Dunk double saves a point for Albion

Lewis Dunk heads in the late equaliser (photo Simon Dack)

Lewis Dunk heads in the late equaliser (photo Simon Dack)

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Lewis Dunk scored twice to salvage to dramatic point for Albion today.

The centre-back marked the 50th league start of his career with his first league goals to grab a 2-2 draw with Charlton.

He headed home on 67 minutes from a Danny Holla corner for the first leveller.

Then he rose to nod in Kazenga LuaLua’s chipped cross deep in added time.

Albion had plenty of possession and a handful of chances, the best of them wasted by the otherwise impressive Adrian Colunga in the first half.

But for a long time it seemed they would be sunk by Charlton’s new sensation Igor Vetokele.

The Angolan international striker drilled into the bottom corner from the edge of the box on three minutes.

And he produced a superb near-post finish on 74 minutes to restore the lead after Dunk’s first strike.

Sam Baldock went off the bench in the second half for his debut as Albion chased a third successive league win.

In the end, though, their fans celebrated a point as they head into the international break.

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5:10pm Sat 30 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Today's performance was a bit like my private life - lots of good moves but not enough penetration.
It confirms my belief that the recent signings have only changed us from a relegation side to a mid table one. Reason being the players in are not of the same quality as the players out. It's all about quality not quantity.
A point at home against a decent Charlton outfit is about what we deserved and I would have expected. So no complaints from yours truly.
Today's performance was a bit like my private life - lots of good moves but not enough penetration. It confirms my belief that the recent signings have only changed us from a relegation side to a mid table one. Reason being the players in are not of the same quality as the players out. It's all about quality not quantity. A point at home against a decent Charlton outfit is about what we deserved and I would have expected. So no complaints from yours truly. sussexram40
  • Score: -55

5:13pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

A well earned draw in the circumstances. AGAIN the stats show we have much more possession and many more shots--BUT we must get more on target--nearly 1 in 6 only on target. Many new players who--to be fair--will take a little time to gel together, but the signs are there that once they are together they will make a good unit! Must try and win more games at home.
A well earned draw in the circumstances. AGAIN the stats show we have much more possession and many more shots--BUT we must get more on target--nearly 1 in 6 only on target. Many new players who--to be fair--will take a little time to gel together, but the signs are there that once they are together they will make a good unit! Must try and win more games at home. mikeygit
  • Score: 21

5:14pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing?
I can't hear a flipping thing!
Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? I can't hear a flipping thing! Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 14

5:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Marky24 says...

Still need a right back adam smith of bournemth will do, onwards and upwards only six points of forest x
Still need a right back adam smith of bournemth will do, onwards and upwards only six points of forest x Marky24
  • Score: -15

5:23pm Sat 30 Aug 14

not the only one in vegas says...

Oh this will be great....
A double for Dunk and Ashley Barnes playing v's Man. Utd in the Premier League.
All you haters out there!
Oh this will be great.... A double for Dunk and Ashley Barnes playing v's Man. Utd in the Premier League. All you haters out there! not the only one in vegas
  • Score: 26

5:24pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Major Bloodboil says...

I was only saying to my friend after the Swindon game that Lewis Dunk is an excellent header of the ball. He gets real power on his headers. That coupled with his height makes him a real threat at set pieces.

I had a feeling that we would draw today because it will take time for all the new players to get used to each other and learn Sami's tactics. It is also not clear yet as to which players will make up our best team. Things will improve especially now that the team has a week or so off which will give Sami plenty of time to train the new boys.
I was only saying to my friend after the Swindon game that Lewis Dunk is an excellent header of the ball. He gets real power on his headers. That coupled with his height makes him a real threat at set pieces. I had a feeling that we would draw today because it will take time for all the new players to get used to each other and learn Sami's tactics. It is also not clear yet as to which players will make up our best team. Things will improve especially now that the team has a week or so off which will give Sami plenty of time to train the new boys. Major Bloodboil
  • Score: 31

5:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

sjonesbb says...

