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Jones: Prepare to shape our play-off destiny

The Argus: Nathan Jones, right, and boss Oscar Garcia are preparing for a big ten days in the play-off chase Nathan Jones, right, and boss Oscar Garcia are preparing for a big ten days in the play-off chase

Nathan Jones has urged Albion to prepare for ten days of destiny in the race for the play-offs.

The Seagulls dropped back to seventh place last night as Reading drew 1-1 at home to Leicester.

But they trail Nigel Adkins’ men only on goal difference, plus-13 to plus-12, ahead of what could be a thrilling run-in.

Reading midfielder Mikele Leigertwood will miss their six-pointer at Wigan on Good Friday after being sent-off for a second bookable offence in the closing stages.

Albion are focusing on their trip to Huddersfield on the same afternoon as Championship teams face three matches in little more than a week.

Jones said: “We’ve got to keep winning. We can’t affect Reading. The only ones we can affect are Brighton and Hove Albion. We are not getting carried away. Now we’ve got to prepare and it’s ten days where destinies are made if you like.”

Stephen Ward and Matt Upson both carried knocks in the 3-0 win over Charlton on Saturday.

Jones described both as “real warriors” and added: “If they hadn’t had that desire to play, they wouldn’t have had to play.”

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater was the man who did Albion a favour at the Madejski when his fabulous long-range strike cancelled out Alex Pearce’s headed opener.

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5:34am Tue 15 Apr 14

golddene says...

Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS
Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS golddene
  • Score: 56

5:46am Tue 15 Apr 14

namgo49 says...

Got to win all the games otherwise we shall fall short. looking forward to the last two home games. Hopefully we shall be able to replicate the Blackpool result from last year!
Got to win all the games otherwise we shall fall short. looking forward to the last two home games. Hopefully we shall be able to replicate the Blackpool result from last year! namgo49
  • Score: 13

6:47am Tue 15 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Mr Jones
I was born to be ready for our last four games just make sure Oscar yourself and the boys are prepared to do us proud, bring them scoring boots with you!!! Can't wait for Huddersfield game!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Mr Jones I was born to be ready for our last four games just make sure Oscar yourself and the boys are prepared to do us proud, bring them scoring boots with you!!! Can't wait for Huddersfield game!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 17

7:53am Tue 15 Apr 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues
Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 26

8:11am Tue 15 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues
Dropping ince is the biggest change, have I mentioned that B4 42
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues[/p][/quote]Dropping ince is the biggest change, have I mentioned that B4 42 mark by the sea
  • Score: -10

8:25am Tue 15 Apr 14

bbb1969 says...

Exciting end to the system. My prediction based on current form for the6 teams from 5th position and below.
Wigan 77 points although I Expect they will finish on 74
Reading to finish on 71
Ipswich 71
Bournemouth 70
Blackburn 68
Brighton 74 but may drop 2 at Huddersfield so 72.
So 6th place and possibly 5th if Wigan falter.
Exciting end to the system. My prediction based on current form for the6 teams from 5th position and below. Wigan 77 points although I Expect they will finish on 74 Reading to finish on 71 Ipswich 71 Bournemouth 70 Blackburn 68 Brighton 74 but may drop 2 at Huddersfield so 72. So 6th place and possibly 5th if Wigan falter. bbb1969
  • Score: 4

8:44am Tue 15 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.
If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -78

8:50am Tue 15 Apr 14

Chi Gull says...

Why did the BBC drop their league predictor? That was great fun at this time of year, predicting all the results and seeing where each team ended up. Does anyone know of something similar on the net - and I don't mean projecting current form. Quite a few teams around us play each other and Wigan, Ipswich and Reading all have to play Burnley. So I think we all need to become Burnley supporters as well as Seagulls. Come on Ash !
Why did the BBC drop their league predictor? That was great fun at this time of year, predicting all the results and seeing where each team ended up. Does anyone know of something similar on the net - and I don't mean projecting current form. Quite a few teams around us play each other and Wigan, Ipswich and Reading all have to play Burnley. So I think we all need to become Burnley supporters as well as Seagulls. Come on Ash ! Chi Gull
  • Score: 12

8:57am Tue 15 Apr 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Norfolk and way says...

If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.

Why don't fork off to Croydon.
Norfolk and way says... If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again. Why don't fork off to Croydon. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 5

9:01am Tue 15 Apr 14

Diliusdog2 says...

Palace finished 6th last year and look where they are now......
Palace finished 6th last year and look where they are now...... Diliusdog2
  • Score: 2

9:08am Tue 15 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Norfolk and way says...

If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.

Why don't fork off to Croydon.
Well said Brian

Norfolk if you ain't got anything decent to post then fu-k off and play with traffic on m25 you TW-T
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Norfolk and way says... If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again. Why don't fork off to Croydon.[/p][/quote]Well said Brian Norfolk if you ain't got anything decent to post then fu-k off and play with traffic on m25 you TW-T JeffLomer
  • Score: 15

9:14am Tue 15 Apr 14

fratsomrover says...

Oh how he must rue those 9 dropped points at the end of March ? Three eminently winnable games yielding 0 points. We could have been home and hosed if we'd played the same system then as we're doing now.
I hope so much that last week in March does not determine our fate.
We haven't won more than three on the trot all season and we've never gone more than 6 games unbeaten and now we're talking about going on an 8 game unbeaten run which includes at least 5 wins just to reach the play-offs.
It's possible of course even if the odds are against it, but I cant help but feel we may require a little help from some of the other teams if the play-offs are to become a reality.
It's certainly nail biting, but in all honesty, needn't have been.
Lets keep the faith and may the force be with us !
Oh how he must rue those 9 dropped points at the end of March ? Three eminently winnable games yielding 0 points. We could have been home and hosed if we'd played the same system then as we're doing now. I hope so much that last week in March does not determine our fate. We haven't won more than three on the trot all season and we've never gone more than 6 games unbeaten and now we're talking about going on an 8 game unbeaten run which includes at least 5 wins just to reach the play-offs. It's possible of course even if the odds are against it, but I cant help but feel we may require a little help from some of the other teams if the play-offs are to become a reality. It's certainly nail biting, but in all honesty, needn't have been. Lets keep the faith and may the force be with us ! fratsomrover
  • Score: 16

9:15am Tue 15 Apr 14

championshipgull says...

golddene wrote:
Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS
With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport:

“If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “
“Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.”
“In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.”


With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport: “If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “ “Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.” “In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.” With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP championshipgull
  • Score: 21

9:24am Tue 15 Apr 14

brightonup says...

championshipgull wrote:
golddene wrote:
Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS
With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport:

“If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “
“Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.”
“In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.”


With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP
Good post.
It seems scarcely credible that some were calling for the manager to go less than a couple of weeks ago...
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport: “If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “ “Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.” “In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.” With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP[/p][/quote]Good post. It seems scarcely credible that some were calling for the manager to go less than a couple of weeks ago... brightonup
  • Score: 7

9:43am Tue 15 Apr 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Norfolk and way says...

If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.

Why don't fork off to Croydon.
Maybe even further away from us I.e. Norfolk!!
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Norfolk and way says... If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again. Why don't fork off to Croydon.[/p][/quote]Maybe even further away from us I.e. Norfolk!! SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 5

10:14am Tue 15 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

All the club can do is try to win every remaining game. If they do that and still don't get into the play-offs then fair play to whoever does well enough to sneak in ahead of us.
All the club can do is try to win every remaining game. If they do that and still don't get into the play-offs then fair play to whoever does well enough to sneak in ahead of us. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 9

10:25am Tue 15 Apr 14

Steveg1958 says...

brightonup wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
golddene wrote:
Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS
With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport:

“If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “
“Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.”
“In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.”


With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP
Good post.
It seems scarcely credible that some were calling for the manager to go less than a couple of weeks ago...
Considering that we haven't heard from Oscar post Saturday, maybe the decision has already been made !, before I get too many thumbs down, I don't actually want that but suspect OG may ask for some assurances about funds available in the summer, whatever division we are in, and if the suits take the view they took in January he may well vote with his feet.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport: “If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “ “Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.” “In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.” With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP[/p][/quote]Good post. It seems scarcely credible that some were calling for the manager to go less than a couple of weeks ago...[/p][/quote]Considering that we haven't heard from Oscar post Saturday, maybe the decision has already been made !, before I get too many thumbs down, I don't actually want that but suspect OG may ask for some assurances about funds available in the summer, whatever division we are in, and if the suits take the view they took in January he may well vote with his feet. Steveg1958
  • Score: -8

11:32am Tue 15 Apr 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

No point in worrying about what might have been. We can only affect what might be. We can only do our best and try and win every game now. 6th place will see us home and plenty of teams have won the play offs from there. My worry is we are playing teams fighting for their lives so it won't be easy but we are good enough to beat anyone in this league. So fingers crossed. UTA
No point in worrying about what might have been. We can only affect what might be. We can only do our best and try and win every game now. 6th place will see us home and plenty of teams have won the play offs from there. My worry is we are playing teams fighting for their lives so it won't be easy but we are good enough to beat anyone in this league. So fingers crossed. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 12

11:41am Tue 15 Apr 14

Aldrington Halt says...

brightonup wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
golddene wrote:
Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS
With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport:

“If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “
“Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.”
“In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.”


With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP
Good post.
It seems scarcely credible that some were calling for the manager to go less than a couple of weeks ago...
Some idiots! UTA
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport: “If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “ “Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.” “In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.” With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP[/p][/quote]Good post. It seems scarcely credible that some were calling for the manager to go less than a couple of weeks ago...[/p][/quote]Some idiots! UTA Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 1

11:48am Tue 15 Apr 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Exiting times! A handful of good results now and we're in like Flynn..and I can't see Oscar doing much else tactically than going 'all in' from now on so lets hope the lads keep their elf in good nick and we'll be laughing come May UTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exiting times! A handful of good results now and we're in like Flynn..and I can't see Oscar doing much else tactically than going 'all in' from now on so lets hope the lads keep their elf in good nick and we'll be laughing come May UTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 6

11:49am Tue 15 Apr 14

ian@cotter says...

