Bruno hailed as the unlikely goal hero for Albion

Bruno strikes the leveller for a precious point

Bruno strikes the leveller for a precious point

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Bruno has been hailed an unlikely goal hero for Albion after rescuing a precious point in their challenge for the Championship play-offs.

The veteran Spanish defender popped up with an 83rd-minute equaliser in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Huddersfield to edge the Seagulls back into the top six and extend their unbeaten run to five games.

It was Bruno’s second goal in 62 outings for the club and the first away from home for the 33-year-old right-back since arriving from Valencia on a free transfer two years ago.

Six different players have now contributed goals during Albion’s undefeated sequence to relieve the scoring pressure on the prolific Leo Ulloa.

Head coach Oscar Garcia’s assistant Nathan Jones told The Argus: “It’s massive, because you can’t rely on one player to get you the goals to get you wins all the time. There is an onus on people. We have good, technical players that score regularly in training.

“Some people have to step up and he (Bruno) was magnificent. “He really had the desire to get on the end of something and once he is in those positions he has fantastic technique so it wasn’t a surprise that he actually finished it off.

He definitely has that in him but we know what Bruno is in the side for. He is an outstanding technician who does superbly well for us. If he can chip in with a few goals as well we would be very grateful, as we would with anyone.

“It was one of those days - and this is what happens when you get to late on in the season - that some unlikely heroes pop up and strange things happen, strange results happen, because pressure takes over, adrenalin takes over.”

Matt Upson missed only his second league match of the season due to injury, while regular partner and captain Gordon Greer climbed off his sick bed to play the whole game alongside the deputising Lewis Dunk.

Ipswich need to win at Watford today to knock Albion back out of the play-off zone ahead of successive matches at the Amex for Oscar’s side against Blackpool on Monday and Yeovil on Friday.

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7:37am Sat 19 Apr 14

Hugothepug says...

This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.
This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March. Hugothepug
  • Score: 10

8:16am Sat 19 Apr 14

farside says...

Hugothepug wrote:
This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.
Sums it up nicely
[quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.[/p][/quote]Sums it up nicely farside
  • Score: 3

8:23am Sat 19 Apr 14

captaincurses says...

farside wrote:
Hugothepug wrote:
This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.
Sums it up nicely
Why is no-one worried about Watford winning? If they beat Ipswich and then win their other game in hand, they would only be 2 points behind us!!
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.[/p][/quote]Sums it up nicely[/p][/quote]Why is no-one worried about Watford winning? If they beat Ipswich and then win their other game in hand, they would only be 2 points behind us!! captaincurses
  • Score: 2

9:07am Sat 19 Apr 14

OldGull says...

captaincurses wrote:
farside wrote:
Hugothepug wrote:
This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.
Sums it up nicely
Why is no-one worried about Watford winning? If they beat Ipswich and then win their other game in hand, they would only be 2 points behind us!!
You can't worry about teams behind you unless winning their games in hand move them above you.
Watford beat Ipswich and it's back in our hands.
Fingers crossed, 2 home wins may be enough to go to Forest with 6th place secured.
[quote][p][bold]captaincurses[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.[/p][/quote]Sums it up nicely[/p][/quote]Why is no-one worried about Watford winning? If they beat Ipswich and then win their other game in hand, they would only be 2 points behind us!![/p][/quote]You can't worry about teams behind you unless winning their games in hand move them above you. Watford beat Ipswich and it's back in our hands. Fingers crossed, 2 home wins may be enough to go to Forest with 6th place secured. OldGull
  • Score: 5

9:07am Sat 19 Apr 14

Weploughandmow says...

captaincurses wrote:
farside wrote:
Hugothepug wrote:
This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.
Sums it up nicely
Why is no-one worried about Watford winning? If they beat Ipswich and then win their other game in hand, they would only be 2 points behind us!!
...Because that will leave all in our own hands and we'd just be able to concentrate on what we were doing and not have to rely on other teams to drop points (as we are at the moment). That's what any team wants with only three games to go. For today at least, I'm a Watford supporter.
[quote][p][bold]captaincurses[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: This in my opinion was a massive point. Ok it wasn't the best performance and a long trip for us supporters to watch a desperate side slow up the game after scoring first. Feel we must switch on from the get go to in order to stop this occuing in the next three games. The point could well be a very important one for our play off ambitions. Really hoping for a Watford win and two home wins. Easier said than done but we defo would have taken this at the end of March.[/p][/quote]Sums it up nicely[/p][/quote]Why is no-one worried about Watford winning? If they beat Ipswich and then win their other game in hand, they would only be 2 points behind us!![/p][/quote]...Because that will leave all in our own hands and we'd just be able to concentrate on what we were doing and not have to rely on other teams to drop points (as we are at the moment). That's what any team wants with only three games to go. For today at least, I'm a Watford supporter. Weploughandmow
  • Score: 6

9:52am Sat 19 Apr 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Maybe Burnley will still be fighting for that automatic spot when they go face Ipswich - or maybe they will be in the mood to celebrate their promotion...

Perhaps they will put their second string out and dear old Ashley will net the winner. Now that would be very funny indeed.

In any case UTA !!!
Maybe Burnley will still be fighting for that automatic spot when they go face Ipswich - or maybe they will be in the mood to celebrate their promotion... Perhaps they will put their second string out and dear old Ashley will net the winner. Now that would be very funny indeed. In any case UTA !!! Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 2

12:31pm Sat 19 Apr 14

russellsnr2 says...