To be fair we are 7 games in to a new team, new squad, new manager, new tactics and a new philosophy. 7 points from 5 games is not the end of the world. Yes we have not had the most difficult of starts but 11 new signings need a chance to blend in to the new system ... Unbeaten in 5 games and scoring more goals than last season. Yes again a little shaky at the back but this guy looks like he will score 30 goals for Charlton this season. UTA
To be fair we are 7 games in to a new team, new squad, new manager, new tactics and a new philosophy. 7 points from 5 games is not the end of the world. Yes we have not had the most difficult of starts but 11 new signings need a chance to blend in to the new system ... Unbeaten in 5 games and scoring more goals than last season. Yes again a little shaky at the back but this guy looks like he will score 30 goals for Charlton this season. UTA sjonesbb
  • Score: 21

5:34pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Eddy B says...

Very impressed with all the newbies today, especially Teixshearer, and although it's not pretty it is about time we (and our centre backs) scored from some corners - well done Dunkers. If we continue in this vein we should be good for a promotion push.
Very impressed with all the newbies today, especially Teixshearer, and although it's not pretty it is about time we (and our centre backs) scored from some corners - well done Dunkers. If we continue in this vein we should be good for a promotion push. Eddy B
  • Score: 14

5:38pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

sjonesbb---You had me a little confused with your ´stats´--I assume you are including Cup matches and results?? Agree early days and we have many players who have to learn a new system and new players around them. BUT as Sammi will no doubt say---we are battling this season. how many times last season did we go a goal down and go on to lose the match---down twice today and come out NOT losing. Fair result IMO---we will go on , learn to play as a good unit and win matches. Not at all worried--Yet!!
sjonesbb---You had me a little confused with your ´stats´--I assume you are including Cup matches and results?? Agree early days and we have many players who have to learn a new system and new players around them. BUT as Sammi will no doubt say---we are battling this season. how many times last season did we go a goal down and go on to lose the match---down twice today and come out NOT losing. Fair result IMO---we will go on , learn to play as a good unit and win matches. Not at all worried--Yet!! mikeygit
  • Score: 10

5:40pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Kerry Mayo live on sky sports!
Kerry Mayo live on sky sports! Conelli98
  • Score: 2

5:41pm Sat 30 Aug 14

TheWerewolf says...

For those who were there today it was exception to see Tex and Bennett play so well. Dunk was easily MoM though and would have been had his last goal not come after the announcement. Colunga looked as though he is still not quite on the same wavelength as Tex but will get there. Only real slight concern for me was that Bruno looked tired 2nd half. Don't think he can play the wing right back for 90mins. We absolutely spanked Charlton and on another day would have scored 4 or 5. But we did let them score too easily with the only 2 shots on target going in. Still very optimistic and the draw was the minimum we deserved although i was relieved to get it in the end! UTA
For those who were there today it was exception to see Tex and Bennett play so well. Dunk was easily MoM though and would have been had his last goal not come after the announcement. Colunga looked as though he is still not quite on the same wavelength as Tex but will get there. Only real slight concern for me was that Bruno looked tired 2nd half. Don't think he can play the wing right back for 90mins. We absolutely spanked Charlton and on another day would have scored 4 or 5. But we did let them score too easily with the only 2 shots on target going in. Still very optimistic and the draw was the minimum we deserved although i was relieved to get it in the end! UTA TheWerewolf
  • Score: 19

5:41pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing?
I can't hear a flipping thing!
Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
I did an extra loud cheer for you, hope you heard?
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? I can't hear a flipping thing! Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!![/p][/quote]I did an extra loud cheer for you, hope you heard? Conelli98
  • Score: 5

5:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

TheWerewolf says...

