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Albion talking point: Was this a body blow at Hillsborough?

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Albion wasted a great chance to make ground in the play-off race tonight.

Or maybe they should be relieved their defeat at Hillsborough was not more costly.

The Seagulls had chances to end their long wait for a first win at Sheffield Wednesday.

And they were punished by a classy finish – and mistake of their own making – as time ran out.

So how are you feeling about the Seagulls’ top-six chances tonight?

Is it still up for grabs given how contenders are faltering under pressure?

Or do you think the dream has been badly affected by a blank in the Steel City?

We’d love to get your reaction.

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11:00pm Tue 25 Mar 14

gordongull says...

The table doesn't look a lot different, and we have that game in hand.
It is still possible we could sleep-walk our way into the play-offs.
The table doesn't look a lot different, and we have that game in hand. It is still possible we could sleep-walk our way into the play-offs. gordongull
  • Score: 4

11:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Eddy B says...

Same old story. Decent build up, poor final balls and finishing. Earlier on in the season many repeated the mantra "if we continue to play like this, our luck will change, the goals will come, someone is really going to get a hammering, and we will go up" . Unfortunately it never happened and our lack of firepower in the final third really does seem to be terminal and not just the result of bad luck. As WA said on the commentary we really need a Vicente to create some through balls and several players who can score (obviously). It is a miracle we are still in with a shout, as luckily just like last season any team can beat any other team and our closest rivals are faltering too. Fans of Notts Forest and Reading must be sharing our frustration tonight.
Same old story. Decent build up, poor final balls and finishing. Earlier on in the season many repeated the mantra "if we continue to play like this, our luck will change, the goals will come, someone is really going to get a hammering, and we will go up" . Unfortunately it never happened and our lack of firepower in the final third really does seem to be terminal and not just the result of bad luck. As WA said on the commentary we really need a Vicente to create some through balls and several players who can score (obviously). It is a miracle we are still in with a shout, as luckily just like last season any team can beat any other team and our closest rivals are faltering too. Fans of Notts Forest and Reading must be sharing our frustration tonight. Eddy B
  • Score: 9

11:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

championshipgull says...

gordongull wrote:
The table doesn't look a lot different, and we have that game in hand.
It is still possible we could sleep-walk our way into the play-offs.
Yep. Wake me up this time next week after the Blackburn game and we could be in the top six. Funny old league
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: The table doesn't look a lot different, and we have that game in hand. It is still possible we could sleep-walk our way into the play-offs.[/p][/quote]Yep. Wake me up this time next week after the Blackburn game and we could be in the top six. Funny old league championshipgull
  • Score: 4

11:49pm Tue 25 Mar 14

championshipgull says...

championshipgull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
The table doesn't look a lot different, and we have that game in hand.
It is still possible we could sleep-walk our way into the play-offs.
Yep. Wake me up this time next week after the Blackburn game and we could be in the top six. Funny old league
I Know, I'm dreaming
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: The table doesn't look a lot different, and we have that game in hand. It is still possible we could sleep-walk our way into the play-offs.[/p][/quote]Yep. Wake me up this time next week after the Blackburn game and we could be in the top six. Funny old league[/p][/quote]I Know, I'm dreaming championshipgull
  • Score: 2

12:24am Wed 26 Mar 14

Vince says...

Why all the hype about getting into the play-offs?

We are unlikely to beat QPR over 2 legs - and if that's not hard enough we would have to beat Wigan (probably) in the final. We simply do not have players with the quality or accuracy to supply quality passes to enable our one striker to score goals even if we do have 60-70% possession in most matches - nor do we have midfield players who can score goals.

So it will be Championship football again next year - play-offs or no play-offs!

We definitely need another striker who KNOWS how to put the ball in the net. Whether CMS and/or Hoskins will be on fire next season remains to be seen.
There are plenty of guys in the lower divisions who know where the net is. Several strikers have been available and snapped up by Champinship clubs this season. Eddie Howe knows how to get them in and little Bournemouth have been scoring hatfuls recently with a far inferior team to Albion's. After all when he was at Burnley he signed Danny Ings. I bet he wishes he had left him at Bournemouth now he is their manager! Sean Dyche knows the English game inside out - and is a winner. No surprise then that he likes 2 strikers working for and off each other. When we had Vokes he was on his own up front and ineffective. With Ings he is dynamic. Funny that Burnley have let in as few goals as us - but have scored twice as many!!!

