BRIGHTON have secured promotion to the Premier League to complete a rags to riches journey to football's elite.The South Coast club have gone from the brink of extinction to the riches of the top flight on a remarkable journey that gives every club in England hope.Chris Hughton's side beat Wigan 2-1 on Monday to clinch automatic promotion - and now they want to finish the job by winning the Championship title. Keep up to date with ALL the latest football news, gossip and rumours But then the hard work starts for Hughton as he looks to make sure his squad are capable of mixing it with the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United next season.SunSport's EFL expert Tom Barclay gives you the lowdown on the club and whether the team will be able to survive in the Premier League.IT HAS been 34 years since the Seagulls last graced the top flight.That means the club have never taken part in the Premier League - and will become the 48th side to play in the modern-age highest … [Read more...] about Brighton in the Premier League – who are they, what players will shine and can they survive?
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BELIEVE it or not, we're approaching the business end of another enthralling Premier League season.It seems like just yesterday a triumphant Leicester stunned the globe to lift the trophy.But now, with Claudio Ranieri axed and winter now behind us, it's time to look ahead to what should be a thrilling climax to the 2016-17 campaign. Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.But it's not just team silverware up for grabs of course, as it's time to focus on which players deserve to be recognised for their outstanding season.With that in mind, SunSport's team of football experts have their say on who should be named Footballer of the Year.Read what they had to say, before casting your own vote in our poll...Charlie Wyett - N'Golo KanteOutstanding - and should also have won it last season.Dave Kidd - N'Golo KanteIf Kante isn't Footballer of the Year after the influence he's had on Chelsea - and … [Read more...] about Premier League Footballer of the Year: From N’Golo Kante to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, our reporters have their say on who should win the 2016-17 gong
Barclay’s First XI: Eleven key points from our man for this weekend’s EFL actionSUNSPORT’S Football League Reporter TOM BARCLAY gives you the lowdown on this weekend’s EFL action - from one to 11.NEW FACES: EFL clubs went transfer crazy this summer and there was a flurry of business on deadline day.This weekend gives us the first chance to see some of those new signings in action in the Championship such as Albert Adomah at Villa, Christian Atsu at Newcastle and Wolves’ new-boy Ivan Cavaleiro.It will also be intriguing to see the response of players who didn’t get the moves they wanted - such as Brighton’s Dale Stephens.NICKLAS BENDTNER: The ‘Lord’ is back in English football having signed a two-year deal at Nottingham Forest this week.The ex-Arsenal forward once claimed he wanted to be the best striker in the world and while he fell well short of that target, he is still one of the fewer Gunners player to score a Champions League … [Read more...] about The English Football League: SunSport’s Tom Barclay runs the rule over the weekend’s action as Newcastle travel to Derby and Villa host Nottingham Forest
ENGLISH football is now approaching 25 years since the Premier League was founded.It was a landmark event for English football, as the money poured in to change the landscape of the domestic game forever.Here is all you need to know about the top flight ahead of its landmark anniversary...The Premier League operates as a corporation and is owned by the 20 member clubs.Each club is a shareholder, with one vote each on issues such as rule changes and contracts.All rule changes and major commercial contracts require the support of at least a two-thirds vote, or 14 clubs, to be agreed.The clubs elect a chairman, chief executive and board of directors to deal with day-to-day business.Sir Dave Richards has been the chairman since April 1999, and the chief executive is Richard Scudamore, who was appointed five months after Richards.Since the Premier League's foundation, the FA has had no say in the commercial running of England's top flight.But Premier League matches are still … [Read more...] about Who owns the Premier League, when was it founded and why do some people call it Premiership?
IT'S been another action-packed weekend outside of the Premier League with a number of talking points from all around the country.SunSport's Football League reporter Tom Barclay is here to run the rule over the latest stories, action and highlights from outside the top-flight. LOAN GROANFOOTBALLERS, beware. Fall out of favour this season and you could be spending a serious amount of time feeling all a loan.The emergency loan window has been scrapped as of this season, meaning temporary switches can now only be made from window to window.Players of all ages are going to be hit hard by the transfer shake-up.Take striker Alex Revell, for example.Last season, the 33-year-old was out of the picture at Cardiff so he went on a two-month loan to Wigan in November.That led to a January switch to MK Dons and his summer move to Northampton.Revell reckons he would have found it “much harder” to get a club now, as “when you’re not playing, you’re quickly … [Read more...] about The English Football League: SunSport’s Tom Barclay runs the rule over the weekend’s action