Poyet pleased Demba not barring the way for Albion

The Argus: Demba Ba. The Newcastle striker is Chelsea bound and will not be facing Albion at The Amex. Demba Ba. The Newcastle striker is Chelsea bound and will not be facing Albion at The Amex.

  Gus Poyet is relieved his Albion side will not be facing Demba Ba in the FA Cup at The Amex on Saturday.


  The Newcastle striker is joining Chelsea for £7 million after reportedly agreeing a three-and-a-half year deal.


  Poyet told The Argus: "I am very glad and if he (Alan Pardew) wants to leave Cisse and company out I will be very happy! Maybe the fans want to see the best players at The Amex but he (Ba) is an outstanding player and he can score from anywhere."


  Newcastle's fortunes have nosedived since Pardew was awarded an eight-year contract.


  Poyet said: "That's just a bad coincidence that has gone against him. Football is terrible like that. When you think you are happy and relaxed, because you can plan for the future, then something goes against you and it's scary.


  "He has got a great group of players and I am sure he is going to have a great second part of the Premier League."

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2:09pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Worthing Seagull! says...

Yippe, oh just that Cisse guy to bother about I guess :/ haha
Yippe, oh just that Cisse guy to bother about I guess :/ haha Worthing Seagull!

2:18pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Albion23 says...

Sure will give our bezt shot. Vincente where are you? U T A.H
Sure will give our bezt shot. Vincente where are you? U T A.H Albion23

2:40pm Thu 3 Jan 13

mikeygit says...

For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!! mikeygit

2:50pm Thu 3 Jan 13

tinker111 says...

Worthing Seagull! wrote:
Yippe, oh just that Cisse guy to bother about I guess :/ haha
Plus plenty of big quick players will be good to see how slow albions defence is against them just that BA would have been the icing on the cake and we will be able to see how far we are OFF from the prem.
PS do hope i get slagged off for this POST MATCH.
[quote][p][bold]Worthing Seagull![/bold] wrote: Yippe, oh just that Cisse guy to bother about I guess :/ haha[/p][/quote]Plus plenty of big quick players will be good to see how slow albions defence is against them just that BA would have been the icing on the cake and we will be able to see how far we are OFF from the prem. PS do hope i get slagged off for this POST MATCH. tinker111

3:55pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Albion23 says...

mikeygit wrote:
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!![/p][/quote]Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga? Albion23

4:01pm Thu 3 Jan 13

ballantrrae says...

mikeygit wrote:
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
Not sure you will get much flack until Vicente's played 5 or 6 other matches and I don't mean at the end of the season..
He obviously has to play against Newcastle first even if it's only for 10 minutes.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!![/p][/quote]Not sure you will get much flack until Vicente's played 5 or 6 other matches and I don't mean at the end of the season.. He obviously has to play against Newcastle first even if it's only for 10 minutes. ballantrrae

5:25pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Albion23 wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?
Yeah, VERY quiet on Vicente. I mean, has hasn't mentioned him since the other story on the Argus this morning! Sheesh...
[quote][p][bold]Albion23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!![/p][/quote]Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?[/p][/quote]Yeah, VERY quiet on Vicente. I mean, has hasn't mentioned him since the other story on the Argus this morning! Sheesh... Old Scrote of the Amex

8:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

Whether Ba is playing or not, I can't see us getting a result. I won't be losing sleep over it though. I'm only interested in one thing - the Championship. I want the lads 110% focussed on the Derby gam. The crucial thing is that we stop the Amex rot and start winning at home. Realistically we've got to win 80% of the remaining home league games and average 50% of the remaining away games. Weirdly, I'm confident we will win 1 in 2 of the aways. It's the home form that's my big worry and that I fear will ultimately see us finishing 4 or 5 points short of the all important 6th place.
Whether Ba is playing or not, I can't see us getting a result. I won't be losing sleep over it though. I'm only interested in one thing - the Championship. I want the lads 110% focussed on the Derby gam. The crucial thing is that we stop the Amex rot and start winning at home. Realistically we've got to win 80% of the remaining home league games and average 50% of the remaining away games. Weirdly, I'm confident we will win 1 in 2 of the aways. It's the home form that's my big worry and that I fear will ultimately see us finishing 4 or 5 points short of the all important 6th place. sussexram40

8:13pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Seagullkid says...

