Brighton's Knockaert ready for another crack at Premier League

Hazel Gray
April 21, 2017

"It was an ambition and challenge for me, and they told me straight away that it was the club's ambition to reach the Premier League".

"It would be unbelievable for us (winning the title), we're one win away and we'll try everything to do it on Friday, and if not Friday, we'll try and do it against Bristol City at home", he said "Some players never get memories like this in their career, so it's wonderful for us". Bloom's biggest score came in 2011 after finishing runner-up at the A$100,500 Aussie Millions Poker Championship for A$975,000 ($964,296), and past year, "The Lizard" also entered the $1 million buy-in Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza. 'He wasn't settled at Standard Liege and wanted to come back to England.

'Anthony Knockaert loves Brighton and loves playing for this club, ' said Bloom. We were desperate to keep the main players who had done so well last season.

There was also a tribute from the chairman for popular manager Hughton who arrived at Brighton when they were struggling near the bottom of the Championship.

Hughton spent time as Newcastle's manager in 2009 and 2010, leading the Magpies to promotion during their last spell outside the top-flight.

"He gets a lot of respect and a huge amount of credit from me".

Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates with Anthony Knockaert after scoring their first goal against Wigan Athletic at The American Express Community Stadium, April 17, 2017.

'He has done a magnificent job.

"We made mistakes and we got paid for it". He did that. It wasn't pretty or easy, but even the biggest clubs in the world have bad seasons'. It's a remarkable recovery for a team that nearly dropped out of the top four professional leagues 20 years ago.

Knockaert previously helped Leicester City gain promotion in 2014 but his time in the top flight with the reigning Premier League champions was brief as he was restricted to just three league starts the following season before being sold.

'We feel elated that we're in the Premier League. And what would the future have held in the Conference without a ground?'

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