Poyet happy with "decent" performance

The Argus: Albion go close at the end of the game Albion go close at the end of the game

Gus Poyet praised a “decent” Albion performance in the 2-2 draw at Charlton today.

But the Seagulls manager felt his side could have taken all three points.

Albion twice came from behind through Craig Mackail-Smith in the first half and Kazenga LuaLua in the second.

Poyet said: “I think it was a very, very entertaining game.

“Charlton at home have been really strong and difficult to beat and they proved it today.

“But, on another day, if we are a little bit more clinical we should be at least in front on the score sheet which gives you a different type of game.

“We were always chasing. Apparently that is the way at the moment when we are away from home apart from at Huddersfield.

“Overall it was a decent performance.

“I think we showed our way of playing. We believed, we went forward, we never tried to go back and defend.

“We played to win the game.”

Poyet was delighted to see Mackail-Smith score in confident style when clean through on the keeper.

He added: “Great goal from Macca. It looked like we were going to go in at half-time winning because we were looking the most dangerous.

“But then you don’t and after the break it’s a different story.

“It looks like you have got control of the game, then they score.

“We need to correct that but the desire, the ability, the non-stop trying to win the game were there.”

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6:19pm Sat 8 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

Charlton, Bolton, Wolves, Leeds. The list goes on when it comes to games we SHOULD have won.
This is
Charlton, Bolton, Wolves, Leeds. The list goes on when it comes to games we SHOULD have won. This is SMF20

6:20pm Sat 8 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

Not a negative post by the way but a positive one. We are one possibly 2 players from being the finished article.
Well done boys, keep it going. We are so nearly there. Uta
Not a negative post by the way but a positive one. We are one possibly 2 players from being the finished article. Well done boys, keep it going. We are so nearly there. Uta SMF20

6:21pm Sat 8 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

Not sure what happened there. Apologise.
Not sure what happened there. Apologise. SMF20

6:41pm Sat 8 Dec 12

john newman says...

Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.
Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go. john newman

6:49pm Sat 8 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

John, I'm as big a fan of Murray as anyone my friend. The guy is in my opinion Premiership class now and "yes" it was a bad if not terrible mistake to let him go. He has gone though and so sadly you, I and all that appreciated what he did for us have to let him go, tough as it is.
Hopefully a new guy in to replace him in January to shoot us up to where our general play warrants.
Uta
John, I'm as big a fan of Murray as anyone my friend. The guy is in my opinion Premiership class now and "yes" it was a bad if not terrible mistake to let him go. He has gone though and so sadly you, I and all that appreciated what he did for us have to let him go, tough as it is. Hopefully a new guy in to replace him in January to shoot us up to where our general play warrants. Uta SMF20

6:50pm Sat 8 Dec 12

davidinsouthampton says...

john newman wrote:
Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.
Give it a rest. There's no point in sawig sawdust. What's done is done and whatever else you can think of in the way of an expression along those lines. What we do tomorrow is more important than what we did yesterday
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest. There's no point in sawig sawdust. What's done is done and whatever else you can think of in the way of an expression along those lines. What we do tomorrow is more important than what we did yesterday davidinsouthampton

6:52pm Sat 8 Dec 12

college says...

FFS shut up about Murray - he's gone - we've moved on. just stop stirring the pot 20,000+ of us don't care what he's doing for anyone else, players move on all the time - get over it.
FFS shut up about Murray - he's gone - we've moved on. just stop stirring the pot 20,000+ of us don't care what he's doing for anyone else, players move on all the time - get over it. college

6:54pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Well said davidinsouthampton,

jn is just fishing for a response, as usual.

He is either a wum or a big baby, however I would say he is both ;o)
Well said davidinsouthampton, jn is just fishing for a response, as usual. He is either a wum or a big baby, however I would say he is both ;o) Hovite

6:56pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Hovite says...

And well said college
And well said college Hovite

7:22pm Sat 8 Dec 12

albionbloke says...

john newman wrote:
Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.
Here we go again! He's history pal, get used to it and stop looking backwards.
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.[/p][/quote]Here we go again! He's history pal, get used to it and stop looking backwards. albionbloke

7:26pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

john newman wrote:
Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.
Never forget he did sod all last season - very few were bemoaning his leaving us then. Definitely not premier class - just having a purple patch. Lots of pens in that, remember.
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.[/p][/quote]Never forget he did sod all last season - very few were bemoaning his leaving us then. Definitely not premier class - just having a purple patch. Lots of pens in that, remember. Old Scrote of the Amex

7:29pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Ringmer Rich says...

A much better performance after last week's poor showing. We should have strolled this, but we are letting good chances go begging. After a nervous start, we controlled the game fairly well. Saying that, it was a good game of football, although there were a few basic errors here and there which cost us.
A much better performance after last week's poor showing. We should have strolled this, but we are letting good chances go begging. After a nervous start, we controlled the game fairly well. Saying that, it was a good game of football, although there were a few basic errors here and there which cost us. Ringmer Rich

7:36pm Sat 8 Dec 12

50 years a fan says...

It's always annoying to lose a star especially to the enemy but that's life. I've seen loads desert us in the past er by choice or pushed due to financial needs at Bha. Saunders was a classic example. If your employer can't afford a pay rise and the opposition dangle such a big carrot who can blame them . To most players clubs are employers not looked on in the same way as us fanatics. I have a hunch Gus has a big one lined up for Jan. I just hope we don't have to offer one of pur stars in exchange. We are 8th in the second division of the best league in Europe. Two years ago we were getting soaked at wet and windy Withdean in League one. I Am Delighted
It's always annoying to lose a star especially to the enemy but that's life. I've seen loads desert us in the past er by choice or pushed due to financial needs at Bha. Saunders was a classic example. If your employer can't afford a pay rise and the opposition dangle such a big carrot who can blame them . To most players clubs are employers not looked on in the same way as us fanatics. I have a hunch Gus has a big one lined up for Jan. I just hope we don't have to offer one of pur stars in exchange. We are 8th in the second division of the best league in Europe. Two years ago we were getting soaked at wet and windy Withdean in League one. I Am Delighted 50 years a fan

7:47pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Godstone Gull says...

