Upson will play through the pain for Albion

Matthew Upson has an ankle injury

Matthew Upson has an ankle injury

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Matt Upson has vowed to play through discomfort in the push for play-off glory.

The Albion centre-back returned to action despite a small tear in an ankle tendon in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Blackpool.

He does not expect the problem to rule him out of Albion’s last two league games – or any matches which might follow.

Upson said: “It’s something I don’t think is going to ease off too much at this stage of the season. I’m trying to get through and just finish the season well from a personal point of view.

“I think it needs rest. It’s just painful. I take some tablets and hopefully see it through.

“I haven’t trained a lot. I train as much as I can.

“At this stage of the season, with the amount of games, the training is not as important. I just want to make sure I am fit and ready for selection in every game.”

He added: “There is plenty of rest time if the season extends. It won’t be problem.”

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8:34am Tue 22 Apr 14

graham w says...

Well done matty another fine performance yesterday, shame some of yr team members didnt aspire to same level, namly andrews, solly, why is it the only person who can cross a ball is ward,????....
Well done matty another fine performance yesterday, shame some of yr team members didnt aspire to same level, namly andrews, solly, why is it the only person who can cross a ball is ward,????.... graham w
  • Score: 7

8:41am Tue 22 Apr 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position.

That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show.

I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup!

The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club.

I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work!

Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having.

Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle.

Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!!

So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time.

To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around!

Roll on Friday!!!!
Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position. That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show. I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup! The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club. I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work! Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having. Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle. Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!! So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time. To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around! Roll on Friday!!!! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 38

9:04am Tue 22 Apr 14

Guernsey gull says...

What a great post from Wisdom Speaks, I endorse everything you wrote.
The paragraph on Oscar was extremely interesting.
Well done .
What a great post from Wisdom Speaks, I endorse everything you wrote. The paragraph on Oscar was extremely interesting. Well done . Guernsey gull
  • Score: 5

9:13am Tue 22 Apr 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position.

That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show.

I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup!

The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club.

I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work!

Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having.

Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle.

Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!!

So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time.

To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around!

Roll on Friday!!!!
take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position. That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show. I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup! The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club. I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work! Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having. Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle. Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!! So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time. To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around! Roll on Friday!!!![/p][/quote]take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence. Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -20

9:37am Tue 22 Apr 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position.

That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show.

I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup!

The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club.

I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work!

Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having.

Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle.

Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!!

So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time.

To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around!

Roll on Friday!!!!
take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.
Thank you Asleep in Dorset. I appreciate your comments and I spent most of my life believing that. Eventually, thank goodness, I learned that when I keep wearing my 'Rose Tinted Specs' - I keep experiencing a 'Rose Tinted Life'.

When I kept telling the story how I wanted it to be and not how I didn't want it to be I suddenly started to get more of how I wanted it to be!

I can imagine that might sound like a bunch of 'what makes the grass grow green in Texas' to you and many others, as it did when I was first taught these principles, so I do understand.

However, thankfully, football is beginning to embrace these concepts more and more. Google an interview which Sky did with Daniel Sturridge. He was asked what has caused him to change so dramatically and become the prolific goal scorer he has become.

He explained that this guy who Liverpool employ works with the minds of all the players and the staff. He admitted that he thought it was all a bit 'woo woo' at first but then he saw the evidence for himself.

One of the things he does is sit glued to his i pad on the coach watching a replay of every goal he has scored, put together for him by the club's media department. He hears the roar of the crowd as his goals hit the back of the net and he feels inwardly the joy of scoring. Steven Gerrard has been using the same guy and he is available to all the staff and players.

Now, at last, the FA have climbed out of their ancient caves and Roy Hodgson is taking the guy to Brazil with the World Cup Squad. What he has helped achieve with Liverpool is incredible and the sooner Tony Bloom gets him on board, or someone like him, the better.

If the supporters could learn from him as well - we would really see things!

