More misery as Boro take points

Leo Ulloa reacts after missing the penalty (photo Simon Dack)

Oscar Garcia alongside Aitor Karanka

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Albion suffered a third successive defeat – and wasted a penalty – as their play-off hopes suffered another blow today.

Second-half counter-attack strikes from Albert Adomah and Danny Graham sent Middlesbrough to a 2-0 win at the Amex.

The Seagulls had chances of their own but the best of them, at 1-0, was blazed horribly off target by Leo Ulloa from the penalty spot.

To cap a bad day for Oscar Garcia’s men, Will Buckley limped off in the first half with what could be a hamstring problem.

Adomah struck from close range on 66 minutes after Graham had taken the ball off Gordon Greer and crossed low.

Ulloa fired the spot kick high and wide when Solly March was tripped looking to follow up after Dimitrios Konstantopoulos parried a Jesse Lingard shot.

The Argentinean stepped up as regular penalty taker David Lopez had already been substituted.

There was plenty of pressure from the hosts.

But they were punished by Graham’s calm angled finish on 86 minutes as Boro countered.

There were boos from some home fans at half-time - and even more at 90 minutes.

Things might have been different had Konstantopoulos, who impressed throughout, not produced a fabulous fingertip stop from David Lopez early on.

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5:19pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Conelli98 says...

WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!!
WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!! Conelli98
  • Score: -4

5:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

pte says...

Conelli98 wrote:
WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!!
I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted?

The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!![/p][/quote]I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted? The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available pte
  • Score: -9

5:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MHubbs says...

Woeful lethargic performance.

Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench.

Ulloa taking a penalty??
Andrews, what does he do?

The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end!
Woeful lethargic performance. Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench. Ulloa taking a penalty?? Andrews, what does he do? The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end! MHubbs
  • Score: -3

5:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

bruce beckett says...

Will Buckley? Hamstring injury? Surely not.
Will Buckley? Hamstring injury? Surely not. bruce beckett
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

barnieb says...

Sick note off again with pulled hamstring and still firing on blanks even when awarded a penalty.Pathetic.Why oh why did we allow Chris Wood to leave this club.Beginning to think that OG has lost the plot.Repeat what I said on previous posts,Greer is ponderous,slow and indecisive,found out again today.Drop him and replace him with the best centre-back at the club,Lewis Dunk.he club,
Sick note off again with pulled hamstring and still firing on blanks even when awarded a penalty.Pathetic.Why oh why did we allow Chris Wood to leave this club.Beginning to think that OG has lost the plot.Repeat what I said on previous posts,Greer is ponderous,slow and indecisive,found out again today.Drop him and replace him with the best centre-back at the club,Lewis Dunk.he club, barnieb
  • Score: 9

5:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Thread Flintstone says...

Why don't we start with a more attacking formation, try and get a couple of goals and then bring on the more defensive players later if required to defend the lead, rather than the other way round. If I was Solly or Kaz I would be tearing my hair out!!! There will be clubs lining up to swoop for Kaz and he will deffo want to move on, and I don't blame him to be honest.
Why don't we start with a more attacking formation, try and get a couple of goals and then bring on the more defensive players later if required to defend the lead, rather than the other way round. If I was Solly or Kaz I would be tearing my hair out!!! There will be clubs lining up to swoop for Kaz and he will deffo want to move on, and I don't blame him to be honest. Thread Flintstone
  • Score: 8

5:35pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Utter tripe!!! Shaky defence, midfield going walkabout, Ulloa for him having a bad day. Oscar has no plan B,C or D. Playoffs stilk in reach but requires total shake up from player's and management staff if they want ti achieve something this year, im a very frustrated Tiger tonight
Utter tripe!!! Shaky defence, midfield going walkabout, Ulloa for him having a bad day. Oscar has no plan B,C or D. Playoffs stilk in reach but requires total shake up from player's and management staff if they want ti achieve something this year, im a very frustrated Tiger tonight Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 8

5:38pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Seagulls over Thanet says...

MHubbs wrote:
Woeful lethargic performance.

Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench.

