Talking point - Winning run ends but has that changed your mood?

Jake Forster-Caskey tries to find a way through well-organised Charlton

Jake Forster-Caskey tries to find a way through well-organised Charlton

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Albion’s winning run came to an end today.

Instead they were celebrating a point at the end as Lewis Dunk scored in added time.

The Seagulls had a lot of possession against well-organised Charlton.

But they struggled to break down their visitors and create clear chances in open play.

Dunk scored twice from corners and also produced the header down from a flag kick which set up Adrian Colunga’s good chance in the first half.

So what was missing today? And has the draw punctured optimism you might have had after recent wins and signings.

Or is the fact the Seagulls came back for a point reason to be cheerful going into the break?

We’d love to get your thoughts.

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6:31pm Sat 30 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

Proves we need a big target man who can head the ball,big strong players will win every time.
Proves we need a big target man who can head the ball,big strong players will win every time. pjwilk
  • Score: -12

6:35pm Sat 30 Aug 14

nkwbtn says...

The new players all showed some class today. Give it all a little time to gel and we have a good squad now. Good to see Sami being positive too.

Better concentration at the back would have sen a much deserved win rather than being relieved to peg them back for a draw.
The new players all showed some class today. Give it all a little time to gel and we have a good squad now. Good to see Sami being positive too. Better concentration at the back would have sen a much deserved win rather than being relieved to peg them back for a draw. nkwbtn
  • Score: 34

6:43pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ash696 says...

Another day we would have won that. Would like a big striker but having a small team forces us to play good football, which is pleasing on the eye. More focus at the back required today, but still optimistic & I think we'll have a good season, top six is very do-able.
Another day we would have won that. Would like a big striker but having a small team forces us to play good football, which is pleasing on the eye. More focus at the back required today, but still optimistic & I think we'll have a good season, top six is very do-able. ash696
  • Score: 14

6:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

To baldly go says...

Second game in a row we've come from behind to secure points is a big improvement on previous seasons! Things will improve play wise given time, which will lead to goals, it will have to because the teams we've played so far will be at the wrong end of the division come next May imo, and we don't want to be there with them. Still not convinced we will reach play offs, but top 10 should be no problem if we can score more.
Second game in a row we've come from behind to secure points is a big improvement on previous seasons! Things will improve play wise given time, which will lead to goals, it will have to because the teams we've played so far will be at the wrong end of the division come next May imo, and we don't want to be there with them. Still not convinced we will reach play offs, but top 10 should be no problem if we can score more. To baldly go
  • Score: 10

6:48pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bhapilar says...

Another on of those games with all the play, all the pressure and so many chances but without being able to convert . LD is Seagull's top scorer! A couple of mistakes at the back cost us all the points today.
l am still very optimistic for the season because ( as I said on a previous thread ) it will take time for all the new players to adjust and gel together.
Be patient as it will come. The international break could be a real bonus for us and help the team to settle.
UTA
Another on of those games with all the play, all the pressure and so many chances but without being able to convert . LD is Seagull's top scorer! A couple of mistakes at the back cost us all the points today. l am still very optimistic for the season because ( as I said on a previous thread ) it will take time for all the new players to adjust and gel together. Be patient as it will come. The international break could be a real bonus for us and help the team to settle. UTA bhapilar
  • Score: 15

6:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.
An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with. Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: -16

6:58pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.
You mean Igor Vetokele, the 5'8" Belgian/Angolan who scored both their goals? Not sure why you define him as a big centre forward... I presume you weren't there?
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.[/p][/quote]You mean Igor Vetokele, the 5'8" Belgian/Angolan who scored both their goals? Not sure why you define him as a big centre forward... I presume you weren't there? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 24

7:08pm Sat 30 Aug 14

rroybha says...

Lol what does argus mean by this?? If you draw or loose a game we should start doubting our team...Just a way for argus to get more hits on the site for endorsements...
Lol what does argus mean by this?? If you draw or loose a game we should start doubting our team...Just a way for argus to get more hits on the site for endorsements... rroybha
  • Score: 5

7:22pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Dolph Ins says...

Oh right so now we need Peter Crouch. Were any of you there or are you just keyboard jockey's. We were great. They had 2 chances and scored. No Sami keep playing the way you are, It's brilliant.
Oh right so now we need Peter Crouch. Were any of you there or are you just keyboard jockey's. We were great. They had 2 chances and scored. No Sami keep playing the way you are, It's brilliant. Dolph Ins
  • Score: 17

7:29pm Sat 30 Aug 14

rroybha says...

