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Brightonfans has a large historical database containing separate match reports and an 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 - info on recent players from the shirt no. list.

STATS PLUS tab - built an account of quarterly 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;
CLUBS - find synopsis of both Falmer & Withdean fixtures.
PREMIER LEAGUE & EFL clubs listed in alphabet order per division.
CHARACTERS - shows detailed ***PREM STATS***
plus references to PL 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.

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Brighton C C C C C C P ? ? ? ? ?  
Arsenal F F P Previous Encounters 10 things... Travel
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Crystal Palace C C 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 would help Albion kick on. Made a few rickets in friendlies and opening fixtures but got better. Established as pukka Prem custodian.
2 BRUNO Saltor Grau BENCH - 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 senior pro in wingback role. 17/18 - got an extra year, given the shirt & armband. Class act in this div. Rested sometimes.
3 GAETAN BONG * 1ST 11 - 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 signings. Subbed in League Cup. Injured in training. League Cup app. FA Cup app. Given the shirt for defensive contests.
4 Uwe Huenemeier SQUAD 25 - 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 - in 25 man pool but had to improve to get a 1st 11 place. League cup apps. 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. 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 - vice capt. Stars alongside Duffy.
6 DALE STEPHENS * 1ST 11 - 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. Looks the part & ever present.
7 BERAM KAYAL + BENCH - 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.
8 (Jiri Skalak) INJURED - 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 - in 25 man pool but not match-day 18 on bench. Merely cover for injured flanker higher in pecking order. League Cup & FA Cup apps.
9 Sam Baldock SQUAD 25 - 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. Yet more injuries. 17/18 - got 3yrs extra but required surgery on calf problem. In 25 man pool and made bench but difficult to be a first-choice sub. FA Cup apps.
10 Tomer Hemed SQUAD 25 - 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 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.
11 ANTHONY KNOCKAERT + BENCH - 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.
12 Niki Maenpaa SQUAD 25 - 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 - in 25 man pool but 3rd choice keeper. League Cup & FA Cup apps.
13 PASCAL GROSS * 1ST 11 - 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. Subbed in second game. Scored first two Premier League goals. Got good reviews game by game.
14 (Steve Sidwell) INJURED - 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 - in 25 man pool. Back surgery & ankle problem - out for most of season.
15 (Jamie Murphy) OUT ON LOAN - 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 - in 25 man pool but not on bench as impact sub. League Cup app. Went on loan to Rangers for 2018.
16 LEONARDO ULLOA + BENCH - striker; arrived for a second spell with Seagulls, on loan from Leicester, in Jan 18 window. Had a goals to games ratio of near 1:2 when playing up front during 2 BHA Championship p-o chases. Sold to Leicester in July 2014 and part of Foxes title winning squad. But hardly figured for them this term. On bench - day1. FA Cup scoring app.
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 - gonna need plenty more nous & guile to retain scoring edge at higher level. Ongoing ankle problem resolved.
18 Connor Goldson BENCH - 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 - full recovery and in 25 man pool as sub. Upped his game to feature. League Cup apps. MoM on PL debut. FA Cup apps.
19 JOSE IZQUIERDO * 1ST 11 - 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. League Cup full debut then PL squad. FA Cup apps.
20 SOLLY MARCH * 1ST 11 - 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. FA Cup app.
21 EZEQUIEL SCHELOTTO * 1ST 11 - defender; 28yo gotten in at last gasp of Aug 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. League Cup app. Subbed on first Prem start at h-t. FA Cup app.
22 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 c-d pairing. 5 YELLOWS
23 Liam Rosenior SQUAD 25 - 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 - in 25 man pool but not anticipated to raise game as he looks to coach eventually. Captain in League Cup & FA Cup apps.
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. Got up to speed pdq after finding feet. Injured playing for Holland.
25 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. FA Cup scoring debut.
26 Tim Krul BENCH - goal-keeper; 29yo experienced custodian signed from Newcastle Sept 17. The Dutchman has had spells at homeland clubs and is an international to boot. In 25 man Prem pool and on bench. League Cup & FA Cup apps.
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29 MARKUS SUTTNER SQUAD 25 - 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. Exposed in opening fixtures. FA Cup apps.
30 (Kazenga LuaLua) LEFT - 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 - got a 6 month loan deal to QPR again. Signed for Sunderland in Jan 18.
31 (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 but injured. Signed new 4yr deal.
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34 (Rohan Ince) OUT ON LOAN - 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. Went on loan to Bury. League Cup app.
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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.
37 (IZZY BROWN) LEFT - m-f; 20yo Chelsea starlet on loan for the Prem season. Did a stint in the Champ's last term up north. Came thru Chelsea U21 ranks and also played Youth international football. Should fly like a Seagull. Limped off in 1st game, went to Chelsea for attention. Available as addition to 25 man Prem pool. Needed to step up and compete for a shirt. FA Cup app - 6th min, INJURED! Out for season with knee ligament tear. Returned to Chelsea.
38 Ales Mateju FRINGE - right back; 21yo summer signing from a Czech club to supplement defence. Part of U23 set up for development towards first team group. Playing sub in League Cup ties.
39 (Soufyan Ahannach) OUT ON LOAN - winger; 21yo arrived from Holland outfit Almere in lower tier rankings. Knows where the net is and good ratio of 1 goal in 3 apps. On bench for League Cup tie. Went back on loan at Rotterdam.
40 (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.
41 (Ollie Norwood) OUT ON LOAN - 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. BHA would consider offers - went on loan to Fulham.
47 Dessie Hutchinson FRINGE - midfield; kid coming thru U23 ranks to make numbers up in League Cup app. Showed great potential.
49 Jayson Molumby FRINGE - midfield; drafted in from U23 squad to play in League Cup. Came thru Academy ranks. Impressive debut as holding m-f in Lg Cup tie. High praise for games in U21 Rep of Ireland squad.
66 Aaron Connolly FRINGE - striker; 18yo from the U23 set up to make numbers up in second eleven squad. Playing sub in League Cup tie.
70 James Tilley FRINGE - 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. Playing sub in League Cup tie - scored winner.

