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  1. Re: The Npower Championship 2010/11 Season Anyone that fancies reading a football blog from a regular everyday fan, i've just set up my own "AllThingsAlbion" blog. The clues in the name, that most posts will be related to Brighton, however as the season comes nearer I will be posting entries regarding other teams in this league and reports and photos from our games as they come during the year. Only posted one entry so far, but if you feel like a read about another team, here's the link: http://allthingsalbion.blogspot.com/ Happy reading Kieran
  2. Re: The Npower Championship 2010/11 Season News today seems to suggest that Palace have completed the formalities to sign Glenn Murray, and will be officially announced next week. If the rumours are true that he didn't want what we could afford, then I feel sorry for Palace in the amount that they are paying him, he's a great League One striker yeah, but can he succeed in the Championship? Remains to be seen. Oh well onwards and upwards with Will Hoskins as Murray's replacement, we'll need more players but still hopefully got a good season ahead of us.
  3. Re: Coca Cola League 1 Official Thread. As Poyet has said throughout the whole of the season for us, "Anything can happen, but that's just football." Good luck to you and all teams involved push for second
  4. Re: Coca Cola League 1 Official Thread. This is Bennett's goal from Walsall on Sat, probably one of the best and most meaningful goals he has ever scored in an Albion shirt. Pj2q4ho8dEg
  5. Re: Coca Cola League 1 Official Thread. It still hasn't quite sunk in what happened yesterday. We never make it easy for ourselves in any situation, but that's just what being a Brighton fan is all about. 3 points would confirm us as League One Champions, and after 9 minutes the party had already started as some comedy defending let stand in skipper Inigo Calderon head home from a Bennett corner, the players, management and fans visibly overjoyed and the chants of "CHAMPIONES" were in full swing. However, we were silenced within minutes as a Walsall corner that wasn't cleared was headed home by their centre back Butler. No one in the Brighton end could not quite adapt to what had happened, but minutes after the chants started again and the feel-good nature was back. We played out the half well, and as the players came back out for the 2nd half, you could tell Poyet had fired them up just like every other game this year, and we piled on the pressure on Walsall's backline from the whistle. Another corner from Bennett fell perfectly at the front post for top goalscorer Murray to rise like a salmon and glance the ball home. The fans once again erupted all mimmicking the Murray "hand on head" celebration. Fans checked their phones throughout looking for updates on the Southampton vs Bristol Rovers game, not that the score mattered in the state the game was in, however the worry was still there. The last minutes drew ever closer and to put the game to bed, the leading assister in the league, Elliott Bennett, popped up with a perfectly weighted shot from about 25 yards, dipping perfectly over Walker in the Walsall goal and leaving the Albion fans in a state of euphoria, as we all then knew the game was all but safe. The final whistle blew and the fans invaded the pitch in celebration of clinching the league title. Slightly disrespectful to Walsall who are on a bit of a downward spiral at the moment, but the stewards and police handled it perfectly for us to have our celebration, then easily leave the pitch and have the players and staff come back out for a 2nd time in a week to applaud the supporters in the stands. Saturday was probably one of the days that I will never forget in my life of being a Brighton fan. Our game on Tuesday against Dagenham could not have been anymore tense, but as promotion was in the bag, there was a sense of ease. But confirming us as Champions with still 4 games to play was always what Poyet had planned, and he more than got what he wished for. Credit where credit is due though, there has been many teams this year that have given me more than just a scare in games. Saints, Huddersfield, MK Dons, Carlisle, Oldham, Hartlepool, Exeter, just to name a few of the teams that probably should have got a lot more than they did against us. But I'm glad to say we were the most consistent throughout the beginning, middle and now end of the season. Other fans will think we're boasting when it comes to these times, but after 14 years without a permanent stadium and 5 years without being in the 2nd tier, we can finally believe that this is our comeback, and the sleeping giant of Brighton & Hove Albion has just about returned.
  6. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread 1-1 draw with the 2nd from bottom Barnet. Was hoping for a much better turn out but I guess that's just how it goes. Need to strengthen the squad but not got enough money, waiting for players to come off TB seems like an eternity. Red card for Svezhov and the Carlisle goal coming from Affolter. My only fit and decent left bac (Misun) has also picked up a knock, great.
