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Picture special: Oscar plays down bust-up at the back

The Argus: Tomasz Kuszczak rounds on Bruno after Wednesday's late winner Pictures: Simon Dack Tomasz Kuszczak rounds on Bruno after Wednesday's late winner Pictures: Simon Dack

Oscar Garcia has played down a spat between Albion team-mates Tomasz Kuszczak and Bruno.

The pair clashed after Leon Best slotted Sheffield Wednesday’s 90th-minute winner at Hillsborough last night.

Keeper Kuszczak appeared to blame Bruno and angrily confronted the Spanish defender.

Oscar said: “Everybody wants to win. It wasn’t a big problem or a big fight. It’s normal when everybody wants to win.

“But of course I prefer not to see this kind of thing. But everybody was nervous because we deserved to win.”

Jesse Lingard, emergency centre forward in the absence of the sick Leo Ulloa, said: “We dominated the game on a difficult pitch. We got the ball down, created chances and they scored right at the end which was a massive blow for us.”

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5:05am Wed 26 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

we should of took our chances when we had them then jesse
we should of took our chances when we had them then jesse albionfan33
  • Score: 6

7:07am Wed 26 Mar 14

gazzamagoo says...

Not the first mistake Bruno has made lately which has almost lead to a goal, this time it did. Sounds like Kuszczak is almost as fed up with it as me.
Not the first mistake Bruno has made lately which has almost lead to a goal, this time it did. Sounds like Kuszczak is almost as fed up with it as me. gazzamagoo
  • Score: 22

7:12am Wed 26 Mar 14

twonk says...

Bruno was superb against Ipswich. Perhaps some of these contributors should actually go to games.
Bruno was superb against Ipswich. Perhaps some of these contributors should actually go to games. twonk
  • Score: 3

8:02am Wed 26 Mar 14

bbb1969 says...

Bruno did make a few errors and he made a few against Ipswiich also but others in the team were p..s poor so Bruno only had a good game compared to others. Bruno does leave us exposed unlike ward who generally makes the right decision and is more consistent hence none of us shout for Chicksen but some of us want Calde.
There is team unrest and Kuz had a go last night although Bruno lost his temper with a couple of others last night also.
Frustrating game against a team pressing too far up the field with lots of apace behind them. We should have had 4 at least but the final pass was a jpke and don't get me started on actual shots and our game changing substitutes with 13 mins to go.
We did have a penalty shout also and I have seen them given all the time.
Unlucky is some respect but the Owls were there for the taking.
Bruno did make a few errors and he made a few against Ipswiich also but others in the team were p..s poor so Bruno only had a good game compared to others. Bruno does leave us exposed unlike ward who generally makes the right decision and is more consistent hence none of us shout for Chicksen but some of us want Calde. There is team unrest and Kuz had a go last night although Bruno lost his temper with a couple of others last night also. Frustrating game against a team pressing too far up the field with lots of apace behind them. We should have had 4 at least but the final pass was a jpke and don't get me started on actual shots and our game changing substitutes with 13 mins to go. We did have a penalty shout also and I have seen them given all the time. Unlucky is some respect but the Owls were there for the taking. bbb1969
  • Score: 16

8:04am Wed 26 Mar 14

Cory and Trevor says...

twonk wrote:
Bruno was superb against Ipswich. Perhaps some of these contributors should actually go to games.
I went to this game, and Bruno gave the ball away to Best when not under pressure, who then beat two of them to score. It was entirely his fault, and he'll have said so himself in the dressing room.

He didn't have his best game, to be fair, and neither did many. Highlights for me were Stephen Ward, and JFC. Buckley worked ever so hard and saw a lot of the ball but nothing quite came off. With him, Jesse Lingard, and Rodriguez up front you'd have thought we'd get in behind them but it didn't happen often. Rodders got better as the game went on, and was unlucky in heading against the bar, but wasn't involved enough from the start.
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: Bruno was superb against Ipswich. Perhaps some of these contributors should actually go to games.[/p][/quote]I went to this game, and Bruno gave the ball away to Best when not under pressure, who then beat two of them to score. It was entirely his fault, and he'll have said so himself in the dressing room. He didn't have his best game, to be fair, and neither did many. Highlights for me were Stephen Ward, and JFC. Buckley worked ever so hard and saw a lot of the ball but nothing quite came off. With him, Jesse Lingard, and Rodriguez up front you'd have thought we'd get in behind them but it didn't happen often. Rodders got better as the game went on, and was unlucky in heading against the bar, but wasn't involved enough from the start. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 13

8:10am Wed 26 Mar 14

john newman says...

If only we could have got something from this game!! With others dropping points everywhere. We need to win and go out to win all games now.
If only we could have got something from this game!! With others dropping points everywhere. We need to win and go out to win all games now. john newman
  • Score: 0

8:11am Wed 26 Mar 14

Sheil says...

Gutted!!!!! 2 late goals in 2 consecutive matches ..... so unexpected when Warren reported we were well on top! Is it due to concentration ?
Please don't forecast in the future we will win....you put the mockers on it!

UTA
Gutted!!!!! 2 late goals in 2 consecutive matches ..... so unexpected when Warren reported we were well on top! Is it due to concentration ? Please don't forecast in the future we will win....you put the mockers on it! UTA Sheil
  • Score: 1

8:27am Wed 26 Mar 14

fratsomrover says...

