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[Albion] AFC Ajax vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***



Mustafa II

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Oct 14, 2022
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Hove
Good performance, great result. Deserved victory.

Lots of positives.

Van Hecke (my MOTM) was well up for this, and he's starting to look the real deal. Showed he was no push over against their big lad - defensively impeccable, obviously learnt a lot from the best (Dunky).

Another solid game from Verbruggen - have so much confidence in him in between the sticks, a real presence.

Fati was outstanding when it mattered - absolutely world class goal and assist.

Dahoud starting to look like a calm, confident and extremely talented player.

A few minor negatives

Mitoma hasn't really been at his best for the European fixtures, I wonder why that is?

The injuries are an obvious concern, but none looked overly serious.

Ferguson has been struggling up on his own recently, perhaps needs a rethink how to use him? Joao Pedro doesn't have the same problem.

All in all, great day. We have a real chance of qualifying now. It's in our hands.
 






AmexRuislip

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Feb 2, 2014
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Marvellous times to be an Albion fan.
 








CliveWalkerWingWizard

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Aug 31, 2006
2,667
surrenden
Estupinan was really struggling walking down the steps - dunky looks fine - great night
 


Mancgull

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Nov 28, 2011
4,752
Astley, Manchester
Not sure what happened to Pervis there. He seemed pretty static from the moment he came on. Very strange. Just hope it’s not serious.
Other injuries seemed to be Milner, hamstring, Dunk groin, Gross minor hamstring , Ferguson whack on the foot.
Glad we’ve got an international break after Sheffield United.
Also big shifts from Mitoma, Gilmour and Pedro.
 






The Mole

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Feb 20, 2004
1,076
Bowdon actually , Cheshire
Good performance, great result. Deserved victory.

Lots of positives.

Van Hecke (my MOTM) was well up for this, and he's starting to look the real deal. Showed he was no push over against their big lad - defensively impeccable, obviously learnt a lot from the best (Dunky).

Another solid game from Verbruggen - have so much confidence in him in between the sticks, a real presence.

Fati was outstanding when it mattered - absolutely world class goal and assist.

Dahoud starting to look like a calm, confident and extremely talented player.

A few minor negatives

Mitoma hasn't really been at his best for the European fixtures, I wonder why that is?

The injuries are an obvious concern, but none looked overly serious.

Ferguson has been struggling up on his own recently, perhaps needs a rethink how to use him? Joao Pedro doesn't have the same problem.

All in all, great day. We have a real chance of qualifying now. It's in our hands.
Another positive from a negative was the way played in the second half without Dunk - as you say fantastic performance from Van Hecke
 


Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadoo

Waxing chumps like candles since ‘75
Oct 4, 2003
11,005
We've done the double over Ajax. That is a sentence I never thought I'd type as a Brighton fan.

Thought JPVH was superb tonight, had a big strong striker to mark and grew into the game and by the end of it certainly had his number. Real shame about the booking (not justified in my opinion) and that he'll miss AEK away.
 
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Eeyore

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AK74

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Jan 19, 2010
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I can't get over how good Ansu Fati is.
We're starting to see why his Barcelona contract contains a €1bn release cause.

[EDIT: had the wrong figure for the release clause]
 
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trueblue

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Jul 5, 2003
10,376
Hove
Great stuff. 1 point away from guaranteeing European football continues after Xmas … or even 0 points unless Ajax win both their remaining games (as we’ve killed them on head to head).
 








wellquickwoody

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Aug 10, 2007
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Melbourne
Poor old Liverpool! Equalised with the last kick only for VAR to disallow it.
And there will be the media story, not us. There is a # that fits well, but not the time or place.

UTA!! Happy days :O
 


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