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'12/13 - Per Quarter Stats.
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Below is a list of clubs Brighton play for '13/14 Championship season (C), in our THIRD year at FALMER.
Over all there is quite a competitive and classy bunch on offer. Due to the yoyo nature of annual up/down scenarios, some previous opponents are now in our division. Teams with Premiership credentials will test us, as they aim to hit the big time once more. By anyones standards it will be one hell of a scrap (yeah, we say that every time!) - onward and upward!!
Our next fixture is always highlighted.
|1||Peter Brezovan||FRINGE - Keeper; '9/10 - December signing and straight into L1 action. Tall and athletic with good handling and reasonable kicking. Was at Swindon and comfortable with Gus. Very mixed form between good and bad apps. '10/11 L1; Fractured wrist in pre-season out 2 months then on bench. FA Cup goalie and did ok. Sub late in lg run-in - done good. '11/12 CHAMPS - some issues apparent before taking any hands-on approach at short notice. On bench, done good on late seasonal debut. Kept place with FA Cup run. Held gloves but kinda got beat once too many times. '12/13 - did not make bench early doors. Looked shaky on debut. Out with washing thereafter. Got contract extended.|
|2||BRUNO Saltor Grau||SQUAD - fullback; 31yo signed in '12 close season from Spain. Was with Vicente at Valencia. Comes from Barcelona but played for other clubs on the costas. No nonsense defender who can adapt to crazy English Championship. Reported to receive pay in pounds rather than euros. '12/13 - first choice. Something of a fans favourite. Got class, skill, flair and charisma. Got several Mom awards. Heel/calf strains etc and fragile.|
|3||GORDON GREER||1ST 11 - Central def; 29yo moved from Swindon for couple of hundred grand plus pocket change. Comes from Jockland and turned out for Kilmarnock once or twice. Made club capt. '10/11 L1; Sent off twice and bans. Thoroughly unprofessional and needed to rethink aggressive flaw. Injured calf, marked time with family issues. Was on bench, then on field. First choice, upped his game. No stroll in the park though. Generally commanded rearguard with solid displays. Red for a Glasgow kiss in run-in. In L1 players team. '11/12 CHAMPS - capable of leading L1 title winners in the Championship. Injured calf again. Struggled a tad with good attackers at this level. Sent off again. Plenty of gob but did ok. Abdominal probs. Poy runner-up. '12/13 - looked secure enough at BHA attempt to step up. Useful pairing with El-Abd. Trouble against good strikers in the air. Hamstring prob. Got contract extended.|
|4||(DEAN HAMMOND)||LEFT - midfield; 29yo on loan from So'ton. Returned to Albion after leaving for Colchester in 2008 during interim years at Withdean. Product of Seagulls kids and Sussex lad did seven years at BHA. Was capt for So'ton and experience at lev2. Expected to be used in lieu of Bridcutt or Crofts and can score goals when getting forward. '12/13; useful addition who did impress fans old and new. Won a place and knew what was needed at standard.|
|5||Lewis Dunk||FRINGE - defensive minded central player. '9/10 - as 18yo got fast tracked from youth side and immediate debut for 1st 11 after signing pro terms. Boy done good and big prospect for Falmer. Started with Wimbledon kids and lives locally so is an MKD loss. Snapped up by BHA and the ex-U18 wasn't six foot three then either. Jumped in pecking order. In '10/11 development squad. Injured foot - plaster. Cup tie home debut. Able defense deputy in derby and got class. '11/12 CHAMPS - got a shot from day1 in season and done good in tough div. Five yellows early doors. Back four reg then dropped. U21 call up. Ten yellows by New Year. '12/13 - stopped going the right way. Stuck on bench and not gaining experience. Got a run then sent off. Involved in court case.|
|6||ADAM EL-ADB||OFFERED DEAL - Cent def; Fought his way back into '08/9 L1 side after injury and formation changes. Searched for the hero inside himself and at level. Not first choice and reached crossroads in career. '9/10 L1; Mare H/A apps in heavy defeats. Selected by default. Got it together - fighting displays. Sent off in reg home horror show and better away. Injured foot. Signed new deal and appreciated by GP. Returned and big job on. Got a goal and Gus really liked him more. '10/11 L1; A-ok and kept shirt. 5 yellows. MoM more than once. Broken nose. Beware the Egyptian - got a goal too. Injured - thigh wound needed stitches. Excellent performances through season. 10 yellow cards - oh dear. Done hamstring but quick recovery. Voted PoY. Fractured foot - out for start of '11/12. CHAMPS - fits in with Latin hard man ethos but could he come back on top of his game? Became regular. Won an Egypt cap. '12/13 - been a revelation under Gus. Did the do and not bad for a guy under six feet tall. Ten yellows. Egypt call up.|
|7||Will Hoskins||SQUAD - forward; '11/12 - joined Albion in close season for 500k when Bristol R snatched our hand off. Good on the ball and played at higher level before ending up out west. Got some history at Rotherham and Watford. Useful record of goals to apps, getting 17 for Rovers prev term. '11/12 CHAMPS - Injury niggles at start of season. Got an away goal on debut as sub. Found it difficult to get selected to start. Injured yet again. Went to Sheff U on loan for rest of season. Injured and surgery. '12/13 - transfer talk abounded but another injury took hold. Wanted games but crocked knee - surgery, out for season. Contract extended.|