When will Oscar learn something GOOD about the English game? The one classic omission from his locker - is that 2 strikers who combine well are the key to scoring lots of goals. Getting bodies into the penalty area is also a must. Good service from midfield and the wings is also essential. A very high proportion of our crosses from the wings have failed to find an Albion forward in the box.
Our free kick routines against Ipswich were pathetic. The balls from free kicks tend to be floated into the box rather than delivered at pace. There is no creativity in midfield. Agustien is the only one I have seen who is creative -but how many times has he played?

We have a whole raft of very talented players like Ulloa, Buckley, Ince, Bruno, Upson, Dunk who could all quite easily play in the Premiership.
If we don't add a quality creative midfield player, a quality striker and a winger who can cross the ball like Conway (why on earth did we let him go to Blackburn?????) our star players will leave and the whole impetus we have achieved will be lost.

IMHO We need to act soon and decisively or the consequences for the club COULD be disastrous - with a big drop in season ticket sales, loss of our star players - and a smaller budget to get the quality players required for a big push to the Premiership..
Why all the hype about getting into the play-offs? We are unlikely to beat QPR over 2 legs - and if that's not hard enough we would have to beat Wigan (probably) in the final. We simply do not have players with the quality or accuracy to supply quality passes to enable our one striker to score goals even if we do have 60-70% possession in most matches - nor do we have midfield players who can score goals. So it will be Championship football again next year - play-offs or no play-offs! We definitely need another striker who KNOWS how to put the ball in the net. Whether CMS and/or Hoskins will be on fire next season remains to be seen. There are plenty of guys in the lower divisions who know where the net is. Several strikers have been available and snapped up by Champinship clubs this season. Eddie Howe knows how to get them in and little Bournemouth have been scoring hatfuls recently with a far inferior team to Albion's. After all when he was at Burnley he signed Danny Ings. I bet he wishes he had left him at Bournemouth now he is their manager! Sean Dyche knows the English game inside out - and is a winner. No surprise then that he likes 2 strikers working for and off each other. When we had Vokes he was on his own up front and ineffective. With Ings he is dynamic. Funny that Burnley have let in as few goals as us - but have scored twice as many!!! When will Oscar learn something GOOD about the English game? The one classic omission from his locker - is that 2 strikers who combine well are the key to scoring lots of goals. Getting bodies into the penalty area is also a must. Good service from midfield and the wings is also essential. A very high proportion of our crosses from the wings have failed to find an Albion forward in the box. Our free kick routines against Ipswich were pathetic. The balls from free kicks tend to be floated into the box rather than delivered at pace. There is no creativity in midfield. Agustien is the only one I have seen who is creative -but how many times has he played? We have a whole raft of very talented players like Ulloa, Buckley, Ince, Bruno, Upson, Dunk who could all quite easily play in the Premiership. If we don't add a quality creative midfield player, a quality striker and a winger who can cross the ball like Conway (why on earth did we let him go to Blackburn?????) our star players will leave and the whole impetus we have achieved will be lost. IMHO We need to act soon and decisively or the consequences for the club COULD be disastrous - with a big drop in season ticket sales, loss of our star players - and a smaller budget to get the quality players required for a big push to the Premiership.. Vince
  • Score: 8

12:31am Wed 26 Mar 14

Vince says...

I forgot to mention another quality player who could play in the Premiership - Orlandi. If you add Kuscsak to the list - we have 8 players who could acquit themselves quite well in the Premiership - and Lua Lua and March are players for the future who could do well in the Premiership if they keep improving. That also applies to Stephens. If we acquire another class striker, a creative midfielder and an athletic strong-tackling defender to join the 11 players I have identified as having possible Premiership quality - then i think we could be as good as Stoke - currently 10th in the Premiership.
I forgot to mention another quality player who could play in the Premiership - Orlandi. If you add Kuscsak to the list - we have 8 players who could acquit themselves quite well in the Premiership - and Lua Lua and March are players for the future who could do well in the Premiership if they keep improving. That also applies to Stephens. If we acquire another class striker, a creative midfielder and an athletic strong-tackling defender to join the 11 players I have identified as having possible Premiership quality - then i think we could be as good as Stoke - currently 10th in the Premiership. Vince
  • Score: 5

12:43am Wed 26 Mar 14

Neville says...

