‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ Joining this famous Benjamin Franklin quote should be the fact that every Sky Bet Championship team will go through a bad run of form – it’s inevitable.
Brighton and Hove Albion have been the latest recipient of this sad truth.
Before last weekend, the Seagulls hadn’t won in seven games, and had only picked up three points in that time.
Yet, after a 1-0 win last week against Blackburn Rovers, thanks to Bobby Zamora’s early goal, the mood on the South Coast seems to have significantly improved.
The fans are now optimistic that the team has seen off it’s poor period, and can now push on to reach it’s goal – promotion to the Premier League.
It is hard to tell whether Brighton have actually reignited the form of the team that enjoyed the marvellous unbeaten run at the beginning of the season, due to only one game being played.
This makes Brighton’s home tie this afternoon extremely interesting.
Chris Hughton’s side welcome 16th place Huddersfield Town to the AMEX Stadium and, if Brighton win, then it is fair to say that they are pushing on from their poor run.
If the result goes against them however, it is back to square one.
Brighton have the chance to prove their mental toughness and ability to bounce back, and if they are able to pick up the win, the Seagulls will begin to soar again.
Brighton fans… do you agree? How important is this afternoon’s match in the context of the season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!