Albion boss Hyypia hails his new boys after victory at Leeds

Joao Teixeira in action at Leeds

Joao Teixeira in action at Leeds

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ALBION boss Sami Hyypia has hailed the influence of new foreign signings Joao Teixeira and Danny Holla in securing his team's first Championship points of the season.

Liverpool loanee Teixeira from Portugal made the early breakthrough on his first start and former Den Haag defensive midfielder Holla impressed on his debut in last night's convincing 2-0 victory at Leeds.

Hyypia told The Argus: "Joao is a young player, Liverpool have a very big squad and I wouldn't think he would have got a lot of time on the pitch.

"A player of his age (21) needs to play games to improve and I'm happy to have him here.

"He and Danny Holla played very well. They added the kind of quality we were maybe lacking in the previous games."

Holla lasted 74 minutes of his first outing since his farewell appearance for Den Haag on May 3.

Hyypia said of the Dutchman: "I didn't have any doubt about putting himn straight in, because he has been training with Den Haag. At the end he was a bit tired. We knew he was not going to last 90 minutes but he brought quality to the team and played very well."

Ex-Barnsley playmaker Paddy McCourt was an unused substitute at Elland Road after earning a one-year contract following a brief trial period at the Amex.

Hyypia said: "I think Paddy is also going to bring quality we were lacking. He is very good on the ball, a good dribbler who sees passes, and he is very calm on the ball. That's very important.

"I'm very happy with the performance, especially the first half. We showed what we can do. Leeds came back stronger in the second half but we battled like we have been battling all the games."

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7:20am Wed 20 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

A wonderful win - but it's almost as big a relief to read upbeat posts again from the genuine fans.

Nice one Sami and the team!

UTA!
A wonderful win - but it's almost as big a relief to read upbeat posts again from the genuine fans. Nice one Sami and the team! UTA! daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 44

7:21am Wed 20 Aug 14

sean04 says...

Relieved!! Great result. Thoroughly looking forward to Saturday now!
Relieved!! Great result. Thoroughly looking forward to Saturday now! sean04
  • Score: 37

7:21am Wed 20 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

Great result and one to build on.
Mentioned yesterday about the mid field making to many negative passes back , could only listen on the Seagulls player but could count on one hand how many times JC sais pass back to????
Sounded like more attacking football and got us a result!!
Great result and one to build on. Mentioned yesterday about the mid field making to many negative passes back , could only listen on the Seagulls player but could count on one hand how many times JC sais pass back to???? Sounded like more attacking football and got us a result!! Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 11

7:24am Wed 20 Aug 14

davidburkeslovechild says...

Just because others have a different view they are not genuine fans, i went to every home game last season and 12 away games, how many did you do?
Just because others have a different view they are not genuine fans, i went to every home game last season and 12 away games, how many did you do? davidburkeslovechild
  • Score: -31

7:30am Wed 20 Aug 14

Mossie707 says...

davidburkeslovechild wrote:
Just because others have a different view they are not genuine fans, i went to every home game last season and 12 away games, how many did you do?
Absolutely splendid stuff from the lads. Great to do it in such a convincing way too. Looking good :-)
[quote][p][bold]davidburkeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Just because others have a different view they are not genuine fans, i went to every home game last season and 12 away games, how many did you do?[/p][/quote]Absolutely splendid stuff from the lads. Great to do it in such a convincing way too. Looking good :-) Mossie707
  • Score: 13

7:31am Wed 20 Aug 14

Gee Jay says...

We looked more like a team whose players were beginning to undersand each other. Leeds were poor, and we still need more punch in the last third.
Great result, defence and midfield played well, but we still need another dangerous front man.
UTA
We looked more like a team whose players were beginning to undersand each other. Leeds were poor, and we still need more punch in the last third. Great result, defence and midfield played well, but we still need another dangerous front man. UTA Gee Jay
  • Score: 15

7:31am Wed 20 Aug 14

Mossie707 says...

Ffs! Didn't mean to quote you but what a great name you have! Lol
Ffs! Didn't mean to quote you but what a great name you have! Lol Mossie707
  • Score: 6

7:33am Wed 20 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window. mark by the sea
  • Score: 15

7:35am Wed 20 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.
Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 5

7:38am Wed 20 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

davidburkeslovechild wrote:
Just because others have a different view they are not genuine fans, i went to every home game last season and 12 away games, how many did you do?
You sound like the kid who says "my conker's bigger than your conker!"

A genuine fan can have diametrically opposed views to another genuine fan. There's a difference between a fed up or anxious fan and a person who refers to some of our players as "vile" or "fat" blah blah. There's also a big difference between venting one's frustrations and stirring up negativity.

Kiss kiss
[quote][p][bold]davidburkeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Just because others have a different view they are not genuine fans, i went to every home game last season and 12 away games, how many did you do?[/p][/quote]You sound like the kid who says "my conker's bigger than your conker!" A genuine fan can have diametrically opposed views to another genuine fan. There's a difference between a fed up or anxious fan and a person who refers to some of our players as "vile" or "fat" blah blah. There's also a big difference between venting one's frustrations and stirring up negativity. Kiss kiss daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 42

7:41am Wed 20 Aug 14

Eddy B says...

zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.
zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless. Eddy B
  • Score: -3

7:41am Wed 20 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net.
All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble.
UTA
Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net. All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble. UTA Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 25

7:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Eddy B wrote:
zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.
Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical...
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.[/p][/quote]Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical... UTA Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: -9

8:07am Wed 20 Aug 14

bhapilar says...

Absolutey fantastic result... well done the Gull's. An away win is always a result to cherish.
However, lets not get too carried away. Leeds were as bad against us we were against Birmingham. We have yet to play any of the recognised top teams.
We are still short in key positions but I was impressed with the way the new lads slotted in. Good to see KL come of the bench and score.
We still have a lot of work to do but what a feel good morning this is!!
Absolutey fantastic result... well done the Gull's. An away win is always a result to cherish. However, lets not get too carried away. Leeds were as bad against us we were against Birmingham. We have yet to play any of the recognised top teams. We are still short in key positions but I was impressed with the way the new lads slotted in. Good to see KL come of the bench and score. We still have a lot of work to do but what a feel good morning this is!! bhapilar
  • Score: 7

8:09am Wed 20 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Mark - competition for places is always good, and we will get injuries and suspensions. I never worry about good players not getting games, it means we have strength in depth and good options off the bench. It's amazing how one good result makes us all smile again.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window.[/p][/quote]Mark - competition for places is always good, and we will get injuries and suspensions. I never worry about good players not getting games, it means we have strength in depth and good options off the bench. It's amazing how one good result makes us all smile again. Chi Gull
  • Score: 23

