Poyet tells fans to get used to patient style

The Argus: NO RUSH: Gus Poyet will not change Albion's style NO RUSH: Gus Poyet will not change Albion's style

ALBION manager Gus Poyet has told fans critical of his patient style of play it is here to stay.

The Seagulls’ build-up from the back was greeted with shouts of ‘forward’ and ‘rubbish’ by some supporters during the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.

Poyet said: “I don’t listen to that. If they want Brighton to change their style of play, being at the top, they need another manager. It doesn’t matter what they shout, the team will play the way I want.

“It’s my team, I pick the players, it is my responsibility being top or bottom, not theirs. I respect their opinion. I didn’t have a problem with that when I was a player and I hope my players don’t. If they panic they won’t play, that’s for sure.

“If somebody starts kicking it because the fans shout they are going to be out of the team.”

Poyet, pictured, remains hopeful he will be able to hold onto on-loan goalscorer Kazenga LuaLua for the entire season.

“We tried to get him for the whole season but we couldn’t,” he said. “Of course, it is always an option. I think the boy enjoys playing for us and that is important as well so it’s up to Newcastle and the player really.

“We would like to do it now. I’m sure we won’t be able to so we need to wait. I cannot really say what is going to happen. We were lucky to have him last year and we are lucky to have him again so we will use him as much as we can until January 3.”

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9:56am Mon 11 Oct 10

fretlessbass says...

It will be a major blow if the club cannot secure LuaLua for the whole season, particularly as the two strikers are so profligate.
The Murray/Barnes partnership is not going to score enough goals to get us up. 'Spanish Tony' is clearly not up to standard. Perhaps it's time to try 'Toby Smorgasborg'. A loan signing or Jan transfer seem to be the most likely options.
It will be a major blow if the club cannot secure LuaLua for the whole season, particularly as the two strikers are so profligate. The Murray/Barnes partnership is not going to score enough goals to get us up. 'Spanish Tony' is clearly not up to standard. Perhaps it's time to try 'Toby Smorgasborg'. A loan signing or Jan transfer seem to be the most likely options. fretlessbass

10:06am Mon 11 Oct 10

Gee Jay says...

He's the manager, paid to be the manager,got the coaching qualifications and skills, so who are we to queation him when Albion are in the No1 spot? O.K. so we would like more goals, but Bournemouth came to Withdean not to play their normal game, because their manger knew that, if they did, Gus' side would run riot.
This is what teams will do to us now, because, as has been said before, there are a fair proportion of players with limited ability within League One (we used to have a lot of them).

What would we rather have?

We have a very 'mean' defence, which, as many managers would say,is the important first step in any successful campaign, the rest will follow, and, if Gus needs a new forward come December/January, I am sure, if we are still in the top 4, Tony Bloom will come up with the funds. T.B. wants Championship football at Falmer next August, and it is within his grasp....he won't let the chance slip.
He's the manager, paid to be the manager,got the coaching qualifications and skills, so who are we to queation him when Albion are in the No1 spot? O.K. so we would like more goals, but Bournemouth came to Withdean not to play their normal game, because their manger knew that, if they did, Gus' side would run riot. This is what teams will do to us now, because, as has been said before, there are a fair proportion of players with limited ability within League One (we used to have a lot of them). What would we rather have? We have a very 'mean' defence, which, as many managers would say,is the important first step in any successful campaign, the rest will follow, and, if Gus needs a new forward come December/January, I am sure, if we are still in the top 4, Tony Bloom will come up with the funds. T.B. wants Championship football at Falmer next August, and it is within his grasp....he won't let the chance slip. Gee Jay

10:14am Mon 11 Oct 10

king wombat says...

Interesting, I seem to remember you writing off navarro last season, and also el-abd and elphick as terrible players. Bodes well for sandaza then.
Interesting, I seem to remember you writing off navarro last season, and also el-abd and elphick as terrible players. Bodes well for sandaza then. king wombat

10:15am Mon 11 Oct 10

jc55 says...

Absolutely agree Gus comments on shouts from crowd
As paying customers we are all entitled to voice our opinion especially when we are playing badly but we are top of the table and could even further clear but for a couple of dodgy decisions!
Yes a big clearance or a a quick long ball is sometimes the right thing to do but on most occasions it simply means possession is lost and we will get punished by better teams (particularly next year if we do manage to go up)
Even in the Nth stand surrounded in the main by more 'mature ' supporters I am increasingly annoyed by continous shouts of "get it forward" .Surely these well meaning supporters who have seen it all appreciate that you need to keep the ball to give your own team a chance to score as well as prevent oppo from scoring .
Come on guys we have a manager who wants Albion to play football in the correct manner and is putting together a team capable of doing so -and so far successfully .Yes I want to watch us thrash someone soon but cant do it without the ball .
Absolutely agree Gus comments on shouts from crowd As paying customers we are all entitled to voice our opinion especially when we are playing badly but we are top of the table and could even further clear but for a couple of dodgy decisions! Yes a big clearance or a a quick long ball is sometimes the right thing to do but on most occasions it simply means possession is lost and we will get punished by better teams (particularly next year if we do manage to go up) Even in the Nth stand surrounded in the main by more 'mature ' supporters I am increasingly annoyed by continous shouts of "get it forward" .Surely these well meaning supporters who have seen it all appreciate that you need to keep the ball to give your own team a chance to score as well as prevent oppo from scoring . Come on guys we have a manager who wants Albion to play football in the correct manner and is putting together a team capable of doing so -and so far successfully .Yes I want to watch us thrash someone soon but cant do it without the ball . jc55

10:18am Mon 11 Oct 10

guspoyet says...