What a difference 11 men make. I vote we play 11 every week. This was another good away point and another goal for CMS. If we can now get our home form going by putting more of these chances away I have every confidence we will make a top 2 finish.
What a difference 11 men make. I vote we play 11 every week. This was another good away point and another goal for CMS. If we can now get our home form going by putting more of these chances away I have every confidence we will make a top 2 finish. Godstone Gull

7:56pm Sat 8 Dec 12

paul the hill says...

Well done lads. The support over the radio was amazing. We are now 1 point from a playoff place, so with 3 of the next 4 games at home forest millwall Watford and away at Blackburn are winnable so 10 pts from a possible 12 is realistic but 12 pts would be brilliant.
Nows let's keep this going , move up the table , get Orlandi and Vicente fit, jfc back from his loan as we are so close to get automatic promotion. I see that Elliott Bennett , matt tubbs on the bench again, also theofanis gekas is available now could they do a job in January or does Gus have others in mind?
Seagulls!!!!
Well done lads. The support over the radio was amazing. We are now 1 point from a playoff place, so with 3 of the next 4 games at home forest millwall Watford and away at Blackburn are winnable so 10 pts from a possible 12 is realistic but 12 pts would be brilliant. Nows let's keep this going , move up the table , get Orlandi and Vicente fit, jfc back from his loan as we are so close to get automatic promotion. I see that Elliott Bennett , matt tubbs on the bench again, also theofanis gekas is available now could they do a job in January or does Gus have others in mind? Seagulls!!!! paul the hill

8:08pm Sat 8 Dec 12

keswick says...

john newman wrote:
Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.
Why do people like you keep banging on about Murray ? He went because he did not want to be here and joined the vermin from Croydon. That says it all. Move on and get over it because we do not want him back here.

You do not know what really happened and I suspect that it was not purely down to money. And don't anyone bring out the old cheshnut about it being a short career. Millions of people change careers, sometimes through choice but more often through unforeseen circumstances, so what makes footballers any different.
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.[/p][/quote]Why do people like you keep banging on about Murray ? He went because he did not want to be here and joined the vermin from Croydon. That says it all. Move on and get over it because we do not want him back here. You do not know what really happened and I suspect that it was not purely down to money. And don't anyone bring out the old cheshnut about it being a short career. Millions of people change careers, sometimes through choice but more often through unforeseen circumstances, so what makes footballers any different. keswick

8:22pm Sat 8 Dec 12

john newman says...

Hovite.... not even a 'mans' real name just some brown bread lover..

Expect to see this key signing then in January. We all expect one now so don't let us all down' brown bread man.'
Hovite.... not even a 'mans' real name just some brown bread lover.. Expect to see this key signing then in January. We all expect one now so don't let us all down' brown bread man.' john newman

8:24pm Sat 8 Dec 12

mikeygit says...

PLEASE PLEASE stop going on about Murray--remember a simple saying 'You cannot do anything about whats gone but you can do something about whats to come. Don,t look back, look foward.
PLEASE PLEASE stop going on about Murray--remember a simple saying 'You cannot do anything about whats gone but you can do something about whats to come. Don,t look back, look foward. mikeygit

8:32pm Sat 8 Dec 12

brightonup says...

john newman wrote:
Hovite.... not even a 'mans' real name just some brown bread lover..

Expect to see this key signing then in January. We all expect one now so don't let us all down' brown bread man.'
?
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: Hovite.... not even a 'mans' real name just some brown bread lover.. Expect to see this key signing then in January. We all expect one now so don't let us all down' brown bread man.'[/p][/quote]? brightonup

8:36pm Sat 8 Dec 12

pjwilk says...

Positive game some good performances so glad to see Kaz involved,more games and he will get better,let him loose on Forest.We do need a robust goalscoring cetre foreward ASAP.
Positive game some good performances so glad to see Kaz involved,more games and he will get better,let him loose on Forest.We do need a robust goalscoring cetre foreward ASAP. pjwilk

8:53pm Sat 8 Dec 12

The Phantom says...

Really good game today, and probably a fair result. Charlton should have been two or three up before we got going, but once we did they struggled to live with us. Good finish by CMS and glad to see Lua-Lua make a positive contribution, albeit a little fortunate. Great atmosphere - so much more pleasurable than last week, and a nice touch to involve John Baine and Paul Samrah in the pre-match celebrations. Always been a good club Charlton and glad to see them doing well.
Really good game today, and probably a fair result. Charlton should have been two or three up before we got going, but once we did they struggled to live with us. Good finish by CMS and glad to see Lua-Lua make a positive contribution, albeit a little fortunate. Great atmosphere - so much more pleasurable than last week, and a nice touch to involve John Baine and Paul Samrah in the pre-match celebrations. Always been a good club Charlton and glad to see them doing well. The Phantom

8:59pm Sat 8 Dec 12

mark5 says...