Sadly this was an accident just waiting to happen. Not for the first time Bruno takes unnecessary liberties and this time has been found out. I can understand Kuz's anger and frustration because his loss of possession was totally unnecessary.
Bruno can be a joy to watch sometimes, he has great feet and deceptive movement, but he is apt to showboat in dangerous positions when it is not necessary and when it would be prudent to play safe. He always constitutes a risk when he does this and last night he cost the team a point.
One can only hope he learns his lesson, but I'm sure it was not only Tomas who was livid with him.
I hope he 's man enough to own up to his error.
Sadly this was an accident just waiting to happen. Not for the first time Bruno takes unnecessary liberties and this time has been found out. I can understand Kuz's anger and frustration because his loss of possession was totally unnecessary. Bruno can be a joy to watch sometimes, he has great feet and deceptive movement, but he is apt to showboat in dangerous positions when it is not necessary and when it would be prudent to play safe. He always constitutes a risk when he does this and last night he cost the team a point. One can only hope he learns his lesson, but I'm sure it was not only Tomas who was livid with him. I hope he 's man enough to own up to his error. fratsomrover
  • Score: 12

8:44am Wed 26 Mar 14

SA Seagull says...

Bruno, a better wingback than being a right back or midfielder. Tomas you should so not get angry at Bruno as the first goal against Ipswitch was your fault, failed to get to the ball on both occasions and just flapped at it, instead of just clearing out all in your path.
Bruno, a better wingback than being a right back or midfielder. Tomas you should so not get angry at Bruno as the first goal against Ipswitch was your fault, failed to get to the ball on both occasions and just flapped at it, instead of just clearing out all in your path. SA Seagull
  • Score: 7

9:06am Wed 26 Mar 14

wiseman of hove says...

Bruno is a delight to watch at times but I do worry about his defensive lapses. I'd be inclined to play Calde in the final run in now.
Bruno is a delight to watch at times but I do worry about his defensive lapses. I'd be inclined to play Calde in the final run in now. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 7

9:25am Wed 26 Mar 14

Brighton90 says...

This isn't the first time Kuszczak has had a bust up with one of the defenders. Last season he lashed out at Gordon Greer after we had conceded a goal.

He seems to have a serious attitude problem and is quick to have a go at team mates but slow to admit when he is at fault.
This isn't the first time Kuszczak has had a bust up with one of the defenders. Last season he lashed out at Gordon Greer after we had conceded a goal. He seems to have a serious attitude problem and is quick to have a go at team mates but slow to admit when he is at fault. Brighton90
  • Score: -8

9:27am Wed 26 Mar 14

jose12 says...

replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence
replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence jose12
  • Score: 3

9:58am Wed 26 Mar 14

Brighton90 says...

jose12 wrote:
replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence
Greer may give away more free kicks but Dunk is more likely to get a straight red and be sent off. Not because he’s a bad player, but because he doesn’t think before he goes in for tackles. Greer has done nothing wrong to be dropped either. Yes he is slow, but he is still solid enough at the back. Now Barnes is gone, he’s a scapegoat.
[quote][p][bold]jose12[/bold] wrote: replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence[/p][/quote]Greer may give away more free kicks but Dunk is more likely to get a straight red and be sent off. Not because he’s a bad player, but because he doesn’t think before he goes in for tackles. Greer has done nothing wrong to be dropped either. Yes he is slow, but he is still solid enough at the back. Now Barnes is gone, he’s a scapegoat. Brighton90
  • Score: 2

10:03am Wed 26 Mar 14

Withdean-er says...

jose12 wrote:
replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence
Spot on.
I am a s/t holder, so do go to games. Both Bruno and Calderon are gifted footballers going forward and very important to our offensive play, linking up well with the midfield. Hence, why so many adore Bruno through blue-tinted glasses.

But their no.1 duty in any era or style of football, is to be rock solid in defence, and alas they both lack pace at this stage in their careers and are prone to errors each game. It's only because Championship finishers are that great, that this doesn't lead to more goals.

You have to see how near perfect Bridge was at LB last year, to see what fullbacks can do.

RB - definitely a weakspot in our squad.
[quote][p][bold]jose12[/bold] wrote: replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence[/p][/quote]Spot on. I am a s/t holder, so do go to games. Both Bruno and Calderon are gifted footballers going forward and very important to our offensive play, linking up well with the midfield. Hence, why so many adore Bruno through blue-tinted glasses. But their no.1 duty in any era or style of football, is to be rock solid in defence, and alas they both lack pace at this stage in their careers and are prone to errors each game. It's only because Championship finishers are that great, that this doesn't lead to more goals. You have to see how near perfect Bridge was at LB last year, to see what fullbacks can do. RB - definitely a weakspot in our squad. Withdean-er
  • Score: -2

10:04am Wed 26 Mar 14

Withdean-er says...

Withdean-er wrote:
jose12 wrote:
replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence
Spot on.
I am a s/t holder, so do go to games. Both Bruno and Calderon are gifted footballers going forward and very important to our offensive play, linking up well with the midfield. Hence, why so many adore Bruno through blue-tinted glasses.