THe slow patient build is the way to go and Gus just needs to ignore certains sections of the crowd. You will never please everyone anyway. Be good if LuaLua does stay but I think with a quality striker we would still do very well if he goes. We can't build the team around one player who isn't even on our books and I don't think it is good for a young player like him to feel he is indispensible. No one is?

Disappointing on Saturday but we won't win every game and we are doing much better than probably most of us expected. Looking forward to Charlton!
THe slow patient build is the way to go and Gus just needs to ignore certains sections of the crowd. You will never please everyone anyway. Be good if LuaLua does stay but I think with a quality striker we would still do very well if he goes. We can't build the team around one player who isn't even on our books and I don't think it is good for a young player like him to feel he is indispensible. No one is? Disappointing on Saturday but we won't win every game and we are doing much better than probably most of us expected. Looking forward to Charlton! guspoyet

10:27am Mon 11 Oct 10

88albion says...

what i don't understand is that some fans were slating previous managers for playing the long ball, yet now we have a manager in GP who has got the team playing short passing football and still they're not happy with this
what i don't understand is that some fans were slating previous managers for playing the long ball, yet now we have a manager in GP who has got the team playing short passing football and still they're not happy with this 88albion

10:37am Mon 11 Oct 10

deancoxissexy says...

Keeping the ball clearly isn't working - we are "only" 3 points clear!
Poyet is our best manager for 30 years and it would be criminal if a few morons drove him away. Unfortunately the vocal minority will always be noticed while the satisfied majority put up with the neanderthal shouts. Clearly a few would prefer us to return to hoofball with Virgo, Hawkins and co under Adams, Slade and the Chuckle Brothers.
The only concern is our failure to score more than 2 in a match, but that is down to missed chances - Barnes being the main culprit. If we are still challenging in January it will strengthen our hand to get a player like Simon Cox to finish the job.
Keeping the ball clearly isn't working - we are "only" 3 points clear! Poyet is our best manager for 30 years and it would be criminal if a few morons drove him away. Unfortunately the vocal minority will always be noticed while the satisfied majority put up with the neanderthal shouts. Clearly a few would prefer us to return to hoofball with Virgo, Hawkins and co under Adams, Slade and the Chuckle Brothers. The only concern is our failure to score more than 2 in a match, but that is down to missed chances - Barnes being the main culprit. If we are still challenging in January it will strengthen our hand to get a player like Simon Cox to finish the job. deancoxissexy

10:39am Mon 11 Oct 10

madchris says...

We are on the verge of one of the, if not the, most exciting phases of the club's history. The way Gus wants the team to play is the right way but it takes time for the players to change and become confident (don't forget nearly all of them have been raised to play a different game) and for the fans to embrace the new way (and they've been watching a different game for many years). Patience is required on all sides but we'll all get there and then we will have a chairman, a stadium, a manager and a team that we can be really proud of.
We are on the verge of one of the, if not the, most exciting phases of the club's history. The way Gus wants the team to play is the right way but it takes time for the players to change and become confident (don't forget nearly all of them have been raised to play a different game) and for the fans to embrace the new way (and they've been watching a different game for many years). Patience is required on all sides but we'll all get there and then we will have a chairman, a stadium, a manager and a team that we can be really proud of. madchris

10:45am Mon 11 Oct 10

Cory and Trevor says...

Whoever shouts "RUBBISH" at the team now needs therapy. Malcontented misfits.

We played Bournemouth off the park with quality football on Saturday, and won the match fair and square (but for inept officials).

We find it unbelievable that there are fans who want the ball punted upfield. We're playing the best football we've had at Brighton for years, and by and large, it's working. Be satisfied and support the side.
Whoever shouts "RUBBISH" at the team now needs therapy. Malcontented misfits. We played Bournemouth off the park with quality football on Saturday, and won the match fair and square (but for inept officials). We find it unbelievable that there are fans who want the ball punted upfield. We're playing the best football we've had at Brighton for years, and by and large, it's working. Be satisfied and support the side. Cory and Trevor

10:55am Mon 11 Oct 10

leeeee says...

withdean wingers are an embarrassment, real foooookin idiots !!!!
withdean wingers are an embarrassment, real foooookin idiots !!!! leeeee

10:58am Mon 11 Oct 10

BZ25 says...

too right gus... there are a lot of people in the crowd who clearly know nothing about football. those who are shouting "get it forward" are the same ones who would be complaining if we hoofed it up the pitch only to give away possession a few seconds later. if we keep the ball, the opposition cannot score. we also create a lot of chances with our patient build up.
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i just hope the idiots don't make gus jump ship. he deserves our full support.
too right gus... there are a lot of people in the crowd who clearly know nothing about football. those who are shouting "get it forward" are the same ones who would be complaining if we hoofed it up the pitch only to give away possession a few seconds later. if we keep the ball, the opposition cannot score. we also create a lot of chances with our patient build up. . i just hope the idiots don't make gus jump ship. he deserves our full support. BZ25

11:03am Mon 11 Oct 10

B-hove says...

