Albion beaten - but what did you make of it?

David Stockdale is beaten by Giles Coke's winning shot (photo Simon Dack)

David Stockdale is beaten by Giles Coke's winning shot (photo Simon Dack)

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Albion are off to a losing start to the season.

But what did you make of this afternoon’s offering at the Amex?

Did they deserve better? Were there aspects which encouraged you?

Or do you see doom and gloom in the weeks to come?

How about the goal – great strike or a bit lucky?

Did you have a view of the red card offence by Andrew Crofts? Was Jake Forster-Caskey fortunate not to see a second yellow?

And did Sami Hyypia make the right changes at the right times to get his side back into the game?

Even the undistinguished matches, such as today’s, throw up a lot of talking points. So get it off your chest and have your say.

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5:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

They were poor, we were worse!
Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?
They were poor, we were worse! Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother? Conelli98
  • Score: 26

5:25pm Sat 9 Aug 14

thetungsten says...

This is going to be a very long season I reckon! I found nothing of any positivity on the pitch today! We have the weekest squad for some time! And what was exactly was our style and formation meant to be???- impossible to work out!! Hypia I'm afraid to say is the wrong man for a club that wants to work on a shoe string budget- we need an experienced seasoned campaigner to lead us forward!!! Sorry Sami but you ain't our man!! Bloom has made a bloomer here!!
This is going to be a very long season I reckon! I found nothing of any positivity on the pitch today! We have the weekest squad for some time! And what was exactly was our style and formation meant to be???- impossible to work out!! Hypia I'm afraid to say is the wrong man for a club that wants to work on a shoe string budget- we need an experienced seasoned campaigner to lead us forward!!! Sorry Sami but you ain't our man!! Bloom has made a bloomer here!! thetungsten
  • Score: 24

5:29pm Sat 9 Aug 14

jarmonesque says...

I thought O'Grady did well with poor service. Hyypia made the right sub's and 3 4 2 for last section. Shocking ref.
I thought O'Grady did well with poor service. Hyypia made the right sub's and 3 4 2 for last section. Shocking ref. jarmonesque
  • Score: 1

5:29pm Sat 9 Aug 14

shotseagull says...

this was awful ............. that is all
this was awful ............. that is all shotseagull
  • Score: 44

5:31pm Sat 9 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Conelli98 wrote:
They were poor, we were worse!
Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?
So at 3.01 when you were, 'clapping the lads as they came out,' you were also typing your comment, obviously using your phone, having been told that Clayton was in the stadium. Whilst I can go with Clayton being there, that is possible, I am having a hard time accepting that you were Conelli. But I guess that too is possible.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: They were poor, we were worse! Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?[/p][/quote]So at 3.01 when you were, 'clapping the lads as they came out,' you were also typing your comment, obviously using your phone, having been told that Clayton was in the stadium. Whilst I can go with Clayton being there, that is possible, I am having a hard time accepting that you were Conelli. But I guess that too is possible. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -12

5:31pm Sat 9 Aug 14

thetungsten says...

shotseagull wrote:
this was awful ............. that is all
No one who was present today can surely take anything positive from today's performance surely?!!! We were dire- the worst ever!!
[quote][p][bold]shotseagull[/bold] wrote: this was awful ............. that is all[/p][/quote]No one who was present today can surely take anything positive from today's performance surely?!!! We were dire- the worst ever!! thetungsten
  • Score: 27

5:35pm Sat 9 Aug 14

lighteninglee says...

S.O.S. Save our season tony before its to late. This team needs serious investment if you want us to be competitive this year. Sheffield wed are not even a competitive team and we struggled all match.
S.O.S. Save our season tony before its to late. This team needs serious investment if you want us to be competitive this year. Sheffield wed are not even a competitive team and we struggled all match. lighteninglee
  • Score: 38

5:36pm Sat 9 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

We threw away 3 easy points today, we were poor.
We threw away 3 easy points today, we were poor. AGT999
  • Score: 35

5:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

What did I make of it? Well, let me put it this way..

I'd be grateful if somebody could be let me know where the Brighton One Legged Over 90s Football Team plays - because I'd like to watch a local side which has a bit more pace, movement and creativity up front.

Many thanks.
What did I make of it? Well, let me put it this way.. I'd be grateful if somebody could be let me know where the Brighton One Legged Over 90s Football Team plays - because I'd like to watch a local side which has a bit more pace, movement and creativity up front. Many thanks. sussexram40
  • Score: 20

5:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

MHubbs says...

There were no positives. No ball retention. Poor passing. No one running into space. No left back. No striker and even a manager who looked disinterested come the finish. Greer had a very good game and gave his all. Should have been mom IMO.

If we cannot beat a poor Wednesday the we could be in for one very bad season ahead!
There were no positives. No ball retention. Poor passing. No one running into space. No left back. No striker and even a manager who looked disinterested come the finish. Greer had a very good game and gave his all. Should have been mom IMO. If we cannot beat a poor Wednesday the we could be in for one very bad season ahead! MHubbs
  • Score: 41

5:38pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Martha Gunn says...

In what sense was this encounter 'undistinguished'.

I don't follow football but I really don't understand this comment.

Aren't they all distinguished by the fact they count?

And I see one correspondent wishes to codemn the Finn on the basis of one outing - bit harsh.
In what sense was this encounter 'undistinguished'. I don't follow football but I really don't understand this comment. Aren't they all distinguished by the fact they count? And I see one correspondent wishes to codemn the Finn on the basis of one outing - bit harsh. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 2

5:41pm Sat 9 Aug 14

FFPgull says...

Rubbish really. Done 4 years as season ticket holder and this is the last for me now unless things improve. If I want to watch a load of clowns I'll go to a effing circus.
Rubbish really. Done 4 years as season ticket holder and this is the last for me now unless things improve. If I want to watch a load of clowns I'll go to a effing circus. FFPgull
  • Score: 27

5:41pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
They were poor, we were worse!
Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?
So at 3.01 when you were, 'clapping the lads as they came out,' you were also typing your comment, obviously using your phone, having been told that Clayton was in the stadium. Whilst I can go with Clayton being there, that is possible, I am having a hard time accepting that you were Conelli. But I guess that too is possible.
Are you saying I wasn't there...then if so you are numpty. Was I clapping whilst tapping then no I wasn't but even you must understand what I was getting at Johnny!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: They were poor, we were worse! Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?[/p][/quote]So at 3.01 when you were, 'clapping the lads as they came out,' you were also typing your comment, obviously using your phone, having been told that Clayton was in the stadium. Whilst I can go with Clayton being there, that is possible, I am having a hard time accepting that you were Conelli. But I guess that too is possible.[/p][/quote]Are you saying I wasn't there...then if so you are numpty. Was I clapping whilst tapping then no I wasn't but even you must understand what I was getting at Johnny! Conelli98
  • Score: 14

5:41pm Sat 9 Aug 14

barnieb says...

thetungsten wrote:
This is going to be a very long season I reckon! I found nothing of any positivity on the pitch today! We have the weekest squad for some time! And what was exactly was our style and formation meant to be???- impossible to work out!! Hypia I'm afraid to say is the wrong man for a club that wants to work on a shoe string budget- we need an experienced seasoned campaigner to lead us forward!!! Sorry Sami but you ain't our man!! Bloom has made a bloomer here!!
Totally agree,I predicted that we would get beat today,this is Sheffield Wed remember,not Forrest,Reading or Cardiff.Been saying for a very long time that we need an experienced gritty manager who can win ugly if necessary to get us out of this division.also where are the goals coming from,the last 3 pre-season friendlies against comparable opposition produced 3 goals and 2 defeats.Owen Coyle was the man for the job,a missed opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: This is going to be a very long season I reckon! I found nothing of any positivity on the pitch today! We have the weekest squad for some time! And what was exactly was our style and formation meant to be???- impossible to work out!! Hypia I'm afraid to say is the wrong man for a club that wants to work on a shoe string budget- we need an experienced seasoned campaigner to lead us forward!!! Sorry Sami but you ain't our man!! Bloom has made a bloomer here!![/p][/quote]Totally agree,I predicted that we would get beat today,this is Sheffield Wed remember,not Forrest,Reading or Cardiff.Been saying for a very long time that we need an experienced gritty manager who can win ugly if necessary to get us out of this division.also where are the goals coming from,the last 3 pre-season friendlies against comparable opposition produced 3 goals and 2 defeats.Owen Coyle was the man for the job,a missed opportunity. barnieb
  • Score: -15

5:44pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Why are we giving 4 year contracts to subs (DUNK).

the RIGHT ARM (SAMI) does not know what the left arm (burke) is doing.

Result is chaos and no points.

Not putting ankers in the squad was a very good shout by sami, he already knows what a liability he is.
Why are we giving 4 year contracts to subs (DUNK). the RIGHT ARM (SAMI) does not know what the left arm (burke) is doing. Result is chaos and no points. Not putting ankers in the squad was a very good shout by sami, he already knows what a liability he is. ringtone
  • Score: -3

5:48pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Conelli98 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
They were poor, we were worse!
Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?
So at 3.01 when you were, 'clapping the lads as they came out,' you were also typing your comment, obviously using your phone, having been told that Clayton was in the stadium. Whilst I can go with Clayton being there, that is possible, I am having a hard time accepting that you were Conelli. But I guess that too is possible.
Are you saying I wasn't there...then if so you are numpty. Was I clapping whilst tapping then no I wasn't but even you must understand what I was getting at Johnny!
vegas always accuses fans of not being at games, its how he eases his conscious.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: They were poor, we were worse! Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?[/p][/quote]So at 3.01 when you were, 'clapping the lads as they came out,' you were also typing your comment, obviously using your phone, having been told that Clayton was in the stadium. Whilst I can go with Clayton being there, that is possible, I am having a hard time accepting that you were Conelli. But I guess that too is possible.[/p][/quote]Are you saying I wasn't there...then if so you are numpty. Was I clapping whilst tapping then no I wasn't but even you must understand what I was getting at Johnny![/p][/quote]vegas always accuses fans of not being at games, its how he eases his conscious. ringtone
  • Score: 2

5:55pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Why start with CMS on the bench!!!!! Let's just move on and get a few signings quick!!!! UTA
Why start with CMS on the bench!!!!! Let's just move on and get a few signings quick!!!! UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 26

5:58pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Chills says...

Very poor start. Wednesday were not great, but outplayed Brighton and fully deserved the win. Faster to the ball and played as a team. Brighton urgently need to address the shortcomings evident in the squad.
Behind the scenes: the queues for the bars are as long as ever which must cost the club thousands in lost revenue.
Brighton need to realise that they are in the entertainment business and spectators want to see exciting football. Like another poster above; this will be my last as a season ticket holder unless things improve quickly.
Very poor start. Wednesday were not great, but outplayed Brighton and fully deserved the win. Faster to the ball and played as a team. Brighton urgently need to address the shortcomings evident in the squad. Behind the scenes: the queues for the bars are as long as ever which must cost the club thousands in lost revenue. Brighton need to realise that they are in the entertainment business and spectators want to see exciting football. Like another poster above; this will be my last as a season ticket holder unless things improve quickly. Chills
  • Score: 30

6:00pm Sat 9 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

Conelli98 wrote:
They were poor, we were worse!
Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?
Agree, Fenelon's debut was one of the worst I've seen, fish out of water, O'Grady is supposed to be strong and hard working, didn't see much of that, league one player at best. JFC, lucky to stay on the pitch, still offers almost nothing in midfield. Hughes and Greer were excellent, and I think stockdale will be a great signing.
Buckley and CMS did nothing although the latter only had ten minutes, he must be scratching his head when saw Fenelon ahead of him on the team sheet. With crofts now out I really hope the Clayton rumours have substance, with our current strike force, go a goal down and it's game over.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: They were poor, we were worse! Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?[/p][/quote]Agree, Fenelon's debut was one of the worst I've seen, fish out of water, O'Grady is supposed to be strong and hard working, didn't see much of that, league one player at best. JFC, lucky to stay on the pitch, still offers almost nothing in midfield. Hughes and Greer were excellent, and I think stockdale will be a great signing. Buckley and CMS did nothing although the latter only had ten minutes, he must be scratching his head when saw Fenelon ahead of him on the team sheet. With crofts now out I really hope the Clayton rumours have substance, with our current strike force, go a goal down and it's game over. AlfieT
  • Score: 36

6:07pm Sat 9 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Tonyuk175 wrote:
Why start with CMS on the bench!!!!! Let's just move on and get a few signings quick!!!! UTA
Weird team selection I thought.
Buckley and CMS on the bench and the novice Fenelon up front?
A right back playing at left back?
I think Hyypia regrets taking the job already. I think he will quit before Xmas.
We may need to ring the Police and ask them to start an investigation to try and find TB's missing cheque book.
God knows what would have heppend today if we had been playing one of the good teams in the league - Sheff Wed are tipped for relegation by many!
[quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Why start with CMS on the bench!!!!! Let's just move on and get a few signings quick!!!! UTA[/p][/quote]Weird team selection I thought. Buckley and CMS on the bench and the novice Fenelon up front? A right back playing at left back? I think Hyypia regrets taking the job already. I think he will quit before Xmas. We may need to ring the Police and ask them to start an investigation to try and find TB's missing cheque book. God knows what would have heppend today if we had been playing one of the good teams in the league - Sheff Wed are tipped for relegation by many! sussexram40
  • Score: 24

6:07pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Same old same old, anyone could see that this team is about 8 quality players short of promotion. Urgent spending spree required. Ominous signs already this season, just look at Bournemouths result today, I've been warning all pre season that they would take our place as promotion contenders and already the signs are there that I was right. Then there's all the big spending clubs who've beaten us to all the good players, Bloom has the power to put things right, I don't know what he's waiting for.
Same old same old, anyone could see that this team is about 8 quality players short of promotion. Urgent spending spree required. Ominous signs already this season, just look at Bournemouths result today, I've been warning all pre season that they would take our place as promotion contenders and already the signs are there that I was right. Then there's all the big spending clubs who've beaten us to all the good players, Bloom has the power to put things right, I don't know what he's waiting for. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 15

6:07pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

Terrible performance league one here we come
Terrible performance league one here we come Cliify0002
  • Score: -3

6:07pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Seagulls via LCFC says...