In my view this is a good away point at a side that wanted to have a party today at our expense!! However, if we have genuine play off aspirations we should be putting teams like Charlton to the sword. Our inability to take our chances is an ongoing theme and must be remedied, probably in the January window. A minimum of two good players who are clinical in front of goal are in my view essential to ensure a top 6 position. Without them our finishing position may well be similar to last year, which is still good, but the ambition is certainly higher. If no players come in we are relying on CMS, Barnes, Hoskins and Dobbie to step up a few gears, which is of course possible as the players start to gel with game time.
In my view this is a good away point at a side that wanted to have a party today at our expense!! However, if we have genuine play off aspirations we should be putting teams like Charlton to the sword. Our inability to take our chances is an ongoing theme and must be remedied, probably in the January window. A minimum of two good players who are clinical in front of goal are in my view essential to ensure a top 6 position. Without them our finishing position may well be similar to last year, which is still good, but the ambition is certainly higher. If no players come in we are relying on CMS, Barnes, Hoskins and Dobbie to step up a few gears, which is of course possible as the players start to gel with game time. mark5

9:01pm Sat 8 Dec 12

LACHANCE says...

Just got back from Charlton good point should have been three.Greer missed a sitter so did Dobbie.We need someone who can head goals today we missed some good chances from crosses.
Just got back from Charlton good point should have been three.Greer missed a sitter so did Dobbie.We need someone who can head goals today we missed some good chances from crosses. LACHANCE

9:06pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Hovite says...

yadayadayadayada
yadayadayadayada Hovite

9:28pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Hovite says...

brightonup wrote:
john newman wrote:
Hovite.... not even a 'mans' real name just some brown bread lover..

Expect to see this key signing then in January. We all expect one now so don't let us all down' brown bread man.'
?
Beats me brightonup, I try to share a joke with the wums and trolls and they take it too seriously and get upset ;o)
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: Hovite.... not even a 'mans' real name just some brown bread lover.. Expect to see this key signing then in January. We all expect one now so don't let us all down' brown bread man.'[/p][/quote]?[/p][/quote]Beats me brightonup, I try to share a joke with the wums and trolls and they take it too seriously and get upset ;o) Hovite

10:09pm Sat 8 Dec 12

tonytowner1 says...

For sure Charlton having the opportunity to get 2 more within 2 mins of scoring their first was/ is a concern. The stats show we played clean, possession oriented football with a fair amount of desire today at a team of late in pretty good form with a tight defence. Who can get Buckley believe to run in the box? If he does this FAR more we'll get penalties, close range shots, create more scares and sometimes lose the ball - please don't pass it so much when in Will!! 2 cracking matches coming up. Who will take the next penalties when they come Gus? Wayne Bridge may stay calm under pressure - it feels as if he's played a few big matches in his time?? decide now
For sure Charlton having the opportunity to get 2 more within 2 mins of scoring their first was/ is a concern. The stats show we played clean, possession oriented football with a fair amount of desire today at a team of late in pretty good form with a tight defence. Who can get Buckley believe to run in the box? If he does this FAR more we'll get penalties, close range shots, create more scares and sometimes lose the ball - please don't pass it so much when in Will!! 2 cracking matches coming up. Who will take the next penalties when they come Gus? Wayne Bridge may stay calm under pressure - it feels as if he's played a few big matches in his time?? decide now tonytowner1

10:20pm Sat 8 Dec 12

seagullsays says...

I don't generally go to away games, but went today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic atmosphere generated by our fans, and overall we thought a point was fair. The only disappointment for me was, after agreeing with many that it was time for Dobbie and Hoskins to get more game time, to see them have little affect, especially Dobbie. He just doesn't look up to the task to me. And I know he's not there to defend, but he looks scared to make a tackle, mincing out of a challenge more than once I thought. CMS really needs some help, and I just can't see anyone in the squad currently being able to step up to the challenge. To be fair Orlandi showed what getting time on the pitch can do, he got better and better, but Dobbie and Hoskins have a long way to go imo.
I don't generally go to away games, but went today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic atmosphere generated by our fans, and overall we thought a point was fair. The only disappointment for me was, after agreeing with many that it was time for Dobbie and Hoskins to get more game time, to see them have little affect, especially Dobbie. He just doesn't look up to the task to me. And I know he's not there to defend, but he looks scared to make a tackle, mincing out of a challenge more than once I thought. CMS really needs some help, and I just can't see anyone in the squad currently being able to step up to the challenge. To be fair Orlandi showed what getting time on the pitch can do, he got better and better, but Dobbie and Hoskins have a long way to go imo. seagullsays

10:37pm Sat 8 Dec 12

carrot muncher says...

does anybody remember that murray was forever whining that he was homesick from up north!! probably reason that gus couldnt tolerate him. strange that he still lives in brighton and sill plays down south!!!!
does anybody remember that murray was forever whining that he was homesick from up north!! probably reason that gus couldnt tolerate him. strange that he still lives in brighton and sill plays down south!!!! carrot muncher

11:08pm Sat 8 Dec 12

4everaseagull says...

Went to the game today and thought a draw was probably about right as we had a sluggish start & conceded early and could of let in a second. After that and especially for most of the second half we were the better side and showed great character to come from behind twice. If we are still in the mix come the end of the year, which I think we will be get three in during January, centre half, powerhouse midfielder and a hold up striker and we have a great chance of pushing for promotion as I am not sure we are quite ready with the current squad. Support today was top class.
Went to the game today and thought a draw was probably about right as we had a sluggish start & conceded early and could of let in a second. After that and especially for most of the second half we were the better side and showed great character to come from behind twice. If we are still in the mix come the end of the year, which I think we will be get three in during January, centre half, powerhouse midfielder and a hold up striker and we have a great chance of pushing for promotion as I am not sure we are quite ready with the current squad. Support today was top class. 4everaseagull

11:23pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Hovite says...

