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Brighton vs Wolves

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Not much to say really, we need to win to keep up with the top 7, and Brighton don't really have much to play for. We also have an awful record down in Brighton.

Think we'll lose 2-1, Sako for Wolves, Baldock and Ince for Brighton.
 

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Sako's available then? Was sort of hoping that ridiculous red might at least keep him outta this one whilst the appeal went through. Oh well.

No idea on this one (or any game at the moment). A lot is made of our record vs Wolves but it's fairly unremarkable in recent years, plus all such perceived hoodoos come to an end as we proved vs Derby in our last home game.

Just a return to the fairly settled lineup that had been winning more than they were losing prior to the bizarre selection at Reading.. would be nice.
 

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Draw probably a fair result in the end, which I'll take. Fairly entertaining game but lacking in quality all round; loads of giving the ball away cheaply (although Wolves looked more likely to punish any mistakes), and sod all composure in front of goal, despite there being plenty of chances. Stockdale's had a bit of a mare with van La Parra's goal, whilst ours was pretty soft on Kuszczak's part.

Need to go and win at Millwall on Tuesday and avoid defeat at Wigan whenever that is and I think it'll be job done as far as survival is concerned.
 

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Draw probably a fair result in the end, which I'll take. Fairly entertaining game but lacking in quality all round; loads of giving the ball away cheaply (although Wolves looked more likely to punish any mistakes), and sod all composure in front of goal, despite there being plenty of chances. Stockdale's had a bit of a mare with van La Parra's goal, whilst ours was pretty soft on Kuszczak's part.

Need to go and win at Millwall on Tuesday and avoid defeat at Wigan whenever that is and I think it'll be job done as far as survival is concerned.

Agree with the above.

It was my first visit to the Amex today and I was impressed with the facilities. As for the game, both sides had pretty good chances with Wolves edging the first half and Brighton the second. I was sat in the North Stand so didn't have a great view of the Wolves goal but it certainly looked like Stockade should have done better. Despite that, he actually made some really important saves and kept Brighton in the game. Kuszczak didn't have much to do but that was mainly down to Brighton's poor finishing.

Unsure about the two Brighton centre-halfs, looked pretty dodgy to me and an accident waiting to happen. Dunk was very lucky that the referee decided to play advantage and not send him off for handball inside the first ten minutes. Liked the look of Kayal, thought he moved the ball pretty well and got about the pitch. Mackail-Smith worked hard up-front but needed to be a bit more composed in front of goal. Was surprised Teixeira was named MOTM. Thought he was largely anonymous for the first half. Was much more involved in the second but failed to score from one or two good chances. The right-back who scored had a good couple of touches, likes a flick and a trick.

I was disappointed with Sako. I saw him earlier in the season at Fulham in the 0-0 draw there and he was comfortably Wolves' best player. But he had a quiet game today and his set piece delivery was poor. Great turnout of 2000+ Wolves fans.
 

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All very fair. Stockdale made a couple of quality saves, especially the one from Sako towards the end. Went some way to atoning for the earlier error.

Dunk had an uncharacteristically poor game today, usually far more assured on the ball. Can't really say the same for Greer, though, who worries me on a fairly regular basis, despite being a great servant and captain for us down the years.

Fully agree on Kayal, he looks a class act, a real dynamic centre-mid, the sort that we haven't had in long, long time and a rare breed at this level. Bruno had a good game, wasn't troubled as much by Sako as I though he would be, and as ever plenty of quality going forward. Tex had a quieter game than usual, and really should've made more of his chance towards the end. Still quite inconsistent but I'm sure he'll produce some more match-defining moments before the season's out.
 

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Score flattered both sides, who proved that a game of football needn't be entertaining.
Very little positive to say about either side.
Brighton could have been 5-0 up by half-time if they employed a striker of the calibre of Leon Clarke or the legendary Andy Delort. But they don't. They make do with several odd-looking strikers bought from Argos and consequently are heading rapidly nowhere. Sad really, because Brighton are an entertaining, slick passing side until they catch sight of goal. They could face teams with no discernible goalkeeper and still not score. Their ineptitude in front of the net is absolutely breath-taking.
Wolves, however, labour away like a 92-year-old man masturbating: considerable effort but no style and no real result despite the obvious desperation.
Brighton's man of the match, Texeira, had weak knees and ankles. There can be no other reason that he collapsed to the ground whenever the wind picked up. And thank goodness for the eagle-eyed Gordon "Fuck me, I'm a useless c**t but I feel I should do something to justify being captain" Greer who was able to remind the ref of every Wolves misdeed throughout the game and press for more punitive action. Had Greer and the other gormless fuckwit of a centre-half spent less time whining to officials, Brighton would have had an extra 25 minutes to try their scattergun approach to scoring goals.
Referee Trevor Kettle spent the best part of 95 minutes never knowingly making a correct decision, and gave us a free kick for a Benik Afobe dive that would put Tom Daley to shame. The performance of the officials was laughable, but much in line with the all-round comic performances of the two teams.
Kudos to Brighton for providing free local transport to the ground from a 15 mile radius and for printing posters thanking Wolves fans for making a 386 mile round trip.
We spent 40 mins queuing for a train afterwards and met only friendly chat, warmth and good natured banter. Even the younger Brighton fans were polite and friendly. Not every club is plagued with feral scum, it seems.
A fair score would have been 8-11 to Wolves. Or 13-9 to Brighton. Or the game abandoned because Gordon "Send the Bastards Off" Greer had all 11 Wolves players and 5 subs sent off.
Look forward to this fixture next season, as neither club is going anywhere.
 

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