My guess is the OG interview goes like this:
We were the better team and controlled the game,we created many chances but unfortunately did not score.They had few chances but scored.
I do not discuss league positions and I look forward to trying to win our next game only.
I am proud of my players. Blah blah blah
My guess is the OG interview goes like this: We were the better team and controlled the game,we created many chances but unfortunately did not score.They had few chances but scored. I do not discuss league positions and I look forward to trying to win our next game only. I am proud of my players. Blah blah blah Neville
  • Score: 9

2:20am Wed 26 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Vince wrote:
Why all the hype about getting into the play-offs?

We are unlikely to beat QPR over 2 legs - and if that's not hard enough we would have to beat Wigan (probably) in the final. We simply do not have players with the quality or accuracy to supply quality passes to enable our one striker to score goals even if we do have 60-70% possession in most matches - nor do we have midfield players who can score goals.

So it will be Championship football again next year - play-offs or no play-offs!

We definitely need another striker who KNOWS how to put the ball in the net. Whether CMS and/or Hoskins will be on fire next season remains to be seen.
There are plenty of guys in the lower divisions who know where the net is. Several strikers have been available and snapped up by Champinship clubs this season. Eddie Howe knows how to get them in and little Bournemouth have been scoring hatfuls recently with a far inferior team to Albion's. After all when he was at Burnley he signed Danny Ings. I bet he wishes he had left him at Bournemouth now he is their manager! Sean Dyche knows the English game inside out - and is a winner. No surprise then that he likes 2 strikers working for and off each other. When we had Vokes he was on his own up front and ineffective. With Ings he is dynamic. Funny that Burnley have let in as few goals as us - but have scored twice as many!!!

When will Oscar learn something GOOD about the English game? The one classic omission from his locker - is that 2 strikers who combine well are the key to scoring lots of goals. Getting bodies into the penalty area is also a must. Good service from midfield and the wings is also essential. A very high proportion of our crosses from the wings have failed to find an Albion forward in the box.
Our free kick routines against Ipswich were pathetic. The balls from free kicks tend to be floated into the box rather than delivered at pace. There is no creativity in midfield. Agustien is the only one I have seen who is creative -but how many times has he played?

We have a whole raft of very talented players like Ulloa, Buckley, Ince, Bruno, Upson, Dunk who could all quite easily play in the Premiership.
If we don't add a quality creative midfield player, a quality striker and a winger who can cross the ball like Conway (why on earth did we let him go to Blackburn?????) our star players will leave and the whole impetus we have achieved will be lost.

