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Brightonfans has a very large historical database containing separate MATCH REPORTS and a full ARCHIVE of BHA years this century.


FALMER YEARS - under tabs above, we cover all PL, EFL, FA Cup & EFL Cup matches from our beginning at the Amex in 2011.

SQUAD tab - seasonal info on current players via the shirt no. list.

STATS PLUS tab - built an account of quarterly, interim & total numbers from 2011 on a per season basis.

WITHDEAN ERA tab - for a comprehensive C21 record of EFL games and Cup competitions from 1999-2011.
Click on the team you wanna see if we beat! Also 10 things - you might not know 'em.

Under ARCHIVE tab;
CLUBS - find synopsis of games during both Falmer & Withdean periods. PREMIER LEAGUE & EFL clubs listed in alphabet order per division.

CHARACTERS - shows detailed ***PREM STATS*** plus references to present PL and all past EFL Albion Squads with detailed ins&outs.
Also every C21 BHA boss and other usual suspects displayed there.

MANAGERS - tabs for quarterly breakdown of C21 first twelve seasons stats, for individual Withdean bosses records.
Some were great, others well...

FALMER FILE & DIARY show the old story from pre-Withdean draft project, right up to opening of the Amex stadium.
We all love a happy ending!

old combats and newer contests

Below is a list of clubs Brighton play for the PREMIER LEAGUE season (P), in our eighth year at FALMER.
Overall there is a very competitive and classy bunch on offer. Due to the yoyo nature of annual up/down scenarios, some previous opponents are also in our division. Teams with Premiership credentials will surely test us, as they aim to reach the Champions League. By anyones standards it will be one hell of a scrap (yeah, we say that every time!) - onward and upward!!

Our next fixture is always highlighted.

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Arsenal F F P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bournemouth C C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Burnley C C C C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Cardiff C C C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Chelsea P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Crystal Palace C C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Everton P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Fulham C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Huddersfield C C C C C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Leicester C C C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Liverpool F P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Man City P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Man Utd P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Newcastle Utd F F C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Southampton C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
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Albion Squad:                                    teamsheet; * started last match, + played sub