Poor game, poor passing and ball retention and agree with others why leave CMS on the bench. I disagree that it is all doom and gloom. At times they were positive and were looking to get the ball forward quickly which was better than last season. Playing with wing backs was positive although Calderon on left struggled. Sheffield created nothing evfn when they had the extra man.
Poor game, poor passing and ball retention and agree with others why leave CMS on the bench. I disagree that it is all doom and gloom. At times they were positive and were looking to get the ball forward quickly which was better than last season. Playing with wing backs was positive although Calderon on left struggled. Sheffield created nothing evfn when they had the extra man. Seagulls via LCFC
  • Score: 16

6:07pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Ringmer Rich says...

First five minutes was pretty good.
First five minutes was pretty good. Ringmer Rich
  • Score: -3

6:08pm Sat 9 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

One game get over it, we was not brilliant nor where they, the game was decided by a great goal, two goal keepers wouldn't off saved that, we move on to Birmingham,

This site is becoming a joke, thumbs down I couldn't give a jack ...., what I do care about is our club, which some on here don't as much as others,
I think some people are glad we lost today just to come on here and say I told you so, it's football win some draw some and today we lost one!!
Up the albion!!
One game get over it, we was not brilliant nor where they, the game was decided by a great goal, two goal keepers wouldn't off saved that, we move on to Birmingham, This site is becoming a joke, thumbs down I couldn't give a jack ...., what I do care about is our club, which some on here don't as much as others, I think some people are glad we lost today just to come on here and say I told you so, it's football win some draw some and today we lost one!! Up the albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 16

6:11pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

All about opinions, and no doubt many fans will wade in with negativity about everything, reminisce about those 'wonderful' Amex days under Poyet and Garcia, with the 'world class and pacey' Ulloa destroying opponents for fun in every home game.

To me, there was similarity to the rest of the Amex era (most home games) - slow to counter, we still don't possess pacey accomplished strikers good enough for the Championship, and too much pointless passing around whilst opponents get their cigars out and wait for our mistake.

On the plus side today, apart from the final 15 minutes when we were tired, I thought overall we were better than a poor Weds team. The first goal was always going to be critical and so it proved. Some probably don't like him already, but was impressed with O'Grady - his work rate, pass completion, winning most balls against opponents, strength and fitness. He's not going to score 20+ goals but no doubt the club are desparately trying to solve that by 1st September. Buckley was quality, if all too brief, and actually didn't get injured.

Negatives - Agustien to me was awful. Ince was a liability in the last 20 minutes, I suspect tired. The lack of pace in both Greer and Hughes I think will come back to bite usf that's the permanent pairing. CMS did nothing apart from the usual trying so hard ... just hasn't got the class at this level.
All about opinions, and no doubt many fans will wade in with negativity about everything, reminisce about those 'wonderful' Amex days under Poyet and Garcia, with the 'world class and pacey' Ulloa destroying opponents for fun in every home game. To me, there was similarity to the rest of the Amex era (most home games) - slow to counter, we still don't possess pacey accomplished strikers good enough for the Championship, and too much pointless passing around whilst opponents get their cigars out and wait for our mistake. On the plus side today, apart from the final 15 minutes when we were tired, I thought overall we were better than a poor Weds team. The first goal was always going to be critical and so it proved. Some probably don't like him already, but was impressed with O'Grady - his work rate, pass completion, winning most balls against opponents, strength and fitness. He's not going to score 20+ goals but no doubt the club are desparately trying to solve that by 1st September. Buckley was quality, if all too brief, and actually didn't get injured. Negatives - Agustien to me was awful. Ince was a liability in the last 20 minutes, I suspect tired. The lack of pace in both Greer and Hughes I think will come back to bite usf that's the permanent pairing. CMS did nothing apart from the usual trying so hard ... just hasn't got the class at this level. Withdean-er
  • Score: 23

6:13pm Sat 9 Aug 14

impose our game gull says...

Pedestrian, dull, dour, disorganised, inept, slow, mundane, unimaginative .... These would all be fair words to sum up how we were. As against Saints but this time, at home, in a meaningful match in front of 27,000 and against lower Championship standard opposition.

Yes, Crofts SO didn't help but before then we were all of the above. It wasn't as if we missed several chances. Westwood had 1 (ONE) to save.

The half time inspirational talk seems to still be missing, slowish build up still (but to be fair, no quite as slow as most of last season!!), I'd expect us as the home team to come out at he start and at 45 mins with some passion, some desire, some belief and some focus. We lacked in all of those.

Today's MOM was actually Greer and then Hughes. That sums it up.

Lua Lua or Buckley running past their man? Never happened. Good accurate last passes? Rare. Pressing? Not really. The better passion and fervour? Again, not really. Wednesday could and should have had 2 more. Remember v Burnley with nine men? Nothing like that.

There's a lot of work to do ..... The season has started, 21,000 have committed to the club the output of their hard week's work but the club have not returned the favour. On transfers (start of season and Jan window) too many excuses and mishaps for too long. We all know the stats of getting off to a poor start and then still having a chance for auto or even the POs. "wily Bloom"? Not too sure of that really - the poker thing gets played on too much.

No Cms or Buckley in the starting eleven?

We'll be nice to the refs?? Thanks

Club seem to care re the fans? (Parking, food queues, ticketing hassles?) - quite possible but much needs sorting.

The players need I me to gel? Don't all teams? Forest spent £7 million on 3 in 36 hours on weds and Thurs and have 12 new players

Bournemouth score 4 away and without the lad Grabban e also missed out on. Do we need a salesperson/ better negotiator for transfers?

I'd rather we were missing loads of chances but at least making them a la old big head Poyet. Also I'd rather be Bournemouth with excitement and come 13th than all the words at the start of this post and 11th

We can't afford to start in November. Yes, it's still hot, it feel Summery, but the season has started!!

UTA but get on with it!!
Pedestrian, dull, dour, disorganised, inept, slow, mundane, unimaginative .... These would all be fair words to sum up how we were. As against Saints but this time, at home, in a meaningful match in front of 27,000 and against lower Championship standard opposition. Yes, Crofts SO didn't help but before then we were all of the above. It wasn't as if we missed several chances. Westwood had 1 (ONE) to save. The half time inspirational talk seems to still be missing, slowish build up still (but to be fair, no quite as slow as most of last season!!), I'd expect us as the home team to come out at he start and at 45 mins with some passion, some desire, some belief and some focus. We lacked in all of those. Today's MOM was actually Greer and then Hughes. That sums it up. Lua Lua or Buckley running past their man? Never happened. Good accurate last passes? Rare. Pressing? Not really. The better passion and fervour? Again, not really. Wednesday could and should have had 2 more. Remember v Burnley with nine men? Nothing like that. There's a lot of work to do ..... The season has started, 21,000 have committed to the club the output of their hard week's work but the club have not returned the favour. On transfers (start of season and Jan window) too many excuses and mishaps for too long. We all know the stats of getting off to a poor start and then still having a chance for auto or even the POs. "wily Bloom"? Not too sure of that really - the poker thing gets played on too much. No Cms or Buckley in the starting eleven? We'll be nice to the refs?? Thanks Club seem to care re the fans? (Parking, food queues, ticketing hassles?) - quite possible but much needs sorting. The players need I me to gel? Don't all teams? Forest spent £7 million on 3 in 36 hours on weds and Thurs and have 12 new players Bournemouth score 4 away and without the lad Grabban e also missed out on. Do we need a salesperson/ better negotiator for transfers? I'd rather we were missing loads of chances but at least making them a la old big head Poyet. Also I'd rather be Bournemouth with excitement and come 13th than all the words at the start of this post and 11th We can't afford to start in November. Yes, it's still hot, it feel Summery, but the season has started!! UTA but get on with it!! impose our game gull
  • Score: 35

6:15pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Dont worry everbody the Daddies will be along very soon to protect their offspring (dunky senior) by spreading their blues brothers propoganda hoping to dilute what the real fans think.
Dont worry everbody the Daddies will be along very soon to protect their offspring (dunky senior) by spreading their blues brothers propoganda hoping to dilute what the real fans think. ringtone
  • Score: -5

6:16pm Sat 9 Aug 14

arc12 says...

AlfieT wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
They were poor, we were worse!
Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?
Agree, Fenelon's debut was one of the worst I've seen, fish out of water, O'Grady is supposed to be strong and hard working, didn't see much of that, league one player at best. JFC, lucky to stay on the pitch, still offers almost nothing in midfield. Hughes and Greer were excellent, and I think stockdale will be a great signing.
Buckley and CMS did nothing although the latter only had ten minutes, he must be scratching his head when saw Fenelon ahead of him on the team sheet. With crofts now out I really hope the Clayton rumours have substance, with our current strike force, go a goal down and it's game over.
Have to agree with much of this. Yes it's great to see lads like Fenelon being given a chance as I do believe in giving them a chance, but Fenelon did look out of his depth today. O'Grady tried but looked like a lower league forward but I did think Greer and Hughes looked ok.

The most worrying aspect for me is that Wednesday looked a poor poor team but were reasonably organised and will still created only 1 meaningful attempt in each half.

If the alarm bells weren't ringing before today then they certainly are now.

I hope Sammi plays the strongest team possible on Tuesday as a win (however insignificant) is vital to instill some confidence before next weekend's trip to Birmingham (another club expected to struggle).
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: They were poor, we were worse! Fenelon was out of his depth and Paul OGrady would of played better than his namesake! And why does Kemy even bother?[/p][/quote]Agree, Fenelon's debut was one of the worst I've seen, fish out of water, O'Grady is supposed to be strong and hard working, didn't see much of that, league one player at best. JFC, lucky to stay on the pitch, still offers almost nothing in midfield. Hughes and Greer were excellent, and I think stockdale will be a great signing. Buckley and CMS did nothing although the latter only had ten minutes, he must be scratching his head when saw Fenelon ahead of him on the team sheet. With crofts now out I really hope the Clayton rumours have substance, with our current strike force, go a goal down and it's game over.[/p][/quote]Have to agree with much of this. Yes it's great to see lads like Fenelon being given a chance as I do believe in giving them a chance, but Fenelon did look out of his depth today. O'Grady tried but looked like a lower league forward but I did think Greer and Hughes looked ok. The most worrying aspect for me is that Wednesday looked a poor poor team but were reasonably organised and will still created only 1 meaningful attempt in each half. If the alarm bells weren't ringing before today then they certainly are now. I hope Sammi plays the strongest team possible on Tuesday as a win (however insignificant) is vital to instill some confidence before next weekend's trip to Birmingham (another club expected to struggle). arc12
  • Score: 13

6:19pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Eddy B says...

yes, it was particularly dull, normally I hate leaving at 90 mins just in case but didn't give it a second thought this time, Wednesday had it wrapped up. Crofts was a sending off (nothing to do with the opposition making a meal of it) and surely we can do better than JFC, his yellow card summed up his general lack of control I'm afraid turning an attack into defence.

Any positives? Calderon ran well and was in an advanced position often. Ince saw alot of the ball but is always prone to a mistake, at least he is involved though. The central defenders did ok but they will face alot more mobile players than the Wednesday centre forward who we made look good somehow. Alot of the players on both teams looked a bit unfit and off form. A bit of a reality check after the world cup!
yes, it was particularly dull, normally I hate leaving at 90 mins just in case but didn't give it a second thought this time, Wednesday had it wrapped up. Crofts was a sending off (nothing to do with the opposition making a meal of it) and surely we can do better than JFC, his yellow card summed up his general lack of control I'm afraid turning an attack into defence. Any positives? Calderon ran well and was in an advanced position often. Ince saw alot of the ball but is always prone to a mistake, at least he is involved though. The central defenders did ok but they will face alot more mobile players than the Wednesday centre forward who we made look good somehow. Alot of the players on both teams looked a bit unfit and off form. A bit of a reality check after the world cup! Eddy B
  • Score: 8

6:20pm Sat 9 Aug 14

thetungsten says...

JeffLomer wrote:
One game get over it, we was not brilliant nor where they, the game was decided by a great goal, two goal keepers wouldn't off saved that, we move on to Birmingham,

This site is becoming a joke, thumbs down I couldn't give a jack ...., what I do care about is our club, which some on here don't as much as others,
I think some people are glad we lost today just to come on here and say I told you so, it's football win some draw some and today we lost one!!
Up the albion!!
How can you be happy watching YOUR team play soooo badly and then come out with the comments you did- show some passion- be a winner and never settle for mediocre!!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: One game get over it, we was not brilliant nor where they, the game was decided by a great goal, two goal keepers wouldn't off saved that, we move on to Birmingham, This site is becoming a joke, thumbs down I couldn't give a jack ...., what I do care about is our club, which some on here don't as much as others, I think some people are glad we lost today just to come on here and say I told you so, it's football win some draw some and today we lost one!! Up the albion!![/p][/quote]How can you be happy watching YOUR team play soooo badly and then come out with the comments you did- show some passion- be a winner and never settle for mediocre!! thetungsten
  • Score: 1

6:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

JeffLomer wrote:
One game get over it, we was not brilliant nor where they, the game was decided by a great goal, two goal keepers wouldn't off saved that, we move on to Birmingham,

This site is becoming a joke, thumbs down I couldn't give a jack ...., what I do care about is our club, which some on here don't as much as others,
I think some people are glad we lost today just to come on here and say I told you so, it's football win some draw some and today we lost one!!
Up the albion!!
I'm trying to stay positive, but it's not just "one game". There are a lot of things to be concerned about. For a start Sheff Weds are a very ordinary team. We will face much tougher opposition than them this season. The performance was poor - you'd have thought every player would have been busting a gut to impress the new manager. Season ticket sales are down - it was only the Wednesday fans that boosted the attendance to fairly reasonable level. It going to be harder to attract decent players if we make a slow start to the season. We desperately need a marquee striker to improve the team and give everyone a boost.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: One game get over it, we was not brilliant nor where they, the game was decided by a great goal, two goal keepers wouldn't off saved that, we move on to Birmingham, This site is becoming a joke, thumbs down I couldn't give a jack ...., what I do care about is our club, which some on here don't as much as others, I think some people are glad we lost today just to come on here and say I told you so, it's football win some draw some and today we lost one!! Up the albion!![/p][/quote]I'm trying to stay positive, but it's not just "one game". There are a lot of things to be concerned about. For a start Sheff Weds are a very ordinary team. We will face much tougher opposition than them this season. The performance was poor - you'd have thought every player would have been busting a gut to impress the new manager. Season ticket sales are down - it was only the Wednesday fans that boosted the attendance to fairly reasonable level. It going to be harder to attract decent players if we make a slow start to the season. We desperately need a marquee striker to improve the team and give everyone a boost. Quiterie
  • Score: 13

6:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

To baldly go says...

