Buckley and cross.

Town became only the second team this term to stop Albion scoring at home.

Dean Gerken made his best save soon after the interval from a volley by Jesse Lingard which looked like beating him low to his right.

Lingard failed to convert a first half one-on-one created by Bruno’s clever chipped pass.

And Leo Ulloa glanced a header just wide at 1-0 from a tempting cross by Lingard.

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5:24pm Sat 22 Mar 14

russellsnr2 says...

We just didn't turn up today.
Only watched on-line but Ipswich looked like they wanted it more and TK should have taken control on that first goal.
Be interesting to hear from those who did get to the game?
We just didn't turn up today. Only watched on-line but Ipswich looked like they wanted it more and TK should have taken control on that first goal. Be interesting to hear from those who did get to the game? russellsnr2
  • Score: 3

5:29pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Gee Jay says...

Never really got into it.
Outsmarted again by big Mick and his Tractor Boys.
They showed us how to take chances and put them away.
We were timid and lacklustre and, as often happens when we have our biggest crowds, we play below our best.
We had better improve for Tuesday at Hillsborough.
Never really got into it. Outsmarted again by big Mick and his Tractor Boys. They showed us how to take chances and put them away. We were timid and lacklustre and, as often happens when we have our biggest crowds, we play below our best. We had better improve for Tuesday at Hillsborough. Gee Jay
  • Score: 5

5:40pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Conelli98 says...

Went to game and one comment only...POOR!
Went to game and one comment only...POOR! Conelli98
  • Score: 7

5:44pm Sat 22 Mar 14

bbb1969 says...

I am still optimistic but think I will take a top 10 finish now. This is only one game and youcan't win them all but this was a must win game to keep the pressure on. Be happy with a draw at Hillsborough and the win the remaining games and hope other teams slip up.
Desparatelt need to change tactics as we are team predictable.
Lingarde should have stayed on today and I disagree with some of the fans at the match today because he ran behind defenders, had his chances but also put the odd good crossin. March should have been on for the defensive midfielder Andrews. It seems to go t..ts up with ince and andrews together
I am still optimistic but think I will take a top 10 finish now. This is only one game and youcan't win them all but this was a must win game to keep the pressure on. Be happy with a draw at Hillsborough and the win the remaining games and hope other teams slip up. Desparatelt need to change tactics as we are team predictable. Lingarde should have stayed on today and I disagree with some of the fans at the match today because he ran behind defenders, had his chances but also put the odd good crossin. March should have been on for the defensive midfielder Andrews. It seems to go t..ts up with ince and andrews together bbb1969
  • Score: 2

5:48pm Sat 22 Mar 14

ringtone says...

Could not use my paid for up front actual season ticket today because of work but i have to say that listening to the Albion on the radio is like watching paint dry.
Could not use my paid for up front actual season ticket today because of work but i have to say that listening to the Albion on the radio is like watching paint dry. ringtone
  • Score: -8

5:52pm Sat 22 Mar 14

jockithenoo says...

I'm not having it hopes set on other teams slipping up is went our way for to long results going for us. To be serious challengers we must take charge of our own destiny. We showed or usual lack of ambition in shooting when in the zone have a shout FFS try but don't give up. Turn up Tuesday and show you're premier league quality.
That's my rant done.
Heads up for Tuesday.
UTA
I'm not having it hopes set on other teams slipping up is went our way for to long results going for us. To be serious challengers we must take charge of our own destiny. We showed or usual lack of ambition in shooting when in the zone have a shout FFS try but don't give up. Turn up Tuesday and show you're premier league quality. That's my rant done. Heads up for Tuesday. UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 0

5:57pm Sat 22 Mar 14

tug509 says...

A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that .

Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! .
We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor .
Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! .
We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it .

And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !.

But as always UTA.
A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that . Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! . We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor . Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! . We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it . And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !. But as always UTA. tug509
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Sat 22 Mar 14

bruce beckett says...

Just 8 wins from 19 home games ... not exactly promotion form. Massive game today so I expected a massive effort from the players, but just like the Palace playoff last year, we weren't up to the challenge.

Midfield not creative enough and surprised Stephens started on the bench. We needed a spark from someone in the second half but it never came.

Three points a must now at Wednesday on Tuesday night or it could be curtains. And it's not exactly our lucky ground.
Just 8 wins from 19 home games ... not exactly promotion form. Massive game today so I expected a massive effort from the players, but just like the Palace playoff last year, we weren't up to the challenge. Midfield not creative enough and surprised Stephens started on the bench. We needed a spark from someone in the second half but it never came. Three points a must now at Wednesday on Tuesday night or it could be curtains. And it's not exactly our lucky ground. bruce beckett
  • Score: -6

6:31pm Sat 22 Mar 14

impose our game gull says...

Broadly insipid performance without drive nor purpose. Balls in against a big defence - why don't we run at our man just a few more times. Poor finishing and opportunity taking. An off day after a good run.