Norfolk and way wrote:
If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.
Pullis!!!!!! get a life. Who wants to watch that brand of football.
[quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.[/p][/quote]Pullis!!!!!! get a life. Who wants to watch that brand of football. ian@cotter
  • Score: 8

12:34pm Tue 15 Apr 14

russellsnr2 says...

Think that both Reading and Wigan have a tougher finish in the teams they have to play but no game is a guaranteed win. If we are all in the melting pot come 25th April I feel that GD will come into play and that will be our make or break game.
Hope I'm wrong about the 25th and we can fire in a few goals before then!!!!
Think that both Reading and Wigan have a tougher finish in the teams they have to play but no game is a guaranteed win. If we are all in the melting pot come 25th April I feel that GD will come into play and that will be our make or break game. Hope I'm wrong about the 25th and we can fire in a few goals before then!!!! russellsnr2
  • Score: 5

12:40pm Tue 15 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards.

I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point.
By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.
Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards. I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point. By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 8

2:40pm Tue 15 Apr 14

brightonup says...

ian@cotter wrote:
Norfolk and way wrote:
If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.
Pullis!!!!!! get a life. Who wants to watch that brand of football.
FISHING!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ian@cotter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.[/p][/quote]Pullis!!!!!! get a life. Who wants to watch that brand of football.[/p][/quote]FISHING!!!!!!! brightonup
  • Score: 2

3:16pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Steveg1958 says...

Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that. Steveg1958
  • Score: -8

3:18pm Tue 15 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards.

I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point.
By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.
Vegas the way i see it why change a winning team does not matter who is not in the starting eleven, we need to get at them with pace like the two previous games, start fast then hopefully we can have them beat by half time like the previous games, my opinion i can see both Reading and Wigan both slipping out off the playoffs just my opinion, all depends how Wigan react to losing in the cup, Huddersfield are missing two defenders for fridays game!!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards. I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point. By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.[/p][/quote]Vegas the way i see it why change a winning team does not matter who is not in the starting eleven, we need to get at them with pace like the two previous games, start fast then hopefully we can have them beat by half time like the previous games, my opinion i can see both Reading and Wigan both slipping out off the playoffs just my opinion, all depends how Wigan react to losing in the cup, Huddersfield are missing two defenders for fridays game!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 5

3:35pm Tue 15 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -5

3:57pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Watch Seagulls Player, OG's all over that.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Watch Seagulls Player, OG's all over that. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

4:25pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Hovite says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Watch Seagulls Player, OG's all over that.
Yep, he is always interviewed two days before the match, which can be seen via the Seagull Player. Anyone who wants to see him speak should either purchase the Seagull Player or just read snippets of what he says in the Argus articles.

The last one appeared on this Argus website, where ahead of the Charlton game it said “Oscar calls for unity at the Amex to aid promotion quest."

Obviously some fans do not know the meaning of unity and just prefer to try and spread hate.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Watch Seagulls Player, OG's all over that.[/p][/quote]Yep, he is always interviewed two days before the match, which can be seen via the Seagull Player. Anyone who wants to see him speak should either purchase the Seagull Player or just read snippets of what he says in the Argus articles. The last one appeared on this Argus website, where ahead of the Charlton game it said “Oscar calls for unity at the Amex to aid promotion quest." Obviously some fans do not know the meaning of unity and just prefer to try and spread hate. Hovite
  • Score: 7

4:32pm Tue 15 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards.

I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point.
By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.
Vegas the way i see it why change a winning team does not matter who is not in the starting eleven, we need to get at them with pace like the two previous games, start fast then hopefully we can have them beat by half time like the previous games, my opinion i can see both Reading and Wigan both slipping out off the playoffs just my opinion, all depends how Wigan react to losing in the cup, Huddersfield are missing two defenders for fridays game!!!!
It's because I don't think things will change re the attacking line up, is why I think that if Reading lose their next and we win, we won't get caught for the 6th spot.
Wigan will want to beat Reading as they also have an away date with Burnley to negotiate, and that might be a tricky match for them, our last few games look much easier to navigate.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards. I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point. By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.[/p][/quote]Vegas the way i see it why change a winning team does not matter who is not in the starting eleven, we need to get at them with pace like the two previous games, start fast then hopefully we can have them beat by half time like the previous games, my opinion i can see both Reading and Wigan both slipping out off the playoffs just my opinion, all depends how Wigan react to losing in the cup, Huddersfield are missing two defenders for fridays game!!!![/p][/quote]It's because I don't think things will change re the attacking line up, is why I think that if Reading lose their next and we win, we won't get caught for the 6th spot. Wigan will want to beat Reading as they also have an away date with Burnley to negotiate, and that might be a tricky match for them, our last few games look much easier to navigate. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

4:34pm Tue 15 Apr 14

tug509 says...

Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 7

4:49pm Tue 15 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!!
Whilst I agree with you comment of how it would be good to hear from Oscar regarding our recent form, Hovite is right, the Seagulls Player does feature him.

My guess is that this is a veyr busy time for Oscar, and the fact that we are in with a shout of the play-offs, makes his schedule even more cluttered. We may go up and we may not, either way Oscar has to be prepared. Two lists of players to let go and two for those who will be retained, depending on how our season ends. Then there are two more lists to create, target players to come in if we go up, and another for if we don't. Add to that the fact that some of whom we might want to keep no matter what are rapidly approaching the end of their contracts and he has the loanees to think about, they will be gone. Before any of this work can be done, or before most of it can, Oscar will have to work with Barber to find out what money he can spend depending on the season's outcome. We also have the overseas summer friendly matches to sort out, and again they would probably change if we go up, so provisional discussions have to be held.
Then there is the small matter of overseeing training and his prep work for the next match, and this work will include meeting with the medics to sort out the partialy injured.

If Oscar is working on all the above it bothers me not that Jones is doing the PR work.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whilst I agree with you comment of how it would be good to hear from Oscar regarding our recent form, Hovite is right, the Seagulls Player does feature him. My guess is that this is a veyr busy time for Oscar, and the fact that we are in with a shout of the play-offs, makes his schedule even more cluttered. We may go up and we may not, either way Oscar has to be prepared. Two lists of players to let go and two for those who will be retained, depending on how our season ends. Then there are two more lists to create, target players to come in if we go up, and another for if we don't. Add to that the fact that some of whom we might want to keep no matter what are rapidly approaching the end of their contracts and he has the loanees to think about, they will be gone. Before any of this work can be done, or before most of it can, Oscar will have to work with Barber to find out what money he can spend depending on the season's outcome. We also have the overseas summer friendly matches to sort out, and again they would probably change if we go up, so provisional discussions have to be held. Then there is the small matter of overseeing training and his prep work for the next match, and this work will include meeting with the medics to sort out the partialy injured. If Oscar is working on all the above it bothers me not that Jones is doing the PR work. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 13

4:56pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Agreed Vegas, too much is made of Jones talking to the media. His role as assistant is there to take the weight off OG's shoulders as much as possible and make the Spaniard's life easier. It seems he's happy to do just that.
Agreed Vegas, too much is made of Jones talking to the media. His role as assistant is there to take the weight off OG's shoulders as much as possible and make the Spaniard's life easier. It seems he's happy to do just that. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 13

5:02pm Tue 15 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards.

I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point.
By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.
Vegas the way i see it why change a winning team does not matter who is not in the starting eleven, we need to get at them with pace like the two previous games, start fast then hopefully we can have them beat by half time like the previous games, my opinion i can see both Reading and Wigan both slipping out off the playoffs just my opinion, all depends how Wigan react to losing in the cup, Huddersfield are missing two defenders for fridays game!!!!
It's because I don't think things will change re the attacking line up, is why I think that if Reading lose their next and we win, we won't get caught for the 6th spot.
Wigan will want to beat Reading as they also have an away date with Burnley to negotiate, and that might be a tricky match for them, our last few games look much easier to navigate.
Yes i see what your saying about the attacking system, don"t forget IPSWICH there still in the race as you well no, im not a negative person i do think we will get in to the playoffs, sometimes i think we play better against the teams higher up in the table, Friday can not come soon enough hope we get a good turn out for the boys!!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards. I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point. By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.[/p][/quote]Vegas the way i see it why change a winning team does not matter who is not in the starting eleven, we need to get at them with pace like the two previous games, start fast then hopefully we can have them beat by half time like the previous games, my opinion i can see both Reading and Wigan both slipping out off the playoffs just my opinion, all depends how Wigan react to losing in the cup, Huddersfield are missing two defenders for fridays game!!!![/p][/quote]It's because I don't think things will change re the attacking line up, is why I think that if Reading lose their next and we win, we won't get caught for the 6th spot. Wigan will want to beat Reading as they also have an away date with Burnley to negotiate, and that might be a tricky match for them, our last few games look much easier to navigate.[/p][/quote]Yes i see what your saying about the attacking system, don"t forget IPSWICH there still in the race as you well no, im not a negative person i do think we will get in to the playoffs, sometimes i think we play better against the teams higher up in the table, Friday can not come soon enough hope we get a good turn out for the boys!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 5

5:04pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Steveg1958 says...

Hovite wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Watch Seagulls Player, OG's all over that.
Yep, he is always interviewed two days before the match, which can be seen via the Seagull Player. Anyone who wants to see him speak should either purchase the Seagull Player or just read snippets of what he says in the Argus articles.

The last one appeared on this Argus website, where ahead of the Charlton game it said “Oscar calls for unity at the Amex to aid promotion quest."

