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Transfers
5 Premier League clubs ready to battle for John Mikel Obi?
15:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

John Mikel Obi is once again a free agent. It’s his third time on the open market. The first opportunity lured him away from England. Far away. The second welcomed him back. Will the third return him to the Premier League? That's…

Premier League
What next for Danny Welbeck after Arsenal exit?
17:00 Tuesday 7th May 2019

A dark cloud fell at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday as Arsenal all but failed to make the top four for this campaign. A 1-1 draw at home against Chris Hughton’s Brighton in the penultimate league game of the season means the Gunners cannot…

International
Why Brighton’s Leon Balogun doesn’t deserve a Nigeria call-up
08:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Where’s Leon Balogun? A simple Google search tells you he’s a defender contracted to Brighton and Hove Albion. But you’ll scarcely catch him helping The Seagulls in a competitive encounter. Antecedents aside, if he’s…

Premier League
One relegation place, two teams: Between Brighton and Cardiff, who wants it less?
08:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

While the world was wondering how David De Gea let that ball get past him and Juventus allowed to Ajax do the same, Cardiff beat Brighton 2-0 away at the Amex. The relegation race is back on. The Bluebirds are two points behind the Seagulls…

Fa Cup
Why Brighton will be 'Den' in by Milwall in the FA Cup
09:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

Millwall. Their name precedes them. Mired in the Championship relegation fight, they've turned to the FA Cup for glory. The Lions love to hunt Premier League clubs who enter their territory in cup competition. In 2017, they eliminated Bournemouth,…

Premier League
Should the bookies stop taking bets on Premier League relegation?
08:00 Monday 4th March 2019

This time last year, Manchester City were running away with the Premier League title. Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, on 62, 60 and 58 points, locked down the remaining Champions League places. Chelsea and Arsenal were hopelessly…

Premier League
Should Brighton be seriously worried about relegation this season?
09:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Brighton are bottom of the form table and are the only team in the top four tiers of English football yet to pick up three points in 2019. The last time the Seagulls won a Premier League game (a 1-0 win against Everton on December 29th), they…

Fa Cup
Why it's great to see Premier League sides taking the FA Cup seriously
17:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

For many years, it has felt like the FA Cup has been spiralling into trouble. With everything in the beautiful game, it all filters down from the top. Once Premier League sides start taking it less seriously, others swiftly begin to fall in…

Premier League
Panic in the Stretford End II
08:00 Thursday 23rd August 2018

The first time I wrote an article with this title, I applied a musical theme. United had just lost the home half of the Manchester Derby to City. The mood afterward was no less temptestuous than it is in the wake of another defeat to Brighton.…

Premier League
Leon Balogun and Oghenekaro Etebo: What would these Eagles bring to Brighton and Stoke?
12:00 Saturday 16th June 2018

The World Cup is the only football event big enough to take the shine off the transfer market. European clubs, however, aren’t too distracted. Some teams, including Brighton & Hove Albion and Stoke City, are quietly going about their…

Premier League
In defence of the traditional defending defender
12:10 Friday 4th May 2018

Gone are the days when all we wanted from a centre-back was a big brute who could head the ball further than most could kick it, a player who would be willing to turn his own Gran into a sobbing, crumpled heap on the floor to get the ball. …

Fa Cup
Where could the FA Cup upsets be this weekend?
09:30 Friday 26th January 2018

We're set for another stimulating round of FA Cup action and there are three potential upsets lurking in the weeds.  Swans to sink at Notts County? Swansea battled to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Monday night. Carlos…

Premier League
Chelsea have a golden chance to become title contenders
17:00 Tuesday 5th December 2017

Chelsea had been written off, but a run of good form and a generous fixture list means the Champions have a golden opportunity to become title contenders. Antonio Conte's men currently sit 11 points behind league leaders Manchester City,…

Opinion
Arsenal 2-0 Brighton: the Gunners player ratings
16:45 Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Arsenal notched up a pleasant 2-0 victory over the Seagulls on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners are now fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with last season's champions, Chelsea. While keeping a confidence-boosting clean sheet,…

Opinion
9 things learned from the Premier League weekend
09:30 Tuesday 29th August 2017

Premier League Match Day Three is in the books. Only a few clubs went into the international break happy. Here are nine mostly unhappy things we learned over the weekend.