  7. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread An expected 4-0 thumping away at Huddersfield. There team is way to strong for me to compete with and there was no way I would have been able to get a point tonight Woulda been nice to score but oh well
  8. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread With extremely limited funds available I don't think I'll be able to strengthen my squad anytime soon. :/ Got an extremely difficult game against an extremely strong top of the league Huddersfield Town tonight Can only hope for the best and hope I can get at least a point out of the game
  9. Re: Football Manager 2011 Did have my Crawley save in which I was in the 2016/17 season, the 15/16 season brought me the Premier League, Champions League, League Cup and FA Cup all in one bunch but now have grown bored of it because I have now achieved everything but still visit it from time to time. Mainly focusing on my new-ish Brighton save...Started the season chose Title challenge so was given around 900k to spend in the market, didn't sell any players but loaned a hell of a lot out and this is what my team looks like atm: GK - Casper Ankergren RB - Jordan Spence CB - Marcel Seip CB - Gordon Greer LB - Marcos Painter RM - Elliott Bennett CM - Matt Sparrow CM - Liam Bridcutt LM - Kazenga LuaLua ST - Ahmed Soukouna ST - James Brown In late Dec 2010, sit 2nd in League One, in the Southern final of the JPT but unfortunately suffered a loss to Everton in the League Cup third round. Soukouna up front has bagged 20 in 19 games, and James Brown has scored 11 in 15, an extremely good partnership up top and the settings I have them on work brilliantly together to create the deadly duo Also signed Matty Robson from Carlisle and Sean O'Hanlon from MK Dons, who are fringe/bench players. Got Martin Kelly coming in from Liverpool in Jan who will be a great addition to the side and is also one to look for in the future. Level on points with Peterborough who are top, couple of silly losses but me in the situation i'm in but with Brown and Soukouna in free-scoring form I seem to be winning pretty much every single game so far
  10. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Comfortable 3-0 victory over Torquay United tonight picking up my first 3 points as Carlisle manager Goals from Castro, Misun and Pablo on 41mins, 62mins and 65 mins respectively All 3 goals set up by Nile Ranger too, happy with that
  11. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Trying out a new tactic tonight against Swindon Town got a team of all 95+% fitness so got no tired or injured players, hoping to get my first full 3 points tonight
  12. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Happy these deals have finally gone through, don't think they'll arrive before 8pm tonight but still happy to get the players on board
  13. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Preview of my upcoming match with Yeovil in the M/R thread if anyone fancies a read
  14. Re: English Championship 5579 -Match Report/Transfer Gossip Thread CARLISLE UNITED VS YEOVIL TOWN - PREVIEW Turn 23 of the Division 4 season see's Sean Fitzpatrick's Yeovil Town travel to Brunton Park to face new Div 4 manager Kieran Tidy and his Carlisle team. With Yeovil currently sitting 3rd in the league in a very strong position to finish in the top 6, it certainly looks like it will be a struggle for Tidy's men to be able to get anything from this game. However the Carlisle boss speaks of high team morale and bond and he believes that the right chemsitry is the main element to a winning side. Here's a full rundown of the possible line-ups, last fixtures, and ones-to-watch for this week's match at the Park. Carlisle United Last 5 Games (Form): LWWDD Last Time Out: Leyton Orient 2-2 CARLISLE UNITED This was Kieran Tidy's first match in charge as new Carlisle boss and he was said to be "delighted" with how the team performed against one of the Division's stronger sides, Leyton Orient. A brace from Belgian youngster Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe showed signs of a great performance for the Cumbrians who will be looking to build on more than just a point from now on. Expected Line-Up (Based on last fixture): Delac Pedro Silva El Kaoutari Affolter Misun Odjidja-Ofoe Svezhov Bruno Cesar Hurst Holland Ranger Tidy welcomes new signing Pedro Silva from Portimonense into the starting line, who will expectedly be the only change for the Cumbrians as Tidy believes his squad are strong enough to keep up the fitness and play through the match, although he has said it will be touch and go right up to kick-off time for some players. One-to-watch: Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe A relatively new signing for the Cumbrians, Vadis has made an instant impact on the side, so far scoring 4 goals from 9 appearances from his central midfield role. He is a box-to-box midfielder who blatently has the ability in the final third of the field also has his qualities in the defensive third, helping out the back four when needed Odjidja-Ofoe is always there to support them. Yeovil Town Last 5 Games (Form): WDWWW Last Time Out: YEOVIL TOWN 3-2 Rochdale A strong but slightly unconvincing performance for Yeovil against 2nd from bottom side Rochdale saw them walk away all 3 points on Wednesday night. Goals from Colunga, Konoplyanka and Tabanou were enough to see of the Dale but a late double from Danny Mayor may have put worry into the Glovers' mind, however they held out and got the 3 points they needed to boost their all important title challenge. Expected Line-Up (Based