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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

QPR Preview Brighton Game

QPR Official Site Preview of Brighton Game - Brighton Preview

...Brighton's poor start to the season, which saw them fail to register a single victory in their opening five Championship fixtures, saw them prop up the table early on.
But a morale-boosting 2-0 victory at home to Plymouth Argyle, followed by a thrilling 3-3 draw at Elland Road, provided fresh hope.
Defeat to high-flying Sheffield United followed, but three draws on the spin saw them briefly climb out of the drop zone.
Victory at Selhurst Park, the home of close rivals Crystal Palace, was the highlight in October, and although their form has been patchy since then, a 2-1 home win against Hull City last time out ensures the Seagulls head into the festive period in good spirits.
Rangers and Brighton played out a disappointing goalless draw when the two sides met on New Years Day at Loftus Road. And although both sets of supporters will be hoping for much more entertainment come Boxing Day, three points will rank even higher on their priority list, as the New Year beckons.
.....Top scorerLeon Knight 5...
Key player: Charlie Oatway
A born leader, Seagulls skipper Oatway is the catalyst that sparks Brighton into life. Dogged in the tackle and a constant force going forward, Oatway was labelled 'Captain Fantastic' by his boss Mark McGhee after notching in the Seagulls' 2-1 victory against Hull City on Friday night....
Last meetingQPR 0-0 BrightonFootball League ChampionshipJanuary 1st 2005
Did you know? Although popular on the Continent, Brighton's Withdean Stadium is the only ground in the Football League with a athletics track surrounding the perimeter of the pitch.

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