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LuaLua is our special one

The Argus: Kazenga LuaLua scored as a substitute against Yeovil last Friday Kazenga LuaLua scored as a substitute against Yeovil last Friday

Albion boss Oscar Garcia has labelled Kazenga LuaLua a “special player” as he ponders whether to start with the winger or hold him in reserve at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

LuaLua came on to score the opener in Friday’s 2-0 victory over Yeovil at the Amex, which has kept the Seagulls in the hunt for the play-offs on the final day.

The enigmatic former Newcastle flyer’s first goal of the season followed his demotion to the bench after a sequence of four starts.

Oscar told The Argus: “He has big potential. He is a special player and you have to treat him as a special player.

“We are trying to manage him as best as we can and I think he is playing really well.

“He hadn’t played four or five games in a row until this season and he’s working hard on his defence. He is improving and hopefully he will keep improving for the rest of his career.

“He is the kind of player that can be the perfect impact player for any team but I don’t want him only as an impact. He can help us during 90 minutes, over several games in a row.”

Oscar is also glad to have Andrea Orlandi back in contention after the Spaniard’s first appearance since March 1 against Yeovil. Orlandi missed two first half chances before being substituted after the break and later complaining of ‘flu-type symptoms.

Oscar said: “It has been a difficult season for him, because he’s had some injuries. Now he is fit enough. He is a player with a good technical level and he can help us.”

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6:01am Tue 29 Apr 14

twonk says...

Another mistake in a headline. Do you have any vacancies?
Another mistake in a headline. Do you have any vacancies? twonk
  • Score: -14

6:42am Tue 29 Apr 14

Albion In Staffs says...

I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery.
Just in time for summer...
I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery. Just in time for summer... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 8

7:17am Tue 29 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning boys,
no brained really we have to we have to start with the most attacking formation we can defenders hate pace so start kaz and Buckley on wings get at them from the start, we need to make sure we win our game, no good bringing either them two on if were chasing the game, start them both you never no we could have them beat by halftime!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Morning boys, no brained really we have to we have to start with the most attacking formation we can defenders hate pace so start kaz and Buckley on wings get at them from the start, we need to make sure we win our game, no good bringing either them two on if were chasing the game, start them both you never no we could have them beat by halftime!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 17

7:31am Tue 29 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery.
Just in time for summer...
We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!!
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery. Just in time for summer...[/p][/quote]We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -9

8:07am Tue 29 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery.
Just in time for summer...
We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!!
Up the Albion!!!!
With regards to the photo of lua lua, his goal was with his right foot?
I think we have a year option on lua lua this summer, outstanding talent on his day, but can we carry him and Buckley and try and retain a settled side?
I keep reading fans wanting all out attack on Saturday? Why?
We need to win the game , 1-0 will do perfectly, Vegas on another thread wanted to go with 3 central defenders! Lol
Let's take the season on its merits, it's our defending that has achieved where we are, the idea we should break the mould in the hope it's going to come off against a decent side is laughable in such a important game, we need upson back desparately .. Sorry but my nerves are going to be at breaking point, I don't need Dunk passing the ball without looking!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery. Just in time for summer...[/p][/quote]We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]With regards to the photo of lua lua, his goal was with his right foot? I think we have a year option on lua lua this summer, outstanding talent on his day, but can we carry him and Buckley and try and retain a settled side? I keep reading fans wanting all out attack on Saturday? Why? We need to win the game , 1-0 will do perfectly, Vegas on another thread wanted to go with 3 central defenders! Lol Let's take the season on its merits, it's our defending that has achieved where we are, the idea we should break the mould in the hope it's going to come off against a decent side is laughable in such a important game, we need upson back desparately .. Sorry but my nerves are going to be at breaking point, I don't need Dunk passing the ball without looking! mark by the sea
  • Score: -8

8:08am Tue 29 Apr 14

dave from bexill says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery.
Just in time for summer...
Lol, thats funny
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery. Just in time for summer...[/p][/quote]Lol, thats funny dave from bexill
  • Score: -3

