Fatman Slim's Features Page


Information to be displayed on this part of Brightonfans site will record BHA facts, figures and more, for our next season at Falmer.

HISTORY & TRAVEL - check out A-Z, our opponents to be played in the PREMIERSHIP.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _***NEW for 2017-18*** - Previous Encounters previews the 19 teams we will meet, details past fixtures and ground/travel info is given too.

FALMER YEARS - under tabs above, we cover all matches from our beginning in 2011.

SQUAD tab - info on players.
Retained names are shown on the shirt number list - are they 1st 11 selections, on bench or merely fringe? PREM Prospects also given.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _***NEW CLOSE SEASON*** signings added.

E-TALK - progress of our Premiership team will get dual ongoing comments under tab:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _***NEW for 2017-18*** - 1st Fixture pre-match report for ~ Man City.
FALMER FAN, who will give a quote per match. Sweeping statements or what?
GAME ON there's more cryptic opinion, with a direct link to corresponding match reports too.

STATS PLUS tab builds an account of quarterly numbers from 2011 on a per season basis.

WITHDEAN ERA - tab for a comprehensive C21 record of other league 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;
CLUBS - find synopsis of both Falmer & Withdean fixtures.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _***NEW for 2017-18*** - PREMIER LEAGUE & EFL clubs listed in alphabet order per division.
CHARACTERS - references to
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _***NEW PREM 17-18*** and all past EFL Albion squads with ins&outs included, also every C21 BHA boss and other usual suspects displayed there.

MANAGERS - tabs for quarterly breakdown of C21 twelve seasons stats, or 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 seventh 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.

Team 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22 22/23  
Brighton C C C C C C P ? ? ? ? ?  
Arsenal F F P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bournemouth C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Burnley C C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Chelsea P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Crystal Palace C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Everton P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Huddersfield C C C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Leicester C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Liverpool F P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Man City P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Man Utd P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Newcastle Utd F F C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Southampton C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Stoke P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Swansea P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Tottenham L P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Watford C C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
West Brom P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
West Ham C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel

Albion Squad:                                    teamsheet; * started last match, + played sub