If anyone is interested to learn, his name is Dr Steve Peters and his book is The Chimp Paradox!
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position. That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show. I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup! The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club. I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work! Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having. Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle. Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!! So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time. To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around! Roll on Friday!!!![/p][/quote]take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.[/p][/quote]Thank you Asleep in Dorset. I appreciate your comments and I spent most of my life believing that. Eventually, thank goodness, I learned that when I keep wearing my 'Rose Tinted Specs' - I keep experiencing a 'Rose Tinted Life'. When I kept telling the story how I wanted it to be and not how I didn't want it to be I suddenly started to get more of how I wanted it to be! I can imagine that might sound like a bunch of 'what makes the grass grow green in Texas' to you and many others, as it did when I was first taught these principles, so I do understand. However, thankfully, football is beginning to embrace these concepts more and more. Google an interview which Sky did with Daniel Sturridge. He was asked what has caused him to change so dramatically and become the prolific goal scorer he has become. He explained that this guy who Liverpool employ works with the minds of all the players and the staff. He admitted that he thought it was all a bit 'woo woo' at first but then he saw the evidence for himself. One of the things he does is sit glued to his i pad on the coach watching a replay of every goal he has scored, put together for him by the club's media department. He hears the roar of the crowd as his goals hit the back of the net and he feels inwardly the joy of scoring. Steven Gerrard has been using the same guy and he is available to all the staff and players. Now, at last, the FA have climbed out of their ancient caves and Roy Hodgson is taking the guy to Brazil with the World Cup Squad. What he has helped achieve with Liverpool is incredible and the sooner Tony Bloom gets him on board, or someone like him, the better. If the supporters could learn from him as well - we would really see things! If anyone is interested to learn, his name is Dr Steve Peters and his book is The Chimp Paradox! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 9

9:51am Tue 22 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Asleep in Dorset wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position.

That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show.

I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup!

The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club.

I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work!

Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having.

Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle.

Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!!

So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time.

To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around!

Roll on Friday!!!!
take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.
Thank you Asleep in Dorset. I appreciate your comments and I spent most of my life believing that. Eventually, thank goodness, I learned that when I keep wearing my 'Rose Tinted Specs' - I keep experiencing a 'Rose Tinted Life'.

When I kept telling the story how I wanted it to be and not how I didn't want it to be I suddenly started to get more of how I wanted it to be!

I can imagine that might sound like a bunch of 'what makes the grass grow green in Texas' to you and many others, as it did when I was first taught these principles, so I do understand.

However, thankfully, football is beginning to embrace these concepts more and more. Google an interview which Sky did with Daniel Sturridge. He was asked what has caused him to change so dramatically and become the prolific goal scorer he has become.

He explained that this guy who Liverpool employ works with the minds of all the players and the staff. He admitted that he thought it was all a bit 'woo woo' at first but then he saw the evidence for himself.

One of the things he does is sit glued to his i pad on the coach watching a replay of every goal he has scored, put together for him by the club's media department. He hears the roar of the crowd as his goals hit the back of the net and he feels inwardly the joy of scoring. Steven Gerrard has been using the same guy and he is available to all the staff and players.

Now, at last, the FA have climbed out of their ancient caves and Roy Hodgson is taking the guy to Brazil with the World Cup Squad. What he has helped achieve with Liverpool is incredible and the sooner Tony Bloom gets him on board, or someone like him, the better.

If the supporters could learn from him as well - we would really see things!