How could the sponsors choose Bruno as man of the match?? made to look an idiot 7 - 8 times as he has been for the past 3 - 4 matches. Great when he pushes forward and delivers some great balls in but ridiculous when he looks to do clever arrogant stuff in dangerous positions and gets one in three of them wrong and then leaves us so often in trouble!! Found out today. When someone like Bruno (as with Greer or Calderon) is booked in the first half sub him out at half time.

Lua Lua on too late - we need him on either at half time or by 50 minutes if the first 5 mins of the second half demonstrates the same apathy and lack of purpose of the first.

Where's the incision, the excitement, the drive? Our lack of goals and getting going earlier on and really looking like we want to win the match is going to cost us early unless we rapidly really go for it. Two up front for a start - especially at home!! What a disappointing performance for our biggest home crowd!!

UTA - roll on Tuesday
Broadly insipid performance without drive nor purpose. Balls in against a big defence - why don't we run at our man just a few more times. Poor finishing and opportunity taking. An off day after a good run. How could the sponsors choose Bruno as man of the match?? made to look an idiot 7 - 8 times as he has been for the past 3 - 4 matches. Great when he pushes forward and delivers some great balls in but ridiculous when he looks to do clever arrogant stuff in dangerous positions and gets one in three of them wrong and then leaves us so often in trouble!! Found out today. When someone like Bruno (as with Greer or Calderon) is booked in the first half sub him out at half time. Lua Lua on too late - we need him on either at half time or by 50 minutes if the first 5 mins of the second half demonstrates the same apathy and lack of purpose of the first. Where's the incision, the excitement, the drive? Our lack of goals and getting going earlier on and really looking like we want to win the match is going to cost us early unless we rapidly really go for it. Two up front for a start - especially at home!! What a disappointing performance for our biggest home crowd!! UTA - roll on Tuesday impose our game gull
  • Score: 5

6:50pm Sat 22 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

tug509 wrote:
A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that .

Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! .
We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor .
Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! .
We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it .

And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !.

But as always UTA.
i didnt think it was that bad tbf. as you say we knew they would sit deep. we just didnt get the breaks today least we can put it right on tues
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that . Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! . We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor . Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! . We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it . And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !. But as always UTA.[/p][/quote]i didnt think it was that bad tbf. as you say we knew they would sit deep. we just didnt get the breaks today least we can put it right on tues albionfan33
  • Score: 2

6:55pm Sat 22 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Win some lose some no point crying over it, can't win every game bring on Sheffield Wednesday game
Win some lose some no point crying over it, can't win every game bring on Sheffield Wednesday game JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

7:05pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Neville says...

I was at the match as per usual today and again nothing changes at home,totally frustrated and bored with all this own half pingball.
Very negative formation for a game we needed and should have won,with Andrews picked in front of back four and Ince also deep which just played into the oppositions hands.
Plenty of boring possession in our own half with balls up to the front then passed back to the halfway line,powder puff crosses (Bruno the exception) from Forster Caskey and floated balls from Andrews,why won’t anyone hit the ball with pace. We even had a free kick in an attacking position and Forster –Caskey passed it back to one of their players instead of getting it in the box. Players afraid to shoot in the first half again no one prepared to take responsibility.
Lingard looks fast and useful but very lightweight and assume part of the loan deal stipulates he must play a certain amount of matches.
With our constant possession in our own half Ipswich could easily reform everytime and when they did break they did so with 3 or 4 players in support and when they crossed they found their man,unfortunately we couldn’t again.
Most matches have this same theme, possession lots of it without penetration,go a goal behind and then chase the game bringing on Lua Lua at 60 mins followed by March-so so predictable.
There was little atmosphere today even with 29000 and that’s because of the amount of time the ball is spent in our own half,the crowd come alight when we attack,surely OG must realise this.
We had apparently 23 attempts at goal but I can only recall their keeper being tested a couple of times.
Listened to the radio reaction tonight and many our now querying our negative selections and tactics at home,Lua Lua was interviewed and unhappy at being an ‘impact sub’ wants to play a full game,most of the fans want that as well. Lots of fans drifted out after the second goal and OG should heed this.
OG has done well all things considered,but again on the interview he would not discuss league position or his selections.It is obvious that he won’t change his tactics, won’t play 442 and will continue playing an isolated Ulloa up front.
I was down by the dugouts and the comparison of Mc Carthy being involved with every kick and OG pulling the odd face was noticeable.
Ready for all the thumbs down who believe OG can do no wrong but I am afraid his inflexibility and inability to pick the same team 2 games running and hit a continuous run leaves me frustrated and quite frankly unless he picks an attacking line up then the play offs will be a missed opportunity,just like today.
I was at the match as per usual today and again nothing changes at home,totally frustrated and bored with all this own half pingball. Very negative formation for a game we needed and should have won,with Andrews picked in front of back four and Ince also deep which just played into the oppositions hands. Plenty of boring possession in our own half with balls up to the front then passed back to the halfway line,powder puff crosses (Bruno the exception) from Forster Caskey and floated balls from Andrews,why won’t anyone hit the ball with pace. We even had a free kick in an attacking position and Forster –Caskey passed it back to one of their players instead of getting it in the box. Players afraid to shoot in the first half again no one prepared to take responsibility. Lingard looks fast and useful but very lightweight and assume part of the loan deal stipulates he must play a certain amount of matches. With our constant possession in our own half Ipswich could easily reform everytime and when they did break they did so with 3 or 4 players in support and when they crossed they found their man,unfortunately we couldn’t again. Most matches have this same theme, possession lots of it without penetration,go a goal behind and then chase the game bringing on Lua Lua at 60 mins followed by March-so so predictable. There was little atmosphere today even with 29000 and that’s because of the amount of time the ball is spent in our own half,the crowd come alight when we attack,surely OG must realise this. We had apparently 23 attempts at goal but I can only recall their keeper being tested a couple of times. Listened to the radio reaction tonight and many our now querying our negative selections and tactics at home,Lua Lua was interviewed and unhappy at being an ‘impact sub’ wants to play a full game,most of the fans want that as well. Lots of fans drifted out after the second goal and OG should heed this. OG has done well all things considered,but again on the interview he would not discuss league position or his selections.It is obvious that he won’t change his tactics, won’t play 442 and will continue playing an isolated Ulloa up front. I was down by the dugouts and the comparison of Mc Carthy being involved with every kick and OG pulling the odd face was noticeable. Ready for all the thumbs down who believe OG can do no wrong but I am afraid his inflexibility and inability to pick the same team 2 games running and hit a continuous run leaves me frustrated and quite frankly unless he picks an attacking line up then the play offs will be a missed opportunity,just like today. Neville
  • Score: 16

