No Kinnear - But His Long-Ball Game Continues To Frustrate!

Last updated : 15 March 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Michael Owen and Oba Martins are not Jolly Green Giants!

One standing on the other's shoulders wouldn't reach the crossbar!

So why hoof the ball so high it comes down covered in snow?

Chris Hughton: "In that first half-hour, if I looked at our two front men we probably didn't give them the service they needed.

"We were aware first half we needed to get the ball down and give them a different type of service - and we probably weren't able to do that.

"I think the goal so early in the game rocked us and never allowed us to get into any type of stride.

"Once we did get into our stride, in the latter part of the first half, we missed the opportunities to get a real stranglehold of the game.

"The teams around us have got tough games as well. We have to make sure we win a better percentage of our games than the others do."