But their no.1 duty in any era or style of football, is to be rock solid in defence, and alas they both lack pace at this stage in their careers and are prone to errors each game. It's only because Championship finishers are that great, that this doesn't lead to more goals.

You have to see how near perfect Bridge was at LB last year, to see what fullbacks can do.

RB - definitely a weakspot in our squad.
Correction - ... Championship finishers are NOT that great...
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jose12[/bold] wrote: replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence[/p][/quote]Spot on. I am a s/t holder, so do go to games. Both Bruno and Calderon are gifted footballers going forward and very important to our offensive play, linking up well with the midfield. Hence, why so many adore Bruno through blue-tinted glasses. But their no.1 duty in any era or style of football, is to be rock solid in defence, and alas they both lack pace at this stage in their careers and are prone to errors each game. It's only because Championship finishers are that great, that this doesn't lead to more goals. You have to see how near perfect Bridge was at LB last year, to see what fullbacks can do. RB - definitely a weakspot in our squad.[/p][/quote]Correction - ... Championship finishers are NOT that great... Withdean-er
  • Score: -3

10:25am Wed 26 Mar 14

Gee Jay says...

This was like watching an end of season match between two teams with nothing to play for. What a bore after a long journey.
With a performance like this we were never likely to win at Hillsborough, and it took a gift from Bruno to give Wednesday all three points.
Weak play in the final third, and we even managed to give their goalkeeper a limp shot when we had a one on one.
Kaz, David and Solly all tracksuited up down in the corner of the pitch, looking as though they wanted to avoid being called upon. When two of them were, it was, of course, too late to make any sort of impact.
When David Lopez or Orlandi are not playing we have no free kick ability or imagination.
Stephen Ward looked as though he was the only player who 'wanted to win'
Poor performance, poor attitude, poor tactics, lightweight attack.
This won't put 'bums on seats'
On this sort of performance we will be lucky to have a top ten finish.
(And I'm normally very positive)!!!!
This was like watching an end of season match between two teams with nothing to play for. What a bore after a long journey. With a performance like this we were never likely to win at Hillsborough, and it took a gift from Bruno to give Wednesday all three points. Weak play in the final third, and we even managed to give their goalkeeper a limp shot when we had a one on one. Kaz, David and Solly all tracksuited up down in the corner of the pitch, looking as though they wanted to avoid being called upon. When two of them were, it was, of course, too late to make any sort of impact. When David Lopez or Orlandi are not playing we have no free kick ability or imagination. Stephen Ward looked as though he was the only player who 'wanted to win' Poor performance, poor attitude, poor tactics, lightweight attack. This won't put 'bums on seats' On this sort of performance we will be lucky to have a top ten finish. (And I'm normally very positive)!!!! Gee Jay
  • Score: 18

10:36am Wed 26 Mar 14

Chi Gull says...

Looking at the positives. Forest are in free fall, Ipswich are no better than us and Reading are also very shakey. Are we ready for the Premiership? No, but if we got promoted it would make a massive change to our finances and we have a Chairman who would back the recruitment of PL class players and a manager whose style of play might actually be more suited to the PL..

Can we scrape into the play offs? Yes, and who wouldn't want to be in the play offs where anything can happen - as we know only too well. As usual with fans - two good results and we are world beaters - two bad results and we are all doomed.
Looking at the positives. Forest are in free fall, Ipswich are no better than us and Reading are also very shakey. Are we ready for the Premiership? No, but if we got promoted it would make a massive change to our finances and we have a Chairman who would back the recruitment of PL class players and a manager whose style of play might actually be more suited to the PL.. Can we scrape into the play offs? Yes, and who wouldn't want to be in the play offs where anything can happen - as we know only too well. As usual with fans - two good results and we are world beaters - two bad results and we are all doomed. Chi Gull
  • Score: 23

11:29am Wed 26 Mar 14

jockithenoo says...

You can blame who you like we didn't win.
We had loads of chances one on one you gotta beat the keeper will and rodders . We need a proper couple of quality finishers.
UTA
You can blame who you like we didn't win. We had loads of chances one on one you gotta beat the keeper will and rodders . We need a proper couple of quality finishers. UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 5

11:46am Wed 26 Mar 14

jockithenoo says...

Shame that tomas' s passion and wanting to WIN didn't filter through to the rest of the team then.
UTA
Shame that tomas' s passion and wanting to WIN didn't filter through to the rest of the team then. UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 3

12:47pm Wed 26 Mar 14

bbb1969 says...

Well calmed down and got today off. Was in the pub after the game and talkibg to loads of Wednesday fans. They wondered how we did not score at least 2.
One of the guys asked why Ulloa wasn't playing and said he was happy Lua and March came on late.
Had a few heated discussions about the penalty shout.
I am off to the middlesborough game on saturday and some of the teams above are playing each other so we have to win this one and our gme in hand.
Well calmed down and got today off. Was in the pub after the game and talkibg to loads of Wednesday fans. They wondered how we did not score at least 2. One of the guys asked why Ulloa wasn't playing and said he was happy Lua and March came on late. Had a few heated discussions about the penalty shout. I am off to the middlesborough game on saturday and some of the teams above are playing each other so we have to win this one and our gme in hand. bbb1969
  • Score: 3

1:51pm Wed 26 Mar 14

bruce beckett says...

Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday.

Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life.

As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night.

