Albion talking point: What went wrong against Ipswich?

Albion concede the second goal (photo Simon Dack)

Albion concede the second goal (photo Simon Dack)

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Oscar Garcia believed Albion switched off twice at the back today.

And he also felt they failed to take good chances in the 2-0 defeat by Ipswich.

So what do you think went wrong for Oscar’s men at the Amex today?

Was it as simple as that – or was something lacking between the two penalty areas?

How did you see the game this afternoon?

We’d love to know your views.

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5:52pm Sat 22 Mar 14

bbb1969 says...

Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home.
Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't.
I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.
Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home. Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't. I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only. bbb1969
  • Score: 12

5:54pm Sat 22 Mar 14

ringtone says...

Barber was taking credit today for the speed in which the club can move 28 000 fans out of the Amex arena but i think Oscars insipid tactics have more to do with this mass migration.
Barber was taking credit today for the speed in which the club can move 28 000 fans out of the Amex arena but i think Oscars insipid tactics have more to do with this mass migration. ringtone
  • Score: 14

6:03pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Withdean-er says...

Urgently need a quality midfield instinctive passer/often referred to as a no.10 - a Vicente type but without the injuries. Ulloa and others were waiting and waiting for the incisive pass, but instead workhorses like Ince hogged the ball, or tried embarrassing 30 yard drives, or simply allowed an average Ipswich team to assemble everyone behind the ball.

Ince and the like are young, but must be coached that their job when we are on the offensive is simply to pass to the creative players such as Lualua, Buckley, Ulloa, and not to drive on and on ... when it's not part of their game and they lack offensive abilities. Bridcutt knew what to do in that role.
Urgently need a quality midfield instinctive passer/often referred to as a no.10 - a Vicente type but without the injuries. Ulloa and others were waiting and waiting for the incisive pass, but instead workhorses like Ince hogged the ball, or tried embarrassing 30 yard drives, or simply allowed an average Ipswich team to assemble everyone behind the ball. Ince and the like are young, but must be coached that their job when we are on the offensive is simply to pass to the creative players such as Lualua, Buckley, Ulloa, and not to drive on and on ... when it's not part of their game and they lack offensive abilities. Bridcutt knew what to do in that role. Withdean-er
  • Score: 7

6:17pm Sat 22 Mar 14

john newman says...

A bad day with results elsewhere giving us much to do in our remaining games if we are to make the play offs. An opportunity missed and we have to score more goals and 'go for it ' home and away. Attack far more, with purpose rather than be content just to impress with possession statistics. It is the scoreboard that counts NOT dominating games and failing to win.
A bad day with results elsewhere giving us much to do in our remaining games if we are to make the play offs. An opportunity missed and we have to score more goals and 'go for it ' home and away. Attack far more, with purpose rather than be content just to impress with possession statistics. It is the scoreboard that counts NOT dominating games and failing to win. john newman
  • Score: 11

6:24pm Sat 22 Mar 14

elljam says...

Agree with bbb1969. Why revert to Greer & Andrews as they are not better than Dunk or Stephens.
Not that this is the sole reason for this defeat but just seem to sum up the predictable safety first mindset that prevails. Does Oscar not have a strong enough personality to drop his captain & another experienced pro who will probably give him a harder time if left out compared to younger guys who are less likely to do so.
Sure we probably deserved better than to lose but because of our continued reluctance to "go for it" this will happen when the opposition score first. We don't seem to have it in us to go up a gear & continue to play the same way even if we are losing with 5 minutes to go. The subs are always like for like (I mean why take off Buckley & leave on more defensive players at 2-0 down). It's no wonder we haven't won from a losing position for light years.
Ipswich were no more than a well organised side with no game-changers who got the all important 1st goal & then let us play in front of them for the rest of the game.
Agree with bbb1969. Why revert to Greer & Andrews as they are not better than Dunk or Stephens. Not that this is the sole reason for this defeat but just seem to sum up the predictable safety first mindset that prevails. Does Oscar not have a strong enough personality to drop his captain & another experienced pro who will probably give him a harder time if left out compared to younger guys who are less likely to do so. Sure we probably deserved better than to lose but because of our continued reluctance to "go for it" this will happen when the opposition score first. We don't seem to have it in us to go up a gear & continue to play the same way even if we are losing with 5 minutes to go. The subs are always like for like (I mean why take off Buckley & leave on more defensive players at 2-0 down). It's no wonder we haven't won from a losing position for light years. Ipswich were no more than a well organised side with no game-changers who got the all important 1st goal & then let us play in front of them for the rest of the game. elljam
  • Score: 12

