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Albion talking point: What do you think has gone wrong?

The Argus: Leo Ulloa shows his frustration today Leo Ulloa shows his frustration today

Albion suffered a third defeat – and a third game without a goal – in succession today.

The 2-0 reverse to Middlesbrough is a further blow to play-off hopes although results elsewhere keep them in the race.

So what do you think has gone wrong with Oscar Garcia’s side?

Did you leave early? Did you stay but boo them off?

Or were you among those who offered some sympathetic applause as they trooped off at the end?

Why do you think Albion have suddenly hit the buffers?

And how would you put it right?

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5:35pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Claude Back says...

Garcia & Jones, that's what has gone wrong.
Boring, predictable tactics with an even more ponderous build up than under Gus. Also he has lost the dressing room and unable to motivate some players (no names as that would give away the contact).
Garcia & Jones, that's what has gone wrong. Boring, predictable tactics with an even more ponderous build up than under Gus. Also he has lost the dressing room and unable to motivate some players (no names as that would give away the contact). Claude Back
  • Score: 12

5:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

bruce beckett says...

Selling your best players mid-season without lining up suitable replacements first is a recipe for disaster.

Midfield was okay with Bridcutt and Crofts ... without them it lacks both bite and creativity.

Ulloa has a great scoring record but hasn't been the same player since he returned from injury.

Buckley is always injured; Lua Lua can't last 90 mins; Greer, tremendous servant that he's been, is getting on a bit and we don't have enough pace at the back. TK has hit a dip in form just at the wrong time.

We never beat Sheffield Wednesday away or Middlesbrough at home.

Perhaps a black cat crossed OG's path before the Ipswich game or he accidentally broke a mirror at home?

What makes it worse is that had we just managed one win and a couple of draws in the last three games we'd be in the playoff positions. Might not get another chance like this year for a few years to come.
Selling your best players mid-season without lining up suitable replacements first is a recipe for disaster. Midfield was okay with Bridcutt and Crofts ... without them it lacks both bite and creativity. Ulloa has a great scoring record but hasn't been the same player since he returned from injury. Buckley is always injured; Lua Lua can't last 90 mins; Greer, tremendous servant that he's been, is getting on a bit and we don't have enough pace at the back. TK has hit a dip in form just at the wrong time. We never beat Sheffield Wednesday away or Middlesbrough at home. Perhaps a black cat crossed OG's path before the Ipswich game or he accidentally broke a mirror at home? What makes it worse is that had we just managed one win and a couple of draws in the last three games we'd be in the playoff positions. Might not get another chance like this year for a few years to come. bruce beckett
  • Score: -9

5:38pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

An old boss once told me never to hold an inquest straight after a c*ck up. Tempers will run high tonight and much of it will be well meaning passion without context. But the squad isn't good enough and if the board think the coach could be in the same vein, I'd urge that we don't waste another summer. If they think he's the man, they must back him to the hilt and say so NOW. Oher than that comment, I'll come back Monday.
An old boss once told me never to hold an inquest straight after a c*ck up. Tempers will run high tonight and much of it will be well meaning passion without context. But the squad isn't good enough and if the board think the coach could be in the same vein, I'd urge that we don't waste another summer. If they think he's the man, they must back him to the hilt and say so NOW. Oher than that comment, I'll come back Monday. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 21

5:38pm Sat 29 Mar 14

russellsnr2 says...

As I posted in a previous post.
We cannot put up a team to beat Boro on our own pitch, watched it on-line and we are just not with the program some of the players look fed up, we gave the ball away so many times I thought some Albion players had switched sides!!
I think we need to step back, spend some serious money in the summer on some quality players, not 34 year old ex Chelsea but young quality even from abroad same as we did with Leo.
Jones needs to be shown the door as Oscar should have a good enough grasp of the English language now to control the team he wants.
If we want to progress there is IMO only one way 'SPEND some serious money' on some quality!!!!!!!!!
As I posted in a previous post. We cannot put up a team to beat Boro on our own pitch, watched it on-line and we are just not with the program some of the players look fed up, we gave the ball away so many times I thought some Albion players had switched sides!! I think we need to step back, spend some serious money in the summer on some quality players, not 34 year old ex Chelsea but young quality even from abroad same as we did with Leo. Jones needs to be shown the door as Oscar should have a good enough grasp of the English language now to control the team he wants. If we want to progress there is IMO only one way 'SPEND some serious money' on some quality!!!!!!!!! russellsnr2
  • Score: 5

5:41pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Claude Back wrote:
Garcia & Jones, that's what has gone wrong. Boring, predictable tactics with an even more ponderous build up than under Gus. Also he has lost the dressing room and unable to motivate some players (no names as that would give away the contact).
If you're right, the board need to act. It'll only get worse.
If.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Garcia & Jones, that's what has gone wrong. Boring, predictable tactics with an even more ponderous build up than under Gus. Also he has lost the dressing room and unable to motivate some players (no names as that would give away the contact).[/p][/quote]If you're right, the board need to act. It'll only get worse. If. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 8

5:42pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Claude Back says...

It's nothing to do with injuries either. Gus left a good squad but the tactics and team selection is just too defensive; and before Vegas or Arnie try to defend the management would they pay to watch such un-entertaining play? We are not too badly placed BUT we could have been so much higher. I don't expect us to win every game as long as we have a good try and the game is entertaining. It's not. It's rubbish!. Sorry.
It's nothing to do with injuries either. Gus left a good squad but the tactics and team selection is just too defensive; and before Vegas or Arnie try to defend the management would they pay to watch such un-entertaining play? We are not too badly placed BUT we could have been so much higher. I don't expect us to win every game as long as we have a good try and the game is entertaining. It's not. It's rubbish!. Sorry. Claude Back
  • Score: 29

5:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Grendel says...

We just don't seem able to break teams down. It's boring predictable stuff. Get it out to the right wing and cross it. That's our only tactic. There was one lovely move, initiated by Lingard, with some quick and incisive passing through the middle and I thought we'd cracked it. Sadly it only happened the once.
We just don't seem able to break teams down. It's boring predictable stuff. Get it out to the right wing and cross it. That's our only tactic. There was one lovely move, initiated by Lingard, with some quick and incisive passing through the middle and I thought we'd cracked it. Sadly it only happened the once. Grendel
  • Score: 2

5:45pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Eddy B says...

Can't really be surprised when we've got Andrews and JFC in midfield. Why not replace Buckley with Lua Lua, March, or Rodriguez? - a pretty straight swap you'd think, but instead OG brings on JFC and to compound the error switches David back out on to right wing where he has been ineffectual all season (when there was a chance he might have provided some creativity in the middle of the park which was obviously the idea at kick off). Don't get it.

An easy win for Boro, streaming forward through the middle and down the flanks like several other visiting teams (in the style of Watford at the Amex last year), creating two easy tap ins (why can' t Brighton do this?- football can look so simple sometimes). Not surprised Ulloa blazed the scarcely deserved penalty over, it was just one of those days (again).
Can't really be surprised when we've got Andrews and JFC in midfield. Why not replace Buckley with Lua Lua, March, or Rodriguez? - a pretty straight swap you'd think, but instead OG brings on JFC and to compound the error switches David back out on to right wing where he has been ineffectual all season (when there was a chance he might have provided some creativity in the middle of the park which was obviously the idea at kick off). Don't get it. An easy win for Boro, streaming forward through the middle and down the flanks like several other visiting teams (in the style of Watford at the Amex last year), creating two easy tap ins (why can' t Brighton do this?- football can look so simple sometimes). Not surprised Ulloa blazed the scarcely deserved penalty over, it was just one of those days (again). Eddy B
  • Score: 18

5:46pm Sat 29 Mar 14

JohnnyCrumplinFootballGenius says...

Equally as negative ad it was predictable. Garcia is not the right man for the job, simple. I hate seeing an Albion team with no fight, no backbone no spirit. Why is Lopez playing? Why, he offers nothing, for a deadball 'specialist' he took 3 wasted corners in a row and can't tackle for sh*t - a sure banker is to bet on him being subbed on 60. Buckley didn't look at the races before going off, Ulloa doesn't get the service he deserves, gets frustrated and takes it out on the ball when he gets the pen which was shocking. Bruno a liability as always, yes Greer got done out wide for the 1st goal but where was the right back Bruno? Poor tactics, uninspiring predictable rubbish.
Equally as negative ad it was predictable. Garcia is not the right man for the job, simple. I hate seeing an Albion team with no fight, no backbone no spirit. Why is Lopez playing? Why, he offers nothing, for a deadball 'specialist' he took 3 wasted corners in a row and can't tackle for sh*t - a sure banker is to bet on him being subbed on 60. Buckley didn't look at the races before going off, Ulloa doesn't get the service he deserves, gets frustrated and takes it out on the ball when he gets the pen which was shocking. Bruno a liability as always, yes Greer got done out wide for the 1st goal but where was the right back Bruno? Poor tactics, uninspiring predictable rubbish. JohnnyCrumplinFootballGenius
  • Score: 2

5:49pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

Apparently, Stephens was fit and over his illness, didn't even make the bench. Something isn't right, Andrews and Forster Caskey are just not up to it, both lack pace and strength. A win today and we were right back in it, going out with a whimper, could have been so different.
Apparently, Stephens was fit and over his illness, didn't even make the bench. Something isn't right, Andrews and Forster Caskey are just not up to it, both lack pace and strength. A win today and we were right back in it, going out with a whimper, could have been so different. Alfie T
  • Score: 1

5:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Eddy B says...

Actually would say a good word for Lingard, one of the few players who seemed to know which direction the goal was and ran at it with pace (although he faded a bit in the second half, his best game for Brighton I thought).

Who was named MOM ? I admit I was one of those that left early. I wouldn't have a clue (not that it matters, the sponsors never do either). Lingard? Upson? TK? Bruno?

ps. Good penalty by a girl at half time, low and hard into a corner :), and sign up the guy who did the Pirlo!
Actually would say a good word for Lingard, one of the few players who seemed to know which direction the goal was and ran at it with pace (although he faded a bit in the second half, his best game for Brighton I thought). Who was named MOM ? I admit I was one of those that left early. I wouldn't have a clue (not that it matters, the sponsors never do either). Lingard? Upson? TK? Bruno? ps. Good penalty by a girl at half time, low and hard into a corner :), and sign up the guy who did the Pirlo! Eddy B
  • Score: 5

5:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

It's not gone wrong , but squad is thin in quality, the sub for Buckley should have been march or lua lua,
Forster caskey is rated by jones , I can't see it sorry .surely Rodriguez or either winger was the positive to replace Buckley?
Where is the player who can run with the ball in central midfield ? Where is the pace ...
Ulloa was clearly not 100% fit! and far to much is being asked of him,
The idea squad are happy with no contracts being sorted can only mean if we go up your on your way, and if you stay we will make you one offer .
The mumbling is now clear dissent from the fans, passing so slowly and without any creativity is woefully dull.
The question is where are we going with Burke and jones having a massive say in the players coming here in the summer.?
Players who were sold have not been replaced in squad terms,
Barnes is sorely missed in his positive energy and physique ... Bridcutt could change the midfield tempo, ince looks tired and over worked,
We let Barnes leave and don't go all out with grabban ? Wheels are coming off this summer, unless quality is brought in.
It's not gone wrong , but squad is thin in quality, the sub for Buckley should have been march or lua lua, Forster caskey is rated by jones , I can't see it sorry .surely Rodriguez or either winger was the positive to replace Buckley? Where is the player who can run with the ball in central midfield ? Where is the pace ... Ulloa was clearly not 100% fit! and far to much is being asked of him, The idea squad are happy with no contracts being sorted can only mean if we go up your on your way, and if you stay we will make you one offer . The mumbling is now clear dissent from the fans, passing so slowly and without any creativity is woefully dull. The question is where are we going with Burke and jones having a massive say in the players coming here in the summer.? Players who were sold have not been replaced in squad terms, Barnes is sorely missed in his positive energy and physique ... Bridcutt could change the midfield tempo, ince looks tired and over worked, We let Barnes leave and don't go all out with grabban ? Wheels are coming off this summer, unless quality is brought in. mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

5:55pm Sat 29 Mar 14

elljam says...

Today actually looked like the players don't believe in what they're being told. I accept the injuries haven't helped & today was another blow with Buckley.
However Oscar does himself no favours by bringing on JFC & moving Lopez wide. That left us with nobody on the pitch who could actually beat a man & get behind the defence. So until LuaLua finally came on we played our usual game in front of the opposition. Does he not trust him for longer than 30 mins. Then when he went against the grain & actually swapped a defensive midfielder for an attacking one he took off the wrong player. How did Andrews stay on the pitch over Ince who was probably our best player (no great achievement though).
It smacks of a man with no bottle who cannot stand up to senior players.

As for Greer, surely there can't be any fan left who still thinks he is worth his place over Dunk.
Still an angry glare at Oscar from GG in training should be enough to frighten him into keeping him in the side.
Today actually looked like the players don't believe in what they're being told. I accept the injuries haven't helped & today was another blow with Buckley. However Oscar does himself no favours by bringing on JFC & moving Lopez wide. That left us with nobody on the pitch who could actually beat a man & get behind the defence. So until LuaLua finally came on we played our usual game in front of the opposition. Does he not trust him for longer than 30 mins. Then when he went against the grain & actually swapped a defensive midfielder for an attacking one he took off the wrong player. How did Andrews stay on the pitch over Ince who was probably our best player (no great achievement though). It smacks of a man with no bottle who cannot stand up to senior players. As for Greer, surely there can't be any fan left who still thinks he is worth his place over Dunk. Still an angry glare at Oscar from GG in training should be enough to frighten him into keeping him in the side. elljam
  • Score: 7

5:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Max Ripple says...

Today was one of the worst performances I've ever seen from an Albion side. Not just from the point of view of skill and tactics but also from what appeared to be a complete lack of passion.
When they scored the first goal our players just slowly trudged towards the centre circle with heads down and slumped shoulders.
Shame about Leo's miss - if only we could have laughed about it and not seen that it was almost bound to happen.
Tactically, well, our passing game is now so slow that the oppos have got time to go and have a cup of tea and put the sofas out in the box before getting up to block anything. We are SO obvious.
And players don't get into scoring positions. At one point today when we were down the right with Lopez about to cross into the box there was only little Lingard in there to receive it. And then he came out towards Lopez and so there was NO-ONE in the box when WE were on the attack. Five defenders standing there wondering what they were supposed to do. Nothing to defend against.
Something is going on with OG and NJ. Has Barber told them to settle for 11th place this year? That's where my money is going.
Today was one of the worst performances I've ever seen from an Albion side. Not just from the point of view of skill and tactics but also from what appeared to be a complete lack of passion. When they scored the first goal our players just slowly trudged towards the centre circle with heads down and slumped shoulders. Shame about Leo's miss - if only we could have laughed about it and not seen that it was almost bound to happen. Tactically, well, our passing game is now so slow that the oppos have got time to go and have a cup of tea and put the sofas out in the box before getting up to block anything. We are SO obvious. And players don't get into scoring positions. At one point today when we were down the right with Lopez about to cross into the box there was only little Lingard in there to receive it. And then he came out towards Lopez and so there was NO-ONE in the box when WE were on the attack. Five defenders standing there wondering what they were supposed to do. Nothing to defend against. Something is going on with OG and NJ. Has Barber told them to settle for 11th place this year? That's where my money is going. Max Ripple
  • Score: 17

6:01pm Sat 29 Mar 14

bbb1969 says...

Easier to ask want went right but then there would be no response, so here goes.
Team selecion...
Lopez played
Bucley injured
Jfc for Buckley and I repeat my previous post wtf
2 Defensive mid fielders- Andrews stifles Ince
Andrewd played although he did one fancy move
Ulloa missef a penalty - think the ball came down with snoe on it
Lua lua shoulf have been on for Buckers
March should have stsrtrd over JFC
Lingarde clause as he has to be played and he is not performing.

I think that covers it; may have been a bit harsh on Ulloa as if we did not have is goals then we would be 15th in the table.
Easier to ask want went right but then there would be no response, so here goes. Team selecion... Lopez played Bucley injured Jfc for Buckley and I repeat my previous post wtf 2 Defensive mid fielders- Andrews stifles Ince Andrewd played although he did one fancy move Ulloa missef a penalty - think the ball came down with snoe on it Lua lua shoulf have been on for Buckers March should have stsrtrd over JFC Lingarde clause as he has to be played and he is not performing. I think that covers it; may have been a bit harsh on Ulloa as if we did not have is goals then we would be 15th in the table. bbb1969
  • Score: -4

6:03pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ash696 says...

We had enough chances to win the game, and on another day would have done. I really don't think the team deserved the boos, people have very short memories, I saw a lot worse at the Withdean. Get behind the team and give Garcia a chance, he's not even had a full season yet, judge him after 2 years. UTA!
We had enough chances to win the game, and on another day would have done. I really don't think the team deserved the boos, people have very short memories, I saw a lot worse at the Withdean. Get behind the team and give Garcia a chance, he's not even had a full season yet, judge him after 2 years. UTA! ash696
  • Score: 13

6:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

namgo49 says...

Ulloa penalty miss summed things up, confidence has gone in too many of the players fit to play. Certain combinations don't work in football and playing Andrews and Ince in the same team is one of them. Ulloa and Lingard not working. Not enough width to our play

Buckley out for the rest of the season I imagine. Forster-Caskey not up to it, nor March.

Greer making mistakes again. Time for Dunk to take over.

Ward had another honest game.

Wonder if they all have this bug they all looked sluggish.