1 MATY RYAN * 1ST 11 - gk; 5 million record signing for keeper from Valencia in close season of 17 and got a 5 yr contract. Current Australian International who was to be no.1 for BHA Prem survival. Comfortable with the ball at feet, he helped Albion kick on. 17/18 - Made a few rickets in friendlies and opening fixtures but got better. Established as pukka Prem custodian. Called up by home country for World Cup apps. PoY short list. Made all 38 PL apps. 18/19 - main PL handler but not for Cups. Picked as Aussie goalie again and figured in 2019 Asia tournament. Midwinter loss of form.
2 BRUNO Saltor Grau SQUAD - right-back; 31yo signed in '12 close season from Spain. Was with Vicente at Valencia. Comes from Barcelona but played for other clubs on the costas. No 'nonsense' defender who did adapt to crazy English Championship. Reported to receive pay in pounds rather than euros. '12/13 - first choice. Something of a fans favourite. Got class, skill, flair and charisma. Got several Mom awards. Heel/calf strains etc and fragile. '13/14 - fitness carefully monitored. 10 yellows and bans. Had good & bad days. Lost scoring touch. '14/15 - started as a real old pro and easily adapted to wingback or m-f role - got forward to score. Needed to stand up and be counted but straight red! Regular when fit on week by week basis. 15/16 - renewed vigor and good form so always on teamsheet. 16/17 - made club captain but started as a centre back. Outstanding senior pro in wingback role. 17/18 - got this extra year deal, given the shirt & armband. Class act in this div. Rested sometimes with back problem. But another year added to contract for the 38yo. 20+ apps. 18/19 - club captain but not many PL apps. Hamstring prob in 1st game. Manages minutes per series of games. FA Cup apps.
3 GAETAN BONG BENCH - left back; from Cameroon but been around Europe for clubs - came in summer 15 from Greece via Wigan. Has some international caps and also rep France U21. 27yo is in prime and penned for 2yrs to try and make a name for himself here as well. 15/16 - Straight in and did ok in new set up. Required surgery for leg injury. 16/17 - became number one at no.3. 5 yellows. Then a red. Got injured & lost place. 17/18 - in 25 man pool but starting selection under threat from new signing. Subbed in League Cup. Injured in training. League Cup & FA Cup app. Given the shirt for PL defensive contests. 20+ apps. Signed extension to 2019. 18/19 - initialy first choice. App for early Cameroon Africa Cup squad, later injured. FA Cup app. Bench regular latest.
4 SHANE DUFFY * 1ST 11 - cent-def; 4 million pound signing at end of August 16 to fill a hole in the rearguard due to injuries. 24yo was Republic of Ireland player and developed at Everton but transferred from Blackburn. Has Prem experience as well as games in Europe. 16/17 - straight in and held the shirt with excellent displays. Broke bone in foot. 17/18 - picked with Dunk as first choice in homegrown c-d pairing. 5 yellows. Called up by home country. 37 PL apps. Rep of Ireland PoY. 18/19 - as good as he can be during peak years. Groin surgery. In RoI squad for Nations League. Contract extended to 2023. Most capped BHA international player. First PL team pick. FA Cup apps.
5 LEWIS DUNK * 1ST 11 - central def; '9/10 - as 18yo got fast tracked from youth side and immediate debut for 1st 11 after signing pro terms. Brighton Boy done good and big prospect for Falmer. Started with Wimbledon kids and lives locally so is an MKD loss. Snapped up by BHA and the ex-U18 wasn't six foot three then either. Jumped in pecking order. In '10/11 development squad. Injured foot - plaster. Cup tie home debut. Able defence deputy in derby and got class. '11/12 CHAMPS - got a shot from day1 in season and done good in tough div. Five yellows early doors. Back four reg then dropped. U21 call up. Ten yellows by New Year. '12/13 - stopped going the right way. Stuck on bench and not gaining experience. Got a run then sent off. Involved in court case. '13/14 - went on loan at Bristol City. Was on bench sometimes. Able deputy for reg c-ds. '14/15 - got to be first pick, plus scored goals! 10Y - 2 bans. Sent off too. Quality apps generally. '15/16 - playing a second fiddle role until claiming shirt and made useful contributions. Sent off and kinda got the blame if Albion didn't win. Stepped it up too but saw red! 16/17 - first choice. 10 yellows. Another super campaign. Short list for BHA PoY and made the Championship all-club side. 17/18 - homegrown for PL lists. vice capt. Stars alongside Duffy. PL record for 4 own goals. All 38 PL apps - Runner up PoY. Passed over for England squads. 18/19 - first on teamsheet. Recovered double quick from foot injury. Contract extended to 2023. Called up for Eng Squad (Nations League), making Wembley debut in USA friendly. Pl regular & captain.
6 DALE STEPHENS * 1ST 11 - cent m-f; gotten in at the Jan 14 transfer window from Charlton coz Nathan Jones liked him. A Brit northerner but won't hold it against a Bury & Oldham squadie where he done good. Got rave reviews at Addicks for L1 promo in '11/12. Got it to prove at a level where Prem ambitions can be too inflated for skill sets. '13/14 - straight in and ok without setting the world on fire. Injury probs curtailed number of apps. '14/15 - recovered from injury and got to up his level in games on long road back. 15/16 - like a new signing and scored goals too. Industrious and prominent in two-man central m-f. Banned in play-offs! 16/17 - subject to transfer speculation and submitted a request. Stayed and sent off. Back from injury and did good. Got a 4 year contract. 17/18 - homegrown on PL list. First choice in cent mf. Looks the part & ever present until injured - 36 PL apps. 18/19 - first choice selection to spine of team. Hamstring prob. Regular PL apps as vice capt. FA Cup app.
