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[Albion] Olympique de Marseille vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***



Hamilton

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Brighton
That noise was something else.

I tend to agree with the other posters who said it unsettled some of our players. The first half hour they were clearly getting used to it. Last 60 minutes, much much better.

Loved it. What an amazing first European away trip. Just a shame that Marseille have allowed such a moronic set of ultras to get out of hand. I really believe that all human beings can get along if they try, but this culture is now ingrained.

Amazing night. Loved it! Loved loved loved it!
 

hans kraay fan club

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Mar 16, 2005
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I really hope that Welbeck opportunity (when he should have squared it to Fati) doesn't end up costing us a place in the top 2.
it was really poor from DW that - but you can’t blame one mistake for our whole group outcome. Joao Pedro had an identical opportunity at 2-2 in the AEK game, and hit it at the keeper’s legs much the same, when a square pass to an unmarked Mitoma was a certain goal.
 

Quebec Seagull

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Oct 19, 2022
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Gatineau, Québec, CANADA
Yes the noise level was unreal and constant. Have to admire the passion in the Virage Nord end (and probably the other end, couldn’t hear them). My take is that had an impact on our players then they just got used to it. And credit to the BHA fans for the noise level given our numbers and to RDZ and the players for their acknowledgement

Drums and foot-stamping make a HUGE difference. Here in Ottawa and Montréal, our 'soccer' teams play in open-air, unroofed stadiums, but the constant bass-like backbeat produced by thousands of spectators makes our relatively small crowds (mostly League 1-sized) sound like there are twice as many of us than there actually are.

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Garry Nelson's Left Foot

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Jul 7, 2003
12,989
tokyo
They’ve moved on. You should too.
No offense but that's a bit of a silly comment.

The team is missing the skills that those two players brought. It's perfectly o.k to mention that a few games after they've left while the team tries to re-calibrate. If they left 17 years ago I'd concede you had a point.
 


maltaseagull

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Feb 25, 2009
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Zabbar- Malta
Great turn around, if only we'd nicked one before half time I think we'd have gone on to win it.

We clearly are struggling in midfield at the minute, I wonder if it's worth trying to play 3 centre mids in a 3-5-2. Need some more presence.

Shout outs to Veltman and Lamptey, the two MOTM for me.


So pleased for Tariq.
He has had a very tough couple of years and is looking a class player again.
 


Billy in Bristol

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Mar 25, 2004
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Bristol
it was really poor from DW that - but you can’t blame one mistake for our whole group outcome. Joao Pedro had an identical opportunity at 2-2 in the AEK game, and hit it at the keeper’s legs much the same, when a square pass to an unmarked Mitoma was a certain goal.
Genuine query here...Fati was well offside as the ball was played to DW. If he had squared it would it have counted?
 


dazzer6666

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Mar 27, 2013
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That noise was something else.

I tend to agree with the other posters who said it unsettled some of our players. The first half hour they were clearly getting used to it. Last 60 minutes, much much better.

Loved it. What an amazing first European away trip. Just a shame that Marseille have allowed such a moronic set of ultras to get out of hand. I really believe that all human beings can get along if they try, but this culture is now ingrained.

Amazing night. Loved it! Loved loved loved it!
Roberto has said as much about the atmosphere affecting the players at the start.
 

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