8:18am Wed 20 Aug 14

the taffster says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.
Good result yday but that doesn't take away the fact that we sold our crown jewels without having replacements until now (hopefully)... Many fans are/were concerned about this and therefore entitled to their opinions on it..because they vented their anger and frustration you can't class them as moaners,can you? Everyone was concerned that points were being dropped against below average teams...clubs we would have trounced last season....so take your finger out of your a##e Brian.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.[/p][/quote]Good result yday but that doesn't take away the fact that we sold our crown jewels without having replacements until now (hopefully)... Many fans are/were concerned about this and therefore entitled to their opinions on it..because they vented their anger and frustration you can't class them as moaners,can you? Everyone was concerned that points were being dropped against below average teams...clubs we would have trounced last season....so take your finger out of your a##e Brian. the taffster
  • Score: -10

8:23am Wed 20 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Well Mr Cup Half Empty feels a lot better after last night.... Still need a big centre forward and left back but no more midfielders please
Well Mr Cup Half Empty feels a lot better after last night.... Still need a big centre forward and left back but no more midfielders please Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 0

8:31am Wed 20 Aug 14

gardens04 says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.
It's one game don't get carried away our transfer policy this season has been poor .to have players coming so late we are chasing the game not to have a left back or a holding midfield plus a centre forward is poor management these guys should have been in by July then you get cover in late on .Fan aren't daft we now know we are looking for bargain basement players keeping what we made to balance the books because of this ffp let's hope the bad clubs get punished .it will be a hard season and we flirt with the bottom 6 and the club will lose out as bums on seats sells but football is a gamble .Please god I'm wrong and we go up
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.[/p][/quote]It's one game don't get carried away our transfer policy this season has been poor .to have players coming so late we are chasing the game not to have a left back or a holding midfield plus a centre forward is poor management these guys should have been in by July then you get cover in late on .Fan aren't daft we now know we are looking for bargain basement players keeping what we made to balance the books because of this ffp let's hope the bad clubs get punished .it will be a hard season and we flirt with the bottom 6 and the club will lose out as bums on seats sells but football is a gamble .Please god I'm wrong and we go up gardens04
  • Score: -13

8:33am Wed 20 Aug 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Radio Sussex commentary team last night said we were signing a left back from the PL today .Let's wait till the ink is dry on the contract before we all comment!!
Radio Sussex commentary team last night said we were signing a left back from the PL today .Let's wait till the ink is dry on the contract before we all comment!! SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 6

8:37am Wed 20 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Radio Sussex commentary team last night said we were signing a left back from the PL today .Let's wait till the ink is dry on the contract before we all comment!!
Shhh don't tell Burnley or Boro
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: Radio Sussex commentary team last night said we were signing a left back from the PL today .Let's wait till the ink is dry on the contract before we all comment!![/p][/quote]Shhh don't tell Burnley or Boro Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 13

8:38am Wed 20 Aug 14

Mossie707 says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net.
All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble.
UTA
Good post! I guess that as part of their psychological conditioning the players have been told to steer clear of reading these posts! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net. All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble. UTA[/p][/quote]Good post! I guess that as part of their psychological conditioning the players have been told to steer clear of reading these posts! ;-) Mossie707
  • Score: 10

8:44am Wed 20 Aug 14

lenward says...

Great win last night, listened to it on seagull player. This team will get better as the games go by, the only thing that worries me at the moment, in the second half Leeds did step up there game for a 20 minute period, against a better team would we be able to withstand that sort of pressure. When we played Sheffield Wednesday in the second half when they step it up, we crumbled, hope it does not happen again.
Great win last night, listened to it on seagull player. This team will get better as the games go by, the only thing that worries me at the moment, in the second half Leeds did step up there game for a 20 minute period, against a better team would we be able to withstand that sort of pressure. When we played Sheffield Wednesday in the second half when they step it up, we crumbled, hope it does not happen again. lenward
  • Score: 2

8:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net.
All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble.
UTA
I agree, I really rate Chicksen, he's still learning his trade. I'd give him a decent run now and see how he developes.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net. All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble. UTA[/p][/quote]I agree, I really rate Chicksen, he's still learning his trade. I'd give him a decent run now and see how he developes. AGT999
  • Score: 19

8:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

oldsolariun says...

There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism or praise when praise due,
Well played you Blues ...............
There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism or praise when praise due, Well played you Blues ............... oldsolariun
  • Score: 17

8:46am Wed 20 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Great result.
listened on radio
Tex & Holla sound like excellent signings. (well done Sami & Burke)
JFC had a good game (still only 20 remember)
And Chicksen proved his attacking capabilities.
I would be happy to give him a chance to establish himself.
So yes we do need a LB but maybe only as cover.
Get that striker in & we can compete
UTA
Great result. listened on radio Tex & Holla sound like excellent signings. (well done Sami & Burke) JFC had a good game (still only 20 remember) And Chicksen proved his attacking capabilities. I would be happy to give him a chance to establish himself. So yes we do need a LB but maybe only as cover. Get that striker in & we can compete UTA OldGull
  • Score: 12

8:49am Wed 20 Aug 14

B-hove says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.
Come on - try and be positive.

We've just won - try posting about the BHA team result and performance, rather than your feelings for fellow fans who hold a different view from yours.

Excellent result for the Albion and really pleased for Sammi - a good guy, if ever there was one.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.[/p][/quote]Come on - try and be positive. We've just won - try posting about the BHA team result and performance, rather than your feelings for fellow fans who hold a different view from yours. Excellent result for the Albion and really pleased for Sammi - a good guy, if ever there was one. B-hove
  • Score: 12

8:49am Wed 20 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Radio Sussex commentary team last night said we were signing a left back from the PL today .Let's wait till the ink is dry on the contract before we all comment!!
Shhh don't tell Burnley or Boro
young player as cover for Chicksen
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: Radio Sussex commentary team last night said we were signing a left back from the PL today .Let's wait till the ink is dry on the contract before we all comment!![/p][/quote]Shhh don't tell Burnley or Boro[/p][/quote]young player as cover for Chicksen OldGull
  • Score: 0

8:51am Wed 20 Aug 14

maakene says...

Happy that Chicksen did so well - most importantly, good for his confidence. But I still think we need another LB. John Arne Riise could fit the bill. He is a free agent, he has plenty of PL-experience and he played with Hyypia in Liverpool for many years. Still a quality player.
Happy that Chicksen did so well - most importantly, good for his confidence. But I still think we need another LB. John Arne Riise could fit the bill. He is a free agent, he has plenty of PL-experience and he played with Hyypia in Liverpool for many years. Still a quality player. maakene
  • Score: 4

8:53am Wed 20 Aug 14

brightonup says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.
Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical...
UTA
Agree on the last point.
Constructive criticism is helpful

But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line?

Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games.

The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.[/p][/quote]Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical... UTA[/p][/quote]Agree on the last point. Constructive criticism is helpful But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line? Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games. The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless. brightonup
  • Score: 18

8:58am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.
Too late ; you've already posted.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Perhaps this will keep the moaning Minnies quiet for five minutes.[/p][/quote]Too late ; you've already posted. Claude Back
  • Score: 22

9:02am Wed 20 Aug 14

lenward says...

maakene wrote:
Happy that Chicksen did so well - most importantly, good for his confidence. But I still think we need another LB. John Arne Riise could fit the bill. He is a free agent, he has plenty of PL-experience and he played with Hyypia in Liverpool for many years. Still a quality player.
good idea. always been a glass player, will give us at least one good season .
[quote][p][bold]maakene[/bold] wrote: Happy that Chicksen did so well - most importantly, good for his confidence. But I still think we need another LB. John Arne Riise could fit the bill. He is a free agent, he has plenty of PL-experience and he played with Hyypia in Liverpool for many years. Still a quality player.[/p][/quote]good idea. always been a glass player, will give us at least one good season . lenward
  • Score: -4

9:02am Wed 20 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save,

To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window.[/p][/quote]Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save, To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
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9:13am Wed 20 Aug 14

brightonup says...

http://www.wealllove
leeds.co.uk/latest/b
righton-cruise-past-
struggling-leeds-tra
vels-of-a-leeds-fan?


.... worth a look!
http://www.wealllove leeds.co.uk/latest/b righton-cruise-past- struggling-leeds-tra vels-of-a-leeds-fan? .... worth a look! brightonup
  • Score: 6

9:17am Wed 20 Aug 14

surreyseagull says...

Great result last night and our first points (and goals too).
When Sami gets his own team together I think we'll have a decent side.
I'm hoping for news about a striker to fit alongside CMS but Teixeira and Holla sound like the real deal.
Worrying news about Solly's injury - hopefully we can get that sorted
Great result last night and our first points (and goals too). When Sami gets his own team together I think we'll have a decent side. I'm hoping for news about a striker to fit alongside CMS but Teixeira and Holla sound like the real deal. Worrying news about Solly's injury - hopefully we can get that sorted surreyseagull
  • Score: 2

9:30am Wed 20 Aug 14

heathgate says...

bhapilar wrote:
Absolutey fantastic result... well done the Gull's. An away win is always a result to cherish.
However, lets not get too carried away. Leeds were as bad against us we were against Birmingham. We have yet to play any of the recognised top teams.
We are still short in key positions but I was impressed with the way the new lads slotted in. Good to see KL come of the bench and score.
We still have a lot of work to do but what a feel good morning this is!!
Gull's,.... why are you congratulating Torquay United?
[quote][p][bold]bhapilar[/bold] wrote: Absolutey fantastic result... well done the Gull's. An away win is always a result to cherish. However, lets not get too carried away. Leeds were as bad against us we were against Birmingham. We have yet to play any of the recognised top teams. We are still short in key positions but I was impressed with the way the new lads slotted in. Good to see KL come of the bench and score. We still have a lot of work to do but what a feel good morning this is!![/p][/quote]Gull's,.... why are you congratulating Torquay United? heathgate
  • Score: 6

9:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

heathgate wrote:
bhapilar wrote:
Absolutey fantastic result... well done the Gull's. An away win is always a result to cherish.
However, lets not get too carried away. Leeds were as bad against us we were against Birmingham. We have yet to play any of the recognised top teams.
We are still short in key positions but I was impressed with the way the new lads slotted in. Good to see KL come of the bench and score.
We still have a lot of work to do but what a feel good morning this is!!
Gull's,.... why are you congratulating Torquay United?
What?......
[quote][p][bold]heathgate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhapilar[/bold] wrote: Absolutey fantastic result... well done the Gull's. An away win is always a result to cherish. However, lets not get too carried away. Leeds were as bad against us we were against Birmingham. We have yet to play any of the recognised top teams. We are still short in key positions but I was impressed with the way the new lads slotted in. Good to see KL come of the bench and score. We still have a lot of work to do but what a feel good morning this is!![/p][/quote]Gull's,.... why are you congratulating Torquay United?[/p][/quote]What?...... Max Ripple
  • Score: -4

9:48am Wed 20 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Good result for a change but the suits must not be allowed to use this to paper over the cracks of what is still a poor team. Automatic promotion must remain the target.
Good result for a change but the suits must not be allowed to use this to paper over the cracks of what is still a poor team. Automatic promotion must remain the target. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -13

9:51am Wed 20 Aug 14

psychoderek says...

Why are there less comments posted on here after a win than a lose?
Why are there less comments posted on here after a win than a lose? psychoderek
  • Score: 8

9:51am Wed 20 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net.
All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble.
UTA
Totally agree. I've been saying on here for ages that Chicksen should be given a decent run in the side. It can't be good for his confidence to think that the management don't have faith in him. Give him a 10 game run and see how he gets on. If the worst comes to the worst and he's not up to it (which I don't think will happen) then get someone in on loan. I'd rather we spent the fee and wages for a new left back on getting a really good marquee striker to replace Ulloa.

Also really looking forward to Saturday now!
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net. All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble. UTA[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I've been saying on here for ages that Chicksen should be given a decent run in the side. It can't be good for his confidence to think that the management don't have faith in him. Give him a 10 game run and see how he gets on. If the worst comes to the worst and he's not up to it (which I don't think will happen) then get someone in on loan. I'd rather we spent the fee and wages for a new left back on getting a really good marquee striker to replace Ulloa. Also really looking forward to Saturday now! Quiterie
  • Score: 3

9:51am Wed 20 Aug 14

BHAFC M says...

Excellent performance last night and to see the Leeds fans silenced and then boo off their team at HT was music to my ears.
Something to build on now with the two new lads in midfield.
Excellent performance last night and to see the Leeds fans silenced and then boo off their team at HT was music to my ears. Something to build on now with the two new lads in midfield. BHAFC M
  • Score: 6

9:55am Wed 20 Aug 14

Mossie707 says...

brightonup wrote:
http://www.wealllove

leeds.co.uk/latest/b

righton-cruise-past-

struggling-leeds-tra

vels-of-a-leeds-fan?



.... worth a look!
Yes that is worth a look! Great stuff :-)
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: http://www.wealllove leeds.co.uk/latest/b righton-cruise-past- struggling-leeds-tra vels-of-a-leeds-fan? .... worth a look![/p][/quote]Yes that is worth a look! Great stuff :-) Mossie707
  • Score: 3

9:58am Wed 20 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save,

To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years,
Up the Albion!!
Good morning everyone.
Bit of a long post here. I apologise.
Some better and more reasoned posts on here this morning. Looks like there might be some light at the end of the tunnel after all.