seagullsays wrote:
I don't generally go to away games, but went today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic atmosphere generated by our fans, and overall we thought a point was fair. The only disappointment for me was, after agreeing with many that it was time for Dobbie and Hoskins to get more game time, to see them have little affect, especially Dobbie. He just doesn't look up to the task to me. And I know he's not there to defend, but he looks scared to make a tackle, mincing out of a challenge more than once I thought. CMS really needs some help, and I just can't see anyone in the squad currently being able to step up to the challenge. To be fair Orlandi showed what getting time on the pitch can do, he got better and better, but Dobbie and Hoskins have a long way to go imo.
What a load of rubbish
[quote][p][bold]seagullsays[/bold] wrote: I don't generally go to away games, but went today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic atmosphere generated by our fans, and overall we thought a point was fair. The only disappointment for me was, after agreeing with many that it was time for Dobbie and Hoskins to get more game time, to see them have little affect, especially Dobbie. He just doesn't look up to the task to me. And I know he's not there to defend, but he looks scared to make a tackle, mincing out of a challenge more than once I thought. CMS really needs some help, and I just can't see anyone in the squad currently being able to step up to the challenge. To be fair Orlandi showed what getting time on the pitch can do, he got better and better, but Dobbie and Hoskins have a long way to go imo.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish Hovite

11:24pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Hovite says...

carrot muncher wrote:
does anybody remember that murray was forever whining that he was homesick from up north!! probably reason that gus couldnt tolerate him. strange that he still lives in brighton and sill plays down south!!!!
And your motivation is?
[quote][p][bold]carrot muncher[/bold] wrote: does anybody remember that murray was forever whining that he was homesick from up north!! probably reason that gus couldnt tolerate him. strange that he still lives in brighton and sill plays down south!!!![/p][/quote]And your motivation is? Hovite

1:09am Sun 9 Dec 12

tug509 says...

I wasn`t at the game.
I did follow ,as best possible bbc,and Sky.
From what has been said by those who where there,we were very good,the stats support that.
Kaz scored,isn`t that what we all want?.
We played the most attacking formation ,i have seen since Gus started,lets hope it will become a habit.


Hovite,why the bad attitude ,you are talking to fellow supporters. UTA
I wasn`t at the game. I did follow ,as best possible bbc,and Sky. From what has been said by those who where there,we were very good,the stats support that. Kaz scored,isn`t that what we all want?. We played the most attacking formation ,i have seen since Gus started,lets hope it will become a habit. Hovite,why the bad attitude ,you are talking to fellow supporters. UTA tug509

1:48am Sun 9 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Apologies Hovite,i made an honest mistake.
I will leave the troll busting to you in future,i hope i havn`t caused any irreprable damage. UTA
Apologies Hovite,i made an honest mistake. I will leave the troll busting to you in future,i hope i havn`t caused any irreprable damage. UTA tug509

5:22am Sun 9 Dec 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

33 posts so far and the ones relating to the article and the game I can count on one hand... It was a good entertaining game and had we buried the chances (including those missed by CMS who doesn't, contrary to popular opinion, walk on water) we could have walked it. I hope the injury to Hoskins isn't too bad, I think the jury is still out on Dobbie and hopefully we can get Orlandi back earlier than expected. There! Sorry to be boring and talk about the game but it does at least make a refreshing change.
33 posts so far and the ones relating to the article and the game I can count on one hand... It was a good entertaining game and had we buried the chances (including those missed by CMS who doesn't, contrary to popular opinion, walk on water) we could have walked it. I hope the injury to Hoskins isn't too bad, I think the jury is still out on Dobbie and hopefully we can get Orlandi back earlier than expected. There! Sorry to be boring and talk about the game but it does at least make a refreshing change. Jonathan Mouette

8:23am Sun 9 Dec 12

seagullsays says...

Hovite wrote:
seagullsays wrote:
I don't generally go to away games, but went today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic atmosphere generated by our fans, and overall we thought a point was fair. The only disappointment for me was, after agreeing with many that it was time for Dobbie and Hoskins to get more game time, to see them have little affect, especially Dobbie. He just doesn't look up to the task to me. And I know he's not there to defend, but he looks scared to make a tackle, mincing out of a challenge more than once I thought. CMS really needs some help, and I just can't see anyone in the squad currently being able to step up to the challenge. To be fair Orlandi showed what getting time on the pitch can do, he got better and better, but Dobbie and Hoskins have a long way to go imo.
What a load of rubbish
Nothing like a measured informative response to someone's opinion. Fair enough to disagree, but I would have thought someone who normally posts pretty sensibly would be better than that.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seagullsays[/bold] wrote: I don't generally go to away games, but went today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic atmosphere generated by our fans, and overall we thought a point was fair. The only disappointment for me was, after agreeing with many that it was time for Dobbie and Hoskins to get more game time, to see them have little affect, especially Dobbie. He just doesn't look up to the task to me. And I know he's not there to defend, but he looks scared to make a tackle, mincing out of a challenge more than once I thought. CMS really needs some help, and I just can't see anyone in the squad currently being able to step up to the challenge. To be fair Orlandi showed what getting time on the pitch can do, he got better and better, but Dobbie and Hoskins have a long way to go imo.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish[/p][/quote]Nothing like a measured informative response to someone's opinion. Fair enough to disagree, but I would have thought someone who normally posts pretty sensibly would be better than that. seagullsays