It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season.

Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.
Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday. Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life. As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night. It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season. Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse. bruce beckett
  • Score: -6

2:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Gee Jay wrote:
This was like watching an end of season match between two teams with nothing to play for. What a bore after a long journey.
With a performance like this we were never likely to win at Hillsborough, and it took a gift from Bruno to give Wednesday all three points.
Weak play in the final third, and we even managed to give their goalkeeper a limp shot when we had a one on one.
Kaz, David and Solly all tracksuited up down in the corner of the pitch, looking as though they wanted to avoid being called upon. When two of them were, it was, of course, too late to make any sort of impact.
When David Lopez or Orlandi are not playing we have no free kick ability or imagination.
Stephen Ward looked as though he was the only player who 'wanted to win'
Poor performance, poor attitude, poor tactics, lightweight attack.
This won't put 'bums on seats'
On this sort of performance we will be lucky to have a top ten finish.
(And I'm normally very positive)!!!!
Good post mate,
I was also at the game I thought we played ok but always lacking that cutting edge in front off goal, still wondering why Buckley did not shoot when he had the chance, was Bruno to blame for the goal too right he was but best went passed two other players before he scored.
Were still in the mix make no mistake about that, we all no what we need is goals, when obika and lots didn't score they got hammered on here by the negative people, difference between oboika and lots they didn't get the opporunity to start games in the league were as Jesse has started every game since he has arrived, no goals something is wrong is it the players or system or coaching staff, I still beleive we will be in playoffs, remember we was not the only teams who lost!!
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: This was like watching an end of season match between two teams with nothing to play for. What a bore after a long journey. With a performance like this we were never likely to win at Hillsborough, and it took a gift from Bruno to give Wednesday all three points. Weak play in the final third, and we even managed to give their goalkeeper a limp shot when we had a one on one. Kaz, David and Solly all tracksuited up down in the corner of the pitch, looking as though they wanted to avoid being called upon. When two of them were, it was, of course, too late to make any sort of impact. When David Lopez or Orlandi are not playing we have no free kick ability or imagination. Stephen Ward looked as though he was the only player who 'wanted to win' Poor performance, poor attitude, poor tactics, lightweight attack. This won't put 'bums on seats' On this sort of performance we will be lucky to have a top ten finish. (And I'm normally very positive)!!!![/p][/quote]Good post mate, I was also at the game I thought we played ok but always lacking that cutting edge in front off goal, still wondering why Buckley did not shoot when he had the chance, was Bruno to blame for the goal too right he was but best went passed two other players before he scored. Were still in the mix make no mistake about that, we all no what we need is goals, when obika and lots didn't score they got hammered on here by the negative people, difference between oboika and lots they didn't get the opporunity to start games in the league were as Jesse has started every game since he has arrived, no goals something is wrong is it the players or system or coaching staff, I still beleive we will be in playoffs, remember we was not the only teams who lost!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

2:18pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Major Bloodboil says...

bruce beckett wrote:
Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday.

Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life.

As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night.

It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season.

Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.
Frankly I can't see OG playing either Hoskins or CMS even when they are fit. A fit Ulloa will rightly take the one striker spot and I guess that we have to play Lingard as part of his loan deal; so there is very little opportunity to play either WH or CMS let alone both together. In any event I think that WH is struggling with leg muscle pain (he hit a cracking goal in the DS last time out) - it's all very frustrating. You have to think that if we had been just a tad more adventurous, we could have easily made the play-offs (and also got further in the cup). It will be tough to do so now.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday. Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life. As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night. It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season. Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.[/p][/quote]Frankly I can't see OG playing either Hoskins or CMS even when they are fit. A fit Ulloa will rightly take the one striker spot and I guess that we have to play Lingard as part of his loan deal; so there is very little opportunity to play either WH or CMS let alone both together. In any event I think that WH is struggling with leg muscle pain (he hit a cracking goal in the DS last time out) - it's all very frustrating. You have to think that if we had been just a tad more adventurous, we could have easily made the play-offs (and also got further in the cup). It will be tough to do so now. Major Bloodboil
  • Score: 4

2:34pm Wed 26 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Brighton90 wrote:
This isn't the first time Kuszczak has had a bust up with one of the defenders. Last season he lashed out at Gordon Greer after we had conceded a goal.

He seems to have a serious attitude problem and is quick to have a go at team mates but slow to admit when he is at fault.
My god can't believe you took time to write your comment,
I was at the game to right it was Bruno thought, how can you say Thomas has got a attitude problem the defenders are there to stop the strikers scoring a goal off course he was right to have ago at Bruno, most fans who bothered to go probably would have wanted to say something to him, we move on to Saturdays game,.
[quote][p][bold]Brighton90[/bold] wrote: This isn't the first time Kuszczak has had a bust up with one of the defenders. Last season he lashed out at Gordon Greer after we had conceded a goal. He seems to have a serious attitude problem and is quick to have a go at team mates but slow to admit when he is at fault.[/p][/quote]My god can't believe you took time to write your comment, I was at the game to right it was Bruno thought, how can you say Thomas has got a attitude problem the defenders are there to stop the strikers scoring a goal off course he was right to have ago at Bruno, most fans who bothered to go probably would have wanted to say something to him, we move on to Saturdays game,. JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

3:04pm Wed 26 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

bruce beckett wrote:
Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday.

Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life.

As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night.

It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season.

Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.
Think your find your the effin clown!!
Non league team along the south coast who managed four goals not bad for non league,
Small team in Lancashire who are going up to the promise land not bad for a small team,
you want Eddie Howe to be coach, well jog on to that non league team along the south coast and you can see Eddie howe, for a non league team they ain't doing bad, try getting to some games mate, were still in the mix!!
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday. Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life. As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night. It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season. Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.[/p][/quote]Think your find your the effin clown!! Non league team along the south coast who managed four goals not bad for non league, Small team in Lancashire who are going up to the promise land not bad for a small team, you want Eddie Howe to be coach, well jog on to that non league team along the south coast and you can see Eddie howe, for a non league team they ain't doing bad, try getting to some games mate, were still in the mix!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

3:04pm Wed 26 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

bruce beckett wrote:
Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday.

Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life.

As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night.

It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season.

Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.
Think your find your the effin clown!!
Non league team along the south coast who managed four goals not bad for non league,
Small team in Lancashire who are going up to the promise land not bad for a small team,
you want Eddie Howe to be coach, well jog on to that non league team along the south coast and you can see Eddie howe, for a non league team they ain't doing bad, try getting to some games mate, were still in the mix!!
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday. Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life. As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night. It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season. Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.[/p][/quote]Think your find your the effin clown!! Non league team along the south coast who managed four goals not bad for non league, Small team in Lancashire who are going up to the promise land not bad for a small team, you want Eddie Howe to be coach, well jog on to that non league team along the south coast and you can see Eddie howe, for a non league team they ain't doing bad, try getting to some games mate, were still in the mix!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

3:15pm Wed 26 Mar 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Rather concerning to see two of our own players having a fall out in full view of everybody, I hope this doesn't point to some deep seated division in the squad which will undermine the promotion push. It's up to Oscar to reprimand them and restore order, we need everybody pulling in the same direction not handbags on the pitch.
Rather concerning to see two of our own players having a fall out in full view of everybody, I hope this doesn't point to some deep seated division in the squad which will undermine the promotion push. It's up to Oscar to reprimand them and restore order, we need everybody pulling in the same direction not handbags on the pitch. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 2

3:17pm Wed 26 Mar 14

bruce beckett says...

JeffLomer wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday.

Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life.

As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night.

It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season.

Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.
Think your find your the effin clown!!
Non league team along the south coast who managed four goals not bad for non league,
Small team in Lancashire who are going up to the promise land not bad for a small team,
you want Eddie Howe to be coach, well jog on to that non league team along the south coast and you can see Eddie howe, for a non league team they ain't doing bad, try getting to some games mate, were still in the mix!!
Not only are you illiterate but you missed the entire point, you clown.

Eddie Howe is doing an unbelievable job at Bournemouth...that's why we should seriously consider him as our next "manager" (and not coach).
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday. Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life. As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night. It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season. Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.[/p][/quote]Think your find your the effin clown!! Non league team along the south coast who managed four goals not bad for non league, Small team in Lancashire who are going up to the promise land not bad for a small team, you want Eddie Howe to be coach, well jog on to that non league team along the south coast and you can see Eddie howe, for a non league team they ain't doing bad, try getting to some games mate, were still in the mix!![/p][/quote]Not only are you illiterate but you missed the entire point, you clown. Eddie Howe is doing an unbelievable job at Bournemouth...that's why we should seriously consider him as our next "manager" (and not coach). bruce beckett
  • Score: -4

4:20pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Chi-Seagull says...

We should be top of devision instead of where we are IF !! our midfield and strikers took their chances and scored instead losing sight of the goal and not knowing what to do with the ball when they do get the chance to score it wouldn't matter if our very good defence make a rare mistake. Compare our defencive record to others in this league and you will see where the problem is { GOALS } ...
We should be top of devision instead of where we are IF !! our midfield and strikers took their chances and scored instead losing sight of the goal and not knowing what to do with the ball when they do get the chance to score it wouldn't matter if our very good defence make a rare mistake. Compare our defencive record to others in this league and you will see where the problem is { GOALS } ... Chi-Seagull
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

mrpurplestorm says...

jose12 wrote:
replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence
Calderon is fit? And Greer is club captain, why would you drop him?
[quote][p][bold]jose12[/bold] wrote: replace greer with dunk and when caldron is fit replace Bruno both are slow in defence and give to many free kicks away Bruno is ok going forward but to slow in defence[/p][/quote]Calderon is fit? And Greer is club captain, why would you drop him? mrpurplestorm
  • Score: 3

4:27pm Wed 26 Mar 14

wiseman of hove says...