8:51am Tue 29 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery.
Just in time for summer...
We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!!
Up the Albion!!!!
With regards to the photo of lua lua, his goal was with his right foot?
I think we have a year option on lua lua this summer, outstanding talent on his day, but can we carry him and Buckley and try and retain a settled side?
I keep reading fans wanting all out attack on Saturday? Why?
We need to win the game , 1-0 will do perfectly, Vegas on another thread wanted to go with 3 central defenders! Lol
Let's take the season on its merits, it's our defending that has achieved where we are, the idea we should break the mould in the hope it's going to come off against a decent side is laughable in such a important game, we need upson back desparately .. Sorry but my nerves are going to be at breaking point, I don't need Dunk passing the ball without looking!
Mark end off the day we've got to win and not worry what's going on else were that's out off our hands, yes I read what Vegas wrote me personally would like to see Stephens and Bruno over lapping going forward, can we keep Buckley and kaz only if they get over there prolonged injuries
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery. Just in time for summer...[/p][/quote]We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]With regards to the photo of lua lua, his goal was with his right foot? I think we have a year option on lua lua this summer, outstanding talent on his day, but can we carry him and Buckley and try and retain a settled side? I keep reading fans wanting all out attack on Saturday? Why? We need to win the game , 1-0 will do perfectly, Vegas on another thread wanted to go with 3 central defenders! Lol Let's take the season on its merits, it's our defending that has achieved where we are, the idea we should break the mould in the hope it's going to come off against a decent side is laughable in such a important game, we need upson back desparately .. Sorry but my nerves are going to be at breaking point, I don't need Dunk passing the ball without looking![/p][/quote]Mark end off the day we've got to win and not worry what's going on else were that's out off our hands, yes I read what Vegas wrote me personally would like to see Stephens and Bruno over lapping going forward, can we keep Buckley and kaz only if they get over there prolonged injuries Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

8:59am Tue 29 Apr 14

Albion In Staffs says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery.
Just in time for summer...
We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!!
Up the Albion!!!!
With regards to the photo of lua lua, his goal was with his right foot?
I think we have a year option on lua lua this summer, outstanding talent on his day, but can we carry him and Buckley and try and retain a settled side?
I keep reading fans wanting all out attack on Saturday? Why?
We need to win the game , 1-0 will do perfectly, Vegas on another thread wanted to go with 3 central defenders! Lol
Let's take the season on its merits, it's our defending that has achieved where we are, the idea we should break the mould in the hope it's going to come off against a decent side is laughable in such a important game, we need upson back desparately .. Sorry but my nerves are going to be at breaking point, I don't need Dunk passing the ball without looking!
Mark end off the day we've got to win and not worry what's going on else were that's out off our hands, yes I read what Vegas wrote me personally would like to see Stephens and Bruno over lapping going forward, can we keep Buckley and kaz only if they get over there prolonged injuries
Up the Albion!!!!
I disagreed with our ex-pat friend's analysis and he didn't seem to like the fact he was challenged, but never mind.
Suggesting we do something completely different in a one-off and potentially valuable game is total madness. For the last few months, people on here have complained we can't even know do what we're supposed to be doing, so how on earth a change to the norm can be advocated is beyond me.
We will live or die on the basis of what we do best and hope it's good enough. And if anyone want's to know what that is, I'm not sure I know either.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery. Just in time for summer...[/p][/quote]We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]With regards to the photo of lua lua, his goal was with his right foot? I think we have a year option on lua lua this summer, outstanding talent on his day, but can we carry him and Buckley and try and retain a settled side? I keep reading fans wanting all out attack on Saturday? Why? We need to win the game , 1-0 will do perfectly, Vegas on another thread wanted to go with 3 central defenders! Lol Let's take the season on its merits, it's our defending that has achieved where we are, the idea we should break the mould in the hope it's going to come off against a decent side is laughable in such a important game, we need upson back desparately .. Sorry but my nerves are going to be at breaking point, I don't need Dunk passing the ball without looking![/p][/quote]Mark end off the day we've got to win and not worry what's going on else were that's out off our hands, yes I read what Vegas wrote me personally would like to see Stephens and Bruno over lapping going forward, can we keep Buckley and kaz only if they get over there prolonged injuries Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]I disagreed with our ex-pat friend's analysis and he didn't seem to like the fact he was challenged, but never mind. Suggesting we do something completely different in a one-off and potentially valuable game is total madness. For the last few months, people on here have complained we can't even know do what we're supposed to be doing, so how on earth a change to the norm can be advocated is beyond me. We will live or die on the basis of what we do best and hope it's good enough. And if anyone want's to know what that is, I'm not sure I know either. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 10