10:33am Sun 9 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

Morning all, I've woken this morning feeling very optimistic about the second half of the season. I was just looking at the table and it was good to see that A, we are still in touch, B we have the second best goals against in the division and C that our goals for can be much improved with only a very few additions. What's also very pleasing is that it isn't just us the fans that know this. Tb and GP are very much on the boil and will know that there is a huge opportunity for us to get promoted this season with a little more investment. I know money doesn't grow on trees but with the crowds we are achieving and a big possibility that some of the dead wood will be shipped out in the transfer window to free up some wage, I think we might just see Tb dip into his pocket again to help us cross that line that will turn the draws we should have won in to wins. It's certainly not a case of taking a huge risk given as mentioned that we can ship a few out. Really looking forward to the next few games up until January and very excited about what January could bring and in turn where it could lead. Have a good day all. Uta
Morning all, I've woken this morning feeling very optimistic about the second half of the season. I was just looking at the table and it was good to see that A, we are still in touch, B we have the second best goals against in the division and C that our goals for can be much improved with only a very few additions. What's also very pleasing is that it isn't just us the fans that know this. Tb and GP are very much on the boil and will know that there is a huge opportunity for us to get promoted this season with a little more investment. I know money doesn't grow on trees but with the crowds we are achieving and a big possibility that some of the dead wood will be shipped out in the transfer window to free up some wage, I think we might just see Tb dip into his pocket again to help us cross that line that will turn the draws we should have won in to wins. It's certainly not a case of taking a huge risk given as mentioned that we can ship a few out. Really looking forward to the next few games up until January and very excited about what January could bring and in turn where it could lead. Have a good day all. Uta SMF20

11:26am Sun 9 Dec 12

Hovite says...

tug509 wrote:
Apologies Hovite,i made an honest mistake.
I will leave the troll busting to you in future,i hope i havn`t caused any irreprable damage. UTA
No worries tug, they will try and blend in and sometimes even seem sensible, then they put in the idiotic wum comment.

Probably 1-3 people with at least 30 names.

If I see it I just tell them ;o)
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Apologies Hovite,i made an honest mistake. I will leave the troll busting to you in future,i hope i havn`t caused any irreprable damage. UTA[/p][/quote]No worries tug, they will try and blend in and sometimes even seem sensible, then they put in the idiotic wum comment. Probably 1-3 people with at least 30 names. If I see it I just tell them ;o) Hovite

11:35am Sun 9 Dec 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

Just as a point of interest (to some) the bookmakers have us with shorter odds than both Millwall and Watford to make the play-offs... in fact you can still get 6/1 for the Albion which isn't bad at all though not as good as 12/1 for Millwall but what do they (the bookmakers) know...? And yes, I know, I too have strayed away from the subject of the thread. No-one's perfect.
Just as a point of interest (to some) the bookmakers have us with shorter odds than both Millwall and Watford to make the play-offs... in fact you can still get 6/1 for the Albion which isn't bad at all though not as good as 12/1 for Millwall but what do they (the bookmakers) know...? And yes, I know, I too have strayed away from the subject of the thread. No-one's perfect. Jonathan Mouette

11:48am Sun 9 Dec 12

mr punch says...

Good game. Good Point. And as for Murray..Good riddance.
Good game. Good Point. And as for Murray..Good riddance. mr punch

12:18pm Sun 9 Dec 12

carrot muncher says...

hovite, i am not a wum, just fed up with the fact, every time glenn murray scores, people go on about it being a mistake.... why cant everybody just draw a line under the episode, and talk about all the great players that we have got, rather than players for 2nd rate teams!!!
hovite, i am not a wum, just fed up with the fact, every time glenn murray scores, people go on about it being a mistake.... why cant everybody just draw a line under the episode, and talk about all the great players that we have got, rather than players for 2nd rate teams!!! carrot muncher

12:18pm Sun 9 Dec 12

carrot muncher says...

hovite, i am not a wum, just fed up with the fact, every time glenn murray scores, people go on about it being a mistake.... why cant everybody just draw a line under the episode, and talk about all the great players that we have got, rather than players for 2nd rate teams!!!
hovite, i am not a wum, just fed up with the fact, every time glenn murray scores, people go on about it being a mistake.... why cant everybody just draw a line under the episode, and talk about all the great players that we have got, rather than players for 2nd rate teams!!! carrot muncher

12:19pm Sun 9 Dec 12

carrot muncher says...

From now on no more murray comments please..
From now on no more murray comments please.. carrot muncher

12:40pm Sun 9 Dec 12

brightonup says...

carrot muncher wrote:
From now on no more murray comments please..
You're right.... It's all be said and resaid anyway!
[quote][p][bold]carrot muncher[/bold] wrote: From now on no more murray comments please..[/p][/quote]You're right.... It's all be said and resaid anyway! brightonup

12:49pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Youv'e been told, so bore off big ears
Youv'e been told, so bore off big ears Hovite

12:53pm Sun 9 Dec 12

JUPILER says...

Most of the comments we don't want to see the name Glenn Murray anymore,come from those who don't want to read his name here,so why do you all go on about it,would like to say albion are looking for a goalscorer,if Glenn Murray had not played for the Albion before I think he would be mentioned a lot on here to try and get him to sign for us.
Most of the comments we don't want to see the name Glenn Murray anymore,come from those who don't want to read his name here,so why do you all go on about it,would like to say albion are looking for a goalscorer,if Glenn Murray had not played for the Albion before I think he would be mentioned a lot on here to try and get him to sign for us. JUPILER

1:01pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Nice try JUPILER
Nice try JUPILER Hovite

1:42pm Sun 9 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Summing up what Gus said after the match it is clear that our not finishing more of the chances created is his, and ours, biggest concern.
CMS is a nailed on starter, his goals earn him that privilage, Gus has made that clear, but even he is not converting as many of his chances as he possibly should be. The question is, what will the club do about it.

IMHO we will not buy our way out of this problem, we don't have the money to buy two proven strikers, loan deals would seem to be the best option, and the new faces will probably come from prem teams.

There is also the problem of the fact that we don't seem to be able to head balls into the goal. Count the number of short corner we take, it's a pointer. When did our back four last put one in from a corner or a set piece. So what will Gus do about that, well we need an extra center back so maybe he will look for one with some airial ability in front of goal. This player I can see us buying rather than take on loan.

