Am half way through listening to this, and 3 seasons yes definitely.
The jury's out on that right now, no? Unless Dan Burn was signed in the PL-era – I honestly can't remember!Would've bitten your arm off for it.
I remember on the eve of our inaugural Premier League fixture I said to my dad that I want to see three things from our time in the top league:
1. We stay up for a few seasons and remain competitive (don't do a Derby/Huddersfield/Middlesbrough).
2. We get some thrilling shock results along the way against the big boys.
3. We sign some exciting, future stars who make their names at Brighton before going off to bigger and greater things.
Haven't we done that and so much more so far. Remarkable stuff from the club.
Oh I disagree. We signed Bissouma, Cucurella (lol) and brought through White to the first team and they have been sold for big money to Champions League clubs.The jury's out on that right now, no? Unless Dan Burn was signed in the PL-era – I honestly can't remember!
But, in answer to the OP's question – yes, I'd have taken a year!
My point (partly in jest) related to the first two – who haven't exactly set the world alight since they joined their prospective new clubs. Mea culpa, I'd forgotten about BW – partly because I never saw him play, but also because his whole rise to stardom was down to one man – the bucket botherer at Leeds United – so the Albion can take little credit for us.Oh I disagree. We signed Bissouma, Cucurella (lol) and brought through White to the first team and they have been sold for big money to Champions League clubs.
More importantly though, we had 8 players at the World Cup, 7 of which were signed during the PL period, who made their names at Brighton before going off to do bigger things with their countries in Qatar. I guess what I meant back then, is that we'd see some wonderful players in the blue and white stripes who would use the club as a platform to showcase their talent to move on to the next level - whatever that was. I think we've achieved that so far, and are showing no signs of slowing down.