If anyone is interested to learn, his name is Dr Steve Peters and his book is The Chimp Paradox!
Some of the performances this season have been enough to send supporters into a trance like state as it is, so we really don't need this hocus pocus witchcraft. Someone like Dave Bassett would be good to add a bit of old style team spirit which has been lacking and iron out the creases, Bloom needs to get straight on the phone and get him on board. He could really make a differnce at the Amex.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position. That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show. I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup! The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club. I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work! Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having. Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle. Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!! So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time. To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around! Roll on Friday!!!![/p][/quote]take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.[/p][/quote]Thank you Asleep in Dorset. I appreciate your comments and I spent most of my life believing that. Eventually, thank goodness, I learned that when I keep wearing my 'Rose Tinted Specs' - I keep experiencing a 'Rose Tinted Life'. When I kept telling the story how I wanted it to be and not how I didn't want it to be I suddenly started to get more of how I wanted it to be! I can imagine that might sound like a bunch of 'what makes the grass grow green in Texas' to you and many others, as it did when I was first taught these principles, so I do understand. However, thankfully, football is beginning to embrace these concepts more and more. Google an interview which Sky did with Daniel Sturridge. He was asked what has caused him to change so dramatically and become the prolific goal scorer he has become. He explained that this guy who Liverpool employ works with the minds of all the players and the staff. He admitted that he thought it was all a bit 'woo woo' at first but then he saw the evidence for himself. One of the things he does is sit glued to his i pad on the coach watching a replay of every goal he has scored, put together for him by the club's media department. He hears the roar of the crowd as his goals hit the back of the net and he feels inwardly the joy of scoring. Steven Gerrard has been using the same guy and he is available to all the staff and players. Now, at last, the FA have climbed out of their ancient caves and Roy Hodgson is taking the guy to Brazil with the World Cup Squad. What he has helped achieve with Liverpool is incredible and the sooner Tony Bloom gets him on board, or someone like him, the better. If the supporters could learn from him as well - we would really see things! If anyone is interested to learn, his name is Dr Steve Peters and his book is The Chimp Paradox![/p][/quote]Some of the performances this season have been enough to send supporters into a trance like state as it is, so we really don't need this hocus pocus witchcraft. Someone like Dave Bassett would be good to add a bit of old style team spirit which has been lacking and iron out the creases, Bloom needs to get straight on the phone and get him on board. He could really make a differnce at the Amex. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -15

10:14am Tue 22 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past.

Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-)

And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.
Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past. Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-) And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 10

10:30am Tue 22 Apr 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past.

Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-)

And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.
Well said EPA! I totally agree with you - although I have thoughts re your James Millner/ Lionel Messi example. When I'm working with people I get them to acknowledge that they have the same physical attributes as their heroes and that WITH THE SAME DEDICATION, and CHANGING THEIR MINDSET, they can be as beneficial to the team as these heroes - albeit in differing ways.

And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! Interesting how much stick some of our fans used to give to Stephen Dobbie when he was here!!!!

And by the way - in your list of Di Canio, John Beck etc.....I could add Gus Poyet!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past. Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-) And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.[/p][/quote]Well said EPA! I totally agree with you - although I have thoughts re your James Millner/ Lionel Messi example. When I'm working with people I get them to acknowledge that they have the same physical attributes as their heroes and that WITH THE SAME DEDICATION, and CHANGING THEIR MINDSET, they can be as beneficial to the team as these heroes - albeit in differing ways. And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! Interesting how much stick some of our fans used to give to Stephen Dobbie when he was here!!!! And by the way - in your list of Di Canio, John Beck etc.....I could add Gus Poyet!!!!! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 5

10:52am Tue 22 Apr 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

WisdomSpeaks is spot on.
Everything considered Oscar has performed brilliantly. He is learning our game and we should stick with him and he with us. UTA
WisdomSpeaks is spot on. Everything considered Oscar has performed brilliantly. He is learning our game and we should stick with him and he with us. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 6

11:16am Tue 22 Apr 14

Claude Back says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past.

Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-)

And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.
Well said EPA! I totally agree with you - although I have thoughts re your James Millner/ Lionel Messi example. When I'm working with people I get them to acknowledge that they have the same physical attributes as their heroes and that WITH THE SAME DEDICATION, and CHANGING THEIR MINDSET, they can be as beneficial to the team as these heroes - albeit in differing ways.

And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! Interesting how much stick some of our fans used to give to Stephen Dobbie when he was here!!!!

