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David keeps his cool under pressure

The Argus: David Lopez celebrates after converting an 88th-minute penalty against Millwall David Lopez celebrates after converting an 88th-minute penalty against Millwall

David Lopez revealed few nerves as he stepped up to salvage a point for Albion at home to Millwall.

The 30-year-old converted a penalty two minutes from time as the Seagulls fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2.

It was only David’s fourth start since arriving from Athletico Bilbao in September and his first goal in English football.

He said: “We decided I was going to take the penalty if I was on the pitch. When the penalty was awarded there was never any doubt.

“I didn’t feel any pressure. I knew it was the last few minutes and we had to score but I was confident in myself that it was going to go in.”

It was an eventful evening for David who began in midfield but switched to right-back in a first half reshuffle.

However, he emerged with his best performance for the Seagulls and hopes now to cement a place in the team.

He added: “I was a lot more involved than I have been in other games. I had a lot of touches of the ball and I was involved in key incidents in the game.

“There was the free-kick, the penalty and I felt comfortable linking up with my team-mates. I am happy with my performance.

“I am working every day to be in the team match after match. This was a good opportunity for me and I think I have taken it. I hope to stay in the team.”

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9:44am Wed 19 Dec 12

IKnowNowt says...

A great 3rd choice right back too. I'm pleased Spanish Dave is off and running, after a dodgy start his best game yet. I thought GP would replace him with KLL but his plan ws much better.
But what do I know?

COYB
A great 3rd choice right back too. I'm pleased Spanish Dave is off and running, after a dodgy start his best game yet. I thought GP would replace him with KLL but his plan ws much better. But what do I know? COYB IKnowNowt
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9:48am Wed 19 Dec 12

MLEE says...

Well Dave for me it was "A game of two halves ".......awful ist and something more like it in the second,for me i think he needs more games,however i am not sure Gus will oblige !
Well Dave for me it was "A game of two halves ".......awful ist and something more like it in the second,for me i think he needs more games,however i am not sure Gus will oblige ! MLEE
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9:49am Wed 19 Dec 12

graham w says...

he was poor in first half quite a few passes going astray, but second half performance from was top drawer, well done david you have arrived at last.and super penalty..thats another massive plus for the team,
he was poor in first half quite a few passes going astray, but second half performance from was top drawer, well done david you have arrived at last.and super penalty..thats another massive plus for the team, graham w
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9:59am Wed 19 Dec 12

BobbyLaverick says...

Really like what I see of Lopez now. He covered a lot of meaningful ground last night, and bristles with confidence in his playing.
With Gus changing the play early on, it was a test of everyone's metal to adapt accordingly, and it was easy to see where the successes were.
Hoskins and KLL should be shoe-ins to start for the next match. I really cannot understand our lack of intent from the off, and these two would make the difference in an otherwise lack lustre attack.
To win a football match you have to score more goals than the opposition, and not just attempt to keep them at bay. This is the reason we are rapidly becoming the draw specialists of this league, and will be the reason why even a play-off place will not be attained in the end.
Can someone please tell me the name of one striker brought in by Gus, who has actually proved successful at the club so far? I am certainly struggling with this question, and the situation does not bode well for our future at all.
Really like what I see of Lopez now. He covered a lot of meaningful ground last night, and bristles with confidence in his playing. With Gus changing the play early on, it was a test of everyone's metal to adapt accordingly, and it was easy to see where the successes were. Hoskins and KLL should be shoe-ins to start for the next match. I really cannot understand our lack of intent from the off, and these two would make the difference in an otherwise lack lustre attack. To win a football match you have to score more goals than the opposition, and not just attempt to keep them at bay. This is the reason we are rapidly becoming the draw specialists of this league, and will be the reason why even a play-off place will not be attained in the end. Can someone please tell me the name of one striker brought in by Gus, who has actually proved successful at the club so far? I am certainly struggling with this question, and the situation does not bode well for our future at all. BobbyLaverick
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10:02am Wed 19 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Its always nice to see a player who looks happy to wear the stripes, Great game David,first of many goals for the Albion. UTA
Its always nice to see a player who looks happy to wear the stripes, Great game David,first of many goals for the Albion. UTA tug509
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11:29am Wed 19 Dec 12

GosportGull says...