on last fixture): Ochoa Tobio Kante Dainelli Anita Gionvani Tasaka Konoplyanka Tabanou Colunga Cardozo One-to watch: Adrian Colunga The Spanish striker joined the Glovers' near the start of the 3rd season and has made a massive impact, scoring 9 goals in his 15 games so far. His partnership with Oscar Cardozo is extremely feared in this division but watching him is a sight to behold, and putting in several Man of the Match performances recently has earnt himself more game time and of course, more goals. Score Prediction: Carlisle United 1-2 Yeovil Town Sorry United fans, but Yeovil have got strength over the Cumbrians and I think that they will have too much on the day for Carlisle to be able to withstand, so a Yeovil win is looking most likely. However I do think Carlisle could nick something from the game if they work hard enough, that's why the prediction is so low, as you can never tell which way it will really go.
  15. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Pedro SILVA has completed his move to Carlisle United from Sporting CP for £1,115,000 plus David RAVEN Am very happy with this signing. An experienced head playing week in week out Portuguese Liga football, 85 rated swapped with a 78 and the money, hope he can perform for me Should hopefully have two more players in by Saturday night but depends if their fitness levels will be good enough or not will determine whether they play or not
  16. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Welcome Racky I'm new to the game world myself, as Carlisle United, hope you enjoy it!
  17. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread First match report up in the thread. Hope you guys enjoy it
  18. Re: English Championship 5579 -Match Report/Transfer Gossip Thread ODJIDJA-OFOE STARS AS CUMBRIANS GRAB DRAW Vadis Odjida-Ofoe played a vital role in the middle of the park today as the Belgian centre-midfielder grabbed a brace for Carlisle United as they dominated an exciting 2-2 draw against Leyton Orient, one of Division 4's tougher opponents this season. Odjidja-Ofoe, who only signed for the Cumbrian side last month, could not have shown up on a bigger occasion as Tidy's first game in charge proved to be slightly more successful than he had first imagined, and the Belgian himself could not be happier with his contribution now and looking into the future. Tidy's men got off the the best start imaginable as a blistering Bruno Cesar cross was met by Odjidja-Ofoe on the penalty spot who's powerful header crashed straight into the net and sent the Carlisle fans crazy as Tidy jumped out of his manager's box punching the air in jubilation. It seemed to be all Leyton Orient after this, with Ezequiel Carboni causing all sorts of problems for the Carlisle defence but new loan signing Matej Delac was superb between the sticks and managed to hold off the O's for the first half Abdelhamid El Kaoutari and Francois Affolter will also be taking lots of praise tonight after both made vital interceptions to stop the pressing Leyton Orient. Orient came out in the second half a much stronger team and as Rafael Toloi gained control of the ball, an unexpected early shot left Delac stranded in the goal as the Brazilian got his side back on level terms. Again Leyton Orient pressed on the Cumbrians backline, but attack after attack was wasted after the players were unable to capitalise on chances only by firing high and wide of Delac's goal. Orient seemed to be in control of things, but a terrible back-pass led to Odjidja-Ofoe left one-on-one with the keeper and he could not have made it look easier as he slotted past Beto to get the Cumbrians back in front. However it wasn't long before the O's were back on level terms as Shaun Wright-Phillips converted a beautfiul free-kick in front of the Orient fans to bring the game back to 2-2. The close of the game was extremely tense with both sides going close late on with Nile Ranger having the best chance after a delicate chip left O's keeper Beto scrambling back to his goaline to pull off a wonderful save to keep the score-line level. But no team could score anymore and the referee brought the game to an end and the Carlisle fans sounded more than happy with the performance loudly applauding manager Kieran Tidy after this first game in charge. Speaking after the game Tidy said, "Tonight we faced a great team with former Division 1 players. Shaun Wright-Phillips, Fredric Piquionne, Chris Baird, all players for those at the top level and for us to go there and grab a 2-2 draw I am extremely happy. Only being with the team for a number of days I knew trying to get across the right message tactics would be difficult but they responded brilliantly and I want to thank all the players for their performance tonight." "One player who stood out for me tonight was Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe. He's been keen to impress during training and has been absolutely wonderful for us tonight. But it's not just him who has been brilliant, the whole team were great tonight. A 63% possession speaks for itself, we dominated the game in parts but unfortunately let our foot off the gas at times and that put us back on level terms, but I'm not going to complain tonight as I thought the team were excellent." Belgian star Odjidja-Ofoe said, "I am extremely happy with the contribution I have made tonight. I feel good, the team feel good, we are all putting our share at the moment and there could not be a greater team bond at this time. The arrival of the new manager has had a great effect on us and we are just all happy to be playing football right now."
