Vicente strikes but Albion are held

Vicente strikes but Albion are held

Vicente celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot (photos Simon Dack)

It all gets heated in the net after Vicente's goal

Will Hoskins is stretchered off

The mascots come out with the team

Gus gets angry

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Vicente’s second goal in as many games was not enough as Albion were made to settle for a 1-1 draw with Blackburn at The Amex tonight.

Gus Poyet’s side created a host of chances but needed Vicente’s second-half penalty to earn them a point after Scott Dann headed the visitors into an interval lead against the run of play.

The result keeps Albion seventh in the Championship but now four points behind Middlesbrough in the final play-off position.

The Seagulls made a terrific start with Dean Hammond’s fierce strike deflected wide for a second-minute corner from which Leonardo Ulloa volleyed wide.

On eight minutes Vicente fizzed a shot wide from 22 yards and moments later Will Buckley chased a long ball, prodded it goalwards but Jake Kean scrambled back to push it away.

Buckley also diverted a Hammond shot on to the bar before Blackburn took the lead against the run of play in the 23rd minute, Dann losing his marker to head in a Danny Murphy corner.

Despite losing Will Hoskins to an unfortunate injury, Albion continued to press and Hammond was twice denied by super saves from Kean in first-half stoppage time. The first was an unbelievable stop from point-blank range and the second kept out a stooping header.

Albion drew level 12 minutes into the second half when Markus Olsson was penalised for handling inside the penalty area, an offence spotted by a linesman, and Vicente drove the spot-kick down the middle for his second goal in as many games.

Rovers were not happy about the decision, particularly as they felt they should have had a penalty when the ball appeared to strike Adam El-Abd’s hand minutes earlier.

With man-of-the-match Vicente at the heart of things, Albion pressed for a winner but could not break down a stubborn Rovers side.

Substitute Kazenga LuaLua went closest to a winner with a 20-yard striker inches wide in the dying moments.

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9:53pm Tue 12 Feb 13

city-boy says...

Guess it was too big an ask to get two wins on the trot, and that is why our league position speaks for itself.


Maybe next year.......

Still happy overall though, great ground/ future / team / league form. :))
Guess it was too big an ask to get two wins on the trot, and that is why our league position speaks for itself. Maybe next year....... Still happy overall though, great ground/ future / team / league form. :)) city-boy
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9:57pm Tue 12 Feb 13

pablobrowno says...

Oh dear what a shame..still in Thailand so missed this one as I did Saturday's game.

Worrying lack of goals from open play still.

Main questions from me to anyone who went tonight....how did Ulloa look? Why aren't we turning these chances into goals?
Oh dear what a shame..still in Thailand so missed this one as I did Saturday's game. Worrying lack of goals from open play still. Main questions from me to anyone who went tonight....how did Ulloa look? Why aren't we turning these chances into goals? pablobrowno
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9:58pm Tue 12 Feb 13

gusset snatcher says...

£millions of pounds of 'talent' can't fine the back of the net from a host of chances.... so sad and what a waste of money....... IGWAM
£millions of pounds of 'talent' can't fine the back of the net from a host of chances.... so sad and what a waste of money....... IGWAM gusset snatcher
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10:08pm Tue 12 Feb 13

jonwaller8508 says...

I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!!
I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!! jonwaller8508
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10:11pm Tue 12 Feb 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

Blackburn are a disgrace!!! Vicente ran the show. Keep him fit and we r in with a shout. Shame about Bob, hope hes not too badly injured? Gusset you r a numpty xx
Blackburn are a disgrace!!! Vicente ran the show. Keep him fit and we r in with a shout. Shame about Bob, hope hes not too badly injured? Gusset you r a numpty xx weststandupperlacostearmy
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10:17pm Tue 12 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

gusset snatcher wrote:
£millions of pounds of 'talent' can't fine the back of the net from a host of chances.... so sad and what a waste of money....... IGWAM
I could be wrong but did you forget to post a comment after we beat Hull, perhaps you were too busy.
[quote][p][bold]gusset snatcher[/bold] wrote: £millions of pounds of 'talent' can't fine the back of the net from a host of chances.... so sad and what a waste of money....... IGWAM[/p][/quote]I could be wrong but did you forget to post a comment after we beat Hull, perhaps you were too busy. VegasSeagull
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10:18pm Tue 12 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
Blackburn are a disgrace!!! Vicente ran the show. Keep him fit and we r in with a shout. Shame about Bob, hope hes not too badly injured? Gusset you r a numpty xx
Please explain why a disgrace, how and why. Desperate to hear from those at the match.
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: Blackburn are a disgrace!!! Vicente ran the show. Keep him fit and we r in with a shout. Shame about Bob, hope hes not too badly injured? Gusset you r a numpty xx[/p][/quote]Please explain why a disgrace, how and why. Desperate to hear from those at the match. VegasSeagull
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10:21pm Tue 12 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

jonwaller8508 wrote:
I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!!
Without getting into the realms of indency can you please give more info.
[quote][p][bold]jonwaller8508[/bold] wrote: I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!![/p][/quote]Without getting into the realms of indency can you please give more info. VegasSeagull
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10:24pm Tue 12 Feb 13

bruce beckett says...

Would have settled for a point at half-time (given our record of never having won a game from behind under Gus) but we really needed all three. These are the type of games you need to win to make the play-offs. Sounds like we had a ton of chances. When we have heard that before?

Be interesting to hear how Ulloa did? Was very surprised Gus went with Hoskins ahead of CMS, although perhaps I shouldn't have been given the latter's lack of goals.

Can we surprise everyone and pull off another shock victory at Cardiff on Saturday because that's what we really need?
Would have settled for a point at half-time (given our record of never having won a game from behind under Gus) but we really needed all three. These are the type of games you need to win to make the play-offs. Sounds like we had a ton of chances. When we have heard that before? Be interesting to hear how Ulloa did? Was very surprised Gus went with Hoskins ahead of CMS, although perhaps I shouldn't have been given the latter's lack of goals. Can we surprise everyone and pull off another shock victory at Cardiff on Saturday because that's what we really need? bruce beckett
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10:26pm Tue 12 Feb 13

bruce beckett says...

Make that next Tuesday!
Make that next Tuesday! bruce beckett
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10:42pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Hovite says...

Just got back from an enjoyable game.
Just got back from an enjoyable game. Hovite
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10:48pm Tue 12 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

Hovite deliver the news please, I have been waiting for ages :-))
Hovite deliver the news please, I have been waiting for ages :-)) VegasSeagull
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10:48pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Eddy B says...

Vicente was immense and at the heart of all attacking play for Brighton. Well done to Gus for playing him for a full 90 (first time this season?) in a very attacking line up. He wanted the ball and controlled midfield for the first and last quarters.

I'd say we were actually very unlucky not to score from open play tonight. Their goalie played a blinder although I don't think he knew anything about half of his saves from close range!

Ulloa looked both a handful and a bit clumsy at times. Got into some good goalscoring positions but without the final touch on target. Then again his back heel flick (if he meant it?) in the second half would have been a fantastic goal. Certainly looked better than Rhodes who laboured along with his tea mates who collectively looked poor (although sound defensively). But typically of Brighton's season we conceded from a set piece against the run of play and were chasing the game from then on (ditto Middlesboro, Ipswich, Birmingham etc) and needed a slightly fortuitous penalty (especially as this was minutes after a genuine penalty appeal for Blackburn).

