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‘I Blame Everybody’ – Jose Mourinho Unhappy Again As Man Utd Secure Unconvincing FA Cup Win Over Brighton (Photo & Video)

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Despite seeing his side book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup after a 2-0 win against Brighton, Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho was once again unimpressed by his players' display on a snowy night at Old Trafford.

Mourinho left superstars Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba on the bench but yet again his charges produced a limp display which left the home fans frustrated.

Arsenal: Pressure Mounts On Arsene Wenger After Brighton Win 2-1 At Amex (Video)

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Brighton increased the pressure on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Sunday, with the Seagulls securing a 2-1 win against the Gunners at the Amex.

Coming into the game on the back of three straight defeats, Arsenal started with Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin.

However, their defensive frailties were once again there for all to see when after just seven minutes, Lewis Dunk fired home after Petr Cech had failed to clear a corner.

Stoke: Leaden-Footed Charlie Adam Botches Penalty Follow-Up In Dramatic End To Brighton Clash (Video)

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Stoke City and Brighton played out a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. However, it could have been so different for the Potters, only for Charlie Adam to see his late penalty saved and then fail to score from the rebound after a leaden-footed job towards the ball.

FA Cup: Brighton Smuggle Late Win Over Crystal Palace Thanks To Glenn Murray’s Pelvis And Timely Assist From VAR (Photos & Video)

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Brighton & Hove Albion played host to Crystal Palace in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday night, the first ever competitive English match to feature the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

At a fairly sparsely-populated AMEX Stadium (isn't this supposed to be a 'local' derby?

Pinball Wizards: Mother Of All Goalmouth Scrambles Sees Bournemouth Secure Draw Away To Brighton (Video)

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Bournemouth twice came from behind to secure a share of the spoils away to Brighton in an entertaining south-coast clash.

Anthony Knockaert had opened the scoring for the Seagulls, only for Steve Cook to head home an equaliser just after the half-hour mark.

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Veteran hitman Glenn Murray then put the hosts ahead again soon after the break.

Retro Football: Young Nigel Clough Laughs At His Dad’s Brighton Team Losing 8-2 Against Bristol Rovers On ‘The Big Match’, 1973 (Video)

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As he was prone to do throughout his career, Brian Clough caused a ruckus in November of 1973 when he fell out without absolutely everybody, resigned from his post after six good years with league champions Derby County and subsequently took over at Brighton & Hove Albion down in the Third Division just six weeks later.

Brighton: Lewis Dunk Closes In On Unwanted Record As Seagulls Outclassed By Liverpool At Amex (Video)

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Brighton were well and truly battered by Liverpool at the Amex on Saturday, with the Reds cruising to a 5-1 win against the Premier League new-boys Brighton.

Emre Can, Roberto Firmino (with a brace) and Philippe Coutinho all got on the scoresheet while Glenn Murray converted a spot-kick for the hosts.

West Ham: Pressure Mounts On Bilic As Dismal Hammers Lose 3-0 To Brighton At London Stadium (Video)

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West Ham found themselves on the end of a 3-0 home defeat courtesy of new-boys Brighton on Friday night, a result which leaves Hammers boss Slaven Bilic under serious pressure.

Brighton opened the scoring after just 10 minutes, with veteran striker Glenn Murray heading home from a Pascal Gross free-kick.

Championship: Brighton ‘Keeper David Stockdale Scores Two Almost Identical Own-Goals In Space Of 20 Minutes (Video)

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Brighton missed out on the chance to clinch the Championship title on Friday night after slumping to a 2-0 defeat against Norwich at Carrow Road.

It proved to be a naffold night for Seagulls goalkeeper David Stockdale who technically scored both of Norwich's goals, and all in the space of 20 first-half minutes.

Shit Football Kits: Brighton & Hove Albion Pair Stripy Shirt With Matching Stripy Shorts, 1991-93 (Photo)

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By and large, Brighton & Hove Albion have been playing in blue and white stripes for well over 100 years some 113 years to be exact.

In that time, only once did theSeagulls venture to extend their famous two-tone livery south of the waistband, and now we know why.

During the giddy halcyon days of the early 1990s, Brighton bashed out a home strip that coupled a stripy shirt with matchingstripy shorts.

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Twenty-One: Brighton & Norwich Scrap At The Bottom

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As February turned to March in 1981, the battle to avoid relegation to the Second Division was hotting up, with just two points seperating Brghton & Hove Albion, Norwich City and Leicester City at the bottom of the table. The big match of the weekend at the bottom of the table came from Carrow Road, and was between Norwich and Brighton.

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Danny Welbeck believes Arsenal must be ‘united’ after victory over AC Milan

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Brighton: Chris Hughton Named Premier League Manager Of The Month After Sailing Through February Unbeaten (Photo)

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Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for February after steering his side through the month unbeaten.