Albion23 wrote:
Sure will give our bezt shot. Vincente where are you? U T A.H
well at least Newcastle have started their rebuild, when are we?
as for vincente why? was a great player still is if fit and playing for the team he wants to play for!
total waste of money so far this season which could have gone towards a player that could have played.
[quote][p][bold]Albion23[/bold] wrote: Sure will give our bezt shot. Vincente where are you? U T A.H[/p][/quote]well at least Newcastle have started their rebuild, when are we? as for vincente why? was a great player still is if fit and playing for the team he wants to play for! total waste of money so far this season which could have gone towards a player that could have played. Seagullkid

8:22pm Thu 3 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

I guess I am going to be the odd one out with my post, at least for the time being that is.

I think beating Newcastle would be a huge boost toward the match with Derby.
Can you imagine the buzz the players would have going into that match if we dispatch Newcastle. Consider also what the Derby players would be thinking too.

Even if we can't progress in the cup I feel it will be very important to give a good account of ourselves. We must approach the Derby game with confidence, some of which was gained by beating Ipswich. A good showing against a prem side would increase that confidence. If we get a slapping that can only help Derby.

Vicente, yes I would like to see him play the last 15 minutes or so, Gus would not even put him on the bench if he was not physicaly fit and if he takes to the field, even if only for 15 minutes, then that bodes well for the coming months.

We all have our opinions on Vicente, mine have gone up and down and in every other direction, but at the end of the day surely we are better for having him fit and playing than we are without him.
I guess I am going to be the odd one out with my post, at least for the time being that is. I think beating Newcastle would be a huge boost toward the match with Derby. Can you imagine the buzz the players would have going into that match if we dispatch Newcastle. Consider also what the Derby players would be thinking too. Even if we can't progress in the cup I feel it will be very important to give a good account of ourselves. We must approach the Derby game with confidence, some of which was gained by beating Ipswich. A good showing against a prem side would increase that confidence. If we get a slapping that can only help Derby. Vicente, yes I would like to see him play the last 15 minutes or so, Gus would not even put him on the bench if he was not physicaly fit and if he takes to the field, even if only for 15 minutes, then that bodes well for the coming months. We all have our opinions on Vicente, mine have gone up and down and in every other direction, but at the end of the day surely we are better for having him fit and playing than we are without him. VegasSeagull

8:37pm Thu 3 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

Albion23 wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?
Spanish newspaper Marca have said tonight, that Leonardo Ulloa 'will very shortly be presented as a new player at Brighton.'
[quote][p][bold]Albion23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!![/p][/quote]Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?[/p][/quote]Spanish newspaper Marca have said tonight, that Leonardo Ulloa 'will very shortly be presented as a new player at Brighton.' championshipgull

8:38pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Albion In Staffs says...

Saw Newcastle last night. Dont focus on Our defence, focus on there's. they're poor and there's a chance. In attack, they have no movement which will help us, but that said I think we'll get outmuscled by better athletes and lose.
And frankly, I don't much care. It's all about the play offs
Saw Newcastle last night. Dont focus on Our defence, focus on there's. they're poor and there's a chance. In attack, they have no movement which will help us, but that said I think we'll get outmuscled by better athletes and lose. And frankly, I don't much care. It's all about the play offs Albion In Staffs

9:09pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Whether Ba is playing or not, I can't see us getting a result. I won't be losing sleep over it though. I'm only interested in one thing - the Championship. I want the lads 110% focussed on the Derby gam. The crucial thing is that we stop the Amex rot and start winning at home. Realistically we've got to win 80% of the remaining home league games and average 50% of the remaining away games. Weirdly, I'm confident we will win 1 in 2 of the aways. It's the home form that's my big worry and that I fear will ultimately see us finishing 4 or 5 points short of the all important 6th place.
Funnily enough, the NUFC fans are saynig much the same thing - looks like neither team will get a result this weekend.