I know it's been said many times before but if we play like that for the rest of the season we should win more than we draw and lose.
Vicente was immense and at the heart of all attacking play for Brighton. Well done to Gus for playing him for a full 90 (first time this season?) in a very attacking line up. He wanted the ball and controlled midfield for the first and last quarters. I'd say we were actually very unlucky not to score from open play tonight. Their goalie played a blinder although I don't think he knew anything about half of his saves from close range! Ulloa looked both a handful and a bit clumsy at times. Got into some good goalscoring positions but without the final touch on target. Then again his back heel flick (if he meant it?) in the second half would have been a fantastic goal. Certainly looked better than Rhodes who laboured along with his tea mates who collectively looked poor (although sound defensively). But typically of Brighton's season we conceded from a set piece against the run of play and were chasing the game from then on (ditto Middlesboro, Ipswich, Birmingham etc) and needed a slightly fortuitous penalty (especially as this was minutes after a genuine penalty appeal for Blackburn). I know it's been said many times before but if we play like that for the rest of the season we should win more than we draw and lose. Eddy B
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10:49pm Tue 12 Feb 13

golddene says...

Just back and Vicente ran the show, it truly is an honour to witness a footballer of his class, he's worth the entrance fee alone. As for the match i don't believe Blackburn could have complained if they had conceded six but as has happened so often this season the gods of luck seem to have deserted us, just watch the highlights on seagull player when they come on and you will get my drift.
We just need to match our superb build up play with some clinical finishing and the playoffs are well within our grasp.Seagulls.
Just back and Vicente ran the show, it truly is an honour to witness a footballer of his class, he's worth the entrance fee alone. As for the match i don't believe Blackburn could have complained if they had conceded six but as has happened so often this season the gods of luck seem to have deserted us, just watch the highlights on seagull player when they come on and you will get my drift. We just need to match our superb build up play with some clinical finishing and the playoffs are well within our grasp.Seagulls. golddene
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10:50pm Tue 12 Feb 13

tonytowner1 says...

bruce beckett wrote:
Would have settled for a point at half-time (given our record of never having won a game from behind under Gus) but we really needed all three. These are the type of games you need to win to make the play-offs. Sounds like we had a ton of chances. When we have heard that before?

Be interesting to hear how Ulloa did? Was very surprised Gus went with Hoskins ahead of CMS, although perhaps I shouldn't have been given the latter's lack of goals.

Can we surprise everyone and pull off another shock victory at Cardiff on Saturday because that's what we really need?
If we do it'll really surprise everyone as the match is due to be on Tuesday!!

On Tuesday? Yep, I reckon we'll do just that!
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Would have settled for a point at half-time (given our record of never having won a game from behind under Gus) but we really needed all three. These are the type of games you need to win to make the play-offs. Sounds like we had a ton of chances. When we have heard that before? Be interesting to hear how Ulloa did? Was very surprised Gus went with Hoskins ahead of CMS, although perhaps I shouldn't have been given the latter's lack of goals. Can we surprise everyone and pull off another shock victory at Cardiff on Saturday because that's what we really need?[/p][/quote]If we do it'll really surprise everyone as the match is due to be on Tuesday!! On Tuesday? Yep, I reckon we'll do just that! tonytowner1
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10:53pm Tue 12 Feb 13

raymondo999 says...

Played a really attacking line up, but still a lack of goals. Buckley and Lua Lua seem to have lost all their early season zest. Ulloa good at holding up the ball but still to show anything as a striker. Theory that CMS or Hoskins will play off him yet to be seen. only really good thing about tonite was Vicente - different class. If he was not injury prone he would not be at the Albion. hes premier ship material.Blackburn cynical and not an attractive side, but Albion do have a bunch of drama queens who drop like
flies, no flies don't roll over so easily. Disappointing nite, can't see this side making the play offs. So much potential, pass other sides to death, but cutting edge still missing.
Played a really attacking line up, but still a lack of goals. Buckley and Lua Lua seem to have lost all their early season zest. Ulloa good at holding up the ball but still to show anything as a striker. Theory that CMS or Hoskins will play off him yet to be seen. only really good thing about tonite was Vicente - different class. If he was not injury prone he would not be at the Albion. hes premier ship material.Blackburn cynical and not an attractive side, but Albion do have a bunch of drama queens who drop like flies, no flies don't roll over so easily. Disappointing nite, can't see this side making the play offs. So much potential, pass other sides to death, but cutting edge still missing. raymondo999
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10:57pm Tue 12 Feb 13

WoodingdeanDS says...

Unfortunately that's two home games without a goal from open play. Add the minutes since Orlandi's at SW and it's even longer. Our position is seesawing but losing at Cardiff will settle it for this season.
Unfortunately that's two home games without a goal from open play. Add the minutes since Orlandi's at SW and it's even longer. Our position is seesawing but losing at Cardiff will settle it for this season. WoodingdeanDS
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10:58pm Tue 12 Feb 13

born again seagull says...

Vicente was world class,created so many chances but we just could not put the ball in the net. Great game and we dominated for such long periods. Blackburn had very few chances and I cant remember any real efort on goal from them, other than the goal. Its just seem to be turning into a season of missed chances. Still, we are still in with shout.
Vicente was world class,created so many chances but we just could not put the ball in the net. Great game and we dominated for such long periods. Blackburn had very few chances and I cant remember any real efort on goal from them, other than the goal. Its just seem to be turning into a season of missed chances. Still, we are still in with shout. born again seagull
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10:59pm Tue 12 Feb 13

tonytowner1 says...

Very enjoyable match - brilliant to see Vicente play the full 90 minutes and looking sharp for most of it - Ulloa too

Ulloa on another night could have had a couple - no absolute glarers - in the right place(s) but low on luck - Vicente and others creating decent opportunities as the match report above suggests

Buckley looked way of the pace this evening for some reason - it seems to be a confidence thing - not running at and getting past people. The first 20 minutes and last 20 minutes of the match, some of the most exhilarating football we've seen from Albion at home this year - bridge rampaging, Vicente jinxing ion and out and making the short rapid passes and finding players that others don't - he seems to get the lucky bounces even

One save opportunity for TS this eve which sadly he didn't manage (or have much chance with) - otherwise everything standard - based on chances if everything had gone in, 8 - 2 would have been the result - like Bolton except we were the ones to come from behind

The refereeing stopped a free flowing match - but the penalty in our favour was most helpful in a situation where little would have come from it

Their goal came from a needless foul by Upson (yellow carded) in a not dangerous situation, the free kick from which he then had to head out for a corner - then the goal from poor marking - not a great set of circumstances and all against the run of play

As with Hull, all in all, whilst low on gaols overall as a match, especially from free play - excellent and exciting football

It'll happen for Ulloa and overall a confidence building match against a form side (following on from playing form side Sheffield Wednesday and form side, especially away from home, Hull!!)

Bridders immaculate, calm and collected and involve, as so often he is. Decent game and pushing forward from Hammond too
Very enjoyable match - brilliant to see Vicente play the full 90 minutes and looking sharp for most of it - Ulloa too Ulloa on another night could have had a couple - no absolute glarers - in the right place(s) but low on luck - Vicente and others creating decent opportunities as the match report above suggests Buckley looked way of the pace this evening for some reason - it seems to be a confidence thing - not running at and getting past people. The first 20 minutes and last 20 minutes of the match, some of the most exhilarating football we've seen from Albion at home this year - bridge rampaging, Vicente jinxing ion and out and making the short rapid passes and finding players that others don't - he seems to get the lucky bounces even One save opportunity for TS this eve which sadly he didn't manage (or have much chance with) - otherwise everything standard - based on chances if everything had gone in, 8 - 2 would have been the result - like Bolton except we were the ones to come from behind The refereeing stopped a free flowing match - but the penalty in our favour was most helpful in a situation where little would have come from it Their goal came from a needless foul by Upson (yellow carded) in a not dangerous situation, the free kick from which he then had to head out for a corner - then the goal from poor marking - not a great set of circumstances and all against the run of play As with Hull, all in all, whilst low on gaols overall as a match, especially from free play - excellent and exciting football It'll happen for Ulloa and overall a confidence building match against a form side (following on from playing form side Sheffield Wednesday and form side, especially away from home, Hull!!) Bridders immaculate, calm and collected and involve, as so often he is. Decent game and pushing forward from Hammond too tonytowner1
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11:00pm Tue 12 Feb 13

fratsomrover says...