January saw Bournemouth's Eddie Howe break Pep Guardiola's four-award streak, with Hughton following up by making it back-to-back wins for the 'little guys'.

Arsene Wenger urges Arsenal stars not to ‘forget’ their quality

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Arsenal legend would always ‘say yes’ if Arsenal come calling

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Premier League winner closes in on surprise loan move

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Leicester centre-forward Leonardo Ulloa is reportedly closing in on a loan move to former club Brighton & Hove Albion. The 31-year-old joined City from Albion back in 2014, and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Foxes.

BREAKING: Sky sources: @OfficialBHAFC close to loan signing of Leonardo Ulloa from @LCFC.

Shocker: Miguel Britos Sees Red For Horror Lunge As Brighton Secure First-Ever Premier League Point v Watford (Video)

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At the third time of asking, new-boys Brighton finally broke their duck in the Premier League, returning from Vicarage Road with a share of the points.

However, the Seagulls will be disappointed not to have picked up a win, with Watford playing most of the game with 10 men after Miguel Britos was sent off for a shocking tackle on Anthony Knockaert.

Man City: Slick Citizens Battle To Victory Against New-Boys Brighton (Video)

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Title favourites Manchester City battled to victory against Premier League new-boys Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

The Citizens, not surprisingly, totally dominated throughout the game, but came up against an organised, hard-working Brighton side.

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Gabriel Jesus started up front in tandem with Sergio Aguero, and the Brazilian produced some moments of pure class during the game.

Football Art: Brighton Fan Paints Enormous Mural On House To Celebrate Team’s Promotion To Premier League (Photo)

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While the players themselves celebrated by playing silly buggers on the train home, one Brighton fan decided that the only fitting manner in which to mark his side's glorious ascension to the Premier League was in mural form.

As spotted by the Brighton Argus, one Seagulls supporter in Viaduct Road, Brighton, has turned his house into a giant, blue-and-white striped homage to his beloved football club.

Championship Snapshot: Brighton & Hove Albion All But Secure Promotion To The Premier League…

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Almost 20 years to the day that they were half-an-hour from slipping out of the Football League entirely, Brighton & Hove Albion have gone and all but secured themselves promotion to the Premier League.

With the result of Huddersfield's late kick-off still pending, Brighton's 2-1 win over Wigan saw them strengthentheir place at the top of the Championship and more importantly go 12 points clear of The Terriers in third place.

Deal Done: Club confirm sale for striker

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Nigel Adkins will be the new manager at Reading

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Nigel Adkins is set to become the next manager of Reading and will be officially unveiled in a press conference on Tuesday morning.

Nigel Adkins set to become the new manager of Reading

Reading sacked Brian McDermott a couple of weeks ago and were heavily interested in Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet.

FA Cup Saturday Review: Big Surprises as Premier League Sides Struggle Against Lower League Opposition

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Luton Town celebrates victory during the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round match against Norwich City (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Every season, we find ourselves saying the same line about the world's oldest domestic cup competition: "Anything can happen!".

Sometimes, it fleshes out and crowds witness some of the greatest giant-killings of recent history.

Siu’s View: FA Cup Third Round Review; Tribute to Frank Lampard; West Ham’s Winter Wonders

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In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League (and/or domestic cup) action and talking points, as well as any significant news related to English football. We welcome your thoughts in the comments section below.

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FA Cup Third Round Review: Brighton's Upset, Robin's Equalizer, Suarez's Handball

We cannot talk about the FA Cup without mentioning the "magic" that it brings, right?

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: The Championship

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With less than 48 hours to go, Rob Freeman interrupts the Premier League Previews to bring the first of three previews of the football league. In a break from tradition, the previews are mainly predictionless, considering that most clubs won't finalise their squads until the transfer window closes at the end of August.

Match Of The Past: Brighton & Hove Albion

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Regular readers of this site will by now be fully aware of the fact that our Match Of The Past series has now finished with the Premier League and is now ploughing its way through the Football League Championship, and those of you that have been keeping tabs on this series may well scroll down this page with a little surprise to find that we have seven videos rather than the usual six this morning.

The FA Cup Third Round: Wrexham 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion (4-5 Pens)

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There is, perhaps, little surprising in the fact that the most confusing tie of the Third Round of the FA Cup should involve Wrexham. The Blue Square Premier club the last non-league club still involved in this year's competition have had possibly the most convoluted twelve months of any side in the entire English league system, and this extended into the arrangements for this match against Brighton & Hove Albion, following their 1-1 draw at The American Express Community Stadium a week and a half ago.


The Final Throes? Arsene Wenger Serves Up Half-Baked ‘Trousers’ Analogy After Arsenal Humbled At Brighton

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As you may have heard, Arsenal went spluttering to their fourth consecutive defeat (and sixth in eight matches) as Brighton struck early to secure a 2-1 win over Arsene Wenger's anemic side at the AMEX on Sunday afternoon.