I've been critical among many others and I don't make excuses for that. Criticism often comes from the heart and our hearts are with The Albion, after all. We criticise because we care. It's just that we sometimes come at the the same problems from different directions and with different views on how to deal with them. Angry people have as much right to be angry as those who like to see the world through rose tinted glasses like to see the positives in everything. At least this blog keeps us all thinking and if we can see through the genuine trolls then we won't get too wound up.

I was really impressed to hear Warren saying last night that Danny Boy seemed to be strong and even organising the midfield especially in the first half. He seemed to have a good understanding of what was happening around him and at age 26 with his track record of captaincy in Holland I can see a glimmer of something positive for when Greer retires after maybe one or two more seasons. Let's watch this space.
JFC - well to be honest I know he is young but he has had a lot of game time and either needs to improve quickly or maybe go out on loan to get more experience. Too much of a sideways man IMHO.
Tex is obviously a class above. Give him time and I'm sure we'll be impressed game after game.
I do worry about CMS though. Several "weak" shots last night according to the commentary. I've questioned his scoring record before and do it again now.
But above all, a great night a and if things continue then maybe we could have one of the best 'budget squads' in the country! UTA!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window.[/p][/quote]Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save, To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Good morning everyone. Bit of a long post here. I apologise. Some better and more reasoned posts on here this morning. Looks like there might be some light at the end of the tunnel after all. I've been critical among many others and I don't make excuses for that. Criticism often comes from the heart and our hearts are with The Albion, after all. We criticise because we care. It's just that we sometimes come at the the same problems from different directions and with different views on how to deal with them. Angry people have as much right to be angry as those who like to see the world through rose tinted glasses like to see the positives in everything. At least this blog keeps us all thinking and if we can see through the genuine trolls then we won't get too wound up. I was really impressed to hear Warren saying last night that Danny Boy seemed to be strong and even organising the midfield especially in the first half. He seemed to have a good understanding of what was happening around him and at age 26 with his track record of captaincy in Holland I can see a glimmer of something positive for when Greer retires after maybe one or two more seasons. Let's watch this space. JFC - well to be honest I know he is young but he has had a lot of game time and either needs to improve quickly or maybe go out on loan to get more experience. Too much of a sideways man IMHO. Tex is obviously a class above. Give him time and I'm sure we'll be impressed game after game. I do worry about CMS though. Several "weak" shots last night according to the commentary. I've questioned his scoring record before and do it again now. But above all, a great night a and if things continue then maybe we could have one of the best 'budget squads' in the country! UTA! Max Ripple
  • Score: 1

10:07am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save,

To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years,
Up the Albion!!
From what I heard on the radio, I would agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window.[/p][/quote]Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save, To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]From what I heard on the radio, I would agree with you. Claude Back
  • Score: 3

10:12am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Max Ripple wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save,

To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years,
Up the Albion!!
Good morning everyone.
Bit of a long post here. I apologise.
Some better and more reasoned posts on here this morning. Looks like there might be some light at the end of the tunnel after all.

I've been critical among many others and I don't make excuses for that. Criticism often comes from the heart and our hearts are with The Albion, after all. We criticise because we care. It's just that we sometimes come at the the same problems from different directions and with different views on how to deal with them. Angry people have as much right to be angry as those who like to see the world through rose tinted glasses like to see the positives in everything. At least this blog keeps us all thinking and if we can see through the genuine trolls then we won't get too wound up.

I was really impressed to hear Warren saying last night that Danny Boy seemed to be strong and even organising the midfield especially in the first half. He seemed to have a good understanding of what was happening around him and at age 26 with his track record of captaincy in Holland I can see a glimmer of something positive for when Greer retires after maybe one or two more seasons. Let's watch this space.
JFC - well to be honest I know he is young but he has had a lot of game time and either needs to improve quickly or maybe go out on loan to get more experience. Too much of a sideways man IMHO.
Tex is obviously a class above. Give him time and I'm sure we'll be impressed game after game.
I do worry about CMS though. Several "weak" shots last night according to the commentary. I've questioned his scoring record before and do it again now.
But above all, a great night a and if things continue then maybe we could have one of the best 'budget squads' in the country! UTA!
I agree with that too, particularly about JFC.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window.[/p][/quote]Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save, To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Good morning everyone. Bit of a long post here. I apologise. Some better and more reasoned posts on here this morning. Looks like there might be some light at the end of the tunnel after all. I've been critical among many others and I don't make excuses for that. Criticism often comes from the heart and our hearts are with The Albion, after all. We criticise because we care. It's just that we sometimes come at the the same problems from different directions and with different views on how to deal with them. Angry people have as much right to be angry as those who like to see the world through rose tinted glasses like to see the positives in everything. At least this blog keeps us all thinking and if we can see through the genuine trolls then we won't get too wound up. I was really impressed to hear Warren saying last night that Danny Boy seemed to be strong and even organising the midfield especially in the first half. He seemed to have a good understanding of what was happening around him and at age 26 with his track record of captaincy in Holland I can see a glimmer of something positive for when Greer retires after maybe one or two more seasons. Let's watch this space. JFC - well to be honest I know he is young but he has had a lot of game time and either needs to improve quickly or maybe go out on loan to get more experience. Too much of a sideways man IMHO. Tex is obviously a class above. Give him time and I'm sure we'll be impressed game after game. I do worry about CMS though. Several "weak" shots last night according to the commentary. I've questioned his scoring record before and do it again now. But above all, a great night a and if things continue then maybe we could have one of the best 'budget squads' in the country! UTA![/p][/quote]I agree with that too, particularly about JFC. Claude Back
  • Score: 0

10:15am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

This is a joyous morning all round.
A wonderful win for the Albion last night with a manner of performance that lifted the spirits and augers well for the future.
Also, E.P. Arnie has just become a Grandfather. Congratulations to him on his son Lewis' new baby. No dunking the baby's head now. ;-)
This is a joyous morning all round. A wonderful win for the Albion last night with a manner of performance that lifted the spirits and augers well for the future. Also, E.P. Arnie has just become a Grandfather. Congratulations to him on his son Lewis' new baby. No dunking the baby's head now. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 11

10:18am Wed 20 Aug 14

pablobrowno says...

Whoever saw the match last night can you comment on CMS all round performance?

Also, whoever attended the beam back can you give feedback?