Talking of sluggish is it just me who is finding this comments box failing to type the letters (again)?!!
Ulloa penalty miss summed things up, confidence has gone in too many of the players fit to play. Certain combinations don't work in football and playing Andrews and Ince in the same team is one of them. Ulloa and Lingard not working. Not enough width to our play Buckley out for the rest of the season I imagine. Forster-Caskey not up to it, nor March. Greer making mistakes again. Time for Dunk to take over. Ward had another honest game. Wonder if they all have this bug they all looked sluggish. Talking of sluggish is it just me who is finding this comments box failing to type the letters (again)?!! namgo49
  • Score: -1

6:16pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Conelli98 says...

anyone know why Chris Powell was sitting behind dugouts today?
anyone know why Chris Powell was sitting behind dugouts today? Conelli98
  • Score: 2

6:16pm Sat 29 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened,
loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -10

6:20pm Sat 29 Mar 14

bbb1969 says...

bbb1969 wrote:
Easier to ask want went right but then there would be no response, so here goes.
Team selecion...
Lopez played
Bucley injured
Jfc for Buckley and I repeat my previous post wtf
2 Defensive mid fielders- Andrews stifles Ince
Andrewd played although he did one fancy move
Ulloa missef a penalty - think the ball came down with snoe on it
Lua lua shoulf have been on for Buckers
March should have stsrtrd over JFC
Lingarde clause as he has to be played and he is not performing.

I think that covers it; may have been a bit harsh on Ulloa as if we did not have is goals then we would be 15th in the table.
Sorry forgot to mention Captain Greers mistake for the first goal and p.ss poor defending for the second goal. Someone pinch me cos I need to wake up; did we actually lose to mboro at home knowing that and results that went for us elsewhere would get us within a gnats testicle of the play offs. I probably need to post when I have calmed down.
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Easier to ask want went right but then there would be no response, so here goes. Team selecion... Lopez played Bucley injured Jfc for Buckley and I repeat my previous post wtf 2 Defensive mid fielders- Andrews stifles Ince Andrewd played although he did one fancy move Ulloa missef a penalty - think the ball came down with snoe on it Lua lua shoulf have been on for Buckers March should have stsrtrd over JFC Lingarde clause as he has to be played and he is not performing. I think that covers it; may have been a bit harsh on Ulloa as if we did not have is goals then we would be 15th in the table.[/p][/quote]Sorry forgot to mention Captain Greers mistake for the first goal and p.ss poor defending for the second goal. Someone pinch me cos I need to wake up; did we actually lose to mboro at home knowing that and results that went for us elsewhere would get us within a gnats testicle of the play offs. I probably need to post when I have calmed down. bbb1969
  • Score: 3

6:20pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

namgo49 wrote:
Ulloa penalty miss summed things up, confidence has gone in too many of the players fit to play. Certain combinations don't work in football and playing Andrews and Ince in the same team is one of them. Ulloa and Lingard not working. Not enough width to our play

Buckley out for the rest of the season I imagine. Forster-Caskey not up to it, nor March.

Greer making mistakes again. Time for Dunk to take over.

Ward had another honest game.

Wonder if they all have this bug they all looked sluggish.

Talking of sluggish is it just me who is finding this comments box failing to type the letters (again)?!!
Ward was steady, but I think he's waiting for a written invitation to make a run on the overlap.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Ulloa penalty miss summed things up, confidence has gone in too many of the players fit to play. Certain combinations don't work in football and playing Andrews and Ince in the same team is one of them. Ulloa and Lingard not working. Not enough width to our play Buckley out for the rest of the season I imagine. Forster-Caskey not up to it, nor March. Greer making mistakes again. Time for Dunk to take over. Ward had another honest game. Wonder if they all have this bug they all looked sluggish. Talking of sluggish is it just me who is finding this comments box failing to type the letters (again)?!![/p][/quote]Ward was steady, but I think he's waiting for a written invitation to make a run on the overlap. Alfie T
  • Score: -7

6:20pm Sat 29 Mar 14

bruce beckett says...

Conelli98 wrote:
anyone know why Chris Powell was sitting behind dugouts today?
Because he probably reckons he has a chance of sitting in front of one of them next season!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: anyone know why Chris Powell was sitting behind dugouts today?[/p][/quote]Because he probably reckons he has a chance of sitting in front of one of them next season! bruce beckett
  • Score: -7

6:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do.
Good spot. Have a nice evening.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do. Good spot. Have a nice evening. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 5

6:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

To baldly go says...

Gutted and disgusted to be honest, wrong team from the start, Lopez and Andrews wtf! Buckley gets an injury and bring on Jfc! Sorry but for me it was Oscars and our last chance and HE blew it. The boo's say it all for me. We had no width and to defensive yet again and compounded the fact when Jfc came on, Lopez hit 3 corners to long in about 5 minutes or so, and done little else, Andrews done his usual headless chicken impression, if it want for Ince we would have been in bigger trouble, and then we take him off! unbelievable!
If this is how things are going to be next season, god help us! By the next home game we could be mid table, wonder what sort of crowd will turn up for that!
Gutted and disgusted to be honest, wrong team from the start, Lopez and Andrews wtf! Buckley gets an injury and bring on Jfc! Sorry but for me it was Oscars and our last chance and HE blew it. The boo's say it all for me. We had no width and to defensive yet again and compounded the fact when Jfc came on, Lopez hit 3 corners to long in about 5 minutes or so, and done little else, Andrews done his usual headless chicken impression, if it want for Ince we would have been in bigger trouble, and then we take him off! unbelievable! If this is how things are going to be next season, god help us! By the next home game we could be mid table, wonder what sort of crowd will turn up for that! To baldly go
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Far gull says...

Rubbish . Players obviously not on the Oscar bus. Simple. People on here chastised me for my support for ElAb etc but we have sold players with passion if lesser talent (maybe) and brought in rubbish others were glad to see the back off Andrews etc. This is not all Oscars fault am sure he did not want him or Aguestien ,or and he said so Barnes ,Bridcutt or elab to go.
This is of Burke and To some extent Barbers making.
Thank goodness we have enough points to stay up. Serious changes required.
Do not understand OG not changing personnel round after two defeats. Bruno in the middle only as for all his defensive faults is our most creative player at right Bl....y back!!!
Hope peoples wages docked . Leos penalty miss summed it up ,the girls and guys at half time were better.
Wonder if 20000 allow there season ticket renewals now. Many more displays like that and i fear alot will cancel.
Rubbish . Players obviously not on the Oscar bus. Simple. People on here chastised me for my support for ElAb etc but we have sold players with passion if lesser talent (maybe) and brought in rubbish others were glad to see the back off Andrews etc. This is not all Oscars fault am sure he did not want him or Aguestien ,or and he said so Barnes ,Bridcutt or elab to go. This is of Burke and To some extent Barbers making. Thank goodness we have enough points to stay up. Serious changes required. Do not understand OG not changing personnel round after two defeats. Bruno in the middle only as for all his defensive faults is our most creative player at right Bl....y back!!! Hope peoples wages docked . Leos penalty miss summed it up ,the girls and guys at half time were better. Wonder if 20000 allow there season ticket renewals now. Many more displays like that and i fear alot will cancel. Far gull
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Steveg1958 says...

ash696 wrote:
We had enough chances to win the game, and on another day would have done. I really don't think the team deserved the boos, people have very short memories, I saw a lot worse at the Withdean. Get behind the team and give Garcia a chance, he's not even had a full season yet, judge him after 2 years. UTA!
I hope he doesn't get two years because I will be bored rigid by then, No idea from the so called head coach and assistant, they both need to go now. and I thought Mike Bailey was bad !. Pay peanuts MR Barber and get Monkeys.
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: We had enough chances to win the game, and on another day would have done. I really don't think the team deserved the boos, people have very short memories, I saw a lot worse at the Withdean. Get behind the team and give Garcia a chance, he's not even had a full season yet, judge him after 2 years. UTA![/p][/quote]I hope he doesn't get two years because I will be bored rigid by then, No idea from the so called head coach and assistant, they both need to go now. and I thought Mike Bailey was bad !. Pay peanuts MR Barber and get Monkeys. Steveg1958
  • Score: 4

6:35pm Sat 29 Mar 14

oscar must go says...

Been telling everyone for ages that Oscar is clueless and today showed it. Lopez started promisingly just behind Ulloh and should have done better with his early chance. Then when Buckley goes off Oscar brings on Forster Caskey instead of either March or Lua Lua whilst moving Lopez to wide right where he made zero impact. 26000ish could have got this right but not the clueless Spaniard and his chum Jones.

A lot of people would have left the ground before Brighton won a free kick on the left edge of the penalty area in added time but did not have a single idea between the 3 players around the ball what to do. Been working on set pieces all week have they!!

Get Oscar out now!!!
Been telling everyone for ages that Oscar is clueless and today showed it. Lopez started promisingly just behind Ulloh and should have done better with his early chance. Then when Buckley goes off Oscar brings on Forster Caskey instead of either March or Lua Lua whilst moving Lopez to wide right where he made zero impact. 26000ish could have got this right but not the clueless Spaniard and his chum Jones. A lot of people would have left the ground before Brighton won a free kick on the left edge of the penalty area in added time but did not have a single idea between the 3 players around the ball what to do. Been working on set pieces all week have they!! Get Oscar out now!!! oscar must go
  • Score: 3

6:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

raymondo999 says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do.
Good spot. Have a nice evening.
I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do. Good spot. Have a nice evening.[/p][/quote]I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you? raymondo999
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

jarmonesque says...

4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it. jarmonesque
  • Score: 0

6:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

SonnyJim55 says...

Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 5

6:40pm Sat 29 Mar 14

nkwbtn says...

I didn't even bother going today. My 2 ST tickets were empty - I couldn't give them away (I did try). We have become such a boring team to watch - predictable and pedestrian. We have been here many times before over the years and it will get better once again. I've had enough for this year though TBH.

I have to say that I don't think booing the team off at HT is at all helpful though.
I didn't even bother going today. My 2 ST tickets were empty - I couldn't give them away (I did try). We have become such a boring team to watch - predictable and pedestrian. We have been here many times before over the years and it will get better once again. I've had enough for this year though TBH. I have to say that I don't think booing the team off at HT is at all helpful though. nkwbtn
  • Score: 10

6:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ash696 says...

SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
[quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,. ash696
  • Score: 16

6:47pm Sat 29 Mar 14

tug509 says...

Just a thought ,but ,even if we spent big in the summer ,how many would be happy if we kept the same style and tactics ?. Personally I don't see NJ and OGJ as the saviours of this season or the answer for the next ! too many poor choices too often !.
Just a thought ,but ,even if we spent big in the summer ,how many would be happy if we kept the same style and tactics ?. Personally I don't see NJ and OGJ as the saviours of this season or the answer for the next ! too many poor choices too often !. tug509
  • Score: 11

6:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Howie2 says...

Eddy B wrote:
Can't really be surprised when we've got Andrews and JFC in midfield. Why not replace Buckley with Lua Lua, March, or Rodriguez? - a pretty straight swap you'd think, but instead OG brings on JFC and to compound the error switches David back out on to right wing where he has been ineffectual all season (when there was a chance he might have provided some creativity in the middle of the park which was obviously the idea at kick off). Don't get it.

An easy win for Boro, streaming forward through the middle and down the flanks like several other visiting teams (in the style of Watford at the Amex last year), creating two easy tap ins (why can' t Brighton do this?- football can look so simple sometimes). Not surprised Ulloa blazed the scarcely deserved penalty over, it was just one of those days (again).
Simple really. Borough got players forward when they broke at pace. We have no pace and no one goes into the box other than Ulloa who must be really sick after that penalty miss.
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Can't really be surprised when we've got Andrews and JFC in midfield. Why not replace Buckley with Lua Lua, March, or Rodriguez? - a pretty straight swap you'd think, but instead OG brings on JFC and to compound the error switches David back out on to right wing where he has been ineffectual all season (when there was a chance he might have provided some creativity in the middle of the park which was obviously the idea at kick off). Don't get it. An easy win for Boro, streaming forward through the middle and down the flanks like several other visiting teams (in the style of Watford at the Amex last year), creating two easy tap ins (why can' t Brighton do this?- football can look so simple sometimes). Not surprised Ulloa blazed the scarcely deserved penalty over, it was just one of those days (again).[/p][/quote]Simple really. Borough got players forward when they broke at pace. We have no pace and no one goes into the box other than Ulloa who must be really sick after that penalty miss. Howie2
  • Score: 1

6:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

ash696 wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.[/p][/quote]We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained. mark by the sea
  • Score: 6

6:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

SonnyJim55 says...

ash696 wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
amazing, cannot dare offer one word of criticism against the mighty bloom and barber. Yes they have invested in the infrastructure without a doubt but the football is going backwards. No point having a nice shiny stadium when the football is getting poorer and poorer. And yes I have been a season ticket holder for many years, Goldstone, Gilingham Withdean and now.
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.[/p][/quote]amazing, cannot dare offer one word of criticism against the mighty bloom and barber. Yes they have invested in the infrastructure without a doubt but the football is going backwards. No point having a nice shiny stadium when the football is getting poorer and poorer. And yes I have been a season ticket holder for many years, Goldstone, Gilingham Withdean and now. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 3

6:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

RobD21 says...

Playing Two holding midfielders (Ince & Andrews) and 1 upfront (Lingard mainly used out wide) for a must win home game? I seem to remember Oscar saying he likes to play free-flowing, fast paced attacking football...Couldn't be further from the truth. Cautious is the most kind word I can come up with to describe us. We are 18th in the championship goals table which is just not good enough.

Also, why on earth would you start David Lopez from the season he's having when lualua, march and rodriguez are sitting on the bench?? To say we lacked creativity would be an understatement.

For me he's gotta go, Malkay Mackay hasn't got a job at the moment...
Playing Two holding midfielders (Ince & Andrews) and 1 upfront (Lingard mainly used out wide) for a must win home game? I seem to remember Oscar saying he likes to play free-flowing, fast paced attacking football...Couldn't be further from the truth. Cautious is the most kind word I can come up with to describe us. We are 18th in the championship goals table which is just not good enough. Also, why on earth would you start David Lopez from the season he's having when lualua, march and rodriguez are sitting on the bench?? To say we lacked creativity would be an understatement. For me he's gotta go, Malkay Mackay hasn't got a job at the moment... RobD21
  • Score: 10

6:52pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ash696 says...

jarmonesque wrote:
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.
[quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: 4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.[/p][/quote]Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy. ash696
  • Score: -2

6:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Tonyuk175 says...

It's not all over yet! Biggest game of season this Tuesday come on Brighton let's get this unwanted run finished and go on the run we need to get us to those play offs UTA

The guys don't need a slagging the need the backing of all of us this season has been a lot better than it could of been with no signings, a lot of injuries and no strikers. I think Oscar has done well and now we all know why Gus left and said those words after the play offs last term.

UTA
It's not all over yet! Biggest game of season this Tuesday come on Brighton let's get this unwanted run finished and go on the run we need to get us to those play offs UTA The guys don't need a slagging the need the backing of all of us this season has been a lot better than it could of been with no signings, a lot of injuries and no strikers. I think Oscar has done well and now we all know why Gus left and said those words after the play offs last term. UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 7

7:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MLEE says...

Whats going wrong ?....Losing Crofts , with not getting goalscoring help for Ujjoa,the strange affair with Augustien,failing to keep Conway,Orlandi proving he is very injury prone.
Whats going wrong ?....Losing Crofts , with not getting goalscoring help for Ujjoa,the strange affair with Augustien,failing to keep Conway,Orlandi proving he is very injury prone. MLEE
  • Score: 5

7:08pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

ash696 wrote:
jarmonesque wrote:
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.
I disagree, no one booed last season when Watford took us apart, but give me some passion, give me something to inspire me.. I am happy if we get beat having a go, but not rolling over again.
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: 4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.[/p][/quote]Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.[/p][/quote]I disagree, no one booed last season when Watford took us apart, but give me some passion, give me something to inspire me.. I am happy if we get beat having a go, but not rolling over again. mark by the sea
  • Score: 18

7:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ash696 says...

SonnyJim55 wrote:
ash696 wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
amazing, cannot dare offer one word of criticism against the mighty bloom and barber. Yes they have invested in the infrastructure without a doubt but the football is going backwards. No point having a nice shiny stadium when the football is getting poorer and poorer. And yes I have been a season ticket holder for many years, Goldstone, Gilingham Withdean and now.
Hi Sonny, thing is, the club is losing over 10 million a season, and the board cover the losses and build a new training ground etc, so you can't say there's been no investment. There has. And all football fans know that a manager needs time. So give him time. You are allowed to critique, and I'm allowed to disagree, it's a forum, that's the point.
[quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.[/p][/quote]amazing, cannot dare offer one word of criticism against the mighty bloom and barber. Yes they have invested in the infrastructure without a doubt but the football is going backwards. No point having a nice shiny stadium when the football is getting poorer and poorer. And yes I have been a season ticket holder for many years, Goldstone, Gilingham Withdean and now.[/p][/quote]Hi Sonny, thing is, the club is losing over 10 million a season, and the board cover the losses and build a new training ground etc, so you can't say there's been no investment. There has. And all football fans know that a manager needs time. So give him time. You are allowed to critique, and I'm allowed to disagree, it's a forum, that's the point. ash696
  • Score: 17

7:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

jarmonesque says...

mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
jarmonesque wrote:
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.
I disagree, no one booed last season when Watford took us apart, but give me some passion, give me something to inspire me.. I am happy if we get beat having a go, but not rolling over again.
Well I have never booed. Even on a snowy Tuesday evening in Gillingham when we lose 4 nil and marco gabbiadini scores a hat trick and mocks us. But then I am a die hard Brighton fan. I go to games because I have to, I have no choice. Where the hell does this idea of 'entertainment' come from? I don't understand it.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: 4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.[/p][/quote]Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.[/p][/quote]I disagree, no one booed last season when Watford took us apart, but give me some passion, give me something to inspire me.. I am happy if we get beat having a go, but not rolling over again.[/p][/quote]Well I have never booed. Even on a snowy Tuesday evening in Gillingham when we lose 4 nil and marco gabbiadini scores a hat trick and mocks us. But then I am a die hard Brighton fan. I go to games because I have to, I have no choice. Where the hell does this idea of 'entertainment' come from? I don't understand it. jarmonesque
  • Score: 8

7:30pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Iangira says...

