Mackail-Smith starts in attack - but there's no Buckley

Craig Mackail-Smith

Craig Mackail-Smith

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Albion have handed Craig Mackail-Smith and Chris O’Grady a chance to strike up a partnership.

Both strikers start tonight’s Capital One Cup tie at home to League two outfit Cheltenham.

Kemy Agustien also gets the opportunity to make an impression playing in support of them.

Both Agustien and Mackail-Smith came off the bench against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

But the other sub that day, Will Buckley, is not involved tonight.

The winger is being strongly linked with a move to Sunderland.

Adam Chicksen starts at full-back and Bruno looks set to play in midfield.

Lewis Dunk takes over from Aaron Hughes in the middle of defence as boss Sami Hyypia makes four changes to the side which kicked off against Wednesday.

Hughes, Kazenga LuaLua and Shamir Fenelon drop to the bench while Andrew Crofts starts a three-match suspension.

Hyypia has resisted any temptation to give young goalkeeper Christian Walton some senior experience.

Albion: Stockdale; Calderon, Greer, Dunk, Chicksen; Bruno, Ince, Forster-Caskey; Agustien, Mackail-Smith, O'Grady. Subs: Ankergren, Hughes, Maksimenko, LuaLua, Fenelon, Harris, Toko.

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6:56pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Of course we will always support the Albion, its just so frustrating to witness what is going on, its almost like something is going on and the fans are in the dark, this club has made a stack load of money for transfers and we seem to be trying for the cheap option, in no way am I saying over spend but surely we can gamble a little bit and offer a little bit more than previous, we are a totally amazing club but at the moment I just feel the fans are being taken for a ride, the headlines on the website I am sure are just to passify us fans, I do not blame Hyypia, I feel he is already feeling the wrath of what Garcia and Poyet left, I cant help but feel they left because of a Mr Burke, since Gus left our transfer policy has been utterley ridiculous, I have never know such a mess, this mess needs to be sorted ASAP because once a club starts a downwards spiral it can take a long time to get back up, ok its great to have the best facilities in the league, maybe country but fans only go games to witness the team, I loved the goldstone and withdean because I support the Albion, yes its great to have the best facilties but I am sure the fans would rather have a decent transfer policy and a decent team to watch and with the money we have made I dont understand why this is not happening, the board who I have totally supported need to up the game, especially Mr Burke
Of course we will always support the Albion, its just so frustrating to witness what is going on, its almost like something is going on and the fans are in the dark, this club has made a stack load of money for transfers and we seem to be trying for the cheap option, in no way am I saying over spend but surely we can gamble a little bit and offer a little bit more than previous, we are a totally amazing club but at the moment I just feel the fans are being taken for a ride, the headlines on the website I am sure are just to passify us fans, I do not blame Hyypia, I feel he is already feeling the wrath of what Garcia and Poyet left, I cant help but feel they left because of a Mr Burke, since Gus left our transfer policy has been utterley ridiculous, I have never know such a mess, this mess needs to be sorted ASAP because once a club starts a downwards spiral it can take a long time to get back up, ok its great to have the best facilities in the league, maybe country but fans only go games to witness the team, I loved the goldstone and withdean because I support the Albion, yes its great to have the best facilties but I am sure the fans would rather have a decent transfer policy and a decent team to watch and with the money we have made I dont understand why this is not happening, the board who I have totally supported need to up the game, especially Mr Burke Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 26

6:59pm Tue 12 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting. namgo49
  • Score: -12

7:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

This looks a decent line up for this game. Very glad to see CMS and COG together but will CMS play on the wing as no real winger except maybe Bruno or Calde rampaging down the right?
Pity JFC is in though. Rather have had KLL (more an impact player I know) or Toko who is surely much better.
This looks a decent line up for this game. Very glad to see CMS and COG together but will CMS play on the wing as no real winger except maybe Bruno or Calde rampaging down the right? Pity JFC is in though. Rather have had KLL (more an impact player I know) or Toko who is surely much better. Claude Back
  • Score: -2

7:17pm Tue 12 Aug 14

daveyboy35 says...