Obviously some fans do not know the meaning of unity and just prefer to try and spread hate.
What I said was why haven't heard from him AFTER the game on Saturday, read what I said,!!! and actually as I have been un-employed for a year its as much as can to afford season tickets let alone Seagulls player.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Watch Seagulls Player, OG's all over that.[/p][/quote]Yep, he is always interviewed two days before the match, which can be seen via the Seagull Player. Anyone who wants to see him speak should either purchase the Seagull Player or just read snippets of what he says in the Argus articles. The last one appeared on this Argus website, where ahead of the Charlton game it said “Oscar calls for unity at the Amex to aid promotion quest." Obviously some fans do not know the meaning of unity and just prefer to try and spread hate.[/p][/quote]What I said was why haven't heard from him AFTER the game on Saturday, read what I said,!!! and actually as I have been un-employed for a year its as much as can to afford season tickets let alone Seagulls player. Steveg1958
  • Score: -2

5:04pm Tue 15 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

5:08pm Tue 15 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards.

I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point.
By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.
Vegas the way i see it why change a winning team does not matter who is not in the starting eleven, we need to get at them with pace like the two previous games, start fast then hopefully we can have them beat by half time like the previous games, my opinion i can see both Reading and Wigan both slipping out off the playoffs just my opinion, all depends how Wigan react to losing in the cup, Huddersfield are missing two defenders for fridays game!!!!
It's because I don't think things will change re the attacking line up, is why I think that if Reading lose their next and we win, we won't get caught for the 6th spot.
Wigan will want to beat Reading as they also have an away date with Burnley to negotiate, and that might be a tricky match for them, our last few games look much easier to navigate.
Yes i see what your saying about the attacking system, don"t forget IPSWICH there still in the race as you well no, im not a negative person i do think we will get in to the playoffs, sometimes i think we play better against the teams higher up in the table, Friday can not come soon enough hope we get a good turn out for the boys!!!!
It's true that there are one or two good teams just behind us in the table, but if we keep winning none of them can overtake our points tally. If Reading lose to Wiagn and we win, not only will we be three points ahead of them, we will also have a better goal difference. The only team I am interested in is Reading.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Reading still have plenty of work to do to finish in the top six, all we can do is pile on the pressure by winning out matches, a lot could change by the time we have both finished our next one. With us off on a road trip to Huddersfield and Reading going to Wigan, a potential six point swing is on the cards. I don't see Oscar changing anything for our next match, unless injuries demand it. The flow of goals now coming from us is going to give Huddersfield a lot to think about but they do look reasonably safe from relegation, that might help us in so much as they might not feel the need to have ten players behind the ball for 90 minutes desperate to nick a point. By contrast both Wigan and Reading will certainly want three points and on current form one would have to fancy Wigan to get them. Jones talks of, 'ten days,' I think 90+ minutes for both clubs could decide it, i we pull three points clear after our next matches they won't catch us.[/p][/quote]Vegas the way i see it why change a winning team does not matter who is not in the starting eleven, we need to get at them with pace like the two previous games, start fast then hopefully we can have them beat by half time like the previous games, my opinion i can see both Reading and Wigan both slipping out off the playoffs just my opinion, all depends how Wigan react to losing in the cup, Huddersfield are missing two defenders for fridays game!!!![/p][/quote]It's because I don't think things will change re the attacking line up, is why I think that if Reading lose their next and we win, we won't get caught for the 6th spot. Wigan will want to beat Reading as they also have an away date with Burnley to negotiate, and that might be a tricky match for them, our last few games look much easier to navigate.[/p][/quote]Yes i see what your saying about the attacking system, don"t forget IPSWICH there still in the race as you well no, im not a negative person i do think we will get in to the playoffs, sometimes i think we play better against the teams higher up in the table, Friday can not come soon enough hope we get a good turn out for the boys!!!![/p][/quote]It's true that there are one or two good teams just behind us in the table, but if we keep winning none of them can overtake our points tally. If Reading lose to Wiagn and we win, not only will we be three points ahead of them, we will also have a better goal difference. The only team I am interested in is Reading. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

5:11pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Steveg1958 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!!
Whilst I agree with you comment of how it would be good to hear from Oscar regarding our recent form, Hovite is right, the Seagulls Player does feature him.

My guess is that this is a veyr busy time for Oscar, and the fact that we are in with a shout of the play-offs, makes his schedule even more cluttered. We may go up and we may not, either way Oscar has to be prepared. Two lists of players to let go and two for those who will be retained, depending on how our season ends. Then there are two more lists to create, target players to come in if we go up, and another for if we don't. Add to that the fact that some of whom we might want to keep no matter what are rapidly approaching the end of their contracts and he has the loanees to think about, they will be gone. Before any of this work can be done, or before most of it can, Oscar will have to work with Barber to find out what money he can spend depending on the season's outcome. We also have the overseas summer friendly matches to sort out, and again they would probably change if we go up, so provisional discussions have to be held.
Then there is the small matter of overseeing training and his prep work for the next match, and this work will include meeting with the medics to sort out the partialy injured.

If Oscar is working on all the above it bothers me not that Jones is doing the PR work.
Too busy for a ten minute or less interview to say how well the team played on Saturday is not too much to ask is it, and to make a point I am not spreading hate as some person said above, just asking why the head coach hasn't been able to find the time to publically comment on Saturday's game. Some people need to get real. He ain't that busy.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whilst I agree with you comment of how it would be good to hear from Oscar regarding our recent form, Hovite is right, the Seagulls Player does feature him. My guess is that this is a veyr busy time for Oscar, and the fact that we are in with a shout of the play-offs, makes his schedule even more cluttered. We may go up and we may not, either way Oscar has to be prepared. Two lists of players to let go and two for those who will be retained, depending on how our season ends. Then there are two more lists to create, target players to come in if we go up, and another for if we don't. Add to that the fact that some of whom we might want to keep no matter what are rapidly approaching the end of their contracts and he has the loanees to think about, they will be gone. Before any of this work can be done, or before most of it can, Oscar will have to work with Barber to find out what money he can spend depending on the season's outcome. We also have the overseas summer friendly matches to sort out, and again they would probably change if we go up, so provisional discussions have to be held. Then there is the small matter of overseeing training and his prep work for the next match, and this work will include meeting with the medics to sort out the partialy injured. If Oscar is working on all the above it bothers me not that Jones is doing the PR work.[/p][/quote]Too busy for a ten minute or less interview to say how well the team played on Saturday is not too much to ask is it, and to make a point I am not spreading hate as some person said above, just asking why the head coach hasn't been able to find the time to publically comment on Saturday's game. Some people need to get real. He ain't that busy. Steveg1958
  • Score: 2

5:14pm Tue 15 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late!
We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh,
The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late! We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh, The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo? mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

5:26pm Tue 15 Apr 14

tug509 says...

Hey Vegas ,Leicester nearly did us a favour last night ,Morgan missed a couple of easy-ish headers ,he stole one right of Chris Woods head that he couldn`t have missed,i was nearly as hyped ,as i am with an Albion game !.I wasn`t that impressed with Reading ,and i think 1 point was all Leicester really wanted ,daft i know ,but if they win on Saturday ,they take the title in front of their home fans ,i wish we still had Reading at the Amex ,only with a decent ref ,but our lads can out play Huddersfield on Friday and turn the screw ,because i think your right ,Reading are unlikely to take 6 points from Wigan and Burnley !. UTA
Hey Vegas ,Leicester nearly did us a favour last night ,Morgan missed a couple of easy-ish headers ,he stole one right of Chris Woods head that he couldn`t have missed,i was nearly as hyped ,as i am with an Albion game !.I wasn`t that impressed with Reading ,and i think 1 point was all Leicester really wanted ,daft i know ,but if they win on Saturday ,they take the title in front of their home fans ,i wish we still had Reading at the Amex ,only with a decent ref ,but our lads can out play Huddersfield on Friday and turn the screw ,because i think your right ,Reading are unlikely to take 6 points from Wigan and Burnley !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 2

5:36pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Conelli98 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late!
We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh,
The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?
Totally agree about our vocal support at home!...it is pretty shabby, almost on the verge of pathetic considering we have 26,000 of our own fans in the ground. I had a chat with a pal of mine at Saturdays game and we both agreed that if u want any sort of atmosphere from Brighton fans then it only happens at away games! I for one will be singing alongside my sons in Huddersfield on Friday. Its not a crime to sing and shout at football matches Ladies and Gents, girls and boys. TRY IT....ITS FUN!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late! We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh, The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?[/p][/quote]Totally agree about our vocal support at home!...it is pretty shabby, almost on the verge of pathetic considering we have 26,000 of our own fans in the ground. I had a chat with a pal of mine at Saturdays game and we both agreed that if u want any sort of atmosphere from Brighton fans then it only happens at away games! I for one will be singing alongside my sons in Huddersfield on Friday. Its not a crime to sing and shout at football matches Ladies and Gents, girls and boys. TRY IT....ITS FUN!!!! Conelli98
  • Score: 8

5:40pm Tue 15 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late!
We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh,
The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?
MBTS, I have a theory about the noise level at the Amex, or the lack there of, and whilst it may sound stupid, it's just a theory.

Brighton is an affluent city surrounded by affluent towns and villages, there are very few industrial areas, such as there are the further north one travels, and this is where I MIGHT LOOK STUPID.
Per capita there are more white collar workers living in the club's fan catchment areas, there are more, per capita, middle and senior management types, there are more top bosses living in the same areas, and all have learned to control their emotions, that's why they have the high paying jobs. I would lay a decent sized bet that the majoity of the season ticket holders earn above the national average wage, middle class and above, and much fewer working class.