I thought Spanish Dave had a good game on Saturday against Forest too... Wasnt there last night but he sounds like he has finally arrived and hopefully he will link up with Orlandi and Vicente when they are back.. With Bridcutt holding and Hoskins playing infront of the midfield ...just leaves the striker issue ..Will CMS find his shooting /scoring boots again ? GG
I thought Spanish Dave had a good game on Saturday against Forest too... Wasnt there last night but he sounds like he has finally arrived and hopefully he will link up with Orlandi and Vicente when they are back.. With Bridcutt holding and Hoskins playing infront of the midfield ...just leaves the striker issue ..Will CMS find his shooting /scoring boots again ? GG GosportGull
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12:34pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Beethoven says...

Well done Spanish Dave! and 10 others..

All this talk of a new striker, but during the 4 games in December we have scored 4 goals (Millwall have score 3)
However, we have conceded 7 goals in these games.

Surely the area to look at is the defence?.
Well done Spanish Dave! and 10 others.. All this talk of a new striker, but during the 4 games in December we have scored 4 goals (Millwall have score 3) However, we have conceded 7 goals in these games. Surely the area to look at is the defence?. Beethoven
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12:53pm Wed 19 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Disagree Beethoven,we have had injuries at the back,if we strengthen our attack it will take a lot of pressure of our defence. When all our backs are fit we are virtually untouchable.
Our biggest problem remains our attack,Kaz proved how important he is to us AGAIN last night. But we desperately need someone to complement him,there`s conjecture as to whether CMS will go in Jan,only Gus and Tony know for sure. Heaven forbid we lose Liam,that would ruin anyones day. Always had great respect for Chris Hughton,but dont come shopping here!!!.
We will secure the players necessary to achieve top 6 IMHO,but not at the cost of losing our heroes i hope.
I always put a bet on an accumulator at the weekend,its rare that Brighton aren`t on it to win,Saturday they will be on the ticket again,3-1 US. UTA
Disagree Beethoven,we have had injuries at the back,if we strengthen our attack it will take a lot of pressure of our defence. When all our backs are fit we are virtually untouchable. Our biggest problem remains our attack,Kaz proved how important he is to us AGAIN last night. But we desperately need someone to complement him,there`s conjecture as to whether CMS will go in Jan,only Gus and Tony know for sure. Heaven forbid we lose Liam,that would ruin anyones day. Always had great respect for Chris Hughton,but dont come shopping here!!!. We will secure the players necessary to achieve top 6 IMHO,but not at the cost of losing our heroes i hope. I always put a bet on an accumulator at the weekend,its rare that Brighton aren`t on it to win,Saturday they will be on the ticket again,3-1 US. UTA tug509
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1:07pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Freeloaders says...

BobbyLaverick wrote:
Really like what I see of Lopez now. He covered a lot of meaningful ground last night, and bristles with confidence in his playing.
With Gus changing the play early on, it was a test of everyone's metal to adapt accordingly, and it was easy to see where the successes were.
Hoskins and KLL should be shoe-ins to start for the next match. I really cannot understand our lack of intent from the off, and these two would make the difference in an otherwise lack lustre attack.
To win a football match you have to score more goals than the opposition, and not just attempt to keep them at bay. This is the reason we are rapidly becoming the draw specialists of this league, and will be the reason why even a play-off place will not be attained in the end.
Can someone please tell me the name of one striker brought in by Gus, who has actually proved successful at the club so far? I am certainly struggling with this question, and the situation does not bode well for our future at all.
Be careful my friend brightonup will complain to the Argus if you say your mind.How sad must that person be to phone & get upset about a football post.
[quote][p][bold]BobbyLaverick[/bold] wrote: Really like what I see of Lopez now. He covered a lot of meaningful ground last night, and bristles with confidence in his playing. With Gus changing the play early on, it was a test of everyone's metal to adapt accordingly, and it was easy to see where the successes were. Hoskins and KLL should be shoe-ins to start for the next match. I really cannot understand our lack of intent from the off, and these two would make the difference in an otherwise lack lustre attack. To win a football match you have to score more goals than the opposition, and not just attempt to keep them at bay. This is the reason we are rapidly becoming the draw specialists of this league, and will be the reason why even a play-off place will not be attained in the end. Can someone please tell me the name of one striker brought in by Gus, who has actually proved successful at the club so far? I am certainly struggling with this question, and the situation does not bode well for our future at all.[/p][/quote]Be careful my friend brightonup will complain to the Argus if you say your mind.How sad must that person be to phone & get upset about a football post. Freeloaders
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1:21pm Wed 19 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