TheWerewolf wrote:
For those who were there today it was exception to see Tex and Bennett play so well. Dunk was easily MoM though and would have been had his last goal not come after the announcement. Colunga looked as though he is still not quite on the same wavelength as Tex but will get there. Only real slight concern for me was that Bruno looked tired 2nd half. Don't think he can play the wing right back for 90mins. We absolutely spanked Charlton and on another day would have scored 4 or 5. But we did let them score too easily with the only 2 shots on target going in. Still very optimistic and the draw was the minimum we deserved although i was relieved to get it in the end! UTA
exceptional i meant!
[quote][p][bold]TheWerewolf[/bold] wrote: For those who were there today it was exception to see Tex and Bennett play so well. Dunk was easily MoM though and would have been had his last goal not come after the announcement. Colunga looked as though he is still not quite on the same wavelength as Tex but will get there. Only real slight concern for me was that Bruno looked tired 2nd half. Don't think he can play the wing right back for 90mins. We absolutely spanked Charlton and on another day would have scored 4 or 5. But we did let them score too easily with the only 2 shots on target going in. Still very optimistic and the draw was the minimum we deserved although i was relieved to get it in the end! UTA[/p][/quote]exceptional i meant! TheWerewolf
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Eddy B says...

Slightly unlucky to only draw today (notwithstanding the injury time equaliser) with plenty of possession and attacking intent, but just occurred to me that I haven't seen Stockdale make a save yet (although argubly hasn't had much chance with any of the goals he has conceded?).
Slightly unlucky to only draw today (notwithstanding the injury time equaliser) with plenty of possession and attacking intent, but just occurred to me that I haven't seen Stockdale make a save yet (although argubly hasn't had much chance with any of the goals he has conceded?). Eddy B
  • Score: 10

5:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

don't wanna do it like that says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing?
I can't hear a flipping thing!
Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
Now that is a troll post if ever i read one.Posters know you live in Lembang so be very careful.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? I can't hear a flipping thing! Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!![/p][/quote]Now that is a troll post if ever i read one.Posters know you live in Lembang so be very careful. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Today's performance was a bit like my private life - lots of good moves but not enough penetration.
It confirms my belief that the recent signings have only changed us from a relegation side to a mid table one. Reason being the players in are not of the same quality as the players out. It's all about quality not quantity.
A point at home against a decent Charlton outfit is about what we deserved and I would have expected. So no complaints from yours truly.
Errr... apart from Stockdale all the recent first team signings only joined the club within the last two weeks.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Today's performance was a bit like my private life - lots of good moves but not enough penetration. It confirms my belief that the recent signings have only changed us from a relegation side to a mid table one. Reason being the players in are not of the same quality as the players out. It's all about quality not quantity. A point at home against a decent Charlton outfit is about what we deserved and I would have expected. So no complaints from yours truly.[/p][/quote]Errr... apart from Stockdale all the recent first team signings only joined the club within the last two weeks. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 5

5:59pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Today's performance was a bit like my private life - lots of good moves but not enough penetration.
It confirms my belief that the recent signings have only changed us from a relegation side to a mid table one. Reason being the players in are not of the same quality as the players out. It's all about quality not quantity.
A point at home against a decent Charlton outfit is about what we deserved and I would have expected. So no complaints from yours truly.
How can you tell that from one game? No wonder your private life is so frustrating you need to come on here and **** us off. Great come back by the team and well done Lewis Dunk, with Hyypia's mentoring Hodgson may have another choice of centre back.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Today's performance was a bit like my private life - lots of good moves but not enough penetration. It confirms my belief that the recent signings have only changed us from a relegation side to a mid table one. Reason being the players in are not of the same quality as the players out. It's all about quality not quantity. A point at home against a decent Charlton outfit is about what we deserved and I would have expected. So no complaints from yours truly.[/p][/quote]How can you tell that from one game? No wonder your private life is so frustrating you need to come on here and **** us off. Great come back by the team and well done Lewis Dunk, with Hyypia's mentoring Hodgson may have another choice of centre back. Lawro was God
  • Score: 9

6:02pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing?
I can't hear a flipping thing!
Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
I did an extra loud cheer for you, hope you heard?
I did mate. Thanks for that!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? I can't hear a flipping thing! Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!![/p][/quote]I did an extra loud cheer for you, hope you heard?[/p][/quote]I did mate. Thanks for that! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Sat 30 Aug 14

To baldly go says...

