Oscar calls for finest moment

Oscar Garcia ahead of the first leg

Oscar Garcia ahead of the first leg

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Oscar Garcia says leading Albion into the Premier League would be the highlight of his career.

The head coach won domestic and European trophies with Barcelona, played for his country and guided Maccabi Tel Aviv to their first Israeli title for a decade last season.

But Oscar, 41, has revealed steering the Seagulls to the top flight from behind in the Championship play-offs against Derby County in his debut season in English football would top the lot. He said: “Yes, absolutely, because I am a young manager. I won a title in Tel Aviv, which was very important for me.

“I made history in the Barcelona youth department because in my first year I won all the titles but to go with Brighton to the Premier League, of course it will be there.

“As a player you feel different because you are part of a group and you have a manager. As a manager you control most things. I think it’s different.”

Albion go into tomorrow’s second leg against Derby at the iPro Stadium (5.15) 2-1 down but Oscar is buoyed by their away record.

The Seagulls have won four and drawn three of their last eight games on the road, including a resounding 4-1 victory at champions Leicester, as they bid to pull off an improbable recovery to reach the Wembley final against Wigan or QPR in a fortnight.

Oscar said: “We have showed we can beat big teams away from home. We never give up and I think the tie is very much alive.

“To be more accurate in front of goal is the main thing. If we’d had players with higher totals (goals) we wouldn’t have needed to wait until the last day to get into the play-offs.

“But this is something we are working very hard on in training sessions to try to improve. Hopefully we can change this on Sunday.”

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10:19am Sat 10 May 14

Neville says...

OG is right to be optimistic but this problem regarding goals has been with us all season so to keep saying we will keep practicing on the training is nonsense.Goal scoring is an art and to get our goal problems sorted we need quality strikers with pace and players not afraid to shoot.
The quality of crossing by players not looking up before hitting the ball has been evident with the exception of Conway and players seem to avoid taking responsibility to shoot,too often the easy option of a sideways or back pass is chosen. These basic fundamentals should have been sorted out during the season not just for the final game.
Hopeful for Sunday but Ince must play and CMS from the start, plus Lingaard.
Would also like Andrews to be on bench as he slows play up too much,but don't,t think OG will change things unfortunately.
OG is right to be optimistic but this problem regarding goals has been with us all season so to keep saying we will keep practicing on the training is nonsense.Goal scoring is an art and to get our goal problems sorted we need quality strikers with pace and players not afraid to shoot. The quality of crossing by players not looking up before hitting the ball has been evident with the exception of Conway and players seem to avoid taking responsibility to shoot,too often the easy option of a sideways or back pass is chosen. These basic fundamentals should have been sorted out during the season not just for the final game. Hopeful for Sunday but Ince must play and CMS from the start, plus Lingaard. Would also like Andrews to be on bench as he slows play up too much,but don't,t think OG will change things unfortunately. Neville
  • Score: 6

10:43am Sat 10 May 14

lenward says...

I must admit, that I was disappointed on thursday that Oscar did not give CMS longer play time, especially as he said in the paper that it was the time to give him more playing time, I thought at least 30 minutes. He would have harassed the life out of that defence. Lets hope in the second leg Oscar gives him longer.
I must admit, that I was disappointed on thursday that Oscar did not give CMS longer play time, especially as he said in the paper that it was the time to give him more playing time, I thought at least 30 minutes. He would have harassed the life out of that defence. Lets hope in the second leg Oscar gives him longer. lenward
  • Score: 9

10:44am Sat 10 May 14

fairweathersupporter says...

