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    by Published on 26-02-2018 15:06
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    Massive, massive game at the Amex. Swansea City in town, for a bona-fide six-pointer. The Swans’ revival under Carlos Carvalhal such, that from looking utterly doomed a month back, a win here would take them above the Albion. The Albion themselves in decent form though – after a mini-run of good results – and justifiably confident. There’s a potential fly in the Amex ointment though, in the smug, balding shape of referee, Mr M Dean. It’s Look-at-me-Mike’s first appointment for an Albion home game, since that horrific day at The Riverside. Let’s not go there. With Mike in charge, form, class, momentum ...
    by Published on 05-02-2018 17:38
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    I opined in conclusion of the midweek Southampton report, that the value of that draw there could only be properly measured, in conjunction with the outcome of this game. Find a way to beat West Ham - four points in a week - everything looks a bit rosier. Lose this one, and things will take on a very grim outlook.

    The lead up to the game had seen my bullish optimism (Lanzini, Arnautovic and Carroll out – good time to play the Hammers…?) had proved ...
    by Published on 01-02-2018 15:05
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    A freezing night on the shores of the Solent, to kick off the four game spell that will surely come to define the Albion's season. A huge game for both sides - one that neither could afford to lose - Chris Hughton accordingly dispensing with the 3-at-the-back formation that excited against Chelsea but left us wide open at the same time.

    Back to a standard back four, with Bong and Schellotto on the flanks. The rest of the first choice side settled - Knockaert the odd
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    by Published on 22-01-2018 14:24
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    Despite seeming to be over as a contest after just 5 minutes, this just might have developed into a bloody great game of football. Rotten luck and referee Jon Moss conspired to prevent that happening, and the Albion ultimately succumbed to what looks a drubbing.

    Chris Hughton surprised everyone by deviating from his usual rigid formation – a host of personnel changes to suit a new system, based around 3 centre backs. Different ideas are great, though
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    by Published on 17-01-2018 21:34
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    Current Suspensions:

    None


    Served Suspensions:

    Davy Propper-Nawty: 3 games (for serious foul play against Huddersfield Town on Apr 7 2018); missed Crystal Palace Apr 14 2018, Tottenham Hotspur Apr 17 2018 and Burnley Apr 28 2018

    Anthony Knockaert: 3 games (for serious foul play against Everton on Mar 10 2018); missed Man Utd (FA Cup) Mar 17 2018,
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    by Published on 02-01-2018 14:21
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    Happy Frustrating New Year.

    Sky will have been delighted with their match selection – a terrific game for ‘the neutral’. We’re not though, are we? Neutral.

    Thus it was exciting – exhilarating – yet ultimately unsatisfying. A game, probably more than any of the previous home draws (perhaps Bruno’s ridiculous elbow apart), that we really – really – ought to have won. Cherries fans, in light of hitting the post and seeing a couple of credible penalty shouts waved away, might legitimately feel that way too, mind. But who cares?
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    by Published on 29-11-2017 14:20
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    After so much anticipation and hype, leading up to this match, it never came to much - on the field at least. In the stands much tension, but strangely subdued. The Palace end far quieter than previous encounters, largely due to the counter-productive efforts of the black-clad 'Ultras', who set about pissing off their peers by stealing their seats, ...
    by Published on 25-11-2017 07:20
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    Contract durations of Premier League () Brighton and Hove Albion's first-team squad and development squad (sourced from club news releases, Argus articles and the FA Player Registration documents).
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    by Published on 21-11-2017 14:53
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    After what seems like an absolute age since the last, and delayed a further two days for Sky’s ‘MFN*’, finally, another home game. (*Monday F’ing Night). Marketed by the club as ‘under the lights’ this one, and oh my – the new lights are quite something! Settling down to type this some 14 hours after the game, the gentle parabola of fiery white dots across the roof of the East stand, is still clearly visible every time I blink - burned permanently into my retinas.

    Published on 18-11-2017 18:10

    After a day where results largely went for Albion, Monday night’s visit of Stoke City represents a great opportunity for Chris Hughton’s side to cement a top half place as the Premier League season approaches the third-way mark.

    Bournemouth were the only bottom half side to pick up three points on Saturday. Albion started the day in 8th place, a position they
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    Published on 02-11-2017 13:37
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    by Published on 30-10-2017 17:06
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    Not a match that will live long in the memory of the (one short of equalling the record) crowd at the Amex, in truth, but another hard-earned and precious point on the board. That many are seemingly underwhelmed with a draw against a side finishing consistently in the top ten of this division, is itself a sign of just how well the Albion has settled into Premier League life.

    Inherent pessimist that I am, the first mental target I had, was to surpass
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    by Published on 19-10-2017 19:45
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    Albion fans reacted with fury this afternoon when the Premier League’s televised schedule for December was announced and revealed that the Seagulls had been selected to be shown a grand total of ZERO times.

    There had been widespread speculation amongst Albion fans that the home fixture against Liverpool would be selected for live coverage, and some supporters
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    Published on 17-10-2017 19:56
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    Dutch midfielder Davy Propper took a few weeks to adapt to life in the Premier League, but the former PSV midfielder is beginning to find his feet and influence games.

    The Seagulls are aiming for Premier League survival this season, with Propper's tenacity and distribution likely to be vital in helping them remain competitive throughout the campaign.
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    Published on 13-10-2017 18:45

    Out of sorts Everton arrive at the Amex to face the Seagulls who are looking to make it three straight Premier League wins on home turf.

    After West Brom were despatched in convincing style, fellow top flight newcomers Newcastle were edged out by a Tomer Hemed goal in a tight contest to make it two home victories on the bounce for the Seagulls.

    Despite
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