IMHO We need to act soon and decisively or the consequences for the club COULD be disastrous - with a big drop in season ticket sales, loss of our star players - and a smaller budget to get the quality players required for a big push to the Premiership..
Outstanding post.The words of a real fan with his own brain.We could never do QPR over 2 legs with their top players back,let alone Wigan lol.Hoskins is already feeling pain again from the injury thats why he didn't play against QPR U21s in the week.I was 100% yet again.He will play maybe a few games at the end when the season means nothing to get another contract under his belt.Then spend all of next season out with injury again.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Why all the hype about getting into the play-offs? We are unlikely to beat QPR over 2 legs - and if that's not hard enough we would have to beat Wigan (probably) in the final. We simply do not have players with the quality or accuracy to supply quality passes to enable our one striker to score goals even if we do have 60-70% possession in most matches - nor do we have midfield players who can score goals. So it will be Championship football again next year - play-offs or no play-offs! We definitely need another striker who KNOWS how to put the ball in the net. Whether CMS and/or Hoskins will be on fire next season remains to be seen. There are plenty of guys in the lower divisions who know where the net is. Several strikers have been available and snapped up by Champinship clubs this season. Eddie Howe knows how to get them in and little Bournemouth have been scoring hatfuls recently with a far inferior team to Albion's. After all when he was at Burnley he signed Danny Ings. I bet he wishes he had left him at Bournemouth now he is their manager! Sean Dyche knows the English game inside out - and is a winner. No surprise then that he likes 2 strikers working for and off each other. When we had Vokes he was on his own up front and ineffective. With Ings he is dynamic. Funny that Burnley have let in as few goals as us - but have scored twice as many!!! When will Oscar learn something GOOD about the English game? The one classic omission from his locker - is that 2 strikers who combine well are the key to scoring lots of goals. Getting bodies into the penalty area is also a must. Good service from midfield and the wings is also essential. A very high proportion of our crosses from the wings have failed to find an Albion forward in the box. Our free kick routines against Ipswich were pathetic. The balls from free kicks tend to be floated into the box rather than delivered at pace. There is no creativity in midfield. Agustien is the only one I have seen who is creative -but how many times has he played? We have a whole raft of very talented players like Ulloa, Buckley, Ince, Bruno, Upson, Dunk who could all quite easily play in the Premiership. If we don't add a quality creative midfield player, a quality striker and a winger who can cross the ball like Conway (why on earth did we let him go to Blackburn?????) our star players will leave and the whole impetus we have achieved will be lost. IMHO We need to act soon and decisively or the consequences for the club COULD be disastrous - with a big drop in season ticket sales, loss of our star players - and a smaller budget to get the quality players required for a big push to the Premiership..[/p][/quote]Outstanding post.The words of a real fan with his own brain.We could never do QPR over 2 legs with their top players back,let alone Wigan lol.Hoskins is already feeling pain again from the injury thats why he didn't play against QPR U21s in the week.I was 100% yet again.He will play maybe a few games at the end when the season means nothing to get another contract under his belt.Then spend all of next season out with injury again. The Bosch
  • Score: -3

2:31am Wed 26 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Vince wrote:
I forgot to mention another quality player who could play in the Premiership - Orlandi. If you add Kuscsak to the list - we have 8 players who could acquit themselves quite well in the Premiership - and Lua Lua and March are players for the future who could do well in the Premiership if they keep improving. That also applies to Stephens. If we acquire another class striker, a creative midfielder and an athletic strong-tackling defender to join the 11 players I have identified as having possible Premiership quality - then i think we could be as good as Stoke - currently 10th in the Premiership.
What pure dream world rubbish yet again.So Swansea just gave away a top prem-league player like Orlandi to us because they was feeling like being nice to us lol hahaha.WAKE UP THE GUY NEVER PLAYS.Its one injury after another.Three players will go to the prem-league next season if we don't go up,TK,Ulloa,and maybe Buckley.Even Palace are not still 100% sure because of his injury history.Just like i was 100% correct about Hoskins his played a few games and the pains back again.Thats why he didn't play against QPR U21s in the week.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: I forgot to mention another quality player who could play in the Premiership - Orlandi. If you add Kuscsak to the list - we have 8 players who could acquit themselves quite well in the Premiership - and Lua Lua and March are players for the future who could do well in the Premiership if they keep improving. That also applies to Stephens. If we acquire another class striker, a creative midfielder and an athletic strong-tackling defender to join the 11 players I have identified as having possible Premiership quality - then i think we could be as good as Stoke - currently 10th in the Premiership.[/p][/quote]What pure dream world rubbish yet again.So Swansea just gave away a top prem-league player like Orlandi to us because they was feeling like being nice to us lol hahaha.WAKE UP THE GUY NEVER PLAYS.Its one injury after another.Three players will go to the prem-league next season if we don't go up,TK,Ulloa,and maybe Buckley.Even Palace are not still 100% sure because of his injury history.Just like i was 100% correct about Hoskins his played a few games and the pains back again.Thats why he didn't play against QPR U21s in the week. The Bosch
  • Score: -4