Ulloa taking a penalty??
Andrews, what does he do?

The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end!
Nothing cowardly about being gutted and needing some recovery time before the long trip to Blackburn. See you there?
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Woeful lethargic performance. Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench. Ulloa taking a penalty?? Andrews, what does he do? The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end![/p][/quote]Nothing cowardly about being gutted and needing some recovery time before the long trip to Blackburn. See you there? Seagulls over Thanet
  • Score: 3

5:57pm Sat 29 Mar 14

To baldly go says...

MHubbs wrote:
Woeful lethargic performance.

Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench.

Ulloa taking a penalty??
Andrews, what does he do?

The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end!
Can you blame us supporters for leaving after that load of f****** crap! let's all stay and pretend it didn't happen, dreamer! Shows what the majority feel at the moment!
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Woeful lethargic performance. Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench. Ulloa taking a penalty?? Andrews, what does he do? The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end![/p][/quote]Can you blame us supporters for leaving after that load of f****** crap! let's all stay and pretend it didn't happen, dreamer! Shows what the majority feel at the moment! To baldly go
  • Score: 15

6:08pm Sat 29 Mar 14

impose our game gull says...

A performance that lacked intent, passion, urgency, tempo, direction, pace. Has Oscar no clear plan for who takes the penalties when Lopez isn't on the pitch? Clearly the job of the manager. Lopez? First 4 corners and free kick all hopeless. Dreadful. Not giving us even a chance to score. Lopez generally? Poor as is so often the case.

Ulloa - odd body language again at times (certainly not set up for a penalty mindset wise). Poor service generally to him BUT 2 decent chances (including the penalty) AND Leo, it is your job occasionally to come to the near post/ get on the end of those balls that are passed in low to the area.

Greer? After the fine performances from Dunk and nothing special in therms of leadership from Gordon and 5 goals shipped in 3 games and errors in the past two added to by two dreadful errors today .... not sure how he retains his place really. Time too to let Calde have a run - a player that doesn't lack passion and can come up with some unexpected (pleasant) surprises sometimes. PASSION!!

Biggest applause of the first half by far? for Rohan for tracking back and absolute commitment over by the East stand.

Lingard? close to something special but a lack of service and slow build up doesn't suit his runs. Potential for becoming a headless chicken if not careful a la Spanish Rodney.

AND YET SOMETHING ODD IS OCCURING ....

We could have had 6 goals today with better finishing. the replays of the misses were not played on the big screens presumably so as to not add to the misery for the player being inept. The final ball to create the chance was there. Right on to the player to have a decent goal scoring chance. Including the penalty on the law of averages with decent finishing we should have had 3. So how does that come about if we are playing so "dreadfully"? Clearly we aren't - yes it lacks pace and passion and excitement but actually the quality isn't too bad as the chances are being created. They are there - time and again. ALSO - both today and Tuesday broadly the results have VERY much gone in our favour - it CAN still be done but the players need to man up, show balls, not let Oscar down, complete, add in some true grit and passion. In short - MAKE IT HAPPEN - and it may well do so!!

UTA!! Opportunity on Tuesday and then two more away opportunities. LET's DO IT!! PASSION ...... DESIRE ..... BELIEF .... and most of all (as missing in defence of late!!) - FOCUS!!