Cheers....
Whoever saw the match last night can you comment on CMS all round performance? Also, whoever attended the beam back can you give feedback? Cheers.... pablobrowno
  • Score: 2

10:21am Wed 20 Aug 14

wardfan says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net.
All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble.
UTA
I for one have always mentioned how good this boy is, one of the best left-backs around.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net. All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble. UTA[/p][/quote]I for one have always mentioned how good this boy is, one of the best left-backs around. wardfan
  • Score: 0

10:23am Wed 20 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

Just shows you how two quality players can pep up the team,priority now is a big quality hold up forward to get some headed goals.Carlton Cole mould.
Just shows you how two quality players can pep up the team,priority now is a big quality hold up forward to get some headed goals.Carlton Cole mould. pjwilk
  • Score: 4

10:26am Wed 20 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net.
All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble.
UTA
Morning Johnathan, I agree what you say about Chickensen he didn't put a foot wrong last night what I witnessed at Leeds nor did Dunk for that matter, imo they both deserve a good run in the team, starting with them will give them confidence knowing it's up to them to perform, dropping them will do them no favours, me personally for Saturday same eleven or maybe start with Croft or paddy, other than that why drop players who played well last night,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Ever wonder how Adam Chicksen feels as he reads these threads. Only one previous post here gives him fleeting credit for yet another good display. No, we're far happier with our relentless quest for another LB implying Chicksen simply isn't good enough. Higher up on the priority list must surely be another striker. CMS and COG appear to be having a bit of trouble finding the net. All in all a very encouraging display and congratulations to all concerned, especially Adam Chicksen. I feel far happier this morning as an Albion fan rather than one supporting Leeds who look from this form to be in serious trouble. UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Johnathan, I agree what you say about Chickensen he didn't put a foot wrong last night what I witnessed at Leeds nor did Dunk for that matter, imo they both deserve a good run in the team, starting with them will give them confidence knowing it's up to them to perform, dropping them will do them no favours, me personally for Saturday same eleven or maybe start with Croft or paddy, other than that why drop players who played well last night, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 4

10:28am Wed 20 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Hopefully it doesn't matter (as long as Teixeira isn't injured), but the foul on him by Jason Pearce which resulted in the free-kick which led to the goal was an astonishingly vicious "tackle".

If that's not worthy of a red card I don't know what is! Hopefully there is no lasting damage to Teixeira. I think the referee was probably concentrating more on whether it was inside the box or not. But if you just watch the Leeds player it's a really savage challenge.
Hopefully it doesn't matter (as long as Teixeira isn't injured), but the foul on him by Jason Pearce which resulted in the free-kick which led to the goal was an astonishingly vicious "tackle". If that's not worthy of a red card I don't know what is! Hopefully there is no lasting damage to Teixeira. I think the referee was probably concentrating more on whether it was inside the box or not. But if you just watch the Leeds player it's a really savage challenge. Quiterie
  • Score: 5

10:40am Wed 20 Aug 14

OldGull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save,

To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years,
Up the Albion!!
Morning Jeff
Glad you had a great trip to Leeds.
Listening on seagulls player, I got the impression that JFC had a good game.
They commented that he was linking up well and passing the ball forward (certainly in the 1st half).
Sami seems prepared to give him game time. He may blossom in a midfield that is full of movement.
I hope Sami can bring the best out of him. He has been recognised as an U21 international, The talent is there, it just needs good coaching.
He is only just 20 so time is on his side.
Looking forward to saturday
UTA
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window.[/p][/quote]Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save, To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Morning Jeff Glad you had a great trip to Leeds. Listening on seagulls player, I got the impression that JFC had a good game. They commented that he was linking up well and passing the ball forward (certainly in the 1st half). Sami seems prepared to give him game time. He may blossom in a midfield that is full of movement. I hope Sami can bring the best out of him. He has been recognised as an U21 international, The talent is there, it just needs good coaching. He is only just 20 so time is on his side. Looking forward to saturday UTA OldGull
  • Score: 2

10:58am Wed 20 Aug 14

wardfan says...

What a wonderful day today, Holla, Holla, Holla,
Tie this boy down, Holla Holla, Holla.

Shearer, Shearer, Shearer it can't be clearer Buy Buy Buy

These two will fix them, we must also play Chicksen, no need for a left-back.
A right back for me & a Striker or two, we are going up Holla , Holla,
What a wonderful day today, Holla, Holla, Holla, Tie this boy down, Holla Holla, Holla. Shearer, Shearer, Shearer it can't be clearer Buy Buy Buy These two will fix them, we must also play Chicksen, no need for a left-back. A right back for me & a Striker or two, we are going up Holla , Holla, wardfan
  • Score: 1

11:02am Wed 20 Aug 14

wardfan says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Whoever saw the match last night can you comment on CMS all round performance?

Also, whoever attended the beam back can you give feedback?

Cheers....
CMS very very nice guy but just not good enough in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Whoever saw the match last night can you comment on CMS all round performance? Also, whoever attended the beam back can you give feedback? Cheers....[/p][/quote]CMS very very nice guy but just not good enough in my opinion. wardfan
  • Score: -3

11:05am Wed 20 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save,

To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years,
Up the Albion!!
Watched it in the Heineken Lounge at the Amex and despite a slightly jumpy picture (not sure if that was the six pints!) can't disagree with any of that! Tex himself seemed to inspire the players around him and the quality of play was so much better than last Saturday v Brum! Just a bit suprised that Leeds ended up with 46% possession as we seemed to have a helluva lot more of the ball than them and taught them a football lesson!!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window.[/p][/quote]Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save, To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Watched it in the Heineken Lounge at the Amex and despite a slightly jumpy picture (not sure if that was the six pints!) can't disagree with any of that! Tex himself seemed to inspire the players around him and the quality of play was so much better than last Saturday v Brum! Just a bit suprised that Leeds ended up with 46% possession as we seemed to have a helluva lot more of the ball than them and taught them a football lesson!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 5

11:22am Wed 20 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

wardfan wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
Whoever saw the match last night can you comment on CMS all round performance?

Also, whoever attended the beam back can you give feedback?

Cheers....
CMS very very nice guy but just not good enough in my opinion.
As his deal runs out next summer the big question will come in January - I guess he will be sold as was Barnes! CMS is probably on good dough but clearly hasn't lived up to expectations and I expect we will get £750k or so for him - unfortunately not a good investment by Poyet!!
[quote][p][bold]wardfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Whoever saw the match last night can you comment on CMS all round performance? Also, whoever attended the beam back can you give feedback? Cheers....[/p][/quote]CMS very very nice guy but just not good enough in my opinion.[/p][/quote]As his deal runs out next summer the big question will come in January - I guess he will be sold as was Barnes! CMS is probably on good dough but clearly hasn't lived up to expectations and I expect we will get £750k or so for him - unfortunately not a good investment by Poyet!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -4

11:35am Wed 20 Aug 14

Towner83 says...

