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Albion chase first Easter win since the days when Owusu was raising the roof

The Argus: Lloyd Owusu celebrates his Easter Monday winner at Colchester Lloyd Owusu celebrates his Easter Monday winner at Colchester

Albion want to make it a rewarding Easter – for the first time since they were on the brink of League Two.

The Seagulls have failed to win any of their last eight Easter game, including those which were moved forward or back a day or two away from the Bank Holiday weekend to ease fixture congestion.

Lloyd Owusu kicked off the Great Escape by heading home the only goal at Colchester on Easter Monday 2009.

And that was their last success at this time of year.

Under Gus Poyet’s management, Albion drew at home to Southampton on Maunday Thursday and lost at Hartlepool on Easter Monday in 2010.

Hartlepool later had the points taken off them as punishment for fielding the suspended Gary Liddle.

Albion had the League One title secure by Easter 2011, when they lost 2-1 at home to Southampton on Saturday and drew 1-1 at Colchester on Monday.

Poyet made sure the Seagulls had plenty of rest between Easter fixtures as they pushed for the play-offs in their first season at the Amex two years ago.

But it did not help matters as they lost 1-0 both away to Burnley on Good Friday and at home to Reading the following Tuesday.

They should have ended their wait for an Easter win last season as they drew 2-2 at Nottingham Forest.

Casper Ankergren made several fine saves but then let in a soft injury-time equaliser.

Albion’s Easter Monday game was pushed back to the following evening and Ben Hamer helped Charlton secure a 0-0 draw.

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11:22am Fri 18 Apr 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Let's make up for past Easter failures and grab 6 points then, starting today at Huddersfield.UTA
Let's make up for past Easter failures and grab 6 points then, starting today at Huddersfield.UTA Joel'sGrandad
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11:54am Fri 18 Apr 14

SMF20 says...

I think we will get something today but that it'll be a very tough match.

I'm also hopeful that a derby will win today as I'd like Burnley to still have promotion to play for when Wigan visit on Monday.

Uta
I think we will get something today but that it'll be a very tough match. I'm also hopeful that a derby will win today as I'd like Burnley to still have promotion to play for when Wigan visit on Monday. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

If we weren't such a useless team we'd already have promotion sewn up. Scrambling for 6th place at nearly the end of the season is pathetic and embaressing. Maybe we'd be better off saving ourselves the embarrasment of being the worst club ever to play in the premier league, it's going to be horrific, bloom will ramp up the prices even more and sign more rubbish players.
If we weren't such a useless team we'd already have promotion sewn up. Scrambling for 6th place at nearly the end of the season is pathetic and embaressing. Maybe we'd be better off saving ourselves the embarrasment of being the worst club ever to play in the premier league, it's going to be horrific, bloom will ramp up the prices even more and sign more rubbish players. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -11

12:22pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

SMF20 wrote:
I think we will get something today but that it'll be a very tough match. I'm also hopeful that a derby will win today as I'd like Burnley to still have promotion to play for when Wigan visit on Monday. Uta
Good point.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I think we will get something today but that it'll be a very tough match. I'm also hopeful that a derby will win today as I'd like Burnley to still have promotion to play for when Wigan visit on Monday. Uta[/p][/quote]Good point. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Fri 18 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

All the pointers indicate that we should win today and I fully expect the lads to bring home the three points. If this match had been played a month or to ago I would have been concerned about chances being created but not finished off, today we seem to have over come that problem.
There is a reason for Huddersfield and us being where we are in the table and that reason should become obvious today. We all know that anything can happen in this division, and especially at this time of the year, but if our players continue to perform at the same high level we have shown in recent weeks, there can only be one possible outcome, a Brighton win. We don't have to up our game, we are peaking at the right time, Huddersfield, well they are at the opposite end of the current performance table right now.
All the pointers indicate that we should win today and I fully expect the lads to bring home the three points. If this match had been played a month or to ago I would have been concerned about chances being created but not finished off, today we seem to have over come that problem. There is a reason for Huddersfield and us being where we are in the table and that reason should become obvious today. We all know that anything can happen in this division, and especially at this time of the year, but if our players continue to perform at the same high level we have shown in recent weeks, there can only be one possible outcome, a Brighton win. We don't have to up our game, we are peaking at the right time, Huddersfield, well they are at the opposite end of the current performance table right now. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

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