Brighton the modern day Swansea

Hello, good afternoon sports fans, it’s me Ayyaz Malik aka The Sports Buff. I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. Sports fans, we need to talk, to be more precise we need to talk about Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

Or to put it simply Brighton. The Seagulls, who before the 70’s were known as The Doplhins (no I only found out recently too) are building something special. Something special like Swansea did.

Quite a bizarre statement, one might think, I will explain. With respect to The Swans in their current plight now, they’re a far cry from the team they were in the 2010’s.

The South Wales club did win the League Cup, but it was their running behind the scenes. Swansea would be an attacking, possession based side and when you went to The Liberty Stadium, it felt like Camp Nou moved near Nantgarw (poetry in motion as you can see).

All tongue and cheek a side, the Welsh side were lovely to watch, they signed players based on a set system, and managers were hired based on them implementing that system.

Brednan Rodgers, Roberto Martinez, Brian Laudrup and Carlos Carvalhal are examples of the brilliant managers Swansea have hired.

Ignoring the Bob Bradley appointment, Swansea would often lose their managers to, with the greatest respect to bigger clubs.

I am arguing, at Brighton, something similar looks to be on the horizon. That is a credit to The Seagulls and how brilliantly they’re run. Graham Potter was poached by Premier League rivals Chelsea and Roberto De Zerbi, if he carries on will be poached too.

Sorry BHAFC fans. Contrary to what Talksport and other media outlets think, the Italian will succeed with the South Coast outfit. With a win over Liverpool in the FA Cup and being sixth (at time of writing) only demonstrates and highlights my point further.

Their players as we know are getting circled by the top six sides.

For example, your Ben Whites, Leandro Trossard and Yves Bissouma’s of this world. Victims of their own success?

Brighton most certainly look to be, but that’s a credit to Tony Bloom and the other board members at The Amex.

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