Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. As his Brighton team made the journey back from the capital on Monday, manager Chris Hughton would have allowed himself a satisfactory smile. Hughton knows better than most, given Brighton’s failure to get promoted last term despite finishing on 89 points, there is a long way to go until 

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Aitor Karanka was Jose Mourinho’s assistant coach at Real Madrid and it was the Portuguese who advised Karanka to take the job at Middlesbrough back in 2013. While Mourinho adjusts to life after his sacking from Chelsea, Karanka is thriving in the north east and his former mentor was among the crowd on Saturday lunchtime 

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