Gus should be reassured that the overwhelming majority of fans support what he is doing and the style of play he is instilling in the team.

From my seat in the South Stand on Saturday, I was heartened by the number of people who have been converted to the passing game - judging by the comments being made when the long-ball diehards piped up. And, again, the overwhelming majority got behind the team and resisted the temptation to squabble with the vocal long-ball diehards.

Leave them alone, the long-ball diehards, are an endangered species and, while the odd one or two lets out the occasional squawk, there aren't really that many of them anyway.
Gus should be reassured that the overwhelming majority of fans support what he is doing and the style of play he is instilling in the team. From my seat in the South Stand on Saturday, I was heartened by the number of people who have been converted to the passing game - judging by the comments being made when the long-ball diehards piped up. And, again, the overwhelming majority got behind the team and resisted the temptation to squabble with the vocal long-ball diehards. Leave them alone, the long-ball diehards, are an endangered species and, while the odd one or two lets out the occasional squawk, there aren't really that many of them anyway. B-hove

11:06am Mon 11 Oct 10

kentseagull says...

so right Gus, I do wonder how many fans have ever played football...so many times on saturday the fat girl next to me kept shouting for them to get it forward..there was no pass on, the passes between the 2 cbs and the keeper allow for movement further up the pitch...so many times murray won flick ons from this in the second half (though Barnes never seemed to gamble or read them very well)...you can't lose games if you have the ball, no matter where it is on the pitch. Patient play will keep us knocking on the door of promotion..
so right Gus, I do wonder how many fans have ever played football...so many times on saturday the fat girl next to me kept shouting for them to get it forward..there was no pass on, the passes between the 2 cbs and the keeper allow for movement further up the pitch...so many times murray won flick ons from this in the second half (though Barnes never seemed to gamble or read them very well)...you can't lose games if you have the ball, no matter where it is on the pitch. Patient play will keep us knocking on the door of promotion.. kentseagull

11:29am Mon 11 Oct 10

Shropshire Seagull says...

I for one support the manager. 3 points clear at the top, good players, a near full Withdean. That would suggest to me he is doing something right. If some of these fans want to moan I suppose they have paid their money. But I would suggest they look and listen to the majority of true Brighton supporters who want success. Maybe look in a dictionary and look up the meaning of the word supporter. This time last season we were near the bottom of the league hoofing the ball upfield. Patience is a virtue. Lets all become a bit more virtuous !!!
I for one support the manager. 3 points clear at the top, good players, a near full Withdean. That would suggest to me he is doing something right. If some of these fans want to moan I suppose they have paid their money. But I would suggest they look and listen to the majority of true Brighton supporters who want success. Maybe look in a dictionary and look up the meaning of the word supporter. This time last season we were near the bottom of the league hoofing the ball upfield. Patience is a virtue. Lets all become a bit more virtuous !!! Shropshire Seagull

12:56pm Mon 11 Oct 10

eastbourneseagull says...

Please let's all let Gus know how VERY happy the majority of us fans are. In recent years I have dreaded home defeats, and gone out of pure loyalty but with very low expectations. Now I am truly excited again when it gets to Friday, waiting for the next game. I know we won't win every game, but I am almost certain I will see some great Albion play in every game. We have a super committed and able squad and potentially a managerial great in the making. Gus has transformed this club and the feel around it, so please don't let him think fans are against him. Keep up the fabulous work Gus and the lads!
Please let's all let Gus know how VERY happy the majority of us fans are. In recent years I have dreaded home defeats, and gone out of pure loyalty but with very low expectations. Now I am truly excited again when it gets to Friday, waiting for the next game. I know we won't win every game, but I am almost certain I will see some great Albion play in every game. We have a super committed and able squad and potentially a managerial great in the making. Gus has transformed this club and the feel around it, so please don't let him think fans are against him. Keep up the fabulous work Gus and the lads! eastbourneseagull

12:59pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Peter Ward says...

This is man who cost us 2 points. Lino John Farries. http://www.refworld.
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This is man who cost us 2 points. Lino John Farries. http://www.refworld. com/referee/2375/3 ........ I read another article where he controversially reffed a non league game where someone scored after 97 minutes!! and one team had nine men. Someone on NSC has listed his address, email and phone numbers, but i think that is going a bit far. Look out for him though at future matches.... The Daily Mirror online article today was good, it slated him and mirrored Gus's post match words about Mr Farries doing it to make himself famous..... http://www.mirrorfoo tball.co.uk/news/Bri ghton-1-1-Bournemout h-Daily-Mirror-match -report-Interfering- linesman-John-Farrie s-robs-Seagulls-with -the-unjust-award-of -a-stoppage-time-pen alty-equaliser-artic le598297.html Peter Ward

1:17pm Mon 11 Oct 10

kumquat says...

extraordinary that gus has to justify himself. The team is glorious to watch and what i'm most impressed with is how he's realised that having two absolute tigers at centre back complements the rest of the team. While calderon and painter attack, adam and tommy fly into tackles. I thought both were immense at the weekend. I also thought that when the long ball was on, the players spotted it and did it. I think it was dicker who produced a great long ball to murray at one point. I think the issue is how long it will take barnes and murray to gel seamlessly with the mid field and that is still a work in progress. But considering that, we are still top in a very strong league. The best is still to come and come it will. That makes me very excited.
extraordinary that gus has to justify himself. The team is glorious to watch and what i'm most impressed with is how he's realised that having two absolute tigers at centre back complements the rest of the team. While calderon and painter attack, adam and tommy fly into tackles. I thought both were immense at the weekend. I also thought that when the long ball was on, the players spotted it and did it. I think it was dicker who produced a great long ball to murray at one point. I think the issue is how long it will take barnes and murray to gel seamlessly with the mid field and that is still a work in progress. But considering that, we are still top in a very strong league. The best is still to come and come it will. That makes me very excited. kumquat

1:23pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Snodger says...