Only the first game I know, but what the hell were the tactics Sammi? No width, no pace, no pass and move (Liverpool style!)and what must be one of the oldest defences ever! A combined age of about 135 for the 4 of them, and Hughes got mom? Wednesday are going to be one of the relegation candidates, please don't let us sink that low!
We had LuaLua playing inside instead of out on the wing, Fenelon, where did that one come from? He didn't have to bad a game but needs another year under his belt imo. Jfc struggled and was lucky not to get a second yellow/red, Crofts red card, it was hard to tell from the north stand but our players didn't appear to argue the decision to much so have to think the ref got it right, even though he was to the usual level we seem to get.
There was the odd good moment but I think the new approach is not for our squad, a slight improvement when Buckley and Agustien came on but nothing to get excited about, Cms only got 15 or so minutes when Caldi came off so at least we know Sammi will go for it when the chips are down, which could be quite often on this showing! What do we do next? How can Sammi get more out of the team? maybe play them to their strengths or does he persist in getting them to learn his different style of play?
Only the first game but you could feel the tension/disappointme
nt in the crowd already, 2 away games before the next home league match, we might still be on 0 points for that game! Unthinkable!
Only the first game I know, but what the hell were the tactics Sammi? No width, no pace, no pass and move (Liverpool style!)and what must be one of the oldest defences ever! A combined age of about 135 for the 4 of them, and Hughes got mom? Wednesday are going to be one of the relegation candidates, please don't let us sink that low! We had LuaLua playing inside instead of out on the wing, Fenelon, where did that one come from? He didn't have to bad a game but needs another year under his belt imo. Jfc struggled and was lucky not to get a second yellow/red, Crofts red card, it was hard to tell from the north stand but our players didn't appear to argue the decision to much so have to think the ref got it right, even though he was to the usual level we seem to get. There was the odd good moment but I think the new approach is not for our squad, a slight improvement when Buckley and Agustien came on but nothing to get excited about, Cms only got 15 or so minutes when Caldi came off so at least we know Sammi will go for it when the chips are down, which could be quite often on this showing! What do we do next? How can Sammi get more out of the team? maybe play them to their strengths or does he persist in getting them to learn his different style of play? Only the first game but you could feel the tension/disappointme nt in the crowd already, 2 away games before the next home league match, we might still be on 0 points for that game! Unthinkable! To baldly go
  • Score: 28

6:31pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Chills wrote:
Very poor start. Wednesday were not great, but outplayed Brighton and fully deserved the win. Faster to the ball and played as a team. Brighton urgently need to address the shortcomings evident in the squad.
Behind the scenes: the queues for the bars are as long as ever which must cost the club thousands in lost revenue.
Brighton need to realise that they are in the entertainment business and spectators want to see exciting football. Like another poster above; this will be my last as a season ticket holder unless things improve quickly.
Great posting indicative of the "situation" we are already in. Time to splash a large amount of cash including the extra 3 grand a week for Ward.. Caldie was well out of his depth today and it was embarrassing to watch.
[quote][p][bold]Chills[/bold] wrote: Very poor start. Wednesday were not great, but outplayed Brighton and fully deserved the win. Faster to the ball and played as a team. Brighton urgently need to address the shortcomings evident in the squad. Behind the scenes: the queues for the bars are as long as ever which must cost the club thousands in lost revenue. Brighton need to realise that they are in the entertainment business and spectators want to see exciting football. Like another poster above; this will be my last as a season ticket holder unless things improve quickly.[/p][/quote]Great posting indicative of the "situation" we are already in. Time to splash a large amount of cash including the extra 3 grand a week for Ward.. Caldie was well out of his depth today and it was embarrassing to watch. Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 16

6:34pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Mark Dixon says...

Wasn't at the game so no comment.

Good chat with Notts Forrest chairman on Talk Sport today where he said Stuart Peace told me which players to being in and he got them, someone upstairs should take heed
Wasn't at the game so no comment. Good chat with Notts Forrest chairman on Talk Sport today where he said Stuart Peace told me which players to being in and he got them, someone upstairs should take heed Mark Dixon
  • Score: 21

6:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked. sussexram40
  • Score: 16

6:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

You have to put this in to perspective. Sheffield Wed will struggle this year and what does this make of us. Just imagine if we had played Bournemouth!

Lualua proved he cannot play a full game. Fenelon, Forster Caskey , Agustein woeful. Ince, O'Grady, Hughes were ok. Why no CMS until 75 mins. His pace would have got us something. Buckley lacked commitment to the cause. Greer looked the most likely to score and played his heart out as did Bruno and Calderon.

I thought Stockdale should have done better and saved the shot. He had one save to make and positioned himself poorly. Westwood in their goal had two shots to save and made both of them. Maybe we got the wrong man.

Crowd will dwindle away on the strength of these sort of performances. The club must invest just to survive. Why can't we play like Bournemouth they don't spend loads but play attractive football and importantly get lots of goals.

Final insult came when the steward tried to stop us leaving by our normal exit. When is the club going to realise that I and thousands of others are their customers. They need us, wake up and smell the coffee.
You have to put this in to perspective. Sheffield Wed will struggle this year and what does this make of us. Just imagine if we had played Bournemouth! Lualua proved he cannot play a full game. Fenelon, Forster Caskey , Agustein woeful. Ince, O'Grady, Hughes were ok. Why no CMS until 75 mins. His pace would have got us something. Buckley lacked commitment to the cause. Greer looked the most likely to score and played his heart out as did Bruno and Calderon. I thought Stockdale should have done better and saved the shot. He had one save to make and positioned himself poorly. Westwood in their goal had two shots to save and made both of them. Maybe we got the wrong man. Crowd will dwindle away on the strength of these sort of performances. The club must invest just to survive. Why can't we play like Bournemouth they don't spend loads but play attractive football and importantly get lots of goals. Final insult came when the steward tried to stop us leaving by our normal exit. When is the club going to realise that I and thousands of others are their customers. They need us, wake up and smell the coffee. namgo49
  • Score: 21

6:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

You have to put this in to perspective. Sheffield Wed will struggle this year and what does this make of us. Just imagine if we had played Bournemouth!

Lualua proved he cannot play a full game. Fenelon, Forster Caskey , Agustein woeful. Ince, O'Grady, Hughes were ok. Why no CMS until 75 mins. His pace would have got us something. Buckley lacked commitment to the cause. Greer looked the most likely to score and played his heart out as did Bruno and Calderon.

I thought Stockdale should have done better and saved the shot. He had one save to make and positioned himself poorly. Westwood in their goal had two shots to save and made both of them. Maybe we got the wrong man.

Crowd will dwindle away on the strength of these sort of performances. The club must invest just to survive. Why can't we play like Bournemouth they don't spend loads but play attractive football and importantly get lots of goals.

Final insult came when the steward tried to stop us leaving by our normal exit. When is the club going to realise that I and thousands of others are their customers. They need us, wake up and smell the coffee.
You have to put this in to perspective. Sheffield Wed will struggle this year and what does this make of us. Just imagine if we had played Bournemouth! Lualua proved he cannot play a full game. Fenelon, Forster Caskey , Agustein woeful. Ince, O'Grady, Hughes were ok. Why no CMS until 75 mins. His pace would have got us something. Buckley lacked commitment to the cause. Greer looked the most likely to score and played his heart out as did Bruno and Calderon. I thought Stockdale should have done better and saved the shot. He had one save to make and positioned himself poorly. Westwood in their goal had two shots to save and made both of them. Maybe we got the wrong man. Crowd will dwindle away on the strength of these sort of performances. The club must invest just to survive. Why can't we play like Bournemouth they don't spend loads but play attractive football and importantly get lots of goals. Final insult came when the steward tried to stop us leaving by our normal exit. When is the club going to realise that I and thousands of others are their customers. They need us, wake up and smell the coffee. namgo49
  • Score: 3

6:44pm Sat 9 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

thetungsten wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
One game get over it, we was not brilliant nor where they, the game was decided by a great goal, two goal keepers wouldn't off saved that, we move on to Birmingham,

This site is becoming a joke, thumbs down I couldn't give a jack ...., what I do care about is our club, which some on here don't as much as others,
I think some people are glad we lost today just to come on here and say I told you so, it's football win some draw some and today we lost one!!
Up the albion!!
How can you be happy watching YOUR team play soooo badly and then come out with the comments you did- show some passion- be a winner and never settle for mediocre!!
Evening, yer we was not great today mate, post after post with the same negative views just gets my back up, I travelled along way to watch todays game, but I'll be at Birmingham and Leeds to get behind them, this site always busy when we lose, I am passionate about our club off course I want us to win but you can't win every game, nothing more than a blip!!
see you at Birmingham mate!!
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: One game get over it, we was not brilliant nor where they, the game was decided by a great goal, two goal keepers wouldn't off saved that, we move on to Birmingham, This site is becoming a joke, thumbs down I couldn't give a jack ...., what I do care about is our club, which some on here don't as much as others, I think some people are glad we lost today just to come on here and say I told you so, it's football win some draw some and today we lost one!! Up the albion!![/p][/quote]How can you be happy watching YOUR team play soooo badly and then come out with the comments you did- show some passion- be a winner and never settle for mediocre!![/p][/quote]Evening, yer we was not great today mate, post after post with the same negative views just gets my back up, I travelled along way to watch todays game, but I'll be at Birmingham and Leeds to get behind them, this site always busy when we lose, I am passionate about our club off course I want us to win but you can't win every game, nothing more than a blip!! see you at Birmingham mate!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

6:45pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

sussexram40 wrote:
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.[/p][/quote]So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype. Withdean-er
  • Score: -5

6:45pm Sat 9 Aug 14

shotseagull says...

sussexram40 wrote:
What did I make of it? Well, let me put it this way..

I'd be grateful if somebody could be let me know where the Brighton One Legged Over 90s Football Team plays - because I'd like to watch a local side which has a bit more pace, movement and creativity up front.

Many thanks.
southwick lol
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: What did I make of it? Well, let me put it this way.. I'd be grateful if somebody could be let me know where the Brighton One Legged Over 90s Football Team plays - because I'd like to watch a local side which has a bit more pace, movement and creativity up front. Many thanks.[/p][/quote]southwick lol shotseagull
  • Score: 5

6:47pm Sat 9 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Supporter like us are you Bloom ,**** ,if you supported The Albion ,you would SUPPORT THE ALBION !. Every single supporter KNOWS we are SERIOUSLY WEAK OF PLAYERS ,this is not a new thing ,it`s been a one way door for nearly a year . Personally I don't believe we will see these players before the close ,unless Clayton was at the game today ,or are we really just holding out for the POSSIBILITY of a couple of loans ,
Words are cheap with regard new signings and so far so are you . Put some of this money that we keep giving you by the barrow load back into the club . Do it and keep the gates ,or don't and the "gates " will be all you do have . Someone once said you were a good businessman ,24,000 Albion supporters might give you a different answer tonight . Talk about ,the team being stronger by the end of August means nothing when ,we lost to possibly the weakest side in the league ,take a guess at what that makes us !. ALBION TIL I DIE , BUT I WONT WATCH THEM DIE !!
Supporter like us are you Bloom ,**** ,if you supported The Albion ,you would SUPPORT THE ALBION !. Every single supporter KNOWS we are SERIOUSLY WEAK OF PLAYERS ,this is not a new thing ,it`s been a one way door for nearly a year . Personally I don't believe we will see these players before the close ,unless Clayton was at the game today ,or are we really just holding out for the POSSIBILITY of a couple of loans , Words are cheap with regard new signings and so far so are you . Put some of this money that we keep giving you by the barrow load back into the club . Do it and keep the gates ,or don't and the "gates " will be all you do have . Someone once said you were a good businessman ,24,000 Albion supporters might give you a different answer tonight . Talk about ,the team being stronger by the end of August means nothing when ,we lost to possibly the weakest side in the league ,take a guess at what that makes us !. ALBION TIL I DIE , BUT I WONT WATCH THEM DIE !! tug509
  • Score: 14

6:48pm Sat 9 Aug 14

i luv my dog says...

Wish I had stayed home and creosoted the fence, bored after half an hour. A relegation performance from a relegation team. I paid my money and train fare and expect to be entertained, I was not. If I buy a ticket to a concert I expect to entertained and I usually am so why do the die hards put up with such a rubbish performance and then bleat on about I am a clubman long live the Albion etc. etc. crap is crap which ever way you look at it.
Wish I had stayed home and creosoted the fence, bored after half an hour. A relegation performance from a relegation team. I paid my money and train fare and expect to be entertained, I was not. If I buy a ticket to a concert I expect to entertained and I usually am so why do the die hards put up with such a rubbish performance and then bleat on about I am a clubman long live the Albion etc. etc. crap is crap which ever way you look at it. i luv my dog
  • Score: 17

6:53pm Sat 9 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

i luv my dog wrote:
Wish I had stayed home and creosoted the fence, bored after half an hour. A relegation performance from a relegation team. I paid my money and train fare and expect to be entertained, I was not. If I buy a ticket to a concert I expect to entertained and I usually am so why do the die hards put up with such a rubbish performance and then bleat on about I am a clubman long live the Albion etc. etc. crap is crap which ever way you look at it.
Pretty sure creosote was banned by the EU so you would have needed to use a non-creosote based wood preservative.
[quote][p][bold]i luv my dog[/bold] wrote: Wish I had stayed home and creosoted the fence, bored after half an hour. A relegation performance from a relegation team. I paid my money and train fare and expect to be entertained, I was not. If I buy a ticket to a concert I expect to entertained and I usually am so why do the die hards put up with such a rubbish performance and then bleat on about I am a clubman long live the Albion etc. etc. crap is crap which ever way you look at it.[/p][/quote]Pretty sure creosote was banned by the EU so you would have needed to use a non-creosote based wood preservative. sussexram40
  • Score: 11

6:57pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Blackheath, Brighton Fan says...

I was at the game and tbf both teams played badly. We were very flat. But I also drew some hope from the team. Once CMS and Buckley came on we played with a bit more intent. I hope bloom was watching just becuase with a possible 3 or 4 quility players we would have breezed that game. Ince had a relatively good game, o'grady wasn't awful but also did nothing special, the defence was relatively good. Going forward was our main problem as there was little or no support. Ogrady needed someone to play with him (I.e CMS). But there is a solid back bone of a team that with a few more players could become the complete article. I'm looking forward to my trip to St. Andrews next week anyway. UTA
I was at the game and tbf both teams played badly. We were very flat. But I also drew some hope from the team. Once CMS and Buckley came on we played with a bit more intent. I hope bloom was watching just becuase with a possible 3 or 4 quility players we would have breezed that game. Ince had a relatively good game, o'grady wasn't awful but also did nothing special, the defence was relatively good. Going forward was our main problem as there was little or no support. Ogrady needed someone to play with him (I.e CMS). But there is a solid back bone of a team that with a few more players could become the complete article. I'm looking forward to my trip to St. Andrews next week anyway. UTA Blackheath, Brighton Fan
  • Score: 9

6:57pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Seagulls High says...