|8||ANDREW CROFTS||SQUAD - midfield; 28yo came back to BHA in '12 from Norwich after two seasons away at higher level. Had spells with Gillingham following youth apps for Chelsea. Very able in the engine room and likes to get forward to take a chance. '12/13 - got injured but coulda been bigger asset this term. Lost edge and below par.|
|9||ASHLEY BARNES||SQUAD - Forward; '9/10 L1 - bit of a target man got in from Plymouth. 20yo liked to mix it up front and had been watched with regard to future prospects. Scored on debut and did ok as sub. Got more - nice finisher. Not a true lone front man, more an inside forward. Hold-up okish and needed a partner but did get goals. Made decision for permanent move. '10/11 L1; Found it tough and needed to be quicker when ball at feet. Scored volley to open account. Got chances but goal ratio did improve. Twice got brace and coulda had 2 hat-tricks. Missed plenty of opportunities after that. Injury niggles. Useful lg1 form and scored as impact player. 20 goal target reached. '11/12 CHAMPS - first choice for strike partner and delivered as sub. Got early apps and scored in them too. Needed better hold-up play. Struggled with this standard at times. Sent off - violent conduct. Did variety of roles and defends too. Leading scorer too. '12/13 - hey, Gus says lay off him! Got picked regularly and good in fits and starts. Had to be at best to impress and that meant scoring goals. SENT OFF TWICE. Long suspension. Contract extended.|
|10||(Stephen Dobbie)||LEFT - striker; 29yo Scot from Swansea in '12 transfer window. Expected back-up for CMS and is prolific scorer in Championship. Been at Blackpool so knows what seaside delights have to offer. Not tall therefore talk of targetman ongoing. '12/13 - wanted to hit the net running but... Went on loan to Palace.|
|11||ANDREA ORLANDI||1ST 11 - Spanish midfielder; signed from Swansea at Aug '12 deadline. 28yo got a two year deal. Most experience in Championship (50 apps) and lg1 (19 apps). Has played wide but is creative centrally and is versatile to boot. Fee undisclosed but not thought to be cheap. '12/13 - straight off the bench and no back number. Got flair but a bit too clever for our lot. Broke rib. Tough league to play in for tricky customer.|
|12||Craig Mackail-Smith||SQUAD - striker; 2.5+ million pound pre-season '11/12 buy from Peterboro. He was shown Falmer by Gus and with the financial muscle of Tony Bloom, said 'yes' to become biggest BHA transfer deal. Looked quality prev league1 and a cut above journeyman forwards. Started in non-league in the southeast and a Scottish international by reason of the Mac bit. All but reached 100 goals for Posh over four seasons. Championship experience. '11/12 CHAMPS - Hit the net to get off mark and quickly added more. Goal for Scots in Euro comp qualifier. Worked hard but lacked service and therefore chances to score. Got a black eye too. Goal drought but got one from off bench. Disappointing goal total. '12/13 - considered special by Gus but not always lone front man. In and out of form and injuries. Achilles prob curtailed season.|
|13||(Matt Sparrow)||LEFT - central m-f; 28yo from Scunthorpe who came to south coast. Over a decade with Iron but not so rusty prev season to retain tier two status. '10/11 L1; Did a job up and down and not just for friends & family in Sussex. Sent off for handbags in LC debacle. Injury niggles - groin. Subbed - not a reg but an attacking option. FA Cup apps. Liked scoring too. Played his part in no.1 side. '11/12 CHAMPS - tight for places in m-f when Poyet used wingers. A tad in and out this term. Stunning brace for New Year. Sent off twice - oops! '12/13 - Out with washing. Encouraged to think about future somewhere else. Went to Crawley for '13|
|14||INIGO CALDERON||SQUAD - Right back; offered contract at end of '9/10. Nasty hip injury curtailed short term success. Returned as Godfather Gus fav boy. '10/11 L1; Got to capt side on day1. Done well and liked to be up and back on right flank. Couple of cracking goals and all. Pretty fair full-back, needed to be tight defensively. Red card spoiled decent record. Slight loss of form in mid season, although super late season goals. Regular selection and voted in lg1 players team. PoY candidate. '11/12 CHAMPS - gave it a right pop, to see how far it goes. 5 Yellows & ban. Keyhole surgery on knee. Stunning strike for first goal. Lost his place but returned. Stand-in captain. '12/13 - competition for place and second choice. Competitive and likes to go forward again. Sent off at Leeds in match 45. Contract extended.|
|15||(VICENTE RODRIGUEZ)||LEFT - winger come attacking m-f; 30yo signed by Gus Poyet at Gatwick in September '11 after transfer deadline. Was a free agent when off the radar at Valencia. Played 40 times for Spain and got La Liga title medals and Copa del Rey honours to boot. Was huge asset but not thrown in until fully prepared to do the biz. New lease of life for the player in England. '11/12 CHAMPS - Opened account when starting a match. Injured thigh. Fit again and came off bench to change games. Sensational brace as supersub. Very good player at this level. '12/13 - crying shame it went tits up until Feb. Back with a bang but injured again. Suffered in cold weather. Not offered deal.|