Take a bow Sami! Made brave changes that many other managers would have bottled
Take a bow Sami! Made brave changes that many other managers would have bottled Towner83
  • Score: 7

11:54am Wed 20 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

brightonup wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.
Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical...
UTA
Agree on the last point.
Constructive criticism is helpful

But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line?

Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games.

The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.
With refernece to your comments...
'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate.
Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys.
UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!!
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.[/p][/quote]Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical... UTA[/p][/quote]Agree on the last point. Constructive criticism is helpful But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line? Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games. The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.[/p][/quote]With refernece to your comments... 'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate. Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys. UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!! Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 0

11:56am Wed 20 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Apologies for the typos - got rather excited...
Apologies for the typos - got rather excited... Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 0

11:56am Wed 20 Aug 14

Brightony says...

brightonup wrote:
http://www.wealllove

leeds.co.uk/latest/b

righton-cruise-past-

struggling-leeds-tra

vels-of-a-leeds-fan?



.... worth a look!
Wow - definitely worth a read if you want to be further cheered up - we sound absolutely amazing in the first half in a really objective resume from a highly literate Leeds fan - thanks for the post! UTA
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: http://www.wealllove leeds.co.uk/latest/b righton-cruise-past- struggling-leeds-tra vels-of-a-leeds-fan? .... worth a look![/p][/quote]Wow - definitely worth a read if you want to be further cheered up - we sound absolutely amazing in the first half in a really objective resume from a highly literate Leeds fan - thanks for the post! UTA Brightony
  • Score: 5

12:12pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Feeling really up beat now after this win. Slowly but surely Sami is getting it right. Well done the new players and also well done Adam Chicksen who seems to be staking a claim for that LB spot. Well done the whole team. UTA
Feeling really up beat now after this win. Slowly but surely Sami is getting it right. Well done the new players and also well done Adam Chicksen who seems to be staking a claim for that LB spot. Well done the whole team. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 4

12:22pm Wed 20 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

OldGull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc ,
Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,..
Chickson finally shows something,
I am still sure we need 3 players, .
Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled..
12 days left for transfer window.
Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save,

To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years,
Up the Albion!!
Morning Jeff
Glad you had a great trip to Leeds.
Listening on seagulls player, I got the impression that JFC had a good game.
They commented that he was linking up well and passing the ball forward (certainly in the 1st half).
Sami seems prepared to give him game time. He may blossom in a midfield that is full of movement.
I hope Sami can bring the best out of him. He has been recognised as an U21 international, The talent is there, it just needs good coaching.
He is only just 20 so time is on his side.
Looking forward to saturday
UTA
Hi Oldgull, I like Jake it just seems to me that with the long season and going with u21's has burnt him out a bit, I'm not saying send him out on loan he doesn't need that but I think we've got to be careful with him, along season ahead we need our best players fit,

On another note, the two new signings where trying to put Smith through so he could run on to them, not all got through but you could see what they where trying to do which will only benefit Smith that's the type off player he is my view,

I actually live in Leeds now so nice short journey, coming down home again for Bolton game, if we play like that in the first half we will be a match for anyone I'm sure off that Oldgull !!
Up the Albion!! Ps bragging rights belong to me with a family up here full off Leeds fans, I won't let them forget that in a hurry!!
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Interesting season ahead for the squad, we have crofts back and Stephens to come , mc court will play in my opinion ahead of jfc , Crofts ahead of Bruno , how march , toko are going to get time will be interesting,.. Chickson finally shows something, I am still sure we need 3 players, . Great to have good news, Holla will get better once settled.. 12 days left for transfer window.[/p][/quote]Morning Mark, I went last night that first half performance especially was the best I have witnessed since Gus was here, the passing was slick great one touch football trying to hit them with pace going forward, not the ticky tacky side to side or going backwards passing, some people think Leeds where poor we made them look poor I can't remember Stockdale making one save, To me Jake is either not fit or his time with u21 competition has burnt him out, Chickensen and Dunk both looked like they can do a job if there given game time neither deserve to be dropped it's about getting game time and confidence playing, no good dropping them or there confidence will be shot, both new signings were quality, you say Holla will get better once settled, I can't wait until he is settled then because both new signings looked like they had been playing for us for years, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Morning Jeff Glad you had a great trip to Leeds. Listening on seagulls player, I got the impression that JFC had a good game. They commented that he was linking up well and passing the ball forward (certainly in the 1st half). Sami seems prepared to give him game time. He may blossom in a midfield that is full of movement. I hope Sami can bring the best out of him. He has been recognised as an U21 international, The talent is there, it just needs good coaching. He is only just 20 so time is on his side. Looking forward to saturday UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Oldgull, I like Jake it just seems to me that with the long season and going with u21's has burnt him out a bit, I'm not saying send him out on loan he doesn't need that but I think we've got to be careful with him, along season ahead we need our best players fit, On another note, the two new signings where trying to put Smith through so he could run on to them, not all got through but you could see what they where trying to do which will only benefit Smith that's the type off player he is my view, I actually live in Leeds now so nice short journey, coming down home again for Bolton game, if we play like that in the first half we will be a match for anyone I'm sure off that Oldgull !! Up the Albion!! Ps bragging rights belong to me with a family up here full off Leeds fans, I won't let them forget that in a hurry!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 4

12:22pm Wed 20 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

One of the good things to come out of last evening's win is that Hyypia had a plan and the plan was exucuted by the players he sent out. It's great that the players gain confidence in their own abilities when they put in a good shift and get a result, but it's also vital that they are confident in the gaffer's decisions. That starting line up was a tad surprising when announced but look what it delivered.

To say that Leeds didn't have a good night, good as in their performance, is true but we didn't allow them to have a good night. Brighton had 70% posession in the first 45 and 54% in the second 45, and we were the away team. Posession with a purpose is a wonderful thing.

The talk of a quality left back arriving is good news, and with Chicksen starting to show what he can do, we will have more competition for places and Dunk is also staking a claim for a starting spot, and that is a good thing.
One of the good things to come out of last evening's win is that Hyypia had a plan and the plan was exucuted by the players he sent out. It's great that the players gain confidence in their own abilities when they put in a good shift and get a result, but it's also vital that they are confident in the gaffer's decisions. That starting line up was a tad surprising when announced but look what it delivered. To say that Leeds didn't have a good night, good as in their performance, is true but we didn't allow them to have a good night. Brighton had 70% posession in the first 45 and 54% in the second 45, and we were the away team. Posession with a purpose is a wonderful thing. The talk of a quality left back arriving is good news, and with Chicksen starting to show what he can do, we will have more competition for places and Dunk is also staking a claim for a starting spot, and that is a good thing. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

1:19pm Wed 20 Aug 14

OldGull says...

