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[Albion] Brighton & Hove Albion vs Grimsby Town *** Official Match Thread ***



Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
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Oct 8, 2003
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Faversham
Well that was a pleasant stress free afternoon :smile:

I assume Pervis won't be travelling for the Australian friendlies now and Moisés looked like he may have taken a knock :wink:
Précisément, mon brave.

I don't ever remember a game so lacking in jeopardy.

Well, apart from Wet Sham.
 

The Fits

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Jun 29, 2020
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Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know?
Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done, that's what I mean
And this old world, is a new world
And a bold world for me, yeah-yeah
 

AlexBH

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Nov 19, 2017
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We made it look easy in the end and could’ve and should’ve scored more goals. I feel like under Potter last season this is the kind of game we’d have scraped through 1 or 2-0, but now we look like scoring more goals and create so many opportunities with players all over the pitch popping up in scoring positions. Much tougher tests will follow, but you can only beat what’s in front of you.

Massive respect to the Grimsby fans who travelled in big numbers and made a lot of noise throughout the whole game, much better than Palace fans! Also thought the atmosphere was much better than against Palace which was in large part thanks to the away fans. Maybe the east stand is better for noise than the west stand as today in the east stand could even hear the Brighton fans at times which was nice.

Shame the bigwigs have screwed us over with a draw in the semifinals against Man U. All set up for a City V United final. Much better for the tv audience, the big wigs and the sponsors.
 

Icy Gull

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Jul 5, 2003
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If the weight on the long passes had been better today we could have won 10-0. Pervis was particularly at fault.
 




Boroseagull

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Aug 23, 2003
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Farehamseagull

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Nov 22, 2007
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Sarisbury Green, Southampton
For those watching on TV, how close was the offside out of interest? It looked really tight from where I was in West Lower and it seemed to take VAR an age to review it?

By the way - 2 minutes of stoppage time at the end?! Laughable and actually just plain wrong. When are the FA/Premier League going to do something about it?! I know it didn’t matter today but it’s every game and fans are getting totally short changed.
 

Swansman

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May 13, 2019
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For those watching on TV, how close was the offside out of interest? It looked really tight from where I was in West Lower and it seemed to take VAR an age to review it?

By the way - 2 minutes of stoppage time at the end?! Laughable and actually just plain wrong. When are the FA/Premier League going to do something about it?! I know it didn’t matter today but it’s every game and fans are getting totally short changed.
Half his foot maybe, close but clear but understand why they wanted to see multiple angles probably.
Think the 2 minutes are quite understandable. Quite common that the refs give short injury time in a sportsmanslike "ok, lets just end it here, they're already dead" when a team is 5-0 up.
 


Bozza

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Jul 4, 2003
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For those watching on TV, how close was the offside out of interest? It looked really tight from where I was in West Lower and it seemed to take VAR an age to review it?

By the way - 2 minutes of stoppage time at the end?! Laughable and actually just plain wrong. When are the FA/Premier League going to do something about it?! I know it didn’t matter today but it’s every game and fans are getting totally short changed.
 

Farehamseagull

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Nov 22, 2007
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Sarisbury Green, Southampton
Half his foot maybe, close but clear but understand why they wanted to see multiple angles probably.
Think the 2 minutes are quite understandable. Quite common that the refs give short injury time in a sportsmanslike "ok, lets just end it here, they're already dead" when a team is 5-0 up.
Yeah I get that about being sportsmanlike today but as I say, it’s every game and by the rules, with a long VAR delay, some injury stoppages, 4 goals and 7 subs - 2 added minutes just highlighted how the rules around stoppage time are generally a joke.

When PL games last season averaged just 54 minutes of actual ball in play time, something has to be done. The World Cup was much better and I really thought the league would follow suit.
 

Bodian

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May 3, 2012
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For those watching on TV, how close was the offside out of interest? It looked really tight from where I was in West Lower and it seemed to take VAR an age to review it?
Looked clear to me in real time. Was surprised it took so long for the flag to go up, and VAR.
 

Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
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Yeah I get that about being sportsmanlike today but as I say, it’s every game and by the rules, with a long VAR delay, some injury stoppages, 4 goals and 7 subs - 2 added minutes just highlighted how the rules around stoppage time are generally a joke.

When PL games last season averaged just 54 minutes of actual ball in play time, something has to be done. The World Cup was much better and I really thought the league would follow suit.
Probably different at that level, but at grassroots even going for promotion for a reasonable level one thing you could never be marked or assessed on was time keeping / added on time
 



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