7:30pm Sat 22 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Neville wrote:
I was at the match as per usual today and again nothing changes at home,totally frustrated and bored with all this own half pingball.
Very negative formation for a game we needed and should have won,with Andrews picked in front of back four and Ince also deep which just played into the oppositions hands.
Plenty of boring possession in our own half with balls up to the front then passed back to the halfway line,powder puff crosses (Bruno the exception) from Forster Caskey and floated balls from Andrews,why won’t anyone hit the ball with pace. We even had a free kick in an attacking position and Forster –Caskey passed it back to one of their players instead of getting it in the box. Players afraid to shoot in the first half again no one prepared to take responsibility.
Lingard looks fast and useful but very lightweight and assume part of the loan deal stipulates he must play a certain amount of matches.
With our constant possession in our own half Ipswich could easily reform everytime and when they did break they did so with 3 or 4 players in support and when they crossed they found their man,unfortunately we couldn’t again.
Most matches have this same theme, possession lots of it without penetration,go a goal behind and then chase the game bringing on Lua Lua at 60 mins followed by March-so so predictable.
There was little atmosphere today even with 29000 and that’s because of the amount of time the ball is spent in our own half,the crowd come alight when we attack,surely OG must realise this.
We had apparently 23 attempts at goal but I can only recall their keeper being tested a couple of times.
Listened to the radio reaction tonight and many our now querying our negative selections and tactics at home,Lua Lua was interviewed and unhappy at being an ‘impact sub’ wants to play a full game,most of the fans want that as well. Lots of fans drifted out after the second goal and OG should heed this.
OG has done well all things considered,but again on the interview he would not discuss league position or his selections.It is obvious that he won’t change his tactics, won’t play 442 and will continue playing an isolated Ulloa up front.
I was down by the dugouts and the comparison of Mc Carthy being involved with every kick and OG pulling the odd face was noticeable.
Ready for all the thumbs down who believe OG can do no wrong but I am afraid his inflexibility and inability to pick the same team 2 games running and hit a continuous run leaves me frustrated and quite frankly unless he picks an attacking line up then the play offs will be a missed opportunity,just like today.
You won't get a thumbs down from me excellent post from your heart, foster caskey does not cut it with me, Andrews should be sent back to Bolton to slow, Lua Lua is not happy sitting on the bench week after week I no this and its fact. Someone I no knows kaz and he says he don't see eye to eye with Jones that's why he does not start as much as he should do, that's fact!! Good post Neville!!
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I was at the match as per usual today and again nothing changes at home,totally frustrated and bored with all this own half pingball. Very negative formation for a game we needed and should have won,with Andrews picked in front of back four and Ince also deep which just played into the oppositions hands. Plenty of boring possession in our own half with balls up to the front then passed back to the halfway line,powder puff crosses (Bruno the exception) from Forster Caskey and floated balls from Andrews,why won’t anyone hit the ball with pace. We even had a free kick in an attacking position and Forster –Caskey passed it back to one of their players instead of getting it in the box. Players afraid to shoot in the first half again no one prepared to take responsibility. Lingard looks fast and useful but very lightweight and assume part of the loan deal stipulates he must play a certain amount of matches. With our constant possession in our own half Ipswich could easily reform everytime and when they did break they did so with 3 or 4 players in support and when they crossed they found their man,unfortunately we couldn’t again. Most matches have this same theme, possession lots of it without penetration,go a goal behind and then chase the game bringing on Lua Lua at 60 mins followed by March-so so predictable. There was little atmosphere today even with 29000 and that’s because of the amount of time the ball is spent in our own half,the crowd come alight when we attack,surely OG must realise this. We had apparently 23 attempts at goal but I can only recall their keeper being tested a couple of times. Listened to the radio reaction tonight and many our now querying our negative selections and tactics at home,Lua Lua was interviewed and unhappy at being an ‘impact sub’ wants to play a full game,most of the fans want that as well. Lots of fans drifted out after the second goal and OG should heed this. OG has done well all things considered,but again on the interview he would not discuss league position or his selections.It is obvious that he won’t change his tactics, won’t play 442 and will continue playing an isolated Ulloa up front. I was down by the dugouts and the comparison of Mc Carthy being involved with every kick and OG pulling the odd face was noticeable. Ready for all the thumbs down who believe OG can do no wrong but I am afraid his inflexibility and inability to pick the same team 2 games running and hit a continuous run leaves me frustrated and quite frankly unless he picks an attacking line up then the play offs will be a missed opportunity,just like today.[/p][/quote]You won't get a thumbs down from me excellent post from your heart, foster caskey does not cut it with me, Andrews should be sent back to Bolton to slow, Lua Lua is not happy sitting on the bench week after week I no this and its fact. Someone I no knows kaz and he says he don't see eye to eye with Jones that's why he does not start as much as he should do, that's fact!! Good post Neville!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 6

