Albion dream is over

Chris Martin scores for Derby today

Chris Martin scores for Derby today

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Albion’s play-off dream was well and truly extinguished as they were swept aside at Derby today.

The Seagulls went down 4-1 in the second leg of their semi-final to lose 6-2 on aggregate.

Oscar Garcia’s men seemed to have made an assured start as they looked to wipe out their 2-1 defeat in the home meeting.

But their hopes were badly hit by the departure of Gordon Greer to injury and an opening Derby goal.

Will Hughes guided home an expert finish on 34 minutes to smooth the Rams’ passage to Wembley.

Realistic hopes of an unlikely Seagulls comeback took a big blow when Lee Grant blocked from the clean-through Leo Ulloa just before half-time.

Chris Martin’s close range finish on 56 minutes more or less killed off the contest.

Impressive midfielder George Thorne added a superbly volleyed third and Jeff Hendrick hit the fourth.

Kazenga LuaLua drilled a late consolation.

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7:24pm Sun 11 May 14

HOVEPARKRESIDENT says...

Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.
Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think. HOVEPARKRESIDENT
  • Score: -51

7:27pm Sun 11 May 14

Marky24 says...

Chilli pies are great and so are we good luck at Crawley mr fickle!
Chilli pies are great and so are we good luck at Crawley mr fickle! Marky24
  • Score: 33

7:28pm Sun 11 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

MASSIVE answer from OG to Sky question which asked whether we needed to get more experience in for next season. He said: "That is a question for the club, not for me."
Sometimes it's what you DON'T say.........
MASSIVE answer from OG to Sky question which asked whether we needed to get more experience in for next season. He said: "That is a question for the club, not for me." Sometimes it's what you DON'T say......... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 24

7:28pm Sun 11 May 14

graham w says...

all i can say is **** of to crawley... we will regroup next season improve certain positions... our frailties caught up with us today...UTA,,
all i can say is **** of to crawley... we will regroup next season improve certain positions... our frailties caught up with us today...UTA,, graham w
  • Score: -4

7:30pm Sun 11 May 14

ringtone says...

If you appoint the genius that won the Israeli league.

Then you get what you pay for.

Never has a truer word been uttered on this site.
If you appoint the genius that won the Israeli league. Then you get what you pay for. Never has a truer word been uttered on this site. ringtone
  • Score: -18

7:31pm Sun 11 May 14

OldGull says...

Beaten by a good side today
No arguments
World Cup in June to distract us.
Regroup and build ready for a promotion push next year.
Beaten by a good side today No arguments World Cup in June to distract us. Regroup and build ready for a promotion push next year. OldGull
  • Score: 32

7:32pm Sun 11 May 14

Clean Sheet says...

Derby deserved the result. They had been 3rd in the league, with considerably more points than us, and proved why over the 2 legs. Overall another good season for Brighton, and I'm looking forward to a better one next year. UTA.
Derby deserved the result. They had been 3rd in the league, with considerably more points than us, and proved why over the 2 legs. Overall another good season for Brighton, and I'm looking forward to a better one next year. UTA. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 43

7:32pm Sun 11 May 14

happyguy25 says...

Hoveparkreisdent glad your off yo crawley all you do us give negative post whe this has been a good season with the injures we have.
Oscar will deliver next season and Tony Bloom wil spend the money to get us out of the championship
Hoveparkreisdent glad your off yo crawley all you do us give negative post whe this has been a good season with the injures we have. Oscar will deliver next season and Tony Bloom wil spend the money to get us out of the championship happyguy25
  • Score: 1

7:32pm Sun 11 May 14

nkwbtn says...

TBH, given the nonsense at the end of last season I think we have over achieved so well done BHA. It hasn't been overly entertaining at times but to make the play-offs was an excellent achievement.

I suspect there will be some changes in personnel before august so hopefully we can be a little more positive in approach.

Good season though (and HPR - the pies are still the best and shouldn't be wasted on a troll anyway).
TBH, given the nonsense at the end of last season I think we have over achieved so well done BHA. It hasn't been overly entertaining at times but to make the play-offs was an excellent achievement. I suspect there will be some changes in personnel before august so hopefully we can be a little more positive in approach. Good season though (and HPR - the pies are still the best and shouldn't be wasted on a troll anyway). nkwbtn
  • Score: 25

7:34pm Sun 11 May 14

lighteninglee says...

need some serious investment Mr bloom considering the loanies and out of contract players we have. our big pole Will be with another team next season. so decent goalie needed, plus need new defence and midfield can't reply on buckley to injury prone jfc is not good enough, Kemi, Spanish Dave, Andrews all not good enough, going to be a interesting close of season to see what oscar can do and if he has financial backing.
need some serious investment Mr bloom considering the loanies and out of contract players we have. our big pole Will be with another team next season. so decent goalie needed, plus need new defence and midfield can't reply on buckley to injury prone jfc is not good enough, Kemi, Spanish Dave, Andrews all not good enough, going to be a interesting close of season to see what oscar can do and if he has financial backing. lighteninglee
  • Score: 10

7:34pm Sun 11 May 14

HOVEPARKRESIDENT says...

It is the same old same old again at the end of every season. This manager is just a clone of Poyet who plays the same boring football. If you need 2 goals you do not leave your 2 most exciting players on the bench and then stick them on in the second half when you need 3!!!. Predictable rubbish as usual!
It is the same old same old again at the end of every season. This manager is just a clone of Poyet who plays the same boring football. If you need 2 goals you do not leave your 2 most exciting players on the bench and then stick them on in the second half when you need 3!!!. Predictable rubbish as usual! HOVEPARKRESIDENT
  • Score: -22

7:35pm Sun 11 May 14

happyguy25 says...

Ringtone why dont you get lost with hoveparkresident you 2 deserve each other y are so many people negative
Ringtone why dont you get lost with hoveparkresident you 2 deserve each other y are so many people negative happyguy25
  • Score: 3

7:37pm Sun 11 May 14

Ontheline says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Derby deserved the result. They had been 3rd in the league, with considerably more points than us, and proved why over the 2 legs. Overall another good season for Brighton, and I'm looking forward to a better one next year. UTA.
Well said, let's take stock, reflect on our teams achievements only the second season in the Championship and reached the playoffs twice, can't say fairer than that. UTA 3rd time lucky !
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Derby deserved the result. They had been 3rd in the league, with considerably more points than us, and proved why over the 2 legs. Overall another good season for Brighton, and I'm looking forward to a better one next year. UTA.[/p][/quote]Well said, let's take stock, reflect on our teams achievements only the second season in the Championship and reached the playoffs twice, can't say fairer than that. UTA 3rd time lucky ! Ontheline
  • Score: 10

7:38pm Sun 11 May 14

SeagullJay says...

Their keeper was 'man of two matches'
- BUT I do not understand when Greer has to go off why we move Ward (a converted left winger - not a natural defender) to centre back when we have Ince (a centre back by trade) on the pitch - with Andrews (on pitch) as defensive midfield cover
OR Calderon - a natural defender - to slot in centre and Andrews/Ince right back - or bring March on and ask him and/or Buckley cover that spot or play
Calderon/Dunk/Ince as back three
bring on Lua Lua and play he and Buckley as 'wing backs'
all we did by bringing on Chicksen (and I am in no way blaming him as an individual - he has had next to no game time) was totally hand over initiative

Garcia has had a real 'roller-coaster' of a season - and hopefully learnt an awful lot

retained list will be interesting to say the least

TK will be hard to improve on (but what are his wages?)
will Upson be able to stay fit for another season (I SO SO hope so)

etc etc
Their keeper was 'man of two matches' - BUT I do not understand when Greer has to go off why we move Ward (a converted left winger - not a natural defender) to centre back when we have Ince (a centre back by trade) on the pitch - with Andrews (on pitch) as defensive midfield cover OR Calderon - a natural defender - to slot in centre and Andrews/Ince right back - or bring March on and ask him and/or Buckley cover that spot or play Calderon/Dunk/Ince as back three bring on Lua Lua and play he and Buckley as 'wing backs' all we did by bringing on Chicksen (and I am in no way blaming him as an individual - he has had next to no game time) was totally hand over initiative Garcia has had a real 'roller-coaster' of a season - and hopefully learnt an awful lot retained list will be interesting to say the least TK will be hard to improve on (but what are his wages?) will Upson be able to stay fit for another season (I SO SO hope so) etc etc SeagullJay
  • Score: 19

7:39pm Sun 11 May 14

Neville says...

Watched the match and credit to a better Derby side today.
Our performance today was dire,with no pattern of play,one shot in the first half and the passing and crossing was as per normal dreadful.
This was a match we had to win so why didn’t we play CMS and KLL from the start,again substitutions far too late. Buckley playing full back,Ullo right wing and KLL in the middle,just no set plan.
All the play even when losing all around the half way line and then back and sideways,no one prepared to shoot,same story of the season.
Very disappointed that we went out without any fight and we looked a tired side.
We will now need to see the clubs ambition with the summer clearout and new players hopefully arriving.
OG has done ok with his resources but with a little more intent and attacking philosophy we could have done a bit better.
Watched the match and credit to a better Derby side today. Our performance today was dire,with no pattern of play,one shot in the first half and the passing and crossing was as per normal dreadful. This was a match we had to win so why didn’t we play CMS and KLL from the start,again substitutions far too late. Buckley playing full back,Ullo right wing and KLL in the middle,just no set plan. All the play even when losing all around the half way line and then back and sideways,no one prepared to shoot,same story of the season. Very disappointed that we went out without any fight and we looked a tired side. We will now need to see the clubs ambition with the summer clearout and new players hopefully arriving. OG has done ok with his resources but with a little more intent and attacking philosophy we could have done a bit better. Neville
  • Score: 18

7:40pm Sun 11 May 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

That was embarassing!
That was embarassing! Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: -4

7:45pm Sun 11 May 14

SeagullJay says...

Neville wrote:
Watched the match and credit to a better Derby side today.
Our performance today was dire,with no pattern of play,one shot in the first half and the passing and crossing was as per normal dreadful.
This was a match we had to win so why didn’t we play CMS and KLL from the start,again substitutions far too late. Buckley playing full back,Ullo right wing and KLL in the middle,just no set plan.
All the play even when losing all around the half way line and then back and sideways,no one prepared to shoot,same story of the season.
Very disappointed that we went out without any fight and we looked a tired side.
We will now need to see the clubs ambition with the summer clearout and new players hopefully arriving.
OG has done ok with his resources but with a little more intent and attacking philosophy we could have done a bit better.
Tony Bloom looked embarrassed...
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Watched the match and credit to a better Derby side today. Our performance today was dire,with no pattern of play,one shot in the first half and the passing and crossing was as per normal dreadful. This was a match we had to win so why didn’t we play CMS and KLL from the start,again substitutions far too late. Buckley playing full back,Ullo right wing and KLL in the middle,just no set plan. All the play even when losing all around the half way line and then back and sideways,no one prepared to shoot,same story of the season. Very disappointed that we went out without any fight and we looked a tired side. We will now need to see the clubs ambition with the summer clearout and new players hopefully arriving. OG has done ok with his resources but with a little more intent and attacking philosophy we could have done a bit better.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom looked embarrassed... SeagullJay
  • Score: 17

7:45pm Sun 11 May 14

Steveg1958 says...

happyguy25 wrote:
Hoveparkreisdent glad your off yo crawley all you do us give negative post whe this has been a good season with the injures we have.
Oscar will deliver next season and Tony Bloom wil spend the money to get us out of the championship
Don't expect a summer of spending money, David Burke has been quoted two weeks ago saying the same financial constraints will be applied for the next three seasons. I am fully expecting an exodus of our better players to the PL now, starting with TK and LU. I don't want that but clearly it will happen, I just hope clueless Garcia goes too. attacking football he said at the start of the season, well I am still waiting. Lua Lua and CMS left on the bench till second half, OG is a joke and not a funny one either
[quote][p][bold]happyguy25[/bold] wrote: Hoveparkreisdent glad your off yo crawley all you do us give negative post whe this has been a good season with the injures we have. Oscar will deliver next season and Tony Bloom wil spend the money to get us out of the championship[/p][/quote]Don't expect a summer of spending money, David Burke has been quoted two weeks ago saying the same financial constraints will be applied for the next three seasons. I am fully expecting an exodus of our better players to the PL now, starting with TK and LU. I don't want that but clearly it will happen, I just hope clueless Garcia goes too. attacking football he said at the start of the season, well I am still waiting. Lua Lua and CMS left on the bench till second half, OG is a joke and not a funny one either Steveg1958
  • Score: -4

7:46pm Sun 11 May 14

OldGull says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
That was embarassing!
What? The fact you couldn't even make the play offs with your parachute payments?
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: That was embarassing![/p][/quote]What? The fact you couldn't even make the play offs with your parachute payments? OldGull
  • Score: 33

7:46pm Sun 11 May 14

sallis77 says...