1 Niki Maenpaa SIGNED NEW CONTRACT - Goalkeeper; Finnish custodian with plenty of experience in France & Holland and also caps for homeland. Brought in summer 15 from Venlo to compete for gloves in a squad lacking top keepers. 30yo has a desire to stop any more shots at Finns around the Amex for a few years. 15/16 - But only used in cup ties and as first reserve on bench. 16/17 - got the call when Stockdale injured but soon replaced & back on bench. LC & FAC apps. Sustained shoulder injury in FAC4 at Lincoln. 17/18 - anticipated 2nd choice.
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. 15/16 - renewed vigor and good form so always on teamsheet. 16/17 - made club captain but started as a centre back. Outstanding pro in wingback role. 17/18 - will be given a chance.
3 GAETAN BONG SIGNED NEW CONTRACT - 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 - 1st 11 could be under threat from new signing.
4 Uwe Huenemeier SQUAD - cent-def; 29yo from German outfit Paderborn for 1.4mill in the Aug 15 transfer window. Was capt there, although part of relegated team. Kicks it & heads it like you would expect from the land of super efficiency. Made the move to the UK south coast to improve his English & breast-stroke at least. 15/16 - Straight in to team... but got injured. First reserve in pecking order but stepped up again with good displays. Then injured again and went off the map. 16/17 - returned with League Cup & FA Cup apps. Proved capable of being top class as a Championship centre half. 17/18 - will have to improve to hold a place.
5 LEWIS DUNK SQUAD - central def; '9/10 - as 18yo got fast tracked from youth side and immediate debut for 1st 11 after signing pro terms. 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 - will start alongside Duffy.
6 DALE STEPHENS SIGNED NEW DEAL - cent m-f; gotten in at the Jan 14 transfer window from Charlton coz Nathan Jones liked him. A 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 - first choice in cent mf.
7 Beram Kayal SQUAD; 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 - will find it tough to start.
8 Jiri Skalak SQUAD - winger; gotten in at end of the Jan 16 window from Czech footy to do the do where others couldn't. Has previous with likes of Sparta Prague before going places on loan. Fair record of a goal per 6 matches on average. Loves England and likes blue & volt. Excellent dead ball delivery. 15/16 - played a part in Championship promo push. 16/17 - not always first choice on left flank. Reluctance to go past defenders down wing. Defensive qualities tho. 17/18 - gonna find it hard to get 90 mins.
9 SAM BALDOCK SIGNED NEW DEAL - striker, prolific 25yo marksman signed a 4yr contract before close of Aug 14 transfer window. Did good for Bristol City but aimed to be a hit man for Albion ambitions. Moved originally from MK Dons to West Ham and then on to City in a million pound deal. Was L1 leading scorer in 13-14. Has a career goal to game ratio of v close to 1:3. 14/15 - Found it difficult to net and merely looked an average front man as sole c-f. Used in wideman role. Knee injury cut short season. 15/16 - showed good touches as part of 442. Lack of goals an issue. Injury prone. 16/17 - began on the bench. Sent off. Became strike partner with Murray. More injuries. 17/18 - got 3yrs extra but difficult to be seen as a starter.
10 Tomer Hemed SQUAD - 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 this level 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 much.
11 ANTHONY KNOCKAERT P o Y - 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 to live up to and some.
12 ***MATY RYAN*** NEW SIGNING - gk; 5 million record signing from Valencia in close season 17 and got a 5 yr contract. Current Australian International who is to be no.1 for BHA Prem survival. Comfortable with the ball at feet, he can help Albion kick on.
13 ***PASCAL GROSS*** NEW SIGNING - 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.
14 STEVE SIDWELL SIGNED NEW CONTRACT - midfield; one time at BHA on loan in days of yore and took the opportunity to return until end of 15-16 season thru run-in. Been around the block in past years at Arsenal, Reading, Chelsea, Villa, Fulham and Stoke, so knows the score. Came off bench and looks ok in blue as well. And is a winner to boot. signed permanently for a yr. 16/17 - selected for 20+ apps but had competition in centre of park. Not quite the status now of Prem career but used experience very well. Awarded Championship goal of the season. 17/18 - likely to be a late game sub to have & hold.
15 Jamie Murphy SQUAD - winger; 25yo Glaswegian with history for Motherwell in Scotland and Sheffield United up north - added to squad in Aug 15. Plenty of experience in attack and can perform on either flank. Scores goals and fancies the Championship to enhance international call up. 15/16 - straight red card & appeal dismissed. Had a knack of scoring but sometimes flatters to deceive. 16/17 - started on bench as impact player. Had good & bad days. 17/18 - possibly an impact sub.
