Final Score Bees 0 - 1 Brighton

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I think Brighton came with a clear plan to disrupt the flow of the game as much as possible. I thought that Brighton were a decent side to watch but their constant unpunished fouls, play acting with head injuries coupled with a complete turd of a referee gave me the impression that we were playing a team of cloggers from the Championship. We missed some chances and opportunities to put in decent crosses but I never felt we would lose. If Toney’s effort had gone in we could well have smashed them.
Keep the faith, we could have no points.
They were a bloody disgrace, going down like tenpins. Blatant cheating and as you said that ref was a sh*tbag. A lot to be said why hardly any of our refs are selected for European or wold games as most are just not good enough.
 

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People worrying about our attacking threat need to realise we kept a good a Brighton team limited to 4 efforts on goal. We have conceded 2 goals this season, both bangers from outside the box. We need to be more clinical sure but teams don’t enjoy playing us and I can only see our players getting better with more premiership experience. Every season we start slow in our attacking play, let’s hope it picks up like always.

Only the last Bryan chance was a good one, Janelt prob had our best chance of the game, just needed to hit it either side of the keeper.

Very even game, we edged the first half.
 

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People worrying about our attacking threat need to realise we kept a good a Brighton team limited to 4 efforts on goal. We have conceded 2 goals this season, both bangers from outside the box. We need to be more clinical sure but teams don’t enjoy playing us and I can only see our players getting better with more premiership experience. Every season we start slow in our attacking play, let’s hope it picks up like always.

Only the last Bryan chance was a good one, Janelt prob had our best chance of the game, just needed to hit it either side of the keeper.

Very even game, we edged the first half.
From a defensive perspective, you’re right. Coming up, shipping goals I would say is always the biggest concern, and we seem to be managing very well thus far. In that regard, the system is working splendidly.

Of course we have cause for optimism, the boys and TF have done brilliantly , but there do seem to be some truths occurring, that need to be addressed or at least appreciated.

1. Finishing. Some predictions said 3-1, understandably. Yet I think the likelihood is we’ll score on average 1 a game and hope our defence stands strong. In regards to Bryan, his chances weren’t easy, but his finishing IS a big concern ( ever since first day against Birmingham leafy season) full stop.
2. Energy. I love this group because the commitment is second to none. Yet conserving energy to ensure ‘ fruitful spells’ across 90’ is something I think we’ll adapt to.
Overall no huge complaints, top marks. Yet optimism for the future doesn’t mean we can’t pinpoint early warning signs :).
 

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From a defensive perspective, you’re right. Coming up, shipping goals I would say is always the biggest concern, and we seem to be managing very well thus far. In that regard, the system is working splendidly.

Of course we have cause for optimism, the boys and TF have done brilliantly , but there do seem to be some truths occurring, that need to be addressed or at least appreciated.

1. Finishing. Some predictions said 3-1, understandably. Yet I think the likelihood is we’ll score on average 1 a game and hope our defence stands strong. In regards to Bryan, his chances weren’t easy, but his finishing IS a big concern ( ever since first day against Birmingham leafy season) full stop.
2. Energy. I love this group because the commitment is second to none. Yet conserving energy to ensure ‘ fruitful spells’ across 90’ is something I think we’ll adapt to.
Overall no huge complaints, top marks. Yet optimism for the future doesn’t mean we can’t pinpoint early warning signs :).
Commitment and intensity has been first class so far. TF will earn his crust keeping them in place over 38 games especially after we take one or two heavy defeats.
 

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I'm not really agreeing with the Brighton were a decent team comments, think they were nothing special and there for the taking. IMHO if they manage top 10 that is a sad indictment of the quality of the league.
 

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I'm not really agreeing with the Brighton were a decent team comments, think they were nothing special and there for the taking. IMHO if they manage top 10 that is a sad indictment of the quality of the league.
They've won 3 out of 4 matches, ok you might argue they were against us, Burnley and Watford but they are organised and difficult to break down with two superb midfielders in Trossard and Bissouma & a tactically astute manager. I don't think there is much wrong with the quality of the league we find ourselves in either to be honest.
 

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Brighton's CBs were impressive I thought. Given different circumstances Ivan could have troubled them but too often he was deep and flicking headers out wide and was never going to be able to get into the box for any centres. As was said before, Rico and Sergi didn't really get forward enough so you could see the reason why Jensen was brought on if we were going to try to open them up. Fascinating game in many ways, stats probably favoured us except the one that matters.
 