Spent £100 today watching my club. Fuming!
1) Orlandi doesn't try! Second he didn't sprint for 18 minutes as a centre midfielder. Clubs do GPS. I really wanna see his stats!

2) reactive substitutions!! Again!!
Spent £100 today watching my club. Fuming! 1) Orlandi doesn't try! Second he didn't sprint for 18 minutes as a centre midfielder. Clubs do GPS. I really wanna see his stats! 2) reactive substitutions!! Again!! sallis77
  • Score: 9

7:53pm Sun 11 May 14

StevieD says...

Better team, 13 points better! Highly experienced manager that has done it all before, never was going to be a contest. Everyone will be wiser next season and with a number of the right new faces hopefully will not need the play offs next time.
Better team, 13 points better! Highly experienced manager that has done it all before, never was going to be a contest. Everyone will be wiser next season and with a number of the right new faces hopefully will not need the play offs next time. StevieD
  • Score: 8

7:54pm Sun 11 May 14

ringtone says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
happyguy25 wrote:
Hoveparkreisdent glad your off yo crawley all you do us give negative post whe this has been a good season with the injures we have.
Oscar will deliver next season and Tony Bloom wil spend the money to get us out of the championship
Don't expect a summer of spending money, David Burke has been quoted two weeks ago saying the same financial constraints will be applied for the next three seasons. I am fully expecting an exodus of our better players to the PL now, starting with TK and LU. I don't want that but clearly it will happen, I just hope clueless Garcia goes too. attacking football he said at the start of the season, well I am still waiting. Lua Lua and CMS left on the bench till second half, OG is a joke and not a funny one either
Great Post.

My only argument is TK and LU are exactly where the deserve to be.

How many did LU score in the play offs, how many games have we won in two years in the play offs?

Sunderland = Premier LEAGUE
Crystal Palace= Premier LEAGUE
Brighton=???????????
????????????
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happyguy25[/bold] wrote: Hoveparkreisdent glad your off yo crawley all you do us give negative post whe this has been a good season with the injures we have. Oscar will deliver next season and Tony Bloom wil spend the money to get us out of the championship[/p][/quote]Don't expect a summer of spending money, David Burke has been quoted two weeks ago saying the same financial constraints will be applied for the next three seasons. I am fully expecting an exodus of our better players to the PL now, starting with TK and LU. I don't want that but clearly it will happen, I just hope clueless Garcia goes too. attacking football he said at the start of the season, well I am still waiting. Lua Lua and CMS left on the bench till second half, OG is a joke and not a funny one either[/p][/quote]Great Post. My only argument is TK and LU are exactly where the deserve to be. How many did LU score in the play offs, how many games have we won in two years in the play offs? Sunderland = Premier LEAGUE Crystal Palace= Premier LEAGUE Brighton=??????????? ???????????? ringtone
  • Score: -1

7:56pm Sun 11 May 14

The lev says...

New goalkeeper , 3 new defenders ,2 midfielders and 1 striker all prem quality and we may have a chance . Anything short of that and we will take root in the championship
New goalkeeper , 3 new defenders ,2 midfielders and 1 striker all prem quality and we may have a chance . Anything short of that and we will take root in the championship The lev
  • Score: 25

7:57pm Sun 11 May 14

ringtone says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
That was embarassing!
Absolutley.

Not sure your lot would have done much better, but i wish it had been you on the end of the hiding.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: That was embarassing![/p][/quote]Absolutley. Not sure your lot would have done much better, but i wish it had been you on the end of the hiding. ringtone
  • Score: 1

7:59pm Sun 11 May 14

To baldly go says...

My hopes were high but soon smashed once we started playing the same old way. Think Oscar wants out to be honest, he can see little changing in the way of players coming in! We will be left with those on contract and little more imo.
We were a goal down from the first leg and play sick note Buckley instead of the live wire March, Ince and Andrews has never worked from day one and Orlandi is to lightweight and unfit, then we wait until they are out of reach before we bring on Cms and LuaLua and guess what happens, we SCORE!
Unbelievable!
Just worked out also why the direct debit payments for the following season begin before this season finishes, we've already paid 1/3 of the cost before a ball has been kicked, thus tying you in.
See how it goes in the summer, but without some major money being spent, next year is going to be extremely hard.
My hopes were high but soon smashed once we started playing the same old way. Think Oscar wants out to be honest, he can see little changing in the way of players coming in! We will be left with those on contract and little more imo. We were a goal down from the first leg and play sick note Buckley instead of the live wire March, Ince and Andrews has never worked from day one and Orlandi is to lightweight and unfit, then we wait until they are out of reach before we bring on Cms and LuaLua and guess what happens, we SCORE! Unbelievable! Just worked out also why the direct debit payments for the following season begin before this season finishes, we've already paid 1/3 of the cost before a ball has been kicked, thus tying you in. See how it goes in the summer, but without some major money being spent, next year is going to be extremely hard. To baldly go
  • Score: 23

8:02pm Sun 11 May 14

jockithenoo says...

HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.
Bye bye
[quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.[/p][/quote]Bye bye jockithenoo
  • Score: -1

8:04pm Sun 11 May 14

Conelli98 says...

If you lot can now pull your heads in please. When we were 3 down the commentator said " Brighton are a work in progress, 3 years ago they were league one and at the Withdean"...weve been knocking on the door for three years, which aint bad. Best supported club in championship on attendence figures. There are much bigger clubs than ours having bad seasons. Yes Oscar has to be a bit more attack minded but he deserves a chance.
CAREFUL WHAT U WISH FOR FOLKS, REMEMBER CURBISHLEY AND CHARLTON!
If you lot can now pull your heads in please. When we were 3 down the commentator said " Brighton are a work in progress, 3 years ago they were league one and at the Withdean"...weve been knocking on the door for three years, which aint bad. Best supported club in championship on attendence figures. There are much bigger clubs than ours having bad seasons. Yes Oscar has to be a bit more attack minded but he deserves a chance. CAREFUL WHAT U WISH FOR FOLKS, REMEMBER CURBISHLEY AND CHARLTON! Conelli98
  • Score: 9

8:08pm Sun 11 May 14

The lev says...

Conelli98 wrote:
If you lot can now pull your heads in please. When we were 3 down the commentator said " Brighton are a work in progress, 3 years ago they were league one and at the Withdean"...weve been knocking on the door for three years, which aint bad. Best supported club in championship on attendence figures. There are much bigger clubs than ours having bad seasons. Yes Oscar has to be a bit more attack minded but he deserves a chance.
CAREFUL WHAT U WISH FOR FOLKS, REMEMBER CURBISHLEY AND CHARLTON!
The johovah witnesses have been knocking on my door for ten years and I will never let them in
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: If you lot can now pull your heads in please. When we were 3 down the commentator said " Brighton are a work in progress, 3 years ago they were league one and at the Withdean"...weve been knocking on the door for three years, which aint bad. Best supported club in championship on attendence figures. There are much bigger clubs than ours having bad seasons. Yes Oscar has to be a bit more attack minded but he deserves a chance. CAREFUL WHAT U WISH FOR FOLKS, REMEMBER CURBISHLEY AND CHARLTON![/p][/quote]The johovah witnesses have been knocking on my door for ten years and I will never let them in The lev
  • Score: 7

8:08pm Sun 11 May 14

keswick says...

Not surprisingly loads of idiots on here tonight. Taking everything into account, summer turmoil, injuries and limited funds OG has done well to get into the play offs. The disappointment is the lack of adventure in our play. Now is that down to OG or the players at his disposal ? Only the next twelve months will tell. The point was made in the commentary that Brighton do not get players into the box hence we rarely score. That simply must change next season. If players do not want to be here let them go. Does the big pole really believe that he will be any more than a bench warmer at a PL club. Anyone watching him in recent weeks would probably think twice about that. If someone come's in with enough money for LU let him go and reinvest the money on the team and bring back Bobby Z to play with CMS/WH.

Do not be too downhearted, you could support teams with far more money than us who never threatened the play offs.
Not surprisingly loads of idiots on here tonight. Taking everything into account, summer turmoil, injuries and limited funds OG has done well to get into the play offs. The disappointment is the lack of adventure in our play. Now is that down to OG or the players at his disposal ? Only the next twelve months will tell. The point was made in the commentary that Brighton do not get players into the box hence we rarely score. That simply must change next season. If players do not want to be here let them go. Does the big pole really believe that he will be any more than a bench warmer at a PL club. Anyone watching him in recent weeks would probably think twice about that. If someone come's in with enough money for LU let him go and reinvest the money on the team and bring back Bobby Z to play with CMS/WH. Do not be too downhearted, you could support teams with far more money than us who never threatened the play offs. keswick
  • Score: 6

8:12pm Sun 11 May 14

mark by the sea says...

We were poor, second rate against a good side, in truth those like Arnie who stated we had cover with three central defenders on our books need to admit they know nothing. We sold elabd for £80k and never replaced him , today we got caught out, why sell him if we were really intent on promotion, I am not a fan, but are we going to find another like him for 80k ? As for Dunk , next year dunk in the side won't work, ball watching for Hendricks goal, flat footed on 3- 4 occasions .. Our performance was pretty dire if I am honest.
We were poor, second rate against a good side, in truth those like Arnie who stated we had cover with three central defenders on our books need to admit they know nothing. We sold elabd for £80k and never replaced him , today we got caught out, why sell him if we were really intent on promotion, I am not a fan, but are we going to find another like him for 80k ? As for Dunk , next year dunk in the side won't work, ball watching for Hendricks goal, flat footed on 3- 4 occasions .. Our performance was pretty dire if I am honest. mark by the sea
  • Score: 19

8:19pm Sun 11 May 14

i luv my dog says...

completely outplayed, did we have a centre forward over the two legs? I want Brighton to win the same as everyone else but the manager is not up to it and we have too many average players. Go with the younger players blend a team with patience and perhaps we can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
completely outplayed, did we have a centre forward over the two legs? I want Brighton to win the same as everyone else but the manager is not up to it and we have too many average players. Go with the younger players blend a team with patience and perhaps we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. i luv my dog
  • Score: 4

8:21pm Sun 11 May 14

ballantrrae says...

OldGull wrote:
Beaten by a good side today
No arguments
World Cup in June to distract us.
Regroup and build ready for a promotion push next year.
I agree Derby were the better side once Greer went off.
Our injuries and lack of a 4th CB in the squad really caught up with us today. Really felt our lack of depth in defence was shown up. Once GG had left we only had one of our regular back 4 on the pitch and even he (Ward) was playing out of position.
I also thought the gamble of playing an unfit Buckley didn't come off and would have preferred to have seen March starting.
Oscar now has the benefit of one season's experience of English football behind him and as a result should be better able to tell the club what type of players he would like the club to recruit. This summer is obviously going to be a key time for the Albion to re-structure the squad so we can (hopefully) push for the Premier League again next season.
Top of my wish list for us to sign would be a creative attacking midfielder. In addition we need to acquire a couple of strikers to augment CMS and Ulloa, add another winger , a further midfielder (in place of Andrews), a couple of full backs, a CB, at least two GKs and I hope sign Upson and Ward.
Clearly with about 11 players out of contract and the 3 loanees returning to their clubs the squad will probably be much changed in 10 weeks time. Of course one doesn't know whether players such as TK and WB will still be around when the new season starts even though the later is still under contract. I just hope that we sign players sooner rather than later and that we have virtually a full squad before the club departs to train and play in Spain.
Finally congrats to the club on reaching the play-offs for the second season in succession. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Beaten by a good side today No arguments World Cup in June to distract us. Regroup and build ready for a promotion push next year.[/p][/quote]I agree Derby were the better side once Greer went off. Our injuries and lack of a 4th CB in the squad really caught up with us today. Really felt our lack of depth in defence was shown up. Once GG had left we only had one of our regular back 4 on the pitch and even he (Ward) was playing out of position. I also thought the gamble of playing an unfit Buckley didn't come off and would have preferred to have seen March starting. Oscar now has the benefit of one season's experience of English football behind him and as a result should be better able to tell the club what type of players he would like the club to recruit. This summer is obviously going to be a key time for the Albion to re-structure the squad so we can (hopefully) push for the Premier League again next season. Top of my wish list for us to sign would be a creative attacking midfielder. In addition we need to acquire a couple of strikers to augment CMS and Ulloa, add another winger , a further midfielder (in place of Andrews), a couple of full backs, a CB, at least two GKs and I hope sign Upson and Ward. Clearly with about 11 players out of contract and the 3 loanees returning to their clubs the squad will probably be much changed in 10 weeks time. Of course one doesn't know whether players such as TK and WB will still be around when the new season starts even though the later is still under contract. I just hope that we sign players sooner rather than later and that we have virtually a full squad before the club departs to train and play in Spain. Finally congrats to the club on reaching the play-offs for the second season in succession. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 17

8:22pm Sun 11 May 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Lost our skipper, lost our leadership, lost the lead, lost our way, lost the match, lost the plot? Never lost hope though! Respect to the rest of the 2,700. The disappointment will make the elation in a season to come all the more sweeter.
Lost our skipper, lost our leadership, lost the lead, lost our way, lost the match, lost the plot? Never lost hope though! Respect to the rest of the 2,700. The disappointment will make the elation in a season to come all the more sweeter. 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 12

8:22pm Sun 11 May 14

namgo49 says...

