The ArgusAlbion boss Oscar plays it cool in race for the play-offs (From The Argus)

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Albion boss Oscar plays it cool in race for the play-offs

The Argus: Oscar Garcia Oscar Garcia

ALBION boss Oscar Garcia is playing it cool in the race for the play-offs.

The Spaniard has urged the Seagulls to keep their feet on the ground in the chase for a top six finish.

Their destiny is in their own hands following defeat for Ipswich at Watford on Saturday.

Wins against Blackpool at the Amex today (3pm), at home to Yeovil on Friday night and at Nottingham Forest on May 3 will book their place.

Oscar, although pleased not to be relying on other results, refuses to look too far ahead.

He told The Argus: "That is always better but we want to keep focused only on the next game.

"We don't want to get carried away, because it's not the time to do it, but it's amazing we are in this position with all the problems we've had."

Blackpool have tumbled down the table since they were in the play-off zone themselves in December. Millwall's win at Middlesbrough on Saturday dropped them into the relegation places for the first time.

Oscar warned: "These kind of teams are the most dangerous, because they are fighting for survival and they will fight for every ball. They know they have to take any chance they have to stay up."

 

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8:59am Mon 21 Apr 14

Bha1901ch says...

This could be a nail biting after noon at the Amex
Lets stay focused one game at a time, hopefully this time next week we can enjoy a great away trip to forest
We have the set up to be a premier league club i feel it is going be our year
Too many negatives have become positives !!
Cmon on boys you can do this
Lets get behind the boys today make the amex rock today singing our hearts out from start to finish
This could be a nail biting after noon at the Amex Lets stay focused one game at a time, hopefully this time next week we can enjoy a great away trip to forest We have the set up to be a premier league club i feel it is going be our year Too many negatives have become positives !! Cmon on boys you can do this Lets get behind the boys today make the amex rock today singing our hearts out from start to finish Bha1901ch
  • Score: 7

9:46am Mon 21 Apr 14

Thepieeaters says...

We the fans can do our part today by giving positive vibes from the stands to which the players will react. We have the players with the skills to win comfortably but if they feel a nervous crowd behind them that will make them anxious and vulnerable. We need to be singing and cheering all the way to victory - and the Premier league!
We the fans can do our part today by giving positive vibes from the stands to which the players will react. We have the players with the skills to win comfortably but if they feel a nervous crowd behind them that will make them anxious and vulnerable. We need to be singing and cheering all the way to victory - and the Premier league! Thepieeaters
  • Score: 10

10:06am Mon 21 Apr 14

Hugothepug says...

Agree that the crowd have a big part to play - positivity all round!
However think we have more than enough to win today.

I think The fact that Blackpool are deep in the mire is actually better for us as a point is no good to them, they have to come out and try for 3pts not park up with men behind the ball hoping for a point. Feel that they are ready to implode too! We need to be patient and pick them off - chances to get in behind will come.

I do however feel our back 5 needs to be strong and commanding as there's going to be a lot of missiles coming directly into our box so preying that the big pole starts!!

Can't wait for 3pm but quite anxious. If we can win our next 3 and go into the P/Os with momentum then we have every chance. Top sides will meet us in the P/Os but I fancy us against anyone over two legs.

Please please please let it be our year - and if it's not then fair play to everyone concerned as I'm sure most of us would have taken this situation last summer. Yes there's been issues on the way but I am happy with the job OG and the players have done this year. With the great young players coming through, a training ground that will entice the best local talent around and a chairman that bleeds blue and white the future looks very bright!
Agree that the crowd have a big part to play - positivity all round! However think we have more than enough to win today. I think The fact that Blackpool are deep in the mire is actually better for us as a point is no good to them, they have to come out and try for 3pts not park up with men behind the ball hoping for a point. Feel that they are ready to implode too! We need to be patient and pick them off - chances to get in behind will come. I do however feel our back 5 needs to be strong and commanding as there's going to be a lot of missiles coming directly into our box so preying that the big pole starts!! Can't wait for 3pm but quite anxious. If we can win our next 3 and go into the P/Os with momentum then we have every chance. Top sides will meet us in the P/Os but I fancy us against anyone over two legs. Please please please let it be our year - and if it's not then fair play to everyone concerned as I'm sure most of us would have taken this situation last summer. Yes there's been issues on the way but I am happy with the job OG and the players have done this year. With the great young players coming through, a training ground that will entice the best local talent around and a chairman that bleeds blue and white the future looks very bright! Hugothepug
  • Score: 13

12:01pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Aldrington Halt says...