Adrenalin still too high to think about sleeping. Great game, probably the best we have played this season as far as creating chances was concerned, but oh,oh oh why do we find it so hard to put that ball in the net. The first 20 minutes were brilliant. We could have scored 4 or 5, and then Upson gives way a needless free kick from a break. they win a corner from it and they send a glancing header into the corner. Why doesn't Gus believe in putting players on the post at corners? It would have been cleared if we'd had someone there. That sucked out a lot of self belief, but we came good again second half but yet again couldn't put a finishing touch on great moves. So frustrating !!!
But hats off to Gus for starting with such a positive line-up and playing with such an attacking intent. We should have won, but didn't. Vicente was supreme, a real class apart. I hope Gus starts with the same personnel at Cardiff. It was positive, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable to watch. There have been games when we've only carved out 2 or 3 chances, but today we carved out 12 or more reasonable to good chances and should have won easily. That's football I'm afraid. Sometimes things just go your way, but I for one was delighted with the approach and desire and the effort we put in. We lack the clinical finishing of a Giroud, or a Murray, but I'm sure it will come.
But why oh why dont we put defenders on the post at corners ?
Adrenalin still too high to think about sleeping. Great game, probably the best we have played this season as far as creating chances was concerned, but oh,oh oh why do we find it so hard to put that ball in the net. The first 20 minutes were brilliant. We could have scored 4 or 5, and then Upson gives way a needless free kick from a break. they win a corner from it and they send a glancing header into the corner. Why doesn't Gus believe in putting players on the post at corners? It would have been cleared if we'd had someone there. That sucked out a lot of self belief, but we came good again second half but yet again couldn't put a finishing touch on great moves. So frustrating !!! But hats off to Gus for starting with such a positive line-up and playing with such an attacking intent. We should have won, but didn't. Vicente was supreme, a real class apart. I hope Gus starts with the same personnel at Cardiff. It was positive, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable to watch. There have been games when we've only carved out 2 or 3 chances, but today we carved out 12 or more reasonable to good chances and should have won easily. That's football I'm afraid. Sometimes things just go your way, but I for one was delighted with the approach and desire and the effort we put in. We lack the clinical finishing of a Giroud, or a Murray, but I'm sure it will come. But why oh why dont we put defenders on the post at corners ? fratsomrover
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11:00pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Far gull says...

Eddy B wrote:
Vicente was immense and at the heart of all attacking play for Brighton. Well done to Gus for playing him for a full 90 (first time this season?) in a very attacking line up. He wanted the ball and controlled midfield for the first and last quarters.

I'd say we were actually very unlucky not to score from open play tonight. Their goalie played a blinder although I don't think he knew anything about half of his saves from close range!

Ulloa looked both a handful and a bit clumsy at times. Got into some good goalscoring positions but without the final touch on target. Then again his back heel flick (if he meant it?) in the second half would have been a fantastic goal. Certainly looked better than Rhodes who laboured along with his tea mates who collectively looked poor (although sound defensively). But typically of Brighton's season we conceded from a set piece against the run of play and were chasing the game from then on (ditto Middlesboro, Ipswich, Birmingham etc) and needed a slightly fortuitous penalty (especially as this was minutes after a genuine penalty appeal for Blackburn).

I know it's been said many times before but if we play like that for the rest of the season we should win more than we draw and lose.
Good report ,can only really say it followed the majority of hm games we have been genuinely unlucky this season. Blackburn were poor on creativity front. Credit to gus he went for it with team selection. Hoskins must be the unluckiest play we have ever had ,bar none just finding his feet again playing well in Barnes role ,good touch then off on a stretcher!!
Very disappointing esp as middlesborough back winning. You never know but still in there. Just.
No blame game on anybody now.
After
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Vicente was immense and at the heart of all attacking play for Brighton. Well done to Gus for playing him for a full 90 (first time this season?) in a very attacking line up. He wanted the ball and controlled midfield for the first and last quarters. I'd say we were actually very unlucky not to score from open play tonight. Their goalie played a blinder although I don't think he knew anything about half of his saves from close range! Ulloa looked both a handful and a bit clumsy at times. Got into some good goalscoring positions but without the final touch on target. Then again his back heel flick (if he meant it?) in the second half would have been a fantastic goal. Certainly looked better than Rhodes who laboured along with his tea mates who collectively looked poor (although sound defensively). But typically of Brighton's season we conceded from a set piece against the run of play and were chasing the game from then on (ditto Middlesboro, Ipswich, Birmingham etc) and needed a slightly fortuitous penalty (especially as this was minutes after a genuine penalty appeal for Blackburn). I know it's been said many times before but if we play like that for the rest of the season we should win more than we draw and lose.[/p][/quote]Good report ,can only really say it followed the majority of hm games we have been genuinely unlucky this season. Blackburn were poor on creativity front. Credit to gus he went for it with team selection. Hoskins must be the unluckiest play we have ever had ,bar none just finding his feet again playing well in Barnes role ,good touch then off on a stretcher!! Very disappointing esp as middlesborough back winning. You never know but still in there. Just. No blame game on anybody now. After Far gull
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11:05pm Tue 12 Feb 13

pandaking says...

Also just back from the game and Vicente was outstanding.
I was in the north stand, so seeing him attack the goal in front of us in the second half was some truly sensational football. The ball is truly stuck to his feet at points, such a joy to watch.

Overall we should have won this game. We dominated first 20 mins, and felt very sad for Hoskins to get an injury as with the run of play you could see him scoring.

Not at all impressed with Blackburn's time wasting which started as soon as they scored a goal in the first half! Also didn't think much of the ref, classic example was second half Lualua getting completely taken out, but not yellow card given as they guy was already on a yellow, and then a minute later Lualua doesn't even touch the player and gets a yellow.

Their goalie made a lot of good saves, although I think half of them were fluked to be honest. I'm not sure he knew much about a few of them.

Ulloa I thought played well, looked a handful and does his job in getting back too when needed. I think with all this game time he will really come into his own, especially as he gels more and more with the team.

Only real gripe about our play tonight was with half their team on yellow cards LuaLua etc. should really of been taking on and running through their players. Ball would go down the wing and then just stop, nobody willing to try take it through.

Bring on Cardiff, will be a tricky game but with Vicente running the show who knows. UPA.
Also just back from the game and Vicente was outstanding. I was in the north stand, so seeing him attack the goal in front of us in the second half was some truly sensational football. The ball is truly stuck to his feet at points, such a joy to watch. Overall we should have won this game. We dominated first 20 mins, and felt very sad for Hoskins to get an injury as with the run of play you could see him scoring. Not at all impressed with Blackburn's time wasting which started as soon as they scored a goal in the first half! Also didn't think much of the ref, classic example was second half Lualua getting completely taken out, but not yellow card given as they guy was already on a yellow, and then a minute later Lualua doesn't even touch the player and gets a yellow. Their goalie made a lot of good saves, although I think half of them were fluked to be honest. I'm not sure he knew much about a few of them. Ulloa I thought played well, looked a handful and does his job in getting back too when needed. I think with all this game time he will really come into his own, especially as he gels more and more with the team. Only real gripe about our play tonight was with half their team on yellow cards LuaLua etc. should really of been taking on and running through their players. Ball would go down the wing and then just stop, nobody willing to try take it through. Bring on Cardiff, will be a tricky game but with Vicente running the show who knows. UPA. pandaking
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11:06pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Hovite says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Hovite deliver the news please, I have been waiting for ages :-))
Blackburn didn't trouble us apart from their goal.

