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March is centre of attention for Albion

The Argus: Solly March on the ball against Charlton Solly March on the ball against Charlton

SOLLY March has plotted a central role in Albion’s future and a place in the play-offs with ten more points.

The teenager, pictured right, fresh from signing a new four-year contract, played as an attacking central midfielder for the first time at the Amex in the 3-0 win against Charlton.

He was switched into the role from the wing in last Tuesday’s 4-1 win at leaders Leicester and boss Oscar Garcia kept faith in him pulling the strings.

March, 19, told The Argus: “I enjoy it. I probably get more of the ball which is good for me, trying to affect the game more. Hopefully in the future that can be more my role. When I’ve played more games I think that is going to be the position for the rest of my career. I’ve played right, left, midfield, but I think No. 10 is my position.”

Albion’s convincing victory has lifted them to sixth and put the pressure on Reading, one point adrift with tonight’s game in hand at home to Leicester.

March said: “It turned out to be a comfortable win. We are in the play-offs now and hopefully Reading can do us a favour.

“I think if we can get ten points from the next four games that could be us in the play-offs. Hopefully we’ve got the squad to do it.”

Albion go to Huddersfield on Good Friday, host Blackpool on Easter Monday, then entertain Yeovil and finish at Nottingham Forest, with March looking forward to a bright, long-term future.

“It’s exciting,” he said. “I’ve secured for the next four years. Hopefully it can bring good times for me and the club. It was an easy decision. My family’s here, it’s my local club and it’s going places with the new training ground.”

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6:02am Mon 14 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Sollys got a great future with our club, for me nice to see a lad off his age given a start in our team, great attitude for one so young nice four year deal for the lad well deserved, let's have a big turn out at town to get behind our boys, up the Albion!!!!
Sollys got a great future with our club, for me nice to see a lad off his age given a start in our team, great attitude for one so young nice four year deal for the lad well deserved, let's have a big turn out at town to get behind our boys, up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 17

8:13am Mon 14 Apr 14

bbb1969 says...

So not sute it was 4-4-2 like people suggested.
Did not go th the Leciester match but was there at the Amex for Charlton and though we stuck with the same formation.
Ank
Bruno Greer Upson Ward
Andrews
Stephens March
Lua Ulloa Lindgarde

The interchanging and creativity and people running off Ulloa was better; we simply are having less shpts but taking our chances... Thats my opinion anyway
So not sute it was 4-4-2 like people suggested. Did not go th the Leciester match but was there at the Amex for Charlton and though we stuck with the same formation. Ank Bruno Greer Upson Ward Andrews Stephens March Lua Ulloa Lindgarde The interchanging and creativity and people running off Ulloa was better; we simply are having less shpts but taking our chances... Thats my opinion anyway bbb1969
  • Score: 4

8:21am Mon 14 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

bbb1969 wrote:
So not sute it was 4-4-2 like people suggested.
Did not go th the Leciester match but was there at the Amex for Charlton and though we stuck with the same formation.
Ank
Bruno Greer Upson Ward
Andrews
Stephens March
Lua Ulloa Lindgarde

The interchanging and creativity and people running off Ulloa was better; we simply are having less shpts but taking our chances... Thats my opinion anyway
Two up front suggests it was 442 . But since clubs are dropping the anchor man and being more creative , for example since Barnsley we have been through on goal 3-4 times with a 1-1 with keeper, no side plays a static formation, even when we played ulloa on his own, he was coming back to defend .
Second change is lingard playing in areas where his class can have real effect .. Ie his header against Leicester .. His passes for ulloa to run onto in both recent games... When was last time ulloa beat the offside trap?
All in all we are playing a faster tempo, and taking risks rather than safety first, the big question if we miss out, is why has it taken so long to change?
Ps the answer is not the pitch
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: So not sute it was 4-4-2 like people suggested. Did not go th the Leciester match but was there at the Amex for Charlton and though we stuck with the same formation. Ank Bruno Greer Upson Ward Andrews Stephens March Lua Ulloa Lindgarde The interchanging and creativity and people running off Ulloa was better; we simply are having less shpts but taking our chances... Thats my opinion anyway[/p][/quote]Two up front suggests it was 442 . But since clubs are dropping the anchor man and being more creative , for example since Barnsley we have been through on goal 3-4 times with a 1-1 with keeper, no side plays a static formation, even when we played ulloa on his own, he was coming back to defend . Second change is lingard playing in areas where his class can have real effect .. Ie his header against Leicester .. His passes for ulloa to run onto in both recent games... When was last time ulloa beat the offside trap? All in all we are playing a faster tempo, and taking risks rather than safety first, the big question if we miss out, is why has it taken so long to change? Ps the answer is not the pitch mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

8:37am Mon 14 Apr 14

fansunited says...

Hope he means Leicester can do us a favour & slap Reading! Well done Solly...
Hope he means Leicester can do us a favour & slap Reading! Well done Solly... fansunited
  • Score: 6

9:22am Mon 14 Apr 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Would Solly have got his chance under Poyet? Would Ince and JF-C got as many games or made the same progress as players under Poyet? I think not. One of the most encouraging aspects of OG's time at the club has been the emergence of young players.
Would Solly have got his chance under Poyet? Would Ince and JF-C got as many games or made the same progress as players under Poyet? I think not. One of the most encouraging aspects of OG's time at the club has been the emergence of young players. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 24

9:27am Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Would Solly have got his chance under Poyet? Would Ince and JF-C got as many games or made the same progress as players under Poyet? I think not. One of the most encouraging aspects of OG's time at the club has been the emergence of young players.
Spot on. The emergence of the youngsters is the real story this season, and in OG we have just the man to bring them on. To repurpose a hackneyed phrase: "The future's bright, the future's blue and white".