TB has to get rid of Garcia, Jones and Burke before the rot sets in and fans start to walk and cancel season tickets. With no serious money to spend we`ll have to sell Ulloa and Buckley in the summer to maybe break even, if that. We looked like a relegation side today and we could be looking at that next season with the players "someone " is bringing in. Beautiful stadium but on the pitch it`s worsening rapidly. Fans won`t tolerate it anymore. Since Barber referred to fans as " customers " I think for the money the " customers " pay, they are entitled to a decent product not the p**s poor one being served up at the moment.
TB has to get rid of Garcia, Jones and Burke before the rot sets in and fans start to walk and cancel season tickets. With no serious money to spend we`ll have to sell Ulloa and Buckley in the summer to maybe break even, if that. We looked like a relegation side today and we could be looking at that next season with the players "someone " is bringing in. Beautiful stadium but on the pitch it`s worsening rapidly. Fans won`t tolerate it anymore. Since Barber referred to fans as " customers " I think for the money the " customers " pay, they are entitled to a decent product not the p**s poor one being served up at the moment. Iangira
  • Score: 16

7:31pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ash696 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.
Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.[/p][/quote]We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.[/p][/quote]Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way. ash696
  • Score: 2

7:34pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?
We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ? Alfie T
  • Score: 8

7:35pm Sat 29 Mar 14

jockithenoo says...

WE DON'T SHOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE DON'T HAVE ANY QUALITY IN FINISHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We usually run game's and lose. 85% possession don't win games.
Creativity and talent does and we don't have it at this moment in time.
That's football and I will be staying loyal the Seagulls come hell or high water.
UTA
WE DON'T SHOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DON'T HAVE ANY QUALITY IN FINISHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We usually run game's and lose. 85% possession don't win games. Creativity and talent does and we don't have it at this moment in time. That's football and I will be staying loyal the Seagulls come hell or high water. UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 15

7:41pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

ash696 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.
Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.
I expect passion from players chasing a play off spot! If you can't say that's not on the cards, then accepting rubbish without saying anything is a step into a empty stadium,
Die hard fan? Does the fact I have supported the club since 1969 mean I can't say what I feel? Your straight off the barber and Burke road show..
Selling player like Barnes , even Elabd who was not my cup of tea has lost a backbone, Greer has his problems but the guy is a winner.. Maybe the players heads are not right as contracts are in the air..
If the club is losing ten million a year, then they need " customers" like me.
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.[/p][/quote]We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.[/p][/quote]Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.[/p][/quote]I expect passion from players chasing a play off spot! If you can't say that's not on the cards, then accepting rubbish without saying anything is a step into a empty stadium, Die hard fan? Does the fact I have supported the club since 1969 mean I can't say what I feel? Your straight off the barber and Burke road show.. Selling player like Barnes , even Elabd who was not my cup of tea has lost a backbone, Greer has his problems but the guy is a winner.. Maybe the players heads are not right as contracts are in the air.. If the club is losing ten million a year, then they need " customers" like me. mark by the sea
  • Score: 9

7:42pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Lamby63 says...

What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.
What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong. Lamby63
  • Score: -3

7:47pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.
Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.
I expect passion from players chasing a play off spot! If you can't say that's not on the cards, then accepting rubbish without saying anything is a step into a empty stadium,
Die hard fan? Does the fact I have supported the club since 1969 mean I can't say what I feel? Your straight off the barber and Burke road show..
Selling player like Barnes , even Elabd who was not my cup of tea has lost a backbone, Greer has his problems but the guy is a winner.. Maybe the players heads are not right as contracts are in the air..
If the club is losing ten million a year, then they need " customers" like me.
Can't believe you rate Greer, should have bitten Leeds hand off when they were after him, Dunk should be alongside Upson, he's the future.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.[/p][/quote]We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.[/p][/quote]Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.[/p][/quote]I expect passion from players chasing a play off spot! If you can't say that's not on the cards, then accepting rubbish without saying anything is a step into a empty stadium, Die hard fan? Does the fact I have supported the club since 1969 mean I can't say what I feel? Your straight off the barber and Burke road show.. Selling player like Barnes , even Elabd who was not my cup of tea has lost a backbone, Greer has his problems but the guy is a winner.. Maybe the players heads are not right as contracts are in the air.. If the club is losing ten million a year, then they need " customers" like me.[/p][/quote]Can't believe you rate Greer, should have bitten Leeds hand off when they were after him, Dunk should be alongside Upson, he's the future. Alfie T
  • Score: 8

7:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

raymondo999 says...

jarmonesque wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
jarmonesque wrote:
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.
I disagree, no one booed last season when Watford took us apart, but give me some passion, give me something to inspire me.. I am happy if we get beat having a go, but not rolling over again.
Well I have never booed. Even on a snowy Tuesday evening in Gillingham when we lose 4 nil and marco gabbiadini scores a hat trick and mocks us. But then I am a die hard Brighton fan. I go to games because I have to, I have no choice. Where the hell does this idea of 'entertainment' come from? I don't understand it.
You are a sad sad person.
[quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: 4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.[/p][/quote]Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.[/p][/quote]I disagree, no one booed last season when Watford took us apart, but give me some passion, give me something to inspire me.. I am happy if we get beat having a go, but not rolling over again.[/p][/quote]Well I have never booed. Even on a snowy Tuesday evening in Gillingham when we lose 4 nil and marco gabbiadini scores a hat trick and mocks us. But then I am a die hard Brighton fan. I go to games because I have to, I have no choice. Where the hell does this idea of 'entertainment' come from? I don't understand it.[/p][/quote]You are a sad sad person. raymondo999
  • Score: -11

7:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Alfie T wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.
Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.
I expect passion from players chasing a play off spot! If you can't say that's not on the cards, then accepting rubbish without saying anything is a step into a empty stadium,
Die hard fan? Does the fact I have supported the club since 1969 mean I can't say what I feel? Your straight off the barber and Burke road show..
Selling player like Barnes , even Elabd who was not my cup of tea has lost a backbone, Greer has his problems but the guy is a winner.. Maybe the players heads are not right as contracts are in the air..
If the club is losing ten million a year, then they need " customers" like me.
Can't believe you rate Greer, should have bitten Leeds hand off when they were after him, Dunk should be alongside Upson, he's the future.
I don't think today's performance was about players performances, if we don't score Tuesday it will be 39 goals from 39 games,,, that's down to the manager and the coaching staff.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.[/p][/quote]We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.[/p][/quote]Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.[/p][/quote]I expect passion from players chasing a play off spot! If you can't say that's not on the cards, then accepting rubbish without saying anything is a step into a empty stadium, Die hard fan? Does the fact I have supported the club since 1969 mean I can't say what I feel? Your straight off the barber and Burke road show.. Selling player like Barnes , even Elabd who was not my cup of tea has lost a backbone, Greer has his problems but the guy is a winner.. Maybe the players heads are not right as contracts are in the air.. If the club is losing ten million a year, then they need " customers" like me.[/p][/quote]Can't believe you rate Greer, should have bitten Leeds hand off when they were after him, Dunk should be alongside Upson, he's the future.[/p][/quote]I don't think today's performance was about players performances, if we don't score Tuesday it will be 39 goals from 39 games,,, that's down to the manager and the coaching staff. mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

7:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

tug509 says...

ash696 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
ash696 wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.
No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.
We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.
Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.
Why do you go if not for entertainment ? today the crowd got right behind the lads ,but as soon as we started playing back pass after back pass the volume went right down ,no one in their right mind expects to win 5-0 every game ,but to lose the last 3 is unfrickin believable given how poor the opposition was ,so to spend £2,500 for no better than today`s "Entertainment" is pretty loyal in my book !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Boring rubbish, no purpose, no fight, no interest...little of anything to be honest. The truth is there has been no real investment in the team when needed, such as in January when at least another striker was needed. The board do not want to invest in the team at the moment, they are quite happy to stay in the championship for the next 2, 3 or 4 seasons due to the so called threat of FFP. And that is fine but please just say so...but they wont and why wont they? Because they know that they need to fill that stadium and an admission of that will not fill it. Well it might if the team were playing good football (and I don't mean tippy tappy at the back with no real purpose going forward) but the stuff on offer is getting progressively worse. If they are not careful we will be looking at League 1 football rather than the Premier in the next few years.[/p][/quote]No investment? Put your money in then. Oh, you haven't got any. Stop moaning about the men who've rebuilt the club to the best it has been in decades then,.[/p][/quote]We do put our money in! I spend £2500 a season with food and drink, if your telling me I have to endure that every game I won't go.. It's called being entertained.[/p][/quote]Don't go then. It doesn't say it'll be any good on the ticket. If you want entertainment, go to the pictures. You may be able to get a prawn sandwich on the way.[/p][/quote]Why do you go if not for entertainment ? today the crowd got right behind the lads ,but as soon as we started playing back pass after back pass the volume went right down ,no one in their right mind expects to win 5-0 every game ,but to lose the last 3 is unfrickin believable given how poor the opposition was ,so to spend £2,500 for no better than today`s "Entertainment" is pretty loyal in my book !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 4

7:53pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Neville says...

I go to all the home games and every time I witness the same thing and I say this every time.
Negative selection again,no KLL and no DS and brings back DL, never ever the same team two weeks running. Loads of possession in our own half and missed chances which were quite frankly easier to put in, go a goal down as per normal, bring on KLL this time at 57 mins followed by SM,so so predictable.
Lopez hit every corner too high well over everyone and we eventually get to two thirds up the pitch and no one knows what to do and invariably the ball pings back again,its like watching paint dry, especially when you losing,no plan B at all.
I was almost directly behind OG and NJ and they don't seem to have any idea of what to do,nothing ever changes with the substitutions,always the same pattern and just standing next to each other looking lost.
We lose Buckley a winger and he brings on a midfielder,why on earth not a replacement winger in KLL or SM.
When the penalty was given no one seemed to know who should take it, Ulloas effort one of the worst I have ever seen,you cannot blame OG for that but it seems we will never ever score a goal.
Thought Upson,Ward,Ince and Lingard had good games but Lingard really should have scored at least one.
That 6th place still up for grabs but watch Bournemouth nip in and get it,they have hit good run at the right time whilst all others struggle.
Re season tickets in the lower west area (dearest prices)many of colleagues have opted to move to cheaper seating in other areas for next season,so unless these seats are taken up quite a lot of revenue being lost now.
I really am frustrated by the inability of the coaches to alter tactics,which have been woeful and again today Ulloa totally isolated and didn't win anything in the air, why won't he try 4-4-2 it cannot be any worse than todays
performance. Lose at Blackburn and I consider our last chance gone.Very disappointed and I really don't believe OG is the man to lead us on, I think he should be in charge of the Academy and get someone like McCarthy in to lead us next season.
Yes OG has had a v difficult time especially early on and has done as well as can be expected but there is no logic in him not contemplating changing the system,which is not working and we are now virtually the lowest scorers in all divisions. Happy to take all the thumbs down from people who think OG can do no wrong,the attendance was down today and lets see what it is if we lose our next 2 matches.
I go to all the home games and every time I witness the same thing and I say this every time. Negative selection again,no KLL and no DS and brings back DL, never ever the same team two weeks running. Loads of possession in our own half and missed chances which were quite frankly easier to put in, go a goal down as per normal, bring on KLL this time at 57 mins followed by SM,so so predictable. Lopez hit every corner too high well over everyone and we eventually get to two thirds up the pitch and no one knows what to do and invariably the ball pings back again,its like watching paint dry, especially when you losing,no plan B at all. I was almost directly behind OG and NJ and they don't seem to have any idea of what to do,nothing ever changes with the substitutions,always the same pattern and just standing next to each other looking lost. We lose Buckley a winger and he brings on a midfielder,why on earth not a replacement winger in KLL or SM. When the penalty was given no one seemed to know who should take it, Ulloas effort one of the worst I have ever seen,you cannot blame OG for that but it seems we will never ever score a goal. Thought Upson,Ward,Ince and Lingard had good games but Lingard really should have scored at least one. That 6th place still up for grabs but watch Bournemouth nip in and get it,they have hit good run at the right time whilst all others struggle. Re season tickets in the lower west area (dearest prices)many of colleagues have opted to move to cheaper seating in other areas for next season,so unless these seats are taken up quite a lot of revenue being lost now. I really am frustrated by the inability of the coaches to alter tactics,which have been woeful and again today Ulloa totally isolated and didn't win anything in the air, why won't he try 4-4-2 it cannot be any worse than todays performance. Lose at Blackburn and I consider our last chance gone.Very disappointed and I really don't believe OG is the man to lead us on, I think he should be in charge of the Academy and get someone like McCarthy in to lead us next season. Yes OG has had a v difficult time especially early on and has done as well as can be expected but there is no logic in him not contemplating changing the system,which is not working and we are now virtually the lowest scorers in all divisions. Happy to take all the thumbs down from people who think OG can do no wrong,the attendance was down today and lets see what it is if we lose our next 2 matches. Neville
  • Score: 14

7:57pm Sat 29 Mar 14

no balls says...

The attacks are too slow. very little one touch football. There are 17 teams in the division who have sored more goals than the Seagulls. Until we can shoot on target, especially from outside the 6 yard box, any talk of the playoffs is a pipe dream. We need a creative midfielder and two up front. It is not possession that wins matches but chances.
The attacks are too slow. very little one touch football. There are 17 teams in the division who have sored more goals than the Seagulls. Until we can shoot on target, especially from outside the 6 yard box, any talk of the playoffs is a pipe dream. We need a creative midfielder and two up front. It is not possession that wins matches but chances. no balls
  • Score: 9

8:06pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ?
Nothing succeeds like success.
Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ? Nothing succeeds like success. mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

8:10pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Alfie T wrote:
We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?
I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?[/p][/quote]I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Lamby63 wrote:
What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.
Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.
[quote][p][bold]Lamby63[/bold] wrote: What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.[/p][/quote]Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -2

8:17pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Oooh err says...

ash696 wrote:
jarmonesque wrote:
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.
Even the blinkers are blinkered! Funny how people who moan apparently know nothing about football. the simple truth is that we are on a poor run, the players look tired and uninspired, there appears to be no tactical nous to change a game and no one with vision on the pitch to move the ball forward at anything like pace.
As for a full house every week, take off those rose tinted specs and look at the empty blue seats, thousands of them today. The attendance figures they quote just don't marry up with what fans in the ground can see with their own eyes.
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: 4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.[/p][/quote]Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.[/p][/quote]Even the blinkers are blinkered! Funny how people who moan apparently know nothing about football. the simple truth is that we are on a poor run, the players look tired and uninspired, there appears to be no tactical nous to change a game and no one with vision on the pitch to move the ball forward at anything like pace. As for a full house every week, take off those rose tinted specs and look at the empty blue seats, thousands of them today. The attendance figures they quote just don't marry up with what fans in the ground can see with their own eyes. Oooh err
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Lamby63 wrote:
What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.
Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.
Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamby63[/bold] wrote: What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.[/p][/quote]Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.[/p][/quote]Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game.. mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Sat 29 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

ash696 wrote:
We had enough chances to win the game, and on another day would have done. I really don't think the team deserved the boos, people have very short memories, I saw a lot worse at the Withdean. Get behind the team and give Garcia a chance, he's not even had a full season yet, judge him after 2 years. UTA!
Good post mate,
I put roughly the same as your comment got sad negative feed back after a defeat, we've come a long way over short time, too boo our team is disrespectful to our players!!
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: We had enough chances to win the game, and on another day would have done. I really don't think the team deserved the boos, people have very short memories, I saw a lot worse at the Withdean. Get behind the team and give Garcia a chance, he's not even had a full season yet, judge him after 2 years. UTA![/p][/quote]Good post mate, I put roughly the same as your comment got sad negative feed back after a defeat, we've come a long way over short time, too boo our team is disrespectful to our players!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 5

8:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

The key moments all went against us. The Boro keeper's great early save, the goal-bound shot that hit Ulloa in the face, Buckley's injury, Greer's slip for the first goal, Ulloa's dire penalty and Greer's poor touch for the second goal. No rub of the green, in my glass half full opinion.
The key moments all went against us. The Boro keeper's great early save, the goal-bound shot that hit Ulloa in the face, Buckley's injury, Greer's slip for the first goal, Ulloa's dire penalty and Greer's poor touch for the second goal. No rub of the green, in my glass half full opinion. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

8:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Lamby63 wrote:
What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.
Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.
Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..
Yes, given a full pre-season and a slight change in personnel to select from. A fully fit squad would make an enormous difference.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamby63[/bold] wrote: What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.[/p][/quote]Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.[/p][/quote]Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..[/p][/quote]Yes, given a full pre-season and a slight change in personnel to select from. A fully fit squad would make an enormous difference. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

8:31pm Sat 29 Mar 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Of course it's disappointing, but I don't get the boos? I understand the frustration, as I love the Albion and have done for many years - but to boo them? It's a Garcia/Jones issue, and the Burke and Barber combo should (maybe) be the first to be binned. A top-notch training facility is great, but I'd rather invest in top-notch players (if given a choice). Lingard looks class, but he is surrounded by players who appear to be lacking in passion, pace and vision. I don't have to mentions the bizarre substitutions and tactics, they've already been pointed out. We were still in GP's style-wake, hence our lofty position. Not a time to get the hatchets out for OG, but something isn't right. Big changes must happen during the summer, but let's get behind the team for the last few games ... then look forward to some changes.