Their goalkeeper had to make some good saves and Blackburn had to scramble it off their goal line on a few occassions. KLL almost got the winner with a cracking shot. Ulloa fits in well and works hard, Vicente go through gaps that only he can see.

Apart from not winning, it was a good nights work from the lads and I can take loads of positives from it.

Vicente a whole 90 mins.

Shame about Hoskins, he fitted in well but I don't know how injured he is.

The stats say it all, this ex prem outfit did not impress and they would have gone away very happpy with a point.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Hovite deliver the news please, I have been waiting for ages :-))[/p][/quote]Blackburn didn't trouble us apart from their goal. Their goalkeeper had to make some good saves and Blackburn had to scramble it off their goal line on a few occassions. KLL almost got the winner with a cracking shot. Ulloa fits in well and works hard, Vicente go through gaps that only he can see. Apart from not winning, it was a good nights work from the lads and I can take loads of positives from it. Vicente a whole 90 mins. Shame about Hoskins, he fitted in well but I don't know how injured he is. The stats say it all, this ex prem outfit did not impress and they would have gone away very happpy with a point. Hovite
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11:07pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Alfie T says...

Ulloa needs to watch the ball and not the defender, does it every time when the ball comes to him in the air. Like his balance and control, needs to adjust to the physicality of the English game.

Vicente was outstanding as was our football for the first fifteen minutes, their goal took the wind out of our sails, but deserved to win this game.

Bruno was poor again, passes going to the opposition too often. Buckley has lost his confidence, needs to find his form again, we are so dangerous when he is running at defenders.

How Murphy stayed on the park is a mystery, and seven minutes extra time overall, absolute joke.
Ulloa needs to watch the ball and not the defender, does it every time when the ball comes to him in the air. Like his balance and control, needs to adjust to the physicality of the English game. Vicente was outstanding as was our football for the first fifteen minutes, their goal took the wind out of our sails, but deserved to win this game. Bruno was poor again, passes going to the opposition too often. Buckley has lost his confidence, needs to find his form again, we are so dangerous when he is running at defenders. How Murphy stayed on the park is a mystery, and seven minutes extra time overall, absolute joke. Alfie T
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11:14pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Brighton&HoveAlbion says...

Shame not to get the three points but an enjoyable game all the same.
Thought we dominated the game for the first 20 minutes-ish until we conceded due to poor marking.

I was happy for Hoskins, personally I feel CMS is a bit ineffective (his work rate is excellent it goes without saying.)
Felt bad for Hoskins though, just when he got another chance to prove himself he suffered an injury.

Seemed to me like Ulloa still needs to get used to the more physical aspect of Championship football, lots of times he was hassled off the ball and beaten in the air, although he had a few good touches and a decent strike on target. Didn't have a big part in today's game IMO.

Vicente had a good game, and of course he scored the penalty.
He made some very decent runs with some lovely touches and one ground cross I felt Ulloa maybe could have got to but didn't.
There were however a few bad passes from Vicente, but not everyone is perfect.
Good to get 90 minutes, still needs a bit more fitness I think.

Throughout the game it felt like Blackburn's target was a draw.
I also felt we were always waiting for that perfect goal opportunity when we should've played with a little more haste. There wasn't much threat upfront from us.
So many times the ball could've been played forward to the likes of Buckley but instead it was played safe by passing.
I do understand we play a passing game but I often think we should utilise some of our players speed more.
That's all I have time for now, I look forward to reading other people's thoughts on the game.
Shame not to get the three points but an enjoyable game all the same. Thought we dominated the game for the first 20 minutes-ish until we conceded due to poor marking. I was happy for Hoskins, personally I feel CMS is a bit ineffective (his work rate is excellent it goes without saying.) Felt bad for Hoskins though, just when he got another chance to prove himself he suffered an injury. Seemed to me like Ulloa still needs to get used to the more physical aspect of Championship football, lots of times he was hassled off the ball and beaten in the air, although he had a few good touches and a decent strike on target. Didn't have a big part in today's game IMO. Vicente had a good game, and of course he scored the penalty. He made some very decent runs with some lovely touches and one ground cross I felt Ulloa maybe could have got to but didn't. There were however a few bad passes from Vicente, but not everyone is perfect. Good to get 90 minutes, still needs a bit more fitness I think. Throughout the game it felt like Blackburn's target was a draw. I also felt we were always waiting for that perfect goal opportunity when we should've played with a little more haste. There wasn't much threat upfront from us. So many times the ball could've been played forward to the likes of Buckley but instead it was played safe by passing. I do understand we play a passing game but I often think we should utilise some of our players speed more. That's all I have time for now, I look forward to reading other people's thoughts on the game. Brighton&HoveAlbion
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11:18pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Neville says...

I agree with the Vicente change but why the others. We never ever play the same team two weeks running and as such cannot achieve consistency and consequently are unable to string a series of wins together.
V poor referreeing again,blatant time wasting from the off and nothing done to stop it,a word or caution early on would have stopped that.
Same story dominate for first 20 mins and then concede from a set piece with a large centre back having a free header.
Very very frustrating to be at home,needing a win and always the slow build up to midfield and then to the back,then back to midfield and then try to walk the ball into the net.
Not one cross reached a Brighton player and these failings still continue.
Much as I would love Brighton to reach play offs I think 8th is going to be our best.
Poyet has done a great job but he still doesn't seem to know his best 11 and now that Hoskins is out was it wise to farm out Dobbie,who in my opinion was a panic buy.
Too many home games are v similar pattern now,its almost predictable.
I hope we get a result at Cardiff and hopefully will feel bit more positive tomorrow.
I agree with the Vicente change but why the others. We never ever play the same team two weeks running and as such cannot achieve consistency and consequently are unable to string a series of wins together. V poor referreeing again,blatant time wasting from the off and nothing done to stop it,a word or caution early on would have stopped that. Same story dominate for first 20 mins and then concede from a set piece with a large centre back having a free header. Very very frustrating to be at home,needing a win and always the slow build up to midfield and then to the back,then back to midfield and then try to walk the ball into the net. Not one cross reached a Brighton player and these failings still continue. Much as I would love Brighton to reach play offs I think 8th is going to be our best. Poyet has done a great job but he still doesn't seem to know his best 11 and now that Hoskins is out was it wise to farm out Dobbie,who in my opinion was a panic buy. Too many home games are v similar pattern now,its almost predictable. I hope we get a result at Cardiff and hopefully will feel bit more positive tomorrow. Neville
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11:26pm Tue 12 Feb 13

jonwaller8508 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
jonwaller8508 wrote:
I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!!
Without getting into the realms of indency can you please give more info.
He put an imaginary plastic sheath over his finger and then looked like was trying to put an imaginary toy rocket ship up himself every time the linesman was looking away. He did the action to the fans in the west lower about 5 or 6 times in the last 20 minutes.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonwaller8508[/bold] wrote: I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!![/p][/quote]Without getting into the realms of indency can you please give more info.[/p][/quote]He put an imaginary plastic sheath over his finger and then looked like was trying to put an imaginary toy rocket ship up himself every time the linesman was looking away. He did the action to the fans in the west lower about 5 or 6 times in the last 20 minutes. jonwaller8508
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11:32pm Tue 12 Feb 13

jonwaller8508 says...

jonwaller8508 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
jonwaller8508 wrote:
I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!!
Without getting into the realms of indency can you please give more info.
He put an imaginary plastic sheath over his finger and then looked like was trying to put an imaginary toy rocket ship up himself every time the linesman was looking away. He did the action to the fans in the west lower about 5 or 6 times in the last 20 minutes.
Rubber sheath even...
[quote][p][bold]jonwaller8508[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonwaller8508[/bold] wrote: I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!![/p][/quote]Without getting into the realms of indency can you please give more info.[/p][/quote]He put an imaginary plastic sheath over his finger and then looked like was trying to put an imaginary toy rocket ship up himself every time the linesman was looking away. He did the action to the fans in the west lower about 5 or 6 times in the last 20 minutes.[/p][/quote]Rubber sheath even... jonwaller8508
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11:32pm Tue 12 Feb 13

raymondo999 says...

