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Brighton & A Media Scrum

As my train from work pulled into Brighton railway station, the weather felt unseasonably warm. It was the hot air produced in the local press over the last forty-eight hours regarding the replacement of Mickey Adams as the manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. The timing of Adams’ departure was somewhat surprising in that it…

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February 24, 2009

Match Of The (Mid)Week – Luton 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

When one thinks of pitch invasions at Kenilworth Road, one might be inclined to think of the infamous mass fight between Luton and Millwall supporters at an FA Cup match in 1985. Last night, there was a pitch invasion at Kenilworth Road but there was no violence involved this time, merely an explosion of anger,…

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February 19, 2009

Match Of The Week: Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Hartlepool United

What a curious season it has been for Brighton & Hove Albion. On the one hand work finally started on their new stadium at Falmer, they are ninety minutes from Wembley and they knocked Manchester City out of the League Cup. On the other, though, they have slumped down the League One table after an…

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February 2, 2009

In Praise Of… Brian Clough

The unveiling of a new statue of Brian Clough in Nottingham last week seems like as good a time as any to to take a quick look back at the career of arguably English football’s greatest manager. It’s probably fair to say that the managerial achievements of Brian Clough will never be repeated again. He…

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November 18, 2008

Up The Avenue

Of the smaller clubs that have had runs in the FA Cup over the years, some have had unhappy endings. Enfield, who became a national name in the 1970s and 1980s, have been the subject of a piece on here before, whilst Farnborough Town, who briefly scared the living daylights out of Arsenal as recently…

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November 7, 2008

Match Of The (Mid)Week: Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Manchester City (Brighton Win 5-3 Penalties)

Some people danced in the car parks at the City of Manchester Stadium when the Abu Dhabi United group bought Manchester City. Some of their supporters were devastated. Many of the rest of us rolled our eyes and looked to the heavens. The reinvention of Manchester City might take some time to complete, and last…

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September 25, 2008

A Few Things About Local Derbies

What constitutes a local derby seems, on the face of it, to be a question with a pretty obvious answer. However, if we take a couple of minutes to actually examine it, it becomes more nuanced that you might at first think. Derby matches are usually local, but they don’t necessarily have to be. The…

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August 15, 2008
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