• We All Follow the Albion

    Published on 12-12-2014 07:35
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    Sami Hyypia believes his Albion team have what it takes to turn the corner if only they can begin to turn out consistent ninety minute performances.

    Albion's season has been characterised by defensive mistakes, lapses of concentration and periods where opponents have been allowed to get themselves back
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    Published on 11-12-2014 16:21
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    Darren Bent has made an immediate impact on his arrival on the South Coast, but his stay at the Amex may be short-lived.

    The Villa loanee scored in the second half of his Albion debut, having already been denied twice by Fulham stopper Marcus Bettinelli, including one save
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    Published on 11-12-2014 13:06
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    Albion boss Sami Hyypia looks set to be short of attacking options for tomorrow night's scrap with Millwall in front of the Sky cameras.

    He has confirmed that Kazenga LuaLua, injured in the 2-1 defeat to Fulham, has yet to train so will not be available for selection. Additionally, Sam Baldock is rated
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    Published on 10-12-2014 22:02
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    French International midfielder Alou Diarra looks set to link up with ex-Liverpool team mate Sami Hyypia to see if he has what it takes to bolster the Albion's midfield.

    Hyppia knows Diarra from their Anfield days, although Diarra never played for the Merseysiders, being loaned out to French clubs before returning to France permanently to join Lens.

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    by Published on 08-12-2014 22:17
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    The price of going down is something I last heard discussed on a rugby club trip to Amsterdam*, but I've been asked to apply the same question to the Albion's perilous league position.

    Apart from the joy of a Sussex derby match at Crawley next season, and some 'new' grounds in the form of Chesterfield and Fleetwood
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    Published on 08-12-2014 21:21
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    Albion fans who were eagerly hoping for an eye-catching distraction from the trauma of Championship football were left disappointed when the FA Cup 3rd round draw was completed earlier this evening.

    There can be no more sigh-inducing cup ties than having to travel to face a team plying their trade in the same division, and 'meh' summed up the reaction of many Albion
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    by Published on 06-12-2014 09:00
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    Having come away with nothing from a game they probably deserved something from last weekend, Albion find themselves in the unenviable position of travelling to the Championship leaders seven days after ...
    Published on 05-12-2014 14:15
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    Albion fans love the Amex.

    Although we are now approaching the halfway point of the fourth season in the house that Tony built, many fans still have to pinch themselves that the wonderful
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    Published on 05-12-2014 12:26
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    Albion are keen to do something that Championship defences have been struggling to do - tie down Kazenga LuaLua. The Congolese wideman is one of a number of players who are out of contract at the end of this season, but will be the one the club are most keen to retain.

    LuaLua is one of only a few players remaining who plied their trade at
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    Published on 05-12-2014 09:19
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    The Albion have long enjoyed an away following the envy of many clubs of a similar standing. Often competing in divisions with a Northern bias, travelling Seagulls are frequently faced with lengthy and expensive journeys when the club are away from the Amex. Travel they do though, in sizeable numbers, season after season.

    On average each away day for the Albion this season
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    Published on 05-12-2014 08:08
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    Sami Hyypia has been overlooked, again, as the latest Championship Manager of the Month award has been handed to Brentford's Mark Warburton.

    Warburton oversaw Brentford's 5-from-5 record during November that included a win over Albion's next opponents Derby who sit atop the Championship as well as a 4 goal thrashing
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    Published on 01-12-2014 12:33
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    Did he walk under a ladder? Maybe a black cat crossed his path, or perhaps he broke a mirror when moving home recently. Whatever it is that caused it, Sami Hyypia seems to have the most unfortunate of traits: he seems to be suffering bad luck. And in spades.

    He has already had to put up with troublesome injuries (March, Stephens and Crofts) as well as uncharacteristic individual errors (Gordon Greer's Bournemouth OG) and goalkeeping worldies (Cardiff's Marshall), and Saturday’s defeat at the Amex gave several more examples of where things are just not ...
    Published on 01-12-2014 08:03
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    It’s a well-known fact that there’s only one F in Fulham. What’s less widely documented is that there is only one effin’ Brighton & Hove Albion, although anybody leaving the North, East, or West sides of the Amex at ten to five on Saturday afternoon may well have heard considerably greater and more creative usage of the letter in question.

    This should have been a fun match report to write. A week that included the welcome extension of Elliot Bennett’s loan spell, the rumours that the Lesser Spotted Solly March might finally be in contention for inclusion ...
    by Published on 30-11-2014 19:25
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    It's been apparent since the first time Sami sat in the Albion dug out on 9 August 2014 that something seems to be missing at the Albion this season. It's the 'L' word. Leadership.

    Gus, for whatever faults he might have had towards the end of his reign, had leadership in spades. The players would run through brick walls
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    by Published on 29-11-2014 09:55
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    With Albion scoring three goals without picking up the victory at Norwich last weekend, they will be hoping to bring that confidence in front of goal back to the Amex and keep out Fulham as they go in search of win number four in the league.

    Whilst taking a point away from home against an always dangerous and dogged Canaries side is a good thing, with the Seagulls now precariously perched just above the relegation zone
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