Agustien?????? Are you **** serious!!!!
Agustien?????? Are you **** serious!!!! daveyboy35
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Tue 12 Aug 14

beanyeye says...

So much for March playing a part in the match. No Buckley either. The side is woefully short of width and the bench looks 'thin' to if we lack imagination in front of goal, apart from Lua. Where will the goals come from? A poor outcome tonight will be difficult for the management to put a spin on!
So much for March playing a part in the match. No Buckley either. The side is woefully short of width and the bench looks 'thin' to if we lack imagination in front of goal, apart from Lua. Where will the goals come from? A poor outcome tonight will be difficult for the management to put a spin on! beanyeye
  • Score: 4

7:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14

The Phantom says...

Odd looking side.......Bruno in midfield or is he playing right sided attacker in a 4-3-3. Would have thought Toko would have got an opportunity tonight and somewhat surprised after Saturday that Agustien is starting. Don't agree with earlier poster that Stockdale was at fault for the goal on Saturday - just a good shot with a trajectory that made it unstoppable. The club has created a lot of pressure for itself tonight and in the opening weeks of the season because of its failure to get deals done to bring quality into the side - hope I am wrong but wouldnt be surprised if they went out tonight.
Odd looking side.......Bruno in midfield or is he playing right sided attacker in a 4-3-3. Would have thought Toko would have got an opportunity tonight and somewhat surprised after Saturday that Agustien is starting. Don't agree with earlier poster that Stockdale was at fault for the goal on Saturday - just a good shot with a trajectory that made it unstoppable. The club has created a lot of pressure for itself tonight and in the opening weeks of the season because of its failure to get deals done to bring quality into the side - hope I am wrong but wouldnt be surprised if they went out tonight. The Phantom
  • Score: 10

7:34pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

namgo49 wrote:
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.[/p][/quote]Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime. Lawro was God
  • Score: 3

7:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

keswick says...

Agustien was dreadful when he came on on Saturday and has a lot to prove. Perhaps he is in last chance saloon. JFC was equally inept not just on Saturday but also last season. He looks at the moment out of his depth. Feel they have missed an opportunity by not giving Walton a run out.

However my larger concern is this gulf that there now appears to be between the club and its supporters. How can a club that was effectively saved by its supporters allow this to happen ? Barber cannot communicate to save his life and sees us as customers. An entity to be exploited. There clearly has been some issue between the club and the Argus from Barbers programme notes. Sort it out. It is a situation from which neither party benefits and both lose.Regardless of what some on here say Burke is a problem. He may have done an excellent job in getting the academy its rating but what most of us care about is providing the manager with the tools to do the job, players. Sort it out TB
Agustien was dreadful when he came on on Saturday and has a lot to prove. Perhaps he is in last chance saloon. JFC was equally inept not just on Saturday but also last season. He looks at the moment out of his depth. Feel they have missed an opportunity by not giving Walton a run out. However my larger concern is this gulf that there now appears to be between the club and its supporters. How can a club that was effectively saved by its supporters allow this to happen ? Barber cannot communicate to save his life and sees us as customers. An entity to be exploited. There clearly has been some issue between the club and the Argus from Barbers programme notes. Sort it out. It is a situation from which neither party benefits and both lose.Regardless of what some on here say Burke is a problem. He may have done an excellent job in getting the academy its rating but what most of us care about is providing the manager with the tools to do the job, players. Sort it out TB keswick
  • Score: 17

7:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mark5 says...

The Phantom wrote:
Odd looking side.......Bruno in midfield or is he playing right sided attacker in a 4-3-3. Would have thought Toko would have got an opportunity tonight and somewhat surprised after Saturday that Agustien is starting. Don't agree with earlier poster that Stockdale was at fault for the goal on Saturday - just a good shot with a trajectory that made it unstoppable. The club has created a lot of pressure for itself tonight and in the opening weeks of the season because of its failure to get deals done to bring quality into the side - hope I am wrong but wouldnt be surprised if they went out tonight.
If we lose, which is possible, the level of negativity and vitriol, directed at the board will likely blow this forum to pieces!! I am off out to buy a new tin hat.................
....................
..!!
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: Odd looking side.......Bruno in midfield or is he playing right sided attacker in a 4-3-3. Would have thought Toko would have got an opportunity tonight and somewhat surprised after Saturday that Agustien is starting. Don't agree with earlier poster that Stockdale was at fault for the goal on Saturday - just a good shot with a trajectory that made it unstoppable. The club has created a lot of pressure for itself tonight and in the opening weeks of the season because of its failure to get deals done to bring quality into the side - hope I am wrong but wouldnt be surprised if they went out tonight.[/p][/quote]If we lose, which is possible, the level of negativity and vitriol, directed at the board will likely blow this forum to pieces!! I am off out to buy a new tin hat................. .................... ..!! mark5
  • Score: 4

7:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

stonegold says...

WTF!!
WTF!! stonegold
  • Score: 1

7:40pm Tue 12 Aug 14

thetungsten says...

This is going to sound terrible- but a small part of me almost wants us to lose tonight!

I'm not sure what it will take to wake bloom out of his transient state of mind to realise what is happening at this club right now.

Losing at home to a lesser opponent may force him to get his check book out!
This is going to sound terrible- but a small part of me almost wants us to lose tonight! I'm not sure what it will take to wake bloom out of his transient state of mind to realise what is happening at this club right now. Losing at home to a lesser opponent may force him to get his check book out! thetungsten
  • Score: 9

7:41pm Tue 12 Aug 14

brightonup says...

I have yet to see Agustien perform to an acceptable level; he obviously has a 'weight problem'
Maybe he can find some form tonight...... he needs a good game!
I have yet to see Agustien perform to an acceptable level; he obviously has a 'weight problem' Maybe he can find some form tonight...... he needs a good game! brightonup
  • Score: -1

7:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Good job I'm not there, I would of been thrown out by now....AGUSTIEN!!!
🐢
Good job I'm not there, I would of been thrown out by now....AGUSTIEN!!! 🐢 Conelli98
  • Score: 0

7:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

Lawro was God wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.
No you are right Gordon Banks would not have saved it if he had positioned himself for the approach as Stockdale did. Woefully out of position that is why he got nowhere near it!!
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.[/p][/quote]Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.[/p][/quote]No you are right Gordon Banks would not have saved it if he had positioned himself for the approach as Stockdale did. Woefully out of position that is why he got nowhere near it!! namgo49
  • Score: -6

7:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Quite happy with Sami's selection....we SHOULD be beating sides like this, but there's a lot of negativity about ( understandably ). For me pretty much last chance for Kemy, if he can't shine in a game like this then he should go, quite like Bruno in midfield, as everyone says he's not great defensively but good going forward so can see Sami's thinking, really looking forward to seeing COG/CMS partnership, assume Solly's back not 100%, glad to see Dunk and Chicksen getting a run out, Sami still trying to find his best side, so great opportunity to look at something different tonight - not too bothered about the result , Mickey mouse comp, but a defeat would only stoke the fires of disiilusion so hoping for a win.
Quite happy with Sami's selection....we SHOULD be beating sides like this, but there's a lot of negativity about ( understandably ). For me pretty much last chance for Kemy, if he can't shine in a game like this then he should go, quite like Bruno in midfield, as everyone says he's not great defensively but good going forward so can see Sami's thinking, really looking forward to seeing COG/CMS partnership, assume Solly's back not 100%, glad to see Dunk and Chicksen getting a run out, Sami still trying to find his best side, so great opportunity to look at something different tonight - not too bothered about the result , Mickey mouse comp, but a defeat would only stoke the fires of disiilusion so hoping for a win. AlanDuffy
  • Score: -6

7:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

WiseOldSeagull says...

This game is an interesting one. On the one hand if we win it will not make a difference to the majority of fans discontent. On the other hand if we lose it will add fuel to the fire that is already a bit more than a smoulder. If we lose the game and lose Buckley I think we might start to see a bit of a tidal wave of negativity surrounding the club.

Things could be redeemed with a couple of good signings before the window shuts. But who will the fans blame if the worst happens? Is it possible to blame TB with all the good he has done? You can't very well lay the blame at the other two B's door. They are after all implementing TB's game plan and the ultimate responsibility lies with Tony.