And by the way - in your list of Di Canio, John Beck etc.....I could add Gus Poyet!!!!!
And there it is....If you were truly as wise as you claim you would realise that without Poyet's enormous influence all over the Club we would not be as high as we are. He transformed the Club into a far more professional and efficient outfit than we were before he came in. Seems memories are short but prejudice remains longer. Yes, Poyet has his faults but he started our transformation with T.B.'s foresight. That's why I still hold affection for Gus as he began something good which others will undoubtedly finish. We were the Champions in League 1 and will be again in the Championship....even
tually.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past. Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-) And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.[/p][/quote]Well said EPA! I totally agree with you - although I have thoughts re your James Millner/ Lionel Messi example. When I'm working with people I get them to acknowledge that they have the same physical attributes as their heroes and that WITH THE SAME DEDICATION, and CHANGING THEIR MINDSET, they can be as beneficial to the team as these heroes - albeit in differing ways. And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! Interesting how much stick some of our fans used to give to Stephen Dobbie when he was here!!!! And by the way - in your list of Di Canio, John Beck etc.....I could add Gus Poyet!!!!![/p][/quote]And there it is....If you were truly as wise as you claim you would realise that without Poyet's enormous influence all over the Club we would not be as high as we are. He transformed the Club into a far more professional and efficient outfit than we were before he came in. Seems memories are short but prejudice remains longer. Yes, Poyet has his faults but he started our transformation with T.B.'s foresight. That's why I still hold affection for Gus as he began something good which others will undoubtedly finish. We were the Champions in League 1 and will be again in the Championship....even tually. Claude Back
  • Score: -3

11:29am Tue 22 Apr 14

Claude Back says...

Wisdom Speaks said:
And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! I

Didn't Jesus of Nazareth say almost the same thing about hatred a couple of thousand years ago? He has a good book out too.
Wisdom Speaks said: And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! I Didn't Jesus of Nazareth say almost the same thing about hatred a couple of thousand years ago? He has a good book out too. Claude Back
  • Score: 2

11:33am Tue 22 Apr 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Claude Back wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past.

Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-)

And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.
Well said EPA! I totally agree with you - although I have thoughts re your James Millner/ Lionel Messi example. When I'm working with people I get them to acknowledge that they have the same physical attributes as their heroes and that WITH THE SAME DEDICATION, and CHANGING THEIR MINDSET, they can be as beneficial to the team as these heroes - albeit in differing ways.

And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! Interesting how much stick some of our fans used to give to Stephen Dobbie when he was here!!!!

And by the way - in your list of Di Canio, John Beck etc.....I could add Gus Poyet!!!!!
And there it is....If you were truly as wise as you claim you would realise that without Poyet's enormous influence all over the Club we would not be as high as we are. He transformed the Club into a far more professional and efficient outfit than we were before he came in. Seems memories are short but prejudice remains longer. Yes, Poyet has his faults but he started our transformation with T.B.'s foresight. That's why I still hold affection for Gus as he began something good which others will undoubtedly finish. We were the Champions in League 1 and will be again in the Championship....even

tually.
I totally agree with you re the Gus/Tony Bloom era. When that was the main partnership at the club things flowed! My comments as you can read referred to his histrionics on the touch line.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past. Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-) And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.[/p][/quote]Well said EPA! I totally agree with you - although I have thoughts re your James Millner/ Lionel Messi example. When I'm working with people I get them to acknowledge that they have the same physical attributes as their heroes and that WITH THE SAME DEDICATION, and CHANGING THEIR MINDSET, they can be as beneficial to the team as these heroes - albeit in differing ways. And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! Interesting how much stick some of our fans used to give to Stephen Dobbie when he was here!!!! And by the way - in your list of Di Canio, John Beck etc.....I could add Gus Poyet!!!!![/p][/quote]And there it is....If you were truly as wise as you claim you would realise that without Poyet's enormous influence all over the Club we would not be as high as we are. He transformed the Club into a far more professional and efficient outfit than we were before he came in. Seems memories are short but prejudice remains longer. Yes, Poyet has his faults but he started our transformation with T.B.'s foresight. That's why I still hold affection for Gus as he began something good which others will undoubtedly finish. We were the Champions in League 1 and will be again in the Championship....even tually.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you re the Gus/Tony Bloom era. When that was the main partnership at the club things flowed! My comments as you can read referred to his histrionics on the touch line. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 2

12:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past.

Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-)

And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.
think I'm talking about the technical area, not the pitch.....but now you mention it.......
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Daniel Sturridge isn't the only sportsman who has done impressive things after reading The Chimp Paradox, Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have all used him in the past. Running through all your best moments will always help to create a positive mindset, especially if your form is just starting to dip and you're doubting yourself. But you still need the ability to start with - it won't make James Milner the next Lionel Messi :-) And talking about OG, as a player I'd rather have someone thoughtful on the pitch who I believed was thinking deeply about the match than a prat like Di Canio waving his arms around and swearing like a spoilt child who has had the TV turned off. Anyone can be a Graham Taylor or a John Beck and shout at players, but we have moved on from that, thankfully.[/p][/quote]think I'm talking about the technical area, not the pitch.....but now you mention it....... Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Tue 22 Apr 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Claude Back wrote:
Wisdom Speaks said:
And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! I

Didn't Jesus of Nazareth say almost the same thing about hatred a couple of thousand years ago? He has a good book out too.
Right on! The greatest teacher of mind/body/spirit there has ever been!!!! Like so many great teachers, mis-understood by many which caused them to project their unconscious guilt onto him! Now we call for teachers - not martyrs!!!
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Wisdom Speaks said: And, yes, Dr Peters has been enormously beneficial to other sportsmen and women. I am so excited that at last football is beginning to open their minds as well. One thing I know - if our supporters showed some interest in his book and were willing to learn - the ones who shout hatred and abuse to the officials, opposing players and supporters now - would never do it again when they realize that THEY are the ones who will suffer! I Didn't Jesus of Nazareth say almost the same thing about hatred a couple of thousand years ago? He has a good book out too.[/p][/quote]Right on! The greatest teacher of mind/body/spirit there has ever been!!!! Like so many great teachers, mis-understood by many which caused them to project their unconscious guilt onto him! Now we call for teachers - not martyrs!!! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 1

2:40pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Brighton Bill says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position.

That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show.

I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup!

The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club.

I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work!

Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having.

Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle.

Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!!

So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time.

To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around!

Roll on Friday!!!!
take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.
Excellent comments, Oscar your body actions or (lack of them) are pathetic, why don't you just sit down and watch from the bench, yesterday was dire, what do I know I have only been watching this lot for 52 Years. Brighton Bill
in Bradford West Yorkshire.
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position. That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show. I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup! The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club. I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work! Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having. Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle. Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!! So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time. To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around! Roll on Friday!!!![/p][/quote]take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.[/p][/quote]Excellent comments, Oscar your body actions or (lack of them) are pathetic, why don't you just sit down and watch from the bench, yesterday was dire, what do I know I have only been watching this lot for 52 Years. Brighton Bill in Bradford West Yorkshire. Brighton Bill
  • Score: 0

4:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

To baldly go says...

Wtf, go to the library hippies! Let's all shout well done and clap when the likes of Ulloa sends the next penalty into orbit! I wonder if it mentions about throwing the hair dryer at your players to wake them up at half time etc, that seemed to work wonders, might be just what our players need, or a good kick up the arse!
Wtf, go to the library hippies! Let's all shout well done and clap when the likes of Ulloa sends the next penalty into orbit! I wonder if it mentions about throwing the hair dryer at your players to wake them up at half time etc, that seemed to work wonders, might be just what our players need, or a good kick up the arse! To baldly go
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Free money says...

Brighton Bill wrote:
Asleep in Dorset wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position.

That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show.

I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup!

The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club.

I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work!

Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having.

Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle.

Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!!

So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time.

To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around!

