ON the back page of The Argus last Friday Albion boss Graham Potter did not like being compared to Chris Hughton, but some of his results were just the same as Hughton’s.

We lost and drew games at home where we should not have done.

Yes, Graham did say at the beginning of the season he would make mistakes, the point he must make is did he learn from them and why did he repeat them?

The difference in style of play over the course of season was that we found the playing of a three-man defence pushing the midfield further forward was so much more exciting, but it also lost us games.

As a three-man defence was copied from other top managers around Europe, it was not really his own idea.

This is only possible if you have a midfield general who can organise the  rest of the midfield to get back in position quickly enough.

In some of the games we lost it was through negative attitude, or naivety.

It could have been avoided if stronger authority was used by the manager before the game and the captain during the game.

Today’s good captains don’t lead by example, for if he is having a bad day then so will the team.

That is why most lead by encouragement, knowing when to give encouragement to certain players when it’s not happening for them.

Now we have a man with top tier Premier experience this could be the captain we so badly need.

The Burnley game was more of what was needed throughout the whole season.

Even with the clumsy tackle from Stevens in the box that most refs would have judged a penalty, the attitude was correct and that gave Graham Potter the 41 points that edged him  over Chris Hughton.

Many of us would like to see earlier crosses to give Maupay and Connolly more chance to use their pace.

We must remember Peter Ward, small in stature but balls to his feet he was brilliant.

High balls – he might as well be sitting in a deckchair as he was being wasted.

Spencer Carvil

Season ticket holder

East Upper