Stylish Seagulls are up and running

Joao Teixeira hits the opener

Teixeira celebrates

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Albion’s season is up and running after a dominant 2-0 win at Leeds tonight.

New boy Joao Teixeira scored in the only the fifth minute after racing on to Bruno’s precise pass.

And Kazenga LuaLua came off the bench to fire an 84th-minute free-kick won by Teixeira which killed off any hint of a late Leeds riposte.

Rohan Ince had hit the post minutes earlier at the end of a flowing counter-attack involving Bruno and Craig Mackail-Smith which summed up a classy Seagulls display.

Teixeira shone brightest – and Danny Holla combined silk and steel in midfield on his debut.

Inigo Calderon headed a great chance for the second goal off target in the first period.

But he later cleared from in front of his goal when it looked like Michael Tonge’s drive might creep inside the post.

That would have brought Leeds level – but Albion always looked the better side as the secured their first points and goals of the Championship season.

Leeds (4-3-3): Silvestri; Byram, Cooper, Pearce, Warnock; Austin, Murphy (Cook 80), Bianchi; Tonge, Smith (Ajose 46), Sharp (Poleon 80). Subs not used: Taylor, Bellusci, Wootton, Norris. Yellow card: Austin (4) foul, Warnock (5) foul, Murphy (50) foul, Byram (67) foul, Pearce (84) foul.

Albion (4-1-2-2-1): Stockdale; Calderon, Greer, Dunk, Chicksen; Holla (Ince 74); Bruno, Forster-Caskey; Teixeira (Hughes 89), Agustien; Mackail-Smith. Subs not used: Ankergren, Toko, McCourt, O’Grady.

Goals: Teixeira 5, LuaLua 84.

Yellow card: Holla (36) foul.

Referee: James Adcock (Notts).

Attendance: 21,429 (444 away).

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10:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Clean Sheet says...

Brilliant game and result. The new boys all did well, and I suddenly feel much better about this season.
Brilliant game and result. The new boys all did well, and I suddenly feel much better about this season. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 26

10:05pm Tue 19 Aug 14

brightonup says...

Fantastic!
Fantastic! brightonup
  • Score: 16

10:05pm Tue 19 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

Well done lads.

Strong rumours of a new left back tomorrow.
Well done lads. Strong rumours of a new left back tomorrow. SMF20
  • Score: 19

10:06pm Tue 19 Aug 14

kwaidam says...

great stuff.... the future is orange.
great stuff.... the future is orange. kwaidam
  • Score: 22

10:08pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

BRilliant, much credit to Sami
BRilliant, much credit to Sami Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 18

10:10pm Tue 19 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Brilliant game and result. The new boys all did well, and I suddenly feel much better about this season.
Yes , I hope the new lads keep it up, add crofts and mc court and we have real depth in that area, still need left back and a goal scorer..
But the last three signings have all been free!
Early days still, but finally something to cheer
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Brilliant game and result. The new boys all did well, and I suddenly feel much better about this season.[/p][/quote]Yes , I hope the new lads keep it up, add crofts and mc court and we have real depth in that area, still need left back and a goal scorer.. But the last three signings have all been free! Early days still, but finally something to cheer mark by the sea
  • Score: 18

10:11pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Well done Sami for a bold team selection and to the guys who delivered such a sea-change result. A new dawn has arrived, it seems!
Well done Sami for a bold team selection and to the guys who delivered such a sea-change result. A new dawn has arrived, it seems! Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 15

10:12pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Far gull says...

Wow. Great to get off the mark at last. Await those there match reports.
Wow. Great to get off the mark at last. Await those there match reports. Far gull
  • Score: 17

10:14pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Fantastic result well played lads , makes up for their handball winner last season !.
Fantastic result well played lads , makes up for their handball winner last season !. tug509
  • Score: 16

10:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

At last, at least we took advantage this time of a very poor Leeds team. There must be no let up now in the quest for promotion.
At last, at least we took advantage this time of a very poor Leeds team. There must be no let up now in the quest for promotion. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -16

10:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Great result and great to hear that new Premier League left back signing tomorrow. Hope it's either a purchase or at least another season long loan.

Interesting that confirmed on BBC Radio Sussex tonight, that the Dr has left the club. No mention in the Argus and he still appears in the Staff list.

We'll see the number of injuries reduce now!!!
Great result and great to hear that new Premier League left back signing tomorrow. Hope it's either a purchase or at least another season long loan. Interesting that confirmed on BBC Radio Sussex tonight, that the Dr has left the club. No mention in the Argus and he still appears in the Staff list. We'll see the number of injuries reduce now!!! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Dave in Hastings says...

Come on then doom mongers. Let's be 'avin' you!

It does make me laugh to read some of the garbage hurled at Albion employees when things are not going so swimmingly.

Great result and great performance by the sound of it. I am confident the Albion will soon be on track for another tilt at promotion.
Come on then doom mongers. Let's be 'avin' you! It does make me laugh to read some of the garbage hurled at Albion employees when things are not going so swimmingly. Great result and great performance by the sound of it. I am confident the Albion will soon be on track for another tilt at promotion. Dave in Hastings
  • Score: 13

10:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

bbb1969 says...

Didn't think we woukd turn Leeds over tonight and did not think Holla would be straight in. I think Chicksen will be great if we continue to play him and Dunk had a great game. MF sorted and we now have Paddy so all covered. Augustien played well and I think he just needs players that are good around him. I think Holla is going to be our catalyst.
Just need a striker; stick Bruno back in his position and mf we have enough especially with March to come back along with Stephens and Crofts.
Need to maintain the tempo of the first half and change it if the opposition sus us out. Anyway M18 at the moment then off home; good job I have no work tomorrow.
Didn't think we woukd turn Leeds over tonight and did not think Holla would be straight in. I think Chicksen will be great if we continue to play him and Dunk had a great game. MF sorted and we now have Paddy so all covered. Augustien played well and I think he just needs players that are good around him. I think Holla is going to be our catalyst. Just need a striker; stick Bruno back in his position and mf we have enough especially with March to come back along with Stephens and Crofts. Need to maintain the tempo of the first half and change it if the opposition sus us out. Anyway M18 at the moment then off home; good job I have no work tomorrow. bbb1969
  • Score: 16

10:19pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Blackheath, Brighton Fan says...

Well done boys. Just what we needed to kick start our season. Now a striker, LB and a winger and we'll have an excellent squad. UTA
Well done boys. Just what we needed to kick start our season. Now a striker, LB and a winger and we'll have an excellent squad. UTA Blackheath, Brighton Fan
  • Score: 9

10:20pm Tue 19 Aug 14

jockithenoo says...

SMF20 wrote:
Well done lads.

Strong rumours of a new left back tomorrow.
Yep seen that part by big trouble.
Apparently the left back was at the game premier league experience.
Did anybody spot that elusive left back I'm hoping he signs on the dotted line .
UTA
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Well done lads. Strong rumours of a new left back tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Yep seen that part by big trouble. Apparently the left back was at the game premier league experience. Did anybody spot that elusive left back I'm hoping he signs on the dotted line . UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 7

10:21pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The Phantom says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
Well done Sami for a bold team selection and to the guys who delivered such a sea-change result. A new dawn has arrived, it seems!
Agree, proved to be a great team selection by Sami. By the sounds of it, it totally changed the whole emphasis of our performance and as the result said produced a dominant away perforance, something which we never really achieved last season. Great to see the new signings hit the ground running and now we just need two more cogs, a stellar striker and a classy left back. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: Well done Sami for a bold team selection and to the guys who delivered such a sea-change result. A new dawn has arrived, it seems![/p][/quote]Agree, proved to be a great team selection by Sami. By the sounds of it, it totally changed the whole emphasis of our performance and as the result said produced a dominant away perforance, something which we never really achieved last season. Great to see the new signings hit the ground running and now we just need two more cogs, a stellar striker and a classy left back. UTA The Phantom
  • Score: 10

10:25pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

Dave in Hastings wrote:
Come on then doom mongers. Let's be 'avin' you!

It does make me laugh to read some of the garbage hurled at Albion employees when things are not going so swimmingly.

Great result and great performance by the sound of it. I am confident the Albion will soon be on track for another tilt at promotion.
Well said. It is quite therapeutic I find.
Well done to Sami who had the confidence to change the side and put out a side that very few would have predicted but it worked so credit to him and to all involved.
[quote][p][bold]Dave in Hastings[/bold] wrote: Come on then doom mongers. Let's be 'avin' you! It does make me laugh to read some of the garbage hurled at Albion employees when things are not going so swimmingly. Great result and great performance by the sound of it. I am confident the Albion will soon be on track for another tilt at promotion.[/p][/quote]Well said. It is quite therapeutic I find. Well done to Sami who had the confidence to change the side and put out a side that very few would have predicted but it worked so credit to him and to all involved. Piglet1
  • Score: 11

10:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

SA Seagull says...

Knowing our luck it will turn out to be Stephen Ward on loan from Burnley
Knowing our luck it will turn out to be Stephen Ward on loan from Burnley SA Seagull
  • Score: 11

10:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

MrHove says...

Great result, from the reports i have read it appears brighton controlled the game.
Well done lads.
Great result, from the reports i have read it appears brighton controlled the game. Well done lads. MrHove
  • Score: 11

10:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Paulmarshall18 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
At last, at least we took advantage this time of a very poor Leeds team. There must be no let up now in the quest for promotion.
Promotion?? Are you on drugs?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: At last, at least we took advantage this time of a very poor Leeds team. There must be no let up now in the quest for promotion.[/p][/quote]Promotion?? Are you on drugs? Paulmarshall18
  • Score: -13

10:41pm Tue 19 Aug 14

wardfan says...