Unsurprisingly, the fallout has been ugly, with increasing numbers of Gooners reaching the end of their respective tethers regarding the waning performances, paper-thin resolve and half-arsed application on show from their team week after week after week.

Brighton: EFL Promise To Replace Anthony Knockaert’s Misspelled ‘Championship Player Of The Year’ Award

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The EFL are in the process of sending Anthony Knockaert a replacement 'Player of the Year' trophy after managing to misspell the Brighton forward's name on the original award.

Knockaert was crowned 'Championship Player of the Year' at the EFL Awards in London earlier this month, but was photographed holding a trophy with the name 'Anthony Knockeart' engraved upon it.

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Twenty – Liverpool Fall Off The Pace

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By the latter part of February 1981, it was becoming increasingly apparent that Liverpool were not going to be finishing the season as the champions of England this time around. Too many drawn matches were costing Bob Paisley's team, and by the time they travelled to the south coast to play struggling Brighton & Hove Albion they were five points behind second placed Aston Villa, with the number of matches left to try and bridge that gap starting to evaporate.

Match Of The Week: Liverpool 6-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

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There's history here, you know. When Liverpool were the kings of English and European football, Brighton & Hove Albion had a curious habit of being able to dump them out of the FA Cup. They did it at Anfield on the way to Wembley in 1983, and then again at The Goldstone Ground the following year. Times have changed since then, of course.

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FA Cup: Chelsea Face Leicester And Man Utd Host Brighton In Quarter-Final Draw

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Premier League title holders Chelsea will travel to former champions Leicester in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

The draw also sees Manchester United host Brighton in a re-run of the 1983 final which saw the Red Devils win a replay 4-0 after the first game ended all-square.

Championship: Doing the Double

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The following list shows the number of times each club in the Championship won home and away against one of their rivals during the 2012/2013 Championship season. Every single one of the 24 clubs managed to achieve this feat against at least one of their opponents during the season.



  • Cardiff City: Millwall, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United, Blackpool, Birmingham City, Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday.

Foreign players in the Championship 2011/2012

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Of the 699 players who appeared for Championship clubs during the 2011/2012 season 387 were English. As you'd expect the other nations from the British Isles also featured heavily with (and no, this isn't a joke)Â 52 Scotsmen, 50 Irishmen, 28 Welshmen and 19 Northern Irishmen.

The table below shows data on each of the twenty-four clubs in the Championship and the nationalities who played during the 2011/2012 season.

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Brighton’s Poyet-Related PR Shambles

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For most with an interest in the story, the small matter of Brighton & Hove Albion vs Gus Poyet has now become little more than a matter of "Who do you believe?" That Poyet will be leaving the club has hardly even been so much as an open secret since the end of last season, and as time has worn on the sense of stasis in terms of whatever has been going on between the manager and the club has only added to the belief that the relationship between the directors of the club and its manager have long since become severed beyond the point of repair.

Poyet vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Seconds Out, Round One (Postponed)

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After several years of success the likes of which the club hadn't seen for three decades or so, it has been a difficult couple of months for all involved with Brighton & Hove Albion. Promotion into the Football League Championship and moving into a new stadium was followed by consolidation in the second tier, a couple of cup wins against Premier League opposition and, last season, a run of form that took the club into a play-off places with a sense of belief that a return to the top flight of English football was on the cards for the first time since 1983.

Brighton & Hove Albion Say “No” To Safe Standing

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It rather feels as if the debate over safe standing at top level football matches is only just kicking into gear. For some years, the case has been made, slowly and persuasively, for the introduction of the type of seating that has been seen in football grounds in Germany for some years and it is starting to feel as if this argument is starting to feel as if it is starting to gain some traction.

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Liam Ridgewell to join Brighton & Hove Albion on short-term loan

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Once again, Liam Ridgewell is on the move. Once again, only temporarily.

The Portland Timbers announced on Wednesday that they will send Ridgewell to Brighton & Hove Albion on a short-term loan that begins on Jan. 2. Ridgewellwill begin training with the English Championship outfit this week, but cannot officially play for it until after the winter transfer window opens.

A Wet Saturday Afternoon In Brighton

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There fall some days when you know, you can just feel, that this isn't going to be your day. Saturday lunchtime in Brighton town centre has started with a little light Christmas shopping accompanied with the slowly dawning realisation that no, I hadn't bought the tickets that said I would for that afternoon's Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town that I promised I would.

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 : Edged It At The End

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The side looked different from the previous game
6 changes were made to the side that beat West Ham on Wednesday. The win made the decision to change the team around, more vindicated. Players who have played continuous games were afforded a complete rest and in some case, 70 minutes less than what they normally have to go through.