Just read gus's comments. He's so proud of his team. Best performance he has seen. Technically brilliant. Errr excuse me, it was a draw and we didn't score from open play. I love entertainment and Vicente was worth the price of the ticket on his own. Yeh I agree, with Gus let's concentrate on playing football and to hell with the results. Footballs about glory not grinding out 1-0wins.
Just read gus's comments. He's so proud of his team. Best performance he has seen. Technically brilliant. Errr excuse me, it was a draw and we didn't score from open play. I love entertainment and Vicente was worth the price of the ticket on his own. Yeh I agree, with Gus let's concentrate on playing football and to hell with the results. Footballs about glory not grinding out 1-0wins. raymondo999
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11:34pm Tue 12 Feb 13

wiseman of hove says...

Wonderful display by Vicente. Breathtaking at times in the second half. I thought Orlandi was excellent when he came and Hammond contributed well - but sloppy play from Bruno at times and Will cannot seem to find his form at the moment. Ulloa worked hard with some nice touches but not an aerial threat at all around their box. I hope Hosko can recover quickly because he was looking the part. Great atmosphere and a shame we did not get the result we deserved.
Wonderful display by Vicente. Breathtaking at times in the second half. I thought Orlandi was excellent when he came and Hammond contributed well - but sloppy play from Bruno at times and Will cannot seem to find his form at the moment. Ulloa worked hard with some nice touches but not an aerial threat at all around their box. I hope Hosko can recover quickly because he was looking the part. Great atmosphere and a shame we did not get the result we deserved. wiseman of hove
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11:37pm Tue 12 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

Much thanks to all those that have reported on the game, interesting reading.

The stats on the game suggest we dominated, and your reports say similar. Bad luck for Hoskins, maybe it's not as bad as first thought, I guess we will know tomorrow.
Much thanks to all those that have reported on the game, interesting reading. The stats on the game suggest we dominated, and your reports say similar. Bad luck for Hoskins, maybe it's not as bad as first thought, I guess we will know tomorrow. VegasSeagull
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11:41pm Tue 12 Feb 13

fansunited says...

If we can keep playing the same team, that played tonight am sure the goals will come. Just a shame Hoskins got injured. UTA
If we can keep playing the same team, that played tonight am sure the goals will come. Just a shame Hoskins got injured. UTA fansunited
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11:44pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Alfie T says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Much thanks to all those that have reported on the game, interesting reading.

The stats on the game suggest we dominated, and your reports say similar. Bad luck for Hoskins, maybe it's not as bad as first thought, I guess we will know tomorrow.
Lua Lua's strike was inches wide, if that had gone in you would have heard it on the strip !
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Much thanks to all those that have reported on the game, interesting reading. The stats on the game suggest we dominated, and your reports say similar. Bad luck for Hoskins, maybe it's not as bad as first thought, I guess we will know tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Lua Lua's strike was inches wide, if that had gone in you would have heard it on the strip ! Alfie T
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11:57pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Neville wrote:
I agree with the Vicente change but why the others. We never ever play the same team two weeks running and as such cannot achieve consistency and consequently are unable to string a series of wins together.
V poor referreeing again,blatant time wasting from the off and nothing done to stop it,a word or caution early on would have stopped that.
Same story dominate for first 20 mins and then concede from a set piece with a large centre back having a free header.
Very very frustrating to be at home,needing a win and always the slow build up to midfield and then to the back,then back to midfield and then try to walk the ball into the net.
Not one cross reached a Brighton player and these failings still continue.
Much as I would love Brighton to reach play offs I think 8th is going to be our best.
Poyet has done a great job but he still doesn't seem to know his best 11 and now that Hoskins is out was it wise to farm out Dobbie,who in my opinion was a panic buy.
Too many home games are v similar pattern now,its almost predictable.
I hope we get a result at Cardiff and hopefully will feel bit more positive tomorrow.
No team play the same XI every game - that is so 1990s thinking! Gus plays the team best positioned to win the game in question. It is a squad game. And we DID win some crosses - that header in the first half that the keeper somehow deflected over being just one, Ulloa's flick being another. I'm not sure really how you can complain about the build up when we created so many chances. It's the finishing that is lacking, not the rest of the game.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I agree with the Vicente change but why the others. We never ever play the same team two weeks running and as such cannot achieve consistency and consequently are unable to string a series of wins together. V poor referreeing again,blatant time wasting from the off and nothing done to stop it,a word or caution early on would have stopped that. Same story dominate for first 20 mins and then concede from a set piece with a large centre back having a free header. Very very frustrating to be at home,needing a win and always the slow build up to midfield and then to the back,then back to midfield and then try to walk the ball into the net. Not one cross reached a Brighton player and these failings still continue. Much as I would love Brighton to reach play offs I think 8th is going to be our best. Poyet has done a great job but he still doesn't seem to know his best 11 and now that Hoskins is out was it wise to farm out Dobbie,who in my opinion was a panic buy. Too many home games are v similar pattern now,its almost predictable. I hope we get a result at Cardiff and hopefully will feel bit more positive tomorrow.[/p][/quote]No team play the same XI every game - that is so 1990s thinking! Gus plays the team best positioned to win the game in question. It is a squad game. And we DID win some crosses - that header in the first half that the keeper somehow deflected over being just one, Ulloa's flick being another. I'm not sure really how you can complain about the build up when we created so many chances. It's the finishing that is lacking, not the rest of the game. Old Scrote of the Amex
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11:59pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Just read gus's comments. He's so proud of his team. Best performance he has seen. Technically brilliant. Errr excuse me, it was a draw and we didn't score from open play. I love entertainment and Vicente was worth the price of the ticket on his own. Yeh I agree, with Gus let's concentrate on playing football and to hell with the results. Footballs about glory not grinding out 1-0wins.
Don't confuse performance with result - the two do not always go hand in hand. Their keeper, for instance, was hugely lucky on more than one occasion. Read up on the game, maybe...
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Just read gus's comments. He's so proud of his team. Best performance he has seen. Technically brilliant. Errr excuse me, it was a draw and we didn't score from open play. I love entertainment and Vicente was worth the price of the ticket on his own. Yeh I agree, with Gus let's concentrate on playing football and to hell with the results. Footballs about glory not grinding out 1-0wins.[/p][/quote]Don't confuse performance with result - the two do not always go hand in hand. Their keeper, for instance, was hugely lucky on more than one occasion. Read up on the game, maybe... Old Scrote of the Amex
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12:00am Wed 13 Feb 13

ballantrrae says...

golddene wrote:
Just back and Vicente ran the show, it truly is an honour to witness a footballer of his class, he's worth the entrance fee alone. As for the match i don't believe Blackburn could have complained if they had conceded six but as has happened so often this season the gods of luck seem to have deserted us, just watch the highlights on seagull player when they come on and you will get my drift.
We just need to match our superb build up play with some clinical finishing and the playoffs are well within our grasp.Seagulls.
I notice on the club website that Poyet felt this was the best performance he's seen from the Albion. With 65% possession we obviously dominated the game. but for our 13 draws we could be in the top two.
Vicente deservedly MOM.
Trust Hosko's injury isn't serious. Poyet says on the club website if he can get back playing he has a future at the club.
Here's to a surprise result next Tuesday.
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Just back and Vicente ran the show, it truly is an honour to witness a footballer of his class, he's worth the entrance fee alone. As for the match i don't believe Blackburn could have complained if they had conceded six but as has happened so often this season the gods of luck seem to have deserted us, just watch the highlights on seagull player when they come on and you will get my drift. We just need to match our superb build up play with some clinical finishing and the playoffs are well within our grasp.Seagulls.[/p][/quote]I notice on the club website that Poyet felt this was the best performance he's seen from the Albion. With 65% possession we obviously dominated the game. but for our 13 draws we could be in the top two. Vicente deservedly MOM. Trust Hosko's injury isn't serious. Poyet says on the club website if he can get back playing he has a future at the club. Here's to a surprise result next Tuesday. ballantrrae
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12:16am Wed 13 Feb 13

WestStander17 says...

