- 14 Feb 2003
- Reaction score
- Walton on Thames
If you are really objective about the game,then Button did not have a lot to do from Brighton attacks. It is just that the very few chances they had, they took. We had far more possession, but did not make any incisive impact in their penalty area.
The real priority for us is to tighten up defensively, and that has been an issue for all of this season, and for those with rose-tinted spectacles, most of last season as well.
We have been scoring a lot of goals overall, but we need to learn that successful Championship teams are pretty tough and ugly when defending. They commit more fouls, and are always in the refs/ other officials face, as Brighton and Hughton were tonight.
We are just too "nice" in managing the ref in all our games.
Judge being upended was a penalty, but we just took the ref's decision passively.
The fact is that we are having our 2nd most successful season in 60 years.
Last season, and probably again this season, we will do better than the other teams promoted from League 1 in 2013/14 and 2014/15.
We are the 30th most successful club in English and Welsh football.
We are also performing better than 2 clubs relegated from the Premiership over the last 2 seasons - Fulham, QPR!
I can't imagine what people would write on here, if this was our 2nd worst season in 60 years!
You're right but I hope this season doesn't peter out and we settle for 52 points? At the moment 70% possession and still losing the game because no decent forwards is scary?