There is only a small minority wanting a more direct style at times. Having a more successful team is the overriding consideration for the vast majority and will stay that way. I cannot believe that GP is unduely bothered by a few shouts.
There is only a small minority wanting a more direct style at times. Having a more successful team is the overriding consideration for the vast majority and will stay that way. I cannot believe that GP is unduely bothered by a few shouts. Snodger

2:15pm Mon 11 Oct 10

colz says...

no complaints here this is what we been crying out for years, playing football top of the table with 3 points clear, its now in Brighton hands and may it continue.
no complaints here this is what we been crying out for years, playing football top of the table with 3 points clear, its now in Brighton hands and may it continue. colz

2:49pm Mon 11 Oct 10

shabba123 says...

One of the most annoying things about Poyet is he plays lip service to fans and players opinions and has no real interest in them. We are top of the league and so he is entitled to think he is right but no one is right all the time. I for one am in favour of a the more patient style and it has served us well over the last few games when they have been tight. However, just before the last kick of the game on Saturday, the four passes between defenders did not serve us as well as a launch in to the box would have done, for one last throw of the dice. Patients, coupled with opportunisum is the way forward and a little flexibility may serve us well. Mr. Poyet, you are not the oracle of all wisdom and a little humility would not go astray!
One of the most annoying things about Poyet is he plays lip service to fans and players opinions and has no real interest in them. We are top of the league and so he is entitled to think he is right but no one is right all the time. I for one am in favour of a the more patient style and it has served us well over the last few games when they have been tight. However, just before the last kick of the game on Saturday, the four passes between defenders did not serve us as well as a launch in to the box would have done, for one last throw of the dice. Patients, coupled with opportunisum is the way forward and a little flexibility may serve us well. Mr. Poyet, you are not the oracle of all wisdom and a little humility would not go astray! shabba123

2:51pm Mon 11 Oct 10

shabba123 says...

One of the most annoying things about Poyet is he plays lip service to fans and players opinions and has no real interest in them. We are top of the league and so he is entitled to think he is right but no one is right all the time. I for one am in favour of a the more patient style and it has served us well over the last few games when they have been tight. However, just before the last kick of the game on Saturday, the four passes between defenders did not serve us as well as a launch in to the box would have done, for one last throw of the dice. Patients, coupled with opportunisum is the way forward and a little flexibility may serve us well. Mr. Poyet, you are not the oracle of all wisdom and a little humility would not go astray!
One of the most annoying things about Poyet is he plays lip service to fans and players opinions and has no real interest in them. We are top of the league and so he is entitled to think he is right but no one is right all the time. I for one am in favour of a the more patient style and it has served us well over the last few games when they have been tight. However, just before the last kick of the game on Saturday, the four passes between defenders did not serve us as well as a launch in to the box would have done, for one last throw of the dice. Patients, coupled with opportunisum is the way forward and a little flexibility may serve us well. Mr. Poyet, you are not the oracle of all wisdom and a little humility would not go astray! shabba123

3:46pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Dingbat99 says...

Why should Poyet listen to fan's opinions when he has more football knowledge in his little fingernail than the whole Withdean crowd put together. Paying lip service! He is the manager and it's his job to make decisions not listen to fan's opinions.
I am loving every pass and kick, whether it's short, long diagonal (and just for good measure, look how accurate Ankergren's goal kicks are - every one reaches a Brighton player)
Why should Poyet listen to fan's opinions when he has more football knowledge in his little fingernail than the whole Withdean crowd put together. Paying lip service! He is the manager and it's his job to make decisions not listen to fan's opinions. I am loving every pass and kick, whether it's short, long diagonal (and just for good measure, look how accurate Ankergren's goal kicks are - every one reaches a Brighton player) Dingbat99

4:29pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Jimmy Langley says...

There have been a number of managers who have had success with long ball football (Jack Charlton and Graham Taylor for example) but it's horrible to watch. I'd rather watch a mid table team playing passing football than a team at the top that lumps the ball up to a big centre forward and then scraps for the second ball. To those who want it whacked long I suggest you go and watch Stoke City and die of boredom!
There have been a number of managers who have had success with long ball football (Jack Charlton and Graham Taylor for example) but it's horrible to watch. I'd rather watch a mid table team playing passing football than a team at the top that lumps the ball up to a big centre forward and then scraps for the second ball. To those who want it whacked long I suggest you go and watch Stoke City and die of boredom! Jimmy Langley

5:11pm Mon 11 Oct 10

tinker000 says...

