WeAreBrighton.com Player of the Month - August 2013
wins, three defeats and a draw represented a reasonably
decent start to the Oscar Garcia era given all the fun and
games of the summer.
It took a
controversial last minute goal for The Leeds United to
secure victory at Elland Road, the less said about Newport
and Derby the better really and after that it's been seven
points out of a possible nine that coincided with the
arrival of Stephen Ward at left back.
Ulloa has been scoring for fun again and a certain Rohan
Ince has averted what could have been a potential disaster
in the shape of losing Liam Bridcutt to injury for the
majority of the month.
Player of the Month - Leonardo Ulloa (73.42% of the
this season exactly where he carried off the last by
scoring four goals in six games. Began with a
cracker at Leeds and has netted in every home league
game so far - defeat against Derby, the win over
Burnley and the draw with Millwall. He's won more
man-of-the-match awards than anybody else so it is
probably fair to say he is the most deserving winner
of this months gong. Which begs the question - where
would we be without him at the minute, and with no
striker arriving in the transfer window, just what
will happen if heaven forbid he is injured or
6 (5 starts, 1
sub). Scored 4.
Second: Andrew Crofts (9.49% of the vote)
One of the players who seems to be enjoying a new
lease of life under Oscar following an injury hit
campaign last time out. Has two goals to his name
already and looks to be back to his best in midfield
with Wales recognising that by recalling him to the
Third: Rohan Ince (8.86% of the vote)
Losing Liam Bridcutt to injury could have been a
massive blow to the Albion but the form of Rohan
Ince has reduced the problem significantly. He'd
never played in the holding midfield role before but
already looks a natural and has plenty of time to
get even better.
||Will Buckley -
Oscar seems to be attempting to turn him into a
centre forward and although there is some doubt
about how that experiment is working out, he has
still weighed in with a couple of assists even if
not at what we know is his best.
||Inigo Calderon -
Started pretty unconvincingly at left back up at
Leeds but since Bruno's injury he has been excellent
at right back. No surprise the Albion fell apart
without him after that harsh red card against
||Andrew Crofts -
Never really got going last season in an injury
hit campaign but has hit the ground running this
time around scoring in wins at Birmingham and at
home to Burnley. Looking to get back to his best and
a blatant beneficiary of the change in management.
||Rohan Ince -
Made his competitive debut against Newport in the
League Cup before being thrown in at the deep end
with Bridcutt's injury. Has looked superb at times
and softened what could have been a considerable
blow with the loss of the Albion's key player.
||Leonardo Ulloa -
Where would we be without that man from
Argentina? Four goals in five league games and the
subject of a cheeky bid from Crystal Palace. Holding
onto him will be the key if the Albion are to do
anything this season.
||Matt Upson -
His signing in the summer looks to have been a key
one. Has hardly lost a thing in the air and has to
be up there with the best defenders in the league.
Fast becoming a key player.
Stephen Ward - No coincidence that his arrival
saw just one goal conceded in three games after
seven in three. Solid defensively and he may not
look to attack as much as Wayne Bridge, but he still
possesses a fine delivery with his left foot.