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Albion fight back for a point

The Argus: Kazenga LuaLua hammers in the equaliser (photos Simon Dack) Kazenga LuaLua hammers in the equaliser (photos Simon Dack)

Albion twice came from behind to secure a well-deserved 2-2 draw at Charlton today.

Craig Mackail-Smith took his goal tally into double figures and Kazenga LuaLua came off the bench to hit his first of the season and secure the point.

Albion, roared on by more than 3,000 fans, arguably deserved even more on the day Charlton celebrated 20 years back at The Valley.

The hosts took an early lead when Lawrie Wilson appeared to get a touch on a near-post corner.

Poor defending at the other end gave Mackail-Smith the chance to burst clear and level on 28 minutes with a fine right-foot finish.

Albion had chances after the break but were behind again on 70 minutes when a low cross was forced home by Bradley Pritchard.

LuaLua levelled with a free-kick won by fellow sub Ashley Barnes just outside the area five minutes later.

His shot took a deflection to leave home keeper Ben Hamer helpless and spark delirium in the packed stand right behind him.

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5:36pm Sat 8 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

Followed the game on the Internet. Seemed to be lots of penalty box action both ends.
BBC stats indicate that BHA had 59 percent of the possession. Interested in hearing the views. Of those at the match.
Judging from the info being reported it looked as if Hosko was pretty involved winning a number of free kicks. Good to see CMS on the score sheet - he has already equalled the number of goals he got last year and we haven't reached this season's half way point yet.
Followed the game on the Internet. Seemed to be lots of penalty box action both ends. BBC stats indicate that BHA had 59 percent of the possession. Interested in hearing the views. Of those at the match. Judging from the info being reported it looked as if Hosko was pretty involved winning a number of free kicks. Good to see CMS on the score sheet - he has already equalled the number of goals he got last year and we haven't reached this season's half way point yet. ballantrrae
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5:43pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Alfie T says...

Another game we should have won, fancied us today,pleased for Kaz, he's had a rough time of it lately, this maybe the tonic he needs.
Another game we should have won, fancied us today,pleased for Kaz, he's had a rough time of it lately, this maybe the tonic he needs. Alfie T
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5:43pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Gee Jay says...

Sounded like far to many chances missed.
Glad we at least got a point,but should have put the game to bed by at least half way through the second half.
Opening team selection is what the fans have been wanting. Dobbie 'fluffed his lines, and might not get a start ahead of Ashley for a while.
We must start putting these chances away if we want to stay in touch of the leaders in this division.
What would we give for a Charlie Austin?
The goals updates on the Seagulls Player commentary have been absolute 'pants' for the last three weeks. Can anything be done?
Sounded like far to many chances missed. Glad we at least got a point,but should have put the game to bed by at least half way through the second half. Opening team selection is what the fans have been wanting. Dobbie 'fluffed his lines, and might not get a start ahead of Ashley for a while. We must start putting these chances away if we want to stay in touch of the leaders in this division. What would we give for a Charlie Austin? The goals updates on the Seagulls Player commentary have been absolute 'pants' for the last three weeks. Can anything be done? Gee Jay
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5:48pm Sat 8 Dec 12

namgo49 says...

We should be able to see off sides like Charlton. Another disappointing result and again too many gilt edge chances missed.

Only one point off the play off places though, but not at all convinced about the sides credentials.
We should be able to see off sides like Charlton. Another disappointing result and again too many gilt edge chances missed. Only one point off the play off places though, but not at all convinced about the sides credentials. namgo49
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6:01pm Sat 8 Dec 12

cullipmyhero says...

Moan moan moan.
POSITIVE - Kaz is back
POSITIVE - Goals are going in again
POSITIVE - Defence all fit again
POSITIVE - CMS into double figures
POSITIVE - Play Offs insight
Moan moan moan. POSITIVE - Kaz is back POSITIVE - Goals are going in again POSITIVE - Defence all fit again POSITIVE - CMS into double figures POSITIVE - Play Offs insight cullipmyhero
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6:20pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Thanks for that Mango
Thanks for that Mango Hovite
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6:36pm Sat 8 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Really waiting for the guys that went,but by the aforementioned incompetence that we all know as the bbc,we were terrific!!.
Gus you beauty,i really think the team choice kept us from being the sacrificial lamb at Charltons feast today. Please play this set-up more often,especially at home.
KAZ could not be more happy,welcome back. UTA
Really waiting for the guys that went,but by the aforementioned incompetence that we all know as the bbc,we were terrific!!. Gus you beauty,i really think the team choice kept us from being the sacrificial lamb at Charltons feast today. Please play this set-up more often,especially at home. KAZ could not be more happy,welcome back. UTA tug509
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6:57pm Sat 8 Dec 12

pappaK says...