GO GET 'EM!!
A performance that lacked intent, passion, urgency, tempo, direction, pace. Has Oscar no clear plan for who takes the penalties when Lopez isn't on the pitch? Clearly the job of the manager. Lopez? First 4 corners and free kick all hopeless. Dreadful. Not giving us even a chance to score. Lopez generally? Poor as is so often the case. Ulloa - odd body language again at times (certainly not set up for a penalty mindset wise). Poor service generally to him BUT 2 decent chances (including the penalty) AND Leo, it is your job occasionally to come to the near post/ get on the end of those balls that are passed in low to the area. Greer? After the fine performances from Dunk and nothing special in therms of leadership from Gordon and 5 goals shipped in 3 games and errors in the past two added to by two dreadful errors today .... not sure how he retains his place really. Time too to let Calde have a run - a player that doesn't lack passion and can come up with some unexpected (pleasant) surprises sometimes. PASSION!! Biggest applause of the first half by far? for Rohan for tracking back and absolute commitment over by the East stand. Lingard? close to something special but a lack of service and slow build up doesn't suit his runs. Potential for becoming a headless chicken if not careful a la Spanish Rodney. AND YET SOMETHING ODD IS OCCURING .... We could have had 6 goals today with better finishing. the replays of the misses were not played on the big screens presumably so as to not add to the misery for the player being inept. The final ball to create the chance was there. Right on to the player to have a decent goal scoring chance. Including the penalty on the law of averages with decent finishing we should have had 3. So how does that come about if we are playing so "dreadfully"? Clearly we aren't - yes it lacks pace and passion and excitement but actually the quality isn't too bad as the chances are being created. They are there - time and again. ALSO - both today and Tuesday broadly the results have VERY much gone in our favour - it CAN still be done but the players need to man up, show balls, not let Oscar down, complete, add in some true grit and passion. In short - MAKE IT HAPPEN - and it may well do so!! UTA!! Opportunity on Tuesday and then two more away opportunities. LET's DO IT!! PASSION ...... DESIRE ..... BELIEF .... and most of all (as missing in defence of late!!) - FOCUS!! GO GET 'EM!! impose our game gull
  • Score: 7

6:11pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MHubbs says...

To baldly go wrote:
MHubbs wrote:
Woeful lethargic performance.

Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench.

Ulloa taking a penalty??
Andrews, what does he do?

The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end!
Can you blame us supporters for leaving after that load of f****** crap! let's all stay and pretend it didn't happen, dreamer! Shows what the majority feel at the moment!
In your case - 'To Boldly Go Home'
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Woeful lethargic performance. Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench. Ulloa taking a penalty?? Andrews, what does he do? The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end![/p][/quote]Can you blame us supporters for leaving after that load of f****** crap! let's all stay and pretend it didn't happen, dreamer! Shows what the majority feel at the moment![/p][/quote]In your case - 'To Boldly Go Home' MHubbs
  • Score: 2

6:12pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Conelli98 says...

pte wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!!
I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted?

The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available
I think a chairman laying out £100M is ambitous my friend!!!
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!![/p][/quote]I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted? The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available[/p][/quote]I think a chairman laying out £100M is ambitous my friend!!! Conelli98
  • Score: 2

6:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

pte says...

Conelli98 wrote:
pte wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!!
I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted?

The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available
I think a chairman laying out £100M is ambitous my friend!!!
He hasn't spent 100m he's invested 100m. Could get that and more if he decided to sell. Have no illusions he is the boss and Burke and Barber takes their orders from him. They are Yes men
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!![/p][/quote]I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted? The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available[/p][/quote]I think a chairman laying out £100M is ambitous my friend!!![/p][/quote]He hasn't spent 100m he's invested 100m. Could get that and more if he decided to sell. Have no illusions he is the boss and Burke and Barber takes their orders from him. They are Yes men pte
  • Score: 2

6:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

wake me up when the seasons over.............oh
wake me up when the seasons over.............oh albionfan33
  • Score: 4

6:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Conelli98 says...

pte wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
pte wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!!
I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted?

The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available
I think a chairman laying out £100M is ambitous my friend!!!
He hasn't spent 100m he's invested 100m. Could get that and more if he decided to sell. Have no illusions he is the boss and Burke and Barber takes their orders from him. They are Yes men
Point is though hes still stumped it up! Investment is a gamble all the same.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!![/p][/quote]I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted? The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available[/p][/quote]I think a chairman laying out £100M is ambitous my friend!!![/p][/quote]He hasn't spent 100m he's invested 100m. Could get that and more if he decided to sell. Have no illusions he is the boss and Burke and Barber takes their orders from him. They are Yes men[/p][/quote]Point is though hes still stumped it up! Investment is a gamble all the same. Conelli98
  • Score: 1

8:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

totally inept performance, probably the worse I've seen at the Amex.
OG , in my opinion, is not up to the challenges of the Championship, having come from a league where, like Scotland, one, maybe two teams challenge every year.
I feel the Spanish defensive style of play is past its sell - by date, we're too easy to play against.
Suggest OG is relieved of his duties along with Jones, put Calderon in as caretaker 'til end of the season, then try for Malky McKay or the out of work manager sitting in the stands today, Chris Powell.
totally inept performance, probably the worse I've seen at the Amex. OG , in my opinion, is not up to the challenges of the Championship, having come from a league where, like Scotland, one, maybe two teams challenge every year. I feel the Spanish defensive style of play is past its sell - by date, we're too easy to play against. Suggest OG is relieved of his duties along with Jones, put Calderon in as caretaker 'til end of the season, then try for Malky McKay or the out of work manager sitting in the stands today, Chris Powell. Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 0

1:54am Mon 31 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

To baldly go wrote:
MHubbs wrote:
Woeful lethargic performance.

Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench.

Ulloa taking a penalty??
Andrews, what does he do?

The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end!
Can you blame us supporters for leaving after that load of f****** crap! let's all stay and pretend it didn't happen, dreamer! Shows what the majority feel at the moment!
Quite frankly yes I can. The players will have been demoralised at that having happened to such an extensive degree two Saturdays running. Literally THOUSANDS emptying out. I was embarrassed. Us WSU'ers and the 30% of remaining North Standers sang up in the final minutes.

You personally may have a good reason to have gone on any individual occasion and evenings are also understandable if with kids etc but only a few hundred max might have had good reason.

Anyway, if that many leave early you'd have to be off before 80mins to avoid the queues! I happily take my time, have a couple of beers with mates then make the long trip back to North London. Can't stand cluttering up in a crowd unnecessarily - especially with the undoubtedly whingey demographic.

I bet there were plenty in their number complaining about lack of effort and commitment as they strolled off with 12/13/14 mins playing time left. Ooo the irony!
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Woeful lethargic performance. Why sub Caskey in first half????? Surely a winger for Buckley when we have 2 on the bench. Ulloa taking a penalty?? Andrews, what does he do? The only thing worse than our perfoance today was the cowardly supporters heading for the exit on 81 minutes. Thanks to all those loyal fans for sticking to the end![/p][/quote]Can you blame us supporters for leaving after that load of f****** crap! let's all stay and pretend it didn't happen, dreamer! Shows what the majority feel at the moment![/p][/quote]Quite frankly yes I can. The players will have been demoralised at that having happened to such an extensive degree two Saturdays running. Literally THOUSANDS emptying out. I was embarrassed. Us WSU'ers and the 30% of remaining North Standers sang up in the final minutes. You personally may have a good reason to have gone on any individual occasion and evenings are also understandable if with kids etc but only a few hundred max might have had good reason. Anyway, if that many leave early you'd have to be off before 80mins to avoid the queues! I happily take my time, have a couple of beers with mates then make the long trip back to North London. Can't stand cluttering up in a crowd unnecessarily - especially with the undoubtedly whingey demographic. I bet there were plenty in their number complaining about lack of effort and commitment as they strolled off with 12/13/14 mins playing time left. Ooo the irony! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

2:03am Mon 31 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Conelli98 wrote:
pte wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!!
I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted?

The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available
I think a chairman laying out £100M is ambitous my friend!!!
Haha! Open goal ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: WANTED...AMBITIOUS CHAIRMAN SEEKS POSITIVE MANAGER!!![/p][/quote]I really can't see any ambition from the chairman. Could this club including Burke have the know how to sign the right players if and when we ever get promoted? The only way Lampard would sign for us is if he were made player manager. Maybe that's the idea. OG off at end of the season. He's done well all things considered with the players available[/p][/quote]I think a chairman laying out £100M is ambitous my friend!!![/p][/quote]Haha! Open goal ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

3:58pm Mon 31 Mar 14

sussexram40 says...

Get a proper manager soon please. Not a spanish coach. A British manager.
Get a proper manager soon please. Not a spanish coach. A British manager. sussexram40
  • Score: 0

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