  19. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread 2-2 draw with the O's happy with that
  20. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Hoping I can pick up a first game win against a strong Leyton Orient side, not expecting much as I haven't had any time to make my mark on the team, but here's hoping still
  21. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread First report is up in the Report thread Hope everyone enjoys it
  22. Re: English Championship 5579 -Match Report/Transfer Gossip Thread NEW MANAGER AT BRUNTON Tonight the Carlisle United chairman is proud to announce that after a short while of being without a boss, they have managed to get unknown manager Kieran Tidy to take control of the team at Brunton Park after the Englishman signed a lenghtly deal earlier in the day. Tidy, a fresh face to the management world, was quoted to have been relishing the oppertunity of controlling the Division 4 club and hopes that he can do big things with the club despite the small squad he has been left with. Speaking outside Brunton Park, the new Cumbrians boss said, "I've been given a squad of only twenty-two players with an average age of 21, so from there you can instantly see there is a lack of depth and experience in the side which are two major factors as to whether you do well in this division or not. You look at the top team in the division, Huddersfield, they have a large squad full of quality players who have experience at many different levels. I'm not saying the players we have aren't quality, they are all brilliant players and from what I have seen have a brilliant team bond, however the squad is extremely young so they are lacking the deeper knowledge and experience of the game as they are still developing as footballers." "It's definitely going to be a challenge, yes. But it's a challenge i'm looking forward to taking on and hopefully taking this team to a level which I believe they deserve to be at." Carlisle, who currently sit 9th in Division 4 having accumulated 33 points from their 21 games so far this season, will be hoping that Tidy's arrival just over half way through the season could spark a change in fortune for Carlisle and land them a spot in the top 6 which they have been hoping for. "I can't promise anything to the fans at the moment as i'm not a miracle maker. Hell if I could part the seas and put us top of course I would, but we know that isn't going to happen now is it (laughs.) But seriously this team have potential to play at a much higher level, so wha I want to do is to pass on all I know to them and hopefully the tactics and ideas I have got could lead to a successful second half of the season for this team." Being asked about what the first jobs he would do as manager would be, Tidy said, "Well being the type of manager I am, I always want to make my stamp on the team immeadietly. So I will be looking at who I could bring into the side that could perhaps change a few things, maybe bring in someone who has a different talent to sometihng we already have, who knows. But I will definitely be looking around the market to strengthen and bolster this team to build the starting blocks for the rest of this campaign and further." Speaking of his first game in charge, Tidy said, "We face Leyton Orient on Wednesday night, and is going to be an extremely difficult first game for me. I am good friends with the manager Aaron Duffy so i'm sure there won't be any hard feelings come the end of the game, but I will be going out to win my first game regardless, I am meeting the team properly for my first training session in charge tomorrow and hope that I can get them ready for our difficult test on Wednesday night." The Carlisle fans seem pleased with the amount of confidence and charisma the new manager is showing and are hoping that he follows up on the comments he has made today as they look forward to their next test at Brisbane Road on Wednesday night.
  23. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Thankyou for all the kind welcomes so far Hopefully one day I could be competing against all you lot I can dream eh? :L
  24. Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread Anyone got any 82+ loans they wish to lend me will be greatly appreciated
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