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Brighton’s long march ends in Chris Hughton’s completion of a job well done

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Twenty years ago it looked all over but an unflappable manager, a sparkling French winger and special team spirit have taken them back to the promised landTwo days after an exhausted Brighton had lost to Sheffield Wednesday in last season’s play-off semi-final, the club announced that the manager, Chris Hughton, had signed a new four-year contract. In the afterglow of ostensible failure that sort of thing might have been regarded as inadvisable by some, but not Brighton. Hughton is part of a plan, one that has brought them to the Premier League.It has been a plan 20 years in the making. Year Zero for Brighton was 1997, when they eked out a draw on the final day of the season against Hereford to stay in the Football League. It was a point that saved them not just from relegation but

Harry Redknapp parachutes in to take over as Birmingham City manager

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• Redknapp takes over from Gianfranco Zola to the end of the season• Steve Cotterill to join struggling Championship club as his assistantBirmingham City have appointed Harry Redknapp as manager of the struggling Championship club until the end of the season following Gianfranco Zola’s resignation on Monday. The move marks a surprise comeback for Redknapp more than two years since he left Queens Park Rangers, his most recent club management role.A statement read: “The club is delighted to announce that Harry Redknapp is Blues’ new manager. The vastly experienced Redknapp has agreed to replace Gianfranco Zola, who resigned on Monday. Redknapp has enjoyed notable success as a manager at AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and QPR. Continue reading...

Football transfer rumours: Everton demanding £100m for Romelu Lukaku?

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Today’s fluff is going upOne hundred million pounds. In currently-being-replaced British £1 coins it would weigh 95 tonnes and a single stack of them would be 196 miles high. Melt them down and you’d need a 125,246-litre vat in which to hold the molten liquid. It’s a lot of pounds. Coincidentally, it is also the amount of money Everton are asking for Romelu Lukaku, presumably in an effort to weed out any knaves, rogues or charlatans who might try wasting the club’s time with frivolous summer bids. The Liverpool Echo have revealed that £100m is the fee Manchester United, Chelsea or anyone else who fancies taking the Belgian striker off Everton’s hands will have to pay and while a world record fee might seem rather excessive, the club have the whip hand as Lukaku has two years left on

Wenger delighted with three-man central defence and Arsenal’s timely win

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• It’s the first time in 20 years I’ve played it, Arsenal manager says• Gunners 2-1 win at Boro ends worst away league run for 88 yearsArsène Wenger issued a reminder that you do not have to be young to be modern after his side ended a run of four successive away Premier League defeats with a 2-1 win featuring a brand-new formation at Middlesbrough last night.Arsenal’s manager, 67, arrested his slide by showcasing an unexpected back three against spirited opponents fighting to avoid relegation. “It’s the first time in 20 years I’ve played it,” he said. “It shows that, even at my age, you can change. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Wenger delighted with three-man central defence and Arsenal’s timely win