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Brighton & Hove Albion 3:2 Manchester United

Brighton 3:2 Man Utd

Falmer Stadium

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Sun, 19 August 2018
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  1. Aug 10, 2018
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG]....VS.....[​IMG]

    Date - Sunday, August 19 2018
    Kickoff Time - 1600 Hrs BST
    Venue - Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove


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    League standings and form guide

    7. Manchester United: W

    17. Brighton & Hove Albion: L


    Previous Meetings

    Brighton & Hove Albion 1—0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1—0 Brighton & Hove Albion

    Manchester United 1—1 Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton & Hove Albion 1—0 Manchester United

    Brighton & Hove Albion 0—1 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins: 6
    Brighton & Hove Albion wins: 2
    Draws: 2


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Chris Hughton



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera, Sergio Romero and Nemanja Matić ruled out. Jesse Lingard doubtful.

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    José Izquierdo, Florin Andone and Bruno ruled out. Martín Montoya and James doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Brighton & Hove Albion (nicknamed The Seagulls and Albion) are a professional football club based in Brighton & Hove. The club was first formed as Brighton & Hove United on 24 June 1901, and the name was quickly changed to Brighton & Hove Albion. The club took the place of a defunct club, Brighton & Hove Rover, in the Southern League In the Southern League they won their only national honour to date, the FA Charity Shield, by defeating Football League Champions Aston Villa in 1910. There had previously been Old Brightonians, representing the area in the FA Cup in the 19th Century. The club initially played at the Hove County Ground, with a few games were also at Goldstone Ground that was used by Hove F.C. From 1902 onwards, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. and Hove F.C. shared the Gladstone Ground. In 1920, 19 years after the club was formed, they were elected to the Football League's new Third Division.

    Mismanagement brought Brighton close to relegation from the Football League to the Conference which they narrowly avoided in 1997 and 1998. A boardroom takeover saved Brighton from liquidation, and following successive promotions they returned to the second tier of English football in 2002, from then on playing in the second and third tiers of English football until the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, where the club earned promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history, marking the end of a 34-year absence from the top flight. Bighton's fans consider Crystal Palace to be their biggest rival with matches between them termed the M23 derby, and they play their home games at Falmer Stadium.


    Referee

    Kevin Friend.


    Familiar Faces

    N/A.​
  2. Aug 10, 2018
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    I'd guess at:

    De Gea

    Young Bailly Lindelof Shaw
    Pereira
    Fred Pogba
    Mata Lukaku Sanchez
    Smalling and Rashford I think with shots of starting. Maybe Herrera if fit too but I'm guessing the team for this match will be a bit more defensive.
  3. Aug 10, 2018
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    We can't lose to these cnuts again. 9 days until our next match so hopefully we'll have more of the World Cup boys up to full fitness by then and can sneak a 1-0.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Same again but with Lukaku this Rashford.
  5. Aug 10, 2018
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    Bastian Full Member

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    I hope Lingard is back for this game in place of Mata.
  6. Aug 10, 2018
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    bucky Full Member

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    De Gea

    Young - Bailly - Lindelof - Shaw

    Pereira

    Fred - Pogba

    Mata

    Lukaku - Alexis
    Is what I am hoping for.
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    Same as today with Lukaku in for Rashford.

    Will be a crap and difficult game. Hopefully we grind a 1-0 win.
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    groovyalbert Full Member

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    So, Brighton's final home game last season is their first this time round.

    It will be equally as hard as it was then, and they'll be really up for it. Annoyingly, I'll be at a wedding in Manchester (ironically) so won't be able to get hold of tickets.

    Wouldn't be surprised if it went a similar way to today's game - though I expect them to start strongly. There'll certainly be periods of the game where we'll need to weather the storm.

    1-2 (Lukaku, Shaw ;))
  9. Aug 10, 2018
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    Lukaku instead of Rashford is the only change i would make. Alexis was bad today, but we need to give him at least 5 games to see where he is at.
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    Smalling or Fellaini has to start to deal with their long balls.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I think Young will come in but since Shaw scored it'l be in polace of Darmien instead. I also think Lukaku will start and Fellaini will get the holding role.

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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Wee bit of revenge for last season I hope. 1-0.
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    Macern Pee pee pants

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    I can’t see Mourinho dropping Pereira right now.
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    Stop it DMC :lol: If this happens, the fans will riot. Pereira is nailed at least until Matic is back.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Lukaku should make some difference from today.

    1-0 Utd. Then defend defend defend to hang on.
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    If he performs dunno why Matic should get straight in, he probably will for feck all of reason but yea, happened to others, guess it will happen to him too.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Last seasons defeat is still fresh in the mind. Time to avenge it.

    DDG
    Young Bailly Lindelof Shaw
    Periera
    Pogba Fred
    Lukaku Sanchez Rashford​
  18. Aug 11, 2018
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    Fer Full Member

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    Next game I would try a 352 formation.

