Poyet thrilled by flying start

Dean Hammond celebrates his goal for Albion

Dean Hammond celebrates his goal for Albion

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Gus Poyet admits he was delighted to get a flying start at The Amex tonight.

The Seagulls scored twice in the first 26 minutes to beat Bristol City 2-0.

They were not at their fluent best but comfortably secured a fourth home win of the season and extended their unbeaten run to seven games.

Poyet said: “The start was the key - to get two goals early and then be patient, manage the game in the right way and always be a threat going forward.

“Overall it was a good professional performance.”

Andrea Orlandi scored his first goal for the club with a free-kick which freakishly curled straight in when he was looking for the head of a team-mate.

Poyet added: “Everybody is looking for that inswinging ball that, if nobody touches it, it is very difficult for the goalkeeper.

“Luckily enough today it went in.

“But we created good chances and, on another day, we would have gone on and scored a couple more. I’m pleased.”

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11:22pm Tue 27 Nov 12

HOVEPARKRESIDENT says...

A cruise maybe, but still a below par performance against a rubbish team.
Made worse by the utterly disgusting behaviour of the stewards who were removing Albion fans for no good reason from the North Stand. BHAFC you should be ashamed of yourselves for treating your fans in this manner. 10 stewards and several police officers are not required to remove a pensioner who is a season ticket holder for simply not sitting down on request. Disgraceful!”
A cruise maybe, but still a below par performance against a rubbish team. Made worse by the utterly disgusting behaviour of the stewards who were removing Albion fans for no good reason from the North Stand. BHAFC you should be ashamed of yourselves for treating your fans in this manner. 10 stewards and several police officers are not required to remove a pensioner who is a season ticket holder for simply not sitting down on request. Disgraceful!” HOVEPARKRESIDENT
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11:43pm Tue 27 Nov 12

JoeBlow says...

HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
A cruise maybe, but still a below par performance against a rubbish team.
Made worse by the utterly disgusting behaviour of the stewards who were removing Albion fans for no good reason from the North Stand. BHAFC you should be ashamed of yourselves for treating your fans in this manner. 10 stewards and several police officers are not required to remove a pensioner who is a season ticket holder for simply not sitting down on request. Disgraceful!”
Depends. If it was you they were removing, then well done to them.
[quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: A cruise maybe, but still a below par performance against a rubbish team. Made worse by the utterly disgusting behaviour of the stewards who were removing Albion fans for no good reason from the North Stand. BHAFC you should be ashamed of yourselves for treating your fans in this manner. 10 stewards and several police officers are not required to remove a pensioner who is a season ticket holder for simply not sitting down on request. Disgraceful!”[/p][/quote]Depends. If it was you they were removing, then well done to them. JoeBlow
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3:51am Wed 28 Nov 12

lindfield2111 says...

Good to see Orlandi and hammond get on the scoresheet and Hoskins starting a game. can't wait for the palace game, they will prob be mid table by Feb at best so let them enjoy it while they can ! After taking 3 points off of them sat there's only going to be 1 win between them and us .. can't wait to knock them off of their high horse :)
Good to see Orlandi and hammond get on the scoresheet and Hoskins starting a game. can't wait for the palace game, they will prob be mid table by Feb at best so let them enjoy it while they can ! After taking 3 points off of them sat there's only going to be 1 win between them and us .. can't wait to knock them off of their high horse :) lindfield2111
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9:03am Wed 28 Nov 12

JaseBHA says...

2000+ empty seats in the away section and there you have your crowd figure, Mr gusset. (How are your lot's numbers looking?)

Last three home games have been:

23,703 Bolton
26,455 Posh
24,044 B City

If you can show me how that pattern represents 'slowly going down' then you're some kind of maths wizard.
2000+ empty seats in the away section and there you have your crowd figure, Mr gusset. (How are your lot's numbers looking?) Last three home games have been: 23,703 Bolton 26,455 Posh 24,044 B City If you can show me how that pattern represents 'slowly going down' then you're some kind of maths wizard. JaseBHA
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9:26am Wed 28 Nov 12

raymondo999 says...

Dismal night and dismal performance after promising start. Very professional maybe but poor entertainment in second half, so negative. Disgusting behaviour and chants by yobs in north stand against stewards trying to protect the interests of decent spectators
Dismal night and dismal performance after promising start. Very professional maybe but poor entertainment in second half, so negative. Disgusting behaviour and chants by yobs in north stand against stewards trying to protect the interests of decent spectators raymondo999
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9:31am Wed 28 Nov 12

Clean Sheet says...

Great result, always good to get a clean sheet:)
Great result, always good to get a clean sheet:) Clean Sheet
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10:54am Wed 28 Nov 12

Nathan L says...

A great performance. Less chances created but maybe that is needed for Brighton to be clinical, they get so many chances when they need to save their energy and mental strength for fewer. It was interesting to see Hoskins and Dobbie line up and it is good to know we now have more possibilities in attack. Also Noone got sent off last night and sailed away 3 points for his team, for some reason it makes this victory sweeter.
A great performance. Less chances created but maybe that is needed for Brighton to be clinical, they get so many chances when they need to save their energy and mental strength for fewer. It was interesting to see Hoskins and Dobbie line up and it is good to know we now have more possibilities in attack. Also Noone got sent off last night and sailed away 3 points for his team, for some reason it makes this victory sweeter. Nathan L
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11:01am Wed 28 Nov 12

thewhitehawker says...