Dobbie and Greers misses were the only black segments of the match.Out of 10 I think they all played within the 7`s.They seemed more balanced for large parts of the game,the only thing most said was.We should have won ,they were easy pickings.I think I SAW VagasSeagull on the roof squarking his instructions to the lads,he has a long flight home to Florence McClure ,Smiley Road US of A ...........
Dobbie and Greers misses were the only black segments of the match.Out of 10 I think they all played within the 7`s.They seemed more balanced for large parts of the game,the only thing most said was.We should have won ,they were easy pickings.I think I SAW VagasSeagull on the roof squarking his instructions to the lads,he has a long flight home to Florence McClure ,Smiley Road US of A ........... pappaK
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8:34pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

We are still within striking distance if we get a forward,powerful midfield playmaker and a centre back in the January window we can still do it either directly or via playoffs
We are still within striking distance if we get a forward,powerful midfield playmaker and a centre back in the January window we can still do it either directly or via playoffs Bucket feet Duffy
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9:19pm Sat 8 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

I think you're about right my friend. Ill take Trotter from Millwall and Guidetti from City on loan. Perhaps Miguel the young Spanish lad from Arsenal. UTA
I think you're about right my friend. Ill take Trotter from Millwall and Guidetti from City on loan. Perhaps Miguel the young Spanish lad from Arsenal. UTA SMF20
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11:55pm Sat 8 Dec 12

SicklySeagull says...

The commentary on the game gave the impression we could have possibly taken all three points however a point with three home games programmed for this month should keep us in a decent position.
The commentary on the game gave the impression we could have possibly taken all three points however a point with three home games programmed for this month should keep us in a decent position. SicklySeagull
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3:45am Sun 9 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

I guess you only truely find out how good an away point is when your rivals make the same trip. Charlton have improved their defense as the season has progressed and they have a couple of half decent strikers. Our point today might prove to be a good one, Charlton seem to be a team on the up.

Gus started with a line up that on paper was very geared to winning the game, maybe today was the prelude to what is to come in our next couple of home games.

All in all a good days work by all those involved.
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I guess you only truely find out how good an away point is when your rivals make the same trip. Charlton have improved their defense as the season has progressed and they have a couple of half decent strikers. Our point today might prove to be a good one, Charlton seem to be a team on the up. Gus started with a line up that on paper was very geared to winning the game, maybe today was the prelude to what is to come in our next couple of home games. All in all a good days work by all those involved. . VegasSeagull
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12:29pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Gee Jay says...

Don't go all American on us Vegas Seagull.
DEFENCE is how it we spell it.
(and it is what surrounds my garden).
Your long distance support is to be commended though, so keep your posts coming.
Don't go all American on us Vegas Seagull. DEFENCE is how it we spell it. (and it is what surrounds my garden). Your long distance support is to be commended though, so keep your posts coming. Gee Jay
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2:02pm Sun 9 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Gee Jay, now 'you'all' know that that 'soccor' is my sport and Brighton is my team so my long distance support is a 'shoe in.'
I guess it's true to say that at times I post a lot of 'garbage' but it all comes from the heart.
I was really hoping that we could have got the 'go ahead goal' and taken all three points but that was not to be.
I was talking about the match with a couple of my 'pals' last night in my local 'bar,' it took a while for them to understand my passion for the club but at least they now know that the UK has a city called Brighton and that I was not refering to any of the three that exist over here.
Well that's all from me, I 'gotta' make coffee for the wife before I 'head out to the store,' food to be bought.
'Now you have a nice day,' and I promise that I will not go all american.
.
Gee Jay, now 'you'all' know that that 'soccor' is my sport and Brighton is my team so my long distance support is a 'shoe in.' I guess it's true to say that at times I post a lot of 'garbage' but it all comes from the heart. I was really hoping that we could have got the 'go ahead goal' and taken all three points but that was not to be. I was talking about the match with a couple of my 'pals' last night in my local 'bar,' it took a while for them to understand my passion for the club but at least they now know that the UK has a city called Brighton and that I was not refering to any of the three that exist over here. Well that's all from me, I 'gotta' make coffee for the wife before I 'head out to the store,' food to be bought. 'Now you have a nice day,' and I promise that I will not go all american. . VegasSeagull
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2:36pm Sun 9 Dec 12