Have to admit we were poor in the final third again, Cms didn't have a bad game but not enough through balls for him to run onto, Caskey needs to get to the optitions to see if he is colour blind, to many wayward passes today.
I know it's not the way SH wants to play but we lacked width and the midfield is to compact imo. LuaLua, when on, is more effective down the wing and would open up the game for others to exploit, and where was Paddy McCourt, not even on the bench, some of his touches Tuesday night were brilliant and would have opened them up given the chance.
Maybe to many new players not having had enough time to gel together is the problem, something that will improve as time goes on. Had a chat with a Charlton fan on the bus back to the park and ride and they can't believe how well they are doing at the moment, but he admitted it's all down to one player, and he scored twice today.
Unbeaten in 4 games and going into a two week break should give time for the new players to gel before we go again, positives are there but we need to exploit the skilled players we have in midfield, but to do that we need the width.
Have to admit we were poor in the final third again, Cms didn't have a bad game but not enough through balls for him to run onto, Caskey needs to get to the optitions to see if he is colour blind, to many wayward passes today. I know it's not the way SH wants to play but we lacked width and the midfield is to compact imo. LuaLua, when on, is more effective down the wing and would open up the game for others to exploit, and where was Paddy McCourt, not even on the bench, some of his touches Tuesday night were brilliant and would have opened them up given the chance. Maybe to many new players not having had enough time to gel together is the problem, something that will improve as time goes on. Had a chat with a Charlton fan on the bus back to the park and ride and they can't believe how well they are doing at the moment, but he admitted it's all down to one player, and he scored twice today. Unbeaten in 4 games and going into a two week break should give time for the new players to gel before we go again, positives are there but we need to exploit the skilled players we have in midfield, but to do that we need the width. To baldly go
  • Score: 17

6:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing?
I can't hear a flipping thing!
Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
Now that is a troll post if ever i read one.Posters know you live in Lembang so be very careful.
So?
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? I can't hear a flipping thing! Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!![/p][/quote]Now that is a troll post if ever i read one.Posters know you live in Lembang so be very careful.[/p][/quote]So? Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 0

6:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

davidburkeslovechild says...

So now all the crackheàds have calmed down from their high of beating the worst two teams in the league the bedwetters can voice their concern at the defensive weakness of the full backs and lack of opportunity for the strikers against what ultimately will be a mid table side..
So now all the crackheàds have calmed down from their high of beating the worst two teams in the league the bedwetters can voice their concern at the defensive weakness of the full backs and lack of opportunity for the strikers against what ultimately will be a mid table side.. davidburkeslovechild
  • Score: -17

6:29pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Seagulls via LCFC says...

Again created chances and about 20 shots but the finest pass was not quite there. Agree with previous post that JFC was not good today and should have been the one to be substituted. Looked like a bunch of players still trying to gel and so this could be the excuse for some of the passing. Tex against showed great skill and awareness and will create chances. CMS ran everywhere. Hopeful and once the team gels expect a top six finish. Just.
Again created chances and about 20 shots but the finest pass was not quite there. Agree with previous post that JFC was not good today and should have been the one to be substituted. Looked like a bunch of players still trying to gel and so this could be the excuse for some of the passing. Tex against showed great skill and awareness and will create chances. CMS ran everywhere. Hopeful and once the team gels expect a top six finish. Just. Seagulls via LCFC
  • Score: 1

6:36pm Sat 30 Aug 14

DougRouvie says...