UTA!!
Of course it's disappointing, but I don't get the boos? I understand the frustration, as I love the Albion and have done for many years - but to boo them? It's a Garcia/Jones issue, and the Burke and Barber combo should (maybe) be the first to be binned. A top-notch training facility is great, but I'd rather invest in top-notch players (if given a choice). Lingard looks class, but he is surrounded by players who appear to be lacking in passion, pace and vision. I don't have to mentions the bizarre substitutions and tactics, they've already been pointed out. We were still in GP's style-wake, hence our lofty position. Not a time to get the hatchets out for OG, but something isn't right. Big changes must happen during the summer, but let's get behind the team for the last few games ... then look forward to some changes. UTA!! daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 3

8:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do.
Good spot. Have a nice evening.
I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?
My god what a comment you made, it was probably you booing on your own you sad mug!!
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do. Good spot. Have a nice evening.[/p][/quote]I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?[/p][/quote]My god what a comment you made, it was probably you booing on your own you sad mug!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

8:42pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OldGull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened,
loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
I had an argument with a supporter for booing at half time.
I wanted to know how he felt it would help the team's confidence.
Some people walked out even before the 2nd goal went in????
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]I had an argument with a supporter for booing at half time. I wanted to know how he felt it would help the team's confidence. Some people walked out even before the 2nd goal went in???? OldGull
  • Score: 7

8:45pm Sat 29 Mar 14

tug509 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Lamby63 wrote:
What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.
Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.
Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..
Yes, given a full pre-season and a slight change in personnel to select from. A fully fit squad would make an enormous difference.
Not if he continues with the same tactics style and lack of teeth up front ,today we ended up with 8 defensive players on the pitch ,back 5 plus 3 DMF,if that is not going to change ,were screwed ,no DS and JFC instead of a winger for WB ,doesn`t look good ,or is that progress ?!. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamby63[/bold] wrote: What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.[/p][/quote]Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.[/p][/quote]Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..[/p][/quote]Yes, given a full pre-season and a slight change in personnel to select from. A fully fit squad would make an enormous difference.[/p][/quote]Not if he continues with the same tactics style and lack of teeth up front ,today we ended up with 8 defensive players on the pitch ,back 5 plus 3 DMF,if that is not going to change ,were screwed ,no DS and JFC instead of a winger for WB ,doesn`t look good ,or is that progress ?!. UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

8:47pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Iangira says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ?
Nothing succeeds like success.
Very good point indeed. I`d say there are 10 to12 thousand diehards at most. The rest are not going to pay money because we have a wonderful stadium and great facilities at Lancing for the future. The honeymoon is over for TB and the board . They have to deliver on the pitch. That`s what people are paying for. Simple business really. With no money on the table for quality players we could have a relegation battle on our hands sooner than we think.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ? Nothing succeeds like success.[/p][/quote]Very good point indeed. I`d say there are 10 to12 thousand diehards at most. The rest are not going to pay money because we have a wonderful stadium and great facilities at Lancing for the future. The honeymoon is over for TB and the board . They have to deliver on the pitch. That`s what people are paying for. Simple business really. With no money on the table for quality players we could have a relegation battle on our hands sooner than we think. Iangira
  • Score: 2

8:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OldGull says...

ash696 wrote:
jarmonesque wrote:
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.
Thank god for a couple of real fans on this site.
I have never booed, and never will.
UTA
[quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: 4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.[/p][/quote]Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.[/p][/quote]Thank god for a couple of real fans on this site. I have never booed, and never will. UTA OldGull
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

SecondReserve says...

Well, let’s be honest, that was absolute rubbish. Third dreadful performance in 8 days, third defeat in 8 days (two of the matches at home) and third time in 8 days we haven’t scored a single goal. I certainly wouldn’t ever boo the Albion but if ever a team deserved to be booed it was us today not because we lost but because we lost with no fight or passion and that is inexcusable. As others have said, you expect passion and for some reason we aren't seeing any passion from our team at the moment.

And who on earth let Ulloa take a penalty? The bloke has no idea how to take a penalty as he demonstrated once before. That was the worst penalty most of us have seen for a very long time and it showed that Ulloa really can’t hit a barn door. If the keeper makes a great save then so be it but how can a highly paid professional footballer possibly miss a large net from a dead ball situation at a range of 12 yards by so far defies belief. Anyone remember Brian Dear’s penalty miss for us at the Goldstone all those years ago?

Hopefully many of that team won’t be here next season but what about the manager? Garcia is paid to manage the team which means he is responsible for how it plays, who plays etc. The buck stops with him and it looks more and more as though he really is totally out of his depth. Starting with a negative line-up and then replacing Buckley by Forster-Caskey made no sense regardless of Garcia’s rather feeble post-match effort to justify it. To an extent the jury is still out on Stephens but if he genuinely was fit I find it amazing that Garcia didn’t at the very least put him on the bench.

Playing for Barcelona means you are a good player but it does not mean you will automatically be a good manager and winning a not terribly high standard and not very competitive Israeli league does not mean you are instantly a good enough manager for a team supposedly aiming for the Premiership. It is clear to most of us that all is not well at the Albion. A penny for Tony Bloom’s thoughts at the moment!

We can try to make excuses (and many will) but we are looking a poor team at the moment and there seems to be a total lack of confidence. Even more worryingly there seemed to be very little commitment or determination to get back in the game from most of our players. The opposition always seem to want it more than we do nowadays, even mid-table teams with little to play for like Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough. Come on Garcia, prove you can manage at this level and are up to the job and sort things out.
Well, let’s be honest, that was absolute rubbish. Third dreadful performance in 8 days, third defeat in 8 days (two of the matches at home) and third time in 8 days we haven’t scored a single goal. I certainly wouldn’t ever boo the Albion but if ever a team deserved to be booed it was us today not because we lost but because we lost with no fight or passion and that is inexcusable. As others have said, you expect passion and for some reason we aren't seeing any passion from our team at the moment. And who on earth let Ulloa take a penalty? The bloke has no idea how to take a penalty as he demonstrated once before. That was the worst penalty most of us have seen for a very long time and it showed that Ulloa really can’t hit a barn door. If the keeper makes a great save then so be it but how can a highly paid professional footballer possibly miss a large net from a dead ball situation at a range of 12 yards by so far defies belief. Anyone remember Brian Dear’s penalty miss for us at the Goldstone all those years ago? Hopefully many of that team won’t be here next season but what about the manager? Garcia is paid to manage the team which means he is responsible for how it plays, who plays etc. The buck stops with him and it looks more and more as though he really is totally out of his depth. Starting with a negative line-up and then replacing Buckley by Forster-Caskey made no sense regardless of Garcia’s rather feeble post-match effort to justify it. To an extent the jury is still out on Stephens but if he genuinely was fit I find it amazing that Garcia didn’t at the very least put him on the bench. Playing for Barcelona means you are a good player but it does not mean you will automatically be a good manager and winning a not terribly high standard and not very competitive Israeli league does not mean you are instantly a good enough manager for a team supposedly aiming for the Premiership. It is clear to most of us that all is not well at the Albion. A penny for Tony Bloom’s thoughts at the moment! We can try to make excuses (and many will) but we are looking a poor team at the moment and there seems to be a total lack of confidence. Even more worryingly there seemed to be very little commitment or determination to get back in the game from most of our players. The opposition always seem to want it more than we do nowadays, even mid-table teams with little to play for like Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough. Come on Garcia, prove you can manage at this level and are up to the job and sort things out. SecondReserve
  • Score: 7

8:59pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Steveg1958 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Lamby63 wrote:
What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.
Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.
Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..
Yes, given a full pre-season and a slight change in personnel to select from. A fully fit squad would make an enormous difference.
so would a change of head coach and assistant !
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamby63[/bold] wrote: What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.[/p][/quote]Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.[/p][/quote]Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..[/p][/quote]Yes, given a full pre-season and a slight change in personnel to select from. A fully fit squad would make an enormous difference.[/p][/quote]so would a change of head coach and assistant ! Steveg1958
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Sat 29 Mar 14

gordongull says...

Oscar hasn't got a clue about tactics. He isn't from a football background where they are needed. The system is everything, and must be adhered to, even if there is an obvious need for a 'plan B'.
Here is an Oscar quote from last summer:
“In Barcelona all the teams, from the youngest upwards, play with this same style, the same formation. It is important for young players to understand how the first team is playing and try to do the same.
“I am not one to tell English football they have to do this but I do think you have to have one philosophy. It is not good when one year you want to play this way and the next year you want to play in a different way. You can’t build anything like that.''
Further on in the quote he says:
''Most people in Spain like the atmosphere in England and also enjoy how the teams play''.
Does that come as any surprise?
Oscar hasn't got a clue about tactics. He isn't from a football background where they are needed. The system is everything, and must be adhered to, even if there is an obvious need for a 'plan B'. Here is an Oscar quote from last summer: “In Barcelona all the teams, from the youngest upwards, play with this same style, the same formation. It is important for young players to understand how the first team is playing and try to do the same. “I am not one to tell English football they have to do this but I do think you have to have one philosophy. It is not good when one year you want to play this way and the next year you want to play in a different way. You can’t build anything like that.'' Further on in the quote he says: ''Most people in Spain like the atmosphere in England and also enjoy how the teams play''. Does that come as any surprise? gordongull
  • Score: 1

9:09pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Withdean-er says...

The same reasons as last week, the week before, and generally over our Championship stay. A lack of creativity in the CM, pace upfront and speed on the counter. Other than a handful of Championship games under Poyet who had a much bigger budget (transfer fees and wages .... as borne out by the audited and colossal losses, which are now outlawed by FFP), than Garcia, those 3 aspects of the Albion's last 3 seasons have been shocking - the evidence ... league goals scored in the 3 seasons.

We do the opposing manager's team talk for them, which is probably always along the lines of "Listen they are toothless upfront with no pace. Keep their slow striker shacked, and we will nick a goal or 2 and win.

The other weak spot is fullbacks. 1000's of Albion fans get rather excited when they hear the names of club 'legends' Bruno, Calderon and Ward, but against great or fast wide men and there are plenty in the Championship, they are exposed several times a game. OK, so the first 2 are great going forward, BUT IN ANY ERA THE NO.1 DUTY OF A FULLBACK IS TO DEFEND - not let the winger get behind you, to stop all crosses coming in and to cover your nearest central defender. Other than the brilliant Bridge, all the others have failed to a certain extent in the last 3 seasons.

Not Garcia's fault - has inherited a slow, uncreative squad with defensive frailties, and a lower budget than the man who created these problems Poyet.
The same reasons as last week, the week before, and generally over our Championship stay. A lack of creativity in the CM, pace upfront and speed on the counter. Other than a handful of Championship games under Poyet who had a much bigger budget (transfer fees and wages .... as borne out by the audited and colossal losses, which are now outlawed by FFP), than Garcia, those 3 aspects of the Albion's last 3 seasons have been shocking - the evidence ... league goals scored in the 3 seasons. We do the opposing manager's team talk for them, which is probably always along the lines of "Listen they are toothless upfront with no pace. Keep their slow striker shacked, and we will nick a goal or 2 and win. The other weak spot is fullbacks. 1000's of Albion fans get rather excited when they hear the names of club 'legends' Bruno, Calderon and Ward, but against great or fast wide men and there are plenty in the Championship, they are exposed several times a game. OK, so the first 2 are great going forward, BUT IN ANY ERA THE NO.1 DUTY OF A FULLBACK IS TO DEFEND - not let the winger get behind you, to stop all crosses coming in and to cover your nearest central defender. Other than the brilliant Bridge, all the others have failed to a certain extent in the last 3 seasons. Not Garcia's fault - has inherited a slow, uncreative squad with defensive frailties, and a lower budget than the man who created these problems Poyet. Withdean-er
  • Score: 1

9:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

searich1983 says...

Come on lads, now we have to realise why Gus left, he knew that we will have a worst squad. It looks to me now, that at the end Gus wanted the best for us supporters, better budget=better team=more chances of Premier League football.
We keep believing in TB, PB and DB so then we should get use to this kind of performances.
Nothing to do with Oscar, he is a decent coach, the problem is that we cannot promise Premier League football with this budget/players.
WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!
Come on lads, now we have to realise why Gus left, he knew that we will have a worst squad. It looks to me now, that at the end Gus wanted the best for us supporters, better budget=better team=more chances of Premier League football. We keep believing in TB, PB and DB so then we should get use to this kind of performances. Nothing to do with Oscar, he is a decent coach, the problem is that we cannot promise Premier League football with this budget/players. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!! searich1983
  • Score: 0

9:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

brianw52 says...

Conelli98 wrote:
anyone know why Chris Powell was sitting behind dugouts today?
Perhaps he was watching the game.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: anyone know why Chris Powell was sitting behind dugouts today?[/p][/quote]Perhaps he was watching the game. brianw52
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

brianw52 says...

Conelli98 wrote:
anyone know why Chris Powell was sitting behind dugouts today?
perhaps he was watching the game.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: anyone know why Chris Powell was sitting behind dugouts today?[/p][/quote]perhaps he was watching the game. brianw52
  • Score: 0

9:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

I thought I was going to be revolutionary and say something controversial but it's all been said in the above posts so in just a short sentence here is my solution...

Sack Burke, sack Jones, give Garcia free reign to sort it out and if he can't then sack him too.
I thought I was going to be revolutionary and say something controversial but it's all been said in the above posts so in just a short sentence here is my solution... Sack Burke, sack Jones, give Garcia free reign to sort it out and if he can't then sack him too. Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 6

9:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Lamby63 wrote:
What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.
Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.
Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..
Yes, given a full pre-season and a slight change in personnel to select from. A fully fit squad would make an enormous difference.
Not if he continues with the same tactics style and lack of teeth up front ,today we ended up with 8 defensive players on the pitch ,back 5 plus 3 DMF,if that is not going to change ,were screwed ,no DS and JFC instead of a winger for WB ,doesn`t look good ,or is that progress ?!. UTA
We ended with Ulloa, Lingard, LuaLua, March and JFC on the pitch. That doesn't leave room for 8 defensive players.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamby63[/bold] wrote: What a waste of space Bruno is , he exposes the central defenders time after time , he plays further forward than the right midfielder , Ulloa hasn't looked interested since Christmas, Team shape all wrong.[/p][/quote]Bruno was excellent today. He pushes forward, Greer comes over to cover, Ince or Andrews watch the gap. The back four and the CDM play as a 'W', with the movement of one causing commensurate movement in the others.[/p][/quote]Are you still confident OG will next season move his players around the pitch like chess pieces? I have to say Bruno had a good game, but Calderon brings a spice and a few goals to the game..[/p][/quote]Yes, given a full pre-season and a slight change in personnel to select from. A fully fit squad would make an enormous difference.[/p][/quote]Not if he continues with the same tactics style and lack of teeth up front ,today we ended up with 8 defensive players on the pitch ,back 5 plus 3 DMF,if that is not going to change ,were screwed ,no DS and JFC instead of a winger for WB ,doesn`t look good ,or is that progress ?!. UTA[/p][/quote]We ended with Ulloa, Lingard, LuaLua, March and JFC on the pitch. That doesn't leave room for 8 defensive players. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -1

9:34pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

OldGull wrote:
ash696 wrote:
jarmonesque wrote:
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.
Thank god for a couple of real fans on this site.
I have never booed, and never will.
UTA
We are many :-)
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: 4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.[/p][/quote]Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.[/p][/quote]Thank god for a couple of real fans on this site. I have never booed, and never will. UTA[/p][/quote]We are many :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

10:02pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ringtone says...

Lets end this Barcelona lite style.

Surely somebody must have realised that you need good players to play like them.
Lets end this Barcelona lite style. Surely somebody must have realised that you need good players to play like them. ringtone
  • Score: 1

10:08pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ringtone says...

OldGull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened,
loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
I had an argument with a supporter for booing at half time.
I wanted to know how he felt it would help the team's confidence.
Some people walked out even before the 2nd goal went in????
As Mr Barber would say, the customers are always right.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]I had an argument with a supporter for booing at half time. I wanted to know how he felt it would help the team's confidence. Some people walked out even before the 2nd goal went in????[/p][/quote]As Mr Barber would say, the customers are always right. ringtone
  • Score: -5

10:08pm Sat 29 Mar 14

fairweathersupporter says...

We started with width, albeit not everyone's preferred choice (who actually wasn't that impressive when he came on). Buckley was unfortunate but why JFC? It put Spanish Dave back where he is less effective and we then ended up with no width. Lingard for all his moves, is still a boyband at a bikers convention. Out wide this time and worked tirelessly and still to no effect.. We engineered our own destruction. Greer had a bad game and his form has noticeably dipped. But the biggest problem was no oomph. No passion. As others have stated the players did not look up for it. That is down to motivation. That is down to the coach.
I won't enter into conspiracy theories or some of the more fantastical explanations for our demise. This was a bad performance against a poor Boro side. The performances recently have not been as bad as the results (apart from Millwall, where we actually won!). The tactics are another (debatable) matter but despite everything, we should have beaten Ipswich last week with the chances created. This time however was dire and lacklustre.
Anyway, somehow (because of the other less frustrating games?) we are still in with a shout. If we can get something from Tuesday then perhaps we can start the ball rolling again. If not, it may be hard to get any momentum and we will fall away. It is fortuitous that others (teams) are also wobbling and not taking advantage. No excuses but fickleness does not sit easy with me. We are two games short of sixth as opposed to one game nearer a crisis. Over to OG and his small Welsh friend.
We started with width, albeit not everyone's preferred choice (who actually wasn't that impressive when he came on). Buckley was unfortunate but why JFC? It put Spanish Dave back where he is less effective and we then ended up with no width. Lingard for all his moves, is still a boyband at a bikers convention. Out wide this time and worked tirelessly and still to no effect.. We engineered our own destruction. Greer had a bad game and his form has noticeably dipped. But the biggest problem was no oomph. No passion. As others have stated the players did not look up for it. That is down to motivation. That is down to the coach. I won't enter into conspiracy theories or some of the more fantastical explanations for our demise. This was a bad performance against a poor Boro side. The performances recently have not been as bad as the results (apart from Millwall, where we actually won!). The tactics are another (debatable) matter but despite everything, we should have beaten Ipswich last week with the chances created. This time however was dire and lacklustre. Anyway, somehow (because of the other less frustrating games?) we are still in with a shout. If we can get something from Tuesday then perhaps we can start the ball rolling again. If not, it may be hard to get any momentum and we will fall away. It is fortuitous that others (teams) are also wobbling and not taking advantage. No excuses but fickleness does not sit easy with me. We are two games short of sixth as opposed to one game nearer a crisis. Over to OG and his small Welsh friend. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 2

11:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?
I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.
You presume wrong, he was interviewed and he confirmed he was over his illness and fit to play.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?[/p][/quote]I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.[/p][/quote]You presume wrong, he was interviewed and he confirmed he was over his illness and fit to play. Alfie T
  • Score: 1

11:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Iangira says...