7:30pm Sat 22 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Neville wrote:
I was at the match as per usual today and again nothing changes at home,totally frustrated and bored with all this own half pingball.
Very negative formation for a game we needed and should have won,with Andrews picked in front of back four and Ince also deep which just played into the oppositions hands.
Plenty of boring possession in our own half with balls up to the front then passed back to the halfway line,powder puff crosses (Bruno the exception) from Forster Caskey and floated balls from Andrews,why won’t anyone hit the ball with pace. We even had a free kick in an attacking position and Forster –Caskey passed it back to one of their players instead of getting it in the box. Players afraid to shoot in the first half again no one prepared to take responsibility.
Lingard looks fast and useful but very lightweight and assume part of the loan deal stipulates he must play a certain amount of matches.
With our constant possession in our own half Ipswich could easily reform everytime and when they did break they did so with 3 or 4 players in support and when they crossed they found their man,unfortunately we couldn’t again.
Most matches have this same theme, possession lots of it without penetration,go a goal behind and then chase the game bringing on Lua Lua at 60 mins followed by March-so so predictable.
There was little atmosphere today even with 29000 and that’s because of the amount of time the ball is spent in our own half,the crowd come alight when we attack,surely OG must realise this.
We had apparently 23 attempts at goal but I can only recall their keeper being tested a couple of times.
Listened to the radio reaction tonight and many our now querying our negative selections and tactics at home,Lua Lua was interviewed and unhappy at being an ‘impact sub’ wants to play a full game,most of the fans want that as well. Lots of fans drifted out after the second goal and OG should heed this.
OG has done well all things considered,but again on the interview he would not discuss league position or his selections.It is obvious that he won’t change his tactics, won’t play 442 and will continue playing an isolated Ulloa up front.
I was down by the dugouts and the comparison of Mc Carthy being involved with every kick and OG pulling the odd face was noticeable.
Ready for all the thumbs down who believe OG can do no wrong but I am afraid his inflexibility and inability to pick the same team 2 games running and hit a continuous run leaves me frustrated and quite frankly unless he picks an attacking line up then the play offs will be a missed opportunity,just like today.
You won't get a thumbs down from me excellent post from your heart, foster caskey does not cut it with me, Andrews should be sent back to Bolton to slow, Lua Lua is not happy sitting on the bench week after week I no this and its fact. Someone I no knows kaz and he says he don't see eye to eye with Jones that's why he does not start as much as he should do, that's fact!! Good post Neville!!
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I was at the match as per usual today and again nothing changes at home,totally frustrated and bored with all this own half pingball. Very negative formation for a game we needed and should have won,with Andrews picked in front of back four and Ince also deep which just played into the oppositions hands. Plenty of boring possession in our own half with balls up to the front then passed back to the halfway line,powder puff crosses (Bruno the exception) from Forster Caskey and floated balls from Andrews,why won’t anyone hit the ball with pace. We even had a free kick in an attacking position and Forster –Caskey passed it back to one of their players instead of getting it in the box. Players afraid to shoot in the first half again no one prepared to take responsibility. Lingard looks fast and useful but very lightweight and assume part of the loan deal stipulates he must play a certain amount of matches. With our constant possession in our own half Ipswich could easily reform everytime and when they did break they did so with 3 or 4 players in support and when they crossed they found their man,unfortunately we couldn’t again. Most matches have this same theme, possession lots of it without penetration,go a goal behind and then chase the game bringing on Lua Lua at 60 mins followed by March-so so predictable. There was little atmosphere today even with 29000 and that’s because of the amount of time the ball is spent in our own half,the crowd come alight when we attack,surely OG must realise this. We had apparently 23 attempts at goal but I can only recall their keeper being tested a couple of times. Listened to the radio reaction tonight and many our now querying our negative selections and tactics at home,Lua Lua was interviewed and unhappy at being an ‘impact sub’ wants to play a full game,most of the fans want that as well. Lots of fans drifted out after the second goal and OG should heed this. OG has done well all things considered,but again on the interview he would not discuss league position or his selections.It is obvious that he won’t change his tactics, won’t play 442 and will continue playing an isolated Ulloa up front. I was down by the dugouts and the comparison of Mc Carthy being involved with every kick and OG pulling the odd face was noticeable. Ready for all the thumbs down who believe OG can do no wrong but I am afraid his inflexibility and inability to pick the same team 2 games running and hit a continuous run leaves me frustrated and quite frankly unless he picks an attacking line up then the play offs will be a missed opportunity,just like today.[/p][/quote]You won't get a thumbs down from me excellent post from your heart, foster caskey does not cut it with me, Andrews should be sent back to Bolton to slow, Lua Lua is not happy sitting on the bench week after week I no this and its fact. Someone I no knows kaz and he says he don't see eye to eye with Jones that's why he does not start as much as he should do, that's fact!! Good post Neville!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -3

