Dobbie denies Albion precious points

Dale Stephens leaps into the air with joy after scoring (photo Simon Dack)

Dale Stephens fires in Albion's goal

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Albion old boy Stephen Dobbie denied his old club two precious points at the Amex today.

The Scot curled a superb equaliser to give his Blackpool side a 1-1 draw with their play-off chasing hosts.

Dobbie’s 50th-minute cracker was a perfect riposte to an equally good finish from Dale Stephens just four minutes earlier.

The point was enough to keep Albion in sixth place pending Reading’s game at home to Middlesbrough tomorrow.

But it was not an impressive performance by the Seagulls.

Stephens curled a superb shot from the edge of the box into Matt Gilks’ top corner in the first minute of the second half.

He side-stepped a defender to finish in style after Leo Ulloa had chested down Stephen Ward’s deep cross.

But Dobbie played a one-two with Andy Keogh before curling his shot across Tomasz Kuszczak and inside the far post.

Half-time sub Will Buckley had the best chance to win it for the Seagulls but shot tamely over the bar after being set up by Ulloa.

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5:17pm Mon 21 Apr 14

bruce beckett says...

Oh how I long for the days of Nobby Horton and Peter Ward when this club had a little bit of bottle on the big occasion.

When you can't beat a club in total freefall like Blackpool in front of 28,000 fans on your own ground – and after taking the lead with the first kick of the second half – then you deserve nothing.

It's only the failings of other teams that have allowed us to stay in the hunt. Maybe Reading will slip up again tomorrow night but even if they do, this group of players will find a way to blow it.

Board has to decide now whether OG is the man to take us forward. If they do, they need to back him with some new players because this bunch just aren't up to the challenge.

Sorry, but two wins in the last nine games with the season on the line says it all. And we probably only beat Leicester because their players had spent three nights on the ****.
Oh how I long for the days of Nobby Horton and Peter Ward when this club had a little bit of bottle on the big occasion. When you can't beat a club in total freefall like Blackpool in front of 28,000 fans on your own ground – and after taking the lead with the first kick of the second half – then you deserve nothing. It's only the failings of other teams that have allowed us to stay in the hunt. Maybe Reading will slip up again tomorrow night but even if they do, this group of players will find a way to blow it. Board has to decide now whether OG is the man to take us forward. If they do, they need to back him with some new players because this bunch just aren't up to the challenge. Sorry, but two wins in the last nine games with the season on the line says it all. And we probably only beat Leicester because their players had spent three nights on the ****. bruce beckett
  • Score: 5

5:21pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ringtone says...

Did you know Stephen Dobbie has played for Queen of the South.

Just thought i would get it in before Arnie or one of his humourless coherts does.
Did you know Stephen Dobbie has played for Queen of the South. Just thought i would get it in before Arnie or one of his humourless coherts does. ringtone
  • Score: -2

5:30pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Gazza by the sea says...

Stephen didn't beat us. We beat ourselves. 2nd to every ball and woeful passing.
Stephen didn't beat us. We beat ourselves. 2nd to every ball and woeful passing. Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 5

5:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Tonyuk175 says...

It's still on let's keep the faith UTA
It's still on let's keep the faith UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 2

5:39pm Mon 21 Apr 14

tug509 says...

Cant beat that lot ,dobbie ,an overweight has been scores ,FFS ,we really dont want this do we ?. Yeovil are rubbing their hands ,free points at Brighton ,their giving them away .
Oscar was brilliant ,he did everything to attack ,but he couldn`t count on consistency ,or maybe he could ?. UTA
Cant beat that lot ,dobbie ,an overweight has been scores ,FFS ,we really dont want this do we ?. Yeovil are rubbing their hands ,free points at Brighton ,their giving them away . Oscar was brilliant ,he did everything to attack ,but he couldn`t count on consistency ,or maybe he could ?. UTA tug509
  • Score: -4

5:45pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

Disgraceful performance again against a lower placed team, we only turn up if it's a big club, because our players know they're in the shop window for a tidy move in the summer. If we make the play offs it will only be due to the failings of others, today was more proof that we are another poor club in an increasingly poor division. And now forest are winning to close on us, god help us if we go up, because Bloom certainly won't. All those empty seats are not there by accident.
Disgraceful performance again against a lower placed team, we only turn up if it's a big club, because our players know they're in the shop window for a tidy move in the summer. If we make the play offs it will only be due to the failings of others, today was more proof that we are another poor club in an increasingly poor division. And now forest are winning to close on us, god help us if we go up, because Bloom certainly won't. All those empty seats are not there by accident. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -11

5:59pm Mon 21 Apr 14

SMF20 says...