The line up yesterday was a tad surprising when it was announced but I think Gus will continue this approach as often as he feels he can. The likes of Hoskins, Dobbie, Barnes and Lua Lua are going to be given their chance to shine, at least untill january, and they had better do so. As some said on here yesterday, you can't impress if you are not playing, well I think Gus is going to play them and it's down to them to impress.

I don't think yesterday was an experiment, I think Gus has turned the corner and with the window approaching he is throwing down the gauntlet to the players.
I don't see january as a time when any clear out will happen nor do I see a whole bunch coming in but come the end of the season, that will be a different story. Three in during january and maybe two out, and that's it.
Summing up what Gus said after the match it is clear that our not finishing more of the chances created is his, and ours, biggest concern. CMS is a nailed on starter, his goals earn him that privilage, Gus has made that clear, but even he is not converting as many of his chances as he possibly should be. The question is, what will the club do about it. IMHO we will not buy our way out of this problem, we don't have the money to buy two proven strikers, loan deals would seem to be the best option, and the new faces will probably come from prem teams. There is also the problem of the fact that we don't seem to be able to head balls into the goal. Count the number of short corner we take, it's a pointer. When did our back four last put one in from a corner or a set piece. So what will Gus do about that, well we need an extra center back so maybe he will look for one with some airial ability in front of goal. This player I can see us buying rather than take on loan. The line up yesterday was a tad surprising when it was announced but I think Gus will continue this approach as often as he feels he can. The likes of Hoskins, Dobbie, Barnes and Lua Lua are going to be given their chance to shine, at least untill january, and they had better do so. As some said on here yesterday, you can't impress if you are not playing, well I think Gus is going to play them and it's down to them to impress. I don't think yesterday was an experiment, I think Gus has turned the corner and with the window approaching he is throwing down the gauntlet to the players. I don't see january as a time when any clear out will happen nor do I see a whole bunch coming in but come the end of the season, that will be a different story. Three in during january and maybe two out, and that's it. VegasSeagull

2:14pm Sun 9 Dec 12

suede27 says...

Bring back Murray. What an outstanding error of judgement it was from those who decided to let him go. Couldn't afford to keep him? But manage to buy a £3m striker. Hmmmm
Bring back Murray. What an outstanding error of judgement it was from those who decided to let him go. Couldn't afford to keep him? But manage to buy a £3m striker. Hmmmm suede27

2:37pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Calm down dear
Calm down dear Hovite

2:51pm Sun 9 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Hovite wrote:
Calm down dear
I see what you mean,and i bet its fake suede as well!..keep up the good work. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Calm down dear[/p][/quote]I see what you mean,and i bet its fake suede as well!..keep up the good work. UTA tug509

3:03pm Sun 9 Dec 12

brightonup says...

suede27 wrote:
Bring back Murray. What an outstanding error of judgement it was from those who decided to let him go. Couldn't afford to keep him? But manage to buy a £3m striker. Hmmmm
Hmmmm...............
[quote][p][bold]suede27[/bold] wrote: Bring back Murray. What an outstanding error of judgement it was from those who decided to let him go. Couldn't afford to keep him? But manage to buy a £3m striker. Hmmmm[/p][/quote]Hmmmm............... brightonup

3:26pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Yeah tug just a few acting as many to bring the board into dispute.

Their only purpose is to divide and conquer, he / they have got nothing better to do as they are dribble over their keyboard as they decide who they will be next.

You would be shocked at how many names are used for wind up purposes.

Brightonup has been using this site longer than I have, so he has also been witness to the lengths they go to. In fact we have lost a lot of very good posters because of this and it this board has just become one big joke.

In fact it is more interesting to expose them than talking about anything Albion related.

Really pleased for Kaz yesterday. UTA
Yeah tug just a few acting as many to bring the board into dispute. Their only purpose is to divide and conquer, he / they have got nothing better to do as they are dribble over their keyboard as they decide who they will be next. You would be shocked at how many names are used for wind up purposes. Brightonup has been using this site longer than I have, so he has also been witness to the lengths they go to. In fact we have lost a lot of very good posters because of this and it this board has just become one big joke. In fact it is more interesting to expose them than talking about anything Albion related. Really pleased for Kaz yesterday. UTA Hovite

3:42pm Sun 9 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

To be honest I am not so sure that Murray was the player to keep.
His first season away from us was a nothing year for him, it's only this year that he is doing anything big. Had we kept him and if he had the same first year but with us, I dare say that we would have been looking to replace him as a striker. Those that are banging on about why didn't the club meet his demands are simply discounting his form of last year.

Come january Palace will probably have three targets that other clubs will be looking at, and Murray might well be one of them. If he goes to someone like Stoke or Wigan, let's see how he does stepping up. I wish the lad well, I hope he makes it big but the fans of Brighton should concern themselves with our current players and those we might get in rather than harp on about those that have left.
To be honest I am not so sure that Murray was the player to keep. His first season away from us was a nothing year for him, it's only this year that he is doing anything big. Had we kept him and if he had the same first year but with us, I dare say that we would have been looking to replace him as a striker. Those that are banging on about why didn't the club meet his demands are simply discounting his form of last year. Come january Palace will probably have three targets that other clubs will be looking at, and Murray might well be one of them. If he goes to someone like Stoke or Wigan, let's see how he does stepping up. I wish the lad well, I hope he makes it big but the fans of Brighton should concern themselves with our current players and those we might get in rather than harp on about those that have left. VegasSeagull

3:47pm Sun 9 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Hovite wrote:
Yeah tug just a few acting as many to bring the board into dispute.

Their only purpose is to divide and conquer, he / they have got nothing better to do as they are dribble over their keyboard as they decide who they will be next.

You would be shocked at how many names are used for wind up purposes.