What a Knob!! Such a Sad **** that you have nothing else to do with your Saturday. Let me guess, your on the computer again, because your wife has gone out to screw your best mate!! Aahh, im actuallystarting to feel a little bit sorry for you.
What a Knob!! Such a Sad **** that you have nothing else to do with your Saturday. Let me guess, your on the computer again, because your wife has gone out to screw your best mate!! Aahh, im actuallystarting to feel a little bit sorry for you. DougRouvie
  • Score: -10

6:38pm Sat 30 Aug 14

DougRouvie says...

davidburkeslovechild wrote:
So now all the crackheàds have calmed down from their high of beating the worst two teams in the league the bedwetters can voice their concern at the defensive weakness of the full backs and lack of opportunity for the strikers against what ultimately will be a mid table side..
****Read Comment above. Sad *********
[quote][p][bold]davidburkeslovechild[/bold] wrote: So now all the crackheàds have calmed down from their high of beating the worst two teams in the league the bedwetters can voice their concern at the defensive weakness of the full backs and lack of opportunity for the strikers against what ultimately will be a mid table side..[/p][/quote]****Read Comment above. Sad ********* DougRouvie
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14

fairweathersupporter says...

First game of the season for me and i am encouraged. Whilst Charlton will feel that they should have had all three points; defending well and good on the break, we always looked capable of doing something, albeit that final ball never quite came off. We largely controlled the game and were easy on the eye and inventive.
Of the new boys, Holla looks classy, Conlunga was better than i expected and looks a bit of a find. Bennett looks great going forward but was wasteful with possession twice leading to their second goal. Tex is a yard ahead of the rest of the team both in pace and thought.
Dunk looked responsible and assured (Carpe diem and all that)
Make no mistake, if Sammi gets this lot gelling, we will be force to contend with.
First game of the season for me and i am encouraged. Whilst Charlton will feel that they should have had all three points; defending well and good on the break, we always looked capable of doing something, albeit that final ball never quite came off. We largely controlled the game and were easy on the eye and inventive. Of the new boys, Holla looks classy, Conlunga was better than i expected and looks a bit of a find. Bennett looks great going forward but was wasteful with possession twice leading to their second goal. Tex is a yard ahead of the rest of the team both in pace and thought. Dunk looked responsible and assured (Carpe diem and all that) Make no mistake, if Sammi gets this lot gelling, we will be force to contend with. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 18

6:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

DougRouvie says...

To baldly go wrote:
Have to admit we were poor in the final third again, Cms didn't have a bad game but not enough through balls for him to run onto, Caskey needs to get to the optitions to see if he is colour blind, to many wayward passes today.
I know it's not the way SH wants to play but we lacked width and the midfield is to compact imo. LuaLua, when on, is more effective down the wing and would open up the game for others to exploit, and where was Paddy McCourt, not even on the bench, some of his touches Tuesday night were brilliant and would have opened them up given the chance.
Maybe to many new players not having had enough time to gel together is the problem, something that will improve as time goes on. Had a chat with a Charlton fan on the bus back to the park and ride and they can't believe how well they are doing at the moment, but he admitted it's all down to one player, and he scored twice today.
Unbeaten in 4 games and going into a two week break should give time for the new players to gel before we go again, positives are there but we need to exploit the skilled players we have in midfield, but to do that we need the width.
Very true, im sure it'll take Sammi a few more games before he knows his best 11,but that's a good problem to have.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Have to admit we were poor in the final third again, Cms didn't have a bad game but not enough through balls for him to run onto, Caskey needs to get to the optitions to see if he is colour blind, to many wayward passes today. I know it's not the way SH wants to play but we lacked width and the midfield is to compact imo. LuaLua, when on, is more effective down the wing and would open up the game for others to exploit, and where was Paddy McCourt, not even on the bench, some of his touches Tuesday night were brilliant and would have opened them up given the chance. Maybe to many new players not having had enough time to gel together is the problem, something that will improve as time goes on. Had a chat with a Charlton fan on the bus back to the park and ride and they can't believe how well they are doing at the moment, but he admitted it's all down to one player, and he scored twice today. Unbeaten in 4 games and going into a two week break should give time for the new players to gel before we go again, positives are there but we need to exploit the skilled players we have in midfield, but to do that we need the width.[/p][/quote]Very true, im sure it'll take Sammi a few more games before he knows his best 11,but that's a good problem to have. DougRouvie
  • Score: 6

7:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

brightonup says...

