IT’S ONLY A BRIGHT START AT THE AMEX
JUST as a sudden altitude shift can transform the climate from arctic to tropical, the summer break has transformed Brighton from relegation candidates to the Championship pace setters.
The 2014-2015 season appears the aberration for the Seagulls, who reached the play-offs in their two other seasons in the second tier.
Under Gus Poyet’s management, they were adept at recruiting Spanish-speaking imports, such as Leonardo Ulloa, and the new additions to Chris Hughton’s side have been equally effectively mined from across Europe.
Tomer Hemed now has four goals and Uwe Hünemeier is a fine centre-back bullpen.
Hull have also begun the season brightly and, but for beginning their visit to the Amex Stadium in the opposing manner, could have leapfrogged their opponents into the top spot.
Yet it is too early for either side to be planning for the Premier League.
STAR MAN UWE HUNEM