Brightonup has been using this site longer than I have, so he has also been witness to the lengths they go to. In fact we have lost a lot of very good posters because of this and it this board has just become one big joke.

In fact it is more interesting to expose them than talking about anything Albion related.

Really pleased for Kaz yesterday. UTA
Its a great shame Hovite,i read these pages for several months before signing up,and even i have noticed a drop in ,not just the quality of posters ,but the amount. I consider myself a bit like Vegas,i dont get to see as many games as when i lived in Brighton,but the heart is there,i suppose i have seen the Albion play around 350-400 times,but that was mainly in the 70s and early 80s,apart from getting to the Withdean whenever possible.
My point is that it is hard to contribute accurately if you are not there,and that will reflect in what i say,but my heart is so Brighton,and that is why wasters like these get by me,because i cant think of a sorrier passtime ,than being a wum or a troll. Sorry for the Sunday gripe,all the best Hovite. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Yeah tug just a few acting as many to bring the board into dispute. Their only purpose is to divide and conquer, he / they have got nothing better to do as they are dribble over their keyboard as they decide who they will be next. You would be shocked at how many names are used for wind up purposes. Brightonup has been using this site longer than I have, so he has also been witness to the lengths they go to. In fact we have lost a lot of very good posters because of this and it this board has just become one big joke. In fact it is more interesting to expose them than talking about anything Albion related. Really pleased for Kaz yesterday. UTA[/p][/quote]Its a great shame Hovite,i read these pages for several months before signing up,and even i have noticed a drop in ,not just the quality of posters ,but the amount. I consider myself a bit like Vegas,i dont get to see as many games as when i lived in Brighton,but the heart is there,i suppose i have seen the Albion play around 350-400 times,but that was mainly in the 70s and early 80s,apart from getting to the Withdean whenever possible. My point is that it is hard to contribute accurately if you are not there,and that will reflect in what i say,but my heart is so Brighton,and that is why wasters like these get by me,because i cant think of a sorrier passtime ,than being a wum or a troll. Sorry for the Sunday gripe,all the best Hovite. UTA tug509

4:29pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Yep tug it's a pitiful existence, I don't know why either. You can only imagine what they are like in real life and be thankful we don’t know them personally.

They are the sort of people who try to make friends on the basis of ripping you off and sabotaging the people they work for. That is the whole purpose of their miserable lives.

They know what I’m talking about, these wums fit this profile perfectly.

And Vegas, as you say good luck to Murray.
Yep tug it's a pitiful existence, I don't know why either. You can only imagine what they are like in real life and be thankful we don’t know them personally. They are the sort of people who try to make friends on the basis of ripping you off and sabotaging the people they work for. That is the whole purpose of their miserable lives. They know what I’m talking about, these wums fit this profile perfectly. And Vegas, as you say good luck to Murray. Hovite

4:32pm Sun 9 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

What's a wum?
What's a wum? sussexram40

4:36pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Hovite says...

If you needed a clue, you fit the very same profile
If you needed a clue, you fit the very same profile Hovite

4:38pm Sun 9 Dec 12

tug509 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
What's a wum?
I hope its what i thought. A Wind Up Merchant. UTA
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: What's a wum?[/p][/quote]I hope its what i thought. A Wind Up Merchant. UTA tug509

6:13pm Sun 9 Dec 12

seagulljoe says...

john newman wrote:
Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.
7 goals from 43 games last season, so would you have rested him the whole of last season?
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: Murray on target again. 18 goals this season and 9 out of the last 8 games.... a bad mistake to let him go.[/p][/quote]7 goals from 43 games last season, so would you have rested him the whole of last season? seagulljoe

7:01pm Sun 9 Dec 12

fansince57 says...

Having read the comments on here for many months I've finally decided to join in, hoping to add to the sensible discussion between true Albion fans.

One point no-one has mentioned about y'day's game was that when Barnesy came on he played centrally, backing up Macca. With Buckley and (soon after) Kaz on the wings this made sense. I've never been his greatest fan (to put it mildly) tho I've always felt sorry for him being played out of position and asked to do a job for which he's not suited. Perhaps being left out of the starting line-up also made him more hungry but I thought he played really well during that final half-hour.

The other point is that although as others have pointed out our defensive record is good, both goals y'day were avoidable. Great as Bruno is going forward, his defensive positioning leaves something to be desired. Both their goals came from that side.

Third point - what a poor stadium the Valley is. Makes you realise what brilliant facilities we have at the Amex. It's a brilliant time to be an Albion fan - so let's have less negative comments and concentrate on supporting the team we love.
Having read the comments on here for many months I've finally decided to join in, hoping to add to the sensible discussion between true Albion fans. One point no-one has mentioned about y'day's game was that when Barnesy came on he played centrally, backing up Macca. With Buckley and (soon after) Kaz on the wings this made sense. I've never been his greatest fan (to put it mildly) tho I've always felt sorry for him being played out of position and asked to do a job for which he's not suited. Perhaps being left out of the starting line-up also made him more hungry but I thought he played really well during that final half-hour. The other point is that although as others have pointed out our defensive record is good, both goals y'day were avoidable. Great as Bruno is going forward, his defensive positioning leaves something to be desired. Both their goals came from that side. Third point - what a poor stadium the Valley is. Makes you realise what brilliant facilities we have at the Amex. It's a brilliant time to be an Albion fan - so let's have less negative comments and concentrate on supporting the team we love. fansince57

7:39pm Sun 9 Dec 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

fansince57 wrote:
Having read the comments on here for many months I've finally decided to join in, hoping to add to the sensible discussion between true Albion fans.

One point no-one has mentioned about y'day's game was that when Barnesy came on he played centrally, backing up Macca. With Buckley and (soon after) Kaz on the wings this made sense. I've never been his greatest fan (to put it mildly) tho I've always felt sorry for him being played out of position and asked to do a job for which he's not suited. Perhaps being left out of the starting line-up also made him more hungry but I thought he played really well during that final half-hour.