The Player's Oath:

I swear by fozzie’s headband
That I will do my best
And come the final battle
I will pass the test

I swear on the ashes of the Goldstone
And on the blue and white
That I do all that is asked of me
That I will stand and fight

I swear on Robbie’s left boot
And all those that have gone before
That I will not be found wanting
Whatever the score


I will not dive and moan
And I will never give in
I will chase and tackle
I will play to win

I will play through adversity
And overcome the unjust
I will not falter
And in Oscar will trust

I will earn my contract
I will give my all
For good old Sussex by the sea
I will stand or fall

And come the final whistle
Whatever the result may be
The faithful and the fickle will say
No one could have asked anymore of me.
The Player's Oath: I swear by fozzie’s headband That I will do my best And come the final battle I will pass the test I swear on the ashes of the Goldstone And on the blue and white That I do all that is asked of me That I will stand and fight I swear on Robbie’s left boot And all those that have gone before That I will not be found wanting Whatever the score I will not dive and moan And I will never give in I will chase and tackle I will play to win I will play through adversity And overcome the unjust I will not falter And in Oscar will trust I will earn my contract I will give my all For good old Sussex by the sea I will stand or fall And come the final whistle Whatever the result may be The faithful and the fickle will say No one could have asked anymore of me. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 38

10:49am Sat 10 May 14

To baldly go says...

Strange, but I feel more confident of a result tomorrow than I did Thursday night, as soon as I saw Thursdays team sheet I knew it would be another one of those games, we were to negative and to light in midfield imo.
Dunk for Upson is fine for me, Buckley to much of a risk, I would start March and LuaLua, Derby have witnessed first hand what these 2 are capable of and they would need to defend in numbers against them which would restrict them in attacking us.
Ince must start, and I would reverse the Lingard - Cms situation, start Cms and if he tires swap with Lingard second half. We have 90 minutes to get something out of the game, start at pace and keep it going.
TK, Ward, Dunk, Greer, Caldi,
Ince, March, Orlandi, LuaLua
Cms, Ulloa.
Subs. Casper, Chicksen, Andrews, Lingard, Lopez, Rodney, Jfc.
1-3 to the Albion in extra time, Lingard to get the winner . UTA
Strange, but I feel more confident of a result tomorrow than I did Thursday night, as soon as I saw Thursdays team sheet I knew it would be another one of those games, we were to negative and to light in midfield imo. Dunk for Upson is fine for me, Buckley to much of a risk, I would start March and LuaLua, Derby have witnessed first hand what these 2 are capable of and they would need to defend in numbers against them which would restrict them in attacking us. Ince must start, and I would reverse the Lingard - Cms situation, start Cms and if he tires swap with Lingard second half. We have 90 minutes to get something out of the game, start at pace and keep it going. TK, Ward, Dunk, Greer, Caldi, Ince, March, Orlandi, LuaLua Cms, Ulloa. Subs. Casper, Chicksen, Andrews, Lingard, Lopez, Rodney, Jfc. 1-3 to the Albion in extra time, Lingard to get the winner . UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 7

11:16am Sat 10 May 14

pablobrowno says...

I know it's pointless thinking about it but signing Conway and Grabban I believe would've changed our season completely. Someone who can cross (and score!) and someone who can score goals and is a great link up player. Obviously water under the bridge but clearly we need some steel in midfield and wide players who can run at defences and cross the ball. Sadly Buckley just hasn't reached his potential and a move for him might be best all round. Never thought I'd say that. Time for Oscar to build his own squad. Don't believe for a minute we'll get promoted but stranger things have happened!
I know it's pointless thinking about it but signing Conway and Grabban I believe would've changed our season completely. Someone who can cross (and score!) and someone who can score goals and is a great link up player. Obviously water under the bridge but clearly we need some steel in midfield and wide players who can run at defences and cross the ball. Sadly Buckley just hasn't reached his potential and a move for him might be best all round. Never thought I'd say that. Time for Oscar to build his own squad. Don't believe for a minute we'll get promoted but stranger things have happened! pablobrowno
  • Score: 3

11:21am Sat 10 May 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Time to be planning for a successful promotion season. Mass clear out and a team of OG's choosing should be top of agenda.
Time to be planning for a successful promotion season. Mass clear out and a team of OG's choosing should be top of agenda. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 6

11:40am Sat 10 May 14

Ontheline says...