FOR REFERENCE; Historical database
Reports - pre & post from 2002-3 to 2017-18.
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.
Archive - ***PREM STATS***
plus managers, signings, squads etc. Clubs tab lists A-Z by division.

PRE-MATCH REPORTS;
OUR MISSION - 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 the season progressed, teams were often be 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 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 here for ongoing PREMIER LEAGUE fixtures -

12/08/17 Manchester City (H) - L 0-2, 0.00pt/gm
We gave them a game... in our half mostly and made them work for it.

19/8/17 Leicester (A) - L 0-2, 0.00pt/gm
The main thought from observing this second defeat was, is the squad good enough to survive?

26/8/17 Watford (A) - 0-0, 0.33pt/gm
Huffing & puffing up front with chances that came from more possession against ten men.

9/9/17 West Brom (H) - W 3-1, 1.00pt/gm
Outplay opposition and it is game on. Score three times and it is game over.

15/9/17 Bournemouth (A) - L 1-2, 0.80pt/gm
This is the Premier League but fundamentals still apply. Keep a clean sheet and kill off opposition when chances come.

24/9/17 Newcastle (H) - W 1-0, 1.66pt/gm
Ditto last match observations. Especially at home.

1/10/17 Arsenal (A) - L 0-2, 1.00pt/gm
they say you can't get points from the big six but in football you only get what you deserve and we didn't deserve all that much here.

15/10/17 Everton (H) - 1-1, 1.00pt/gm
the match sparked into life for the final ten minutes and Ref made sure he remained an official who did know what he was doing... except to Brighton fans.

20/10/17 West Ham (A) - W 3-0, 1.22pt/gm
a complete performance, a clean sheet, three great goals to savour and three points away from home to boot.

29/10/17 Southampton (H) - 1-1, 1.00pt/gm
a quarter of this season completed and although this draw appeared par for the day, it helps bolster the positive first stat.

4/11/17 Swansea (A) - W 1-0, 1.36pt/gm
was it a six pointer? Well, score a goal and stop them netting and it's three for sure.

20/11/17 Stoke (H) - 2-2, 1.33pt/gm
pattern of play doesn't always follow like a chess board, no matter how well drilled two opposing forces may seem. Random kinda takes issue with action.

25/11/17 Man Utd (A) - L 0-1, 1.23pt/gm
they were a big club but it is still 11 v 11 and you've got to be in it to try and not get beat.

28/11/17 Crystal Palace (H) - 0-0, 1.21pt/gm
they were bottom and hopeless away from home. Albion shared out the points like good neighbours to old friends.

2/12/17 Liverpool (H) - L 1-5, 1.13pt/gm
if you get beat by a better side then don't get humiliated. But heads dropped and legs went wobbly.

9/12/17 Huddersfield (A) - L 0-2, 1.06pt/gm
it wasn't as if we didn't know what we were in for there but that seemed to make little difference anyway in final analysis.

13/12/17 Spurs (A) - L 0-2, 1.00pt/gm
Did we expect anything from this match? Well, you get what you deserve at end of the day.

16/12/17 Burnley (H) - 0-0, 1.00pt/gm
fail to score and you must keep a clean sheet to get anything like the point available from k-o at nil-nil.

23/12/17 Watford (H) - W 1-0, 1.10pt/gm
one goal was enough but in truth chances were there to net a stockingfull of Xmas presents at least.

26/12/17 Chelsea (A) - L 0-2, 1.05pt/gm
Boxing Day is for sport of many types but this was more like a turkey shoot than footy.

30/12/17 Newcastle (A) - 0-0, 1.04pt/gm
it was a long way to go and a clean sheet was the first priority before making tracks home.

1/1/18 Bournemouth (H) 2-2, 1.04pt/gm
off the blocks like a sprinter and pedal to the metal. But it is a marathon not a sprint and overall pace decides if you get home ok.

