Poyet reveals Valley hope

Adam El-Abd

Adam El-Abd

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Gus Poyet is confident of a double defensive boost as Albion bid for a happy return to South London.

The Seagulls boss expects to see Adam El-Abd and Wayne Bridge working this morning in the run-up to the Championship test at in-form Charlton.

Both have missed the last few games, including last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Albion desperately need at least one to return from injury with Lewis Dunk serving a one-match suspension and Marcos Painter laid low by a calf tear.

Poyet told The Argus last night: “El-Abd and Bridge are training tomorrow (Thursday) so looking good.”

El-Abd has missed the last six games with a calf problem and had to abandon plans for a comeback at Selhurst Park after feeling below par in training on Thursday.

Bridge limped out of the 3-3 draw at Wolves, also with a calf injury, and has sat out the subsequent four fixtures.

Right-back Bruno has been troubled by a painful rib and also took a whack to the calf in the very early stages of the Palace game.

Charlton have commanding centre-back Michael Morrison available again after a serving a one-match ban in last Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Millwall.

Morrison is likely to return in place of Dorian Dervite while Danny Haynes could return to attack to add pace alongside the experienced Rob Hulse.

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9:15am Thu 6 Dec 12

magoo says...

Vicente...?
Vicente...? magoo
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9:35am Thu 6 Dec 12

Bob! says...

We heard this last week with these two, but apparently that was Gus trying to fool Palace into thinking everything was ok.

So, this statement from Gus means nothing.
We heard this last week with these two, but apparently that was Gus trying to fool Palace into thinking everything was ok. So, this statement from Gus means nothing. Bob!
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11:02am Thu 6 Dec 12

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

magoo wrote:
Vicente...?
Washing his hair...
[quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: Vicente...?[/p][/quote]Washing his hair... Willie, Willie Irvine
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11:45am Thu 6 Dec 12

pablobrowno says...

You'll be laughing on the other side of your faces when the V-dog threads through the pass for Cms to finish clinically next May at the play off final to send us soaring into the premiership!

Perhaps the headline of this article should actually read : Pablo reveals Vicente play off hope...
You'll be laughing on the other side of your faces when the V-dog threads through the pass for Cms to finish clinically next May at the play off final to send us soaring into the premiership! Perhaps the headline of this article should actually read : Pablo reveals Vicente play off hope... pablobrowno
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1:31pm Thu 6 Dec 12

pablobrowno says...

Have just read an interview with hoskins on BBC website. It's pretty standard stuff really but the underlying tone seems to be one of frustration on his part. "It's what I do and what I do when given the chance," he said. "I know I'm a good player, and I'm not worried. It's all about confidence for me."

Just concerned really about him not being given the chance to build his confidence and play to his potential. I can see him leaving the club and turning out to be a really.successful championship player elsewhere simply for playing for a manager who gives him confidence.

I know Gus is the boss but you occasionally wonder about the way he treats certain players. Dobbie as well, why is he sitting on the bench week in week out? The man has quality but will soon be devoid of confidence!

Thoughts?
Have just read an interview with hoskins on BBC website. It's pretty standard stuff really but the underlying tone seems to be one of frustration on his part. "It's what I do and what I do when given the chance," he said. "I know I'm a good player, and I'm not worried. It's all about confidence for me." Just concerned really about him not being given the chance to build his confidence and play to his potential. I can see him leaving the club and turning out to be a really.successful championship player elsewhere simply for playing for a manager who gives him confidence. I know Gus is the boss but you occasionally wonder about the way he treats certain players. Dobbie as well, why is he sitting on the bench week in week out? The man has quality but will soon be devoid of confidence! Thoughts? pablobrowno
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1:34pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

pablobrowno wrote:
You'll be laughing on the other side of your faces when the V-dog threads through the pass for Cms to finish clinically next May at the play off final to send us soaring into the premiership! Perhaps the headline of this article should actually read : Pablo reveals Vicente play off hope...
Bearing in mind the guy will miraculously become fit toward the end of the season, when he wants to be in the shop window, you're possibly right!
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: You'll be laughing on the other side of your faces when the V-dog threads through the pass for Cms to finish clinically next May at the play off final to send us soaring into the premiership! Perhaps the headline of this article should actually read : Pablo reveals Vicente play off hope...[/p][/quote]Bearing in mind the guy will miraculously become fit toward the end of the season, when he wants to be in the shop window, you're possibly right! Willie, Willie Irvine
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2:00pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Jamesy_Dodger says...

