Stockdale on a high even though Albion drop points at home

David Stockdale charges forward in the dying seconds

David Stockdale charges forward in the dying seconds

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David Stockdale reckons Albion can go into the international break on a high – despite dropping home points.

The Seagulls goalkeeper rumbled forward for the late corner from which Lewis Dunk extended the unbeaten run to four games in league and cup.

Albion now have almost two weeks on the training ground before kicking off a busy September at Brentford.

Stockdale said: “I think we hit the break at the right time.

“We’re pleased in one way with the point after how the game went.

“We’re also disappointed if you look back at the chances we had to finish it but we’re four unbeaten now and it’s a run.

“We’re not losing and we fought back at the last minute.

“You are going to get those games through the season, where you take a point away when people think you’re not going to.You’ve just got to be pleased when you do.”

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5:35am Mon 1 Sep 14

Believe the Hyypia says...

I'm sure he's just happy he's not got to attempt a save for a couple of weeks...
I'm sure he's just happy he's not got to attempt a save for a couple of weeks... Believe the Hyypia
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6:37am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T says...

Would like to see Stockdale really influence a result with a great save or two, doesn't look very agile and often appears flat footed. Albion have always had good keepers, hope he keeps up the tradition.
Would like to see Stockdale really influence a result with a great save or two, doesn't look very agile and often appears flat footed. Albion have always had good keepers, hope he keeps up the tradition. Alfie T
  • Score: 11

6:43am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T says...

Would like to see Stocdale really influence a game with some great saves, he's been a bit flat footed and not very agile. We have always had very good keepers at the Albion, I hope he follows in that tradition.
Would like to see Stocdale really influence a game with some great saves, he's been a bit flat footed and not very agile. We have always had very good keepers at the Albion, I hope he follows in that tradition. Alfie T
  • Score: 0

6:44am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T says...

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Sorry, first post didn't appear to register. Alfie T
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10:20am Mon 1 Sep 14

IKnowNowt says...

I think we should reserve judgement on our new keeper for the time being. By his own admission he lacks game time, but there are parts of his game i find encouraging at this early stage in his Brighton career.
His honesty and fighting spirit should be honoured and encouraged too, provided he doesn't become too outspoken. Seems like a thoroughly nice bloke.

But what do I know?
I think we should reserve judgement on our new keeper for the time being. By his own admission he lacks game time, but there are parts of his game i find encouraging at this early stage in his Brighton career. His honesty and fighting spirit should be honoured and encouraged too, provided he doesn't become too outspoken. Seems like a thoroughly nice bloke. But what do I know? IKnowNowt
  • Score: 6

10:25am Mon 1 Sep 14

daveyboy35 says...

IKnowNowt wrote:
I think we should reserve judgement on our new keeper for the time being. By his own admission he lacks game time, but there are parts of his game i find encouraging at this early stage in his Brighton career.
His honesty and fighting spirit should be honoured and encouraged too, provided he doesn't become too outspoken. Seems like a thoroughly nice bloke.

But what do I know?
When you say game time what do you mean??? He's had pre season at fulham and a few here as well, plus he's played 5 league games. So I reckon he's played about 8 games. How many games does it take to get sharp?
[quote][p][bold]IKnowNowt[/bold] wrote: I think we should reserve judgement on our new keeper for the time being. By his own admission he lacks game time, but there are parts of his game i find encouraging at this early stage in his Brighton career. His honesty and fighting spirit should be honoured and encouraged too, provided he doesn't become too outspoken. Seems like a thoroughly nice bloke. But what do I know?[/p][/quote]When you say game time what do you mean??? He's had pre season at fulham and a few here as well, plus he's played 5 league games. So I reckon he's played about 8 games. How many games does it take to get sharp? daveyboy35
  • Score: 5

10:43am Mon 1 Sep 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Trouble with the GK position is every mistake is analysed to death and remembered whereas outfield players miss tackles or shoot wide and we move on. Just give him time because he's a top keeper and an honest bloke. UTA
Trouble with the GK position is every mistake is analysed to death and remembered whereas outfield players miss tackles or shoot wide and we move on. Just give him time because he's a top keeper and an honest bloke. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 4

1:25pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Eddy B says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Trouble with the GK position is every mistake is analysed to death and remembered whereas outfield players miss tackles or shoot wide and we move on. Just give him time because he's a top keeper and an honest bloke. UTA
True, goalkeeping is very unforgiving - there are however some outfield players where the mistakes become abundant enough that we fans don't move on so readily.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Trouble with the GK position is every mistake is analysed to death and remembered whereas outfield players miss tackles or shoot wide and we move on. Just give him time because he's a top keeper and an honest bloke. UTA[/p][/quote]True, goalkeeping is very unforgiving - there are however some outfield players where the mistakes become abundant enough that we fans don't move on so readily. Eddy B
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2:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

IKnowNowt says...

daveyboy35 wrote:
IKnowNowt wrote:
I think we should reserve judgement on our new keeper for the time being. By his own admission he lacks game time, but there are parts of his game i find encouraging at this early stage in his Brighton career.
His honesty and fighting spirit should be honoured and encouraged too, provided he doesn't become too outspoken. Seems like a thoroughly nice bloke.

