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  1. Brighton V Everton

    Brighron haven't won in 4 games, so based on the law of averages, we are due a win soon! We were unlucky not to get all 3 points apparently against Arsenal, and  we could have snatched a draw against Chelsea. We have only lost at home to them and Spurs, and I don't rate Everton as good as either of them.

    Everton were very lucky last season to snatch a late draw with a penalty.

    Brighton DC@ 1.61 (SX)

  2. Yeah I'm sure I've mentioned it on here before! I think we lived in a flat in Glossop Terrace, although I will have to find out which hospital I was born in. 

    I think we only lived there for a year or so, I was bought up in LUTON, they ended up in the 1st division when I started going to watch them. I have spent thee last 17years in Sussex, and they have also gone to the top division since I started watching them.

    I have now moved to Devon, and am watching Torquay, I just hope they are ready for the big time now I am watching them!

    ill make it back to Cardiff for a visit one day Stevie, and we can meet up for a pint of Brains:beer

  3. @StevieDay1983

    oh my god, I was at that game! It was my first trip back to Cardiff since I was born there.

    We took the National Express from LUTON and arrived in Cardiff about 12. The plan was to jump into a cab & find a pub near the ground. It was freezing, and we jumped into a cab to the ground

    "Can you take us to a pub please" We asked the driver

    "No, my advice to you is to get to the ground and stay there" said the driver!

    He dropped us at the ground. "Can you pick us up here after" we asked, "No, you needn't think I am coming anywhere near here after the game" he replied. 

    Christ - What had we come to? It was 3 hours to KO & bloody freezing.

    We were in the main stand, as opposed to the terrace. I remember Hartson getting showered with coins every time he went near the touch line. After the game the Cardiff fans tried getting on the pitch & caused some aggro with the police. They then started ripping their seats out and throwing them at the police horses, which by then, were on the pitch. The away fans were being kept in, whilst the ground was being cleared. The Cardiff fans went around to the away end and started throwing bricks into the open (terrace) away end. LUTON fans pushed forward to get away from the missiles, and as they moved forward the police thought they were trying to get on the pitch, so they tear gassed them!

    I am watching this from the stand at the side, thinking, I have got to get back to the bus station through this! In front of us was the family section, and I said to a young kid "Do you want to sell me your scarf? "What do you mean?" He said, "Well, I've got to walk back through this lot, and if I have your scarf, I might blend in a bit". I handed over a fiver, and put it on and we kept our heads down & mouths shut as we walked out. I know why the taxi driver didn't want to come back now! 

    Anyway we made it back in one piece, and I have a funny story to tell about that day. We lost in the semis against Chelsea at Wembley that season.

    My next and last visit to Ninian Park, was when we holidaying in the Forest of Dean.Cardiff were playing Birmingham, and we sat in the Bob Bank. I told my wife, don't speak, as the whole stand erupted into Men Of Harlech, and and I felt totally uncomfortable! We kept quiet, but enjoyed the rest of the game.

    It certainly was an intimidating ground, full of nutters! One thing that I wanted to know, is why was it called the Bob Bank? I'm presuming it's similar to the Bobbers at LUTON, so called because it used to cost a bob to get in!

    Good times, Great memories 

  4. Couldn't agree more Stevie D. They should have bought Big Sam in to steady the ship.

    @thfc As a LUTON fan, I was close to tears back in mid 80's when Spurs seduced our manager, David Pleat. LUTON were a well established top flight side, going on to finish 8th, and grace Wembley in 3 cup finals, (beating Arsenal in 88!). I've never forgiven them, especially when they came in shortly after and nabbed our home grown , England U21 left back, Mitchell "Spider" Thomas (I went to school with his brother by the way)

    Just remember that life evens things out eventually, and Karma will always get you in the end


  5. 29 minutes ago, StevieDay1983 said:

    Yeah, I think it was a relationship doomed from the start. They sacked Louis Van Gaal because they stated his management style was archaic but then appointed Mourinho. They are doing the same now. First two names linked with the permanent position set for the summer are Mauricio Pochettino (fair enough) and Diego Simeone. Simeone?! He's like Mourinho MK II! Except he's won even less and has less Premier League experience.