:-)
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Would Solly have got his chance under Poyet? Would Ince and JF-C got as many games or made the same progress as players under Poyet? I think not. One of the most encouraging aspects of OG's time at the club has been the emergence of young players.[/p][/quote]Spot on. The emergence of the youngsters is the real story this season, and in OG we have just the man to bring them on. To repurpose a hackneyed phrase: "The future's bright, the future's blue and white". :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 9

9:36am Mon 14 Apr 14

The Phantom says...

mark by the sea wrote:
bbb1969 wrote:
So not sute it was 4-4-2 like people suggested.
Did not go th the Leciester match but was there at the Amex for Charlton and though we stuck with the same formation.
Ank
Bruno Greer Upson Ward
Andrews
Stephens March
Lua Ulloa Lindgarde

The interchanging and creativity and people running off Ulloa was better; we simply are having less shpts but taking our chances... Thats my opinion anyway
Two up front suggests it was 442 . But since clubs are dropping the anchor man and being more creative , for example since Barnsley we have been through on goal 3-4 times with a 1-1 with keeper, no side plays a static formation, even when we played ulloa on his own, he was coming back to defend .
Second change is lingard playing in areas where his class can have real effect .. Ie his header against Leicester .. His passes for ulloa to run onto in both recent games... When was last time ulloa beat the offside trap?
All in all we are playing a faster tempo, and taking risks rather than safety first, the big question if we miss out, is why has it taken so long to change?
Ps the answer is not the pitch
Mark as I made the point on another thread, the anchor / holding still exists at successful clubs - Gerrard at Liverpool (top of the Premier League), Matic, Chelsea (2nd in the Premier League). We are just less one dimensional at the moment because we have reintroduced pace into the side and in Solly and Jesse we have players with quick feet who can lure slower moving defenders out of position which is how Ulloa's goal came about on Saturday. The introduction of March into some form of Vicente role has helped greatly but more than likely would be lost again if his form dipped between now and the end of the season. Andrews and Stephens are playing the holding role between them at the moment with March providing a more drifting creative presence with Lingard and Lua Lua. Bottom line is that in the last two games we have got players in and around Ulloa which we all agree is a good thing although it has to be taken a little in context in that Leicester were a tad hungover from winning promotion two days earlier and that Charlton were truly dreadful in all areas.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: So not sute it was 4-4-2 like people suggested. Did not go th the Leciester match but was there at the Amex for Charlton and though we stuck with the same formation. Ank Bruno Greer Upson Ward Andrews Stephens March Lua Ulloa Lindgarde The interchanging and creativity and people running off Ulloa was better; we simply are having less shpts but taking our chances... Thats my opinion anyway[/p][/quote]Two up front suggests it was 442 . But since clubs are dropping the anchor man and being more creative , for example since Barnsley we have been through on goal 3-4 times with a 1-1 with keeper, no side plays a static formation, even when we played ulloa on his own, he was coming back to defend . Second change is lingard playing in areas where his class can have real effect .. Ie his header against Leicester .. His passes for ulloa to run onto in both recent games... When was last time ulloa beat the offside trap? All in all we are playing a faster tempo, and taking risks rather than safety first, the big question if we miss out, is why has it taken so long to change? Ps the answer is not the pitch[/p][/quote]Mark as I made the point on another thread, the anchor / holding still exists at successful clubs - Gerrard at Liverpool (top of the Premier League), Matic, Chelsea (2nd in the Premier League). We are just less one dimensional at the moment because we have reintroduced pace into the side and in Solly and Jesse we have players with quick feet who can lure slower moving defenders out of position which is how Ulloa's goal came about on Saturday. The introduction of March into some form of Vicente role has helped greatly but more than likely would be lost again if his form dipped between now and the end of the season. Andrews and Stephens are playing the holding role between them at the moment with March providing a more drifting creative presence with Lingard and Lua Lua. Bottom line is that in the last two games we have got players in and around Ulloa which we all agree is a good thing although it has to be taken a little in context in that Leicester were a tad hungover from winning promotion two days earlier and that Charlton were truly dreadful in all areas. The Phantom
  • Score: 6

10:04am Mon 14 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Would Solly have got his chance under Poyet? Would Ince and JF-C got as many games or made the same progress as players under Poyet? I think not. One of the most encouraging aspects of OG's time at the club has been the emergence of young players.
Well said Brian nice to read a positive post on here that makes sense, Oscar has done a great job bringing a few younger players through to the first team, my view saved the club alot off money doing so, the club and fans have a great future with these young players he has bought in to the first team!!!!
I for one have no doubts we have the right guy in charge in Garcia!!!!
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Would Solly have got his chance under Poyet? Would Ince and JF-C got as many games or made the same progress as players under Poyet? I think not. One of the most encouraging aspects of OG's time at the club has been the emergence of young players.[/p][/quote]Well said Brian nice to read a positive post on here that makes sense, Oscar has done a great job bringing a few younger players through to the first team, my view saved the club alot off money doing so, the club and fans have a great future with these young players he has bought in to the first team!!!! I for one have no doubts we have the right guy in charge in Garcia!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 20

12:12pm Mon 14 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

The Phantom wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
bbb1969 wrote:
So not sute it was 4-4-2 like people suggested.
Did not go th the Leciester match but was there at the Amex for Charlton and though we stuck with the same formation.
Ank
Bruno Greer Upson Ward
Andrews
Stephens March
Lua Ulloa Lindgarde

The interchanging and creativity and people running off Ulloa was better; we simply are having less shpts but taking our chances... Thats my opinion anyway
Two up front suggests it was 442 . But since clubs are dropping the anchor man and being more creative , for example since Barnsley we have been through on goal 3-4 times with a 1-1 with keeper, no side plays a static formation, even when we played ulloa on his own, he was coming back to defend .
Second change is lingard playing in areas where his class can have real effect .. Ie his header against Leicester .. His passes for ulloa to run onto in both recent games... When was last time ulloa beat the offside trap?
All in all we are playing a faster tempo, and taking risks rather than safety first, the big question if we miss out, is why has it taken so long to change?
Ps the answer is not the pitch
Mark as I made the point on another thread, the anchor / holding still exists at successful clubs - Gerrard at Liverpool (top of the Premier League), Matic, Chelsea (2nd in the Premier League). We are just less one dimensional at the moment because we have reintroduced pace into the side and in Solly and Jesse we have players with quick feet who can lure slower moving defenders out of position which is how Ulloa's goal came about on Saturday. The introduction of March into some form of Vicente role has helped greatly but more than likely would be lost again if his form dipped between now and the end of the season. Andrews and Stephens are playing the holding role between them at the moment with March providing a more drifting creative presence with Lingard and Lua Lua. Bottom line is that in the last two games we have got players in and around Ulloa which we all agree is a good thing although it has to be taken a little in context in that Leicester were a tad hungover from winning promotion two days earlier and that Charlton were truly dreadful in all areas.
Difference is Gerard can play a 40 yard pass, yes he plays more defensively , but as a two with options of going with Lucas playing that role,
Chelsea struggle to score, again negative .. Matic is another who can storm forward ... I don't think ince can pass the ball or has the touch to play a more progressive role in the side.. That's not to say he won't figure , I see him in the Lucas mould coming on to shore up a 2-0
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: So not sute it was 4-4-2 like people suggested. Did not go th the Leciester match but was there at the Amex for Charlton and though we stuck with the same formation. Ank Bruno Greer Upson Ward Andrews Stephens March Lua Ulloa Lindgarde The interchanging and creativity and people running off Ulloa was better; we simply are having less shpts but taking our chances... Thats my opinion anyway[/p][/quote]Two up front suggests it was 442 . But since clubs are dropping the anchor man and being more creative , for example since Barnsley we have been through on goal 3-4 times with a 1-1 with keeper, no side plays a static formation, even when we played ulloa on his own, he was coming back to defend . Second change is lingard playing in areas where his class can have real effect .. Ie his header against Leicester .. His passes for ulloa to run onto in both recent games... When was last time ulloa beat the offside trap? All in all we are playing a faster tempo, and taking risks rather than safety first, the big question if we miss out, is why has it taken so long to change? Ps the answer is not the pitch[/p][/quote]Mark as I made the point on another thread, the anchor / holding still exists at successful clubs - Gerrard at Liverpool (top of the Premier League), Matic, Chelsea (2nd in the Premier League). We are just less one dimensional at the moment because we have reintroduced pace into the side and in Solly and Jesse we have players with quick feet who can lure slower moving defenders out of position which is how Ulloa's goal came about on Saturday. The introduction of March into some form of Vicente role has helped greatly but more than likely would be lost again if his form dipped between now and the end of the season. Andrews and Stephens are playing the holding role between them at the moment with March providing a more drifting creative presence with Lingard and Lua Lua. Bottom line is that in the last two games we have got players in and around Ulloa which we all agree is a good thing although it has to be taken a little in context in that Leicester were a tad hungover from winning promotion two days earlier and that Charlton were truly dreadful in all areas.[/p][/quote]Difference is Gerard can play a 40 yard pass, yes he plays more defensively , but as a two with options of going with Lucas playing that role, Chelsea struggle to score, again negative .. Matic is another who can storm forward ... I don't think ince can pass the ball or has the touch to play a more progressive role in the side.. That's not to say he won't figure , I see him in the Lucas mould coming on to shore up a 2-0 mark by the sea
  • Score: -2

12:13pm Mon 14 Apr 14

GosportGull says...

I saw the formation at times being three CBs with Andrews in the middle and the two full backs being much further forward ... it seemed to work ... much better than recent weeks although i noticed on a few occassions that Ulloa was screaming for the ball and still not getting the service .. midfield need to look up forwards and not sideways and back ..but much better :)
I saw the formation at times being three CBs with Andrews in the middle and the two full backs being much further forward ... it seemed to work ... much better than recent weeks although i noticed on a few occassions that Ulloa was screaming for the ball and still not getting the service .. midfield need to look up forwards and not sideways and back ..but much better :) GosportGull
  • Score: 6

12:21pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

GosportGull wrote:
I saw the formation at times being three CBs with Andrews in the middle and the two full backs being much further forward ... it seemed to work ... much better than recent weeks although i noticed on a few occassions that Ulloa was screaming for the ball and still not getting the service .. midfield need to look up forwards and not sideways and back ..but much better :)
Agreed re Andrews (and the same can be said for Ince). I've said before that we play a CDM to cover the gap in the middle caused by the CBs covering the attacking fullbacks. Having a CDM is not, as some think, a negative tactic, it is quite the opposite in allowing Bruno and Ward to bomb forward, knowing they've got cover.
[quote][p][bold]GosportGull[/bold] wrote: I saw the formation at times being three CBs with Andrews in the middle and the two full backs being much further forward ... it seemed to work ... much better than recent weeks although i noticed on a few occassions that Ulloa was screaming for the ball and still not getting the service .. midfield need to look up forwards and not sideways and back ..but much better :)[/p][/quote]Agreed re Andrews (and the same can be said for Ince). I've said before that we play a CDM to cover the gap in the middle caused by the CBs covering the attacking fullbacks. Having a CDM is not, as some think, a negative tactic, it is quite the opposite in allowing Bruno and Ward to bomb forward, knowing they've got cover. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 9