With the injury problems I'm worried Charlton will skin us even worse than Palace. Hope Gus puts a lot of men behind the ball and gets us a point. Can't afford another slippery slope of defeats or we'll drop down this league like a stone. Until we have the squad back up to full strength I'd settle for a handful of draws.
With the injury problems I'm worried Charlton will skin us even worse than Palace. Hope Gus puts a lot of men behind the ball and gets us a point. Can't afford another slippery slope of defeats or we'll drop down this league like a stone. Until we have the squad back up to full strength I'd settle for a handful of draws. Jamesy_Dodger
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2:12pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Hovite says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Have just read an interview with hoskins on BBC website. It's pretty standard stuff really but the underlying tone seems to be one of frustration on his part. "It's what I do and what I do when given the chance," he said. "I know I'm a good player, and I'm not worried. It's all about confidence for me."

Just concerned really about him not being given the chance to build his confidence and play to his potential. I can see him leaving the club and turning out to be a really.successful championship player elsewhere simply for playing for a manager who gives him confidence.

I know Gus is the boss but you occasionally wonder about the way he treats certain players. Dobbie as well, why is he sitting on the bench week in week out? The man has quality but will soon be devoid of confidence!

Thoughts?
Just read it, as you say standard stuff, but also with professional attitude.

The problem he has had is with his injury and even when Macca was out he was not fit to replace him for the 3 games he would have probably got.

He did get the start against Bristol and has featured on and from the bench.

With regards to Dobbie, Gus has got to work out which specific players are best suited depending on the opposition.

With Orlandi out for six weeks it will give others a chance to play. Throughout the whole seasons with injuries, suspensions and players needing a rest, all members of the squad will play their part. This is the same at all clubs and Brighton is no different.

It’s not about playing every game in the season. The first job of a footballer is to work hard in training and being fit to do your job when called upon. As long as they are 100 percent ready when they are needed that is what they are paid for. It’s about the whole squad over the whole season and everyone will get the chance to play their part in it.

One player I do hope to see get some games season is Toby.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Have just read an interview with hoskins on BBC website. It's pretty standard stuff really but the underlying tone seems to be one of frustration on his part. "It's what I do and what I do when given the chance," he said. "I know I'm a good player, and I'm not worried. It's all about confidence for me." Just concerned really about him not being given the chance to build his confidence and play to his potential. I can see him leaving the club and turning out to be a really.successful championship player elsewhere simply for playing for a manager who gives him confidence. I know Gus is the boss but you occasionally wonder about the way he treats certain players. Dobbie as well, why is he sitting on the bench week in week out? The man has quality but will soon be devoid of confidence! Thoughts?[/p][/quote]Just read it, as you say standard stuff, but also with professional attitude. The problem he has had is with his injury and even when Macca was out he was not fit to replace him for the 3 games he would have probably got. He did get the start against Bristol and has featured on and from the bench. With regards to Dobbie, Gus has got to work out which specific players are best suited depending on the opposition. With Orlandi out for six weeks it will give others a chance to play. Throughout the whole seasons with injuries, suspensions and players needing a rest, all members of the squad will play their part. This is the same at all clubs and Brighton is no different. It’s not about playing every game in the season. The first job of a footballer is to work hard in training and being fit to do your job when called upon. As long as they are 100 percent ready when they are needed that is what they are paid for. It’s about the whole squad over the whole season and everyone will get the chance to play their part in it. One player I do hope to see get some games season is Toby. Hovite
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2:45pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Hovite wrote:
pablobrowno wrote: Have just read an interview with hoskins on BBC website. It's pretty standard stuff really but the underlying tone seems to be one of frustration on his part. "It's what I do and what I do when given the chance," he said. "I know I'm a good player, and I'm not worried. It's all about confidence for me." Just concerned really about him not being given the chance to build his confidence and play to his potential. I can see him leaving the club and turning out to be a really.successful championship player elsewhere simply for playing for a manager who gives him confidence. I know Gus is the boss but you occasionally wonder about the way he treats certain players. Dobbie as well, why is he sitting on the bench week in week out? The man has quality but will soon be devoid of confidence! Thoughts?
Just read it, as you say standard stuff, but also with professional attitude. The problem he has had is with his injury and even when Macca was out he was not fit to replace him for the 3 games he would have probably got. He did get the start against Bristol and has featured on and from the bench. With regards to Dobbie, Gus has got to work out which specific players are best suited depending on the opposition. With Orlandi out for six weeks it will give others a chance to play. Throughout the whole seasons with injuries, suspensions and players needing a rest, all members of the squad will play their part. This is the same at all clubs and Brighton is no different. It’s not about playing every game in the season. The first job of a footballer is to work hard in training and being fit to do your job when called upon. As long as they are 100 percent ready when they are needed that is what they are paid for. It’s about the whole squad over the whole season and everyone will get the chance to play their part in it. One player I do hope to see get some games season is Toby.
Yes, get Toby on, at least give him a chance to prove himself. Poor fella must wonder what he has do do...
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Have just read an interview with hoskins on BBC website. It's pretty standard stuff really but the underlying tone seems to be one of frustration on his part. "It's what I do and what I do when given the chance," he said. "I know I'm a good player, and I'm not worried. It's all about confidence for me." Just concerned really about him not being given the chance to build his confidence and play to his potential. I can see him leaving the club and turning out to be a really.successful championship player elsewhere simply for playing for a manager who gives him confidence. I know Gus is the boss but you occasionally wonder about the way he treats certain players. Dobbie as well, why is he sitting on the bench week in week out? The man has quality but will soon be devoid of confidence! Thoughts?[/p][/quote]Just read it, as you say standard stuff, but also with professional attitude. The problem he has had is with his injury and even when Macca was out he was not fit to replace him for the 3 games he would have probably got. He did get the start against Bristol and has featured on and from the bench. With regards to Dobbie, Gus has got to work out which specific players are best suited depending on the opposition. With Orlandi out for six weeks it will give others a chance to play. Throughout the whole seasons with injuries, suspensions and players needing a rest, all members of the squad will play their part. This is the same at all clubs and Brighton is no different. It’s not about playing every game in the season. The first job of a footballer is to work hard in training and being fit to do your job when called upon. As long as they are 100 percent ready when they are needed that is what they are paid for. It’s about the whole squad over the whole season and everyone will get the chance to play their part in it. One player I do hope to see get some games season is Toby.[/p][/quote]Yes, get Toby on, at least give him a chance to prove himself. Poor fella must wonder what he has do do... Willie, Willie Irvine
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3:05pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Cory and Trevor says...