7 BERAM KAYAL FA CUP - cent midfielder; 26yo Israeli Int who signed from Celtic on 2.5yr deal from Jan '15. Got 26 caps and 130+ apps in Scotland. 14/15 - Not all defensive minded and showed plenty of box-to-box experience to cope with demands of unforgiving Championship. 15/16 - displayed quality in centre of park. 5+ yellows. Capable of scoring goals and probably needs to in future. Got PoY award and very well earned. 16/17 - faced competition in central midfield. Surgery on ankle. 17/18 - in 25 man pool and on bench but tough to get start, depending on tactical formation. Broke leg pre-season, out four months. FA Cup apps. 20+ PL apps. Called up by home country squad. 18/19 - cover for PL cent-mf, bench regular. League Cup app as Capt. In Israel squad for Nations League. 1yr contract extention. FA Cup apps.
8 YVES BISSOUMA BAN - midfield; got a 5yr deal when arriving from Lille for double-fig millions. A Mali international and 21yo can score goals if necessary. 18/19 - took the jump to Prem apps as part of learning curve. League Cup app. In Mali Africa Cup group. Hip injury. FA Cup apps but suspended for q-f. PL bench regular with prospects.
9 JURGEN LOCADIA + BENCH - striker; 24yo from PSV Eindhoven signed eventually at Jan window after deal fell thru in summer. Holland U21 and prolific scoring record in Eredivisie. Passed medical but needed treatment for hamstring prob. 17/18 - FA Cup & PL scoring debuts. Room for improvement after merely a few apps. 18/19 - not picked to start but on bench. Groin strain. League Cup app. Transfer speculation unfounded. FA Cup apps. Got a run in side in lieu of squad injuries. Scan on ankle.
10 FLORIN ANDONE INJURED - striker; 25yo Romanian int'nl from La Coruna for 5mill in summer of 18. Got a 5yr deal plus license to score goals. Prolific La Liga front man, just under 6 feet but not stretched to find the net. 18/19 - pre-season injury. Bench regular. Belated PL debut as sub - scored. FA Cup apps. Retro Ban. Groin injury latest.
11 ANTHONY KNOCKAERT * 1ST 11 - winger; Frenchman signed for over 2mill in Jan '16 transfer window. 24yo came from Standard Liege but had time with Leicester in Championship. Signed for 3.5yrs and is expected to be regular right-flank goal scorer. 15/16 - showed skills & looked a useful asset in promotion push. 16/17 - subject to early bids from Newcastle but in south on day1. A player of Prem quality. Named as Championship player of the season & BHA player of the year. Voted by fellow pros to be in 'best league side.' 17/18 - got a reputation at level2 to live up to and more difficult to shine in the Prem. Sent off - petulance on/off field this term. 30+ apps. 18/19 - another chance to prove full capabilities. FA Cup apps. Bench regular. Limited PL apps.
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13 PASCAL GROSS INJURED - mf; 25yo right-footed playmaker from a Bundesliga club signed a 4yr deal in spring 17 prior to initial Prem season. Over 200 apps for Ingolstadt over 5 years with the German side, where he was a hero. Able to play as no8 or no10 in various roles & shapes. Expected to be a 4 million hit with BHA, rising higher with apps. 17/18 - Subbed in second match. Scored first two Premier League goals. Got good reviews game by game. 35 apps. Voted Player of Year. 18/19 - had a lot to live up to. League Cup app. Long term injury. Moved to right flank in 433. FA Cup sub.
14 LEON BALOGUN SQUAD - cent-def; 29yo German who qualifies for Nigeria. Came in close season 18 on a free from Mainz in Bundesliga. Got a 2yr deal. A right footer who has played at full back in Hanover & Bremen. World Cup 2018 apps. 18/19 - cover on rhs via bench. Early debut to replace injured Dunk and later banned Duffy. App in Nigeria Africa Cup squad. FA Cup apps. Sore shoulder.
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16 ALI JAHANBAKHSH * 1ST 11 - winger; versatile attacking midfielder bolstered Prem squad for record 17mill plus pocket change. 24yo got 5yr deal from summer '18, arriving from AZ Alkmaar where he was Dutch league top scorer. Played in World Cup and has 41apps for Iran. Woulda been here previously but waited for Chris Hughton to invest in a pukka Prem group at ambitious BHA. 18/19 - stepped up to rigours of the top English, if not global, seasonal competition. League Cup app. Named in Iran squad. Recovered from hamstring prob. At Asia Cup. FA Cup apps. Limited PL apps.
17 GLENN MURRAY * 1ST 11 - striker; ex-Albion hit-man of 10/11 L1 promo side now on books after 6mth loan from Bournemouth in summer 16. Return of the prodigal son, who can do a job up front in a team looking for promo once more. 16/17 - Straight in. Looked the part if given right service. Good goal/game ratio. Leading scorer. 17/18 - had plenty more nous & guile to retain edge at higher level - leading scorer. Ongoing ankle problem resolved. 30+ apps. 18/19 - homegrown status. Veteran front man kept finding the net. Carried off on 99 goals. Got to 100 a week later! Signed 1yr extention. Over 100 PL apps overall. FA Cup subs brace. First pick most weeks. Calf strain.
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19 JOSE IZQUIERDO + BENCH - winger; megabucks signing prior to Prem k-o, for 25yo Colombian with 250 apps in S America & Belgium. Native of Pereira, now flies high on wing at sea level for Seagulls. In 25 man Prem pool and match-day 18. 17/18 - League Cup full debut then PL squad regular. 30+ apps. FA Cup apps. Called up by home country for World Cup squad. Voted Goal of the Season. 18/19 - one trick pony accusation has to be disproved. Injured pre-season. Withdrew from Columbia squad. Ongoing knee prob. Training. Lack of apps.
20 SOLLY MARCH + BENCH - winger; Sussex lad named as young player of the year in 12/13 and on fringes of match day squad after useful pre-season. Not big but plenty of heart and skill. 13/14 - FAC apps & started some fixtures too. 14/15 - had to up his game after back injury and varied apps. 15/16 - got selected and tried to keep place. Plenty of talent and gaining vital experience. Eng U21 squad listing. Carried off, out for season. 16/17 - returned for second half of season. Voted Young Player of the season. 17/18 - homegrown status with world at his feet if he could step up. 30+ & FA Cup apps. 18/19 - signed 4yr extension. Regularly selected for starting 11. Briefly converted to No.10 role. At PL standard but lack of goals. Ankle injury.