13/1/18 West rom (A) L 0-2, 1.00pt/gm
if the opposition score we are cooked because Albion cannot score on the road or even buy a goal away from home.

20/1/18 Chelsea (H) L 0-4, 0.95pt/gm
you get back what you put in and survival chasers were never gonna get owt from the get go.

31/1/18 Southampton (A) 1-1, 0.96pt/gm
taking the lead is a distinct advantage but is it sensible to just try and sit on a single goal for another 75 minutes?

3/2/18 West Ham (H) W 3-1, 1.03pt/gm
go get the lead and don't let 'em off the hook. Never, ever. Shoot, score. Win, kill.

10/2/18 Stoke (A) 1-1, 1.03pt/gm
see comments for the previous match at home and apply here - except away it don't quite work as well.


Game On


Albion reporters one-liners


10/02/18 Stoke (A) - 1-1 pos 13th
the defence do their job and attack puts the team one up. But where is the killer instinct to finish it? Full Report...»»

03/02/18 West Ham (H) - 3-1 pos 13th
an overall competent display, highlighted by a trio of super scores from open play. Full Report...»»

31/01/18 Southampton (A) - 1-1 pos 15th
play well, stay in the game and grab a pen. Then try to keep a clean sheet. Full Report...»»

20/01/18 Chelsea (H) - 0-4 pos 16th
five minutes in and it was all over bar the shouting. Outclassed hosts also failed to score. Full Report...»»

13/01/18 West Brom (A) - 0-2 pos 15th
we got beat fair & square. But the big thing was having no chance of scoring an equaliser at any time. Full Report...»»

01/01/18 Bournemouth (H) - 2-2 pos 12th
go one up early and you hold the whip hand. Do it again and you've only got yourself to blame if letting the lead slip a second time. Full Report...»»

30/12/17 Newcastle (A) - 0-0 pos 12th
taking the game to hosts seemed the way forward but a goal would have made the real difference. Full Report...»»

26/12/17 Chelsea (A) - 0-2 pos 12th
Xmas was over and fast food was available on Boxing Day. Turkeys served their purpose and got junked instead. Full Report...»»

23/12/17 Watford (H) - 1-0 pos 12th
halfway through and half as many points as we might require come four months time. Full Report...»»

16/12/17 Burnley (H) - 0-0 pos 13th
The proverbial game of two halves but the lack of goals is more significant than a clean sheet. Full Report...»»

13/12/17 Tottenham (A) - 0-2 pos 13th
Wembley was the venue but the same old story of being out of our depth unfolded. Full Report...»»

09/12/17 Huddersfield (A) - 0-2 pos 13th
Albion needed to stop the rot and at a minimum not get beat. Well that was the plan! Full Report...»»

02/12/17 Liverpool (H) - 1-5 pos 11th
they were top six, we were hopeless. They rotated, we regurgitated. Full Report...»»

28/11/17 Crystal Palace (H) - 0-0 pos 10th
a different team visiting but yet another stalemate and the clean sheet was off set by the fail to score stat. Full Report...»»

25/11/17 Man Utd (A) - 0-1 pos 9th
going to a top side was like a dream. Performing like one was almost theatre. Full Report...»»

20/11/17 Stoke (H) - 2-2 pos 9th
one down, level, one behind again and it wasn't even half time. So would the second period be mission impossible? Full Report...»»

04/11/17 Swansea (A) - 1-0 pos 8th
Did the best side win? Well in the final analysis, keeping a clean sheet helps a lot. Full Report...»»

29/10/17 Southampton (H) - 1-1 pos 12th
goal by goal, point by point, step by step is the way forward and so far so good. Full Report...»»

20/10/17 West Ham (A) - 3-0 pos 12th
stay in the game and don't concede. And take chances when they come. Result = 3 points. Full Report...»»

15/10/17 Everton (H) - 1-1 pos 14th
One nil up with the end in sight. But Ref wanted to be star of the show in final minutes. Full Report...»»

01/10/17 Arsenal (A) - 0-2 pos 14th
ok it was a big six side but the measure of it was how well their defence dealt with our attack. Well, what attack? Full Report...»»

24/09/17 Newcastle (H) - 1-0 pos 13th
was it a pukka Prem game, as opposed to a re-run of level two from last season? You betcha!! Full Report...»»

15/09/17 Bournemouth (A) - 1-2 pos 14th
One up and looking good for points. But it all slipped away in just five minutes. Full Report...»»

09/09/17 West Brom (H) - 3-1 pos 13th
Just before halftime Albion got the breakthrough. Just afterwards they doubled the lead. Small moments in time and fine margins for victory. Full Report...»»

26/08/17 Watford (A) - 0-0 pos 17th
Eleven visitors versus ten hosts for well over a hour. But it could have been the whole game for all difference made to the result. Full Report...»»

19/08/17 Leicester (A) - 0-2 pos 18th
A goal conceded in the first minute and from then it was chasing the game. Full Report...»»

12/08/17 Manchester City (H) - 0-2 pos 19th
Outplayed & outclassed. Apart from that, welcome to the Premier League. Full Report...»»