LB Joe Bennett rumoured to be coming on loan from Villa
LB Joe Bennett rumoured to be coming on loan from Villa OldGull
  • Score: 1

1:49pm Wed 20 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
One of the good things to come out of last evening's win is that Hyypia had a plan and the plan was exucuted by the players he sent out. It's great that the players gain confidence in their own abilities when they put in a good shift and get a result, but it's also vital that they are confident in the gaffer's decisions. That starting line up was a tad surprising when announced but look what it delivered.

To say that Leeds didn't have a good night, good as in their performance, is true but we didn't allow them to have a good night. Brighton had 70% posession in the first 45 and 54% in the second 45, and we were the away team. Posession with a purpose is a wonderful thing.

The talk of a quality left back arriving is good news, and with Chicksen starting to show what he can do, we will have more competition for places and Dunk is also staking a claim for a starting spot, and that is a good thing.
Hi Vegas, on what I witnessed last night at Leeds chickensen held his own really well, how is he meant to develop sitting on his backside not getting any game time, he's been with us a couple off seasons now, if he is not picked on Saturday what confidence boost will that give him, none in my opinion, he deserves his chance, same as Dunk!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: One of the good things to come out of last evening's win is that Hyypia had a plan and the plan was exucuted by the players he sent out. It's great that the players gain confidence in their own abilities when they put in a good shift and get a result, but it's also vital that they are confident in the gaffer's decisions. That starting line up was a tad surprising when announced but look what it delivered. To say that Leeds didn't have a good night, good as in their performance, is true but we didn't allow them to have a good night. Brighton had 70% posession in the first 45 and 54% in the second 45, and we were the away team. Posession with a purpose is a wonderful thing. The talk of a quality left back arriving is good news, and with Chicksen starting to show what he can do, we will have more competition for places and Dunk is also staking a claim for a starting spot, and that is a good thing.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, on what I witnessed last night at Leeds chickensen held his own really well, how is he meant to develop sitting on his backside not getting any game time, he's been with us a couple off seasons now, if he is not picked on Saturday what confidence boost will that give him, none in my opinion, he deserves his chance, same as Dunk!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

2:05pm Wed 20 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
One of the good things to come out of last evening's win is that Hyypia had a plan and the plan was exucuted by the players he sent out. It's great that the players gain confidence in their own abilities when they put in a good shift and get a result, but it's also vital that they are confident in the gaffer's decisions. That starting line up was a tad surprising when announced but look what it delivered.

To say that Leeds didn't have a good night, good as in their performance, is true but we didn't allow them to have a good night. Brighton had 70% posession in the first 45 and 54% in the second 45, and we were the away team. Posession with a purpose is a wonderful thing.

The talk of a quality left back arriving is good news, and with Chicksen starting to show what he can do, we will have more competition for places and Dunk is also staking a claim for a starting spot, and that is a good thing.
Hi Vegas, on what I witnessed last night at Leeds chickensen held his own really well, how is he meant to develop sitting on his backside not getting any game time, he's been with us a couple off seasons now, if he is not picked on Saturday what confidence boost will that give him, none in my opinion, he deserves his chance, same as Dunk!!
Up the Albion!!
Hi Jeff.
I agree mate, from all reports both had very good games and probably earned the right to start in our next match, and if they continue to deliver, then stick with them. Having good options is never a bad thing so I would hope that we do bring in another left back, and possibly another CB, unless Maksi is now considered cover, and to be honest I am not sure what role Maksi has, maybe our next cup match will give us a pointer.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: One of the good things to come out of last evening's win is that Hyypia had a plan and the plan was exucuted by the players he sent out. It's great that the players gain confidence in their own abilities when they put in a good shift and get a result, but it's also vital that they are confident in the gaffer's decisions. That starting line up was a tad surprising when announced but look what it delivered. To say that Leeds didn't have a good night, good as in their performance, is true but we didn't allow them to have a good night. Brighton had 70% posession in the first 45 and 54% in the second 45, and we were the away team. Posession with a purpose is a wonderful thing. The talk of a quality left back arriving is good news, and with Chicksen starting to show what he can do, we will have more competition for places and Dunk is also staking a claim for a starting spot, and that is a good thing.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, on what I witnessed last night at Leeds chickensen held his own really well, how is he meant to develop sitting on his backside not getting any game time, he's been with us a couple off seasons now, if he is not picked on Saturday what confidence boost will that give him, none in my opinion, he deserves his chance, same as Dunk!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Hi Jeff. I agree mate, from all reports both had very good games and probably earned the right to start in our next match, and if they continue to deliver, then stick with them. Having good options is never a bad thing so I would hope that we do bring in another left back, and possibly another CB, unless Maksi is now considered cover, and to be honest I am not sure what role Maksi has, maybe our next cup match will give us a pointer. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Wed 20 Aug 14

brightonup says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
brightonup wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.
Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical...
UTA
Agree on the last point.
Constructive criticism is helpful

But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line?

Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games.

The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.
With refernece to your comments...
'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate.
Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys.
UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!!
Totally agree with and respect your sentiments.
Sorry to be pedantic, but I think I would follow the three monkeys metaphor if you can give me a direct comment; perhaps I am not looking properly, but I really haven't seen any!!

Agree about the positive vibe and look forward to it being carried forward to Saturday....... and beyond.
i wonder if we will have strengthened the squad still further by then........
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.[/p][/quote]Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical... UTA[/p][/quote]Agree on the last point. Constructive criticism is helpful But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line? Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games. The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.[/p][/quote]With refernece to your comments... 'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate. Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys. UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!![/p][/quote]Totally agree with and respect your sentiments. Sorry to be pedantic, but I think I would follow the three monkeys metaphor if you can give me a direct comment; perhaps I am not looking properly, but I really haven't seen any!! Agree about the positive vibe and look forward to it being carried forward to Saturday....... and beyond. i wonder if we will have strengthened the squad still further by then........ brightonup
  • Score: 1

2:27pm Wed 20 Aug 14

OldGull says...

brightonup wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
brightonup wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.
Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical...
UTA
Agree on the last point.
Constructive criticism is helpful

But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line?

Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games.

The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.
With refernece to your comments...
'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate.
Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys.
UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!!
Totally agree with and respect your sentiments.
Sorry to be pedantic, but I think I would follow the three monkeys metaphor if you can give me a direct comment; perhaps I am not looking properly, but I really haven't seen any!!