Today was a reality check for the side and the manager. It showed the team and the manager have over achieved in getting us to the play offs and demonstrated just how far short we are of what is required. Derby showed just how a midfield should work as they managed to get so many players in to the box, in consequence we just could not cope.

The OG stated philosophy when he came was to play quickly and press high up on the opposition. Unfortunately all too much like last season this did not happen. Too many injuries, too many players not playing to their full ability and some mediocre signings has ensued this. Last year GP had had enough by March and wanted to bale out and probably take the best players with him.

I think OG will stay if he keeps the good ones he has got and gets some players he wants, not rely on the NJ "I know him, he's a good player" approach.

Ward is the only loan player up to the task and every effort should be made to secure his services. A significant number of signings are needed to ensure progress next year.

Still the training facility at Lancing will be open for business and that will attract talent hopefully. Those in charge of player procurement at the club need to really get busy, but hopefully they will have started the process with the retained/disposal list having already been done on the basis of status for next season.

Interesting summer in prospect.
Today was a reality check for the side and the manager. It showed the team and the manager have over achieved in getting us to the play offs and demonstrated just how far short we are of what is required. Derby showed just how a midfield should work as they managed to get so many players in to the box, in consequence we just could not cope. The OG stated philosophy when he came was to play quickly and press high up on the opposition. Unfortunately all too much like last season this did not happen. Too many injuries, too many players not playing to their full ability and some mediocre signings has ensued this. Last year GP had had enough by March and wanted to bale out and probably take the best players with him. I think OG will stay if he keeps the good ones he has got and gets some players he wants, not rely on the NJ "I know him, he's a good player" approach. Ward is the only loan player up to the task and every effort should be made to secure his services. A significant number of signings are needed to ensure progress next year. Still the training facility at Lancing will be open for business and that will attract talent hopefully. Those in charge of player procurement at the club need to really get busy, but hopefully they will have started the process with the retained/disposal list having already been done on the basis of status for next season. Interesting summer in prospect. namgo49
  • Score: 8

8:30pm Sun 11 May 14

driverchris53 says...

the decision to not replace Adam El Abd in January has cost us dear tonight. it was folly to go half a season with just 3 centre backs;we almost got away with it but came unstuck tonight.we never got our shape back after Greer went off;Derby were flattered over 2 legs.if Hendricks had gone off like he should in first half it may well have been different.
let's move on now;we far exceeded expectations this year;Oscar has his shape and tactics worked out;he now needs the players to make it work. Buckley and Orlandi need to show they are good players after poor seasons. Lua Lua not good enough;wastes too many crosses,March and Ince need to push on after promising seasons.Bring in 4 or5 really good players;off load Agustein,Lopez ,Dunk,all 3 keepers lua lua Andrews sign ward we should being going for direct promotion next year
the decision to not replace Adam El Abd in January has cost us dear tonight. it was folly to go half a season with just 3 centre backs;we almost got away with it but came unstuck tonight.we never got our shape back after Greer went off;Derby were flattered over 2 legs.if Hendricks had gone off like he should in first half it may well have been different. let's move on now;we far exceeded expectations this year;Oscar has his shape and tactics worked out;he now needs the players to make it work. Buckley and Orlandi need to show they are good players after poor seasons. Lua Lua not good enough;wastes too many crosses,March and Ince need to push on after promising seasons.Bring in 4 or5 really good players;off load Agustein,Lopez ,Dunk,all 3 keepers lua lua Andrews sign ward we should being going for direct promotion next year driverchris53
  • Score: -1

8:32pm Sun 11 May 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Im sorry that was embarrassing, admit if Greer hadnt gone off things might of been different. The players looked lackluster tonight. Overall a good first season for Oscar but its gotta be a lot better next year. This wont be exceptable next season if the investment in quality players is not there
Im sorry that was embarrassing, admit if Greer hadnt gone off things might of been different. The players looked lackluster tonight. Overall a good first season for Oscar but its gotta be a lot better next year. This wont be exceptable next season if the investment in quality players is not there Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 6

8:37pm Sun 11 May 14

The lev says...

driverchris53 wrote:
the decision to not replace Adam El Abd in January has cost us dear tonight. it was folly to go half a season with just 3 centre backs;we almost got away with it but came unstuck tonight.we never got our shape back after Greer went off;Derby were flattered over 2 legs.if Hendricks had gone off like he should in first half it may well have been different.
let's move on now;we far exceeded expectations this year;Oscar has his shape and tactics worked out;he now needs the players to make it work. Buckley and Orlandi need to show they are good players after poor seasons. Lua Lua not good enough;wastes too many crosses,March and Ince need to push on after promising seasons.Bring in 4 or5 really good players;off load Agustein,Lopez ,Dunk,all 3 keepers lua lua Andrews sign ward we should being going for direct promotion next year
I agree , apart from Lua Lua he is a good player
[quote][p][bold]driverchris53[/bold] wrote: the decision to not replace Adam El Abd in January has cost us dear tonight. it was folly to go half a season with just 3 centre backs;we almost got away with it but came unstuck tonight.we never got our shape back after Greer went off;Derby were flattered over 2 legs.if Hendricks had gone off like he should in first half it may well have been different. let's move on now;we far exceeded expectations this year;Oscar has his shape and tactics worked out;he now needs the players to make it work. Buckley and Orlandi need to show they are good players after poor seasons. Lua Lua not good enough;wastes too many crosses,March and Ince need to push on after promising seasons.Bring in 4 or5 really good players;off load Agustein,Lopez ,Dunk,all 3 keepers lua lua Andrews sign ward we should being going for direct promotion next year[/p][/quote]I agree , apart from Lua Lua he is a good player The lev
  • Score: 5

8:38pm Sun 11 May 14

To baldly go says...

mark by the sea wrote:
We were poor, second rate against a good side, in truth those like Arnie who stated we had cover with three central defenders on our books need to admit they know nothing. We sold elabd for £80k and never replaced him , today we got caught out, why sell him if we were really intent on promotion, I am not a fan, but are we going to find another like him for 80k ? As for Dunk , next year dunk in the side won't work, ball watching for Hendricks goal, flat footed on 3- 4 occasions .. Our performance was pretty dire if I am honest.
Every one seems to jump on Dunks back, myself included after today's display, but he certainly wasn't the worst player out there, Andrews, Buckley and Orlandi are all in front of him for worst player imo. Dunks hardly played a lot of first team football as Upson and Greer have been so reliable, so can't blame him to much, but it's last chance saloon next season for Dunk if he gets a regular start, if not career could be over before it's really begun!
TK to go to a prem club! Really! Think he has blown that one over the last few games!
If it's true and Leicester have offered £6m for Ulloa, take the money and invest it in 2 or 3 new players, defence and midfield would be a good place to start.
As others have stated, with all that's happened this season, playoffs have been a bonus, but it's the way we got there that's been the trouble imo.
Next season needs to see a change in approach, 2 up front and score our way out of the championship.
New shirts, new way of play, Oscar will get 6 or 7 games to make his mark or he will be gone. That's if he stays!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: We were poor, second rate against a good side, in truth those like Arnie who stated we had cover with three central defenders on our books need to admit they know nothing. We sold elabd for £80k and never replaced him , today we got caught out, why sell him if we were really intent on promotion, I am not a fan, but are we going to find another like him for 80k ? As for Dunk , next year dunk in the side won't work, ball watching for Hendricks goal, flat footed on 3- 4 occasions .. Our performance was pretty dire if I am honest.[/p][/quote]Every one seems to jump on Dunks back, myself included after today's display, but he certainly wasn't the worst player out there, Andrews, Buckley and Orlandi are all in front of him for worst player imo. Dunks hardly played a lot of first team football as Upson and Greer have been so reliable, so can't blame him to much, but it's last chance saloon next season for Dunk if he gets a regular start, if not career could be over before it's really begun! TK to go to a prem club! Really! Think he has blown that one over the last few games! If it's true and Leicester have offered £6m for Ulloa, take the money and invest it in 2 or 3 new players, defence and midfield would be a good place to start. As others have stated, with all that's happened this season, playoffs have been a bonus, but it's the way we got there that's been the trouble imo. Next season needs to see a change in approach, 2 up front and score our way out of the championship. New shirts, new way of play, Oscar will get 6 or 7 games to make his mark or he will be gone. That's if he stays! To baldly go
  • Score: 11

8:40pm Sun 11 May 14

ballantrrae says...

namgo49 wrote:
Today was a reality check for the side and the manager. It showed the team and the manager have over achieved in getting us to the play offs and demonstrated just how far short we are of what is required. Derby showed just how a midfield should work as they managed to get so many players in to the box, in consequence we just could not cope.

The OG stated philosophy when he came was to play quickly and press high up on the opposition. Unfortunately all too much like last season this did not happen. Too many injuries, too many players not playing to their full ability and some mediocre signings has ensued this. Last year GP had had enough by March and wanted to bale out and probably take the best players with him.

I think OG will stay if he keeps the good ones he has got and gets some players he wants, not rely on the NJ "I know him, he's a good player" approach.

Ward is the only loan player up to the task and every effort should be made to secure his services. A significant number of signings are needed to ensure progress next year.

Still the training facility at Lancing will be open for business and that will attract talent hopefully. Those in charge of player procurement at the club need to really get busy, but hopefully they will have started the process with the retained/disposal list having already been done on the basis of status for next season.

Interesting summer in prospect.
Great post.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Today was a reality check for the side and the manager. It showed the team and the manager have over achieved in getting us to the play offs and demonstrated just how far short we are of what is required. Derby showed just how a midfield should work as they managed to get so many players in to the box, in consequence we just could not cope. The OG stated philosophy when he came was to play quickly and press high up on the opposition. Unfortunately all too much like last season this did not happen. Too many injuries, too many players not playing to their full ability and some mediocre signings has ensued this. Last year GP had had enough by March and wanted to bale out and probably take the best players with him. I think OG will stay if he keeps the good ones he has got and gets some players he wants, not rely on the NJ "I know him, he's a good player" approach. Ward is the only loan player up to the task and every effort should be made to secure his services. A significant number of signings are needed to ensure progress next year. Still the training facility at Lancing will be open for business and that will attract talent hopefully. Those in charge of player procurement at the club need to really get busy, but hopefully they will have started the process with the retained/disposal list having already been done on the basis of status for next season. Interesting summer in prospect.[/p][/quote]Great post. ballantrrae
  • Score: 4

8:42pm Sun 11 May 14

seabass_Hove says...

OG is gone ...for many reasons at has become apparent he cannot do the job, but who can we get to replace him?
OG is gone ...for many reasons at has become apparent he cannot do the job, but who can we get to replace him? seabass_Hove
  • Score: 2

8:45pm Sun 11 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Hard luck Seagulls, but well done getting to the play-offs. IMO Derby are the team that will go up but we will see. Look forward to playing you again next season and giving you some more songs about your stony beach ;-}
Have a good Summer UTC.
Hard luck Seagulls, but well done getting to the play-offs. IMO Derby are the team that will go up but we will see. Look forward to playing you again next season and giving you some more songs about your stony beach ;-} Have a good Summer UTC. TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 16

8:45pm Sun 11 May 14

tez1959 says...

utterly disgraceful, clueless, no passion, now drive, garcia should have put lua lua on from the start, not very good management skills. get rid of him and half the squad. mr bloom you need to start winning some big poker tournaments and buy some decent players that are any good and want to play and the desire to win for the club if i dont perform at work i wouldnt get paid ,
utterly disgraceful, clueless, no passion, now drive, garcia should have put lua lua on from the start, not very good management skills. get rid of him and half the squad. mr bloom you need to start winning some big poker tournaments and buy some decent players that are any good and want to play and the desire to win for the club if i dont perform at work i wouldnt get paid , tez1959
  • Score: 8

8:45pm Sun 11 May 14

The Phantom says...