16 (Casper Ankergren) GK COACH - Keeper; 30yo Danish custodian with experience at Leeds in '9/10. Got a couple of years, signing just before first fixture. '10/11 L1; Got lucky at times and in/out form. Strong hands and regular saves away apps - many clean sheets. Not too convincing around the area. But did get PoM for Sept and Mar - clean sheets too. Beat three times in high scoring matches. Wound up crowds with slow play. Didn't chuck himself around too much. '11/12 CHAMPS - knew the score and it meant keeping things cleaner. Off the boil as campaign hotted up at this level - needed to up it fast. Dropped but back after Steve Harper left. Not comanding in area on crosses. Left on bench. '12/13 - guaranteed seat on bench. FA Cup flop. Failed to challenge for gloves. '13/14 - settled for the quiet life with line of least resistance. '14/15 - reserve again and lacked ambition. 15/16 - not sighted east of Lancing. 16/17 - ditto. Made assistant to coach keepers.
17 GLENN MURRAY SQUAD - 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 - gonna need plenty more nous & guile to retain scoring edge.
18 Connor Goldson SQUAD - cent def; 22yo signed for 4yrs in Aug '15 to add to competition for places in rearguard and be part of Albion future. Was with Wolves as a kid but ended up on the channel coast via Shrewsbury. Comes from York but gradually drifted south for a much warmer, sunnier outlook. 15/16 - waited his chance and got it after Xmas. Can only get better with games. Good quality partnership with Dunk. 16/17 - came back from injury with League Cup & FAC app. Required surgery for heart problem - out rest of season. 17/18 - gotta up his game to feature.
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20 SOLLY MARCH SQUAD - winger; 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 - world at his feet if he can step up.
21 Ollie Norwood SQUAD - 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 - gonna be tough to up the ante.
22 SHANE DUFFY SQUAD - 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 - expected to resume with Dunk.
23 Liam Rosenior SQUAD - wingback; Londoner who went to Bristol City, then Fulham, Reading and Ipswich before ending up at Hull. Arrived summer 16. Has some U21 caps. Plenty of campaigning under his belt and just glad to be here, on the south coast again... instead of Torquay. 15/16 - played wide right and made a fist of it. Reverted to left back and did a job there too. Carried off - knee damage. Kept shirt on return. 16/17 - started as fullback. Out for 3 months injured. Made successful return. 17/18 - not anticipated to raise game as he looks to coach eventually.
24 Rohan Ince FRINGE - midfield; came thru Chelsea youth and made an impact at BHA when used in holding role in lieu of Bridcutt. Tall and strong, good in air. '13/14 - competitive but how creative? 14/15 - good in holding role and looked like a defender really. Big & athletic but not ungainly. 15/16 - came on as shield in front of rearguard. Very few apps so went on loan to Fulham. 16/17 - middle of pecking order as defensive shield. LC & FAC apps. Went on loan to Swindon. 17/18 - looking in from the outside.
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26 (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. Signed new 4yr deal.
27 ***MARKUS SUTTNER*** NEW SIGNING - 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.
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29 Richie Towell FRINGE - 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 - will go out on loan.
30 Kazenga LuaLua FRINGE - Winger; loaned from Newcastle '9/10. 19yo is a brother of Pompey's Congolese striker Lomana. Was ultra quick, can play l or r and a crowd pleaser. Done v good and form better. Got subbed - injured leg. Went home but came back. Remarkable recovery. Same pace but where was the quality? Then hamstrung in more ways than one. '10/11 L1; Gus got him again until New Year at least. Stunning first senior goal and faster than ever. Subbed away app - back and needs to be fresh. On fire and can be an inferno. Hot shot or what? Loose cannon and dangerous. Injured by rash tackle - carried off. Broken ankle - out for season. '11/12 CHAMPS - returned on loan and had to deliver for BHA. Hamstring probs. Had more probs trying to beat Championship defenders. Signed permanently but was on bench. Late rocket equaliser as sub. '12/13 - gotta work on full game. Impact player only. '13/14 - well, new coach etc so what next? Got selected but then had knee trouble. Impact as ever. '14/15 - don't call him impact only ever again! Sub game changer in central role. 2Y = R. Showed some 90min quality H&A. 15/16 - started like a hurricane but got injured. Back for run-in. 16/17 - injury prone. LC apps. Sent off U23 and long ban. Went on loan to QPR for '17. 17/18 - days are numbered.