The other point is that although as others have pointed out our defensive record is good, both goals y'day were avoidable. Great as Bruno is going forward, his defensive positioning leaves something to be desired. Both their goals came from that side.

Third point - what a poor stadium the Valley is. Makes you realise what brilliant facilities we have at the Amex. It's a brilliant time to be an Albion fan - so let's have less negative comments and concentrate on supporting the team we love.
Welcome fansince57! Does anyone else think Poyet and Ath Madrid Boss Simione were seperated at Birth? Have we £30 Million to spend on Falcao of Ath Madrid?
[quote][p][bold]fansince57[/bold] wrote: Having read the comments on here for many months I've finally decided to join in, hoping to add to the sensible discussion between true Albion fans. One point no-one has mentioned about y'day's game was that when Barnesy came on he played centrally, backing up Macca. With Buckley and (soon after) Kaz on the wings this made sense. I've never been his greatest fan (to put it mildly) tho I've always felt sorry for him being played out of position and asked to do a job for which he's not suited. Perhaps being left out of the starting line-up also made him more hungry but I thought he played really well during that final half-hour. The other point is that although as others have pointed out our defensive record is good, both goals y'day were avoidable. Great as Bruno is going forward, his defensive positioning leaves something to be desired. Both their goals came from that side. Third point - what a poor stadium the Valley is. Makes you realise what brilliant facilities we have at the Amex. It's a brilliant time to be an Albion fan - so let's have less negative comments and concentrate on supporting the team we love.[/p][/quote]Welcome fansince57! Does anyone else think Poyet and Ath Madrid Boss Simione were seperated at Birth? Have we £30 Million to spend on Falcao of Ath Madrid? weststandupperlacostearmy

8:04pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Hovite says...

A good introduction fansince57.
A good introduction fansince57. Hovite

10:23pm Sun 9 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

mark5 wrote:
In my view this is a good away point at a side that wanted to have a party today at our expense!! However, if we have genuine play off aspirations we should be putting teams like Charlton to the sword. Our inability to take our chances is an ongoing theme and must be remedied, probably in the January window. A minimum of two good players who are clinical in front of goal are in my view essential to ensure a top 6 position. Without them our finishing position may well be similar to last year, which is still good, but the ambition is certainly higher. If no players come in we are relying on CMS, Barnes, Hoskins and Dobbie to step up a few gears, which is of course possible as the players start to gel with game time.
Excellent post which reflects my views.
[quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: In my view this is a good away point at a side that wanted to have a party today at our expense!! However, if we have genuine play off aspirations we should be putting teams like Charlton to the sword. Our inability to take our chances is an ongoing theme and must be remedied, probably in the January window. A minimum of two good players who are clinical in front of goal are in my view essential to ensure a top 6 position. Without them our finishing position may well be similar to last year, which is still good, but the ambition is certainly higher. If no players come in we are relying on CMS, Barnes, Hoskins and Dobbie to step up a few gears, which is of course possible as the players start to gel with game time.[/p][/quote]Excellent post which reflects my views. ballantrrae

12:24pm Mon 10 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Welcome Fansince57.
Welcome Fansince57. VegasSeagull

1:40pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Beethoven says...

Scoring 2 goals away from home is good...but then we also concede 2, despite having our first choice defenders back.

That is the problem now , Gus..
Scoring 2 goals away from home is good...but then we also concede 2, despite having our first choice defenders back. That is the problem now , Gus.. Beethoven

3:44pm Mon 10 Dec 12

SicklySeagull says...

A point at Charlton was satisfactory and enough to keep us in a decent position in the league, more pleasing would be Gus selecting his best team for home matches and resting some top players and giving an opportunity for squad players at away matches,we should then experience far better results at the Amex and no doubt an increased number of goals.
A point at Charlton was satisfactory and enough to keep us in a decent position in the league, more pleasing would be Gus selecting his best team for home matches and resting some top players and giving an opportunity for squad players at away matches,we should then experience far better results at the Amex and no doubt an increased number of goals. SicklySeagull

3:54pm Mon 10 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

SicklySeagull wrote:
A point at Charlton was satisfactory and enough to keep us in a decent position in the league, more pleasing would be Gus selecting his best team for home matches and resting some top players and giving an opportunity for squad players at away matches,we should then experience far better results at the Amex and no doubt an increased number of goals.
But would we then start to drop points away from home, it's a tight rope that managers have to walk, balance is everything.
[quote][p][bold]SicklySeagull[/bold] wrote: A point at Charlton was satisfactory and enough to keep us in a decent position in the league, more pleasing would be Gus selecting his best team for home matches and resting some top players and giving an opportunity for squad players at away matches,we should then experience far better results at the Amex and no doubt an increased number of goals.[/p][/quote]But would we then start to drop points away from home, it's a tight rope that managers have to walk, balance is everything. VegasSeagull

3:34am Tue 11 Dec 12

Worthing Seagull! says...

Can we just put this Murray business to bed, the facts are facts yes that cannot be doubted....but you must look at the bigger picture, if Murray had stayed then that means the entire outcome would be different, he could have broken his leg on the first day of the season! you can come up with 1,000 different ways alternatives!!! Let it go, football is a business, you have to deal with now, not last week or year, now.
Can we just put this Murray business to bed, the facts are facts yes that cannot be doubted....but you must look at the bigger picture, if Murray had stayed then that means the entire outcome would be different, he could have broken his leg on the first day of the season! you can come up with 1,000 different ways alternatives!!! Let it go, football is a business, you have to deal with now, not last week or year, now. Worthing Seagull!

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