Johnny Cantor believes January could prove key for Seagulls

An injection of quality recruits could kick-start the Albion's season.

Well it has certainly been one of the strangest of weeks. After the furore over last Friday’s defeat to Millwall in the Championship and calls from several sections of the fans to dismiss the manager Sami Hyppia, everyone has had a chance to have their say.

Of course the only person whose opinion really counts is the chairman Tony Bloom. There has been no announcement or statement from the club this week but it appears to be business as usual.

Although it is easy to see why any supporter would want a change after just one league win in 17 matches, continuity can provide success over the long term in some cases.

Often people say that the festive period is very important to the outcome of a team's season, however, I believe January is the key for the Seagulls this year.

Continual injuries and a reliance on loan players have hampered the team but an injection of quality in key areas would seem essential for the Albion to move up the table in such a competitive division.

Only time will tell whether the current strategy will be a success but it is important for everyone to get behind the team after 3pm. I didn't enjoy seeing some fans continually berate the manager during the game. Everyone has their chance to have their say afterwards, on the radio, online and on social media. Constructive criticism is always helpful whether it be discussions over the manager, assistant manager, chairman, players, strategy, tactics or recruitment.

We have unsurprisingly had a deluge of people on the show in recent weeks and it’s good to have a forum on the radio for everyone to air their views. Keep ‘em coming.

Finally I wish you all a Happy Christmas, thank you for reading the column this year and may you have a successful 2015, maybe see you on Boxing Day at the Amex.