21 (Ezequiel Schelotto) OUT ON LOAN - defender; 28yo gotten in at last gasp of Aug 17 window closing. Is from S America but has Italian passport. Played in Italy, Spain & Portugal so got plenty of experience. Useful in wingback role. In 25 man Prem pool. 17/18 - League Cup app. Subbed on first Prem start at h-t. FA Cup apps. Run of 20+ PL apps. Attacking flair. 18/19 - not in PL 18 man match-day group for selection. From Jan window went out on loan in Italy Serie A.
22 MARTIN MONTOYA * 1ST 11 - right back; last minute close season '18 capture from Valencia. 27yo got a 4yr contract based on long experience in La Liga via Barcelona. The Catalonian is anticipated to 'do' a Bruno. 18/19 - regular on PL teamsheet. FA Cup app. Getting it done with some skill.
23 Jason Steele SQUAD - Keeper; homegrown 27yo from Sunderland added to goalies union in close season 18. A native of the north east he played at Middlesbro & Sunderland but also spent time over the Pennines in Blackburn. Came south in search of sunny days after years of apps in the grim north. 18/19 - qualifies as homegrown. Competed for reserve gloves but no PL apps. Pre-season injury. FA Cup app. Wrist sprain.
24 DAVY PROPPER * 1ST 11 - m-f; record signing just rior to the Prem starting. 25yo from PSV scores goals in box to box fashion. Loadsa apps, Champions League games & Holland internat'l caps to boot. Got a 4yr deal after watching video of BHA which he loved, so put pen to contract. 17/18 - Got up to speed pdq after finding feet. Injured playing for Holland in qualifiers. Ever present in PL bar ban - 35 PL apps. Called up again by home country. Banned but looked harsh. 18/19 - improved range of skills. Pulled out of Netherlands squad for Nations League. Ankle injury. PL regular but only 1 goal.
25 (Tomer Hemed) OUT ON LOAN - striker; six figure signing from Almeria in summer 15. Played many seasons in native Israel before getting a break in La Liga. Can play targetman or in front two. Got it to prove but at level two may do the do. 15/16 - Straight in and scored but needed more work to get up to speed. Long period of drought but got into right areas. Useful in air but not on end of many crosses. 16/17 - picked initially In orthodox 442. Not quite a top rank striker at level. 17/18 - not expected to figure that much but lack of other strikers gave him a chance. Was so far so good until FA 3 match ban for violent conduct, based on video evidence, scuppered his season. FA Cup apps but not q-f. Called up by home country. 18/19 - early transfer speculation. Joined QPR on season loan. App for Israel squad in Nations League.
26 (Percy Tau) OUT ON LOAN - striker; prolific scorer and player of the year in top league of South Africa. 24yo has international caps and experience in African Champions League. Now on a path to gain higher levels in Europe. 18/19 - went on loan to RUS Gilloise in Belgium. App in SA squad for Africa Cup of Nations.
27 DAVID BUTTON BENCH - Keeper; homegrown 29yo stopper arrived in pre-season from Fulham. Over 300 career apps at EFL clubs including Brentford & Charlton. Got a 3yr deal to challenge for gloves. Likes the Amex, Ben Roberts and reaching the bar. 18/19 - knee surgery. Competed for gk place from bench. League Cup app. PL debut in lieu Ryan with Australia. FA Cup apps.
28 (Ben White) OUT ON LOAN - cent def; kid brought in from development group to be reserve on bench and play in Cups. 16/17 - excellent prospect for future 1st 11 on evidence of displays. 17/18 - keep on trucking... at Newport for the season. 18/19 - got a contract extension to 2021. On fringes of PL match-day group. Went on loan to Peterboro from New Year.
29 (Markus Suttner) OUT ON LOAN - left back; the 30yo defender got a 3yr deal during the 17 pre-season training camp in his native Austria. Signed from German outfit Ingolstadt for serious euros. Had plenty of local & domestic apps and also intern'al, Champions & Europa Lgs experience to boot. No mountain to climb on the Downs at Falmer. 17/18 - Exposed in opening fixtures. Cover for Bong. FA Cup apps, 13 PL apps. 18/19 - not a regular spot in any match-day 18. League Cup app. Went on loan in Germany from Jan 19.
30 BERNARDO da Silva Jr * 1ST 11 - defender; 23yo from Brazil is son of the experienced international Bernardo. Got a 4yr deal and arrived via the Bundesliga so knows the score in Europe too. Multi-lingual, plays anywhere across the rearguard and loves cosmopolitan Brighton & Hove by the sea. 18/19 - got a match-day sub place. League Cup app. Belated PL start. Held the left back shirt. Hamstring prob. FA Cup apps.
31 Robert Sanchez PL2 - keeper; development group goalie learning trade with U23 side - well thought of to progress. 18/19 - loaned to Forest green for first half of season. Recalled to bolster keeper numbers. On bench in FA Cup r4/5.
32 (Chris Walton) OUT ON LOAN - Keeper; was first choice in U21 squad. Then elevated to reserve choice in match-day squad. England credentials for U19. 14/15 Debut in COC at Spurs. Lg debut & mom to boot. Kept under wraps at tough pro level until development more advanced. 15/16 - loaned to Bury or was it Stanley I presume? Groin injury. Then loaned to Pymouth - his home town club. 16/17 - on loan at Luton. Recalled in Feb when Maenpaa injured. Went on loan to Southend in April. 17/18 - only way is up, out on loan at Wigan. Got injured but went back to be no.1 and a huge future prospect. Signed new 4yr deal. L1 keeper of the season. 18/19 - season loan at Wigan in the Championship.
33 DAN BURN BENCH - cent def; big defender signed from Wigan in summer of 18 and lent back to them until New Tear. Will be back up to Dunk-Duffy C-D combo. On bench in FA Cup r3, made full debut in r4 - MoM. FAC5 app.
34 (Hugo Keto) OUT ON LOAN - keeper; has Finnish U21 caps but arrived in 2018 via Arsenal U18 squad. Experience in youth cups. Extra custodian to main gk group when Ryan away & Steele injured. Went on loan to Waterford from Feb 19.
35 (Ben Barclay) OUT ON LOAN - defender; Brit youngster given a chance to shine with senior players via U23 group. 18/19 - League Cup app. Went on loan to Notts County from New Year.