To be honest Derby played the sort of football we are meant to be set up to play - passing, movement and pace. They were streets ahead of us in all areas and look a good bet to win at Wembley. For most of the season we have lacked purpose, belief and swagger about our play though to the team's credit they have hung in there and have done well to finish sixth. Asking a lot today to play with two players who were plainly unfit (Buckley and Orlandi) as well as two or three who had played little football lately. I think Lua Luas expression when he scored said a lot but not just in terms of the irrelevance of the goal - suspect he was wondering why an unfit Buckley was selected ahead of him. Anyway, all over again for another season and a World Cup to look forward to. Signing off till August (probably).
To be honest Derby played the sort of football we are meant to be set up to play - passing, movement and pace. They were streets ahead of us in all areas and look a good bet to win at Wembley. For most of the season we have lacked purpose, belief and swagger about our play though to the team's credit they have hung in there and have done well to finish sixth. Asking a lot today to play with two players who were plainly unfit (Buckley and Orlandi) as well as two or three who had played little football lately. I think Lua Luas expression when he scored said a lot but not just in terms of the irrelevance of the goal - suspect he was wondering why an unfit Buckley was selected ahead of him. Anyway, all over again for another season and a World Cup to look forward to. Signing off till August (probably). The Phantom
  • Score: 15

8:46pm Sun 11 May 14

Neville says...

Just seen the OG interview from Sky and very much sounds like GP,saying its up to club to decide if they want to bring in new faces etc etc.
I just hope there is some considerable investment,despite FFP,we pay the highest season ticket prices in the Championship and its no good having a fantastic stadium and training facility if nothing is spent on the team.
If we don't back OG in rebuilding and PB restricts spending then the club are treading a dangerous line between commerce and losing considerable support during next season if we are not competitive.
With the likes of Wolves coming up there is no guarantee we will still be the best attended club.
Just seen the OG interview from Sky and very much sounds like GP,saying its up to club to decide if they want to bring in new faces etc etc. I just hope there is some considerable investment,despite FFP,we pay the highest season ticket prices in the Championship and its no good having a fantastic stadium and training facility if nothing is spent on the team. If we don't back OG in rebuilding and PB restricts spending then the club are treading a dangerous line between commerce and losing considerable support during next season if we are not competitive. With the likes of Wolves coming up there is no guarantee we will still be the best attended club. Neville
  • Score: 11

8:46pm Sun 11 May 14

To baldly go says...

driverchris53 wrote:
the decision to not replace Adam El Abd in January has cost us dear tonight. it was folly to go half a season with just 3 centre backs;we almost got away with it but came unstuck tonight.we never got our shape back after Greer went off;Derby were flattered over 2 legs.if Hendricks had gone off like he should in first half it may well have been different.
let's move on now;we far exceeded expectations this year;Oscar has his shape and tactics worked out;he now needs the players to make it work. Buckley and Orlandi need to show they are good players after poor seasons. Lua Lua not good enough;wastes too many crosses,March and Ince need to push on after promising seasons.Bring in 4 or5 really good players;off load Agustein,Lopez ,Dunk,all 3 keepers lua lua Andrews sign ward we should being going for direct promotion next year
Agree with most of what you say apart from LuaLua, what he creates more than eclipses his poor crossing, takes 2 defenders out of play which with the right tactics would open it up for others to exploit.
[quote][p][bold]driverchris53[/bold] wrote: the decision to not replace Adam El Abd in January has cost us dear tonight. it was folly to go half a season with just 3 centre backs;we almost got away with it but came unstuck tonight.we never got our shape back after Greer went off;Derby were flattered over 2 legs.if Hendricks had gone off like he should in first half it may well have been different. let's move on now;we far exceeded expectations this year;Oscar has his shape and tactics worked out;he now needs the players to make it work. Buckley and Orlandi need to show they are good players after poor seasons. Lua Lua not good enough;wastes too many crosses,March and Ince need to push on after promising seasons.Bring in 4 or5 really good players;off load Agustein,Lopez ,Dunk,all 3 keepers lua lua Andrews sign ward we should being going for direct promotion next year[/p][/quote]Agree with most of what you say apart from LuaLua, what he creates more than eclipses his poor crossing, takes 2 defenders out of play which with the right tactics would open it up for others to exploit. To baldly go
  • Score: 10

8:56pm Sun 11 May 14

brightonup says...

Well done to Derby County; with the best record for goals scored I do not begrudge them their success and wish them well in the Play Off Final.
Predictably we now have the trolls, those that encourage the trolls by directly answering them, as well as the miseries who somehow think that Garcia is to blame and are back to their braying for him to go. What a toxic combination....

We have enjoyed a (modestly) successful season; this time last year we had to put up with the Crystal Palace debacle followed by acrimony with Gus Poyet. In spite of all this we got to the playoffs with two first team strikers missing all season and pressure from the January transfers.... and we have been beaten by a good team who gained 13 points more than us. I would much rather lose the shallow consumers (they are not real fans) - who endlessly undermine any good feelings from this successful season - than lose our manager and stability.
Well done to Derby County; with the best record for goals scored I do not begrudge them their success and wish them well in the Play Off Final. Predictably we now have the trolls, those that encourage the trolls by directly answering them, as well as the miseries who somehow think that Garcia is to blame and are back to their braying for him to go. What a toxic combination.... We have enjoyed a (modestly) successful season; this time last year we had to put up with the Crystal Palace debacle followed by acrimony with Gus Poyet. In spite of all this we got to the playoffs with two first team strikers missing all season and pressure from the January transfers.... and we have been beaten by a good team who gained 13 points more than us. I would much rather lose the shallow consumers (they are not real fans) - who endlessly undermine any good feelings from this successful season - than lose our manager and stability. brightonup
  • Score: 9

9:01pm Sun 11 May 14

DerbyArmy_ says...

I can not believe what I read for the most part. I see "we were rubbish" "OG has to go" "We need to buy regardless of FFP".... Listen up OG is a great Manager who has a job that Nigel Clough had 5 years to achieve. he was the superceded by McClaren and Co that took us on to the next level. Do NOT begin to have doubt in your future potential bacause you are a **** good side (FACT). remember this....... NOW is exactly the time to shout for your team and not just when you are winning NOWWWWWWWW
I can not believe what I read for the most part. I see "we were rubbish" "OG has to go" "We need to buy regardless of FFP".... Listen up OG is a great Manager who has a job that Nigel Clough had 5 years to achieve. he was the superceded by McClaren and Co that took us on to the next level. Do NOT begin to have doubt in your future potential bacause you are a **** good side (FACT). remember this....... NOW is exactly the time to shout for your team and not just when you are winning NOWWWWWWWW DerbyArmy_
  • Score: 8

9:05pm Sun 11 May 14

mark5 says...

Lots of interesting views tonight. Today was certainly disappointing, but for me just underlines what a top job OG has done this year, to get us to 6th. Coming into a club in relative chaos, with no pre-season, a building injury list and a limited budget with generally poor loan signings ( Ward and Linguard aside) In addition, we have an ageing squad and this has become particularly apparent this year, with a lack of pace in key areas. And some on here think OG should go..................
.........??! Hope and prey he stays and gets to make his own decisions, with some solid investment in younger pacier players. Then we will see him building a team, capable of playing the football that both he and the fans want to see. Interesting summer ahead and I for one, think the squad will look entirely different in August. This, for me, was always a " holding" season, do enough with the players and resources available to keep the interest going, with the real rebuilding over the summer, ready for a proper push next time. In this respect, OG has done more than enough and those that want to see him gone, should be very careful what they wish for.................
...........UTA!
Lots of interesting views tonight. Today was certainly disappointing, but for me just underlines what a top job OG has done this year, to get us to 6th. Coming into a club in relative chaos, with no pre-season, a building injury list and a limited budget with generally poor loan signings ( Ward and Linguard aside) In addition, we have an ageing squad and this has become particularly apparent this year, with a lack of pace in key areas. And some on here think OG should go.................. .........??! Hope and prey he stays and gets to make his own decisions, with some solid investment in younger pacier players. Then we will see him building a team, capable of playing the football that both he and the fans want to see. Interesting summer ahead and I for one, think the squad will look entirely different in August. This, for me, was always a " holding" season, do enough with the players and resources available to keep the interest going, with the real rebuilding over the summer, ready for a proper push next time. In this respect, OG has done more than enough and those that want to see him gone, should be very careful what they wish for................. ...........UTA! mark5
  • Score: 3

9:06pm Sun 11 May 14

brightonup says...

DerbyArmy_ wrote:
I can not believe what I read for the most part. I see "we were rubbish" "OG has to go" "We need to buy regardless of FFP".... Listen up OG is a great Manager who has a job that Nigel Clough had 5 years to achieve. he was the superceded by McClaren and Co that took us on to the next level. Do NOT begin to have doubt in your future potential bacause you are a **** good side (FACT). remember this....... NOW is exactly the time to shout for your team and not just when you are winning NOWWWWWWWW
Thank you DerbyArmy.
I am a little embarrassed by some of the comments on here.... although I am sure all clubs have consumers who cannot take defeat, even from quality sides like Derby.
Good luck in the Final.
[quote][p][bold]DerbyArmy_[/bold] wrote: I can not believe what I read for the most part. I see "we were rubbish" "OG has to go" "We need to buy regardless of FFP".... Listen up OG is a great Manager who has a job that Nigel Clough had 5 years to achieve. he was the superceded by McClaren and Co that took us on to the next level. Do NOT begin to have doubt in your future potential bacause you are a **** good side (FACT). remember this....... NOW is exactly the time to shout for your team and not just when you are winning NOWWWWWWWW[/p][/quote]Thank you DerbyArmy. I am a little embarrassed by some of the comments on here.... although I am sure all clubs have consumers who cannot take defeat, even from quality sides like Derby. Good luck in the Final. brightonup
  • Score: 6

9:08pm Sun 11 May 14

brightonup says...

mark5 wrote:
Lots of interesting views tonight. Today was certainly disappointing, but for me just underlines what a top job OG has done this year, to get us to 6th. Coming into a club in relative chaos, with no pre-season, a building injury list and a limited budget with generally poor loan signings ( Ward and Linguard aside) In addition, we have an ageing squad and this has become particularly apparent this year, with a lack of pace in key areas. And some on here think OG should go..................

.........??! Hope and prey he stays and gets to make his own decisions, with some solid investment in younger pacier players. Then we will see him building a team, capable of playing the football that both he and the fans want to see. Interesting summer ahead and I for one, think the squad will look entirely different in August. This, for me, was always a " holding" season, do enough with the players and resources available to keep the interest going, with the real rebuilding over the summer, ready for a proper push next time. In this respect, OG has done more than enough and those that want to see him gone, should be very careful what they wish for.................

...........UTA!
Good post.
[quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: Lots of interesting views tonight. Today was certainly disappointing, but for me just underlines what a top job OG has done this year, to get us to 6th. Coming into a club in relative chaos, with no pre-season, a building injury list and a limited budget with generally poor loan signings ( Ward and Linguard aside) In addition, we have an ageing squad and this has become particularly apparent this year, with a lack of pace in key areas. And some on here think OG should go.................. .........??! Hope and prey he stays and gets to make his own decisions, with some solid investment in younger pacier players. Then we will see him building a team, capable of playing the football that both he and the fans want to see. Interesting summer ahead and I for one, think the squad will look entirely different in August. This, for me, was always a " holding" season, do enough with the players and resources available to keep the interest going, with the real rebuilding over the summer, ready for a proper push next time. In this respect, OG has done more than enough and those that want to see him gone, should be very careful what they wish for................. ...........UTA![/p][/quote]Good post. brightonup
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Sun 11 May 14

driverchris53 says...

mark5 wrote:
Lots of interesting views tonight. Today was certainly disappointing, but for me just underlines what a top job OG has done this year, to get us to 6th. Coming into a club in relative chaos, with no pre-season, a building injury list and a limited budget with generally poor loan signings ( Ward and Linguard aside) In addition, we have an ageing squad and this has become particularly apparent this year, with a lack of pace in key areas. And some on here think OG should go..................

.........??! Hope and prey he stays and gets to make his own decisions, with some solid investment in younger pacier players. Then we will see him building a team, capable of playing the football that both he and the fans want to see. Interesting summer ahead and I for one, think the squad will look entirely different in August. This, for me, was always a " holding" season, do enough with the players and resources available to keep the interest going, with the real rebuilding over the summer, ready for a proper push next time. In this respect, OG has done more than enough and those that want to see him gone, should be very careful what they wish for.................

...........UTA!
well said i think prospects for next season are encouraging half a dozen good probably younger faster players crofts back CMS having a ful season new training facilities biggest problem is goalkeeper thought Kuszczak had a good season but in last month has looked very shaky other 2 nowhere near good enough Oscar Garcia WILL take us into premier league
[quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: Lots of interesting views tonight. Today was certainly disappointing, but for me just underlines what a top job OG has done this year, to get us to 6th. Coming into a club in relative chaos, with no pre-season, a building injury list and a limited budget with generally poor loan signings ( Ward and Linguard aside) In addition, we have an ageing squad and this has become particularly apparent this year, with a lack of pace in key areas. And some on here think OG should go.................. .........??! Hope and prey he stays and gets to make his own decisions, with some solid investment in younger pacier players. Then we will see him building a team, capable of playing the football that both he and the fans want to see. Interesting summer ahead and I for one, think the squad will look entirely different in August. This, for me, was always a " holding" season, do enough with the players and resources available to keep the interest going, with the real rebuilding over the summer, ready for a proper push next time. In this respect, OG has done more than enough and those that want to see him gone, should be very careful what they wish for................. ...........UTA![/p][/quote]well said i think prospects for next season are encouraging half a dozen good probably younger faster players crofts back CMS having a ful season new training facilities biggest problem is goalkeeper thought Kuszczak had a good season but in last month has looked very shaky other 2 nowhere near good enough Oscar Garcia WILL take us into premier league driverchris53
  • Score: 0

9:11pm Sun 11 May 14

happyguy25 says...