pablobrowno wrote:
I know it's pointless thinking about it but signing Conway and Grabban I believe would've changed our season completely. Someone who can cross (and score!) and someone who can score goals and is a great link up player. Obviously water under the bridge but clearly we need some steel in midfield and wide players who can run at defences and cross the ball. Sadly Buckley just hasn't reached his potential and a move for him might be best all round. Never thought I'd say that. Time for Oscar to build his own squad. Don't believe for a minute we'll get promoted but stranger things have happened!
Agree with most of what you're saying however, when on form Buckley is a great player with masses of potential and has without doubt helped the team achieve their position this season (IMHO).
To be honest, I do find some fans can be so fickle and set their expectations of players far too high. Brighton are a TEAM, the players, coach, back room staff and the fans - all have a part to play. UTA
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: I know it's pointless thinking about it but signing Conway and Grabban I believe would've changed our season completely. Someone who can cross (and score!) and someone who can score goals and is a great link up player. Obviously water under the bridge but clearly we need some steel in midfield and wide players who can run at defences and cross the ball. Sadly Buckley just hasn't reached his potential and a move for him might be best all round. Never thought I'd say that. Time for Oscar to build his own squad. Don't believe for a minute we'll get promoted but stranger things have happened![/p][/quote]Agree with most of what you're saying however, when on form Buckley is a great player with masses of potential and has without doubt helped the team achieve their position this season (IMHO). To be honest, I do find some fans can be so fickle and set their expectations of players far too high. Brighton are a TEAM, the players, coach, back room staff and the fans - all have a part to play. UTA Ontheline
  • Score: 9

11:55am Sat 10 May 14

Claude Back says...

To baldly go wrote:
Strange, but I feel more confident of a result tomorrow than I did Thursday night, as soon as I saw Thursdays team sheet I knew it would be another one of those games, we were to negative and to light in midfield imo.
Dunk for Upson is fine for me, Buckley to much of a risk, I would start March and LuaLua, Derby have witnessed first hand what these 2 are capable of and they would need to defend in numbers against them which would restrict them in attacking us.
Ince must start, and I would reverse the Lingard - Cms situation, start Cms and if he tires swap with Lingard second half. We have 90 minutes to get something out of the game, start at pace and keep it going.
TK, Ward, Dunk, Greer, Caldi,
Ince, March, Orlandi, LuaLua
Cms, Ulloa.
Subs. Casper, Chicksen, Andrews, Lingard, Lopez, Rodney, Jfc.
1-3 to the Albion in extra time, Lingard to get the winner . UTA
Totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Strange, but I feel more confident of a result tomorrow than I did Thursday night, as soon as I saw Thursdays team sheet I knew it would be another one of those games, we were to negative and to light in midfield imo. Dunk for Upson is fine for me, Buckley to much of a risk, I would start March and LuaLua, Derby have witnessed first hand what these 2 are capable of and they would need to defend in numbers against them which would restrict them in attacking us. Ince must start, and I would reverse the Lingard - Cms situation, start Cms and if he tires swap with Lingard second half. We have 90 minutes to get something out of the game, start at pace and keep it going. TK, Ward, Dunk, Greer, Caldi, Ince, March, Orlandi, LuaLua Cms, Ulloa. Subs. Casper, Chicksen, Andrews, Lingard, Lopez, Rodney, Jfc. 1-3 to the Albion in extra time, Lingard to get the winner . UTA[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Claude Back
  • Score: 4

12:03pm Sat 10 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Of course everyone is right when they state that we need strikers that can find the back of the net more often, but which club wouldn't say that, other than those that win trophies and promotions.
If we had had Grabban and Conway we probably would have done better, that's true, but every club in our division, other than the top two, would all say the same. There isn't a club in any division, in any part of the world, that isn't looking for better strikers.