Well said Gus ,problem is that a lot of fans????? have ben used to the long punt and hope (park footie) if they dont like what they see now then go to the park.
Just keep up the style and we will be there at the end.
Well said Gus ,problem is that a lot of fans????? have ben used to the long punt and hope (park footie) if they dont like what they see now then go to the park. Just keep up the style and we will be there at the end. tinker000

5:15pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Alan G Skinner says...

GP, MT and CO have done a fantastic job with this squad, a huge turnaround from when they arrived. We are top of the league and are for the first time in a very long time, playing attractive, passing, attacking football. I suggest the morons dishing out criticism of the way the team are playing, stay away!! Perhaps Sunday football at Whitehawk, would be more to their taste. Gus, 99% of Brighton fans are fully aware of the great job you are doing here and are enjoying the way the team plays, keep up the good work, Falmer is know on the horizon. Keep the faith.
GP, MT and CO have done a fantastic job with this squad, a huge turnaround from when they arrived. We are top of the league and are for the first time in a very long time, playing attractive, passing, attacking football. I suggest the morons dishing out criticism of the way the team are playing, stay away!! Perhaps Sunday football at Whitehawk, would be more to their taste. Gus, 99% of Brighton fans are fully aware of the great job you are doing here and are enjoying the way the team plays, keep up the good work, Falmer is know on the horizon. Keep the faith. Alan G Skinner

5:57pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Jimthefirst says...

The passing game is best but we must be able to switch to the long ball at times to confuse defences.
Watching the game on Sky I was very annoyed that after having so much of the game we only came away with one point,if i had paid admittance i would not be ready to attend on a regular basis if we continued to lose points in this manner.
The manager must be made aware that the customer pays his and the teams wages and they have an option if the results and entertainment standard fall short of expectations.
The passing game is best but we must be able to switch to the long ball at times to confuse defences. Watching the game on Sky I was very annoyed that after having so much of the game we only came away with one point,if i had paid admittance i would not be ready to attend on a regular basis if we continued to lose points in this manner. The manager must be made aware that the customer pays his and the teams wages and they have an option if the results and entertainment standard fall short of expectations. Jimthefirst

6:04pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Ringmer Rich says...

I cannot seriously believe that some fans are complaining about the style of play. For the first time in decades (apart from a little spell with Coppell) we get to watch proper football. What is wrong with some people? For the first time in ages, I don't mind shelling out 25 quid a game. For the first time in a long while, I actually look forward to going to watch the Albion play. The buzz is back. Ok, the team isn't quite the real deal yet and yes, we do need more fire power up front, but it's entertaining and good to watch. Gus, we like the new style of play and we definitely want more... please ignore those people as they obviously know very little about how football should be played properly. el fútbol es bueno y nos gusta mucho.....
I cannot seriously believe that some fans are complaining about the style of play. For the first time in decades (apart from a little spell with Coppell) we get to watch proper football. What is wrong with some people? For the first time in ages, I don't mind shelling out 25 quid a game. For the first time in a long while, I actually look forward to going to watch the Albion play. The buzz is back. Ok, the team isn't quite the real deal yet and yes, we do need more fire power up front, but it's entertaining and good to watch. Gus, we like the new style of play and we definitely want more... please ignore those people as they obviously know very little about how football should be played properly. el fútbol es bueno y nos gusta mucho..... Ringmer Rich

6:24pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Ringmer Rich says...

Jimthefirst wrote:
The passing game is best but we must be able to switch to the long ball at times to confuse defences.
Watching the game on Sky I was very annoyed that after having so much of the game we only came away with one point,if i had paid admittance i would not be ready to attend on a regular basis if we continued to lose points in this manner.
The manager must be made aware that the customer pays his and the teams wages and they have an option if the results and entertainment standard fall short of expectations.
Why exactly were you watching the game on Sky? There were still seats available. I understand that fans at the game become a little frustrated because the goals are not flying in at the moment, but then the team is still developing. I guess they have a right to voice their views having paid their money - however misguided those views maybe. But the club needs money in order to bring in the type of player who score lots of goals. In other words, bums on seats. Not Sky fans who support the likes of man u and chelsea and never go to a game. How on earth can you say that the results and entertainment standards are not up to standard when the Albion are 3 points clear at the top? Really, some people...
[quote][p][bold]Jimthefirst[/bold] wrote: The passing game is best but we must be able to switch to the long ball at times to confuse defences. Watching the game on Sky I was very annoyed that after having so much of the game we only came away with one point,if i had paid admittance i would not be ready to attend on a regular basis if we continued to lose points in this manner. The manager must be made aware that the customer pays his and the teams wages and they have an option if the results and entertainment standard fall short of expectations.[/p][/quote]Why exactly were you watching the game on Sky? There were still seats available. I understand that fans at the game become a little frustrated because the goals are not flying in at the moment, but then the team is still developing. I guess they have a right to voice their views having paid their money - however misguided those views maybe. But the club needs money in order to bring in the type of player who score lots of goals. In other words, bums on seats. Not Sky fans who support the likes of man u and chelsea and never go to a game. How on earth can you say that the results and entertainment standards are not up to standard when the Albion are 3 points clear at the top? Really, some people... Ringmer Rich

6:34pm Mon 11 Oct 10

cullipmyhero says...

