Following Saturday’s devastating defeat, we spoke to Scott from WeAreBrighton.com – with him giving us some interesting thoughts on his day out at St James’ Park after a rare Brighton away win.
Getting straight to it, here’s what he had to say in response to a few of our post-match questions:
What you made of the game – fair result?
“A draw might have been fairer but it was a typical Brighton performance – get a goal and then just defend for our lives which are we are admittedly very good at. When Maty Ryan, Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy are in that sort of form then we’ve got a chance of keeping clean sheets against anyone in the division bar probably the top three.
“When Glenn Murray went off there were plenty of us who thought that was our chances of winning the game gone as he is our sole goalscorer.”
Thoughts on our performance? Do you think you just witnessed a side about to go down?
“I think the fact you had over 60% possession and 27 shots yet failed to score tells you what the problem is. Against a side with a decent Premier League striker, chances are one of those shots would’ve got past Ryan.
“Signing anyone to make a huge difference in January is difficult, let alone a goal scoring forward with an owner who doesn’t want to spend money so I do fear for Newcastle.
“Hopefully you do survive as it is a cracking day out.”
Your thoughts on the atmosphere and your experience at St James’ Park?
“I love a long trip on the train – a 5.30am train beer for Carlisle away in our lower league days was always the highlight of the season- and when you throw in how great a city Newcastle is, it pushes Manchester very close as the best place in the Premier League to visit.
“St James’ Park being in the centre of town helps. It’s a great stadium to visit largely because you don’t need to exercise for three months after hiking all the way up to the away end.
“Your support has always come across as very classy and that showed again with the ovation Murray got as he was stretchered off.
“Not many clubs would do that and it was really appreciated among the Albion fans.”
A fair assessment? I’d say so!
— We Are Brighton (@wearebrighton) October 20, 2018