12:50pm Mon 14 Apr 14

The Phantom says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
GosportGull wrote:
I saw the formation at times being three CBs with Andrews in the middle and the two full backs being much further forward ... it seemed to work ... much better than recent weeks although i noticed on a few occassions that Ulloa was screaming for the ball and still not getting the service .. midfield need to look up forwards and not sideways and back ..but much better :)
Agreed re Andrews (and the same can be said for Ince). I've said before that we play a CDM to cover the gap in the middle caused by the CBs covering the attacking fullbacks. Having a CDM is not, as some think, a negative tactic, it is quite the opposite in allowing Bruno and Ward to bomb forward, knowing they've got cover.
Exactly. Part of the reason that we dominated the midfield on Saturday and that Charlton barely had a shot was that Andrews and Stephens remained disciplined throughout leaving the four attacking players and two full backs to create chances and score goals. Having either a holding midfield player or a disciplined pair of central midfielders enables the rest of the team to flourish. It is really what we have been about since Poyet first arrived here, we just havent always had the players or the courage of our conviction to carry it off properly. Also agree with earlier post that the best thing about this season is the introduction / re-introduction to the team of the likes of ince, March, JFC and Forster Caskey. All have made a positive contribution and hope they continue to progress at their current rate.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GosportGull[/bold] wrote: I saw the formation at times being three CBs with Andrews in the middle and the two full backs being much further forward ... it seemed to work ... much better than recent weeks although i noticed on a few occassions that Ulloa was screaming for the ball and still not getting the service .. midfield need to look up forwards and not sideways and back ..but much better :)[/p][/quote]Agreed re Andrews (and the same can be said for Ince). I've said before that we play a CDM to cover the gap in the middle caused by the CBs covering the attacking fullbacks. Having a CDM is not, as some think, a negative tactic, it is quite the opposite in allowing Bruno and Ward to bomb forward, knowing they've got cover.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Part of the reason that we dominated the midfield on Saturday and that Charlton barely had a shot was that Andrews and Stephens remained disciplined throughout leaving the four attacking players and two full backs to create chances and score goals. Having either a holding midfield player or a disciplined pair of central midfielders enables the rest of the team to flourish. It is really what we have been about since Poyet first arrived here, we just havent always had the players or the courage of our conviction to carry it off properly. Also agree with earlier post that the best thing about this season is the introduction / re-introduction to the team of the likes of ince, March, JFC and Forster Caskey. All have made a positive contribution and hope they continue to progress at their current rate. The Phantom
  • Score: 7

1:15pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Worth also pointing out that Andrews can also play a 40 yards pass.
Worth also pointing out that Andrews can also play a 40 yards pass. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

1:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

It seems Poyet might be walking away from Sunderland, apparently there is an, 'underlying problem,' at the club which makes managing them hard, oh yeah, and he didn't go there to, 'rebuild,' anything.

Par for the course, he thinks he shold only manage a prem club.
It seems Poyet might be walking away from Sunderland, apparently there is an, 'underlying problem,' at the club which makes managing them hard, oh yeah, and he didn't go there to, 'rebuild,' anything. Par for the course, he thinks he shold only manage a prem club. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

2:00pm Mon 14 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

I find it somewhat odd that rather than being excited about our recent performances and results, some only want to complain about past performances and matches. Our season is far from over but the inquest has already begun.
If some on here want something to bang on about day after day, why not get a capaign going that encourages the suits to buy Ward, get a deal done before the season ends.

If you are looking for something to debate there are many positives things we could look at, one might be, should we look abroad when signing new players or would we be better served by buying British/English.

There are questions we could ask, a topic close to my heart is the average age of our squad, should we look to reduce it and if so, in what areas on the park could we look to replace certain players.

Today we should all be happy, a top six finish is within reach, I don't understand why negative thoughts are supressing the positive ones.
I find it somewhat odd that rather than being excited about our recent performances and results, some only want to complain about past performances and matches. Our season is far from over but the inquest has already begun. If some on here want something to bang on about day after day, why not get a capaign going that encourages the suits to buy Ward, get a deal done before the season ends. If you are looking for something to debate there are many positives things we could look at, one might be, should we look abroad when signing new players or would we be better served by buying British/English. There are questions we could ask, a topic close to my heart is the average age of our squad, should we look to reduce it and if so, in what areas on the park could we look to replace certain players. Today we should all be happy, a top six finish is within reach, I don't understand why negative thoughts are supressing the positive ones. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

2:56pm Mon 14 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I find it somewhat odd that rather than being excited about our recent performances and results, some only want to complain about past performances and matches. Our season is far from over but the inquest has already begun.
If some on here want something to bang on about day after day, why not get a capaign going that encourages the suits to buy Ward, get a deal done before the season ends.

If you are looking for something to debate there are many positives things we could look at, one might be, should we look abroad when signing new players or would we be better served by buying British/English.

There are questions we could ask, a topic close to my heart is the average age of our squad, should we look to reduce it and if so, in what areas on the park could we look to replace certain players.

Today we should all be happy, a top six finish is within reach, I don't understand why negative thoughts are supressing the positive ones.
I wonder though Vegas is why have we not looked to loan someone before and change our one striker, OG made comments about it after Barnsley away.
Andrews has looked a far better player in a faster tempo side, many sides are moving away from the anchor .. Of course with a two centre midfield they have to defend, and take it in turn getting forward,
My whole point is we are scoring more and making less mistakes simply playing the 5 yard pass back and forward.. The big change has been sides not allowing us to do that, they rather chase us down and create mistakes in our defence, now we have pace and craft through the side, teams can't press us on our 18 yard line, if they do we break with pace,,and that is the key, far to little pace all season .
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I find it somewhat odd that rather than being excited about our recent performances and results, some only want to complain about past performances and matches. Our season is far from over but the inquest has already begun. If some on here want something to bang on about day after day, why not get a capaign going that encourages the suits to buy Ward, get a deal done before the season ends. If you are looking for something to debate there are many positives things we could look at, one might be, should we look abroad when signing new players or would we be better served by buying British/English. There are questions we could ask, a topic close to my heart is the average age of our squad, should we look to reduce it and if so, in what areas on the park could we look to replace certain players. Today we should all be happy, a top six finish is within reach, I don't understand why negative thoughts are supressing the positive ones.[/p][/quote]I wonder though Vegas is why have we not looked to loan someone before and change our one striker, OG made comments about it after Barnsley away. Andrews has looked a far better player in a faster tempo side, many sides are moving away from the anchor .. Of course with a two centre midfield they have to defend, and take it in turn getting forward, My whole point is we are scoring more and making less mistakes simply playing the 5 yard pass back and forward.. The big change has been sides not allowing us to do that, they rather chase us down and create mistakes in our defence, now we have pace and craft through the side, teams can't press us on our 18 yard line, if they do we break with pace,,and that is the key, far to little pace all season . mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