|16||Casper Ankergren||SQUAD - Keeper; 30yo Danish custodian with experience at Leeds in '9/10. Got a couple of years, signing just before first fixture. '10/11 L1; Got lucky at times and in/out form. Strong hands and regular saves away apps - many clean sheets. Not too convincing around the area. But did get PoM for Sept and Mar - clean sheets too. Beat three times in high scoring matches. Wound up crowds with slow play. Didn't chuck himself around too much. '11/12 CHAMPS - knew the score and it meant keeping things cleaner. Off the boil as campaign hotted up at this level - needed to up it fast. Dropped but back after Steve Harper left. Not comanding in area on crosses. Left on bench. '12/13 - guaranteed seat on bench. FA Cup flop. Failed to challenge for gloves.|
|17||(Ryan Harley)||LEFT - midfielder; bought in during beginning at Falmer and Gus was very interested year before too. 26yo playmaker from Swansea went straight in for debut with League Cup tie at Amex. '11/12 CHAMPS - Liked to get forward and attack, also created opportunities for strikers and wingmen to take. Stunning goal from free kick. Then tad off the boil. Got ability but Champ's is fair standard. Went off radar then tendon probs. '12/13 - got some inclusion in 18. Went to MK Dons on loan.|
|18||(GARY DICKER)||LEFT - Cent mf; Slade's '9/10 first signing. 23yo m-f from Stockport. Good CV and an Irish connection where he liked jigging, rather than clubbing. Sees a pass, done good in substandard team efforts. Looked a class act, as team played more as a unit going forward. Tried to catch eye of Gus to go places. Needed better passing-rate stats. Got a rare goal, then ban. Part of a strong m-f that strikers needed to feed from. Sensational goal to win at H. Had a fair season but improvement expected. '10/11 L1; not a reg early doors. Got up to speed fast. Pukka player by run-in. Got goal or two and all. Picked up yellows but competitive in m-f. Useful form during mid season for promo push. '11/12 CHAMPS - needed to find shooting boots. Possible playmaker but other selections had to be on the same wavelength. Injured - carried off. Broken leg and out 4 months. In squad again at end. '12/13 - Gus thinks he is useful. Needed to get into the area to keep selection but alas... No new deal.|
|19||LEONARDO ULLOA||1ST 11 - striker; 26yo Argentine target-man with European passport. Got from Almeria in Spain for supposed 2mill and a few Euros for spending. Played for Castellon in Spain after three clubs in S America. Moved in 2010 to Almeria and got 48 goals in 102 apps. Top scorer in La Liga2 last term. Favourite food - via local chip shop now. Looked big and awkward - jury out. Hat trick hero. Took to the English game like an old centre forward.|
|20||(Romain Vincelot)||LEFT - defender; Frenchman got via Dag & Red and bit of a utility man. Can play full back or in midfield and been know to score and all. Gus was interested in the player and added to provide strength in depth. '11/12 CHAMPS - Got selected and took step up in his stride. Injured elbow. Seemed capable of performing in several positions. Super headed goal from f-k. Sent off - violent conduct. Difficult to get selected in bigger squad. '12/13 - not getting in 18. Might consider options away. Went to Gills on loan. Contract terminated.|
|21||DAVID LOPEZ MORENO||OFFERED DEAL - midfield; right-sided player from Athletic Bilbao in Spain. 29yo got a one year deal in '12 and made over 150 apps in La Liga. Technically ok and likes to attack. Should be quality extra to BHA Spanish group and knows a few swear words already. Now one of five amigos. '12/13 - looked ok without setting the place alight. Superb at set pieces. Fans liked Spanish Dave - bit of a character.|
|22||(MARCOS PAINTER)||LEFT - Defensive lb; '9/10; loaned from Swansea to get match-fit from injury and try to do us some good too. Got selected and didn't disappoint on debut. No frills pro but got skills too. Stretchered off. Quick recovery and ok too. Filled a problem position well. '10/11 L1; Headed a goal in attacking role and that's a first for an in and out career. Took an elbow or two, spat blood, got on with it. Put in a shift for sure. Used flank to effect and supported winger. Carried off after k-o. Tough competitor. '11/12 CHAMPS - needed to maintain fitness and professional approach. Hey, defending is an artform! Red card for two bookables. Battled but sometimes exposed. Had hamstring probs. '12/13 - was hamstrung in more ways than one. Done ok in lieu of Bridge. Went on loan at Bournemouth but recalled. But no job at BHA.|
|23||Torbjorn Agdestein||FRINGE - striker; 18yo from Norway got goals in div2 there. Has U19 credentials. Big, blond and bit of a Viking marauding thru English defences. '10/11; into dev group and short-listed for move upwards at Falmer Academy. Notched reserve goals and going in right direction. Signed 1yr deal. '11/12 CHAMPS - got a squad chance during injury crisis. Meanwhile gets goals in dev team. Was on loan to Bath City. FAC3 sub. Norway U21 call up. Signed new contract and useful prospect. '12/13 - couldn't make an impact this term.|
|24||(MATTHEW UPSON)||LEFT - cent-def; 33yo on loan from Stoke. England international in the noughties with 21 caps. Has 380 apps with clubs like Arsenal, Reading, Palace and West Ham. Been kicking his heels this term and keen to proved he is no has been. Thinks Brighton has more to offer than rock. Showed some class when up to speed.|
