View from the opposition – Brighton

A bit about you:

Name: Graham Coe

Current home town:  Leicester                               Birthplace: Brighton

How long have you supported your team? 40 Seasons

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: Everything – when you think where we use to play
 
Favourite match played by your team & why: The first league game at the Amex Stadium – even though we won, the game wasn’t important.
 
Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Bobby Zamora.

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Anthony Knockaert – so skilled

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? As above!

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Vardy & his goal poaching & Riyad Mahrez if he ‘turns up’ for you!

Up and coming prospect in your squad? Solly March

Where do you think you’ll finish this season? 40 points is our first aim

How do you think you’ll do against us? A 1-1 draw

Any other comments? Good luck for the rest of your season

 

Next Up Brighton

Next Up Brighton 19 August 2017 3.00PM

Manager        Chris Hughton      Founded       30,750

Ground          Falmer Stadium       Address   Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9BL

Capacity        30,750

Squad: 

1              Australia                              GK          Mathew Ryan

2              Spain                                     DF           Bruno (captain)

3              Cameroon                           DF           Gaëtan Bong

4              Germany                             DF           Uwe Hünemeier

5              England                                DF           Lewis Dunk (vice-captain)

6              England                                MF         Dale Stephens

7              Israel                                     MF         Beram Kayal

8              Czech Republic                 MF         Jiří Skalák

9              England                                FW         Sam Baldock

10           Israel                                     FW         Tomer Hemed

11           France                                 MF         Anthony Knockaert

12           Finland                                                 GK          Niki Mäenpää

13           Germany                             MF         Pascal Groß

14           England                                MF         Steve Sidwell

15           Scotland                               MF         Jamie Murphy

17           England                                FW         Glenn Murray

18           England                                DF           Connor Goldson

20           England                                MF         Solly March

22           Republic of Ireland          DF           Shane Duffy

23           England                                DF           Liam Rosenior

24           Netherlands                       MF         Davy Pröpper

29           Austria                                 DF           Markus Suttner

33           Republic of Ireland          MF         Richie Towell

34           England                                MF         Rohan Ince

37           England                                FW         Izzy Brown (on loan from Chelsea)

—           Netherlands                       MF         Soufyan Ahannach

—           Colombia                             MF         José Izquierdo

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.  

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site: https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com/

View from the opposition – Arsenal

View from the opposition - Arsenal

A bit about you:

Name: Joby Vaughan

Current home town: Leicester

Birthplace: Wrexham

How long have you supported your team? 42 Years

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: It is simply a spectacular stadium

Favourite match played by your team & why: 1998 FA Cup Final win v Newcastle (not for the match but for the first double I’d experienced)

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Dennis Bergkamp – because he literally changed the way Arsenal played football.

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Laurent Koscielny – a solid underrated centre half.

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? Xhaka (with a 30 yard left foot strike into the top corner of the net).

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Vardy - because of his pace.

Up and coming prospect in your squad? Jeff Reine-Adélaïde

How do you think you’ll do against us? Hoping for a 3-1 win

General Questions:

Where do you think you'll finish this season? 4th

What did you think to your transfer activity this season? Alexandre Lacazette is a good buy for the money & Sead Kolašinac is a beast!  Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will go.

Which three teams do you think will be relegated? Huddersfield, Brighton & West Ham

Who do you think will win the league? Man City

Next Up Arsenal 11 August 2017 7.45PM

Next Up Arsenal 11 August 2017 7.45PM

Manager        Arsène Wenger       Founded       1886

Ground          Emirates Stadium   Address   Hornsey Road, London N5 1BU

Capacity        60,432

Squad: 