I cannot believe so many people want Oscar out look what squad he has had compared to teams like wigan, QPR derby and leicester city.He has done a good job getting them in the playoffs better luck next season and hope Tony Bloom spends the moneu to let Oscar get the players he wants.
We need to get behind the team and not slag them off.
I cannot believe so many people want Oscar out look what squad he has had compared to teams like wigan, QPR derby and leicester city.He has done a good job getting them in the playoffs better luck next season and hope Tony Bloom spends the moneu to let Oscar get the players he wants. We need to get behind the team and not slag them off. happyguy25
  • Score: 4

9:14pm Sun 11 May 14

true fan says...

OldGull wrote:
Beaten by a good side today
No arguments
World Cup in June to distract us.
Regroup and build ready for a promotion push next year.
More disappointment in the summer then -yay
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Beaten by a good side today No arguments World Cup in June to distract us. Regroup and build ready for a promotion push next year.[/p][/quote]More disappointment in the summer then -yay true fan
  • Score: 0

9:15pm Sun 11 May 14

leafletman says...

What a load of rubbish .
We need a manager to take us forward and to keep playing 4 3 3 is a joke
it does not work.
I have never been so embarrassed
What a load of rubbish . We need a manager to take us forward and to keep playing 4 3 3 is a joke it does not work. I have never been so embarrassed leafletman
  • Score: 2

9:19pm Sun 11 May 14

Geagulls says...

Not sure about Greer substitution for injury. The game changed after that move. My friend was sat just behind dugout, and heard Greer ask why he had been taken off. OG did not make eye contact with him or respond. What was that?
Not sure about Greer substitution for injury. The game changed after that move. My friend was sat just behind dugout, and heard Greer ask why he had been taken off. OG did not make eye contact with him or respond. What was that? Geagulls
  • Score: 4

9:20pm Sun 11 May 14

Jules boy says...

ringtone wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
happyguy25 wrote:
Hoveparkreisdent glad your off yo crawley all you do us give negative post whe this has been a good season with the injures we have.
Oscar will deliver next season and Tony Bloom wil spend the money to get us out of the championship
Don't expect a summer of spending money, David Burke has been quoted two weeks ago saying the same financial constraints will be applied for the next three seasons. I am fully expecting an exodus of our better players to the PL now, starting with TK and LU. I don't want that but clearly it will happen, I just hope clueless Garcia goes too. attacking football he said at the start of the season, well I am still waiting. Lua Lua and CMS left on the bench till second half, OG is a joke and not a funny one either
Great Post.

My only argument is TK and LU are exactly where the deserve to be.

How many did LU score in the play offs, how many games have we won in two years in the play offs?

Sunderland = Premier LEAGUE
Crystal Palace= Premier LEAGUE
Brighton=???????????

????????????
TK? based on what I've seen lately I think we need a new keeper - he's lost it
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happyguy25[/bold] wrote: Hoveparkreisdent glad your off yo crawley all you do us give negative post whe this has been a good season with the injures we have. Oscar will deliver next season and Tony Bloom wil spend the money to get us out of the championship[/p][/quote]Don't expect a summer of spending money, David Burke has been quoted two weeks ago saying the same financial constraints will be applied for the next three seasons. I am fully expecting an exodus of our better players to the PL now, starting with TK and LU. I don't want that but clearly it will happen, I just hope clueless Garcia goes too. attacking football he said at the start of the season, well I am still waiting. Lua Lua and CMS left on the bench till second half, OG is a joke and not a funny one either[/p][/quote]Great Post. My only argument is TK and LU are exactly where the deserve to be. How many did LU score in the play offs, how many games have we won in two years in the play offs? Sunderland = Premier LEAGUE Crystal Palace= Premier LEAGUE Brighton=??????????? ????????????[/p][/quote]TK? based on what I've seen lately I think we need a new keeper - he's lost it Jules boy
  • Score: 13

9:22pm Sun 11 May 14

Jules boy says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
That was embarassing!
So was watching grown men cry and thump their fists on the turf at the Madjeski on the last day!
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: That was embarassing![/p][/quote]So was watching grown men cry and thump their fists on the turf at the Madjeski on the last day! Jules boy
  • Score: 11

9:23pm Sun 11 May 14

Bha1901ch says...

You were a bloody disgrace, you do not deserve to put on the shirt, you should pay back the travelling fans their cost to derby today, i watched the game from spain today, i hyped us to our best you let all us down, you played like you did not have a clue, no passsion, no pride, smiled when it did not go youre way, well you over paid **** i hope you are proud of yourselves but must of us on this site love this club, i am **** off of the let down, i say get rid of all the **** including barber and let the true albion fans with mr bloom take this club forward, garcia and jones you had your chance you ...... It
No go lets have a manager ( malky macky) who understands the english game.
Garcia, barber and bloom get them players in the morning tell them how poor they where today and p45 them, i love this club for over 40 years but today you were total overpaid ****
I am so angry
You were a bloody disgrace, you do not deserve to put on the shirt, you should pay back the travelling fans their cost to derby today, i watched the game from spain today, i hyped us to our best you let all us down, you played like you did not have a clue, no passsion, no pride, smiled when it did not go youre way, well you over paid **** i hope you are proud of yourselves but must of us on this site love this club, i am **** off of the let down, i say get rid of all the **** including barber and let the true albion fans with mr bloom take this club forward, garcia and jones you had your chance you ...... It No go lets have a manager ( malky macky) who understands the english game. Garcia, barber and bloom get them players in the morning tell them how poor they where today and p45 them, i love this club for over 40 years but today you were total overpaid **** I am so angry Bha1901ch
  • Score: -2

9:23pm Sun 11 May 14

Jules boy says...

StevieD wrote:
Better team, 13 points better! Highly experienced manager that has done it all before, never was going to be a contest. Everyone will be wiser next season and with a number of the right new faces hopefully will not need the play offs next time.
Agree, enough of this play-off nonsense, Leicester finished 6th last year, the rest is history.
[quote][p][bold]StevieD[/bold] wrote: Better team, 13 points better! Highly experienced manager that has done it all before, never was going to be a contest. Everyone will be wiser next season and with a number of the right new faces hopefully will not need the play offs next time.[/p][/quote]Agree, enough of this play-off nonsense, Leicester finished 6th last year, the rest is history. Jules boy
  • Score: 3

9:25pm Sun 11 May 14

kiwigull14 says...

No desire there tonight. Actually we were woeful. You can only play the kind
of football Garcia preaches with class players, who have the skill to control
a game. Sadly that' s something we don't have. Tonight s match needed
to be a cracker game from us, but it turned out to be a fizzer.
No desire there tonight. Actually we were woeful. You can only play the kind of football Garcia preaches with class players, who have the skill to control a game. Sadly that' s something we don't have. Tonight s match needed to be a cracker game from us, but it turned out to be a fizzer. kiwigull14
  • Score: 8

9:26pm Sun 11 May 14

Jules boy says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Hard luck Seagulls, but well done getting to the play-offs. IMO Derby are the team that will go up but we will see. Look forward to playing you again next season and giving you some more songs about your stony beach ;-}
Have a good Summer UTC.
Yep, QPR and Wigan no chance.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Hard luck Seagulls, but well done getting to the play-offs. IMO Derby are the team that will go up but we will see. Look forward to playing you again next season and giving you some more songs about your stony beach ;-} Have a good Summer UTC.[/p][/quote]Yep, QPR and Wigan no chance. Jules boy
  • Score: 4

9:29pm Sun 11 May 14

Bha1901ch says...

Barber out
Total ****
Lets have back the bhafc fan in the boardroom with mr bloom
Barber out Total **** Lets have back the bhafc fan in the boardroom with mr bloom Bha1901ch
  • Score: 4

9:29pm Sun 11 May 14

Jules boy says...

brightonup wrote:
DerbyArmy_ wrote:
I can not believe what I read for the most part. I see "we were rubbish" "OG has to go" "We need to buy regardless of FFP".... Listen up OG is a great Manager who has a job that Nigel Clough had 5 years to achieve. he was the superceded by McClaren and Co that took us on to the next level. Do NOT begin to have doubt in your future potential bacause you are a **** good side (FACT). remember this....... NOW is exactly the time to shout for your team and not just when you are winning NOWWWWWWWW
Thank you DerbyArmy.
I am a little embarrassed by some of the comments on here.... although I am sure all clubs have consumers who cannot take defeat, even from quality sides like Derby.
Good luck in the Final.
Won't need luck, better team in play offs, entertaining to watch, another dour game of the tv tomorrow - congratulations
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DerbyArmy_[/bold] wrote: I can not believe what I read for the most part. I see "we were rubbish" "OG has to go" "We need to buy regardless of FFP".... Listen up OG is a great Manager who has a job that Nigel Clough had 5 years to achieve. he was the superceded by McClaren and Co that took us on to the next level. Do NOT begin to have doubt in your future potential bacause you are a **** good side (FACT). remember this....... NOW is exactly the time to shout for your team and not just when you are winning NOWWWWWWWW[/p][/quote]Thank you DerbyArmy. I am a little embarrassed by some of the comments on here.... although I am sure all clubs have consumers who cannot take defeat, even from quality sides like Derby. Good luck in the Final.[/p][/quote]Won't need luck, better team in play offs, entertaining to watch, another dour game of the tv tomorrow - congratulations Jules boy
  • Score: 9

9:30pm Sun 11 May 14

Seagulls via LCFC says...

We achieved more this season than expected and so not surprised we didn't get any further. As others have said, Derby played with pace and counter attacked well. We had little pace and lost our way when Greer went off. Some advice; please do not get a loanee with a contract that states they must start all games and play at least 80 minutes. CMS should have started both play offs with either March or KLL as they at least have some pace, try to get by defenders and shoot. Ward needs to be signed up. Keep Ulloa as I for one am looking forward to him and CMS starting together next season. Ince played well today.

Good that two players came over at the end of the match to us travelling supporters (Ulloa and Calderon). Looking forward to a new season.
We achieved more this season than expected and so not surprised we didn't get any further. As others have said, Derby played with pace and counter attacked well. We had little pace and lost our way when Greer went off. Some advice; please do not get a loanee with a contract that states they must start all games and play at least 80 minutes. CMS should have started both play offs with either March or KLL as they at least have some pace, try to get by defenders and shoot. Ward needs to be signed up. Keep Ulloa as I for one am looking forward to him and CMS starting together next season. Ince played well today. Good that two players came over at the end of the match to us travelling supporters (Ulloa and Calderon). Looking forward to a new season. Seagulls via LCFC
  • Score: 5

9:35pm Sun 11 May 14

SeagullJay says...

The lev wrote:
New goalkeeper , 3 new defenders ,2 midfielders and 1 striker all prem quality and we may have a chance . Anything short of that and we will take root in the championship
sorted then - basically we need seven Premier League players do get us promoted - should be easy...
[quote][p][bold]The lev[/bold] wrote: New goalkeeper , 3 new defenders ,2 midfielders and 1 striker all prem quality and we may have a chance . Anything short of that and we will take root in the championship[/p][/quote]sorted then - basically we need seven Premier League players do get us promoted - should be easy... SeagullJay
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Sun 11 May 14

wardfan says...

ringtone wrote:
If you appoint the genius that won the Israeli league.

Then you get what you pay for.

Never has a truer word been uttered on this site.
You don't always receive what you pay for, that's life. But your reference to Oscar Garcia I believe is a little off. When you consider what he has achieved this season, lets see what he can do over this summer, Rome was not built in a day.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: If you appoint the genius that won the Israeli league. Then you get what you pay for. Never has a truer word been uttered on this site.[/p][/quote]You don't always receive what you pay for, that's life. But your reference to Oscar Garcia I believe is a little off. When you consider what he has achieved this season, lets see what he can do over this summer, Rome was not built in a day. wardfan
  • Score: 2

9:35pm Sun 11 May 14

SMF20 says...

A real mixed bag of emotions for me tonight.

I have questions about the set up of our team again today and the way in which we set out to gain a result.
I'm equally proud though.... Another season and another play off semi is certainly a good standard to be achieving.

