Albion 0 – 0 Leyton Orient

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Christmas is over, back to the serious job of football it is then, and Albion could do with six more points before 2009 dies. Relegation is a distinct, if stark,  possibility this season, so we need to get cracking against a very beatable Orient side this afternoon, no arsing about.

Boring first twenty minutes, Orient more than shading it. Crofts booked on 30 minutes for late tackle. Dickinson is working his socks off, best of the bunch so far. McNulty and Forster combine, Fozzy heads just over – we’re starting to boss this game. Half-time, bit of a drudge this one, I’ll take 1-0.

Seagulls Player goes off on 50 minutes, it comes on 4 minutes later, cosmic. I haven’t missed much though, not a classic game by any means, mince pie induced ennui? Cox on for El-Abd, Murray on for Navarro – Poyet goes three up front for the three points. Orient hit the post, three minutes later and Crofts picks up his second yellow – and he’s off. Hanging on for a draw with 20 minutes to go.

Forster makes way for Gary Hart. Again, we seem to do better with ten men, fucking frustrating this team, to say the least. So, that’s it – eight reds for Albion and it’s not even January yet! Dickinson gets booked near the end, that’s five for him, so he and Crofts will miss Monday’s game at Wycombe. Dicko brings a save out of the O’s keeper, it’s on the blow here. Tunnicliffe goes close. Game over, gloomy, very gloomy.

The Hovian’s Albion Team Performance :  5 out of 10

The Hovian’s Albion Man of the Match : Liam Dickinson

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) Brezovan; Hoyte, Elphick, Tunnicliffe, El-Abd (Cox 60); Bennett, Crofts, Navarro (Murray 60), McNulty; Forster (Hart 69), Dickinson

Subs: Kuipers, Murray, Davieees, Hart, Whing, Virgo, Cox

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2 Responses to “Albion 0 – 0 Leyton Orient”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    the rumour is that GP is asking the board to get rid of 15 players and bring in 6 and listening to his after match comments that would not surprise me one little bit …..he was seething, if you watch it watch his eyes it says it all.
    Dicko was just about everywhere so maybe he knows something that we don’t.
    Tomorrow will be interesting if we don’t get three points,I think that January will be a bit of a roller coaster ride anyway.
    Happy new year mate if I don’t speek again till then

    G

  2. The Hovian Says:

    I agree with Poyet – large scale clearout required (if the rumours are true), we are a bag of shite at the minute.

    Shurely we will win tomorrow night? I think we will, we bloody need to.

    Anyway mate, you have a good NYE whatever you’re up to and thanks for the comments this year, they are always very welcome and keep me from getting too carried away talking utter crap!

    All the best

    Hovian

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