7:24pm Sat 22 Mar 14

E/B Seagull says...

Some good football today. We played good possessive football for most of the first half but as time went on you just felt that (as usual) we didn't look like scoring. Ulloa's first touch is terrible and we had 3 or 4 more good chances from headers which it never looked like we would score from. Bruno is good in midfield but simply cannot defend. He should have been Man of the Match the last 2 home games, let alone today, for his work in midfield. FRUSTRATING. They were no better than us but managed to get 2 soft goals. We needed 3 points today.
Some good football today. We played good possessive football for most of the first half but as time went on you just felt that (as usual) we didn't look like scoring. Ulloa's first touch is terrible and we had 3 or 4 more good chances from headers which it never looked like we would score from. Bruno is good in midfield but simply cannot defend. He should have been Man of the Match the last 2 home games, let alone today, for his work in midfield. FRUSTRATING. They were no better than us but managed to get 2 soft goals. We needed 3 points today. E/B Seagull
  • Score: 8

7:36pm Sat 22 Mar 14

tug509 says...

"What went wrong"
We knew what needed to be done ,we knew how they would approach it ,but we chose to F*** it up instead .
Their midfield is weak ,even their fans are taking the pi55 out of it ,they also mentioned our wide pitch .
So cue a total fecking **** of a team selection ,possibly the best team Mick McMcarthy could have chose ,to give his team the least grief .
Two wide men the mighty Kaz and equally Brilliant Will ,and we would have taken advantage of that lovely wide pitch ,and tore a bloody great whole in their midfield .
Free for all comes to mind ,they could not have covered both sides of our pitch ,painfully simple ,someone should have looked at their weaknesses ,apparently they were only available on a chat site ,worst of all ,they were f****n accurate ,more than our apparent pre match tactics !!.
"What went wrong" We knew what needed to be done ,we knew how they would approach it ,but we chose to F*** it up instead . Their midfield is weak ,even their fans are taking the pi55 out of it ,they also mentioned our wide pitch . So cue a total fecking **** of a team selection ,possibly the best team Mick McMcarthy could have chose ,to give his team the least grief . Two wide men the mighty Kaz and equally Brilliant Will ,and we would have taken advantage of that lovely wide pitch ,and tore a bloody great whole in their midfield . Free for all comes to mind ,they could not have covered both sides of our pitch ,painfully simple ,someone should have looked at their weaknesses ,apparently they were only available on a chat site ,worst of all ,they were f****n accurate ,more than our apparent pre match tactics !!. tug509
  • Score: 6

7:38pm Sat 22 Mar 14

To baldly go says...

ringtone wrote:
Barber was taking credit today for the speed in which the club can move 28 000 fans out of the Amex arena but i think Oscars insipid tactics have more to do with this mass migration.
Normally ignore your posts or give you s*** back but have to say this one is about spot on.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Barber was taking credit today for the speed in which the club can move 28 000 fans out of the Amex arena but i think Oscars insipid tactics have more to do with this mass migration.[/p][/quote]Normally ignore your posts or give you s*** back but have to say this one is about spot on. To baldly go
  • Score: 11

8:17pm Sat 22 Mar 14

wenners says...