Your win ratios give us 8 more home wins and 5-6 away wins, giving us at least 39 more points (assuming no draws) leading to a final total of 76 points. That will do nicely, although we'll get some draws so that many wins will be unnecessary.

BTW, is it no longer okay to focus just 100%? I'd love to know who (on TV I presume) coined this 110% nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Whether Ba is playing or not, I can't see us getting a result. I won't be losing sleep over it though. I'm only interested in one thing - the Championship. I want the lads 110% focussed on the Derby gam. The crucial thing is that we stop the Amex rot and start winning at home. Realistically we've got to win 80% of the remaining home league games and average 50% of the remaining away games. Weirdly, I'm confident we will win 1 in 2 of the aways. It's the home form that's my big worry and that I fear will ultimately see us finishing 4 or 5 points short of the all important 6th place.[/p][/quote]Funnily enough, the NUFC fans are saynig much the same thing - looks like neither team will get a result this weekend. Your win ratios give us 8 more home wins and 5-6 away wins, giving us at least 39 more points (assuming no draws) leading to a final total of 76 points. That will do nicely, although we'll get some draws so that many wins will be unnecessary. BTW, is it no longer okay to focus just 100%? I'd love to know who (on TV I presume) coined this 110% nonsense. Old Scrote of the Amex

9:18pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

championshipgull wrote:
Albion23 wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?
Spanish newspaper Marca have said tonight, that Leonardo Ulloa 'will very shortly be presented as a new player at Brighton.'
Yeh, saw that on north stand chat.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!![/p][/quote]Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?[/p][/quote]Spanish newspaper Marca have said tonight, that Leonardo Ulloa 'will very shortly be presented as a new player at Brighton.'[/p][/quote]Yeh, saw that on north stand chat. Alfie T

9:21pm Thu 3 Jan 13

russellsnr2 says...

championshipgull wrote:
Albion23 wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?
Spanish newspaper Marca have said tonight, that Leonardo Ulloa 'will very shortly be presented as a new player at Brighton.'
Hi, That is what is written here
http://www.marca.com
/2013/01/03/en/footb
all/international_fo
otball/1357243732.ht
ml

If this don't work just search for the paper on-line, English version.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!![/p][/quote]Agree with (m.g) If we see him at all it will be a shock to the system.G.P. has gone very quiet on Vncente. Maybe we might see him 2nd half for a cameo spot.Any news on this new striker and the passport saga?[/p][/quote]Spanish newspaper Marca have said tonight, that Leonardo Ulloa 'will very shortly be presented as a new player at Brighton.'[/p][/quote]Hi, That is what is written here http://www.marca.com /2013/01/03/en/footb all/international_fo otball/1357243732.ht ml If this don't work just search for the paper on-line, English version. russellsnr2

9:22pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Just been down the Bandstand to meet Freeloader as arranged earlier, guess what, he didn’t show up.
Just been down the Bandstand to meet Freeloader as arranged earlier, guess what, he didn’t show up. Hovite

9:30pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Well it looks like Gus has got his man, but won't be convinced, until I see him holding a blue and white shirt at the Amex, up the Albion !!
Well it looks like Gus has got his man, but won't be convinced, until I see him holding a blue and white shirt at the Amex, up the Albion !! Bucket feet Duffy

10:33pm Thu 3 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Hovite wrote:
Just been down the Bandstand to meet Freeloader as arranged earlier, guess what, he didn’t show up.
did you give him directions of how to get there?
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Just been down the Bandstand to meet Freeloader as arranged earlier, guess what, he didn’t show up.[/p][/quote]did you give him directions of how to get there? VegasSeagull

10:44pm Thu 3 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
Well it looks like Gus has got his man, but won't be convinced, until I see him holding a blue and white shirt at the Amex, up the Albion !!
Well I hope he has got his man and I also hope that this guy is the first, and not the only player to arrive.

I continue to say that we need two new front men and we obviously could do with an extra defender.

If none of our first choice 18 players go two new strikers would give us flexibility, a new defender would shore up the defense with the current crop of injuries.

It would be foolish to think that we can reach the end of the season without more injuries, we have the midfield cover but we are short at the front and back.