31 (Chris O'Grady) RELEASED - striker; 28yo got 3yr deal as extra frontman and BHA paid about half-a-mill to relegated Barnsley. Has played in L1&2 as well as Champ's over last decade. Reasonable return of goals for apps. Performs targetman role, grafts and goes wide too. We welcomed a likeable northerner to the deep south. 14-15 Limited apps as target-man in lieu of other smaller strikers. Went to Sheff Utd on loan. Did make his mark later with new manager to some extent. 15-16 - Went on loan for season to Forest. 16-17 - season loan to Burton.
32 (Seb Pocognoli) LEFT - left back; 29yo Belgian international gotten in on loan from WBA as cover for no.3 spot. Plenty of experience abroad with Standard Liege, AZ Alkmaar & Hannover. Progressed thru U21 ranks and has 13 full caps. Wants to prove a point with our Albion after only 1 app as sub for West Brom. Got a run of apps in lieu of Bong but injured too.
33 (DAVID STOCKDALE) LEFT - Keeper; signed from Fulham late in pre-season and got 3yr contract. 28yo had experience in Prem & Champ's. Was glove-hunted by Albion for big buckskin. Had Antti Niemi as g-k coach and didn't hesitate to join the upright framework of this progressive south coast club between the sticks. 14/15 Stats indicated some flaws as stopper - needed clean sheets! Broke finger - but lost weight! First choice... well, no competition. 15/16 - began to show useful performances as no.1. 16/17 - hoped 13 was the lucky one. Excellent stopper, although a few blunders with feet. Named in all-club Championship team. Runner up as BHA player of the year.
34 (Elvis Manu) LEFT - striker; a Dutchman but parents were from Ghana. A product of Feyenoord academy and played for them and other sides on loan in Holland. Arrived summer 15. Good record of goalscoring and keen to make it as a frontman without taking too much clog. 15/16 - sub and kinda adjusting to league - plenty of pace. Limited apps and went on loan to Huddersfield. 16/17 - League Cup app. Returned to Holland on loan. 17/18 - on outer limits. Went to Turkey on a free transfer.
35 (Vegard Forren) RELEASED - c-d; 29yo added to the squad as experienced defender during run in. 33 caps for Norway, plus experience in Europe ties. Had 6 mths with Southampton in 2013. Jumped at the chance to come back to the south coast.
37 (Fikayo Tomori) LEFT - right back; Chelsea youngster got in on loan in January window to be reserve right back. Has U19 experience in defence and can play centre back. FA Cup app. Subs apps at r&l backs and cent def.
38 (Chuba Akpom) LEFT - striker; 21yo gotten in at end of the January window on loan from Arsenal. U21 international with experience on loan at Hull. Returned to Gunners squad at end of 2016 after 4mth out with back injury. Also had spells at Brentford & Forest.
42 (Rob Hunt) LEFT - right back; drafted in from U23 squad to play in League Cup/FAC. 16/17 - accomplished performances against lower league opposition. Went on loan to Oldham. 17/18 - signed permanently for Oldham to continue learning curve.
43 Ben White FRINGE - 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.
44 Sam Adekugbe FRINGE - left back; youngster drafted in from north america to fill spare defensive role. 16/17 - in League Cup/FA Cup at the Amex. League debut. 17/18 - whereabouts unknown.
47 (Jake Forster-Caskey) LEFT - Mid-fielder. Youngest ever teenager (16 and a little bit) to turn out for first team. Not big but hey, man enough to compete in FL and got the scars to prove it. Gus didn't rush him and included in new '10/11 develoment squad. Got England U17 credentials. World is his oyster if he can crack it. FAC5 app and looked Prem quality. '11/12 CHAMPS - gonna make the grade at some point in future. Sub on last day of 2011. Scored on full debut at New Year and on list for a reg place. Goal again in FAC3 on second start. Got crocked. '12/13 - got a bright future. Signed for another couple of seasons at least. Went on loan to Oxford in L2. '13/14 - tough to break thru into 1st 11? Nah, easy... until lost form. Variable displays. '14/15 - selected but needed to improve again - U21 call up. '15/16 - went on loan to MK Dons. 16/17 - on loan at Rotherham & then transferred to Charlton.
48 (Danny Holla) LEFT - midfield; 26yo Dutchman, plays in centre of the park. Over 200 apps in Holland with Groningen & Den Haag. Penned for 3yrs and intended to be more than just a clog kinda guy. Mighta been the playmaker Albion needed to plug the dyke in leaky displays. 14/15 Straight in and got class for sure. Gave box to box displays. But lacked fitness, lost confidence and place too. 15/16 - not seen much in match-day eighteen. 16/17 - played in League Cup but left the club at end of August.

