• Exile

    by Published on 22-10-2014 18:30
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    With both of the Albion's first choice centre backs currently on 4 bookings, just one away from a ban, thought must be given to the cover available, should one or in the worst case, both, have to sit out a game.

    Of course first in line is Aaron Hughes, himself unfortunate to have played few games this season - kept out only by the outstanding form of Dunk and Greer. The fact the Seagulls have a player fresh from clocking up his 92nd and
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    by Published on 18-10-2014 21:45
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    Apologies in advance for the brevity of this report. I put a lot of time and effort into these normally, but this game has left me on a bit of a downer, and I'm not prepared to spend all of my Saturday evening dwelling on it.

    I'm not going to try to analyse the Albion's tactics, as I'm not sure exactly what they were. I can tell you Middlesborough's though. Itor Karanka's instructions to his team were simple. Pressure ...
    by Published on 09-10-2014 10:46  Number of Views: 1644 
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    A total of eight of Albion's senior and youth players were in action with their countries over this International break, visiting all corners of Europe, from Vassarellan to Vinkovci.

    Gordon Greer

    European Championship Qualifiers.
    Sat 11.10.14, Scotland 1 - 0 Georgia
    Tue 14.10.14, Poland 2 - 2 Scotland

    After Scotland's brave performance in Germany during the most recent round of fixtures, Albion skipper Greer had to wait for his opportunity to stake a claim for a starting berth, in what boss Gordon Strachan claims is the Scots' 'strongest side in a long time'. That said, he has performed well when called on, and is in fine form at club level.

    He was an unused substitute for the first fixture, as his side secured a narrow 1-0 victory, thanks to a first half own goal.

    The Scots travelled ...
    by Published on 01-10-2014 14:17
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    I feel I need to start this report, by offering an apology to David Marshall, for the abuse I sent his way last night.

    Violent thugs like Michael Symes and spoilt children like Billy Sharp deserve abuse. Permanently annoying little snides like Kevin Nolan, and pantomime villians like Joey Barton deserve (or even welcome) abuse. Scott McGleish deserves his abuse. All David Marshall did was turn up and do his job.

    Incredibly well.

    Well to the point that it drove me to shout things at him that he ...
    by Published on 25-09-2014 14:19
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    An enjoyable evening in Staffordshire, saw the (real) Albion run out comfortable winners, against their League Two namesakes.



    Brighton made no less than nine changes to the side that faced Blackpool on Saturday, but this was more than a second XI - Calderon, Hughes, Gardner, McCourt among those coming in, are very much first team players, with perhaps only Chicksen and O'Grady fairly described as back-up. ...
    by Published on 21-09-2014 06:00
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    After successive away defeats, the Albion returned to the Amex for what would surely be a confidence-boosting victory, over the division's train wreck club, Blackpool.

    Three days before the start of the campaign the Tangerines had a squad of just 8 players, and no goalkeeper amongst them. A last minute supermarket sweep of unattached cast-offs and has-beens made up the sufficient numbers to enable them ...
    by Published on 08-09-2014 10:05
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    Christian Walton
    Played the first 79 minutes of England U-20s' 6-0 win over Romania, in front of the watching Roy Hodgson.

    by Published on 31-08-2014 10:20
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    Back to the Amex, after a midweek cup win, at League One Swindon Town, for a first test against a side expected to challenge at the top end of this season's Championship table.

    Charlton have recruited well this summer, after their Belgian takeover, quality additions at both ends of the pitch, turning last year's also rans, into a competitive side, who garnered eight points from their opening four fixtures, including impressive wins over Wigan and Derby.

    The Albion fans arrived in bullish mood, the recent ...
    by Published on 27-08-2014 11:00
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    On the same day that Albion youngsters Jake Forster-Caskey and Rohan Ince starred in the Capital One Cup, the announcement heralding the arrival of the Albionís latest midfield recruit, opens up a wider debate about club strategy.

    The first fact to acknowledge is that Gary Gardner, is a very talented young footballer. He has been talked about in expectant terms at Aston Villa for years, and ...
    by Published on 23-08-2014 19:22
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    Albion 2-1 Bolton

    Back to the Amex after the excellent midweek win at Elland Road - Bolton the visitors representing a realistic chance of recording back to back wins - the absolute key to climbing a very tight Championship table.

    The shape of the side was maintained, with two personnel changes - Andrew Crofts returning from suspension in place of the injured Kemy Agustien, and debutant Joe Bennett relegating young Adam Chicksen to the bench.

    For the majority of the crowd, the game offered the first ...
    by Published on 13-08-2014 08:17
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    After the success of various 'themed' games over the last two seasons - Spanish Day, Fright Night, etc - the club decided to use the visit of Cheltenham to run the latest. A lot of thought clearly went into the planning, and made 'League Two Night' a great success.

    From restricting the crowd to a Withdeanesque 6,500, to picking an entire team utterly devoid of creative talent, the marketing experts at the club surpassed themselves ...
    by Published on 10-08-2014 09:39
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    Albion 0-1 Wednesday


    There's something special about the first day of the season. Not only, by decree of the laws of football tradition, is it always hot and sunny, but the air is so full of expectation. Even the most world-weary fan, rendered incapable of expectation, is at least full of hope. This might be the year. This might be our season.

    There is always excitement about how the new signings will get on, too. Even if they came from Barnsley. Hearing on a Wednesday fan's match preview, that Chris O'Grady 'always ...
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