I've just finished talking to Dobbie and he was gutted with the reception he got. He went on to say how he tried to stay with the club and really didn't want to leave.... It got a few glares from his team mates. Stayed GP almost ruined his career. Seemed a very genuine and humble guy.
I've just finished talking to Dobbie and he was gutted with the reception he got. He went on to say how he tried to stay with the club and really didn't want to leave.... It got a few glares from his team mates. Stayed GP almost ruined his career. Seemed a very genuine and humble guy. SMF20
  • Score: 21

6:10pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Seagulls via LCFC says...

Another poor performance and an inability to score goals is letting us down. CMS should have come on for Lingard not KLL. Now depends on others to slip up. Ward had another excellent game.
Another poor performance and an inability to score goals is letting us down. CMS should have come on for Lingard not KLL. Now depends on others to slip up. Ward had another excellent game. Seagulls via LCFC
  • Score: 6

7:17pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Looking at the teams above us it may well be that it is better to miss out on the playoffs rather than have to play the additional games and then be disappointed.
Next season hopefully the one man up front system will be dropped for home games and we will be treated to entertaining and exciting football with the added bonus of more goals.
Looking at the teams above us it may well be that it is better to miss out on the playoffs rather than have to play the additional games and then be disappointed. Next season hopefully the one man up front system will be dropped for home games and we will be treated to entertaining and exciting football with the added bonus of more goals. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

7:37pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Jimmy Langley says...

This was a game where we needed to make a statement of intent from the very start but our first half lethargy had to be seen to be believed. Did we want to win the game? It certainly didn't look like it! Solly March was completely out of sorts and we had no creativity. We applied more urgency in the second half but there was no subtlety to our attacks and we were largely reduced to lumping hopeful balls into the Blackpool penalty area.
I hate to be so negative about our performance but it was seriously disappointing.
This was a game where we needed to make a statement of intent from the very start but our first half lethargy had to be seen to be believed. Did we want to win the game? It certainly didn't look like it! Solly March was completely out of sorts and we had no creativity. We applied more urgency in the second half but there was no subtlety to our attacks and we were largely reduced to lumping hopeful balls into the Blackpool penalty area. I hate to be so negative about our performance but it was seriously disappointing. Jimmy Langley
  • Score: 7

7:52pm Mon 21 Apr 14

wiseman of hove says...

Jimmy Langley wrote:
This was a game where we needed to make a statement of intent from the very start but our first half lethargy had to be seen to be believed. Did we want to win the game? It certainly didn't look like it! Solly March was completely out of sorts and we had no creativity. We applied more urgency in the second half but there was no subtlety to our attacks and we were largely reduced to lumping hopeful balls into the Blackpool penalty area.
I hate to be so negative about our performance but it was seriously disappointing.
Yours is not a negative critique but a perfect summing up of our performance this afternoon, that would be echoed by anybody there. The first half lethargy and seemingly lack of effort, was dispiriting. I am sure it will not be repeated on Friday.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Langley[/bold] wrote: This was a game where we needed to make a statement of intent from the very start but our first half lethargy had to be seen to be believed. Did we want to win the game? It certainly didn't look like it! Solly March was completely out of sorts and we had no creativity. We applied more urgency in the second half but there was no subtlety to our attacks and we were largely reduced to lumping hopeful balls into the Blackpool penalty area. I hate to be so negative about our performance but it was seriously disappointing.[/p][/quote]Yours is not a negative critique but a perfect summing up of our performance this afternoon, that would be echoed by anybody there. The first half lethargy and seemingly lack of effort, was dispiriting. I am sure it will not be repeated on Friday. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 7

7:52pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Iangira says...