To baldly go wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Barber was taking credit today for the speed in which the club can move 28 000 fans out of the Amex arena but i think Oscars insipid tactics have more to do with this mass migration.
Normally ignore your posts or give you s*** back but have to say this one is about spot on.
The more i watch us this season..the more i am positive that Oscar is not the man for us . ( and certainly Nathan Jones is definitely not the man for us ! ) His team selections…his substitutions… his lack of apparent passion on the touchline( and i believe in training),the way he sets us up at home…the way we defend too deep…the way we 'counter attack' at home … where is the 'Barcelona Way ' of playing that he promised us on arrival…'we will play hi tempo..high pressing , keeping the ball, attacking football'. Really..?? ..still waiting ,Oscar.
Today ..it should have been rocking at The Amex…it was set up..A nearly full house. And yet there was so very ;little to get excited about…to sing..to shout .Oscars lack of 'anything' is filtering through to us now.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Barber was taking credit today for the speed in which the club can move 28 000 fans out of the Amex arena but i think Oscars insipid tactics have more to do with this mass migration.[/p][/quote]Normally ignore your posts or give you s*** back but have to say this one is about spot on.[/p][/quote]The more i watch us this season..the more i am positive that Oscar is not the man for us . ( and certainly Nathan Jones is definitely not the man for us ! ) His team selections…his substitutions… his lack of apparent passion on the touchline( and i believe in training),the way he sets us up at home…the way we defend too deep…the way we 'counter attack' at home … where is the 'Barcelona Way ' of playing that he promised us on arrival…'we will play hi tempo..high pressing , keeping the ball, attacking football'. Really..?? ..still waiting ,Oscar. Today ..it should have been rocking at The Amex…it was set up..A nearly full house. And yet there was so very ;little to get excited about…to sing..to shout .Oscars lack of 'anything' is filtering through to us now. wenners
  • Score: 16

8:30pm Sat 22 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

bbb1969 wrote:
Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home.
Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't.
I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.
Spot on mate,
I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad.
Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!!
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home. Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't. I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.[/p][/quote]Spot on mate, I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad. Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 10

8:55pm Sat 22 Mar 14

wenners says...

JeffLomer wrote:
bbb1969 wrote:
Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home.
Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't.
I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.
Spot on mate,
I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad.
Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!!
I can tell you the reason he was dropped. Oscar prefers Greer and Upson. Simple. (Anyway..he wasn't dropped..he was 'rotated' !)Oscar prefers Andrews…Oscar prefers to play us too deep at home. Oscar continues to play Ince and JFC …..Oscar continues to play one up front . He will never change. He is dogmatic and set in his ways. Teams coming to The Amex, just know how to play us ….. they also know that if they nick a goal..its unlikely we will score two. There is no passion from the touchline..its showing in the team..AND the fans !!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home. Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't. I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.[/p][/quote]Spot on mate, I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad. Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!![/p][/quote]I can tell you the reason he was dropped. Oscar prefers Greer and Upson. Simple. (Anyway..he wasn't dropped..he was 'rotated' !)Oscar prefers Andrews…Oscar prefers to play us too deep at home. Oscar continues to play Ince and JFC …..Oscar continues to play one up front . He will never change. He is dogmatic and set in his ways. Teams coming to The Amex, just know how to play us ….. they also know that if they nick a goal..its unlikely we will score two. There is no passion from the touchline..its showing in the team..AND the fans !! wenners
  • Score: 10

8:55pm Sat 22 Mar 14

wenners says...

JeffLomer wrote:
bbb1969 wrote:
Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home.
Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't.
I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.
Spot on mate,
I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad.
Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!!
I can tell you the reason he was dropped. Oscar prefers Greer and Upson. Simple. (Anyway..he wasn't dropped..he was 'rotated' !)Oscar prefers Andrews…Oscar prefers to play us too deep at home. Oscar continues to play Ince and JFC …..Oscar continues to play one up front . He will never change. He is dogmatic and set in his ways. Teams coming to The Amex, just know how to play us ….. they also know that if they nick a goal..its unlikely we will score two. There is no passion from the touchline..its showing in the team..AND the fans !!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home. Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't. I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.[/p][/quote]Spot on mate, I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad. Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!![/p][/quote]I can tell you the reason he was dropped. Oscar prefers Greer and Upson. Simple. (Anyway..he wasn't dropped..he was 'rotated' !)Oscar prefers Andrews…Oscar prefers to play us too deep at home. Oscar continues to play Ince and JFC …..Oscar continues to play one up front . He will never change. He is dogmatic and set in his ways. Teams coming to The Amex, just know how to play us ….. they also know that if they nick a goal..its unlikely we will score two. There is no passion from the touchline..its showing in the team..AND the fans !! wenners
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Sat 22 Mar 14

barnieb says...