Agree about the positive vibe and look forward to it being carried forward to Saturday....... and beyond.
i wonder if we will have strengthened the squad still further by then........
LB Joe Bennett on loan from Villa is the latest rumour
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.[/p][/quote]Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical... UTA[/p][/quote]Agree on the last point. Constructive criticism is helpful But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line? Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games. The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.[/p][/quote]With refernece to your comments... 'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate. Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys. UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!![/p][/quote]Totally agree with and respect your sentiments. Sorry to be pedantic, but I think I would follow the three monkeys metaphor if you can give me a direct comment; perhaps I am not looking properly, but I really haven't seen any!! Agree about the positive vibe and look forward to it being carried forward to Saturday....... and beyond. i wonder if we will have strengthened the squad still further by then........[/p][/quote]LB Joe Bennett on loan from Villa is the latest rumour OldGull
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2:48pm Wed 20 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

OldGull wrote:
brightonup wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
brightonup wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.
Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical...
UTA
Agree on the last point.
Constructive criticism is helpful

But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line?

Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games.

The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.
With refernece to your comments...
'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate.
Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys.
UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!!
Totally agree with and respect your sentiments.
Sorry to be pedantic, but I think I would follow the three monkeys metaphor if you can give me a direct comment; perhaps I am not looking properly, but I really haven't seen any!!

Agree about the positive vibe and look forward to it being carried forward to Saturday....... and beyond.
i wonder if we will have strengthened the squad still further by then........
LB Joe Bennett on loan from Villa is the latest rumour
The Daily Mail is running a story that claims Bennett is due to have a medical at Brighton ahead of signing aseason long loan deal.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.[/p][/quote]Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical... UTA[/p][/quote]Agree on the last point. Constructive criticism is helpful But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line? Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games. The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.[/p][/quote]With refernece to your comments... 'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate. Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys. UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!![/p][/quote]Totally agree with and respect your sentiments. Sorry to be pedantic, but I think I would follow the three monkeys metaphor if you can give me a direct comment; perhaps I am not looking properly, but I really haven't seen any!! Agree about the positive vibe and look forward to it being carried forward to Saturday....... and beyond. i wonder if we will have strengthened the squad still further by then........[/p][/quote]LB Joe Bennett on loan from Villa is the latest rumour[/p][/quote]The Daily Mail is running a story that claims Bennett is due to have a medical at Brighton ahead of signing aseason long loan deal. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

5:29pm Wed 20 Aug 14

brightonup says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
OldGull wrote:
brightonup wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
brightonup wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Eddy B wrote:
zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.
Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical...
UTA
Agree on the last point.
Constructive criticism is helpful

But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line?

Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games.

The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.
With refernece to your comments...
'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate.
Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys.
UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!!
Totally agree with and respect your sentiments.
Sorry to be pedantic, but I think I would follow the three monkeys metaphor if you can give me a direct comment; perhaps I am not looking properly, but I really haven't seen any!!

Agree about the positive vibe and look forward to it being carried forward to Saturday....... and beyond.
i wonder if we will have strengthened the squad still further by then........
LB Joe Bennett on loan from Villa is the latest rumour
The Daily Mail is running a story that claims Bennett is due to have a medical at Brighton ahead of signing aseason long loan deal.
Thanks for the info.

Anyone have a particular opinion on this possible recruitment?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: zzz-why all the posts about moaning minnies and genuine fans - moaning minnies and criticisers can be "genuine" fans too whatever that means. Great result and by all accounts it sounds like we played well. No, I didn't go or listen on the wireless.[/p][/quote]Moaning minnies are apparently all those who don't always follow the party line, that of the 3 Monkeys who see, hear and certainly don't speak any evil. I don't know in which camp you are Eddie but you are certainly correct to state that genuine fans can be constructively critical... UTA[/p][/quote]Agree on the last point. Constructive criticism is helpful But I am not sure which posters you are referring to when you comment on those who 'follow the party line'. What does the phrase mean to you? What comments that you have read are following the party line? Every Albion fan would be disappointed with the opening couple of games. The issue is that some posters make destructive (rather than constructive) comment; they are pleased to lower general morale still further with baseless speculation or with professions of 'insider' knowledge about how the club is on the brink of general disaster. 'We're all doomed, Mr Mainwaring!' It's irritating and pointless.[/p][/quote]With refernece to your comments... 'The party line' is simply continuing to pump out the management line, regardless... In this case it is having absolute and unquestioning belief that the suits can do no wrong... The clue is in the 3 Monkey concept... Hear, See and Speak No Evil... Total and unweilding blind faith. They should remeber that other posters are entitled to have a mind of their own and as long as their (my) criticisms are constructive and not based on unnecessarily offensive insults I think that should be fine and open for reasonable debate. Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to reply... much appreciated and so much nicer than the slagging off I often get from the 3 Monkeys. UTA - Can't wait for the Bolton match - so much promise...!!![/p][/quote]Totally agree with and respect your sentiments. Sorry to be pedantic, but I think I would follow the three monkeys metaphor if you can give me a direct comment; perhaps I am not looking properly, but I really haven't seen any!! Agree about the positive vibe and look forward to it being carried forward to Saturday....... and beyond. i wonder if we will have strengthened the squad still further by then........[/p][/quote]LB Joe Bennett on loan from Villa is the latest rumour[/p][/quote]The Daily Mail is running a story that claims Bennett is due to have a medical at Brighton ahead of signing aseason long loan deal.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the info. Anyone have a particular opinion on this possible recruitment? brightonup
  • Score: 0

5:30pm Wed 20 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

OldGull wrote:
LB Joe Bennett rumoured to be coming on loan from Villa
Aspinall mentioned on BBC Sussex last night that the Albion were about to recruit a LB with PL experience and Villa's Joe Bennett certainly matches that profile having played 30 games in the last seasons. Wonder if it might be a Loan with a buy option.
I noticed that SH in his post match Seagulls Player interview said he was hoping that a 'few' more signings would be made before the Window closes.
Apart from a LB I guess that list would also include 1 or 2 wingers, a CB possibly but most importantly at least 1 potentially 2 strikers. I therefore anticipate a minimum of 3 more players being signed in the next 12 days.
Great performance last night judging from the commentary.
Onwards and Upwards with SH.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: LB Joe Bennett rumoured to be coming on loan from Villa[/p][/quote]Aspinall mentioned on BBC Sussex last night that the Albion were about to recruit a LB with PL experience and Villa's Joe Bennett certainly matches that profile having played 30 games in the last seasons. Wonder if it might be a Loan with a buy option. I noticed that SH in his post match Seagulls Player interview said he was hoping that a 'few' more signings would be made before the Window closes. Apart from a LB I guess that list would also include 1 or 2 wingers, a CB possibly but most importantly at least 1 potentially 2 strikers. I therefore anticipate a minimum of 3 more players being signed in the next 12 days. Great performance last night judging from the commentary. Onwards and Upwards with SH. ballantrrae
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