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From Cars to Stars - The James May story.

Started on 26 April 2013 by STFCDan
Latest Reply on 27 May 2013 by STFCDan
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Good month with some great performances

March Round Up; 2016 - Barclays Premier League/F.A Cup

Liverpool - 1

Samed Yasil (90)
Jonjo Shelvey (49)

Brighton - 0

Simon Cox (27)
Andrew Crofts (45+2)
Liam Bridcutt (55)


Ipswich - 1

Hugo Rodallega (85)
Faris Haroun (52)
Luke Chambers (71)
Steve Cook (90+5)

Brighton - 2

Paul Jones (9)
Beram Kayal (19)
Will Buckley (31)
Will Buckley (56)
Lee Peltier (72)
Simon Cox (73)
Ashley Barnes (78)


F.A Cup 5th Round

Reading - 2

Lenny Nangis (31)
Matt Phillips (63)
Matt Phillips (79)

Brighton - 1

Ashley Barnes (36)
Beram Kayal (25)
Beram Kayal (45)


Brighton - 1

Ashley Barnes (81)
Danny Rose (7)
Andrew Crofts (61)

Man City - 1

Edin Dzeko (2)
Matt Hummels (46)
Maicon (59)


Brighton - 1

Adam Le Fondre (14)
Lee Peltier (5)

Newcastle - 0

Davide Santon (16)
Nikalas Bendtner (70)
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11 yearsEdited

March Review

Another mixed month that saw us crashing out of the F.A Cup. The first game against Liverpool was always going to be tough, as Liverpool were still trying to prove a point a finish above tenth for the first time i 3 years, as a result of this we dropped 3 points. If we wanted a respectable position this season i knew we had to pick up something from the Ipswich game, and i was furious that we didn't receive at least one of the 3 penalty claims that we had. Still we came away 2-1 winners and gained three valuable points. The Reading game was a bleak game in this month as Reading dominated proceedings from start to finish. Having beaten 5-0 only a month before i was naturally confident, which proved to be the wrong mind set. Ending the month with a 1-1 draw to Man City and a 1-0 win to Newcastle, i can see we are well on our way to ending the season on a high.

The main individual this month (for the wrong reasons) is Beram Kayal, who yet again, managed to get himself sent off. As a result i have fined him and told him that one more sending off this season and he can find himself another club. On a lighter note, my captain Andrew Crofts and repeatedly put in good performances and therefore wins my Star man of the Month.

We managed to hang onto that 12th position, but Liverpool moved above us to 11th. Still, for a first season in the Premier ship, 12th is very positive. Looking at the remainder of our fixtures, it is very easy to move even higher.

April Round Up; 2016 - Barlcays Premier League

Fulham - 1

Marvin Emnes (21)
Kevin Nolan (19)
Chris Solly (32)
John Arne Riise (88)
John Arne Riise (90+1)

Brighton - 3

Ashley Barnes (13)
Adam Le Fondre (38, 90+1)
Liam Bridcutt (2)
Danny Rose (29)
Adam Le Fondre (68)
Andrew Crofts (72)


Southampton - 3

Hervin Ongenda (2, 57, 73)
Sebastien Bassong (71)

Brighton - 2

Danny Rose (8)
Simon Cox (28)
Adam Le Fondre (7)
Lee Peltier (72)
Paul Hawkins (88)


Brighton - 0

Simon Cox (8)
George Elokobi (62)
Aaron Martin (82)

Wolverhampton - 1

Bjorn Siguroarson (76)
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (6)


Brigthon - 0

George Elokobi (22)
Adam El Abd (41)
Beram Kayal (75)

Aston Villa - 1

Gary Gardener (2)
Antolin Alcaraz (37)

April Review

The team performance as a whole this month was largely disappointing, what with just the one win. Losing points at places like Wolves and Villa was not something we set out to do. The month of April started off so well with that 3-1 win over Fulham, but soon diminished as we struggled to beat a Southampton side that had nothing to prove. In defence we were all wrong in the last two games, Paul Hawkins and El-Abd failed to pick up the runs, and that cost us. Hoping for a much better end of the season.