It`s very worrying to be honest. Most of the players we have just don`t look comfortable, happy or good enough playing Garcia`s style of football. Since we have no money to spend on the quality players we need for Garcia`s style we have to get in a manager who knows the Championship. We look a disjointed unhappy squad and teams have sussed out our 1 dimensional style. In the cold light of day we will probably have to sell Ulloa and Buckley ( love to keep him though ) in order to strengthen all round. I don`t know who has brought in the latest batch of players but whoever is responsible should leave the club along with Oscar and Jones. No disrespect to Oscar Garcia but this is not going to work out. I think TB should do it now. We`ve flirted with this too much. No point in waiting for the summer. Do it now. We are not going to go down this season so we should start playing the players who want to play for the shirt next season. Because of the financial situation I think TB should take a reality test on how the fans are unsettled and very seriously worried and many are seriously considering their options. It`s all around the stadium. It`s the talking point apart from the wonderful die hards in the North Stand whose support today was unbelievable considering what they must be thinking and had to endure this afternoon. The Honeymoon is well and truly over.
It`s very worrying to be honest. Most of the players we have just don`t look comfortable, happy or good enough playing Garcia`s style of football. Since we have no money to spend on the quality players we need for Garcia`s style we have to get in a manager who knows the Championship. We look a disjointed unhappy squad and teams have sussed out our 1 dimensional style. In the cold light of day we will probably have to sell Ulloa and Buckley ( love to keep him though ) in order to strengthen all round. I don`t know who has brought in the latest batch of players but whoever is responsible should leave the club along with Oscar and Jones. No disrespect to Oscar Garcia but this is not going to work out. I think TB should do it now. We`ve flirted with this too much. No point in waiting for the summer. Do it now. We are not going to go down this season so we should start playing the players who want to play for the shirt next season. Because of the financial situation I think TB should take a reality test on how the fans are unsettled and very seriously worried and many are seriously considering their options. It`s all around the stadium. It`s the talking point apart from the wonderful die hards in the North Stand whose support today was unbelievable considering what they must be thinking and had to endure this afternoon. The Honeymoon is well and truly over. Iangira
  • Score: 0

11:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Alfie T wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?
I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.
You presume wrong, he was interviewed and he confirmed he was over his illness and fit to play.
Problem with someone else buying players is this exactly, Stephens was fit , but can't get into the 18 two months after joining,
Augustin is where exactly? On a two year deal, getting paid more than Barnes was ever on here.
The manager now says we have a mid table budget,?
Is it me or are we heading for a problem worse than Gus? Yes he wanted van dyke at 2 million, buy he would have played and was the right age with real talent.
Now we have Burke signing players ( I wonder if grabban never met OG)
And it's heading for a mess, most of the squad are out of contract, does this leave Burke in charge to decide who gets offered a new deal??
OG this morning challenged his players not to allow the lack of contract talk effect the performance.... Well they ignored you!
Clearly the players are not happy with the way the club are dealing with this!
It looks to me there is a problem building between Burke and OG , we sign players who don't get a look in, and certain ones seem guaranteed to be selected, JFC Lopez to name two,
Rodriguez is here to do what? In the 18 but 6th choice to play on the wing!!
Something is amiss , OG stated Tuesday he lacked forward options, now he states we are mid table spenders..
Club need to be more open about this and the attendance figures!!
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?[/p][/quote]I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.[/p][/quote]You presume wrong, he was interviewed and he confirmed he was over his illness and fit to play.[/p][/quote]Problem with someone else buying players is this exactly, Stephens was fit , but can't get into the 18 two months after joining, Augustin is where exactly? On a two year deal, getting paid more than Barnes was ever on here. The manager now says we have a mid table budget,? Is it me or are we heading for a problem worse than Gus? Yes he wanted van dyke at 2 million, buy he would have played and was the right age with real talent. Now we have Burke signing players ( I wonder if grabban never met OG) And it's heading for a mess, most of the squad are out of contract, does this leave Burke in charge to decide who gets offered a new deal?? OG this morning challenged his players not to allow the lack of contract talk effect the performance.... Well they ignored you! Clearly the players are not happy with the way the club are dealing with this! It looks to me there is a problem building between Burke and OG , we sign players who don't get a look in, and certain ones seem guaranteed to be selected, JFC Lopez to name two, Rodriguez is here to do what? In the 18 but 6th choice to play on the wing!! Something is amiss , OG stated Tuesday he lacked forward options, now he states we are mid table spenders.. Club need to be more open about this and the attendance figures!! mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

11:45pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Claude Back wrote:
It's nothing to do with injuries either. Gus left a good squad but the tactics and team selection is just too defensive; and before Vegas or Arnie try to defend the management would they pay to watch such un-entertaining play? We are not too badly placed BUT we could have been so much higher. I don't expect us to win every game as long as we have a good try and the game is entertaining. It's not. It's rubbish!. Sorry.
I was there, and I was entertained. As was my father and one of my kids. And I paid.

The kiosk gave me the wrong pie though.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: It's nothing to do with injuries either. Gus left a good squad but the tactics and team selection is just too defensive; and before Vegas or Arnie try to defend the management would they pay to watch such un-entertaining play? We are not too badly placed BUT we could have been so much higher. I don't expect us to win every game as long as we have a good try and the game is entertaining. It's not. It's rubbish!. Sorry.[/p][/quote]I was there, and I was entertained. As was my father and one of my kids. And I paid. The kiosk gave me the wrong pie though. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

11:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Brighton Scot says...

Ok I,m ready for the thumbs down but any true football fan will see Ulloa is not for our team lets be honest his first touch is poor constantly looking for free kicks can't run at a defence doesn't even hold the ball up well so come on you football fans be honest is he for us NO yes he,s our top goal scorer and without his goals we would be worse off but as a player (2nd laegue Spanish football ) is he good enough to take us up NO does he ever get subbed NO because he will sulk WORST penalty ever at the Amex if fact where did he think he was putting it Looked Like Ditchling beacon to me, drop him or sell him he,s lazy and doesn't really help,the team slag of Andrews but at least he plays for the team. I have read all comments on this site and a few mentioned Ince well, he runs like a giraffe and made so many erros today (and other days ) take of your blinkers folks he,s not the be all and end all , and totally agree NJ has to go and let Oscar run the show ,we are not going up or to the play offs this season and of that I,m 100%. My son today said dad if we played like this on sunday the half the team would not play next week answer that .? I,m not one that booed and never will I did not leave early and never will or have Albion is our team first whistle till last we learn for good and bad,happy and sad, thick and thin , everyone has there say here that's mine down hearted but never defeated NO SURRENDER
Ok I,m ready for the thumbs down but any true football fan will see Ulloa is not for our team lets be honest his first touch is poor constantly looking for free kicks can't run at a defence doesn't even hold the ball up well so come on you football fans be honest is he for us NO yes he,s our top goal scorer and without his goals we would be worse off but as a player (2nd laegue Spanish football ) is he good enough to take us up NO does he ever get subbed NO because he will sulk WORST penalty ever at the Amex if fact where did he think he was putting it Looked Like Ditchling beacon to me, drop him or sell him he,s lazy and doesn't really help,the team slag of Andrews but at least he plays for the team. I have read all comments on this site and a few mentioned Ince well, he runs like a giraffe and made so many erros today (and other days ) take of your blinkers folks he,s not the be all and end all , and totally agree NJ has to go and let Oscar run the show ,we are not going up or to the play offs this season and of that I,m 100%. My son today said dad if we played like this on sunday the half the team would not play next week answer that .? I,m not one that booed and never will I did not leave early and never will or have Albion is our team first whistle till last we learn for good and bad,happy and sad, thick and thin , everyone has there say here that's mine down hearted but never defeated NO SURRENDER Brighton Scot
  • Score: 1

12:18am Sun 30 Mar 14

Albion mascot in 1991 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do.
Good spot. Have a nice evening.
I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?
My god what a comment you made, it was probably you booing on your own you sad mug!!
JeffLomer... How can you have the nerve to claim you are a more loyal supporter than me or anybody else??... I went the goldstone from age 10, on 3rd may 1997 I was sitting with the Hereford supporters as it was the ticket I could get but I had to be there, I did every 150mile round trip to Gillingham, I got soaking wet at withdean every other weekend... But you're a more loyal supporter than me because you're going to Blackburn away??... May I suggest it could just be because you have a more flexible job (if you have one at all) or more disposable income than other less 'loyal' supporters!! Keep your ridiculous self righteous comments to yourself if you have nothing constructive to say
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do. Good spot. Have a nice evening.[/p][/quote]I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?[/p][/quote]My god what a comment you made, it was probably you booing on your own you sad mug!![/p][/quote]JeffLomer... How can you have the nerve to claim you are a more loyal supporter than me or anybody else??... I went the goldstone from age 10, on 3rd may 1997 I was sitting with the Hereford supporters as it was the ticket I could get but I had to be there, I did every 150mile round trip to Gillingham, I got soaking wet at withdean every other weekend... But you're a more loyal supporter than me because you're going to Blackburn away??... May I suggest it could just be because you have a more flexible job (if you have one at all) or more disposable income than other less 'loyal' supporters!! Keep your ridiculous self righteous comments to yourself if you have nothing constructive to say Albion mascot in 1991
  • Score: 11

2:08am Sun 30 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

The measure of a squad is not at the begining of a season, it might not even be come the middle of the season, the last tem matches, when the pressure is on for the playoffs or relegation, that is when you find out just what you have.

A team that has a good first half of the season will bring in one or two players to improve even more. A team falgging near the drop zone will look to strengthen because they have to. The teams that fight their way out of the drop zone or into the top six during those last team matches, that is a strong squad.

I think it's time to accept that for what ever reasons, Brighton do not have a strong squad, and I use the word, 'strong,' with both meanings in mind. As a collective the squad is not skillful or quick enough to play the, build from the back, game. As individuals, we have far too many players constantly getting injured.

It's too easy to blame Oscar, so many times the gaffer gets the blame, often he loses his job, when the fact is the guy is working to get the best out of what he has to work with. I don't blame Oscar, he has proven to me, by the way he has quickly brought on the young lads, that he knows what he is doing, the players are the problem not the coach. This squad needs to be pulled apart and only the best and fittest should be retained, no matter who they are.

Our style of play is fine if we have players with the skill sets needed, along with real pace to break forward, we appear to lack both, or the one or two that do have what is needed, are spending too much time on the injured list.
Greer as club captain, should step up and speak out, if he can't see how the players ae not delivering then perhaps we need another for his role. He must be aware that the accusing finger is being pointed at Oscar, he must also know that this is wrong.
The measure of a squad is not at the begining of a season, it might not even be come the middle of the season, the last tem matches, when the pressure is on for the playoffs or relegation, that is when you find out just what you have. A team that has a good first half of the season will bring in one or two players to improve even more. A team falgging near the drop zone will look to strengthen because they have to. The teams that fight their way out of the drop zone or into the top six during those last team matches, that is a strong squad. I think it's time to accept that for what ever reasons, Brighton do not have a strong squad, and I use the word, 'strong,' with both meanings in mind. As a collective the squad is not skillful or quick enough to play the, build from the back, game. As individuals, we have far too many players constantly getting injured. It's too easy to blame Oscar, so many times the gaffer gets the blame, often he loses his job, when the fact is the guy is working to get the best out of what he has to work with. I don't blame Oscar, he has proven to me, by the way he has quickly brought on the young lads, that he knows what he is doing, the players are the problem not the coach. This squad needs to be pulled apart and only the best and fittest should be retained, no matter who they are. Our style of play is fine if we have players with the skill sets needed, along with real pace to break forward, we appear to lack both, or the one or two that do have what is needed, are spending too much time on the injured list. Greer as club captain, should step up and speak out, if he can't see how the players ae not delivering then perhaps we need another for his role. He must be aware that the accusing finger is being pointed at Oscar, he must also know that this is wrong. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

2:55am Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Alfie T wrote:
Apparently, Stephens was fit and over his illness, didn't even make the bench. Something isn't right, Andrews and Forster Caskey are just not up to it, both lack pace and strength. A win today and we were right back in it, going out with a whimper, could have been so different.
A vile lad on and off the field.I don't know one scout that thinks the lad is any good.Only playing because of his familys powerful contacts.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Apparently, Stephens was fit and over his illness, didn't even make the bench. Something isn't right, Andrews and Forster Caskey are just not up to it, both lack pace and strength. A win today and we were right back in it, going out with a whimper, could have been so different.[/p][/quote]A vile lad on and off the field.I don't know one scout that thinks the lad is any good.Only playing because of his familys powerful contacts. The Bosch
  • Score: -5

3:04am Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?
I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.
You presume wrong, he was interviewed and he confirmed he was over his illness and fit to play.
Problem with someone else buying players is this exactly, Stephens was fit , but can't get into the 18 two months after joining,
Augustin is where exactly? On a two year deal, getting paid more than Barnes was ever on here.
The manager now says we have a mid table budget,?
Is it me or are we heading for a problem worse than Gus? Yes he wanted van dyke at 2 million, buy he would have played and was the right age with real talent.
Now we have Burke signing players ( I wonder if grabban never met OG)
And it's heading for a mess, most of the squad are out of contract, does this leave Burke in charge to decide who gets offered a new deal??
OG this morning challenged his players not to allow the lack of contract talk effect the performance.... Well they ignored you!
Clearly the players are not happy with the way the club are dealing with this!
It looks to me there is a problem building between Burke and OG , we sign players who don't get a look in, and certain ones seem guaranteed to be selected, JFC Lopez to name two,
Rodriguez is here to do what? In the 18 but 6th choice to play on the wing!!
Something is amiss , OG stated Tuesday he lacked forward options, now he states we are mid table spenders..
Club need to be more open about this and the attendance figures!!
Mark i saw Augustien at Brighton marina in one of his flash cars at 1.38am the night before.JFC is pure lower league rubbish i dont know one scout that rate the guy.His only playing because of his familys powerful contacts.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?[/p][/quote]I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.[/p][/quote]You presume wrong, he was interviewed and he confirmed he was over his illness and fit to play.[/p][/quote]Problem with someone else buying players is this exactly, Stephens was fit , but can't get into the 18 two months after joining, Augustin is where exactly? On a two year deal, getting paid more than Barnes was ever on here. The manager now says we have a mid table budget,? Is it me or are we heading for a problem worse than Gus? Yes he wanted van dyke at 2 million, buy he would have played and was the right age with real talent. Now we have Burke signing players ( I wonder if grabban never met OG) And it's heading for a mess, most of the squad are out of contract, does this leave Burke in charge to decide who gets offered a new deal?? OG this morning challenged his players not to allow the lack of contract talk effect the performance.... Well they ignored you! Clearly the players are not happy with the way the club are dealing with this! It looks to me there is a problem building between Burke and OG , we sign players who don't get a look in, and certain ones seem guaranteed to be selected, JFC Lopez to name two, Rodriguez is here to do what? In the 18 but 6th choice to play on the wing!! Something is amiss , OG stated Tuesday he lacked forward options, now he states we are mid table spenders.. Club need to be more open about this and the attendance figures!![/p][/quote]Mark i saw Augustien at Brighton marina in one of his flash cars at 1.38am the night before.JFC is pure lower league rubbish i dont know one scout that rate the guy.His only playing because of his familys powerful contacts. The Bosch
  • Score: -4

3:06am Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Alfie T wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?
I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.
You presume wrong, he was interviewed and he confirmed he was over his illness and fit to play.
When is he ever correct please????
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: We bought Stephens to replace Crofts and he was starting to look the part, 6ft + with some pace and can pass forwards! he was fit and well today and doesn't make the squad! what's that all about ?[/p][/quote]I presumed he was unfit/unwell. Her definitely be involved if available.[/p][/quote]You presume wrong, he was interviewed and he confirmed he was over his illness and fit to play.[/p][/quote]When is he ever correct please???? The Bosch
  • Score: -2

3:06am Sun 30 Mar 14

hongkong_seagull says...