I think we will just come to accept that expectations need to be lowered and all of this Premier League Ready talk is mostly correct with the exception of the team on the pitch. SH's hands are well and truly tied behind his back and he must now realise what he is up against.

The unspoken vision: PLR + FFPComp. = Top dollar for club sale (TDCS).
This game is an interesting one. On the one hand if we win it will not make a difference to the majority of fans discontent. On the other hand if we lose it will add fuel to the fire that is already a bit more than a smoulder. If we lose the game and lose Buckley I think we might start to see a bit of a tidal wave of negativity surrounding the club. Things could be redeemed with a couple of good signings before the window shuts. But who will the fans blame if the worst happens? Is it possible to blame TB with all the good he has done? You can't very well lay the blame at the other two B's door. They are after all implementing TB's game plan and the ultimate responsibility lies with Tony. I think we will just come to accept that expectations need to be lowered and all of this Premier League Ready talk is mostly correct with the exception of the team on the pitch. SH's hands are well and truly tied behind his back and he must now realise what he is up against. The unspoken vision: PLR + FFPComp. = Top dollar for club sale (TDCS). WiseOldSeagull
  • Score: 1

7:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Lawro was God wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.
I agree, it wasn't in the top corner.
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.[/p][/quote]Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.[/p][/quote]I agree, it wasn't in the top corner. ringtone
  • Score: -1

7:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

thetungsten wrote:
This is going to sound terrible- but a small part of me almost wants us to lose tonight!

I'm not sure what it will take to wake bloom out of his transient state of mind to realise what is happening at this club right now.

Losing at home to a lesser opponent may force him to get his check book out!
It didn't last year when we lost to Newport!!
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: This is going to sound terrible- but a small part of me almost wants us to lose tonight! I'm not sure what it will take to wake bloom out of his transient state of mind to realise what is happening at this club right now. Losing at home to a lesser opponent may force him to get his check book out![/p][/quote]It didn't last year when we lost to Newport!! namgo49
  • Score: 5

7:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

namgo49 wrote:
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
You don't know much about football if you believe Stockdale was at fault for their goal on Saturday. There isn't a keeper on the planet who would have stopped that pefectly placed shot, hit with power.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.[/p][/quote]You don't know much about football if you believe Stockdale was at fault for their goal on Saturday. There isn't a keeper on the planet who would have stopped that pefectly placed shot, hit with power. Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
You don't know much about football if you believe Stockdale was at fault for their goal on Saturday. There isn't a keeper on the planet who would have stopped that pefectly placed shot, hit with power.
Watch the video.

It aint in the top corner, one step back and he saves it easy.

Bet it won't win goal of the month.
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.[/p][/quote]You don't know much about football if you believe Stockdale was at fault for their goal on Saturday. There isn't a keeper on the planet who would have stopped that pefectly placed shot, hit with power.[/p][/quote]Watch the video. It aint in the top corner, one step back and he saves it easy. Bet it won't win goal of the month. ringtone
  • Score: -3

9:56pm Tue 12 Aug 14

hannover seagull says...

Buckley is sold
Buckley is sold hannover seagull
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

the taffster says...

Give adgerstein a chance for gods sake...I hope all you doubters are eating your words...he was great at Swansea....uta
Give adgerstein a chance for gods sake...I hope all you doubters are eating your words...he was great at Swansea....uta the taffster
  • Score: -2

