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[Albion] James Milner



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From the Premier League website

"Brighton new boy Milner equals Premier League record"

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""By starting Brighton & Hove Albion’s opening match of the season at home to Luton Town, James Milner has equalled a Premier League record.

The 37-year-old, who joined Brighton from Liverpool on a free transfer this summer, has equalled Ryan Giggs’s record for playing in 22 Premier League seasons.

He moves past Gareth Barry (21 season) and is now two ahead of the next two players in the rankings, Rio Ferdinand (20) and Frank Lampard (20).

Coming through the Leeds United Academy, Milner made his Premier League debut on 10 November 2002, coming on as a substitute against West Ham United, at the age of 16. That made him the second-youngest player to play in the Premier League at the time.

Milner became the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history when he scored in a 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Boxing Day that same year at the age of 16 years and 309 days.

The midfielder went on to play for Newcastle United (2004-2008), Aston Villa (2008-2010), Manchester City (2010-2015) and Liverpool (2015-2023).

Saturday's win over Luton was Milner’s 620th league appearance, having scored 55 goals and assisted a further 87.

He is only 12 matches short of equalling Giggs’s appearance total of 632, and 32 short of the record, set by Gareth Barry, with 652.""
 














Sheebo

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Jul 13, 2003
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Looked as fit as anyone. Looked as classy as anyone. Think we may get 2 solid years out of him. 7-8 out of 10 every game players glue teams together!
 


hart's shirt

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Jul 8, 2003
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32 short of the record set by Gareth Barry? Were Milner to break that record with us, that would be an ironic Albion twist.

Not everyone would acknowledge it though.

John Gregory wouldn't recognise James Milner if he was stood on Brighton beach in the team strip with a seagull on his head and a ball in his hand.
 






nsclurker

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Apr 3, 2018
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Had a good game I thought……and congrats to him on that impressive stat …as an aside seemed to give Solly a telling off
Yup. I loved it when he did that, right in front of us. Gave him a bollocking for giving away a cheap free kick when Milner had him covered after Solly lost the ball.
 








Pavilionaire

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Jul 7, 2003
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He looks a good prospect, one for the future.

What I enjoyed today was his anticipation, his awareness. It is exceptional.
 




Sheebo

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Jul 13, 2003
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32 short of the record set by Gareth Barry? Were Milner to break that record with us, that would be an ironic Albion twist.

Not everyone would acknowledge it though.

John Gregory wouldn't recognise James Milner if he was stood on Brighton beach in the team strip with a seagull on his head and a ball in his hand.
Whatever happened to John Gregory on another note…?!?!?!!?
 




Sheebo

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Jul 13, 2003
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He looks a good prospect, one for the future.

What I enjoyed today was his anticipation, his awareness. It is exceptional.
You can tell when a player is experienced and knows the game inside out. Vicente and Bruno had the same aura about them and Wayne Bridge too.
 




kojak

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Jan 17, 2022
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32 short of the record set by Gareth Barry? Were Milner to break that record with us, that would be an ironic Albion twist.

Not everyone would acknowledge it though.

John Gregory wouldn't recognise James Milner if he was stood on Brighton beach in the team strip with a seagull on his head and a ball in his hand.
John Gregory scored 2 at Selhurst in the old division 1
 






Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
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Oct 8, 2003
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Whatever happened to John Gregory on another note…?!?!?!!?
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A1X

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Deepest, darkest Sussex
Also very vocal on the field and directing some play, great to have that experience out there, think it benefitted JPvH
 


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