I am not sure that any club can win promotion at any level with just one effective striker, you need two both firing on all cylinders. Goals from midfield are a must and the back four chipping in from set pieces here and there helps. Our back four have defended very well this season but collectively they have produced very little by way of goals. When Crofts went down we lost a large slice of goal scoring threat, and in all honesty I don't think we covered that loss with any of those we borrowed, not even Lingard. Over the season our strike force, for all intent and purposes, has been Ulloa.

Two seasons on the bounce we make the play-offs, and if our challenge ends on Sunday we will look to next year to make another run for the top, but that challenge won't happen if we don't bring in bring in some new blood.
We, 'have,' to comply with the FFP rules, we know that but, when the likes of Conway or Grabban, and I mean players of this quality and not just these two particular players, become available we have to be able to make an offer that they just can't refuse. How we balance our FFP requirements with our need for quality players is a challenge all of it's own, but a sloution to this problem must be found. Perhaps we should sell Ulloa for seven million, if that is the only way we can buy two strikers for three million each. Perhaps we should assemble a squad, at a lower cost, and accept two years finishing mid table if that allows us to build a war chest to buy in the third year.

I don't care what the plan for success is, so long as we have a plan and that the board tell us what the plan is and then stick to it.
Of course everyone is right when they state that we need strikers that can find the back of the net more often, but which club wouldn't say that, other than those that win trophies and promotions. If we had had Grabban and Conway we probably would have done better, that's true, but every club in our division, other than the top two, would all say the same. There isn't a club in any division, in any part of the world, that isn't looking for better strikers. I am not sure that any club can win promotion at any level with just one effective striker, you need two both firing on all cylinders. Goals from midfield are a must and the back four chipping in from set pieces here and there helps. Our back four have defended very well this season but collectively they have produced very little by way of goals. When Crofts went down we lost a large slice of goal scoring threat, and in all honesty I don't think we covered that loss with any of those we borrowed, not even Lingard. Over the season our strike force, for all intent and purposes, has been Ulloa. Two seasons on the bounce we make the play-offs, and if our challenge ends on Sunday we will look to next year to make another run for the top, but that challenge won't happen if we don't bring in bring in some new blood. We, 'have,' to comply with the FFP rules, we know that but, when the likes of Conway or Grabban, and I mean players of this quality and not just these two particular players, become available we have to be able to make an offer that they just can't refuse. How we balance our FFP requirements with our need for quality players is a challenge all of it's own, but a sloution to this problem must be found. Perhaps we should sell Ulloa for seven million, if that is the only way we can buy two strikers for three million each. Perhaps we should assemble a squad, at a lower cost, and accept two years finishing mid table if that allows us to build a war chest to buy in the third year. I don't care what the plan for success is, so long as we have a plan and that the board tell us what the plan is and then stick to it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

12:17pm Sat 10 May 14

Jules boy says...

To baldly go wrote:
Strange, but I feel more confident of a result tomorrow than I did Thursday night, as soon as I saw Thursdays team sheet I knew it would be another one of those games, we were to negative and to light in midfield imo.
Dunk for Upson is fine for me, Buckley to much of a risk, I would start March and LuaLua, Derby have witnessed first hand what these 2 are capable of and they would need to defend in numbers against them which would restrict them in attacking us.
Ince must start, and I would reverse the Lingard - Cms situation, start Cms and if he tires swap with Lingard second half. We have 90 minutes to get something out of the game, start at pace and keep it going.
TK, Ward, Dunk, Greer, Caldi,
Ince, March, Orlandi, LuaLua
Cms, Ulloa.
Subs. Casper, Chicksen, Andrews, Lingard, Lopez, Rodney, Jfc.
1-3 to the Albion in extra time, Lingard to get the winner . UTA
Totally agree with the your starting 11, just hope Orlandi will play a lot better than Thursday.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Strange, but I feel more confident of a result tomorrow than I did Thursday night, as soon as I saw Thursdays team sheet I knew it would be another one of those games, we were to negative and to light in midfield imo. Dunk for Upson is fine for me, Buckley to much of a risk, I would start March and LuaLua, Derby have witnessed first hand what these 2 are capable of and they would need to defend in numbers against them which would restrict them in attacking us. Ince must start, and I would reverse the Lingard - Cms situation, start Cms and if he tires swap with Lingard second half. We have 90 minutes to get something out of the game, start at pace and keep it going. TK, Ward, Dunk, Greer, Caldi, Ince, March, Orlandi, LuaLua Cms, Ulloa. Subs. Casper, Chicksen, Andrews, Lingard, Lopez, Rodney, Jfc. 1-3 to the Albion in extra time, Lingard to get the winner . UTA[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the your starting 11, just hope Orlandi will play a lot better than Thursday. Jules boy
  • Score: 3

