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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

Manchester City 1 Brighton 0

When teams like Brighton go to the Etihad it’s a question of damage limitation. Burnley conceded 5 up there, Fulham 2, so limiting one of the best teams in Europe to just the one was a result. The difference between the two clubs is the depth of resources. Brighton were missing their best two [...]

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 3 Wolves 3

This was an entertaining game with some positives but the Seagulls ended it without a home win this season and only one in the year 2020. We were at one stage 3-1 down so can draw hope and strength from a come back Aaron Connolly added to his single goal tally with a clever flick to score from [...]

January 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Arsenal 1

My Albion supporting postman put it well when I said a week ago we are heading for a relegation dogfight “Ivan, we are already in one.” I’m getting sick and tired of the comment you hear in the media “Brighton play better football than their position suggests.” We are where we are and [...]

December 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Brighton Tigers remembered

My city Brighton has always punched above its weight sporting-wise. If your ask any Brightonian sports lover of a certain generation for its greatest side as likely as not they would not cite Brighton HAFC, who reached the Cup Final in 1983 (‘and Smith must score”), nor the Sussex CCC for [...]

December 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

Fulham 0 Brighton 0

Brighton view: My first surprise is the 7 changes after a dismal performance against Leicester was that keeper Matty Ryan was one of them. He is one of our most consistent players and head coach Graham Potter’s explanation that it was for tactical reasons makes little sense. That Brighton’s two [...]

December 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Southampton 2

On the Rust we are encouraged to highlight what we believe are the crucial issues not necessarily those that the media do. Thus for me the crucial issue is that Brighton have now gone 10 games without a home win. We play good football and in Tariq Lamptey and Ben White have two youngsters with [...]

December 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Liverpool 1

The furore over VAR has reached such a fever pitch that it is now the main discussion point  of a match. That Brighton deserved a draw and held arguably the best team in the world is secondary to the intervention of VAR. Managers and players seek any excuse for a below par performance which [...]

November 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Aston Villa 1 Brighton 2

Whena Chris Hughton got the sack 18 months ago, one of the principal reasons for the decision was the dire quality of the football. No one would complain after  yesterday’s compelling game which had just about everything: 3 goals, ding-dong action, a penalty not awarded after VAR in the closing [...]

November 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Burnley 0

This was a game that is bound to be shown last on Match of The Day. The highlights can be condensed into 90 seconds. After apparently a bust up in training Matty Ryan in goal and forward Neil Maupay were restored to the team but there were no Solly March, Leandro Trossard, Davy Propper nor Lewis [...]

November 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

A lunch both happy and sad

Yesterday I had lunch with three supporters of  Brighton HAFC whom I know well and see in the 1905 lounge but only once this year. One of them – J – sits in front of me and goes back on the train from the stadium with the other two who owned the pub. J, who invited me for lunch, is a [...]

November 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

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