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More punch please
“It’s no crime to get men behind the ball,” said a gracious Tony Mowbray after his side had conceded 70% possession, nine corners, 16 efforts on goal but no points at the Amex on Saturday. One goal and no victories in four games suggests we’re not quite as good as other managers seem to think we are at the moment, though Mowbray went on to say he expected us to be ‘there or thereabouts’.
It may not be a crime to get men behind the ball, but perhaps it is to continually fail to find a way through when faced with such a tactic. The meanest defence in the league at one end is not being complemented by goalscoring up front, to the point where Poyet has conceded for the first time that another striker may be necessary as a loanee. Apparently the men in blue and white currently must score during Tuesday’s tough assignment at Leicester City to persuade the gaffer he needn’t bring anybody in.
The Foxes, with a perfect home record and sitting top of the league, will at least in all likelihood seek to attack us from the outset. We can only hope this works in our favour because, at the moment, we simply don’t seem to know how to win otherwise.
Posted by Brighton fan Jason Heaver