Roll on Friday!!!!
take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.
Excellent comments, Oscar your body actions or (lack of them) are pathetic, why don't you just sit down and watch from the bench, yesterday was dire, what do I know I have only been watching this lot for 52 Years. Brighton Bill
in Bradford West Yorkshire.
Outstanding post Bill.You was spot on with what you said after the game.But you must understand Bill most of the above don't ever go to games they post on this site the full 90mins.Like you point out Bill you have been watching 52 years and it was dire.Ive been going almost 40 years and almost never seen so little passion from staff & players alike.The bad thing is the crowd are feeling it also.The above don't understand this because their not really there.Anyway the above is about Upson.A top man & great player this season a thousand times better than Dunk.Saying that Upson with one leg would be better than Dunk.Anyway you keep talking for the real fans Bill.
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness for Matthew Upson! So good to hear a player show real solid common sense, a true balanced view and a clear appreciation of how well we've done this season and remembering that we are still in a great position. That's what we need right now. We have that level of intelligence in our manager as well - thankfully! There seems to be a misconception that in order to be strong, passionate or showing that you care, you have to shout and get animated and exasperated for a big show. I've always thought that's nonsense. The most brilliant and successful England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, didn't even get off his seat once when his England team won him the World Cup! The most encouraging thing I witnessed in Oscar's post match interview on Seagull Player was his steely determination he showed when asked by Adrian Harms 'are there things you will want to change this summer'. Oscar seemed to develop an air of determination and some anger when he replied that yes indeed there definitely would be because he now understood so many things better. The players, English football and other people in the club. I got a sense that he could well look for some assurances as to how things are going to work! Personally, I am enjoying the incredible exciting end to the season and when I cast my mind back to when the season began with the club in complete disarray with the manager situation, I feel very grateful for the season we are having. Let's remember, the only time we have been to a play off final to go into the top division was when we also crept into 6th spot with almost the last KICK of the normal season! Who could ever forget that peach of a left foot free kick from Dean Wilkins against Phil Parkes in the Ipswich goal? Then none of the so called pundits gave us a chance against Millwall in the semi final who had a fantastic team with the young Teddy Sheringham at full throttle. Yet we murdered them at the Goldstone 4-1 and also beat them at a hotbed Old Den in the return. The manager then, Barry Lloyd, was similarly a quiet thinking man who took terrible abuse from many fans who were totally unaware of the behind the scenes shenanigans he was having to deal with as well as trying to build a successful team. They soon found out though when the Archer/Stanley team finally took control!!!! So let's all remain positive and grateful and supportive - like Matthew Upson, who I sincerely hope wins the Player of The Season AND, who I hope the club find a role for him when he finally calls it a day on his playing time. To build a decent football club you need decent people and I think he is one of the most decent around! Roll on Friday!!!![/p][/quote]take off your rose tinted specs....football 50 odd years ago was a different animal, so the Ramsey reference is irrelevant. Do you like to see your manager/coach stand in technical area, hands in pockets, staring at the ground ? If there was passion from Oscar, I'm sure we'd see more on the pitch. I've given up for this season, play-offs or not, yesterday was the final straw, totally inept performance against a bottom three club. I know the league table doesn't lie, but how the hell we've got where we are, God only knows, we can't score, we lack bite in midfield, only saving grace being our defence.[/p][/quote]Excellent comments, Oscar your body actions or (lack of them) are pathetic, why don't you just sit down and watch from the bench, yesterday was dire, what do I know I have only been watching this lot for 52 Years. Brighton Bill in Bradford West Yorkshire.[/p][/quote]Outstanding post Bill.You was spot on with what you said after the game.But you must understand Bill most of the above don't ever go to games they post on this site the full 90mins.Like you point out Bill you have been watching 52 years and it was dire.Ive been going almost 40 years and almost never seen so little passion from staff & players alike.The bad thing is the crowd are feeling it also.The above don't understand this because their not really there.Anyway the above is about Upson.A top man & great player this season a thousand times better than Dunk.Saying that Upson with one leg would be better than Dunk.Anyway you keep talking for the real fans Bill. Free money
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9:59pm Tue 22 Apr 14

fratsomrover says...

Good to see Matt is prepared to play through the pain barrier.
Rather like us spectators coming week after week hoping to see our team play with attacking intent and passion and having to endure the inept tactics employed by Oscar.
Did Oscar really say
"We wanted to start brightly but we couldn't because Blackpool kept the ball and it was hard for us to get it back."

For Christs sake, what does he expect ? Isn't that part of the game, to stop your opposition from getting the ball. What did he expect, that they would keep giving it to us ?