8:35pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season
1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges.
2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had.
3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in.

The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.
Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: -2

9:00pm Sat 22 Mar 14

oscar must go says...

Falmer Wizard wrote:
Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season
1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges.
2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had.
3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in.

The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.
People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable.

Oscar OUT!!
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.[/p][/quote]People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable. Oscar OUT!! oscar must go
  • Score: 0

9:25pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Sussex113 says...

Why do they persist in playing Buckley?

Ok he scored two goals last week, but most of the games I've seen he has been pretty useless. By no means the only one today but stood out. Very keen but ineffective.

Today we lacked someone to present any real threat.
Why do they persist in playing Buckley? Ok he scored two goals last week, but most of the games I've seen he has been pretty useless. By no means the only one today but stood out. Very keen but ineffective. Today we lacked someone to present any real threat. Sussex113
  • Score: -8

11:46pm Sat 22 Mar 14

gilbertthecat says...

Falmer Wizard wrote:
Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.
I actually agree with this to a degree. Ask a Palarse fan or for that matter any of the also ran PL team fans how much fun it is to watch your team get battered week in week out. Cardiff fans had an exciting game this afernoon but will they be satisfied with that?

I'd like PL as much as the next but only when we are able to stay there and win at least some games. If not then watching top end Championship football is actually pretty satisfying - when the team are playing well at any rate. So i'm prepared to wait or go up and I'll be happy either way for the most part.
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.[/p][/quote]I actually agree with this to a degree. Ask a Palarse fan or for that matter any of the also ran PL team fans how much fun it is to watch your team get battered week in week out. Cardiff fans had an exciting game this afernoon but will they be satisfied with that? I'd like PL as much as the next but only when we are able to stay there and win at least some games. If not then watching top end Championship football is actually pretty satisfying - when the team are playing well at any rate. So i'm prepared to wait or go up and I'll be happy either way for the most part. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 0

12:01am Sun 23 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

albionfan33 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that .

Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! .
We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor .
Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! .
We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it .

And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !.

But as always UTA.
i didnt think it was that bad tbf. as you say we knew they would sit deep. we just didnt get the breaks today least we can put it right on tues
But you was not at the game again Ex-pat.You was on this site trying sort out a free stream at half time.Your post times prove this to be correct yet again.The game was very poor today like watching paint dry.JFK already looked like he was on his summer holidays yet again.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that . Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! . We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor . Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! . We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it . And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !. But as always UTA.[/p][/quote]i didnt think it was that bad tbf. as you say we knew they would sit deep. we just didnt get the breaks today least we can put it right on tues[/p][/quote]But you was not at the game again Ex-pat.You was on this site trying sort out a free stream at half time.Your post times prove this to be correct yet again.The game was very poor today like watching paint dry.JFK already looked like he was on his summer holidays yet again. The Bosch
  • Score: 1

1:30am Sun 23 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

oscar must go wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote: Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.
People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable. Oscar OUT!!
I will be thumbing down every post you make with your chosen handle, as I fundamentally disagree with the sentiment in every way.

Also why do people so often pick the best of one list and the worst of another when making a point i.e Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool equate to Leicester, Forest and QPR not Donny, Orient and Brentford?
[quote][p][bold]oscar must go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.[/p][/quote]People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable. Oscar OUT!![/p][/quote]I will be thumbing down every post you make with your chosen handle, as I fundamentally disagree with the sentiment in every way. Also why do people so often pick the best of one list and the worst of another when making a point i.e Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool equate to Leicester, Forest and QPR not Donny, Orient and Brentford? Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

1:33am Sun 23 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

The Bosch wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that .

Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! .
We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor .
Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! .
We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it .

And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !.