Back in the days of the Goldstone the west stand was always quiet, and the average age of those in the west stand was older than the rest of the stadium. The east stand was more vocal but neither could out do the north stand, and the north stand has always been full of blue collar workers.
Over the years Brighton, as a city, has changed, and so have the residents. The factories have gone, the corner pubs have been closing and many that have survived are not what they were.
I think Brighton as a city, and by result the club, has lost a lot of what might be called the, 'working class,' and with prices being what they are, the average working bloke doesn't have the money to attend, but the higher earners do. Brighton as a city has become more gentryfied over the years and gents don't shout, they stand and applaud.

As I said, I might sound stupid but it's just a theory.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late! We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh, The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?[/p][/quote]MBTS, I have a theory about the noise level at the Amex, or the lack there of, and whilst it may sound stupid, it's just a theory. Brighton is an affluent city surrounded by affluent towns and villages, there are very few industrial areas, such as there are the further north one travels, and this is where I MIGHT LOOK STUPID. Per capita there are more white collar workers living in the club's fan catchment areas, there are more, per capita, middle and senior management types, there are more top bosses living in the same areas, and all have learned to control their emotions, that's why they have the high paying jobs. I would lay a decent sized bet that the majoity of the season ticket holders earn above the national average wage, middle class and above, and much fewer working class. Back in the days of the Goldstone the west stand was always quiet, and the average age of those in the west stand was older than the rest of the stadium. The east stand was more vocal but neither could out do the north stand, and the north stand has always been full of blue collar workers. Over the years Brighton, as a city, has changed, and so have the residents. The factories have gone, the corner pubs have been closing and many that have survived are not what they were. I think Brighton as a city, and by result the club, has lost a lot of what might be called the, 'working class,' and with prices being what they are, the average working bloke doesn't have the money to attend, but the higher earners do. Brighton as a city has become more gentryfied over the years and gents don't shout, they stand and applaud. As I said, I might sound stupid but it's just a theory. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

6:03pm Tue 15 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late!
We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh,
The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?
I will start bouncing with a vocal tempo at Huddersfield join mate if your coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can i ask a question to yo u guys if imay!!!! I HAVE BEEN TO TWENTY AWAY GAMES ON FRIDAY I DO NOT LIVE IN BRIGHTON ANY MORE BUT BEEN TO EIGHT GAMES AT THE AMEX OBVIOUSLY NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER, BUT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM GETTING AWAY TICKETS HENCE NO PROBLEM FOR ANY AWAY GAMES I HAVE BEEN TO SO FAR, EXCEPT FOREST AWAY LAST GAME, CUS IM NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER I DO NOT GET THE LOYALTY POINTS THAT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER GETS, SO IM BOTTOM OFF THE QUEUE TO GET A TICKET FOR THE FOREST GAME BECAUSE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS COME FIRST EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT GONE TO A AWAY GAME ALL SEASON, TUESDAY NIGHT AWAY LONG JOURNEY IM THERE FOREST I WILL BE THERE EVEN IF SIT IN THERE END, BUT I THINK I SHOULD BE FIRST OVER MOST FOR A TICKET, JUST WONDERED WHAT SOME PEOPLES VIEWS WERE BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late! We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh, The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?[/p][/quote]I will start bouncing with a vocal tempo at Huddersfield join mate if your coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can i ask a question to yo u guys if imay!!!! I HAVE BEEN TO TWENTY AWAY GAMES ON FRIDAY I DO NOT LIVE IN BRIGHTON ANY MORE BUT BEEN TO EIGHT GAMES AT THE AMEX OBVIOUSLY NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER, BUT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM GETTING AWAY TICKETS HENCE NO PROBLEM FOR ANY AWAY GAMES I HAVE BEEN TO SO FAR, EXCEPT FOREST AWAY LAST GAME, CUS IM NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER I DO NOT GET THE LOYALTY POINTS THAT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER GETS, SO IM BOTTOM OFF THE QUEUE TO GET A TICKET FOR THE FOREST GAME BECAUSE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS COME FIRST EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT GONE TO A AWAY GAME ALL SEASON, TUESDAY NIGHT AWAY LONG JOURNEY IM THERE FOREST I WILL BE THERE EVEN IF SIT IN THERE END, BUT I THINK I SHOULD BE FIRST OVER MOST FOR A TICKET, JUST WONDERED WHAT SOME PEOPLES VIEWS WERE BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 8

6:06pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Conelli98 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late!
We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh,
The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?
MBTS, I have a theory about the noise level at the Amex, or the lack there of, and whilst it may sound stupid, it's just a theory.

Brighton is an affluent city surrounded by affluent towns and villages, there are very few industrial areas, such as there are the further north one travels, and this is where I MIGHT LOOK STUPID.
Per capita there are more white collar workers living in the club's fan catchment areas, there are more, per capita, middle and senior management types, there are more top bosses living in the same areas, and all have learned to control their emotions, that's why they have the high paying jobs. I would lay a decent sized bet that the majoity of the season ticket holders earn above the national average wage, middle class and above, and much fewer working class.

Back in the days of the Goldstone the west stand was always quiet, and the average age of those in the west stand was older than the rest of the stadium. The east stand was more vocal but neither could out do the north stand, and the north stand has always been full of blue collar workers.
Over the years Brighton, as a city, has changed, and so have the residents. The factories have gone, the corner pubs have been closing and many that have survived are not what they were.
I think Brighton as a city, and by result the club, has lost a lot of what might be called the, 'working class,' and with prices being what they are, the average working bloke doesn't have the money to attend, but the higher earners do. Brighton as a city has become more gentryfied over the years and gents don't shout, they stand and applaud.

As I said, I might sound stupid but it's just a theory.
Your probably very near the truth re how the city has changed but there are many many old faces from days gone by, lads that followed the club all over the country through thick and thin and had a bloody good time doing it and i was one! As i stated before its not a crime to sing your hearts out for the team you pay your hard earned dosh to watch. So Maybe its up to us oldies to show all the newcomers how to have a good time. Up the West Street and long live Rusty. Now he knows how to have a good sing song!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late! We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh, The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?[/p][/quote]MBTS, I have a theory about the noise level at the Amex, or the lack there of, and whilst it may sound stupid, it's just a theory. Brighton is an affluent city surrounded by affluent towns and villages, there are very few industrial areas, such as there are the further north one travels, and this is where I MIGHT LOOK STUPID. Per capita there are more white collar workers living in the club's fan catchment areas, there are more, per capita, middle and senior management types, there are more top bosses living in the same areas, and all have learned to control their emotions, that's why they have the high paying jobs. I would lay a decent sized bet that the majoity of the season ticket holders earn above the national average wage, middle class and above, and much fewer working class. Back in the days of the Goldstone the west stand was always quiet, and the average age of those in the west stand was older than the rest of the stadium. The east stand was more vocal but neither could out do the north stand, and the north stand has always been full of blue collar workers. Over the years Brighton, as a city, has changed, and so have the residents. The factories have gone, the corner pubs have been closing and many that have survived are not what they were. I think Brighton as a city, and by result the club, has lost a lot of what might be called the, 'working class,' and with prices being what they are, the average working bloke doesn't have the money to attend, but the higher earners do. Brighton as a city has become more gentryfied over the years and gents don't shout, they stand and applaud. As I said, I might sound stupid but it's just a theory.[/p][/quote]Your probably very near the truth re how the city has changed but there are many many old faces from days gone by, lads that followed the club all over the country through thick and thin and had a bloody good time doing it and i was one! As i stated before its not a crime to sing your hearts out for the team you pay your hard earned dosh to watch. So Maybe its up to us oldies to show all the newcomers how to have a good time. Up the West Street and long live Rusty. Now he knows how to have a good sing song!!! Conelli98
  • Score: 3

6:09pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

A lot of it depends on where you sit. At the last game I was at (Boro) it's the closest I've been to the away support and for most of the game they were all I heard (although the match itself may have had something to do with that), but in the West it's been absolutely fine.

Having said that the North Stand is not as loud as the Goldstone equivalent.
A lot of it depends on where you sit. At the last game I was at (Boro) it's the closest I've been to the away support and for most of the game they were all I heard (although the match itself may have had something to do with that), but in the West it's been absolutely fine. Having said that the North Stand is not as loud as the Goldstone equivalent. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Tue 15 Apr 14

tinker111 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues
Dropping ince is the biggest change, have I mentioned that B4 42
NOT DROPPED YOU PLONKER HE IS INJURED best Def midfielder we have since selling Bidders, and way way above Andrews in that slot .
DO YOU WATCH ALBION ?????
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues[/p][/quote]Dropping ince is the biggest change, have I mentioned that B4 42[/p][/quote]NOT DROPPED YOU PLONKER HE IS INJURED best Def midfielder we have since selling Bidders, and way way above Andrews in that slot . DO YOU WATCH ALBION ????? tinker111
  • Score: -3