Our tactics Oscar are to stop teams dictating how they want to play the game. Maybe playing a higher line, keeping pressure on their back four so that their keeper cant keep feeding the ball to the full backs and forcing him to kick it long just might improve our chances of gaining possession a little more often ?
I wrote last week that we had total control of our own destiny and that fortune would favor the brave (bold).
Was it really asking so much to be brave for the first 45 minutes on Monday, to take the game to the opposition, to strike first and really get them rocking. We had nothing to lose and everything to gain yet we went out with a whimper. How many shots on target in those first 45 mins ?
Now we have conceded our position to Reading and the blame lies with the strategist who defines how the team plays.
Good to see Matt is prepared to play through the pain barrier. Rather like us spectators coming week after week hoping to see our team play with attacking intent and passion and having to endure the inept tactics employed by Oscar. Did Oscar really say "We wanted to start brightly but we couldn't because Blackpool kept the ball and it was hard for us to get it back." For Christs sake, what does he expect ? Isn't that part of the game, to stop your opposition from getting the ball. What did he expect, that they would keep giving it to us ? Our tactics Oscar are to stop teams dictating how they want to play the game. Maybe playing a higher line, keeping pressure on their back four so that their keeper cant keep feeding the ball to the full backs and forcing him to kick it long just might improve our chances of gaining possession a little more often ? I wrote last week that we had total control of our own destiny and that fortune would favor the brave (bold). Was it really asking so much to be brave for the first 45 minutes on Monday, to take the game to the opposition, to strike first and really get them rocking. We had nothing to lose and everything to gain yet we went out with a whimper. How many shots on target in those first 45 mins ? Now we have conceded our position to Reading and the blame lies with the strategist who defines how the team plays. fratsomrover
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1:54am Wed 23 Apr 14

Free money says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Good to see Matt is prepared to play through the pain barrier.
Rather like us spectators coming week after week hoping to see our team play with attacking intent and passion and having to endure the inept tactics employed by Oscar.
Did Oscar really say
"We wanted to start brightly but we couldn't because Blackpool kept the ball and it was hard for us to get it back."

For Christs sake, what does he expect ? Isn't that part of the game, to stop your opposition from getting the ball. What did he expect, that they would keep giving it to us ?

Our tactics Oscar are to stop teams dictating how they want to play the game. Maybe playing a higher line, keeping pressure on their back four so that their keeper cant keep feeding the ball to the full backs and forcing him to kick it long just might improve our chances of gaining possession a little more often ?
I wrote last week that we had total control of our own destiny and that fortune would favor the brave (bold).
Was it really asking so much to be brave for the first 45 minutes on Monday, to take the game to the opposition, to strike first and really get them rocking. We had nothing to lose and everything to gain yet we went out with a whimper. How many shots on target in those first 45 mins ?
Now we have conceded our position to Reading and the blame lies with the strategist who defines how the team plays.
A true outstanding post from yet another real fan.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Good to see Matt is prepared to play through the pain barrier. Rather like us spectators coming week after week hoping to see our team play with attacking intent and passion and having to endure the inept tactics employed by Oscar. Did Oscar really say "We wanted to start brightly but we couldn't because Blackpool kept the ball and it was hard for us to get it back." For Christs sake, what does he expect ? Isn't that part of the game, to stop your opposition from getting the ball. What did he expect, that they would keep giving it to us ? Our tactics Oscar are to stop teams dictating how they want to play the game. Maybe playing a higher line, keeping pressure on their back four so that their keeper cant keep feeding the ball to the full backs and forcing him to kick it long just might improve our chances of gaining possession a little more often ? I wrote last week that we had total control of our own destiny and that fortune would favor the brave (bold). Was it really asking so much to be brave for the first 45 minutes on Monday, to take the game to the opposition, to strike first and really get them rocking. We had nothing to lose and everything to gain yet we went out with a whimper. How many shots on target in those first 45 mins ? Now we have conceded our position to Reading and the blame lies with the strategist who defines how the team plays.[/p][/quote]A true outstanding post from yet another real fan. Free money
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