Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Crunch game Saturday

The Tony Watt formalities were completed yesterday. The only surprise was that he has signed on a permanent three year deal for an undisclosed sum. Given Standard Liege paid £1.3m in the Summer that would sound impressive, however, given the nature of the network it means very little in practice because there's only "funny" money involved and he could be moved elsewhere (or sold) at a moment's notice. That might indicate that SL have seen enough and won't be asking for him back.

Watt will be expected to score on his debut on Saturday as part of a winning performance. I guess the added striking threat and a rested Igor will mean we expect two score twice in the process!

Brighton are feeling rejuvenated under Chris Hughton and will come looking for their third successive away London win having beaten Fulham and Brentford in their last two, both by 2-0 scorelines. Their fans are obviously feeling similarly enthusiastic and they are ion course to bring their full 3,000 allocation. That should see the gate double the paltry 8,000 who came for the Blackburn F A Cup Debacle.

It proves to be a pivotal match if there is a decisive result one way or the other what with growing disenchantment about our league form, squad weaknesses and style of play. I am immediately minded to opt for yet another fucking draw.

News too yesterday that we have signed another network player. This time a young Hungarian who can't make it into Upjest's side. My guess is we will never see him play for us. I am still very surprised that none of our players have headed out to the network and the in-count must be in double figures, even if not in terms of Championship quality. I wonder whether any supporters of the other clubs are complaining about this are are we only receiving those they are largely glad to see move on?


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think TWatt will make his debut on Saturday? Thought Peeters cleverly slipped in a caveat in his interview that he will "need time to settle in". I read that as he is not fit and probably won't start.

Dave said...

Anon - you may well be right. I can't help reflecting on the "if he has to come here" comment by BP. If he isn't a fan then I suspect he may not jump at the chance to play him. Trouble is, BP could well be running out of time. Perhaps he will get fifteen minutes off the bench...

Anonymous said...

I'm a New Zealander visiting Greenwich for a few weeks, and am hoping to take my 10 year old daughter to the game this Saturday. What is the best stand to buy tickets in? Is the family stand OK? It seems a bit tucked out of the way. Is it seated or terraced? Thanks for your help.

Dave said...

Hey Kiwi! I guess that's a matter of preference. The family areas are ok but typically in the corners and at one end of the ground. If a first visit I would suggest as centralnas you can get inbthe East or West Stands. Under 11's are only £2 this week which will help pay for a better seat. Happy to help further if I can.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, that's a great help.

Dave said...

Good - hope you enjoy your visit and the match lives up to expectations.

Anonymous said...

Call me pessimistic but I can only see a Brighton win, there seems to be an unnerving amount of discord around the club at the moment.

PH