Final Score Brighton 2 - 0 Bees

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You think teams won't sit back at 2-0 up and soak/take some additional pressure?
Maybe at 4, 5, or 6-0…….not at 2-0.
You think they deliberately changed their tactics/employed a formation/”managed the game” in a way that allowed us 3 very good chances in the space of 10 minutes, that would have put the game back in the balance??
Have you not been watching football long??!! 😁
I wouldn’t consider applying for the Newcastle job at the end of the season if I was you!! 😆
 
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Maybe at 4, 5, or 6-0…….not at 2-0.
You think they deliberately changed their tactics/employed a formation/”managed the game” in a way that allowed us 3 very good chances in the space of 10 minutes, that would have put the game back in the balance??
Have you not been watching football long??!! 😁
I wouldn’t consider applying for the Newcastle job at the end of the season if I was you!! 😆
Yes.

It's called game management.

Do you think our HT team talk and Onyeka coming on suddenly burst us into life? Not a chance. Brighton did invite us onto them, we didn't take our chances and they were able to ease the game out. It's what teams do.

Thanks for checking on my CV, but I don't think either of us will get the Newcastle job
 

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Despite our chances when 2-0 down, Brighton were still creating good chances, we could have lost 4-0
The final score was a fair reflection of the game.
 

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Yes.

It's called game management.

Do you think our HT team talk and Onyeka coming on suddenly burst us into life? Not a chance. Brighton did invite us onto them, we didn't take our chances and they were able to ease the game out. It's what teams do.

Thanks for checking on my CV, but I don't think either of us will get the Newcastle job
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The original ‘argument’ (discussion) I was responding to was that BHA were “comfortably“ managing the game to a 2-0 victory. My point was that the way we played in the 2nd half, and the chances we created showed this was anything but comfortable.
P.S. If you do get the Newcastle job, feel free to give me a call for advice. 😀
 

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We have a dozen injured most of whom have performed well earlier in season. You name a 25 man squad how many players do you expect us to sign and not play?
Well if thats the case then we are bollox Ed.
 

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Maybe at 4, 5, or 6-0…….not at 2-0.
You think they deliberately changed their tactics/employed a formation/”managed the game” in a way that allowed us 3 very good chances in the space of 10 minutes, that would have put the game back in the balance??
Have you not been watching football long??!! 😁
I wouldn’t consider applying for the Newcastle job at the end of the season if I was you!! 😆
I watched us beat WHU away and that is exactly what we did. We should have been 3-0 up and dominated the first half, but went in at 1-0. We them simply stopped trying to play and banked on our defence keeping a clean sheet. However, as soon as they equalised, we went on the front foot and scored again. My WH mate commented that no other team had given them so many problems as in that first half and couldn't understand why we just stopped playing.

Now, we probably couldn't have kept that first half pace and press up in the 2nd half and I think Brighton thought exactly the same, except they had the benefit of a two-goal advantage, so didn't need to keep pushing. You could also argue we did the same at Wolves, although down to 10 ten often requires a change of tactics.
 

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I watched us beat WHU away and that is exactly what we did. We should have been 3-0 up and dominated the first half, but went in at 1-0. We them simply stopped trying to play and banked on our defence keeping a clean sheet. However, as soon as they equalised, we went on the front foot and scored again.
In my opinion, that is not what happened at all. They played better than us so pegged us back, we didn't go on the front foot any more after they equalised, we got a decent chance which we took.
 

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In my opinion, that is not what happened at all. They played better than us so pegged us back, we didn't go on the front foot any more after they equalised, we got a decent chance which we took.
Agreed.
Similar to the way we played "better" than BHA in the 2nd half on Sunday, and dictated how they had to respond.
 

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In my opinion, that is not what happened at all. They played better than us so pegged us back, we didn't go on the front foot any more after they equalised, we got a decent chance which we took.
I agree, they played better in the second half, but we also sat back and let them come onto us. My recollection is we barely got out of our half from 45 minutes onwards. After they equalised, we got in and around their box at least 2 or 3 times in that time, creating a couple of chances (one that we scored from). That was 2 or 3 more times in the last 10 minutes than we'd managed in the previous 30-odd minutes. I maintain we created those couple of chances as we went back to doing what we'd done in the first half.
 

