The ArgusDoes the Albion and Brighton in general need these trendy, wannabe Brightonians? (From The Argus)

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Does the Albion and Brighton in general need these trendy, wannabe Brightonians?

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Jamie Theakstone would be outraged, Terry Garoghan would think it's a joke in very poor taste and Caroline Lucas probably doesn't have a clue about it. But Quentin Delahunty's (not Delia Hunt as reported in some quarters) remarkably ill informed blog questioning if Brighton and Hove needs its football club, has caused the outrage the author intended.

Delahunty, if that is indeed his real name (it seems to rhyme too ironically for my liking) questions if and why the twin towns need the Albion.

No real Brightonian, no one (Not Craig) who has spent time within our city for majority of their lives would make such a bizarre assumption.

It would appear this author see's Brighton and Hove as his own alternative playground, like so many of the immigrants (yep spell check is back on) who beg, borrow and steal to come and live the Brighton dream. Being a Brightonian is in fact like being a king, a birthright.

Us real Brightonians those who pronounce the town Bright'un not TON! Do get rather tired of these trendy's who are always campaigning to turn the clock tower in to a Hari Krishna centre or refer to the Lanes as the Laines.

Paint a yellow cross on the houses of all those not born at RSCH I say, and then we know where we are.

Do spot checks in Kensington Gardens and exclude those who don't spontaneously know the first two verses to Sussex By The sea, from the area entirely.

That is an exclusion zone I would like to see.

Truth is we need to save the Brightonian and the unique if vowel shy Brightonian accent.

And ensure the new breed of Brightonians embrace Brighton for what it is, not what these new and usually temporary inhabitants try and turn it into.

Delahunty must learn Brighton is a place to live in not to show off in.

Perhaps a member of the Mears family could visit him with a Brighton starter pack one evening.

Quentin wants us to adopt Frisbee or Petanaque (throwing a bigger ball at smaller ones on gravel) as our local sport.

Perhaps he and his bizarrely named children could do this together in one of our many parks or an uber alternative park in an alternative city.

Truth is the Albion are as much part of the fabric of Brighton & Hove as the West Pier, Pavilion or Booths Bird Museum (that’s on Dyke Road Quentin I'll send you a map) Quentin bless him obviously wasn't around in 1983, he looks old enough to have been born by then of course, but Brighton was just a grimy seaside town then, for illicit weekends and Mods. Not suiting his alternative values.

But in May 1983 this town rocked to the tune of Brighton & Hove Albion, which is one reason in thousands why Brighton & Hove needs its Albion, like most people need a beating heart.

So Quentin the 14:19 from Brighton Station? I'll wave you off.

They say Norwich is more alternative than Kevin Turvey these days.

Make sure Jacosta packs the Tofu.

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9:35am Fri 23 Sep 11

Adkins Schmadkins says...

Timmy, you absolute spazz. It was a spoof blog.

You really are a disc 2* aren't you?




*has special features
Timmy, you absolute spazz. It was a spoof blog. You really are a disc 2* aren't you? *has special features Adkins Schmadkins
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9:39am Fri 23 Sep 11

Simster says...

Which part of "Quentin Delahunty is a fictional character" as it says right next to his blogs do you not understand?

What a total thicktard. Christ your blogs are about as relevant to Brighton fans as Cher Lloyd is to the music industry.
Which part of "Quentin Delahunty is a fictional character" as it says right next to his blogs do you not understand? What a total thicktard. Christ your blogs are about as relevant to Brighton fans as Cher Lloyd is to the music industry. Simster
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9:40am Fri 23 Sep 11

Simon H says...

Ha ha. You absolute TOOL Hodges.

Simply incredible.
Ha ha. You absolute TOOL Hodges. Simply incredible. Simon H
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9:47am Fri 23 Sep 11

Tim Hodges says...

No you mean its a spoof? No!!!

You'll be telliing me that docudrama in that Walford Sq is scripted next.
No you mean its a spoof? No!!! You'll be telliing me that docudrama in that Walford Sq is scripted next. Tim Hodges
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9:50am Fri 23 Sep 11

Adkins Schmadkins says...

You sad little man. You got caught hook line and sinker and are now trying to pretend you were in on it.

Not a chance Timmy. Just put your hand up and admit you've been made to look like a fool. There's a good chap.
You sad little man. You got caught hook line and sinker and are now trying to pretend you were in on it. Not a chance Timmy. Just put your hand up and admit you've been made to look like a fool. There's a good chap. Adkins Schmadkins
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9:54am Fri 23 Sep 11

Simon H says...

Or delete the whole thing, if you've any sense.
Or delete the whole thing, if you've any sense. Simon H
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10:14am Fri 23 Sep 11

Quentin Delahunty says...

Hey Tim,

I dig your words. I may not agree with them but you have every right to make your point.

I see you and I as being different sides of the same coin, maybe in different currencies?

As arranged, I'll see you for (organic, hand-roasted, fairtrade) coffee this morning at 11am.

I look forward to shooting da breeze and listening to your jive.

Peace & blogging

Q x
Hey Tim, I dig your words. I may not agree with them but you have every right to make your point. I see you and I as being different sides of the same coin, maybe in different currencies? As arranged, I'll see you for (organic, hand-roasted, fairtrade) coffee this morning at 11am. I look forward to shooting da breeze and listening to your jive. Peace & blogging Q x Quentin Delahunty
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10:18am Fri 23 Sep 11

Tim Hodges says...

Peace and blogging my ar*e

And I want my Chesney Hawks CD back as well.
Peace and blogging my ar*e And I want my Chesney Hawks CD back as well. Tim Hodges
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10:21am Fri 23 Sep 11

Simster says...

Give it up, FFS. No-one believes you were in on it. Seriously.
Give it up, FFS. No-one believes you were in on it. Seriously. Simster
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10:21am Fri 23 Sep 11

Adkins Schmadkins says...

Anyone else think Timmy is now having a conversation with himself?

You've got form for this too. Remember Paul Valley?
Anyone else think Timmy is now having a conversation with himself? You've got form for this too. Remember Paul Valley? Adkins Schmadkins
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10:28am Fri 23 Sep 11

Tim Hodges says...

Adkins Schmadkins wrote:
Anyone else think Timmy is now having a conversation with himself? You've got form for this too. Remember Paul Valley?
I have no Idea who you are mate. But.................
.!
[quote][p][bold]Adkins Schmadkins[/bold] wrote: Anyone else think Timmy is now having a conversation with himself? You've got form for this too. Remember Paul Valley?[/p][/quote]I have no Idea who you are mate. But................. .! Tim Hodges
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10:41am Mon 26 Sep 11

ReluctantHousewife says...

I am absolutely sure that Tim knows that the original article is a parody!
This is a response to the real Quentins out there who probably would quite like to mould Brighton into their vision of warm and fuzzy alternative living - in which a football team probably plays no part?

Tim - I think the only answer is for Quentin to attend a game at the Amex and see the buzzing community vibe for himself?
I've extended an invitation but yet to hear back... x
I am absolutely sure that Tim knows that the original article is a parody! This is a response to the real Quentins out there who probably would quite like to mould Brighton into their vision of warm and fuzzy alternative living - in which a football team probably plays no part? Tim - I think the only answer is for Quentin to attend a game at the Amex and see the buzzing community vibe for himself? I've extended an invitation but yet to hear back... x ReluctantHousewife
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6:35pm Mon 26 Sep 11

saraman says...

Gee Whizz, I've had a few beers. But what the hell was that all about. The Albion is definitely at the heart of the community.
Gee Whizz, I've had a few beers. But what the hell was that all about. The Albion is definitely at the heart of the community. saraman
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6:42pm Mon 26 Sep 11

saraman says...

I've read it again and had a few more beers.
I've read it again and had a few more beers. saraman
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5:25pm Tue 4 Oct 11

saraman says...

saraman wrote:
Gee Whizz, I've had a few beers. But what the hell was that all about. The Albion is definitely at the heart of the community.
What's going on? I didn't write this.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Gee Whizz, I've had a few beers. But what the hell was that all about. The Albion is definitely at the heart of the community.[/p][/quote]What's going on? I didn't write this. saraman
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5:30pm Tue 4 Oct 11

saraman says...

saraman wrote:
I've read it again and had a few more beers.
I didn't write this either. Anyway the whole article is a load of ol' cr&P. He should leave the weed alone.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: I've read it again and had a few more beers.[/p][/quote]I didn't write this either. Anyway the whole article is a load of ol' cr&P. He should leave the weed alone. saraman
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