shabba123 wrote:
One of the most annoying things about Poyet is he plays lip service to fans and players opinions and has no real interest in them. We are top of the league and so he is entitled to think he is right but no one is right all the time. I for one am in favour of a the more patient style and it has served us well over the last few games when they have been tight. However, just before the last kick of the game on Saturday, the four passes between defenders did not serve us as well as a launch in to the box would have done, for one last throw of the dice. Patients, coupled with opportunisum is the way forward and a little flexibility may serve us well. Mr. Poyet, you are not the oracle of all wisdom and a little humility would not go astray!
absolute tool...clearly you know best!
[quote][p][bold]shabba123[/bold] wrote: One of the most annoying things about Poyet is he plays lip service to fans and players opinions and has no real interest in them. We are top of the league and so he is entitled to think he is right but no one is right all the time. I for one am in favour of a the more patient style and it has served us well over the last few games when they have been tight. However, just before the last kick of the game on Saturday, the four passes between defenders did not serve us as well as a launch in to the box would have done, for one last throw of the dice. Patients, coupled with opportunisum is the way forward and a little flexibility may serve us well. Mr. Poyet, you are not the oracle of all wisdom and a little humility would not go astray![/p][/quote]absolute tool...clearly you know best! cullipmyhero

6:36pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Claude Back says...

leeeee wrote:
withdean wingers are an embarrassment, real foooookin idiots !!!!
That's an outrageous thing to say about Lua Lua and Bennett. They are a couple of the best wingers in the division.
[quote][p][bold]leeeee[/bold] wrote: withdean wingers are an embarrassment, real foooookin idiots !!!![/p][/quote]That's an outrageous thing to say about Lua Lua and Bennett. They are a couple of the best wingers in the division. Claude Back

7:56pm Mon 11 Oct 10

wiltshire seagull says...

Dingbat99 wrote:
Why should Poyet listen to fan's opinions when he has more football knowledge in his little fingernail than the whole Withdean crowd put together. Paying lip service! He is the manager and it's his job to make decisions not listen to fan's opinions.
I am loving every pass and kick, whether it's short, long diagonal (and just for good measure, look how accurate Ankergren's goal kicks are - every one reaches a Brighton player)
In total agreement with you & many above on the same planet. As someone points out above the long ball has it's place but I personally love the way we are playing now. Best football I've seen from the Albion for many a season, long may it continue despite the inevitable Withdean moaners..... BTW, Claude Back, surely you realise "leeeeee" was winding you up, erm wasn't he? :0)......
[quote][p][bold]Dingbat99[/bold] wrote: Why should Poyet listen to fan's opinions when he has more football knowledge in his little fingernail than the whole Withdean crowd put together. Paying lip service! He is the manager and it's his job to make decisions not listen to fan's opinions. I am loving every pass and kick, whether it's short, long diagonal (and just for good measure, look how accurate Ankergren's goal kicks are - every one reaches a Brighton player)[/p][/quote]In total agreement with you & many above on the same planet. As someone points out above the long ball has it's place but I personally love the way we are playing now. Best football I've seen from the Albion for many a season, long may it continue despite the inevitable Withdean moaners..... BTW, Claude Back, surely you realise "leeeeee" was winding you up, erm wasn't he? :0)...... wiltshire seagull

8:09pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Tigertone says...

unfortunatley some of our supporter are right knobs when they moan at the football, this comment also goes to some who have their say on here. Gus is the man who is doing the right thing, fans like to be entertained, not watching the ball being hoofed up field just to watch it being sent back. Last season Tommy Elphick was well known for this (Tommy Hoofit) but at least he is trying to play the ball forward with more idea this season. One of the reasons that they play it around at the back is more likely that the players in front of them are well marked and they don't make much movement for the pass to be played
unfortunatley some of our supporter are right knobs when they moan at the football, this comment also goes to some who have their say on here. Gus is the man who is doing the right thing, fans like to be entertained, not watching the ball being hoofed up field just to watch it being sent back. Last season Tommy Elphick was well known for this (Tommy Hoofit) but at least he is trying to play the ball forward with more idea this season. One of the reasons that they play it around at the back is more likely that the players in front of them are well marked and they don't make much movement for the pass to be played Tigertone

8:31pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Tigertone says...

Tigertone wrote:
unfortunatley some of our supporter are right knobs when they moan at the football, this comment also goes to some who have their say on here. Gus is the man who is doing the right thing, fans like to be entertained, not watching the ball being hoofed up field just to watch it being sent back. Last season Tommy Elphick was well known for this (Tommy Hoofit) but at least he is trying to play the ball forward with more idea this season. One of the reasons that they play it around at the back is more likely that the players in front of them are well marked and they don't make much movement for the pass to be played
the comment should say supporters not supporter-sorry
[quote][p][bold]Tigertone[/bold] wrote: unfortunatley some of our supporter are right knobs when they moan at the football, this comment also goes to some who have their say on here. Gus is the man who is doing the right thing, fans like to be entertained, not watching the ball being hoofed up field just to watch it being sent back. Last season Tommy Elphick was well known for this (Tommy Hoofit) but at least he is trying to play the ball forward with more idea this season. One of the reasons that they play it around at the back is more likely that the players in front of them are well marked and they don't make much movement for the pass to be played[/p][/quote]the comment should say supporters not supporter-sorry Tigertone

8:44pm Mon 11 Oct 10

all change says...

