• On The Up

    Published on 07-09-2020 15:23

    Brighton and Hove Albion ended their 2018/19 campaign with a 4-1 loss at home to Manchester City on the final day of the season, leaving them on 36 points and manager Chris Hughton without a job. It had been a serious regression from a debut season in the Premier League that had shown real signs of being a good platform to build from. Transfers had flopped, squad morale was through the floor, the attitude and style of football was negative and a particularly poor ...
    Published on 08-07-2020 09:45

    After the final game of the Premier League before lockdown finished on March 9, Brighton & Hove Albion were hovering dangerously above the relegation zone, just two points above the drop and without a win in 2020.

    Fast forward four months, and only four games, and the Seagulls are seemingly completely out of trouble. The 1-0 triumph at Norwich was the most important result
    Published on 01-06-2020 14:21

    The talk right now is all about how, when and if the Premier League will return to finish the 2019/20 season.

    Whatever happens here, teams will need to know where they stand shortly, if they have met season expectations, and what league they will be playing in next season.

    This is going to be an incredible and very strange summer period for many different reasons, and that looks set to have a big impact on the 2020 summer transfer window.
    Published on 02-12-2019 21:20
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    Number 8……. Brighton & Hove Albion, will play….

    Number 35…...Sheffield Wednesday.

    The third round draw of the 2019/20 FA Cup will see Albion meet Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup for the first time since the historic 1983 meeting at Highbury, then home of Arsenal and the allocated neutral ground for the semi-final contest.

    The draw
    Published on 25-07-2019 22:20
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    Whether you were a Chris Hughton truther or someone who was against our former manager, one thing we can all agree on is that for Albion to progress and move forward we need to be a heck of a lot more dynamic in the final third of the pitch. Only the three relegated teams scored fewer goals than us last season, and our average of less than one goal per game on home soil was bordering on the criminal.

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    Published on 25-06-2019 22:38

    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
    Published on 25-06-2019 21:42

    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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    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 ...
    Published on 01-04-2019 20:03
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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
    Published on 28-03-2019 23:37

    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 09:12

    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
    Published on 10-12-2018 23:23
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    If the Premier League season so far is anything to go by, Albion seem to be charting a course for survival once again and achieving the club's primary aim of securing another season of stability in England’s top flight. However, there’s a long, long way to go and in a season full of ups and downs, there is always an opportunity for the positive showing to date coming undone.

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    After the government announced that sporting events may possibly continue in June, the Premier League clubs have continued their long-running discussions exploring how to resume the 2019/20 season.

    With the obvious concession that games are set to be played behind closed doors, as per the relaunch of the Bundesliga campaign, Albion confirmed that refunds will be given to season ticket holders in lieu of the games that fans will no longer be able to attend.
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