|25||KAZENGA LUALUA||SQUAD - Winger; loaned from Newcastle '9/10. 19yo is a brother of Pompey's Congolese striker Lomana. Was ultra quick, can play l or r and a crowd pleaser. Done v good and form better. Got subbed - injured leg. Went home but came back. Remarkable recovery. Same pace but where was the quality? Then hamstrung in more ways than one. '10/11 L1; Gus got him again until New Year at least. Stunning first senior goal and faster than ever. Subbed away app - back and needs to be fresh. On fire and can be an inferno. Hot shot or what? Loose cannon and dangerous. Injured by rash tackle - carried off. Broken ankle - out for season. '11/12 CHAMPS - returned on loan and had to deliver for BHA. Hamstring probs. Had more probs trying to beat Championship defenders. Signed permanently but was on bench. Late rocket equaliser as sub. '12/13 - gotta work on full game. Impact player only.|
|26||LIAM BRIDCUTT||1ST 11 - midfield; 21yo initially signed for five months to fill in as defensive cmf. Product of Chelsea youth system and hailed from Reading. Had played in L1 as a loan player and sent off at W'dean to boot. Knew this job would do him a hellava lot of good and clicked with what Gus wanted on a mission to the Championship. '10/11 L1; Straight into JPT debacle and ok apparently. Second choice as holding m-f when Kish rested. Small bundle of energy and knocked about, got it done A-ok. FA Cup apps. Straight red for bad tackle - ban 3. Done good in diamond shape. Quality displays in holding role. Got a knock or two. Stunning volley for first pro goal and late match winner. Worthy signing at L1. '11/12 CHAMPS - regular pick for destroyer role but beware yellow peril. Stepped it up. Worked hard but tough to shine in average line-up. Then got loadsa mom awards and top man. 10+ cards. PoS and deserved to be. '12/13 - improved and did so again. Contract extended. Done well and easily held his own. 10 yellows. Scotland call up. PoS award again.|
|27||(Mauricio Taricco)||LEFT - defender; went back into training as stop-gap left back. Played in reserves. Pulled calf muscle in charity game. Thought of the gain but remembered the pain. Kept his hand, er boot, in. Made 1st 11 debut after six years out. FAC app and sent off aet - oh dear! Apparently, not quite so quiet a reputation. Assisted equaliser in FAC2 stalemate. FL debut as right back. '11/12 CHAMPS - started some games. Retired as player but emergency sub. Came back again and sent off for verbal abuse. What message did he send out then? Ban then MoM - well, feck me gently! Injured. Coaching duties only again. Suspended as coach.|
|28||(WAYNE BRIDGE)||LEFT - left back; 31yo here on loan for '12/13 from Man C. Ex-England regular from recent era. Been around the block and was with Chelsea. Hates Terry allegedly. Prem experience and quality. At top of Gus wish-list and a massive positive to actually tick that box. '12/13 - Absolute Prem class and shoo-in for any lev2 side.|
|29||TOMASZ KUSZCZAK||1ST 11 - keeper; 30yo from Poland signed 2y deal for BHA second season at Falmer in '12. Ex Man Utd and Polish Int. Came via WBA in 2.1mill deal to MU in 2007. '12/13 - no.1 was in his hands. Looked like the keeper we needed & remained consistent. Mighta commanded six yard box better.|
|30||WILL BUCKLEY||SQUAD - winger; set club record for dosh spent when arriving from Watford for one million quid in June 2011. Tall for a creative flanker but also gets goals. Half decent turnouts for Rochdale over a couple of previous seasons. Gus got Tony to check his pocket change and they took a heafty punt on the kid. '11/12 CHAMPS - Super sub on debut with equaliser then v late match winner. Injured hamstring. Delayed return to action. Got another stoppage winner as super-sub. Not too regular but scored goals anyway. '12/13 - repayed some of big fee. But had more to offer. Kinda lost scoring touch.|
|31||(Grant Hall)||LEFT - defender; kid got stuck on the bench as cover coz Gus was a bit short of players in Xmas week. Sub at New Year and did ok too. Started in FAC3 and done good. Signed for Spurs.|
|32||Yaser Kasim||FRINGE - 19yo m-f prospect from Spurs '08/9 youth set-up success. In development group and likes B'ton, even with a steep pebble beach. From Iraqi family but thru sands of time, understands global footy culture. '10/11 Done good on last day debut. Mom in Sussex Senior Cup. Part of trophy winning reserve side in Combination league. FAC3 sub. '12/13 - Gone to Luton (Conf) on loan.|
|33||George Barker||FRINGE - striker; kid has been around Albion for a while and came thru youth ranks. Considered worthy of a pro future at the club and time will tell. Went on loan Barnet. In squad due to shortage of strikers.|
|34||Ben Sampayo||FRINGE - defender; 19yo ex-Chelsea schollar got a debut start for Jan 2012 in FA Cup r3 at the Amex. Played left back and was ok against non-league opposition. Knows how to play and although booked, did a useful wingback role. On loan at Barnet.|
|35||Jake Forster-Caskey||FRINGE - Mid-field or forward. Youngest ever teenager (16 and a little bit) to turn out for first team. Not big but hey, man enough to compete in FL and got the scars to prove it. Gus didn't rush him and included in new '10/11 develoment squad. Got England U17 credentials. World is his oyster if he can crack it. FAC5 app and looked Prem quality. '11/12 CHAMPS - gonna make the grade at some point in future. Sub on last day of 2011. Scored on full debut at New Year and on list for a reg place. Goal again in FAC3 on second start. Got crocked. '12/13 - got a bright future. Signed for another couple of seasons at least. Went on loan to Oxford in L2.|