BobbyLaverick wrote:
Really like what I see of Lopez now. He covered a lot of meaningful ground last night, and bristles with confidence in his playing. With Gus changing the play early on, it was a test of everyone's metal to adapt accordingly, and it was easy to see where the successes were. Hoskins and KLL should be shoe-ins to start for the next match. I really cannot understand our lack of intent from the off, and these two would make the difference in an otherwise lack lustre attack. To win a football match you have to score more goals than the opposition, and not just attempt to keep them at bay. This is the reason we are rapidly becoming the draw specialists of this league, and will be the reason why even a play-off place will not be attained in the end. Can someone please tell me the name of one striker brought in by Gus, who has actually proved successful at the club so far? I am certainly struggling with this question, and the situation does not bode well for our future at all.
What is successful, 20 goals in a season, CMS is half way there and he missed some games thru injury.
[quote][p][bold]BobbyLaverick[/bold] wrote: Really like what I see of Lopez now. He covered a lot of meaningful ground last night, and bristles with confidence in his playing. With Gus changing the play early on, it was a test of everyone's metal to adapt accordingly, and it was easy to see where the successes were. Hoskins and KLL should be shoe-ins to start for the next match. I really cannot understand our lack of intent from the off, and these two would make the difference in an otherwise lack lustre attack. To win a football match you have to score more goals than the opposition, and not just attempt to keep them at bay. This is the reason we are rapidly becoming the draw specialists of this league, and will be the reason why even a play-off place will not be attained in the end. Can someone please tell me the name of one striker brought in by Gus, who has actually proved successful at the club so far? I am certainly struggling with this question, and the situation does not bode well for our future at all.[/p][/quote]What is successful, 20 goals in a season, CMS is half way there and he missed some games thru injury. VegasSeagull
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1:31pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Freeloaders wrote:
BobbyLaverick wrote:
Really like what I see of Lopez now. He covered a lot of meaningful ground last night, and bristles with confidence in his playing.
With Gus changing the play early on, it was a test of everyone's metal to adapt accordingly, and it was easy to see where the successes were.
Hoskins and KLL should be shoe-ins to start for the next match. I really cannot understand our lack of intent from the off, and these two would make the difference in an otherwise lack lustre attack.
To win a football match you have to score more goals than the opposition, and not just attempt to keep them at bay. This is the reason we are rapidly becoming the draw specialists of this league, and will be the reason why even a play-off place will not be attained in the end.
Can someone please tell me the name of one striker brought in by Gus, who has actually proved successful at the club so far? I am certainly struggling with this question, and the situation does not bode well for our future at all.
Be careful my friend brightonup will complain to the Argus if you say your mind.How sad must that person be to phone & get upset about a football post.
brightonup wouldn't bother phoning up the Argus and it's only you that is getting upset you donkey.

If we all knew your real problem we would probably offer you help and advice or tell you where you can get some.

I think you should Brighten up. You spend far too much time trying to be an idiot, or maybe you just don’t have to try and it comes naturally to you.