    De Gea

    Bailly
    Lindelof
    Smalling

    Young​
    Fred
    Pereira
    Pogba
    Shaw

    Sanchez
    Lukaku

    Bit if we are going to continue playing 433, then I would play a front of 3 with Martial, Lukaku and Sanchez.

    Also, I would start Young instead of Darmian, or at least, I would give him some minutes as a RB.​
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    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    DDG

    Young Smalling Bailly Shaw

    Pogba Pereira Fred

    Lingard Lukaku Alexis

    Smalling will be in to deal with the aerial ball. Darmian is absolute turd so Young will take his place. Lingard for Mata, who's pretty useless away from home.
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    I'd drop the front three for Lingard -Lukaku-Martial and either Young/Valencia for Darmian.
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    Lukuku should start. I hope Young will play right back
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    DDG
    Darmian Bailly Lindelof Shaw
    Fred Pereira Pogba
    Mata Lukaku Sanchez
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    Good that the game is still 8 days away. Gives time to some of our world cup returning players to get more fitness and the injured guys a chance to recover before the game.

    Hoping that Young returns to play at RB. Darmian is calamitous.

    De Gea
    Young Bailly Smalling Shaw
    Fred Pereira Pogba
    Sanchez
    Lukaku.......Martial

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    Devil may care Full Member

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    :lol: I just think away from home he might well go for the experienced player, not sure how Brighton's aerial threat is as that could be another factor.
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    This makes sense

    Or are we still pretending fellaini is rubbish and offers nothing but a long ball option? Has the myth survived another year
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    DDG

    Young Bailly Lindelof Shaw

    Predba

    Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez

    If we win this we'll be 3 points better off from last year already. Can't lose to these cnuts again. And surely their keeper can't have another worldie.
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    Would like a 3-5 2 for this one

    -------------- De Gea -----------

    Lindelof------Smalling------Bailly

    Young------------------------Shaw

    Fred---------Pereira----------Pogba

    --------- Lukaku-------Sanchez
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Sneaky feeling he starts Martial over Alexis.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    It's not a myth, he's horrible in midfield with his lack of technique and mobility, the best use of him is when you can use his ability to win things on his chest to beat the press.
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    I dont think he lacks technique or mobility. His passing is limited but generally reliable and when called upon he can be fantastic defensively as proven in the world cup against Brazil where he was influential

    It just doesnt tally up that consecutive professional managers seem to rate him, he features heavily in a belgian set up brimming with quality, but redcafe largely think hes 'horrible.' He must have incriminating photos of all of these managers- or they know less than we do
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    Rightly so, Sanchez has no excuse for this shambles yesterday.
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    Young for Darmian and Lukaku for Rashford as a minimum, hopefully Lingard for Mata too.

    I understand those asking for Martial instead of Sanchez but i'd stick with Alexis.
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    I sincerely hope this isn't the team. Would be a silly decision to bring Fellaini in.
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    Basically the same side except Lukaku in for Rashford, I can see Young coming on for Darmian in the 2nd half. Our road form is crucial so hope for a good win.
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    DDG
    Darmian, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw
    Fred, Pereira, Pogba
    Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez

    SUBS
    Martial for Sanchez
    Fellaini for Fred
    Rashford for Lingard

    1-0, Lukaku
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    If we think we can challenge for the title, this is the sort of game we must win. Anything less, well...
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    I would like to see

    de Gea

    Young
    Lindelof
    Bailly
    Shaw

    Pereira

    Fred
    Pogba

    Lukaku (right wide forward, e.g. Salah)
    Sanchez (false 9)
    Martial (left wide forward e.g. Ronaldo)

    Won't happen though.

    Expect Darmian to play RB, Young to play LB, Shaw bench. Lukaku to play CF, Sanchez LW & Mata or Lingard RW. Honestly wouldn't be surprised to see Fellaini in for Pereira either with it being an away game.
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    The picture of the Falmer Stadium in the OP looks fantastic to be fair.

    Hoping for much more promising performances vs them this season than last. Hopefully can carry our positive approach from last night into this game with Sanchez improving. I get the feeling that if Alexis gets one or two goals under his belt early, he may relax into our games a bit more. Still a great work ethic on him and good cover for our right back.

    One thing we definitely need to keep an eye out for is our vulnerability down our right side defensively. Far too many times during the Leicester game did Demari Gray get the better of Darmian. It wasn't as bad on the left, as Shaw is a bit more comfortable and he had Alexis to help with tracking back. Unfortunately Mata can't do the same, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Lingard in for Mata if he's available.

    With that being said, I think our good start will continue and hoping for a clean sheet.

    Brighton 0 - 2 Man United

    '35 Lukaku
    '53 Pogba (Pen)
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    Redcafe is full of experts. I'd leave it.
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    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    I agree with everything except for that in bold. Even Mourinho won't be as stupid as to bench our two best performers he showered with superlatives.
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