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The Official Brighton and Hove Albion Podcast

Brighton and Hove Albion

Paul Hayward and Glenn Murray take you behind the scenes at Brighton & Hove Albion FC. As well as exclusive conversations with current players and legends from the past, the show features famous fans, coaching staff, and insights from top pundits. It’s available on all the major podcast platforms and you can subscribe here: https://podfollow.com/bha/view If you have a question for Paul or Glenn, drop them a line at podcast@brightonandhovealbion.com This podcast is a Voiceworks Sport Production in partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion. For more of the latest news from Brighton & Hove Albion, head to the official website: https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com

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Paul Hayward and Glenn Murray take you behind the scenes at Brighton & Hove Albion FC. As well as exclusive conversations with current players and legends from the past, the show features famous fans, coaching staff, and insights from top pundits. It’s available on all the major podcast platforms and you can subscribe here: https://podfollow.com/bha/view If you have a question for Paul or Glenn, drop them a line at podcast@brightonandhovealbion.com This podcast is a Voiceworks Sport Production in partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion. For more of the latest news from Brighton & Hove Albion, head to the official website: https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com

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English


Episodes
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Building the dream with Paul Samrah

6/11/2024
Glenn and Paul sit down with a true catalyst of change in the world of Brighton & Hove Albion, Paul Samrah. His name is synonymous with the remarkable transformation of the club, as he played a pivotal role in securing The AMEX— a feat that reshaped the team's future and eventually solidified its place in the Premier League. Paul fought for six-years, campaigning to secure a new stadium, using his financial skills as a chartered accountant to get the proposal over the line. Join us as we unravel the untold stories behind the iconic stadium project, delve into the challenges faced along the way, from the initial dreams and aspirations to the tireless efforts and strategic manoeuvres. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:33:24

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Japan Tour 2024 - Preview

6/4/2024
In this episode of the podcast we’ll dive into Albion's pre-season tour of Japan, as the squad embarks on a journey to the Land of the Rising Sun. Glenn and Paul talk to Arashi Hagaki from The Tokyo Seagulls, and with his help they explore some of the tour details, from the fixtures, to the cultural experiences awaiting the team in Tokyo. It's not just a chance for the players to prepare for the upcoming season but also an opportunity to connect with our global fanbase and experience the rich culture of Japan. Brighton’s first match takes place on the 24th July against Kashima Antlers, who have won the domestic title on eight occasions. Four days later, on the 28th July, the team plays Tokyo Verdy, who won promotion back to the J.1 League last season. Both games will be played in the 68,000-capacity National Stadium in Tokyo, which was built for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:26:59

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Albion Rewind - End of 'podcast season' review

5/28/2024
Over the past year we've managed to bring you exclusive interviews, in-depth analysis, and behind-the-scenes stories from our beloved club. We've shared unforgettable moments, from thrilling match highlights to personal anecdotes that show what it truly means to be part of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. Today, we're revisiting some of those standout episodes and reliving the best interviews and stories that made this season one for the books. Glenn and Paul have been tasked with selecting their three favourite guests from the last year, so let's see which conversations have made the cut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:13

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A premier legacy with Adam Lallana

5/21/2024
In the world of football, few stories are as compelling as that of Adam Lallana. A journey marked by triumphs and setbacks, Lallana's name resonates with fans across the country, but at 35 years old, he stands at a crossroads. Adam recently announced it was time for him to leave the club after a successful four years, saying he "needs time to reflect" before deciding on his future. Since then, whispers of a transition into coaching have grown louder and with a natural aptitude for leadership and a recent foray into coaching with the England under-21s, Lallana's next move holds the promise of a new chapter in his storied career. Join us as we delve into Adam's journey, exploring the impact he’s had both on and off the pitch. He speaks candidly about life behind the scenes at The AMEX and the chance of a potential return to the Seagulls in some capacity in the future. Don't miss out on our previous episodes featuring some of the Albion players and coaches...listen here - https://podfollow.com/bha/view Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:42

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Inside the mob with Jamie Bannon

5/14/2024
Today we have a guest whose journey through the underbelly of the beautiful game will leave you on the edge of your seat. Joining us is Jamie Bannon, a former undercover operative who spent years infiltrating the gritty world of football hooliganism. In the shadows of stadiums and the chaos of match days, Jamie navigated a dangerous dance, risking it all to understand the inner workings of these notorious hooligan firms. His experiences shed light on the complexities of fandom, tribalism and the lengths some go to for their team. But what toll did this double life take on Jamie, both physically and emotionally? What revelations did he uncover about the blurred lines between loyalty and violence in the fervent world of football support? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:30:17

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On the run with Russ Cook, aka the "Hardest Geezer"