If and when we can get Vicente back on the park he will give us that spark which has been lacking in midfield, maybe one less pass and one more thru ball.





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[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: Well it looks like Gus has got his man, but won't be convinced, until I see him holding a blue and white shirt at the Amex, up the Albion !![/p][/quote]Well I hope he has got his man and I also hope that this guy is the first, and not the only player to arrive. I continue to say that we need two new front men and we obviously could do with an extra defender. If none of our first choice 18 players go two new strikers would give us flexibility, a new defender would shore up the defense with the current crop of injuries. It would be foolish to think that we can reach the end of the season without more injuries, we have the midfield cover but we are short at the front and back. If and when we can get Vicente back on the park he will give us that spark which has been lacking in midfield, maybe one less pass and one more thru ball. .. VegasSeagull

11:13pm Thu 3 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Newcastle will pose a big airial threat when going forward and when defending so how we deal with it.

I guess we will have to be very careful in the tackles, we don't need to give away freekicks in dangerous areas.
I don't think we can play the offside trap and even if we could, are our defenders quick enough when the ball is lofted over the top of the back four.

Newcastle may not be at the best right now but they will be quick and capable. The longer we allow them on the ball the more dangerous they will be, I don't think Gus will allow them to settle on the ball.

My guess is that we will play the pressing game, we will close them down as quickly as possible and press high up the field. If I am right it would make sense to play a sweeper, as I said, our defenders are not that quick across the ground.

If Cauldi is not fit then David will probabaly resume where he left off last week, that could also mean that Barnes starts, by all accounts they linked up well together.

I am thinking that Kaz will start and it would not surprise me to see Dobbie given the nod. CMS or Hoskins, well I think he will start the pair. Both Kaz and CMS can get back quickly to help out in defense, Dobbie would then remain high up with Hoskins not too far away, the pair looking for the counter attack option.

We might see Greer playing the sweeper role. Bridge, David and Dunk, (Bruno if fit for Dunk) with Bridcutt dropping slightly deeper when needed.

Hammond and Crofts (Orlandi if fit for Crofts).




. .
Newcastle will pose a big airial threat when going forward and when defending so how we deal with it. I guess we will have to be very careful in the tackles, we don't need to give away freekicks in dangerous areas. I don't think we can play the offside trap and even if we could, are our defenders quick enough when the ball is lofted over the top of the back four. Newcastle may not be at the best right now but they will be quick and capable. The longer we allow them on the ball the more dangerous they will be, I don't think Gus will allow them to settle on the ball. My guess is that we will play the pressing game, we will close them down as quickly as possible and press high up the field. If I am right it would make sense to play a sweeper, as I said, our defenders are not that quick across the ground. If Cauldi is not fit then David will probabaly resume where he left off last week, that could also mean that Barnes starts, by all accounts they linked up well together. I am thinking that Kaz will start and it would not surprise me to see Dobbie given the nod. CMS or Hoskins, well I think he will start the pair. Both Kaz and CMS can get back quickly to help out in defense, Dobbie would then remain high up with Hoskins not too far away, the pair looking for the counter attack option. We might see Greer playing the sweeper role. Bridge, David and Dunk, (Bruno if fit for Dunk) with Bridcutt dropping slightly deeper when needed. Hammond and Crofts (Orlandi if fit for Crofts). . . VegasSeagull

12:49am Fri 4 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Newcastle will pose a big airial threat when going forward and when defending so how we deal with it.

I guess we will have to be very careful in the tackles, we don't need to give away freekicks in dangerous areas.
I don't think we can play the offside trap and even if we could, are our defenders quick enough when the ball is lofted over the top of the back four.

Newcastle may not be at the best right now but they will be quick and capable. The longer we allow them on the ball the more dangerous they will be, I don't think Gus will allow them to settle on the ball.

My guess is that we will play the pressing game, we will close them down as quickly as possible and press high up the field. If I am right it would make sense to play a sweeper, as I said, our defenders are not that quick across the ground.

If Cauldi is not fit then David will probabaly resume where he left off last week, that could also mean that Barnes starts, by all accounts they linked up well together.