Albion did themselves no favours in the opening. Probably should have played with 3 Strikers from start, O'Grady, CMS, and Buckley, and not gone with the inexperienced Fenlon. Its only one Game and to be fair, second half sending off of Crofty Red Card instead of a booking meant Albion were not at races in second half. I am sure Sami will get it right for the next match. Keep the Faith as Micky Adams would say.
Albion did themselves no favours in the opening. Probably should have played with 3 Strikers from start, O'Grady, CMS, and Buckley, and not gone with the inexperienced Fenlon. Its only one Game and to be fair, second half sending off of Crofty Red Card instead of a booking meant Albion were not at races in second half. I am sure Sami will get it right for the next match. Keep the Faith as Micky Adams would say. Seagulls High
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Sat 9 Aug 14

mickage says...

Mr Bloom, you get what you are willing to pay for....your expenditure on players shows that you are either unwilling or unable to buy the necessary quality players to achieve success....why not look for an investor...?
Brighton as a catchment area has great potential......
Mr Bloom, you get what you are willing to pay for....your expenditure on players shows that you are either unwilling or unable to buy the necessary quality players to achieve success....why not look for an investor...? Brighton as a catchment area has great potential...... mickage
  • Score: 9

7:05pm Sat 9 Aug 14

tug509 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
i luv my dog wrote:
Wish I had stayed home and creosoted the fence, bored after half an hour. A relegation performance from a relegation team. I paid my money and train fare and expect to be entertained, I was not. If I buy a ticket to a concert I expect to entertained and I usually am so why do the die hards put up with such a rubbish performance and then bleat on about I am a clubman long live the Albion etc. etc. crap is crap which ever way you look at it.
Pretty sure creosote was banned by the EU so you would have needed to use a non-creosote based wood preservative.
Not the right time for you on here tw@t ,bad day ,a sensible lad would go away and watch a film .
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i luv my dog[/bold] wrote: Wish I had stayed home and creosoted the fence, bored after half an hour. A relegation performance from a relegation team. I paid my money and train fare and expect to be entertained, I was not. If I buy a ticket to a concert I expect to entertained and I usually am so why do the die hards put up with such a rubbish performance and then bleat on about I am a clubman long live the Albion etc. etc. crap is crap which ever way you look at it.[/p][/quote]Pretty sure creosote was banned by the EU so you would have needed to use a non-creosote based wood preservative.[/p][/quote]Not the right time for you on here tw@t ,bad day ,a sensible lad would go away and watch a film . tug509
  • Score: -3

7:07pm Sat 9 Aug 14

To baldly go says...

tug509 wrote:
Supporter like us are you Bloom ,**** ,if you supported The Albion ,you would SUPPORT THE ALBION !. Every single supporter KNOWS we are SERIOUSLY WEAK OF PLAYERS ,this is not a new thing ,it`s been a one way door for nearly a year . Personally I don't believe we will see these players before the close ,unless Clayton was at the game today ,or are we really just holding out for the POSSIBILITY of a couple of loans ,
Words are cheap with regard new signings and so far so are you . Put some of this money that we keep giving you by the barrow load back into the club . Do it and keep the gates ,or don't and the "gates " will be all you do have . Someone once said you were a good businessman ,24,000 Albion supporters might give you a different answer tonight . Talk about ,the team being stronger by the end of August means nothing when ,we lost to possibly the weakest side in the league ,take a guess at what that makes us !. ALBION TIL I DIE , BUT I WONT WATCH THEM DIE !!
Kin spot on Tug, £270 today on home and away shirts for me my son and nephew, now I feel like a mug after that performance, players should be embarrassed tonight, Hyppia also, but it's only Bloom who can change things, and that's by spending money. Yes he's got us a new stadium etc, but they are assets! When he sells the place, and he will when the price is right, he will make a nice profit. If Clayton was at the place having another look today, I think he will be straight back on to Middlesbrough begging to join them not us. Things might not look so bad come tomorrow but still a blo ody awful position to be in.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Supporter like us are you Bloom ,**** ,if you supported The Albion ,you would SUPPORT THE ALBION !. Every single supporter KNOWS we are SERIOUSLY WEAK OF PLAYERS ,this is not a new thing ,it`s been a one way door for nearly a year . Personally I don't believe we will see these players before the close ,unless Clayton was at the game today ,or are we really just holding out for the POSSIBILITY of a couple of loans , Words are cheap with regard new signings and so far so are you . Put some of this money that we keep giving you by the barrow load back into the club . Do it and keep the gates ,or don't and the "gates " will be all you do have . Someone once said you were a good businessman ,24,000 Albion supporters might give you a different answer tonight . Talk about ,the team being stronger by the end of August means nothing when ,we lost to possibly the weakest side in the league ,take a guess at what that makes us !. ALBION TIL I DIE , BUT I WONT WATCH THEM DIE !![/p][/quote]Kin spot on Tug, £270 today on home and away shirts for me my son and nephew, now I feel like a mug after that performance, players should be embarrassed tonight, Hyppia also, but it's only Bloom who can change things, and that's by spending money. Yes he's got us a new stadium etc, but they are assets! When he sells the place, and he will when the price is right, he will make a nice profit. If Clayton was at the place having another look today, I think he will be straight back on to Middlesbrough begging to join them not us. Things might not look so bad come tomorrow but still a blo ody awful position to be in. To baldly go
  • Score: 9

7:07pm Sat 9 Aug 14

barnieb says...

Chills wrote:
Very poor start. Wednesday were not great, but outplayed Brighton and fully deserved the win. Faster to the ball and played as a team. Brighton urgently need to address the shortcomings evident in the squad.
Behind the scenes: the queues for the bars are as long as ever which must cost the club thousands in lost revenue.
Brighton need to realise that they are in the entertainment business and spectators want to see exciting football. Like another poster above; this will be my last as a season ticket holder unless things improve quickly.
I am a season ticket holder and have been since day 1 at the Amex.I am seriosly considering chucking both my season tickets back at the club.The truth is BHA doesn't deserve the loyalty of their long suffering fans.
[quote][p][bold]Chills[/bold] wrote: Very poor start. Wednesday were not great, but outplayed Brighton and fully deserved the win. Faster to the ball and played as a team. Brighton urgently need to address the shortcomings evident in the squad. Behind the scenes: the queues for the bars are as long as ever which must cost the club thousands in lost revenue. Brighton need to realise that they are in the entertainment business and spectators want to see exciting football. Like another poster above; this will be my last as a season ticket holder unless things improve quickly.[/p][/quote]I am a season ticket holder and have been since day 1 at the Amex.I am seriosly considering chucking both my season tickets back at the club.The truth is BHA doesn't deserve the loyalty of their long suffering fans. barnieb
  • Score: 0

7:09pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Withdean-er wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.
which player are you the father of?
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.[/p][/quote]So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.[/p][/quote]which player are you the father of? ringtone
  • Score: -8

7:13pm Sat 9 Aug 14

brightonup says...

Withdean-er wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.
Sussexscum40 is my favourite whipping boy. He is so pathetically predictable, he must even embarrass even himself sometimes.

But on balance, I would prefer him not to post at all rather than repeatedly point out what a zero he actually is; he will do so if ignored. So, if possible, would you kindly avoid feeding his inflated ego with a direct response?
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.[/p][/quote]So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.[/p][/quote]Sussexscum40 is my favourite whipping boy. He is so pathetically predictable, he must even embarrass even himself sometimes. But on balance, I would prefer him not to post at all rather than repeatedly point out what a zero he actually is; he will do so if ignored. So, if possible, would you kindly avoid feeding his inflated ego with a direct response? brightonup
  • Score: -2

7:33pm Sat 9 Aug 14

greenwichelite says...

It was a red card. We were poor, similar performance to v Peterborough. In trouble if signings not soon and significant in both numbers and quality. I thought Sami didn't want us to play possession football with no outcomes?
It was a red card. We were poor, similar performance to v Peterborough. In trouble if signings not soon and significant in both numbers and quality. I thought Sami didn't want us to play possession football with no outcomes? greenwichelite
  • Score: 6

7:40pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Withdean-er wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.
Nonsense!
What about the 12 million profit from just two of his players?
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.[/p][/quote]So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.[/p][/quote]Nonsense! What about the 12 million profit from just two of his players? Claude Back
  • Score: 16

7:41pm Sat 9 Aug 14

tug509 says...

greenwichelite wrote:
It was a red card. We were poor, similar performance to v Peterborough. In trouble if signings not soon and significant in both numbers and quality. I thought Sami didn't want us to play possession football with no outcomes?
I do not think it was a red ,even a yellow ,Crofts went to ground very early and made no contact, showed no studs and didn`t go for seconds ,the lad skipped over him ,no bother ,apart from a p155 poor ref , perhaps your related ,you share the same lack of vvviiiisssiiiioooonn
nn. !
[quote][p][bold]greenwichelite[/bold] wrote: It was a red card. We were poor, similar performance to v Peterborough. In trouble if signings not soon and significant in both numbers and quality. I thought Sami didn't want us to play possession football with no outcomes?[/p][/quote]I do not think it was a red ,even a yellow ,Crofts went to ground very early and made no contact, showed no studs and didn`t go for seconds ,the lad skipped over him ,no bother ,apart from a p155 poor ref , perhaps your related ,you share the same lack of vvviiiisssiiiioooonn nn. ! tug509
  • Score: -3

7:49pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Neville says...

I was at the match and lots of empty seats in lower west area as have mentioned previously. At home on the first day of the season and going for the win I would assume you would play your strongest eleven from the start,so why no CMS and Buckley. If this is going to be the norm then there really is no point in keeping them,playing for 30 mins each game is no answer.
Much the same as last season although there seemed to be no game plan,bits of possession,close passing and then long misdirected balls,poor finishing and no real attack.Sheff Weds not much better and pretty sure they will end up lower half of table probably like us with this current squad.
Referee inconsistent again and Westwood started time wasting after 5 mins why on earth won't referrees have a word and then if it persists book the bloody goalkeeper.
Thought Greer and Hughes had good games and O'Grady and Lua Lua tried unfortunately JFC poor and just has not got any pace.
the transfer window closes end Aug as we all know and I am not convinced we are going to get any cheap deals,clubs know our position and will exploit it,best players really have been snapped up already.
I really do blame **** poor management over the past two seasons at least to allow this situation and come end of the window we could well be in relegation places.Have to feel for the manager and someone needs to be held to account for this fiasco.
I was at the match and lots of empty seats in lower west area as have mentioned previously. At home on the first day of the season and going for the win I would assume you would play your strongest eleven from the start,so why no CMS and Buckley. If this is going to be the norm then there really is no point in keeping them,playing for 30 mins each game is no answer. Much the same as last season although there seemed to be no game plan,bits of possession,close passing and then long misdirected balls,poor finishing and no real attack.Sheff Weds not much better and pretty sure they will end up lower half of table probably like us with this current squad. Referee inconsistent again and Westwood started time wasting after 5 mins why on earth won't referrees have a word and then if it persists book the bloody goalkeeper. Thought Greer and Hughes had good games and O'Grady and Lua Lua tried unfortunately JFC poor and just has not got any pace. the transfer window closes end Aug as we all know and I am not convinced we are going to get any cheap deals,clubs know our position and will exploit it,best players really have been snapped up already. I really do blame **** poor management over the past two seasons at least to allow this situation and come end of the window we could well be in relegation places.Have to feel for the manager and someone needs to be held to account for this fiasco. Neville
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Sat 9 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

tug509 wrote:
Supporter like us are you Bloom ,**** ,if you supported The Albion ,you would SUPPORT THE ALBION !. Every single supporter KNOWS we are SERIOUSLY WEAK OF PLAYERS ,this is not a new thing ,it`s been a one way door for nearly a year . Personally I don't believe we will see these players before the close ,unless Clayton was at the game today ,or are we really just holding out for the POSSIBILITY of a couple of loans ,
Words are cheap with regard new signings and so far so are you . Put some of this money that we keep giving you by the barrow load back into the club . Do it and keep the gates ,or don't and the "gates " will be all you do have . Someone once said you were a good businessman ,24,000 Albion supporters might give you a different answer tonight . Talk about ,the team being stronger by the end of August means nothing when ,we lost to possibly the weakest side in the league ,take a guess at what that makes us !. ALBION TIL I DIE , BUT I WONT WATCH THEM DIE !!
Calm down tug, we move on to Birmingham, we all no were short off players but hyppis will get us winning games, was you there today tug, I came down from Leeds last night, we wasn't great I admit that nor where they to be honest, hard to win a game with ten men, probably should off been nine jake lucky boy, I thought his first challenge was worse than crofts!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Supporter like us are you Bloom ,**** ,if you supported The Albion ,you would SUPPORT THE ALBION !. Every single supporter KNOWS we are SERIOUSLY WEAK OF PLAYERS ,this is not a new thing ,it`s been a one way door for nearly a year . Personally I don't believe we will see these players before the close ,unless Clayton was at the game today ,or are we really just holding out for the POSSIBILITY of a couple of loans , Words are cheap with regard new signings and so far so are you . Put some of this money that we keep giving you by the barrow load back into the club . Do it and keep the gates ,or don't and the "gates " will be all you do have . Someone once said you were a good businessman ,24,000 Albion supporters might give you a different answer tonight . Talk about ,the team being stronger by the end of August means nothing when ,we lost to possibly the weakest side in the league ,take a guess at what that makes us !. ALBION TIL I DIE , BUT I WONT WATCH THEM DIE !![/p][/quote]Calm down tug, we move on to Birmingham, we all no were short off players but hyppis will get us winning games, was you there today tug, I came down from Leeds last night, we wasn't great I admit that nor where they to be honest, hard to win a game with ten men, probably should off been nine jake lucky boy, I thought his first challenge was worse than crofts! JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

8:10pm Sat 9 Aug 14

sssuuueee says...