But as always UTA.
i didnt think it was that bad tbf. as you say we knew they would sit deep. we just didnt get the breaks today least we can put it right on tues
But you was not at the game again Ex-pat.You was on this site trying sort out a free stream at half time.Your post times prove this to be correct yet again.The game was very poor today like watching paint dry.JFK already looked like he was on his summer holidays yet again.
Why are you talking about your obsession (Ex Pat) in response to the quoted posts?

Also isn't JFK dead? (The butler did it.)
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that . Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! . We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor . Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! . We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it . And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !. But as always UTA.[/p][/quote]i didnt think it was that bad tbf. as you say we knew they would sit deep. we just didnt get the breaks today least we can put it right on tues[/p][/quote]But you was not at the game again Ex-pat.You was on this site trying sort out a free stream at half time.Your post times prove this to be correct yet again.The game was very poor today like watching paint dry.JFK already looked like he was on his summer holidays yet again.[/p][/quote]Why are you talking about your obsession (Ex Pat) in response to the quoted posts? Also isn't JFK dead? (The butler did it.) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

4:56am Sun 23 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

The Bosch wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that .

Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! .
We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor .
Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! .
We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it .

And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !.

But as always UTA.
i didnt think it was that bad tbf. as you say we knew they would sit deep. we just didnt get the breaks today least we can put it right on tues
But you was not at the game again Ex-pat.You was on this site trying sort out a free stream at half time.Your post times prove this to be correct yet again.The game was very poor today like watching paint dry.JFK already looked like he was on his summer holidays yet again.
well i live in germany and i also said at 5.30 in the morning that there was a stream i just wanted to help my fellow fans who might not of known there was a stream available and for the record im not ex-pat if you had any brains at all you would know his command of english is much better than mine
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: A bunch of cowards turned up for a thumping ,from a far superior team ,they stuck 10 men behind the ball ,as many do ,we should at least be used to that . Our response ,leave Kaz on the bench ,the one man who can unlock a defence ,I said it in a post before the game ,sh1t I did not want to be right ,but a blind man could see it happening ,pi55 poor from Oscar ,out smarted by an idiot ! . We lost because ,we knew what they would do ,we knew what we should do and we didn`t do it ,very poor . Lingard says he will use us to win a MU contract ,not if you miss open f***in goals you wont ! . We lost at theirs 2-0 and probably deserved it ,if this is putting it right ,you can shove it . And the negs can go where the game went ,down the sh1tta ,what a chance we blew today !. But as always UTA.[/p][/quote]i didnt think it was that bad tbf. as you say we knew they would sit deep. we just didnt get the breaks today least we can put it right on tues[/p][/quote]But you was not at the game again Ex-pat.You was on this site trying sort out a free stream at half time.Your post times prove this to be correct yet again.The game was very poor today like watching paint dry.JFK already looked like he was on his summer holidays yet again.[/p][/quote]well i live in germany and i also said at 5.30 in the morning that there was a stream i just wanted to help my fellow fans who might not of known there was a stream available and for the record im not ex-pat if you had any brains at all you would know his command of english is much better than mine albionfan33
  • Score: 1

6:08am Sun 23 Mar 14

JollyRoger says...

impose our game gull wrote:
Broadly insipid performance without drive nor purpose. Balls in against a big defence - why don't we run at our man just a few more times. Poor finishing and opportunity taking. An off day after a good run.

How could the sponsors choose Bruno as man of the match?? made to look an idiot 7 - 8 times as he has been for the past 3 - 4 matches. Great when he pushes forward and delivers some great balls in but ridiculous when he looks to do clever arrogant stuff in dangerous positions and gets one in three of them wrong and then leaves us so often in trouble!! Found out today. When someone like Bruno (as with Greer or Calderon) is booked in the first half sub him out at half time.

Lua Lua on too late - we need him on either at half time or by 50 minutes if the first 5 mins of the second half demonstrates the same apathy and lack of purpose of the first.

Where's the incision, the excitement, the drive? Our lack of goals and getting going earlier on and really looking like we want to win the match is going to cost us early unless we rapidly really go for it. Two up front for a start - especially at home!! What a disappointing performance for our biggest home crowd!!

UTA - roll on Tuesday
Exactly!

Great chance to leapfrog others and get into a play off spot for the final run in to the end of the season. We didn't show up and got what we deserved.

Another day where players are scared to shoot (assuming they ever get into a position to do so) and our balls into the box were just a complete waste.

What on earth are they practising for dead ball situations/corners on the training ground. I've said it before, teams don't mind giving free kicks are corners away because if they have studied the tapes, they will not we are cr*p or just incapable of getting a telling box into the 18 yard area.