When the new season at Falmer starts, a record of BHA league goals and scorers appears here game by game. It is updated from results on the stats page but also contains information as to how each goal was scored.

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

Team 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22 22/23  
Brighton C C C C C C P ? ? ? ? ?  
Arsenal F F P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Aston Villa C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
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 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Brentford C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bristol City C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Burnley C C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Burton Albion L C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Cardiff C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Charlton C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Chelsea P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Cheltenham L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Colchester L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Coventry C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Crystal Palace C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Derby C C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Doncaster C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Everton P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Fulham C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Gillingham L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Huddersfield C C C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Hull C C F C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Ipswich C C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Leeds C C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Leicester C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Lincoln F Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Liverpool F P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Man City P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Man Utd P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Middlesbrough C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Millwall C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
MK Dons C F Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Newcastle Utd F F C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Newport County L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Norwich C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Notts Forest C C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Oxford L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Peterborough C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Port Vale F Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Portsmouth C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Preston C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
QPR C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Reading C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Rotherham C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Sheff W C C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Southampton C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Southend L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Stoke P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Sunderland L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Swansea P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Swindon L L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Tottenham L P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Walsall L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Watford C C C C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
West Brom P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
West Ham C P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Wigan C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Wolves C C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Wrexham F Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Yeovil Town C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel

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

Team 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11  
Brighton 2 2 1 C 1 C C 1 1 1 1 1  
Arsenal Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Aston Villa F Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Barnet 2 2 J L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Barnsley 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Birmingham Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Blackburn Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Blackpool 2 1 1 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bolton Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Boston D J Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bournemouth A 1 1 1 1 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bradford C 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Brentford D 1 1 1 1 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bristol City 1 1 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bristol R L L 1 1 1 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Burnley C C C Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Burton Albion Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Bury 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Cambridge 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Cardiff 2 1 C C L Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Carlisle 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Charlton 1 1 Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
Chelsea Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
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SCROLL DOWN THRU SEASON OF OPINIONS

Straight from the lips of a Seagulls supporter


comments will appear here for PREMIER LEAGUE fixtures -

12/08/17 Manchester City (H) - x-x 0.00pt/gm


PREMIER LEAGUE: Brighton v MANCHESTER CITY
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Man City Manager - PEP GUARDIOLA (2016)
Burst onto the scene last season with a big reputation in Europe. In the event things went a little flat but the Spaniard is king of the north at very least.
16/17 - P38 W23 D9 L6 F80 A39 GD+41 Pt78 Po3 = 2.05pt/gm. Wins = 60.5%

17/18 CITY FANS Expectations - to win something again following great success in recent seasons.


CITY PREM records from;
11/12 - 1, 2, 1, 2, 4, 3. Best finish = 1, Worst finish = 4, Titles - 2, Top Four - 6, Ave finish = 2, C21 Ave = 8 (16yrs)
Big money infusion for the second decade of this century, resulted in City becoming a force to rival Man United, Liverpool & Everton in the northwest.
Since the start of the Premier League in 1992, City (an inaugural club) had twice won the title in the 25 years to 2017.
Title Favs; 12/13 - 2nd, 13/14 - 1st, 16/17 - 3rd.
Recent Managers; Roberto Mancini (2009-13), Manuel Pellegrini (2013-16).


CITY AWAY;
16/17 - P19 W12 D2 L5 F43 A22 GD+21 Pt38 Po3 (Po2 away) = 2.00pt/gm or 48.7% of total points. Away wins = 63.1% - Pep Guardiola.
Reverse sequence; wdw ldw wwl lwl www lww w
Best win - Watford 0-5, worst loss - Everton 4-0

15/16 - W7 D7 L5 F24 A20 GD+4 Pt28 Po4 = 1.47pt/gm or 42.4% of total points. Wins = 36.8% Manuel Pellegrini.
14/15 - W10 D4 L5 F39 A24 GD+15 Pt34 Po2 = 1.78pt/gm or 43% of total points. Wins = 52.6% - Manuel Pellegrini.
13/14 - W10 D4 L5 F39 A24 GD+15 Pt34 Po1 = 1/78pt/gm or 39.5% of total points. Wins = 52.6% - Manuel Pellegrini.


CITY PREM PREVIOUS;
15/16 - W19 D9 L10 F71 A41 GD+30 Pt66 Po4 = 1.73pt/gm. Wins = 50% - Manuel Pelligrini.
Finishing fourth as Citizens commitment to the cause imploded, highlighted the end for the manager after a 3 year turn on the Manchester merry-go-round.
14/15 - W24 D7 L7 F83 A38 GD+45 Pt79 Po2 = 2.07pt/gm. Wins = 63.1% - Manuel Pelligrini, P108 W69 D15 L24 Wins = 63.8%
The Chilean coach was runner-up but Citizens were apparently nowhere as 2nd best, in a division where no.1 is all & everything.
13/14 - W27 D5 L6 F102 A37 GD+65 Pt86 Po1 = 2.26pt/gm. Wins = 71% - Manuel Pelligrini.
Critics of Roberto Mancini's 12/13 squad expansion & management, or rather supposed lack of both, were placated by 'better' results from equally capable Manuel Pelligrini.