3:08pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Actually Freeloaders, I don't want to rain on your parade but actually there are enough posters on here to be fairly representative of the 30,000 fans.
Actually Freeloaders, I don't want to rain on your parade but actually there are enough posters on here to be fairly representative of the 30,000 fans. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

3:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Knights Temple wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Actually Freeloaders, I don't want to rain on your parade but actually there are enough posters on here to be fairly representative of the 30,000 fans.
LOL HAHAH You sound more silly by the day sad man.How in gods name can 15 sad people,and half of which is you and Vegas be representative of 30,000 fans lol. It should be called the views of very sad,never really go to games Ex-pat & Vegas site.
Firstly (and I can't believe I'm having to point this out) - two people (Vegas, me) are not half of the 15 people you count.

Secondly, there are more than 15 of us, the real number if you include those who post rarely but still maybe once per week, is nearly 50.

Therefore, for a population size of 30,000, to achieve a 95% confidence level with a confidence interval of 15, you need 43 posters.

QED.
[quote][p][bold]Knights Temple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Actually Freeloaders, I don't want to rain on your parade but actually there are enough posters on here to be fairly representative of the 30,000 fans.[/p][/quote]LOL HAHAH You sound more silly by the day sad man.How in gods name can 15 sad people,and half of which is you and Vegas be representative of 30,000 fans lol. It should be called the views of very sad,never really go to games Ex-pat & Vegas site.[/p][/quote]Firstly (and I can't believe I'm having to point this out) - two people (Vegas, me) are not half of the 15 people you count. Secondly, there are more than 15 of us, the real number if you include those who post rarely but still maybe once per week, is nearly 50. Therefore, for a population size of 30,000, to achieve a 95% confidence level with a confidence interval of 15, you need 43 posters. QED. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -2

3:35pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Knights Temple wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Knights Temple wrote:
Vegas you really do make me laugh.There are just 15 posts on this story above and most of them are from you and Ex-pat yet again.You say you don't understand why negative thoughts are supressing the postitives one lol haha.Only in your very little small group.This site is not the view of true Albion fans that really go to games.Yet again the only person that is 100% is MBTS.Yesterday you even said it means nothing there are kids their age playing outstanding in the prem-league lol haha.HOW IN GODS NAME CAN IT MEAN NOTHING? The club have only put Solly on a knew 4 year deal because they know there are already a number of prem-league clubs watching him.Also Ex-pat you note OG likes playing young players like Solly,Ince,and JFC but not your son for some reason.
I have posted just one comment on this thread, what others post, and how often, is up to them.

My point about young players doing well in the prem div meaning nothing is, we should not judge the pace at which our young lads develop based on five or six young lads in the prem. Some players develop quicker than others and that could be down to those that are tasked with bringing them on, or it might just be a fact of football life.
Just because player, 'X,' aged 20 is making the first team in the prem shouldn't mean that every talented lad at the same age should also be playing at the top level, you should know that it doesn't work that way. Some young lads are brought on too quickly and they fall to the pressure of expectation, Zaha might be a prime example.
I would think it very wrong if players at our club were seen as failures simply because they have not acheived what a few others have, it MEANS NOTHING, what does count is that they, under Oscars guidence, continue to improve and become valuable assets in the near future.
JFC, Ince, Solly, Chicksen and I would include Buckley, are not as yet the finished product, and we should not compare them to others who have made the top flight, it's too early to do that.

My son played for money at a lower level, semi pro status, but had to hang his boots up when in his early twenties due to a bad injury, I fail to see your point regarding my son as I have never previously mentioned him.
So just like Ex-pat you have a son that once played lower level for money lol hahah.Would that be in Worthing Old Scrote of the Amex lol haha.
Erm... my son, as I think I've mentioned several times, is 10 years old. He's good, but if he was playing for money I'd be bl00dy surprised and I'd be asking what he did with the money we've paid in subs.