Gee Jay wrote:
This was like watching an end of season match between two teams with nothing to play for. What a bore after a long journey.
With a performance like this we were never likely to win at Hillsborough, and it took a gift from Bruno to give Wednesday all three points.
Weak play in the final third, and we even managed to give their goalkeeper a limp shot when we had a one on one.
Kaz, David and Solly all tracksuited up down in the corner of the pitch, looking as though they wanted to avoid being called upon. When two of them were, it was, of course, too late to make any sort of impact.
When David Lopez or Orlandi are not playing we have no free kick ability or imagination.
Stephen Ward looked as though he was the only player who 'wanted to win'
Poor performance, poor attitude, poor tactics, lightweight attack.
This won't put 'bums on seats'
On this sort of performance we will be lucky to have a top ten finish.
(And I'm normally very positive)!!!!
I commend you for making the trip. Not surprised to read your comments about Ward. He has a tremendous attitude and I don't want to see him slip through our clutches. Probably captain material.
Interesting comments about the substitutes. One thing for sure - Solly is currently certainly no supersub and frankly in his last few appearances, has contributed very little. It may be that he needs to start games, but I do hope that he does not think he has 'arrived'. Great talent but still work in progress. Lopez seems to have completely fallen out of contention. As you have alluded to, LuaLua was obviously worth at least 30 minute or so last night.
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: This was like watching an end of season match between two teams with nothing to play for. What a bore after a long journey. With a performance like this we were never likely to win at Hillsborough, and it took a gift from Bruno to give Wednesday all three points. Weak play in the final third, and we even managed to give their goalkeeper a limp shot when we had a one on one. Kaz, David and Solly all tracksuited up down in the corner of the pitch, looking as though they wanted to avoid being called upon. When two of them were, it was, of course, too late to make any sort of impact. When David Lopez or Orlandi are not playing we have no free kick ability or imagination. Stephen Ward looked as though he was the only player who 'wanted to win' Poor performance, poor attitude, poor tactics, lightweight attack. This won't put 'bums on seats' On this sort of performance we will be lucky to have a top ten finish. (And I'm normally very positive)!!!![/p][/quote]I commend you for making the trip. Not surprised to read your comments about Ward. He has a tremendous attitude and I don't want to see him slip through our clutches. Probably captain material. Interesting comments about the substitutes. One thing for sure - Solly is currently certainly no supersub and frankly in his last few appearances, has contributed very little. It may be that he needs to start games, but I do hope that he does not think he has 'arrived'. Great talent but still work in progress. Lopez seems to have completely fallen out of contention. As you have alluded to, LuaLua was obviously worth at least 30 minute or so last night. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

I'm for ever reading that we have got to play Lingard as part of the loan deal. If that's the case then wrap up the loan deal and send him home. Will Hoskins doing a Long John Silver impersonation on one leg can do better. God help us when a rapidly failing Premier League side dictates our team selection.

C'om Will (and CMS for that matter) strap the boots on, pick up the crutches and get out there...!!!
I'm for ever reading that we have got to play Lingard as part of the loan deal. If that's the case then wrap up the loan deal and send him home. Will Hoskins doing a Long John Silver impersonation on one leg can do better. God help us when a rapidly failing Premier League side dictates our team selection. C'om Will (and CMS for that matter) strap the boots on, pick up the crutches and get out there...!!! Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 3

5:00pm Wed 26 Mar 14

wiseman of hove says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
I'm for ever reading that we have got to play Lingard as part of the loan deal. If that's the case then wrap up the loan deal and send him home. Will Hoskins doing a Long John Silver impersonation on one leg can do better. God help us when a rapidly failing Premier League side dictates our team selection.

C'om Will (and CMS for that matter) strap the boots on, pick up the crutches and get out there...!!!
I'm glad that you have picked up on that point. It has been mentioned in several postings recently. I simply cannot believe that Oscar, or whoever, has agreed that Lingard starts every game, irrespective of form or performance etc. Absurd - it could have ramifications for team spirit.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: I'm for ever reading that we have got to play Lingard as part of the loan deal. If that's the case then wrap up the loan deal and send him home. Will Hoskins doing a Long John Silver impersonation on one leg can do better. God help us when a rapidly failing Premier League side dictates our team selection. C'om Will (and CMS for that matter) strap the boots on, pick up the crutches and get out there...!!![/p][/quote]I'm glad that you have picked up on that point. It has been mentioned in several postings recently. I simply cannot believe that Oscar, or whoever, has agreed that Lingard starts every game, irrespective of form or performance etc. Absurd - it could have ramifications for team spirit. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Wed 26 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

bruce beckett wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday.

Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life.

As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night.

It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season.

Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.
Think your find your the effin clown!!
Non league team along the south coast who managed four goals not bad for non league,
Small team in Lancashire who are going up to the promise land not bad for a small team,
you want Eddie Howe to be coach, well jog on to that non league team along the south coast and you can see Eddie howe, for a non league team they ain't doing bad, try getting to some games mate, were still in the mix!!
Not only are you illiterate but you missed the entire point, you clown.