Same old,same old,cannot finish simple chances.We should have been out of sight at half-time,with Lingard the most wasteful with a shocking 1 on 1 miss when clean through,unbelievable to think the same player scored 4 on his debut for Birmingam when on loan.Need Hoskins and CMS back asap to give some penetration up front,we have one of the worst goals scored record in the division.Why oh why was Greer preferred to Dunk who has been immense in Greers absence,Greer is just so ponderous and lacks pace.Mystifying.
Same old,same old,cannot finish simple chances.We should have been out of sight at half-time,with Lingard the most wasteful with a shocking 1 on 1 miss when clean through,unbelievable to think the same player scored 4 on his debut for Birmingam when on loan.Need Hoskins and CMS back asap to give some penetration up front,we have one of the worst goals scored record in the division.Why oh why was Greer preferred to Dunk who has been immense in Greers absence,Greer is just so ponderous and lacks pace.Mystifying. barnieb
  • Score: 4

9:41pm Sat 22 Mar 14

barnieb says...

ps just to rub it in,Barnes scored today for Burnley.
ps just to rub it in,Barnes scored today for Burnley. barnieb
  • Score: 1

10:03pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Quiterie says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Urgently need a quality midfield instinctive passer/often referred to as a no.10 - a Vicente type but without the injuries. Ulloa and others were waiting and waiting for the incisive pass, but instead workhorses like Ince hogged the ball, or tried embarrassing 30 yard drives, or simply allowed an average Ipswich team to assemble everyone behind the ball.

Ince and the like are young, but must be coached that their job when we are on the offensive is simply to pass to the creative players such as Lualua, Buckley, Ulloa, and not to drive on and on ... when it's not part of their game and they lack offensive abilities. Bridcutt knew what to do in that role.
Good post. I agree. I never thought Hoskins was a natural goalscorer at this level and would be better as an attacking midfielder / no 10. If and when he's fit I'd like to see him in that role.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Urgently need a quality midfield instinctive passer/often referred to as a no.10 - a Vicente type but without the injuries. Ulloa and others were waiting and waiting for the incisive pass, but instead workhorses like Ince hogged the ball, or tried embarrassing 30 yard drives, or simply allowed an average Ipswich team to assemble everyone behind the ball. Ince and the like are young, but must be coached that their job when we are on the offensive is simply to pass to the creative players such as Lualua, Buckley, Ulloa, and not to drive on and on ... when it's not part of their game and they lack offensive abilities. Bridcutt knew what to do in that role.[/p][/quote]Good post. I agree. I never thought Hoskins was a natural goalscorer at this level and would be better as an attacking midfielder / no 10. If and when he's fit I'd like to see him in that role. Quiterie
  • Score: 2

12:03am Sun 23 Mar 14

ballantrrae says...

To say what went wrong today is very simple.
Firstly we conceded two goals. Secondly we didn't score any. Result we lost.
To say what went wrong today is very simple. Firstly we conceded two goals. Secondly we didn't score any. Result we lost. ballantrrae
  • Score: 1

12:06am Sun 23 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

ringtone wrote:
Barber was taking credit today for the speed in which the club can move 28 000 fans out of the Amex arena but i think Oscars insipid tactics have more to do with this mass migration.
LOL outstanding.Plus some help from that waste of space JFK.Just pure rubbish yet again with a 29k crowd.After Naylors story it was TK out of sorts.If he has a bad day we don't stand a chance.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Barber was taking credit today for the speed in which the club can move 28 000 fans out of the Amex arena but i think Oscars insipid tactics have more to do with this mass migration.[/p][/quote]LOL outstanding.Plus some help from that waste of space JFK.Just pure rubbish yet again with a 29k crowd.After Naylors story it was TK out of sorts.If he has a bad day we don't stand a chance. The Bosch
  • Score: -4