100% always wrong, aren't you? :-P
[quote][p][bold]Knights Temple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Knights Temple[/bold] wrote: Vegas you really do make me laugh.There are just 15 posts on this story above and most of them are from you and Ex-pat yet again.You say you don't understand why negative thoughts are supressing the postitives one lol haha.Only in your very little small group.This site is not the view of true Albion fans that really go to games.Yet again the only person that is 100% is MBTS.Yesterday you even said it means nothing there are kids their age playing outstanding in the prem-league lol haha.HOW IN GODS NAME CAN IT MEAN NOTHING? The club have only put Solly on a knew 4 year deal because they know there are already a number of prem-league clubs watching him.Also Ex-pat you note OG likes playing young players like Solly,Ince,and JFC but not your son for some reason.[/p][/quote]I have posted just one comment on this thread, what others post, and how often, is up to them. My point about young players doing well in the prem div meaning nothing is, we should not judge the pace at which our young lads develop based on five or six young lads in the prem. Some players develop quicker than others and that could be down to those that are tasked with bringing them on, or it might just be a fact of football life. Just because player, 'X,' aged 20 is making the first team in the prem shouldn't mean that every talented lad at the same age should also be playing at the top level, you should know that it doesn't work that way. Some young lads are brought on too quickly and they fall to the pressure of expectation, Zaha might be a prime example. I would think it very wrong if players at our club were seen as failures simply because they have not acheived what a few others have, it MEANS NOTHING, what does count is that they, under Oscars guidence, continue to improve and become valuable assets in the near future. JFC, Ince, Solly, Chicksen and I would include Buckley, are not as yet the finished product, and we should not compare them to others who have made the top flight, it's too early to do that. My son played for money at a lower level, semi pro status, but had to hang his boots up when in his early twenties due to a bad injury, I fail to see your point regarding my son as I have never previously mentioned him.[/p][/quote]So just like Ex-pat you have a son that once played lower level for money lol hahah.Would that be in Worthing Old Scrote of the Amex lol haha.[/p][/quote]Erm... my son, as I think I've mentioned several times, is 10 years old. He's good, but if he was playing for money I'd be bl00dy surprised and I'd be asking what he did with the money we've paid in subs. 100% always wrong, aren't you? :-P Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

3:45pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Knights Temple wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Knights Temple wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Actually Freeloaders, I don't want to rain on your parade but actually there are enough posters on here to be fairly representative of the 30,000 fans.
LOL HAHAH You sound more silly by the day sad man.How in gods name can 15 sad people,and half of which is you and Vegas be representative of 30,000 fans lol. It should be called the views of very sad,never really go to games Ex-pat & Vegas site.
Firstly (and I can't believe I'm having to point this out) - two people (Vegas, me) are not half of the 15 people you count.

Secondly, there are more than 15 of us, the real number if you include those who post rarely but still maybe once per week, is nearly 50.

Therefore, for a population size of 30,000, to achieve a 95% confidence level with a confidence interval of 15, you need 43 posters.

QED.
The fact you have taken time to post such pure rubbish yet again just goes to show what a very sad little life you really do have.Get a life man,and try really going to games before you post your rubbish on this site.A story will only ever get 50 posts if im posting.
It didn't exactly take me long to calculate - about 10 seconds - which is about how long it takes you to think up one of your canned responses. Talking of which, is that the best you've got?

"Pure rubbish", "sad", "get a life". I hereby pronounce you the cliché king.

Usually when you post everyone else eventually gives up and moves to wherever it is you aren't.
[quote][p][bold]Knights Temple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Knights Temple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Actually Freeloaders, I don't want to rain on your parade but actually there are enough posters on here to be fairly representative of the 30,000 fans.[/p][/quote]LOL HAHAH You sound more silly by the day sad man.How in gods name can 15 sad people,and half of which is you and Vegas be representative of 30,000 fans lol. It should be called the views of very sad,never really go to games Ex-pat & Vegas site.[/p][/quote]Firstly (and I can't believe I'm having to point this out) - two people (Vegas, me) are not half of the 15 people you count. Secondly, there are more than 15 of us, the real number if you include those who post rarely but still maybe once per week, is nearly 50. Therefore, for a population size of 30,000, to achieve a 95% confidence level with a confidence interval of 15, you need 43 posters. QED.[/p][/quote]The fact you have taken time to post such pure rubbish yet again just goes to show what a very sad little life you really do have.Get a life man,and try really going to games before you post your rubbish on this site.A story will only ever get 50 posts if im posting.[/p][/quote]It didn't exactly take me long to calculate - about 10 seconds - which is about how long it takes you to think up one of your canned responses. Talking of which, is that the best you've got? "Pure rubbish", "sad", "get a life". I hereby pronounce you the cliché king. Usually when you post everyone else eventually gives up and moves to wherever it is you aren't. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

3:46pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

*Phones wife, tells her she doesn't exist. Wife understandably disappointed by this revelation*
*Phones wife, tells her she doesn't exist. Wife understandably disappointed by this revelation* Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Yes, I do post on this site when I can't get to a match. Is that okay with you, sir? Is it a massive problem in your eyes? Would you prefer it if this site was just you and MBTS? I didn't realise living abroad was a bar to supporting the Albion.
Yes, I do post on this site when I can't get to a match. Is that okay with you, sir? Is it a massive problem in your eyes? Would you prefer it if this site was just you and MBTS? I didn't realise living abroad was a bar to supporting the Albion. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

3:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Knights Temple wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
*Phones wife, tells her she doesn't exist. Wife understandably disappointed by this revelation*
Lkie anyone really with a wife would ever phone her up and say a guy i don't even no has said on a football site you don't exist lol hahah. She wouldn't be around for long after that chat lol hahah.My god you really are sad.
Wow, you REALLY don't get irony do you? My goodness how dim were you just then?
[quote][p][bold]Knights Temple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: *Phones wife, tells her she doesn't exist. Wife understandably disappointed by this revelation*[/p][/quote]Lkie anyone really with a wife would ever phone her up and say a guy i don't even no has said on a football site you don't exist lol hahah. She wouldn't be around for long after that chat lol hahah.My god you really are sad.[/p][/quote]Wow, you REALLY don't get irony do you? My goodness how dim were you just then? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Mon 14 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

Knights Temple, I know that everyone on here has to put up with your comments, it's so easy to just set up a new account every time you get banned, we have to live with that fact, and we will.
When I read your comments, and your replies to others, I realise that under your guise as a football fan you really are a nasty person. There is a common tone that runs through everything you write, spitefull and intentially aggressive toward others. You would rather insult others than to enter into polite debate, if others spend time on here they are seen by you as, 'sad little people,' but when you spend time on here, well that's a different matter isn't it.
I feel sorry for you, I really do, there is something about you that isn't right, perhaps you were bullied at school and now you lash out at those who you seem to think, or know, are on a different level to you, different level in terms of having a broader capacity for debate. I feel sorry for you but I don't like you, I don't like the way in which your thinking works. The world owes you nothing, we on here owe you nothing, and all your insults and attacking postures will not deliver the attention you so desperately want, the only thing you will get for yourself isthe contempt of others, even those that you try to latch on to with your false praise for their comments.