12:23pm Sat 10 May 14

Jules boy says...

Nathan Jones can spur the troops on by reminding them of his success at Yeovil in 2007 at Forest. 2-0 down from the first leg at home, they wiped the floor of Forest with a 5-2 win at the City ground to go through 5-4 on agg.

It's football - these things happen.
Nathan Jones can spur the troops on by reminding them of his success at Yeovil in 2007 at Forest. 2-0 down from the first leg at home, they wiped the floor of Forest with a 5-2 win at the City ground to go through 5-4 on agg. It's football - these things happen. Jules boy
  • Score: 9

12:37pm Sat 10 May 14

mark by the sea says...

One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed ..
No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?
One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed .. No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why? mark by the sea
  • Score: 11

12:54pm Sat 10 May 14

Neville says...

Vegas
The clubs plan has always to be a premiership club within 5years from the start of the Amex.
I know you are interested in clubs finances etc ,if you type in two million reasons for us to love tony bloom or similar there is an extremely accurate and financial analysis about the club and it's structure,be glad to hear what you think,thks
Vegas The clubs plan has always to be a premiership club within 5years from the start of the Amex. I know you are interested in clubs finances etc ,if you type in two million reasons for us to love tony bloom or similar there is an extremely accurate and financial analysis about the club and it's structure,be glad to hear what you think,thks Neville
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Sat 10 May 14

Neville says...

Mark by the sea
Yes I agree and have said so before,our set plays very rarely find an Albion player and we hardly ever score from them. Crosses are over hit,too near the keeper or passed back instead of being hit into the danger area. Too mNu powder puff crosses from the likes of Orlandi orJFC,we need crosses with pace into the box. Best crosser we had was Conway and he I has been Blackburns star performer these past weeks.
These areas should have been sorted on the training pitch but basic as they are nothing ever seems to change regrettably.
Mark by the sea Yes I agree and have said so before,our set plays very rarely find an Albion player and we hardly ever score from them. Crosses are over hit,too near the keeper or passed back instead of being hit into the danger area. Too mNu powder puff crosses from the likes of Orlandi orJFC,we need crosses with pace into the box. Best crosser we had was Conway and he I has been Blackburns star performer these past weeks. These areas should have been sorted on the training pitch but basic as they are nothing ever seems to change regrettably. Neville
  • Score: 2

1:14pm Sat 10 May 14

tug509 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed ..
No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?
Spot on Mark ,Orlandi`s corners were straight to keepers arms every time ,and we dont score from set pieces as often as perhaps we should .

To Baldly Go ,great post .

A lot of hard work and good movement ,not to mention a better ref ,and we will turn this around imho ,after all WE ARE SUPER BRIGHTON FROM THE SOUTH !.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed .. No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?[/p][/quote]Spot on Mark ,Orlandi`s corners were straight to keepers arms every time ,and we dont score from set pieces as often as perhaps we should . To Baldly Go ,great post . A lot of hard work and good movement ,not to mention a better ref ,and we will turn this around imho ,after all WE ARE SUPER BRIGHTON FROM THE SOUTH !. tug509
  • Score: 7

1:16pm Sat 10 May 14

russellsnr2 says...