    If I was the owner of a club like United I would be building something bigger. Their current approach isn't working in terms of raking the big money in. Did someone say they've lost £1bn since 2005? Not sure if that's true but wouldn't surprise me. The mistake they made was not going for Guardiola or Klopp when they could have. Pochettino is a decent option but he's not got that trophy-winning mentality. That may come over time but does what he have at Tottenham offer more security and potential?

    Until the owners depart or install someone with a footballing brain as a sporting director then the club is going to continue to make the same mistakes. The Glazer family and Ed Woodward don't have a clue. You can already tell from their rhetoric that they haven't learned anything from this episode. If you're a Manchester United fan I'd prepare for more days of darkness yet.

    Couldn't agree more Stevie d. The problems lie at the top, added that there is no long term strategy at UTD, then they aren't going anywhere for a while.

    Poch won't leave Spurs now will he? Spurs are on the brink of becoming a bigger club than Utd. I wouldn't fancy any of that lot if I was a Utd fan. Get Eddie Howe in!

    They need a manager who can play a modern, atttacking style of football.


  6. 7 hours ago, thfc said:

    Looks a tough coupon to me.  I think Brighton could be worth backing at home to Chelsea, probably with some draw cover for insurance.  Chelsea at 1.5 is way too short against a good home side.  I think the bookies are overreacting to their win against Man City last week.  If they had drawn/lost that game, I think they would be 1.7-1.8 to win this one.

    Brighton +1 at around 2.1 would be my pick in this game.

    I like your thinking here, and I wouldn't put it past Brighton to get something. I have been to 2 league games at the Amex this season. Man U & Palace, both 3-1 wins, both 3-0 at halftime.

    So obviously I'm expecting more of the same here!

    ill probably go BTTS, as it seems to be happening in every game so far. CH has a full squad to choose from & confidence will be high.

  7. 8 hours ago, DrO said:

    Motive is a money prize. For every single victory in UCL you get 2,7 million euros and for a draw 900.000 approximately. Also there is something called coefficient points in Europe Cup competitions. The more points you collect in the group stage, this will also increase your club's coefficient. And this is important because it gives you a position of a seeded club and a possible softer draw for the next campaign.  I do not know if I was clear enough because my English is far from solid.

    Spoken like a native.:ok

  8. 12 hours ago, Darran said:

    Proved me wrong and I got on at 6s e/w recently. I thought it would be between them and Billericay and given Tamplin would appear to have finally stopped putting the cash in there is every chance it will be a one horse race. I didn't fancy Woking at all, but given the money they will have made from the Cup run it means they will be able to strengthen the squad. Had some really tasty looking bets with Billericay in though so pretty gutted they are in trouble now albeit I knew there was a chance it could happen.

    That's the luck of the draw, and there is still a long way to go, but GJ has got something going there. They had a poor first half against Dartford, but turned it around and won 2-0 to go top. I think they will be too strong for Welling today too!

  9. Some good points on here this week, here are mine!

    Burnley V Brighton

    @Mindfulness has called this match about right


    I'd agree with you all that it is time for a Burnley win. They showed a little more character against Liverpool in mid week, and they will see this game as an opportunity to get their first win. Based on the law of averages, Brighton have won their last 2 matches. Are they likely to win 3 in a row? I doubt it very much. Are Burnley due a win at last- Yes!

    Although I will lay off the result, instead opting for Corners, as I think the home side just have to take the game to Brighton.

    Also, Brighton have scored in each of their last five games, so BTTS could be a decent shout too

    Burnley most corners - 2.1 

    BTTS - 1.95

    Cardiff V Stains

    Quite simply 2 teams that will be going for it. As mentioned earlier by our our Welsh correspondent @StevieDay1983 Neil Warhorse will be looking for a reaction from his players after the midweek defeat. They have been playing well by all accounts, so I'm pretty confident that they will score. The visitors will also have a spring in their step now the new manager has arrived. I think this was evident on Wednesday, when some decent Spurs goalkeeping kept them to just 1 goal. I'd be pretty confident of them scoring too, so.....

