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    Published on 11-02-2015 11:03
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    Many fans have, in the past, found reason to gently mock local newspaper sports king, Andy Naylor, for the perceived quality of his Albion coverage. Well mock no more, folks, as by the time you read this, there is highly likely to be a two page spread in today’s Argus documenting the events of last night’s goalless draw with Cardiff City. And, frankly, anybody who can stretch a commentary of this game to two pages of a newspaper, deserves a Pulitzer Prize and a large beer.

    So- without actually having seen the report- bravo to you, Mr Naylor.


    If you
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    by Published on 10-02-2015 12:30
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    Having been beaten for the third time in a row at home at the weekend, Albion will be hoping to winning ways on the road as they head to Cardiff for a midweek evening encounter with former boss Russell Slade.

    The Seagulls looked firmly in control of Saturday’s contest in the first half of the game against Nottingham Forest, and after seeing a number of chances go missing earlier in the half, Lewis Dunk seemingly put them on track when he found the net on 42 minutes.

    However a defensive mistaker from David Stockdale was capitalised on minutes later, with Brighton’s
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    by Published on 08-02-2015 16:58
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    Albion 2 - 3 Forest

    I rounded off my last report (Ipswich) by declaring that football is brilliant. It's not. It's infuriating, deeply frustrating and often unjust.

    Once again here, as so often, and far too often to put down to rank bad luck, the better team lost. Forest, much like Blackpool last week, were there for the taking - a team and a club in turmoil. The owner dropping hints he was about to walk away. Further FA sanctions imposed, on top of an existing transfer ban, for failing to pay monies owed to another club. A club hero sacked as manager,
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    by Published on 07-02-2015 09:00
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    After a narrow defeat away at Blackpool last weekend saw the sides below narrow the gap between them and the Championship bottom three, Albion will be looking to move back on up the table this afternoon as they take on a Nottingham Forest side who have rung in the changes in the past six days.

    Chris Hughton’s side were unable to find a way past the division’s basement side seven days ago, with the Bloomfield Road pitch playing a part in them being unable to play their football and put the beleaguered Seasiders under pressure.

    In the end the contest was decided by a
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    by Published on 31-01-2015 10:00
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    Having put on a battling performance in their 3-2 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup last weekend, Albion will now put all their efforts into survival in the Championship as they return to the league action at basement side Blackpool this afternoon.

    The Seagulls encounter with the Gunners saw them get off on the wrong foot, as they sat back and gave the Premier League side time to dominate the ball and play in the first half, meaning that they went in at half time two goals down.

    However a fighting and dogged performance in the second period
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    Published on 28-01-2015 07:00
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    There was a moment during the second half of Brighton and Hove Albion’s narrow loss to FA Cup holders Arsenal which encapsulated everything which is great about Rohan Ince.

    After a dogged pursuit of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Ince extended one of his telescopic limbs and executed a perfectly timed sliding tackle on the Gunners’ talisman before rising to his feet and starting an Albion attack with a graceful canter
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    by Published on 25-01-2015 08:00
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    After putting on what many consider to be their best performance of the season against Ipswich in the week, Albion will be looking to take that confidence into today’s fourth round clash in the FA Cup as they play host to holders Arsenal in front of a sell-out Amex crowd and the BT Sport cameras.

    Chris Hughton’s side sealed an emphatic third win of the season at home as goals from Sam Baldock and a Joao Teixeira brace saw them pick up a 3-2 victory over the Tractor Boys, who have been one of the hardest sides for teams to beat in the Championship this season.
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    by Published on 22-01-2015 14:54
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    On the day that Deloitte published the football rich list, revealing that all the clubs in the Premier League last season are in the top 40 richest clubs in the world (and that included the likes of Palace), we've got out our magnifying glasses and taken a long look at the Albion accounts published last week.

    The Argus billboard heading of a 76% rise in
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    by Published on 22-01-2015 12:36
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    Albion 3 - 2 Ipswich

    What a night. Some commentators have opined, at times, that there is a stark choice to be made between playing to win, and playing to entertain. Albion fans this season, would have liked to have had either one. When it all comes together, it truly is the beautiful game.

    Following smug Eddie's plucky men fluffing their lines at Elland Road on Tuesday night, Ipswich arrived at the Amex, knowing that a win would put them top of the Championship table. More than one Tractor Boy tweeter
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    by Published on 21-01-2015 12:00
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    With their unbeaten run of five games having come to an end at the weekend, Albion will be hoping to bounce back at the first attempt in tonight’s midweek Championship game against third placed Ipswich, with the visit of Arsenal in the FA Cup just round the corner.

    Chris Hughton saw his side beaten for the first time as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at the Amex to Brentford in his first home match since taking over as Brighton boss three weeks ago.

    Coming away from the game with nothing to show for it was harsh for the Seagulls to take, considering
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    by Published on 20-01-2015 17:14
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    Albion 0 - 1 Brentford

    Since Boxing Day the world of Brighton and Hove Albion had been one undergoing big changes. A new manager had arrived, in Chris Hughton. The side had notched up three successive wins. We'd stopped conceding crap goals. A bit of luck had fallen our way. Even Chris O'Grady had become good.

    Indeed, much had changed since the last match at the Amex. And yet, nothing had changed...

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    by Published on 17-01-2015 10:00
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    Having seen his new side pick up two wins in his opening games as Albion boss on the road, Chris Hughton takes charge of his first game at home in front of an expectant Amex crowd this afternoon as his players square off against Brentford for the second time in the space of three matches.

    With last weekend’s 1-0 victory at Charlton extending their unbeaten run to five games and moving them three points clear of the Championship relegation zone, things are starting to look
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    by Published on 16-01-2015 09:02
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    The Rivals

    There was surprise recently when Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan announced he would stand as an opponent to incumbent Sepp Blatter at the FIFA congress on 29 May in Zurich. Blatter originally declared in 2011 that he would not be standing for re-election this year, partly on the grounds of his age (he will be 79 at the date of the vote).

    The History


    Blatter has held the role since 1998, and has been re-elected three times since then. FIFA's reputation has been sullied in relation to claims of financial irregularities and the nature
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    Published on 11-01-2015 07:22
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    Can we just switch next weekend’s game to Griffin Park?

    A third consecutive capital outing and a third straight win for Nathan Jones/ Chris Hughton’s men means that a day trip to London is more popular with Albion fans right now than Chas ‘n Dave at a Cockney knees up. Roll out the barrel, for while it’s still early days in the post-Hyypia regime
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    by Published on 10-01-2015 10:00
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    With Chris Hughton’s reign as Albion boss getting off to a winning start in the FA Cup last weekend, Brighton’s new manager will now be looking to pick up his first points in the league with his side as they travel to The Valley to face an out-of-form Charlton side.

    The Seagulls left it late to make it through to the fourth round of the competition on Saturday, with Lewis Dunk opening the scoring on 88 minutes before Chris O’Grady made the game safe three minutes into added on time. They have been rewarded for that victory with a home tie against the current holders,
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