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ADAMS: PREMIER LEAGUE IS TWO LEAGUES IN ONE

9 November 2017

Bennett Dean
Former Albion manager Micky Adams.

Ahead of next week’s Q&A event with Micky Adams and Bob Booker, the former Albion manager gave his thoughts on the club’s promising start to the season, and believes Chris Hughton’s team must focus on taking points from their closest rivals.

The Seagulls occupy eighth position in the Premier League, and Adams, who guided the club to their first of four promotions at the Withdean Stadium, highlighted the games Albion should be looking to take points from.

He said, “There are key games in the season. You’re going to play against a lot of the big-hitters, such as Manchester City and Manchester United, and if you can nick a few points off them, then that’s great.

“But realistically, the Premier League is two leagues in one. Like they've done at West Ham and Swansea, they’ve hit them at the right times and won the games.

“Home form will be key, but if you can win a few games away from home, like they've done recently, then it certainly helps.”

Adams now works for the Premier League as a match delegate, and after seeing Albion in action this season, he believes the club are moving forward both on and off the pitch.

“I’ve been down [to the Amex] twice this season and the matchday experience is unbelievable for the supporters.

“The club has come on unbelievably since Tony Bloom and his family invested their time and money.

“I was at Swansea on Saturday as well. I’ve seen them three times out of their 11 Premier League games so far, and they’re getting better and better as each game goes by.”

Adams, who understands the struggles Albion had to get a new stadium, expressed his delight for the club’s loyal supporters, as they got their rewards for sticking with the club through tough times.

“Supporters are the lifeblood of any football club. Managers come and go, we’re just the custodians of a club at the time, but the supporters are there for life.

“Nobody deserves it more than the Brighton fans, when you consider going to Gillingham and then into an athletics stadium.

“But they’ve now got the stadium and facilities that they all deserve, and more importantly, they’ve also got Premier League football. Hats off to all of them.”

For more information on the Q&A event with Adams and Booker, which takes place at the Amex next Friday - please click here.


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