2              France                                                 DF           Mathieu Debuchy

3              England                                                DF           Kieran Gibbs

4              Germany                                             DF           Per Mertesacker (captain)

5              Brazil                                                     DF           Gabriel

6              France                                                 DF           Laurent Koscielny

7              Chile                                                      FW         Alexis Sánchez

8              Wales                                                    MF         Aaron Ramsey

9              France                                                 FW         Alexandre Lacazette

10           England                                                MF         Jack Wilshere

11           Germany                                             MF         Mesut Özil

12           France                                                 FW         Olivier Giroud

13           Colombia                                             GK          David Ospina

14           England                                                FW         Theo Walcott

15           England                                                MF         Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

16           England                                                DF           Rob Holding

17           Nigeria                                                 FW         Alex Iwobi

18           Spain                                                     DF           Nacho Monreal

19           Spain                                                     MF         Santi Cazorla

20           Germany                                             DF           Shkodran Mustafi

21           England                                                DF           Calum Chambers

22           France                                                 MF         Jeff Reine-Adélaïde

23           England                                                FW         Danny Welbeck

24           Spain                                                     DF           Héctor Bellerín

25           England                                                DF           Carl Jenkinson

27           Costa Rica                                            FW         Joel Campbell

28           Spain                                                     FW         Lucas Pérez

29           Switzerland                                        MF         Granit Xhaka

31           Bosnia and Herzegovina                DF           Sead Kolašinac

32           England                                                FW         Chuba Akpom

33           Czech Republic                                 GK          Petr Čech

34           France                                                 MF         Francis Coquelin

35           Egypt                                                     MF         Mohamed Elneny

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.  

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site: www.arsenal.com

View from the opposition – AFC Bournemouth

At bit about you:

Name: Brian Roberts

Current home town: Stafford

Birthplace: Liverpool

How long have you supported your team? 20 + years

Overview of your club:

It's been a fantastic season with its ups and downs including some significant injuries. The team spirit has kept us going and here we are looking to our third year in the premier league. Something that no one would have put a bet on!!!! Eddie Howe is without doubt the reason for this.

Favourite thing about your home ground: Being a small compact ground means you are close to the action allowing opportunities to advise the referee !!!!!!

Favourite match played by your team & why: The most memorable game the 2-0 away win at Burton Albion which was last game of 2009/10 season. The win clinched promotion from the second division against all the odds having faced a transfer embargo and on occasions not having enough players to fill the subs bench. The day was made more enjoyable because of the generosity of Burton Albion in allowing us to celebrate our promotion on the pitch and in the stands with our team.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: The legend -Steve Fletcher. He was instrumental in turning around the fortunes of the club. He brought a positive attitude to the team and supporters

About our forthcoming match against you:

Both clubs are playing to win today. Each have a goal. Leicester - to play well for their supporters and Bournemouth to finish at their highest position ever.  

Your favourite current player in your squad and why?

Steve Cook. He has improved beyond belief.  He has become the leader of the back four and has surprised me this year with his consistently high performances week in and week out

Player in your squad we should most fear and why?

Josh King. He's on a great run at the moment and is scoring in virtually every game he plays. He's confidence is sky high!

Player in our squad you most fear and why?  

Jamie Vardy is our worry because of his pace and determination

Up and coming prospect in your squad?  

Lewis Cook, although he will be missing to week as he is with the England under 20's squad!

How important is it for you to try to finish above Southampton?

It would be good to finish above Southampton but it's not our overriding objective.

How do you think you’ll do against us?

I think it will be a tough match as Leicester will want to sign off with a win. We have a long list of injuries so a draw would be a good result.

General Questions:

What did you think of the transfer activity both in and out of your club this season?

A mix picture. Some of the 'big money' signings have not been as successful as we would have hoped.

Which of the teams that were relegated would you have predicted to go down?

No surprise that 2 out of 3 were teams promoted from the season before.

Describe your season in ten words or less: 

The Bournemouth dream continues.

How do you think you will do next season?

The key will be to keep Eddie Howe as manager.

Any other comments?

Just want to take the final opportunity to congratulate you on a brilliant season last year winning the league.

Looking forward to a great end of season game.