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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

Hyppia resigns

Managers rarely resign as to do so waives their claim for compensation so if Sami Hyppia did in fact resign- as seems the case – this is a honourable act. Opinion is still divided as to whether he is responsible for the team’s decline or this is an inevitable product of selling our best [...]

December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Millwall 1

To apply an old cliché: there was more happening off the pitch than on it. At the away end Millwall fans were ripping up seats and trying to attack a small group of Brighton  fans in the next section. Hyppia was subject to abuse and, by the end, resounding cries to go. One fan was ejected for [...]

December 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

Steeplechasing v flat

With the Albion away at Derby it was an opportunity on a cold but clear Sussex day to watch the steeplechasing on channel 4. I have always preferred that to the flat: the jumps provide an extra dimension; the bravery of the riders in one of the most dangerous particapating sports is something to [...]

December 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Fulham 2

So the honours went to Alan Tanner who I have to say behaved most graciously and thought a draw would be a fairer result. The generous comments made about their former club by Alan Mullery, David Stockdale and Aaron Hughes in the programme epitomised the good spirit in which the game was played. I [...]

November 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dave Whelan’s remarks

Brighton has one of the biggest Jewish communities outside the big cities and the 1901 club where I sit has many Jewish supporters. So we have been discussing Dave Whelan’s much publicised comments. My initial reaction was that they were highly offensive. Racial stereotyping was a feature of [...]

November 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

The travails of a football supporter

Yesterday I had lunch with a Arsenal fanatic and resident of Hove. He was exasperated by the stubbornness of Arsene Wenger. Their young defender Calum Chambers was taken part by the Anderkecht winger resulting in 3 goals conceded. The following game against Swansea a further 2 late goals were [...]

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Albion assessed

It was the same old, same old at Brighton and our league record says it all: three wins, eight draws, 6 defeats. 20 goals conceded is better than Brentford in sixth place, but 17 goals scored the fifth least in the league. Of those 17 goals, only three have been scored by forwards. We laboured [...]

November 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Albion assessed

We notched up our third win of the season beating Wigan 1-0 but it was much of the same. After scoring in the first minute and not through a striker but Craig Gardner we were hanging on by the end and were somewhat fortunate to get all 3 points. I know Hyppia has lost Ulloa, and the injuries to [...]

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Albion assessed

Brighton is a hilly place but our football and indeed the whole club is flat. I largely blame Sami Hyppia for this. Whilst it is true we have sold our best players you expect a manager to build a team which he has failed to do – notably in the striker department. We have now gone 9 games [...]

October 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brighton in dreck

Brighton have not won for 8 games and Sami Hyppia is coming under pressure. His defenders say that in the past 2 seasons the Seagulls have moved on their three best players – Bridcutt, Upson and Ulloa – so he has less resources than Poyet and Garcia. However his buys have been [...]

October 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

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