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2012–13 Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. season

The 2012–13 season was Brighton & Hove Albion's fourth year in the Championship and their second at the Amex Stadium. The club returned to the Championship for the second consecutive season after finishing 10th in the 2011–12 season. The club competed in the 2012–13 League Cup losing in the first round to Swindon Town and they were also defeated in the fifth round of the 2013 FA Cup by Arsenal 3-2.

Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
2012–13 season
ChairmanTony Bloom
ManagerGus Poyet
StadiumFalmer Stadium
Championship4th
(eliminated in play-off semi finals)
FA CupFourth round
(knocked out by Arsenal)
League CupFirst round
(knocked out by Swindon Town)
Top goalscorerLeague: Craig Mackail-Smith (11)
All: Craig Mackail-Smith (11)
Highest home attendance30,003 (vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, 4 May 2013)
Lowest home attendance21,704
Average home league attendance26,212

The club made it to the Championship play offs for the first time since 1991, however they were eliminated at the semi final stage following a 2-0 defeat to bitter rivals Crystal Palace at the AMEX. This was followed two days later by the suspension of manager Gus Poyet and his assistants.

Pre-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

TransfersEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
29 GK   Tomasz Kuszczak 30 EU Manchester United Free Summer 2014 Free BBC Sport
2 DF   Bruno 31 EU Valencia   Free Summer 2014 Free Official Site
28 DF   Wayne Bridge 31 EU Manchester City Loan Summer 2013 Season-long Sky Sports
8 MF    Andrew Crofts 28 EU Norwich City Transfer Summer 2015 Undisclosed BBC Sport
11 MF   Andrea Orlandi 28 EU Swansea City   Transfer Summer 2014 Undisclosed BBC Sport
10 FW   Stephen Dobbie 29 EU Swansea City   Transfer Summer 2015 Undisclosed BBC Sport
4 MF   Dean Hammond 29 EU Southampton Loan Summer 2013 Season-long BBC Sport
21 MF   David López 29 EU Athletic Bilbao   Free Summer 2013 Free BBC Sport
DF   Vitalijs Maksimenko 22 EU Skonto FC   Free Winter Undisclosed Undisclosed Sky Sports
24 FW   Leonardo Ulloa 26 EU Almería   Transfer Winter 2017 £2,000,000 BBC Sport
MF   Emil Asmundssen 18 EU Fylkir   Transfer Winter 2015 Undisclosed BBC Sport
DF   Matthew Upson 33 EU Stoke City Loan Winter 2013 Season Long Loan BBC Sport

OutEdit

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
21 GK David González   29 Contract Ended Barnsley Summer Free 2 0 BBC Sport
19 GK Michael Poke   26 Contract Ended Torquay United Summer Free 1 0 BBC Sport
8 MF Alan Navarro   31 Contract Ended Swindon Town Summer Free 85 1 BBC Sport
35 MF Jake Forster-Caskey   18 Loan Oxford United Summer Six month loan 8 2 BBC Sport
32 MF Yaser Kasim   21 Loan Luton Town Summer Six Month Loan 2 0 BBC Sport
31 DF Grant Hall   20 Contract Ended Tottenham Hotspur Summer Free 1 0 Tottenham Hotspur
11 MF Craig Noone   24 Transfer Cardiff City   Summer Undisclosed 64 4 Brighton & Hove Albion
FW Roland Bergkamp   21 Loan VVV-Venlo   Summer Season Long Loan 0 0 BBC Sport
17 MF Ryan Harley   27 Loan Milton Keynes Dons Winter Season Long Loan 21 2 BBC Sport
N/A MF Matt Sparrow   31 Free Crawley Town Winter Free 58 8 Crawley Town FC
10 FW Stephen Dobbie   30 Loan Crystal Palace Winter Season Long Loan 13 2 BBC Sport
22 DF Marcos Painter  
 
26 Loan Bournemouth Winter Season Long Loan 98 1 BBC Sport
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

ContractsEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
35 MF   Jake Forster-Caskey 18 Signed 4 years June 2015 BBC Sport
15 MF   Vicente 30 Signed 1 year June 2013 Sky Sports
30 MF   Will Buckley 23 Signed 4 1/2 years June 2017 BBC Sport

Last updated:

CompetitionsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
2 Hull City (P) 46 24 7 15 61 52 +9 79 Promotion to 2013–14 Premier League
3 Watford 46 23 8 15 85 58 +27 77 Qualification for Championship Play-offs
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 18 9 69 43 +26 75
5 Crystal Palace (P, O) 46 19 15 12 73 62 +11 72
6 Leicester City 46 19 11 16 71 48 +23 68
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May 2013. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 19 18 9 69 43  +26 75 11 9 3 39 17  +22 8 9 6 30 26  +4

Last updated: 28 April 2013.
Source:[citation needed]

Results round by roundEdit

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GroundAHHAHAAHHAHAAHHAAHHAAHHAHAAAAHAHHHAAAHAHHAAHAH
ResultLDWWWWWLDDLLDDWDWDWLDDDPLWDDLWWWWWDLLWDDDWDWWW
Position172110433113589101088787888888887877666677766654444
Updated to match(es) played on 28 April 2013. Source:[citation needed]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; P = Postponed

MatchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

League CupEdit

FA CupEdit

ChampionshipEdit

Squad statisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

As of 28 April 2013
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Peter Brezovan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF   Bruno 31 1 29+1 1 0 0 1 0
3 DF   Gordon Greer 40 1 36+1 1 2 0 1 0
4 MF   Dean Hammond (on loan from Southampton) 38 2 31+5 2 2 0 0 0
5 DF   Lewis Dunk 9 0 7+1 0 0 0 1 0
6 DF   Adam El-Abd 33 1 31 1 2 0 0 0
7 FW   Will Hoskins 12 1 4+7 0 0+1 1 0 0
8 MF   Andrew Crofts 23 1 16+7 0+1 0 0 0 0
9 FW   Ashley Barnes 36 9 25+8 8 2 1 1 0
11 MF   Andrea Orlandi 35 7 29+5 6 1 1 0 0
12 FW   Craig Mackail-Smith 33 11 26+5 11 1+1 0 0 0
14 DF   Iñigo Calderón 28 0 16+10 0 1 0 0+1 0
15 MF   Vicente 12 2 5+6 2 0 0 1 0
16 GK   Casper Ankergren 5 0 2+1 0 2 0 0 0
17 MF   Ryan Harley 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 1 0
18 MF   Gary Dicker 26 0 12+11 0 1+1 0 1 0
19 FW   Leonardo Ulloa 17 10 15+1 9 1 1 0 0
20 DF   Matthew Upson (on loan from Stoke City) 17 1 17 1 0 0 0 0
21 MF   David López 30 9 24+4 9 2 0 0 0
22 DF   Marcos Painter 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
23 FW   Torbjørn Agdestein 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
25 MF   Kazenga LuaLua 22 3 7+13 3 0+2 0 0 0
26 MF   Liam Bridcutt 43 0 40 0 2 0 1 0
28 DF   Wayne Bridge (on loan from Manchester City) 41 3 38 3 2 0 1 0
29 GK   Tomasz Kuszczak 42 0 41 0 0 0 1 0
30 MF   Will Buckley 37 8 28+8 8 1 0 0 0
33 MF   George Barker 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF   Jake Forster-Caskey 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Emil Asmundssen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Vitalijs Maksimenko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players currently out on loan:
10 FW   Stephen Dobbie (on loan at Crystal Palace) 13 2 4+9 2 0 0 0 0
32 MF   Yaser Kasim (on loan to Luton Town) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Roland Bergkamp (on loan at VVV-Venlo) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who left during the season:
11 MF   Craig Noone 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
20 DF   Romain Vincelot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GoalscorersEdit

Rank No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 12 FW Craig Mackail-Smith 11 0 0 11
2 19 FW Leonardo Ulloa 9 1 0 10
3 21 FW David López 9 0 0 9
4 9 FW Ashley Barnes 8 1 0 9
5 30 MF Will Buckley 8 0 0 8
6 11 MF Andrea Orlandi 6 1 0 7
7 28 DF Wayne Bridge 3 0 0 3
25 MF Kazenga LuaLua 3 0 0 3
9 10 FW Stephen Dobbie 2 0 0 2
4 MF Dean Hammond 2 0 0 2
15 MF Vicente 2 0 0 2
12 2 DF Bruno 1 0 0 1
6 DF Adam El-Abd 1 0 0 1
3 DF Gordon Greer 1 0 0 1
7 FW Will Hoskins 0 1 0 1
20 DF Matthew Upson 1 0 0 1
Total 67 4 0 71

Disciplinary recordEdit

No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
               
2 DF Bruno 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
3 DF Gordon Greer 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
4 MF Dean Hammond 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
5 DF Lewis Dunk 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 DF Adam El-Abd 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
8 MF Andrew Crofts 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 FW Ashley Barnes 4 2 0 0 1 0 5 2
10 FW Stephen Dobbie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 MF Craig Noone 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 MF Andrea Orlandi 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 '0
14 DF Iñigo Calderón 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
15 MF Vicente 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 GK Casper Ankergren 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 MF Gary Dicker 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 FW Leonardo Ulloa 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 DF Matthew Upson 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 MF David López 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
22 DF Marcos Painter 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 MF Kazenga LuaLua 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
26 MF Liam Bridcutt 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
28 DF Wayne Bridge 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
29 GK Tomasz Kuszczak 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
30 MF Will Buckley 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 67 4 2 0 1 0 70 4

Starting 11Edit

Considering starts in all competitions[1]
As of 28 April 2013
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
29 GK   Tomasz Kuszczak 43
2 RB   Bruno 30
3 CB   Gordon Greer 39
6 CB   Adam El-Abd 33
28 LB   Wayne Bridge 42
11 CM   Andrea Orlandi 31
26 CM   Liam Bridcutt 44
4 CM   Dean Hammond 33
30 RW   Will Buckley 29
12 CF   Craig Mackail-Smith 25
9 LW   Ashley Barnes 28

ReferencesEdit