I am thinking that Kaz will start and it would not surprise me to see Dobbie given the nod. CMS or Hoskins, well I think he will start the pair. Both Kaz and CMS can get back quickly to help out in defense, Dobbie would then remain high up with Hoskins not too far away, the pair looking for the counter attack option.

We might see Greer playing the sweeper role. Bridge, David and Dunk, (Bruno if fit for Dunk) with Bridcutt dropping slightly deeper when needed.

Hammond and Crofts (Orlandi if fit for Crofts).




. .
Interesting, but there's as much chance of my being selected to replace CMS as there is that Gus will suddenly play a sweeper for the first time ever.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Newcastle will pose a big airial threat when going forward and when defending so how we deal with it. I guess we will have to be very careful in the tackles, we don't need to give away freekicks in dangerous areas. I don't think we can play the offside trap and even if we could, are our defenders quick enough when the ball is lofted over the top of the back four. Newcastle may not be at the best right now but they will be quick and capable. The longer we allow them on the ball the more dangerous they will be, I don't think Gus will allow them to settle on the ball. My guess is that we will play the pressing game, we will close them down as quickly as possible and press high up the field. If I am right it would make sense to play a sweeper, as I said, our defenders are not that quick across the ground. If Cauldi is not fit then David will probabaly resume where he left off last week, that could also mean that Barnes starts, by all accounts they linked up well together. I am thinking that Kaz will start and it would not surprise me to see Dobbie given the nod. CMS or Hoskins, well I think he will start the pair. Both Kaz and CMS can get back quickly to help out in defense, Dobbie would then remain high up with Hoskins not too far away, the pair looking for the counter attack option. We might see Greer playing the sweeper role. Bridge, David and Dunk, (Bruno if fit for Dunk) with Bridcutt dropping slightly deeper when needed. Hammond and Crofts (Orlandi if fit for Crofts). . .[/p][/quote]Interesting, but there's as much chance of my being selected to replace CMS as there is that Gus will suddenly play a sweeper for the first time ever. Old Scrote of the Amex

2:10am Fri 4 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Newcastle will pose a big airial threat when going forward and when defending so how we deal with it. I guess we will have to be very careful in the tackles, we don't need to give away freekicks in dangerous areas. I don't think we can play the offside trap and even if we could, are our defenders quick enough when the ball is lofted over the top of the back four. Newcastle may not be at the best right now but they will be quick and capable. The longer we allow them on the ball the more dangerous they will be, I don't think Gus will allow them to settle on the ball. My guess is that we will play the pressing game, we will close them down as quickly as possible and press high up the field. If I am right it would make sense to play a sweeper, as I said, our defenders are not that quick across the ground. If Cauldi is not fit then David will probabaly resume where he left off last week, that could also mean that Barnes starts, by all accounts they linked up well together. I am thinking that Kaz will start and it would not surprise me to see Dobbie given the nod. CMS or Hoskins, well I think he will start the pair. Both Kaz and CMS can get back quickly to help out in defense, Dobbie would then remain high up with Hoskins not too far away, the pair looking for the counter attack option. We might see Greer playing the sweeper role. Bridge, David and Dunk, (Bruno if fit for Dunk) with Bridcutt dropping slightly deeper when needed. Hammond and Crofts (Orlandi if fit for Crofts). . .
Interesting, but there's as much chance of my being selected to replace CMS as there is that Gus will suddenly play a sweeper for the first time ever.
Agreed, it's a long shot but this is the F. A. Cup.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Newcastle will pose a big airial threat when going forward and when defending so how we deal with it. I guess we will have to be very careful in the tackles, we don't need to give away freekicks in dangerous areas. I don't think we can play the offside trap and even if we could, are our defenders quick enough when the ball is lofted over the top of the back four. Newcastle may not be at the best right now but they will be quick and capable. The longer we allow them on the ball the more dangerous they will be, I don't think Gus will allow them to settle on the ball. My guess is that we will play the pressing game, we will close them down as quickly as possible and press high up the field. If I am right it would make sense to play a sweeper, as I said, our defenders are not that quick across the ground. If Cauldi is not fit then David will probabaly resume where he left off last week, that could also mean that Barnes starts, by all accounts they linked up well together. I am thinking that Kaz will start and it would not surprise me to see Dobbie given the nod. CMS or Hoskins, well I think he will start the pair. Both Kaz and CMS can get back quickly to help out in defense, Dobbie would then remain high up with Hoskins not too far away, the pair looking for the counter attack option. We might see Greer playing the sweeper role. Bridge, David and Dunk, (Bruno if fit for Dunk) with Bridcutt dropping slightly deeper when needed. Hammond and Crofts (Orlandi if fit for Crofts). . .[/p][/quote]Interesting, but there's as much chance of my being selected to replace CMS as there is that Gus will suddenly play a sweeper for the first time ever.[/p][/quote]Agreed, it's a long shot but this is the F. A. Cup. VegasSeagull

