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'13/14 - 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.
Albion Squad: teamsheet; * started last match, + played sub
|1||Peter Brezovan *||SQUAD - 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. '13/14 - made rare app.|
|2||BRUNO Saltor Grau *||1ST 11 - 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. '13/14 - fitness will be carefully monitored. 5 yellows and ban.|
|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. '13/14 - got into Scots squad.|
|4||KEITH ANDREWS||SQUAD - midfield; 32yo on loan from Bolton. Rep of Ireland int. Snapped up by BHA when surplus in Lancs. Used to Prem and Champ's apps with Wolves, West Brom, Blackburn and Ipswich. Straight into squad for first home fixture and played sub. Some quality and v experienced. Class act in sitting position.|
|5||(Lewis Dunk)||OUT ON LOAN - 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. '13/14 - went on loan at Bristol City.|
|6||ADAM EL-ADB +||SQUAD - 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 - was a revelation under Gus. Did the do and not bad for a guy under six feet tall. Ten yellows. Egypt call up. '13/14 - after an Egypt cap, must be first choice at club tho.|
|7||(Will Hoskins)||INJURED - 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 *||1ST 11 - 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. '13/14 - can do a job up and back but first pick? In Welsh squad.|
|9||ASHLEY BARNES *||1st 11 - 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. '13/14 - could be another centre forward these days.|
|10||KEMY AGUSTIEN||SQUAD - midfield; signed 2y deal after spell at Swansea. Dutch U21 int was with AZ Alkmarr in Holland. Had on loan period with Birmingham before joining Welsh in 2010. Likes to get stuck in but does attacking options as well. Looks useful. Spent a lot of time injured so far.|
|11||ANDREA ORLANDI||SQUAD - 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. '13/14 - part of the updated Spanish group and knows the score well in this league. Had knee surgery.|
|12||(Craig Mackail-Smith)||INJURED - 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.|
|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. '13/14 - chased any vacant wingback pos. Sent off in LC shambles. FA cancelled red card.|
|15||Adam Chicksen||FRINGE - left back; 21yo prospect signed in close season by managerless BHA's talent-spotter team in lieu of new head coach. Kid came from MK Dons and is delighted to be at the Amex. Well, who wouldn't be? '13/14 - got something to prove.|
|16||Casper Ankergren||BENCH - 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||STEPHEN WARD *||1ST 11 - left back; 27yo brought on year-long loan from Wolves to fill vacant lb spot that Bridge shone in last term. Tough act to follow but has left foot so that's a start. Straight in to defence - did ok.|
|18||Jake Forster-Caskey||1ST 11 - 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. '13/14 - tough to break thru into 1st 11? Nah, easy...|
|19||(LEONARDO ULLOA)||INJURED - 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. '12/13 - Looked big and awkward & jury out. Then hat trick hero. Took to the English game like an old centre forward. Needs right service. '13/14 - might play off another front man who supports. Straight red for high feet. Carried off - ankle prob.|
|20||MATTHEW UPSON *||1ST 11 - cent-def; 33yo was 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 that term and keen to proved he was no has-been. Thinks Brighton has more to offer than rock. Signed contract for second season. '12/13 - showed some class when up to speed. Came good in run-in and held form consistently. '13/14 - got the experience to deal at this level.|
|21||DAVID LOPEZ MORENO *||SQUAD - 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. Offer expired - but signed 1y deal. '13/14 - went straight back in to team.|
|22||(George Barker)||OUT ON LOAN - 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. '12/13 - went on loan Barnet. Later in squad due to shortage of strikers. '13/14 - went on loan to Newport.|
|23||CRAIG CONWAY *||1ST 11 - winger; 28yo Scot came on three month loan from Cardiff. Also plays as second striker. Has international experience and played for Dundee United. Over 50 apps for Welsh and in squad that won Championship of 2013. Couple of Scotland caps. Useful looking winger.|
|24||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. '12/13 - went out to Chesterfield then AFC Wimbledon for periods.|
|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. '13/14 - well, new coach etc so what next? Got selected but then had knee trouble.|
|26||LIAM BRIDCUTT *||SQUAD - 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. '13/14 - coming into prime and an Scot int to boot. Had hernia surgery.|
|27||Solly March||SQUAD - midfield; named as young player of the year in '2/13 and on fringes of match day squad after useful pre-season. Not big but plenty of heart and skill.|