The first time i have seen the albion at the amex and a great team and such a beautiful stadium completely let down by i the atmosphere . The twelth man was very quiet and absent at times . The albion chant of albiooon , albiooon was the best that could be drummed up . it is the chant to put u to sleep and at times it appeared to put the crowd to sleep and players . No banners flying , no scarves held high , no drum , very few songs sung , ... to sum it up , the performance of the twelth man was bad , so bad we would be near the bottom of the twelth man league .When i left the ground and approached the railway bridge with thousand of albion fans i broke the silence with SEAGULLS, SEAGULLS!!! 2 NIL TO THE ALBION !! Fans turned and looked around with faces as long as west st . Reminded me of the zombies on the Walking dead series lol
The first time i have seen the albion at the amex and a great team and such a beautiful stadium completely let down by i the atmosphere . The twelth man was very quiet and absent at times . The albion chant of albiooon , albiooon was the best that could be drummed up . it is the chant to put u to sleep and at times it appeared to put the crowd to sleep and players . No banners flying , no scarves held high , no drum , very few songs sung , ... to sum it up , the performance of the twelth man was bad , so bad we would be near the bottom of the twelth man league .When i left the ground and approached the railway bridge with thousand of albion fans i broke the silence with SEAGULLS, SEAGULLS!!! 2 NIL TO THE ALBION !! Fans turned and looked around with faces as long as west st . Reminded me of the zombies on the Walking dead series lol thewhitehawker
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12:52pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Eddy B says...

Yes agree it was quite a quiet atmosphere last night but that was a reflection of quite long periods when BCity kept the ball and a slightly smaller crowd. The atmosphere on Sat against Bolton was the noisiest for a long time coinciding with what I believe was a record crowd. It was quiet in the train queue but I don't mind that, modest in victory, accepting in draw or defeat is the sort of crowd I don't mind standing with.
Yes agree it was quite a quiet atmosphere last night but that was a reflection of quite long periods when BCity kept the ball and a slightly smaller crowd. The atmosphere on Sat against Bolton was the noisiest for a long time coinciding with what I believe was a record crowd. It was quiet in the train queue but I don't mind that, modest in victory, accepting in draw or defeat is the sort of crowd I don't mind standing with. Eddy B
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1:23pm Wed 28 Nov 12

cvs says...

thewhitehawker wrote:
The first time i have seen the albion at the amex and a great team and such a beautiful stadium completely let down by i the atmosphere . The twelth man was very quiet and absent at times . The albion chant of albiooon , albiooon was the best that could be drummed up . it is the chant to put u to sleep and at times it appeared to put the crowd to sleep and players . No banners flying , no scarves held high , no drum , very few songs sung , ... to sum it up , the performance of the twelth man was bad , so bad we would be near the bottom of the twelth man league .When i left the ground and approached the railway bridge with thousand of albion fans i broke the silence with SEAGULLS, SEAGULLS!!! 2 NIL TO THE ALBION !! Fans turned and looked around with faces as long as west st . Reminded me of the zombies on the Walking dead series lol
Perhaps it was that orange hi-viz jacket you were wearing.
[quote][p][bold]thewhitehawker[/bold] wrote: The first time i have seen the albion at the amex and a great team and such a beautiful stadium completely let down by i the atmosphere . The twelth man was very quiet and absent at times . The albion chant of albiooon , albiooon was the best that could be drummed up . it is the chant to put u to sleep and at times it appeared to put the crowd to sleep and players . No banners flying , no scarves held high , no drum , very few songs sung , ... to sum it up , the performance of the twelth man was bad , so bad we would be near the bottom of the twelth man league .When i left the ground and approached the railway bridge with thousand of albion fans i broke the silence with SEAGULLS, SEAGULLS!!! 2 NIL TO THE ALBION !! Fans turned and looked around with faces as long as west st . Reminded me of the zombies on the Walking dead series lol[/p][/quote]Perhaps it was that orange hi-viz jacket you were wearing. cvs
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3:12pm Wed 28 Nov 12

9 of us says...

What's with this infactuation with the crowd numbers at the AMEX?

If it's not that there were 2k less than the last game, it's that there was no atmosphere. Who the hell cares?

Try just enjoying the game and if you sing and others don't, then so be it. If you turn up and 3k others don't, so be it.
Last night we got the win, that's what matters. Results count.
If you want entertainment with your football then do something about it. Please don't keep crapping on about the **** attendance and the lack of atmosphere. There was no atmosphere at Withdean and the attendance was low.

I did not have to keep reading and listening to others tell me that.
What's with this infactuation with the crowd numbers at the AMEX? If it's not that there were 2k less than the last game, it's that there was no atmosphere. Who the hell cares? Try just enjoying the game and if you sing and others don't, then so be it. If you turn up and 3k others don't, so be it. Last night we got the win, that's what matters. Results count. If you want entertainment with your football then do something about it. Please don't keep crapping on about the **** attendance and the lack of atmosphere. There was no atmosphere at Withdean and the attendance was low. I did not have to keep reading and listening to others tell me that. 9 of us
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