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Oscar says taking Albion into Premier League would rival title-winning success in Israel

The Argus: Oscar Garcia says it will be "an unbelievable season" if Albion get promoted Oscar Garcia says it will be "an unbelievable season" if Albion get promoted

Oscar Garcia wants to match his title-winning feats in Israel – by taking Albion into the Premier League.

The Seagulls head coach reckons promotion this season would be “at the same level” as winning the league with Maccabi Tel Aviv last year.

Albion aim to get back into the top six at Huddersfield today.

Their head coach has taken the pressure off his men by insisting they have had a good season, whatever happens.

But, in his quiet and reserved way, he is relishing the battle for honours.

Oscar said: “Promotion wouldn’t be my best achievement because last year being champion with Maccabi for the first time in ten years was very important. “Not just for me but for people there.

“But going up with Brighton would be at the same level.

“The great thing at this stage is to be fighting for something, not in middle of the table waiting for the season to end.”

Oscar admits a calm approach will be key over the next four matches.

But he added: “I think wherever we finish it has been a good season.

“If we don’t get into the play-offs it will still be a good season bearing in mind everything that has happened this season.

“If we get into the play-offs and don’t go up, it will be a very good season.

“If we get promoted, it will be an unbelievable season.”

Matt Upson was being supervised by medical staff at training yesterday and remains a doubt for the Seagulls with hip, ankle and knee problems.

Will Buckley (hamstring) misses the trip to Yorkshire.

Oscar has not ruled out Buckley for the home game against Blackpool on Monday.

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5:28am Fri 18 Apr 14

Hugothepug says...

Comfortable win today me thinks! Too much class. In fact we play 16th, 17th last but one and last in the form table in our last four games so should be plain sailing for the play offs. We all know tho that form goes out the window in the championship and playing relegated threatened teams near the end of the season is not an ideal situation. I'd rather be playing mid table sides that are already on the beach (in spirit).

No matter what the stats say we have a massive chance and we all would have taken this situation three games in. I love our club so much it hurts!!
Comfortable win today me thinks! Too much class. In fact we play 16th, 17th last but one and last in the form table in our last four games so should be plain sailing for the play offs. We all know tho that form goes out the window in the championship and playing relegated threatened teams near the end of the season is not an ideal situation. I'd rather be playing mid table sides that are already on the beach (in spirit). No matter what the stats say we have a massive chance and we all would have taken this situation three games in. I love our club so much it hurts!! Hugothepug
  • Score: 6

5:35am Fri 18 Apr 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Picture this...

Albion in the play off final at Wembley... a massive turn out of Seagulls fans... an ocean of blue and white... a late goal from a fully fit Buckley securing victory... the deafening roar of 40,000 ecstatic fans... Albion back in the top tier again after years of exile...

How could ANYTHING come close. Wait and see Oscar!!

Okay, we're all allowed to dream, but who knows... just maybe this time, just maybe!!

UTA!!
SEEEEEAAAGUUULLLLSS!
!!
Picture this... Albion in the play off final at Wembley... a massive turn out of Seagulls fans... an ocean of blue and white... a late goal from a fully fit Buckley securing victory... the deafening roar of 40,000 ecstatic fans... Albion back in the top tier again after years of exile... How could ANYTHING come close. Wait and see Oscar!! Okay, we're all allowed to dream, but who knows... just maybe this time, just maybe!! UTA!! SEEEEEAAAGUUULLLLSS! !! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 9

6:36am Fri 18 Apr 14

JFC1 says...

Buckley's & Orlandi's injury problems really worry me ..............
Buckley's & Orlandi's injury problems really worry me .............. JFC1
  • Score: 2

6:52am Fri 18 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Hugothepug wrote:
Comfortable win today me thinks! Too much class. In fact we play 16th, 17th last but one and last in the form table in our last four games so should be plain sailing for the play offs. We all know tho that form goes out the window in the championship and playing relegated threatened teams near the end of the season is not an ideal situation. I'd rather be playing mid table sides that are already on the beach (in spirit).