12:14am Sun 23 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

barnieb wrote:
Same old,same old,cannot finish simple chances.We should have been out of sight at half-time,with Lingard the most wasteful with a shocking 1 on 1 miss when clean through,unbelievable to think the same player scored 4 on his debut for Birmingam when on loan.Need Hoskins and CMS back asap to give some penetration up front,we have one of the worst goals scored record in the division.Why oh why was Greer preferred to Dunk who has been immense in Greers absence,Greer is just so ponderous and lacks pace.Mystifying.
What pure rubbish.Greer was not at falt with the goals.TK with both,and Upson with the second..JFK looked like he was on a Sunday walk in the park.TK had an outstanding game against Bolton and thats why we got the victory along with Buckley.It had nothing to do with Dunk you silly man.
[quote][p][bold]barnieb[/bold] wrote: Same old,same old,cannot finish simple chances.We should have been out of sight at half-time,with Lingard the most wasteful with a shocking 1 on 1 miss when clean through,unbelievable to think the same player scored 4 on his debut for Birmingam when on loan.Need Hoskins and CMS back asap to give some penetration up front,we have one of the worst goals scored record in the division.Why oh why was Greer preferred to Dunk who has been immense in Greers absence,Greer is just so ponderous and lacks pace.Mystifying.[/p][/quote]What pure rubbish.Greer was not at falt with the goals.TK with both,and Upson with the second..JFK looked like he was on a Sunday walk in the park.TK had an outstanding game against Bolton and thats why we got the victory along with Buckley.It had nothing to do with Dunk you silly man. The Bosch
  • Score: -5

12:18am Sun 23 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

JeffLomer wrote:
bbb1969 wrote:
Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home.
Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't.
I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.
Spot on mate,
I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad.
Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!!
So now this manager and his staff are all against your wonderful friend Dunk along with Poyet and his staff last season lol.Wake up both goals were down to TK having a bad day.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home. Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't. I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.[/p][/quote]Spot on mate, I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad. Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!![/p][/quote]So now this manager and his staff are all against your wonderful friend Dunk along with Poyet and his staff last season lol.Wake up both goals were down to TK having a bad day. The Bosch
  • Score: -4

12:21am Sun 23 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

The Bosch wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
bbb1969 wrote:
Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home.
Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't.
I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.
Spot on mate,
I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad.
Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!!
So now this manager and his staff are all against your wonderful friend Dunk along with Poyet and his staff last season lol.Wake up both goals were down to TK having a bad day.
Also Adam Virgo also saw it 100% my way.Also not one call or text on the phone-in after the game saying the defeat was down to Dunk not playing.
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Same thing whenever we lose; lack of finishing ability and being too negative at home. Stephens and Dunk were great last week so ehy change? Obviously I would not be bothered if wr had won but we didn't. I think bot Ince and Andrews should not play at home and should br Ince only.[/p][/quote]Spot on mate, I would want to no the reason why dunk was dropped today played two games conceded no goals in those games, he must be wondering what he has to do to start I feel for the lad. Were do we start with Andrews I won't bother apart from how does.he start in our team or our squad shocking player get rid!![/p][/quote]So now this manager and his staff are all against your wonderful friend Dunk along with Poyet and his staff last season lol.Wake up both goals were down to TK having a bad day.[/p][/quote]Also Adam Virgo also saw it 100% my way.Also not one call or text on the phone-in after the game saying the defeat was down to Dunk not playing. The Bosch
  • Score: -2

10:16am Sun 23 Mar 14

fansunited says...

Who is JFK? 😏
Who is JFK? 😏 fansunited
  • Score: 1

11:14am Sun 23 Mar 14

Andrea Orlandigasm says...

