We asked these long-time Albion fans for their views on the 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

And we also got their thoughts on the demise of the European Super League and how the Seagulls have handled it as a club.

What were your thoughts on Albion’s performance?

James Heasman: I felt Brighton performed magnificently. Our shape was superb, particularly without the ball, and Chelsea had nowhere to go. I felt we were the better team, created more chances and were comfortable throughout.

Alan Brownings: A very solid performance and overall I’m happy with a point. However poor finishing and the margin of a post have once again stopped us collecting all three.

Tim Ayling: We didn’t seem to get our passing game going in the first half especially, but a hard-working performance that was perfect for the situation. If only we had put one of our chances away, and we would have had the perfect result too.

Who was your pick of the Albion players?

James Heasman: There were numerous good performances including Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma and Ben White, but once again Lewis Dunk was superb.

Alan Brownings: Bissouma was again the stand out player, he seemed to be involved in everything we did well.

Tim Ayling: White and Dunk were outstanding, and Bissouma was really the one trying things going forward. Just a shame most of those things ended up way over the bar! White was deserved man of the match. I think it really helps the defenders having Sanchez behind them. His sheer presence is often enough.

Thoughts on what appears to be the demise of the European Super League and how Albion have handled it ?

James Heasman: I don’t think it’s any surprise that Tony Bloom, Paul Barber and everyone at the club have been professional throughout. Their response as always, is carefully thought out and correct in every aspect. As for the so-called ‘big six’, shame on them, they clearly can’t be trusted and I would hope the Premier League are strong enough to impose sanctions of some sort.


Thinking further on, I would hope any foreign ‘investor’ is carefully scrutinised by a neutral body or even better, give supporters 51% ownership.

Alan Brownings: To date the club has handled themselves well, but there should be no place in English football (ever again) for any club who follow the money men and play football in the ESL and the Albion will need to stand up for that.

Tim Ayling: Obviously fantastic news. What a shambles it was, led by foreign owners who know nothing about football, let alone British football. Hopefully this will spell the end of American ownership especially, as they’re only interested in money and are a cancer on the game. Maybe now they’ll realise they can’t ruin our game by imposing the American sporting model here. In terms of the Albion, they didn’t need to do much really. By the time we were playing Chelsea things were already falling apart. Strong words from Barber, Potter and Gross before the match were good, but really not much was needed.