|36||Roland Bergkamp||FRINGE - striker; 20yo and six foot three from Dutch club Excelsior. Nephew of Dennis and apparently could be a scoring menace as well. Got a two year deal and Gus says he's one for the future. Keen to be here and who could blame him. Lots to learn at Falmer... Injured . On loan at Rochdale. '12/13 - got some way to go. Gone on loan to Venlo in Holland.|
|38||Brennan Dickenson||FRINGE - striker; youngster came in from non-league Dorchester but knows about pro football. Spotted by Barry Lloyd on a scouting mission and encouraged to join BHA via new coaching set up. Kid sees it as a progressive move to establishing a career. Went out to Chesterfield then AFC Wimbledon.|
|44||Anton Rogers||FRINGE - forward; kid got a chance for half an hour in front of 18k at the Amex in FAC3. Not disgraced and looked well coached (as other DS players) by Luke Williams. On loan at Exeter.|
|H||3||Barnsley||W||5||Barnes||From a f-k the keeper blundered and Ash tapped in at the far post.|
|2||LuaLua crossed and our no.9 smashed it home from ten yards.|
|Bridge||He drove it low and fast, perfectly into the bottom corner.|
|CMS||Bruno fed Barnes and the keeper parried. Craig tapped in.|
|2||Noone found Barnes and CMS touched it on over the line.|
|A||4||Burnley||W||3||CMS||Albion scored first and Greer got the assist at a set piece. Craig volleyed home.|
|2||A fantastic overhead kick worthy of higher level to make his profile higher than ever.|
|Greer||He nodded in a corner to make up for an own goal earlier.|
|H||5||Sheff Weds||W||3||Bridge||He took a short f-k and let one go. It deflected over the keeper and looped into the net.|
|CMS||Bruno got the assist in fine style going right to the by-line and cutting back. Craig slotted home.|
|Buckley||Bruno again delivered an incisive thru ball and Bucka ran on to notch as goalie went down.|
|A||6||Watford||W||1||CMS||He got on the end of route one but went down. The spot kick went down the middle.|
|A||7||Millwall||W||2||Barnes||Buckley got the assist with a typical run then cutting in. He set up Ash to net no probs.|
|El-Abd||Greer got something on a header at a corner. From close range the Egyptian international punted home.|
|H||9||Ipswich||D||1||Buckley||Calderon went down the right and kept going. His square pass was booted in by the onrushing Bucka.|
|A||13||Blackpool||D||1||Barnes||Opposition goalie and defender made a right ricket. Ash was lurking and it was an in off.|
|H||14||Leeds||D||2||CMS||It was a spot kick and Craig got the ball this time. Hard down the middle and one nil.|
|2||Buckley was involved in the assist and Craig's second got despatched clinically.|
|H||15||Peterborough||W||1||Dobbie||We flooded forward in injury time. Bodies and boots went in. No. 10 notched and it was his first goal for us... at last.|
|A||16||Wolves||D||3||CMS||About as good a goal as you want to see from a striker with acute instincts.|
|Buckley||Bridcutt got the assist with ball winning and passing qualities. But Bucka finished well.|
|Dobbie||He ran miles to grab the ball and fire home the spot kick.|
|A||17||Huddersfield||W||2||Buckley||Only moments into this fixture and Bucka did ok and some at a corner.|
|2||Albion were putting in a shift and Will bagged a brace from fantastic dribbling.|
|H||18||Bolton||D||1||Bruno||He was lurking outside the area at a set piece. The ball eventually fell to him and gracias amigo.|
|H||19||Bristol City||W||2||Hammond||Everybody was up for a set-piece. The ball came over and he made no mistake wiv his bonce.|
|Orlandi||You could put it down to continental flair or keeper error at a f-k. It went all the way thru and so he notched.|
|A||21||Charlton||D||2||CMS||He gets a chance to strike and the odds were on with a 121.|
|LuaLua||We know he likes a punt at a set piece and got a go here.|
|H||23||Millwall||D||2||LuaLua||He got sent on as sub to pull fat from the fire. He drove home from distance.|
|David||We got a pen very late inside ninety mins - so no pressure then. The Spanish specialist done ok.|
|H||24||Watford||L||1||David||He slammed home a penalty after LuaLua was tripped going the wrong way.|
|A||25||Ipswich Town||W||3||Hammond||Orlandi did his bit at a corner and Deano got across to nod inside the near post.|
|CMS||One of those where many fans would forgive a miss but he seems to score these hard ones.|
|Bridge||took a dig from down range following some attractive build-up including Dicker.|
|H||26||Derby||W||2||Barnes||very early on he did the no.9 job and ran thru the centre to net a cut back.|
|Orlandi||He used his nut and sent the ball across the keeper at pace. Quality thinking too.|
|A||27||Birmingham||D||2||Barnes||He let fly after really useful work by Orlandi and Bridge.|
|David||Talk about continental flair. He struck a beauty on the diagonal VP style.|
|A||28||Blackburn||D||1||David||He notched a penalty in stoppage after getting floored in the final melee.|
|A||29||Sheffield Weds||L||1||Orlandi||CMS got the assist of sorts. His ball into the area ended up with the Spaniard via a defender.|
|H||30||Hull City||W||1||Vicente||At a f-k we were looking at the top corner but he drove it down the middle on the deck.|
|H||31||Blackburn||D||1||Vicente||His cross was handled. Our super-Spaniard sent the spot-kick down the middle. Ole, ole, ole.|
|A||32||Cardiff||W||2||Orlandi||David got the assist with a useful run and cross and his fellow Spaniard went near post to tap in.|