There is only one sad little person on here, and it's not me.
Knights Temple, I know that everyone on here has to put up with your comments, it's so easy to just set up a new account every time you get banned, we have to live with that fact, and we will. When I read your comments, and your replies to others, I realise that under your guise as a football fan you really are a nasty person. There is a common tone that runs through everything you write, spitefull and intentially aggressive toward others. You would rather insult others than to enter into polite debate, if others spend time on here they are seen by you as, 'sad little people,' but when you spend time on here, well that's a different matter isn't it. I feel sorry for you, I really do, there is something about you that isn't right, perhaps you were bullied at school and now you lash out at those who you seem to think, or know, are on a different level to you, different level in terms of having a broader capacity for debate. I feel sorry for you but I don't like you, I don't like the way in which your thinking works. The world owes you nothing, we on here owe you nothing, and all your insults and attacking postures will not deliver the attention you so desperately want, the only thing you will get for yourself isthe contempt of others, even those that you try to latch on to with your false praise for their comments. There is only one sad little person on here, and it's not me. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

4:11pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Chi Gull says...

Once again the select few feed the troll and the thread descends into a slanging match. Just ignore him - that's far more entertaining.
Once again the select few feed the troll and the thread descends into a slanging match. Just ignore him - that's far more entertaining. Chi Gull
  • Score: 6

4:13pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Once again the select few feed the troll and the thread descends into a slanging match. Just ignore him - that's far more entertaining.
Guilty as charged. Must try harder.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Once again the select few feed the troll and the thread descends into a slanging match. Just ignore him - that's far more entertaining.[/p][/quote]Guilty as charged. Must try harder. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Mancgulled says...

Told you so -- really glad to see Solly getting starts instead of JFC who, as some have alluded to, is a young man plying his trade and whilst he is undoubtedly progressing ( fantastic game at the Reebok - and the last game of course) prersonally I don't think he is enough of the finished article to command a start every match. Not a problem because as all can plainly now see - and as I have argued before - we DO HAVE the personnel to do the job - so now Oscar has started to experiment - lets hope he sticks with what looks like a very effective formula! Macka has been out for 13 months and nobody is even mentioning the fact he is back - surely that says a lot about a new found sense of confidence. Told you the striker situation would sort itself with the eventual returnees from injury - now we must nail down the bedrock - focus on keeping our defensive team together -- although someone on here reckons thats "pure rubbish" --- don't concede always have a chance - thought that was a given of footballing logic in any league myself ....
Told you so -- really glad to see Solly getting starts instead of JFC who, as some have alluded to, is a young man plying his trade and whilst he is undoubtedly progressing ( fantastic game at the Reebok - and the last game of course) prersonally I don't think he is enough of the finished article to command a start every match. Not a problem because as all can plainly now see - and as I have argued before - we DO HAVE the personnel to do the job - so now Oscar has started to experiment - lets hope he sticks with what looks like a very effective formula! Macka has been out for 13 months and nobody is even mentioning the fact he is back - surely that says a lot about a new found sense of confidence. Told you the striker situation would sort itself with the eventual returnees from injury - now we must nail down the bedrock - focus on keeping our defensive team together -- although someone on here reckons thats "pure rubbish" --- don't concede always have a chance - thought that was a given of footballing logic in any league myself .... Mancgulled
  • Score: 1

7:40pm Mon 14 Apr 14

jockithenoo says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Worth also pointing out that Andrews can also play a 40 yards pass.
Also G.G made a few long passes on Saturday solid.
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Worth also pointing out that Andrews can also play a 40 yards pass.[/p][/quote]Also G.G made a few long passes on Saturday solid. UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 3

12:41am Wed 16 Apr 14

Iangira says...

Solly March is, over the next 2 or 3 seasons is going to be an Albion great and I think Lewis Dunk will be as well but you have to blood them slowly to mature them. You can`t overplay them at their age. Dunkie is just a brilliant ( in 2 years time ) real old fashioned fearless center back, the new John Terry and we`ve had some great center backs in the past. You need fearless men at the back. Totally totally fearless.
Solly March is, over the next 2 or 3 seasons is going to be an Albion great and I think Lewis Dunk will be as well but you have to blood them slowly to mature them. You can`t overplay them at their age. Dunkie is just a brilliant ( in 2 years time ) real old fashioned fearless center back, the new John Terry and we`ve had some great center backs in the past. You need fearless men at the back. Totally totally fearless. Iangira
  • Score: 0

10:21am Wed 16 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Well I agree with Solly (been thinking he'd be good in a central attacking role for a while) and that. No.10 shirt is going spare....Agustien won't be needing it!
Well I agree with Solly (been thinking he'd be good in a central attacking role for a while) and that. No.10 shirt is going spare....Agustien won't be needing it! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