Well said Gus!! Spot on!
Some fans are pathetic. The ones that shout abuse, and telling the team how to play, should be ashamed of themselves. They have (probably) never played for nor managed a professional team. What do they know?!

Gus is here to do a job, and he is doing so.

Keep up the good work Mr Poyet!
Well said Gus!! Spot on! Some fans are pathetic. The ones that shout abuse, and telling the team how to play, should be ashamed of themselves. They have (probably) never played for nor managed a professional team. What do they know?! Gus is here to do a job, and he is doing so. Keep up the good work Mr Poyet! all change

10:27pm Mon 11 Oct 10

Paul-Lincs says...

Why are so called fans complaining?

Isnt the slow patient build up the South American way? Brazillian? They do seem to know what they are doing.

After all, if we have the ball the opposition cannot score? Can they?

Gus has a team full of potential, a mixture of youth and experience. With a bench all deserving a place in the team. How long is it since we have been able to say that?

The one compoment we are lacking is a reliable goalscorer, which I admit is a concern.

But, we are top of the league. With a bit of better fortune we would also be at least another 4/5 points clear.

This is the most promising season we have had for a long time, so stop moaning and get behind the team.
Why are so called fans complaining? Isnt the slow patient build up the South American way? Brazillian? They do seem to know what they are doing. After all, if we have the ball the opposition cannot score? Can they? Gus has a team full of potential, a mixture of youth and experience. With a bench all deserving a place in the team. How long is it since we have been able to say that? The one compoment we are lacking is a reliable goalscorer, which I admit is a concern. But, we are top of the league. With a bit of better fortune we would also be at least another 4/5 points clear. This is the most promising season we have had for a long time, so stop moaning and get behind the team. Paul-Lincs

8:47am Tue 12 Oct 10

mark by the sea says...

fuuny guys i said last year, and year before there are some who are absolutely no idea about football, some sadly come on here, lets keep this simple, any football outside the bottom croner of the division one table are trying to pass, and move the ball with pace, move up a division and its far more skilled, anyone who wants chamionship football with gus at the helm should shut up, best thing is for fans to a support the passing game and dont allow these idiots to be heard at the ground, bring a forward in, maybe a left back and we will be a quality squad.
fuuny guys i said last year, and year before there are some who are absolutely no idea about football, some sadly come on here, lets keep this simple, any football outside the bottom croner of the division one table are trying to pass, and move the ball with pace, move up a division and its far more skilled, anyone who wants chamionship football with gus at the helm should shut up, best thing is for fans to a support the passing game and dont allow these idiots to be heard at the ground, bring a forward in, maybe a left back and we will be a quality squad. mark by the sea

2:29pm Tue 12 Oct 10

pauli says...

We are top of the league!!!! We are playing attractive football. We have to suffer diabolical refereeing decisions yet we are still three points clear at the top.

Some people just need something to whinge about. I remember somebody at the Goldstone calling Peter Ward useless.

If you don't like it, support Portsmouth.
We are top of the league!!!! We are playing attractive football. We have to suffer diabolical refereeing decisions yet we are still three points clear at the top. Some people just need something to whinge about. I remember somebody at the Goldstone calling Peter Ward useless. If you don't like it, support Portsmouth. pauli

5:37pm Tue 12 Oct 10

Jimthefirst says...

The answer to the question Why was i watching the game on Sky,after watching the Albion for many years the club were relegated to Division 1 because they did not buy a goalscoring striker, I had no intention of paying to watch this standard of football so I took on Sky and from time to time travelled to London to watch Premier games.
If and when we get back into the Championship I will sample Falmer and continue to attend as long as an entertaining team is fielded, and we can at least stay in mid-table.
Attendances dropped of course when relegated and some after the length of time spent in Division 1 will not return, having had a taste of Premier Football and/or lost the urge to attend a live game.
The answer to the question Why was i watching the game on Sky,after watching the Albion for many years the club were relegated to Division 1 because they did not buy a goalscoring striker, I had no intention of paying to watch this standard of football so I took on Sky and from time to time travelled to London to watch Premier games. If and when we get back into the Championship I will sample Falmer and continue to attend as long as an entertaining team is fielded, and we can at least stay in mid-table. Attendances dropped of course when relegated and some after the length of time spent in Division 1 will not return, having had a taste of Premier Football and/or lost the urge to attend a live game. Jimthefirst

7:32pm Tue 12 Oct 10

KeefyH44 says...

kentseagull wrote:
so right Gus, I do wonder how many fans have ever played football...so many times on saturday the fat girl next to me kept shouting for them to get it forward..there was no pass on, the passes between the 2 cbs and the keeper allow for movement further up the pitch...so many times murray won flick ons from this in the second half (though Barnes never seemed to gamble or read them very well)...you can't lose games if you have the ball, no matter where it is on the pitch. Patient play will keep us knocking on the door of promotion..
I recall, more years ago than I care to remember, a sports master asking the class, "Which team is the attacking team?" and we all looked blankly at him. His answer, "The team with the ball!" It was in fact 55yrs ago and it's no less true now as it was then! I was only 11yrs old but that statement has stuck in my mind ever since.
[quote][p][bold]kentseagull[/bold] wrote: so right Gus, I do wonder how many fans have ever played football...so many times on saturday the fat girl next to me kept shouting for them to get it forward..there was no pass on, the passes between the 2 cbs and the keeper allow for movement further up the pitch...so many times murray won flick ons from this in the second half (though Barnes never seemed to gamble or read them very well)...you can't lose games if you have the ball, no matter where it is on the pitch. Patient play will keep us knocking on the door of promotion..[/p][/quote]I recall, more years ago than I care to remember, a sports master asking the class, "Which team is the attacking team?" and we all looked blankly at him. His answer, "The team with the ball!" It was in fact 55yrs ago and it's no less true now as it was then! I was only 11yrs old but that statement has stuck in my mind ever since. KeefyH44

9:18pm Tue 12 Oct 10

Gee Jay says...