Win or Loose tomorrow at the end of a cracking season yet again for Albion Fans/Supporters I for one will be happy.
How many teams have played in not one but two play off's in two consecutive seasons in the Championship?.
Tomorrow I will enjoy the moment, hope that we can turn it around and if not look forward to next season when we will I hope go straight up rather than the play off's.
I have followed the Albion for more than 50 years and the last two seasons have been up there with the 83 final.
Good luck tomorrow to the whole of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club from the cleaning lady to the top of the hill.
Win or Loose tomorrow at the end of a cracking season yet again for Albion Fans/Supporters I for one will be happy. How many teams have played in not one but two play off's in two consecutive seasons in the Championship?. Tomorrow I will enjoy the moment, hope that we can turn it around and if not look forward to next season when we will I hope go straight up rather than the play off's. I have followed the Albion for more than 50 years and the last two seasons have been up there with the 83 final. Good luck tomorrow to the whole of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club from the cleaning lady to the top of the hill. russellsnr2
  • Score: 17

2:47pm Sat 10 May 14

Jules boy says...

mark by the sea wrote:
One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed ..
No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?
no agree, how many corners have we scored from this season? gotta be a record low
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed .. No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?[/p][/quote]no agree, how many corners have we scored from this season? gotta be a record low Jules boy
  • Score: 3

2:53pm Sat 10 May 14

ringtone says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
The Player's Oath:

I swear by fozzie’s headband
That I will do my best
And come the final battle
I will pass the test

I swear on the ashes of the Goldstone
And on the blue and white
That I do all that is asked of me
That I will stand and fight

I swear on Robbie’s left boot
And all those that have gone before
That I will not be found wanting
Whatever the score


I will not dive and moan
And I will never give in
I will chase and tackle
I will play to win

I will play through adversity
And overcome the unjust
I will not falter
And in Oscar will trust

I will earn my contract
I will give my all
For good old Sussex by the sea
I will stand or fall

And come the final whistle
Whatever the result may be
The faithful and the fickle will say
No one could have asked anymore of me.
The next goal in the contest is vital.

Yes Oscar it would be your finest moment if you get the better of the canny maclaren, ex England manager
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: The Player's Oath: I swear by fozzie’s headband That I will do my best And come the final battle I will pass the test I swear on the ashes of the Goldstone And on the blue and white That I do all that is asked of me That I will stand and fight I swear on Robbie’s left boot And all those that have gone before That I will not be found wanting Whatever the score I will not dive and moan And I will never give in I will chase and tackle I will play to win I will play through adversity And overcome the unjust I will not falter And in Oscar will trust I will earn my contract I will give my all For good old Sussex by the sea I will stand or fall And come the final whistle Whatever the result may be The faithful and the fickle will say No one could have asked anymore of me.[/p][/quote]The next goal in the contest is vital. Yes Oscar it would be your finest moment if you get the better of the canny maclaren, ex England manager ringtone
  • Score: 3

3:12pm Sat 10 May 14

keswick says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Time to be planning for a successful promotion season. Mass clear out and a team of OG's choosing should be top of agenda.
Think that would be going too far but the squad requires strengthening and in the style that OG requires.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Time to be planning for a successful promotion season. Mass clear out and a team of OG's choosing should be top of agenda.[/p][/quote]Think that would be going too far but the squad requires strengthening and in the style that OG requires. keswick
  • Score: 2

3:38pm Sat 10 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA
Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 7

4:07pm Sat 10 May 14

ringtone says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA
I would like to hear why you think he will get the result we all want, rather than mere saber rattling.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA[/p][/quote]I would like to hear why you think he will get the result we all want, rather than mere saber rattling. ringtone
  • Score: -4

4:20pm Sat 10 May 14

Gee Jay says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA
Too right Grandad!
Any of you lot going to Derby better get your positive heads on, we don't want any 'moaning' home supporters there.
If you have a ticket but are not going there to REALLY support the team, then give your ticket to someone who will!
Accoustics are not good at the Ipro Stadium, so we need to be extra loud,
Burgers/Hot Dogs behind the away end are grim.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA[/p][/quote]Too right Grandad! Any of you lot going to Derby better get your positive heads on, we don't want any 'moaning' home supporters there. If you have a ticket but are not going there to REALLY support the team, then give your ticket to someone who will! Accoustics are not good at the Ipro Stadium, so we need to be extra loud, Burgers/Hot Dogs behind the away end are grim. Gee Jay
  • Score: 2

