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Brighton and Hove Albion 2008-09 Season - The Great Escape

After a seventh place finish under Dean Wilkins the previous season, Micky Adams' return as Brighton and Hove Albion manager was meant to herald a promotion push and the return to the glory days.

What we instead got was Colin Hawkins, some defending so inept you could do nothing but laugh about it, two fantastic own goals, a 4-1 defeat at home to Scunthorpe and losing 1-0 at home to nine man Walsall.

Relegation to League Two looked nailed on before the arrival of a certain Russell Slade and a remarkable upturn in results that saw the Albion pick up 16 points from the last available 21 thanks to the inspired front pairing of Lloyd Owusu and Gary Hart to survive to fight another day in League One.

What were your best memories of 2008-09? Let us know.


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