No matter what the stats say we have a massive chance and we all would have taken this situation three games in. I love our club so much it hurts!!
Morning hugothepug,

My view yes we are playing four off the teams that are not in good form, and yes looking at the table we have got the easier run in, we shouldn't take any off these games for granted if we do any off these teams are capable off turning us over if we don't turn up prepared,
Our quick flowing attacking forward would put most teams beaten but I take nothing for granted, if there in championship there not bad are they,
can't wait for game today see you lads there!!!
UP THE ALBION!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: Comfortable win today me thinks! Too much class. In fact we play 16th, 17th last but one and last in the form table in our last four games so should be plain sailing for the play offs. We all know tho that form goes out the window in the championship and playing relegated threatened teams near the end of the season is not an ideal situation. I'd rather be playing mid table sides that are already on the beach (in spirit). No matter what the stats say we have a massive chance and we all would have taken this situation three games in. I love our club so much it hurts!![/p][/quote]Morning hugothepug, My view yes we are playing four off the teams that are not in good form, and yes looking at the table we have got the easier run in, we shouldn't take any off these games for granted if we do any off these teams are capable off turning us over if we don't turn up prepared, Our quick flowing attacking forward would put most teams beaten but I take nothing for granted, if there in championship there not bad are they, can't wait for game today see you lads there!!! UP THE ALBION!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

7:08am Fri 18 Apr 14

golddene says...

Lets win our last seven games now and put this season to bed.The players deserve it as do the club the coaching/management team the chairman and board and of course us supporters. Today will be difficult as are most games in the championship but we have come too far together to allow this to slip, our future prospects are the best i can recall in my time of supporting our club, everything is in place this is our time 3 home games 3 away and one at Wembley it doesn't get much better (i can dream can't i) ITS IN OUR OWN HANDS LETS DO IT. SEAGULLS.
Lets win our last seven games now and put this season to bed.The players deserve it as do the club the coaching/management team the chairman and board and of course us supporters. Today will be difficult as are most games in the championship but we have come too far together to allow this to slip, our future prospects are the best i can recall in my time of supporting our club, everything is in place this is our time 3 home games 3 away and one at Wembley it doesn't get much better (i can dream can't i) ITS IN OUR OWN HANDS LETS DO IT. SEAGULLS. golddene
  • Score: 2

7:15am Fri 18 Apr 14

fansunited says...

Yes, we mustn't get ahead of ourselves, let last season be a lesson to that! Take nothing for granted in this league. We are capable of playing good football, if we finish 7th it will still of been achievement, considering all what happened in the summer, and Oscar's first season in English football. Let's just get behind them. What ever will be, will be.
Yes, we mustn't get ahead of ourselves, let last season be a lesson to that! Take nothing for granted in this league. We are capable of playing good football, if we finish 7th it will still of been achievement, considering all what happened in the summer, and Oscar's first season in English football. Let's just get behind them. What ever will be, will be. fansunited
  • Score: 6

7:30am Fri 18 Apr 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Let's not ahead of ourselves here. Easter is a very strange time in football - all sorts of rogue results will be thrown up - league position and form count for little.
Let's not ahead of ourselves here. Easter is a very strange time in football - all sorts of rogue results will be thrown up - league position and form count for little. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 3

7:48am Fri 18 Apr 14

hannover seagull says...

Massive game today we need to win and I think we have the momentum and quality to do so
Not just Reading and Wigan to worry about but the likes of Ipswich etc snapping at the heels
A win today sends out a strong message to the others that they have a serious fight on their hands
3-0 will do nicely
C´mon Brighton
UTA.......
Massive game today we need to win and I think we have the momentum and quality to do so Not just Reading and Wigan to worry about but the likes of Ipswich etc snapping at the heels A win today sends out a strong message to the others that they have a serious fight on their hands 3-0 will do nicely C´mon Brighton UTA....... hannover seagull
  • Score: 4

8:05am Fri 18 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.
Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -14

8:06am Fri 18 Apr 14

russellsnr2 says...

Nice to hear Oscar's opinion on the season thus far and agree with him that even if we don't get into the play off's it has yet again been a cracking season for the club.
I wish though that the club would get some of the out of contract players signed ASAP, we seem to have a very good squad especially now with those that have been out through injury making there way back.
What chance CMS making a 90 minute in the next couple of days?
We need to a boost to our GD and today to could be the opportunity to do so.
1-3 to the Albion?
Nice to hear Oscar's opinion on the season thus far and agree with him that even if we don't get into the play off's it has yet again been a cracking season for the club. I wish though that the club would get some of the out of contract players signed ASAP, we seem to have a very good squad especially now with those that have been out through injury making there way back. What chance CMS making a 90 minute in the next couple of days? We need to a boost to our GD and today to could be the opportunity to do so. 1-3 to the Albion? russellsnr2
  • Score: 4

8:23am Fri 18 Apr 14

ringtone says...

Norfolk and way wrote:
Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.
Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye.

Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn?

Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.
[quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.[/p][/quote]Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye. Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn? Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night. ringtone
  • Score: -11

8:34am Fri 18 Apr 14

juleshove says...