6:18pm Tue 15 Apr 14

tug509 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late!
We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh,
The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?
I will start bouncing with a vocal tempo at Huddersfield join mate if your coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can i ask a question to yo u guys if imay!!!! I HAVE BEEN TO TWENTY AWAY GAMES ON FRIDAY I DO NOT LIVE IN BRIGHTON ANY MORE BUT BEEN TO EIGHT GAMES AT THE AMEX OBVIOUSLY NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER, BUT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM GETTING AWAY TICKETS HENCE NO PROBLEM FOR ANY AWAY GAMES I HAVE BEEN TO SO FAR, EXCEPT FOREST AWAY LAST GAME, CUS IM NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER I DO NOT GET THE LOYALTY POINTS THAT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER GETS, SO IM BOTTOM OFF THE QUEUE TO GET A TICKET FOR THE FOREST GAME BECAUSE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS COME FIRST EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT GONE TO A AWAY GAME ALL SEASON, TUESDAY NIGHT AWAY LONG JOURNEY IM THERE FOREST I WILL BE THERE EVEN IF SIT IN THERE END, BUT I THINK I SHOULD BE FIRST OVER MOST FOR A TICKET, JUST WONDERED WHAT SOME PEOPLES VIEWS WERE BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have to agree completely ,you have EARNT a ticket for Forest ,i`m in a similar boat ,i dont live in Brighton any more ,but funnily enough rely on a friend who knows several STH for Amex games ,when they cant make it .Although as you say it is easier getting away tickets !.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late! We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh, The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?[/p][/quote]I will start bouncing with a vocal tempo at Huddersfield join mate if your coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can i ask a question to yo u guys if imay!!!! I HAVE BEEN TO TWENTY AWAY GAMES ON FRIDAY I DO NOT LIVE IN BRIGHTON ANY MORE BUT BEEN TO EIGHT GAMES AT THE AMEX OBVIOUSLY NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER, BUT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM GETTING AWAY TICKETS HENCE NO PROBLEM FOR ANY AWAY GAMES I HAVE BEEN TO SO FAR, EXCEPT FOREST AWAY LAST GAME, CUS IM NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER I DO NOT GET THE LOYALTY POINTS THAT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER GETS, SO IM BOTTOM OFF THE QUEUE TO GET A TICKET FOR THE FOREST GAME BECAUSE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS COME FIRST EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT GONE TO A AWAY GAME ALL SEASON, TUESDAY NIGHT AWAY LONG JOURNEY IM THERE FOREST I WILL BE THERE EVEN IF SIT IN THERE END, BUT I THINK I SHOULD BE FIRST OVER MOST FOR A TICKET, JUST WONDERED WHAT SOME PEOPLES VIEWS WERE BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Have to agree completely ,you have EARNT a ticket for Forest ,i`m in a similar boat ,i dont live in Brighton any more ,but funnily enough rely on a friend who knows several STH for Amex games ,when they cant make it .Although as you say it is easier getting away tickets !. tug509
  • Score: 2

6:29pm Tue 15 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

tinker111 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues
Dropping ince is the biggest change, have I mentioned that B4 42
NOT DROPPED YOU PLONKER HE IS INJURED best Def midfielder we have since selling Bidders, and way way above Andrews in that slot .
DO YOU WATCH ALBION ?????
He was injured with a dead leg, now he can't get in the side? Or is he on the bench to make numbers up?
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues[/p][/quote]Dropping ince is the biggest change, have I mentioned that B4 42[/p][/quote]NOT DROPPED YOU PLONKER HE IS INJURED best Def midfielder we have since selling Bidders, and way way above Andrews in that slot . DO YOU WATCH ALBION ?????[/p][/quote]He was injured with a dead leg, now he can't get in the side? Or is he on the bench to make numbers up? mark by the sea
  • Score: -5

6:54pm Tue 15 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
tinker111 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues
Dropping ince is the biggest change, have I mentioned that B4 42
NOT DROPPED YOU PLONKER HE IS INJURED best Def midfielder we have since selling Bidders, and way way above Andrews in that slot .
DO YOU WATCH ALBION ?????
He was injured with a dead leg, now he can't get in the side? Or is he on the bench to make numbers up?
With the current level of performances from the recent starting eleven, and the more fluid approach we are taking, Andrews is the right choice , his performances have been good and he brings experience to the mid field. I think that tapping into the experience Andrews gives us is a wise move and for now, he is the right player to be along side Stephens. Having Ince on the bench offers very good cover in the same way that having CMS sitting next to him does.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Pleased Oscar has changed the formation slightly, very uplifting to see a quicker brand of football which is not so predicatable, its 100% the way forward because we have the players with pace to play like this. Hope it continues[/p][/quote]Dropping ince is the biggest change, have I mentioned that B4 42[/p][/quote]NOT DROPPED YOU PLONKER HE IS INJURED best Def midfielder we have since selling Bidders, and way way above Andrews in that slot . DO YOU WATCH ALBION ?????[/p][/quote]He was injured with a dead leg, now he can't get in the side? Or is he on the bench to make numbers up?[/p][/quote]With the current level of performances from the recent starting eleven, and the more fluid approach we are taking, Andrews is the right choice , his performances have been good and he brings experience to the mid field. I think that tapping into the experience Andrews gives us is a wise move and for now, he is the right player to be along side Stephens. Having Ince on the bench offers very good cover in the same way that having CMS sitting next to him does. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

7:12pm Tue 15 Apr 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

I appreciated Oscar from day one and have never changed my mind about him despite the couple of performance blips. As I've said time and time again. This guy is a very switched on cookie. Single minded and not influenced by any hysteria from media or a few fans.

The surest way to keep him and build a really great club is for Tony Bloom to offer to get in Johan Cruyff or his son, Jordy, as D of F and to let Oscar choose all his back room staff. Sell the idea to Cruyff that we intend to build a mini Barcelona type club with a family type ethic and stability through good times and not so good times and we want him as an important piece of the jig saw.

I can imagine prospective signings quick to pick up the pen with the great man in front of them!

Mike Bamber shocked the football world when, together with Tony"s grandad, they pulled off a major coup in getting the biggest managerial name in British football at the time. Brain Clough and Peter Taylor were the catalyst for our eventual entry into the old First Division.

Let's do the same again and surprise the football world!
I appreciated Oscar from day one and have never changed my mind about him despite the couple of performance blips. As I've said time and time again. This guy is a very switched on cookie. Single minded and not influenced by any hysteria from media or a few fans. The surest way to keep him and build a really great club is for Tony Bloom to offer to get in Johan Cruyff or his son, Jordy, as D of F and to let Oscar choose all his back room staff. Sell the idea to Cruyff that we intend to build a mini Barcelona type club with a family type ethic and stability through good times and not so good times and we want him as an important piece of the jig saw. I can imagine prospective signings quick to pick up the pen with the great man in front of them! Mike Bamber shocked the football world when, together with Tony"s grandad, they pulled off a major coup in getting the biggest managerial name in British football at the time. Brain Clough and Peter Taylor were the catalyst for our eventual entry into the old First Division. Let's do the same again and surprise the football world! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 8

7:17pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Norfolk and way says...

If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again.

Why don't fork off to Croydon.
Don't be such a goblin.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Norfolk and way says... If we had a decent manager we'd be top if the league instead of hoping for last place in the playoffs. Really should have got Pulis in when he was available, he's got palace playing like Barcelona now, in fact they're actually on better form right now. Instead we're left praying for sixth place with laurel and hardy in charge because yet again bloom choked. Pathetic once again. Why don't fork off to Croydon.[/p][/quote]Don't be such a goblin. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -7

7:25pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Hovite says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Watch Seagulls Player, OG's all over that.
Yep, he is always interviewed two days before the match, which can be seen via the Seagull Player. Anyone who wants to see him speak should either purchase the Seagull Player or just read snippets of what he says in the Argus articles.

The last one appeared on this Argus website, where ahead of the Charlton game it said “Oscar calls for unity at the Amex to aid promotion quest."

Obviously some fans do not know the meaning of unity and just prefer to try and spread hate.
What I said was why haven't heard from him AFTER the game on Saturday, read what I said,!!! and actually as I have been un-employed for a year its as much as can to afford season tickets let alone Seagulls player.
Grow up you big baby, he's not your mum.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Watch Seagulls Player, OG's all over that.[/p][/quote]Yep, he is always interviewed two days before the match, which can be seen via the Seagull Player. Anyone who wants to see him speak should either purchase the Seagull Player or just read snippets of what he says in the Argus articles. The last one appeared on this Argus website, where ahead of the Charlton game it said “Oscar calls for unity at the Amex to aid promotion quest." Obviously some fans do not know the meaning of unity and just prefer to try and spread hate.[/p][/quote]What I said was why haven't heard from him AFTER the game on Saturday, read what I said,!!! and actually as I have been un-employed for a year its as much as can to afford season tickets let alone Seagulls player.[/p][/quote]Grow up you big baby, he's not your mum. Hovite
  • Score: 4

7:30pm Tue 15 Apr 14

impose our game gull says...

Liverpool start broadly with the same team each time. Continuity. Especially when winning. Please don't fiddle around and say/ think everyone must be too tired out for Blackpool and we must use the whole squad blah blah. Lua Lua, Ulloa, Lingard, Stephens - all clearly working very well. March too. Don't drop Lua Lua from STARTING for either. Obvious, no? Got it wrong for much of the season re Lua Lua really. All matches winnable where we go for it from the off. Fine to bring on "kill the game" players at 60 mins when we are two or more up.

Simple

UTA!!
Liverpool start broadly with the same team each time. Continuity. Especially when winning. Please don't fiddle around and say/ think everyone must be too tired out for Blackpool and we must use the whole squad blah blah. Lua Lua, Ulloa, Lingard, Stephens - all clearly working very well. March too. Don't drop Lua Lua from STARTING for either. Obvious, no? Got it wrong for much of the season re Lua Lua really. All matches winnable where we go for it from the off. Fine to bring on "kill the game" players at 60 mins when we are two or more up. Simple UTA!! impose our game gull
  • Score: 3

7:31pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mancgulled says...

Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....
Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team .... Mancgulled
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Conelli98 says...

Mancgulled wrote:
Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....
...sorry Mancgulled but Wigan would then be on 70pts and we would be on 67 and Reading 64pts. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....[/p][/quote]...sorry Mancgulled but Wigan would then be on 70pts and we would be on 67 and Reading 64pts. UTA Conelli98
  • Score: 5

8:20pm Tue 15 Apr 14

twonk says...

10 points will do. Honest
10 points will do. Honest twonk
  • Score: 2

8:32pm Tue 15 Apr 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!!
Whilst I agree with you comment of how it would be good to hear from Oscar regarding our recent form, Hovite is right, the Seagulls Player does feature him.