5/7/2024
He has faced down challenges that would make most people buckle, yet he emerged stronger, tougher, and more determined than ever. In this special episode, we sit down with Russ Cook, affectionately known as "the hardest geezer," renowned for his remarkable feat of running the length of Africa for charity. Russ, from Worthing, started Project Africa in the continent's most southern point, Cape Agulhas in South Africa, on April 22 last year and crossed the finish line in Ras Angela, Tunisia, the most northern point 352 days later . Join us as we delve into Russ's incredible journey, from his football roots to his daring adventure across the African continent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:20

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Building champions with David Weir

4/30/2024
In this episode Paul sits down with David Weir, Brighton’s Technical Director, to gain an insight into the intricate world of management and development. With a distinguished career as a player and coach, he brings a wealth of experience to his role, overseeing the club's strategic football operations. It is well known by Everton, Rangers and Scotland fans that David was a leader on the pitch, and his appointment as Technical director has been hailed in the same regard, seen by many as a perfect fit for the culture of the club — an unassuming character, well-qualified and highly respected within the game. So join us as we uncover the inner workings of Brighton & Hove Albion with David Weir, as he allows us an exclusive glimpse into the heart of the club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:39

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Keeping it clean with Jack Stern

4/23/2024
First-team goalkeeping coach Jack Stern talks us through how life for a goalkeeper looks under Roberto De Zerbi. Jack's footballing journey has taken him around the world. From his early days between the posts to his transition into coaching, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience that's propelled Brighton's keepers to new heights. In today's episode, we'll delve into Jack's unique approach to coaching, his insights into the mental and physical aspects of the position and how he fosters a culture of excellence within the goalkeeping unit. So, whether you're a budding goalkeeper looking for tips or just a fan eager to peek behind the curtain of elite coaching, you won't want to miss what Jack has to share. Don't miss out on our previous episodes featuring some of the Albion coaching team...listen here - https://podfollow.com/bha/view Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:36:39

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From the boardroom with Paul Barber - Pt. 2

4/18/2024
Welcome to the second part of our conversation with Paul Barber, the club’s deputy chair and chief executive. He has been responsible for the day-to-day running of Brighton for the last 12 years since joining from Vancouver Whitecaps and has overseen an incredible period since his arrival. In part 2, we learn about a new fan zone at the AMEX, a new women's stadium and plans to regulate the Premier League. Plus, Paul answers your questions. If you missed out on part 1, you can listen back here https://pod.fo/e/2318b7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:21

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From the boardroom with Paul Barber - Pt. 1

4/16/2024
Glenn and Paul head to the AMEX to sit down with the club’s deputy chair and chief executive, Paul Barber. Paul has overseen more than a decade of sustained progress and the most successful period on the pitch in the Albion’s history. He joined in 2012 from MLS club Vancouver Whitecaps, having previously held senior roles at both Tottenham Hotspur and The Football Association, and since then has overseen a remarkable 12 years. In that period the club has won promotion from the EFL Championship, become established in the Premier League and qualified for European competition for the first time in its 123-year history. So...enjoy part 1 of our conversation with Paul Barber and make sure you keep an eye out for part 2, coming Thursday this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:35:35

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Basque and beyond with Iñigo Calderón

4/9/2024
The news that Iñigo Calderón had been appointed as the new Under 18s head coach at Brighton was met with near-universal approval amongst Albion fans last summer. He looks perfectly suited to the role for all manner of reasons which extend well beyond playing 232 times for Brighton between 2010 and 2016. As a player, Calderón left an indelible mark on the game with his tenacity, tactical acumen and leadership on the field. His transition from a seasoned footballer to a burgeoning coach mirrors his innate understanding of the beautiful game. In this episode Calderón offers his perspective on how the game has evolved over the years, reflects on his most important goals and discusses how a tiny province in Spain has become a managerial talent factory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:25:44

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Tackling loss with Efrem Brynin

4/2/2024
Our guest for this episode is Efrem Brynin, the driving force behind a remarkable charity that's changing lives one step at a time. Efrem has dedicated his life to empowering others, particularly men, to confront their mental health struggles head-on and emerge stronger. From his own personal battles to the creation of Strongmen, Efrem's story is a testament to the power of community and the transformative impact of supporting one another through life's toughest challenges. Efrem talks openly about the loss of his son James who was killed whilst on deployment in Afghanistan, his time in the jungles of Ecuador filming SAS Who Dares Wins and how that very experience almost certainly saved his life. Get ready to be uplifted, motivated, and enlightened as we dive deep into the mind and mission of Efrem Brynin. Find out more about Efrem’s charity STRONGMEN here: https://www.strongmen.org.uk/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:03

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Great expectations with Jack Hinshelwood