Either way there is help out there so take advantage for your own welfare.
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BobbyLaverick[/bold] wrote: Really like what I see of Lopez now. He covered a lot of meaningful ground last night, and bristles with confidence in his playing. With Gus changing the play early on, it was a test of everyone's metal to adapt accordingly, and it was easy to see where the successes were. Hoskins and KLL should be shoe-ins to start for the next match. I really cannot understand our lack of intent from the off, and these two would make the difference in an otherwise lack lustre attack. To win a football match you have to score more goals than the opposition, and not just attempt to keep them at bay. This is the reason we are rapidly becoming the draw specialists of this league, and will be the reason why even a play-off place will not be attained in the end. Can someone please tell me the name of one striker brought in by Gus, who has actually proved successful at the club so far? I am certainly struggling with this question, and the situation does not bode well for our future at all.[/p][/quote]Be careful my friend brightonup will complain to the Argus if you say your mind.How sad must that person be to phone & get upset about a football post.[/p][/quote]brightonup wouldn't bother phoning up the Argus and it's only you that is getting upset you donkey. If we all knew your real problem we would probably offer you help and advice or tell you where you can get some. I think you should Brighten up. You spend far too much time trying to be an idiot, or maybe you just don’t have to try and it comes naturally to you. Either way there is help out there so take advantage for your own welfare. Hovite
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1:34pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Hovite says...

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1:41pm Wed 19 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