|Ulloa||David again done good when presenting the third amigo with a stoppage time goal.|
|H||33||Burnley||W||1||David||Bridge crossed and Orlandi headed backwards, so Spanish Dave found the bottom corner.|
|H||34||Huddersfield||W||4||Ulloa||He rose like a Seagull to glace a header inside the post.|
|2||Leo the lionhearted nodded in a David corner with such attacking flair.|
|3||The cyclone set off chasing a fifty-fifty ball. Beat the defender, rounded the keeper and slotted his hat trick.|
|David||King of Spain and the spot kick.|
|A||37||Barnsley||L||1||Ulloa||Calderon got the assist with a cross-shot. But the Argentine got his head in.|
|H||38||Crystal Palace||W||3||Ulloa||William Buckley went down the wing for us and crossed. The tall Argentine leapt and rose high at the far post,|
|2||Team power play of the highest order opened Palace up like shattered Crystal. The Cyclone then rushed thru their defences.|
|David||It was a f-k outside the area and wide of the goalmouth. You never tire of seeing replays that show such precision with a deadball.|
|A||39||Nottingham Forest||D||2||Ulloa||He latched onto a free ball following a corner and let fly.|
|Buckley||He was in the right place at the right time when drifting goalward and slotting home a pass.|
|H||41||Leicester||D||1||LuaLua||You know he has a hard shot and today he got one spot on.|
|A||42||Middlesbrough||W||2||Orlandi||Hammond got the assist from useful wide work. Andrea moved and smacked it home.|
|David||It's ok to be one on one with the keeper stranded but you still have to net the lob.|
|H||44||Blackpool||W||6||Buckley||He went solo from the right flank and struck a shot across goal to inside the far top corner.|
|Upson||Our cent-def was close in after pinball following a corner and so did the biz.|
|Orlandi||He and David replocated Barca with a perfect one - two in the area.|
|David||He took a snap shot when the ball reached him in space.|
|Barnes 2||No.9 got on the end of a LuaLua cross from the left. His brace was gained courtesy of a centre from the right.|
|A||45||Leeds||W||2||Buckley||Ulloa and Barnes were linking up and William latched onto the pass.|
|Ulloa||A classic header late in the game from an Orlandi cross. Just what the doctor ordered.|
|H||46||Wolves||W||2||LuaLua||The game was merely five minutes old. Kaz cut inside and drilled a low trademark shot from o/s the area.|
|2||The boy was on fire as he stepped over cleverly and slotted home.|
F = FA Cup; L = League Cup; A = AW Shield; D = LDV; J = JP Trophy
F = FA Cup; L = League Cup; A = AW Shield; D = LDV; J = JP Trophy
Straight from the lips of a Seagulls supporter
'11/12 - Per Quarter Stats.
Q4 - H = 2 3 1, A = 0 2 3. Qtr totals 11 pts, F10 A16 gd=-6. 3 clean-shts and 4 fts. 1.00 pt/gm. 3 home games unbeaten run.
Q3 - H = 4 2 0, A = 2 3 1. Qtr totals 23 pts, F19 A10 gd=+9 5 clean-shts and 2 fts. 1.91 pt/gm. 6 home games unbeaten run.
Q2 - H = 3 0 2, A = 1 1 4. Qtr totals 13 pts, F6 A11 gd=-5. 4 clean-shts and 7 fts. 1.18 pt/gm. 3 home games unbeaten run.
Q1 - H = 2 3 1, A = 3 1 2. Qtr totals 19 pts, F17 A15 gd+2. 4 clean-shts and 2 fts. 1.58 pt/gm. 4 home games unbeaten run.
Q+ - H = 11 8 4, A = 6 7 10. Full total 66pts, F52 A52 gd=0. 16 clean-shts and 15fts. 1.43pt/gm.
18/08/12 Hull (A) - 0-1 . 0.00 pt/gm
'oh dear, we don't seem able to take chances but not too bad at making 'em beforehand.'
21/8/12 Cardiff (H) - 0-0 . 0.50 pt/gm
'what's all this talk of needing a new striker then?'
25/8/12 Barnsley (H) - 5-1 . 1.33 pt/gm
'wham, bam thank you mam. Nap handed too.'
1/9/12 Burnley (A) - 3-1 . 1.75pt/gm
'we went ahead but got pegged back. Then turned the screw late on.'
14/9/12 Sheff Wed (H) - 3-0 . 2.00pt/gm
'a record crowd, good footy and three goals to keep home fans happy. What more do you want?'
18/9/12 Watford (A) - 1-0 . 2.16pt/gm
'OMG we go one up and then sit on it and ride our luck. Fortune favoured the brave.'
22/9/12 Millwall (A) - 2-1 . 2.28pt/gm
'Hey we go two up and go deep against ten men. Our keeper got us all the points.'
29/9/12 Birmingham (H) - 0-1 . 2.00pt/gm
'winning runs do finish at some point, or in our case - no points.'
2/10/12 Ipswich (H) - 1-1 . 1.88pt/gm
'deja vu or what? One down inside half an hour and table-toppers are chasing another home game yet again.'
6/10/12 Derby (A) - 0-0 . 1.80pt/gm
'everybody was saying we lacked that predatory striker to turn half chances into goals.'
20/10/12 Middlesbrough (H) - 0-1 . 1.63pt/gm
'oh my good God. Twenty minutes in and we are a goal down again. What is going on?'
23/10/12 Leicester (A) - 0-1 . 1.50pt/gm
'look Tony Bloom needs to put his hand in and pull out a wad for a goalscorer - like yesterday.'
27/10/12 Blackpool (A) - 1-1 . 1.46pt/gm
'Gus waited to see what Holloway would do with subs. We were getting well battered by then.'
2/11/12 Leeds (H) - 2-2 . 1.43pt/gm
'we wuz robbed, weren't we?'
6/11/12 Peterboro (H) - 1-0 . 1.53pt/gm
'a goal in stoppage and you couldn't make it up.'
10/11/12 Wolves (A) - 3-3 . 1.50pt/gm
'what, we score three away against ten men and only draw?'
17/11/12 Huddersfield (A) - 2-1 . 1.58pt/gm
'a sublime first half performance and the points looked safe. But hey, you know Albion probs this term.'
24/11/12 Bolton (H) - 1-1 . 1.55pt/gm
'you have to say some of the football is superb but the Amex ain't exactly a fortress.'
27/11/12 Bristol City (H) - 2-0 . 1.63pt/gm
'we were ahead from word go and the rest was academic. It was a third gear display.'