Still unsure if OG is the man for us but I'm willing to give more time for sure... Should this summer not see a more OG personalized squad arrive then I think we might see him departing sooner rather than later.
Feel sorry for the guy though... He really has had his hands tied and imho and from an outsiders perspective has not been backed in anything like the way he should have been.... Conway, Grabban not signing, Bridcutt, Barnes, El abd all sold without replacement. It's just not good enough.
Final note re OG... Sad to hear him talking about squad improvement after the game in a way that suggested that it was totally out of his hands.

So, onwards and upwards hopefully. I can't say I'm overly excited by the way we seem to be heading on the field at the moment. I'd like to see the same efforts going into player recruitment as is going in to infrastructure.
I'm really proud of what we are achieving off field but we absolutely must show the same ambition in player recruitment. I would really hate for our great club to start losing its numbers on match days if thing go backwards.

Mixed season and one I've enjoyed in the main. Roll on 2014/15

Uta
A real mixed bag of emotions for me tonight. I have questions about the set up of our team again today and the way in which we set out to gain a result. I'm equally proud though.... Another season and another play off semi is certainly a good standard to be achieving. Still unsure if OG is the man for us but I'm willing to give more time for sure... Should this summer not see a more OG personalized squad arrive then I think we might see him departing sooner rather than later. Feel sorry for the guy though... He really has had his hands tied and imho and from an outsiders perspective has not been backed in anything like the way he should have been.... Conway, Grabban not signing, Bridcutt, Barnes, El abd all sold without replacement. It's just not good enough. Final note re OG... Sad to hear him talking about squad improvement after the game in a way that suggested that it was totally out of his hands. So, onwards and upwards hopefully. I can't say I'm overly excited by the way we seem to be heading on the field at the moment. I'd like to see the same efforts going into player recruitment as is going in to infrastructure. I'm really proud of what we are achieving off field but we absolutely must show the same ambition in player recruitment. I would really hate for our great club to start losing its numbers on match days if thing go backwards. Mixed season and one I've enjoyed in the main. Roll on 2014/15 Uta SMF20
  • Score: 7

9:37pm Sun 11 May 14

pablobrowno says...

DerbyArmy_ wrote:
I can not believe what I read for the most part. I see "we were rubbish" "OG has to go" "We need to buy regardless of FFP".... Listen up OG is a great Manager who has a job that Nigel Clough had 5 years to achieve. he was the superceded by McClaren and Co that took us on to the next level. Do NOT begin to have doubt in your future potential bacause you are a **** good side (FACT). remember this....... NOW is exactly the time to shout for your team and not just when you are winning NOWWWWWWWW
Great post and thank you. You are absolutely right that you have had average seasons for years now and you stuck with Nigel. McLaren has picked up his team and ran with it.

Brighton are not a BIG club...YET! We are about to open a 30 million pound training facility with academy status. Perhaps in a few years we will produce some Will Hughes's and Lallanas.

It is disgusting to accuse Tony bloom of not investing in the club, as some posters have done above! The man is basically our saviour (along with sir Dick Knight of course!).

Anyone who wantsTB to sell the club to a Vincent Tan type character to achieve instant success needs their head reading. Look at how well it has served Cardiff since they were the ones celebrating a year ago!

The Championship is a great league, Brighton are a greAt club, and a BIG club in the making.

Here's to some rebuilding and a summer for Oscar before we decide he is to blame......
[quote][p][bold]DerbyArmy_[/bold] wrote: I can not believe what I read for the most part. I see "we were rubbish" "OG has to go" "We need to buy regardless of FFP".... Listen up OG is a great Manager who has a job that Nigel Clough had 5 years to achieve. he was the superceded by McClaren and Co that took us on to the next level. Do NOT begin to have doubt in your future potential bacause you are a **** good side (FACT). remember this....... NOW is exactly the time to shout for your team and not just when you are winning NOWWWWWWWW[/p][/quote]Great post and thank you. You are absolutely right that you have had average seasons for years now and you stuck with Nigel. McLaren has picked up his team and ran with it. Brighton are not a BIG club...YET! We are about to open a 30 million pound training facility with academy status. Perhaps in a few years we will produce some Will Hughes's and Lallanas. It is disgusting to accuse Tony bloom of not investing in the club, as some posters have done above! The man is basically our saviour (along with sir Dick Knight of course!). Anyone who wantsTB to sell the club to a Vincent Tan type character to achieve instant success needs their head reading. Look at how well it has served Cardiff since they were the ones celebrating a year ago! The Championship is a great league, Brighton are a greAt club, and a BIG club in the making. Here's to some rebuilding and a summer for Oscar before we decide he is to blame...... pablobrowno
  • Score: 13

9:37pm Sun 11 May 14

Father Hackett says...

HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.
Ok then, be a dear and shut the door on the way out.
[quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.[/p][/quote]Ok then, be a dear and shut the door on the way out. Father Hackett
  • Score: 5

9:39pm Sun 11 May 14

brightonup says...

Bha1901ch wrote:
You were a bloody disgrace, you do not deserve to put on the shirt, you should pay back the travelling fans their cost to derby today, i watched the game from spain today, i hyped us to our best you let all us down, you played like you did not have a clue, no passsion, no pride, smiled when it did not go youre way, well you over paid **** i hope you are proud of yourselves but must of us on this site love this club, i am **** off of the let down, i say get rid of all the **** including barber and let the true albion fans with mr bloom take this club forward, garcia and jones you had your chance you ...... It
No go lets have a manager ( malky macky) who understands the english game.
Garcia, barber and bloom get them players in the morning tell them how poor they where today and p45 them, i love this club for over 40 years but today you were total overpaid ****
I am so angry
Sorry but your comments are out of order and you do not represent the majority of fans who attend matches and support the team.... although you might be the voice of the odd malcontent.
We were well beaten by a good side who have been building for much longer than we have been able to. That is all.
[quote][p][bold]Bha1901ch[/bold] wrote: You were a bloody disgrace, you do not deserve to put on the shirt, you should pay back the travelling fans their cost to derby today, i watched the game from spain today, i hyped us to our best you let all us down, you played like you did not have a clue, no passsion, no pride, smiled when it did not go youre way, well you over paid **** i hope you are proud of yourselves but must of us on this site love this club, i am **** off of the let down, i say get rid of all the **** including barber and let the true albion fans with mr bloom take this club forward, garcia and jones you had your chance you ...... It No go lets have a manager ( malky macky) who understands the english game. Garcia, barber and bloom get them players in the morning tell them how poor they where today and p45 them, i love this club for over 40 years but today you were total overpaid **** I am so angry[/p][/quote]Sorry but your comments are out of order and you do not represent the majority of fans who attend matches and support the team.... although you might be the voice of the odd malcontent. We were well beaten by a good side who have been building for much longer than we have been able to. That is all. brightonup
  • Score: 3

9:40pm Sun 11 May 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Unfortunately it was just a dream, because the talent wasn't there to make it anything less than a dream. Thats what happens when your only plan to overcome financial fair play rules is to rely on inexperienced under 21's and second rate expeience in old has been's.

Lets face it guys, around our squad, only Upson, and Ulloa, ( and Crofts when fit), are of the quality that could be recognised as top class Championship players that could maybe give it a crack in the Permier Lge, and even then Upson is no spring chicken. The rest of that squad you could really take em or leave em. Thats only 3 in an entire squad, and would have been 4 if we had kept Bridcutt. (And a caveat on Ward if we can sign him).

I suspect Ulloa will be off this summer now, so its a squad in need of a pretty wholesome re-build.

For the future, the young ones March and Ince are worth being deemed as good prospects, but knowone else. One more season for CMS, Ward, and Upson, and we must try to keep Ulloa somehow, and hope Crofts come back strong to join Stephens, who hasn't had time enough yet. Thats 8 of what needs to be a strong 16.

Got to ditch the lightweights, Orlandi, Lopez, Augustein, Andrews, Brezovan, and maybe even Dunk, and then there's a few that have faded away spectactularly, i.e Kusczak, Buckley, and a few old dogs that are heading into the twilight of their careers, and are less reliable than they were, i.e Calderon, Greer, Bruno.

I believe Ocasr see's that and needs money to re-build, or he'll be off too.

Should be an interesting summer. If we are honest, we were very lucky to even make the play offs, and certainly not of the same cloth as Derby, QPR, or Wigan, but once again we were entertained along the way

Well done to Oscar for over achieving with what he had, but lets re-build into something stronger and get auto promotion instead of the play offs, its much less stressful but its going to require some wallet bravery at board level.
Unfortunately it was just a dream, because the talent wasn't there to make it anything less than a dream. Thats what happens when your only plan to overcome financial fair play rules is to rely on inexperienced under 21's and second rate expeience in old has been's. Lets face it guys, around our squad, only Upson, and Ulloa, ( and Crofts when fit), are of the quality that could be recognised as top class Championship players that could maybe give it a crack in the Permier Lge, and even then Upson is no spring chicken. The rest of that squad you could really take em or leave em. Thats only 3 in an entire squad, and would have been 4 if we had kept Bridcutt. (And a caveat on Ward if we can sign him). I suspect Ulloa will be off this summer now, so its a squad in need of a pretty wholesome re-build. For the future, the young ones March and Ince are worth being deemed as good prospects, but knowone else. One more season for CMS, Ward, and Upson, and we must try to keep Ulloa somehow, and hope Crofts come back strong to join Stephens, who hasn't had time enough yet. Thats 8 of what needs to be a strong 16. Got to ditch the lightweights, Orlandi, Lopez, Augustein, Andrews, Brezovan, and maybe even Dunk, and then there's a few that have faded away spectactularly, i.e Kusczak, Buckley, and a few old dogs that are heading into the twilight of their careers, and are less reliable than they were, i.e Calderon, Greer, Bruno. I believe Ocasr see's that and needs money to re-build, or he'll be off too. Should be an interesting summer. If we are honest, we were very lucky to even make the play offs, and certainly not of the same cloth as Derby, QPR, or Wigan, but once again we were entertained along the way Well done to Oscar for over achieving with what he had, but lets re-build into something stronger and get auto promotion instead of the play offs, its much less stressful but its going to require some wallet bravery at board level. PressBoxTeaBoy
  • Score: 6

9:51pm Sun 11 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

It would seem, going by quite a lot of what has been posted, that our squad is just not up to it, and if that is true, it just goes to show what a good manager/coach Oscar is.

Our squad is lacking, we all know that and today's result just goes to highlight that fact. Derby were better, not just today but for most of the season, as were the other teams that finished above us.
The retain and let go lists will be made known in the coming days, and over the coming weeks we will know if other clubs are in for one or more of our players. The number, and identity of those that go, go one way or another, will give us a clue as to how extensive our rebuild will be. Now this might sound daft but, the way I see it is, the more that go the more pointers we will get as to what our goal is for next year.
You might think that who we sign is the main pointer, but is it? If we retain the likes of Greer, Bruno, Lopez along with the talented, but persistently injred, players such as Buckley and Orlandi, if these players stay then we won't be signing younger, better and fitter players. We over achieved this year, IMHO, and short of a good clear out, followed by the arrival of some fresh blood, then a top ten finish is the best we can hope for next year.

The big problem for next year will be finances, how can we have a rebuild without the money to pay for it, and as we will run at a loss for this year, finding money to spend this summer will be hard. If the rebuild is founded largely on young players arriving, players that are prospects rather than established, I could live with that. There are more lads like Rohan Ince and Solly March out there, the trick is to identify and sign them and they wouldn't cost big money. Such a policy decision would mean that we won't be challenging next year, but the year after could be interesting, and we would have some money to bring in one or two new experienced players.

Not a bad year for us, even if it did end on a bum note.
It would seem, going by quite a lot of what has been posted, that our squad is just not up to it, and if that is true, it just goes to show what a good manager/coach Oscar is. Our squad is lacking, we all know that and today's result just goes to highlight that fact. Derby were better, not just today but for most of the season, as were the other teams that finished above us. The retain and let go lists will be made known in the coming days, and over the coming weeks we will know if other clubs are in for one or more of our players. The number, and identity of those that go, go one way or another, will give us a clue as to how extensive our rebuild will be. Now this might sound daft but, the way I see it is, the more that go the more pointers we will get as to what our goal is for next year. You might think that who we sign is the main pointer, but is it? If we retain the likes of Greer, Bruno, Lopez along with the talented, but persistently injred, players such as Buckley and Orlandi, if these players stay then we won't be signing younger, better and fitter players. We over achieved this year, IMHO, and short of a good clear out, followed by the arrival of some fresh blood, then a top ten finish is the best we can hope for next year. The big problem for next year will be finances, how can we have a rebuild without the money to pay for it, and as we will run at a loss for this year, finding money to spend this summer will be hard. If the rebuild is founded largely on young players arriving, players that are prospects rather than established, I could live with that. There are more lads like Rohan Ince and Solly March out there, the trick is to identify and sign them and they wouldn't cost big money. Such a policy decision would mean that we won't be challenging next year, but the year after could be interesting, and we would have some money to bring in one or two new experienced players. Not a bad year for us, even if it did end on a bum note. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

9:57pm Sun 11 May 14

SeagullJay says...