4:05am Wed 26 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

The cost of allowing Barnes to leave and not replacing him is now evident .
How many goals has the starting 11 scored this season for the Albion? Less than 10 ..
We can't hit the net ... The fact is we are a mid table side with a outstanding defence.. We have a negative manager , sorry but 39 goals from 37 games is a shambles, under Gus we scored 70 odd with a great defensive record.
Do players really want promotion knowing that would be there time to leave?
Someone said we have 8 players good enough for premier league? Sorry your in dream land .
Clear out needs to start with lua lua , exciting player who after 3-4 seasons can't make a starting place and who can't cross the ball.
Where is the creative midfielder? Andrews ince Stephens crofts all have plus points, but are workmen .
JFC , has ability , but against good players looks totally out of depth.
How many players can produce a decent cross ?
Next season will be a massive test for OG , he has to change tactics ... We are not scoring enough goals , that has to be addressed .
the club have to allow him to spend to bring in a creative midfielder ,
The cost of allowing Barnes to leave and not replacing him is now evident . How many goals has the starting 11 scored this season for the Albion? Less than 10 .. We can't hit the net ... The fact is we are a mid table side with a outstanding defence.. We have a negative manager , sorry but 39 goals from 37 games is a shambles, under Gus we scored 70 odd with a great defensive record. Do players really want promotion knowing that would be there time to leave? Someone said we have 8 players good enough for premier league? Sorry your in dream land . Clear out needs to start with lua lua , exciting player who after 3-4 seasons can't make a starting place and who can't cross the ball. Where is the creative midfielder? Andrews ince Stephens crofts all have plus points, but are workmen . JFC , has ability , but against good players looks totally out of depth. How many players can produce a decent cross ? Next season will be a massive test for OG , he has to change tactics ... We are not scoring enough goals , that has to be addressed . the club have to allow him to spend to bring in a creative midfielder , mark by the sea
  • Score: 10

5:02am Wed 26 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

i dont really mind if we make the playoffs or not this season. we have had so much disruption to contend with. after the summer clearout i want to see some intent and i want to see attacking football i'm thinking we are so defensive because the back 4 are so slow its kind of forced the hand with quicker fullbacks and dunk in the team i feel sure that we would push 10yards higher thus making it easier for the midfield to join in with ulloa well heres hoping anyway
i dont really mind if we make the playoffs or not this season. we have had so much disruption to contend with. after the summer clearout i want to see some intent and i want to see attacking football i'm thinking we are so defensive because the back 4 are so slow its kind of forced the hand with quicker fullbacks and dunk in the team i feel sure that we would push 10yards higher thus making it easier for the midfield to join in with ulloa well heres hoping anyway albionfan33
  • Score: 2

8:52am Wed 26 Mar 14

chipsandgravy says...

The Bosch wrote:
Vince wrote:
Why all the hype about getting into the play-offs?

We are unlikely to beat QPR over 2 legs - and if that's not hard enough we would have to beat Wigan (probably) in the final. We simply do not have players with the quality or accuracy to supply quality passes to enable our one striker to score goals even if we do have 60-70% possession in most matches - nor do we have midfield players who can score goals.

So it will be Championship football again next year - play-offs or no play-offs!

We definitely need another striker who KNOWS how to put the ball in the net. Whether CMS and/or Hoskins will be on fire next season remains to be seen.
There are plenty of guys in the lower divisions who know where the net is. Several strikers have been available and snapped up by Champinship clubs this season. Eddie Howe knows how to get them in and little Bournemouth have been scoring hatfuls recently with a far inferior team to Albion's. After all when he was at Burnley he signed Danny Ings. I bet he wishes he had left him at Bournemouth now he is their manager! Sean Dyche knows the English game inside out - and is a winner. No surprise then that he likes 2 strikers working for and off each other. When we had Vokes he was on his own up front and ineffective. With Ings he is dynamic. Funny that Burnley have let in as few goals as us - but have scored twice as many!!!

When will Oscar learn something GOOD about the English game? The one classic omission from his locker - is that 2 strikers who combine well are the key to scoring lots of goals. Getting bodies into the penalty area is also a must. Good service from midfield and the wings is also essential. A very high proportion of our crosses from the wings have failed to find an Albion forward in the box.
Our free kick routines against Ipswich were pathetic. The balls from free kicks tend to be floated into the box rather than delivered at pace. There is no creativity in midfield. Agustien is the only one I have seen who is creative -but how many times has he played?