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Gee Jay, now 'you'all' know that that 'soccor' is my sport and Brighton is my team so my long distance support is a 'shoe in.'
I guess it's true to say that at times I post a lot of 'garbage' but it all comes from the heart.
I was really hoping that we could have got the 'go ahead goal' and taken all three points but that was not to be.
I was talking about the match with a couple of my 'pals' last night in my local 'bar,' it took a while for them to understand my passion for the club but at least they now know that the UK has a city called Brighton and that I was not refering to any of the three that exist over here.
Well that's all from me, I 'gotta' make coffee for the wife before I 'head out to the store,' food to be bought.
'Now you have a nice day,' and I promise that I will not go all american.
.
Howdy Vegas,(with a deputy dog type southern drawl),you can point out to your pals,that their three Brightons ,were named after the one original...OURS.
You dont post a lot of garbage,or at least no more or less than most,take it from someone who cringes when he reads back some of his own posts.
Yesterdays game was always going to be hard,its a mark of our sides quality,that we maybe should have won.
Have a nice day yourself and your lady wife.
But its still FOOTBALL!!!!. huh..foreigners!.UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Gee Jay, now 'you'all' know that that 'soccor' is my sport and Brighton is my team so my long distance support is a 'shoe in.' I guess it's true to say that at times I post a lot of 'garbage' but it all comes from the heart. I was really hoping that we could have got the 'go ahead goal' and taken all three points but that was not to be. I was talking about the match with a couple of my 'pals' last night in my local 'bar,' it took a while for them to understand my passion for the club but at least they now know that the UK has a city called Brighton and that I was not refering to any of the three that exist over here. Well that's all from me, I 'gotta' make coffee for the wife before I 'head out to the store,' food to be bought. 'Now you have a nice day,' and I promise that I will not go all american. .[/p][/quote]Howdy Vegas,(with a deputy dog type southern drawl),you can point out to your pals,that their three Brightons ,were named after the one original...OURS. You dont post a lot of garbage,or at least no more or less than most,take it from someone who cringes when he reads back some of his own posts. Yesterdays game was always going to be hard,its a mark of our sides quality,that we maybe should have won. Have a nice day yourself and your lady wife. But its still FOOTBALL!!!!. huh..foreigners!.UTA tug509
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4:01pm Sun 9 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Tug, good teams create goal scoring chances, great teams more often than not finish off those chances, Brighton are a good team.

Gus has the team playing good football, we have some style but we are also lacking in certain areas.
There can be very few teams that have found success without one or two players in the team that can score using their head rather than their foot.
In CMS I think we have a fine striker but we are lacking that goal poacher who just seems to be in the right place at the right time.
The defensive work that our midfield get thru is good but that same unit doesn't seem to be able to deliver the same quality when going forward, the play maker is not there.

You are right, yesterday's point was a good one, we battled back twice to get that point, as I said we are a good team. When we are a better team we will take on clubs such as Charlton away and beat them. From all that I have read the result yesterday was a fair one for both teams.
Tug, good teams create goal scoring chances, great teams more often than not finish off those chances, Brighton are a good team. Gus has the team playing good football, we have some style but we are also lacking in certain areas. There can be very few teams that have found success without one or two players in the team that can score using their head rather than their foot. In CMS I think we have a fine striker but we are lacking that goal poacher who just seems to be in the right place at the right time. The defensive work that our midfield get thru is good but that same unit doesn't seem to be able to deliver the same quality when going forward, the play maker is not there. You are right, yesterday's point was a good one, we battled back twice to get that point, as I said we are a good team. When we are a better team we will take on clubs such as Charlton away and beat them. From all that I have read the result yesterday was a fair one for both teams. VegasSeagull
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