My guess is that this is a veyr busy time for Oscar, and the fact that we are in with a shout of the play-offs, makes his schedule even more cluttered. We may go up and we may not, either way Oscar has to be prepared. Two lists of players to let go and two for those who will be retained, depending on how our season ends. Then there are two more lists to create, target players to come in if we go up, and another for if we don't. Add to that the fact that some of whom we might want to keep no matter what are rapidly approaching the end of their contracts and he has the loanees to think about, they will be gone. Before any of this work can be done, or before most of it can, Oscar will have to work with Barber to find out what money he can spend depending on the season's outcome. We also have the overseas summer friendly matches to sort out, and again they would probably change if we go up, so provisional discussions have to be held.
Then there is the small matter of overseeing training and his prep work for the next match, and this work will include meeting with the medics to sort out the partialy injured.

If Oscar is working on all the above it bothers me not that Jones is doing the PR work.
I doubt if Oscar will be doing any of the above, Vegas.
Don't forget , he only coaches the team.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whilst I agree with you comment of how it would be good to hear from Oscar regarding our recent form, Hovite is right, the Seagulls Player does feature him. My guess is that this is a veyr busy time for Oscar, and the fact that we are in with a shout of the play-offs, makes his schedule even more cluttered. We may go up and we may not, either way Oscar has to be prepared. Two lists of players to let go and two for those who will be retained, depending on how our season ends. Then there are two more lists to create, target players to come in if we go up, and another for if we don't. Add to that the fact that some of whom we might want to keep no matter what are rapidly approaching the end of their contracts and he has the loanees to think about, they will be gone. Before any of this work can be done, or before most of it can, Oscar will have to work with Barber to find out what money he can spend depending on the season's outcome. We also have the overseas summer friendly matches to sort out, and again they would probably change if we go up, so provisional discussions have to be held. Then there is the small matter of overseeing training and his prep work for the next match, and this work will include meeting with the medics to sort out the partialy injured. If Oscar is working on all the above it bothers me not that Jones is doing the PR work.[/p][/quote]I doubt if Oscar will be doing any of the above, Vegas. Don't forget , he only coaches the team. gordongull
  • Score: 0

8:46pm Tue 15 Apr 14

gordongull says...

Mancgulled wrote:
Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....
If Wigan beat Reading:
Wigan - 70 points
B&HA - 67 points
Reading - 64 points
I think that would the best result for us. A draw would be ok. We don't want a Reading win, because they are the team we are most likely to overtake.
Of course we have to keep winning to take advantage over whoever drops the points. A draw would be good re: Ipswich v Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....[/p][/quote]If Wigan beat Reading: Wigan - 70 points B&HA - 67 points Reading - 64 points I think that would the best result for us. A draw would be ok. We don't want a Reading win, because they are the team we are most likely to overtake. Of course we have to keep winning to take advantage over whoever drops the points. A draw would be good re: Ipswich v Bournemouth. gordongull
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Tue 15 Apr 14

pte says...

I prefer Reading to draw then we'd still be 2 ahead of Reading but only 1 point behind Wigan if we beat Huddersfield
I prefer Reading to draw then we'd still be 2 ahead of Reading but only 1 point behind Wigan if we beat Huddersfield pte
  • Score: 2

9:20pm Tue 15 Apr 14

gordongull says...

''Nathan Jones and the Ten Days of Destiny''. Sounds a bit like a Harrison Ford movie.
I am a lot more confident about our destiny than I was before the Leicester game. The revolution that occurred during that match will have far reaching consequences on where we finish.
I have read with some measure of disbelief, the comments of some contributors to this site recently. According to them, nothing has changed except our luck in front of goal!
I can only think that it is an exercise in self delusion, so they don't have to apologize to people like Mark by the Sea. It would involve accepting that they were mistaken to mindlessly acclaim Oscar's methods all season, while Mark and others were appealing for precisely what we are getting now.
''Nathan Jones and the Ten Days of Destiny''. Sounds a bit like a Harrison Ford movie. I am a lot more confident about our destiny than I was before the Leicester game. The revolution that occurred during that match will have far reaching consequences on where we finish. I have read with some measure of disbelief, the comments of some contributors to this site recently. According to them, nothing has changed except our luck in front of goal! I can only think that it is an exercise in self delusion, so they don't have to apologize to people like Mark by the Sea. It would involve accepting that they were mistaken to mindlessly acclaim Oscar's methods all season, while Mark and others were appealing for precisely what we are getting now. gordongull
  • Score: 2

9:30pm Tue 15 Apr 14

oksouthstander says...

golddene wrote:
Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS
As Tony Bloom Promised a play-off place...my prediction for what it's worth

3) Queens Park Rangers .....83
4) Derby County..............
.....81
5) Wigan Athletic............
......77
6) BHA.................
.................72.
..max pts 76
7) Reading.............
...............71...
max pts 76
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]As Tony Bloom Promised a play-off place...my prediction for what it's worth 3) Queens Park Rangers .....83 4) Derby County.............. .....81 5) Wigan Athletic............ ......77 6) BHA................. .................72. ..max pts 76 7) Reading............. ...............71... max pts 76 oksouthstander
  • Score: 1

9:41pm Tue 15 Apr 14

gordongull says...

pte wrote:
I prefer Reading to draw then we'd still be 2 ahead of Reading but only 1 point behind Wigan if we beat Huddersfield
Forget Wigan. Reading is the team we have a realistic chance to overtake, and the more points they drop, the better.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I prefer Reading to draw then we'd still be 2 ahead of Reading but only 1 point behind Wigan if we beat Huddersfield[/p][/quote]Forget Wigan. Reading is the team we have a realistic chance to overtake, and the more points they drop, the better. gordongull
  • Score: 3

10:27pm Tue 15 Apr 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

On a completely different but important subject -I've just watched the full recording of The Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield today.

Couldn't help thinking what two fantastic managers Liverpool and Everton have now. They both handle themselves with such dignity, humility and respect. A credit to both their clubs which also have great owners.

It reminded me of that dreadful day 25 years ago. I'm sure many on here will recall. We were at Leeds United (lost 1-0) and we saw the early scenes unfolding on the TV's.

Then on the coach going home after the match we passed all the Liverpool Supporter's coaches going in the opposite direction and could see all the empty seats and people distraught on board.

It was such an awful day and I'll always remember that journey. It really does put everything into perspective and reminds me how fortunate we are to have such a safe and wonderful stadium - and there are many nowadays - due in no small measure to those who lost their lives.

May they all RIP
On a completely different but important subject -I've just watched the full recording of The Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield today. Couldn't help thinking what two fantastic managers Liverpool and Everton have now. They both handle themselves with such dignity, humility and respect. A credit to both their clubs which also have great owners. It reminded me of that dreadful day 25 years ago. I'm sure many on here will recall. We were at Leeds United (lost 1-0) and we saw the early scenes unfolding on the TV's. Then on the coach going home after the match we passed all the Liverpool Supporter's coaches going in the opposite direction and could see all the empty seats and people distraught on board. It was such an awful day and I'll always remember that journey. It really does put everything into perspective and reminds me how fortunate we are to have such a safe and wonderful stadium - and there are many nowadays - due in no small measure to those who lost their lives. May they all RIP WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 12

10:36pm Tue 15 Apr 14

pte says...

gordongull wrote:
pte wrote:
I prefer Reading to draw then we'd still be 2 ahead of Reading but only 1 point behind Wigan if we beat Huddersfield
Forget Wigan. Reading is the team we have a realistic chance to overtake, and the more points they drop, the better.
Looks like the wheels are beginning to fall off the Reading wagon with mounting injuries:

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/27
034556
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: I prefer Reading to draw then we'd still be 2 ahead of Reading but only 1 point behind Wigan if we beat Huddersfield[/p][/quote]Forget Wigan. Reading is the team we have a realistic chance to overtake, and the more points they drop, the better.[/p][/quote]Looks like the wheels are beginning to fall off the Reading wagon with mounting injuries: http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/27 034556 pte
  • Score: 2

10:43pm Tue 15 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!!
Whilst I agree with you comment of how it would be good to hear from Oscar regarding our recent form, Hovite is right, the Seagulls Player does feature him.

My guess is that this is a veyr busy time for Oscar, and the fact that we are in with a shout of the play-offs, makes his schedule even more cluttered. We may go up and we may not, either way Oscar has to be prepared. Two lists of players to let go and two for those who will be retained, depending on how our season ends. Then there are two more lists to create, target players to come in if we go up, and another for if we don't. Add to that the fact that some of whom we might want to keep no matter what are rapidly approaching the end of their contracts and he has the loanees to think about, they will be gone. Before any of this work can be done, or before most of it can, Oscar will have to work with Barber to find out what money he can spend depending on the season's outcome. We also have the overseas summer friendly matches to sort out, and again they would probably change if we go up, so provisional discussions have to be held.
Then there is the small matter of overseeing training and his prep work for the next match, and this work will include meeting with the medics to sort out the partialy injured.

If Oscar is working on all the above it bothers me not that Jones is doing the PR work.
I doubt if Oscar will be doing any of the above, Vegas.
Don't forget , he only coaches the team.
Lol good one, some on here think managing the Albion is harder than say barcalona youth! Lol
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whilst I agree with you comment of how it would be good to hear from Oscar regarding our recent form, Hovite is right, the Seagulls Player does feature him. My guess is that this is a veyr busy time for Oscar, and the fact that we are in with a shout of the play-offs, makes his schedule even more cluttered. We may go up and we may not, either way Oscar has to be prepared. Two lists of players to let go and two for those who will be retained, depending on how our season ends. Then there are two more lists to create, target players to come in if we go up, and another for if we don't. Add to that the fact that some of whom we might want to keep no matter what are rapidly approaching the end of their contracts and he has the loanees to think about, they will be gone. Before any of this work can be done, or before most of it can, Oscar will have to work with Barber to find out what money he can spend depending on the season's outcome. We also have the overseas summer friendly matches to sort out, and again they would probably change if we go up, so provisional discussions have to be held. Then there is the small matter of overseeing training and his prep work for the next match, and this work will include meeting with the medics to sort out the partialy injured. If Oscar is working on all the above it bothers me not that Jones is doing the PR work.[/p][/quote]I doubt if Oscar will be doing any of the above, Vegas. Don't forget , he only coaches the team.[/p][/quote]Lol good one, some on here think managing the Albion is harder than say barcalona youth! Lol mark by the sea
  • Score: -1

11:53pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Iangira says...

