Albion urged to make a fast start in crunch game

Nathan Jones, right

Nathan Jones, right

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

NATHAN Jones has urged Albion to land an early blow against his old club Yeovil tonight.

The Seagulls soon took charge in convincing wins at champions Leicester and at home to Charlton but Oscar Garcia's side have been slow to get going since then in successive stalemates at Huddersfield and against Blackpool at the Amex on Monday.

Albion No. 2 Jones said: “We look for fast starts. We realise the importance of getting the first goal at any level, especially Championship level, because it's so competitive and sides that get the first goal invariably do well in each and every game.

“We look for a fast start to get the crowd going, to get a real good atmosphere, to put people on the back foot, like a boxer.

“We want to land those first couple of punches. Sometimes it doesn't happen, sometimes it does. If I could guarantee it every game then I'd be the best in the world but we aim for that.”

Jones ended his playing career at relegation-doomed Yeovil after leaving Albion and also cut his managerial teeth with them.

“I went there for a certain reason,” said the Welshman. “It worked out fantastically well, exactly the way I wanted.

“When I left here I wanted to prolong my career at 32 and as it was I played until I was 39 and they gave me a start in management as the assistant there.

“I had seven fantastic years. If they have any added motivation that's up to them. Every side that comes here is motivated."

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5:22am Fri 25 Apr 14

saraman says...

It would appear that he and OG have got the message at last.
I dread to imagine the atmosphere at the final whistle if we don't take three points tonight.
It would appear that he and OG have got the message at last. I dread to imagine the atmosphere at the final whistle if we don't take three points tonight. saraman
  • Score: -1

6:05am Fri 25 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Saraman we go in to every game wanting to get the first goal, and for the fans at the end if we don't get the result, we wish should be proud off our season this year, anyone that wants to boo them I for one hope they choke on there prawn sandwich, the Amex atmosphere has got to be electric tonight from the start, some people on here moan about our style off football we play yes it can be boring but I think it's the right way to play, the ones who do moan can you tell me if you have renewed your season tickets for next season seeing as some hate our style and coach so much,

Leave the negativity at home tonight and get behind the boys!!!!
Onwards and upwards!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Saraman we go in to every game wanting to get the first goal, and for the fans at the end if we don't get the result, we wish should be proud off our season this year, anyone that wants to boo them I for one hope they choke on there prawn sandwich, the Amex atmosphere has got to be electric tonight from the start, some people on here moan about our style off football we play yes it can be boring but I think it's the right way to play, the ones who do moan can you tell me if you have renewed your season tickets for next season seeing as some hate our style and coach so much, Leave the negativity at home tonight and get behind the boys!!!! Onwards and upwards!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 21

6:08am Fri 25 Apr 14

Seagull John says...

Yes, but what does Oscar think?
Yes, but what does Oscar think? Seagull John
  • Score: -6

6:36am Fri 25 Apr 14

WestStander17 says...

Hopefully the fact that Yeovil are already down will mean they come to have fun rather than just park the bus. We struggle when teams come to defend as we lack creativity in midfield, especially without Orlandi.

Even if we don't get that early goal, lets keep supporting the team right through to the end. Moans and groans each time a pass is misplaced doesn't help. 1-0 in the 89th minute will do just fine!
Hopefully the fact that Yeovil are already down will mean they come to have fun rather than just park the bus. We struggle when teams come to defend as we lack creativity in midfield, especially without Orlandi. Even if we don't get that early goal, lets keep supporting the team right through to the end. Moans and groans each time a pass is misplaced doesn't help. 1-0 in the 89th minute will do just fine! WestStander17
  • Score: 9

6:41am Fri 25 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Seagull John

I think your find Oscar is thinking a win and three points tonight,
What you thinking John !!
Up the Albion!!!!
Seagull John I think your find Oscar is thinking a win and three points tonight, What you thinking John !! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 4

6:59am Fri 25 Apr 14

twonk says...

Amazing idea. Shame they didn't come up with this brainwave at the start of the season.
Amazing idea. Shame they didn't come up with this brainwave at the start of the season. twonk
  • Score: 3

7:14am Fri 25 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

Nathan Jones must be given the managers job and a transfer warchest. He is a shrew with the heart of a lion.
Nathan Jones must be given the managers job and a transfer warchest. He is a shrew with the heart of a lion. Norfolk and way
  • Score: -9

10:14am Fri 25 Apr 14

Gee Jay says...

There appears to be a lot of knockers on here this morning. There should be only one place for the knockers.
Answers please.
Missed out on a Forest ticket at the beginning of the week, but have just managed to get a 'Reds' fan to get me a seat (hope its not down at the Trent End).

UTA Twice the noise tonight please!
There appears to be a lot of knockers on here this morning. There should be only one place for the knockers. Answers please. Missed out on a Forest ticket at the beginning of the week, but have just managed to get a 'Reds' fan to get me a seat (hope its not down at the Trent End). UTA Twice the noise tonight please! Gee Jay
  • Score: 1

10:48am Fri 25 Apr 14

Claude Back says...