Orlandi, Crofts, CMS, Hoskins, a fit Buckley, Stephens are all important creative players for us. Without them we lack enough guile to break teams down and score regularly. Fans need to be more patient with the club and show what support is all about. I hate to admit it but compare the Palarse fans with ours today. Do we really expect that we should win every time? There are two teams on a pitch and no team has the god given right to win every time. It is times like these we need to pull together? What kind of supporters are we?
Orlandi, Crofts, CMS, Hoskins, a fit Buckley, Stephens are all important creative players for us. Without them we lack enough guile to break teams down and score regularly. Fans need to be more patient with the club and show what support is all about. I hate to admit it but compare the Palarse fans with ours today. Do we really expect that we should win every time? There are two teams on a pitch and no team has the god given right to win every time. It is times like these we need to pull together? What kind of supporters are we? hongkong_seagull
  • Score: 5

3:19am Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Iangira wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ?
Nothing succeeds like success.
Very good point indeed. I`d say there are 10 to12 thousand diehards at most. The rest are not going to pay money because we have a wonderful stadium and great facilities at Lancing for the future. The honeymoon is over for TB and the board . They have to deliver on the pitch. That`s what people are paying for. Simple business really. With no money on the table for quality players we could have a relegation battle on our hands sooner than we think.
Next season my friend.Like Bridcutt said they will try and do it even more on the cheap next season.It was so wrong to tell Dunk he has a big future at the club when its only played to ok games all season.Not one other player could get a word out the club about contracts.This just proves the power this guys family have with their mason friend.The same with JFK.
[quote][p][bold]Iangira[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ? Nothing succeeds like success.[/p][/quote]Very good point indeed. I`d say there are 10 to12 thousand diehards at most. The rest are not going to pay money because we have a wonderful stadium and great facilities at Lancing for the future. The honeymoon is over for TB and the board . They have to deliver on the pitch. That`s what people are paying for. Simple business really. With no money on the table for quality players we could have a relegation battle on our hands sooner than we think.[/p][/quote]Next season my friend.Like Bridcutt said they will try and do it even more on the cheap next season.It was so wrong to tell Dunk he has a big future at the club when its only played to ok games all season.Not one other player could get a word out the club about contracts.This just proves the power this guys family have with their mason friend.The same with JFK. The Bosch
  • Score: -7

3:21am Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

searich1983 wrote:
Come on lads, now we have to realise why Gus left, he knew that we will have a worst squad. It looks to me now, that at the end Gus wanted the best for us supporters, better budget=better team=more chances of Premier League football.
We keep believing in TB, PB and DB so then we should get use to this kind of performances.
Nothing to do with Oscar, he is a decent coach, the problem is that we cannot promise Premier League football with this budget/players.
WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!
100% correct.
[quote][p][bold]searich1983[/bold] wrote: Come on lads, now we have to realise why Gus left, he knew that we will have a worst squad. It looks to me now, that at the end Gus wanted the best for us supporters, better budget=better team=more chances of Premier League football. We keep believing in TB, PB and DB so then we should get use to this kind of performances. Nothing to do with Oscar, he is a decent coach, the problem is that we cannot promise Premier League football with this budget/players. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!![/p][/quote]100% correct. The Bosch
  • Score: -2

3:27am Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Oooh err wrote:
ash696 wrote:
jarmonesque wrote:
4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.
Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.
Even the blinkers are blinkered! Funny how people who moan apparently know nothing about football. the simple truth is that we are on a poor run, the players look tired and uninspired, there appears to be no tactical nous to change a game and no one with vision on the pitch to move the ball forward at anything like pace.
As for a full house every week, take off those rose tinted specs and look at the empty blue seats, thousands of them today. The attendance figures they quote just don't marry up with what fans in the ground can see with their own eyes.
Outstanding post.Its just more lies from the club to keep the sponcers money coming in next season.Thousands more will turn away from paying prem-league money to watch vile lower league rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]Oooh err[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash696[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: 4points off playoffs. 24 to play for. Im sick of the moaners, the booers, the Early leavers, the barnes-now greer- hater, the 1901 rugby fans who refer to us as 'they'. Get behind the team, we can still do it.[/p][/quote]Correct. There's a load of moaning middle class 'fans' who clearly know nothing about football moaning about Brighton who are trying hard to compete in a very tough devision. A great new ground, full house every week nearly and it's not good enough. Grow up. There's a lot of big money being spent in this league, it's not easy.[/p][/quote]Even the blinkers are blinkered! Funny how people who moan apparently know nothing about football. the simple truth is that we are on a poor run, the players look tired and uninspired, there appears to be no tactical nous to change a game and no one with vision on the pitch to move the ball forward at anything like pace. As for a full house every week, take off those rose tinted specs and look at the empty blue seats, thousands of them today. The attendance figures they quote just don't marry up with what fans in the ground can see with their own eyes.[/p][/quote]Outstanding post.Its just more lies from the club to keep the sponcers money coming in next season.Thousands more will turn away from paying prem-league money to watch vile lower league rubbish. The Bosch
  • Score: -2

3:30am Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Neville wrote:
I go to all the home games and every time I witness the same thing and I say this every time.
Negative selection again,no KLL and no DS and brings back DL, never ever the same team two weeks running. Loads of possession in our own half and missed chances which were quite frankly easier to put in, go a goal down as per normal, bring on KLL this time at 57 mins followed by SM,so so predictable.
Lopez hit every corner too high well over everyone and we eventually get to two thirds up the pitch and no one knows what to do and invariably the ball pings back again,its like watching paint dry, especially when you losing,no plan B at all.
I was almost directly behind OG and NJ and they don't seem to have any idea of what to do,nothing ever changes with the substitutions,always the same pattern and just standing next to each other looking lost.
We lose Buckley a winger and he brings on a midfielder,why on earth not a replacement winger in KLL or SM.
When the penalty was given no one seemed to know who should take it, Ulloas effort one of the worst I have ever seen,you cannot blame OG for that but it seems we will never ever score a goal.
Thought Upson,Ward,Ince and Lingard had good games but Lingard really should have scored at least one.
That 6th place still up for grabs but watch Bournemouth nip in and get it,they have hit good run at the right time whilst all others struggle.
Re season tickets in the lower west area (dearest prices)many of colleagues have opted to move to cheaper seating in other areas for next season,so unless these seats are taken up quite a lot of revenue being lost now.
I really am frustrated by the inability of the coaches to alter tactics,which have been woeful and again today Ulloa totally isolated and didn't win anything in the air, why won't he try 4-4-2 it cannot be any worse than todays
performance. Lose at Blackburn and I consider our last chance gone.Very disappointed and I really don't believe OG is the man to lead us on, I think he should be in charge of the Academy and get someone like McCarthy in to lead us next season.
Yes OG has had a v difficult time especially early on and has done as well as can be expected but there is no logic in him not contemplating changing the system,which is not working and we are now virtually the lowest scorers in all divisions. Happy to take all the thumbs down from people who think OG can do no wrong,the attendance was down today and lets see what it is if we lose our next 2 matches.
Outstanding post from a real fan with his own brain.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I go to all the home games and every time I witness the same thing and I say this every time. Negative selection again,no KLL and no DS and brings back DL, never ever the same team two weeks running. Loads of possession in our own half and missed chances which were quite frankly easier to put in, go a goal down as per normal, bring on KLL this time at 57 mins followed by SM,so so predictable. Lopez hit every corner too high well over everyone and we eventually get to two thirds up the pitch and no one knows what to do and invariably the ball pings back again,its like watching paint dry, especially when you losing,no plan B at all. I was almost directly behind OG and NJ and they don't seem to have any idea of what to do,nothing ever changes with the substitutions,always the same pattern and just standing next to each other looking lost. We lose Buckley a winger and he brings on a midfielder,why on earth not a replacement winger in KLL or SM. When the penalty was given no one seemed to know who should take it, Ulloas effort one of the worst I have ever seen,you cannot blame OG for that but it seems we will never ever score a goal. Thought Upson,Ward,Ince and Lingard had good games but Lingard really should have scored at least one. That 6th place still up for grabs but watch Bournemouth nip in and get it,they have hit good run at the right time whilst all others struggle. Re season tickets in the lower west area (dearest prices)many of colleagues have opted to move to cheaper seating in other areas for next season,so unless these seats are taken up quite a lot of revenue being lost now. I really am frustrated by the inability of the coaches to alter tactics,which have been woeful and again today Ulloa totally isolated and didn't win anything in the air, why won't he try 4-4-2 it cannot be any worse than todays performance. Lose at Blackburn and I consider our last chance gone.Very disappointed and I really don't believe OG is the man to lead us on, I think he should be in charge of the Academy and get someone like McCarthy in to lead us next season. Yes OG has had a v difficult time especially early on and has done as well as can be expected but there is no logic in him not contemplating changing the system,which is not working and we are now virtually the lowest scorers in all divisions. Happy to take all the thumbs down from people who think OG can do no wrong,the attendance was down today and lets see what it is if we lose our next 2 matches.[/p][/quote]Outstanding post from a real fan with his own brain. The Bosch
  • Score: -2

6:51am Sun 30 Mar 14

Hugothepug says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened,
loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
Oh your such a hero, thanks for being so loyal and going to away games. Stop talking garbage you self absorbed specimen. If someone doesn't go to away games it doesn't mean their not 'real fans'. I go to as many away games as I can - and take days holiday and swap shifts in order to go to 95% of home matches, so does this mean I'm 95% a fan? Should I give my job up (rescuing people such as you) to become a 'proper' fan? I also was a goldstone STH, was a ten year STH at Withdean and one of the 200 up the road. If people pay their dues to the club (which is also supporting the community) they can do exactly as they wish. If someone wants to leave early coz they feel sick to their core and can't take anymore or can't take the delight of the away dugout anymore then fair enough I say.

I'm fed up with martyrs like you thinking your great coz you go to more away games than others. Your no different to anyone inside the Amex on a match day. I for one am grateful that we have attracted so much interest from average fans since the new stadium opened. BTW - that was absolute turd on the pitch today! Sorry Jeff am I allowed to have that opinion?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]Oh your such a hero, thanks for being so loyal and going to away games. Stop talking garbage you self absorbed specimen. If someone doesn't go to away games it doesn't mean their not 'real fans'. I go to as many away games as I can - and take days holiday and swap shifts in order to go to 95% of home matches, so does this mean I'm 95% a fan? Should I give my job up (rescuing people such as you) to become a 'proper' fan? I also was a goldstone STH, was a ten year STH at Withdean and one of the 200 up the road. If people pay their dues to the club (which is also supporting the community) they can do exactly as they wish. If someone wants to leave early coz they feel sick to their core and can't take anymore or can't take the delight of the away dugout anymore then fair enough I say. I'm fed up with martyrs like you thinking your great coz you go to more away games than others. Your no different to anyone inside the Amex on a match day. I for one am grateful that we have attracted so much interest from average fans since the new stadium opened. BTW - that was absolute turd on the pitch today! Sorry Jeff am I allowed to have that opinion? Hugothepug
  • Score: 6

6:55am Sun 30 Mar 14

JFC1 says...

Bosch, why are you on here only in the middle of the night ????
Bosch, why are you on here only in the middle of the night ???? JFC1
  • Score: 0

7:01am Sun 30 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The measure of a squad is not at the begining of a season, it might not even be come the middle of the season, the last tem matches, when the pressure is on for the playoffs or relegation, that is when you find out just what you have.

A team that has a good first half of the season will bring in one or two players to improve even more. A team falgging near the drop zone will look to strengthen because they have to. The teams that fight their way out of the drop zone or into the top six during those last team matches, that is a strong squad.

I think it's time to accept that for what ever reasons, Brighton do not have a strong squad, and I use the word, 'strong,' with both meanings in mind. As a collective the squad is not skillful or quick enough to play the, build from the back, game. As individuals, we have far too many players constantly getting injured.

It's too easy to blame Oscar, so many times the gaffer gets the blame, often he loses his job, when the fact is the guy is working to get the best out of what he has to work with. I don't blame Oscar, he has proven to me, by the way he has quickly brought on the young lads, that he knows what he is doing, the players are the problem not the coach. This squad needs to be pulled apart and only the best and fittest should be retained, no matter who they are.

Our style of play is fine if we have players with the skill sets needed, along with real pace to break forward, we appear to lack both, or the one or two that do have what is needed, are spending too much time on the injured list.
Greer as club captain, should step up and speak out, if he can't see how the players ae not delivering then perhaps we need another for his role. He must be aware that the accusing finger is being pointed at Oscar, he must also know that this is wrong.
The measure of the squad, you say it's not the coach fault?? Since OG started we have signed 6-7 players , some on loan, of those which signings show those players can play better than those already here?
You state he brought in younger players? I believe that's more to do with lack of depth in numbers and quality , rather than the kids ability.
Where the problem is clear is Burke is in charge of scouting and finance,
Will he push the boat out on a player and spend 70% of his budget because he feels passionately this player will take us forward?
Or does he try to find a bargain on lower wages?
Fans take to spin like duck to water, I have read some say our youth system is producing ? Which players ?
You only need to look along the coast to see how a club runs there youth.
Saints have 6 players in first team on regular basis all home grown, latest is Sam Gallagher 18 years old 6.4 with pace two feet and powerful in the air.
Rumour is he will be out on loan next season ,
Scott Sinclair of man city has lost his way since joining them, he will be available next season on loan.
We need to accept something is not working, as you say OG can't shoulder the blame for most of the squad, however he knows nothing about players in this country, so that gives Burke more room to find a bargain!
THE REAL PROBLEM IS WE DONT KNOW WHERE THE BUCK STOPS!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The measure of a squad is not at the begining of a season, it might not even be come the middle of the season, the last tem matches, when the pressure is on for the playoffs or relegation, that is when you find out just what you have. A team that has a good first half of the season will bring in one or two players to improve even more. A team falgging near the drop zone will look to strengthen because they have to. The teams that fight their way out of the drop zone or into the top six during those last team matches, that is a strong squad. I think it's time to accept that for what ever reasons, Brighton do not have a strong squad, and I use the word, 'strong,' with both meanings in mind. As a collective the squad is not skillful or quick enough to play the, build from the back, game. As individuals, we have far too many players constantly getting injured. It's too easy to blame Oscar, so many times the gaffer gets the blame, often he loses his job, when the fact is the guy is working to get the best out of what he has to work with. I don't blame Oscar, he has proven to me, by the way he has quickly brought on the young lads, that he knows what he is doing, the players are the problem not the coach. This squad needs to be pulled apart and only the best and fittest should be retained, no matter who they are. Our style of play is fine if we have players with the skill sets needed, along with real pace to break forward, we appear to lack both, or the one or two that do have what is needed, are spending too much time on the injured list. Greer as club captain, should step up and speak out, if he can't see how the players ae not delivering then perhaps we need another for his role. He must be aware that the accusing finger is being pointed at Oscar, he must also know that this is wrong.[/p][/quote]The measure of the squad, you say it's not the coach fault?? Since OG started we have signed 6-7 players , some on loan, of those which signings show those players can play better than those already here? You state he brought in younger players? I believe that's more to do with lack of depth in numbers and quality , rather than the kids ability. Where the problem is clear is Burke is in charge of scouting and finance, Will he push the boat out on a player and spend 70% of his budget because he feels passionately this player will take us forward? Or does he try to find a bargain on lower wages? Fans take to spin like duck to water, I have read some say our youth system is producing ? Which players ? You only need to look along the coast to see how a club runs there youth. Saints have 6 players in first team on regular basis all home grown, latest is Sam Gallagher 18 years old 6.4 with pace two feet and powerful in the air. Rumour is he will be out on loan next season , Scott Sinclair of man city has lost his way since joining them, he will be available next season on loan. We need to accept something is not working, as you say OG can't shoulder the blame for most of the squad, however he knows nothing about players in this country, so that gives Burke more room to find a bargain! THE REAL PROBLEM IS WE DONT KNOW WHERE THE BUCK STOPS! mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

7:20am Sun 30 Mar 14

Hugothepug says...

Albion mascot in 1991 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do.
Good spot. Have a nice evening.
I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?
My god what a comment you made, it was probably you booing on your own you sad mug!!
JeffLomer... How can you have the nerve to claim you are a more loyal supporter than me or anybody else??... I went the goldstone from age 10, on 3rd may 1997 I was sitting with the Hereford supporters as it was the ticket I could get but I had to be there, I did every 150mile round trip to Gillingham, I got soaking wet at withdean every other weekend... But you're a more loyal supporter than me because you're going to Blackburn away??... May I suggest it could just be because you have a more flexible job (if you have one at all) or more disposable income than other less 'loyal' supporters!! Keep your ridiculous self righteous comments to yourself if you have nothing constructive to say
Well said that man!!
[quote][p][bold]Albion mascot in 1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do. Good spot. Have a nice evening.[/p][/quote]I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?[/p][/quote]My god what a comment you made, it was probably you booing on your own you sad mug!![/p][/quote]JeffLomer... How can you have the nerve to claim you are a more loyal supporter than me or anybody else??... I went the goldstone from age 10, on 3rd may 1997 I was sitting with the Hereford supporters as it was the ticket I could get but I had to be there, I did every 150mile round trip to Gillingham, I got soaking wet at withdean every other weekend... But you're a more loyal supporter than me because you're going to Blackburn away??... May I suggest it could just be because you have a more flexible job (if you have one at all) or more disposable income than other less 'loyal' supporters!! Keep your ridiculous self righteous comments to yourself if you have nothing constructive to say[/p][/quote]Well said that man!! Hugothepug
  • Score: 0

9:24am Sun 30 Mar 14

StevieD says...

Best defensive record,? LOL, play off contenders?, LOL. End of season in terms of any achievement. Predictable and poor and no point whatsoever considering the prem' is realistic. Obviously some big changes needed. Recent signings obviously not up to the job and neither is the game plan. Bournemouth will be above us by next week a perennial league 2 team with a league 2 budget, that's how bad it is.
Best defensive record,? LOL, play off contenders?, LOL. End of season in terms of any achievement. Predictable and poor and no point whatsoever considering the prem' is realistic. Obviously some big changes needed. Recent signings obviously not up to the job and neither is the game plan. Bournemouth will be above us by next week a perennial league 2 team with a league 2 budget, that's how bad it is. StevieD
  • Score: -1

9:36am Sun 30 Mar 14

JollyRoger says...