Great entertainment. Poor refereeing performance. Vicente outstanding.

Agree with Gus' comments to be honest. We played some superb stuff for long periods. Mainly created by Vicente.

If Vicente plays the remaining home games then we are going to see some brilliant moments at The Amex. If teams/players in the Prem cynically cheat etc like Murphy did tonight, they can keep it anyway!!!
Great entertainment. Poor refereeing performance. Vicente outstanding. Agree with Gus' comments to be honest. We played some superb stuff for long periods. Mainly created by Vicente. If Vicente plays the remaining home games then we are going to see some brilliant moments at The Amex. If teams/players in the Prem cynically cheat etc like Murphy did tonight, they can keep it anyway!!! WestStander17
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12:25am Wed 13 Feb 13

Hovite says...

jonwaller8508 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
jonwaller8508 wrote:
I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!!
Without getting into the realms of indency can you please give more info.
He put an imaginary plastic sheath over his finger and then looked like was trying to put an imaginary toy rocket ship up himself every time the linesman was looking away. He did the action to the fans in the west lower about 5 or 6 times in the last 20 minutes.
I was wondering what all the commotion and booing was for. I missed all that from where I sitting.
[quote][p][bold]jonwaller8508[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonwaller8508[/bold] wrote: I hope Colin kazim Richards gets in trouble with the fa for the constant homophobic gestures towards the Brighton fans in the west lower when the linesmans back was turned!! In a time when football is trying to clamp down on racism. It was disgusting!!!![/p][/quote]Without getting into the realms of indency can you please give more info.[/p][/quote]He put an imaginary plastic sheath over his finger and then looked like was trying to put an imaginary toy rocket ship up himself every time the linesman was looking away. He did the action to the fans in the west lower about 5 or 6 times in the last 20 minutes.[/p][/quote]I was wondering what all the commotion and booing was for. I missed all that from where I sitting. Hovite
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12:52am Wed 13 Feb 13

paul the hill says...

Another Vicente goal keeps us the running. Think we will win at Cardiff next week and that ulloa / cms will come good. We will still be 7th on Saturday night irrespective of results.
Hope Hoskins is okay if not will Gus get someone in on loan?
Seagulls!!!!
Another Vicente goal keeps us the running. Think we will win at Cardiff next week and that ulloa / cms will come good. We will still be 7th on Saturday night irrespective of results. Hope Hoskins is okay if not will Gus get someone in on loan? Seagulls!!!! paul the hill
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12:56am Wed 13 Feb 13

mr punch says...

we like being entertained with proper football. Premier League's stupid anyways :)
we like being entertained with proper football. Premier League's stupid anyways :) mr punch
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12:59am Wed 13 Feb 13

The Phantom says...

Played close to our best tonight and dominated throughout. Slightly disappointed that we did not created more chances after the equaliser. Fortunate to get a draw there a few weeks ago so I suppose it evens itself out. Vicente different class to any player we will see all season. I have no idea how Jordan Rhodes has scored as many goals as he has - no service throughout and probably didnt touch the ball more than a dozen times. Suspect he would have had couple tonight playing for us.
Played close to our best tonight and dominated throughout. Slightly disappointed that we did not created more chances after the equaliser. Fortunate to get a draw there a few weeks ago so I suppose it evens itself out. Vicente different class to any player we will see all season. I have no idea how Jordan Rhodes has scored as many goals as he has - no service throughout and probably didnt touch the ball more than a dozen times. Suspect he would have had couple tonight playing for us. The Phantom
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1:52am Wed 13 Feb 13

Freeloaders says...

mr punch wrote:
we like being entertained with proper football. Premier League's stupid anyways :)
Yes but Championship football won't pay a 8 million debt,plus another 8 million next year.Also think your find Mr,Bloom wants that 77million.Plus another 18 million even if we come straight back down.
[quote][p][bold]mr punch[/bold] wrote: we like being entertained with proper football. Premier League's stupid anyways :)[/p][/quote]Yes but Championship football won't pay a 8 million debt,plus another 8 million next year.Also think your find Mr,Bloom wants that 77million.Plus another 18 million even if we come straight back down. Freeloaders
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1:56am Wed 13 Feb 13

Freeloaders says...

Lets face it that was the Vicente show again.Just face the fact take him out of it and that would have been yet another defeat.Just like Saturday should have been.
Lets face it that was the Vicente show again.Just face the fact take him out of it and that would have been yet another defeat.Just like Saturday should have been. Freeloaders
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2:05am Wed 13 Feb 13

Freeloaders says...

I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.
I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it. Freeloaders
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2:29am Wed 13 Feb 13

falmer seagull says...

Nobody has mentioned Liam Bridcutt who made an immense contribution tonight. He is often overlooked for man of the match. Well done Liam!
Nobody has mentioned Liam Bridcutt who made an immense contribution tonight. He is often overlooked for man of the match. Well done Liam! falmer seagull
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2:34am Wed 13 Feb 13

Freeloaders says...

I said just before the game Hoskins will be given another chance.All that possession,chance after chance at the start of the game but the guy still can't score.So some of you people think the club should do the same thing again next season for the 3rd time,but this time you think the result will be different lol.How does that work out please?If Hoskins was a top striker loads of other clubs would have been after him long before now.Now like i said only a few weeks back there will be yet another injury.Yet again most of you lot will be shouting to give the guy another two year contract.But then be the first to complain when Mr,Bloom won't give Gus the money for another striker.Because its all been wasted on a guy that never scores or is always injured.Please wake up some of you.Odd these injuries don't happen to Barnes or CMS.But they play almost every week and put in 100 times more.His the only one it keeps happening to my friends,just like it did at all his other clubs.Is it really just down to bad luck lol.
I said just before the game Hoskins will be given another chance.All that possession,chance after chance at the start of the game but the guy still can't score.So some of you people think the club should do the same thing again next season for the 3rd time,but this time you think the result will be different lol.How does that work out please?If Hoskins was a top striker loads of other clubs would have been after him long before now.Now like i said only a few weeks back there will be yet another injury.Yet again most of you lot will be shouting to give the guy another two year contract.But then be the first to complain when Mr,Bloom won't give Gus the money for another striker.Because its all been wasted on a guy that never scores or is always injured.Please wake up some of you.Odd these injuries don't happen to Barnes or CMS.But they play almost every week and put in 100 times more.His the only one it keeps happening to my friends,just like it did at all his other clubs.Is it really just down to bad luck lol. Freeloaders
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7:26am Wed 13 Feb 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

I think the majority of sane people have summed up the merformance perfectly so nothing really to add - except I would love someone to explain why Orlandi was prefered to CMS as sub for Will Hoskins. Surely that would have been a 1 for 1. Inadvertently or not our shape changed after the substitution.

Teams waiting to play us must be dreading it - seriously! Someone is going to be on the end of a massive, massive thumping before too long. Fingers crossed.