KNOCKOUTS;
FA CUP from 13/14; q-f, 4th rnd, 5th rnd, s-f.
LEAGUE CUP; winners, 4th rnd, winners, 4th rnd.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE; last 16, last 16, s-f, last 16.


Fatmanslims


Game On


Albion reporters one-liners


12/08/17 Manchester City (H) - 0-0 pos
Full Report...»»

07/05/17 Aston - Villa (A) - 1-1 pos 2nd
Full Report...»»

29/04/17 Bristol City (H) - 0-1 pos 1 P
the silverware had been delivered and everything was in place for a title-winning lap of honour following an expected victory but... Full Report...»»

21/04/17 Norwich City (A) - 0-2 pos 1 P
a below par display but at end of the day we are still number one and promoted. Full Report...»»

17/04/17 Wigan Athletic (H) - 2-1 pos 1 P
win the game and get promoted. Dreams do come true if you truly believe long enough. Full Report...»»

14/04/17 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) - 2-0 pos 1st
what does it say about a team that equals its previous seasons record total with four games left? Full Report...»»

07/04/17 Queens Park Rangers (A) - 2-1 pos 1st
it was squeeky bum time and the measure of a top team is how they deal with all sorts of pressure. Full Report...»»

04/04/17 Birmingham (H) - 3-1 pos 1st
what really counts? possession, on targets, set pieces, chances... or goals! Full Report...»»

01/04/17 Blackburn (H) - 1-0 pos 2nd
Home is where the heart is but at this juncture you just do the job clinically as possible. Full Report...»»

18/03/17 Leeds (A) - 0-2 pos 2nd
whether you are at the top or bottom, a win against teams near you is always a big positive. Easier said than done. Full Report...»»

10/03/17 Derby (H) - 3-0 pos 2nd
you look for a comprehensive display, plus clean sheet, chances, goals and control of the contest. What you get is... Full Report...»»

07/03/17 Rotherham (A) - 2-0 pos 2nd
there are certain games when you just have to get all three points by hell or high water. Full Report...»»

04/03/17 Nottingham Forest (A) - 0-3 pos 2nd
who plays the blame game? a suspected offside, a silly mistake and a dodgy pen. But at end of the day it's a defeat again. Full Report...»»

28/02/17 Newcastle (H) - 1-2 pos 2nd
what really determines the result of a game? Maybe such factors like the Ref's decisions and other uncontrolables. Full Report...»»

25/02/17 Reading (H) - 3-0 pos 1st
when was Albion historically a classic counter attacking side? Ok, on a few occasions with the odd goal perhaps but today for all three? Full Report...»»

18/02/17 Barnsley (A) - 2-0 pos 1st
it was time to stand up and be counted away from home, to keep the faith and a clean sheet to boot. Full Report...»»

14/02/17 Ipswich (H) - 1-1 pos 2nd
some nights the performance isn't good enough to get the win by law of averages. Is it chaos theory or just cause & effect? Full Report...»»

11/02/17 Burton Albion (H) - 4-1 pos 2nd
Three nil up and cruising but the clean sheet went west as opposition would not roll over for potential table toppers. Full Report...»»

05/02/17 Brentford (A) - 3-3 pos 2nd
we talk about things that change the game. Perhaps it was Stockdale's penalty save that was the turning point in this match. Full Report...»»

02/02/17 Huddersfield (A) - 1-3 pos 1st
442 away from home but the attacking intent was lacking and midfield got overrun. Full Report...»»

24/01/17 Cardiff (H) - 1-0 pos 1st
does it matter how long you take to score despite all the possession and dominance in the game? Full Report...»»

20/01/17 Sheffield Wednesday (H) - 2-1 pos 1st
one guy carried off, a penalty double save, an own goal, two from an electric winger, three sendings off and a punch up - what more? Full Report...»»

