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Why are Brighton so much better than us right now?

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne 30 Sep 23 2.59pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Maybe the sweaty tight Villa shirts put the weed players off

 

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View Gary St.Andrews's Profile Gary St.Andrews Flag Kenley 01 Oct 23 8.28am Send a Private Message to Gary St.Andrews Add Gary St.Andrews as a friend

Well this morning they are not!

 

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View djcpfc's Profile djcpfc Flag Within a 5 minute walk 01 Oct 23 9.37am Send a Private Message to djcpfc Add djcpfc as a friend

To answer the question, I'm not sure they are.

I think we have turned a corner with recruitment. They had the best Director of Football in the country in Dan Ashworth, who put in place a recruitment strategy that has now been emulated at every club. From 2013-2018 we allowed managers to dictate the signings and they proved costly.

Sakho, Benteke, Van Aarnholt, Cabaye and others came in with big price tags and big wages without being moved on for a return. I can't see this being a strategy that we'll ever pursue again. We keep our heads above water but little else.

Brighton are now due to fail, but are also likely to start hitting FFP rules if they ever intend to keep hold of players. Sooner or later the players they sign wont hit the heights they have so far and with the additional games they will struggle to get their best players on the pitch.

I can't see them finishing much higher in the league this season.

They play a high energy game. Lets see if they can maintain that this season with 50+ games to play.

 

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View antipodeagle's Profile antipodeagle Flag Wellington 01 Oct 23 10.06am Send a Private Message to antipodeagle Add antipodeagle as a friend

Originally posted by djcpfc

To answer the question, I'm not sure they are.

I think we have turned a corner with recruitment. They had the best Director of Football in the country in Dan Ashworth, who put in place a recruitment strategy that has now been emulated at every club. From 2013-2018 we allowed managers to dictate the signings and they proved costly.

Sakho, Benteke, Van Aarnholt, Cabaye and others came in with big price tags and big wages without being moved on for a return. I can't see this being a strategy that we'll ever pursue again. We keep our heads above water but little else.

Brighton are now due to fail, but are also likely to start hitting FFP rules if they ever intend to keep hold of players. Sooner or later the players they sign wont hit the heights they have so far and with the additional games they will struggle to get their best players on the pitch.

I can't see them finishing much higher in the league this season.

They play a high energy game. Lets see if they can maintain that this season with 50+ games to play.

I haven't been keeping track of the numbers closely, but at a glance their net transfer spend would seem to be massively in the black. I would struggle to see how they would be troubled by FFP any time soon?

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 01 Oct 23 11.39am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I was thinking that European games are catching up on them.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 01 Oct 23 12.48pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I was thinking that European games are catching up on them.

I was thinking the same.

I watched their game yesterday and if anything they looked lacklustre and tired. Villa just blew them off the park and they seemed incapable of keeping pace.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 01 Oct 23 12.52pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I was thinking the same.

I watched their game yesterday and if anything they looked lacklustre and tired. Villa just blew them off the park and they seemed incapable of keeping pace.

Also: Iíll just add that I informed a few yesterday of my intent to go out with my family at 15:00 to avoid our result as I did not want to spend the whole 2 hours keeping track and just hope for the best. Always that one Spurs supporter however who managed to text me 15 mins from time for a hectic adrenaline and anxiety filled short period of the day!!

Edited by Nicholas91 (01 Oct 2023 12.52pm)

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 01 Oct 23 1.52pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

They didn't look good at all yesterday and maybe, as others have said, the European matches are stretching their stamina.

Also, could it possibly be that Roberto De Zerbi is not as good a coach as the hype that surrounds him?

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Beastie's Profile Beastie Flag 02 Oct 23 7.54am Send a Private Message to Beastie Add Beastie as a friend

What, they lost 6-1 because they've had to play one European match? What are they going to be like in a couple of months...

 

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View si_1967's Profile si_1967 Flag Surrey 02 Oct 23 8.46am Send a Private Message to si_1967 Add si_1967 as a friend

Originally posted by Beastie

What, they lost 6-1 because they've had to play one European match? What are they going to be like in a couple of months...

EXACTLY: Europe is not an excuse, especially as Villa had also played in Europe and the Carabao Cup. So they should have been equal in terms of energy.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 02 Oct 23 10.36am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by si_1967

EXACTLY: Europe is not an excuse, especially as Villa had also played in Europe and the Carabao Cup. So they should have been equal in terms of energy.

Ah yes, but they've got Ollie Watkins. I'm unashamedly a big fan and have been since he was at Brentford. If only......

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 05 Oct 23 6.06pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

I almost felt sorry for them there! Brief lapse in concentration and identity

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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