We rely far too much on Leo and he missed a couple of decent chances. Andrea's touch, skill, creativity, legs and smile were much missed. The 1st goal was partly due to some unusually Brezovanesque goalkeeping by TK but we too often appear to struggle defending corners.
We rely far too much on Leo and he missed a couple of decent chances. Andrea's touch, skill, creativity, legs and smile were much missed. The 1st goal was partly due to some unusually Brezovanesque goalkeeping by TK but we too often appear to struggle defending corners. Andrea Orlandigasm
  • Score: 5

11:48am Sun 23 Mar 14

Swervy says...

To many players out of contract is the main issue ,why would you want to get promoted.? If you stay in this division your possibly get a new contract worth hundreds of thousands of pounds but if you get promoted your get shown the door ,no brainier I'm afraid and only human nature to think about your future .,,which one of us would be any different ,I'm not saying there going out to lose but there's no urgency or drive and dare I say it commitment must be a little lacking if you no your going to be shown the door ...such a shame .very unprofessional from the club
To many players out of contract is the main issue ,why would you want to get promoted.? If you stay in this division your possibly get a new contract worth hundreds of thousands of pounds but if you get promoted your get shown the door ,no brainier I'm afraid and only human nature to think about your future .,,which one of us would be any different ,I'm not saying there going out to lose but there's no urgency or drive and dare I say it commitment must be a little lacking if you no your going to be shown the door ...such a shame .very unprofessional from the club Swervy
  • Score: -2

12:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

purplealien says...

Thoughts from a Brighton based Tractor Boy:

Determination won that game for us. We wanted it more than you. If you don't work hard you don't play for MacCarthy no matter how skillful, and we have the leagues best stats for work rate. Continental style vs English style springs to mind.

Before the match I feared you would tear us apart down the wings, so was relieved to see KLL on the bench. Your team seemed narrower than last time we visited.

Despite the emphasis on work rate, we are not that bad a team! The table doesn't lie after all. We are quite high up the goal scoring chart too - just conceding more than last season. Of course, I would like to see more incisive pacey football at Portman Road, but we are work in progress.

I have watched Albion a few times this season, and at times you play some beautiful stuff, but my money will always go on the team that wants it more.

One last thing. Before every game we get a summary of the oppositions forum chat. Here is the one for Brighton. Thought you might find it interesting. :
http://www.twtd.co.u
k/ipswich-town-news/
24870/we-are-right-b
ack-in-it--notes-for
-brighton
Thoughts from a Brighton based Tractor Boy: Determination won that game for us. We wanted it more than you. If you don't work hard you don't play for MacCarthy no matter how skillful, and we have the leagues best stats for work rate. Continental style vs English style springs to mind. Before the match I feared you would tear us apart down the wings, so was relieved to see KLL on the bench. Your team seemed narrower than last time we visited. Despite the emphasis on work rate, we are not that bad a team! The table doesn't lie after all. We are quite high up the goal scoring chart too - just conceding more than last season. Of course, I would like to see more incisive pacey football at Portman Road, but we are work in progress. I have watched Albion a few times this season, and at times you play some beautiful stuff, but my money will always go on the team that wants it more. One last thing. Before every game we get a summary of the oppositions forum chat. Here is the one for Brighton. Thought you might find it interesting. : http://www.twtd.co.u k/ipswich-town-news/ 24870/we-are-right-b ack-in-it--notes-for -brighton purplealien
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1:21pm Sun 23 Mar 14

fansunited says...

No your right the table doesn't lie. The top 4 teams are the best I have watched, anyone else that gets into the top 6 will be punching above their weight, that goes for Brighton as much as I love to see them in the mix come the end of the season!
No your right the table doesn't lie. The top 4 teams are the best I have watched, anyone else that gets into the top 6 will be punching above their weight, that goes for Brighton as much as I love to see them in the mix come the end of the season! fansunited
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3:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Withdean-er says...

Mid table is about right for Brighton.

