• We All Follow the Albion

    by Published on 09-07-2019 17:00
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    For Premier League clubs, the transfer market is a complete minefield. Even with an occasional injection of funds from a big sale, it’s extremely difficult to get recruitment right. How many times have we seen clubs sell their big stars, with the aim to reinvest the cash in the squad and strengthen the team as a whole, only for the majority of the dosh to end up wasted on overpriced mediocrity?

    Whilst previously it was mostly strikers and exciting
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    by Published on 26-06-2019 18:25
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    Before we embark on a new journey with Graham Potter at the helm, it’s still worth a look back at one of the standout performances from last season - Crystal Palace away. Any excuse, right? A fantastic setup from Hughton helped the Seagulls to a 1-2 victory, and a first league double over the Eagles since 1983/84, something to look back on with fondness forever despite a frankly rubbish second half of the season. Whilst we look forward with huge excitement to Potter’s brand of football; trust ...
    Published on 25-06-2019 23:38

    Despite a stuttering second half of the last campaign, the Seagulls accomplished their primary goal of staying in the top flight of English football, earning the right to try to do the same this coming year. Let’s take a look at Albion’s chances of staying up once again and, perhaps, even taking a step forward and turning a few heads in the 2019/20 season.

    Odds Of Staying
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    Published on 25-06-2019 22:42

    The 2018-19 Premier League season was a close run affair for the Seagulls, but there seems to be a fresh feeling about the club ahead of the new season. The departure of Chris Hughton came as a shock to some, even though there were indications the club was stagnating and needed to evolve. The arrival of Graham Potter is undoubtedly the fresh face that was required, and his approach to management could make ...

    When Aston Villa beat Derby County, or Frank Lampard’s Derby County to give them their full name, to clinch promotion to the Premier League, the top flight line-up for 2019/20 was complete.

    Villa join Norwich City and Sheffield United who upset many of the Championship’s bid spenders in securing automatic promotion to the land of milk, honey and regular thrashings at the hands
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    After the 5-0 thrashing by Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at home, attention would have quickly turned to the six-pointer against Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds, with Albion fans urging their side not to lose under any circumstances. Now that the unthinkable has happened, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that Chris Hughton’s side are in the midst of a very real crisis that could have far-reaching implications.

    Alarmingly, the form of the Seagulls
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    by Published on 20-05-2019 16:23

    Saturday 13th April. Brighton are at home to Bournemouth. I am in town and there are no issues that would realistically stop me getting to the Amex and yet I have decided not to go. Partly this is because I am running the Brighton Marathon the next day, and partly this is because a glance at BTTS and win tips on offer weren't at all encouraging. I have friends from out of town coming down to stay and run in it too and I have a ...
    by Published on 17-05-2019 09:00
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    The abrupt sacking of Chris Hughton was quite a shock - not just, for the footballing world outside of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, who appear decidedly outraged by the decision following the Albion’s survival - but for the fans too, despite a relative split on whether the decision was correct. It may have well happened sooner, at a more comprehensible time, after the disastrous loss against Cardiff. The Argus report that “Bloom contemplated a change on April 16 following the 2-0 home defeat by the ...
    by Published on 16-05-2019 00:15
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    Tony Bloom took the biggest gamble of his tenure as Brighton owner when he decided to sack Chris Hughton this week. It followed a dismal run of form that saw the Seagulls pick up just three wins in their final 23 league games and finish a mere two points above the drop zone. Bloom, a professional poker player and sports betting virtuoso, clearly decided he could not risk the run continuing into the 2019/20 campaign. His gamble could prove inspired or it could backfire spectacularly, as ...
    by Published on 13-05-2019 07:05

    So that’s it then. Time for the scarf to go back in the cupboard, fold up that replica shirt, put down the flags and stick that Stone Island coat to the back of the pegs. We’re done for another season and we’re safe. Just. Premier League football will be back at The Amex again next season. At times it wasn’t for want of trying to get out, or so it seemed, yet, at others, we were very close to sublime. But when you score one goal in the whole of April and every pundit in the game is pointing out that you ...
    by Published on 10-05-2019 18:52
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    Quite the day - little old Brighton and Hove Albion cast in a crucial supporting role in the final act of a dazzling Premier League title race. Broadcasters from 21 countries rocked up, as the eyes of the world focused on the sun-bathed Amex.

    Thank The Lord / Chris Hughton / Cardiff City / Crystal Palace (delete as you see fit) that the Albion were confirmed as safe last week, and we were able to relax and enjoy the
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    by Published on 05-05-2019 22:20
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    by Published on 28-04-2019 14:52
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    by Published on 24-04-2019 13:15
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    After a defensive masterclass away at Wolves on Saturday, just when we needed it, Albion could approach this challenging midweek fixture with
    a degree of optimism. Something of a free-hit, but at this stage, every single point we can get could be hugely significant to whether we will be playing Premier League football in August.

    In the build-up to the game, Mr Andy Naylor of the Argus reported Hughton’s pleasure at seeing Kayal do so well after coming on early at Wolves for the injured Davy Pröpper. And quite right too - the tenacious midfielder has suffered from Hughton’s preference for the
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    by Published on 20-04-2019 23:15
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    After the unthinkable happened on Tuesday, the Albion went into this game a measly two points ahead of Cardiff - with notable tricky fixtures to come. On a run of four straight league defeats, our home form completely deserting us... in all honesty, it’s been awful.

    And all this made Wolves a very, very, very big game - with Spurs away on Tuesday night, it was vital we stopped the slide, we got back to basics and achieved some sort of result. As hugely valuable as all points are at this stage, it was almost equally important
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