My daughter went and was let down by the manager,the players and the hooligans that kept on swearing.
She will never attend ever again and the Stadium should be shut if you ask me.
I have never ever seen her so upset. Utter disgrace .
My daughter went and was let down by the manager,the players and the hooligans that kept on swearing. She will never attend ever again and the Stadium should be shut if you ask me. I have never ever seen her so upset. Utter disgrace . sssuuueee
  • Score: -19

8:18pm Sat 9 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Neville wrote:
I was at the match and lots of empty seats in lower west area as have mentioned previously. At home on the first day of the season and going for the win I would assume you would play your strongest eleven from the start,so why no CMS and Buckley. If this is going to be the norm then there really is no point in keeping them,playing for 30 mins each game is no answer.
Much the same as last season although there seemed to be no game plan,bits of possession,close passing and then long misdirected balls,poor finishing and no real attack.Sheff Weds not much better and pretty sure they will end up lower half of table probably like us with this current squad.
Referee inconsistent again and Westwood started time wasting after 5 mins why on earth won't referrees have a word and then if it persists book the bloody goalkeeper.
Thought Greer and Hughes had good games and O'Grady and Lua Lua tried unfortunately JFC poor and just has not got any pace.
the transfer window closes end Aug as we all know and I am not convinced we are going to get any cheap deals,clubs know our position and will exploit it,best players really have been snapped up already.
I really do blame **** poor management over the past two seasons at least to allow this situation and come end of the window we could well be in relegation places.Have to feel for the manager and someone needs to be held to account for this fiasco.
Quite right and his name is BLOOM .
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I was at the match and lots of empty seats in lower west area as have mentioned previously. At home on the first day of the season and going for the win I would assume you would play your strongest eleven from the start,so why no CMS and Buckley. If this is going to be the norm then there really is no point in keeping them,playing for 30 mins each game is no answer. Much the same as last season although there seemed to be no game plan,bits of possession,close passing and then long misdirected balls,poor finishing and no real attack.Sheff Weds not much better and pretty sure they will end up lower half of table probably like us with this current squad. Referee inconsistent again and Westwood started time wasting after 5 mins why on earth won't referrees have a word and then if it persists book the bloody goalkeeper. Thought Greer and Hughes had good games and O'Grady and Lua Lua tried unfortunately JFC poor and just has not got any pace. the transfer window closes end Aug as we all know and I am not convinced we are going to get any cheap deals,clubs know our position and will exploit it,best players really have been snapped up already. I really do blame **** poor management over the past two seasons at least to allow this situation and come end of the window we could well be in relegation places.Have to feel for the manager and someone needs to be held to account for this fiasco.[/p][/quote]Quite right and his name is BLOOM . tug509
  • Score: -12

8:24pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Lamby63 says...

how does Bruno keep getting picked , we need two full backs midfielder who can dictate the play and a decent striker , apart from that all rosey
how does Bruno keep getting picked , we need two full backs midfielder who can dictate the play and a decent striker , apart from that all rosey Lamby63
  • Score: -3

8:25pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Falmer Wizard says...

It surprises me that anybody expected anything better than todays
display against a poor team and there will not be any improvement until we sign some decent standard Championship players,Gus knew the financial situation and moved on,Sammi now knows so he is not to blame.
Its not going to be a good season but I can accept that as I did not renew my season ticket and will attend as and when the situation improves.
It surprises me that anybody expected anything better than todays display against a poor team and there will not be any improvement until we sign some decent standard Championship players,Gus knew the financial situation and moved on,Sammi now knows so he is not to blame. Its not going to be a good season but I can accept that as I did not renew my season ticket and will attend as and when the situation improves. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 3

8:30pm Sat 9 Aug 14

tug509 says...

sssuuueee wrote:
My daughter went and was let down by the manager,the players and the hooligans that kept on swearing.
She will never attend ever again and the Stadium should be shut if you ask me.
I have never ever seen her so upset. Utter disgrace .
Tell her to come back Tuesday we`ll try harder ................as should you :0)-
[quote][p][bold]sssuuueee[/bold] wrote: My daughter went and was let down by the manager,the players and the hooligans that kept on swearing. She will never attend ever again and the Stadium should be shut if you ask me. I have never ever seen her so upset. Utter disgrace .[/p][/quote]Tell her to come back Tuesday we`ll try harder ................as should you :0)- tug509
  • Score: 2

8:34pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Perseus says...

Went as expected except for the sending off and absence of an equaliser.

For some reason Wednesday are especially difficult for the Albion. 1-1 would have been fair. Not much better than the Blackburn v Cardiff match.

A chance to look at the new players. Stockdale, nothing to do but distribution and a bit short of the mark, but I put that down to being rusty. Caught the ball once when Polish keepers might have punched it. O'Grady actually did better than Ulloa against the Wednesday defence, which is next to nothing. Their central pair are either quite good or play well at the Amex? That's twice that they have done that.

Lualua looked a bit slower than usual, but stronger on the ball. I did not really notice Aaron Hughes. We were down to ten men before we even got into the game.

If Wednesday had any forwards they could be a surprise package. Beanpole was particularly useless.

I don't think both teams were too bad. Definitely lacked class though. Wednesday reminded me of Derby and Hull without the class players. Albion looked like they have ditched the wing play which was a mistake if the team cannot get through the centre. Points thrown away. I think Stephen Ward might have made the difference.

In the first half we did not keep hold of the ball even as much we usually do and this for me was a step backwards.

Crowd: 26,993, below average as anticipated.

It looked like a hangover from last season. Reminded me of the 0-2 home defeat to Cambridge United in 78-79.
Went as expected except for the sending off and absence of an equaliser. For some reason Wednesday are especially difficult for the Albion. 1-1 would have been fair. Not much better than the Blackburn v Cardiff match. A chance to look at the new players. Stockdale, nothing to do but distribution and a bit short of the mark, but I put that down to being rusty. Caught the ball once when Polish keepers might have punched it. O'Grady actually did better than Ulloa against the Wednesday defence, which is next to nothing. Their central pair are either quite good or play well at the Amex? That's twice that they have done that. Lualua looked a bit slower than usual, but stronger on the ball. I did not really notice Aaron Hughes. We were down to ten men before we even got into the game. If Wednesday had any forwards they could be a surprise package. Beanpole was particularly useless. I don't think both teams were too bad. Definitely lacked class though. Wednesday reminded me of Derby and Hull without the class players. Albion looked like they have ditched the wing play which was a mistake if the team cannot get through the centre. Points thrown away. I think Stephen Ward might have made the difference. In the first half we did not keep hold of the ball even as much we usually do and this for me was a step backwards. Crowd: 26,993, below average as anticipated. It looked like a hangover from last season. Reminded me of the 0-2 home defeat to Cambridge United in 78-79. Perseus
  • Score: 5

8:35pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Gray says...

To baldly go wrote:
Only the first game I know, but what the hell were the tactics Sammi? No width, no pace, no pass and move (Liverpool style!)and what must be one of the oldest defences ever! A combined age of about 135 for the 4 of them, and Hughes got mom? Wednesday are going to be one of the relegation candidates, please don't let us sink that low!
We had LuaLua playing inside instead of out on the wing, Fenelon, where did that one come from? He didn't have to bad a game but needs another year under his belt imo. Jfc struggled and was lucky not to get a second yellow/red, Crofts red card, it was hard to tell from the north stand but our players didn't appear to argue the decision to much so have to think the ref got it right, even though he was to the usual level we seem to get.
There was the odd good moment but I think the new approach is not for our squad, a slight improvement when Buckley and Agustien came on but nothing to get excited about, Cms only got 15 or so minutes when Caldi came off so at least we know Sammi will go for it when the chips are down, which could be quite often on this showing! What do we do next? How can Sammi get more out of the team? maybe play them to their strengths or does he persist in getting them to learn his different style of play?
Only the first game but you could feel the tension/disappointme

nt in the crowd already, 2 away games before the next home league match, we might still be on 0 points for that game! Unthinkable!
Good post. V worried re Sammi's tatics playing wingbacks is ok but they need to be fast not 30+ left the defence exposed.
Lua Lua down the middle doesn't work. CMS must be well fed up if Hyppia reckons Fenelon should start before him. JFC was woeful, at least the subs made were correct but should have started. Squad so weak & now Croft is out, if we don't buy big before end of August it will be very long season
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Only the first game I know, but what the hell were the tactics Sammi? No width, no pace, no pass and move (Liverpool style!)and what must be one of the oldest defences ever! A combined age of about 135 for the 4 of them, and Hughes got mom? Wednesday are going to be one of the relegation candidates, please don't let us sink that low! We had LuaLua playing inside instead of out on the wing, Fenelon, where did that one come from? He didn't have to bad a game but needs another year under his belt imo. Jfc struggled and was lucky not to get a second yellow/red, Crofts red card, it was hard to tell from the north stand but our players didn't appear to argue the decision to much so have to think the ref got it right, even though he was to the usual level we seem to get. There was the odd good moment but I think the new approach is not for our squad, a slight improvement when Buckley and Agustien came on but nothing to get excited about, Cms only got 15 or so minutes when Caldi came off so at least we know Sammi will go for it when the chips are down, which could be quite often on this showing! What do we do next? How can Sammi get more out of the team? maybe play them to their strengths or does he persist in getting them to learn his different style of play? Only the first game but you could feel the tension/disappointme nt in the crowd already, 2 away games before the next home league match, we might still be on 0 points for that game! Unthinkable![/p][/quote]Good post. V worried re Sammi's tatics playing wingbacks is ok but they need to be fast not 30+ left the defence exposed. Lua Lua down the middle doesn't work. CMS must be well fed up if Hyppia reckons Fenelon should start before him. JFC was woeful, at least the subs made were correct but should have started. Squad so weak & now Croft is out, if we don't buy big before end of August it will be very long season Gray
  • Score: 8

8:41pm Sat 9 Aug 14

tug509 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Supporter like us are you Bloom ,**** ,if you supported The Albion ,you would SUPPORT THE ALBION !. Every single supporter KNOWS we are SERIOUSLY WEAK OF PLAYERS ,this is not a new thing ,it`s been a one way door for nearly a year . Personally I don't believe we will see these players before the close ,unless Clayton was at the game today ,or are we really just holding out for the POSSIBILITY of a couple of loans ,
Words are cheap with regard new signings and so far so are you . Put some of this money that we keep giving you by the barrow load back into the club . Do it and keep the gates ,or don't and the "gates " will be all you do have . Someone once said you were a good businessman ,24,000 Albion supporters might give you a different answer tonight . Talk about ,the team being stronger by the end of August means nothing when ,we lost to possibly the weakest side in the league ,take a guess at what that makes us !. ALBION TIL I DIE , BUT I WONT WATCH THEM DIE !!
Calm down tug, we move on to Birmingham, we all no were short off players but hyppis will get us winning games, was you there today tug, I came down from Leeds last night, we wasn't great I admit that nor where they to be honest, hard to win a game with ten men, probably should off been nine jake lucky boy, I thought his first challenge was worse than crofts!
Yeah I`ll calm down ,when I decide . No I couldn`t get a lift so no I wasn`t there today ,before you say we should have had 9 ,take another look at Crofty`s red , not even a yellow according to AN ,and from what I saw on the box . But sincere admiration to you for such a long haul ,I`m sorry you weren`t properly rewarded ,safe journey home mate . UTA
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Supporter like us are you Bloom ,**** ,if you supported The Albion ,you would SUPPORT THE ALBION !. Every single supporter KNOWS we are SERIOUSLY WEAK OF PLAYERS ,this is not a new thing ,it`s been a one way door for nearly a year . Personally I don't believe we will see these players before the close ,unless Clayton was at the game today ,or are we really just holding out for the POSSIBILITY of a couple of loans , Words are cheap with regard new signings and so far so are you . Put some of this money that we keep giving you by the barrow load back into the club . Do it and keep the gates ,or don't and the "gates " will be all you do have . Someone once said you were a good businessman ,24,000 Albion supporters might give you a different answer tonight . Talk about ,the team being stronger by the end of August means nothing when ,we lost to possibly the weakest side in the league ,take a guess at what that makes us !. ALBION TIL I DIE , BUT I WONT WATCH THEM DIE !![/p][/quote]Calm down tug, we move on to Birmingham, we all no were short off players but hyppis will get us winning games, was you there today tug, I came down from Leeds last night, we wasn't great I admit that nor where they to be honest, hard to win a game with ten men, probably should off been nine jake lucky boy, I thought his first challenge was worse than crofts![/p][/quote]Yeah I`ll calm down ,when I decide . No I couldn`t get a lift so no I wasn`t there today ,before you say we should have had 9 ,take another look at Crofty`s red , not even a yellow according to AN ,and from what I saw on the box . But sincere admiration to you for such a long haul ,I`m sorry you weren`t properly rewarded ,safe journey home mate . UTA tug509
  • Score: -3

8:42pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Vince says...

Back to 3rd division type football. All the lessons learnt under Gus are quickly disappearing. The number of poorly weighted and misplaced passes shows how the squad is unravelling. No width - Lua Lua in midfield doesn't work. JFC is not Championship standard. Fenelon has a lot to learn - some nice touches but no thrust. Chris O'Grady puts himself about - but is lower Championship standard.
As we continue to sell off our silverware, the cupboard is looking bare. We still have about 6 or 7 players worth the shirt, but the other 4/5 positions need urgent attention. Replacing our stars with mediocrity is not the answer. Bournemouth have bought wisely with their limited funds. Callum Wilson 22 from Coventry was the sort of player we should have long ago snapped up. Some of his forward play and goals with Coventry were outstanding - and he got rave reviews. Why did Eddie Howe get him and not us.

Since Gus left both new managers appointed in the summer had little or no experience or knowledge of the Championship - so all the talent is snapped up by the managers in the know. Managers like Howe, Bruce, Dyche, Holloway all know (or knew) the Championship and what is required to get out of the division.
Tony Bloom has taken a big gamble with putting responsibilty for compiling the list of transfer targets with the "suits". Hence we end up with mediocrity. They don't have the football "feel" of an Eddie Howe, so we go after the obvious targets.