10:10pm Tue 12 Aug 14

hannover seagull says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Of course we will always support the Albion, its just so frustrating to witness what is going on, its almost like something is going on and the fans are in the dark, this club has made a stack load of money for transfers and we seem to be trying for the cheap option, in no way am I saying over spend but surely we can gamble a little bit and offer a little bit more than previous, we are a totally amazing club but at the moment I just feel the fans are being taken for a ride, the headlines on the website I am sure are just to passify us fans, I do not blame Hyypia, I feel he is already feeling the wrath of what Garcia and Poyet left, I cant help but feel they left because of a Mr Burke, since Gus left our transfer policy has been utterley ridiculous, I have never know such a mess, this mess needs to be sorted ASAP because once a club starts a downwards spiral it can take a long time to get back up, ok its great to have the best facilities in the league, maybe country but fans only go games to witness the team, I loved the goldstone and withdean because I support the Albion, yes its great to have the best facilties but I am sure the fans would rather have a decent transfer policy and a decent team to watch and with the money we have made I dont understand why this is not happening, the board who I have totally supported need to up the game, especially Mr Burke
The Masons at the club keep a closed shop
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Of course we will always support the Albion, its just so frustrating to witness what is going on, its almost like something is going on and the fans are in the dark, this club has made a stack load of money for transfers and we seem to be trying for the cheap option, in no way am I saying over spend but surely we can gamble a little bit and offer a little bit more than previous, we are a totally amazing club but at the moment I just feel the fans are being taken for a ride, the headlines on the website I am sure are just to passify us fans, I do not blame Hyypia, I feel he is already feeling the wrath of what Garcia and Poyet left, I cant help but feel they left because of a Mr Burke, since Gus left our transfer policy has been utterley ridiculous, I have never know such a mess, this mess needs to be sorted ASAP because once a club starts a downwards spiral it can take a long time to get back up, ok its great to have the best facilities in the league, maybe country but fans only go games to witness the team, I loved the goldstone and withdean because I support the Albion, yes its great to have the best facilties but I am sure the fans would rather have a decent transfer policy and a decent team to watch and with the money we have made I dont understand why this is not happening, the board who I have totally supported need to up the game, especially Mr Burke[/p][/quote]The Masons at the club keep a closed shop hannover seagull
  • Score: -1

10:10pm Tue 12 Aug 14

The Phantom says...

namgo49 wrote:
Lawro was God wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.
No you are right Gordon Banks would not have saved it if he had positioned himself for the approach as Stockdale did. Woefully out of position that is why he got nowhere near it!!
Absolute nonsense, the goalkeeper has to position himself for the most likely scenario - Coke produced a strike totally out of context with everything else in the game. If you want to blame Stockdale for being out of position on that goal you might as well blame the goalie for every goal ever scored.....
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.[/p][/quote]Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.[/p][/quote]No you are right Gordon Banks would not have saved it if he had positioned himself for the approach as Stockdale did. Woefully out of position that is why he got nowhere near it!![/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense, the goalkeeper has to position himself for the most likely scenario - Coke produced a strike totally out of context with everything else in the game. If you want to blame Stockdale for being out of position on that goal you might as well blame the goalie for every goal ever scored..... The Phantom
  • Score: 2

10:31pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ringtone says...

The Phantom wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Lawro was God wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.
No you are right Gordon Banks would not have saved it if he had positioned himself for the approach as Stockdale did. Woefully out of position that is why he got nowhere near it!!
Absolute nonsense, the goalkeeper has to position himself for the most likely scenario - Coke produced a strike totally out of context with everything else in the game. If you want to blame Stockdale for being out of position on that goal you might as well blame the goalie for every goal ever scored.....
They are
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.[/p][/quote]Joke! Gordon Banks would not have saved that in his prime.[/p][/quote]No you are right Gordon Banks would not have saved it if he had positioned himself for the approach as Stockdale did. Woefully out of position that is why he got nowhere near it!![/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense, the goalkeeper has to position himself for the most likely scenario - Coke produced a strike totally out of context with everything else in the game. If you want to blame Stockdale for being out of position on that goal you might as well blame the goalie for every goal ever scored.....[/p][/quote]They are ringtone
  • Score: -1

11:32am Thu 21 Aug 14

tooncgull says...

namgo49 wrote:
Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.
Blaming Stockdale for their goal is harsh! Agustien however - he looked terrible on Saturday, unfit and out of touch.

Very depressed that another of our players is about to join the *&^% Mackams!
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Stockdale playing needs to sharpen up his game. He was at fault on Saturday with their goal. Will be good to see how CMS and O'Grady pair up. Were it not for the midfield the team should be good enough to beat the opposition, but you never know. The prospect of Bruno, Agustein and Forster-Casey there is deeply disquieting.[/p][/quote]Blaming Stockdale for their goal is harsh! Agustien however - he looked terrible on Saturday, unfit and out of touch. Very depressed that another of our players is about to join the *&^% Mackams! tooncgull
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