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Albion boss Oscar had a vision

The Argus: Oscar Garcia celebrates with staff and players at the final whistle Oscar Garcia celebrates with staff and players at the final whistle

Albion boss Oscar Garcia told his players the play-offs would be in their hands BEFORE pipping Reading.

And the psychic Spaniard knew Leo Ulloa would come up trumps when the chance came in injury time to snatch victory at Nottingham Forest and leapfrog Reading.

The Seagulls needed to better Reading’s result at home to Burnley to edge above them into sixth.

Reading’s game had almost ended in a 2-2 draw when Ulloa headed in substitute Craig Mackail-Smith’s cross deep into stoppage time to snatch a 2-1 victory at the City Ground.

Albion had been 1-0 down at the break before Stephen Ward levelled but Oscar revealed: “In the second half I had the feeling we would score. The players knew before the game – I said to them I had the feeling it would be in our hands.

“In the second half I wanted to know the score (at Reading) because then tactically I had to change some players. I want to thank Burnley and Nottingham Forest for being so professional.”

Oscar inherited 16-goal hero Ulloa from previous manager Gus Poyet, who bought the Argentinian from Spanish club Almeria.

Oscar said: “He is the kind of player who might not be having his best game but he is always a threat and always in the right place.

“I knew he was a top goalscorer, a threat from every ball into the box. He is helping us a lot, not only scoring goals but in defence as well.”

Albion face third-placed Derby in the play-offs. The first leg is at the Amex on Thursday (7.45pm), with the away leg Sunday (5.15pm).

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6:47am Mon 5 May 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

'The psychic Spaniard'? Your reporter obviously fancies a career at 'The Sun'.
'The psychic Spaniard'? Your reporter obviously fancies a career at 'The Sun'. B rian Tawses left foot
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7:30am Mon 5 May 14

MHubbs says...

"And the psychic Spaniard knew Leo Ulloa would come up trumps when the chance came in injury time to snatch victory at Nottingham Forest and leapfrog Reading."

Tosh

Who thinks up this garbage??
"And the psychic Spaniard knew Leo Ulloa would come up trumps when the chance came in injury time to snatch victory at Nottingham Forest and leapfrog Reading." Tosh Who thinks up this garbage?? MHubbs
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7:54am Mon 5 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Completely agree with the first two comments. Absolute garbage and I bet OG will be embarrassed if he reads it too.
Motivational? Yes.
psychic? Don't be silly. It cheapens his worth.
Completely agree with the first two comments. Absolute garbage and I bet OG will be embarrassed if he reads it too. Motivational? Yes. psychic? Don't be silly. It cheapens his worth. Albion In Staffs
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8:37am Mon 5 May 14

twonk says...

Our ex player in red looks a bit fed up in that picture.
Our ex player in red looks a bit fed up in that picture. twonk
  • Score: 6

9:01am Mon 5 May 14

JeffLomer says...

twonk wrote:
Our ex player in red looks a bit fed up in that picture.
Dan Harding you would off been everytime he got the ball he was booed
Up the albion
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: Our ex player in red looks a bit fed up in that picture.[/p][/quote]Dan Harding you would off been everytime he got the ball he was booed Up the albion JeffLomer
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12:19pm Mon 5 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

It would seem that Burnley's manager could do with experiencing a vision or two in the transfer market.

I just read an article on the, 'News Now,' web site, which was about Adam Lefondre and his future. Within this article there is a statement from Dyche that tells of his concerns of being able to form a squad numbering 25 players, the minimum the prem div rules require clubs to have. He says that he has about 18 right now. I find that such an odd statement to make.
It would seem that Burnley's manager could do with experiencing a vision or two in the transfer market. I just read an article on the, 'News Now,' web site, which was about Adam Lefondre and his future. Within this article there is a statement from Dyche that tells of his concerns of being able to form a squad numbering 25 players, the minimum the prem div rules require clubs to have. He says that he has about 18 right now. I find that such an odd statement to make. VegasSeagull
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5:07pm Mon 5 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
It would seem that Burnley's manager could do with experiencing a vision or two in the transfer market.

I just read an article on the, 'News Now,' web site, which was about Adam Lefondre and his future. Within this article there is a statement from Dyche that tells of his concerns of being able to form a squad numbering 25 players, the minimum the prem div rules require clubs to have. He says that he has about 18 right now. I find that such an odd statement to make.
its aimed at putting pressure on his Chairman to cough up. Nothing more. Classic.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: It would seem that Burnley's manager could do with experiencing a vision or two in the transfer market. I just read an article on the, 'News Now,' web site, which was about Adam Lefondre and his future. Within this article there is a statement from Dyche that tells of his concerns of being able to form a squad numbering 25 players, the minimum the prem div rules require clubs to have. He says that he has about 18 right now. I find that such an odd statement to make.[/p][/quote]its aimed at putting pressure on his Chairman to cough up. Nothing more. Classic. Albion In Staffs
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8:08pm Mon 5 May 14

the taffster says...

lets start with lualua.ulloa and buckley and take the game t o derby on Thursday......attack from the off....uta...
lets start with lualua.ulloa and buckley and take the game t o derby on Thursday......attack from the off....uta... the taffster
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