1/12/12/ Crystal Palace (A) - 0-3 . 1.55pt/gm
'don't tell Brighton fans it didn't matter we got done wiv only ten men. We wuz well choked.'
8/12/12 Charlton (A) - 2-2 . 1.52pt/gm
'great atmosphere up there but same old with regard to getting all the points.'
15/12/12 Forest (H) - 0-0 . 1.5pt/gm
'two questions to answer; 1 did we get chances? 2 did we take 'em?
18/12/12 Millwall (H) - 2-2 . 1.48pt/gm
'the Amex before Xmas and it was like a graveyard before the evening clock struck the hour.'
29/12/12 Watford (H) - 1-3 . 1.41pt/gm
'a total bloody shambles and I could have stayed indoors and turned the tv off at any time.'
1/1/13 Ipswich (A) - 3-0 . 1.48pt/gm
'well well well, what a difference another year makes and some.'
12/1/13 Derby (H) - 2-1 . 1.54pt/gm
'we go two up and then fall flatter than a Saturday night pizza on the rainy prom.'
19/1/13 Birmingham (A) - 2-2 . 1.51pt/gm
'Gus gave out instructions for stoppage time. Then we give two points away. Does my head in.'
22/1/13 Blackburn (A) - 1-1 . 1.50pt/gm
'to say they left it late to rescue a point, is to have to mention extra time in stoppage.'
2/2/13 Wednesday (A) - 1-3 . 1.41pt/gm
'Barnes red card and Oatway later sent to the stands. Ref didn't have a blinder either.'
9/2/13 Hull (H) - 1-0 . 1.50pt/gm
'showboating don't get yer the points but a touch of class often does.'
12/2/13 Blackburn (H) - 1-1 . 1.48pt/gm
'we needed a pen to resuce a point and did everything but hit the net in open play.'
19/2/13 Cardiff (A) - 2-0 . 1.53pt/gm
'Albion went to visit Welsh league leaders and hey, put them in their place and all.'
23/2/13 Burnley (H) - 1-0 . 1.57pt/gm
'we didn't exactly put 'em to the sword but death of a thousand cuts.'
2/3/13 Huddersfield (H) - 4-1 . 1.61pt/gm
'a three goal blitz in five minutes and we went from boring zeros to hat trick heroes.'
5/3/12 Bristol City (A) - 0-0 . 1.60pt/gm
'lots of buggering about between the areas but not much happening in the place where it counts.'
9/3/13 Bolton (A) - 0-1 . 1.55pt/gm
'all the pretty stuff as usual but no end product and they were there for taking too.'
12/3/13 Barnsley (A) - 1-2 . 1.51pt/gm
'you can't just blame bad luck or poor fortune. Not over three away games in succession.'
17/3/13 Palace (H) - 3-0 . 1.55pt/gm
'it was like chess for ages, then a three goal blitz in ten or so minutes knocked 'em over.'
30/3/13 Forest (A) - 2-2 . 1.53pt/gm
'we went one up and then led again just before injury. It was in the bag until...'
2/4/13 Charlton (H) - 0-0 . 1.52pt/gm
'some you win, some you lose and some you draw inspite of whatever happens in the game.'
6/4/13 Leicester (H) - 1-1 . 1.51pt/gm
'you could make out a case for nil-nil again but then it all kicked off quite late.'
13/4/13 Middlesbrough (A) - 2-0 . 1.54pt/gm
'it was crucial to take max points - a good all round team display got 'em.'
16/4/13 Peterboro (A) - 0-0 . 1.53pt/gm
'if you expected a goal fest then it shows just how impossible this div is to judge.'
20/4/13 Blackpool (H) - 6-1 . 1.57pt/gm
'it was only the same three points for a win but what fun hitting 'em for six.'
27/4/13 Leeds (A) - 2-1 . 1.60pt/gm
'Albion were hitting form at the right time and got the points required. But is it that clinical?'
4/5/13 Wolves (H) - 2-0 . 1.63pt/gm
'we were on the up and they on the way down. Who was the big club now then?'
10/5/13 Palace (A) p-o s-f - 0-0
'a clean sheet and we nullified a class attack to boot. A moral victory at least.'
13/5/13 Palace (H) p-o s-f - 0-2
'you have to hand it to our great rivals, they were better on the night.'
Albion reporters one-liners
13/05/13 Crystal Palace (H) - 0-2 pos s-f
the game was a one off and whoever had the bottle would go to Wembley Full Report...»»
10/05/13 Crystal Palace (A) - 0-0 pos s-f
who wanted it more? luck on the night might determine... Full Report...»»
04/05/13 Wolves (H) - 2-0 pos 4th
We were in play-offs already and not desperate for points but hey, this is professional football. Full Report...»»
27/04/13 Leeds (A) - 2-1 pos 4th
Three sendings off in this one plus injuries too. But hey we are in the play-offs. Full Report...»»
20/04/13 Blackpool (H) - 6-1 pos 4th
Seagulls sorted seasiders in the southern sun and scored all the goals to boot. Full Report...»»
16/04/13 Peterborough (A) - 0-0 pos 4th
We had a good record at London Road and intended to keep it Full Report...»»
13/04/13 Middlesbrough (A) - 2-0 pos 5th
Albion went there needing to win and prove play-off credentials. Full Report...»»
06/04/13 Leicester (H) - 1-1 pos 6th
We were fairly ok in rearguard but in these games one goal either way is quite possible.' Full Report...»»
02/04/13 Charlton (H) - 0-0 pos 6th
Albion should have turned them over but goal-scoring is a random process. Full Report...»»