Lawro was God wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Today's performance was a bit like my private life - lots of good moves but not enough penetration.
It confirms my belief that the recent signings have only changed us from a relegation side to a mid table one. Reason being the players in are not of the same quality as the players out. It's all about quality not quantity.
A point at home against a decent Charlton outfit is about what we deserved and I would have expected. So no complaints from yours truly.
How can you tell that from one game? No wonder your private life is so frustrating you need to come on here and **** us off. Great come back by the team and well done Lewis Dunk, with Hyypia's mentoring Hodgson may have another choice of centre back.
He's fishing again!
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Today's performance was a bit like my private life - lots of good moves but not enough penetration. It confirms my belief that the recent signings have only changed us from a relegation side to a mid table one. Reason being the players in are not of the same quality as the players out. It's all about quality not quantity. A point at home against a decent Charlton outfit is about what we deserved and I would have expected. So no complaints from yours truly.[/p][/quote]How can you tell that from one game? No wonder your private life is so frustrating you need to come on here and **** us off. Great come back by the team and well done Lewis Dunk, with Hyypia's mentoring Hodgson may have another choice of centre back.[/p][/quote]He's fishing again! brightonup
  • Score: -1

7:01pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ringmer Rich says...

Thought there was enough talent and technique shown by the players today for a potentially very successful season once they get to know each other's game.
Thought there was enough talent and technique shown by the players today for a potentially very successful season once they get to know each other's game. Ringmer Rich
  • Score: 4

8:24pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Bald Lid says...

I promise I will listen if anyone can tell me what exactly does JFC bring to the team ????
I promise I will listen if anyone can tell me what exactly does JFC bring to the team ???? Bald Lid
  • Score: 0

9:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

DougRouvie wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
Have to admit we were poor in the final third again, Cms didn't have a bad game but not enough through balls for him to run onto, Caskey needs to get to the optitions to see if he is colour blind, to many wayward passes today.
I know it's not the way SH wants to play but we lacked width and the midfield is to compact imo. LuaLua, when on, is more effective down the wing and would open up the game for others to exploit, and where was Paddy McCourt, not even on the bench, some of his touches Tuesday night were brilliant and would have opened them up given the chance.
Maybe to many new players not having had enough time to gel together is the problem, something that will improve as time goes on. Had a chat with a Charlton fan on the bus back to the park and ride and they can't believe how well they are doing at the moment, but he admitted it's all down to one player, and he scored twice today.
Unbeaten in 4 games and going into a two week break should give time for the new players to gel before we go again, positives are there but we need to exploit the skilled players we have in midfield, but to do that we need the width.
Very true, im sure it'll take Sammi a few more games before he knows his best 11,but that's a good problem to have.
That's assuming there is even such a thing as a best XI. There isn't ;-)
[quote][p][bold]DougRouvie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Have to admit we were poor in the final third again, Cms didn't have a bad game but not enough through balls for him to run onto, Caskey needs to get to the optitions to see if he is colour blind, to many wayward passes today. I know it's not the way SH wants to play but we lacked width and the midfield is to compact imo. LuaLua, when on, is more effective down the wing and would open up the game for others to exploit, and where was Paddy McCourt, not even on the bench, some of his touches Tuesday night were brilliant and would have opened them up given the chance. Maybe to many new players not having had enough time to gel together is the problem, something that will improve as time goes on. Had a chat with a Charlton fan on the bus back to the park and ride and they can't believe how well they are doing at the moment, but he admitted it's all down to one player, and he scored twice today. Unbeaten in 4 games and going into a two week break should give time for the new players to gel before we go again, positives are there but we need to exploit the skilled players we have in midfield, but to do that we need the width.[/p][/quote]Very true, im sure it'll take Sammi a few more games before he knows his best 11,but that's a good problem to have.[/p][/quote]That's assuming there is even such a thing as a best XI. There isn't ;-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

9:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

paul6391 says...