PS : Watched a playback of the Celtic match when I got back. The Juve defensive tactics for corners has taken football to an all-time low. If UEFA does nothing about it (including advice for all referees) then they should be hang their heads in shame.
I think the majority of sane people have summed up the merformance perfectly so nothing really to add - except I would love someone to explain why Orlandi was prefered to CMS as sub for Will Hoskins. Surely that would have been a 1 for 1. Inadvertently or not our shape changed after the substitution. Teams waiting to play us must be dreading it - seriously! Someone is going to be on the end of a massive, massive thumping before too long. Fingers crossed. PS : Watched a playback of the Celtic match when I got back. The Juve defensive tactics for corners has taken football to an all-time low. If UEFA does nothing about it (including advice for all referees) then they should be hang their heads in shame. Jonathan Mouette
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7:30am Wed 13 Feb 13

carrot muncher says...

Is it me or were we playing against 12 men last night. the ref wasnt even going to gie us a penalty had the linesman not flagged?
Is it me or were we playing against 12 men last night. the ref wasnt even going to gie us a penalty had the linesman not flagged? carrot muncher
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7:34am Wed 13 Feb 13

Alan G Skinner says...

If we play that well for the rest of the season, I cannot see how we won't Knick a playoff spot. We were sensational at times, we did everything but put the ball in the net. If it had been a boxing match the ref would have stopped it after 25 minutes. Vicente.... Goodness me, only 75% match fit and he was spectacular, in a different world to everyone else on the pitch. We must qualify for the playoffs, because if we do, I don't believe there is a team in this division who can play at the technical level we can. If we get there we will win!
If we play that well for the rest of the season, I cannot see how we won't Knick a playoff spot. We were sensational at times, we did everything but put the ball in the net. If it had been a boxing match the ref would have stopped it after 25 minutes. Vicente.... Goodness me, only 75% match fit and he was spectacular, in a different world to everyone else on the pitch. We must qualify for the playoffs, because if we do, I don't believe there is a team in this division who can play at the technical level we can. If we get there we will win! Alan G Skinner
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7:39am Wed 13 Feb 13

WiseOldSeagull says...

Gus was clearly delighted with the performance in the first and last 20 minutes of the game. Congratulations to the entire squad, medical and coaching staff who have all worked so hard on realising GP's footballing philosophy. Surely it's only a matter of time before we crush someone.

The difference between promotion and not can often be a striker or strikers finding the net consistently. We unfortunately don't have that ingredient at the moment. Lets hope we find it soon.
Gus was clearly delighted with the performance in the first and last 20 minutes of the game. Congratulations to the entire squad, medical and coaching staff who have all worked so hard on realising GP's footballing philosophy. Surely it's only a matter of time before we crush someone. The difference between promotion and not can often be a striker or strikers finding the net consistently. We unfortunately don't have that ingredient at the moment. Lets hope we find it soon. WiseOldSeagull
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8:29am Wed 13 Feb 13

mark by the sea says...

If Hoskins is injured for more than a month, I hope Gus finds a loan player, micheal Owen would be a good shout.
If Hoskins is injured for more than a month, I hope Gus finds a loan player, micheal Owen would be a good shout. mark by the sea
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8:44am Wed 13 Feb 13

VileFreeloader says...

Freeloaders wrote:
I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Such self-delusion. Priceless! You have again made my day with your mad witterings :-D
PS: I'm an ex-player - does that mean I'm lucky enough to have your deep level of knowledge of the game?
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Such self-delusion. Priceless! You have again made my day with your mad witterings :-D PS: I'm an ex-player - does that mean I'm lucky enough to have your deep level of knowledge of the game? VileFreeloader
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9:00am Wed 13 Feb 13

raymondo999 says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Just read gus's comments. He's so proud of his team. Best performance he has seen. Technically brilliant. Errr excuse me, it was a draw and we didn't score from open play. I love entertainment and Vicente was worth the price of the ticket on his own. Yeh I agree, with Gus let's concentrate on playing football and to hell with the results. Footballs about glory not grinding out 1-0wins.
Don't confuse performance with result - the two do not always go hand in hand. Their keeper, for instance, was hugely lucky on more than one occasion. Read up on the game, maybe...
You're right old scooter, I was too wound up last night. I'm a beginner at this, can you suggest some reading that would help me understand how to assess performance better? Tactics that sort of thing.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Just read gus's comments. He's so proud of his team. Best performance he has seen. Technically brilliant. Errr excuse me, it was a draw and we didn't score from open play. I love entertainment and Vicente was worth the price of the ticket on his own. Yeh I agree, with Gus let's concentrate on playing football and to hell with the results. Footballs about glory not grinding out 1-0wins.[/p][/quote]Don't confuse performance with result - the two do not always go hand in hand. Their keeper, for instance, was hugely lucky on more than one occasion. Read up on the game, maybe...[/p][/quote]You're right old scooter, I was too wound up last night. I'm a beginner at this, can you suggest some reading that would help me understand how to assess performance better? Tactics that sort of thing. raymondo999
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9:01am Wed 13 Feb 13

raymondo999 says...

Sorry old scrote!
Sorry old scrote! raymondo999
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9:01am Wed 13 Feb 13

WestStander17 says...

Freeloaders wrote:
I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.
You only needed eyes in your head to see that CMS didn't have his best game on Saturday. I don't think we needed John Byrne to confirm that!

One thing we got from these last few days is that what Gus etc say to the press definitely isn't the whole truth. Nothing wrong with that because I guess it could be a smoke screen to the oppo but we can ignore it.

Hope Hoskins isn't too badly injured, I personally thought he was doing quite well from the left. He attacks crosses from the wide position better than a natural wide player does. Don't think there is any need to replace him at all though, he's hardly played himself. We have plenty of attacking options. LuaLua, Barnes, Orlandi, Lopez and CMS were all outside last night's starting 11.
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.[/p][/quote]You only needed eyes in your head to see that CMS didn't have his best game on Saturday. I don't think we needed John Byrne to confirm that! One thing we got from these last few days is that what Gus etc say to the press definitely isn't the whole truth. Nothing wrong with that because I guess it could be a smoke screen to the oppo but we can ignore it. Hope Hoskins isn't too badly injured, I personally thought he was doing quite well from the left. He attacks crosses from the wide position better than a natural wide player does. Don't think there is any need to replace him at all though, he's hardly played himself. We have plenty of attacking options. LuaLua, Barnes, Orlandi, Lopez and CMS were all outside last night's starting 11. WestStander17
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9:05am Wed 13 Feb 13

mikeygit says...

Mark b Sea
Hope you are joking when you say Michael Owen---he is another Mr Sick Note--so NO we would not want him.
Mark b Sea Hope you are joking when you say Michael Owen---he is another Mr Sick Note--so NO we would not want him. mikeygit
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9:24am Wed 13 Feb 13

wiseman of hove says...

mikeygit wrote:
Mark b Sea
Hope you are joking when you say Michael Owen---he is another Mr Sick Note--so NO we would not want him.
I cannot think of a worse signing.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Mark b Sea Hope you are joking when you say Michael Owen---he is another Mr Sick Note--so NO we would not want him.[/p][/quote]I cannot think of a worse signing. wiseman of hove
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9:54am Wed 13 Feb 13

mark by the sea says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
Mark b Sea
Hope you are joking when you say Michael Owen---he is another Mr Sick Note--so NO we would not want him.
I cannot think of a worse signing.
Ten games needed from him, he could be a failure, but likely to be on a free, ie stoke pay his wages and no gamble from us. If he hit form, promotion is a freebie.
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Mark b Sea Hope you are joking when you say Michael Owen---he is another Mr Sick Note--so NO we would not want him.[/p][/quote]I cannot think of a worse signing.[/p][/quote]Ten games needed from him, he could be a failure, but likely to be on a free, ie stoke pay his wages and no gamble from us. If he hit form, promotion is a freebie. mark by the sea
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11:03am Wed 13 Feb 13

wiseman of hove says...

mark by the sea wrote:
wiseman of hove wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
Mark b Sea
Hope you are joking when you say Michael Owen---he is another Mr Sick Note--so NO we would not want him.
I cannot think of a worse signing.
Ten games needed from him, he could be a failure, but likely to be on a free, ie stoke pay his wages and no gamble from us. If he hit form, promotion is a freebie.
Ok - put that way Mark, it sounds better but until he stops deluding himself that he is still a premiership player, can't see it happening. I'm sure he would think the championship is beneath him unless Upson tells him what a great club this is.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Mark b Sea Hope you are joking when you say Michael Owen---he is another Mr Sick Note--so NO we would not want him.[/p][/quote]I cannot think of a worse signing.[/p][/quote]Ten games needed from him, he could be a failure, but likely to be on a free, ie stoke pay his wages and no gamble from us. If he hit form, promotion is a freebie.[/p][/quote]Ok - put that way Mark, it sounds better but until he stops deluding himself that he is still a premiership player, can't see it happening. I'm sure he would think the championship is beneath him unless Upson tells him what a great club this is. wiseman of hove
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11:34am Wed 13 Feb 13

CantUseNSCatWork says...