I`m not worried if we don`t make the play-offs. I `ve always felt we might just fall a bit short right from the start when OG lost a whole month beginning of the season. Overall we`ve done well to get where we are. I really think there will be a big shake up in the summer. We will eventually get to the Premiership but it`s taken Leicester 10 years. I like championship football. We`ll be playing some good teams next season and there is that mouthwatering prospect of playing Gus Poyet`s Sunderland ( if he`s still there ). Wolves and Brentford will be up and one other ( I fancy Preston North End ). 3 out of Q.P.R, Wigan, Reading and Derby will still be there. Then you have another two coming down from the Premiership. We will have to have a very good squad next season. I know this season`s not over yet but personally I can`t wait for next season whatever happens hereon in..
I`m not worried if we don`t make the play-offs. I `ve always felt we might just fall a bit short right from the start when OG lost a whole month beginning of the season. Overall we`ve done well to get where we are. I really think there will be a big shake up in the summer. We will eventually get to the Premiership but it`s taken Leicester 10 years. I like championship football. We`ll be playing some good teams next season and there is that mouthwatering prospect of playing Gus Poyet`s Sunderland ( if he`s still there ). Wolves and Brentford will be up and one other ( I fancy Preston North End ). 3 out of Q.P.R, Wigan, Reading and Derby will still be there. Then you have another two coming down from the Premiership. We will have to have a very good squad next season. I know this season`s not over yet but personally I can`t wait for next season whatever happens hereon in.. Iangira
  • Score: 3

12:25am Wed 16 Apr 14

OldGull says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Oh how he must rue those 9 dropped points at the end of March ? Three eminently winnable games yielding 0 points. We could have been home and hosed if we'd played the same system then as we're doing now.
I hope so much that last week in March does not determine our fate.
We haven't won more than three on the trot all season and we've never gone more than 6 games unbeaten and now we're talking about going on an 8 game unbeaten run which includes at least 5 wins just to reach the play-offs.
It's possible of course even if the odds are against it, but I cant help but feel we may require a little help from some of the other teams if the play-offs are to become a reality.
It's certainly nail biting, but in all honesty, needn't have been.
Lets keep the faith and may the force be with us !
And if we had won every game we would have won the league
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Oh how he must rue those 9 dropped points at the end of March ? Three eminently winnable games yielding 0 points. We could have been home and hosed if we'd played the same system then as we're doing now. I hope so much that last week in March does not determine our fate. We haven't won more than three on the trot all season and we've never gone more than 6 games unbeaten and now we're talking about going on an 8 game unbeaten run which includes at least 5 wins just to reach the play-offs. It's possible of course even if the odds are against it, but I cant help but feel we may require a little help from some of the other teams if the play-offs are to become a reality. It's certainly nail biting, but in all honesty, needn't have been. Lets keep the faith and may the force be with us ![/p][/quote]And if we had won every game we would have won the league OldGull
  • Score: 5

12:34am Wed 16 Apr 14

Mancgulled says...

gordongull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....
If Wigan beat Reading:
Wigan - 70 points
B&HA - 67 points
Reading - 64 points
I think that would the best result for us. A draw would be ok. We don't want a Reading win, because they are the team we are most likely to overtake.
Of course we have to keep winning to take advantage over whoever drops the points. A draw would be good re: Ipswich v Bournemouth.
yeah.... I will retract that one - - thought better of it after I had written it in a fit of optimism - mixing up my fixtures - good news that they both have to play Burnley -- would like to think that someone is going to beat Reading -- can't understand how they have got to where they have. Probably best that we finish 6th and hope Derby can stay 3rd then we can avoid QPR/Wigan until the final .... anyway - one game at a time eh?
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....[/p][/quote]If Wigan beat Reading: Wigan - 70 points B&HA - 67 points Reading - 64 points I think that would the best result for us. A draw would be ok. We don't want a Reading win, because they are the team we are most likely to overtake. Of course we have to keep winning to take advantage over whoever drops the points. A draw would be good re: Ipswich v Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]yeah.... I will retract that one - - thought better of it after I had written it in a fit of optimism - mixing up my fixtures - good news that they both have to play Burnley -- would like to think that someone is going to beat Reading -- can't understand how they have got to where they have. Probably best that we finish 6th and hope Derby can stay 3rd then we can avoid QPR/Wigan until the final .... anyway - one game at a time eh? Mancgulled
  • Score: 2

12:52am Wed 16 Apr 14

Mancgulled says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....
...sorry Mancgulled but Wigan would then be on 70pts and we would be on 67 and Reading 64pts. UTA
yeah --the good feeling factor clouding my logic! Like GordonGull says though - got to keep to the formula and keep winning anyway in order to capitalize! Really hope that Reading start to shed points surely at Burnley ( so glad that that's their last fixture ) if not Wigan - also reckon Bournemouth will beat Forest on current form- not sure weather they'll beat Ipswich though - another team that simply will not go away - Mick McCarthy factor. Bournemouth for me along with QPR - best opposition at the Amex this year ..
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: Be nice if Wigan beat Reading as we beat Hudds - then the three of us will be on 67 points - so more chances of keeping up and around the play-off positions. Then a repeat of last seasons Blackpool match would be oh so nice -- "seven nil to the albion" -- be nice now an extra 6 in GD wouldn't it? Good news is they are far worse than they were last year as a team ....[/p][/quote]...sorry Mancgulled but Wigan would then be on 70pts and we would be on 67 and Reading 64pts. UTA[/p][/quote]yeah --the good feeling factor clouding my logic! Like GordonGull says though - got to keep to the formula and keep winning anyway in order to capitalize! Really hope that Reading start to shed points surely at Burnley ( so glad that that's their last fixture ) if not Wigan - also reckon Bournemouth will beat Forest on current form- not sure weather they'll beat Ipswich though - another team that simply will not go away - Mick McCarthy factor. Bournemouth for me along with QPR - best opposition at the Amex this year .. Mancgulled
  • Score: 0

2:31am Wed 16 Apr 14

Baldseagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late!
We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh,
The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?
MBTS, I have a theory about the noise level at the Amex, or the lack there of, and whilst it may sound stupid, it's just a theory.

Brighton is an affluent city surrounded by affluent towns and villages, there are very few industrial areas, such as there are the further north one travels, and this is where I MIGHT LOOK STUPID.
Per capita there are more white collar workers living in the club's fan catchment areas, there are more, per capita, middle and senior management types, there are more top bosses living in the same areas, and all have learned to control their emotions, that's why they have the high paying jobs. I would lay a decent sized bet that the majoity of the season ticket holders earn above the national average wage, middle class and above, and much fewer working class.

Back in the days of the Goldstone the west stand was always quiet, and the average age of those in the west stand was older than the rest of the stadium. The east stand was more vocal but neither could out do the north stand, and the north stand has always been full of blue collar workers.
Over the years Brighton, as a city, has changed, and so have the residents. The factories have gone, the corner pubs have been closing and many that have survived are not what they were.
I think Brighton as a city, and by result the club, has lost a lot of what might be called the, 'working class,' and with prices being what they are, the average working bloke doesn't have the money to attend, but the higher earners do. Brighton as a city has become more gentryfied over the years and gents don't shout, they stand and applaud.

As I said, I might sound stupid but it's just a theory.
I have another theory, since away fans have largely got the message that "we can see you holding hands" is considered to be homophobic abuse by local plod and will not be tolerated, there is no winding up coming from the away stand, and so we are not prodded into a response, nor are we as delighted to rub it in their noses when we score as we were when we were getting a bit of stick.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late! We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh, The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?[/p][/quote]MBTS, I have a theory about the noise level at the Amex, or the lack there of, and whilst it may sound stupid, it's just a theory. Brighton is an affluent city surrounded by affluent towns and villages, there are very few industrial areas, such as there are the further north one travels, and this is where I MIGHT LOOK STUPID. Per capita there are more white collar workers living in the club's fan catchment areas, there are more, per capita, middle and senior management types, there are more top bosses living in the same areas, and all have learned to control their emotions, that's why they have the high paying jobs. I would lay a decent sized bet that the majoity of the season ticket holders earn above the national average wage, middle class and above, and much fewer working class. Back in the days of the Goldstone the west stand was always quiet, and the average age of those in the west stand was older than the rest of the stadium. The east stand was more vocal but neither could out do the north stand, and the north stand has always been full of blue collar workers. Over the years Brighton, as a city, has changed, and so have the residents. The factories have gone, the corner pubs have been closing and many that have survived are not what they were. I think Brighton as a city, and by result the club, has lost a lot of what might be called the, 'working class,' and with prices being what they are, the average working bloke doesn't have the money to attend, but the higher earners do. Brighton as a city has become more gentryfied over the years and gents don't shout, they stand and applaud. As I said, I might sound stupid but it's just a theory.[/p][/quote]I have another theory, since away fans have largely got the message that "we can see you holding hands" is considered to be homophobic abuse by local plod and will not be tolerated, there is no winding up coming from the away stand, and so we are not prodded into a response, nor are we as delighted to rub it in their noses when we score as we were when we were getting a bit of stick. Baldseagull
  • Score: 1

6:23am Wed 16 Apr 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
On a completely different but important subject -I've just watched the full recording of The Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield today.

Couldn't help thinking what two fantastic managers Liverpool and Everton have now. They both handle themselves with such dignity, humility and respect. A credit to both their clubs which also have great owners.