Does my bum look big in this
Does my bum look big in this paul6391
  • Score: -1

9:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Well I thought it was a thoroughly encouraging display. We got a glimpse of what Sami is trying to do here and when it all comes together this team will be playing some of the most entertaining football we have ever seen. Yes - we weren't at the top of our game in and around the box but that will come as these players start to 'know' what their partners are going to do and when and how. Tex is a league above all the others but when it was going well you could see the others raising their games around him. Colunga is tricky, nimble and has a good eye. Bennett is a fab wing back and matches anything Ward did last season. Kaz was the game changer AGAIN but maybe could do with playing just a bit wider or at least taking that route if it comes his way.
But for me the MOM was definitely Dunk. An assured performance at the back. Looking ahead at players up front when the ball came back to him or he won it (numerous times), making the odd run up the left wing on the overlap and of course the two goals. Marvellous.
It is ironic that whilst we are creating a style of ground football with these more compact players it was big Lewis who got up to score the goals - but there you are, that's the way it works sometimes!
UTA!
Well I thought it was a thoroughly encouraging display. We got a glimpse of what Sami is trying to do here and when it all comes together this team will be playing some of the most entertaining football we have ever seen. Yes - we weren't at the top of our game in and around the box but that will come as these players start to 'know' what their partners are going to do and when and how. Tex is a league above all the others but when it was going well you could see the others raising their games around him. Colunga is tricky, nimble and has a good eye. Bennett is a fab wing back and matches anything Ward did last season. Kaz was the game changer AGAIN but maybe could do with playing just a bit wider or at least taking that route if it comes his way. But for me the MOM was definitely Dunk. An assured performance at the back. Looking ahead at players up front when the ball came back to him or he won it (numerous times), making the odd run up the left wing on the overlap and of course the two goals. Marvellous. It is ironic that whilst we are creating a style of ground football with these more compact players it was big Lewis who got up to score the goals - but there you are, that's the way it works sometimes! UTA! Max Ripple
  • Score: 6

11:02pm Sat 30 Aug 14

daveyboy35 says...

Seagulls via LCFC wrote:
Again created chances and about 20 shots but the finest pass was not quite there. Agree with previous post that JFC was not good today and should have been the one to be substituted. Looked like a bunch of players still trying to gel and so this could be the excuse for some of the passing. Tex against showed great skill and awareness and will create chances. CMS ran everywhere. Hopeful and once the team gels expect a top six finish. Just.
Cool if we were an athletic club cms would be at the front, but apart from running all over the shop what exactly does he do???????
[quote][p][bold]Seagulls via LCFC[/bold] wrote: Again created chances and about 20 shots but the finest pass was not quite there. Agree with previous post that JFC was not good today and should have been the one to be substituted. Looked like a bunch of players still trying to gel and so this could be the excuse for some of the passing. Tex against showed great skill and awareness and will create chances. CMS ran everywhere. Hopeful and once the team gels expect a top six finish. Just.[/p][/quote]Cool if we were an athletic club cms would be at the front, but apart from running all over the shop what exactly does he do??????? daveyboy35
  • Score: 0

1:26am Sun 31 Aug 14

Eddy B says...

Bald Lid wrote:
I promise I will listen if anyone can tell me what exactly does JFC bring to the team ????
likewise, although must admit today was the best I've seen him play for ages - still strange when we have the likes of Toko and Mc Court not even on the bench (injured?)
[quote][p][bold]Bald Lid[/bold] wrote: I promise I will listen if anyone can tell me what exactly does JFC bring to the team ????[/p][/quote]likewise, although must admit today was the best I've seen him play for ages - still strange when we have the likes of Toko and Mc Court not even on the bench (injured?) Eddy B
  • Score: 2
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