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Leyton Orient 0 – 0 Albion

February 1, 2011

So that’s what happens when I clear out for a couple of weeks for work – the Albion go and get a new badge. I like it, round and simple again. We’re also still top o’ the league, just.

I only got home yesterday, in a bit of a state with various minor ailments, so no visit to Brisbane Road tonight and I’ll be taking it easy when the team go to Bristol Rovers. Listening in on the old radio will have to do; I’m missing out on our most exciting season for many a moon, but work is work and mine is situated thousands of miles away until further notice. My visit to Falmer to pick my seats is next week, I’m trying to decide whether to sit with the Ruffians in the North Stand or near the away fans in the lower East, looking forward to it either way.

As for the match tonight – not great with all the chasing pack getting three points, but we’re still there peeps

Npower League One table

Tuesday, 1 February 2011 21:46 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Npower League One table
1 Brighton 26 25 50
2 Bournemouth 28 21 49
3 Huddersfield 27 12 46
4 Southampton 26 22 44
5 Oldham 27 6 43
6 Peterborough 26 5 42
7 Charlton 25 7 41
8 MK Dons 27 -3 40
9 Colchester 26 -1 38
10 Rochdale 26 5 37
11 Carlisle 25 8 35
12 Sheff Wed 26 6 35
13 Exeter 27 -7 35
14 Hartlepool 26 -12 34
15 Leyton Orient 25 2 33
16 Plymouth 29 -11 33
17 Yeovil 27 -11 33
18 Brentford 27 -7 32
19 Notts County 24 0 31
20 Tranmere 26 -8 31
21 Swindon 28 -8 30
22 Bristol R 26 -21 27
23 Dag & Red 25 -12 24
24 Walsall 27 -18 23

Albion 0 – 2 Leyton Orient

September 1, 2010

Tonights match sponsors

I only went along tonight because this Paint Pot nonsense was just £10 a ticket, and I was mildly intrigued to see Russell Slade, Dean Cox, and Alex Revell back in Brighton. Of course, like most people I’d guess, I fully expected Cox at least to score against us, and the little man didn’t disappoint.

We were poor tonight. We started well, but Cox’s wildly deflected goal was the undoing of us. Gus poyet put out more or less his strongest team, Liam Bridcutt debuted and was sloppy, giving the ball away endlessly. We finished the game at a canter, but were out of it even before they scored a second soft goal from a set piece. Murray missed another penalty, finally killing the game off.

Man of the match? Only Tommy Elphick didn’t embarrass himself out there, so he wins it. It was only the Johnstone’s Tin Pot, no great loss. Now the focus is very much on the league, but if we can’t beat a team like Orient with our best assets playing then our season won’t be as rewarding as I first thought. Time will tell.

The Hovian’s Team performance :  4 out 10

The Hovian’s Man of the Match :  Tommy Elphick

Leyton Orient 1 – 1 Albion

February 7, 2010

Looking like he's had more food than just his dinner in bed with him - Leyton Orient celebrity bellend fan Bob Mills

Smashing game this one, dominated by one howling tit of a referee. Our Firm (me and the missus) arrived at London Bridge just before the pubs opened. We headed down Borough High Street, had a quick snoofty around Borough Market and made a bee-line for the alehouses as soon as the doors opened. Most of the boozers were crammed full of rough-looking Millwall older lads, with a few young Norwich fans mingling around in their yellow and green scarves – this answered my question as to who was at the New Den today.

We eventually got a good seat in the Fuller’s Barrowboy and Banker, where the pie was lovely and the ale spot on, and watched most of the Scouse derby before supping up and heading to Brisbane Road on the Central Line. Albion had the whole of the rickety old East Stand in the Matchworn Stadium, and as we rocked up late we had to settle for two seats behind one of the rusting stanchions holding up the roof, which restricted the view of the penalty area to our left. But the atmosphere was already electric and the crowd were well up for this one.

The game? No Nicky Forster anywhere – he’s in contractual dispute with the club, they better get their act together as he’s still for me our best striker, regardless of how old he is. We took the lead after their keeper had a Graeme Smith/David James moment and Glenn Murray rounded him and passed the ball into an empty net, 1-0. Then the game got really feisty, tackles flew in and tempers flared. We had another Murray strike ruled offside, then Dickinson, who was magnificent yesterday, was clearly fouled in the area – play on waved the idiot in black. It was so blatant even the O’s in the ground were quiet. Gus Poyet blew a gasket on the far touchline and was promptly sent off by the ref – Steve Cook – I’m sure I’ve mentioned this dickhead before in a match this season at Withdean, what a whopper this guy is.