2 home games, 25 attempts at goal, 1 goal from a direct free-kick, 1 goal from a penalty. Good grief, if we'd've had a Zamora-esque striker in our side this season we'd be running away with the division.
2 home games, 25 attempts at goal, 1 goal from a direct free-kick, 1 goal from a penalty. Good grief, if we'd've had a Zamora-esque striker in our side this season we'd be running away with the division. CantUseNSCatWork
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11:59am Wed 13 Feb 13

Freeloaders says...

VileFreeloader wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Such self-delusion. Priceless! You have again made my day with your mad witterings :-D
PS: I'm an ex-player - does that mean I'm lucky enough to have your deep level of knowledge of the game?
Maybe you would like to let us know how you know more about football than John Byrne,all the press guys,and the many pro-scouts that now watch Albion games.The only one with delusion is you sad little man with know friends.
[quote][p][bold]VileFreeloader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Such self-delusion. Priceless! You have again made my day with your mad witterings :-D PS: I'm an ex-player - does that mean I'm lucky enough to have your deep level of knowledge of the game?[/p][/quote]Maybe you would like to let us know how you know more about football than John Byrne,all the press guys,and the many pro-scouts that now watch Albion games.The only one with delusion is you sad little man with know friends. Freeloaders
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12:25pm Wed 13 Feb 13

mr punch says...

mark by the sea wrote:
If Hoskins is injured for more than a month, I hope Gus finds a loan player, micheal Owen would be a good shout.
Jeez mark, I usually value ur opinion but are you serious here? Why would we want a complete has-been in our ranks? I'd rather see someone who can do th extraordinary like Berbatov
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: If Hoskins is injured for more than a month, I hope Gus finds a loan player, micheal Owen would be a good shout.[/p][/quote]Jeez mark, I usually value ur opinion but are you serious here? Why would we want a complete has-been in our ranks? I'd rather see someone who can do th extraordinary like Berbatov mr punch
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1:45pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Falmer Wizard says...

For twenty minutes we saw the type of football from Albion that we have been waiting for all season, unfortunately it did not lead to any goals and you cant explain all their goalkeepers saves as lucky.
The lack of goals in open play will give Gus the opportunity to ignore those who have been pleading for a more attacking style of play,Buckley and Lua Lua did not show any reason why they should be given a starting role.
Very puzzled that after our last two home games there are some who feel we have a chance at Cardiff.
For twenty minutes we saw the type of football from Albion that we have been waiting for all season, unfortunately it did not lead to any goals and you cant explain all their goalkeepers saves as lucky. The lack of goals in open play will give Gus the opportunity to ignore those who have been pleading for a more attacking style of play,Buckley and Lua Lua did not show any reason why they should be given a starting role. Very puzzled that after our last two home games there are some who feel we have a chance at Cardiff. Falmer Wizard
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2:10pm Wed 13 Feb 13

ballantrrae says...

CantUseNSCatWork wrote:
2 home games, 25 attempts at goal, 1 goal from a direct free-kick, 1 goal from a penalty. Good grief, if we'd've had a Zamora-esque striker in our side this season we'd be running away with the division.
Good post. If you consider also that in 3 matches out of 4 we have more than 50% of the possession it is even more frustrating.
Ironically it seems that the more possession we have the less likely we are to score. Our number of shots made and number on target are often high.
Last night was a good example with 16 shots with 10 on target and 65% possession. Against Bolton at the Amex we had 70% possession and still only scored one goal.
[quote][p][bold]CantUseNSCatWork[/bold] wrote: 2 home games, 25 attempts at goal, 1 goal from a direct free-kick, 1 goal from a penalty. Good grief, if we'd've had a Zamora-esque striker in our side this season we'd be running away with the division.[/p][/quote]Good post. If you consider also that in 3 matches out of 4 we have more than 50% of the possession it is even more frustrating. Ironically it seems that the more possession we have the less likely we are to score. Our number of shots made and number on target are often high. Last night was a good example with 16 shots with 10 on target and 65% possession. Against Bolton at the Amex we had 70% possession and still only scored one goal. ballantrrae
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2:26pm Wed 13 Feb 13

VileFreeloader says...

Freeloaders wrote:
VileFreeloader wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Such self-delusion. Priceless! You have again made my day with your mad witterings :-D
PS: I'm an ex-player - does that mean I'm lucky enough to have your deep level of knowledge of the game?
Maybe you would like to let us know how you know more about football than John Byrne,all the press guys,and the many pro-scouts that now watch Albion games.The only one with delusion is you sad little man with know friends.
"Maybe you would like to let us know how you know more about football than John Byrne"

Because I've played against him and chatted with him after the game. He was a top player and was a really, really nice bloke but he's in the Alan Shearer/Robbie Savage mould of insightful pundit, rather than the Gary Neville.

"The only one with delusion is you" says the man who claims (a) to know everyone in the game, and (b) is never wrong about the club. Hilarious, if quite sad.
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VileFreeloader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: I am never wrong about this football club.Just days ago i said CMS was awful against Hull.My family made me a copy of what John Byrne said on bbc radio sussex last night.CMS was awful against Hull,"his words 100% the same as mine."Only ex-players or people that work in the game really know it.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Such self-delusion. Priceless! You have again made my day with your mad witterings :-D PS: I'm an ex-player - does that mean I'm lucky enough to have your deep level of knowledge of the game?[/p][/quote]Maybe you would like to let us know how you know more about football than John Byrne,all the press guys,and the many pro-scouts that now watch Albion games.The only one with delusion is you sad little man with know friends.[/p][/quote]"Maybe you would like to let us know how you know more about football than John Byrne" Because I've played against him and chatted with him after the game. He was a top player and was a really, really nice bloke but he's in the Alan Shearer/Robbie Savage mould of insightful pundit, rather than the Gary Neville. "The only one with delusion is you" says the man who claims (a) to know everyone in the game, and (b) is never wrong about the club. Hilarious, if quite sad. VileFreeloader
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2:38pm Wed 13 Feb 13

johnny le mac says...

I'm getting fed up of douche bags shouting 'SHOOT!' when someone gets the ball in the box. They're footballers and now when to shoot ffs. Surely this is off putting? But yeah it was the Vicente show last night, hopefully a foul wont be the only reason for a goal next time. UTA
I'm getting fed up of douche bags shouting 'SHOOT!' when someone gets the ball in the box. They're footballers and now when to shoot ffs. Surely this is off putting? But yeah it was the Vicente show last night, hopefully a foul wont be the only reason for a goal next time. UTA johnny le mac
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6:12pm Wed 13 Feb 13

franckiep en france says...

How I wish I was NEVER wrong, I was again last night, Note to self, `keep thoughts to myself`
How I wish I was NEVER wrong, I was again last night, Note to self, `keep thoughts to myself` franckiep en france
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