3/26/2024
The sky’s the limit for young midfielder Jack Hinshelwood. The 19-year-old is out of action at the moment as he recovers from a foot injury but has made an impressive impact this season after making his Premier League debut in the final game of the 2022/23 campaign. Jack has become the fourth member of the Hinshelwood clan to play in the top flight of English league football, with six family members in total having played professionally. He talks to us about his rapid rise to the first team, staying grounded and contributing to the Hinshelwood family dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:26:24

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The best of times with Adam Virgo

3/19/2024
Adam Virgo is the dictionary definition of a legend. A local boy who came through the youth team to cement his name in Brighton folklore. Born into an Albion supporting family (his dad was at Wembley in 1983), Virgo has undoubtedly played his part in a number of the club's most defining moments. From scoring a last minute equaliser in the playoff semi-finals, to smashing home against Ipswich to ensure championship survival. Adam opens up about his time at the Withdean, navigating personal tragedy and his challenging move to Celtic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:30

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When opportunity knocks with Mikey Harris

3/6/2024
It's fair to say Mikey Harris is one of a kind—straight-talking and authentic to his core. His own honest assessment as a player led him into coaching long before his peers, kick-starting a unique footballing journey that took him to Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton, and the England U18s. He now finds himself in the highly competitive WSL as Brighton Women's interim boss. He described his first few days in the job as 'crazy,' after being reassigned from the men's academy. Mikey talks to Glenn Murray about this unexpected challenge, his footballing philosophy and whether there is such a thing as work-life balance when you're a head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:11

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Pushing On with Billy Gilmour

2/27/2024
He’s only 22, but Billy Gilmour has packed a lot in to his career so far. From training with the Rangers first-team squad at the age of 15, to winning plaudits with his Scotland performances, via Champions League and FA Cup finals, and getting relegated with Norwich. Having fought for game time at Brighton & Hove Albion, he’s currently flourishing under De Zerbi. The man who might just face his team mate Pascal Gross in the opening match of the Euro 2024 finals joins Glenn and Paul to talk about the art of the press, playing alongside some of the best midfielders in the game, and how football won out over kickboxing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:13

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BONUS POD! - Europa League draw

2/23/2024
Paul and Glenn are back with a comprehensive review of Brighton's Europa League draw with AS Roma. Paul Barber gives his reaction live from the event in Switzerland, as well as European football expert Andy Brassell who rates the club's chances and warns of a talented Roma squad. We also hear from Jenny Gower, Head of Ticketing and Supporter Services, who provides advice on the much-anticipated ticket allocation. The Seagulls will visit the Stadio Olimpico in the first week of March, with the tie setting up a clash on the sidelines between head coaches Roberto De Zerbi and Daniele De Rossi. There's a lot to look forward to on what promises to be one of the most prestigious nights in Albion’s history. Ticket info: https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com/news/3907791/make-sure-youve-registered-for-roma-away-tickets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:39:26

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When Football meets Fashion with Chris Gove - Percival

2/20/2024
Dedicated followers of fashion Glenn Murray and Paul Hayward are joined by Chris Gove, Seagulls fan and creative director at Percival Menswear. He's dressed people like David Beckham, Gareth Southgate, and the Rock, and as we can exclusively reveal, he'd love to collaborate with Kaoru Mitoma next. The conversation in this fashion special covers classic kits, what to wear for five a side, and the link between the terraces and the catwalk, as well as which of today's players are the most stylish. Chris also gives some advice on power dressing for today's football manager and casts a fashion eye over Glenn and Paul's attire: will a style makeover be required? Links mentioned in the show: https://shop.brightonandhovealbion.com/ - the Brighton Club Shop: check out the Fatboy Slim collaborations https://www.percivalclo.com/ - Percival Menswear Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:52:50

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The Next Generation with Gary Dicker

2/13/2024
Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-21 assistant manager Gary Dicker talks Glenn Murray and Paul Hayward through the challenges and triumphs of working with the next generation of Seagulls stars. He's helped players like Jack Hinshelwood and Evan Ferguson rise to the top. So what kind of pressure do youngsters face? What's special about Brighton? And what can young players expect if they get selected to train with the first team? Note: the show mentions how to watch the Under 21s in action. For all ticketing information, please visit the official club website: https://tickets.brightonandhovealbion.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:37

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Loan Star with Gordon Greer

2/7/2024
During the transfer window, fans and the media get excited about the comings and goings of players. But what's it like to go out on loan? Who benefits? And what do teams look for when they lend a player out? Gordon Greer's enjoyed a successful career as a Brighton & Hove Albion player (and captain), as well as spells at Blackburn, Swindon and Kilmarnock. But the former Scotland international is now Pathway Development Manager at the Seagulls, where he works with players going out on loan. Glenn Murray and Paul Hayward provide the questions in a chat which provides a fascinating insight into the career of a modern pro... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:37:57