We were the better team, playing on the deck and making for a good game, but Mr Cook couldn’t keep blowing that fucking whistle, he ruined the second half, and even I was as convinced as the maniacs around me that he had a red shirt on under his black one. The final straw was when Michel Kuipers slipped as he tried to make a clearance and was forced to handle a back-pass, Orient won a very suspect indirect free-kick about 15 yards from goal. The whole Albion team packed the goalmouth and when the subsequent shot rebounded and fell to Dick Dastardly himself (AKA Scott McGleish) he stuck it in the Onion bag, their keeper gave us the “Can’t hear you now” sign, the spacker, and Scotty boy got booked for his over-exhuberant celebration which in older times, along with the Orient keeper’s little display, would have started a pitch invasion and punch-up. The rather friendly Orient steward near us was looking distinctly worried as we were dancing about and snarling at this point.

It was a good performance from the team, if not a particularly good result. Best players in my opinion were: Virgo and Elphick, solid once again in defence (I’m happy to report since we play the big teams back to back again soon). The midfield four were excellent too, apart from giving the ball away a tad too much later on – Gary Dicker was the most creative, he’s a class act this lad. But stand up big Liam Dickinson. The gangly knock-kneed giant with bananas for feet was brilliant for me. He gave 150% the whole game and barnstormed their dirty defenders, they didn’t know what to do with him. Man of the Match.

After the game I was bushwhacked (as in tired, not filled in by Sarf London’s finest) as we got to Southwark again by Tube – a return fixture at the Barrowboy was a game too far and I was almost kipping on the shite First Capital Connect train as it was delayed and virtually crawled back to good old Brighton. Another good day out though, I’m chuffed to bits to be back living at home and following the stripes around the rusty old stadia of this green and pleasant land.

The Hovian’s Albion Team Performance : 7 out of 10

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

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) Kuipers; Calderon, Virgo, Elphick, Painter; Bennett, Crofts, Navarro, Dicker; Murray (Hart 75), Dickinson.

(Subs): Brezovan, Cox, Tunnicliffe, Carole, Hoyte, Holroyd, Hart

Attendance: 6027 (1834 Albion)

League One table

Sunday, 7 February 2010 00:00 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full League One table
1 Norwich 30 33 63
2 Leeds United 28 29 61
3 Charlton 30 20 57
4 Colchester 28 14 52
5 Millwall 29 12 49
6 Swindon 27 8 49
7 Huddersfield 27 20 46
8 MK Dons 29 6 46
9 Bristol Rovers 28 -8 39
10 Brentford 28 1 37
11 Leyton Orient 29 -5 35
12 Southampton 28 15 34
13 Walsall 27 1 34
14 Yeovil 29 -2 34
15 Carlisle 28 -4 34
16 Hartlepool 30 -10 32
17 Southend 28 -7 31
18 Exeter 30 -11 31
19 Oldham 26 -9 29
20 Gillingham 29 -11 29
21 Brighton 28 -13 29
22 Tranmere 28 -23 26
23 Wycombe 30 -25 23
24 Stockport 28 -31 16

Wycombe 2 – 5 Albion

December 28, 2009

So, our most important match of the season so far, the crucial clash, the “really must win game” is finally here, and it’s against the mighty………Wycombe Wanderers, away. After watching some scintillating Premiershit soccer action across the holiday fixtures on the telly, Albion’s BIG game is against a bunch of Buckinghamcestershire farmers? Fuck me ragged. We HAVE to win this one, shurely?

Wycombe hit the upright within minutes, here we go. Cox lively, Murray heads over on 14 minutes. 1-0 to Wycombe on 26 minutes, three goes on goal, didn’t clear our lines, same old, same old. Another goal from these farmers and they climb above us in the league. OVERHEAD KICK FROM GLENN MURRAY!!!!! 1-1, Bennett crosses and big Glenn rattles the Wycombe onion bag yet again. 39 minutes, free kick for Wycombe, off the wall, Brezovan drops it and a farmer taps it in. Fuck me – Albion goalkeepers. Half-time, sort it out Poyet.

No changes at half-time. Dicker crosses………FORSTER!!!! 2-2 and thirteen goals this season for the main man, what a finisher, where would we be this season without him? Let’s win this game lads, come on, it’s Christmas FFS! Gary Dicker is gripping this game, laying it on for our two forwards time and again. Forster gets between them, plays it in, MURRAY heads………3-2!!!!!!!!

What a game! Murray looking for his hat-trick. Murray’s through again on 71 minutes…………..4-2! Glenn Murray, a fucking BEAUT!!!! Virgo on for Navarro on 75 minutes. Ten minutes left, keep it tight, Orient are losing as well. Murray scores again!!!! That’s FOUR for the big fella! Forster goes off on 81 mins, he’s had a great game too.

Two minutes left, this game’s in the bag, and if things stay the way they are, we’re out of the relegation places on goal difference. Bennett misses a great chance to make it six deep into injury-time. Orient were beaten by Saafend. And that’s it, a late, late, Christmas present from Gus and the boys. Deep Joy.