The current squad will struggle to avoid relegation - especially with the style of play I witnessed today..
Back to 3rd division type football. All the lessons learnt under Gus are quickly disappearing. The number of poorly weighted and misplaced passes shows how the squad is unravelling. No width - Lua Lua in midfield doesn't work. JFC is not Championship standard. Fenelon has a lot to learn - some nice touches but no thrust. Chris O'Grady puts himself about - but is lower Championship standard. As we continue to sell off our silverware, the cupboard is looking bare. We still have about 6 or 7 players worth the shirt, but the other 4/5 positions need urgent attention. Replacing our stars with mediocrity is not the answer. Bournemouth have bought wisely with their limited funds. Callum Wilson 22 from Coventry was the sort of player we should have long ago snapped up. Some of his forward play and goals with Coventry were outstanding - and he got rave reviews. Why did Eddie Howe get him and not us. Since Gus left both new managers appointed in the summer had little or no experience or knowledge of the Championship - so all the talent is snapped up by the managers in the know. Managers like Howe, Bruce, Dyche, Holloway all know (or knew) the Championship and what is required to get out of the division. Tony Bloom has taken a big gamble with putting responsibilty for compiling the list of transfer targets with the "suits". Hence we end up with mediocrity. They don't have the football "feel" of an Eddie Howe, so we go after the obvious targets. The current squad will struggle to avoid relegation - especially with the style of play I witnessed today.. Vince
  • Score: 9

8:42pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Don't panic!!! TB's still got till the end of the month to get his Wonga out and likes keeping his cards close so spare the prophecies of doom until the river... Better to iron out the wrinkles now and shoot up the table later! UTA!!
Don't panic!!! TB's still got till the end of the month to get his Wonga out and likes keeping his cards close so spare the prophecies of doom until the river... Better to iron out the wrinkles now and shoot up the table later! UTA!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: -4

9:01pm Sat 9 Aug 14

lenward says...

Last season it took three games to put three points on the table. today was terrible. No pattern to the play , and some players did not seem to know what they should be doing. We had no idea how to brake down a ten man defence. So a lot to learn and very quick.
Last season it took three games to put three points on the table. today was terrible. No pattern to the play , and some players did not seem to know what they should be doing. We had no idea how to brake down a ten man defence. So a lot to learn and very quick. lenward
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Sat 9 Aug 14

brianw52 says...

Sad to see after all the hopes and ambitions of the last few years. Just about money now. No Ulloa, no Barnes, no Bridcutt, no El Abd. Still the kit is selling well and the beer has gone up. If the chairman doesn't get his cheque book out, we will soon be down to the 6,000 true supporters.
Sad to see after all the hopes and ambitions of the last few years. Just about money now. No Ulloa, no Barnes, no Bridcutt, no El Abd. Still the kit is selling well and the beer has gone up. If the chairman doesn't get his cheque book out, we will soon be down to the 6,000 true supporters. brianw52
  • Score: 10

9:15pm Sat 9 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Vince wrote:
Back to 3rd division type football. All the lessons learnt under Gus are quickly disappearing. The number of poorly weighted and misplaced passes shows how the squad is unravelling. No width - Lua Lua in midfield doesn't work. JFC is not Championship standard. Fenelon has a lot to learn - some nice touches but no thrust. Chris O'Grady puts himself about - but is lower Championship standard.
As we continue to sell off our silverware, the cupboard is looking bare. We still have about 6 or 7 players worth the shirt, but the other 4/5 positions need urgent attention. Replacing our stars with mediocrity is not the answer. Bournemouth have bought wisely with their limited funds. Callum Wilson 22 from Coventry was the sort of player we should have long ago snapped up. Some of his forward play and goals with Coventry were outstanding - and he got rave reviews. Why did Eddie Howe get him and not us.

Since Gus left both new managers appointed in the summer had little or no experience or knowledge of the Championship - so all the talent is snapped up by the managers in the know. Managers like Howe, Bruce, Dyche, Holloway all know (or knew) the Championship and what is required to get out of the division.
Tony Bloom has taken a big gamble with putting responsibilty for compiling the list of transfer targets with the "suits". Hence we end up with mediocrity. They don't have the football "feel" of an Eddie Howe, so we go after the obvious targets.

The current squad will struggle to avoid relegation - especially with the style of play I witnessed today..
Suits = crap signings .
The managers you mention above ,and Sami given the full choice = :0)
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Back to 3rd division type football. All the lessons learnt under Gus are quickly disappearing. The number of poorly weighted and misplaced passes shows how the squad is unravelling. No width - Lua Lua in midfield doesn't work. JFC is not Championship standard. Fenelon has a lot to learn - some nice touches but no thrust. Chris O'Grady puts himself about - but is lower Championship standard. As we continue to sell off our silverware, the cupboard is looking bare. We still have about 6 or 7 players worth the shirt, but the other 4/5 positions need urgent attention. Replacing our stars with mediocrity is not the answer. Bournemouth have bought wisely with their limited funds. Callum Wilson 22 from Coventry was the sort of player we should have long ago snapped up. Some of his forward play and goals with Coventry were outstanding - and he got rave reviews. Why did Eddie Howe get him and not us. Since Gus left both new managers appointed in the summer had little or no experience or knowledge of the Championship - so all the talent is snapped up by the managers in the know. Managers like Howe, Bruce, Dyche, Holloway all know (or knew) the Championship and what is required to get out of the division. Tony Bloom has taken a big gamble with putting responsibilty for compiling the list of transfer targets with the "suits". Hence we end up with mediocrity. They don't have the football "feel" of an Eddie Howe, so we go after the obvious targets. The current squad will struggle to avoid relegation - especially with the style of play I witnessed today..[/p][/quote]Suits = crap signings . The managers you mention above ,and Sami given the full choice = :0) tug509
  • Score: 5

10:32pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Tiger Shark says...

Too many fans look and act like they should be at Hickstead or Twickers, passionless "Terry & Junes/Hyacinth Bucket, Richard & neighbours" types everywhere, it's just so embarrassing and the over enthusiastic stewards treating everybody like naughty kids, no wonder the club's lost it's soul and is only going one way! But it was on the cards on the showing of the sudden mass exodus habit when losing important games the last two seasons, leaving the away fans to have a field day! Football's changed for the worse, it's not a working man's sport any more and on the playing side, my God, what's happened to this team! Bloom hasn't got a clue really!
Too many fans look and act like they should be at Hickstead or Twickers, passionless "Terry & Junes/Hyacinth Bucket, Richard & neighbours" types everywhere, it's just so embarrassing and the over enthusiastic stewards treating everybody like naughty kids, no wonder the club's lost it's soul and is only going one way! But it was on the cards on the showing of the sudden mass exodus habit when losing important games the last two seasons, leaving the away fans to have a field day! Football's changed for the worse, it's not a working man's sport any more and on the playing side, my God, what's happened to this team! Bloom hasn't got a clue really! Tiger Shark
  • Score: 3

10:58pm Sat 9 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Hyypia isnt to blame at all. Its clear from his recent comments that he now knows what a hard gig he has signed up to.
The responsibility lies squarely at the door of the board who it seems are only in it for the money and not true Albion fans. How many games has Bloom bothered to attend in the last year?
The squad we have now looks threadbare for Championship level - a few injuries and suspensions and we are fodder (and we have one suspension already).
As for GP - he forced thru the signing of Ulloa for about £2 million and now he's been sold for £8 million. Yet the money has gone into TB's pocket and not back into the team and the fans.
I hope all these negative comments will have the desired effect and make the suits wake up fast and smell the coffee.
If not expect gates to plummet and our club to be involved in a relegation scrap.
Hyypia isnt to blame at all. Its clear from his recent comments that he now knows what a hard gig he has signed up to. The responsibility lies squarely at the door of the board who it seems are only in it for the money and not true Albion fans. How many games has Bloom bothered to attend in the last year? The squad we have now looks threadbare for Championship level - a few injuries and suspensions and we are fodder (and we have one suspension already). As for GP - he forced thru the signing of Ulloa for about £2 million and now he's been sold for £8 million. Yet the money has gone into TB's pocket and not back into the team and the fans. I hope all these negative comments will have the desired effect and make the suits wake up fast and smell the coffee. If not expect gates to plummet and our club to be involved in a relegation scrap. sussexram40
  • Score: 0

11:03pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Tiger Shark wrote:
Too many fans look and act like they should be at Hickstead or Twickers, passionless "Terry & Junes/Hyacinth Bucket, Richard & neighbours" types everywhere, it's just so embarrassing and the over enthusiastic stewards treating everybody like naughty kids, no wonder the club's lost it's soul and is only going one way! But it was on the cards on the showing of the sudden mass exodus habit when losing important games the last two seasons, leaving the away fans to have a field day! Football's changed for the worse, it's not a working man's sport any more and on the playing side, my God, what's happened to this team! Bloom hasn't got a clue really!
It seems to me Bloom built the Amex but wants the money back for it ASAP and if that means compromising the football then so be it. This was his master plan all along, the stadium cost a fair whack but he knew he'd make a fortune out of it in the long term. I think he also likes being in charge of things because it makes him feel big and powerful. It can't be easy being so short and needing a step ladder to get onto a chair, for example.
[quote][p][bold]Tiger Shark[/bold] wrote: Too many fans look and act like they should be at Hickstead or Twickers, passionless "Terry & Junes/Hyacinth Bucket, Richard & neighbours" types everywhere, it's just so embarrassing and the over enthusiastic stewards treating everybody like naughty kids, no wonder the club's lost it's soul and is only going one way! But it was on the cards on the showing of the sudden mass exodus habit when losing important games the last two seasons, leaving the away fans to have a field day! Football's changed for the worse, it's not a working man's sport any more and on the playing side, my God, what's happened to this team! Bloom hasn't got a clue really![/p][/quote]It seems to me Bloom built the Amex but wants the money back for it ASAP and if that means compromising the football then so be it. This was his master plan all along, the stadium cost a fair whack but he knew he'd make a fortune out of it in the long term. I think he also likes being in charge of things because it makes him feel big and powerful. It can't be easy being so short and needing a step ladder to get onto a chair, for example. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -11

11:06pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Hyypia isnt to blame at all. Its clear from his recent comments that he now knows what a hard gig he has signed up to.
The responsibility lies squarely at the door of the board who it seems are only in it for the money and not true Albion fans. How many games has Bloom bothered to attend in the last year?
The squad we have now looks threadbare for Championship level - a few injuries and suspensions and we are fodder (and we have one suspension already).
As for GP - he forced thru the signing of Ulloa for about £2 million and now he's been sold for £8 million. Yet the money has gone into TB's pocket and not back into the team and the fans.
I hope all these negative comments will have the desired effect and make the suits wake up fast and smell the coffee.
If not expect gates to plummet and our club to be involved in a relegation scrap.
Into TB's pocket? Completely inaccurate.
TB is the guy pumping £100m into the Albion bank account, including in recent seasons meeting the vast losses. They are not met by increased bank borrowings.

So the cash flows are running in the exact opposite direction of your throwaway comment.

Still a few weeks to go for signings. Unless they are stupid, the Board and Burke should be fully aware that quality strikers/forwards, perhaps a quality playmaker (often labelled no10's) and a LB are required urgently. If not, the season looks like a struggle ahead.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Hyypia isnt to blame at all. Its clear from his recent comments that he now knows what a hard gig he has signed up to. The responsibility lies squarely at the door of the board who it seems are only in it for the money and not true Albion fans. How many games has Bloom bothered to attend in the last year? The squad we have now looks threadbare for Championship level - a few injuries and suspensions and we are fodder (and we have one suspension already). As for GP - he forced thru the signing of Ulloa for about £2 million and now he's been sold for £8 million. Yet the money has gone into TB's pocket and not back into the team and the fans. I hope all these negative comments will have the desired effect and make the suits wake up fast and smell the coffee. If not expect gates to plummet and our club to be involved in a relegation scrap.[/p][/quote]Into TB's pocket? Completely inaccurate. TB is the guy pumping £100m into the Albion bank account, including in recent seasons meeting the vast losses. They are not met by increased bank borrowings. So the cash flows are running in the exact opposite direction of your throwaway comment. Still a few weeks to go for signings. Unless they are stupid, the Board and Burke should be fully aware that quality strikers/forwards, perhaps a quality playmaker (often labelled no10's) and a LB are required urgently. If not, the season looks like a struggle ahead. Withdean-er
  • Score: 15

11:15pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

Claude Back wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.
Nonsense!
What about the 12 million profit from just two of his players?
The audited accounts, at Companies House, awaiting your search show the losses and the £100+ from TB meeting every £1.

But yes, more recently in January and this Summer millions have been raised in player sales. Like you, I would hope most of that is now reinvested in new quality players. If not, TB has been revealed has taking a new negative tact ... at which point I will feel sorry for Hyppia. But let's wait and see first.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.[/p][/quote]So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.[/p][/quote]Nonsense! What about the 12 million profit from just two of his players?[/p][/quote]The audited accounts, at Companies House, awaiting your search show the losses and the £100+ from TB meeting every £1. But yes, more recently in January and this Summer millions have been raised in player sales. Like you, I would hope most of that is now reinvested in new quality players. If not, TB has been revealed has taking a new negative tact ... at which point I will feel sorry for Hyppia. But let's wait and see first. Withdean-er
  • Score: 3

11:16pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.
Nonsense!
What about the 12 million profit from just two of his players?
The audited accounts, at Companies House, awaiting your search show the losses and the £100+ from TB meeting every £1.

But yes, more recently in January and this Summer millions have been raised in player sales. Like you, I would hope most of that is now reinvested in new quality players. If not, TB has been revealed has taking a new negative tact ... at which point I will feel sorry for Hyppia. But let's wait and see first.
Correction £100M +, not £100!
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.[/p][/quote]So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.[/p][/quote]Nonsense! What about the 12 million profit from just two of his players?[/p][/quote]The audited accounts, at Companies House, awaiting your search show the losses and the £100+ from TB meeting every £1. But yes, more recently in January and this Summer millions have been raised in player sales. Like you, I would hope most of that is now reinvested in new quality players. If not, TB has been revealed has taking a new negative tact ... at which point I will feel sorry for Hyppia. But let's wait and see first.[/p][/quote]Correction £100M +, not £100! Withdean-er
  • Score: 4

11:17pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Tiger Shark wrote:
Too many fans look and act like they should be at Hickstead or Twickers, passionless "Terry & Junes/Hyacinth Bucket, Richard & neighbours" types everywhere, it's just so embarrassing and the over enthusiastic stewards treating everybody like naughty kids, no wonder the club's lost it's soul and is only going one way! But it was on the cards on the showing of the sudden mass exodus habit when losing important games the last two seasons, leaving the away fans to have a field day! Football's changed for the worse, it's not a working man's sport any more and on the playing side, my God, what's happened to this team! Bloom hasn't got a clue really!
It seems to me Bloom built the Amex but wants the money back for it ASAP and if that means compromising the football then so be it. This was his master plan all along, the stadium cost a fair whack but he knew he'd make a fortune out of it in the long term. I think he also likes being in charge of things because it makes him feel big and powerful. It can't be easy being so short and needing a step ladder to get onto a chair, for example.
Infant school 'sense of humour'/pathetic bullying. Are you really a grown-up?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tiger Shark[/bold] wrote: Too many fans look and act like they should be at Hickstead or Twickers, passionless "Terry & Junes/Hyacinth Bucket, Richard & neighbours" types everywhere, it's just so embarrassing and the over enthusiastic stewards treating everybody like naughty kids, no wonder the club's lost it's soul and is only going one way! But it was on the cards on the showing of the sudden mass exodus habit when losing important games the last two seasons, leaving the away fans to have a field day! Football's changed for the worse, it's not a working man's sport any more and on the playing side, my God, what's happened to this team! Bloom hasn't got a clue really![/p][/quote]It seems to me Bloom built the Amex but wants the money back for it ASAP and if that means compromising the football then so be it. This was his master plan all along, the stadium cost a fair whack but he knew he'd make a fortune out of it in the long term. I think he also likes being in charge of things because it makes him feel big and powerful. It can't be easy being so short and needing a step ladder to get onto a chair, for example.[/p][/quote]Infant school 'sense of humour'/pathetic bullying. Are you really a grown-up? Withdean-er
  • Score: 7

11:29pm Sat 9 Aug 14

kwaidam says...