We can do it, We can do it, We can do it, We can do it SEAGULLS!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
We can do it, We can do it, We can do it, We can do it SEAGULLS!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 6

1:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Gee Jay says...

When does Oscar NOT play it cool?
PLENTY NOISE THIS AFTERNOON PLEASE, Make the Amex Rock!
UTA!
When does Oscar NOT play it cool? PLENTY NOISE THIS AFTERNOON PLEASE, Make the Amex Rock! UTA! Gee Jay
  • Score: 2

1:41pm Mon 21 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

The fact that we are in with a chance of the play-offs is a result in it's self, just a few months back I honestly thought a top 8 finish would be good, but at that time we had so many injured.
I don't see Oscar making too many changes today, unless forced to. It will be interesting, for me at least, to see if Kaz startsas reports sugest that he didn't have a great game against Huddersfield, but I hope he does. Could there be a chance of Calde stepping in if Upson is not passed fit, possibly but I would expect Dunk to coninue.
Andrews and Stephens pairing up again seems right, so Ince stays on the bench. If Kaz does start then the Solly, Ulloa and Lingard trio won't change. The huddersfield match was quite physical so I guess it's possible that one or two of our lads might be carrying a knock, nothing has been said but maybe the line up will tell us if this is the situation.

A wide open match today with both teams looking for a win, can't see it being anything else as that is exactly what both teams need.
The fact that we are in with a chance of the play-offs is a result in it's self, just a few months back I honestly thought a top 8 finish would be good, but at that time we had so many injured. I don't see Oscar making too many changes today, unless forced to. It will be interesting, for me at least, to see if Kaz startsas reports sugest that he didn't have a great game against Huddersfield, but I hope he does. Could there be a chance of Calde stepping in if Upson is not passed fit, possibly but I would expect Dunk to coninue. Andrews and Stephens pairing up again seems right, so Ince stays on the bench. If Kaz does start then the Solly, Ulloa and Lingard trio won't change. The huddersfield match was quite physical so I guess it's possible that one or two of our lads might be carrying a knock, nothing has been said but maybe the line up will tell us if this is the situation. A wide open match today with both teams looking for a win, can't see it being anything else as that is exactly what both teams need. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

7:43pm Mon 21 Apr 14

tinker111 says...

Gee Jay wrote:
When does Oscar NOT play it cool?
PLENTY NOISE THIS AFTERNOON PLEASE, Make the Amex Rock!
UTA!
post match COOL NO COLD this team lacks class ,know how ,and above all leadership (COACHES SAW 5 IN TECH AREA at times) OG is lost and must move on and good luck to HIM Management level have the whip hand and ALBION will never move on under the current set up, THE £ 3 B SSSSS .
Think back YOU FAN'S what you saw under GUS last season .
I am a football fan and love the game & yes wish it was the Albion sadly club is MONEY MONEY MAD the 3 BSSSSSSS
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: When does Oscar NOT play it cool? PLENTY NOISE THIS AFTERNOON PLEASE, Make the Amex Rock! UTA![/p][/quote]post match COOL NO COLD this team lacks class ,know how ,and above all leadership (COACHES SAW 5 IN TECH AREA at times) OG is lost and must move on and good luck to HIM Management level have the whip hand and ALBION will never move on under the current set up, THE £ 3 B SSSSS . Think back YOU FAN'S what you saw under GUS last season . I am a football fan and love the game & yes wish it was the Albion sadly club is MONEY MONEY MAD the 3 BSSSSSSS tinker111
  • Score: 0

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