The Hovian’s Albion Team Performance :   8 out of 10

The Hovian’s Albion Man of the Match : Would like to give it to Gary Dicker, but FOUR goal Murray just shades it!

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) Brezovan; Hoyte, Elphick, El-Abd, McNulty; Bennett, Dicker, Navarro (Virgo 75), Cox (J Smith 89); Forster (Hart 81), Murray (4)

Subs: Kuipers, Virgo, Whing, McLeod, Hart, Davies, J Smith

League One table

Monday, 28 December 2009 17:07 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full League One table
1 Leeds United 23 32 56
2 Charlton 24 19 48
3 Norwich 23 23 45
4 Colchester 23 18 45
5 Huddersfield 23 18 38
6 Swindon 22 2 38
7 Millwall 24 7 36
8 MK Dons 24 0 36
9 Bristol Rovers 23 -4 34
10 Walsall 22 3 31
11 Brentford 24 -4 30
12 Southend 24 -4 29
13 Southampton 24 13 28
14 Yeovil 24 -2 28
15 Carlisle 22 -2 28
16 Hartlepool 23 -2 27
17 Gillingham 24 -5 26
18 Exeter 24 -9 26
19 Oldham 22 -8 25
20 Brighton 24 -13 24
21 Leyton Orient 24 -13 24
22 Tranmere 23 -22 21
23 Wycombe 24 -21 18
24 Stockport 23 -26 14

Albion 0 – 0 Leyton Orient

December 26, 2009

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

Feliz Navidad!

December 22, 2009

A very Happy Christmas to all my readers, I hope the festive season brings the three of you good tidings of great joy. I’m also hoping Señor Santa Claus and his Little Helper can deliver the goods against Orient at home, then away at Wycombe over the holidays. Six points will make it a memorable Christmas, anything less is bah humbug!!

Leyton Orient 1 – 0 Albion

October 6, 2009
Tonights match sponsor (in an almost identical Albion shirt) annoys some vaguely familiar Argentine footballer yesterday

So, it’s finally here, our first fixture in the mighty Johnstone’s Paint Trophy (JPT), and hopefully our last. I mean that, I don’t like this Mickey Mouse competition. I’ll be following the game anyway, as is my duty as a fan, but won’t lose sweat if we get beat, stuffed even. What should be interesting is a run out for bench warmers like Matty Thornhill and hopefully a full and fruity 90 minutes for comeback duo Murray and McNulty.

First shocker of the evening – no Seagulls Player for me, it ain’t working again. That’s that sacked, I’ll get the score later. Hang about, it’s working! I’ll have to stay up late now and listen to the game now, not sure I’m too thrilled about that! I’m three and a half hours ahead of British Summertime after all.

Half-time, and a JPT-tastic 0-0. Hoofing game this one (not). Murray’s been playing well. Better second half, bright lights – Smith in goal, Jake Wright, Cox. Wright playing in his preferred role at centre back. If this stays goal-less then it’s penalties. Could be fun. The O’s have hit the post from six yards.

Goal! 89 minutes, Orient have hit one. And that’s it. Mickey Mouse is back in Disneyland and we can get back to the real business of Football League One. Night night.

The Hovian’s Albion Team Performance : 4 out of 10

The Hovian’s Albion Man of the Match : Jake Wright

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) G Smith; Virgo (Tunnicliffe 45), Elphick , Wright, McNulty (Livermore 67); Cox, Navarro, Thornhill, Davies (McLeod 86); Hart, Murray

Subs: Dickinson, McLeod, Tunnicliffe, Livermore, J Smith


Painting not decorating

September 7, 2009
Action from last years Johnstones Paint Trophy Final

Top footballing action from last year's Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final

When the Seagulls slipped quietly out of the Carling Cup there wasn’t so much as a whimper from this website. But alas, all is not finished on the Mickey Mouse Cup front just yet. For now we have the mother of all Walt Disney productions – the unfathomably pointless Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. This is the annual reminder for those clubs dwelling in the lower two Football Leagues of just how shit they really are. I mean I’ve never even seen a tin of Johnstone’s fucking Paint, nor would I spread it on the walls of my home if I did, but it’s upon us again and I’ll be following the Seagulls until we get knocked out (hopefully in our first game).

Our opponents on this night of footballing masterclass will be the equally uninterested  Leyton Orient. The tie will take place at Brisbane Road on Tuesday 6th October, and yes I’ll be listening in to every kick and throw-in.

If you think Albion are having a poor pre-season…

July 26, 2009
Fog on the Tyne

Fog on the Tyne

 ….then cop a look at this sorry lot. I dislike the Premier League intensely – full of overpaid pansies or drunken sociopaths, that’s why you won’t find much talk about it in this blog. But Newcastle are no longer Premier League, and they were playing League One Orient, so they are fair game to be slagged to fooking death on this site.

Well done the Orient, just don’t try to repeat it at Withdean this season, there’s good lads