Hartlepool 3 – 1 Albion

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Hang in there

I’m not unduly worried about losing this game, we usually get sod all off the Monkey Hangers at their place. More worrying is that LuaLua was stretchered off after being crocked in the build up of the coup de grace Hartlepool third goal. How serious the injury is remains to be seen.

Work pressures (not for much longer in this current job, but that’s another story) ensured that my first visit up to Victoria Park remains elusive. I had to make do with the dour tones of BBC Radio Sussex. Hartlepool did their homework and kicked us where it hurts, and they deserved their win. Liam Bridcutt got a straight red, and he will miss the trip to Southampton, along with possibly LuaLua. Gary Dicker gave a faint flicker of hope with his equaliser, but ultimately the Albion lacked the will to win.

The good news now – Southampton, Huddersfield and Colchester all lost, allowing Charlton to slip into the unlikely position of second place. It could have been worse – but we are still six points clear of the baying pack. A quick glance at the table below shows how congested the division is, this should be a classic title race.

Npower League One table

Saturday, 13 November 2010 17:09 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Npower League One table
1 Brighton 16 17 34
2 Charlton 16 6 28
3 Bournemouth 16 14 26
4 Carlisle 16 9 26
5 Huddersfield 16 7 26
6 Colchester 16 3 26
7 MK Dons 16 1 26
8 Peterborough 16 0 25
9 Sheff Wed 16 8 24
10 Southampton 16 7 24
11 Oldham 15 5 24
12 Exeter 16 -5 22
13 Swindon 16 -3 20
14 Hartlepool 15 -4 20
15 Bristol R 16 -7 20
16 Rochdale 15 2 19
17 Leyton Orient 16 0 19
18 Brentford 16 -3 19
19 Plymouth 16 -6 19
20 Tranmere 16 -7 19
21 Notts County 15 -7 16
22 Dag & Red 16 -11 15
23 Yeovil 16 -13 15
24 Walsall 16 -13 11

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2 Responses to “Hartlepool 3 – 1 Albion”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    slightly depressing result until you realise that Charlton are second and we thrashed them 0-4 at there place.
    that somewhat puts the loss in to perspective, very worrying about Lua-Lua but we have to lose him in Jan anyway unless we go mad and buy him and this does beg the question “is this why we are not using him to his full potential” maybe to pull his price down.
    I’m sure Gus will pull something out of the hat thats what I like about the guy expect the unexpected.

    G

  2. The Hovian Says:

    We battered P’borough without LuaLua, so we should be ok without him, our midfield is strong enough IMO.

    As for the result, look at Chelsea today – no goals against them at Stamford Bridge this league campaign , Sunderland haven’t beat them in 18 attempts (I think), and they get humped 3-0.

    Ours and their result are good examples of why football is better than every other sport – you never know what’s going to happen when the whistle blows

    Cheers

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