Graham Potter to remain at Brighton...even if they do get relegated

It’s certainly never dull supporting the Albion but frustrating, exasperating and annoying? Yes!
Graham Potter's Brighton are just one point above the relegation zoneGraham Potter's Brighton are just one point above the relegation zone
Graham Potter's Brighton are just one point above the relegation zone

Two games, Fulham away and Sheffield United, that potentially could have defined the Albion’s current Premier League campaign, provided 180 minutes of tawdry, uninspiring football with a two point return.

As football fans, Albion aren’t exclusive to watching dire football. In my time watching the beautiful game, I’ve seen Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City all relegated from the top flight. City even went down to the third tier.

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Unfortunately that doesn’t make it any easier. Even if giving the benefit of the doubt last Wednesday and viewing the draw at Craven Cottage as a point gained, a one all draw at the Amex against 10-man bottom of the table Sheffield United was definitely two points dropped.

As Albion fans we’d all been here before. An inept home showing by Brighton is unfortunately not as rare a Haley’s Comet but there have been, in the club’s 119 year history, several tipping points when it comes to the current incumbent of the dugout, and I honestly thought this was one such moment.

With the Albion slipping deeper into yet another relegation dogfight could the manager survive Sunday night let alone Monday morning without getting the bullet?

I honestly thought given the situation that Graham Potter would be yet another Brighton and Hove Albion managerial statistic.

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But no. In this final column of the wretched year, my source at the club effectively shut down the whole situation.

I can reveal categorically that even if the Albion were to end up in the bottom three after Game Day 38 (don’t you just hate that American inflicted phrase?), Graham Potter will keep his job, as ‘Potterball’ is a long-term project. So that’s that then...!

And finally, am I a dinosaur?

Given the choice, my ideal Sports Personality of the Year would be the athlete whose come back from the brink of contemplating suicide, fought and beaten obesity, has addressed his own mental health issues whilst also championing and raising awareness to the overall important cause.

Tyson Fury twice fought the hardest puncher in the history of boxing and rose from the canvas on the count of nine when other fighters would have been already leaving on a stretcher.

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He ultimately became, for the second time, the heavyweight champion of the world. The award however went to Lewis Hamilton, who has probably had the most ‘leg ups’ and preferential treatment in the history of his sport.

Yes, I probably am a dinosaur.

I’d like to wish all the readers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. I’m off to Jurassic Park for a couple of weeks, see you in 2021.