Brighton’s season can be divided into 3 distinct seasons. We began with a long unbeaten run but won every game by the odd goal; we went through a bad run of nine games without a win which coincided with numerous injuries; a final spell in which we are scoring freely. Brighton have now scored 9 games in their last two home games and should be able to improve their goal difference next Saturday at relegated Charlton. Unbeaten in seven games, the Seagullls fear no one. The general view was that it’s best for us for if Middlesbrough win every game and take their foot off the gas for their final game against us so. Burnley’s late equaliser was a it of blow. In this situation you can only win your games and hope. I suspect there will be some more turns and twists even though three games are left.
Yesterday we witnessed the now familiar cagey first half. Brighton as with Fulham broke the deadlock when we were not on top. Anthony Knockaert has proved an inspired signing, the type of player that can turn a match. This time he scored with a beautifully-flighted free kick. The second goal from Jiri Skalek was even better: a sumptuous 30 yard strike straight into the corner; Goldson from a corner and Knockaert’s second sent the Rangers up the M23 well beaten and pointless.
With Sussex having a positive third day and nearly 300 runs ahead of Essex going into the fourth day it was a fine day for Brighton and the county’s sport.
It was good to see Des Lynam behind me as back problems have affected his attendance of his beloved Brighton. We spoke of life coaches without too much praise. You know, he said what Henry Ford said of exercise :
“If you are fit you do not need it , if you are not , it will kill you.”