2:28am Fri 4 Jan 13

jockithenoo says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
Well it looks like Gus has got his man, but won't be convinced, until I see him holding a blue and white shirt at the Amex, up the Albion !!
I hope he's got him i checked some stats since Jan 2010 until sep 2012 played 57 games 53 goals he is 6'2"
Stats on www.7M.CMplayerstats

UTA
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: Well it looks like Gus has got his man, but won't be convinced, until I see him holding a blue and white shirt at the Amex, up the Albion !![/p][/quote]I hope he's got him i checked some stats since Jan 2010 until sep 2012 played 57 games 53 goals he is 6'2" Stats on www.7M.CMplayerstats UTA jockithenoo

5:14am Fri 4 Jan 13

cvs says...

mikeygit wrote:
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
No. If we get through and draw another big name then Vicente might miraculously be fit yet again.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!![/p][/quote]No. If we get through and draw another big name then Vicente might miraculously be fit yet again. cvs

7:09am Fri 4 Jan 13

andyp123 says...

Great news re Buckley. Argus a bit slow.
Great news re Buckley. Argus a bit slow. andyp123

7:51am Fri 4 Jan 13

jcd1972 says...

I can't see why we can't beat Newcastle again. Last year they had visions of the Champions League and this year they've got premier league survival and europa league on their minds. Will be interesting to see if Gus does go with 2 up front for the game as the last thing we want is a replay.

I think we could have a good run this month given the fixtures.
I can't see why we can't beat Newcastle again. Last year they had visions of the Champions League and this year they've got premier league survival and europa league on their minds. Will be interesting to see if Gus does go with 2 up front for the game as the last thing we want is a replay. I think we could have a good run this month given the fixtures. jcd1972

8:19am Fri 4 Jan 13

mark5 says...

Buckley just signed a new deal!! Happy Days...............U
TA!
Buckley just signed a new deal!! Happy Days...............U TA! mark5

8:33am Fri 4 Jan 13

Seagulldan says...

Great news about bucker..hamstring injury was an injury after all and nothing sinister. In gus we trust. Keep up Argus.
Great news about bucker..hamstring injury was an injury after all and nothing sinister. In gus we trust. Keep up Argus. Seagulldan

8:45am Fri 4 Jan 13

saraman says...

The news on Buckley is in todays Argus. Great result.
The news on Buckley is in todays Argus. Great result. saraman

9:05am Fri 4 Jan 13

tug509 says...

GOOD MORNING ALL,

WILL BUCKLEY SIGNS NEW CONTRACT UNTIL SUMMER 2017

GET IN YOU BEAUTY!!

UTA
GOOD MORNING ALL, WILL BUCKLEY SIGNS NEW CONTRACT UNTIL SUMMER 2017 GET IN YOU BEAUTY!! UTA tug509

9:56am Fri 4 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Seagulldan wrote:
Great news about bucker..hamstring injury was an injury after all and nothing sinister. In gus we trust. Keep up Argus.
Really, was that ever in doubt? Only mad conspiracy theorists thought it was anything other than an injury.
[quote][p][bold]Seagulldan[/bold] wrote: Great news about bucker..hamstring injury was an injury after all and nothing sinister. In gus we trust. Keep up Argus.[/p][/quote]Really, was that ever in doubt? Only mad conspiracy theorists thought it was anything other than an injury. Old Scrote of the Amex