Thoroughly deflated after our recent run of results - play like that on Tuesday and OG might be feeling a little like Arsene Wenger does this morning!
[quote][p][bold]impose our game gull[/bold] wrote: Broadly insipid performance without drive nor purpose. Balls in against a big defence - why don't we run at our man just a few more times. Poor finishing and opportunity taking. An off day after a good run. How could the sponsors choose Bruno as man of the match?? made to look an idiot 7 - 8 times as he has been for the past 3 - 4 matches. Great when he pushes forward and delivers some great balls in but ridiculous when he looks to do clever arrogant stuff in dangerous positions and gets one in three of them wrong and then leaves us so often in trouble!! Found out today. When someone like Bruno (as with Greer or Calderon) is booked in the first half sub him out at half time. Lua Lua on too late - we need him on either at half time or by 50 minutes if the first 5 mins of the second half demonstrates the same apathy and lack of purpose of the first. Where's the incision, the excitement, the drive? Our lack of goals and getting going earlier on and really looking like we want to win the match is going to cost us early unless we rapidly really go for it. Two up front for a start - especially at home!! What a disappointing performance for our biggest home crowd!! UTA - roll on Tuesday[/p][/quote]Exactly! Great chance to leapfrog others and get into a play off spot for the final run in to the end of the season. We didn't show up and got what we deserved. Another day where players are scared to shoot (assuming they ever get into a position to do so) and our balls into the box were just a complete waste. What on earth are they practising for dead ball situations/corners on the training ground. I've said it before, teams don't mind giving free kicks are corners away because if they have studied the tapes, they will not we are cr*p or just incapable of getting a telling box into the 18 yard area. Thoroughly deflated after our recent run of results - play like that on Tuesday and OG might be feeling a little like Arsene Wenger does this morning! JollyRoger
  • Score: 1

8:01am Sun 23 Mar 14

oscar must go says...

JollyRoger wrote:
impose our game gull wrote:
Broadly insipid performance without drive nor purpose. Balls in against a big defence - why don't we run at our man just a few more times. Poor finishing and opportunity taking. An off day after a good run.

How could the sponsors choose Bruno as man of the match?? made to look an idiot 7 - 8 times as he has been for the past 3 - 4 matches. Great when he pushes forward and delivers some great balls in but ridiculous when he looks to do clever arrogant stuff in dangerous positions and gets one in three of them wrong and then leaves us so often in trouble!! Found out today. When someone like Bruno (as with Greer or Calderon) is booked in the first half sub him out at half time.

Lua Lua on too late - we need him on either at half time or by 50 minutes if the first 5 mins of the second half demonstrates the same apathy and lack of purpose of the first.

Where's the incision, the excitement, the drive? Our lack of goals and getting going earlier on and really looking like we want to win the match is going to cost us early unless we rapidly really go for it. Two up front for a start - especially at home!! What a disappointing performance for our biggest home crowd!!

UTA - roll on Tuesday
Exactly!

Great chance to leapfrog others and get into a play off spot for the final run in to the end of the season. We didn't show up and got what we deserved.

Another day where players are scared to shoot (assuming they ever get into a position to do so) and our balls into the box were just a complete waste.

What on earth are they practising for dead ball situations/corners on the training ground. I've said it before, teams don't mind giving free kicks are corners away because if they have studied the tapes, they will not we are cr*p or just incapable of getting a telling box into the 18 yard area.

Thoroughly deflated after our recent run of results - play like that on Tuesday and OG might be feeling a little like Arsene Wenger does this morning!
Regarding your final paragraph. At least Oscar won't be here for 1000+ games!! Even Barber and Burke will realise by then.
[quote][p][bold]JollyRoger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]impose our game gull[/bold] wrote: Broadly insipid performance without drive nor purpose. Balls in against a big defence - why don't we run at our man just a few more times. Poor finishing and opportunity taking. An off day after a good run. How could the sponsors choose Bruno as man of the match?? made to look an idiot 7 - 8 times as he has been for the past 3 - 4 matches. Great when he pushes forward and delivers some great balls in but ridiculous when he looks to do clever arrogant stuff in dangerous positions and gets one in three of them wrong and then leaves us so often in trouble!! Found out today. When someone like Bruno (as with Greer or Calderon) is booked in the first half sub him out at half time. Lua Lua on too late - we need him on either at half time or by 50 minutes if the first 5 mins of the second half demonstrates the same apathy and lack of purpose of the first. Where's the incision, the excitement, the drive? Our lack of goals and getting going earlier on and really looking like we want to win the match is going to cost us early unless we rapidly really go for it. Two up front for a start - especially at home!! What a disappointing performance for our biggest home crowd!! UTA - roll on Tuesday[/p][/quote]Exactly! Great chance to leapfrog others and get into a play off spot for the final run in to the end of the season. We didn't show up and got what we deserved. Another day where players are scared to shoot (assuming they ever get into a position to do so) and our balls into the box were just a complete waste. What on earth are they practising for dead ball situations/corners on the training ground. I've said it before, teams don't mind giving free kicks are corners away because if they have studied the tapes, they will not we are cr*p or just incapable of getting a telling box into the 18 yard area. Thoroughly deflated after our recent run of results - play like that on Tuesday and OG might be feeling a little like Arsene Wenger does this morning![/p][/quote]Regarding your final paragraph. At least Oscar won't be here for 1000+ games!! Even Barber and Burke will realise by then. oscar must go
  • Score: 1

8:07am Sun 23 Mar 14

oscar must go says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
oscar must go wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote: Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.
People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable. Oscar OUT!!
I will be thumbing down every post you make with your chosen handle, as I fundamentally disagree with the sentiment in every way.