Lack of pace upfront, chronic lack of goals, relying on too many youngsters, no classy creator in the middle, naive Ince trying pathetic potshots from miles away, KLL was on fire earlier in the season now lost all form and not even a dangerous sub, Bruno a great footballer but often outdone at his prime duty of stopping wingers beating him, too many similar midfielders.

Not Oscar's fault in my opinion. The goals problem has existed in large spells in the Championship seasons of whining Poyet, and the squad quality has fallen away sharply in trying to work towards MANDATORY FFP i.e. no Vicente, Bridge, Bridcutt.
Mid table is about right for Brighton. Lack of pace upfront, chronic lack of goals, relying on too many youngsters, no classy creator in the middle, naive Ince trying pathetic potshots from miles away, KLL was on fire earlier in the season now lost all form and not even a dangerous sub, Bruno a great footballer but often outdone at his prime duty of stopping wingers beating him, too many similar midfielders. Not Oscar's fault in my opinion. The goals problem has existed in large spells in the Championship seasons of whining Poyet, and the squad quality has fallen away sharply in trying to work towards MANDATORY FFP i.e. no Vicente, Bridge, Bridcutt. Withdean-er
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3:47pm Sun 23 Mar 14

barnieb says...

The Bosch wrote:
barnieb wrote:
Same old,same old,cannot finish simple chances.We should have been out of sight at half-time,with Lingard the most wasteful with a shocking 1 on 1 miss when clean through,unbelievable to think the same player scored 4 on his debut for Birmingam when on loan.Need Hoskins and CMS back asap to give some penetration up front,we have one of the worst goals scored record in the division.Why oh why was Greer preferred to Dunk who has been immense in Greers absence,Greer is just so ponderous and lacks pace.Mystifying.
What pure rubbish.Greer was not at falt with the goals.TK with both,and Upson with the second..JFK looked like he was on a Sunday walk in the park.TK had an outstanding game against Bolton and thats why we got the victory along with Buckley.It had nothing to do with Dunk you silly man.
You cannot argue with the FACTS.When Dunk played in the absence of Greer,Albion not only won both games but conceded none.The point that I was trying to make,that was beyond your comprehension or intellectual capability,is that Dunk offers greater protection to TK,it is highly probable that had Dunk played against Ipswich,it would not have arisen that TK would have made those mistakes because Dunk would have dealt with the danger well in advance.I repeat my previous comment,Greer is ponderous and lacks pace and looks indecisive.
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barnieb[/bold] wrote: Same old,same old,cannot finish simple chances.We should have been out of sight at half-time,with Lingard the most wasteful with a shocking 1 on 1 miss when clean through,unbelievable to think the same player scored 4 on his debut for Birmingam when on loan.Need Hoskins and CMS back asap to give some penetration up front,we have one of the worst goals scored record in the division.Why oh why was Greer preferred to Dunk who has been immense in Greers absence,Greer is just so ponderous and lacks pace.Mystifying.[/p][/quote]What pure rubbish.Greer was not at falt with the goals.TK with both,and Upson with the second..JFK looked like he was on a Sunday walk in the park.TK had an outstanding game against Bolton and thats why we got the victory along with Buckley.It had nothing to do with Dunk you silly man.[/p][/quote]You cannot argue with the FACTS.When Dunk played in the absence of Greer,Albion not only won both games but conceded none.The point that I was trying to make,that was beyond your comprehension or intellectual capability,is that Dunk offers greater protection to TK,it is highly probable that had Dunk played against Ipswich,it would not have arisen that TK would have made those mistakes because Dunk would have dealt with the danger well in advance.I repeat my previous comment,Greer is ponderous and lacks pace and looks indecisive. barnieb
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3:34pm Mon 24 Mar 14

heathgate says...

Zero attacking threat from midfield, he played three defensive midfielders, Ulloa, Buckley and Lingard were always isolated in attack.

JFC is not good enough at this level.
Zero attacking threat from midfield, he played three defensive midfielders, Ulloa, Buckley and Lingard were always isolated in attack. JFC is not good enough at this level. heathgate
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