36 (Richie Towell) OUT ON LOAN - midfield; experience in Ireland with Dundalk and signed from Jan '16 for a couple of seasons. Began with Celtic and also time with Hibs in SCL. Prolific scorer in Irish soccer and 24yo has a touch of the clover about him. 16/17 - got injured but out in the cold? FAC app. An enigma. Got a contract to 2019. 17/18 - Went out on loan to Rotherham. League Cup app. 18/19 - transfer speculation, went out on loan to Millers again.
37 (Ollie Norwood) LEFT - midfield; gotten in just prior to new season 16 from Reading. 3yr deal for N Ireland international. Good grounding as youth at Man Utd but sees the Championship as his premier career. 16/17 - provided competition in mf for crucial season. Needed to step up to make mark as influencial player. 17/18 - had to be tough to up the ante. BHA woulda considered offers - went on loan to Fulham. 18/19 - tansfer in waiting, on loan at Sheff Utd prior to signing in Jan.
38 (Ales Mateju) OUT ON LOAN - right back; 21yo summer 17 signing from a Czech club to supplement reserve group. Part of U23 set up for development towards first team squad. 17/18 - playing sub in League Cup ties. Played in successful U23 side promoted to PL2 div1 & Sussex Senior Cup winners. 18/19 - went on loan abroad to Brescia.
39 Soufyan Ahannach PL2 - winger; 21yo arrived from Holland outfit Almere in lower tier rankings during summer 17. Knows where the net is and good ratio of 1 goal in 3 apps. 17/18 - on bench for League Cup tie. U23 apps. Went back on loan at Rotterdam - broke leg. Out for 2018. 18/19 - in PL2 side from Jan.
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41 MAX SANDERS PL2 - midfield; came thru Academy ranks from U18 to represent England in U19 side. 17/18 - captained BHA U23 teams in rise to Div1. On bench for EFL Cup. 18/19 - part of U23 group elevated for PL elite experiences on bench.
42 VICTOR GYOKERES PL2 - striker; young player from Sweden with great potential to make the jump from U23 in England. 18/19 - League Cup app. In 1st 11 squad on bench. FA Cup apps. Full Sweden cap.
43 (James Tilley) OUT ON LOAN - forward; 19yo Sussex lad who was on BHA books since a kid. U23 regular and been around 1st group fringes in last couple of years. 17/18 - playing sub in League Cup tie - scored winner. Part of successful U23 side promoted to PL2 div 1 & Sussex Senior Cup winners. 18/19 - on loan to Cork in Ireland from Jan 19.
44 (Aaron Connolly) OUT ON LOAN - striker; 18yo from the U23 set up to make a push into PL squad. 17/18 - Playing sub in League Cup tie. Part of successful U23 side promoted to PL2 div1 & Sussex Senior Cup winners. 18/19 - came off bench late in LC tie. App in Republic of Ireland U19 squad. Prolific scorer in PL2div1 & Checkatrade Trophy. Hamstring injury halted Jan window loan move to Luton temporarily. Signed new deal to 2022.
45 Owen Moore PL2 - defender; been on books since 2015 via Arsenal academy. PL2div2 experience and EFL Trophy apps.
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47 (George Cox) OUT ON LOAN - defender; 20yo came thru Academy ranks. Had heart surgery but returned to full fitness for U23 PL2 div1 side. 18/19 - year contract extension. Checkatrade Trophy apps. Went on loan to Northampton from Jan.
48 Ben Hall PL2 - cent-def; youngster had played in Scotland, has NI U19 caps. 18/19 - on loan to Notts Co but got injured so recalled.
49 Jayson Molumby PL2 - midfield; drafted in from U23 group to play in senior squad. Came thru Academy ranks. 17/18 - impressive debut as holding m-f in League Cup tie. High praise for games in U21 Rep of Ireland squad. Suffered knee injury & surgery - out a year. 18/19 - returned from very long rehab. FA Cup r5 on bench.
50 Steven Alzate PL2 - m-f; 18yo gained a 3yr deal when joining from Orient in 2017 to play in the U23 PL2 Div2 lower league. Part of team promoted to Div1. On loan to Swindon in 18/19 to Jan1 but returned injured. Signed 3yr extension.
51 Archie Davies PL2 - midfield; progressed from U18 development group into U23 PLdiv2. On loan to Whitehawk in 17/18.
52 Jordan Davies PL2 - defender; came in from Wrexham during 2017. Has U19 Welsh caps.
53 Warren O Hora PL2 - defender; Irish 18yo arrived from Bohemians at beginning of 2018. Has U19 caps.
54 (Josh Kerr) OUT ON LOAN - defender; young Scot arrived in middle of 2017 from Celtic. Has experience in international youth cups. 18/19 - on loan to Derry from Jan 19.
55 (Dan Mandroiu) LEFT - midfield; Irish born lad joined BHA in 2015. PL2 div2 & EFL Trophy apps. Joined home country club Bohemians (IL Prem) in December 2018.
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57 Leo Ostigard PL2 - defender; Norwegian U21 international who has experience in home-country league with Molde. 18/19 - part of U23 div1 useful side. FA Cup r5 on bench.
58 Will Collar PL2 - def; homegrown kid who is man enough to challenge for a match-day place from U23 group. 18/19 - League Cup app.
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61 Tom McGill PL2 - keeper; young handler came thru U18 ranks, next competing for gloves with a competitive group of U23 custodians at higher level. 17/18 - on loan at Worthing. 18/19 - U23 apps & on loan at Greenwich in 18 then Basingstoke (8th tier non league).
62 Billy Collings PL2 - Keeper; Jan 2017 arrival via Reading. Now learning trade in U23 set up.
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64 Alex Cochrane PL2 - m-f; came thru U18 team with regular apps to join U23 group. Debut in 17/18 for div2 side. 18/19 - div1 apps & checkatrade trophy app. Played at left back latest.
65 (Stefan Ljubicic) OUT ON LOAN - forward; joined U18 group in 2018 from Iceland. Experience in PL2 during 17/18 and scored 10 goals. 18/19 - U21 nat app, also in Checkatrade Trophy & Sussex Senior Cup. Went on loan to Eastbourne Borough from Jan 19 window.
66 (Mathias Normann) LEFT - midfield; former experience with pro league in Norway and on loan to Molde in 17/18. Has U18 caps. Joined Rostov in Russia from Jan 19 window.