Neville wrote:
I go to all the home games and every time I witness the same thing and I say this every time.
Negative selection again,no KLL and no DS and brings back DL, never ever the same team two weeks running. Loads of possession in our own half and missed chances which were quite frankly easier to put in, go a goal down as per normal, bring on KLL this time at 57 mins followed by SM,so so predictable.
Lopez hit every corner too high well over everyone and we eventually get to two thirds up the pitch and no one knows what to do and invariably the ball pings back again,its like watching paint dry, especially when you losing,no plan B at all.
I was almost directly behind OG and NJ and they don't seem to have any idea of what to do,nothing ever changes with the substitutions,always the same pattern and just standing next to each other looking lost.
We lose Buckley a winger and he brings on a midfielder,why on earth not a replacement winger in KLL or SM.
When the penalty was given no one seemed to know who should take it, Ulloas effort one of the worst I have ever seen,you cannot blame OG for that but it seems we will never ever score a goal.
Thought Upson,Ward,Ince and Lingard had good games but Lingard really should have scored at least one.
That 6th place still up for grabs but watch Bournemouth nip in and get it,they have hit good run at the right time whilst all others struggle.
Re season tickets in the lower west area (dearest prices)many of colleagues have opted to move to cheaper seating in other areas for next season,so unless these seats are taken up quite a lot of revenue being lost now.
I really am frustrated by the inability of the coaches to alter tactics,which have been woeful and again today Ulloa totally isolated and didn't win anything in the air, why won't he try 4-4-2 it cannot be any worse than todays
performance. Lose at Blackburn and I consider our last chance gone.Very disappointed and I really don't believe OG is the man to lead us on, I think he should be in charge of the Academy and get someone like McCarthy in to lead us next season.
Yes OG has had a v difficult time especially early on and has done as well as can be expected but there is no logic in him not contemplating changing the system,which is not working and we are now virtually the lowest scorers in all divisions. Happy to take all the thumbs down from people who think OG can do no wrong,the attendance was down today and lets see what it is if we lose our next 2 matches.
Agree with everything you've said except for one - our last chance has already gone. Mid-table mediocrity from here on to the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I go to all the home games and every time I witness the same thing and I say this every time. Negative selection again,no KLL and no DS and brings back DL, never ever the same team two weeks running. Loads of possession in our own half and missed chances which were quite frankly easier to put in, go a goal down as per normal, bring on KLL this time at 57 mins followed by SM,so so predictable. Lopez hit every corner too high well over everyone and we eventually get to two thirds up the pitch and no one knows what to do and invariably the ball pings back again,its like watching paint dry, especially when you losing,no plan B at all. I was almost directly behind OG and NJ and they don't seem to have any idea of what to do,nothing ever changes with the substitutions,always the same pattern and just standing next to each other looking lost. We lose Buckley a winger and he brings on a midfielder,why on earth not a replacement winger in KLL or SM. When the penalty was given no one seemed to know who should take it, Ulloas effort one of the worst I have ever seen,you cannot blame OG for that but it seems we will never ever score a goal. Thought Upson,Ward,Ince and Lingard had good games but Lingard really should have scored at least one. That 6th place still up for grabs but watch Bournemouth nip in and get it,they have hit good run at the right time whilst all others struggle. Re season tickets in the lower west area (dearest prices)many of colleagues have opted to move to cheaper seating in other areas for next season,so unless these seats are taken up quite a lot of revenue being lost now. I really am frustrated by the inability of the coaches to alter tactics,which have been woeful and again today Ulloa totally isolated and didn't win anything in the air, why won't he try 4-4-2 it cannot be any worse than todays performance. Lose at Blackburn and I consider our last chance gone.Very disappointed and I really don't believe OG is the man to lead us on, I think he should be in charge of the Academy and get someone like McCarthy in to lead us next season. Yes OG has had a v difficult time especially early on and has done as well as can be expected but there is no logic in him not contemplating changing the system,which is not working and we are now virtually the lowest scorers in all divisions. Happy to take all the thumbs down from people who think OG can do no wrong,the attendance was down today and lets see what it is if we lose our next 2 matches.[/p][/quote]Agree with everything you've said except for one - our last chance has already gone. Mid-table mediocrity from here on to the end of the season. JollyRoger
  • Score: 0

11:24am Sun 30 Mar 14

Gazza by the sea says...

Nothing's gone wrong. We're building. And we're not ready to go up yet. Quite rightly contracts have not been renewed as we need some significant strengthening and a large number of expiring contracts allows that to happen. We've been very unlucky with injuries this season - and disproportionately to our more creative players.

Clearly we lack guile and cunning in the middle of the park and those that are best placed to offer it are our more injury prone (Orlandi and Buckley) or have been woefully off form this season (Lopez) or have had a mysterious falling out with the management (Agustien).

That just leaves the workhorses - Andrews, JFC, Ince, Stephens and Crofts (where again we've suffered injuries).

So before you rush to criticise Oscar just look what he has to work with this season.

Couple that with an ageing central defence and surely the realistic interpretation is that that we couldn't seriously expect the club to afford the 10-11 new players that we'd need to compete in the premiership to be purchased in one summer transfer window?

Half this summer for a strong push next season and the other half the following summer.

Reality check gang. We will get there. But let's do it when we're ready. We are a solid top half championship club and I have yet to see us genuinely outplayed by anyone in this division. And surely keep-ball, possession football is the way ahead? Yes we need to get the ball to the front three more quickly and creatively but we don't have enough of those players available right now. But when you have almost two thirds of the possession you have twice as much chance as the opposition to score - I'll back those odds any day.

Patience required methinks. Much like Moyes, judge Oscar around Christmas when he's had a chance to significantly shape the team as he wants to.
Nothing's gone wrong. We're building. And we're not ready to go up yet. Quite rightly contracts have not been renewed as we need some significant strengthening and a large number of expiring contracts allows that to happen. We've been very unlucky with injuries this season - and disproportionately to our more creative players. Clearly we lack guile and cunning in the middle of the park and those that are best placed to offer it are our more injury prone (Orlandi and Buckley) or have been woefully off form this season (Lopez) or have had a mysterious falling out with the management (Agustien). That just leaves the workhorses - Andrews, JFC, Ince, Stephens and Crofts (where again we've suffered injuries). So before you rush to criticise Oscar just look what he has to work with this season. Couple that with an ageing central defence and surely the realistic interpretation is that that we couldn't seriously expect the club to afford the 10-11 new players that we'd need to compete in the premiership to be purchased in one summer transfer window? Half this summer for a strong push next season and the other half the following summer. Reality check gang. We will get there. But let's do it when we're ready. We are a solid top half championship club and I have yet to see us genuinely outplayed by anyone in this division. And surely keep-ball, possession football is the way ahead? Yes we need to get the ball to the front three more quickly and creatively but we don't have enough of those players available right now. But when you have almost two thirds of the possession you have twice as much chance as the opposition to score - I'll back those odds any day. Patience required methinks. Much like Moyes, judge Oscar around Christmas when he's had a chance to significantly shape the team as he wants to. Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Neville says...

We all acknowledge the problems OG inherited, what is most galling and frustrating though is with a few games to go and still mathematically in with a shout of 6th place he won't change his philosophy or really play 2 up front with 2 wingers for the remaining games, up to now the formation has produced one of the worst goals scored tallies in living memory,so why not give it a go,its what the majority of fans want to see.
If we need to play tippy tappy football in our own half and back lets do it when we are winning and not regardless.
We all acknowledge the problems OG inherited, what is most galling and frustrating though is with a few games to go and still mathematically in with a shout of 6th place he won't change his philosophy or really play 2 up front with 2 wingers for the remaining games, up to now the formation has produced one of the worst goals scored tallies in living memory,so why not give it a go,its what the majority of fans want to see. If we need to play tippy tappy football in our own half and back lets do it when we are winning and not regardless. Neville
  • Score: 1

1:17pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

The Bosch wrote:
Neville wrote:
I go to all the home games and every time I witness the same thing and I say this every time.
Negative selection again,no KLL and no DS and brings back DL, never ever the same team two weeks running. Loads of possession in our own half and missed chances which were quite frankly easier to put in, go a goal down as per normal, bring on KLL this time at 57 mins followed by SM,so so predictable.
Lopez hit every corner too high well over everyone and we eventually get to two thirds up the pitch and no one knows what to do and invariably the ball pings back again,its like watching paint dry, especially when you losing,no plan B at all.
I was almost directly behind OG and NJ and they don't seem to have any idea of what to do,nothing ever changes with the substitutions,always the same pattern and just standing next to each other looking lost.
We lose Buckley a winger and he brings on a midfielder,why on earth not a replacement winger in KLL or SM.
When the penalty was given no one seemed to know who should take it, Ulloas effort one of the worst I have ever seen,you cannot blame OG for that but it seems we will never ever score a goal.
Thought Upson,Ward,Ince and Lingard had good games but Lingard really should have scored at least one.
That 6th place still up for grabs but watch Bournemouth nip in and get it,they have hit good run at the right time whilst all others struggle.
Re season tickets in the lower west area (dearest prices)many of colleagues have opted to move to cheaper seating in other areas for next season,so unless these seats are taken up quite a lot of revenue being lost now.
I really am frustrated by the inability of the coaches to alter tactics,which have been woeful and again today Ulloa totally isolated and didn't win anything in the air, why won't he try 4-4-2 it cannot be any worse than todays
performance. Lose at Blackburn and I consider our last chance gone.Very disappointed and I really don't believe OG is the man to lead us on, I think he should be in charge of the Academy and get someone like McCarthy in to lead us next season.
Yes OG has had a v difficult time especially early on and has done as well as can be expected but there is no logic in him not contemplating changing the system,which is not working and we are now virtually the lowest scorers in all divisions. Happy to take all the thumbs down from people who think OG can do no wrong,the attendance was down today and lets see what it is if we lose our next 2 matches.
Outstanding post from a real fan with his own brain.
Bosch Bulls**t Bingo - we have a winner!

We're all "real fans", we all have "our own brain", we all have different opinions. Might as well get used to it, Freeloaders.
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I go to all the home games and every time I witness the same thing and I say this every time. Negative selection again,no KLL and no DS and brings back DL, never ever the same team two weeks running. Loads of possession in our own half and missed chances which were quite frankly easier to put in, go a goal down as per normal, bring on KLL this time at 57 mins followed by SM,so so predictable. Lopez hit every corner too high well over everyone and we eventually get to two thirds up the pitch and no one knows what to do and invariably the ball pings back again,its like watching paint dry, especially when you losing,no plan B at all. I was almost directly behind OG and NJ and they don't seem to have any idea of what to do,nothing ever changes with the substitutions,always the same pattern and just standing next to each other looking lost. We lose Buckley a winger and he brings on a midfielder,why on earth not a replacement winger in KLL or SM. When the penalty was given no one seemed to know who should take it, Ulloas effort one of the worst I have ever seen,you cannot blame OG for that but it seems we will never ever score a goal. Thought Upson,Ward,Ince and Lingard had good games but Lingard really should have scored at least one. That 6th place still up for grabs but watch Bournemouth nip in and get it,they have hit good run at the right time whilst all others struggle. Re season tickets in the lower west area (dearest prices)many of colleagues have opted to move to cheaper seating in other areas for next season,so unless these seats are taken up quite a lot of revenue being lost now. I really am frustrated by the inability of the coaches to alter tactics,which have been woeful and again today Ulloa totally isolated and didn't win anything in the air, why won't he try 4-4-2 it cannot be any worse than todays performance. Lose at Blackburn and I consider our last chance gone.Very disappointed and I really don't believe OG is the man to lead us on, I think he should be in charge of the Academy and get someone like McCarthy in to lead us next season. Yes OG has had a v difficult time especially early on and has done as well as can be expected but there is no logic in him not contemplating changing the system,which is not working and we are now virtually the lowest scorers in all divisions. Happy to take all the thumbs down from people who think OG can do no wrong,the attendance was down today and lets see what it is if we lose our next 2 matches.[/p][/quote]Outstanding post from a real fan with his own brain.[/p][/quote]Bosch Bulls**t Bingo - we have a winner! We're all "real fans", we all have "our own brain", we all have different opinions. Might as well get used to it, Freeloaders. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

1:19pm Sun 30 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

OldGull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened,
loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
I had an argument with a supporter for booing at half time.
I wanted to know how he felt it would help the team's confidence.
Some people walked out even before the 2nd goal went in????
Exactly old gull I go win lose or draw cus its in my blood to follow Brighton
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]I had an argument with a supporter for booing at half time. I wanted to know how he felt it would help the team's confidence. Some people walked out even before the 2nd goal went in????[/p][/quote]Exactly old gull I go win lose or draw cus its in my blood to follow Brighton JeffLomer
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Sun 30 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Albion mascot in 1991 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do.
Good spot. Have a nice evening.
I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?
My god what a comment you made, it was probably you booing on your own you sad mug!!
JeffLomer... How can you have the nerve to claim you are a more loyal supporter than me or anybody else??... I went the goldstone from age 10, on 3rd may 1997 I was sitting with the Hereford supporters as it was the ticket I could get but I had to be there, I did every 150mile round trip to Gillingham, I got soaking wet at withdean every other weekend... But you're a more loyal supporter than me because you're going to Blackburn away??... May I suggest it could just be because you have a more flexible job (if you have one at all) or more disposable income than other less 'loyal' supporters!! Keep your ridiculous self righteous comments to yourself if you have nothing constructive to say
If you read my post properly I said your find its the same loyal supporters who go to the away games, think your find I was at Gillingham and Hereford, I can tell your a passionate supporter like me, win lose or draw I go to the next game I won't ever boo our team ever, off course I work I think some people don't bother going to the game and slag the team off on here,
[quote][p][bold]Albion mascot in 1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]You're right. There won't be many who go to Blackburn and Barnsley, apart from those who do. Good spot. Have a nice evening.[/p][/quote]I remember the goldstone when we all chanted what a load of rubbish during mike bailey years. Where were you?[/p][/quote]My god what a comment you made, it was probably you booing on your own you sad mug!![/p][/quote]JeffLomer... How can you have the nerve to claim you are a more loyal supporter than me or anybody else??... I went the goldstone from age 10, on 3rd may 1997 I was sitting with the Hereford supporters as it was the ticket I could get but I had to be there, I did every 150mile round trip to Gillingham, I got soaking wet at withdean every other weekend... But you're a more loyal supporter than me because you're going to Blackburn away??... May I suggest it could just be because you have a more flexible job (if you have one at all) or more disposable income than other less 'loyal' supporters!! Keep your ridiculous self righteous comments to yourself if you have nothing constructive to say[/p][/quote]If you read my post properly I said your find its the same loyal supporters who go to the away games, think your find I was at Gillingham and Hereford, I can tell your a passionate supporter like me, win lose or draw I go to the next game I won't ever boo our team ever, off course I work I think some people don't bother going to the game and slag the team off on here, JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

2:00pm Sun 30 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Hugothepug wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened,
loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!!
Oh your such a hero, thanks for being so loyal and going to away games. Stop talking garbage you self absorbed specimen. If someone doesn't go to away games it doesn't mean their not 'real fans'. I go to as many away games as I can - and take days holiday and swap shifts in order to go to 95% of home matches, so does this mean I'm 95% a fan? Should I give my job up (rescuing people such as you) to become a 'proper' fan? I also was a goldstone STH, was a ten year STH at Withdean and one of the 200 up the road. If people pay their dues to the club (which is also supporting the community) they can do exactly as they wish. If someone wants to leave early coz they feel sick to their core and can't take anymore or can't take the delight of the away dugout anymore then fair enough I say.

I'm fed up with martyrs like you thinking your great coz you go to more away games than others. Your no different to anyone inside the Amex on a match day. I for one am grateful that we have attracted so much interest from average fans since the new stadium opened. BTW - that was absolute turd on the pitch today! Sorry Jeff am I allowed to have that opinion?
Off course your allowed your opinion its a forum, if your read my post I sad I go win lose or draw, yes i go to away games which is my choice, my gripe was more about the booing what good does that do, i don't get your moan but were move on,
[quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Shame on the people who booed or left early, you ain't proper Brighton fans you've jumped on the band wagon since the Amex opened, loyal supporters take the good with the bad, I for one will be at Blackburn and Barnsley away I don't think many on here will be apart from the loyal fans who go away to the games!![/p][/quote]Oh your such a hero, thanks for being so loyal and going to away games. Stop talking garbage you self absorbed specimen. If someone doesn't go to away games it doesn't mean their not 'real fans'. I go to as many away games as I can - and take days holiday and swap shifts in order to go to 95% of home matches, so does this mean I'm 95% a fan? Should I give my job up (rescuing people such as you) to become a 'proper' fan? I also was a goldstone STH, was a ten year STH at Withdean and one of the 200 up the road. If people pay their dues to the club (which is also supporting the community) they can do exactly as they wish. If someone wants to leave early coz they feel sick to their core and can't take anymore or can't take the delight of the away dugout anymore then fair enough I say. I'm fed up with martyrs like you thinking your great coz you go to more away games than others. Your no different to anyone inside the Amex on a match day. I for one am grateful that we have attracted so much interest from average fans since the new stadium opened. BTW - that was absolute turd on the pitch today! Sorry Jeff am I allowed to have that opinion?[/p][/quote]Off course your allowed your opinion its a forum, if your read my post I sad I go win lose or draw, yes i go to away games which is my choice, my gripe was more about the booing what good does that do, i don't get your moan but were move on, JeffLomer
  • Score: -1

5:47pm Sun 30 Mar 14

tooncgull says...

The league table says it all: Weve scored 39 goals in 38 games. Everyone around us has scored 50 plus.
We are just not set up to score goals - teams know that if they wait a while, and then score, they've got a pretty good chance of beating us - but are guaranteed a draw at least.
Christ, even the penalty didn't produce a shot on target! Ulloa is poor until he scores - and when he doesn't score, he just looks a poor player - no first touch, he doesn't hold the ball up well at all.
CMS and Hoskins have been missing for 12 months now. Barnes sold. We have no options at all up front. Its all very well playing "patient" football, but we are playing it all the time, waiting and waiting for an opening - the latest wait is currently over three games long and counting. 39 goals in 38 games is fewer than anybody in the top 17 of this league.
I didn't leave early - I never do, and never will. I didn't boo the team off at the end either - I never do and never will. I didn't applaud them either though ...
Oh well, as we were saying on the way home - its stll far better than 6 years ago!
The league table says it all: Weve scored 39 goals in 38 games. Everyone around us has scored 50 plus. We are just not set up to score goals - teams know that if they wait a while, and then score, they've got a pretty good chance of beating us - but are guaranteed a draw at least. Christ, even the penalty didn't produce a shot on target! Ulloa is poor until he scores - and when he doesn't score, he just looks a poor player - no first touch, he doesn't hold the ball up well at all. CMS and Hoskins have been missing for 12 months now. Barnes sold. We have no options at all up front. Its all very well playing "patient" football, but we are playing it all the time, waiting and waiting for an opening - the latest wait is currently over three games long and counting. 39 goals in 38 games is fewer than anybody in the top 17 of this league. I didn't leave early - I never do, and never will. I didn't boo the team off at the end either - I never do and never will. I didn't applaud them either though ... Oh well, as we were saying on the way home - its stll far better than 6 years ago! tooncgull
  • Score: 2

9:44pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Iangira says...

