WeAreBrighton.com Player of the Month - November 2012
An unbeaten November of three wins
and three draws could have been oh-so-better had the
Albion of been able to defend for a full game including
injury time rather than just 90 minutes.
Late late goals
cost us four points away at Wolves and then home to
Bolton while we also gave away a consolation away at
We did score with virtually the last kick
of the game to defeat Peterborough but in a division
were anyone can beat anyone, lets hope those lost points
won't prove costly come the end of the season.
Player of the Month - Liam Bridcutt (54% of the
bit of a cock up on our part by not including
Liam Bridcutt in the original poll was hammered
home emphatically by the midfielder
winning the prize. Last seasons player-of-the-year went
about his business in typically understated
style, missing just one match in the shape of
the last gasp victory over Peterborough for
which he was suspended after picking up a fifth
booking of the season in the previous game
against Leeds. His value to the side was shown
with his instant return to the starting line-up
against Wolves, being the player that really
makes the Albion tick.
5 (5 starts, 0
sub). Scored 0.
Second: Will Buckley (12% of the vote)
The wide man was back to his best in November,
scoring both goals in a match-winning
performance at Huddersfield and also netting an
excellent strike at Wolves. This lead to Gus
Poyet claiming he was better than Zaha and thus
worthy of a place in the England squad.
Third: Bruno (10% of the vote)
superb month for the right back in which he
netted his first goal - a stunning volley from
distance in the draw with Oldham. He also found
himself playing in central midfield against
ten-man Wolves as the Albion chased the game and
did not look out of place at all with a number
of visionary passes.
- Another excellent month that included his
first Albion goal, a dipping volley from 25
yards at home to Bolton. Solid again, he showed
versatility by playing most of the second half
at Wolves in the centre of midfield as we chased
an opposition down to ten men.
- Gus Poyet came out and said he was worth more
than Wilfried Zaha and he went about proving it.
Scored an excellent goal at Wolves and followed
that up with two more at Huddersfield.
Frightened the life out of the opposition all
- Looks like he is finally settling in at the
Albion, scoring in back-to-back games with that
last minute winner at home to Peterborough and
an emphatic penalty (take note Ashley Barnes) at
Wolves. Should be playing more.
Tomasz Kuszczak - Mised the
Huddersfield game and it was notable how much
shakier our defence looked. Continues to look
like one of the best players at the club and no
doubt playing a huge role in the fact we are
battling for the play-offs.
- Two goals against Leeds whom he seems to enjoy
facing was marred by a missed penalty. Added
another fine effort away at Wolves to maintain
his place at the head of the scorers chart.
- Now match fit and completing 90 minutes,
he has been superb in creating chances
throughout the month. Finally scored against
Bristol City, although admittedley with a big
big helping hand from the visitors goalkeeper.