11:37am Fri 4 Jan 13

KeefyH44 says...

cvs wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!!
No. If we get through and draw another big name then Vicente might miraculously be fit yet again.
I said it before, Vicente never wanted to return and when we forced him to he resolved to get hid own back by feigning injury. He couldn't jst refuse to play buy if he insists that he is injured they have to go along with it or suffer being sued. He wins either way. We invested a lot in him & I feel really betrayed as do others I'm sure.
[quote][p][bold]cvs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: For fear of being accused of being a cynic I fear that in the unlikely event of Vicente putting in a cameo appearance on Saturday it will be the last time we see him this season. As another poster said--one appearance and then he will be injured again. I will wait for the flack from some and agreement from others!!![/p][/quote]No. If we get through and draw another big name then Vicente might miraculously be fit yet again.[/p][/quote]I said it before, Vicente never wanted to return and when we forced him to he resolved to get hid own back by feigning injury. He couldn't jst refuse to play buy if he insists that he is injured they have to go along with it or suffer being sued. He wins either way. We invested a lot in him & I feel really betrayed as do others I'm sure. KeefyH44

1:47pm Fri 4 Jan 13

TokyoPete says...

Slightly off topic, but can anyone out there recommend where to look for a live internet stream of tomorrow's game? With the match on TV there should be a good chance of finding one but I'm not all that familiar with the relevant websites.
Slightly off topic, but can anyone out there recommend where to look for a live internet stream of tomorrow's game? With the match on TV there should be a good chance of finding one but I'm not all that familiar with the relevant websites. TokyoPete

2:06pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Hovite says...

TP, personally I wouldn't log in to any unofficial internet stream because of the viruses you can pick up. I say that from experience when I picked up a really nasty one.

However this is the live ITV link.

http://www.itv.com/s
port/football/fa-cup
/match/brighton-newc
astle-3578641/
TP, personally I wouldn't log in to any unofficial internet stream because of the viruses you can pick up. I say that from experience when I picked up a really nasty one. However this is the live ITV link. http://www.itv.com/s port/football/fa-cup /match/brighton-newc astle-3578641/ Hovite

3:28pm Fri 4 Jan 13

gullade says...

I am a bit concerned that everyone and his dog appears to be tipping the Albion as a good giant killing prospect, sure we have a reasonable chance, but caution advised re: losing your money to the satchels.
I am a bit concerned that everyone and his dog appears to be tipping the Albion as a good giant killing prospect, sure we have a reasonable chance, but caution advised re: losing your money to the satchels. gullade

5:22pm Fri 4 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

gullade wrote:
I am a bit concerned that everyone and his dog appears to be tipping the Albion as a good giant killing prospect, sure we have a reasonable chance, but caution advised re: losing your money to the satchels.
Lawro has done his predictions on the BBC Sport website and he says it will be a 1-1 draw at the Amex with Newcastle winning the replay at St Jamess Park.
[quote][p][bold]gullade[/bold] wrote: I am a bit concerned that everyone and his dog appears to be tipping the Albion as a good giant killing prospect, sure we have a reasonable chance, but caution advised re: losing your money to the satchels.[/p][/quote]Lawro has done his predictions on the BBC Sport website and he says it will be a 1-1 draw at the Amex with Newcastle winning the replay at St Jamess Park. sussexram40

9:39am Sat 5 Jan 13

TokyoPete says...

Hovite wrote:
TP, personally I wouldn't log in to any unofficial internet stream because of the viruses you can pick up. I say that from experience when I picked up a really nasty one. However this is the live ITV link. http://www.itv.com/s port/football/fa-cup /match/brighton-newc astle-3578641/
Hovite.
Thanks for the advice and the ITV link.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: TP, personally I wouldn't log in to any unofficial internet stream because of the viruses you can pick up. I say that from experience when I picked up a really nasty one. However this is the live ITV link. http://www.itv.com/s port/football/fa-cup /match/brighton-newc astle-3578641/[/p][/quote]Hovite. Thanks for the advice and the ITV link. TokyoPete

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