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We started well.
Was a good open game until they scored then we fell apart.
Second half, we had little to offer. When we did luck wasnt on our side or their keeper made a good save or it was cleared off the line.

We need to stop playing well or at least alright then conceding first. A fair few goals conceded have been ropey.
It was disappointing to start well, waste some chances then be the cause of both goals against us

We need to be more clinical in the final third, be it a shot, cross or pass.

Tough games coming up, we have to accept it's going to be a tough ride for a bit and hope to nick the odd draw & rarer win until we have important players back, plus some new signings
 

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Good Watford result today but that soton one is very fkin annoying…we drop another place🤬 Norwich down but prob 2 from Watford, Leeds, geordies, Burnley and us…those games against those 5 will be the make or break ones….we need our main players back and fast👍
 

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Without trolling thru 663 posts, does anyone know if a ‘gate’ has been declared for this game?
Understand the many reasons for empty seats but how many were actually in the house?
 

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Without trolling thru 663 posts, does anyone know if a ‘gate’ has been declared for this game?
Understand the many reasons for empty seats but how many were actually in the house?

Brighton have refused tell their local newspaper what the actual gate was - they’ll only say that the pretendance was 30,141 (which is tickets sold).

 
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Only three teams have lost fewer league games this season in the PL than Brighton. We’ve had at least two other games where the opposition keeper has had to pull off a load of excellent saves and been their man of the match. I think we’re getting a bit hysterical about this game considering we’re past bare bones and well into the marrow.
 

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Good Watford result today but that soton one is very fkin annoying…we drop another place🤬 Norwich down but prob 2 from Watford, Leeds, geordies, Burnley and us…those games against those 5 will be the make or break ones….we need our main players back and fast👍
We probably need 16 points from 21 games. I’d be amazed if 36 points isn’t enough. Just hope we can get there with games to spare
 

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Brighton have refused tell their local newspaper what the actual gate was - they’ll only say that the pretendance was 30,141 (which is tickets sold).

From the BBC:

"The club recorded a crowd in excess of 30,000 – because of tickets sold rather than bodies through the turnstiles. Most fans who attended put the actual figure between 12,000 and 14,000.

One reason for this is Covid, obviously. Isolation and fear of testing positive is impacting attendances across the country, not just Brighton.

A second is the Albion's unpopular season ticket sharing scheme, where passing your digital ticket on to friends or family involves a one-off £20 fee to upgrade your account – as well as the recipient having paid £25 to be a member.

Seats which would previously have been filled by somebody with a passing interest, but not enough to become a paid-up member, are going unused.

The real problem, though, was televising the match at 20:00 – at a stadium that relies on public transport on a day when there is no public transport. It’s the ultimate example of match-going fans meaning nothing compared with the cash cow that is broadcast contracts."


I thought the bit in bold was interesting.
 

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From the BBC:

"The club recorded a crowd in excess of 30,000 – because of tickets sold rather than bodies through the turnstiles. Most fans who attended put the actual figure between 12,000 and 14,000.

One reason for this is Covid, obviously. Isolation and fear of testing positive is impacting attendances across the country, not just Brighton.

A second is the Albion's unpopular season ticket sharing scheme, where passing your digital ticket on to friends or family involves a one-off £20 fee to upgrade your account – as well as the recipient having paid £25 to be a member.

Seats which would previously have been filled by somebody with a passing interest, but not enough to become a paid-up member, are going unused.

The real problem, though, was televising the match at 20:00 – at a stadium that relies on public transport on a day when there is no public transport. It’s the ultimate example of match-going fans meaning nothing compared with the cash cow that is broadcast contracts."


I thought the bit in bold was interesting.
Anybody know if they have a ticket exchange?
Having to pay £20 for a member to be able to use your ticket is crazy
 
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