Cardiff 1 – 3 Albion


A properly head-staggering start to this 2011-12 Championship campaign. Form, reputation, status, home advantage, they all mean nothing so far. After Southampton hit 5 at Ipswich on Tuesday night we had  big boots to fill, and fill them we did.

I didn’t make the long trip to Wales, and listened in on BBC Radio FiveLive, it’s not often Brighton & Hove Albion are featured on there, to say the least. But people are starting to sit up and take notice of this Gus Poyet side, even Steve Claridge had to admit we totally out-thought and out-played a team that last season narrowly missed out on promotion to the biggest league of them all. It’s a mad football world in the second tier of the English game.

I’ve added this video of last night’s goals, check out Ash Barnes’s first goal, a beaut, both he and CMS sounded as if they were on fire on the radio, and the away support drowned out the Taffs. Thanks to NSC poster Brighton4Cambridge3 for capturing it off his telly. Roll on Saturday, the momentum we have carried over from being Champions of League One will run out of steam sometime, but let’s enjoy it while it lasts.

Npower Championship table
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 21:59 UK
1 Southampton 3 6 9
2 Brighton 3 4 9

3 Derby 3 3 9
4 Middlesbrough 3 3 7
5 West Ham 3 4 6
6 Crystal Palace 3 2 6

7 Cardiff 3 1 6
8 Blackpool 3 1 6
9 Millwall 3 2 5
10 Reading 3 1 4
11 Peterborough 3 0 4
12 Portsmouth 3 0 4
13 Nott’m Forest 3 -1 4
14 Leeds 3 0 3
15 Birmingham 2 0 3
16 Ipswich 3 -1 3
17 Leicester 3 -2 3
18 Hull 3 -3 3
19 Bristol City 3 -4 3
20 Burnley 2 -2 1
21 Barnsley 3 -3 1

22 Watford 3 -5 1
23 Coventry 3 -3 0
24 Doncaster 3 -3 0

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6 Responses to “Cardiff 1 – 3 Albion”

  1. john Says:

    Hi as I said previous Poyet is no clown he was the brain behind Wise at Leeds fair playBrighton are playing football the right way.It is good to see a fresh face at the top.
    Take care

  2. The Hovian Says:

    Before Poyet came to us there were rumours that Dennis Wise might be on his way, needless to say most fans didn’t want the little twat.

    Very happy we took Gus instead, it will get harder and harder to hang on to him though

    Cheers John

  3. Jason H Says:

    Truly a superb result, and an outcome we would not have dreamed possible two years ago. The manner of the victory was the most pleasing thing – we went there and bossed it, and came away with what we deserved.

  4. The Hovian Says:

    Hi Jason, totally agree, another big test this Saturday mind


  5. Jamesy Says:

    Hi mate, I went to the game and as a Cardiff fan was impressed with Brighton. They capitalised on a few Cardiff errors and just when it looked like we had you sussed, you scored to make it 1-0. You gave us nothing up front and passed the ball very well for long periods. On this showing, the play-offs should be within your reach.

    • The Hovian Says:

      Hi Jamesy, thanks for the comment. I think we’ll be ok, probably top half, but I think the play-offs may be a bit too far. Great division this, no out and out favourites


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