Well 'Jimthefirst' We REALLY do hope that the real Albion supporters will have the pleasure of your company.
We, of course cannot be sure when that might be....... perhaps you could be persuaded if Albion were to reach the play offs from the Championship to the Premiership? But we could understand why, if we haven't bought the right players (of your choice), you would not want to grace us with your attendance.
When you feel that you would like to make the effort, just write to Tony Bloom, give him your name, and I am sure that he will find you a seat in an executive box, and you never know, you might want to PAY for a ticket for a match at Falmer.
With 'supporters' like you domestic football really has a future.
Well 'Jimthefirst' We REALLY do hope that the real Albion supporters will have the pleasure of your company. We, of course cannot be sure when that might be....... perhaps you could be persuaded if Albion were to reach the play offs from the Championship to the Premiership? But we could understand why, if we haven't bought the right players (of your choice), you would not want to grace us with your attendance. When you feel that you would like to make the effort, just write to Tony Bloom, give him your name, and I am sure that he will find you a seat in an executive box, and you never know, you might want to PAY for a ticket for a match at Falmer. With 'supporters' like you domestic football really has a future. Gee Jay

11:13pm Tue 12 Oct 10

Tigertone says...

Jimthefirst wrote:
The answer to the question Why was i watching the game on Sky,after watching the Albion for many years the club were relegated to Division 1 because they did not buy a goalscoring striker, I had no intention of paying to watch this standard of football so I took on Sky and from time to time travelled to London to watch Premier games. If and when we get back into the Championship I will sample Falmer and continue to attend as long as an entertaining team is fielded, and we can at least stay in mid-table. Attendances dropped of course when relegated and some after the length of time spent in Division 1 will not return, having had a taste of Premier Football and/or lost the urge to attend a live game.
jimthefirst don't bother gracing us with your presence at Withdean or Falmer, we don't need idiots like you their. Stick to your sky box, sad man. By the way i watched your premiership players attempt to play football tonight, what a load of twaddle!! Although i expect you will sneak in once Gus has got us into the Championship
[quote][p][bold]Jimthefirst[/bold] wrote: The answer to the question Why was i watching the game on Sky,after watching the Albion for many years the club were relegated to Division 1 because they did not buy a goalscoring striker, I had no intention of paying to watch this standard of football so I took on Sky and from time to time travelled to London to watch Premier games. If and when we get back into the Championship I will sample Falmer and continue to attend as long as an entertaining team is fielded, and we can at least stay in mid-table. Attendances dropped of course when relegated and some after the length of time spent in Division 1 will not return, having had a taste of Premier Football and/or lost the urge to attend a live game.[/p][/quote]jimthefirst don't bother gracing us with your presence at Withdean or Falmer, we don't need idiots like you their. Stick to your sky box, sad man. By the way i watched your premiership players attempt to play football tonight, what a load of twaddle!! Although i expect you will sneak in once Gus has got us into the Championship Tigertone

3:00pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Ripe seagull says...

Jimthefirst wrote:
The answer to the question Why was i watching the game on Sky,after watching the Albion for many years the club were relegated to Division 1 because they did not buy a goalscoring striker, I had no intention of paying to watch this standard of football so I took on Sky and from time to time travelled to London to watch Premier games. If and when we get back into the Championship I will sample Falmer and continue to attend as long as an entertaining team is fielded, and we can at least stay in mid-table. Attendances dropped of course when relegated and some after the length of time spent in Division 1 will not return, having had a taste of Premier Football and/or lost the urge to attend a live game.
I find this very difficult to understand! Having been to the odd premier game while being away, which includes a couple of mersey derbies, there is NOTHING like going along to watch my beloved Albion, even at our lowest nearly going out of the league!! Security words bha4-ever
[quote][p][bold]Jimthefirst[/bold] wrote: The answer to the question Why was i watching the game on Sky,after watching the Albion for many years the club were relegated to Division 1 because they did not buy a goalscoring striker, I had no intention of paying to watch this standard of football so I took on Sky and from time to time travelled to London to watch Premier games. If and when we get back into the Championship I will sample Falmer and continue to attend as long as an entertaining team is fielded, and we can at least stay in mid-table. Attendances dropped of course when relegated and some after the length of time spent in Division 1 will not return, having had a taste of Premier Football and/or lost the urge to attend a live game.[/p][/quote]I find this very difficult to understand! Having been to the odd premier game while being away, which includes a couple of mersey derbies, there is NOTHING like going along to watch my beloved Albion, even at our lowest nearly going out of the league!! Security words bha4-ever Ripe seagull

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