The rot set in when the suits took over... Ie when Gus was sacked in farcical circumstances. Sadly, the lunatics took over the asylum at that very moment. Someone posted on here how Gus will be laughing into his fat premier league pay packet. I would like to know if Burke and Barber are laughing all the way to the bank too? We need to be rid of them both. they will be off with a fat bonus when we are relegated. Bloom, if you are as clever as everyone seems to think you are, then you must realise this club is fast being turned into a laughing stock. Corporate Stasi style board that has lost touch with fans. A penny pinching stance on players wages. And stupid texts talking about The Journey... Get real, please. We want a football club. We used to have one. 24,000 fans, a wonderful stadium, great training set up but NO investment in the team for 2 years despite money in for Bridcutt, Ulloa. There is just so much wrong with Bhafc and it started the day Gus, Tanno and Charlie were suspended. But then the club think the fans, sorry, customers, are all stupid. We are Brighton. The suits are just along for the ride. We are here forever.
The rot set in when the suits took over... Ie when Gus was sacked in farcical circumstances. Sadly, the lunatics took over the asylum at that very moment. Someone posted on here how Gus will be laughing into his fat premier league pay packet. I would like to know if Burke and Barber are laughing all the way to the bank too? We need to be rid of them both. they will be off with a fat bonus when we are relegated. Bloom, if you are as clever as everyone seems to think you are, then you must realise this club is fast being turned into a laughing stock. Corporate Stasi style board that has lost touch with fans. A penny pinching stance on players wages. And stupid texts talking about The Journey... Get real, please. We want a football club. We used to have one. 24,000 fans, a wonderful stadium, great training set up but NO investment in the team for 2 years despite money in for Bridcutt, Ulloa. There is just so much wrong with Bhafc and it started the day Gus, Tanno and Charlie were suspended. But then the club think the fans, sorry, customers, are all stupid. We are Brighton. The suits are just along for the ride. We are here forever. kwaidam
  • Score: 6

11:31pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Tiger Shark wrote:
Too many fans look and act like they should be at Hickstead or Twickers, passionless "Terry & Junes/Hyacinth Bucket, Richard & neighbours" types everywhere, it's just so embarrassing and the over enthusiastic stewards treating everybody like naughty kids, no wonder the club's lost it's soul and is only going one way! But it was on the cards on the showing of the sudden mass exodus habit when losing important games the last two seasons, leaving the away fans to have a field day! Football's changed for the worse, it's not a working man's sport any more and on the playing side, my God, what's happened to this team! Bloom hasn't got a clue really!
Great post Tiger you talk like a real fan.Bridcutt told me this was on the cards back in Jan at Brighton marina.Ulloa told the national press he wanted away last season but the club blocked it at only 5 million.The fans are now paying top money for lower league rubbish like JFC,Dunk,and the vile still unfit Agustien.
[quote][p][bold]Tiger Shark[/bold] wrote: Too many fans look and act like they should be at Hickstead or Twickers, passionless "Terry & Junes/Hyacinth Bucket, Richard & neighbours" types everywhere, it's just so embarrassing and the over enthusiastic stewards treating everybody like naughty kids, no wonder the club's lost it's soul and is only going one way! But it was on the cards on the showing of the sudden mass exodus habit when losing important games the last two seasons, leaving the away fans to have a field day! Football's changed for the worse, it's not a working man's sport any more and on the playing side, my God, what's happened to this team! Bloom hasn't got a clue really![/p][/quote]Great post Tiger you talk like a real fan.Bridcutt told me this was on the cards back in Jan at Brighton marina.Ulloa told the national press he wanted away last season but the club blocked it at only 5 million.The fans are now paying top money for lower league rubbish like JFC,Dunk,and the vile still unfit Agustien. Please wake up
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Sat 9 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

We will still be here long after Bloom, Burke and Barber are ancient history.
The club is the fans not a few business men in suits who hitch a ride on the Albion comet to earn themselves a few bob.
We will still be here long after Bloom, Burke and Barber are ancient history. The club is the fans not a few business men in suits who hitch a ride on the Albion comet to earn themselves a few bob. sussexram40
  • Score: -4

1:40am Sun 10 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Vince wrote:
Back to 3rd division type football. All the lessons learnt under Gus are quickly disappearing. The number of poorly weighted and misplaced passes shows how the squad is unravelling. No width - Lua Lua in midfield doesn't work. JFC is not Championship standard. Fenelon has a lot to learn - some nice touches but no thrust. Chris O'Grady puts himself about - but is lower Championship standard.
As we continue to sell off our silverware, the cupboard is looking bare. We still have about 6 or 7 players worth the shirt, but the other 4/5 positions need urgent attention. Replacing our stars with mediocrity is not the answer. Bournemouth have bought wisely with their limited funds. Callum Wilson 22 from Coventry was the sort of player we should have long ago snapped up. Some of his forward play and goals with Coventry were outstanding - and he got rave reviews. Why did Eddie Howe get him and not us.

Since Gus left both new managers appointed in the summer had little or no experience or knowledge of the Championship - so all the talent is snapped up by the managers in the know. Managers like Howe, Bruce, Dyche, Holloway all know (or knew) the Championship and what is required to get out of the division.
Tony Bloom has taken a big gamble with putting responsibilty for compiling the list of transfer targets with the "suits". Hence we end up with mediocrity. They don't have the football "feel" of an Eddie Howe, so we go after the obvious targets.

The current squad will struggle to avoid relegation - especially with the style of play I witnessed today..
A pure outstanding post a many same points made on the football league show.But sure the clubs PR men that run this site will put a very different spin on it tomoz.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Back to 3rd division type football. All the lessons learnt under Gus are quickly disappearing. The number of poorly weighted and misplaced passes shows how the squad is unravelling. No width - Lua Lua in midfield doesn't work. JFC is not Championship standard. Fenelon has a lot to learn - some nice touches but no thrust. Chris O'Grady puts himself about - but is lower Championship standard. As we continue to sell off our silverware, the cupboard is looking bare. We still have about 6 or 7 players worth the shirt, but the other 4/5 positions need urgent attention. Replacing our stars with mediocrity is not the answer. Bournemouth have bought wisely with their limited funds. Callum Wilson 22 from Coventry was the sort of player we should have long ago snapped up. Some of his forward play and goals with Coventry were outstanding - and he got rave reviews. Why did Eddie Howe get him and not us. Since Gus left both new managers appointed in the summer had little or no experience or knowledge of the Championship - so all the talent is snapped up by the managers in the know. Managers like Howe, Bruce, Dyche, Holloway all know (or knew) the Championship and what is required to get out of the division. Tony Bloom has taken a big gamble with putting responsibilty for compiling the list of transfer targets with the "suits". Hence we end up with mediocrity. They don't have the football "feel" of an Eddie Howe, so we go after the obvious targets. The current squad will struggle to avoid relegation - especially with the style of play I witnessed today..[/p][/quote]A pure outstanding post a many same points made on the football league show.But sure the clubs PR men that run this site will put a very different spin on it tomoz. Please wake up
  • Score: -3

1:44am Sun 10 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Gray wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
Only the first game I know, but what the hell were the tactics Sammi? No width, no pace, no pass and move (Liverpool style!)and what must be one of the oldest defences ever! A combined age of about 135 for the 4 of them, and Hughes got mom? Wednesday are going to be one of the relegation candidates, please don't let us sink that low!
We had LuaLua playing inside instead of out on the wing, Fenelon, where did that one come from? He didn't have to bad a game but needs another year under his belt imo. Jfc struggled and was lucky not to get a second yellow/red, Crofts red card, it was hard to tell from the north stand but our players didn't appear to argue the decision to much so have to think the ref got it right, even though he was to the usual level we seem to get.
There was the odd good moment but I think the new approach is not for our squad, a slight improvement when Buckley and Agustien came on but nothing to get excited about, Cms only got 15 or so minutes when Caldi came off so at least we know Sammi will go for it when the chips are down, which could be quite often on this showing! What do we do next? How can Sammi get more out of the team? maybe play them to their strengths or does he persist in getting them to learn his different style of play?
Only the first game but you could feel the tension/disappointme


nt in the crowd already, 2 away games before the next home league match, we might still be on 0 points for that game! Unthinkable!
Good post. V worried re Sammi's tatics playing wingbacks is ok but they need to be fast not 30+ left the defence exposed.
Lua Lua down the middle doesn't work. CMS must be well fed up if Hyppia reckons Fenelon should start before him. JFC was woeful, at least the subs made were correct but should have started. Squad so weak & now Croft is out, if we don't buy big before end of August it will be very long season
Great post Fenelon and JFC are a disgrace to the club and fans.But along with Dunk their familys control the Argus with their PR rubbish spin.
[quote][p][bold]Gray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Only the first game I know, but what the hell were the tactics Sammi? No width, no pace, no pass and move (Liverpool style!)and what must be one of the oldest defences ever! A combined age of about 135 for the 4 of them, and Hughes got mom? Wednesday are going to be one of the relegation candidates, please don't let us sink that low! We had LuaLua playing inside instead of out on the wing, Fenelon, where did that one come from? He didn't have to bad a game but needs another year under his belt imo. Jfc struggled and was lucky not to get a second yellow/red, Crofts red card, it was hard to tell from the north stand but our players didn't appear to argue the decision to much so have to think the ref got it right, even though he was to the usual level we seem to get. There was the odd good moment but I think the new approach is not for our squad, a slight improvement when Buckley and Agustien came on but nothing to get excited about, Cms only got 15 or so minutes when Caldi came off so at least we know Sammi will go for it when the chips are down, which could be quite often on this showing! What do we do next? How can Sammi get more out of the team? maybe play them to their strengths or does he persist in getting them to learn his different style of play? Only the first game but you could feel the tension/disappointme nt in the crowd already, 2 away games before the next home league match, we might still be on 0 points for that game! Unthinkable![/p][/quote]Good post. V worried re Sammi's tatics playing wingbacks is ok but they need to be fast not 30+ left the defence exposed. Lua Lua down the middle doesn't work. CMS must be well fed up if Hyppia reckons Fenelon should start before him. JFC was woeful, at least the subs made were correct but should have started. Squad so weak & now Croft is out, if we don't buy big before end of August it will be very long season[/p][/quote]Great post Fenelon and JFC are a disgrace to the club and fans.But along with Dunk their familys control the Argus with their PR rubbish spin. Please wake up
  • Score: -9

1:56am Sun 10 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Mark Dixon wrote:
Wasn't at the game so no comment.

Good chat with Notts Forrest chairman on Talk Sport today where he said Stuart Peace told me which players to being in and he got them, someone upstairs should take heed
100% correct and the same point made many times on the football league show tonight.Sammi H is just a vile YES man after his 3 years free money.He can't even find a real number 2 to work with him lol haha.Who in their right mind as manager would let the club go over their head and give a sub a 4 year contract lol.
[quote][p][bold]Mark Dixon[/bold] wrote: Wasn't at the game so no comment. Good chat with Notts Forrest chairman on Talk Sport today where he said Stuart Peace told me which players to being in and he got them, someone upstairs should take heed[/p][/quote]100% correct and the same point made many times on the football league show tonight.Sammi H is just a vile YES man after his 3 years free money.He can't even find a real number 2 to work with him lol haha.Who in their right mind as manager would let the club go over their head and give a sub a 4 year contract lol. Please wake up
  • Score: -9

7:02am Sun 10 Aug 14

Paulmarshall18 says...

I wonder how many took notice of my posts stating relegation is a possibility this year. I'm on at 20/1
I wonder how many took notice of my posts stating relegation is a possibility this year. I'm on at 20/1 Paulmarshall18
  • Score: 0

8:03am Sun 10 Aug 14

Brighton fox says...

Give Sami a break,not his fault that he hasn't got the complete team,need to look at Burke and ask him why we didn't win,Sami is doing his best,yes we lost,yes it was disappointing but you cannot blame Sami,if anyone can do better without a full squad of the right calibre of players needed then I challenge you.
Give Sami a break,not his fault that he hasn't got the complete team,need to look at Burke and ask him why we didn't win,Sami is doing his best,yes we lost,yes it was disappointing but you cannot blame Sami,if anyone can do better without a full squad of the right calibre of players needed then I challenge you. Brighton fox
  • Score: 3

8:46am Sun 10 Aug 14

jarmonesque says...

