Page 4 of 11 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 103
  1. #31

    1 Not allowed!
    I don't think Reading were a bad team, very reminiscent of Poyet's Brighton but with zero cutting edge. We totally outplayed tehnm and it could have been 6 -1 .The table does n't lie playing that type of football against lower opposition will get you points in the Championship.

    • North Stand Chat

      advertising
      Join Date: Jul 2003
      Posts: Lots

        


    • #32
      Chrissy Hughton Fanboy Guinness Boy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2003
      Location
      Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
      Posts
      11,494


      1 Not allowed!
      Talking to @Bozza at half time he asked if we were as dull as that under Poyet, to which my answer was yes - but not at Withdean. If you're a lover of several nice passes across the back line followed by giving it away under pressure Reading are your very team. Literally no idea how they have so many points.
      Brighton But Only At Home

      It's a blog. About home games. And some other stuff.
    • #33
      Members
      Join Date
      Jul 2004
      Location
      saaf of the water
      Posts
      7,388


      1 Not allowed!
      To play like that, you need a goalkeeper with excellent distribution and kicking ability......
      Thanks Robbie - one day we'll name a stand after you.
    • #34
      Chrissy Hughton Fanboy Guinness Boy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2003
      Location
      Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
      Posts
      11,494


      0 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Mellor 3 Ward 4 View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      To play like that, you need a goalkeeper with excellent distribution and kicking ability......
      Brighton But Only At Home

      It's a blog. About home games. And some other stuff.
    • #35
      5 millionth post poster Gazwag's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2004
      Location
      Bexhill-on-Sea
      Posts
      24,498


      0 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by El Turi View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      I don't think their tactics were helped by Al-Habsi's lack of ability with the ball at his feet. The passing between the centre backs was quite pointless though as they'd usually end up playing it long in the end anyway.
      Having just watched the game though on sky I realised it was great tactics playing so high up the pitch for goal kicks as Readings were clueless what to do
      Become a fan of Northstandchat Dogs Syndicate and follow @NSCGreyhounds on Twitter
    • #36
      Members Stat Brother's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2003
      Location
      West west west Sussex
      Posts
      38,416


      3 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Guinness Boy View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      Talking to @Bozza at half time he asked if we were as dull as that under Poyet, to which my answer was yes - but not at Withdean. If you're a lover of several nice passes across the back line followed by giving it away under pressure Reading are your very team. Literally no idea how they have so many points.
      Tonight should be a wake up call to those on here who still maintain Poyet's AMEX team was a thing of beauty.

      I know at the time I couldn't have been happier, but that also came with the caveat of:-

      'blimey we're gonna batter a team real soon, I can feel it'.

      In all honestly, bar the odd mismatch, we never did.


      Scroll forward 5 years, at it's:-

      'Oh so we've battered another team, which is nice'.
      “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” James E Starrs
      http://app.strava.com/clubs/north-stand-geeks
      Fantasy Vuelta - League Name: NSC Geeks League Code: 68204709

      .
    • #37
      bring on the trumpets.... upthealbion1970's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2009
      Location
      newhaven
      Posts
      8,160


      0 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by theboybilly View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      I am mystified as to how Reading are above Rotherham to be honest
      I can't fathom how reading are top 6
      you are under arrest for killing the quattro
    • #38

      3 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Stat Brother View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      Tonight should be a wake up call to those on here who still maintain Poyet's AMEX team was a thing of beauty.

      I know at the time I couldn't have been happier, but that also came with the caveat of:-

      'blimey we're gonna batter a team real soon, I can feel it'.

      In all honestly, bar the odd mismatch, we never did.


      Scroll forward 5 years, at it's:-

      'Oh so we've battered another team, which is nice'.
      I used to think that Reading's keeper was pretty decent. Totally revised my opinion after today's match.
      My music blog: de-minimis music
    • #39
      Chrissy Hughton Fanboy Guinness Boy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2003
      Location
      Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
      Posts
      11,494


      3 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Stat Brother View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      Tonight should be a wake up call to those on here who still maintain Poyet's AMEX team was a thing of beauty.

      I know at the time I couldn't have been happier, but that also came with the caveat of:-

      'blimey we're gonna batter a team real soon, I can feel it'.

      In all honestly, bar the odd mismatch, we never did.


      Scroll forward 5 years, at it's:-

      'Oh so we've battered another team, which is nice'.
      There were odd batterings. Peterboro and Charlton away. The St Pats massacre. Blackpool at home. But not many.

      At the time I defended the "We are Brighton and we play only one way" thing. It made us have an identity and helped in getting the academy / training ground going if you ask me. But all too often we looked one dimensional and today we showed what can happen when a team with a a very good tactical manager with Championship experience comes up against a manager with a one line philosophy in this division.
      Brighton But Only At Home

      It's a blog. About home games. And some other stuff.
    • #40
      Members Weststander's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2011
      Location
      Withdean area
      Posts
      9,985


      1 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Stat Brother View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      Tonight should be a wake up call to those on here who still maintain Poyet's AMEX team was a thing of beauty.

      I know at the time I couldn't have been happier, but that also came with the caveat of:-

      'blimey we're gonna batter a team real soon, I can feel it'.

      In all honestly, bar the odd mismatch, we never did.


      Scroll forward 5 years, at it's:-

      'Oh so we've battered another team, which is nice'.
      Good post, the demolitions you felt were on the cards at the Amex never came (bar say 3-0 versus CPFC).

      That team/squad had many gifted footballers, but other than Buckley lacked real pace in attack. Opponents simply used to sit back, and counter against us when we eventually gave the ball away.

      Hughton's tactics and squad including some players with great pace and/or directness, is light years ahead of Poyet's boring product.

      After Poyet squeezed out Murray, we never solved the striker conundrum, getting through so many strikers bought or loanees, including Obika, CMS, COG, Barn Door, etc, etc.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •