Southampton FC – The Hassenhuttl Effect

Tweet Southampton Football Club ended their 2018/19 Premier League campaign in 16th position, retaining their status amongst England’s elite for the seventh consecutive season, despite amassing a mere nine points going into the Christmas period. But with safety in the bag, was this season a success?  Ralph Hassenhutl was brought into the club to achieve the same as his predecessor Mark Hughes, remain in England’s top division. pushed the Saints over the safety line by injecting the “gegenpress” style of football into his sides DNA, a system already deployed in…

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Match Report – Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Southampton

Tweet Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s second-half winner saw Southampton claim an important victory away at Brighton & Hove Albion. The win moves the Saints five points ahead of Cardiff, who play Chelsea on Sunday. Brighton improved after a poor first-half but were unable to find an equalising goal, and remain in the battle to avoid the drop. Both sides would have seen this encounter as a prime opportunity to gain a crucial three points in the bid to secure Premier League survival, but despite this, Chris Hughton’s side were their usual cautious…

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Match Report – Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 Burnley

Tweet A brace from former Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Chris Wood helped Burnley succumb Albion to another defeat as the hosts’ poor run in 2019 continues. In a controversial and enthralling fixture, Wood’s double and Ashley Barnes’s penalty gave the visitors a three-goal lead, which, despite Shane Duffy’s late reply, saw Sean Dyche’s side gain an important three points in the battle for survival. It is safe to say that an end-to-end thriller was the last thing most spectators expected going into the game – a match which pitted…

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