Albion 2 – 2 Rochdale

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The horror, the horror. Let’s get it out there right now – Casper Angerken had a horrowshow out there today, it was of Robert Green proportions, and it came in the last minute of extra-time when ten Albionites were hanging on bravely for a well-earned three points. Mitch Walker should be stood up right now, both Poke and Angerken have thrown one in each already, get the young lad in there until Brezovan is fit again.

So, the first game of the last Withdean season has been played. It pissed down as per the script, although the sun came out to recharge a crap Rochdale team in the second half. Albion’s indifferent form at Withdean was evident, along with our indiscipline, both a hangover from last season. I didn’t see Gordon Greer getting a straight red, but I was assured that the Rochdale sub ‘simulated’ an assault on his person. El-Abd was ample cover but Jamie Smith, who was very lively, had to make way.

We played just as well with ten men, Bennett scored his trademark net buster, and Murray worried and harried well, linking up nicely with Ash Barnes. But for a complete rick by Angerken this would have been a comfortable win. The silver lining is that we can play well even with ten, and the team spirit is just about right. We’ll beat these easy up there. Man of the match? Close between Murray, Painter, Kishishev and Gary Dicker, but the Bulgarian wins it for a fearless display in front of the back four that disguises the fact he’s an old fart of 36.

Game on next Saturday at Hillsborough (I’m there), should be a cracking game.

The Hovian’s Team performance :  7 out 10

The Hovian’s Man of the Match :  Radostin Kishishev

Npower League One table

Saturday, 14 August 2010 17:09 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Npower League One table
1 Oldham 2 4 6
2 Charlton 2 3 6
3 Huddersfield 2 3 4
4 Carlisle 2 2 4
5 Sheff Wed 2 2 4
6 Brighton 2 1 4
7 Plymouth 2 1 4
8 Bournemouth 2 3 3
9 MK Dons 1 1 3
10 Walsall 2 0 3
11 Yeovil 2 0 3
12 Peterborough 2 -1 3
13 Bristol R 2 -2 3
14 Colchester 2 0 2
15 Hartlepool 2 0 2
16 Rochdale 2 0 2
17 Exeter 1 0 1
18 Swindon 2 -1 1
19 Tranmere 2 -1 1
20 Southampton 1 -1 0
21 Dag & Red 1 -2 0
22 Leyton Orient 2 -3 0
23 Brentford 2 -3 0
24 Notts County 2 -6 0
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2 Responses to “Albion 2 – 2 Rochdale”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    Mr Poyet is not a happy bunny and I don’t blame him
    says we needed 2/3 new players now saying it might be 5/6.
    positives from the games
    in the top 6
    playing well………….even with 10 men

    G

  2. The Hovian Says:

    I thought we were ok yesterday mate, only a faff by our keeper stopped us taking all three points. Murray looked good alongside Barnes, but I still think we need another striker for the cover alone.

    Only problem is the discipline yet again

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