The point was massive yesterday but no one has picked up on the point that the games in the division are staggered over two days at this time of year and this IMO gives in this instance Ipswich an advantage in so much as they don't only no what they have to do but there players maybe even more fired up.
Yes games are staggered in the season but when there is so much at stake towards the end it seems a little unfair.
Sure someone out there will have the answer?
The point was massive yesterday but no one has picked up on the point that the games in the division are staggered over two days at this time of year and this IMO gives in this instance Ipswich an advantage in so much as they don't only no what they have to do but there players maybe even more fired up. Yes games are staggered in the season but when there is so much at stake towards the end it seems a little unfair. Sure someone out there will have the answer? russellsnr2
  • Score: -1

12:59pm Sat 19 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
The point was massive yesterday but no one has picked up on the point that the games in the division are staggered over two days at this time of year and this IMO gives in this instance Ipswich an advantage in so much as they don't only no what they have to do but there players maybe even more fired up.
Yes games are staggered in the season but when there is so much at stake towards the end it seems a little unfair.
Sure someone out there will have the answer?
but had we won yesterday then the reverse might have happened regarding Ipswich, their players might have accepted that we had pulled too far ahead of them. It's just the luck of the draw, who new when the fixtue list was drawn up that we would be where we are in the table or that Ipswich would be so close.

I see today that it is reported that Westham are chasing McCormack with 5 million being the offer, with his goal tally reaching 27 so far this season, I wonder what price that might suggest Ulloa is valued at.
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: The point was massive yesterday but no one has picked up on the point that the games in the division are staggered over two days at this time of year and this IMO gives in this instance Ipswich an advantage in so much as they don't only no what they have to do but there players maybe even more fired up. Yes games are staggered in the season but when there is so much at stake towards the end it seems a little unfair. Sure someone out there will have the answer?[/p][/quote]but had we won yesterday then the reverse might have happened regarding Ipswich, their players might have accepted that we had pulled too far ahead of them. It's just the luck of the draw, who new when the fixtue list was drawn up that we would be where we are in the table or that Ipswich would be so close. I see today that it is reported that Westham are chasing McCormack with 5 million being the offer, with his goal tally reaching 27 so far this season, I wonder what price that might suggest Ulloa is valued at. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

3:18pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

I was thinking about this yesterday and my opinion is all games involving teams in with a shout of promotion or relegation over tha lady 5 rounds (which is basically every game) should kick off at 3 pm on a Saturday.
Now wouldn't that be a novel thing. For once football would come first and stuff the TV companies. UTA
I was thinking about this yesterday and my opinion is all games involving teams in with a shout of promotion or relegation over tha lady 5 rounds (which is basically every game) should kick off at 3 pm on a Saturday. Now wouldn't that be a novel thing. For once football would come first and stuff the TV companies. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Money for nothing says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
russellsnr2 wrote:
The point was massive yesterday but no one has picked up on the point that the games in the division are staggered over two days at this time of year and this IMO gives in this instance Ipswich an advantage in so much as they don't only no what they have to do but there players maybe even more fired up.
Yes games are staggered in the season but when there is so much at stake towards the end it seems a little unfair.
Sure someone out there will have the answer?
but had we won yesterday then the reverse might have happened regarding Ipswich, their players might have accepted that we had pulled too far ahead of them. It's just the luck of the draw, who new when the fixtue list was drawn up that we would be where we are in the table or that Ipswich would be so close.

I see today that it is reported that Westham are chasing McCormack with 5 million being the offer, with his goal tally reaching 27 so far this season, I wonder what price that might suggest Ulloa is valued at.
One of your better posts Vegas.You make a very good point.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: The point was massive yesterday but no one has picked up on the point that the games in the division are staggered over two days at this time of year and this IMO gives in this instance Ipswich an advantage in so much as they don't only no what they have to do but there players maybe even more fired up. Yes games are staggered in the season but when there is so much at stake towards the end it seems a little unfair. Sure someone out there will have the answer?[/p][/quote]but had we won yesterday then the reverse might have happened regarding Ipswich, their players might have accepted that we had pulled too far ahead of them. It's just the luck of the draw, who new when the fixtue list was drawn up that we would be where we are in the table or that Ipswich would be so close. I see today that it is reported that Westham are chasing McCormack with 5 million being the offer, with his goal tally reaching 27 so far this season, I wonder what price that might suggest Ulloa is valued at.[/p][/quote]One of your better posts Vegas.You make a very good point. Money for nothing
  • Score: 0

11:44pm Sat 19 Apr 14

OldGull says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
The point was massive yesterday but no one has picked up on the point that the games in the division are staggered over two days at this time of year and this IMO gives in this instance Ipswich an advantage in so much as they don't only no what they have to do but there players maybe even more fired up.
Yes games are staggered in the season but when there is so much at stake towards the end it seems a little unfair.
Sure someone out there will have the answer?
Watford had the answer
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: The point was massive yesterday but no one has picked up on the point that the games in the division are staggered over two days at this time of year and this IMO gives in this instance Ipswich an advantage in so much as they don't only no what they have to do but there players maybe even more fired up. Yes games are staggered in the season but when there is so much at stake towards the end it seems a little unfair. Sure someone out there will have the answer?[/p][/quote]Watford had the answer OldGull
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