30/03/13 Nottingham Forest (A) - 2-2 pos 6th
We took the lead - twice. Then lost it in stoppage. Full Report...»»
17/03/13 Crystal Palace (H) - 3-0 pos 7th
We dun 'em up like kippers. End of... Full Report...»»
12/03/13 Barnsley (A) - 1-2 pos 7th
Sometimes things go against you any which way but lose... Full Report...»»
09/03/13 Bolton (A) - 0-1 pos 7th
We wuz all over 'em like a rash. Ref didn't give us a kick either. Full Report...»»
05/03/13 Bristol City (A) - 0-0 pos 6th
We went up-field then they went down field. But nobody scored. Full Report...»»
02/03/13 Huddersfield (H) - 4-1 pos 6th
Ok then, who was the last player to get three at the Amex? Full Report...»»
23/02/13 Burnley (H) - 1-0 pos 6th
we were in cruise control and could step it up when required - except that... Full Report...»»
19/02/13 Cardiff (A) - 2-0 pos 7th
They were top, they were strong at home, they were Welsh... Full Report...»»
12/02/13 Blackburn (H) - 1-1 pos 7th
We went one down. You pick yourself up, dust yourself down and... Full Report...»»
09/02/13 Hull City (H) - 1-0 pos 7th
We already knew those other scores but did we know the score this teatime? Full Report...»»
02/02/13 Sheffield Weds (A) - 1-3 pos 8th
We play a Prem club and one week later get done by a d-z outfit. Who lost it? Full Report...»»
22/01/13 Blackburn (A) - 1-1 pos 7th
You could not make this up. Or could you? Look at the 'drew' stats for each club. Full Report...»»
19/01/13 Birmingham (A) - 2-2 pos 8th
Keepers howler robbed us of all the points and in stoppage time too. Full Report...»»
12/01/13 Derby (H) - 2-1 pos 8th
We wuz all over 'em like a rash but they decided to start scratching where it hurt. Full Report...»»
01/01/13 Ipswich Town (A) - 3-0 pos 9th
A new year but would it be a new beginning or same old? Full Report...»»
29/12/12 Watford (H) - 1-3 pos 10th
We needed to finish 2012 with a flourish. But was it in the stars? Full Report...»»
18/12/12 Millwall (H) - 2-2 pos 8th
Ho, Ho, Ho... no Boxing Day but was it gonna be Silent Night? Full Report...»»
15/12/12 Nottingham Forest (H) - 0-0 pos 8th
we were so level before the game, except they were red and we blue. Er, same old... Full Report...»»
08/12/12 Charlton (A) - 2-2 pos 8th
Albion loved going there before but this was a new division. Full Report...»»
01/12/12 Crystal Palace (A) - 0-3 pos 8th
was this the big one or in the event, the big let down? Full Report...»»
27/11/12 Bristol City (H) - 2-0 pos 7th
Lets take the positives; a win, a clean sheet, three points, better side on the nite... Full Report...»»
24/11/12 Bolton (H) - 1-1 pos 8th
hit the posts, strike those bars, goalie is inspired, Ref gives a pen and we notched one? Full Report...»»
17/11/12 Huddersfield (A) - 2-1 pos 6th
In the old days we found it hard to get a result there. But this is a different standard now... Full Report...»»
10/11/12 Wolves (A) - 3-3 pos 8th
All very well going to a place like theirs but we are not a small club any more. Could we show it? Full Report...»»
06/11/12 Peterborough (H) - 1-0 pos 8th
You watch hundreds of games over the years and know teams do score in stoppage. But when? Full Report...»»
02/11/12 Leeds (H) - 2-2 pos 9th
Our defence was almost watertight beforehand. Then Ref made a decision. Full Report...»»
27/10/12 Blackpool (A) - 1-1 pos 9th
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. Don't we? Full Report...»»
23/10/12 Leicester City (A) - 0-1 pos 10th
you go to table toppers and what do you expect? Full Report...»»
20/10/12 Middlesbrough (H) - 0-1 pos 8th
Gus got full the squad back together following the international break. Had they all been paying attention? Full Report...»»
06/10/12 Derby (A) - 0-0 pos 5th
who would score first. Could anyone net anyway? Full Report...»»
02/10/12 Ipswich (H) - 1-1 pos 3rd
Three days before we went one down and failed to equalise. Replay the Amex video loop... Full Report...»»
29/09/12 Birmingham (H) - 0-1 pos 1st
If the ball hits the net it's a goal. Anything else is means to that end, no matter how entertaining. Full Report...»»
22/09/12 Millwall (A) - 2-1 pos 1st
We love a day in the big black smoke but is the fire still in our bellies? Full Report...»»
18/09/12 Watford (A) - 1-0 pos 3rd
We give Ref plenty of stick away but not all are homers. Full Report...»»
14/09/12 Sheff Weds (H) - 3-0 pos 1st
We'd waited years to show our true potential. They were also on the up. Who was the big club now? Full Report...»»
01/09/12 Burnley (A) - 3-1 pos 4th
On the long road north again and could that poor away record be changed sooner rather than later... Full Report...»»
25/08/12 Barnsley (H) - 5-1 pos 10th
It is like Brighton busses, you wait and wait and then five arrive in an hour and a half. Full Report...»»
21/08/12 Cardiff (H) - 0-0 pos 21st
You kick-off, give the ball to midfield, run like hell, collect a pass and stick it in the net. Job done... Full Report...»»
18/08/12 Hull City (A) - 0-1 pos 17
you can look as pretty as you like but only goals count in cold light of warm evening. Full Report...»»