That's it, we are now officially half way through this campaign. We will all have our own opinions on who is up to the task ahead and who isn't. We will all have passed judgement on the 8 new arrivals even if its only the fact that we haven't quite made our mind up yet. The way I see is that we are where we are and what we do from here matters. Do I believe our plays warrants a top 6 berth? Yes I do. Has our finishing been up there with the best of them? Definitely not. So 8th right now with the current squad available would appear to be about right. So how do we push on from here? Well we all know that we desperately need a decent striker. For me we also need a bit of power, we have some very decent technical players at our disposal but I think it's fair to say that we don't score many from set pieces and that this squad is never going to win a battle of strength. Don't get me wrong, a team with talent is what I love to see, I just wouldn't mind a couple of bullies in there too. I think we could certainly use a bit of muscle and pace at centre half and equally I'd like to see someone of the same build driving our midfield.
So on to 2013 and how things may look. As many will have seen, Cms and Bridcutt are being linked with Norwich and other potential suitors. Do I think they will move on? I do yes.. Will it be the end of the road this year? I think not. I believe Gus will be a very busy man this January. We will lose and bring players in and come the closing day of the window, I believe that as a squad we will be stronger than we are now. For me Hammond is growing by the game and I see him filling Bridcutts shoes. As for Cms and a possible replacement, who knows? I like some of the names being branded around though.
So with 2013 nearly upon us and trying to be realistic. Who would I like to see pulling on the blue and white stripes for the best part of the second half of the season?
Kuz, absolutely, a class act and already proved his worth
Bruno, another must, he adds skill and attacking intent to the team along with good vision and link play.
Bridge, see Bruno.
Greer, certainly for the remainder of this season and possibly next, a great leader and fantastic positional play, legs just starting to go a bit perhaps.
Elabd, this guy is a 100% re every game. If he was a few inches taller, he would be magnificent.
So on to the midfield and a few changes due to a potential loss of Bridcutt.
Buckley, a shining light and on his day a match winner. Off form the last couple of games but a player that is a must for me.
Hammond, got better each game and last night had a real go, lots of effort, good vision and someone that really cares about winning
Trotter, my 1st new guy, a powerhouse of a man with loads of energy and a real threat both in the air and on the floor, remarkable given his size.
Orlandi, been a revelation since he joined, bags of skill and ability and was starting to run the show before breaking a rib. A real good acquisition in my eyes.
Probably the most questions from us the supporters is formation so I will finish with what I'd like to see but can appreciate that it will never be my choice. 2 new additions here and both get the nod to start.
Kenwyne Jones, a giant of a man with both good aerial ability and a touch and link up play that will connect the team. Not playing at Stoke and low in confidence but on his day a match winner. GP will reignite this guy and the push up the table will be on.
Charlie Austin, this man is again showing his worth in a very average team. Imagine the devastation he would cause with the support he would be given by the team mentioned.
The big question of course is where and how will we fund the new guys? The way I see it is that the sale of Cms and Bridcutt would fund Austin and that Jones would come in on loan with a view to buy subject to promotion. For Trotter I think Tony will have to dig deep deep a little but with salaries potentially leaving the wage bill in the form of players out like Sparrow, Vincelot to name a few, hopefully the damage wouldn't be too severe for TB to bare.
Finally my subs bench, I will make assumptions here that everyone is fit and able.
Vicente, a magician on his day and a player to grace ant team in the land.
Lua Lua, what a game last night, a game changer, on his day, unplayable.
Hoskins, this guy is showing signs that he's coming good, I'm looking forward to seeing what he has to offer in the next 23 games
Dobbie, this guy has been a great wherever he has been, I don't believe that we have seen the best of him yet.
Dunk, the guy is clearly not what he was last season but in my eyes will come good and very good again. His eye is off the game at the moment,
Calderon, becoming Mr dependable and would be an asset to any team, always gives 100%
Dicker, it was either this fella or David but I'm giving him the shout as I feel he has just a bit more steel than our Spanish friend.
There will of course always be a difference in opinion with p,ayers. Where is Crofts? and what about Barnes? This is just the way I see things my fellow fans, each to their own eh.
Whatever happens we are in the best of hand in a Mr Tony Bloom. He will always do his best and what is right for our club, of this I am sure.
UTA
That's it, we are now officially half way through this campaign. We will all have our own opinions on who is up to the task ahead and who isn't. We will all have passed judgement on the 8 new arrivals even if its only the fact that we haven't quite made our mind up yet. The way I see is that we are where we are and what we do from here matters. Do I believe our plays warrants a top 6 berth? Yes I do. Has our finishing been up there with the best of them? Definitely not. So 8th right now with the current squad available would appear to be about right. So how do we push on from here? Well we all know that we desperately need a decent striker. For me we also need a bit of power, we have some very decent technical players at our disposal but I think it's fair to say that we don't score many from set pieces and that this squad is never going to win a battle of strength. Don't get me wrong, a team with talent is what I love to see, I just wouldn't mind a couple of bullies in there too. I think we could certainly use a bit of muscle and pace at centre half and equally I'd like to see someone of the same build driving our midfield. So on to 2013 and how things may look. As many will have seen, Cms and Bridcutt are being linked with Norwich and other potential suitors. Do I think they will move on? I do yes.. Will it be the end of the road this year? I think not. I believe Gus will be a very busy man this January. We will lose and bring players in and come the closing day of the window, I believe that as a squad we will be stronger than we are now. For me Hammond is growing by the game and I see him filling Bridcutts shoes. As for Cms and a possible replacement, who knows? I like some of the names being branded around though. So with 2013 nearly upon us and trying to be realistic. Who would I like to see pulling on the blue and white stripes for the best part of the second half of the season? Kuz, absolutely, a class act and already proved his worth Bruno, another must, he adds skill and attacking intent to the team along with good vision and link play. Bridge, see Bruno. Greer, certainly for the remainder of this season and possibly next, a great leader and fantastic positional play, legs just starting to go a bit perhaps. Elabd, this guy is a 100% re every game. If he was a few inches taller, he would be magnificent. So on to the midfield and a few changes due to a potential loss of Bridcutt. Buckley, a shining light and on his day a match winner. Off form the last couple of games but a player that is a must for me. Hammond, got better each game and last night had a real go, lots of effort, good vision and someone that really cares about winning Trotter, my 1st new guy, a powerhouse of a man with loads of energy and a real threat both in the air and on the floor, remarkable given his size. Orlandi, been a revelation since he joined, bags of skill and ability and was starting to run the show before breaking a rib. A real good acquisition in my eyes. Probably the most questions from us the supporters is formation so I will finish with what I'd like to see but can appreciate that it will never be my choice. 2 new additions here and both get the nod to start. Kenwyne Jones, a giant of a man with both good aerial ability and a touch and link up play that will connect the team. Not playing at Stoke and low in confidence but on his day a match winner. GP will reignite this guy and the push up the table will be on. Charlie Austin, this man is again showing his worth in a very average team. Imagine the devastation he would cause with the support he would be given by the team mentioned. The big question of course is where and how will we fund the new guys? The way I see it is that the sale of Cms and Bridcutt would fund Austin and that Jones would come in on loan with a view to buy subject to promotion. For Trotter I think Tony will have to dig deep deep a little but with salaries potentially leaving the wage bill in the form of players out like Sparrow, Vincelot to name a few, hopefully the damage wouldn't be too severe for TB to bare. Finally my subs bench, I will make assumptions here that everyone is fit and able. Vicente, a magician on his day and a player to grace ant team in the land. Lua Lua, what a game last night, a game changer, on his day, unplayable. Hoskins, this guy is showing signs that he's coming good, I'm looking forward to seeing what he has to offer in the next 23 games Dobbie, this guy has been a great wherever he has been, I don't believe that we have seen the best of him yet. Dunk, the guy is clearly not what he was last season but in my eyes will come good and very good again. His eye is off the game at the moment, Calderon, becoming Mr dependable and would be an asset to any team, always gives 100% Dicker, it was either this fella or David but I'm giving him the shout as I feel he has just a bit more steel than our Spanish friend. There will of course always be a difference in opinion with p,ayers. Where is Crofts? and what about Barnes? This is just the way I see things my fellow fans, each to their own eh. Whatever happens we are in the best of hand in a Mr Tony Bloom. He will always do his best and what is right for our club, of this I am sure. UTA SMF20
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2:11pm Wed 19 Dec 12