Gee Jay wrote:
There appears to be a lot of knockers on here this morning. There should be only one place for the knockers.
Answers please.
Missed out on a Forest ticket at the beginning of the week, but have just managed to get a 'Reds' fan to get me a seat (hope its not down at the Trent End).

UTA Twice the noise tonight please!
Umm, I quite like 'knockers' although I have never seen any on this particular site.
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: There appears to be a lot of knockers on here this morning. There should be only one place for the knockers. Answers please. Missed out on a Forest ticket at the beginning of the week, but have just managed to get a 'Reds' fan to get me a seat (hope its not down at the Trent End). UTA Twice the noise tonight please![/p][/quote]Umm, I quite like 'knockers' although I have never seen any on this particular site. Claude Back
  • Score: 7

12:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

Villa have told Shay Given that he can go if a bid comes in for him, could he replace TK, if as expected TK moves on?
Villa have told Shay Given that he can go if a bid comes in for him, could he replace TK, if as expected TK moves on? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

12:50pm Fri 25 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Villa have told Shay Given that he can go if a bid comes in for him, could he replace TK, if as expected TK moves on?
nah the more I think about it the less I like the idea, at 38 he is not for us, good back up keeper tho, just for a season.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Villa have told Shay Given that he can go if a bid comes in for him, could he replace TK, if as expected TK moves on?[/p][/quote]nah the more I think about it the less I like the idea, at 38 he is not for us, good back up keeper tho, just for a season. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Fri 25 Apr 14

gilbertthecat says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Villa have told Shay Given that he can go if a bid comes in for him, could he replace TK, if as expected TK moves on?
nah the more I think about it the less I like the idea, at 38 he is not for us, good back up keeper tho, just for a season.
If TK does goo then I'd have SG ahead of CA or PB any day - usual rules would apply though - he'd want Prem wages and that ain't going to happen south Junction 8 of the M23.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Villa have told Shay Given that he can go if a bid comes in for him, could he replace TK, if as expected TK moves on?[/p][/quote]nah the more I think about it the less I like the idea, at 38 he is not for us, good back up keeper tho, just for a season.[/p][/quote]If TK does goo then I'd have SG ahead of CA or PB any day - usual rules would apply though - he'd want Prem wages and that ain't going to happen south Junction 8 of the M23. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 2

2:31pm Fri 25 Apr 14

gordongull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Saraman we go in to every game wanting to get the first goal, and for the fans at the end if we don't get the result, we wish should be proud off our season this year, anyone that wants to boo them I for one hope they choke on there prawn sandwich, the Amex atmosphere has got to be electric tonight from the start, some people on here moan about our style off football we play yes it can be boring but I think it's the right way to play, the ones who do moan can you tell me if you have renewed your season tickets for next season seeing as some hate our style and coach so much,

Leave the negativity at home tonight and get behind the boys!!!!
Onwards and upwards!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If it wasn't for the moaners you'd have nothing to moan about.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Saraman we go in to every game wanting to get the first goal, and for the fans at the end if we don't get the result, we wish should be proud off our season this year, anyone that wants to boo them I for one hope they choke on there prawn sandwich, the Amex atmosphere has got to be electric tonight from the start, some people on here moan about our style off football we play yes it can be boring but I think it's the right way to play, the ones who do moan can you tell me if you have renewed your season tickets for next season seeing as some hate our style and coach so much, Leave the negativity at home tonight and get behind the boys!!!! Onwards and upwards!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If it wasn't for the moaners you'd have nothing to moan about. gordongull
  • Score: 1

3:48pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

gordongull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Saraman we go in to every game wanting to get the first goal, and for the fans at the end if we don't get the result, we wish should be proud off our season this year, anyone that wants to boo them I for one hope they choke on there prawn sandwich, the Amex atmosphere has got to be electric tonight from the start, some people on here moan about our style off football we play yes it can be boring but I think it's the right way to play, the ones who do moan can you tell me if you have renewed your season tickets for next season seeing as some hate our style and coach so much,

Leave the negativity at home tonight and get behind the boys!!!!
Onwards and upwards!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If it wasn't for the moaners you'd have nothing to moan about.
What a post what a nob!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Saraman we go in to every game wanting to get the first goal, and for the fans at the end if we don't get the result, we wish should be proud off our season this year, anyone that wants to boo them I for one hope they choke on there prawn sandwich, the Amex atmosphere has got to be electric tonight from the start, some people on here moan about our style off football we play yes it can be boring but I think it's the right way to play, the ones who do moan can you tell me if you have renewed your season tickets for next season seeing as some hate our style and coach so much, Leave the negativity at home tonight and get behind the boys!!!! Onwards and upwards!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If it wasn't for the moaners you'd have nothing to moan about.[/p][/quote]What a post what a nob!!!!!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

sussexfoz says...