Dolph Ins wrote:
Oh right so now we need Peter Crouch. Were any of you there or are you just keyboard jockey's. We were great. They had 2 chances and scored. No Sami keep playing the way you are, It's brilliant.
I agree at least we're looking competitive and playing attacking and attractive football...still I think we might need a young blood in defence for the January window may be
[quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: Oh right so now we need Peter Crouch. Were any of you there or are you just keyboard jockey's. We were great. They had 2 chances and scored. No Sami keep playing the way you are, It's brilliant.[/p][/quote]I agree at least we're looking competitive and playing attacking and attractive football...still I think we might need a young blood in defence for the January window may be rroybha
  • Score: 5

7:30pm Sat 30 Aug 14

rroybha says...

Dolph Ins wrote:
Oh right so now we need Peter Crouch. Were any of you there or are you just keyboard jockey's. We were great. They had 2 chances and scored. No Sami keep playing the way you are, It's brilliant.
I agree at least we're looking competitive and playing attacking and attractive football...still I think we might need a young blood in defence for the January window may be
[quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: Oh right so now we need Peter Crouch. Were any of you there or are you just keyboard jockey's. We were great. They had 2 chances and scored. No Sami keep playing the way you are, It's brilliant.[/p][/quote]I agree at least we're looking competitive and playing attacking and attractive football...still I think we might need a young blood in defence for the January window may be rroybha
  • Score: 1

7:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

objective view says...

rroybha wrote:
Dolph Ins wrote:
Oh right so now we need Peter Crouch. Were any of you there or are you just keyboard jockey's. We were great. They had 2 chances and scored. No Sami keep playing the way you are, It's brilliant.
I agree at least we're looking competitive and playing attacking and attractive football...still I think we might need a young blood in defence for the January window may be
Definitely more positive but don't thing we need JFC and Crofts at home because too similar. Agree too regarding defence but not sure how Dunk didn't get MOM although Greer does not command in the air and I always feel anxious when defending free kicks and corners. Poor second half but happy with a point after going behind twice. May not have recovered last season.
[quote][p][bold]rroybha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: Oh right so now we need Peter Crouch. Were any of you there or are you just keyboard jockey's. We were great. They had 2 chances and scored. No Sami keep playing the way you are, It's brilliant.[/p][/quote]I agree at least we're looking competitive and playing attacking and attractive football...still I think we might need a young blood in defence for the January window may be[/p][/quote]Definitely more positive but don't thing we need JFC and Crofts at home because too similar. Agree too regarding defence but not sure how Dunk didn't get MOM although Greer does not command in the air and I always feel anxious when defending free kicks and corners. Poor second half but happy with a point after going behind twice. May not have recovered last season. objective view
  • Score: 7

7:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Lets take the pressure off Sammi by not referring to promotion or playoffs,lets be thankful we are not facing the teams that Burnley and Palace are experincing ,what a nightmare Man U,Arsenal,Liverpool Spurs etc,etc
Lets take the pressure off Sammi by not referring to promotion or playoffs,lets be thankful we are not facing the teams that Burnley and Palace are experincing ,what a nightmare Man U,Arsenal,Liverpool Spurs etc,etc Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

7:56pm Sat 30 Aug 14

lenward says...

I have to admit Charlton had two big very good central defenders today, and we did struggle against them. It took our tall central defender to score against them. So that needs looking at.

Bruno is a better attacking midfield player, then a fullback to many time today court out off position, and he strolled back into defence.

A poor first goal to give away. What i did like, was the way we battled our way back into the game both times. Last season i do not think we would have got the draw, good draw in a tough good game UTA.
I have to admit Charlton had two big very good central defenders today, and we did struggle against them. It took our tall central defender to score against them. So that needs looking at. Bruno is a better attacking midfield player, then a fullback to many time today court out off position, and he strolled back into defence. A poor first goal to give away. What i did like, was the way we battled our way back into the game both times. Last season i do not think we would have got the draw, good draw in a tough good game UTA. lenward
  • Score: 13

8:07pm Sat 30 Aug 14

tug509 says...