Seagulls via LCFC wrote:
We achieved more this season than expected and so not surprised we didn't get any further. As others have said, Derby played with pace and counter attacked well. We had little pace and lost our way when Greer went off. Some advice; please do not get a loanee with a contract that states they must start all games and play at least 80 minutes. CMS should have started both play offs with either March or KLL as they at least have some pace, try to get by defenders and shoot. Ward needs to be signed up. Keep Ulloa as I for one am looking forward to him and CMS starting together next season. Ince played well today.

Good that two players came over at the end of the match to us travelling supporters (Ulloa and Calderon). Looking forward to a new season.
thank you - thought I was the only one who thought Lingard loan deal was a 'burden; on team selection and tactics

sure he is a great prospect but WE need BHAFC to progress as a club well before his career (which is highly unlikely to involve us)
[quote][p][bold]Seagulls via LCFC[/bold] wrote: We achieved more this season than expected and so not surprised we didn't get any further. As others have said, Derby played with pace and counter attacked well. We had little pace and lost our way when Greer went off. Some advice; please do not get a loanee with a contract that states they must start all games and play at least 80 minutes. CMS should have started both play offs with either March or KLL as they at least have some pace, try to get by defenders and shoot. Ward needs to be signed up. Keep Ulloa as I for one am looking forward to him and CMS starting together next season. Ince played well today. Good that two players came over at the end of the match to us travelling supporters (Ulloa and Calderon). Looking forward to a new season.[/p][/quote]thank you - thought I was the only one who thought Lingard loan deal was a 'burden; on team selection and tactics sure he is a great prospect but WE need BHAFC to progress as a club well before his career (which is highly unlikely to involve us) SeagullJay
  • Score: 4

9:57pm Sun 11 May 14

SeagullJay says...

Seagulls via LCFC wrote:
We achieved more this season than expected and so not surprised we didn't get any further. As others have said, Derby played with pace and counter attacked well. We had little pace and lost our way when Greer went off. Some advice; please do not get a loanee with a contract that states they must start all games and play at least 80 minutes. CMS should have started both play offs with either March or KLL as they at least have some pace, try to get by defenders and shoot. Ward needs to be signed up. Keep Ulloa as I for one am looking forward to him and CMS starting together next season. Ince played well today.

Good that two players came over at the end of the match to us travelling supporters (Ulloa and Calderon). Looking forward to a new season.
thank you - thought I was the only one who thought Lingard loan deal was a 'burden; on team selection and tactics

sure he is a great prospect but WE need BHAFC to progress as a club well before his career (which is highly unlikely to involve us)
[quote][p][bold]Seagulls via LCFC[/bold] wrote: We achieved more this season than expected and so not surprised we didn't get any further. As others have said, Derby played with pace and counter attacked well. We had little pace and lost our way when Greer went off. Some advice; please do not get a loanee with a contract that states they must start all games and play at least 80 minutes. CMS should have started both play offs with either March or KLL as they at least have some pace, try to get by defenders and shoot. Ward needs to be signed up. Keep Ulloa as I for one am looking forward to him and CMS starting together next season. Ince played well today. Good that two players came over at the end of the match to us travelling supporters (Ulloa and Calderon). Looking forward to a new season.[/p][/quote]thank you - thought I was the only one who thought Lingard loan deal was a 'burden; on team selection and tactics sure he is a great prospect but WE need BHAFC to progress as a club well before his career (which is highly unlikely to involve us) SeagullJay
  • Score: 6

9:58pm Sun 11 May 14

Tiger Shark says...

Dire, dire, dire!! Alot on here need to get real, smell the coffee, there isn't going to be a shed load of money for transfers, some far bigger clubs than ours are starting to awaken in the Championship and cash flushed Norwich, Cardiff and Fulham won't just lie down, plus Wolves are back! Add in our unpassionate, "leave when you're losing, just go cos it's a new stadium" embarrassing hangers on so called fans constantly and rightly ridiculed by our enemies north of the M23 and its not really that good is it? We had our chance and we badly blew it, look at the teams in the Championship next season, we might not get another for a while. Not good enough, as a team and as a club!
Dire, dire, dire!! Alot on here need to get real, smell the coffee, there isn't going to be a shed load of money for transfers, some far bigger clubs than ours are starting to awaken in the Championship and cash flushed Norwich, Cardiff and Fulham won't just lie down, plus Wolves are back! Add in our unpassionate, "leave when you're losing, just go cos it's a new stadium" embarrassing hangers on so called fans constantly and rightly ridiculed by our enemies north of the M23 and its not really that good is it? We had our chance and we badly blew it, look at the teams in the Championship next season, we might not get another for a while. Not good enough, as a team and as a club! Tiger Shark
  • Score: 1

10:04pm Sun 11 May 14

brightonup says...

Tiger Shark wrote:
Dire, dire, dire!! Alot on here need to get real, smell the coffee, there isn't going to be a shed load of money for transfers, some far bigger clubs than ours are starting to awaken in the Championship and cash flushed Norwich, Cardiff and Fulham won't just lie down, plus Wolves are back! Add in our unpassionate, "leave when you're losing, just go cos it's a new stadium" embarrassing hangers on so called fans constantly and rightly ridiculed by our enemies north of the M23 and its not really that good is it? We had our chance and we badly blew it, look at the teams in the Championship next season, we might not get another for a while. Not good enough, as a team and as a club!
So how are you going to make things better?
[quote][p][bold]Tiger Shark[/bold] wrote: Dire, dire, dire!! Alot on here need to get real, smell the coffee, there isn't going to be a shed load of money for transfers, some far bigger clubs than ours are starting to awaken in the Championship and cash flushed Norwich, Cardiff and Fulham won't just lie down, plus Wolves are back! Add in our unpassionate, "leave when you're losing, just go cos it's a new stadium" embarrassing hangers on so called fans constantly and rightly ridiculed by our enemies north of the M23 and its not really that good is it? We had our chance and we badly blew it, look at the teams in the Championship next season, we might not get another for a while. Not good enough, as a team and as a club![/p][/quote]So how are you going to make things better? brightonup
  • Score: 4

10:11pm Sun 11 May 14

BHAFC_ says...

Geagulls wrote:
Not sure about Greer substitution for injury. The game changed after that move. My friend was sat just behind dugout, and heard Greer ask why he had been taken off. OG did not make eye contact with him or respond. What was that?
GG signalled to the bench to come off - can't see him being taken off for any other reason than injury especially with no real replacement.
[quote][p][bold]Geagulls[/bold] wrote: Not sure about Greer substitution for injury. The game changed after that move. My friend was sat just behind dugout, and heard Greer ask why he had been taken off. OG did not make eye contact with him or respond. What was that?[/p][/quote]GG signalled to the bench to come off - can't see him being taken off for any other reason than injury especially with no real replacement. BHAFC_
  • Score: 5

10:18pm Sun 11 May 14

chipsandgravy says...

In my opinion Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton are all bigger clubs than us and where did they finish this season? Yes I would have like to see more goals this season but I was happy to finish 6th. It was far better than the mid table mediocrity many on here had us believe would happen at the start of the season...
In my opinion Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton are all bigger clubs than us and where did they finish this season? Yes I would have like to see more goals this season but I was happy to finish 6th. It was far better than the mid table mediocrity many on here had us believe would happen at the start of the season... chipsandgravy
  • Score: 5

10:27pm Sun 11 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
We were poor, second rate against a good side, in truth those like Arnie who stated we had cover with three central defenders on our books need to admit they know nothing. We sold elabd for £80k and never replaced him , today we got caught out, why sell him if we were really intent on promotion, I am not a fan, but are we going to find another like him for 80k ? As for Dunk , next year dunk in the side won't work, ball watching for Hendricks goal, flat footed on 3- 4 occasions .. Our performance was pretty dire if I am honest.
Stop trolling Mark, it cheapens you. Why you need to keep mentioning me in stories I have not contributed to is just weird. Still, I won a bet with my wife that you would mention me with regards to Greer's injury.

But you know you and I will never agree on just about anything so leave me out of any future discussions.

Post match is never a good time to have a proper discussion as emotions are still running high, but for what it's worth, we would have been fine with the CBs had Bruno not also got injured.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: We were poor, second rate against a good side, in truth those like Arnie who stated we had cover with three central defenders on our books need to admit they know nothing. We sold elabd for £80k and never replaced him , today we got caught out, why sell him if we were really intent on promotion, I am not a fan, but are we going to find another like him for 80k ? As for Dunk , next year dunk in the side won't work, ball watching for Hendricks goal, flat footed on 3- 4 occasions .. Our performance was pretty dire if I am honest.[/p][/quote]Stop trolling Mark, it cheapens you. Why you need to keep mentioning me in stories I have not contributed to is just weird. Still, I won a bet with my wife that you would mention me with regards to Greer's injury. But you know you and I will never agree on just about anything so leave me out of any future discussions. Post match is never a good time to have a proper discussion as emotions are still running high, but for what it's worth, we would have been fine with the CBs had Bruno not also got injured. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

10:29pm Sun 11 May 14

mark5 says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
Unfortunately it was just a dream, because the talent wasn't there to make it anything less than a dream. Thats what happens when your only plan to overcome financial fair play rules is to rely on inexperienced under 21's and second rate expeience in old has been's.

Lets face it guys, around our squad, only Upson, and Ulloa, ( and Crofts when fit), are of the quality that could be recognised as top class Championship players that could maybe give it a crack in the Permier Lge, and even then Upson is no spring chicken. The rest of that squad you could really take em or leave em. Thats only 3 in an entire squad, and would have been 4 if we had kept Bridcutt. (And a caveat on Ward if we can sign him).

I suspect Ulloa will be off this summer now, so its a squad in need of a pretty wholesome re-build.

For the future, the young ones March and Ince are worth being deemed as good prospects, but knowone else. One more season for CMS, Ward, and Upson, and we must try to keep Ulloa somehow, and hope Crofts come back strong to join Stephens, who hasn't had time enough yet. Thats 8 of what needs to be a strong 16.

Got to ditch the lightweights, Orlandi, Lopez, Augustein, Andrews, Brezovan, and maybe even Dunk, and then there's a few that have faded away spectactularly, i.e Kusczak, Buckley, and a few old dogs that are heading into the twilight of their careers, and are less reliable than they were, i.e Calderon, Greer, Bruno.

I believe Ocasr see's that and needs money to re-build, or he'll be off too.

Should be an interesting summer. If we are honest, we were very lucky to even make the play offs, and certainly not of the same cloth as Derby, QPR, or Wigan, but once again we were entertained along the way

Well done to Oscar for over achieving with what he had, but lets re-build into something stronger and get auto promotion instead of the play offs, its much less stressful but its going to require some wallet bravery at board level.
Written in your customary robust style PBTB, but accurate to the letter in my opinion!!
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately it was just a dream, because the talent wasn't there to make it anything less than a dream. Thats what happens when your only plan to overcome financial fair play rules is to rely on inexperienced under 21's and second rate expeience in old has been's. Lets face it guys, around our squad, only Upson, and Ulloa, ( and Crofts when fit), are of the quality that could be recognised as top class Championship players that could maybe give it a crack in the Permier Lge, and even then Upson is no spring chicken. The rest of that squad you could really take em or leave em. Thats only 3 in an entire squad, and would have been 4 if we had kept Bridcutt. (And a caveat on Ward if we can sign him). I suspect Ulloa will be off this summer now, so its a squad in need of a pretty wholesome re-build. For the future, the young ones March and Ince are worth being deemed as good prospects, but knowone else. One more season for CMS, Ward, and Upson, and we must try to keep Ulloa somehow, and hope Crofts come back strong to join Stephens, who hasn't had time enough yet. Thats 8 of what needs to be a strong 16. Got to ditch the lightweights, Orlandi, Lopez, Augustein, Andrews, Brezovan, and maybe even Dunk, and then there's a few that have faded away spectactularly, i.e Kusczak, Buckley, and a few old dogs that are heading into the twilight of their careers, and are less reliable than they were, i.e Calderon, Greer, Bruno. I believe Ocasr see's that and needs money to re-build, or he'll be off too. Should be an interesting summer. If we are honest, we were very lucky to even make the play offs, and certainly not of the same cloth as Derby, QPR, or Wigan, but once again we were entertained along the way Well done to Oscar for over achieving with what he had, but lets re-build into something stronger and get auto promotion instead of the play offs, its much less stressful but its going to require some wallet bravery at board level.[/p][/quote]Written in your customary robust style PBTB, but accurate to the letter in my opinion!! mark5
  • Score: 3

10:37pm Sun 11 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
We were poor, second rate against a good side, in truth those like Arnie who stated we had cover with three central defenders on our books need to admit they know nothing. We sold elabd for £80k and never replaced him , today we got caught out, why sell him if we were really intent on promotion, I am not a fan, but are we going to find another like him for 80k ? As for Dunk , next year dunk in the side won't work, ball watching for Hendricks goal, flat footed on 3- 4 occasions .. Our performance was pretty dire if I am honest.
Stop trolling Mark, it cheapens you. Why you need to keep mentioning me in stories I have not contributed to is just weird. Still, I won a bet with my wife that you would mention me with regards to Greer's injury.