10:30am Wed 16 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

GosportGull wrote:
I saw the formation at times being three CBs with Andrews in the middle and the two full backs being much further forward ... it seemed to work ... much better than recent weeks although i noticed on a few occassions that Ulloa was screaming for the ball and still not getting the service .. midfield need to look up forwards and not sideways and back ..but much better :)
That sounds exactly like Liverpool's general set-up formation and like Liverpool, with fluidity and interchangeability, it works very well....in the last two games we've pummelled the opposition into submission and had the game as good as wrapped up by H/T: again, same as Rodgers outfit.
[quote][p][bold]GosportGull[/bold] wrote: I saw the formation at times being three CBs with Andrews in the middle and the two full backs being much further forward ... it seemed to work ... much better than recent weeks although i noticed on a few occassions that Ulloa was screaming for the ball and still not getting the service .. midfield need to look up forwards and not sideways and back ..but much better :)[/p][/quote]That sounds exactly like Liverpool's general set-up formation and like Liverpool, with fluidity and interchangeability, it works very well....in the last two games we've pummelled the opposition into submission and had the game as good as wrapped up by H/T: again, same as Rodgers outfit. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

10:55am Wed 16 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Knights Temple wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
*Phones wife, tells her she doesn't exist. Wife understandably disappointed by this revelation*
Lkie anyone really with a wife would ever phone her up and say a guy i don't even no has said on a football site you don't exist lol hahah. She wouldn't be around for long after that chat lol hahah.My god you really are sad.
And you are not sad for thinking he LITERALLY phoned his wife? Hehe. Still your 3.44am posts aren't sad at all!
[quote][p][bold]Knights Temple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: *Phones wife, tells her she doesn't exist. Wife understandably disappointed by this revelation*[/p][/quote]Lkie anyone really with a wife would ever phone her up and say a guy i don't even no has said on a football site you don't exist lol hahah. She wouldn't be around for long after that chat lol hahah.My god you really are sad.[/p][/quote]And you are not sad for thinking he LITERALLY phoned his wife? Hehe. Still your 3.44am posts aren't sad at all! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

10:58am Wed 16 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Knights Temple, I know that everyone on here has to put up with your comments, it's so easy to just set up a new account every time you get banned, we have to live with that fact, and we will.
When I read your comments, and your replies to others, I realise that under your guise as a football fan you really are a nasty person. There is a common tone that runs through everything you write, spitefull and intentially aggressive toward others. You would rather insult others than to enter into polite debate, if others spend time on here they are seen by you as, 'sad little people,' but when you spend time on here, well that's a different matter isn't it.
I feel sorry for you, I really do, there is something about you that isn't right, perhaps you were bullied at school and now you lash out at those who you seem to think, or know, are on a different level to you, different level in terms of having a broader capacity for debate. I feel sorry for you but I don't like you, I don't like the way in which your thinking works. The world owes you nothing, we on here owe you nothing, and all your insults and attacking postures will not deliver the attention you so desperately want, the only thing you will get for yourself isthe contempt of others, even those that you try to latch on to with your false praise for their comments.

There is only one sad little person on here, and it's not me.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Knights Temple, I know that everyone on here has to put up with your comments, it's so easy to just set up a new account every time you get banned, we have to live with that fact, and we will. When I read your comments, and your replies to others, I realise that under your guise as a football fan you really are a nasty person. There is a common tone that runs through everything you write, spitefull and intentially aggressive toward others. You would rather insult others than to enter into polite debate, if others spend time on here they are seen by you as, 'sad little people,' but when you spend time on here, well that's a different matter isn't it. I feel sorry for you, I really do, there is something about you that isn't right, perhaps you were bullied at school and now you lash out at those who you seem to think, or know, are on a different level to you, different level in terms of having a broader capacity for debate. I feel sorry for you but I don't like you, I don't like the way in which your thinking works. The world owes you nothing, we on here owe you nothing, and all your insults and attacking postures will not deliver the attention you so desperately want, the only thing you will get for yourself isthe contempt of others, even those that you try to latch on to with your false praise for their comments. There is only one sad little person on here, and it's not me.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

2:45pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Money for nothing says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Knights Temple, I know that everyone on here has to put up with your comments, it's so easy to just set up a new account every time you get banned, we have to live with that fact, and we will.
When I read your comments, and your replies to others, I realise that under your guise as a football fan you really are a nasty person. There is a common tone that runs through everything you write, spitefull and intentially aggressive toward others. You would rather insult others than to enter into polite debate, if others spend time on here they are seen by you as, 'sad little people,' but when you spend time on here, well that's a different matter isn't it.
I feel sorry for you, I really do, there is something about you that isn't right, perhaps you were bullied at school and now you lash out at those who you seem to think, or know, are on a different level to you, different level in terms of having a broader capacity for debate. I feel sorry for you but I don't like you, I don't like the way in which your thinking works. The world owes you nothing, we on here owe you nothing, and all your insults and attacking postures will not deliver the attention you so desperately want, the only thing you will get for yourself isthe contempt of others, even those that you try to latch on to with your false praise for their comments.

There is only one sad little person on here, and it's not me.
Spot on.
Thats you with not one thumbs up you sad little man.Get a life you very sad person.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Knights Temple, I know that everyone on here has to put up with your comments, it's so easy to just set up a new account every time you get banned, we have to live with that fact, and we will. When I read your comments, and your replies to others, I realise that under your guise as a football fan you really are a nasty person. There is a common tone that runs through everything you write, spitefull and intentially aggressive toward others. You would rather insult others than to enter into polite debate, if others spend time on here they are seen by you as, 'sad little people,' but when you spend time on here, well that's a different matter isn't it. I feel sorry for you, I really do, there is something about you that isn't right, perhaps you were bullied at school and now you lash out at those who you seem to think, or know, are on a different level to you, different level in terms of having a broader capacity for debate. I feel sorry for you but I don't like you, I don't like the way in which your thinking works. The world owes you nothing, we on here owe you nothing, and all your insults and attacking postures will not deliver the attention you so desperately want, the only thing you will get for yourself isthe contempt of others, even those that you try to latch on to with your false praise for their comments. There is only one sad little person on here, and it's not me.[/p][/quote]Spot on.[/p][/quote]Thats you with not one thumbs up you sad little man.Get a life you very sad person. Money for nothing
  • Score: -1

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