FOR REFERENCE; Historical database including STATS, from 1999 to 2019. Plus REPORTS - pre & post from 2002-3 to 2018-19.

FALMER YEARS - A-Z of PL & EFL sides, with previous encounters from 2011 @ Falmer and also away ground information.
Shows all clubs played in the Prem, Championship, FA Cup & League Cup.
WITHDEAN ERA - A-Z for EFL fixtures & Cup ties from 1999 to 2011.
ARCHIVE - ***PREM STATS***
plus all Managers, Signings, yearly Squads etc & much more. CLUBS tab lists A-Z by division.


REPORTS; OUR MISSION
PRE-MATCH - was to let Brighton fans and other web browsers know a few things about opposition for the given fixture, by way of facts & figs (stats) and opinion (quotes).
As each season progressed, teams were often measured by simple verbal reactions emitted from their manager - apparently it was not just small talk.
POST MATCH - we have thus built a database of records from turn of the century, when the web was a phenomenon and smart phones something in our future.

F = FA Cup; L = League Cup; A = AW Shield; D = LDV; J = JP Trophy

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Arsenal F F P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Aston Villa C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
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Barnsley C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Birmingham C C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Blackburn C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Blackpool C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bolton C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bournemouth C C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Brentford C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
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Burnley C C C C P P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Burton Albion L C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Cardiff C C C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Charlton C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
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Derby C C C C C C F Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
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Falmer Fan

SCROLL DOWN THRU SEASON OF OPINIONS

Straight from the lips of a Seagulls supporter


comments appear below for all ongoing PREMIER LEAGUE fixtures -
Look at HISTORY & TRAVEL - to see the full PL list of 18/19 opponents
also click/tap CLUBS tab in Archive - for all previous encounters.