tug509 says...

SMF20 wrote:
That's it, we are now officially half way through this campaign. We will all have our own opinions on who is up to the task ahead and who isn't. We will all have passed judgement on the 8 new arrivals even if its only the fact that we haven't quite made our mind up yet. The way I see is that we are where we are and what we do from here matters. Do I believe our plays warrants a top 6 berth? Yes I do. Has our finishing been up there with the best of them? Definitely not. So 8th right now with the current squad available would appear to be about right. So how do we push on from here? Well we all know that we desperately need a decent striker. For me we also need a bit of power, we have some very decent technical players at our disposal but I think it's fair to say that we don't score many from set pieces and that this squad is never going to win a battle of strength. Don't get me wrong, a team with talent is what I love to see, I just wouldn't mind a couple of bullies in there too. I think we could certainly use a bit of muscle and pace at centre half and equally I'd like to see someone of the same build driving our midfield.
So on to 2013 and how things may look. As many will have seen, Cms and Bridcutt are being linked with Norwich and other potential suitors. Do I think they will move on? I do yes.. Will it be the end of the road this year? I think not. I believe Gus will be a very busy man this January. We will lose and bring players in and come the closing day of the window, I believe that as a squad we will be stronger than we are now. For me Hammond is growing by the game and I see him filling Bridcutts shoes. As for Cms and a possible replacement, who knows? I like some of the names being branded around though.
So with 2013 nearly upon us and trying to be realistic. Who would I like to see pulling on the blue and white stripes for the best part of the second half of the season?
Kuz, absolutely, a class act and already proved his worth
Bruno, another must, he adds skill and attacking intent to the team along with good vision and link play.
Bridge, see Bruno.
Greer, certainly for the remainder of this season and possibly next, a great leader and fantastic positional play, legs just starting to go a bit perhaps.
Elabd, this guy is a 100% re every game. If he was a few inches taller, he would be magnificent.
So on to the midfield and a few changes due to a potential loss of Bridcutt.
Buckley, a shining light and on his day a match winner. Off form the last couple of games but a player that is a must for me.
Hammond, got better each game and last night had a real go, lots of effort, good vision and someone that really cares about winning
Trotter, my 1st new guy, a powerhouse of a man with loads of energy and a real threat both in the air and on the floor, remarkable given his size.
Orlandi, been a revelation since he joined, bags of skill and ability and was starting to run the show before breaking a rib. A real good acquisition in my eyes.
Probably the most questions from us the supporters is formation so I will finish with what I'd like to see but can appreciate that it will never be my choice. 2 new additions here and both get the nod to start.
Kenwyne Jones, a giant of a man with both good aerial ability and a touch and link up play that will connect the team. Not playing at Stoke and low in confidence but on his day a match winner. GP will reignite this guy and the push up the table will be on.
Charlie Austin, this man is again showing his worth in a very average team. Imagine the devastation he would cause with the support he would be given by the team mentioned.
The big question of course is where and how will we fund the new guys? The way I see it is that the sale of Cms and Bridcutt would fund Austin and that Jones would come in on loan with a view to buy subject to promotion. For Trotter I think Tony will have to dig deep deep a little but with salaries potentially leaving the wage bill in the form of players out like Sparrow, Vincelot to name a few, hopefully the damage wouldn't be too severe for TB to bare.
Finally my subs bench, I will make assumptions here that everyone is fit and able.
Vicente, a magician on his day and a player to grace ant team in the land.
Lua Lua, what a game last night, a game changer, on his day, unplayable.
Hoskins, this guy is showing signs that he's coming good, I'm looking forward to seeing what he has to offer in the next 23 games
Dobbie, this guy has been a great wherever he has been, I don't believe that we have seen the best of him yet.
Dunk, the guy is clearly not what he was last season but in my eyes will come good and very good again. His eye is off the game at the moment,
Calderon, becoming Mr dependable and would be an asset to any team, always gives 100%
Dicker, it was either this fella or David but I'm giving him the shout as I feel he has just a bit more steel than our Spanish friend.
There will of course always be a difference in opinion with p,ayers. Where is Crofts? and what about Barnes? This is just the way I see things my fellow fans, each to their own eh.
Whatever happens we are in the best of hand in a Mr Tony Bloom. He will always do his best and what is right for our club, of this I am sure.
UTA
Very passionate and very committed opinion SMF20.
As you say we all have our own opinions,but yours is as close to the money as anyones.
You obviously bleed Blue & White as i do.Thanks for a great post ,im sure i wont be alone. UTA
