Five Things We Will Learn About Gus Poyet’s First Sunderland Game

October 17, 2013 in Premier League

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Before his first game in charge Gus Poyet handed out the same kind of positive messages as any other manager would: “right now we really need to pay attention to ourselves. First we need to start doing the right things; not conceding goals, keeping the ball better, creating chances - winning football games really”. He has gone about settling into the hot seat at the Stadium of Light in the right manner, a far cry from the circus that surrounded previous manager Paolo Di Canio’s arrival. However we still know very little about what to expect from Poyet and the first acid test will come away to a dangerous Swansea side that has struggled to find its best form in the Premier League this season. So what will we learn from Poyet’s first game in charge?

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Revolution on the South Coast: Why being a Brighton fan is great right now

September 19, 2012 in Championship

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I hate the phrase “young, talented manager”. It’s banded about in the press far too much, and every pundit will acclaim any manager under the age of 45 to be “destined for big things” should they string together a couple of wins. It’s a fairly crazy scenario, but if there was one manager out there right now who deserves the accolade of “young, talented manager”, it’s Gus Poyet.

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Brighton building their bridge to Premier League promotion

July 9, 2012 in Championship, Transfers

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It’s 9th July, and Brighton & Hove Albion have already signed Bruno Saltor, Tomasz Kuszczak and Wayne Bridge. Vicente is on the brink of signing a contract extension, as well as strong rumours that the hottest English prospect in Jordan Rhodes is on his way to the south. If you’re a Brighton fan like myself, this just seems to good to be true.

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