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Articles by Ivan Conway

About Ivan Conway

Ivan Conway will be reporting on Sussex sport. He is a member of the 1901 club at Brighton HAFC, Sussex County Cricket Club and an enthusiastic horse race goer. After selling his freight forwarding and conference business he settled in Hove. His other interests are bird watching, brass rubbing and bridge. More Posts

A Day at the Races

Yesterday our Players Club of Sussex CCC organised a day out at Plumpton races.  Always curious to enjoy a new sporting experience I went along. Plumpton is near Lewes in the fold of the South Downs. Sussex is blessed with racecourses. Aside from Plumpton, there are Brighton, Fontwell and the [...]

February 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Aston Villa 1

There is a misconception in football that we fans know much less than players, managers, coaches and pundits. This dull game – if it did nothing else – disproved this. On the bus to the Amex – the least car-friendly stadium in the world – I met a supporter I knew. He [...]

January 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Chelsea 1

I can picture the scene sometime between July 2018 and 2 weeks ago: a forlorn Ali Jahanbakhsh, bought from AZ Alkmaar for £1.7m, and largely ineffectual. An Iranian, he might be in the Persian restaurant in Hove with his family wondering what he is doing here and what will become of him. [...]

January 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 2 Bournemouth 0

The ‘jury’s out’ on new coach Graham Potter has gone to a thumbs-up. True at this stage last season we were in a better position under Chris Hughton but the football is more attractive now and Potter has given youngsters like Aaron Connolly and Steven Alcate their chance. However it was a [...]

December 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Crystal Palace 1 Brighton 1

This is the oddest of rivalries, though intense and bitter, as it began with a decision by referee Ron Challis back in the 70s, thereafter called Challis of the Palace, who ordered a penalty retake for Brighton which the Palace keeper saved. The then Brighton manager Alan Mullery is never one to [...]

December 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Arsenal 1 Brighton 2

Inevitably this fine win by the Seagulls will be seen in the context of Arsenal’s worst run since 1977. Yet the win was thoroughly deserved: Brighton were the more passionate and adventurous, better in possession and more accurate in their passing and the stats confirm had more possession and [...]

December 6, 2019 // 0 Comments


I’m not a great one for stats but there is one that says it all about this match – Brighton did not manage one shot on goal. For the first half the Seagulls held out redoubtedly in a performance that was more Chris Hughton than Graham Potter. Just as we were applying more pressure at the [...]

November 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Burnley 1

The jury is not so much out but close to a decision on Graham Potter. No one could understand the dropping of Shane Duffy, player of the year last season, and whilst our play is more attractive on the eye it has not corrected disastrous home form – 8 games without a win. We dominated against [...]

September 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton HAFC, Sussex CC and Sussex Sharks

The jury is sill out on Graham Potter. His reign as Brighton Head Coach began with a victory away at Watford devalued by the latter only achieving their first point at Newcastle this weekend, a draw with West ham and losses to Southampton and Manchester City. Potter plays a more expansive style [...]

September 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sharks falter

Sussex Sharks should all have guaranteed a home quarter final but after losing to Essex Eagles by 9 runs it was not to be. The biggest cheer of the night was the announcement that Jofra Archer took 6-45 in the Test at Headingley. Brighton is a tolerant place and the Sussex CCC has a long and [...]

August 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

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