What it means to me is that we played better overall than our opponents but didn`t do some of the basic defending that they did ,nothing to worry about ,after all we did play a bloody good team today ,all our lads can hold their heads high for not giving in twice ,DUNK needs to be praised today by everyone ,no excuses . We could have won ,and probably should ,but we didn`t loose and definitely could ,sorry not meant to sound like that ,but you know what I mean ,this team will get better ,Sami will know his lads better ,and then we will be a joy to see ( DO YOU HEAR THAT SKY ) .

The only punctured optimism I have is that you lot at the argus would choose to sink as low as to ask this question . UTA
What it means to me is that we played better overall than our opponents but didn`t do some of the basic defending that they did ,nothing to worry about ,after all we did play a bloody good team today ,all our lads can hold their heads high for not giving in twice ,DUNK needs to be praised today by everyone ,no excuses . We could have won ,and probably should ,but we didn`t loose and definitely could ,sorry not meant to sound like that ,but you know what I mean ,this team will get better ,Sami will know his lads better ,and then we will be a joy to see ( DO YOU HEAR THAT SKY ) . The only punctured optimism I have is that you lot at the argus would choose to sink as low as to ask this question . UTA tug509
  • Score: -4

8:08pm Sat 30 Aug 14

WoodingdeanDS says...

Even the match sponsor couldn't get ir right - MotM right, it was Dunk before he scored his second.
Next, the Argus is saying here that "they struggled to break down their visitors and create clear chances in open play." If they bothered to check the BBC we site they would seen we had 20 shots on goal. How many chances do you need?
In the last three years a dozen players have left the Albion to play in the Premier League. OK a couple of them have since been relegated, but I don't think any of the current squad could be described as Premier quality.
And those that are would cost too much.
I'm happy to pay for the season ticket, but I'm beginning to think there are better things to do with my time. Even the beer and pies have been hiked - they were already among the most expensive in then league.
Even the match sponsor couldn't get ir right - MotM right, it was Dunk before he scored his second. Next, the Argus is saying here that "they struggled to break down their visitors and create clear chances in open play." If they bothered to check the BBC we site they would seen we had 20 shots on goal. How many chances do you need? In the last three years a dozen players have left the Albion to play in the Premier League. OK a couple of them have since been relegated, but I don't think any of the current squad could be described as Premier quality. And those that are would cost too much. I'm happy to pay for the season ticket, but I'm beginning to think there are better things to do with my time. Even the beer and pies have been hiked - they were already among the most expensive in then league. WoodingdeanDS
  • Score: -8

8:10pm Sat 30 Aug 14

WoodingdeanDS says...

And I need a new keyboard.
And I need a new keyboard. WoodingdeanDS
  • Score: 2

8:15pm Sat 30 Aug 14

tug509 says...

WoodingdeanDS wrote:
And I need a new keyboard.
But still the same team WDS .
[quote][p][bold]WoodingdeanDS[/bold] wrote: And I need a new keyboard.[/p][/quote]But still the same team WDS . tug509
  • Score: -2

8:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.
You mean Igor Vetokele, the 5'8" Belgian/Angolan who scored both their goals? Not sure why you define him as a big centre forward... I presume you weren't there?
Yes I was - in East Upper as normal. Have been a supporter since 1957 - yes fifty seven years. How about you then how's your armchairUTA
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.[/p][/quote]You mean Igor Vetokele, the 5'8" Belgian/Angolan who scored both their goals? Not sure why you define him as a big centre forward... I presume you weren't there?[/p][/quote]Yes I was - in East Upper as normal. Have been a supporter since 1957 - yes fifty seven years. How about you then how's your armchairUTA Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: -1

8:34pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ringtone says...

If we had done our transfer business earlier, all burkes fault, the team would have settled and we would have maximum points from the easiest set of opening fixtures possible.
If we had done our transfer business earlier, all burkes fault, the team would have settled and we would have maximum points from the easiest set of opening fixtures possible. ringtone
  • Score: -21

8:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.
You mean Igor Vetokele, the 5'8" Belgian/Angolan who scored both their goals? Not sure why you define him as a big centre forward... I presume you weren't there?
Yes I was - in East Upper as normal. Have been a supporter since 1957 - yes fifty seven years. How about you then how's your armchairUTA
So his did you confuse their striker with a big man? He's tiny. You must think Dunk is about 8 feet tall!
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.[/p][/quote]You mean Igor Vetokele, the 5'8" Belgian/Angolan who scored both their goals? Not sure why you define him as a big centre forward... I presume you weren't there?[/p][/quote]Yes I was - in East Upper as normal. Have been a supporter since 1957 - yes fifty seven years. How about you then how's your armchairUTA[/p][/quote]So his did you confuse their striker with a big man? He's tiny. You must think Dunk is about 8 feet tall! Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Mancgulled says...