    BTTS - 1.8

    O2.5 Goals - 2.1

    Wet Spam V Crappy Palarse

    After witnessing a lacklustre display from Palace in midweek, and with the Hammers hitting some decent form, I'd be confident in backing a comprehensive result for the home team. Palace's problem is scoring goals, so...

    West Ham to win to nil - 3.75

    Leicester V Spurs

    BTTS & O2.5 goals - 2.1

    Hopefully I'll get something right from this lot! Good luck:ok


  10. On 05/12/2018 at 12:04 PM, yossa6133 said:

    Anyone else think Jose will be sacked if/when they get smashed by Arsenal tonight? Looking at the next manager odds, Eddie Howe is 33/1, tempting?

    Think there is a new managers thread for such things, it's worth starting a sub-thread on the Man U job. He isn't going to turn it around any time soon.

    Dyche could be in trouble soon. I spoke to a Burnley fan today, and although he signed a 7 year deal, he is failing to motivate the players now. A loss tonight, and a poor result against a rampant(!) Brighton side, could put him firmly under pressure.

  11. 2 hours ago, yossa6133 said:

    Anyone else think Jose will be sacked if/when they get smashed by Arsenal tonight? Looking at the next manager odds, Eddie Howe is 33/1, tempting?

    Think there is a new managers thread for such things, it's worth starting a sub-thread on the Man U job. He isn't going to turn it around any time soon.

    Dyche could be in trouble soon. I spoke to a Burnley fan today, and although he signed a 7 year deal, he is failing to motivate the players now. A loss tonight, and a poor result against a rampant(!) Brighton side, could put him firmly under pressure.

  12. 40 minutes ago, waynecoyne said:

    i'll have a bit of that yossa-he would be my pick as his teams play attractive football, he gets the best out of players and recruits well. None of these apply to Mourinho but is he a big enough name?

    If he was called Eduardo Suarez, he would be managing a top 4 club!

    Dont forget that he also built the Burnley side that Dyche took up to the Prem.

    I would love to see him at a big club. The added bonus is that Bournemouth will revert to type, and be back in L2 before you know it:loon 

  13. Match Report

    BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 3-1 "That lot from up the road"

    Well I was way off the mark with my predictions, although I did say Palace would probably not match their performance from the weekend.

    It was a cracking game, and I am pleased to say that there was no trouble, with the away end very subdued after 45mins. To be fair, I think that if the Palace fans thought their team could get back into it, they would have been more encouraging & vocal.

    But for me, it was a tale of 2 clubs & how they have developed.

    Brighton's recruitment has been terrific over the last few seasons, and the new recruits Bernardo, Andone & Bassouma all shone last night. Their work rate and passion was what was needed to win this game, and they took it to Place from the off. On the other hand, and worryingly for Palace fans, they don't seem to have moved on from last season. There is no goal threat, no desire, no passion, and if you can't show that in a game like this, then you get a fair idea of where you are at. Everything was chanelled through Zaha in the 2nd Hal, but he really looked like he couldn't be bothered. To be honest, he would be better off in panto this Christmas, because that's how he treated the game last night. Hodgson, didn't make any changes at half time, either in personnel or tactics. I mean, come on Roy, your 3-0 down at half time, in a Derby, against 10 men!

    To be fair, it was an uncharacteristic performance from Palace, they have always been a team to give 100%, fight for everything & break with speed.

    This was Brighton's best perorance since the 3-1 Home win against United.

    For Palace, I have said that there are 3 worst teams than them this season, which will have meant safety. But on last nights showing & with Cardiff & Fulham playing well, and Burnley due a change of form/manager, then it's going to be a worrying time for the Nigel's 

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