14/01/17 Preston North End (A) - 0-2 pos 2nd
underestimate opponents and overestimate your own ability and it is likely to come back and bite you. Full Report...»»

02/01/17 Fulham (A) - 2-1 pos 1st
self belief and a will to win were applied after going a goal to the worse. Full Report...»»

27/12/16 Queens Park Rangers (H) - 3-0 pos 1st
it was after Xmas but cheer continued, as the Amex was one big table-topping party. Full Report...»»

17/12/16 Birmingham (A) - 2-1 pos 2nd
the game is ninety minutes but may not be over until Ref has clocked all the stoppage time to the very last second. Full Report...»»

13/12/16 Blackburn (A) - 3-2 pos 1st
professionalism, work ethic, skill, quality and a little luck always helps top sides. Full Report...»»

09/12/16 Leeds (H) - 2-0 pos 1st
Two penalties is not something you see that often but they were needed to win this one. Full Report...»»

03/12/16 Cardiff (A) - 0-0 pos 2nd
Oppositiion shut up shop, parked the bus and closed the gap between top & bottom. Full Report...»»

26/11/16 Fulham (H) - 2-1 pos 2nd
we went a goal down in a below par first half. Then an early equaliser then made it a game of forty minutes. Full Report...»»

18/11/16 Aston Villa (H) - 1-1 pos 2nd
top teams need good managers. When two come together you might take the point beforehand. Full Report...»»

05/11/16 Bristol City (A) - 2-0 pos 2nd
what does a top team require to put a series of wins together... maybe an all round display each time? Full Report...»»

29/10/16 Norwich City (H) - 5-0 pos 2nd
It all adds up. You don't sit on one or two but go for more and ride your good luck, as only bad is theirs. Full Report...»»

22/10/16 Wigan Athletic (A) - 1-0 pos 2nd
on the road again and far enough to go for a win to be worth double. But if you have to grind it out... Full Report...»»

18/10/16 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) - 1-0 pos 3rd
in an even match one thing separated the sides - a goal. But was it home advantage? Full Report...»»

15/10/16 Preston North End (H) - 2-2 pos 4th
How many Albion players does it take to win a game at home? Answers to BHA, Falmer, Sussex BN1 9BL. Full Report...»»

01/10/16 Sheffield Wednesday (A) - 2-1 pos 3rd
A victory that made history for visitors and well deserved too. Full Report...»»

27/09/16 Ipswich (A) - 0-0 pos 3rd
there have to be nil-nil games. It is a stat each club can register. But is it a point gained or two lost? Full Report...»»

24/09/16 Barnsley (H) - 2-0 pos 3rd
you set out the stall and wait for someone to buy in. If the striker can then that is value for money. Full Report...»»

17/09/16 Burton Albion (A) - 1-0 pos 6th
it was one way traffic but the home unit almost held out until a final away forage in their area. Full Report...»»

13/09/16 Huddersfield (H) - 1-0 pos 7th
their manager said, 'only the hard worker has luck.' He was right... after a useful home display. Full Report...»»

10/09/16 Brentford (H) - 0-2 pos 13th
we hit the bar and did it cross the line, had a clear pen shout rubbished and get caught cold twice. That is football I guess. Full Report...»»

27/08/16 Newcastle (A) - 0-2 pos 9th
defending set pieces may be an art but scoring from them is they way a team wins games. Full Report...»»

20/08/16 Reading (A) - 2-2 pos 2nd
coming back from a very early set back to lead is what top teams can do. But you have then got to kill sides off. Full Report...»»

16/08/16 Rotherham (H) - 3-0 pos 1st
0-0, 3-0, 3-0 - there seems to be a theme developing here and it is as clean as it is clear. Full Report...»»

12/08/16 Nottm Forest (H) - 3-0 pos 1st
one is enough, two is better and three makes a difference to that column as well. Full Report...»»

06/08/16 Derby (A) - 0-0 pos 9th
Seagulls were all over them like a sunny day on the prom. But unlike the birds, the guys could not nick the spoils. Full Report...»»