8:59am Tue 29 Apr 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery.
Just in time for summer...
We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!!
Up the Albion!!!!
With regards to the photo of lua lua, his goal was with his right foot?
I think we have a year option on lua lua this summer, outstanding talent on his day, but can we carry him and Buckley and try and retain a settled side?
I keep reading fans wanting all out attack on Saturday? Why?
We need to win the game , 1-0 will do perfectly, Vegas on another thread wanted to go with 3 central defenders! Lol
Let's take the season on its merits, it's our defending that has achieved where we are, the idea we should break the mould in the hope it's going to come off against a decent side is laughable in such a important game, we need upson back desparately .. Sorry but my nerves are going to be at breaking point, I don't need Dunk passing the ball without looking!
Mark end off the day we've got to win and not worry what's going on else were that's out off our hands, yes I read what Vegas wrote me personally would like to see Stephens and Bruno over lapping going forward, can we keep Buckley and kaz only if they get over there prolonged injuries
Up the Albion!!!!
I disagreed with our ex-pat friend's analysis and he didn't seem to like the fact he was challenged, but never mind.
Suggesting we do something completely different in a one-off and potentially valuable game is total madness. For the last few months, people on here have complained we can't even know do what we're supposed to be doing, so how on earth a change to the norm can be advocated is beyond me.
We will live or die on the basis of what we do best and hope it's good enough. And if anyone want's to know what that is, I'm not sure I know either.
excuse the typos but you get my drift.....
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I must say that in the past couple of weeks, it's been comforting to read about a number of players who've had serial injury problems through the season, but are now on the verge of full recovery. Just in time for summer...[/p][/quote]We better wrap them in cotton wool so when there on there summer holidays they don't slip when get on there sun loungers, because might be bit difficult for them!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]With regards to the photo of lua lua, his goal was with his right foot? I think we have a year option on lua lua this summer, outstanding talent on his day, but can we carry him and Buckley and try and retain a settled side? I keep reading fans wanting all out attack on Saturday? Why? We need to win the game , 1-0 will do perfectly, Vegas on another thread wanted to go with 3 central defenders! Lol Let's take the season on its merits, it's our defending that has achieved where we are, the idea we should break the mould in the hope it's going to come off against a decent side is laughable in such a important game, we need upson back desparately .. Sorry but my nerves are going to be at breaking point, I don't need Dunk passing the ball without looking![/p][/quote]Mark end off the day we've got to win and not worry what's going on else were that's out off our hands, yes I read what Vegas wrote me personally would like to see Stephens and Bruno over lapping going forward, can we keep Buckley and kaz only if they get over there prolonged injuries Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]I disagreed with our ex-pat friend's analysis and he didn't seem to like the fact he was challenged, but never mind. Suggesting we do something completely different in a one-off and potentially valuable game is total madness. For the last few months, people on here have complained we can't even know do what we're supposed to be doing, so how on earth a change to the norm can be advocated is beyond me. We will live or die on the basis of what we do best and hope it's good enough. And if anyone want's to know what that is, I'm not sure I know either.[/p][/quote]excuse the typos but you get my drift..... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

9:05am Tue 29 Apr 14

russellsnr2 says...

I no we all want a win on Saturday be it 0-1 or 0-4
And LuaLua should start the game but IMO a more important matter is tonight with the Birmingham V Wigan game and the hope that Birmingham can get a win as then come Saturday we have two teams to chase for 6th spot with not a lot of GD difference to worry about.
I no we all want a win on Saturday be it 0-1 or 0-4 And LuaLua should start the game but IMO a more important matter is tonight with the Birmingham V Wigan game and the hope that Birmingham can get a win as then come Saturday we have two teams to chase for 6th spot with not a lot of GD difference to worry about. russellsnr2
  • Score: 7

9:24am Tue 29 Apr 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Morning boys,
no brained really we have to we have to start with the most attacking formation we can defenders hate pace so start kaz and Buckley on wings get at them from the start, we need to make sure we win our game, no good bringing either them two on if were chasing the game, start them both you never no we could have them beat by halftime!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Not sure about that - if we do make a quick start and score early we'll just sit back, get nervy and concede a late goal as usual.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning boys, no brained really we have to we have to start with the most attacking formation we can defenders hate pace so start kaz and Buckley on wings get at them from the start, we need to make sure we win our game, no good bringing either them two on if were chasing the game, start them both you never no we could have them beat by halftime!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Not sure about that - if we do make a quick start and score early we'll just sit back, get nervy and concede a late goal as usual. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 2

10:23am Tue 29 Apr 14

AGT999 says...

For me he only does it when he comes on with half an hour to go, when did he last have a major effect when starting? Let him loose against tiring defenders with 30 minutes to go and he's deadly
For me he only does it when he comes on with half an hour to go, when did he last have a major effect when starting? Let him loose against tiring defenders with 30 minutes to go and he's deadly AGT999
  • Score: 5

10:49am Tue 29 Apr 14

Neville says...

even a Birmingham draw would help
even a Birmingham draw would help Neville
  • Score: 3

11:28am Tue 29 Apr 14

OldGull says...

Kaz is without doubt at his most effective as a 2nd half sub.
So no brainer for me, bring him on sometime between 45 & 55 mins.

I would settle for a last minute winner, although my nerves would be in shreds.by then.