I`m losing patience. That was a really poor performance today. We were like headless chickens. I`m sick of seeing Lua Lua diving all the time. The club needs a good sort out so I hope TB does it sooner rather than later. Just terrible today and totally unacceptable.
I`m losing patience. That was a really poor performance today. We were like headless chickens. I`m sick of seeing Lua Lua diving all the time. The club needs a good sort out so I hope TB does it sooner rather than later. Just terrible today and totally unacceptable. Iangira
  • Score: 4

7:58pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Iangira says...

SMF20 wrote:
I've just finished talking to Dobbie and he was gutted with the reception he got. He went on to say how he tried to stay with the club and really didn't want to leave.... It got a few glares from his team mates. Stayed GP almost ruined his career. Seemed a very genuine and humble guy.
I wouldn`t mind having him back. He was better than most of what we had on offer today.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I've just finished talking to Dobbie and he was gutted with the reception he got. He went on to say how he tried to stay with the club and really didn't want to leave.... It got a few glares from his team mates. Stayed GP almost ruined his career. Seemed a very genuine and humble guy.[/p][/quote]I wouldn`t mind having him back. He was better than most of what we had on offer today. Iangira
  • Score: 7

8:07pm Mon 21 Apr 14

OldGull says...

Tonyuk175 wrote:
It's still on let's keep the faith UTA
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: It's still on let's keep the faith UTA[/p][/quote]UTA OldGull
  • Score: 3

8:10pm Mon 21 Apr 14

OldGull says...

SMF20 wrote:
I've just finished talking to Dobbie and he was gutted with the reception he got. He went on to say how he tried to stay with the club and really didn't want to leave.... It got a few glares from his team mates. Stayed GP almost ruined his career. Seemed a very genuine and humble guy.
yes I didn't like the reception many in the crowd gave him.
No doubt that fired him up to score against us.
So the dogs abuse they dished out backfired.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I've just finished talking to Dobbie and he was gutted with the reception he got. He went on to say how he tried to stay with the club and really didn't want to leave.... It got a few glares from his team mates. Stayed GP almost ruined his career. Seemed a very genuine and humble guy.[/p][/quote]yes I didn't like the reception many in the crowd gave him. No doubt that fired him up to score against us. So the dogs abuse they dished out backfired. OldGull
  • Score: 6

9:48pm Mon 21 Apr 14

pablobrowno says...

I clapped his goal today. He never got a chance and the "fans" got the knives out for him elvers early. Sad half the fans in the ground have very few brain cells.
I clapped his goal today. He never got a chance and the "fans" got the knives out for him elvers early. Sad half the fans in the ground have very few brain cells. pablobrowno
  • Score: 2

11:21pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Free money says...

Gazza by the sea wrote:
Stephen didn't beat us. We beat ourselves. 2nd to every ball and woeful passing.
100% correct my friend.Plus Barnes help take his club up.C.M.S & Hoskins a pure waste of money.
[quote][p][bold]Gazza by the sea[/bold] wrote: Stephen didn't beat us. We beat ourselves. 2nd to every ball and woeful passing.[/p][/quote]100% correct my friend.Plus Barnes help take his club up.C.M.S & Hoskins a pure waste of money. Free money
  • Score: -4

11:21pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

In Stephen Dobbie we today saw the player we should have had. For whatever reason he never got the chance to show us what he is about. I can understand the crowd giving a player stick if he did something wrong, but Stephen never did get the chance. A good honest pro with a lot of ability. Don't the Neanderthals in our so called supporters realise they inspired him to score a fantastic goal and probably ended our promotion hopes. Well done to all who booed him. UTA
In Stephen Dobbie we today saw the player we should have had. For whatever reason he never got the chance to show us what he is about. I can understand the crowd giving a player stick if he did something wrong, but Stephen never did get the chance. A good honest pro with a lot of ability. Don't the Neanderthals in our so called supporters realise they inspired him to score a fantastic goal and probably ended our promotion hopes. Well done to all who booed him. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 5

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