Question 9 of TSLR’s end of season survey wasn't included in TSLR048. Why, we hear you ask. Well, we ran out of space. So, having put the play-off special to bed (it’ll only be available at Falmer on Monday night as we’ll be too busy drinking and attempting to avoid trouble in Croydon tomorrow), we use the blog to hark back to when we asked for 'your hero and / or Scott McGleish (villain) of this season?' To decipher exactly who wrote them you will find a list of all our questionnaire contributors in the paper and digital versions of TSLR048. We wonder how many people would avoid picking Barnsey as their villain now he’s returned to the team, banged in a couple of goals, and made it through a whole match without assaulting the referee.
Bridcutt hero, Barnes zero // Hero = Ulloa Villain = Notts Forest defender who should've been red carded at the Amex // Villain of the season has to be Barnes and his behaviour on the pitch getting sent off twice and his inability to score the goals that we needed before Ulloa's arrival // Liam Bridcutt / El-Hadji Diouf // Hero = Ulloa - whadda guy!!! Pantomime Villain's = CrystLOL Palace // Got to be Ulloa! // Villain: Lewis Dunk for the red card at Selhurst NOT the other thing... Hero: Ulloa for giving us hope... // CMS ‘cos he's my son's hero and he didn't leave before he got to see him play in Feb. Villain - that Independent journalist who wrote the bollocks article about Gus to Reading being a done deal thereby stoking the flames // Hero: Ulloa, Villain: Barnes.
Hero - Calde. Villain - Mark Bright // Ulloa (we assume hero then) // Vicente - when he is on the ball, nothing finer in a Brighton shirt. Barnes - tripping the ref up and seven game ban. What an idiot! // Taricco's comments on Reading were heroic. On the pitch Bruno has been heroic. Dave Jones is a clear contender for villain, however I have a growing dislike for fans who use cameras and phones during matches, hate on Dicker and consider us a Premiership team // Hero - Bridcutt closely followed by Wayne Bridge // Ulloa // Heron Ashley Barnes, without his trip of the ref, he would probably be in the team. Villain, Ashley Barnes for tripping the ref // Hero has to be Bridcutt, best player in the squad by far. Only one villain for me and that’s Ashley Barnes // Hero. Vicente. When he plays I see magic. Villain. The refs with dark agendas.
Got to say Barnes. Has got unwarranted stick this year then goes and does himself no favours at all // Villain - as of now, Casper, for Forest. But, overall, Freedman // Liam Bridcutt, he has been the hardest working player all season // Hero Gus Poyet Villain can't think of one // PIG // Bridcutt for hero. Villain has to be Murray // Ulloa / FFSMurray // Spanish Dave – hero; Ashley Barnes temper - villain // Wayne Bridge, classiest defender for the Albion since Lawro // Hero-Ulloa Villain-Zaha // Gus and Barnes // Hero has to be Stephen Dobbie for taking his embarrassing act of being a striker 45 miles north. Villain is a dead heat: Ashley Barnes' red cards were brainless even by his standards. Colin Kazim-Richards hardly covered himself in glory on his return to Sussex // Hero: Leo Ulloa No specific villain // Hero: Spanish Dave. Villain: Dobbie.
Hero? Wayne Bridge, different class. Villain? Gus, obviously... #underachievers // Inigo Calderon. Not sure, don't like to be negative // Ashley Barnes for both. Villain - he is crap, also his sending off for tripping the ref. Hero - without him we got 7 points from 9 difficult games and the same goes for the current run, so thank you for being banned my hero // Greg Halford for trying to put Will Buckley into the East Stand // Hero - Kuszack easy // Villain would be the Blackburn goalkeeper, although he's more of a pantomime villain. The way he moved the ball before the penalty and then refused to give it back was equal parts comedy and villainy. You could select someone obvious like Ulloa as hero of the season, but for me it's got to be Kuszczak. The number of games he's saved us in, making near superhuman saves, means he's got to be the hero // Ulloa for giving us hope.
Ulloa - great signing // Hero: Bridcutt/Dave/Ulloa/TK Zero: Dobbie. Useless // Kusczack has kept us in so many games. It has been great to feel confident about our keeper // Scott McGleish // Hero - Ulloa for coming in in January and already being our second top scorer, and for his two goals against Palace. Villain - Murray for showing us what we're missing // Kuszczak is my player of the season. I suppose Zaha and Bolasie and the number of penalties they've 'won' this season has been a source of irritation // Hero: Liam Bridcutt (man crush). Scott McGleish: Ian Holloway! (Absolute CJTC) // Hero: Slowly becoming Ulloa. Villain: Glenn Murray and always will be // Tomasz Mirosław Kuszczak - as a 'keeper myself, I have to go for the Pole - he's been very consistent (apart from one aberration) and has been responsible for us gaining many points // Villain is Ashley Barnes - we were down to two fit strikers so he got a seven game ban for tripping the ref, and he didn't even do that properly.
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