7:34pm Sat 10 May 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

ringtone wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA
I would like to hear why you think he will get the result we all want, rather than mere saber rattling.
With respect to everyone on here I trust Johan Cruyff's judgement more than mine and anyone else's on here. The guy hasn't even got his feet wet in our football league yet.

Let's show faith in him and see what he can do with full backing!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA[/p][/quote]I would like to hear why you think he will get the result we all want, rather than mere saber rattling.[/p][/quote]With respect to everyone on here I trust Johan Cruyff's judgement more than mine and anyone else's on here. The guy hasn't even got his feet wet in our football league yet. Let's show faith in him and see what he can do with full backing! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 7

7:44pm Sat 10 May 14

jockithenoo says...

Gee Jay wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA
Too right Grandad!
Any of you lot going to Derby better get your positive heads on, we don't want any 'moaning' home supporters there.
If you have a ticket but are not going there to REALLY support the team, then give your ticket to someone who will!
Accoustics are not good at the Ipro Stadium, so we need to be extra loud,
Burgers/Hot Dogs behind the away end are grim.
I think that the number of fans going to derby are the faithful most of whom travel far and wide to support the Albion.
To suggest Any fan is not going to Support the team is a cheap comment.
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Let's just concentrate on beating Derby shall we? All this "we should do this, we should do that" is pointless. Oscar has been our Head Coach for less than a year and he has got us to the Championship play offs already. Let him get on with the job and see how much further he can get us. Believe me, he knows more about the players than any of us and I am confident he will pick the team to do the job. UTA[/p][/quote]Too right Grandad! Any of you lot going to Derby better get your positive heads on, we don't want any 'moaning' home supporters there. If you have a ticket but are not going there to REALLY support the team, then give your ticket to someone who will! Accoustics are not good at the Ipro Stadium, so we need to be extra loud, Burgers/Hot Dogs behind the away end are grim.[/p][/quote]I think that the number of fans going to derby are the faithful most of whom travel far and wide to support the Albion. To suggest Any fan is not going to Support the team is a cheap comment. UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 3

8:45pm Sat 10 May 14

Marky24 says...

Don't forget the Starbucks outside the ground, 2-0 albion
Don't forget the Starbucks outside the ground, 2-0 albion Marky24
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Sat 10 May 14

brightonup says...

mark by the sea wrote:
One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed ..
No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?
That's more constructive........
.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed .. No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?[/p][/quote]That's more constructive........ . brightonup
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Sat 10 May 14

brightonup says...

Does anyone know what 'saber rattling' is?
Is it anything to do with the similar sounding 'sabre rattling'?
Does anyone know what 'saber rattling' is? Is it anything to do with the similar sounding 'sabre rattling'? brightonup
  • Score: 2

3:04am Sun 11 May 14

Free money says...

mark by the sea wrote:
One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed ..
No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?
Just pure outstanding MBTS.Really mate your post just gets better and better.That was the first thing i was asked after the game.The movement from free-kicks and off the ball is almost like school boy stuff at times.As for the corners like you point out are a pure joke.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed .. No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?[/p][/quote]Just pure outstanding MBTS.Really mate your post just gets better and better.That was the first thing i was asked after the game.The movement from free-kicks and off the ball is almost like school boy stuff at times.As for the corners like you point out are a pure joke. Free money
  • Score: -1