Thought it was veryencouraging but we are still lacking in the final third although Colunga and Baldock haven't really had very long in the job just yet so time will tell. Once again Bennett, Holla, Tex and Gardner clearly showed that They are very good signings. Charlton were limited to just two opportunities and they took them - both defensive mistakes but Gordon was unlucky in one he had a pretty good game despite it. Thought Charlton were exceptionally well organised and every time we did not instantly make forays into their box when presented with the chance to do so they had two very visible lines of four perched just outside of their 18 yard box -- so very dense to get through them all - they must be given credit. Thought a draw was a fair result and feel nowhere near the frustration that the last half dozen matches of last season caused. As for Dunk, well I am so pleased for him because I for one think he is a cracking prospect - couldn't quite believe it when the second goal went in. Remember Charlton are not the same as last season they are now in the top half of the table and deservedly so going off what I saw so we did really well to hang out for a draw and showed some real character to get one. Just hope he sticks with a similar line-up so the players get to gel rather than rotation ( except cup games of course ). Looking forward to the next game!
Thought it was veryencouraging but we are still lacking in the final third although Colunga and Baldock haven't really had very long in the job just yet so time will tell. Once again Bennett, Holla, Tex and Gardner clearly showed that They are very good signings. Charlton were limited to just two opportunities and they took them - both defensive mistakes but Gordon was unlucky in one he had a pretty good game despite it. Thought Charlton were exceptionally well organised and every time we did not instantly make forays into their box when presented with the chance to do so they had two very visible lines of four perched just outside of their 18 yard box -- so very dense to get through them all - they must be given credit. Thought a draw was a fair result and feel nowhere near the frustration that the last half dozen matches of last season caused. As for Dunk, well I am so pleased for him because I for one think he is a cracking prospect - couldn't quite believe it when the second goal went in. Remember Charlton are not the same as last season they are now in the top half of the table and deservedly so going off what I saw so we did really well to hang out for a draw and showed some real character to get one. Just hope he sticks with a similar line-up so the players get to gel rather than rotation ( except cup games of course ). Looking forward to the next game! Mancgulled
  • Score: 11

8:53pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mark5 says...

My mood is very upbeat! I did expect us to win today, however Charlton are a big strong side who defended particularly well and were quick on the break. For me, we played some very good, attacking football, and the fluidity of it was not indicative of a team, where the majority of players have been playing together for around a week! The break has come at the right time giving Sammi an ideal chance to get the training in. I am convinced that when the players really start to gell, we will be a force to be reckoned with this year. I am e already enjoying watching the Albion than at any time last season, so all good from my end! UTA
My mood is very upbeat! I did expect us to win today, however Charlton are a big strong side who defended particularly well and were quick on the break. For me, we played some very good, attacking football, and the fluidity of it was not indicative of a team, where the majority of players have been playing together for around a week! The break has come at the right time giving Sammi an ideal chance to get the training in. I am convinced that when the players really start to gell, we will be a force to be reckoned with this year. I am e already enjoying watching the Albion than at any time last season, so all good from my end! UTA mark5
  • Score: 13

9:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Lamby63 says...

Good performance and pace in our play , still concerned about the right side of our defence , Bruno is not good enough for me , new right back and another CB , silly goals are being conceded
Good performance and pace in our play , still concerned about the right side of our defence , Bruno is not good enough for me , new right back and another CB , silly goals are being conceded Lamby63
  • Score: 1

9:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

Couple of years as the tightest defence , worrys me, we have let in goals we would not have then. Stockdale in my opinion has let in a couple that wouldn't have got in last year. And our defender does the strikers job. Need a big talent up front I'm sorry to say , forward are too short
Couple of years as the tightest defence , worrys me, we have let in goals we would not have then. Stockdale in my opinion has let in a couple that wouldn't have got in last year. And our defender does the strikers job. Need a big talent up front I'm sorry to say , forward are too short Cliify0002
  • Score: -3

9:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.
You mean Igor Vetokele, the 5'8" Belgian/Angolan who scored both their goals? Not sure why you define him as a big centre forward... I presume you weren't there?
Yes I was - in East Upper as normal. Have been a supporter since 1957 - yes fifty seven years. How about you then how's your armchairUTA
So his did you confuse their striker with a big man? He's tiny. You must think Dunk is about 8 feet tall!
EPA, you should remember, the grass is always greener....
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: An entertaining game where we played well up to when we pushed the high ball into their their penalty area and their "barn door" big defenders easily won the ball . This happened time and time again and I cannot remember any occasion where we won the ball, in this scenario, apart from Lewis Dunk ( a big defender ) getting his two goals. We desperately need a big centre forward to manage the line, hassle defenders and win the high balls hit into the opponents penalty area and then nod them down to our smaller forwards. The Charlton lad who scored for them looked very useful and what we could do with.[/p][/quote]You mean Igor Vetokele, the 5'8" Belgian/Angolan who scored both their goals? Not sure why you define him as a big centre forward... I presume you weren't there?[/p][/quote]Yes I was - in East Upper as normal. Have been a supporter since 1957 - yes fifty seven years. How about you then how's your armchairUTA[/p][/quote]So his did you confuse their striker with a big man? He's tiny. You must think Dunk is about 8 feet tall![/p][/quote]EPA, you should remember, the grass is always greener.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

9:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

In answer to the question posed:
No.
In answer to the question posed: No. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

1:30am Sun 31 Aug 14

Eddy B says...

No, not at all, it was a very encouraging performance (we've played much worse and won). I think the new signings are going to make a very positive difference.
No, not at all, it was a very encouraging performance (we've played much worse and won). I think the new signings are going to make a very positive difference. Eddy B
  • Score: 7

2:30pm Sun 31 Aug 14

petew12 says...

First post, lifelong supporter, first game 1955, live Woking, season ticket holder. Very positive still with 11 signings, but reckon Stockdale poor so far, should have saved both of Charlton's goals. Looks as though CMS is struggling against the size of opponent found at this level.
First post, lifelong supporter, first game 1955, live Woking, season ticket holder. Very positive still with 11 signings, but reckon Stockdale poor so far, should have saved both of Charlton's goals. Looks as though CMS is struggling against the size of opponent found at this level. petew12
  • Score: 4

3:32pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Newhavenles says...

I prefer Bruno in mid field,last week when we played him in front or I C he added more to the attack but yesterday seemed to slow things up coming up from the back.So much skill in mid field now it will take a while to wok out the best combinations.Needed a bit more muscle in the first half ,perhaps GOG would have provided that ,they certainly had some big lads at the back.The attacking forwards looked really good, if we could have scored first it would of made them come out,instead allowing them to sit back and waste time from the third minute of the game.Its early in the season still but good that we managed to get the draw as last year that would of been a defeat
I prefer Bruno in mid field,last week when we played him in front or I C he added more to the attack but yesterday seemed to slow things up coming up from the back.So much skill in mid field now it will take a while to wok out the best combinations.Needed a bit more muscle in the first half ,perhaps GOG would have provided that ,they certainly had some big lads at the back.The attacking forwards looked really good, if we could have scored first it would of made them come out,instead allowing them to sit back and waste time from the third minute of the game.Its early in the season still but good that we managed to get the draw as last year that would of been a defeat Newhavenles
  • Score: 3

4:52pm Sun 31 Aug 14

jcd1972 says...

I expect us to be somewhere around 10th at the end of the season. Some good signings but overall I don't see us reaching the play offs. A result here or there won't change my view although been impressed with the battling qualities of the team. The manager is getting a good response.

Ulloa is a massive loss even if not a financial one for the club - he was key to getting us to the play offs both times and is in the course of demonstrating he's ready for the premier league.
I expect us to be somewhere around 10th at the end of the season. Some good signings but overall I don't see us reaching the play offs. A result here or there won't change my view although been impressed with the battling qualities of the team. The manager is getting a good response. Ulloa is a massive loss even if not a financial one for the club - he was key to getting us to the play offs both times and is in the course of demonstrating he's ready for the premier league. jcd1972
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