|28||Vitalijs Maksimenko||SQUAD - cent-def; Latvian prospect and could be of int class in homeland squads. Time will tell on the south coast.|
|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. '13/14 - v good stopper and must be strong in physical clashes.|
|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. '13/14 - might aim to be new Vicente.|
|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 - went to Luton (Conf) on loan.|
|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.|
|38||Rohan Ince *||SQUAD - midfield; promoted from dev squad to be holding player in lieu of Bridcutt when unavailable. Big strong lad with all round skills. Needs to work on both feet.|
|44||LEROY LITA||SQUAD - Striker; 28yo on loan from Swansea until end of '13. Proven at Champ's level and began with Bristol C & Reading. Transferred to Swans from Middlesbro in 2011. Got over 100 goals. Jumped at the chance to join BHA and hopefully will score with head, feet, chest and anything else allowed. Got to get up to speed pdq. Missed two good chances on sub debut.|
|A||1||Leeds||L||1||Ulloa||He blasted into roof of the net from Bruno's great cross.|
|H||2||Derby||L||1||Ulloa||Got down low to head home a very deep centre from Calderon in the corner.|
|A||3||Birmingham||W||1||Crofts||the ex-Prem player got onto a thru ball from Agustien following useful skill by Ulloa.|
|H||4||Burnley||W||2||Crofts||He converted a low centre from Ulloa, following a break away from midfield.|
|Ulloa||Rose to head home a beauty past a post, from a deep cross by Buckley.|
|H||5||Millwall||D||1||Ulloa||LuaLia did the biz out left and centred from deep. The big Argy got his ball skills to work and punted home.|
|H||8||Bolton||W||3||og||LuaLua lifter over a set piece. A geezer got his head on it and we thought it looked like Barnes - maybe not.|
|Calderon||Buckley got the assist with a cut back. Calde made the place rock on Spanish Day.|
|Buckley||Calderon repaid the favour for Bucka to fire home low and hard.|
|H||10||Sheff Weds||D||1||Andrews||He finished a fluid move at the near post, following good work from Crofts and Ward.|
|H||11||Nottingham Forest||L||1||Crofts||Ward crossed and Barnes got up to send a header across goal. Our Welsh international threw himself in there.|
|H||13||Watford||D||1||Crofts||There was a corner and a bit of pin-ball. Crofty did not miss his chance.|
|A||14||Doncaster||W||3||Forster-Caskey||The wonder kid took a dig from down range and it sailed into the top corner.|
|Lita||Our on-loan striker did what he is paid for - netted from a corner in the box.|
|David||Beckham can do it and so can Spanish Dave - bend it.|
|H||15||Blackburn||W||3||Barnes||Our no.9 wrong footed the keeper with a pen after Conway got decked.|
|2||He chipped a second when keeper spilled a Crofts volley.|
|JFC||Conway got the assist as the wonder kid stole in very late for a header.|
|A||16||Wigan||W||1||Crofts||A decisive move saw JFC have his header parried. Crofty then lobbed goalie.|
|A||17||Bournemouth||D||1||Barnes||Albion attacked and the ball got thru high to our no.9. He juggled it and struck a super strike home.|
|H||18||Barnsley||L||1||Upson||the ex-England defender notched with his head from a corner.|
|H||19||Leicester||W||3||Barnes||He got onto David's pin-point centre to the far post and opened the scoring.|
|2||This one from the spot. Winning it and taking it hard and low.|
|Conway||Another assist from David almost laid it on a plate for the Scots winger's first goal.|
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
'12/13 - Per Quarter Stats.
Q4 - H = 3 2 0, A = 2 2 2. Qtr totals 19 pts, F19 A8 gd+11. 5 clean-shts and 3 fts. 1.72 pt/gm. 5 home games unbeaten run.
Q3 - H = 4 1 1, A = 2 3 1. Qtr totals 22 pts, F19 A12 gd+7. 5 clean-shts and 1 fts. 1.83 pt/gm. 5 home games unbeaten run.
Q2 - H = 2 4 0, A = 1 3 1. Qtr totals 16 pts, F16 A15 gd+1. 3 clean-shts and 2 fts. 1.45 pt/gm. 6 home games unbeaten run.
Q1 - H = 2 2 2, A = 3 1 2. Qtr totals 18 pts, F15 A8 gd=+7. 4 clean-shts and 6 fts. 1.50 pt/gm. 3 home games unbeaten run.
Q+ - H = 11 9 3, A = 8 9 6. Full total 75pts, F69 A43 gd=+26. 17 clean-shts and 12fts. 1.63pt/gm
'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, F06 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.
3/8/13 Leeds (A) - L 2-1 ~ 0.00pt/gm
'what can you do when the fickle finger of footy fate points to defeat in time added on?'
10/8/13 Derby (H) - L 1-2 ~ 0.00pt/gm
'Ref was a bonehead and booked eight in all as opposition rode their luck.'
17/8/13 Birmingham (A) - W 1-0 ~ 1.00pt/gm
'a good battling victory where class and effort just shaded the result against middling opposition.'
24/8/13 Burnley (H) - W 2-0 ~ 1.50pt/gm
'Ref did us a favour eventually by sending off their keeper. He made it routine for us to win.'
31/8/13 Millwall (H) - 1-1 ~ 1.40pt/gm
'Ref did us a favour... hang on a minute, it was the full back this time around.'
14/9/13 Reading (A) - 0-0 ~ 1.33pt/gm
'Ref again showing the cards. But one apiece - straight red for our single striker.'