3:10am Sun 11 May 14

Free money says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
Win or Loose tomorrow at the end of a cracking season yet again for Albion Fans/Supporters I for one will be happy.
How many teams have played in not one but two play off's in two consecutive seasons in the Championship?.
Tomorrow I will enjoy the moment, hope that we can turn it around and if not look forward to next season when we will I hope go straight up rather than the play off's.
I have followed the Albion for more than 50 years and the last two seasons have been up there with the 83 final.
Good luck tomorrow to the whole of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club from the cleaning lady to the top of the hill.
Yes but does the brain not start to go at your age lol.Please go straight up next season im sure Fulham,Ipswich,Black
burn,Cardiff,and Norwich may have a say in that first.
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: Win or Loose tomorrow at the end of a cracking season yet again for Albion Fans/Supporters I for one will be happy. How many teams have played in not one but two play off's in two consecutive seasons in the Championship?. Tomorrow I will enjoy the moment, hope that we can turn it around and if not look forward to next season when we will I hope go straight up rather than the play off's. I have followed the Albion for more than 50 years and the last two seasons have been up there with the 83 final. Good luck tomorrow to the whole of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club from the cleaning lady to the top of the hill.[/p][/quote]Yes but does the brain not start to go at your age lol.Please go straight up next season im sure Fulham,Ipswich,Black burn,Cardiff,and Norwich may have a say in that first. Free money
  • Score: -1

7:05am Sun 11 May 14

OldGull says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
Win or Loose tomorrow at the end of a cracking season yet again for Albion Fans/Supporters I for one will be happy.
How many teams have played in not one but two play off's in two consecutive seasons in the Championship?.
Tomorrow I will enjoy the moment, hope that we can turn it around and if not look forward to next season when we will I hope go straight up rather than the play off's.
I have followed the Albion for more than 50 years and the last two seasons have been up there with the 83 final.
Good luck tomorrow to the whole of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club from the cleaning lady to the top of the hill.
Excellent positive post
Totally agree.

Often this site is a sea of negativity
We reached the play offs with an away win, we can reach Wembley with another.
Come on you Seagulls
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: Win or Loose tomorrow at the end of a cracking season yet again for Albion Fans/Supporters I for one will be happy. How many teams have played in not one but two play off's in two consecutive seasons in the Championship?. Tomorrow I will enjoy the moment, hope that we can turn it around and if not look forward to next season when we will I hope go straight up rather than the play off's. I have followed the Albion for more than 50 years and the last two seasons have been up there with the 83 final. Good luck tomorrow to the whole of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club from the cleaning lady to the top of the hill.[/p][/quote]Excellent positive post Totally agree. Often this site is a sea of negativity We reached the play offs with an away win, we can reach Wembley with another. Come on you Seagulls OldGull
  • Score: 3

7:16am Sun 11 May 14

hannover seagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed ..
No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?
No you are not wrong this has been an ongoing problem all season and in some parts last season too
I wish I could feel confident when we win an advantage, free kick or corner but we sadly waste it most of the time
Not having a go at the Albion just trying to be honest about our shortcomings which reflects in our lack of goals
Anyway its all about tonight now and this tie is still winnable but we need to play our hearts out and close down much quicker especially on their wingers
Good luck to all tonight and the ever brilliant away support,to me whatever the outcome all I wish for is that we really give it a go and no regrets
UTA...........
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: One criticism do OG , our set plays are probably the worst I have ever seen, no imagination , no variety , Thursday our first 3-4 corners were easy catches for the keeper, yes maybe we saw a weakness in the keeper being under pressure , but our free kicks and movement from players don't seem whatsoever rehearsed .. No doubt thumbs down from most of you, but tell me if I am wrong and why?[/p][/quote]No you are not wrong this has been an ongoing problem all season and in some parts last season too I wish I could feel confident when we win an advantage, free kick or corner but we sadly waste it most of the time Not having a go at the Albion just trying to be honest about our shortcomings which reflects in our lack of goals Anyway its all about tonight now and this tie is still winnable but we need to play our hearts out and close down much quicker especially on their wingers Good luck to all tonight and the ever brilliant away support,to me whatever the outcome all I wish for is that we really give it a go and no regrets UTA........... hannover seagull
  • Score: 2

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