Norfolk and way wrote:
Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.
Actually Oscar is quite correct to compare the two. Israeli premier league is considered to be the same level as our championship by football experts.
[quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.[/p][/quote]Actually Oscar is quite correct to compare the two. Israeli premier league is considered to be the same level as our championship by football experts. juleshove
  • Score: 8

8:38am Fri 18 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

ringtone wrote:
Norfolk and way wrote:
Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.
Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye.

Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn?

Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.
Indeed, he'd have been better off keeping quiet about it, we'd better win now that he's talked himself up so much.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.[/p][/quote]Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye. Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn? Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.[/p][/quote]Indeed, he'd have been better off keeping quiet about it, we'd better win now that he's talked himself up so much. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -2

8:43am Fri 18 Apr 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Norfolk and way says...


ringtone wrote:

Norfolk and way wrote:
Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.
Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye.

Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn?

Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.Indeed, he'd have been better off keeping quiet about it, we'd better win now that he's talked himself up so much.

Do one t&ssers!
Norfolk and way says... ringtone wrote: Norfolk and way wrote: Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days. Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye. Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn? Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.Indeed, he'd have been better off keeping quiet about it, we'd better win now that he's talked himself up so much. Do one t&ssers! B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 3

8:49am Fri 18 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

Hugothepug wrote:
Comfortable win today me thinks! Too much class. In fact we play 16th, 17th last but one and last in the form table in our last four games so should be plain sailing for the play offs. We all know tho that form goes out the window in the championship and playing relegated threatened teams near the end of the season is not an ideal situation. I'd rather be playing mid table sides that are already on the beach (in spirit).

No matter what the stats say we have a massive chance and we all would have taken this situation three games in. I love our club so much it hurts!!
I know what you mean, the pain caused by albions ticket prices is indescribable.
[quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: Comfortable win today me thinks! Too much class. In fact we play 16th, 17th last but one and last in the form table in our last four games so should be plain sailing for the play offs. We all know tho that form goes out the window in the championship and playing relegated threatened teams near the end of the season is not an ideal situation. I'd rather be playing mid table sides that are already on the beach (in spirit). No matter what the stats say we have a massive chance and we all would have taken this situation three games in. I love our club so much it hurts!![/p][/quote]I know what you mean, the pain caused by albions ticket prices is indescribable. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -2

9:12am Fri 18 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

hannover seagull wrote:
Massive game today we need to win and I think we have the momentum and quality to do so
Not just Reading and Wigan to worry about but the likes of Ipswich etc snapping at the heels
A win today sends out a strong message to the others that they have a serious fight on their hands
3-0 will do nicely
C´mon Brighton
UTA.......
Not quite sure why you hands thumbs down, Hannover. Sounds a fair sentiment to me.
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: Massive game today we need to win and I think we have the momentum and quality to do so Not just Reading and Wigan to worry about but the likes of Ipswich etc snapping at the heels A win today sends out a strong message to the others that they have a serious fight on their hands 3-0 will do nicely C´mon Brighton UTA.......[/p][/quote]Not quite sure why you hands thumbs down, Hannover. Sounds a fair sentiment to me. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

12:32pm Fri 18 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

ringtone wrote:
Norfolk and way wrote:
Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.
Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye.

Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn?

Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.
I see dick and head are best mates on here,
Ringtone I'm in pub near the ground were are you o yer at home as usual you plonker!!!!
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.[/p][/quote]Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye. Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn? Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.[/p][/quote]I see dick and head are best mates on here, Ringtone I'm in pub near the ground were are you o yer at home as usual you plonker!!!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

12:35pm Fri 18 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

ringtone wrote:
Norfolk and way wrote:
Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.
Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye.

Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn?

Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.
I see dick and head are best mates on here,
Ringtone I'm in pub near the ground were are you o yer at home as usual you plonker!!!!
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: Yes Oscar because you haven't made it until you've managed in Israel, guardiola, mourinho, ferguson and ancelotti have often said how not winning the Israeli league is the biggest regret of their careers, they'll just have to make do with those crappy old champions league medals instead. Anyone who wins the league on football manager on their playstation is qualified to have a go at Albion on this basis, no wonder we get all those empty seats these days.[/p][/quote]Great post Norfolk, he is getting the excuses in early, but thruth is take us up or bye bye. Seems fans on here think we only have to turn up today to collect the three points, will they ever learn? Great to meet some down to earth, plain talking yorkshire folk last night.[/p][/quote]I see dick and head are best mates on here, Ringtone I'm in pub near the ground were are you o yer at home as usual you plonker!!!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

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