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    Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by Stockport Ram on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 9:43 pm

    I watched the Burnley V Brighton game at the weekend, and I have to say that I was surprised at how well Brighton played. They actually got better when Zamora went off, and kept the ball very well, I'd suggest that they were a little unlucky not to win.


    It made me think about a conversation I had with a Stopfordian STH at Brighton just prior to our play-off semi final with them. We beat them comfortably, but a closer look suggested that they had simply run out of first team regular defenders, so perhaps our win gave all of us on the pitch after the home leg a slightly false sense of triumphalism.

    They now have a full fit Greer, Dunk, and Bruno, and their solid base added to good possession football seems to be working.

    I thought that they would fall away, but the addition of James Wilson today (from Man Utd), and their performance Vs Burnley has made me reappraise.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by thatguyfromderby on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 10:04 pm

    That said, Brighton did finish 20th last season. For that reason, I fully expect they'll fall away during the course of the season.

    Obviously this isn't last season and perhaps they have new found belief. But as always, I think promotion is often won in the physio room and not just on the pitch, so it's whether they can keep their key players fit. Injury crippled us last year. Had Thorne and Martin stayed fit, we'd probably be in the PL with McClaren in charge (more than likely about to be sacked for such a poor start to the campaign :p).
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 11:48 pm

    You have to respect the fact that they are the only unbeaten team in the English leagues, and I think that they have a good manager, but I can't help feeling that they are riding the wave a little.

    I think that if they finish in a play off place from here, they will have had a very good season.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by MadAmster on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 8:14 am

    They are doing well. Keeping it up will prove difficult, especially when they face one of the Chrissy Martins.................
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by derbygee on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 8:26 am

    Hughton operates well at this level and they will be hard to beat but they aren't as good as Bournemouth last season.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by Hectors House on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 10:20 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:You have to respect the fact that they are the only unbeaten team in the English leagues, and I think that they have a good manager, but I can't help feeling that they are riding the wave a little.

    I think that if they finish in a play off place from here, they will have had a very good season.

    I know this may sound a little daft as they are top, however, i think being unbeaten in 18 games they should really have more points on the board. They have just over 2 points per game i recon they should have 2.5 points per game with that sort of beginning to the season. We've lost 2 games and are only just behind them. They have too many draws and when they do lose it will be interesting to see how they bounce back. If we won our next 2 and they lost next 2 we would be 4 points ahead of them.
    Still a great platform for them to build from though. December will sort the men out from the boys with so many games to play. Just hope we can keep things moving along.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by MadAmster on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 8:30 am

    To me, the surprise is the surprise people have about BHA. They had a poor season last season admittedly, however, they made the playoffs in the 2 seasons before that so they have form at the right end of the table.

    I agree with my right honourable friend, the member for Stockport, in that their football is better without the Z man. I have never rated him as a "proper" footballer but he does have the knack of scoring crucial goals..............
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by purpleram on Sat 05 Dec 2015, 5:32 pm

    They got out of jail today, but all the other results were great (Boro last night the only other blot).

    We could go second with a thumping win tomorrow but our form over the last 12 or so games is so much better than anyone else's. If we maintain this form we will win at a canter.

    We could do with stringing more than 3 wins in a row, can't remember the last time we did.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by New England Ram on Sat 05 Dec 2015, 8:44 pm

    After today I think Brighton can be classed as the real deal.
    Reminding me of that Reading team way back when ...think that big git Senior ?? was upfront .
    Folk expected them to implode but they just kept going.



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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by MadAmster on Sun 06 Dec 2015, 10:06 am

    Chris Martin is their Nemesis. That is all we need to know.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by rob on Mon 07 Dec 2015, 2:37 pm

    I think their luck has to run out soon - like next week :-)
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by Boris on Mon 07 Dec 2015, 6:08 pm

    Brighton will falter, they will be in the shout for top 6 but not top 2....
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by New England Ram on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 1:28 am

    Not sure ..they have survived to the almost halfway part of the season.
    I can see them seeing it through to be honest..it's a crazy football season thus far from the Premier League down.
    Brighton have great momentum right now as did that other seaside town beginning with B last year.
    I see Saturday having draw written all over it and their unbeaten run continuing .
    But a last minute own goal by Zamora for them to lose would be perfect.
    Still wouldn't repay what he did to us but it would go a bit of the way.



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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by Stockport Ram on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 6:42 am

    They are more consistent in their penetrative passing game than we are. If we go behind, we will be in a lot of trouble.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by bramhallram on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 9:00 am

    Charlton showed that Brighton have their weaknesses, scoring twice in the first five minutes. OK, they ended up losing but they don't have a defence like ours.

    Credit Brighton for coming back to win, but if we set about them from the start and get a 2-0 lead I can't see them getting back at us.

    It all depends on the tempo we set from the start (and a headed own goal from Zamora would be a nice bonus).

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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by Angus on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 9:15 am

    bramhallram wrote:Charlton showed that Brighton have their weaknesses, scoring twice in the first five minutes. OK, they ended up losing but they don't have a defence like ours.

    Credit Brighton for coming back to win, but if we set about them from the start and get a 2-0 lead I can't see them getting back at us.

    It all depends on the tempo we set from the start (and a headed own goal from Zamora would be a nice bonus).

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    Not seen much of them myself but any team that goes this long unbeaten must be a decent side, I don't think we need to do too much different to recent home games, an early goal is always good but we need to keep the controlled sustained aggression of recent home games, if we don't get it, I always fancy us to score at home at some point so if we can keep them out it may be the key.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by New England Ram on Sat 19 Dec 2015, 3:14 pm

    Are Boro the real deal Afraid



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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by Cornish Ram on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 11:33 am

    Having watched them I think they are pretty average to be honest and will start to come unstuck from now onwards, end up finishing 5th by scraping in on the last day.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by purpleram on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 12:16 pm

    Brightons problem is the lack of depth in their squad, they lost Dunk for this one and it showed, he is a top player and they couldn't defend a set piece without him.

    Losing Solly March for the season is a killer, I expect them to drop off the pace now.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by MadAmster on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 2:53 pm

    New England Ram wrote:Are Boro the real deal Afraid

    No they int but we iz !!
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by Jackal on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 6:30 pm

    They have January to strengthen just like everybody else - if their board are prepared to gamble.
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    Re: Brighton - the real deal?

    Post by asotrsott on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 5:56 am

    Brighton are the Championship's Leicester....they gonna fade into top six like we did under McJudas...as me dad used to say..the bubbles bost!!!!! Oops LOL roll

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