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: That's it, we are now officially half way through this campaign. We will all have our own opinions on who is up to the task ahead and who isn't. We will all have passed judgement on the 8 new arrivals even if its only the fact that we haven't quite made our mind up yet. The way I see is that we are where we are and what we do from here matters. Do I believe our plays warrants a top 6 berth? Yes I do. Has our finishing been up there with the best of them? Definitely not. So 8th right now with the current squad available would appear to be about right. So how do we push on from here? Well we all know that we desperately need a decent striker. For me we also need a bit of power, we have some very decent technical players at our disposal but I think it's fair to say that we don't score many from set pieces and that this squad is never going to win a battle of strength. Don't get me wrong, a team with talent is what I love to see, I just wouldn't mind a couple of bullies in there too. I think we could certainly use a bit of muscle and pace at centre half and equally I'd like to see someone of the same build driving our midfield. So on to 2013 and how things may look. As many will have seen, Cms and Bridcutt are being linked with Norwich and other potential suitors. Do I think they will move on? I do yes.. Will it be the end of the road this year? I think not. I believe Gus will be a very busy man this January. We will lose and bring players in and come the closing day of the window, I believe that as a squad we will be stronger than we are now. For me Hammond is growing by the game and I see him filling Bridcutts shoes. As for Cms and a possible replacement, who knows? I like some of the names being branded around though. So with 2013 nearly upon us and trying to be realistic. Who would I like to see pulling on the blue and white stripes for the best part of the second half of the season? Kuz, absolutely, a class act and already proved his worth Bruno, another must, he adds skill and attacking intent to the team along with good vision and link play. Bridge, see Bruno. Greer, certainly for the remainder of this season and possibly next, a great leader and fantastic positional play, legs just starting to go a bit perhaps. Elabd, this guy is a 100% re every game. If he was a few inches taller, he would be magnificent. So on to the midfield and a few changes due to a potential loss of Bridcutt. Buckley, a shining light and on his day a match winner. Off form the last couple of games but a player that is a must for me. Hammond, got better each game and last night had a real go, lots of effort, good vision and someone that really cares about winning Trotter, my 1st new guy, a powerhouse of a man with loads of energy and a real threat both in the air and on the floor, remarkable given his size. Orlandi, been a revelation since he joined, bags of skill and ability and was starting to run the show before breaking a rib. A real good acquisition in my eyes. Probably the most questions from us the supporters is formation so I will finish with what I'd like to see but can appreciate that it will never be my choice. 2 new additions here and both get the nod to start. Kenwyne Jones, a giant of a man with both good aerial ability and a touch and link up play that will connect the team. Not playing at Stoke and low in confidence but on his day a match winner. GP will reignite this guy and the push up the table will be on. Charlie Austin, this man is again showing his worth in a very average team. Imagine the devastation he would cause with the support he would be given by the team mentioned. The big question of course is where and how will we fund the new guys? The way I see it is that the sale of Cms and Bridcutt would fund Austin and that Jones would come in on loan with a view to buy subject to promotion. For Trotter I think Tony will have to dig deep deep a little but with salaries potentially leaving the wage bill in the form of players out like Sparrow, Vincelot to name a few, hopefully the damage wouldn't be too severe for TB to bare. Finally my subs bench, I will make assumptions here that everyone is fit and able. Vicente, a magician on his day and a player to grace ant team in the land. Lua Lua, what a game last night, a game changer, on his day, unplayable. Hoskins, this guy is showing signs that he's coming good, I'm looking forward to seeing what he has to offer in the next 23 games Dobbie, this guy has been a great wherever he has been, I don't believe that we have seen the best of him yet. Dunk, the guy is clearly not what he was last season but in my eyes will come good and very good again. His eye is off the game at the moment, Calderon, becoming Mr dependable and would be an asset to any team, always gives 100% Dicker, it was either this fella or David but I'm giving him the shout as I feel he has just a bit more steel than our Spanish friend. There will of course always be a difference in opinion with p,ayers. Where is Crofts? and what about Barnes? This is just the way I see things my fellow fans, each to their own eh. Whatever happens we are in the best of hand in a Mr Tony Bloom. He will always do his best and what is right for our club, of this I am sure. UTA[/p][/quote]Very passionate and very committed opinion SMF20. As you say we all have our own opinions,but yours is as close to the money as anyones. You obviously bleed Blue & White as i do.Thanks for a great post ,im sure i wont be alone. UTA tug509
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2:11pm Wed 19 Dec 12