The Bosch wrote:
Iangira wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ?
Nothing succeeds like success.
Very good point indeed. I`d say there are 10 to12 thousand diehards at most. The rest are not going to pay money because we have a wonderful stadium and great facilities at Lancing for the future. The honeymoon is over for TB and the board . They have to deliver on the pitch. That`s what people are paying for. Simple business really. With no money on the table for quality players we could have a relegation battle on our hands sooner than we think.
Next season my friend.Like Bridcutt said they will try and do it even more on the cheap next season.It was so wrong to tell Dunk he has a big future at the club when its only played to ok games all season.Not one other player could get a word out the club about contracts.This just proves the power this guys family have with their mason friend.The same with JFK.
I honestly think Tony Bloom thinks New Albion fans won`t walk but they will. These New Albion season ticket holders are paying good money and expect a good deal. They are not diehards. They are the new batch of yuppie ( moved to Brighton and Hove ) ,work in London supporters, got a bit of money and they are trying it out. EXAMPLE : I sit in the West Lower,the nice middle class guy next to me hails from Luton originally, lives in Hove, has spent money on 4 season tickets for his wife, himself and two youngsters ( born in Brighton ) and he has had enough. He doesn`t feel him and his family are getting value for good money he is paying so he`s walking. New Albion fans are not interested in the Old Albion. Things have changed. He told me Saturday that the change in the Yeovil game has ruined the fact that now he and his family can`t attend the game when all was planned for that weekend . I don`t blame him. Barber has chosen to stick 2 fingers up to the families and season ticket holders and accept the Sky money. I`ll be honest, I`ve supported the Albion since 1958 but I will never again watch and pay for Div 1 football ( the old 3rd division ) so beware TB, Barber and Burke what you are doing.
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iangira[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ? Nothing succeeds like success.[/p][/quote]Very good point indeed. I`d say there are 10 to12 thousand diehards at most. The rest are not going to pay money because we have a wonderful stadium and great facilities at Lancing for the future. The honeymoon is over for TB and the board . They have to deliver on the pitch. That`s what people are paying for. Simple business really. With no money on the table for quality players we could have a relegation battle on our hands sooner than we think.[/p][/quote]Next season my friend.Like Bridcutt said they will try and do it even more on the cheap next season.It was so wrong to tell Dunk he has a big future at the club when its only played to ok games all season.Not one other player could get a word out the club about contracts.This just proves the power this guys family have with their mason friend.The same with JFK.[/p][/quote]I honestly think Tony Bloom thinks New Albion fans won`t walk but they will. These New Albion season ticket holders are paying good money and expect a good deal. They are not diehards. They are the new batch of yuppie ( moved to Brighton and Hove ) ,work in London supporters, got a bit of money and they are trying it out. EXAMPLE : I sit in the West Lower,the nice middle class guy next to me hails from Luton originally, lives in Hove, has spent money on 4 season tickets for his wife, himself and two youngsters ( born in Brighton ) and he has had enough. He doesn`t feel him and his family are getting value for good money he is paying so he`s walking. New Albion fans are not interested in the Old Albion. Things have changed. He told me Saturday that the change in the Yeovil game has ruined the fact that now he and his family can`t attend the game when all was planned for that weekend . I don`t blame him. Barber has chosen to stick 2 fingers up to the families and season ticket holders and accept the Sky money. I`ll be honest, I`ve supported the Albion since 1958 but I will never again watch and pay for Div 1 football ( the old 3rd division ) so beware TB, Barber and Burke what you are doing. Iangira
  • Score: -3

10:02pm Sun 30 Mar 14

gordongull says...

Iangira wrote:
The Bosch wrote:
Iangira wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ?
Nothing succeeds like success.
Very good point indeed. I`d say there are 10 to12 thousand diehards at most. The rest are not going to pay money because we have a wonderful stadium and great facilities at Lancing for the future. The honeymoon is over for TB and the board . They have to deliver on the pitch. That`s what people are paying for. Simple business really. With no money on the table for quality players we could have a relegation battle on our hands sooner than we think.
Next season my friend.Like Bridcutt said they will try and do it even more on the cheap next season.It was so wrong to tell Dunk he has a big future at the club when its only played to ok games all season.Not one other player could get a word out the club about contracts.This just proves the power this guys family have with their mason friend.The same with JFK.
I honestly think Tony Bloom thinks New Albion fans won`t walk but they will. These New Albion season ticket holders are paying good money and expect a good deal. They are not diehards. They are the new batch of yuppie ( moved to Brighton and Hove ) ,work in London supporters, got a bit of money and they are trying it out. EXAMPLE : I sit in the West Lower,the nice middle class guy next to me hails from Luton originally, lives in Hove, has spent money on 4 season tickets for his wife, himself and two youngsters ( born in Brighton ) and he has had enough. He doesn`t feel him and his family are getting value for good money he is paying so he`s walking. New Albion fans are not interested in the Old Albion. Things have changed. He told me Saturday that the change in the Yeovil game has ruined the fact that now he and his family can`t attend the game when all was planned for that weekend . I don`t blame him. Barber has chosen to stick 2 fingers up to the families and season ticket holders and accept the Sky money. I`ll be honest, I`ve supported the Albion since 1958 but I will never again watch and pay for Div 1 football ( the old 3rd division ) so beware TB, Barber and Burke what you are doing.
Most people can deal with a re-arranged fixture. I think the biggest problem facing the Club is the quality of the 'product'.
A growing number of 'customers' have had a gut-full of Oscarball.
[quote][p][bold]Iangira[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iangira[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just a point about supporters, how many of the 25000 are " die hard' 6-7000 ? Carry on like that rubbish today and the Amex will be half empty. Or are the die hards now saying the 17000 fans who have turned up will keep paying, ? Nothing succeeds like success.[/p][/quote]Very good point indeed. I`d say there are 10 to12 thousand diehards at most. The rest are not going to pay money because we have a wonderful stadium and great facilities at Lancing for the future. The honeymoon is over for TB and the board . They have to deliver on the pitch. That`s what people are paying for. Simple business really. With no money on the table for quality players we could have a relegation battle on our hands sooner than we think.[/p][/quote]Next season my friend.Like Bridcutt said they will try and do it even more on the cheap next season.It was so wrong to tell Dunk he has a big future at the club when its only played to ok games all season.Not one other player could get a word out the club about contracts.This just proves the power this guys family have with their mason friend.The same with JFK.[/p][/quote]I honestly think Tony Bloom thinks New Albion fans won`t walk but they will. These New Albion season ticket holders are paying good money and expect a good deal. They are not diehards. They are the new batch of yuppie ( moved to Brighton and Hove ) ,work in London supporters, got a bit of money and they are trying it out. EXAMPLE : I sit in the West Lower,the nice middle class guy next to me hails from Luton originally, lives in Hove, has spent money on 4 season tickets for his wife, himself and two youngsters ( born in Brighton ) and he has had enough. He doesn`t feel him and his family are getting value for good money he is paying so he`s walking. New Albion fans are not interested in the Old Albion. Things have changed. He told me Saturday that the change in the Yeovil game has ruined the fact that now he and his family can`t attend the game when all was planned for that weekend . I don`t blame him. Barber has chosen to stick 2 fingers up to the families and season ticket holders and accept the Sky money. I`ll be honest, I`ve supported the Albion since 1958 but I will never again watch and pay for Div 1 football ( the old 3rd division ) so beware TB, Barber and Burke what you are doing.[/p][/quote]Most people can deal with a re-arranged fixture. I think the biggest problem facing the Club is the quality of the 'product'. A growing number of 'customers' have had a gut-full of Oscarball. gordongull
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

langira - you're blaming Barber for the Yeovil match being moved? The club have absolutely NO SAY in rearranged football matches! Sheesh.

If you won't watch the Albion in the next division down then that's up to you. It's not really 'supporting' the club though, is it? It matters not what year you started (why do some fans insist on validating their opinion by stating how long they've been a supporter, or how many years they've had a season ticket, like it makes their view worth more than more recent devotees?), it matters what the club means in your heart. How much does it hurt when you lose... how good does it feel when you win. Deserting the team you profess to love just because they might drop a division? Some support...
langira - you're blaming Barber for the Yeovil match being moved? The club have absolutely NO SAY in rearranged football matches! Sheesh. If you won't watch the Albion in the next division down then that's up to you. It's not really 'supporting' the club though, is it? It matters not what year you started (why do some fans insist on validating their opinion by stating how long they've been a supporter, or how many years they've had a season ticket, like it makes their view worth more than more recent devotees?), it matters what the club means in your heart. How much does it hurt when you lose... how good does it feel when you win. Deserting the team you profess to love just because they might drop a division? Some support... Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

10:49pm Sun 30 Mar 14

gordongull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
langira - you're blaming Barber for the Yeovil match being moved? The club have absolutely NO SAY in rearranged football matches! Sheesh.

If you won't watch the Albion in the next division down then that's up to you. It's not really 'supporting' the club though, is it? It matters not what year you started (why do some fans insist on validating their opinion by stating how long they've been a supporter, or how many years they've had a season ticket, like it makes their view worth more than more recent devotees?), it matters what the club means in your heart. How much does it hurt when you lose... how good does it feel when you win. Deserting the team you profess to love just because they might drop a division? Some support...
Petty disputes over who is the better fan have no relevance to filling the Amex. Getting back to Mark's original point, season ticket sales/gate receipts will not be sustained If what is on offer fails to entertain. Nobody can deny that those who remain are 'better fans', but so what?
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: langira - you're blaming Barber for the Yeovil match being moved? The club have absolutely NO SAY in rearranged football matches! Sheesh. If you won't watch the Albion in the next division down then that's up to you. It's not really 'supporting' the club though, is it? It matters not what year you started (why do some fans insist on validating their opinion by stating how long they've been a supporter, or how many years they've had a season ticket, like it makes their view worth more than more recent devotees?), it matters what the club means in your heart. How much does it hurt when you lose... how good does it feel when you win. Deserting the team you profess to love just because they might drop a division? Some support...[/p][/quote]Petty disputes over who is the better fan have no relevance to filling the Amex. Getting back to Mark's original point, season ticket sales/gate receipts will not be sustained If what is on offer fails to entertain. Nobody can deny that those who remain are 'better fans', but so what? gordongull
  • Score: -2

11:01pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

gordongull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
langira - you're blaming Barber for the Yeovil match being moved? The club have absolutely NO SAY in rearranged football matches! Sheesh.

If you won't watch the Albion in the next division down then that's up to you. It's not really 'supporting' the club though, is it? It matters not what year you started (why do some fans insist on validating their opinion by stating how long they've been a supporter, or how many years they've had a season ticket, like it makes their view worth more than more recent devotees?), it matters what the club means in your heart. How much does it hurt when you lose... how good does it feel when you win. Deserting the team you profess to love just because they might drop a division? Some support...
Petty disputes over who is the better fan have no relevance to filling the Amex. Getting back to Mark's original point, season ticket sales/gate receipts will not be sustained If what is on offer fails to entertain. Nobody can deny that those who remain are 'better fans', but so what?
Mark has been banging on about season ticket sales for two seasons now. He was wrong then, he was wrong last season, and it looks like he will be wrong this season too.

It's just OG's turn to get stick. Barnes, Spanish Dave, CMS, Ulloa, Bruno, JFC, Andrews, Greer... they've all had their turn being to blame, and yet we're still within sniffing distance of the play-offs.. Fans always need someone to point at for the troubles. It will pass. All we need is for the players to finish the myriad chances that are being created and all will be rosy once more.

Things could be a bit better, but they could also be far, far worse. For instance, we could support Leeds :-)
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: langira - you're blaming Barber for the Yeovil match being moved? The club have absolutely NO SAY in rearranged football matches! Sheesh. If you won't watch the Albion in the next division down then that's up to you. It's not really 'supporting' the club though, is it? It matters not what year you started (why do some fans insist on validating their opinion by stating how long they've been a supporter, or how many years they've had a season ticket, like it makes their view worth more than more recent devotees?), it matters what the club means in your heart. How much does it hurt when you lose... how good does it feel when you win. Deserting the team you profess to love just because they might drop a division? Some support...[/p][/quote]Petty disputes over who is the better fan have no relevance to filling the Amex. Getting back to Mark's original point, season ticket sales/gate receipts will not be sustained If what is on offer fails to entertain. Nobody can deny that those who remain are 'better fans', but so what?[/p][/quote]Mark has been banging on about season ticket sales for two seasons now. He was wrong then, he was wrong last season, and it looks like he will be wrong this season too. It's just OG's turn to get stick. Barnes, Spanish Dave, CMS, Ulloa, Bruno, JFC, Andrews, Greer... they've all had their turn being to blame, and yet we're still within sniffing distance of the play-offs.. Fans always need someone to point at for the troubles. It will pass. All we need is for the players to finish the myriad chances that are being created and all will be rosy once more. Things could be a bit better, but they could also be far, far worse. For instance, we could support Leeds :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

11:19am Mon 31 Mar 14

michael505 says...

Think about it. We are in the Championship and losing money. If we keep near to the playoffs then that will keep the fans interested but there is never the real prospect of getting promoted as we couldn't afford it. There are players who are good enough for the Championship but not the premier league. If they got promoted they are out of a job!! What would you do. I know what I would do.
Think about it. We are in the Championship and losing money. If we keep near to the playoffs then that will keep the fans interested but there is never the real prospect of getting promoted as we couldn't afford it. There are players who are good enough for the Championship but not the premier league. If they got promoted they are out of a job!! What would you do. I know what I would do. michael505
  • Score: -2

5:14pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Seagulls High says...

To make the play offs Albion need to keep clean sheets with a solid defence. All the best teams loose now and then. It is about putting it right at the back. Mackail Smith is set to return, so he is a proven goal scorer and would compliment Lingard, Ulloa and Buckley.
To make the play offs Albion need to keep clean sheets with a solid defence. All the best teams loose now and then. It is about putting it right at the back. Mackail Smith is set to return, so he is a proven goal scorer and would compliment Lingard, Ulloa and Buckley. Seagulls High
  • Score: 3

8:32am Tue 1 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Gazza by the sea wrote:
Nothing's gone wrong. We're building. And we're not ready to go up yet. Quite rightly contracts have not been renewed as we need some significant strengthening and a large number of expiring contracts allows that to happen. We've been very unlucky with injuries this season - and disproportionately to our more creative players.

Clearly we lack guile and cunning in the middle of the park and those that are best placed to offer it are our more injury prone (Orlandi and Buckley) or have been woefully off form this season (Lopez) or have had a mysterious falling out with the management (Agustien).

That just leaves the workhorses - Andrews, JFC, Ince, Stephens and Crofts (where again we've suffered injuries).

So before you rush to criticise Oscar just look what he has to work with this season.

Couple that with an ageing central defence and surely the realistic interpretation is that that we couldn't seriously expect the club to afford the 10-11 new players that we'd need to compete in the premiership to be purchased in one summer transfer window?

Half this summer for a strong push next season and the other half the following summer.

Reality check gang. We will get there. But let's do it when we're ready. We are a solid top half championship club and I have yet to see us genuinely outplayed by anyone in this division. And surely keep-ball, possession football is the way ahead? Yes we need to get the ball to the front three more quickly and creatively but we don't have enough of those players available right now. But when you have almost two thirds of the possession you have twice as much chance as the opposition to score - I'll back those odds any day.

Patience required methinks. Much like Moyes, judge Oscar around Christmas when he's had a chance to significantly shape the team as he wants to.
A diamond in the rough (your post).
[quote][p][bold]Gazza by the sea[/bold] wrote: Nothing's gone wrong. We're building. And we're not ready to go up yet. Quite rightly contracts have not been renewed as we need some significant strengthening and a large number of expiring contracts allows that to happen. We've been very unlucky with injuries this season - and disproportionately to our more creative players. Clearly we lack guile and cunning in the middle of the park and those that are best placed to offer it are our more injury prone (Orlandi and Buckley) or have been woefully off form this season (Lopez) or have had a mysterious falling out with the management (Agustien). That just leaves the workhorses - Andrews, JFC, Ince, Stephens and Crofts (where again we've suffered injuries). So before you rush to criticise Oscar just look what he has to work with this season. Couple that with an ageing central defence and surely the realistic interpretation is that that we couldn't seriously expect the club to afford the 10-11 new players that we'd need to compete in the premiership to be purchased in one summer transfer window? Half this summer for a strong push next season and the other half the following summer. Reality check gang. We will get there. But let's do it when we're ready. We are a solid top half championship club and I have yet to see us genuinely outplayed by anyone in this division. And surely keep-ball, possession football is the way ahead? Yes we need to get the ball to the front three more quickly and creatively but we don't have enough of those players available right now. But when you have almost two thirds of the possession you have twice as much chance as the opposition to score - I'll back those odds any day. Patience required methinks. Much like Moyes, judge Oscar around Christmas when he's had a chance to significantly shape the team as he wants to.[/p][/quote]A diamond in the rough (your post). Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

8:39am Tue 1 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
langira - you're blaming Barber for the Yeovil match being moved? The club have absolutely NO SAY in rearranged football matches! Sheesh.

If you won't watch the Albion in the next division down then that's up to you. It's not really 'supporting' the club though, is it? It matters not what year you started (why do some fans insist on validating their opinion by stating how long they've been a supporter, or how many years they've had a season ticket, like it makes their view worth more than more recent devotees?), it matters what the club means in your heart. How much does it hurt when you lose... how good does it feel when you win. Deserting the team you profess to love just because they might drop a division? Some support...
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: langira - you're blaming Barber for the Yeovil match being moved? The club have absolutely NO SAY in rearranged football matches! Sheesh. If you won't watch the Albion in the next division down then that's up to you. It's not really 'supporting' the club though, is it? It matters not what year you started (why do some fans insist on validating their opinion by stating how long they've been a supporter, or how many years they've had a season ticket, like it makes their view worth more than more recent devotees?), it matters what the club means in your heart. How much does it hurt when you lose... how good does it feel when you win. Deserting the team you profess to love just because they might drop a division? Some support...[/p][/quote]Spot on! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

1:50pm Tue 1 Apr 14

London Dave says...

having watched Brighton this season 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 possibly 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 and players who we may be targeting to sign. 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.

Cheers
Dave
having watched Brighton this season 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 possibly 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 and players who we may be targeting to sign. 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. Cheers Dave London Dave
  • Score: 3

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