I said about a week ago, we will see where Brighton are after 46 games. I have changed my opinion somewhat. They are getting the clean sheets home and away. Southampton look a very good side. There are some very good sides in the top 6. We can score goals like fun, but we concede for fun as well. It is very early days though
I do believe Sam will get the defence shored up, its just how long this will take, and will it be too late for an automatic promotion spot? I think Faye is going to be a very important player when he's fit. October is also a massive month for us. I'm really excited about October. We can gauge how good we really are?
For me the most important thing to come out of this weekend is a win, this was more important then the performance as the win effectively got our season up and running at home. 3 points is 3 points, and we can now build from this!
Yes Nolan needs to improve, our defence can let in less goals and BFS can have a better look at our formation at home, but in the whole a positive start so far and based on what we've seen, we have the best squad in this division, and more importantly we have good players to step in and cover each position, and for me this is the key. It's a going to be a long season and with 46 games and injuries along the way it will really become a battle of attrition and in this department we are more than well equipped.
So although Brighton and southampton are at the top now imho there is no way they can keep this up over 46 games and I think come Christmans we will start to see those teams fall into mid table!