It reminded me of that dreadful day 25 years ago. I'm sure many on here will recall. We were at Leeds United (lost 1-0) and we saw the early scenes unfolding on the TV's.

Then on the coach going home after the match we passed all the Liverpool Supporter's coaches going in the opposite direction and could see all the empty seats and people distraught on board.

It was such an awful day and I'll always remember that journey. It really does put everything into perspective and reminds me how fortunate we are to have such a safe and wonderful stadium - and there are many nowadays - due in no small measure to those who lost their lives.

May they all RIP
Fine words of Wisdom. A sentiment shared by all fans I'm sure.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: On a completely different but important subject -I've just watched the full recording of The Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield today. Couldn't help thinking what two fantastic managers Liverpool and Everton have now. They both handle themselves with such dignity, humility and respect. A credit to both their clubs which also have great owners. It reminded me of that dreadful day 25 years ago. I'm sure many on here will recall. We were at Leeds United (lost 1-0) and we saw the early scenes unfolding on the TV's. Then on the coach going home after the match we passed all the Liverpool Supporter's coaches going in the opposite direction and could see all the empty seats and people distraught on board. It was such an awful day and I'll always remember that journey. It really does put everything into perspective and reminds me how fortunate we are to have such a safe and wonderful stadium - and there are many nowadays - due in no small measure to those who lost their lives. May they all RIP[/p][/quote]Fine words of Wisdom. A sentiment shared by all fans I'm sure. Singing Seagull, Indonesia
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8:58am Wed 16 Apr 14

CambsSeagull says...

brightonup wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
golddene wrote:
Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS
With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport:

“If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “
“Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.”
“In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.”


With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP
Good post.
It seems scarcely credible that some were calling for the manager to go less than a couple of weeks ago...
****, that's only a few mins down the road for me!
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Four more wins and we beat last seasons points haul, who would have thought that after the upheaval we had to endure last summer, Tony Bloom knew exactly what he was doing when he appointed Oscar and while a lot on here were panicking he stood resolute and trusted in his man the end is justifying the means.SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]With two premiership clubs reported in the National press to be looking at Oscar and this from talk sport: “If that transfer ban does stand, then the answer for Barcelona may even come from England's south coast. Somewhere, among the lengthy list of errors committed by Barcelona over the last few years, lies the failure to provide Brighton manager Oscar Garcia with the career path necessary to continue developing within the club as a coach. “ “Brighton to Barcelona is a big step up, evidently. Then again, is it more of a step up than the one Pep Guardiola made when moving from Barcelona B in the third division to the club’s seniors? Guardiola is exceptional, but there are plenty who think the same of Oscar. In the equally exceptional situation the club currently finds itself in, he ticks many boxes.” “In desperate need of a return to the basic principles Johan Cruyff built Barcelona’s success upon? Oscar is one of the few coaches to work personally with Cruyff since the Dutchman’s decision to bow out of full-time management in the 90s. Cruyff’s right-hand man while he was in charge of the Catalan national team between 2009 and 2013, the former Barcelona midfielder had the rare privilege of a tailor-made course in the principles of coaching, Barcelona style, from the master himself.” With only one more season left on Oscar’s contract, I Think its time for TB to tie him down to a long term deal ASAP[/p][/quote]Good post. It seems scarcely credible that some were calling for the manager to go less than a couple of weeks ago...[/p][/quote]****, that's only a few mins down the road for me! CambsSeagull
  • Score: -1

9:07am Wed 16 Apr 14

CambsSeagull says...

Oops, I quoted the wrong post
Oops, I quoted the wrong post CambsSeagull
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.
Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!!
I just gave you a thumbs down, Jeff! Sorry mate, couldn't resist it! Just my dry and twisted sense of humour as I believe is the case with the other four people that thumbed you down.

;0)
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Amazing I get thumbs down for asking why we haven't heard from our head coach ! All I would have liked is for him to come out publically and praise the team for their efforts in the last two games, surely that isn't too much to ask, we all like praise after all and any manager worth his salt in any industry knows the worth of that. But all we have heard from is NJ, all I would like to know is why, ? The silence from OG is bloody deafening. and as I said I d not want him to go just talk to the fans, and come out and say quit rumours are just that.[/p][/quote]Thumbs up from me Steve for asking a good question!!!!!!!!! some people give thumbs down for the sake off it!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I just gave you a thumbs down, Jeff! Sorry mate, couldn't resist it! Just my dry and twisted sense of humour as I believe is the case with the other four people that thumbed you down. ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

4:13pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA
Hi Tug.
Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.
It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late!
We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh,
The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?
I will start bouncing with a vocal tempo at Huddersfield join mate if your coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can i ask a question to yo u guys if imay!!!! I HAVE BEEN TO TWENTY AWAY GAMES ON FRIDAY I DO NOT LIVE IN BRIGHTON ANY MORE BUT BEEN TO EIGHT GAMES AT THE AMEX OBVIOUSLY NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER, BUT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM GETTING AWAY TICKETS HENCE NO PROBLEM FOR ANY AWAY GAMES I HAVE BEEN TO SO FAR, EXCEPT FOREST AWAY LAST GAME, CUS IM NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER I DO NOT GET THE LOYALTY POINTS THAT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER GETS, SO IM BOTTOM OFF THE QUEUE TO GET A TICKET FOR THE FOREST GAME BECAUSE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS COME FIRST EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT GONE TO A AWAY GAME ALL SEASON, TUESDAY NIGHT AWAY LONG JOURNEY IM THERE FOREST I WILL BE THERE EVEN IF SIT IN THERE END, BUT I THINK I SHOULD BE FIRST OVER MOST FOR A TICKET, JUST WONDERED WHAT SOME PEOPLES VIEWS WERE BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well there's no need to shout, chap! ;0)

I agree that if you have been a consistent enough away fan through the season (as is the case with you), you should be entitled to first refusal on big away games. I am a season ticket holder and have no problem with more regular away fans than myself getting tickets. Traditionally I went to more away games than home due to work etc I must admit to holding a slightly different view at the time, although at about that time I believe a large number of Withdean season ticket holders were part of the regular away crew anyway.

My fear for myself at that time, and especially for you at this time in looking to try to get to Forest, is that there are more potential one-off-away fans for a game like Forest and indeed any subsequent play-off match we might have than we would have had in the Withdean days as there's sinregular season ticket holders thinking about occasional
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield have Lynch and Clarke missing for our visit ,both being sent off at Derby ,Wells is their only recognized striker ,and is apparently not happy with the service he is getting ,they are as good as safe according to their own fans ,so a Leicester style performance will comfortably take all 3 points ,we will be the first name on my accy again ,after Monday Yeovil and Forest may well have nothing to play for . I can honestly see us winning all 4 remaining games ,especially the way we are set up now !. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Reading only getting a point off of Leicester could cost them dearly, what with Wigan and Burnley still on their to go list of matches. As I said in a previous comment, Wigan need to beat Reading to cement their place in the top six, and Burnley away will be no walk in the park for Reading, a point would be a good result. We must stand a good chance of picking up six points from our matches against Huddersield and Blackpool, and that would mean that Reading, to stay with us, would have to beat both Wigan and Burnley, and I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]It's easy to think of permutations or results, likely or not, however we have seen results at this end of the season change things drastically, someone commented Yeovil might be relegated by time we play them, it's a common curse for the release of pressure for sides to get there best results when it's all to late! We need to win each game till forest then look at it afresh, The biggest thing that needs confronting is the pathetic vocal support at the Amex ! Someone commented on palace being hostile and vocal .. We need not only to do that but better it! Time for the prawn sandwiches to be left at home, and more up tempo singing the " come on you blooose " is like a a morgue dance! Can't we start bouncing with a vocal tempo?[/p][/quote]I will start bouncing with a vocal tempo at Huddersfield join mate if your coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can i ask a question to yo u guys if imay!!!! I HAVE BEEN TO TWENTY AWAY GAMES ON FRIDAY I DO NOT LIVE IN BRIGHTON ANY MORE BUT BEEN TO EIGHT GAMES AT THE AMEX OBVIOUSLY NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER, BUT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM GETTING AWAY TICKETS HENCE NO PROBLEM FOR ANY AWAY GAMES I HAVE BEEN TO SO FAR, EXCEPT FOREST AWAY LAST GAME, CUS IM NOT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER I DO NOT GET THE LOYALTY POINTS THAT A SEASON TICKET HOLDER GETS, SO IM BOTTOM OFF THE QUEUE TO GET A TICKET FOR THE FOREST GAME BECAUSE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS COME FIRST EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT GONE TO A AWAY GAME ALL SEASON, TUESDAY NIGHT AWAY LONG JOURNEY IM THERE FOREST I WILL BE THERE EVEN IF SIT IN THERE END, BUT I THINK I SHOULD BE FIRST OVER MOST FOR A TICKET, JUST WONDERED WHAT SOME PEOPLES VIEWS WERE BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Well there's no need to shout, chap! ;0) I agree that if you have been a consistent enough away fan through the season (as is the case with you), you should be entitled to first refusal on big away games. I am a season ticket holder and have no problem with more regular away fans than myself getting tickets. Traditionally I went to more away games than home due to work etc I must admit to holding a slightly different view at the time, although at about that time I believe a large number of Withdean season ticket holders were part of the regular away crew anyway. My fear for myself at that time, and especially for you at this time in looking to try to get to Forest, is that there are more potential one-off-away fans for a game like Forest and indeed any subsequent play-off match we might have than we would have had in the Withdean days as there's sinregular season ticket holders thinking about occasional Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Was supposed to finish by saying:

..... as there are simply more season ticket holders and therefore more potential one-off daytrippers that have an immediate advantage over you nowadays.
Was supposed to finish by saying: ..... as there are simply more season ticket holders and therefore more potential one-off daytrippers that have an immediate advantage over you nowadays. Captain Haddock
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