We have a whole raft of very talented players like Ulloa, Buckley, Ince, Bruno, Upson, Dunk who could all quite easily play in the Premiership.
If we don't add a quality creative midfield player, a quality striker and a winger who can cross the ball like Conway (why on earth did we let him go to Blackburn?????) our star players will leave and the whole impetus we have achieved will be lost.

IMHO We need to act soon and decisively or the consequences for the club COULD be disastrous - with a big drop in season ticket sales, loss of our star players - and a smaller budget to get the quality players required for a big push to the Premiership..
Outstanding post.The words of a real fan with his own brain.We could never do QPR over 2 legs with their top players back,let alone Wigan lol.Hoskins is already feeling pain again from the injury thats why he didn't play against QPR U21s in the week.I was 100% yet again.He will play maybe a few games at the end when the season means nothing to get another contract under his belt.Then spend all of next season out with injury again.
Maybe but interestingly we beat Wigan away and took 4 points off QPR. The team in the top six who really hurt us this season was Derby. Jury is out on Forest as although they looked the best side at the Amex they have been a basket case recently
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Why all the hype about getting into the play-offs? We are unlikely to beat QPR over 2 legs - and if that's not hard enough we would have to beat Wigan (probably) in the final. We simply do not have players with the quality or accuracy to supply quality passes to enable our one striker to score goals even if we do have 60-70% possession in most matches - nor do we have midfield players who can score goals. So it will be Championship football again next year - play-offs or no play-offs! We definitely need another striker who KNOWS how to put the ball in the net. Whether CMS and/or Hoskins will be on fire next season remains to be seen. There are plenty of guys in the lower divisions who know where the net is. Several strikers have been available and snapped up by Champinship clubs this season. Eddie Howe knows how to get them in and little Bournemouth have been scoring hatfuls recently with a far inferior team to Albion's. After all when he was at Burnley he signed Danny Ings. I bet he wishes he had left him at Bournemouth now he is their manager! Sean Dyche knows the English game inside out - and is a winner. No surprise then that he likes 2 strikers working for and off each other. When we had Vokes he was on his own up front and ineffective. With Ings he is dynamic. Funny that Burnley have let in as few goals as us - but have scored twice as many!!! When will Oscar learn something GOOD about the English game? The one classic omission from his locker - is that 2 strikers who combine well are the key to scoring lots of goals. Getting bodies into the penalty area is also a must. Good service from midfield and the wings is also essential. A very high proportion of our crosses from the wings have failed to find an Albion forward in the box. Our free kick routines against Ipswich were pathetic. The balls from free kicks tend to be floated into the box rather than delivered at pace. There is no creativity in midfield. Agustien is the only one I have seen who is creative -but how many times has he played? We have a whole raft of very talented players like Ulloa, Buckley, Ince, Bruno, Upson, Dunk who could all quite easily play in the Premiership. If we don't add a quality creative midfield player, a quality striker and a winger who can cross the ball like Conway (why on earth did we let him go to Blackburn?????) our star players will leave and the whole impetus we have achieved will be lost. IMHO We need to act soon and decisively or the consequences for the club COULD be disastrous - with a big drop in season ticket sales, loss of our star players - and a smaller budget to get the quality players required for a big push to the Premiership..[/p][/quote]Outstanding post.The words of a real fan with his own brain.We could never do QPR over 2 legs with their top players back,let alone Wigan lol.Hoskins is already feeling pain again from the injury thats why he didn't play against QPR U21s in the week.I was 100% yet again.He will play maybe a few games at the end when the season means nothing to get another contract under his belt.Then spend all of next season out with injury again.[/p][/quote]Maybe but interestingly we beat Wigan away and took 4 points off QPR. The team in the top six who really hurt us this season was Derby. Jury is out on Forest as although they looked the best side at the Amex they have been a basket case recently chipsandgravy
  • Score: 2

9:47am Wed 26 Mar 14

ashgill says...

Its not over yet, there will be plenty more twists and turns before the season is over, but how we could do with a undefeated run like we had last season!
Every year teams around the play offs wobble, this year it seems to be us, Forest and Reading while Ipswich keep on picking up points.
Its not over yet, there will be plenty more twists and turns before the season is over, but how we could do with a undefeated run like we had last season! Every year teams around the play offs wobble, this year it seems to be us, Forest and Reading while Ipswich keep on picking up points. ashgill
  • Score: 1

12:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

twica12 says...

