Tag: Brighton & Hove Albion

Video of the Day: Nottingham Forest vs Brighton & Hove Albion, September 1981

Without even kicking a ball, this was not a particularly good weekend for Brighton & Hove Albion. At the top of the Football League Championship, Burnley and Middlesbrough both won to open a chink of daylight between themselves and Brighton, who stay in third place in the table and now have a potentially tricky trip to the East Midlands tonight to play Nottingham Forest to look forward to if they wish to cut that gap at the top. Time, it feels, might not be on Brighton’s side at the moment. For this morning’s video, we’re going back to Brighton’s...

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Brighton & Hove Albion, May 1979

On Saturday lunchtime in East Sussex, Brighton & Hove Albion slipped considerably in terms of their aspirations of getting into the Premier League when a last minute Burnley goal cost them two points against the league leaders and the momentum in the race for the other automatic promotion place with Burnley. Brighton have only spent one period in the top flight of English football before and that came between 1979 and 1983, ending shortly before the team appeared in the FA Cup final for the first – and still only – time in its history. Tomorrow evening, they travel...

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Video of the Day: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday, April 1983

Tomorrow night, Brighton & Hove Albion play Sheffield Wednesday at The Amex Community Stadium as they seek to continue a push for a Premier League place which has sparked back into life over the last couple of weeks after starting to look as if it had come of the rails. Thirty-three years ago, however, these same two clubs were meeting with a slightly different set of circumstances. The 1982/83 season had seen Jimmy Melia take over as the manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. For all of his team’s struggling in the First Division – they would be relegated...

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Video of the Day: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Norwich City, 1982

Managerial replacements occasionally seem to be ten a penny these days, but there was a time when managers lasted a while, and parting ways with him during the season was a major news story, wherever it was. Mike Bailey left Brighton & Hove Albion in December 1982 with his team just above the relegation places in the First Division, and that was enough to persuade the BBC to send their Outside Broadcast team down to good old Sussex by the sea for the Albion’s relegation tussle with Norwich City. Commentary comes from John Motson. You can follow Twohundredpercent on...

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