11/8/18 Watford (A) - L 0-2 - 0.00pt/gm
We knew the score beforehand, it was just a short trip away - but unfortunately we came up short of scoring yet again.

19/8/18 Man Utd (H) - W 3-2 - 1.50pt/gm
We knew what score might have been forecast but in football anything out of the ordinary can happen and sometimes does.

25/8/18 Liverpool (A) - L 0-1 - 1.00pt/gm
We anticipated a big score but it wasn't to be. Visitors only just came up short.

1/9/18 Fulham (H) - 2-2 - 1.00pt/gm
you go a goal down, oh dear. Next thing it is two behind. How do you react with time running out?

17/9/18 Southampton (A) - 2-2 - 1.00pt/gm
ditto above with bells on, for a fighting away display after substitutions were made.

22/9/18 Spurs (H) - L 1-2 - 0.83pt/gm
they talk about respect. Giving too much and not having enough are equal errors for the same result.

29/9/18 Man City (A) - L 0-2 - 0.71pt/gm
on a good day maybe keep a clean sheet, on a bad day fail to score. Lines are fine at this level.

5/10/18 West Ham (H) - W 1-0 - 1.00pt/gm
on a bad day get a clean sheet, on a good day score a goal. The result counts for all.

20/10/18 Newcastle (A) - W 1-0 - 1.22pt/gm
never mind the history or what has gone before, it has no influence on the day.

27/10/18 Wolves (H) - W 1-0 - 1.40pt/gm
talking about history, a single goal can make all the difference to post war scoring records.

3/11/18 Everton (A) - L 1-3 - 1.27pt/gm
ok, any side can have an off day. But making it difficult for opposition and not yourself is the expected bottom line.

10/11/18 Cardiff (A) - L 1-2 - 1.16pt/gm
the first goal is crucial, so is keeping eleven men on the field to follow the game plan.

24/11/18 Leicester (H) 1-1 - 1.15pt/gm
one up early and going great. Then opposition play better with ten men. The home game plan is in tatters and coaches slow to respond.

1/12/18 Huddersfield (A) W 2-1 - 1.28pt/gm
one down very early and an uphill task. Opposition then lose a man and momentum shifts the other way. And enough stats to score goals.

4/12/18 Palace (H) W 3-1 - 1.40pt/gm
every so often we see a contest full of incident and cannot hardly believe our luck.

8/12/18 Burnley (A) L 0-1 - 1.31pt/gm
any campaign is peaks & troughs but after a big home high came this wet weekend low point.

16/12/18 Chelsea (H) L 1-2 - 1.23pt/gm
the predictable happened against a class outfit. That is to say we made it easy for them to win.

22/12/18 Bournemouth (A) L 0-2 - 1.16pt/gm
if you meet average opposition is it reasonable to expect a level playing field, equal effort, similar stats and a close result? who wanted the win more?

26/12/18 Arsenal (H) 1-1 - 1.15pt/gm
How much is home advantage worth against a top-six side? Perhaps a lot if preventing them burying you is appropriate.

29/12/18 Everton (H) W 1-0 - 1.25pt/gm
when the game is finely balanced the first goal changes stalemate but maybe the previous pattern of play as well.

2/1/19 West Ham (A) 2-2 - 1.23pt/gm
the manager can sometimes be caught out by tactical changes made by his opposite number. Even old heads are wiser after the event!

12/1/19 Liverpool (H) 0-1 - 1.18pt/gm
dig in with two lines and discipline. But is it really enough, when conceding such a soft spot kick?

19/1/19 Man Utd (A) L 1-2 - 1.13pt/gm
you go there, do your best, get beat, everything changes but nothing by way of getting points.

29/1/19 Fulham (A) L 4-2 - 1.08pt/gm
words cannot describe how the team let supporters down by flattering to deceive.

2/2/19 Watford (H) 0-0 - 1.08pt/gm
every so often the ball won't go into the net, the goalie plays a blinder and fickle finger of fate points to stalemate.

9/2/19 Burnley (H) L 1-3 - 1.03pt/gm
we knew how they would play and it was just a case of getting our all round game together on the night and scoring from chances & opportunities created.

26/2/19 Leicester (A) L 2-1 - 1.00pt/gm
caught out away by a home side that counter attacked. They finished but we did not. Therefore they got the points.

2/3/19 Huddersfield (H) W 1-0 - 1.07pt/gm
ok, the other lot were bottom but you can only get a result by beating what is in front of you on the day.