graham w says...

CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM..
CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM.. graham w
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2:12pm Wed 19 Dec 12

graham w says...

CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM..
CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM.. graham w
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2:12pm Wed 19 Dec 12

graham w says...

CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM..
CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM.. graham w
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2:12pm Wed 19 Dec 12

graham w says...

CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM..
CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM.. graham w
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2:17pm Wed 19 Dec 12

tug509 says...

graham w wrote:
CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM..
The same place you get your manners from.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: CHRIST THAT WAS A POST, ..WHERE DO ALL YOU PEOPLE GET THESE RUMOURS FROM..[/p][/quote]The same place you get your manners from. tug509
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4:31pm Wed 19 Dec 12

graham w says...

"oooh.." touchy
"oooh.." touchy graham w
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4:48pm Wed 19 Dec 12

tug509 says...

graham w wrote:
"oooh.." touchy
ONLY ABOUT THE THINGS I LOVE. UTA
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: "oooh.." touchy[/p][/quote]ONLY ABOUT THE THINGS I LOVE. UTA tug509
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8:30pm Wed 19 Dec 12

graham w says...

...........tug509 get it in perspective mate , ive been a supporter for 52 years, a season ticket for many of those,dont you think i bleed blue and white, we all have opinons.i was only commenting on the length of the post, "chill will you "
...........tug509 get it in perspective mate , ive been a supporter for 52 years, a season ticket for many of those,dont you think i bleed blue and white, we all have opinons.i was only commenting on the length of the post, "chill will you " graham w
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