Also why do people so often pick the best of one list and the worst of another when making a point i.e Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool equate to Leicester, Forest and QPR not Donny, Orient and Brentford?
Fair enough. Take out Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool and replace them with any other EPL teams and they will still be far better than Donny, Orient and Brentford.

Brighton will win nothing under Oscar. His only change yesterday was to introduce a pre kick off huddle. WOW !!

Oscar OUT !!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oscar must go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.[/p][/quote]People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable. Oscar OUT!![/p][/quote]I will be thumbing down every post you make with your chosen handle, as I fundamentally disagree with the sentiment in every way. Also why do people so often pick the best of one list and the worst of another when making a point i.e Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool equate to Leicester, Forest and QPR not Donny, Orient and Brentford?[/p][/quote]Fair enough. Take out Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool and replace them with any other EPL teams and they will still be far better than Donny, Orient and Brentford. Brighton will win nothing under Oscar. His only change yesterday was to introduce a pre kick off huddle. WOW !! Oscar OUT !! oscar must go
  • Score: -1

7:59pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Falmer Wizard says...

oscar must go wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote:
Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season
1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges.
2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had.
3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in.

The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.
People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable.

Oscar OUT!!
I would guess that you were not supporting the Albion when we were promoted to the old Div 1,great excitement for two or three months then it hit home we were only making up the numbers, very defensive hoping for a draw.The result was attendances dropped off and our financial situation became serious.We now have a stadium to be proud off, to see it like other new grounds barely quarter full would be a great shame.
Lets be thankful for what we have achieved and enjoy a top half position in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]oscar must go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.[/p][/quote]People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable. Oscar OUT!![/p][/quote]I would guess that you were not supporting the Albion when we were promoted to the old Div 1,great excitement for two or three months then it hit home we were only making up the numbers, very defensive hoping for a draw.The result was attendances dropped off and our financial situation became serious.We now have a stadium to be proud off, to see it like other new grounds barely quarter full would be a great shame. Lets be thankful for what we have achieved and enjoy a top half position in the Championship. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

8:44pm Sun 23 Mar 14

oscar must go says...

Falmer Wizard wrote:
oscar must go wrote:
Falmer Wizard wrote:
Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season
1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges.
2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had.
3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in.

The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.
People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable.

Oscar OUT!!
I would guess that you were not supporting the Albion when we were promoted to the old Div 1,great excitement for two or three months then it hit home we were only making up the numbers, very defensive hoping for a draw.The result was attendances dropped off and our financial situation became serious.We now have a stadium to be proud off, to see it like other new grounds barely quarter full would be a great shame.
Lets be thankful for what we have achieved and enjoy a top half position in the Championship.
Regrettably your guess is incorrect. I first watched Brighton play before England won the World Cup and have been a fan ever since. Like many people i have been through the good times as well as the bad ones having travelled thousands of miles to support the team for almost 50 years.

It is not fair to compare the Archer/ Belloti days with now. These people wanted to asset strip the club because of the value of The Goldstone.

There are many people on here who doubt Oscar and Jones. I am not ashamed to say that i am one of these and believe that we will not move on with them at the helm. We shall see and i say unashamedly that i am not prepared to be content with Championship status when we are capable of better.
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oscar must go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: Lets look at the positive points of not achieving promotion this season 1. Avoiding a large increase in season ticket charges. 2. Not following the type of season Palace and Cardiff have had. 3. Hopefully an improvement in our financial situation rather than the serious mess Bolton are in. The Premiership is fine for the top ten teams who outclass the remaining teams who battle to avoid relegation, a top half Championship team will at least give us a decent standard of football which will keep attendances around 25,000.[/p][/quote]People want to watch Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool etc not Bournemouth, Doncaster and possibly Leyton Orient and Brentford. We have gone OK against Sunderland, Newcastle and went close against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season so why are we scared of getting promoted. If a proper team had been picked against Hull recently or sensible substitutions been made a victory was probable. Oscar OUT!![/p][/quote]I would guess that you were not supporting the Albion when we were promoted to the old Div 1,great excitement for two or three months then it hit home we were only making up the numbers, very defensive hoping for a draw.The result was attendances dropped off and our financial situation became serious.We now have a stadium to be proud off, to see it like other new grounds barely quarter full would be a great shame. Lets be thankful for what we have achieved and enjoy a top half position in the Championship.[/p][/quote]Regrettably your guess is incorrect. I first watched Brighton play before England won the World Cup and have been a fan ever since. Like many people i have been through the good times as well as the bad ones having travelled thousands of miles to support the team for almost 50 years. It is not fair to compare the Archer/ Belloti days with now. These people wanted to asset strip the club because of the value of The Goldstone. There are many people on here who doubt Oscar and Jones. I am not ashamed to say that i am one of these and believe that we will not move on with them at the helm. We shall see and i say unashamedly that i am not prepared to be content with Championship status when we are capable of better. oscar must go
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