Vital Football

Latest BHA FC News

Poyet - Credit the defence

Poyet - Credit the defence

Gus Poyet has heaped the praise on his back five, in spite of Albion's current winless run.

Boasting the fewest goals conceded in the Championship, the Seagulls also remain the only team in the Football League not to have conceded more than a single goal in any league match - a record that remained intact despite an onslaught of attacks during the 1-1 draw with Blackpool on Saturday.

And Poyet is determined to make sure the defensive efforts of his side are not ultimately in vein due to the failure to take chances up the other end - with Albion having mustered just two goals in their last six league outings.

Paying tribute to his side's formidable rearguard, Poyet told the Argus, "That is different class, top, top defending. Remember as well we don't go into games to defend.

"If we were a defensive team then only conceding once would be our challenge but it's not our challenge. Our main thing is to go and score goals and produce and control the game, things that we didn't do on Saturday.

"We were still good enough to get a result because of the experience and the players we have got at the back who have played at the highest level.

"That side of things it's fine. Now it's making sure that soon, and I mean in the next game, we put two or three nice goals in to celebrate and be happy."



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:EditorBHA
Date:Monday October 29 2012
Time: 10:26PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

Walton Links Up With Jones At Luton

Walton, who will benefit from regular football week-in-week-out, has joined Luton on a season-long loan deal. He had loans with Bury & Plymouth last season.

League Cup F‏irst Round - Colchester (22/6/16)

The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

Brighton Open 2016/17 With Derby

With the fixtures announced earlier today, Brighton know they will face Derby County at the iPro Stadium on the opening weekend of the Championship campaign.

League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm

Four hours after the Football League fixture list is revealed, the League Cup first round...

Archived Vital BHA Articles

Vital BHA articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSeagull
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stockdale6%
Bruno6%
Greer1%
Dunk13%
Bong1%
Knockaert50%
Sidwell18%
Kayal1%
Skalak1%
Wilson1%
Baldock0%
Sub - LuaLua1%
Sub - Rosenior1%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Results (view all)

Brighton & Hove Albion Fixtures (view all)