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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 16, 2018

    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Now this is what I wanted to hear!!!
  2. Aug 16, 2018

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Very true. And that is down to our philosophy and defensive mindset. Teams like City and Liverpool set out to attack every opponent and know what they have to do. City especially probably practise all week to face parked buses. We had some really good one off results in big games last season but couldn't translate that into the smaller games. We struggle more against these teams because we don't do attacking football. It wasn't anything to do with attitude and not being up for it imo because a footballer should be up for every game. Also our team changed plenty of times and we still played the same.
    It's because we don't practise attacking football. Jose is very good tactically at adapting to big opponents because there's no pressure on us to take the initiative. The games we struggle in are those we are expected to be the dominant team and be proactive.
  3. Aug 16, 2018

    JMack1234 Full Member

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    We need to avenge that drab awfully uninspiring defeat we suffered last year.
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    Same as Leicester but think Martial replaces Mata and Young replaces Darmian
  5. Aug 16, 2018

    TheRedHearted New Member

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    A 1-0????

    Believe it or not, any game lost is practically losing the title. No way we will only score one against this side. GGMU
  6. Aug 17, 2018

    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Lingard for Mata for me and Lukaku for Rashford
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    And Young for Darmian.
  8. Aug 17, 2018

    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    Pretty sure Mourinho will do it like this..

    IN: Young, Lingard, Lukaku
    OUT: Darmian, Mata, Rashford
    SUBS: Martial, Rashford, Fellaini
  9. Aug 17, 2018

    ash_86 Full Member

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    Also i don't see Lindelof starting over Smalling for this one.
  10. Aug 17, 2018

    Bastian Full Member

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    If Lukaku thinks he is ready for it, I'm thinking the same.

    I think he'll give them some time to develop a partnership actually, despite the lack of aerial prowess.
  11. Aug 17, 2018

    NoPace Full Member

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    Don't see Mourinho taking the Mata/Darmian show on the road after how poorly they defended in the first half against Chilwell and Gray. Lukaku should start up top, but I'd expect a change at either RB (Young if he's healthy, will be given a chance to win that job if Shaw is playing well at LB) or RW (Lingard or even Rashford).
  12. Aug 17, 2018

    haram Full Member

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    When teams parked the bus against us last season it didn't really work though... look at our home record...
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    ash_86 Full Member

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    I concur. It's crazy that we don't have a settled back 4.
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    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    To be honest, none of the top 6 do except for Tottenham, and they have Rose, Aurier and Alderweireld knocking on the door.
  15. Aug 17, 2018

    Theonas Full Member Scout

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    How many teams nowadays do?
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    The Boy Full Member

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    As a Brighton fan I would hope for....

    Grant
    Smalling - Jones - Rojo
    Darmian - McTominay - Fellaini - Young
    Mata - Sanchez - Martial

    We could deal with this team as long as Sanchez has an off day and Fellaini gets sent off!
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Yeah he already had that one in though
  18. Aug 17, 2018

    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    Brighton at home will be a different proposition

    ----------DDG----------
    AY---EB-----VL----LS
    ----------AP-------------
    ------Fred--PP-------
    JL-------RL--------AS

    big game for Sanchez - he needs to show it or Martial should be in
  19. Aug 17, 2018

    RedDevilRoshi Full Member

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    De Gea

    Young
    Bailey
    Lindeloff
    Shaw

    Fred
    Pereira
    Pogba

    Sanchez
    Lukaku
    Martial
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    What time is the press conference?
  21. Aug 17, 2018

    FootyGirl88

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    Was about to ask the same question
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    Smores Full Member

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    Quite excited for this, didn't know how much I'd missed league football until it started again
  23. Aug 17, 2018

    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Brighton are actually pretty good at home. They finished 8th in the Home Table last season with the below:

    Wins: 7
    Draws: 8
    Losses: 4

    They beat Arsenal 2:1 and United 1:0, draw with Tottenham 1-1.

    It's their Away form that's atrocious (they finished bottom in the Away table last season).
  24. Aug 17, 2018

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    1:30pm
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    jmaggio New Member

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    I know , it was a short lived hope but I was still rediculously excited at the prospect of them playing together.

    Andreas, Paul and Fred are all players I enjoy watching. They would get walked over by better teams though, I’d play Andreas against minnows and Matic against rivals IMO
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    We were In absolutely dire form when we went there last season.
    We need a win here. The first few games are supposed to be where we rack up the points .If we have anything about us we will win.
    Thanks.
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    FootyGirl88

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    Thanks
  28. Aug 17, 2018

    Irish Jet New Member

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    Results all that matter until the team get some cohesiveness. I can see this being a tough game – Young back four and an unfamiliar midfield. Hughton sides always make for nasty away games.

    If Pogba and Lukaku are on form then we’ll have enough – When they are they destroy lesser teams. Also need Sanchez to get his head out of his ass.

    Will be an ugly performance – I expect a draw and chaos to ensue until we beat Spurs.
  29. Aug 17, 2018

    Jacob Full Member

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    Let's hope Sanchez turns up, he was abysmal against Leicester.
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    Irish Jet New Member

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    Also have a sneaking feeling Fellaini might start. Scenes if he does.
  31. Aug 17, 2018

    Fraud New Member

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    If anything, Mata is the most ideal player for this kind of match. When you need some creativity to break lines.

    Unironically, we play better with him.
  32. Aug 17, 2018

    ash_86 Full Member

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    Point taken. Stable defense partnership was suppose to be a must for title win. That myth has been busted.
  33. Aug 17, 2018

    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    Nah, away from home when the opponent is more brave and willing to press the ball is where Mata really struggles. He's good against sides that sit back.
  34. Aug 17, 2018

    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    That's the way Jose wants to play, though, and I'm personally fine with that, as long as we provide a counter threat.

    As you can see, the two players in the oppositions half are the left winger (Sanchez) and the striker (Rashford), and this is what he has done throughout his managerial career, where he has given one winger less defensive duties, allowing them to be the attacking outlet and counter with the striker. It was Ronaldo and Higuain/Benzema at Real Madrid, Eto'o and Milito at Inter, Hazard and Costa at Chelsea and it seems Mourinho is going with Sanchez and Lukaku at United.

    Difference is, he normally has a more defensive winger on the other side. Di Maria, Willian (Ramires for more solidity) Pandev (Chivu for more solidity).

    Mata struggled with Chilwell against Leicester, and at one point, Mourinho had to put Rashford out there, as he couldn't match Chilwell with speed and strength. I guess this is why he wanted Willian, if rumours are to be believed. Perisic, who we were linked with last season, would have also been perfect for this role.

    I think when Lingard is back, he'll come in for Mata. Not only does he work hard, but he has the ability to drive with the ball and provide a counter threat.
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    jmaggio New Member

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    I’m proper excited for this one now since that press conference.

    Hopefully we manage to maintain the pressure we showed in the first 10 mins vs Leicester a bit longer and we put a few past them, that would really help disperse the smog of negativity which has been gathering around our club for a while.
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    Nice boost for Andreas Pereira going into the game.

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    marktan Full Member

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    What's happened to all the City players in that squad? Missing Ederson, Fernandinho and Jesus?
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    Sleepover at Pep's. They chose Pep.
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