Paulmarshall18 wrote:
I wonder how many took notice of my posts stating relegation is a possibility this year. I'm on at 20/1
Its 3 to 1 you'll get cancer, would you bet on that?
[quote][p][bold]Paulmarshall18[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many took notice of my posts stating relegation is a possibility this year. I'm on at 20/1[/p][/quote]Its 3 to 1 you'll get cancer, would you bet on that? jarmonesque
  • Score: -5

9:10am Sun 10 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

Withdean-er wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.
"the £14m losses(net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with"
What a ridiculous statement to make Withdean-er
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.[/p][/quote]So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.[/p][/quote]"the £14m losses(net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with" What a ridiculous statement to make Withdean-er dave from bexill
  • Score: -1

9:11am Sun 10 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Wonder how long it'll be before Sami either walks or is pushed. If some serious signings aren't made in the last 3 weeks of the transfer window I can't see him being here come Christmas. A shame really, if he's given a few million to do the job we might be ok.
Wonder how long it'll be before Sami either walks or is pushed. If some serious signings aren't made in the last 3 weeks of the transfer window I can't see him being here come Christmas. A shame really, if he's given a few million to do the job we might be ok. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 2

9:11am Sun 10 Aug 14

ringtone says...

jarmonesque wrote:
Paulmarshall18 wrote:
I wonder how many took notice of my posts stating relegation is a possibility this year. I'm on at 20/1
Its 3 to 1 you'll get cancer, would you bet on that?
Nasty.
[quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paulmarshall18[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many took notice of my posts stating relegation is a possibility this year. I'm on at 20/1[/p][/quote]Its 3 to 1 you'll get cancer, would you bet on that?[/p][/quote]Nasty. ringtone
  • Score: 0

10:24am Sun 10 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

jarmonesque wrote:
I thought O'Grady did well with poor service. Hyypia made the right sub's and 3 4 2 for last section. Shocking ref.
REF Was correct a booking for Croft was the least he deserved for an awful tackle as for the overall match Albion were equal of two POOR sides and worst of all lacked help from bench SH just came in tech area just 5-6 times and seemed not interested I thought OG'S body language was bad but SH's well NIL please can we have someone with fire and pride.

Feel sorry for Sami H he has been sold a pup at club with no team building back up.
[quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: I thought O'Grady did well with poor service. Hyypia made the right sub's and 3 4 2 for last section. Shocking ref.[/p][/quote]REF Was correct a booking for Croft was the least he deserved for an awful tackle as for the overall match Albion were equal of two POOR sides and worst of all lacked help from bench SH just came in tech area just 5-6 times and seemed not interested I thought OG'S body language was bad but SH's well NIL please can we have someone with fire and pride. Feel sorry for Sami H he has been sold a pup at club with no team building back up. tinker111
  • Score: 0

10:28am Sun 10 Aug 14

4everaseagull says...

One game, one defeat and 45 games still to go and all the negatives posters are having a field day. I seem to recall we lost our opening games in the last two seasons and still had fantastic seasons. One defeat is not a disaster. Yes I agree the performance was poor against a poor side who had one shot on goal and did little else even when they had the man advantage for 40 minutes. I genuinely think we should judge things more on the squad front at the end of the month when the window closes. I agree we need 4/5 additions. I couldn't quite understand some of Sami's team selections if I am honest. Dont agree with Calde playing left back I felt sorry for him, JFC (how he made the England U21's I dont know) is not upto it, playing Crofty right of a central 3 prevents him from doing what he does best, Fenelon ahead of CMS is puzzling and no proper width with this idea of Lua Lua playing inside where it is congested seems a strange tactic. Having said that I am prepared to give things time to settle down under Sami so he can get his ideas and tactics across and with a few additions in the next couple of weeks I am sure we will have some positives to talk about. UTA
One game, one defeat and 45 games still to go and all the negatives posters are having a field day. I seem to recall we lost our opening games in the last two seasons and still had fantastic seasons. One defeat is not a disaster. Yes I agree the performance was poor against a poor side who had one shot on goal and did little else even when they had the man advantage for 40 minutes. I genuinely think we should judge things more on the squad front at the end of the month when the window closes. I agree we need 4/5 additions. I couldn't quite understand some of Sami's team selections if I am honest. Dont agree with Calde playing left back I felt sorry for him, JFC (how he made the England U21's I dont know) is not upto it, playing Crofty right of a central 3 prevents him from doing what he does best, Fenelon ahead of CMS is puzzling and no proper width with this idea of Lua Lua playing inside where it is congested seems a strange tactic. Having said that I am prepared to give things time to settle down under Sami so he can get his ideas and tactics across and with a few additions in the next couple of weeks I am sure we will have some positives to talk about. UTA 4everaseagull
  • Score: 1

10:55am Sun 10 Aug 14

peter b 1948 says...

I can sum it up in one word rubbish
I can sum it up in one word rubbish peter b 1948
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Wonder how long it'll be before Sami either walks or is pushed. If some serious signings aren't made in the last 3 weeks of the transfer window I can't see him being here come Christmas. A shame really, if he's given a few million to do the job we might be ok.
COPY CAT SAID THIS TWO WEEKS AGO MY SCORE THEN - PLENTY ?? still think he will walk and wont blame him.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it'll be before Sami either walks or is pushed. If some serious signings aren't made in the last 3 weeks of the transfer window I can't see him being here come Christmas. A shame really, if he's given a few million to do the job we might be ok.[/p][/quote]COPY CAT SAID THIS TWO WEEKS AGO MY SCORE THEN - PLENTY ?? still think he will walk and wont blame him. tinker111
  • Score: -2

2:38pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight.
Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight.
Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.
So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.
"the £14m losses(net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with"
What a ridiculous statement to make Withdean-er
Not at all.
Player wages rocketed to almost the level of club income. Causing the huge losses. Those are facts, if you don't believe it, look at the accounts which are on public record. Poyet, until the Board had to act, was given the highly paid squad he demanded (remember, he very much liked talking about budgets, ceilings to budgets, his budget compared t other clubs .... money was often in his quotes. Whereas as many other managers like Howe, McLaren & Jackett simply get on with player management and coaching).

Those player wage costs met the likes of Bridge (our share), Upson, Vicente, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Ulloa, Buckley, LuaLua, Hammond (our share), Bruno, Kuzschak, Crofts, CMS.

A good looking squad on paper, but one we couldn't afford (the audited accounts don't lie) and giving a wage bill illegal under FFP.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: GP must be laughing in his fat premier league payslip tonight. Go back 2 to 3 years and were 100% optimism with our new stadium and a top class manager in Poyet. A club just one step away from the top flight. Now look at us. Talk about going backwards. We've been in reverse ever since GP was sacked.[/p][/quote]So who's going to finance the £14m losses (net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with, and he still couldn't achieve promotion to the PL? Unsustainable cash pouring out in the Poyet Amex-era, and Holloway still got the better of him on a much lower player budget. Don't believe the Poyet hype.[/p][/quote]"the £14m losses(net cash outflows) per annum that Poyet landed us with" What a ridiculous statement to make Withdean-er[/p][/quote]Not at all. Player wages rocketed to almost the level of club income. Causing the huge losses. Those are facts, if you don't believe it, look at the accounts which are on public record. Poyet, until the Board had to act, was given the highly paid squad he demanded (remember, he very much liked talking about budgets, ceilings to budgets, his budget compared t other clubs .... money was often in his quotes. Whereas as many other managers like Howe, McLaren & Jackett simply get on with player management and coaching). Those player wage costs met the likes of Bridge (our share), Upson, Vicente, Bridcutt, Orlandi, Lopez, Ulloa, Buckley, LuaLua, Hammond (our share), Bruno, Kuzschak, Crofts, CMS. A good looking squad on paper, but one we couldn't afford (the audited accounts don't lie) and giving a wage bill illegal under FFP. Withdean-er
  • Score: 5

3:10pm Sun 10 Aug 14

tug509 says...

kwaidam wrote:
The rot set in when the suits took over... Ie when Gus was sacked in farcical circumstances. Sadly, the lunatics took over the asylum at that very moment. Someone posted on here how Gus will be laughing into his fat premier league pay packet. I would like to know if Burke and Barber are laughing all the way to the bank too? We need to be rid of them both. they will be off with a fat bonus when we are relegated. Bloom, if you are as clever as everyone seems to think you are, then you must realise this club is fast being turned into a laughing stock. Corporate Stasi style board that has lost touch with fans. A penny pinching stance on players wages. And stupid texts talking about The Journey... Get real, please. We want a football club. We used to have one. 24,000 fans, a wonderful stadium, great training set up but NO investment in the team for 2 years despite money in for Bridcutt, Ulloa. There is just so much wrong with Bhafc and it started the day Gus, Tanno and Charlie were suspended. But then the club think the fans, sorry, customers, are all stupid. We are Brighton. The suits are just along for the ride. We are here forever.
Great post ,I would like like to think that Bloom has the good sense to at least read such posts .
[quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: The rot set in when the suits took over... Ie when Gus was sacked in farcical circumstances. Sadly, the lunatics took over the asylum at that very moment. Someone posted on here how Gus will be laughing into his fat premier league pay packet. I would like to know if Burke and Barber are laughing all the way to the bank too? We need to be rid of them both. they will be off with a fat bonus when we are relegated. Bloom, if you are as clever as everyone seems to think you are, then you must realise this club is fast being turned into a laughing stock. Corporate Stasi style board that has lost touch with fans. A penny pinching stance on players wages. And stupid texts talking about The Journey... Get real, please. We want a football club. We used to have one. 24,000 fans, a wonderful stadium, great training set up but NO investment in the team for 2 years despite money in for Bridcutt, Ulloa. There is just so much wrong with Bhafc and it started the day Gus, Tanno and Charlie were suspended. But then the club think the fans, sorry, customers, are all stupid. We are Brighton. The suits are just along for the ride. We are here forever.[/p][/quote]Great post ,I would like like to think that Bloom has the good sense to at least read such posts . tug509
  • Score: -3

6:16pm Sun 10 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Read a report in one of the nationals today which described BHA as now being a 'corporate club'.
In other words, a club run by, and for, businessmen, rather than by football people for the benefit of football fans.
Spot on I say.
Read a report in one of the nationals today which described BHA as now being a 'corporate club'. In other words, a club run by, and for, businessmen, rather than by football people for the benefit of football fans. Spot on I say. sussexram40
  • Score: -5

7:26pm Sun 10 Aug 14

sssuuueee says...

Ive spoken to two neighbours that went yesterday , one was shocked at the amounts of drunks and the other will never go again.
He is new to the Brighton area and is an upstanding member of society.
My daughter is still upset over yesterday and will never go again.
I suggest that they dig out the hooligans and start afresh..
Or even better, CLOSE IT DOWN FOREVER...
Ive spoken to two neighbours that went yesterday , one was shocked at the amounts of drunks and the other will never go again. He is new to the Brighton area and is an upstanding member of society. My daughter is still upset over yesterday and will never go again. I suggest that they dig out the hooligans and start afresh.. Or even better, CLOSE IT DOWN FOREVER... sssuuueee
  • Score: -8

7:30pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

What a lot of typical over reacting from the normal people who do not know anything about running a business let alone a football club. Get some perspective - we lost one game which we should have won had it not been for one, the only bit of class SW showed in the whole game and two, a bad tackle by Crofts who should have known better.
Yes Fenelon was out of depth, JFC was poor and Adgustein portly but Greer and Hughes played well and it was pleasing to see us try and get the ball forward more quickly. With the four players we will sign in the next few weeks we will have a much improved side and all the normal suspects on here who can only stomach instant gratification will be happy for five seconds before referring to type.
What a lot of typical over reacting from the normal people who do not know anything about running a business let alone a football club. Get some perspective - we lost one game which we should have won had it not been for one, the only bit of class SW showed in the whole game and two, a bad tackle by Crofts who should have known better. Yes Fenelon was out of depth, JFC was poor and Adgustein portly but Greer and Hughes played well and it was pleasing to see us try and get the ball forward more quickly. With the four players we will sign in the next few weeks we will have a much improved side and all the normal suspects on here who can only stomach instant gratification will be happy for five seconds before referring to type. Piglet1
  • Score: 3

7:39pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

tinker111 wrote:
jarmonesque wrote:
I thought O'Grady did well with poor service. Hyypia made the right sub's and 3 4 2 for last section. Shocking ref.
REF Was correct a booking for Croft was the least he deserved for an awful tackle as for the overall match Albion were equal of two POOR sides and worst of all lacked help from bench SH just came in tech area just 5-6 times and seemed not interested I thought OG'S body language was bad but SH's well NIL please can we have someone with fire and pride.

Feel sorry for Sami H he has been sold a pup at club with no team building back up.
SH made it clear before the game he does not go in for mass hysteria on the touchline, jumping up and down like an idiot does not win football games. The fact that a manager sits and watches and reflects is far more useful and has no reflection on pride or fire as he made quite clear.
It was a bad tackle.
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: I thought O'Grady did well with poor service. Hyypia made the right sub's and 3 4 2 for last section. Shocking ref.[/p][/quote]REF Was correct a booking for Croft was the least he deserved for an awful tackle as for the overall match Albion were equal of two POOR sides and worst of all lacked help from bench SH just came in tech area just 5-6 times and seemed not interested I thought OG'S body language was bad but SH's well NIL please can we have someone with fire and pride. Feel sorry for Sami H he has been sold a pup at club with no team building back up.[/p][/quote]SH made it clear before the game he does not go in for mass hysteria on the touchline, jumping up and down like an idiot does not win football games. The fact that a manager sits and watches and reflects is far more useful and has no reflection on pride or fire as he made quite clear. It was a bad tackle. Piglet1
  • Score: 3

8:39pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

Piglet1 wrote:
What a lot of typical over reacting from the normal people who do not know anything about running a business let alone a football club. Get some perspective - we lost one game which we should have won had it not been for one, the only bit of class SW showed in the whole game and two, a bad tackle by Crofts who should have known better.
Yes Fenelon was out of depth, JFC was poor and Adgustein portly but Greer and Hughes played well and it was pleasing to see us try and get the ball forward more quickly. With the four players we will sign in the next few weeks we will have a much improved side and all the normal suspects on here who can only stomach instant gratification will be happy for five seconds before referring to type.
Brilliant post. Level headed and sums things up perfectly.

Bloom (if we ignore all those around him) will not want a club with falling gates and an awful squad come 1st Sept, as it's his huge investment and the club he's supported all his life.
[quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: What a lot of typical over reacting from the normal people who do not know anything about running a business let alone a football club. Get some perspective - we lost one game which we should have won had it not been for one, the only bit of class SW showed in the whole game and two, a bad tackle by Crofts who should have known better. Yes Fenelon was out of depth, JFC was poor and Adgustein portly but Greer and Hughes played well and it was pleasing to see us try and get the ball forward more quickly. With the four players we will sign in the next few weeks we will have a much improved side and all the normal suspects on here who can only stomach instant gratification will be happy for five seconds before referring to type.[/p][/quote]Brilliant post. Level headed and sums things up perfectly. Bloom (if we ignore all those around him) will not want a club with falling gates and an awful squad come 1st Sept, as it's his huge investment and the club he's supported all his life. Withdean-er
  • Score: 4

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