Tag Archives: Brighton & Hove Albion

Finishing school: how Fortuna Sittard are breathing life into young careers | Football

George Cox in discussions with Fortuna’s assistant manager, Kevin Hofland.

“Coming out here is definitely the best thing I’ve done,” George Cox says. The Brighton left-back is enjoying an interrupted season on loan at Fortuna Sittard, one of many players taking advantage of the chance to develop in the Eredivisie. Fortuna are open about their transfer policy: they acquire young …

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Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? | Football

Crystal Palace have said matchday staff will ‘not be financially disavantaged’.

Arsenal Arsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s discussions. But there has been no decision taken and the focus has been on ensuring casual employees are looked after. All will be paid as normal until 30 …

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action | Football

Phil Foden suffered from being positioned on the wing against United.

1) Shaw’s uncertain form is a thing of the past The rehabilitation of Luke Shaw has been a success of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s reign. A player given harsh treatment by José Mourinho may never turn into the first-choice England left-back he looked set to be as a teenager at Southampton …

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Jordan Ayew strikes for Crystal Palace to keep Brighton in the mire | Football

These are worrying times for Graham Potter. The Brighton manager watched his side suffer the ignominy of a first home defeat in the top flight at the hands of their bitter rivals that leaves them still waiting to record a victory in 2020. Jordan Ayew’s seventh Premier League goal of …

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Premier League and Carabao Cup: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Football

Aston Villa’s last trip to Wembley, for last season’s Championship play-off final, turned out Ok for Dean Smith.

1) Vardy’s goal drought under scrutiny Since he scored 14 goals in 12 league games between late September and 21 December, in which he failed to find the net in only two matches (one of them against Norwich), someone has turned off Jamie Vardy’s scoring tap. In that free-scoring period …

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Neal Maupay pounces for Brighton to dent Sheffield United’s top-four hopes | Football

Chris Wilder is an unusual Premier League manager in all sorts of ways. Not least because he lives so close to his club that he often avoids Sheffield’s traffic jams by either running or catching a bus to work. Saturday was a jogging day but Wilder, disguised by a hoodie …

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Premier League, Championship and Europe: the weekend’s talking points | Football

Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser looks to get the better of Sheffield United’s George Baldock

1) Brighton need to find right formula fast Brighton have been chopping and changing, looking for a formula that might help them beat the drop. They remain outside the relegation zone by three points and have a better goal difference than their rivals. But they have not won since December …

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Mariappa’s calamitous own goal gifts Brighton draw with Watford | Football

A horrible own goal from Adrian Mariappa gave Brighton a share of the spoils in a keenly contested relegation scrap. Watford, as against Everton last week, had taken a deserved lead and looked unlikely to let go of it. Graham Potter’s consistent tinkering eventually paid off, however, when substitute Alireza …

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