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    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 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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    Published on 17-04-2019 01:09
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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 15-04-2019 11:04
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    Where to start? How do you begin to document, or even start to explain, such an abject, horrible capitulation - just seven days on from one of the club’s proudest days in recent times. That largely the same groups of players, a week on from being lauded for their efforts at Wembley by 35,000 Albion fans, slunk from pitch, to escape the furious disappointment of a near emptied Amex, simply beggars ...
    by Published on 08-04-2019 01:21
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    Looking back on the game after a sobering and lengthy trek back up to Manchester, it would be tempting to file this game away as unremarkable - an expected result, a straightforward occasion, and a minor footnote in the story of Manchester
    City marching imperiously to an unprecedented potential quadruple.

    But after putting my key in the door at 6am Sunday morning, collapsing on my bed with my Albion scarf still draped around my neck, my mind refused sleep. I got out my laptop, after an enjoyable browse of NSC and #bhafc, rewatched the
    highlights in all their blue and white magnificence. This was a special day. Without question, a game that will live long in the memory, with all the pride and emotion to go with it.

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    Published on 01-04-2019 21:03
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    As the end of the football season approaches, football fans start to debate the standout players who are likely to be recognised in the numerous end of season awards that are given out. There is difference of opinion from fan to fan as while one player might have excelled in one person’s eyes, another fan will pick out another player.

    Below we take a look at some of the Premier League's top performers this season and highlight why
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    by Published on 30-03-2019 20:01
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    With positivity at an all-time high following the Albion’s dramatic FA Cup victory over Miiiiiiiiiillllllllwall, attention turned back to the league and Southampton at home. A very, very big game in the context of our season as a whole; win, and safety would be within our grasp. A loss, and we’d be looking nervously over our shoulders once again. After the lull and quiet of the International break, the fans were ready for the Albion adventure to explode into life again - it was time to ...
    Published on 29-03-2019 00:37

    Entering the home straight of the 2018-19 Premier League season, Albion fans will be reflecting on a season of up and downs for the Seagull. Premier League safety isn’t guaranteed just yet, although Chris Hughton will be happy with recent results after a poor sequence that had everyone connected with the club eyeing the bottom three nervously. ...
    Published on 28-03-2019 10:12

    In the seminal football book Soccernomics, writers Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski made the argument that managers are interchangeable and their presence matters little in results. Football fans know that isn’t exactly the case, at least for clubs that are not named Barcelona, Real Madrid, or Juventus.

    Brighton & Hove Albion have soared to the heights of the Premier League in large part to the
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