Eddie Howe is doing an unbelievable job at Bournemouth...that's why we should seriously consider him as our next "manager" (and not coach).
And he did a great job at Burnley did he I don't think so, we lose two games and everyone panics, if we need to change someone get rid off Jones!!
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Bunch of effin clowns...couldn't even hang on for a point against a rubbish team like Sheffield Wednesday. Garcia moaning about a lack of strikers. Is that why he kept Lita and Obika on the bench for almost their entire loan spells rather than give them a chance? The guy's entire MO appears to be score one goal and then hang on for dear life. As a poster on a previous thread stated, it all went t**s up when Grabban decided to stay with a non-league club further down the coast. Add to that the fact we sold our only decent "backup" striker to a small team in Lancashire rather than pay him a decent wage and the chickens came home to roost last night. It's hardly surprising that CMS and Hoskins have suffered setbacks given the seriousness of their injuries and the length of time they've been out. Hard to know what they'll be able to contribute either next season. Maybe Garcia will do better given a full deck to play with but if you want someone to get us out of this division, I'd pull the plug on him and make Eddie Howe an offer he can't refuse.[/p][/quote]Think your find your the effin clown!! Non league team along the south coast who managed four goals not bad for non league, Small team in Lancashire who are going up to the promise land not bad for a small team, you want Eddie Howe to be coach, well jog on to that non league team along the south coast and you can see Eddie howe, for a non league team they ain't doing bad, try getting to some games mate, were still in the mix!![/p][/quote]Not only are you illiterate but you missed the entire point, you clown. Eddie Howe is doing an unbelievable job at Bournemouth...that's why we should seriously consider him as our next "manager" (and not coach).[/p][/quote]And he did a great job at Burnley did he I don't think so, we lose two games and everyone panics, if we need to change someone get rid off Jones!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 7

6:10pm Wed 26 Mar 14

The Phantom says...

If we had won every game OG has said we deserved to win, we would have been 20 points clear - if you score as few goals as we do, you don't deserve to win matches. Somewhat perplexed to hear Jesse Lingard described as an "emergency centre forward" - is this the same Jesse Lingard who played as a striker and scored 4 goals on his debut for Birmingham City? Emergency strikers are usually when you stick your centre half up front or have to play a youth team player not when you choose a striker whom we signed on loan from one of the biggest clubs in the world.
If we had won every game OG has said we deserved to win, we would have been 20 points clear - if you score as few goals as we do, you don't deserve to win matches. Somewhat perplexed to hear Jesse Lingard described as an "emergency centre forward" - is this the same Jesse Lingard who played as a striker and scored 4 goals on his debut for Birmingham City? Emergency strikers are usually when you stick your centre half up front or have to play a youth team player not when you choose a striker whom we signed on loan from one of the biggest clubs in the world. The Phantom
  • Score: 5

6:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

fairweathersupporter says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Looking at the positives. Forest are in free fall, Ipswich are no better than us and Reading are also very shakey. Are we ready for the Premiership? No, but if we got promoted it would make a massive change to our finances and we have a Chairman who would back the recruitment of PL class players and a manager whose style of play might actually be more suited to the PL..

Can we scrape into the play offs? Yes, and who wouldn't want to be in the play offs where anything can happen - as we know only too well. As usual with fans - two good results and we are world beaters - two bad results and we are all doomed.
Some common sense Chi Gull.
As for PIG and Bruno, nothing wrong with a bit of passion and commitment. We have been the better team in the last three defeats.Goals will come.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Looking at the positives. Forest are in free fall, Ipswich are no better than us and Reading are also very shakey. Are we ready for the Premiership? No, but if we got promoted it would make a massive change to our finances and we have a Chairman who would back the recruitment of PL class players and a manager whose style of play might actually be more suited to the PL.. Can we scrape into the play offs? Yes, and who wouldn't want to be in the play offs where anything can happen - as we know only too well. As usual with fans - two good results and we are world beaters - two bad results and we are all doomed.[/p][/quote]Some common sense Chi Gull. As for PIG and Bruno, nothing wrong with a bit of passion and commitment. We have been the better team in the last three defeats.Goals will come. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 8

9:10pm Wed 26 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
I'm for ever reading that we have got to play Lingard as part of the loan deal. If that's the case then wrap up the loan deal and send him home. Will Hoskins doing a Long John Silver impersonation on one leg can do better. God help us when a rapidly failing Premier League side dictates our team selection.

C'om Will (and CMS for that matter) strap the boots on, pick up the crutches and get out there...!!!
How many goals has Hoskins scored in three years.?
The loan deals of Lita and "lethal' were hilarious in there total failure,
To have a player choose millwall and division one football as the future must make one or two prospective loans more than hesitate.
Time to attack at home from minute 1 and score more than 1
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: I'm for ever reading that we have got to play Lingard as part of the loan deal. If that's the case then wrap up the loan deal and send him home. Will Hoskins doing a Long John Silver impersonation on one leg can do better. God help us when a rapidly failing Premier League side dictates our team selection. C'om Will (and CMS for that matter) strap the boots on, pick up the crutches and get out there...!!![/p][/quote]How many goals has Hoskins scored in three years.? The loan deals of Lita and "lethal' were hilarious in there total failure, To have a player choose millwall and division one football as the future must make one or two prospective loans more than hesitate. Time to attack at home from minute 1 and score more than 1 mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

10:43pm Wed 26 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

jockithenoo wrote:
Shame that tomas' s passion and wanting to WIN didn't filter through to the rest of the team then.
UTA
Its because TK wants to stay.But he knows 100% if we don't go up his off.His Agent along with Ulloa,and Buckleys will see to that.The Wards,Bruno,Greer,Du
nk,JFK,CMS,and Hoskins would never have got a contract in the prem-league in a million years,and they no it.Just like the Spanish Davids,and Calderon do also.
[quote][p][bold]jockithenoo[/bold] wrote: Shame that tomas' s passion and wanting to WIN didn't filter through to the rest of the team then. UTA[/p][/quote]Its because TK wants to stay.But he knows 100% if we don't go up his off.His Agent along with Ulloa,and Buckleys will see to that.The Wards,Bruno,Greer,Du nk,JFK,CMS,and Hoskins would never have got a contract in the prem-league in a million years,and they no it.Just like the Spanish Davids,and Calderon do also. The Bosch
  • Score: -4

1:25am Thu 27 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.