But what do I know?
When you say game time what do you mean??? He's had pre season at fulham and a few here as well, plus he's played 5 league games. So I reckon he's played about 8 games. How many games does it take to get sharp?
How long is a piece of string? I think that varies from player to player. DS has said he needed more game time at the start of the season and from my point of view, hasn't been in a team that leaks shots on goal or against a prolific attacking team since his inclusion. I have watched him with some interest from his time on loan at Ipswich and thought then he would be a good addition.

But what do I know?
[quote][p][bold]daveyboy35[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IKnowNowt[/bold] wrote: I think we should reserve judgement on our new keeper for the time being. By his own admission he lacks game time, but there are parts of his game i find encouraging at this early stage in his Brighton career. His honesty and fighting spirit should be honoured and encouraged too, provided he doesn't become too outspoken. Seems like a thoroughly nice bloke. But what do I know?[/p][/quote]When you say game time what do you mean??? He's had pre season at fulham and a few here as well, plus he's played 5 league games. So I reckon he's played about 8 games. How many games does it take to get sharp?[/p][/quote]How long is a piece of string? I think that varies from player to player. DS has said he needed more game time at the start of the season and from my point of view, hasn't been in a team that leaks shots on goal or against a prolific attacking team since his inclusion. I have watched him with some interest from his time on loan at Ipswich and thought then he would be a good addition. But what do I know? IKnowNowt
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

daveyboy35 says...

IKnowNowt wrote:
daveyboy35 wrote:
IKnowNowt wrote:
I think we should reserve judgement on our new keeper for the time being. By his own admission he lacks game time, but there are parts of his game i find encouraging at this early stage in his Brighton career.
His honesty and fighting spirit should be honoured and encouraged too, provided he doesn't become too outspoken. Seems like a thoroughly nice bloke.

But what do I know?
When you say game time what do you mean??? He's had pre season at fulham and a few here as well, plus he's played 5 league games. So I reckon he's played about 8 games. How many games does it take to get sharp?
How long is a piece of string? I think that varies from player to player. DS has said he needed more game time at the start of the season and from my point of view, hasn't been in a team that leaks shots on goal or against a prolific attacking team since his inclusion. I have watched him with some interest from his time on loan at Ipswich and thought then he would be a good addition.

But what do I know?
I actually think he does a lot of the stuff well! But he does seem flat footed and out of position quite a lot! Those are things that should have been well sorted at this stage of his career! I hope he becomes sharp soon!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]IKnowNowt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daveyboy35[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IKnowNowt[/bold] wrote: I think we should reserve judgement on our new keeper for the time being. By his own admission he lacks game time, but there are parts of his game i find encouraging at this early stage in his Brighton career. His honesty and fighting spirit should be honoured and encouraged too, provided he doesn't become too outspoken. Seems like a thoroughly nice bloke. But what do I know?[/p][/quote]When you say game time what do you mean??? He's had pre season at fulham and a few here as well, plus he's played 5 league games. So I reckon he's played about 8 games. How many games does it take to get sharp?[/p][/quote]How long is a piece of string? I think that varies from player to player. DS has said he needed more game time at the start of the season and from my point of view, hasn't been in a team that leaks shots on goal or against a prolific attacking team since his inclusion. I have watched him with some interest from his time on loan at Ipswich and thought then he would be a good addition. But what do I know?[/p][/quote]I actually think he does a lot of the stuff well! But he does seem flat footed and out of position quite a lot! Those are things that should have been well sorted at this stage of his career! I hope he becomes sharp soon!!!!! daveyboy35
  • Score: 1

8:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bbb1969 says...

His distribution is accurate and I think one or two good saves and he will be more confident and he has got a good defence in front of him so keeping warm will be an issue.
On a slightly separate note; we had 13 points out of 10 games last season and feel we shoul get 14 or 15 points out of our first 10 this season so hopelly 2nd place by season end.
His distribution is accurate and I think one or two good saves and he will be more confident and he has got a good defence in front of him so keeping warm will be an issue. On a slightly separate note; we had 13 points out of 10 games last season and feel we shoul get 14 or 15 points out of our first 10 this season so hopelly 2nd place by season end. bbb1969
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