Calderon calls for cool heads in second leg

Jesse Lingard watches Lee Grant push Leo Ulloa's shot on to the bar as Albion push for an equaliser

Jesse Lingard watches Lee Grant push Leo Ulloa's shot on to the bar as Albion push for an equaliser

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Inigo Calderon insists Albion need not go crazy as they chase a play-off comeback at Derby.

The experienced right-back is convinced his side can still claim a final place, despite their 2-1 reverse in tonight’s home leg.

And he reckons patience could be the key in Sunday’s return meeting.

Calderon, who laid on Jesse Lingard’s 18th-minute opener tonight, said: “We have to score but we don’t have to go crazy up there because it’s 90 minutes and it’s just one goal.

“We need to score one more to draw it.”

Calderon felt the Seagulls were out of luck tonight but said they gave it their all, even after falling behind to a freak rebound off Tomasz Kuszczak.

He added: “We hit the bar, they hit the bar and it hit Tomasz’s back and went in.

“In this kind of game one small detail makes a big difference.

“The second half was complicated. We knew we couldn’t concede one more goal or it was game over.

“At the same time we had to try to push and get at least a draw.

“We know it will be like that at Derby as well.

“I think we tried everything we could. We tried to pass, tried to cross, tried to shoot. We tried set-pieces, long balls, everything.

“We cannot ask any more from the players.

“We did everything and we will do the same up there. We have a chance.”

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11:56pm Thu 8 May 14

Piglet1 says...

Well played Caldi. MOM for me.
Well played Caldi. MOM for me. Piglet1
  • Score: 4

11:59pm Thu 8 May 14

Dolph Ins says...

I thought we played well tonight. Looking at the stats we played better than that. I wish I had a ticket for Sunday now as i think we have a good chance of winning this. UTA
I thought we played well tonight. Looking at the stats we played better than that. I wish I had a ticket for Sunday now as i think we have a good chance of winning this. UTA Dolph Ins
  • Score: 7

2:16am Fri 9 May 14

Free money says...

Dolph Ins wrote:
I thought we played well tonight. Looking at the stats we played better than that. I wish I had a ticket for Sunday now as i think we have a good chance of winning this. UTA
Maybe but they can't put the ball in the net you mug.Ulloa is wasting his time.
[quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: I thought we played well tonight. Looking at the stats we played better than that. I wish I had a ticket for Sunday now as i think we have a good chance of winning this. UTA[/p][/quote]Maybe but they can't put the ball in the net you mug.Ulloa is wasting his time. Free money
  • Score: -13

4:47am Fri 9 May 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Free money wrote:
Lets start with Solly and CMS goz he looks fit to me.Lets get freeloading scum like JFC,Agustien,and Hoskins off the wage bill asap.Told tonight 100% Greer out and Dunk in next season lol.Its a done deal b4 a ball is even kicked lol haha. Andrews keeps his nice house in Hove and the vile freeloaders work away with more free money.Thanks Solly and CMS for even trying anyway.Im sure LCFC had the pen there for Ulloa.JFC is vile lower league scum only in the game because of his family contacts.
Yaaaaawwwwwnn

Well played lads. We didn't have the luck last night and Derby had it in bucket loads. Referees seem to favour away teams too, so maybe next game we will see some of the Derby shirt pulling and man handling punished. Preferably in the 92nd minute!

UTA and farewell Free money. See you under your next name no doubt.
[quote][p][bold]Free money[/bold] wrote: Lets start with Solly and CMS goz he looks fit to me.Lets get freeloading scum like JFC,Agustien,and Hoskins off the wage bill asap.Told tonight 100% Greer out and Dunk in next season lol.Its a done deal b4 a ball is even kicked lol haha. Andrews keeps his nice house in Hove and the vile freeloaders work away with more free money.Thanks Solly and CMS for even trying anyway.Im sure LCFC had the pen there for Ulloa.JFC is vile lower league scum only in the game because of his family contacts.[/p][/quote]Yaaaaawwwwwnn Well played lads. We didn't have the luck last night and Derby had it in bucket loads. Referees seem to favour away teams too, so maybe next game we will see some of the Derby shirt pulling and man handling punished. Preferably in the 92nd minute! UTA and farewell Free money. See you under your next name no doubt. Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 9

7:16am Fri 9 May 14

bbb1969 says...

Great first 30 mins but a rare mistake by Upson meant nearly all heads went down after the penalty went in. Impressed with March and CMS but have to say JFC did not exist in that game and lacked confidence.
I am all for younsters getting a chance but OG does seem to persevere with him so he must be performing in training.
I think Upson and Greer had a poor performnce after the first 30 mins and were undone by the quick 1 touch football a couple of times but it did come from runs with midfield wher JFC and Andrews were poor.
Disagree with some comments about Orlandi; thought he played well but does lack a little strength.
Great first 30 mins but a rare mistake by Upson meant nearly all heads went down after the penalty went in. Impressed with March and CMS but have to say JFC did not exist in that game and lacked confidence. I am all for younsters getting a chance but OG does seem to persevere with him so he must be performing in training. I think Upson and Greer had a poor performnce after the first 30 mins and were undone by the quick 1 touch football a couple of times but it did come from runs with midfield wher JFC and Andrews were poor. Disagree with some comments about Orlandi; thought he played well but does lack a little strength. bbb1969
  • Score: 3

7:20am Fri 9 May 14

bbb1969 says...

It's also only 1-0 with 90 mins to go so a 2-0 win will take us to Wembly and our away form is better than our home form.
March and CMS and Ince to start, not sure Lua Lua needs to start though and leave him to replace a tired CMS if need be.
It's also only 1-0 with 90 mins to go so a 2-0 win will take us to Wembly and our away form is better than our home form. March and CMS and Ince to start, not sure Lua Lua needs to start though and leave him to replace a tired CMS if need be. bbb1969
  • Score: 3

11:01pm Mon 12 May 14

Mark Dixon says...

Living in Somerset l listened to the game on the radio, we seem to play well in the first half but fell away in the second.

Sorry as much as l would like to say we will get something at Derby l can't see it and why on earth with Ince on the bench wasn't he playing the full game??
Living in Somerset l listened to the game on the radio, we seem to play well in the first half but fell away in the second. Sorry as much as l would like to say we will get something at Derby l can't see it and why on earth with Ince on the bench wasn't he playing the full game?? Mark Dixon
  • Score: 0

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