You won't see Vicente in a pair of shorts this winter, worst luck. Cold games at Brum, Suffolk and Lancashire will confine him to the couch with his feet up on a poof til the spring, at the earliest.

There, i said it..

Does anyone else wonder if CMS might be getting disillusioned with the place, and vice versa? Hope not cos i rate him, but it's not quite coming together, is it.
You won't see Vicente in a pair of shorts this winter, worst luck. Cold games at Brum, Suffolk and Lancashire will confine him to the couch with his feet up on a poof til the spring, at the earliest. There, i said it.. Does anyone else wonder if CMS might be getting disillusioned with the place, and vice versa? Hope not cos i rate him, but it's not quite coming together, is it. Cory and Trevor
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4:29pm Thu 6 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Have just read an interview with hoskins on BBC website. It's pretty standard stuff really but the underlying tone seems to be one of frustration on his part. "It's what I do and what I do when given the chance," he said. "I know I'm a good player, and I'm not worried. It's all about confidence for me."

Just concerned really about him not being given the chance to build his confidence and play to his potential. I can see him leaving the club and turning out to be a really.successful championship player elsewhere simply for playing for a manager who gives him confidence.

I know Gus is the boss but you occasionally wonder about the way he treats certain players. Dobbie as well, why is he sitting on the bench week in week out? The man has quality but will soon be devoid of confidence!

Thoughts?
I have some sympathy for your concerns pablobrowno.
With Orlandi injured there should be a good chance that either Hoskins or Dobbie will start against Charlton.
I have always wanted to see Hoskins playing alongside CMS but other than the 15 minutes against Bristol it really hasn't happened.
Going back to this thread it looks as if we might be short of a defender or two on Saturday. I do hope Poyet has at least one defender on the bench even if it is one of the youngsters from the DS.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Have just read an interview with hoskins on BBC website. It's pretty standard stuff really but the underlying tone seems to be one of frustration on his part. "It's what I do and what I do when given the chance," he said. "I know I'm a good player, and I'm not worried. It's all about confidence for me." Just concerned really about him not being given the chance to build his confidence and play to his potential. I can see him leaving the club and turning out to be a really.successful championship player elsewhere simply for playing for a manager who gives him confidence. I know Gus is the boss but you occasionally wonder about the way he treats certain players. Dobbie as well, why is he sitting on the bench week in week out? The man has quality but will soon be devoid of confidence! Thoughts?[/p][/quote]I have some sympathy for your concerns pablobrowno. With Orlandi injured there should be a good chance that either Hoskins or Dobbie will start against Charlton. I have always wanted to see Hoskins playing alongside CMS but other than the 15 minutes against Bristol it really hasn't happened. Going back to this thread it looks as if we might be short of a defender or two on Saturday. I do hope Poyet has at least one defender on the bench even if it is one of the youngsters from the DS. ballantrrae
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