BRIGHTON SET FOR PRESEASON CAMP IN AUSTRIA

Premier League new boys Brighton and Hove Albion are focused on their pre-season camp in Austria.


The team is set to feature in its first season back in the top flight after 34 years. The Seagulls are training in Leogang, the mountain bike capital of the country.

The team is reported to be at Alpine resort for the training camp ahead of their pre-season friendly games. The club would be getting five star treatment and a getaway package, unlike their counterparts that are preparing for the resumption of the league as well. The five star hotel is near Salzburg. The team is set to face a German side Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday as they warm up.

The club has visited Portugal and Spain in recent years but opted for a different location this time. They were at Tenerife last year and this time they continued with the tradition of exploring a new place each time. Read More

Brighton ready for Premier League

Brighton has unveiled their new shirt that they will be wearing in the Premier League.


This will be the first time that Brighton will be playing at the top level of English football after an absence of 34 years.

The chairman said that they will be ready for the challenge and that they will be preparing themselves well during the transfer window. He said that they would not be making a lot of change as they will not want to disrupt the current spirit in the team. He believes that they already have a good core of quality players that can help them win games in the Premier League and they will want to build on that. Read More

HUGHTON: LEEDS WERE BETTER IN FRONT OF GOAL

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has admitted that Leeds were the better team in front of goal on Saturday when they clashed.


Bighton lost 2-0, losing the chance to move past Newcastle United at the top of the Championship log.

Chris Wood grabbed a brace – making 27 goals this term – to ensure Leeds remain in the race to earn automatic qualification at the end of the season.

Hughton says that Wood’s clinical finishes, out of three shots on target for the whole team, was the difference.

“We knew the game would open up in that second half. I thought we were better second half than in the first but they had three shots on targets and so did we. It’s just they picked their moments,” he said.

He said ahead of the game, the team knew the capability of Wood in the box. He added that they had their chance through Glenn Murray and Anthony Knockaert but they just did not go in. Read More

HARPER MOVES BACK TO MALAGA

Jack Harper, former Real Madrid starlet, who had been with the Under-23 side of Brighton, has put pen to paper, thus signing a deal with La Liga side, Malaga.


The deal, which is to last for a period of two years, has seen the young man leave Championship leaders, Brighton.

Harper came to limelight, and lit up the social media after sending home a stunning solo strike during the pre-season. He was a regular for the Under 23 side of the Seagulls but hopes to break it through to first team football in no distant time.

The 20-year old who was born in Malaga to Scottish parents was reluctantly allowed to go by Brighton as Malaga beat off a number of rival Spanish suitors to get him sign a deal with them.

Speaking about Harper, Simon Rusk, the coach of Brighton’s Under 23s had said,

“Jack’s been a pleasure to work with, but despite his best efforts, he has struggled to break through into an extremely competitive first-team group.” Read More

MURRAY SCORES HAT TRICK AGAINT NORWICH

Glenn Murray scored a hat trick this weekend as Brighton & Hove thrash Norwich City.


The Bournemouth player who is on loan to Brighton was satisfied with his effort. The big victory over the Alex Neil-led men is a big boost to the club. The veteran player spoke to the club’s official website saying:

“For the first goal, I felt he let the ball run away from him a bit, so I managed to get my body in there and hit the target. I think the second goal that was my favourite of the afternoon.

“It was a great flowing move forward and luckily I was in the right place in the box o finish it off. It’s funny actually because I’ve been talking to Jiri Skalak all week and he likes to cut in on his right foot, but he crossed that in with his left and it was perfect,” Murray said.

The overjoyed experienced player admitted that Norwich were not having a good day.

“We know that they’re much better than what they showed, but we capitalized on their errors and luckily it was a comfortable afternoon,” he added. Read More

Brighton beats Oxford to progress

Brighton showed the gulf in class by beating Oxford 4-2 to progress to the next round of the League Cup.


The score could have been more severe if Brighton strikers were not so unlucky in front of goals.

They started the match well and opened the scoring just after 68 seconds. The goal came from debutant Sam Adekugbe who scored with a powerful shot. Brighton had more chances to extend their lead, but they will fail to do so either because of poor decision making or because the opposing goalkeeper made a save.

Indeed, if it was not for the Oxford goalkeeper, Brighton could have already won the match in the first half. Unfortunately for them, they could not extend the lead, and they allowed Oxford to come back into the game. They will manage to equalize in the 29th minute through Wes Thomas and to get back into the game.

Brighton will gain take control of the game and get a host of occasions through Manu, but he will be denied at each time by the goalkeeper. Brighton will manage to take the lead thanks again to a goal from LuaLua.

A few minutes later it will be the turn of Manu to extend the lead after good work from Danny Holla. This will free Brighton and they will begin to play with more confidence and will add a fourth goal through Baldock. Read More