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Here is your Monday afternoon Fact Check courtesy of Untouchable (no need to pop the pills edition):
  1. Lose 0-1 at home to Brighton✅
  2. Our first defeat of the season and first PL defeat ✅
  3. First league defeat in 16 games ✅
  4. Brighton are a good team and Potter is a good manager. Rolling them over was never realistic but we’ve more than held our against another established PL team ✅
  5. A game of fine margins - it’s all part of the PL learning curve. Brighton had one shot on target in the second half and scored. But we can look at the chances we had in the first half and wonder why we weren’t leading at half time ✅
  6. First PL start for Baptiste. Another player plucked from the lower leagues for a (relatively) modest fee we have turned into a PL footballer. He’s going to be a baller ✅
  7. Raya solid in goal once again. Very consistent this season and none of last years wobbles around high balls into the box look like coming back ✅
  8. Mbeumo - a million miles from where he was this time last season. His pace always looks like causing massive problems and once he gets his first goal, they’ll continue to come ✅
  9. Ivan Toney was absolute class again. Maybe our most complete player ever. Vision, link up play, hold up play, scoring, defending - he’s got it all and deserved that 45 yard lob dropping in✅
  10. Still in the top 10 after 4 games ✅
  11. Only 2 goals conceded and otherwise defensively solid ✅
  12. Still have a positive goal difference
  13. PPG achieved so far would see us stay up comfortably ✅
  14. By comparison, after 4 games last season the relegated teams stacked up like this: Fulham: 0 points, 11 conceded; WBA: 1 point, 13 conceded: Sheff Utd: 0 points, 6 conceded. There is no need to pop pills after losing to Brighton ✅
  15. Wolves up next. We haven’t won much up there in recent times. Ivan to do his best Joe Allon impression in a 2-1 win? Yes please ✅
With apologies for the delay in this weeks dose of positivity. For various reasons, I spent most of Saturdays game in the sensory room and wanted the chance to watch the match back!
 
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They've won 3 out of 4 matches, ok you might argue they were against us, Burnley and Watford but they are organised and difficult to break down with two superb midfielders in Trossard and Bissouma & a tactically astute manager. I don't think there is much wrong with the quality of the league we find ourselves in either to be honest.
Number 11 and number 8?
They were excellent 🙁
 

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The comparison was to bust the myth that every PL player more or less scores every chance, which seems to be yesterday's narrative.
I've not got the impression on here that people are saying Bryan (for example) should have scored a HT. I feel the majority are saying that in the PL if you're presented with three opportunities you have to score with one!
 
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I've not got the impression on here that people are saying Bryan (for example) should have scored a HT. I feel the majority are saying that in the PL if you're presented with three opportunities you have to score with one!
I think it is that you NEED to score with one, rather than have to. (He has no god-given right to score). Bryan’s 3rd was the one real chance, and he has so often curled those in before, and hit it just the wrong side of the post. Another time, it will go in. He set it up beautifully. As good as Said against Fulham last year.
 

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Here is your Monday afternoon Fact Check courtesy of Untouchable (no need to pop the pills edition):
  1. Lose 0-1 at home to Brighton✅
  2. Our first defeat of the season and first PL defeat ✅
  3. First league defeat in 16 games ✅
  4. Brighton are a good team and Potter is a good manager. Rolling them over was never realistic but we’ve more than held our against another established PL team ✅
  5. A game of fine margins - it’s all part of the PL learning curve. Brighton had one shot on target in the second half and scored. But we can look at the chances we had in the first half and wonder why we weren’t leading at half time ✅
  6. First PL start for Baptiste. Another player plucked from the lower leagues for a (relatively) modest fee we have turned into a PL footballer. He’s going to be a baller ✅
  7. Raya solid in goal once again. Very consistent this season and none of last years wobbles around high balls into the box look like coming back ✅
  8. Mbeumo - a million miles from where he was this time last season. His pace always looks like causing massive problems and once he gets his first goal, they’ll continue to come ✅
  9. Ivan Toney was absolute class again. Maybe our most complete player ever. Vision, link up play, hold up play, scoring, defending - he’s got it all and deserved that 45 yard lob dropping in✅
  10. Still in the top 10 after 4 games ✅
  11. Only 2 goals conceded and otherwise defensively solid ✅
  12. Still have a positive goal difference
  13. PPG achieved so far would see us stay up comfortably ✅
  14. By comparison, after 4 games last season the relegated teams stacked up like this: Fulham: 0 points, 11 conceded; WBA: 1 point, 13 conceded: Sheff Utd: 0 points, 6 conceded. There is no need to pop pills after losing to Brighton ✅
  15. Wolves up next. We haven’t won much up there in recent times. Ivan to do his best Joe Allon impression in a 2-1 win? Yes please ✅
With apologies for the delay in this weeks dose of positivity. For various reasons, I spent most of Saturdays game in the sensory room and wanted the chance to watch the match back!
I do appreciate your posts. However, use of the term "baller" devalues this week's submission a touch.
 

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Just wish the season could end now got Newcastle Norwich and Burnley in my bet with my Sunday league side as the three that will go down....can’t stand dyche and he can’t keep that miracle going....Steve bruce is pony so are Newcastle and Norwich well they are just a yo-yo
 

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Just wish the season could end now got Newcastle Norwich and Burnley in my bet with my Sunday league side as the three that will go down....can’t stand dyche and he can’t keep that miracle going....Steve bruce is pony so are Newcastle and Norwich well they are just a yo-yo
A solid bet but I can’t believe you don’t want to see the next 34 games! Are you not enjoying watching us be a competitive PL team more than your bet with your mates?!!!
 

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A solid bet but I can’t believe you don’t want to see the next 34 games! Are you not enjoying watching us be a competitive PL team more than your bet with your mates?!!!
Oh yeah sorry don’t get wrong I really do want to see us play the next 34 games...just the captain of my team is f***ham fan...was dropped kicked at birth ....bless him and he put us bottom so I ask him every week what’s happening in the championship only I don’t look that far down
 

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On chances created we probably deserved to win, certainly didn't deserve to lose.

Just a harsh lesson of the Premier League, that when a chance comes your way, you need to take it.
 
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