I can see old Oscar getting the sack soon so unambitious and only takes a chance when we are a goal; down. What is the idea of putting Dunk on with a minute to go - the old poaching manual goes out of the window then just boot it up the middle for the big man and he waits until the last m,inundate .If you are gong to do something don't wait until the last 20 minutes to bring on Lua Lua get him on as soon as possible and if he cant last the whole game then sell him- all this messing about while we still are playing rubbish.This team wont make the playoffs- the one I would pick would. And please drop Bruno him and Gear have no idea how to tackle they keep retreating until the attacker gets inside the box instead of tack ling out side the box. Dont they get it? if you foul inside the box its a penalty outside the box a free kick. and Nathan is a defender/coach
Please drop Greer and Bruno and put in Dunk and Calderon
I can see old Oscar getting the sack soon so unambitious and only takes a chance when we are a goal; down. What is the idea of putting Dunk on with a minute to go - the old poaching manual goes out of the window then just boot it up the middle for the big man and he waits until the last m,inundate .If you are gong to do something don't wait until the last 20 minutes to bring on Lua Lua get him on as soon as possible and if he cant last the whole game then sell him- all this messing about while we still are playing rubbish.This team wont make the playoffs- the one I would pick would. And please drop Bruno him and Gear have no idea how to tackle they keep retreating until the attacker gets inside the box instead of tack ling out side the box. Dont they get it? if you foul inside the box its a penalty outside the box a free kick. and Nathan is a defender/coach Please drop Greer and Bruno and put in Dunk and Calderon twica12
  • Score: 1

9:05am Thu 27 Mar 14

London Dave says...

Time will tell if this is a hammer blow or not.

But what I would say after watching Brighton this season is that it's amazing they're even in contention for the play offs. Too many of the performances have simply been lower mid table in quality.

Leicester lost in the plays in the same stage as Brighton last year and their approach from the get-go has been an example of how to attack the season - both physically an mentally. All the chat from Brighton staff right from the off was that we could be good enough for the play offs, whereas psychologically we should have been saying we're shooting for an automatic promotion place. Say it enough times and everybody starts to believe it including opposition teams who turn up to play you. I get the feeling that we're still more afraid of losing and too defensively minded to get out of this league.

The club has to be careful. It can't assume that 25,000+ fans are going to keep paying their money turning up each year to watch a 'not quite good enough' side.

Other teams will want to come in for Ulloa, Buckley and the keeper before next season starts. Upson is great but ancient and to be honest I don't know what people see in Greer. Calderon is a lovely guy, but a defensive liability and quite frankly an expert at letting people get in behind him. Bruno is injury prone and gets too many cards. It's a tricky, tricky situation for the club. All the talk about Brighton being a club that's going places can start to fade away pretty quickly.

All that said, I hope they do it!!

Cheers
Dave
Time will tell if this is a hammer blow or not. But what I would say after watching Brighton this season is that it's amazing they're even in contention for the play offs. Too many of the performances have simply been lower mid table in quality. Leicester lost in the plays in the same stage as Brighton last year and their approach from the get-go has been an example of how to attack the season - both physically an mentally. All the chat from Brighton staff right from the off was that we could be good enough for the play offs, whereas psychologically we should have been saying we're shooting for an automatic promotion place. Say it enough times and everybody starts to believe it including opposition teams who turn up to play you. I get the feeling that we're still more afraid of losing and too defensively minded to get out of this league. The club has to be careful. It can't assume that 25,000+ fans are going to keep paying their money turning up each year to watch a 'not quite good enough' side. Other teams will want to come in for Ulloa, Buckley and the keeper before next season starts. Upson is great but ancient and to be honest I don't know what people see in Greer. Calderon is a lovely guy, but a defensive liability and quite frankly an expert at letting people get in behind him. Bruno is injury prone and gets too many cards. It's a tricky, tricky situation for the club. All the talk about Brighton being a club that's going places can start to fade away pretty quickly. All that said, I hope they do it!! Cheers Dave London Dave
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