But you know you and I will never agree on just about anything so leave me out of any future discussions.

Post match is never a good time to have a proper discussion as emotions are still running high, but for what it's worth, we would have been fine with the CBs had Bruno not also got injured.
Think you should say you were right mark, or was I wrong? Three centre backs is a joke at a club trying to gain promotion.
Why mention it to your wife? Lol did she say I was right ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: We were poor, second rate against a good side, in truth those like Arnie who stated we had cover with three central defenders on our books need to admit they know nothing. We sold elabd for £80k and never replaced him , today we got caught out, why sell him if we were really intent on promotion, I am not a fan, but are we going to find another like him for 80k ? As for Dunk , next year dunk in the side won't work, ball watching for Hendricks goal, flat footed on 3- 4 occasions .. Our performance was pretty dire if I am honest.[/p][/quote]Stop trolling Mark, it cheapens you. Why you need to keep mentioning me in stories I have not contributed to is just weird. Still, I won a bet with my wife that you would mention me with regards to Greer's injury. But you know you and I will never agree on just about anything so leave me out of any future discussions. Post match is never a good time to have a proper discussion as emotions are still running high, but for what it's worth, we would have been fine with the CBs had Bruno not also got injured.[/p][/quote]Think you should say you were right mark, or was I wrong? Three centre backs is a joke at a club trying to gain promotion. Why mention it to your wife? Lol did she say I was right ha ha ha mark by the sea
  • Score: -2

11:06pm Sun 11 May 14

Father Hackett says...

HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.
Ok then, be a dear and shut the door on the way out.
[quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.[/p][/quote]Ok then, be a dear and shut the door on the way out. Father Hackett
  • Score: 2

12:24am Mon 12 May 14

lenward says...

I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.
I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA. lenward
  • Score: 3

1:04am Mon 12 May 14

Adam_88 says...

lenward wrote:
I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.
Derby fan.

Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season!
[quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.[/p][/quote]Derby fan. Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season! Adam_88
  • Score: 7

3:12am Mon 12 May 14

Free money says...

Lewis Dunk the prem-league player lol hahaha. lower league scum im never wrong
Lewis Dunk the prem-league player lol hahaha. lower league scum im never wrong Free money
  • Score: 2

3:17am Mon 12 May 14

Free money says...

Adam_88 wrote:
lenward wrote:
I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.
Derby fan.

Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season!
Nice words but if top clubs thought Dunk had real talent the deal would already b done my friend????? R u gona sign it now lol haha ?????
[quote][p][bold]Adam_88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.[/p][/quote]Derby fan. Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season![/p][/quote]Nice words but if top clubs thought Dunk had real talent the deal would already b done my friend????? R u gona sign it now lol haha ????? Free money
  • Score: -1

4:44am Mon 12 May 14

Free money says...

Adam_88 wrote:
lenward wrote:
I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.
Derby fan.

Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season!
Sad 2 say we still have thugs like Dunk and his family of gangsters in the side.Im sure you Derby fans saw what a pure waste of space that is.But him and his family have full control over this site and many more.A vile guy on and off the field.Best of luck Derby im sure u won't sign vile Dunk.
[quote][p][bold]Adam_88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.[/p][/quote]Derby fan. Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season![/p][/quote]Sad 2 say we still have thugs like Dunk and his family of gangsters in the side.Im sure you Derby fans saw what a pure waste of space that is.But him and his family have full control over this site and many more.A vile guy on and off the field.Best of luck Derby im sure u won't sign vile Dunk. Free money
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Mon 12 May 14

Bhanotok says...

The sad fact is we have to come to realisation how far we are behind Palace. They are now a mid table club who can put in decent competitive shifts with the very best. Supporter wise we aren't even close, we have a good 10,000 plastics or so who BHA is probably in fact their second club. Could you imagine our support roaring the players back from 3-0 against Liverpool to 3-3? More chance of them cheering the Scousers, while the rest would have been long gone.

I dare say not a single player we have would get close to their starting 11 either, I just pray we don't get them in the cup next season as we would get absolutely owned.
The sad fact is we have to come to realisation how far we are behind Palace. They are now a mid table club who can put in decent competitive shifts with the very best. Supporter wise we aren't even close, we have a good 10,000 plastics or so who BHA is probably in fact their second club. Could you imagine our support roaring the players back from 3-0 against Liverpool to 3-3? More chance of them cheering the Scousers, while the rest would have been long gone. I dare say not a single player we have would get close to their starting 11 either, I just pray we don't get them in the cup next season as we would get absolutely owned. Bhanotok
  • Score: 2

3:17pm Mon 12 May 14

Falmer Wizard says...

The Dream is over, however we have avoided the nightmare experienced by Cardiff,Bolton, Birmingham etc after dropping out of the Premiership,look at their attendances now and the serious financial situation they face.
The club lost £15 million last season and could not afford to buy the players required,Gus realised that and moved on,Oscar wanted a number of players in January and only received one,that explains why he had no option to play the same conservative style and should be congratulated for his efforts.
It must be remembered that over 20,000 of our supporters have attended our matches since our new stadium was opened and have experienced promotion and good times and are unlikely to accept relegation and sale of our best players, a top half of the Championship league side playing entertaining football particularly at home should provide 18,000/20,000 crowd and give the club a healthy financial base.
The Dream is over, however we have avoided the nightmare experienced by Cardiff,Bolton, Birmingham etc after dropping out of the Premiership,look at their attendances now and the serious financial situation they face. The club lost £15 million last season and could not afford to buy the players required,Gus realised that and moved on,Oscar wanted a number of players in January and only received one,that explains why he had no option to play the same conservative style and should be congratulated for his efforts. It must be remembered that over 20,000 of our supporters have attended our matches since our new stadium was opened and have experienced promotion and good times and are unlikely to accept relegation and sale of our best players, a top half of the Championship league side playing entertaining football particularly at home should provide 18,000/20,000 crowd and give the club a healthy financial base. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 1

6:03pm Mon 12 May 14

albion forever says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
That was embarassing!
Not as embarrassing as Reading failing to beat 8 man Yeovil at home
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: That was embarassing![/p][/quote]Not as embarrassing as Reading failing to beat 8 man Yeovil at home albion forever
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Mon 12 May 14

albion forever says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
That was embarassing!
Not as embarrassing as Reading failing to beat 8 man Yeovil at home
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: That was embarassing![/p][/quote]Not as embarrassing as Reading failing to beat 8 man Yeovil at home albion forever
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Mon 12 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.
Be our guest. You're as welcome at The Amex as a **** in a spacesuit.

Ta ta.
[quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.[/p][/quote]Be our guest. You're as welcome at The Amex as a **** in a spacesuit. Ta ta. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

8:36pm Mon 12 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
That was embarassing!
Did you enjoy enviously watching the big boys in the play-offs, then. Don't worry, we'll leave you for dead next season. You'll love being a Brighton resident then, believe me.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: That was embarassing![/p][/quote]Did you enjoy enviously watching the big boys in the play-offs, then. Don't worry, we'll leave you for dead next season. You'll love being a Brighton resident then, believe me. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

8:53pm Mon 12 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Hard luck Seagulls, but well done getting to the play-offs. IMO Derby are the team that will go up but we will see. Look forward to playing you again next season and giving you some more songs about your stony beach ;-}
Have a good Summer UTC.
Cheers, you too.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Hard luck Seagulls, but well done getting to the play-offs. IMO Derby are the team that will go up but we will see. Look forward to playing you again next season and giving you some more songs about your stony beach ;-} Have a good Summer UTC.[/p][/quote]Cheers, you too. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Mon 12 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Adam_88 wrote:
lenward wrote:
I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.
Derby fan.

Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season!
Thanks Adam. Excellent post and shows class to come on here and say it. We had a few saying similar about our support face-to-face yesterday. I love that about footy matches. Also enjoyed mutual applause amongst fans at the end.

Good luck in the final. As the third placed side (and undoubtedly the best of the four p/o challengers) you deserve to go up, but also for your supporters and finally because you've had to wait longer than the others (our good selves aside of course).
[quote][p][bold]Adam_88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.[/p][/quote]Derby fan. Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season![/p][/quote]Thanks Adam. Excellent post and shows class to come on here and say it. We had a few saying similar about our support face-to-face yesterday. I love that about footy matches. Also enjoyed mutual applause amongst fans at the end. Good luck in the final. As the third placed side (and undoubtedly the best of the four p/o challengers) you deserve to go up, but also for your supporters and finally because you've had to wait longer than the others (our good selves aside of course). Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

9:38pm Mon 12 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Free money wrote:
Adam_88 wrote:
lenward wrote:
I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.
Derby fan.

Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season!
Nice words but if top clubs thought Dunk had real talent the deal would already b done my friend????? R u gona sign it now lol haha ?????
Freeloaders. Dunk doesn't love you. Forget him! He's got a girlfriend (probably).
[quote][p][bold]Free money[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adam_88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I would just like to remind those people moaning that it as taken the likes of Derby, Leicester and Burnley a lot of years to get why they are today . We have been in limbo for 14 years, were the club could not grow properly. It is only since we moved into the Amex that the club could start to grow , and grow we are. How many of us can put they hand on heart and say we are ready for the premiership. With the new training opening next month and the young players coming up fast , I for one would say the few years is looking rosy . Now at the moment we are all disappointed, but with every season we are getting bigger stronger and better. look at the big clubs that finished below us this season.So come on get those chins of the floor in three months time a new season will start, and who knows what the summer will bring. So see you next season .UTA.[/p][/quote]Derby fan. Unlucky today (genuine), for some reason a few of your lads just didn't look up for it. Thought Rohan Ince was class in the first half, strange about Lua Lua coming on so late as he looked by far the biggest threat, has 3 shots in 5 minutes and one went in. Overall I think Brighton are a fantastic club that play the right way, and have quality support. If we get promoted I'll definitely be looking out for your results next season as I'd love to see you in the prem. Also ignore that clown from reading they've had a shocking season given the players at their disposal. Good luck next season![/p][/quote]Nice words but if top clubs thought Dunk had real talent the deal would already b done my friend????? R u gona sign it now lol haha ?????[/p][/quote]Freeloaders. Dunk doesn't love you. Forget him! He's got a girlfriend (probably). Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

9:41pm Mon 12 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Bhanotok wrote:
The sad fact is we have to come to realisation how far we are behind Palace. They are now a mid table club who can put in decent competitive shifts with the very best. Supporter wise we aren't even close, we have a good 10,000 plastics or so who BHA is probably in fact their second club. Could you imagine our support roaring the players back from 3-0 against Liverpool to 3-3? More chance of them cheering the Scousers, while the rest would have been long gone.

I dare say not a single player we have would get close to their starting 11 either, I just pray we don't get them in the cup next season as we would get absolutely owned.
Oh it's you again, "Norfolk In Way".

I barely have time to keep up with my own club's forum yet you have time to come on our's as well as your beloved Palarse sites. Oh dear.
[quote][p][bold]Bhanotok[/bold] wrote: The sad fact is we have to come to realisation how far we are behind Palace. They are now a mid table club who can put in decent competitive shifts with the very best. Supporter wise we aren't even close, we have a good 10,000 plastics or so who BHA is probably in fact their second club. Could you imagine our support roaring the players back from 3-0 against Liverpool to 3-3? More chance of them cheering the Scousers, while the rest would have been long gone. I dare say not a single player we have would get close to their starting 11 either, I just pray we don't get them in the cup next season as we would get absolutely owned.[/p][/quote]Oh it's you again, "Norfolk In Way". I barely have time to keep up with my own club's forum yet you have time to come on our's as well as your beloved Palarse sites. Oh dear. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

9:45pm Mon 12 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.
Be our guest. You're as welcome at The Amex as a **** in a spacesuit.

Ta ta.
Erm the edited word rhymes with tart and begins with the letter "f". Why on earth it is censored beggars belief.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Yet another season of misery and disappointment. Don’t know why we bother. Pies and beer are still sh*t as well. Crawley next season I think.[/p][/quote]Be our guest. You're as welcome at The Amex as a **** in a spacesuit. Ta ta.[/p][/quote]Erm the edited word rhymes with tart and begins with the letter "f". Why on earth it is censored beggars belief. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

11:59am Sat 17 May 14

ARMANA says...

B& HA, A selling club, Alway were, Always will be, !!
B& HA, A selling club, Alway were, Always will be, !! ARMANA
  • Score: 0

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