No chance...up the palace
No chance...up the palace sussexfoz
  • Score: -3

4:25pm Fri 25 Apr 14

gordongull says...

Fair point Jeff.
Not one of my better ones.
Fair point Jeff. Not one of my better ones. gordongull
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

gordongull wrote:
Fair point Jeff.
Not one of my better ones.
Gordon i apologise two games to go we dont need negative posts, can you imagine if we were unfortunate not to win tonight, Mr Gloom and Mr Doom will have a field day on here if we do not win tonight, i can guarantee there will be 100 plus posts if we do not win, like vultures tearing at a carcus!!!!!!!! up the albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Fair point Jeff. Not one of my better ones.[/p][/quote]Gordon i apologise two games to go we dont need negative posts, can you imagine if we were unfortunate not to win tonight, Mr Gloom and Mr Doom will have a field day on here if we do not win tonight, i can guarantee there will be 100 plus posts if we do not win, like vultures tearing at a carcus!!!!!!!! up the albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

4:53pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

sussexfoz wrote:
No chance...up the palace
palace muppet can you take Norfolk and Way with you and both jog on to that dump you call Croydon you mug !!!!!!!!!!!!! up the albion!!!! seagulls!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]sussexfoz[/bold] wrote: No chance...up the palace[/p][/quote]palace muppet can you take Norfolk and Way with you and both jog on to that dump you call Croydon you mug !!!!!!!!!!!!! up the albion!!!! seagulls!!!!!!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 4

4:59pm Fri 25 Apr 14

gordongull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
gordongull wrote:
Fair point Jeff.
Not one of my better ones.
Gordon i apologise two games to go we dont need negative posts, can you imagine if we were unfortunate not to win tonight, Mr Gloom and Mr Doom will have a field day on here if we do not win tonight, i can guarantee there will be 100 plus posts if we do not win, like vultures tearing at a carcus!!!!!!!! up the albion!!!!
I can't speak for anyone else, Jeff, but personally I can live with it if we lose this evening as long as we play attacking football to create as many chances as possible to win the game.
I don't believe that has happened often enough this season, which is the basis of most of my criticism.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Fair point Jeff. Not one of my better ones.[/p][/quote]Gordon i apologise two games to go we dont need negative posts, can you imagine if we were unfortunate not to win tonight, Mr Gloom and Mr Doom will have a field day on here if we do not win tonight, i can guarantee there will be 100 plus posts if we do not win, like vultures tearing at a carcus!!!!!!!! up the albion!!!![/p][/quote]I can't speak for anyone else, Jeff, but personally I can live with it if we lose this evening as long as we play attacking football to create as many chances as possible to win the game. I don't believe that has happened often enough this season, which is the basis of most of my criticism. gordongull
  • Score: 0

5:08pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

gordongull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
gordongull wrote:
Fair point Jeff.
Not one of my better ones.
Gordon i apologise two games to go we dont need negative posts, can you imagine if we were unfortunate not to win tonight, Mr Gloom and Mr Doom will have a field day on here if we do not win tonight, i can guarantee there will be 100 plus posts if we do not win, like vultures tearing at a carcus!!!!!!!! up the albion!!!!
I can't speak for anyone else, Jeff, but personally I can live with it if we lose this evening as long as we play attacking football to create as many chances as possible to win the game.
I don't believe that has happened often enough this season, which is the basis of most of my criticism.
We got to get at them from the first whistle quick attacking going forward, not side to side the goal is not on the half way line, i get what you mean Gordon we have got to take our chances tonight!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Fair point Jeff. Not one of my better ones.[/p][/quote]Gordon i apologise two games to go we dont need negative posts, can you imagine if we were unfortunate not to win tonight, Mr Gloom and Mr Doom will have a field day on here if we do not win tonight, i can guarantee there will be 100 plus posts if we do not win, like vultures tearing at a carcus!!!!!!!! up the albion!!!![/p][/quote]I can't speak for anyone else, Jeff, but personally I can live with it if we lose this evening as long as we play attacking football to create as many chances as possible to win the game. I don't believe that has happened often enough this season, which is the basis of most of my criticism.[/p][/quote]We got to get at them from the first whistle quick attacking going forward, not side to side the goal is not on the half way line, i get what you mean Gordon we have got to take our chances tonight!!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

5:50pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Just heard that the x Barcelona coach has just passed away lost his battle with cancer, R.I.P.
Just heard that the x Barcelona coach has just passed away lost his battle with cancer, R.I.P. JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

6:31pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Aldrington Halt says...

An open game, end to end stuff is what we want..Come on you Seagulls!!!!
An open game, end to end stuff is what we want..Come on you Seagulls!!!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 0

2:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Someone get Nathan a LOUDHAILER!!!!!!!!!
Someone get Nathan a LOUDHAILER!!!!!!!!! Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

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