9/3/19 Palace (A) W 1-2 - 1.13pt/gm
when is a derby not a derby? Well, it is a derby when we win both matches!


Game On


Albion reporters one-liners


09/03/19 Crystal Palace (A) - 2-1 pos 15th
what matters most, three points or playing like flash Prem team with all the tricks? Full Report...»»

02/03/19 Huddersfield (H) - 1-0 pos 15th
In any contest, no matter how lowly the opposition, you have to score to win. Full Report...»»

26/02/19 Leicester (A) - 1-2 pos 16th
The performance was ok but the way not to lose is keep a clean sheet and to win it, score more than opposition. Full Report...»»

09/02/19 Burnley (H) - 1-3 pos 14th
Old foes from Championship days turned up and given their struggles this term you'd expect hosts to be on the ball to all possibilities. Full Report...»»

02/02/19 Watford (H) - 0-0 pos 13th
You throw the ball over time & time again, plus the proverbial kitchen sink at them, hoping for rub of the green. Full Report...»»

29/01/19 Fulham (A) - 2-4 pos 13th
Two nil ahead at the break but then lose 4-2... Something went badly wrong and coach & team blew it like amateurs. Full Report...»»

19/01/19 Man Utd (A) - 1-2 pos 13th
It was a top six side at their place. And soon damage limitation was required. Full Report...»»

12/01/19 Liverpool (H) - 0-1 pos 13th
We expect Ref to do his job but maybe not a job on us. Full Report...»»

02/01/19 West Ham (A) - 2-2 pos 13th
The good news was, we scored two away from home. Bad news is we led 2-0! Full Report...»»

29/12/18 Everton (H) - 1-0 pos 13th
one will do to win as long as a clean sheet is kept. Fortune favours the brave! Full Report...»»

26/12/18 Arsenal (H) - 1-1 pos 13th
Stay in the game as the clock ticks from kickoff, even if going a goal behind and the clean sheet is soiled. Full Report...»»

22/12/18 Bournemouth (A) - 0-2 pos 13th
On the road it's hard to bag a victory, less difficult to score, reasonable to keep a clean sheet and way too easy to get beat. Full Report...»»

16/12/18 Chelsea (H) - 1-2 pos 13th
a top six side turned up but did our lot? Going two down is a tough ask to try and level it. Full Report...»»

08/12/18 Burnley (A) - 0-1 pos 11th
away days are often long in travel and short on points. Guess how another trip up north ended? Full Report...»»

04/12/18 Crystal Palace (H) - 3-1 pos 10th
Once in a while there is a match that will stick in the memory for a long while. And this was a derby too! Full Report...»»

01/12/18 Huddersfield (A) - 2-1 pos 11th
Fortune sometimes takes a hand in nip & tuck. But goals still have to be scored to win it. Full Report...»»

24/11/18 Leicester (H) - 1-1 pos 12th
An early goal and things were relaxed & set fair. After coffee time opposition stirred and got stimulated. Full Report...»»

10/11/18 Cardiff (A) - 1-2 pos 12th
Isn't it critical to still be offensive when taking the lead? But don't have a man sent off! Full Report...»»

03/11/18 Everton (A) - 1-3 pos 12th
There are at least seven top sides by size. So how do you play one to reach such levels? Full Report...»»

27/10/18 Wolves (H) - 1-0 pos 11th
Grind it out is a well used phrase but not without good reason - this being the third single goal winning result on the bounce. Full Report...»»

20/10/18 Newcastle (A) - 1-0 pos 12th
records are meant to be broken, or maybe not become the new level of good or bad. Today was that day. Full Report...»»

05/10/18 West Ham (H) - 1-0 pos 12th
On a scale of one to ten, this contest was only around four for quality but about eight for application. Full Report...»»

29/09/18 Man City (A) - 0-2 pos 14th
Nobody goes out to lose but try their best against superior opposition. Full Report...»»

22/09/18 Tottenham (H) - 1-2 pos 13th
quality counts for everything in the final analysis. The top six sides have it, the rest don't. Full Report...»»

17/09/18 Southampton (A) - 2-2 pos 14th
It was a game of two halves and went right to the wire. Vistors turned it around in the second period. Full Report...»»

01/09/18 Fulham (H) - 2-2 pos 12th
what qualities do you need to get points in the Premier League? An experienced striker could tell you. Full Report...»»

25/08/18 Liverpool (A) - 0-1 pos 12th
Hosts were unbeaten at home all last season. Was nil-nil a genuine possibility? Full Report...»»

19/08/18 Man Utd (H) - 3-2 pos 11th
On a bad day you get beat by a better side. But what happens if you are the ones putting on a good solid performance? Full Report...»»

11/08/18 Watford (A) - 0-2 pos 17th
First of all you have to turn up. Second of all, keep a clean sheet if you lack the means to score. Full Report...»»