UTA
Kaz is without doubt at his most effective as a 2nd half sub. So no brainer for me, bring him on sometime between 45 & 55 mins. I would settle for a last minute winner, although my nerves would be in shreds.by then. UTA OldGull
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Tue 29 Apr 14

gordongull says...

AburridoEnTrabajo wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning boys,
no brained really we have to we have to start with the most attacking formation we can defenders hate pace so start kaz and Buckley on wings get at them from the start, we need to make sure we win our game, no good bringing either them two on if were chasing the game, start them both you never no we could have them beat by halftime!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Not sure about that - if we do make a quick start and score early we'll just sit back, get nervy and concede a late goal as usual.
You think an early goal would be bad for us?
You are right that we might concede a late equalizer, but a draw will be enough if, as I expect, Burnley win their game at Reading.
[quote][p][bold]AburridoEnTrabajo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning boys, no brained really we have to we have to start with the most attacking formation we can defenders hate pace so start kaz and Buckley on wings get at them from the start, we need to make sure we win our game, no good bringing either them two on if were chasing the game, start them both you never no we could have them beat by halftime!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Not sure about that - if we do make a quick start and score early we'll just sit back, get nervy and concede a late goal as usual.[/p][/quote]You think an early goal would be bad for us? You are right that we might concede a late equalizer, but a draw will be enough if, as I expect, Burnley win their game at Reading. gordongull
  • Score: 1

1:21pm Tue 29 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

Yep I did suggest playing a back 3 instead of a back 4, and some think that a silly idea, that's cool, but an, 'outside of the box,' approach can work. Look at what Oscar, and some on here are saying, we might be losing or at least not winning, so what do we do with Kaz. The question surely should be, why are we losing or not winning.
Playing our tried and tested approach has not produced many goals this season, why do some think that will change at Forest? Kaz is, to my mind, an impact sub and as such his role is to turn a game around, to get something from the game when we have nothing.
The reason for him being on the bench is like having an insurance policy, if the tried and tested doesn't get us what we want, which far too many times it hasn't, we can turn to Kaz. My approach to this vital match would be to go out with all guns blazing, and having a back 3 with Andrews and Ince in front of them would allow this, Ince playing slightly deeper than Andrews.

Two wide attacking players, Lingard atacking from midfield, and CMS with Ulloa, two strikers up front. If Oscar wants to hold Kaz back then start with Solly and Buckley. My out of the box thinking simply allows CMS to start and for us to have two playing wide, of course if you prefer the tried and tested route, then we go with just one up front and just one wide player, the route so many have moaned about all season, and the one that Forest will have prepared for, who dares wins Rodney.
Yep I did suggest playing a back 3 instead of a back 4, and some think that a silly idea, that's cool, but an, 'outside of the box,' approach can work. Look at what Oscar, and some on here are saying, we might be losing or at least not winning, so what do we do with Kaz. The question surely should be, why are we losing or not winning. Playing our tried and tested approach has not produced many goals this season, why do some think that will change at Forest? Kaz is, to my mind, an impact sub and as such his role is to turn a game around, to get something from the game when we have nothing. The reason for him being on the bench is like having an insurance policy, if the tried and tested doesn't get us what we want, which far too many times it hasn't, we can turn to Kaz. My approach to this vital match would be to go out with all guns blazing, and having a back 3 with Andrews and Ince in front of them would allow this, Ince playing slightly deeper than Andrews. Two wide attacking players, Lingard atacking from midfield, and CMS with Ulloa, two strikers up front. If Oscar wants to hold Kaz back then start with Solly and Buckley. My out of the box thinking simply allows CMS to start and for us to have two playing wide, of course if you prefer the tried and tested route, then we go with just one up front and just one wide player, the route so many have moaned about all season, and the one that Forest will have prepared for, who dares wins Rodney. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

1:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

gazzamagoo says...

Kaz's strength is obviously beating tired defenders. They know what he's going to do, we all know what he's going to do. But he's too fast and powerful to stop. Knock the ball to the byline, beat the defender to the ball and whip in a killer cross, 1 nil! This is why he isn't quite as effective over 90 minutes, he's not quite good enough at this level to beat most Championship defenders who are fresh.
Kaz's strength is obviously beating tired defenders. They know what he's going to do, we all know what he's going to do. But he's too fast and powerful to stop. Knock the ball to the byline, beat the defender to the ball and whip in a killer cross, 1 nil! This is why he isn't quite as effective over 90 minutes, he's not quite good enough at this level to beat most Championship defenders who are fresh. gazzamagoo
  • Score: 1

1:37pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Try to relax try to relax...bring on the Kazenganator!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UTA
Try to relax try to relax...bring on the Kazenganator!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! UTA Aldrington Halt
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