I'm more gutted that we won't be playing Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley. If we had treated the match v Hull more seriously, that's where we would most likely be looking forward to going. I doubt whether a better chance to get there will happen in my lifetime - and for once I partly agree with Robbie Savage's criticism of our team selection. Even in the replay - without Brezovan's appalling lack of judgement - we would have most likely won the game. Sunderland were on a downer and there for the taking leaving just Sheffield United between us and Wembley.

I find it absolutely staggering that for a year and a half now, the club have been aware that we need another quality striker and a creative midfield player - and have failed to get anyone remotely suitable for the task.
This is total incompetence - which will probably cost the club big time when our top players leave for premiership clubs and our season ticket sales start to plummet.

We need someone like Liam Brady (not Nathan Jones) to help us get players with premiership nous and pedigree which we are clearly missing. Everything seems to have gone downhill since Paul Barber came along. No wonder Gus said the club had no ambition and left in a strop! He knew that the players he needed weren't going to come. Having said that I'm sure that Dyche would have had us in Burnley's position if he had been in charge - despite the financial constraints. Oscar is Gus Poyet Mark II - possibly even a better coach - but perhaps a bit indecisive at times. He needs to be surrounded by quality people like Liam Brady who have the know-how to see what is needed to succeed in the Premiership.

I think we have been to scared of FFP. The likelihood is that a large number of clubs will put pressure on the FA to minimise the penalties for non-compliance. The original idea that fines would be redistributed to clubs complying with FFP has already been kicked into touch. What will the next U-turn be?
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. I'm more gutted that we won't be playing Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley. If we had treated the match v Hull more seriously, that's where we would most likely be looking forward to going. I doubt whether a better chance to get there will happen in my lifetime - and for once I partly agree with Robbie Savage's criticism of our team selection. Even in the replay - without Brezovan's appalling lack of judgement - we would have most likely won the game. Sunderland were on a downer and there for the taking leaving just Sheffield United between us and Wembley. I find it absolutely staggering that for a year and a half now, the club have been aware that we need another quality striker and a creative midfield player - and have failed to get anyone remotely suitable for the task. This is total incompetence - which will probably cost the club big time when our top players leave for premiership clubs and our season ticket sales start to plummet. We need someone like Liam Brady (not Nathan Jones) to help us get players with premiership nous and pedigree which we are clearly missing. Everything seems to have gone downhill since Paul Barber came along. No wonder Gus said the club had no ambition and left in a strop! He knew that the players he needed weren't going to come. Having said that I'm sure that Dyche would have had us in Burnley's position if he had been in charge - despite the financial constraints. Oscar is Gus Poyet Mark II - possibly even a better coach - but perhaps a bit indecisive at times. He needs to be surrounded by quality people like Liam Brady who have the know-how to see what is needed to succeed in the Premiership. I think we have been to scared of FFP. The likelihood is that a large number of clubs will put pressure on the FA to minimise the penalties for non-compliance. The original idea that fines would be redistributed to clubs complying with FFP has already been kicked into touch. What will the next U-turn be? Vince
  • Score: -1

1:20pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Looking at the positives. Forest are in free fall, Ipswich are no better than us and Reading are also very shakey. Are we ready for the Premiership? No, but if we got promoted it would make a massive change to our finances and we have a Chairman who would back the recruitment of PL class players and a manager whose style of play might actually be more suited to the PL..

Can we scrape into the play offs? Yes, and who wouldn't want to be in the play offs where anything can happen - as we know only too well. As usual with fans - two good results and we are world beaters - two bad results and we are all doomed.
Good post as usual, Chi. Yes the doom mongers are joyless and depressing as much as they are predictable. I'm still enjoying the ride. All to play for and if we happen to pull it off we'll make some necessary additions (improvements), no doubt.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Looking at the positives. Forest are in free fall, Ipswich are no better than us and Reading are also very shakey. Are we ready for the Premiership? No, but if we got promoted it would make a massive change to our finances and we have a Chairman who would back the recruitment of PL class players and a manager whose style of play might actually be more suited to the PL.. Can we scrape into the play offs? Yes, and who wouldn't want to be in the play offs where anything can happen - as we know only too well. As usual with fans - two good results and we are world beaters - two bad results and we are all doomed.[/p][/quote]Good post as usual, Chi. Yes the doom mongers are joyless and depressing as much as they are predictable. I'm still enjoying the ride. All to play for and if we happen to pull it off we'll make some necessary additions (improvements), no doubt. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

5:04pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Doug surrey says...

Is it not time that Oscar plays Lua from the kick-off because he is the only one who runs at the defence and is 50 % of the strike capability. Calderon deserves a run even when Bruno is available. Stick Bruno on the wing with March in mid-field.Start with CMS with Ulloa as sub.
Is it not time that Oscar plays Lua from the kick-off because he is the only one who runs at the defence and is 50 % of the strike capability. Calderon deserves a run even when Bruno is available. Stick Bruno on the wing with March in mid-field.Start with CMS with Ulloa as sub. Doug surrey
  • Score: 0

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