18/9/13 QPR (A) - 0-0 ~ 1.28pt/gm
'another goalless draw from another ex-Prem outfit in four days. A solid performance on the road.'
21/9/13 Bolton (H) - W 3-1 ~ 1.50pt/gm
'hardly a routine home win. They edged the first half by luck, then we killed 'em with a quick-fire treble early in the second period.'
28/9/13 Ipswich (A) - L 2-0 ~ 1.33pt/gm
'a bench with no recognised striker and a midfield with creativity based on mere reputation resulted in a poor performance.'
1/10/13 Wednesday (H) - 1-1 ~ 1.30pt/gm
'back at the Amex and looking for goals... and still looking and looking some more...'
5/10/13 Forest (H) - L 1-3 ~ 1.18pt/gm
'we went one up and led until halftime. Whatever the opposing manager said proved a lot more effective than consequences of our teamtalk.'
19/10/13 Yeovil (A) - 0-0 ~ 1.16pt/gm
'it's a percentage game but shots have to actually be on target to turn one or two into goals'
28/10/13 Watford (H) - 1-1 ~ 1.15pt/gm
'a goal behind yet again and chasing the game as usual.'
2/11/13 Doncaster (A) - W 3-1 ~ 1.28pt/gm
'we wuz all over them first half and then slumped but what a finish at the death.'
9/11/13 Blackburn (H) - W 3-0 ~ 1.40pt/gm
'a comfortable victory not flattered by the score'
23/11/13 Wigan (A) - W 1-0 ~ 1.50pt/gm
'pinched a goal from attacking pressure and nicked a one-nil win - job done.'
29/11/13 Bournemouth (A) - 1-1 ~ 1.47pt/gm
'one of those days when we were off the boil and started to simmer after substitutions - that's footy.'
3/12/13 Barnsley (H) - L 1-2 ~ 1.38pt/gm
'that was the worst performance seen for many a day. But there are reasons why due to coaching.'
7/12/13 Leicester (H) - W 3-1 ~ 1.47pt/gm
'that was the best performance seen for many a day. It must be good coaching.'
Albion reporters one-liners
07/12/13 Leicester (H) - 3-1 pos 10th
A complete new level of execution against the top side. Seeing is believing. Full Report...»»
03/12/13 Barnsley (H) - 1-2 pos 11th
Oh dear. Very bad day at the office. Full Report...»»
30/11/13 Bournemouth (A) - 1-1 pos 9th
Yer proverbial tale of two halves. Subs made the difference in performance. Full Report...»»
23/11/13 Wigan (A) - 1-0 pos 9th
Would you say we ground it out or perhaps give credit to a professional away performance. Full Report...»»
09/11/13 Blackburn (H) - 3-0 pos 11th
One, two, three - as easy as... Full Report...»»
02/11/13 Doncaster (A) - 3-1 pos 12th
Goal scoring has been a problem. Today there were three of the very best. Full Report...»»
28/10/13 Watford (H) - 1-1 pos 16th
One down from word go and how did Albion respond? tv replays would tell. Full Report...»»
19/10/13 Yeovil (A) - 0-0 pos 14th
Another clean-sheet but is this alone good enough to meet expectations of more away points? Full Report...»»
05/10/13 Nottingham Forest (H) - 1-3 pos 14th
Same old, same old from Albion. All the build up in the world but no real end product. Full Report...»»
01/10/13 Sheff Weds (H) - 1-1 pos 12th
As a reporter it was like beating your head on a laptop. Reality was hard to put into words. Full Report...»»
28/09/13 Ipswich (A) - 0-2 pos 12th
A bad day at the office but we never really woke up to smell the coffee. Full Report...»»
21/09/13 Bolton (H) - 3-1 pos 10th
We levelled, went ahead and won it in five crucial minutes of sheer pleasure. Full Report...»»
18/09/13 QPR (A) - 0-0 pos 13th
We went to table toppers and held them to a clean sheet. Take the point? Full Report...»»
15/09/13 Reading (A) - 0-0 pos 13th
it ended up ten men per side. But did that make a difference? Full Report...»»
31/08/13 Millwall (H) - 1-1 pos 13th
They went one up until a man saw red and so Albion plugged on before ten men finally cracked. Full Report...»»
24/08/13 Burnley (H) - 2-0 pos 10th
Opposition were reduced to ten before an hour when their goalie lost all track of past time and space. Full Report...»»
17/08/13 Birmingham (A) - 1-0 pos 15th
The will always be chances in a match. The trick is to convert one from a high ratio of opportunities to scores. Full Report...»»
10/08/13 Derby (H) - 1-2 pos 19th
We went one up inside twenty minutes. The other seventy were a disaster. Full Report...»»
03/08/13 Leeds (A) - 1-2 pos 15
We wuz robbed! Clear handball in stoppage. End of. Full Report...»»