There wasn't really any stand out performances this month, but Danny Rose impressed me on a few occasions. Therefore he will receive my Star Man of the Month.

Going into the last 3 games, we find ourselves in 11th. Very pleased with that.

May Round Up; 2016 - Barclays Premier League

Brighton - 2

Simon Cox (11)
Adam Le Fondre (64)
Beram Kayal (8)
Andrew Crofts (36)
George Elokobi (46)

Bolton - 0

Callum Peterson (17)
Drissa Diakite (21)
Massimo Luongo (61)


Arsenal - 0

Thomas Vermaelen (10) Grant Hanley (35)
Martin Kelly (59)
Son Heung-Min (69)
Jack Wilshire (77)
Leighton Baines (78)

Brighton - 1

Paul Hawkins (33)
Grant Leadbitter (7)


Brighton - 1

Brian Hand (43)

Everton - 1

Daniel Sturridge (31)

May Review

Boy, what a way to end the season, 7 points gained from a possible 9! We always expected to get something when Bolton came to the Amex, but we never expected to score 2 goals and keep the clean sheet. As for the Arsenal game, we were all still amazed at what we had done coming back, we shut them out and frustrated them (which you can see from the amount of yellows they picked up) and managed to score in the mean time. That win stopped Arsenal from winning the league when they had been on course to since December. Ending the season with a 1-1 to Everton was a nice touch, both teams safe, both teams pick up a point, no one gets booked. Bring on the next season!

Yet again, Simon Cox, George Elokobi and Paul Hawkins impressed this month. The constant ability to work as a team makes all three of them my Star Men of the Month

Ending the season unbeaten in 3 means we climbed to, and finished in 10 place! Despite Liverpool finishing one place above, we have high spirits going into the pre-season!
Good finish to the season, maybe you can push for Europe next year?
Great work this season, I hope you can challenge for European spots next season! :)

England Football League Round Up; 2015/16

Barclays Premier League

Winners - Man Utd

Champions League - Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal.

Europa League - Tottenham, Reading

Relegated - Ipswich, Fulham, Bolton

Npower Championship

Winners - Wigan

Promoted - Hull, West Ham

Relegated - Blackpool, Derby, MK Dons

Npower League 1

Winners - Doncaster

Promoted - Millwall, Notts County

Relegated - Crawley, Yeovil, Bradford, Oxford

Npower League 2

Winners - Gillingham

Promoted - Colchester, Southend, Macclesfield

Relegated - Hartlepool, Kiddiminster

Blue Square Bet Premier

Winners - Hereford

Promoted - Cambridge

Relegated - Southport, Hayes and Yeading, Guiseley, Bath.

Knockout Cups

F.A Cup


Capital One Cup


Community Shield


Johnstone's Paint Trophey


F.A Trophy

Eastbourne Boro

End Of Season Review - 2015/16

The team has impressed me this season, they have really stepped up to the mark when i needed them too, especially the Liverpool, Chelsea and Reading games. Dissapointed to drop points at teams like Wolves and Villa, but that's just football and you have to take in on the chin.

I have been greatly impressed with Simon Cox this season, it was his first season back in the Premier League, and he has performed well. People were doubting him, saying his price tag will be too much pressure, but he has porved them wrong and been my Player of the season.

Immensely proud of our tenth place finish, considering the board were hoping to narrowly avoid relegation. Maybe Europe is calling our name next season?
Great story here!
2013-05-06 20:27#98355 PaukerJ : Great story here!

Thanks bud, do you mind trying to get it more recognition? I put a lot of time into these posts :P
Really liking this so far, keep it up :)
2013-05-06 21:08#98368 Blue : Really liking this so far, keep it up :)
Thanks mate, do you think you can try and get it some more attention. I feel like i'm putting too much work in for the little attention it gets. :P

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