The best game I have listen to from Brighton in a very long time. What is all the worry about a left-back, Chickson is good enough he will only get better.
I am off to the betting shop tomorrow Brighton automatic promotion for me.
2 Strikers please Mr Bloom.
The best game I have listen to from Brighton in a very long time. What is all the worry about a left-back, Chickson is good enough he will only get better. I am off to the betting shop tomorrow Brighton automatic promotion for me. 2 Strikers please Mr Bloom. wardfan
  • Score: 8

10:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

wardfan says...

Paulmarshall18 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
At last, at least we took advantage this time of a very poor Leeds team. There must be no let up now in the quest for promotion.
Promotion?? Are you on drugs?
Yeah I am, the feel good drug you f--ker
[quote][p][bold]Paulmarshall18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: At last, at least we took advantage this time of a very poor Leeds team. There must be no let up now in the quest for promotion.[/p][/quote]Promotion?? Are you on drugs?[/p][/quote]Yeah I am, the feel good drug you f--ker wardfan
  • Score: -3

10:52pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Piglet1 wrote:
Dave in Hastings wrote:
Come on then doom mongers. Let's be 'avin' you!

It does make me laugh to read some of the garbage hurled at Albion employees when things are not going so swimmingly.

Great result and great performance by the sound of it. I am confident the Albion will soon be on track for another tilt at promotion.
Well said. It is quite therapeutic I find.
Well done to Sami who had the confidence to change the side and put out a side that very few would have predicted but it worked so credit to him and to all involved.
Amazing how 2 goals can clear the clouds from their eyes!! Good signings, good selection, Lua Lua you diamond, more of this please!! Can't wait to see who's in next.. Seagulls!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave in Hastings[/bold] wrote: Come on then doom mongers. Let's be 'avin' you! It does make me laugh to read some of the garbage hurled at Albion employees when things are not going so swimmingly. Great result and great performance by the sound of it. I am confident the Albion will soon be on track for another tilt at promotion.[/p][/quote]Well said. It is quite therapeutic I find. Well done to Sami who had the confidence to change the side and put out a side that very few would have predicted but it worked so credit to him and to all involved.[/p][/quote]Amazing how 2 goals can clear the clouds from their eyes!! Good signings, good selection, Lua Lua you diamond, more of this please!! Can't wait to see who's in next.. Seagulls!!!!!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 5

10:56pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tez1959 says...

easy tom pope from port vale striker just dont stop scoring goals get him nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
easy tom pope from port vale striker just dont stop scoring goals get him nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww tez1959
  • Score: 0

11:07pm Tue 19 Aug 14

daveyboy35 says...

Never saw that coming!!!! Top result and well done chaps!!!
Never saw that coming!!!! Top result and well done chaps!!! daveyboy35
  • Score: 5

11:32pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

Great to see young Teixeira shine, just days after some doom-mongers/trolls on this website didn't rate him "coz this time last year he wasn't a success at Brentford".

Hyppia's recent comments about Buckley's (a player I rated and liked) attitude were insightful. Perhaps there's the makings now of a squad that truly want to be with us, which with some quality additions, can only move onwards and upwards.
Great to see young Teixeira shine, just days after some doom-mongers/trolls on this website didn't rate him "coz this time last year he wasn't a success at Brentford". Hyppia's recent comments about Buckley's (a player I rated and liked) attitude were insightful. Perhaps there's the makings now of a squad that truly want to be with us, which with some quality additions, can only move onwards and upwards. Withdean-er
  • Score: 7

7:15am Wed 20 Aug 14

Seagull John says...

The Phantom wrote:
Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
Well done Sami for a bold team selection and to the guys who delivered such a sea-change result. A new dawn has arrived, it seems!
Agree, proved to be a great team selection by Sami. By the sounds of it, it totally changed the whole emphasis of our performance and as the result said produced a dominant away perforance, something which we never really achieved last season. Great to see the new signings hit the ground running and now we just need two more cogs, a stellar striker and a classy left back. UTA
Blimey, two more Chris O'Gradys - was he that good last night?
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: Well done Sami for a bold team selection and to the guys who delivered such a sea-change result. A new dawn has arrived, it seems![/p][/quote]Agree, proved to be a great team selection by Sami. By the sounds of it, it totally changed the whole emphasis of our performance and as the result said produced a dominant away perforance, something which we never really achieved last season. Great to see the new signings hit the ground running and now we just need two more cogs, a stellar striker and a classy left back. UTA[/p][/quote]Blimey, two more Chris O'Gradys - was he that good last night? Seagull John
  • Score: 2

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